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  • Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Sukhvinder Singh to perform at Lucknow Mahotsava 15 hours 26 minutes ago

    Lucknow: From Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia's flute recitals, the Sabri Brothers' souldful Sufi music and qawwali's to performances by Bollywood singers like Sukhvinder Singh, Rekha Bharadwaj and Ankit Tiwari, an eclectic mix of tradition and modernity will be witnessed at the forthcoming Lucknow Mahotsava. The fortnight-long annual cultural bonanza will begin November...
  • Singer John Denver gets a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame 15 hours 32 minutes ago

    LOS ANGELES: Things are a little sunnier on the Hollywood Walk of Fame following the posthumous unveiling of a star for John Denver. The "Sunshine on My Shoulders" singer received the walk's 2,531st star on Friday, 17 years after his death. Denver's son, Zak Deutschendorf, and daughter, Jesse Belle Denver, attended the...
  • Watch: One Direction's 'Steal My Girl' video features legendary actor Danny DeVito as an eccentric director 21 hours 35 minutes ago

    One Direction fans, you man stop squealing now. The popular band with a cult fan-following has released a video for their new single 'Steal My Girl'.The song features legendary actor Danny DeVito as an eccentric director, who is making a music video with the five band members. He even bestows...
  • 'Shell Shock' opera brings trauma of World War One to stage 22 hours 46 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Belgian composer Nicholas Lens and Australian rocker Nick Cave have joined forces to create an opera marking the centenary of World War One, depicting the horrors of the conflict through the eyes of soldiers, deserters, a nurse and an orphan. "Shell Shock" debuted at La Monnaie opera house in...
  • Beyonce, Jay Z renew wedding vows after six years of marriage at a low key event Yesterday

    London: Hollywood star couple Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z have reportedly renewed their wedding vows, six years after their marriage. The ceremony, which took place during their tour of Europe where they were playing their On The Run tour, was said to be tiny and low key, reported the Daily Mirror "Things...
  • Nominees for Grammy Awards to be announced on December 5 Yesterday

    New York: The Recording Academy will announce the nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards the morning of Dec. 5, except for one category: the coveted album of the year. The nominees for the top prize will come later that day when the academy debuts the new TV special, "A Very GRAMMY...
  • Sunburn 2014 in Goa to have biggest DJ line-up ever Yesterday

    Panaji: Sunburn, one of the biggest Electronic and Dance Music (EDM) festivals in India, has claimed that it will have the biggest line up of DJs ever in the upcoming edition. The festival is scheduled to be held in December this year at Vagator in Goa. "Sunburn Goa is not just a...
  • Music for relief! Bollywood singers and musicians come together for a concert to help Assam flood victims 3 days ago

    As Indians were glued to their TV sets for the Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly bypoll results, government and people's apathy towards Assam flood victims seemed to have been of much more concern to some of the most prominent faces from the Indian music fraternity than the polls outcome. Spearheaded by...
  • Singer Kesha denied drug, sex claims against producer three years ago 3 days ago

    (Reuters) - Pop singer Kesha said in a deposition three years ago, unsealed on Tuesday, that music producer Dr. Luke never had sex with her nor gave her drugs in the latest salvo in the legal battle between the longtime music partners. An attorney for Dr. Luke, whose legal name is...
  • Lucky Ali: I like seeing local talent perform at music festivals; that's a big exchange of culture 5 days ago

    Bangalore: Bollywood singer, composer and notable figure in the Indian music industry Lucky Ali feels satisfied with the encouragement of local talents in music festivals and says it helps in the growth of the industry. "What I am seeing in the festivals is that they are encouraging local talent and art,...
  • I want to remain single for now: Jennifer Lopez October 17, 2014

    London: Singer Jennifer Lopez says she wants to remain single for the time being because the most important thing in her life right now is her children. Lopez, 45, does not want to find another boyfriend because she is concentrating on looking after her six-year-old twins Max and Emme from third...
  • Pop legend Michael Jackson tops Forbes list of highest-earning dead celebrities October 16, 2014

    New York: Five years after his death, singer Michael Jackson is generating a fortune and is the top-earning dead celebrity, raking in an estimated $140 million in the past year for his estate, Forbes said on Wednesday. He earned more than twice as much as singer Elvis Presley, who died in...
  • Lyricist Santosh Anand's son and daughter-in-law commit suicide October 16, 2014

    Mathura: Sankalp Anand, son of poet and film lyricist Santosh Anand, and his wife were killed when they allegedly jumped along with their seven-year-old daughter in front of a speeding train here today, police said. Sankalp (38) and his wife Naresh Nandini Anand (34), who were based in Delhi, died on...
  • Isaiah Owens, keyboardist for Jack White, dies October 15, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A publicist for Jack White says the rocker is canceling his remaining tour dates in Mexico after the death of his band's keyboard player Isaiah "Ikey" Owens. The statement said Owens, 38, died Tuesday morning in Mexico. Owens was from Long Beach, California, but had recently moved...
  • Kesha, producer trade lawsuits over abuse claims October 15, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kesha and her mentor and producer filed dueling lawsuits Tuesday over the pop singer's claims she was subjected to nearly a decade of sexual and emotional abuse. Kesha's lawsuit filed in Los Angeles accuses hit-making producer Dr. Luke of raping her and subjecting her to other sexual...
  • Ariana Grande not a diva: Jessie J October 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: British singer Jessie J feels her fellow pop star Ariana Grande has been unfairly branded a "diva" because of untrue rumours about her bad behaviour. Grand was recently accused of scrapping her entire promotional schedule in Australia because she was unhappy with pictures from a photoshoot, while a group...
  • Rapper Iggy Azalea leads American Music Award nominations October 14, 2014

    Reuters: Australian rapper Iggy Azalea scored the most American Music Award nominations with six nods, including the coveted artist of the year and favorite single and hip hop album, according to an announcement on Monday. Singers John Legend and Pharrell Williams and pop star Katy Perry were not far behind with...
  • OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' surpasses one million UK sales; becomes one of the highest selling British songs of all time October 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Boy-band OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' has surpassed one million UK sales. The track first entered the Top 40 in August 2013 and hit number one in October, reported Ace Showbiz. The track becomes one of the highest selling British songs of all time. Band member Ryan Tedder said that the song...
  • I feel life has just begun: Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan on turning 69 October 12, 2014

    Washington: Entering the 70th year of his eventful life, Indian sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan is enjoying a bit of "musical flirtation" to connect the world and bring peace and harmony amidst conflict. "I feel life has just begun. It has found a new direction," the great musician representing the sixth...
  • Green Day, Sting among nominees for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame October 10, 2014

    (Reuters) - Punk rock band Green Day, rockers Nine Inch Nails and singer Sting are among the 2015 nominees announced on Thursday for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They lead a diverse list that includes The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the late singer Lou Reed, German electronic...
  • Watch: BBC's 'God Only Knows' cover by Elton John, One Direction, Pharrell Williams and other artistes is the most beautiful thing you'll see all day October 9, 2014

    Seventeen years after the BBC released world-wide hit cover of 'Perfect day', the network now presents a lovely cover of Beach Boys' hit number 'God only knows'. "The Beach Boys' masterpiece 'God Only Knows' remade with the help of a few friends to celebrate the launch of BBC Music," says...
  • Watch: Ayushmann Khurrana pines for Huma Qureshi in his new song 'Mitti di khushboo' October 9, 2014

    Composed by Rochak Kohli, Ayushmann Khurrana's new Punjabi song features a fresh-faced Huma Qureshi as his long-lost love from India. Written by Rochak Kohli, Gurpreet Saini and Gautam Govind Sharma, the video for the T-Series song has been directed by Amit Roy. ...
  • Composer Pritam to resume work from November October 9, 2014

    Mumbai: After the much-needed break, composer Pritam is back at work. He plans to take up new assignments from next month. The composer, who had been continuously working for a decade, went on a break in October last year to fulfill his promise of spending quality time with his family. One...
  • Watch: Yo Yo Honey Singh tries to woo Urvashi Rautela in the new song 'Love Dose' October 6, 2014

    After romancing actress Sonakshi Sinha in 'Desi Kalakaar', singer Yo Yo Honey Singh is back with 'Love Dose'. This time, he is seen trying to woo model and former beauty queen Urvashi Rautela. ...
  • AR Rahman launches 'Raunaq', dedicates it to Vogue Empower September 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Music maestro A.R. Rahman Monday launched his new album 'Raunaq' and said that he dedicates it to Vogue Empower, a social awareness initiative that draws attention to women's empowerment. "I pledge to spread the message of Vogue Empower by dedicating my latest album, 'Raunaq', to the campaign," Rahman said in...
  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Aretha Franklin to release Diva Classics CD in October September 29, 2014

    New York: Aretha Franklin is showing some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to her fellow divas: The Queen of Soul will release an album Oct. 21 covering classic songs from other female singers. "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" will include songs such as Gladys Knight's "Midnight Train to Georgia," Barbra Streisand's "People" and...
  • Has Rihanna been approached for the next Bond movie? September 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Rihanna has reportedly been approached for a cameo in the upcoming Bond film. The 'We found love' hitmaker is said to be excited to appear in the spy thriller, reports contactmusic.com. "Rihanna is a big fan of the Bond films and has always loved the idea of appearing in...
  • Playlist: Best of Lata Mangeshkar on her 85th birthday September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: If there is someone whose name can be mentioned in the same breath as the playback singing in India, it's Lata Mangeshkar. Today, the nightingale of India has turned 85; she was born on September 29, 1929. Lata has not many wishes that have remained unfulfilled but the melody...
  • AR Rahman's son Ameen likely to sing in Mani Ratnam's next September 27, 2014

    Chennai: Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman Friday said that his son Ameen might sing in filmmaker Mani Ratnam's yet-untitled upcoming bilingual project. Ameen, 12, has already crooned the song "NaNa" from "Couple's Retreat". "A lot of filmmakers want Ameen to act, but I want him to concentrate on studying. He might sing...
  • Watch: Farhan Akhtar's touching composition 'Chulein aasman' talks about women empowerment September 25, 2014

    An initiative of MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination), 'Chulein Aasman' is a song about female emancipation, a song about freeing women from the roles that they have been coerced into playing for centuries. Written by Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Pandit, the song has been composed by Salim and Sulaiman...