Concerts

Carol Laura, left, and George Acquaire walk barefoot to a peace sign mowed in the grass at the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Bethel, N.Y. Woodstock will be celebrated on its 50th anniversary, but it won't be your hippie uncle's trample-the-fences concert. While plans for a big Woodstock 50 festival collapsed after a run of calamities, the bucolic upstate New York site of the 1969 show is hosting a long weekend of events featuring separate shows by festival veterans like Carlos Santana and John Fogerty. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 11, 2019 - 8:37 am
BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Woodstock will be celebrated on its 50th anniversary, but it won't be your hippie uncle's trample-the-fences concert. While plans for a big Woodstock 50 festival collapsed after a run of calamities, the bucolic upstate New York site of the 1969 show is hosting a long weekend of...
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A Lebanese activist holds an Arabic placard that read: "If you are scared for your faith because of a song, reconsider your faith, not the song," during a protest expressing solidarity with Mashrou' Leila or "Leila's Project" band, a popular Mideast rock band known for its rousing music and lyrics challenging norms in the conservative Arab world, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, July 29, 2019. The group is at the center of a heated debate about freedom of expression after church leaders demanded that their concert, scheduled to take place in the coastal city of Byblos on Aug. 9, be canceled, saying the group's songs are an insult to Christianity. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
July 30, 2019 - 10:39 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A multi-day international music festival in Lebanon said Tuesday that it's cancelled a planned concert by a popular Mideast rock band whose lead singer is openly gay, apparently caving to pressure after weeklong calls by some Christian groups to pull the plug on the show, as well as...
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Singer Taylor Swift performs at Amazon Music's Prime Day concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
July 11, 2019 - 10:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In her first public appearance since discovering her masters were in the hands of someone she's not a fan of, Taylor Swift didn't directly address the issue, but she did play music from that rich catalog, including songs from her groundbreaking sophomore album to her first full-...
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FILE - This Nov. 6, 2017 file photo shows Nicki Minaj at the 14th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala in New York. Minaj is pulling out a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. She was originally scheduled to headline the concert on July 18, 2019. The Human Rights Foundation issued a statement last week, calling for Minaj and other performers to pull out of the show. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 09, 2019 - 12:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women's rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. The chart-topping rapper says in a statement Tuesday to The Associated Press that "after careful reflection I have decided to...
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In this Wednesday, July 3, 2019 photo, Iranian musicians play while performing 19th century Russian composers in Tehran Symphony Orchestra at Unity Hall, in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
July 05, 2019 - 6:36 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Aficionados of Western classical music have carved out a niche for themselves in Iran, where cultural expression remains tightly controlled by strict rules imposed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. And perhaps surprisingly, musicians in their 20s and 30s perform for...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2016 file photo, British singer Joss Stone laughs as she adjusts her earpiece before performing a concert in Karen, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. Stone says Wednesday, July 3, 2019, she was deported from Iran after arriving to perform a concert in the Islamic Republic. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
July 04, 2019 - 2:00 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — British soul singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran after arriving to perform a concert in the Islamic Republic. Posting on Instagram, Stone says in a video: "Well, we got to Iran, we got detained and then we got deported." She posted images of herself boarding a...
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June 29, 2019 - 3:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 28 about a gathering at New York City's Stonewall Inn, The Associated Press reported erroneously the location of the Pulse nightclub. It's in Orlando, Florida, not Coral Springs, Florida. A corrected version of the story is below: Thousands gather at Stonewall 50...
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June 24, 2019 - 11:04 am
VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — A smaller Woodstock 50 festival could possibly be held at an upstate New York harness track and casino. Town of Vernon Supervisor Randy Watson tells the Poughkeepsie Journal that Woodstock 50 has applied for a permit to hold its concert Aug. 16-18 at Vernon Downs, about 35 miles...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, singer Prince Royce poses for a portrait in New York. Royce says he’s looking forward to headlining the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star Concert because he loves singing live. He also looks to gain some new fans. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)
June 13, 2019 - 9:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Latin singer Prince Royce says he's looking forward to headlining the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star Concert because he loves singing live. But another motive? To gain some new fans. The Dominican singer will perform at the free July 27 event in Orlando at Wall Street Plaza...
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June 07, 2019 - 6:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera said Friday it is scrapping its previously announced revival of Berlioz's "La Damnation de Faust" next season and replacing it with concert performances. Robert Lepage's production debuted at the Met in 2008, based on a staging seen at the Saito Kinen Festival...
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