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Wayne Kramer, late guitarist of rock band MC5, also leaves legacy of bringing music to prisons

Wayne Kramer, late guitarist of rock band MC5, also leaves legacy of bringing music to prisons

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The tributes that poured in following Wayne Kramer's death last week came from musicians praising the MC5 guitarist's contributions to rock music, as well as from prison reform advocates who extolled his legacy of bringing music to
Ontario sports bettors can wager on Swift prop bets for Super Bowl

Ontario sports bettors can wager on Swift prop bets for Super Bowl

She won't be in uniform or on the field, but pop superstar Taylor Swift will certainly be a part of Ontario sports betting's Super Bowl landscape.
Music Review: Swedish pop singer Zara Larsson's 'Venus' imparts wise and caring lessons of love

Music Review: Swedish pop singer Zara Larsson's 'Venus' imparts wise and caring lessons of love

The month of February, with its overload of flowers, candy and everything heart-shaped, is an annual celebration of that warm, fuzzy feeling we call love.
Toby Keith wrote all kinds of country songs. His legacy might be post-9/11 American anger

Toby Keith wrote all kinds of country songs. His legacy might be post-9/11 American anger

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Toby Keith’s songs accomplished, for some, what great art is intended to: They sustained people in challenging times, particularly U.S. service members and their families during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq after 9/11.
Canadian brands hope to score with Taylor Swift fans during Super Bowl

Canadian brands hope to score with Taylor Swift fans during Super Bowl

TORONTO — Most Canadian companies locked in their Super Bowl ad space long before anyone knew the Kansas City Chiefs would make it to the final match, but experts say many of those brands will be looking to score big with the audience drawn in by the
Before Usher hits the Super Bowl halftime stage, Apple Music builds anticipation ahead of big show

Before Usher hits the Super Bowl halftime stage, Apple Music builds anticipation ahead of big show

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a short film shown at the end of the Super Bowl halftime performer news conference, the show’s headliner Usher comes up missing.
Karol G named 2024 Woman of the Year by Billboard

Karol G named 2024 Woman of the Year by Billboard

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colombian singer-songwriter Karol G has earned the title of Billboard’s 2024 Woman of the Year, landing her in the same company as Taylor Swift, SZA and Lady Gaga.
Jackie Shane documentary to make world premiere at SXSW film festival

Jackie Shane documentary to make world premiere at SXSW film festival

A Canadian documentary on the mysterious life of soul singer Jackie Shane is headed to the South by Southwest film festival.
Music Review: Declan McKenna’s 'What Happened to the Beach?' is a warped, pop sonic adventure

Music Review: Declan McKenna’s 'What Happened to the Beach?' is a warped, pop sonic adventure

British pop singer-songwriter Declan McKenna is back with his third studio album , the bright and experimental “What Happened to the Beach?” At 16, McKenna burst onto the music scene with his 2015 hit “Brazil,” a protest song about FIFA’s politics, a
Brittany Howard returns with a new album, 'What Now,' and songs she calls 'like journal keeping'

Brittany Howard returns with a new album, 'What Now,' and songs she calls 'like journal keeping'

NEW YORK (AP) — When the pandemic hit, Brittany Howard found herself hunkering down in Nashville with two dogs, two cats and one album on repeat — “Songs in the Key of Life” by Stevie Wonder. “Every day. Every single day,” she says, laughing.