Tag Archives: music

Essay: A Megafan’s Appreciation for Tina Turner’s Boundless Energy and Lessons in Survival

DALLAS — When Tina Turner died at the age of 83, I found myself going back to the fourth grade, to the day I truly discovered her voice. I was at Thanksgiving – sorry – when I decided to rummage through my parents’ old cassette tapes in search of entertainment. What I found was astounding:… Read More »

Tina Turner, ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ whose triumphant career made her world famous, dies aged 83

NEW YORK — Tina Turner, the unstoppable singer and stage performer who teamed up with husband Ike Turner for a dynamic run of hit records and live shows in the 1960s and ’70s and survived her torrid marriage to triumph in middle age with the chart-topping “What’s Love Got” to do with it,” has died… Read More »

Meet the viral TikTok musician who probably made a song about your hometown

Matt Farley has never set foot Neenah, Wisconsin, or Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. But that doesn’t stop the Massachusetts native from writing a song about those cities or over 3,000 other places across the country. It’s a massive project he plans to complete sometime in July when he records his 50th state album. “It’s always just… Read More »

Common Spotify problems and how to fix them

Spotify might be the most popular music streaming service in the world, with more than 200 million subscribers, easy-to-use interface, some pretty good music discoveries, and an ever-growing array of fun new features like its AI-powered DJ. But the downside to all that innovation is that there’s a longer list of Spotify problems and issues… Read More »

Sweden celebrates Eurovision victory; Ukrainian duo defy Russian strike in hometown

LIVERPOOL, England — Liverpool cleaned up from the Eurovision Song Contest on Sunday, as Sweden celebrated victory and Ukraine remained defiant after a night of Russian bombardment, including a strike against the hometown of the country’s competitors. Electronic duo Tvorchi represented Ukraine at Saturday night’s pan-continental pop competition spectacular, finishing sixth out of 26 finalists… Read More »

Don’t Miss Next Week: Jack Harlow on Screen, Kesha, the Anna Nicole Smith Doctor and the Scott Brothers on HGTV

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s coming to TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. NEW MOVIES TO STREAM — Three decades after Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson mixed it up on the black top, a new “White Men Can’t Jump” is next. A remake… Read More »

Pop acts sing for glory at the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, with Ukraine in the spotlight

LIVERPOOL, England — The final of the Eurovision Song Contest brought pop and patriotism to Liverpool on Saturday, with a Swedish diva and a party-loving Finnish rapper among the favorites to win a joyous music contest, for the second year in a row, overshadowed by the war in Ukraine. Britain is hosting on behalf of… Read More »

What you should know when the UK hosts the Eurovision Song Contest for Ukraine

LONDON — Last week Britain crowned a king. This week it will help give Europe’s pop crown. The Eurovision Song Contest is returning to the UK for the first time in 25 years, but the heart of the glittering music competition will be in Ukraine. Britain is hosting the event on behalf of the war-torn… Read More »