Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Sonny Osborne, Bluegrass Banjoist Behind ‘Rocky Top,’ Dies at 84

With his brother Bobby, the bluegrass legends were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, won a CMA Award and helped popularize & modernize the genre.Bluegrass musician and singer Sonny Osborne, whose fast banjo licks turned “Rocky Top” into a...

Pianist Li Yundi Named in Prostitution Case by Beijing Police

Police in China’s capital Beijing say famed international pianist Li Yundi is a suspect in a prostitution case.A message on the force’s microblog said a suspect had been placed in administrative detention and an investigation opened on Thursday (Oct....

Bernard Haitink, Renowned Dutch Conductor, Dies at 92

Haitink was known for interpretations without flash.“Haitink’s approach was more passionate than portentous, happily lacking in heaviness,” Associated Press critic Daniel J. Wakin wrote after a Brahms Symphony No. 2 with the Berlin Philharmonic at New York’s Carnegie Hall...

Ronnie Tutt, Drummer for Elvis and Other Stars, Dies at 83

Elvis Presley Enterprises noted Tutt’s death in a statement Saturday. The group that runs Graceland recalled how Tutt drummed for Elvis with the TCB Band from 1969 until 1977, joining the band put together by James Burton for Elvis’...

Jussie Smollett Trial Date Set After Judge Refuses Dismissal Request

But Judge James Linn noted that Smollett’s case now was being led by a special prosecutor appointed by another judge, an arrangement that he would not upset.Linn said jury selection in Smollett’s trial would start Nov. 29.Smollett, a gay...

Amazon to allow employees to work remotely indefinitely

Business The new policy is a change from Amazon’s previous expectation that most employees would need to be in the office at least three days a week when offices reopen. The Amazon...

Ani DiFranco to Be Honored at John Lennon Benefit Show in New York

“It’s a very dear, fond memory of mine,” DiFranco said. “It’s been a long road since then. It’s cool to be wrapping around full circle to a John Lennon tribute, to be tasked with learning some John Lennon songs.”She...

Virus surge hits New England despite high vaccination rates

Virus surge hits New England despite...

Bob Dylan’s ‘World Wide Tour’ Set to Run Through 2024

He plans to return to live performing Nov. 2 in Milwaukee, Wis. Dylan has 21 concerts scheduled through Dec. 2, hitting cities like Chicago, New York, Boston and Washington, as well as Moon Township, Pa., and Knoxville, Tenn.Dylan turned...

Following Verdict, Will R. Kelly’s Music be Canceled?

Still, advocates hope the criminal conviction brings a moral reckoning.Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, understands how irresistible the music of R. Kelly can be for people who grooved to songs like “Ignition,” but said, “People should just...

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