Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision amid war

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision amid war

TURIN, Italy (AP) – Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest in the early hours of Sunday in a clear show of popular support for the war-ravaged nation that went beyond the music. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed the victory, Ukraine’s third since its 2003 Eurovision debut, and said “we will do our … Read more

As Musk buyout looms, Twitter searches for its soul

As Musk buyout looms, Twitter searches for its soul

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A toxic cesspool. A lifeline. A finger on the world’s pulse. Twitter is all these things and more to its over 217 million users around the world – politicians, journalists, activists, celebrities, weirdos and normies, cat and dog lovers and just about anyone else with an internet connection. For Elon Muskits … Read more

Sheryl Crow talks Michael Jackson, Lance Armstrong in new doc

Sheryl Crow talks Michael Jackson, Lance Armstrong in new doc

Her songs may evoke a sunny, laid-back LA vibe, but singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, 60, has had her share of turbulence in her three-decade, nine-Grammy-award-winning career. In a new Showtime documentary, “Sheryl,” she chronicles the highs and lows of becoming one of the world’s top-selling female musicians. And although Crow never spectacularly crashed to rock bottom … Read more

Jackson County is home to a new cryptocurrency mine – a surprise for many local, county officials

Jackson County is home to a new cryptocurrency mine – a surprise for many local, county officials

The owners of a rural hydroelectric plant in Jackson County have partnered with a New York-based company to start a cryptocurrency mining operation. Located on the popular tourist destination Lake Arbutus in west central Wisconsin, the dam and power plant in Hatfield has been in operation since 1908. At the end of March, Digital Power … Read more

Future’s “I Never Liked You”: Top 5 Beats

Future’s “I Never Liked You”: Top 5 Beats

It’s been nearly two years since Future released High Off Life. Future hasn’t been absent per se, but the gap between projects seems uncharacteristic of him. What followed was a slew of guest verses and a joint project with Lil Uzi Vert. And in the midst of all of that has been plenty of hints … Read more

2022 Met Gala guide: What to know about fashion’s big night

2022 Met Gala guide: What to know about fashion’s big night

NEW YORK (AP) – It started in 1948 as a midnight supper society, and it wasn’t even at the Met. Fast forward 70-plus years, and the Met Gala is something totally different, one of the most photographed events in the world for its head-spinning red carpet – though the famous carpeted steps of the Metropolitan … Read more

Astroworld movie set for release despite lawyers’ concerns

Astroworld movie set for release despite lawyers’ concerns

HOUSTON (AP) – The experiences of panicked concertgoers who couldn’t breathe and had no clear path to escape a massive crowd surge at last year’s deadly Astroworld music festival in Houston are featured in a documentary set for release Friday. But lawyers for Live Nation, which is being sued for its role as the festival’s … Read more

Charles Mingus at 100: a legendary jazz musician with classical music roots

Charles Mingus at 100: a legendary jazz musician with classical music roots

April 22, 2022, 5:16 p.m. Double bassist Charles Mingus in 1960. Picture: Getty Born on 22nd April 1922, legendary jazz composer and musician Charles Mingus’ legacy lives on 100 years later … “What is a jazz composer?” Charles Mingus asks in the first sentence of the liner notes of his 1970 album, ‘Let my Children … Read more