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After 'Happy,' Pharrell dedicates 'Freedom' to migrants
After 'Happy,' Pharrell dedicates 'Freedom' to migrants

Pharrell Williams dedicated his song "Freedom" to refugees fleeing to Europe, hailing immigrants' contributions around the world.

After 'Happy,' Pharrell dedicates 'Freedom' to migrants
Elton John reunites with band for new album
Elton John reunites with band for new album

Elton John announced his first album in nearly three years, on which the pop legend reunites with longtime backup artists.

Elton John reunites with band for new album
US judge dismisses Jay Z 'Big Pimpin' copyright case
US judge dismisses Jay Z 'Big Pimpin' copyright case

A judge dismissed a case against Jay Z in which the heir of an Egyptian composer claimed the rapper illegally used a flute sample in his hip-hop classic "Big Pimpin."

US judge dismisses Jay Z 'Big Pimpin' copyright case
Gwen Stefani channels divorce angst in raw video
Gwen Stefani channels divorce angst in raw video

Gwen Stefani has opened up about her divorce from fellow rocker Gavin Rossdale in the form of music, releasing an emotional song entitled "Used to Love You."

Gwen Stefani channels divorce angst in raw video
Apple Music boasts 6.5 mn subscribers
Apple Music boasts 6.5 mn subscribers

Apple chief executive Tim Cook said the technology giant's new music service has some 6.5 million subscribers.

Apple Music boasts 6.5 mn subscribers
Kanye West surprises with two newly-released songs
Kanye West surprises with two newly-released songs

Rap superstar Kanye West, who has drawn more attention recently for non-musical pursuits from fashion to the presidency, unexpectedly released two songs.

Kanye West surprises with two newly-released songs
Celine Dion appeal for new songs receives 4,000 submissions
Celine Dion appeal for new songs receives 4,000 submissions

A public appeal by Celine Dion for new songs for her next album in French has been met with a flood of offered tunes.

Celine Dion appeal for new songs receives 4,000 submissions
Decades later, fan returns stolen Patti Smith gear
Decades later, fan returns stolen Patti Smith gear

Thirty-six years after her tour truck was stolen, rock legend Patti Smith was moved to tears as a fan returned a bandana from her late brother and other items thought to have been inside the stolen truck.

Decades later, fan returns stolen Patti Smith gear
Taylor Swift leads American Music Award nominations
Taylor Swift leads American Music Award nominations

Pop superstar Taylor Swift led nominations for the American Music Awards, with Canadian singer The Weeknd the favorite among newcomers.

Taylor Swift leads American Music Award nominations
US First Lady Michelle Obama. ©REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Beyonce, Billie Holiday: Michelle Obama reveals favorites

Michelle Obama has revealed musical tastes that include Beyonce and past greats such as Billie Holiday as she released a first playlist on streaming service Spotify.

Beyonce, Billie Holiday: Michelle Obama reveals favorites
P. J. Harvey releases first poetry collection
P. J. Harvey releases first poetry collection

British singer P. J. Harvey released her first book of poetry on her 46th birthday -- based on journeys to Afghanistan, Kosovo and the United States.

P. J. Harvey releases first poetry collection
Lennon fans mark 75th birthday with Central Park sing-in
Lennon fans mark 75th birthday with Central Park sing-in

John Lennon fans marked what would have been the slain Beatle's 75th birthday with a sing-in of his greatest tunes in New York's Central Park.

Lennon fans mark 75th birthday with Central Park sing-in
Rihanna says new 'Anti' album out soon
Rihanna says new 'Anti' album out soon

Singing sensation Rihanna says her long-awaited new album will be out shortly -- and that it's going to defy expectations.

Rihanna says new 'Anti' album out soon
Eminem to headline Latin American Lollapalooza fests
Eminem to headline Latin American Lollapalooza fests

Rap superstar Eminem will headline three Latin American editions of the Lollapalooza festival in 2016 after spending a year away from the stage.

Eminem to headline Latin American Lollapalooza fests
Beyonce in brief superstar collaboration
Beyonce in brief superstar collaboration

Two of music's top-selling stars have come together, however briefly, as Drake put out a new song featuring Beyonce.

Beyonce in brief superstar collaboration
Janet Jackson returns to channel late brother
Janet Jackson returns to channel late brother

It can't be easy to be the kid sister of the King of Pop, but Janet Jackson pulled it off in the 1980s as she became a music legend in her own right.

Janet Jackson returns to channel late brother
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Concert of Sofia Rahman and Tynybekov twins to take place in Almaty and Astana

Almaty and Astana residents and guests are invited to enjoy charming sounds of piano, violin and cello at Masterpieces of Romanticism concert that will take place on October 6 and 9.

Concert of Sofia Rahman and Tynybekov twins to take place in Almaty and Astana
Swazi princess weaves royal raps in defence of monarchy
Swazi princess weaves royal raps in defence of monarchy

Sitting on a cushion under a tree on a hot and dusty farm with a reality TV show crew standing by, Swaziland's royal princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini lays down a quick-fire rap.

Swazi princess weaves royal raps in defence of monarchy
Photo © Jacob Crawfurd
Noreum Machi bring traditional Korean music to Astana Opera on October 4

NoreumMachi, a South Korean musical band, is performing at Astana Opera for the first time as a part of the International Silk Way Festival.

Noreum Machi bring traditional Korean music to Astana Opera on October 4
Kendrick Lamar. ©REUTERS
Kendrick Lamar to make orchestra debut in Washington

Kendrick Lamar, one of the most respected young rappers, will make his classical debut in a performance with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Kendrick Lamar to make orchestra debut in Washington