In this June 9, 2012, file photo, Kenny Rogers performs at the 2012 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn.
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March 21, 2020 - 9:03 am
Singer Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as "Lucille," "Lady," "Islands in the Stream" and "The Gambler," died Friday night. He was 81. Read more here.
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Jason Majerczak at Drexel Hill Middle School
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January 09, 2020 - 5:07 pm
Jason Majerczak — or Mr. M, as his Drexel Hill Middle School students call him — is one of 10 finalists recognized nationally by the Recording Academy for their contributions to music education. Read more here.
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Billie Eilish performs at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.
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November 20, 2019 - 10:08 am
The Grammys are screaming "Cuz I Love You" to Lizzo: The breakthrough singer-rapper scored a whopping eight nominations, including bids for the top four awards, making her the show's top-nominated act. Like Lizzo, other new artists dominated with Grammy nominations on Wednesday: Billie Eilish and...
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Eddie Money
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September 13, 2019 - 11:21 am
A publicist for rock star Eddie Money has died after he recently announced he had stage 4 esophageal cancer. Read more here.
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Patti Austin (left) and James Ingram
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January 29, 2019 - 5:31 pm
By Chloe Melas (CNN) — James Ingram, the soulful, smooth voice behind R&B hits like "Just Once" and "I Don't Have The Heart," has died at the age of 66. Ingram's longtime friend and creative partner, Debbie Allen, confirmed the news of his passing to CNN on Tuesday. "I have lost my dearest...
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In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Alicia Keys presents the award for record of the year at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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January 15, 2019 - 11:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys usually attends the Grammys, but this year she'll be there as a host. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the R&B star will host the Feb. 10 show for the first time. The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Keys has won 15...
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Nancy Wilson
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December 14, 2018 - 10:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert...
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From left: Lyndon Baines Jones, Torrey Nettles, Carlton Lewis III, Troy Smith and Ira Tucker, Jr. of the Dixie Hummingbirds. Not pictured: Roy Smith
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Cherri Gregg
August 27, 2018 - 7:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With energetic performances, coordinated suits and dancing, the Dixie Hummingbirds have used gospel music to wow audiences for 90 years. Founded in South Carolina in 1928, the Dixie Hummingbirds called Philadelphia home in the 1940s. The legendary gospel group...
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