Anastasia Tsioulcas

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Joseph Shabalala, Ladysmith Black Mambazo Founder, Dies At 78

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The founder of the South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, which brought an innovative version of Zulu singing to a worldwide audience, died Tuesday in Pretoria. He was 78 years old.

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Prominent Malian Musician Alleges That TSA Destroyed His Instrument

Thursday, February 06, 2020

One of West Africa's best-known musicians, Ballaké Sissoko, says that his kora was dismantled by TSA agents while he was traveling from New York to Paris. The agency denies it was involved.

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Billie Eilish Sweeps Grammys In Ceremony Clouded By Controversy And Mourning

Monday, January 27, 2020

In a night when Eilish, the youngest artist to win Album and Record of the year, might have otherwise been the whole story, the Recording Academy could not quite put its recent scandals behind it.

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The Cloud Over The Grammys: Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct, Vote Rigging

Friday, January 24, 2020

The Grammy Awards telecast is airing Sunday evening. The Recording Academy says that nothing should overshadow the night, but allegations from its ousted female president and CEO suggest otherwise.

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Grammy Awards Will Take Place Under A Cloud Of Allegations

Friday, January 24, 2020

The Recording Academy, which hands out the Grammys, has been hit with allegations of sexual misconduct and vote-rigging, lodged by the academy's recently dismissed President and CEO Deborah Dugan.

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Grammy Awards Face Credibility Threat In Former CEO's Complaint

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The EEOC discrimination complaint filed by Deborah Dugan, the Recording Academy's first female chief, contains several allegations that could undermine the prestige of the prizes.

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Ousted Female Chief Files Discrimination Complaint Against The Grammys

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

In an EEOC complaint filed Tuesday, Deborah Dugan made several bombshell allegations against the Recording Academy — including that her predecessor, Neil Portnow, raped a female artist.

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Rush Drummer And Lyricist Neil Peart Has Died

Friday, January 10, 2020

Peart, who joined the iconic prog rock band Rush in 1974, was 67 years old. He was diagnosed with brain cancer more than three years ago.

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Grammys Pledge More Diversity Under New Leadership

Thursday, December 12, 2019

A task force on diversity and inclusivity led by Time's Up executive Tina Tchen made sweeping recommendations that could transform the Recording Academy.

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Rapper Juice WRLD Has Died At Age 21

Sunday, December 08, 2019

The fast-rising rapper collapsed at Chicago's Midway Airport in the early hours of Sunday. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death to NPR.

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R. Kelly Paid Bribe So He Could Marry 15-Year-Old Aaliyah, Government Alleges

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, N.Y., have added another charge against the R&B singer: that in 1994, he paid an Illinois official to make a fake ID that claimed that Aaliyah was 18 years old.

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R. Kelly Girlfriend Says She Was Hacked, Did Not Make Claims Against Him

Thursday, December 05, 2019

In a video posted by TMZ Wednesday night, Joycelyn Savage said that a series of online posts attributed to her — alleging that the R&B singer sexually and physically abused her — were fakes.

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Opera Star Vittorio Grigolo Fired By Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera

Thursday, December 05, 2019

His simultaneous dismissal from two of the world's leading opera houses comes after an investigation into allegations of misconduct during a Royal Opera performance in Tokyo.

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Famed Conductor Mariss Jansons, 76, Has Died

Monday, December 02, 2019

One of classical music's most beloved and widely heard conductors died Saturday. Born in secret in Nazi-occupied Latvia, he went on to a stunning international career.

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Met Opera Chief Peter Gelb Renews His Contract Through 2027

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Despite some very public bumps in his tenure, the head of the largest performing arts organization in the U.S. received a five-year extension to his contract.

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One Of R. Kelly's Most Vocal Defenders Now Claims She's Also A Victim

Monday, November 25, 2019

One of the R&B singer's live-in girlfriends, Joycelyn Savage, alleged in a series of online posts that the singer sexually and physically abused her, and forced her to have two abortions.

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Taylor Swift's American Music Awards Medley In Limbo Amid Conflicting Reports

Monday, November 18, 2019

The pop megastar's former label announced Monday that it had an agreement with the made-for-TV event. The awards show's producers say otherwise.

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Taylor Swift's TV Drama: Pop Star Claims Former Label Won't Let Her Perform Hits

Friday, November 15, 2019

It's the latest round in what has become an acrimonious — and deeply personal — failed business relationship between the pop megastar and Big Machine. Her former record label denies the accusations.

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Conductor and Composer Raymond Leppard — A Champion Of The Old And The New — Has Died

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The British conductor, harpsichordist and scholar helped reignite interest in works by composers like Monteverdi — but he also championed new works and wrote notable film scores of his own.

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Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. Among 16 Nominees For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Other first-time nominees include Dave Matthews Band, Soundgarden and The Doobie Brothers.

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