Jon Batiste tops Grammys; Silk Sonic soars, Rodrigo crowned
Jon Batiste won album of the year honors for “We Are” at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, giving him five trophies on a night that saw the ’70s funk of Silk Sonic take record of the year and song of the year and newcomer Olivia Rodrigo take three awards.
NYC concert lineup: Springsteen, Paul Simon, Jennifer Hudson
NEW YORK — (AP) — Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and Jennifer Hudson will headline an August concert in Central Park, marking the city's comeback from the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday. More performers will be announced in the coming weeks, de Blasio said. The concert will come 30 years after Simon's memorable Aug. 15, 1991 Central Park concert, which was recorded and released as a live album and concert film. Springsteen's return to Broadway last weekend was itself a step in the city's recovery from the pandemic. "He is beloved in New York City in an extraordinary way even though he happens to come from New Jersey — no one's perfect," de Blasio said.wftv.com
Paul Simon sells song catalog to Sony Music Publishing
Sony Music Publishing announced Wednesday, March. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Paul Simon is the latest icon to sell his rich catalog of songs. Sony Music Publishing announced Wednesday that it has acquired Simon's catalog, which includes six decades of music, from his time in Simon & Garfunkel to his solo career. Ad“I’m pleased to have Sony Music Publishing be the custodian of my songs for the coming decades. Sony Music Publishing also represents catalogs by Motown, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Ashford & Simpson, Leonard Cohen and more.
Sony Music acquires singer Paul Simon's song catalog
Paul Simon performs onstage during The Nearness Of You Benefit Concert at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 20, 2015 in New York City. Sony Music Publishing announced Wednesday that it acquired Paul Simon's entire song catalog, which spans his six-decade music career. "To be entrusted with his songs and recorded music is a privilege of the highest artistic order for the Sony Music Group worldwide," Rob Stringer, Sony Music Group's chairman, said in a press release. Simon joins a number of other music artists including Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Stevie Nicks to recently strike deals to sell their catalog of songs. Simon will be joining other musicians that are under Sony Music including The Beatles, Carole King, Queen and Michael Jackson.cnbc.com
The joy of music returns for Grammy winners, performers
Beyonce, left, and Megan Thee Stallion accept the award for best rap song for "Savage" at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish made history at the Grammy Awards. Just as joyously, dozens of creators largely sidelined for a year due to the pandemic got to make music again. 's topical “I Can't Breathe” won song of the year and Megan Thee Stallion was named best new artist. ___This story has been corrected to show the ceremony was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, not Staples Center.
Ladies night: Beyoncé, Swift make history as others win big
Four women won the top four prizes Sunday, including Swift, who became the first female performer to win album of the year three times. Beyoncé — with her 28th win — became the most decorated woman in Grammy history. And 9-year-old Blue Ivy Carter — who won best music video alongside her mother — became the second youngest act to win a Grammy in the show’s 63-year history. Megan Thee Stallion, who won three honors, also made history and became the first female rapper to win best rap song. She's also the fifth rap-based act to win best new artist.
Fauci presents his personal virus model to Smithsonian
Fauci presented the donation Tuesday night in a virtual ceremony to honor him with the museums Great Americans Medal. (Smithsonian's National Museum of American History via AP)WASHINGTON – Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of the U.S. government’s pandemic response, has donated his personal 3D model of the COVID-19 virus to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The museum on Tuesday honored Fauci with its Great Americans Medal. “His humanitarianism and dedication truly exemplify what it means to be a Great American." The museum asked Fauci to contribute a personal artifact to mark the pandemic, and he chose the lumpy blue and orange ball that he used to explain the complexities of the virus in dozens of interviews.
Outtakes: Stevie Nicks on Petty, Prince, Beyoncé and Harry
FILE - Harry Styles, right, presents a trophy to Stevie Nicks at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on March 29, 2019. I feel like I know Beyoncé even though I really don’t know her at all. I hope you’re wrong.’ But he’s absolutely right.”_________CALL ME MAYBESpeaking of friends Stevie Nicks have been in touch with — don’t count the members of Fleetwood Mac. I’m really, really good friends with Mick,” she said. That’s really good too because that kind of keeps you in sort of that mindset also,” she said.
Prosecutors drop case against Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell
Prosecutors drop case against Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell Charges against Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell over a domestic dispute have been dropped. And Celine Dion to perform in a New Year's Eve concert. Suzanne Marques has your Eye on Entertainment.cbsnews.com
Paul Simon, Edie Brickell make nice at court hearing
Paul Simon, Edie Brickell make nice at court hearing Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell found themselves in front of a New Canann, Conn., courtroom on Monday after police responded to their home on Sat. Police said they were obligated to make an arrest because the incident could be considered domestic violence. Both Simon and Brickell stressed that an order of protection did not need to be issued.cbsnews.com
Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell arrested for disorderly conduct
Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell arrested for disorderly conduct At a press conference in New Canaan, Connecticut, Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said officers there responded to a "family dispute" involving Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, that was "minor in nature."cbsnews.com