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Met Opera extends lockout deadline in musicians' labor dispute

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 02:30

Union orchestra musicians and chorus members of New York's Metropolitan Opera gather at a rally near Lincoln Center in New York CityTalks between New York's Metropolitan Opera and its musicians and other unionized employees will resume this week after the opera company agreed to extend its deadline for a threatened lockout by another week, federal mediators said on Monday. The contract negotiations, the most contentious at the Met since a previous lockout in 1980, had been suspended for a week while an independent analyst studied the Met's finances. The analyst's review is "nearing its completion," the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said in a statement on Monday, adding that the Met had agreed to extend its deadline to Sunday, Aug. 17. A lockout could derail the new opera season, which is set to open next month.

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Film, TV and music stars among Emmy presenters

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:19

FILE - This May 12, 2014 file photo shows actress Julia Roberts at the premiere of HBO Films' "The Normal Heart" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. Roberts, Bryan Cranston, and Gwen Stefani are among a group of presenters announced for the Emmy Awards on Aug. 25. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film stars Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey and Halle Berry are among the first presenters announced for this month's Emmy Awards ceremony.

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Age is not a cage: 90-year-old musicians go strong

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:38

Composer Irving Fields, 99, clarinetist Sol Yaged, 91, and comedian Fyvush Finkel, 91, left to right, rehearse at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, in New York, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — There's an upcoming concert at Baruch College, but it has nothing to do with students. The performers are in their 90s, and one is even older than the Manhattan school founded in 1919.

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NYC music festival to require anti-drug video

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 03:27
NEW YORK (AP) — Attendees at the New York City music festival where two people died last year will be required to watch an anti-drug video before admission this year.
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Beyonce to be honored and perform at MTV Video Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:11

Beyonce performs "Drunk In Love" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los AngelesU.S. pop star Beyonce, currently on a U.S. tour with rapper husband Jay Z, will receive a special award and perform at the MTV Video Music Awards this month, the cable TV network said on Thursday, Beyonce, who received eight nominations, will be awarded the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the show, one of the industry's top ceremonies that will be aired live from California on Aug. 24. "As a performer, Beyonce has delivered some of the most memorable performances in VMA history," MTV said in a statement. Beyonce, 32, earned nominations for best video and best collaboration with Jay Z for her hit "Drunk In Love," and will compete for Video of the Year against Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. The Video Music Awards began in 1984 and helped propel the cable channel, now owned by Viacom Inc, as a player in the entertainment industry.

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Mesfin Fekadu named AP music editor

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 23:02

Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu poses in New York on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Fekadu, 27, was named music editor on Thursday, overseeing the news agency’s content for music across platforms. He has written about music since he joined the AP as an entertainment producer in 2008 after graduating Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, N.J. Since then, he has interviewed countless performers and written key trend stories and scored major exclusives. He also was an integral in coverage of major news events including the deaths of Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston. (AP Photo/Carolyn Lessard)NEW YORK (AP) — Mesfin Fekadu, a music writer for The Associated Press, has been named the AP's music editor.

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Music Review: A forlorn Sinead O'Connor

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:00

This CD cover image released by Nettwerk Records shows "I'm Not Bossy. I'm The Boss," by Sinead O'Connor. (AP Photo/Nettwerk Records)Sinead O'Connor, "I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss" (Nettwerk)

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StubHub Music app takes on Live Nation in concerts

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 23:12

This product image provided by StubHub shows the company's StubHub Music app. The app, currently only for Apple iPhones, launched in San Francisco in June and expands to major cities nationwide Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The app scans your music library and recommends upcoming shows by your favorite artist. (AP Photo/StubHub)LOS ANGELES (AP) — StubHub, the ticket reselling subsidiary of eBay Inc., is launching its StubHub Music app nationwide as it goes after core music fans in a challenge to Live Nation in the concert business.

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