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Loretta Lynn, the country star known for hits like “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” “The Pill,” died Tuesday at age 90. Tributes poured in on social media from friends, fans and peers who remembered her for contributions to country music, with many simply quoting lyrics from her songs. Country Music Association CEO Sarah Trahern said in a statement that she had a genuis “that rivaled contemporaries like Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Paul McCartney.” Lynn's friend Stella Parton wrote she will "remember all the sweet visits and laughs we shared.” Reba McEntire recalled how Lynn always reminded her of her late mother.

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Former President Donald Trump's rallies have always attracted a broad swath of supporters. They draw first timers taking advantage of their chance to see a president in person to devotees who camp out for days and follow him around the country like rock band groupies. But after spending much of the last two years obsessively peddling false claims of a stolen election, Trump is increasingly attracting those who have broken with reality. That includes adherents of the baseless QAnon conspiracy, which began in the dark corners of the internet and is premised on the belief that the country is run by a ring of child sex traffickers that only Trump can defeat.

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Bono’s next tour will be without U2 or a new album to support. He will, instead, be promoting his memoir “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story,” which comes out Nov. 1. Live Nation and Penguin Random House announced Monday that the 62-year-old superstar will visit 14 cities in November, starting at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan on Nov. 2 and ending Nov. 28 at the Teatro Coliseum in Madrid. Other stops include the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and the 3Olympia Theatre in Bono’s native Dublin.

Ringo Starr has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the former Beatle to cancel several scheduled concerts in Canada with his All Starr Band. Five concert dates from Tuesday to Sunday — in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Lethbridge, Alberta; and the British Columbia cities of Abbotsford and Penticton — will be rescheduled. Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band — consisting of Toto’s Steve Lukather, Men at Work’s Colin Hay, Average White Band’s Hamish Stuart and Edgar Winter — were also forced to cancel last weekend shows in Michigan and Minnesota.

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Bruce Springsteen is taking on the work of the Four Tops, Temptations, Supremes and other soul legends for a covers album that's coming out in November. The 15-song disc features two duets with singer Sam Moore. Springsteen explained that he “wanted to make an album where I just sang.” Those who've seen his live shows know that he'll frequently pull out a soul cover or two, particularly on the encores. Also on the disc, he'll cover the work of Tyrone Davis, The Walker Brothers, Dobie Gray and Frankie Wilson. The singer and his E Street Band are heading out on tour in February.

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Grab your toilet paper. Bring a flashlight. Don’t forget a newspaper — or your fishnets. A touring, interactive version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is hitting the road to celebrate the cult film’s birthday with screenings, live shadow casts, the invitation to be inappropriate and one of its original stars— Barry Bostwick. Released in 1975, the sci-fi, cross-dressing rock musical became a cult favorite and entered the pop culture lexicon for its many iconic and memorable scenes, including the song “The Time Warp” which has been covered by handfuls of artists and the often quoted phrase, “Dammit, Janet.” Other things yelled are less PG-13.

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A Krakow councilman says the Polish city cancelled gigs by Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters because of his sympathetic stance toward Russia in its war against Ukraine. And he invited the singer to join him on a visit to Ukraine to see the extent of Russian crimes. Councilman Lukasz Wantuch said the city owns the arena where two Waters’ concerts had been scheduled for April before being canceled. He said that Waters was free to perform in a private venue if he wishes. Wantuch spearheaded a symbolic resolution to declare Waters “persona non grata” in Krakow. He also invited Waters on Monday to join him on a visit to Ukraine to see for himself the extent of devastation caused by Russian attacks.

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Polish media are reporting that Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has canceled concerts planned in Poland amid outrage over his stance on Russia’s war against Ukraine. An official with the concert arena in Krakow where Waters had been scheduled to perform in April said the musician's manager had withdrawn the April performances without giving a reason. City councilors in Krakow were expected to vote next week on a proposal to name Waters as a persona non grata. Waters wrote an open letter to Ukraine's first lady this month in which he blamed “extreme nationalists” in Ukraine for having “set your country on the path to this disastrous war.” He also criticized the West.

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Elton John transformed the White House South Lawn into a musical lovefest Friday night as he played a farewell gig to honor everyday “heroes” like teachers, nurses and AIDS activists. But as it turns out, the event was also to honor the 75-year-old British songwriter — President Joe Biden surprised him with the National Humanities Medal for being a “tidal wave” who helped people rise up for justice. John said he’d played some beautiful venues before, but the stage in front of the White House, beneath a massive open-air tent on a perfect autumn night, was “probably the icing on the cake.”

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Big-name celebrities are coming back to the White House after boycotting America's most famous address under Donald Trump. Rocker Elton John is bringing his farewell tour to the South Lawn on Friday at the invitation of President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden. Singer James Taylor strummed his guitar and sang at the White House last week to open an event celebrating a new health care and climate change law. Younger pop stars like singer Olivia Rodrigo and South Korean boy band BTS have visited. And Biden has resumed the tradition of hosting a White House reception for the artists receiving honors from the Kennedy Center.

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Jalen Hurts threw for 333 yards and a touchdown and he ran for 57 yards and two more scores to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 24-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Hurts had 301 total yards in the first half in the breakout game of his young career. The Eagles led 24-7 at halftime. Cornerback Darius Slay had two interceptions in the second half. The Eagles improved to 2-0. The Vikings are 1-1. Kirk Cousins and top target Justin Jefferson struggled for Minnesota.

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A performance by master keyboardist Booker T. Jones highlighted an announcement by the Stax Museum of American Soul Music of a yearlong celebration of the museum’s 20th anniversary next year in Memphis, Tennessee. Jones’ performance Wednesday followed a video spotlighting events scheduled throughout 2023, including free field trips for students, a concert series featuring national acts, and a mobile “pop-up” vehicle that will take Stax music and more to locations like Austin’s SXSW, Nashville’s Americana Fest and New Orleans’ Essence Festival. The old Stax recording studio was where Otis Redding, Booker T. and the MGs, Isaac Hayes, the Staple Singers, Carla Thomas, and others created some of American popular music’s most memorable songs.

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Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Russell tearfully accepted the album of the year award for her debut solo record “Outside Child” at the Americana Honors and Awards. Russell said during the ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday that music had saved her after surviving an abusive childhood. Bluegrass guitarist Billy Strings won artist of the year, while six-time Grammy winner Brandi Carlile won song of the year for “Right on Time.”  Also honored with lifetime achievement awards were Don Williams, singer-actor Chris Isaak, gospel quartet The Fairfield Four, folk rock duo Indigo Girls, Stax Record executive Al Bell and the late country singer Don Williams.

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The man who shot and killed John Lennon outside his Manhattan apartment building in 1980 has been denied parole for a 12th time. The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said Monday that Mark David Chapman appeared before a parole board at the end of August. Chapman shot and killed Lennon on the night of Dec. 8, 1980. State officials have yet to make transcripts of the 67-year-old Chapman’s latest board interview available, but he has repeatedly expressed remorse in previous parole hearings. Chapman is serving a 20-years-to-life sentence at Green Haven Correctional Facility, north of New York City. He is next due to appear before the parole board in February 2024.

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She was everywhere and yet not really known. Over the past 70 years, authors, filmmakers, playwrights, songwriters and painters have responded to the queen as both symbol and human being, whether commenting on the heights of her position or attempting to tease out the inner life of a woman who spoke infrequently in public and avoided personal revelation. The dual qualities of majesty and mystery would find her imagined in settings ranging from the sobriety of royal art to the rage of punk music to the varied characterizations in film and television.

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Bruce Springsteen’s handwritten set lists and a favorite guitar are among the marquee items that will make a cross-country trip for a museum exhibit this fall. The Grammy Museum announced Wednesday that Bruce Springsteen Live! will open at the Grammy Museum L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 15. The interactive exhibit runs until April 2 and will feature Springsteen and the E Street Band’s live performance footage, instruments, stage costumes and exclusive interviews. Springsteen’s exhibit ended its stint in New Jersey earlier this year. The museum will invite fans to submit videos of their concert experiences from Springsteen’s previous shows on Sept. 23, the legendary singer’s 73rd birthday.

For the first time since 2004, there will be a new album from Buffalo modern rock outfit Klear, a band that crafts what Vanity Fair called

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