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Playlist: The Playlist: Sharon Van Etten Comes Back Strong, and 11 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Sharon Van Etten Comes Back Strong, and 11 More New Songs

Sharon Van Etten’s first album since 2014, “Remind Me Tomorrow,” is due in January.
Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham, Who Inspired a Hit Song, Dies at 78

Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham, Who Inspired a Hit Song, Dies at 78

Peggy Sue Gerron Rackham, who lent her name to the Buddy Holly hit “Peggy Sue,” with copies of her memoir, “Whatever Happened to Peggy Sue?” in Tyler, Tex., in 2008.
Geoff Emerick, 72, Dies; Recorded the Beatles in Their Prime

Geoff Emerick, 72, Dies; Recorded the Beatles in Their Prime

Geoff Emerick, right, in Abbey Road Studios with George Martin, the Beatles’ producer. Mr. Emerick engineered the Beatles’ albums beginning with “Revolver” in 1966.
Panic in Central Park Caused by ‘Popping’ Drink Bottle, Not Fallen Barrier or Gunshots

Panic in Central Park Caused by ‘Popping’ Drink Bottle, Not Fallen Barrier or Gunshots

The sound of someone stepping on a drink bottle at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday night was mistaken by some attendees for gunfire, setting off a small panic, officials said.
Panic in Central Park: Noise at Global Citizen Festival Was Fallen Barrier, Not Gunshots

Panic in Central Park: Noise at Global Citizen Festival Was Fallen Barrier, Not Gunshots

A barrier that fell at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday night was mistaken by some attendees for gunfire, setting off a small panic, officials said.
Marty Balin, a Founder of Jefferson Airplane, Dies at 76

Marty Balin, a Founder of Jefferson Airplane, Dies at 76

Marty Balin, left, with other members of Jefferson Airplane in 1968. From left: Mr. Balin, Grace Slick, Spencer Dryden, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady.
Playlist: The Playlist: Lady Gaga Dives Into a Fresh Era, and 15 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Lady Gaga Dives Into a Fresh Era, and 15 More New Songs

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper have released the first single from "A Star Is Born," the track "Shallow."
Encounters: Afternoon Beers With a Former Sex Pistol

Encounters: Afternoon Beers With a Former Sex Pistol

“Don’t trust adults," John Lydon said. "They’ll steal everything off you.”
Joan Jett: ‘My Lot in Life Is to Battle’

Joan Jett: ‘My Lot in Life Is to Battle’

Joan Jett in her manager’s home in Long Island. “Bad Reputation,” out Sept. 28, chronicles her career from the Runaways to the Blackhearts, her enduring band.
Kurt Vile, Indie Rock’s Charming Riddle

Kurt Vile, Indie Rock’s Charming Riddle

Kurt Vile will release “Bottle It In,” an album of ramshackle songs and quizzical lyrics that’s his most consistent to date, in October.
Critic’s Notebook: For Paul Simon and Joan Baez, Farewells Reckon With Past and Present

Critic’s Notebook: For Paul Simon and Joan Baez, Farewells Reckon With Past and Present

Paul Simon plays a farewell concert Saturday night at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. But he says he will continue doing everything but touring.
Playlist: The Playlist: Unreleased Chris Cornell, and 12 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Unreleased Chris Cornell, and 12 More New Songs

A memorial boxed set dedicated to Chris Cornell, “An Artist’s Legacy,” is due in November.
How Robyn, Pop’s Glittery Rebel, Danced Her Way Back From Darkness

How Robyn, Pop’s Glittery Rebel, Danced Her Way Back From Darkness

The Swedish star Robyn is back, and she’s still leaning on what she calls the pillars of pop music: “Eternity and death. And losing control.”
Cat Power Has a Lot to Be Proud Of. Now She Knows That.

Cat Power Has a Lot to Be Proud Of. Now She Knows That.

Chan Marshall, who records as Cat Power, considered moving away and leaving music behind when she got pregnant. Instead she started work on her new album, “Wanderer.”
Album Review: Alone in the Studio in 1983, Prince Is Revealed

Album Review: Alone in the Studio in 1983, Prince Is Revealed

“Piano & a Microphone 1983” contains nine songs Prince recorded on a cassette at his home studio the year before “Purple Rain” arrived.
Critic’s Notebook: R.I.P., the Celebrity Profile

Critic’s Notebook: R.I.P., the Celebrity Profile

Beyoncé on the cover of Vogue and Paul McCartney on the cover of GQ. While she told her own story, he was interviewed in depth.
The Saturday Profile: For His Next Act, a Ukrainian Rock Star Looks to Politics

The Saturday Profile: For His Next Act, a Ukrainian Rock Star Looks to Politics

The lead singer of rock band Okean Elzy, Sviatoslav Vakarchuk, is among potential candidates for president next spring.
We’re Dating, K-Pop Stars Declare. You’re Fired, Their Label Says.

We’re Dating, K-Pop Stars Declare. You’re Fired, Their Label Says.

The K-Pop singers HyunA, center, and E’Dawn, left, took a highly unusual step last month when they went public with their romantic relationship.
We’re Dating, K-Pop Stars Declare. You’re Fired, Their Label Says.

We’re Dating, K-Pop Stars Declare. You’re Fired, Their Label Says.

The K-Pop singers HyunA, center, and E’Dawn, left, took a highly unusual step last month when they went public with their romantic relationship.