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Scott Hutchison, Frightened Rabbit Singer, Is Found Dead at 36

Scott Hutchison, Frightened Rabbit Singer, Is Found Dead at 36

Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit was found dead on Thursday. His family cited the singer’s ongoing struggles with mental health, a frequent topic in both his music and interviews.
Scott Hutchison, Frightened Rabbit Singer, Is Found Dead at 36

Scott Hutchison, Frightened Rabbit Singer, Is Found Dead at 36

Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit was found dead on Thursday. His family cited the singer’s ongoing struggles with mental health, a frequent topic in both his music and interviews.
China Is Banned From Airing Eurovision After Censoring Performance With Gay Theme

China Is Banned From Airing Eurovision After Censoring Performance With Gay Theme

Ryan O’Shaughnessy, left, of Ireland, performing during the 63rd annual Eurovision Song Contest at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal, on Tuesday.
Spotify Pulls R. Kelly and XXXTentacion From Playlists, Stirring a Debate

Spotify Pulls R. Kelly and XXXTentacion From Playlists, Stirring a Debate

Spotify announced it would no longer promote artists it finds to be out of line with its values, and removed R. Kelly’s songs from official playlists and recommendation features.
From Japan to Harlem, a Gospel Singer Is Born

From Japan to Harlem, a Gospel Singer Is Born

TiA, a Japanese pop singer who goes by a uniquely spelled single name, rehearsed a gospel song with the Rev. Terrance L. Kennedy, of New Hope Community Church on West 126th Street in Manhattan.
Troye Sivan Is a New Kind of Pop Star: Here, Queer and Used to It

Troye Sivan Is a New Kind of Pop Star: Here, Queer and Used to It

Troye Sivan, 22, has been famous for more than a decade in Australia and in corners of the internet. With his forthcoming second album, he’s hoping to expand his reach worldwide.
Spotify Pulls R. Kelly and XXXTentacion From Playlists, Stirring a Debate

Spotify Pulls R. Kelly and XXXTentacion From Playlists, Stirring a Debate

Spotify announced it would no longer promote artists it finds to be out of line with its values, and removed R. Kelly’s songs from official playlists and recommendation features.
Taylor Swift and Katy Perry Ended Bad Blood With an Olive Branch. Here’s How It Started.

Taylor Swift and Katy Perry Ended Bad Blood With an Olive Branch. Here’s How It Started.

Taylor Swift, left, in Beverly Hills in 2016, and Katy Perry in Inglewood, Calif., last year.
Taylor Swift Begins Her ‘Reputation’ Tour, Taking on Foes and Her Old Self

Taylor Swift Begins Her ‘Reputation’ Tour, Taking on Foes and Her Old Self

Taylor Swift opened her “Reputation” stadium tour in battle mode, presenting herself as resilient and ferocious while performing songs from the triple-platinum album.
Fit City: Can’t Calm Down After Coachella? Try Beyoncercise

Fit City: Can’t Calm Down After Coachella? Try Beyoncercise

Briana Butler leads a recent Beyoncercise class in Midtown.
Meet the 4 Superfans Who Go Crazy for Eurovision

Meet the 4 Superfans Who Go Crazy for Eurovision

Dedicated followers of the Eurovision Song Contest, clockwise from top left: Frank Lochthove in Berlin; Maria Bresic in Sydney, Australia; Ricardo Mohammed in New York; and James Sheen, a Briton who
Meet the 4 Superfans Who Go Crazy for Eurovision

Meet the 4 Superfans Who Go Crazy for Eurovision

Dedicated followers of the Eurovision Song Contest, clockwise from top left: Frank Lochthove in Berlin; Maria Bresic in Sydney, Australia; Ricardo Mohammed in New York; and James Sheen, a Briton who
Belly Would Rather Face Forward Than Navel Gaze

Belly Would Rather Face Forward Than Navel Gaze

Belly, from left: Tom Gorman, Chris Gorman, Tanya Donelly and Gail Greenwood at Ms. Greenwood’s home in Rhode Island, where the band rehearses in the basement Rock ’n’ Roll Control Center.
Glitter, Strobe Lights and the Dream of a United Europe

Glitter, Strobe Lights and the Dream of a United Europe

Members of a pop group called DoReDoS, representing Moldova, performing in April at a Moscow shopping center ahead of the Eurovision contest.
R. Kelly Again Denies Sexual Abuse Allegations (and an Unauthorized Denial)

R. Kelly Again Denies Sexual Abuse Allegations (and an Unauthorized Denial)

In response to new allegations of sexual misconduct, R. Kelly’s team released a statement denying “the many dark descriptions put forth by instigators and liars.”
Playlist: The Playlist: Christina Aguilera’s Bizarre Puzzle, and 13 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Christina Aguilera’s Bizarre Puzzle, and 13 More New Songs

Christina Aguilera returns on “Accelerate,” produced by Kanye West, Che Pope and Mike Dean.
Review: U2 Is Still Fighting for the American Dream

Review: U2 Is Still Fighting for the American Dream

U2’s Experience + Innocence tour uses a more technologically advanced version of the setup for the group’s 2015 tour supporting “Songs of Innocence.”
Liz Phair Is Not Your Feminist Spokesmodel

Liz Phair Is Not Your Feminist Spokesmodel

A reissue of Liz Phair’s 1993 album “Exile in Guyville” and her 1991 “Girly-Sound” tapes will be released in May.
The Choreographers Who Set Beyoncé in Motion at Coachella

The Choreographers Who Set Beyoncé in Motion at Coachella

Beyoncé and dancers at Coachella. Chris Grant and JaQuel Knight were the main choreographers. Mr. Knight said Beyoncé knew from start what she wanted: “She said, ‘Let’s do a homecoming.’ Boom. A nice,