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Solange and Other Musicians Join Harvey Relief Efforts

Solange and Other Musicians Join Harvey Relief Efforts

Solange Knowles, a Houston native, has announced a benefit concert for Harvey relief on Sept. 28 at the Orpheum Theater in Boston, with the Sun Ra Arkestra.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Begins With a Bang

Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Begins With a Bang

Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” is the first step of an elaborate marketing campaign for her Nov. 10 album, “Reputation.”
Aryana Saeed, Afghan Pop Star, Won’t Let Mullahs Stop the Show

Aryana Saeed, Afghan Pop Star, Won’t Let Mullahs Stop the Show

Aryana Saeed, an Afghan singer, performing in Kabul on Saturday after her concert at Ghazi Stadium on Friday was canceled.

White-Power Rock Bands Find Platform Online to Incite Hatred

Music services face difficulties rooting out so-called hatecore music.
Dispatch From Lebanon: Next Door to War, an Indie Arab Band Sings of Defiance and Joy

Dispatch From Lebanon: Next Door to War, an Indie Arab Band Sings of Defiance and Joy

Mashrou’ Leila during an outdoor concert on Saturday in Ehden, Lebanon.
In South Korea, K-Pop Pleads for Peace

In South Korea, K-Pop Pleads for Peace

The South Korean K-Pop band B1A4 performing at the annual DMZ Peace Concert on Saturday night; the concert was organized with the South Korean Ministry of Unification.
Kesha, Even With a Liberated New Album, Remains Tied to Dr. Luke

Kesha, Even With a Liberated New Album, Remains Tied to Dr. Luke

Kesha’s “Rainbow” chronicles her years of personal and professional turmoil. But she is still legally tied to her longtime producer, Dr. Luke.

The Breakdown: Older Lawn Bowlers Put Their Hands Up to Save Club, With a Beyoncé Twist

A beloved lawn bowling club may be at risk of losing its Melbourne home, but thanks to a parody video racking up hits, it has gained some beloved dancers.
MTV Mines the Past for Its Future: ‘Total Request Live’

MTV Mines the Past for Its Future: ‘Total Request Live’

Chris McCarthy, the president of MTV, at the site of the new “Total Request Live” studio in Times Square. “If we’re going to come back and reinvent MTV, the studio is a given,” he said.
MTV Mines the Past for Its Future: ‘Total Request Live’

MTV Mines the Past for Its Future: ‘Total Request Live’

Chris McCarthy, the president of MTV, at the site of the new “Total Request Live” studio in Times Square. “If we’re going to come back and reinvent MTV, the studio is a given,” he said.
China Bars Justin Bieber From Performing Over ‘Bad Behavior’

China Bars Justin Bieber From Performing Over ‘Bad Behavior’

Justin Bieber performing in New York in 2016. The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture called him “gifted” but also “controversial.”
Prince Estate’s $31 Million Distribution Deal Is Rescinded

Prince Estate’s $31 Million Distribution Deal Is Rescinded

Prince performing in Los Angeles in 2009. The deal includes his later albums and unreleased recordings, as well as disputed rights to classic earlier albums.
Critic's Notebook: At K-Pop Festival, Korean Stars Align With Their Superfans

Critic's Notebook: At K-Pop Festival, Korean Stars Align With Their Superfans

The group NCT 127 was a fan highlight of KCON at the Prudential Center in Newark.
Letter 15: From Courtney Barnett to Beer Snake

Letter 15: From Courtney Barnett to Beer Snake

Participants prepare for the Nude Solstice Swim on Tuesday, as part of the Dark Mofo winter festival in Hobart, Tasmania.
Ariana Grande Brings Message of Defiance to Concert for Manchester Victims

Ariana Grande Brings Message of Defiance to Concert for Manchester Victims

Ariana Grande performed at the “One Love Manchester” tribute concert on Sunday.
Rihanna vs. Apple Outshines Warriors vs. Cavs

Rihanna vs. Apple Outshines Warriors vs. Cavs

Rihanna, second from left, cheered for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night in Oakland.
The Saturday Profile: From Heavy Metal Frontman to Taiwan’s Parliament

The Saturday Profile: From Heavy Metal Frontman to Taiwan’s Parliament

Freddy Lim, a member of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan, inside his office in Taipei in December. He put his career as a frontman of the heavy metal band Chthonic on pause to take on the role.
What Ariana Grande Represents to Her Fans

What Ariana Grande Represents to Her Fans

Ariana Grande performing at Madison Square Garden in February during her “Dangerous Woman” tour.
What Ariana Grande Represents to Her Fans

What Ariana Grande Represents to Her Fans

Ariana Grande performing at Madison Square Garden in February during her “Dangerous Woman” tour.