Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 20-26:
Dec. 20: Actor Tommy Cole (“The Mickey Mouse Club”) is 79. Drummer Bobby Colomby of Blood, Sweat and Tears is 76. Former Kiss drummer Peter...
"Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)" (Dutton), by Jeff Tweedy
In his memoir, "Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)," Jeff Tweedy, frontman of the American rock band Wilco, displays a sense of humor that his audiences will know well from his onstage banter.
LONDON (AP) — The animals can't protest so people in London did that for them.
Hundreds of marchers demanded better protection for British wildlife at the People's Walk for Wildlife in Hyde Park on Saturday. Many carried pro-nature and pro-animal banners and placards and some wore animal masks.
Organizers said the march was to raise awareness about the threat to species and habitats across the United Kingdom.
LONDON (AP) — Ed Sheeran has been named songwriter of the year at Britain's prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting awards.
The inescapable singer won the prize Thursday for his "exceptional body of work" in 2017, including his chart-topping album "Divide." Sheeran's hit "The Shape of You" took the prize for most-performed song of the year.
LONDON (AP) — British music magazine NME, which helped mold musical tastes for several generations, will stop publishing its weekly print edition.
Publisher Time Inc. UK said Wednesday that it will be "focusing investment on further expanding NME's digital audience." The final weekly edition will appear Friday.
Founded in 1952 as New Musical Express, the magazine became essential reading for fans and a coveted platform for musicians through the eras of Beatlemania, prog-rock, punk, indie and more.
Billy Bragg, "Bridges Not Walls" (Cooking Vinyl)
Billy Bragg is among the most romantic of protest singers but "Bridges Not Walls" is a newscast of dissent, not a love letter.
Comprising just six songs, the EP gathers Bragg singles released over the past few months, some issued practically as soon as they were written.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Van Morrison, Graham Nash, John Prine, the Drive-by Truckers and The Lumineers will perform on the Americana Honors and Awards show on Sept. 13.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The music continues in Newport for the second day of the three-day Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams.
The city by the sea is hosting dozens of musical acts on four stages at the fort, which sits on Narragansett Bay.
This folk festival was first put on 58 years ago in 1959, and went down in music history as the place where Bob Dylan "went electric" in 1965.
Some reactions to Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday:
Congratulations Bob for getting the Nobel prize. What an achievement! — Mick Jagger on Twitter.
Congratulations to one of my favorite poets, Bob Dylan, on a well-deserved Nobel — President Barack Obama.
Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, "Shine a Light: Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad" (Cooking Vinyl)
It might seem paradoxical for a politically outspoken singer-songwriter like Billy Bragg to ride off during a divisive, restive time on both sides of the Atlantic.