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Several decades before his murder conviction, Phil Spector made the hits that he famously described as “little symphonies for the kids,” packing brash innovation into 3-minute melodramas, treating adolescent romance as a universe of rapture and tragedy.

Olivia Rodrigo called the song “a little time capsule” of a monumental six months she experienced last year.

The New York Dolls were brash and glam, gender-bending and unapologetic, qualities that were still a few years away from becoming commonplace in clubs like CBGB in the East Village. “We had to rely on ourselves,” Sylvain Sylvain said.

His crossover appeal landed him on the charts often in the 1950s and ’60s, but a violent incident in 1967 derailed his career.

Elias Rahbani, a Lebanese composer and lyricist who wrote instant classics for the Arab world’s most idolized singers — and whose body of work also included commercial jingles, political anthems and film soundtracks — has died of Covid-19 at 82.

A longtime associate of Jay-Z, Desiree Perez, woke up last Wednesday at 5 a.m. to a phone full of text messages letting her know that her pardon had been granted.

The lawsuits against the three companies had accused the brokers of reselling thousands of illegally obtained tickets for millions of dollars in revenue between Jan. 1, 2017, and the present day, often at significant markups.

President Biden’s prime-time “Celebrating America” broadcast opened with Bruce Springsteen, alone with a guitar at the Lincoln Memorial, singing about migration, mutual aid and welcome in “Land of Hope and Dreams.”

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BTS takes a different approach to K-pop on its new EP: ease

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BTS's shimmering “Boy With Luv” features Halsey — but more importantly, it features Halsey singing in Korean, exactly the sort of bilingual exchange that’s all too rare

"Scorpion" CDs are selling at an FYE store in Queens. But BTS has been “huge, way bigger than Drake.”

BTS expands its footprint, and 11 more new songs: Hear the Playlist

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Two train operators, one on each side of the train, were in charge of transporting Jimmy Fallon and BTS back and forth along a track from a Bowery platform to a Canal Street platform

BTS is funding a new series of global arts projects, featuring 22 artists including Antony Gormley

BTS’s rappers often dictate the group’s sound: @JonCaramanica  reviews “Love Yourself: ‘Her’”

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