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McCartney to hold concert in Seoul in May

SEOUL, April 3 (Yonhap) -- Paul McCartney, a former member of the legendary British band The Beatles, will hold his first-ever concert in South Korea next month, organizers said Thursday. The show is part of his "Out There" world tour that began in Brazil last year and has taken him to 23 big cities around the world.

McCartney is modern but feminine at Paris fashion

Stella McCartney offered modern, feminine silhouettes at Paris fashion on Monday, while Chinese-born French designer Yiqing Yin went back to French fashion house Leonard's roots for her debut collection. Singer Rihanna was flamboyant in the front row at McCartney in fuchsia lipstick and orange dark glasses with more star power on the catwalk from model Cara Delevingne in an asymmetrical knit dress with overlong sleeves.

Beatles, mass wedding attract big TV audience to Grammys

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Beatles, robots and a mass wedding drew 28.5 million viewers to the Grammy awards television broadcast on Sunday night, the show's second-largest audience in two decades, CBS Corp's broadcast network CBS said on Monday. French electronic-music duo Daft Punk, known for their robot-inspired outfits, took home four awards including album and record of the year, and New Zealand's 17-year-old newcomer Lorde won two, including song of the year.

Beatles, robots and marriage: acts that rocked the Grammys

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Grammy awards, music's biggest night, is as much about the lively performances and often rare collaborations between big names as it is about the awards handed out across 82 categories. Here are some of Sunday night's top moments telecast live from the Grammy stage. - Their "Sippy Cup" Runneth Over

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to perform at Grammys

Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will perform at the Grammys later this month, as the legendary group is given a lifetime achievement award, organizers said Tuesday. It was not immediately known what the duo will play at the ceremony, music's biggest honors, on January 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. But their performance will provide a colorful warm-up for the special Beatles tribute show organized by the Recording Academy on the night after the Grammys.

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr added to Grammy Awards performers

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will each perform at the Grammy Awards this month where the pair will accept a lifetime achievement award on behalf of the Fab Four, organizers said on Tuesday. McCartney, 71, and Starr, 73, will be joined by R&B singer John Legend, hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis as well as country singers Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves and Keith Urban as performers during the 56th Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy said.

Beatles to get Grammys lifetime achievement award

Grammys organizers announced lifetime achievement awards Thursday for The Beatles and six other acts, including the Isley Brothers and electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk. Kris Kristofferson is also among artists who will get their awards in the week before the January 26 Grammys show, along with Mexican composer Armando Manzanero, creole "King of Zydeco" singer Clifton Chenier and late US violinist Maud Paul.

Ex-Beatle Ringo jokes about reuniting with McCartney

Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr joked Wednesday that he would welcome playing with former bandmate Paul McCartney again, but only if the group was called "Ringo's." The veteran drummer made the quip after singing a few hits including "With a Little Help from my Friends," as he promoted an upcoming South America tour with his All Starr band of ageing rock stars. Starr was joined on stage by Todd Rundgren and Santana keyboard player Gregg Rolie among others to play selection of songs also including the Santana hit "Oye Como Va" before taking a few questions.

Paul McCartney's new album misses out on UK top spot

LONDON (Reuters) - Paul McCartney's acclaimed album "New" entered the British music charts at number three in its debut week on Sunday, missing out on the top spot, sales figures showed. The former Beatle's 16th solo album was outsold by the new number one, "Tribute" by English singer John Newman, and "Lightning Bolt" by U.S. rock group Pearl Jam. McCartney, 71, has received some glowing reviews for his latest release, with the Daily Telegraph newspaper describing it as "vintage Macca: jaunty, melodic and occasionally whimsical".

McCartney performs flash Times Square concert

Former Beatle Paul McCartney performed a flash concert in New York's Times Square Thursday, sparking a Twitter frenzy by announcing the free gig at an hour's notice. "Wow! Really excited to be playing New York Times Square at 1pm this afternoon!" he wrote to his 1.6 million followers in a message retweeted more than 540 times. Coinciding with lunchtime for thousands of busy New Yorkers, McCartney's impromptu set included four tracks from his latest album "New," which comes out next week.
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