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Last Update on April 16, 2014 07:12 GMT


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Miley Cyrus has been hospitalized with a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. A spokeswoman for Cyrus says she called off her concert in Kansas City, Missouri, last night. She's on medical rest on the advice of her doctors. She tweeted a photo of herself in what looks like a hospital gown. She called off a show last week in Charlotte because she had the flu. Cyrus is scheduled to perform tonight in St. Louis.


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Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH'-tah), AP Music correspondent

Singer Miley Cyrus is hospitalized. AP Music Correspondent Margie Szaroleta has the details. ((opens with music))

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Miley Cyrus

Excerpt of Miley Cyrus performing "See You Again."


NEW YORK (AP) -- Zac Brown Band have added a bassist. Matt Mangano joins the band as its eighth member. That doesn't mean John Driskell Hopkins is leaving. He's just moving to other instruments. He plans to play guitar, baritone guitar, ukulele, and banjo as well as bass and upright bass. Zac Brown Band will kick off their Great American Road Trip Tour on May 24 in Lincoln, Nebraska.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Team Usher is ready for the finals on "The Voice." He chose the three singers for his team as the show begins the round in which the public will vote. He chose Bria Kelly, who he called "a shining star." He picked Josh Kaufman, who he says has a story yet to be told. His final pick was TJ Wilkins, the singer Shakira called "the ace under your seat."


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Bria Kelly, performing "Wild Horses"

Bria Kelly performing "Wild Horses." COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..004 (04/16/14)>> 00:15 "unique, thank you"

Shakira and Bria Kelly

Shakira is astounded by Bria Kelly's range. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..005 (04/16/14)>> 00:18 "the top 12 (cheers)"

Usher and Carson Daly

Usher has one more slot to fill for the live shows, beginning next week. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))


LONDON (AP) -- Chrissie Hynde feels a bit dishonest calling "Stockholm" her solo album. She says it's actually a collaboration but her collaborators wouldn't be in a band with her, so she put her own name on it. She does have a backing band who will support her on tour, though. There's nothing profound about the first single, "Dark Sunglasses." She says it's simply about a guy who wears sunglasses. There is something profound about the video: Hynde is not in it. She says for 30 years she's loathed videos and always begged not to appear in them, only to be met with laughs. "Stockholm" comes out June 10.


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Chrissie Hynde, singer, The Pretenders

Chrissie Hynde says she couldn't get Bjorn Yttling and Joakim Ahlund to be in a band with her, even though they collaborated on the "Stockholm" album.

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Chrissie Hynde, singer, The Pretenders

Chrissie Hynde says she couldn't get her "Stockholm" collaborators to form a band with her, so the album bears only her name.

<<CUT ..020 (04/16/14)>> 00:15 "who wears sunglasses"

Chrissie Hynde, singer, The Pretenders

Chrissie Hynde was asked to explain the first single, "Dark Sunglasses."

<<CUT ..021 (04/16/14)>> 00:17 "sorts of things"

Chrissie Hynde, singer, The Pretenders

Chrissie Hynde says the video for "Dark Sunglasses" is simply people wearing sunglasses. ((note length of cut)) ((note length of cut))


NEW YORK (AP) -- Brandy isn't getting married after all. Her representative tells People magazine she and music executive Ryan Press have called off their engagement by mutual agreement. They plan to stay friends and the rep says there's nothing negative about the breakup. Brandy and Press went public with their relationship late in 2011 and were engaged late in 2012.


NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has done some rearranging of the schedule to allow Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band some room to rock. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports when the schedule was released in March, Springsteen was slotted to play an hour and 50 minutes. Springsteen is famous for sometimes playing three hours. The schedule has now been revised so Springsteen can play two hours and 45 minutes. He will take the stage on May 3.


NEW YORK (AP) -- The hippest trip in America is coming to Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver has acquired the theatrical rights to "Soul Train." Weaver is one of the masterminds behind the show and film "Rock of Ages." Weaver says he will hire a writer and work on music rights. He won't speculate on when the show will open, only saying, "When the story's right." He says the heart of "Soul Train" is a great story and great characters, as well as fashion and music.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The teams are now set for the start of live shows next week on "The Voice."

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TOKYO (AP) -- Shares rose today in Asia, led by Japan's Nikkei 225 index, as investors largely shrugged off news that China's economy slowed in the first quarter.

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