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In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Willie Nelson performs in Nashville, Tenn. Nelson's publicist told The Associated Press on March 22, 2017, that the singer is "perfectly fine" despite reports claiming the country music legend is "deathly ill" and struggling to breathe. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Willie Nelson not deathly ill: Publicist

LOS ANGELES — Willie Nelson has played nearly a dozen shows in recent weeks and is not deathly ill, his publicist said, despite a series of reports claiming the country music legend is struggling to breathe.

In this combination photo, musicians Elvis Costello, left, performs at "The Music of Prince" tribute concert on March 7, 2013, in New York and Paul McCartney performs during his "Out There Tour 2015" on June 21, 2015, in Philadelphia. A new Paul McCartney reissue of "Flowers in the Dirt" offers two audio discs that are devoted to McCartney's songwriting collaboration with Elvis Costello in 1987 and 1988. (Photo by Evan Agostini, left, and Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, Files)

McCartney, Costello and the album that never was

NEW YORK — Paul McCartney’s “Flowers in the Dirt” box is as much an archeology project as a reissue, in which listeners can discover the bones of a landmark album that could have been made but wasn’t.