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"American Idol" Recap: The Top 7 Perform 'Competitors' Picks'

American Idol's top seven took the stage Wednesday night to sing "competitors' picks."

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Related Topix: Game Show, American Idol, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Dance, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, J Lo

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Journal-Pioneer

With documentary and concert, Nas kicks off a Tribeca Film Festival set to a hip-hop beat

The raw New York lyricism of Nas kicked off the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival with an exuberant hip-hop beat.

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Related Topix: Rap, Nas, Tribeca (New York, NY)

Brandon Sun

Wayne Shorter, Maria Schneider each win 3 Jazz Awards; lifetime nod to Herbie Hancock

Saxophonist Wayne Shorter and composer-arranger Maria Schneider are each triple winners in the 2014 Jazz Awards presented by the Jazz Journalists Association.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Herbie Hancock

104.7 The Mix

Jay Z bringing 'Made In America' festival to Los Angeles

Jay Z's "Made In America" music festival is coming to Los Angeles. The rap mogul joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other officials Wednesday for the official announcement.

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Related Topix: Jay-Z, Celebrities, Hip-Hop, Rap

98ROCK Tampa

Jay-Z bringing 'Made In America' festival to Los Angeles

Jay Z's "Made In America" music festival is coming to Los Angeles. The rap mogul joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other officials Wednesday for the official announcement.

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Related Topix: Jay-Z, Celebrities, Hip-Hop, Rap

KFVS12

Your Week in Music: So much new music, so little time

From Lana Del Rey to 50 Cent, some killer singles previewed this week. We're going to walk you through a few of the most popular.

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Related Topix: Blues, Pop/Rock, The Black Keys, Outkast, Hip-Hop

KGOT-FM Anchorage

Are Jay Z and Beyonce planning a summer tour?

The New York Post is reporting that Jay Z and Beyonce could be planning to announce a 20-date, co-headlining tour for this summer.

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Related Topix: Jay-Z, Hip-Hop, Rap

The Detroit News

Rapper Schoolboy Q finds 'The Secret' to success for 'Oxymoron'

Chart-topping Los Angeles gangsta rapper Schoolboy Q draws his inspiration from street life, gang warfare and the worldwide best-selling self-help book "The Secret."

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Related Topix: Dr. Dre, Rap

KAUZ

MTV Movie Awards: Hunger Games wins big, a tribute to Paul Walker, and a star-studded opening

Hunger Games: Catching Fire was the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards, which also featured a tribute to the late Paul Walker and a star-studded opening.

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Related Topix: MTV Movie Awards, iPhone and iPad App, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Celebrities, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Once Upon a Time, Entertainment, Television, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dallas, Soap Opera, Drama

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WCTO-FM Lehigh Valley

Brandy Norwood and Ryan Press End Engagement

Brandy Norwood is back on the market. The singer and her music exec fianc, Ryan Press, split before the singer's 35th birthday in February, her rep confirmed to ABC News.

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Related Topix: Ray J, R-N-B

JAM! Showbiz

B.B. King was off meds for subpar concert

Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King has revealed he was off his diabetes medication earlier this month when he delivered a subpar concert performance in Missouri.

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Related Topix: Blues, B.B. King

KKMG-FM Colorado Springs

Earth, Wind & Fire's Philip Bailey Discusses His Life as a "Shining Star" in New Memoir

A new memoir by Philip Bailey , the longtime lead singer of Earth, Wind & Fire , is being published today.

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Related Topix: Earth, Wind & Fire, R-N-B, Philip Bailey, Soul

Detroit News

Fake new story on Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle goes viral

Yes, but the story, by 'Kato Leonard,' was from The News Nerd, a website that most people wouldn't mistake for the New York Times - or the Onion, for that matter.

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Related Topix: Aretha Franklin, Soul

The York Daily Record

Kelela: An R&B star-to-be rises in L.A.

Her futuristic love songs feel like high-def screen grabs of latent passion, micro-tonal desire and other in-the-middle emotions that the English language can't quite articulate.

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Related Topix: Texas, Celebrities, Kanye West, Hip-Hop, Africa, World News, Ethiopia

Congleton Guardian

Corden: Streep raps like 50 Cent

The three-time Oscar-winning actress has been learning to rap for a song in their new film, Into The Woods, and James - who previously collaborated with rapper Dizzee Rascal on World Cup song Shout - has been impressed with her lyrical dexterity.

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Related Topix: The Iron Lady, 50 Cent, Rap

Malaysian National News Agency

Ice Cube Blasts MTV For Paul Walker Win

LOS ANGELES, April 15 -- Ice Cube has blasted the MTV Movie Awards for giving the Best Onscreen Duo trophy to Paul Walker posthumously on Sunday night and insists he and his 'Ride Along' co-star Kevin Hart were "robbed."

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Related Topix: Fast & Furious 6, Ice Cube, Rap, Paul Walker, MTV Movie Awards, Kevin Hart, Celebrities, Vin Diesel

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WXLO-FM Worcester

Jennifer Lopez Honored at GLAAD Media Awards

Jennifer Lopez had a good night Saturday night in Beverly Hills at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, which recognize outstanding images of the LGBT community in the media.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Game Show, American Idol, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Drama, J Lo, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

GPB.org

Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

On Friday, after a 10-year absence from the stage, OutKast performed at Coachella.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Outkast

Pasadena Star-News

Martina McBride tackles pop, soul touchstones on a Everlastinga

Link: “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” lyrics video from “Everlasting” can be seen at http://youtu.be/XWooQoreUeQ .

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Was, Aretha Franklin, Soul

National Public Radio

Flavor Flav Taking Plea Deal In Vegas Battery Case

Entertainer Flavor Flav is poised to take a plea deal that would avoid trial in a Las Vegas domestic violence case.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Rap, Public Enemy

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