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3 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Jennifer Lopez shows up five hours late for video shoot

Confidenti@l has learned that Jennifer Lopez held up production on a video shoot because she arrived on the set five hours late. We're told that the shoot for "Stressin'," her latest collaboration with fellow Bronx native Fat Joe, was scheduled to take place in two locations, with Lopez filming her part at the Griffin nightclub in the Meatpacking District before the rest of the team moved on to the Don Coqui Puerto Rican restaurant in the Bronx.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Entertainment

7 hrs ago | WXLO-FM Worcester

Train, Ed Sheeran, Pitbull & More to Appear on "America's Got Talent" Finale

Train, Ed Sheeran and Pitbull, as well as Jennifer Hudson and Lenny Kravitz , will all perform on the episode, which will air live from New York City's Radio City Music Hall at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Ed will perform his latest single, "Don't," while J-Hud will sing "It's Your World."


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Ed Sheeran, Dance, Lenny Kravitz, Entertainment, Drama, Television

11 hrs ago |

App enables music artists, fans to collaborate via Web

Drummer Stewart Copeland is using an app called WholeWorldBrand to connect with his fans and to let amateur musicians collaborate with him on a new track. Drummer and founding Police member Stewart Copeland is ready for a jam session in his home studio, which he calls the Sacred Grove.


Related Topix: Snoop Dogg, Rap, Ipad, iPod touchiPad App, Science / Technology, iPad App, iPhone App, GarageBand, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, 10cc, Pop/Rock

16 hrs ago | WGBH

Bob Marley's 'Legend' Album Finally Cracks Billboard Top 10

Billboard's album sales chart has a new entry in its No. 5 spot: Legend , the greatest hits record by Bob Marley and the Wailers.


Related Topix: Reggae, Bob Marley, Bob Marley & the Wailers, The Wailers, Dance, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson, Purple Rain, Music!, Drama Movies

20 hrs ago | Darlington and Stockton Times

Pop royalty The Jacksons give unforgettable performance in Sedgefield

POP legends The Jacksons had music fans singing, dancing, clapping and cheering from the moment they stepped on stage at a North-East festival last night Thousands of people of all ages descended on Hardwick Hall Hotel, near Sedgefield , County Durham, for the second night of the Hardwick Live Garden Party. North-East bands and musicians performed throughout the day, as anticipation built for the headline acts, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Adam Ant and The Jacksons.


Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson

Yesterday | The Sand Trap

What are you listening to?

No, he's making wine in Eastern Shore MD. Apparently he gave me enough wine to forget about this episode.


Related Topix: 2pac, Rap, Tupac Shakur, Nas, N.W.a., Dr. Dre

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WTLC-AM Indianapolis

Smokey Robinson: 'God Saved Me From Cocaine'

Smokey Robinson has written some of the most beautiful and tender pop songs of the modern age, but he didn't get where he is today by being soft. When he first met Berry Gordy - the man who would found Motown, with Smokey standing right alongside him from day one - Gordy rejected all but two of the dozens of compositions in the young writer's notebook.


Related Topix: Drugs, Soul, Smokey Robinson

Burnley Citizen

Beyonce and Jay Z end tour in Paris

Beyonce and Jay Z perform during their On the Run tour at Stade de France An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their On the Run stadium tour in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago. The performers told the audience at Stade de France that Paris was also where their two-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, was conceived.


Related Topix: Jay-Z, Celebrities, Hip-Hop, Rap, Beyonce, Dance, R-N-B

Stroudnewsand Journal

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini comforts Amy Connelly on the X Factor

A tearful Cheryl Fernandez-Versini embraced Amy Connelly after the mother-of-two lost out on her chance of X Factor fame for the second time. The former Girls Aloud star took to the stage at Wembley Arena to comfort t he 24-year-old betting shop assistant from Essex telling her: "I'm proud of you, please don't cry".


Related Topix: Whitney Houston, Pop/Rock


A Talent That Bridged Genres: Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Dies

Joe Sample, a composer and keyboard player who connected the world of jazz to many other musical traditions, has died at age 75. He died in his hometown of Houston. Sample was a founder of the band the Jazz Crusaders; he also reportedly played with musicians from Miles Davis and B.B. King to Steely Dan and the Supremes.


Related Topix: Jazz, Joe Sample, The Jazz Crusaders, Miles Davis, Blues, B.B. King

The Times of India

McDonald's to sue Burger King for 'racist' black burger

Stories in Mocktale are works of fiction intended to bring a smile to your face. They bear no connection to events and characters in real life.


Related Topix: Mary J. Blige, Hip-Hop, R-N-B, Life, Food, Fast Food

KRRQ-FM Lafayette

Nas, Kendrick Lamar & Jhene Aiko Ready "Unexpected" Sets, Says ONE Musicfest Founder

This year's ONE Musicfest will feature a line-up of performers ranging from Kendrick Lamar to Jhene Aiko . The event's founder, J Carter , tells ABC News Radio what concert-goers can anticipate from the upcoming event, which takes place in Atlanta Saturday, September 13. "I would say expect the unexpected, and don't be surprised if each artists is joined by some Atlanta greats as well," Carter says of the fourth annual event, which is expected to attract a crowd of 15,000 people.


Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Kendrick Lamar, Rap, Nas

Mid-Day Mumbai

Michael Jackson family's treasure up for auction

Los Angeles: Late pop star Michael Jackson and his family's personal possessions will go under the hammer later this month. The collection of household memorabilia varies from the priceless to the bizarre - with items including socks, underwear and general family possessions to photo albums, the black tuxedo worn by Jackson's pet chimpanzee Bubbles, and 56 master tapes of recordings made by The Jackson 5, reports


Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Streatham Guardian

Soul-singing magic at the Half Moon this weekend

Expect hits like Respect, Rock Steady and Natural Woman and some lesser-known tracks to please loyal, long-standing fans of the Queen of Soul. Lizzie Deane lives in Putney and has worked with a number of other soul and pop artists throughout her career, drawing comparisons to Dusty Springfield, Janis Joplin and Lisa Stansfield, as well as Aretha Franklin.


Related Topix: Aretha Franklin, Soul

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Los Angelesa OverDoz opens for OutKast, Childish Gambino in San Bernardino

Kent Jamz, of the Los Angeles area-based hip-hop group OverDoz , is getting an early gift opening for legendary Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast in San Bernardino on Saturday. Jamz was born in Atlanta, the hometown to the hip-hop duo of Andre 3000 and Big Boi, but moved to Los Angeles on age 6. “OutKast is the product of my generation.


Related Topix: Donald Glover, Outkast, Childish Gambino, Hip-Hop, San Bernardino, CA

Albany Times Union

Clinton ...

In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, author Maya Angelou delivers a tribute to South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at the State Department in Washington. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison were among the expected speakers at a tribute to Maya Angelou, the author, poet and stage performer who died earlier this year.


Related Topix: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Books, Maya Angelou, Vocal, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Entertainment


We've Been In 'The Era Of The Booty' For A Long Time

To commemorate New York Fashion Week, we're looking at some current perspectives on fashion and beauty. On Thursday, we examined a fashion that many regard as "dangerous" and deplorable .


Related Topix: Fashion, Fashion Week, Dance, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez

The Washington Post

Conflict in Iraq? The death of the iPod? A playlist for all your bad news blues.

For weeks now the front pages of most newspapers have lacked a certain feel-good quality, to say the least. The news has gone from bad to worse, so much so that picking a fun Topic A from which to spin a playlist is practically impossible.


Related Topix: Earth, Wind & Fire, R-N-B, Chorus, Amazing Grace, Sports


Richard Kiel, actor who played Bond villain 'Jaws,' dies

Richard Kiel, the actor best known for playing the James Bond villain "Jaws," died Wednesday at a Fresno, California hospital, St. Agnes Medical Center spokeswoman Kelley Sanchez said. The cause of death for the 74-year-old actor has not been released.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Thriller, Crime Movies, Action Movies, Silver Streak, Richard Kiel, Fresno, CA, Celebrities, Roger Moore, Richard Pryor, Entertainment

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Stunning evening of MUSE/IQUE with gifted tap dancer Savion Glover

Another stunning evening of MUSE/IQUE brought the audience to its feet multiple times at Caltech's Beckman Mall Lawn on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Gifted tap dancer Savion Glover showcased his extraordinary rhythm, skill and grace through "Mr. Bojangles" as sung by Sammy Davis, Jr. in tribute to the first breakthrough "tapper" Bill "Bojangles" Robinson , Duke Ellington's "River Suite" and believe it or not, a Vivaldi Suite.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Bojangles, Biography Movies, Savion Glover, Jazz, Sammy Davis Jr., Classical, Celebrities, Paul McCartney, Pop/Rock, The Beatles