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3 hrs ago | The News Tribune

On climate, business as usual isn't good enough

WASHINGTON The world's predicament on climate change reminds me of an old saying: "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get."

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Environment, Science, Dance, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson, Europe, World News, Germany, Angela Merkel

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KRRQ-FM Lafayette

Kelis Says She Doesn't Listen to Nas' Music

Former couple, Nas and Kelis , are both promoting their respective music projects, but it seems the rapper's ex-wife is not interested in his new material.

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Related Topix: Rap, Nas, Wedding

Examiner.com

Rapper affiliated with Wu Tang Clan stable after severed penis, suicide attempt

Andre Johnson, known by his rap name Christ Bearer, is in stable condition after his suicide attempt early Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: RZA, Hip-Hop, Northstar, Rap

KKMG-FM Colorado Springs

Aretha Franklin Threatens Suit Over Fake Patti LaBelle Fight Story

Earlier this month, The News Nerd published a satirical story about Aretha Franklin getting into a physical altercation with Patti LaBelle .

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Related Topix: Aretha Franklin, Soul

The Forest Grove News-Times

Will family ties hinder or help Kafoury?

Two years ago, the Multnomah County commissioner took the stage in a red fringed cocktail dress and heels - shaking and shimmying across the stage to the Black Eyed Peas' 'Pump It' - to a rowdy crowd of friends and colleagues.

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Related Topix: The Black Eyed Peas, Hip-Hop

The News Tribune

Nas kicks off Tribeca with documentary, concert

The Queens native Nas followed the screening at New York's Beacon Theatre with a performance of the nine-track album, widely considered a rap classic for its angry but earnest street poetry.

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

WXLO-FM Worcester

"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

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