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1 hr ago | The Age

Splendour names headline acts

Reformed US hip hop act OutKast top a strong bill for midwinter festival Splendour in the Grass, with Lily Allen and Kelis also among the big names.

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Related Topix: Big Boi, Outkast, Hip-Hop, Kelis, R-N-B, New York, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England

Tue Apr 22, 2014

FOX23

Obama honors Frankie Knuckles in letter to family

President Obama has paid a special tribute to club music icon Frankie Knuckles by penning a letter to his grieving family and friends.

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Related Topix: Frankie Knuckles, House, Roger Sanchez, Rap, Wu-Tang, RZA, Hip-Hop, The Wu-Tang Clan, Entertainment

SiliconValley.com

Meet the new king of hip-hop

Atlanta rapper Future's second album, "Honest," puts him at the center of the hip-hop universe.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Kanye West, Hip-Hop, Dance, Ciara, R-N-B, Watches

Detroit Free Press

Mean stars: 10 meanest jabs from celebrities

Jon Hamm at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, at the Javits Convention Cente on April 16, 2014, in New York.

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Related Topix: Beyonce, Dance, Hip-Hop, R-N-B

KIPR-FM Little Rock

R. Kelly Readies His First Greatest Hits Album, "The Essential R. Kelly"

R. Kelly fans are finally getting a compendium of his greatest hits. RCA announced plans to release the crooner's first hits collection, titled The Essential R. Kelly .

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, R-N-B, R. Kelly

Examiner.com

Demi Lovato is a nominee and presenter at 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Demi Lovato is set to make an appearance as a presenter at the first annual iHeartRadio Music Awards , which will take place on May 1, 2014, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, The X Factor, Dance, R-N-B, Rihanna, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Blake Shelton, Country, Justin Timberlake, Rap, Jay-Z

NBC Chicago

Williams Raps "Gin and Juice," Confronts Fallon

Jimmy Fallon unveiled a video edit of Brian Williams' "NBC Nightly News" broadcasts to make the anchor appear as if he is rapping, this time featuring a Snoop Dogg classic.

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Related Topix: NBC Nightly News, Entertainment, Television, Snoop Dogg, Rap, The Sugarhill Gang, Hip-Hop

Mirror.co.uk

Beyonce posts touching shot of her and daughter Blue Ivy sharing a tender kiss

Snap-happy singer Beyonce has made our hearts melt with this heartwarming shot of her and daughter Blue Ivy having a bit of a moment.

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Related Topix: Beyonce, Dance, Hip-Hop, R-N-B

Mon Apr 21, 2014

WDBZ-AM Cincinnati

Singer, Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone Died On This Day In 2003

Nina Simone is one of American music's most-celebrated figures as well as a legendary icon of artistic expression and empowerment.

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Related Topix: Nina Simone, Jazz, Philadelphia, PA

GPB.org

Library Of Congress, How Could You Forget Run-D.M.C?

Rap and hip-hop have been around for decades and have become one of America's most successful cultural exports.

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Related Topix: Dance, DMC, Rap, Run DMC, African-American, Winston-Salem State University, Celebrities, Jay-Z, Hip-Hop

EDGE

Lady Day at the Emerson Bar & Grill

Billie Holiday was one of the great voices of the 20th century. Her story is one of the great tragedies.

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Related Topix: Billie Holiday, Jazz, Lady Sings the Blues, Music!, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Diana Ross, Pop/Rock

River Front Times

Outkast's Do-Over Recaptures the Spirit of '99

Last weekend was supposed to mark the return of the gangster, when Andre 3000 and Big Boi played the first of 40 festival shows to celebrate the duo's twentieth anniversary.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Outkast

WWWM-FM Toledo

Mariah Carey Shares Family Easter Pics with Fans

Mariah Carey celebrated Easter with her husband Nick Cannon and their two-and-a-half-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan , on Sunday, and she shared a series of photos with fans on Twitter.

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Related Topix: Dance, Mariah Carey, Hip-Hop, Pop/Rock

WWWM-FM Toledo

Enrique Iglesias Reveals Why He Turned Down Multi-Million-Dollar Reality Show Judge Offers

Enrique Iglesias' friend Jennifer Lopez has raked in millions thanks to her work as a judge on American Idol.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique

WWWM-FM Toledo

Pharrell's Star-Studded Coachella Set Features Jay Z, Pusha T, and Usher

Pharrell Williams returned to Indio, California, on Saturday night for another star-studded set at Coachella.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Usher, R-N-B, Indio, CA, Robin Thicke

Real Bollywood

MJ's former bodyguards reveal 'picked up girls for singer's sex sessions'

London, April 21: Michael Jackson's former bodyguards have claimed that they regularly picked up girls for the late singer, breaking the image of the star who was assumed to be gay and even a paedophile.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson

USA Today

First listen: Michael Jackson's posthumous 'Xscape'

First listen: Michael Jackson's posthumous 'Xcape.' The eight tracks, recorded between 1983 and 1999, capture MJ in fine, familiar voice.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson, Music, Entertainment

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Alabama Live

Hangout Fest headliners OutKast stumble at Coachella, then step it up

This was the first live show by the duo in a decade, and it was a good thing it happened at Coachella - because Coachella's format offers a rare chance for redemption.

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Related Topix: Big Boi, Outkast, Hip-Hop, Entertainment

USA Today

Ice Cube becomes a driving 'maniac' in 'Drive Along'

Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY. Contributors agree to our Terms of Service and are responsible for the content of their videos and photos.

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Related Topix: Ice Cube, Rap, Kevin Hart, Autos

Daily Mail

'He's a perfect example of the selfless Sherpa people': American...

Six-month pregnant journalist taken to hospital for treatment after pro-Kremlin political leader ordered his aides to 'violently rape her' during press conference when she asked about Ukraine sanctions How a brain injury turned an average Joe into a math genius who is among only 40 people in the WORLD to have released an 'inner Einstein' after ... (more)

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Related Topix: Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 737, World News, Malaysia, Dance, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson, Family, Kids

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