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1 hr ago | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Six performances to watch at 2014 VMAsSix performances to watch at...

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will air Sunday night chock full of good tunes, the top musical performers and - as anticipated - probably some memorable moments.

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Related Topix: Music!, MTV Video Music Awards, World News, Brazil, Beyonce, Dance, R-N-B, Hip-Hop, Anaheim, CA, Maroon 5, Pop/Rock, Entertainment

5 hrs ago | NewsOne

Talib Kweli Talks Ferguson On 'NewsOne Now'

Hip Hop artist Talib Kweli joined Roland Martin Friday on "NewsOne Now" to discuss the crisis in Ferguson.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Talib Kweli

9 hrs ago | WQEN-FM Birmingham

Jennifer Lopez Reveals Why She Nicknamed Her Kids 'Coconuts'

Jennifer Lopez's twins Max and Emme are 6-years-old, but they'll always be their mother's little "coconuts.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Celebrities, Ryan Seacrest

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Mashable

Music Memories: What the VMAs Looked Like in 1984, 1994 and 2004

Airing for the very first time in 1984, the MTV Video Music Awards redefined how provocative these ceremonies can be when Madonna donned a wedding dress and seduced viewers while singing "Like a Virgin."

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Related Topix: Music!, MTV Video Music Awards, Celebrities, Dance, Madonna, Pop/Rock, Wedding, Michael Jackson

KIDK CBS 3

Lauryn Hill releases song to support Ferguson

Lauryn Hill has been performing her song "Black Rage" in concert for years, but on Wednesday she released a recording of the song in support of the residents of Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the Michael Brown incident.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Hip-Hop, Talib Kweli, Entertainment

WXLO-FM Worcester

Nick Cannon Confirms He and Mariah Carey Are Living Apart [From ABC News]

Speaking to The Insider , Nick said, "There is trouble in paradisewe have been living in separate houses for a few months."

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

NewsOne

Atlanta Teacher Fired For Playing 'Drunk In Love', Among Other Things

The Atlanta school district wants to remove a sixth grade teacher for playing Beyonce's "Drunk in Love" in class, but that's the least of her alleged failings.

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

National Public Radio

Remembering Jazz Violinist John Blake Jr.

For decades, John Blake Jr. created a rare role for the violin within the jazz of his eras.

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Related Topix: Archie Shepp, Jazz, Grover Washington, Jr., Billy Taylor

NewsFactor

Sony Intros 'Album of the Day' App

Look out Spotify, Sony is aiming to compete with an Album of the Day iPhone app designed to spur digital music sales.

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Related Topix: iPhone and iPad App, Album of the day, Rdio, iPod touch App, Songza, iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, Dance, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson, Art Garfunkel

Thu Aug 21, 2014

This is Local London

Cyrus to make VMAs return visit

Miley Cyrus is going to be making another visit to the MTV Video Music Awards, one year on from her shock performance with Robin Thicke.

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Related Topix: Music!, MTV Video Music Awards, Dance, Robin Thicke, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Beyonce, R-N-B

KFVS12

US inspector finds Beyonce, Jay-Z Cuba trip legal

HAVANA - The U.S. Treasury Department's inspector general has determined Jay-Z and Beyonce's fifth-anniversary trip to Cuba last year was legal under rules allowing educational travel to the island.

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Related Topix: Beyonce, Dance, Hip-Hop, R-N-B, us Travel, Travel, Cuba, World News,

This is Local London

Ross 'in talks to play Glastonbury'

The Supremes legend could be set to "do a Dolly" and take centre stage in the Sunday afternoon legends slot on the Pyramid Stage according to The Sun, where Dolly Parton wowed crowds this summer.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton, Country

V101.1 FM

REPORT: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Divorce 'A Done Deal'

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon separated back in May -- and are living apart ... and TMZ reports divorce lawyers have been negotiating a property settlement and custody agreement for months and the divorce is "a done deal."

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

This is Local London

J-Lo releases tell-all love book

Jennifer Lopez has announced she is publishing her first book - revealing all about her life as a star and a mother.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, J Lo, Celebrities

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Steve Smith: Smokey Robinson at the Greek Theatre; Gene Simmons apologizes

Even at age 74, the Motown icon with the legendary falsetto sounds exactly as he did a half-century ago.

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Related Topix: Folk, Smokey Robinson, Steve Smith, Soul, The Temptations, Christian Music, The Miracles, Ace Frehley, Pop/Rock, Kiss

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WWWQ-FM Atlanta

MAGIC!'s Still #1, But Ariana & Azalea Dominate Top 10

MAGIC! 's "Rude" is number one for a sixth week on the Billboard Hot 100 , but they're likely to be replaced next week by one of two female artists.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Adele, R-N-B, Ashanti

Knutsford Guardian

Henry reveals Pryor appointment

The actor, who appeared at the theatre on London's Southbank three years ago in William Shakespeare's The Comedy Of Errors, said the role meant he could keep his "hand in" with stand-up.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Stir Crazy, Brewster's Millions, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Richard Pryor

KLAL-FM Little Rock

J-Lo Spotted with Ex-Boyfriend Casper Smart

Are Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart giving romance another try? The two former lovers were spotted cruising around in a BMW convertible together on Monday.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, J Lo

Berkshire Eagle

Emma Stone to enter 'Cabaret' on Broadway

Roundabout Theatre Company said Wednesday that Stone will make her Broadway debut Nov. 11 as Sally Bowles, taking over from Michelle Williams at the Studio 54 theater.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Cabaret, Musical Movies, Hot Chicks, Emma Stone, Brokeback Mountain, Celebrities, Michelle Williams, Theater, Arts

KNEK-FM Lafayette

Maxwell Enlists Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton & More for Caribbean Cruise

Organizers have announced that during the cruise -- which takes place May 3, 2015 -- fans will enjoy headlining showcases from Erykah Badu , Anthony Hamilton , Ledisi , Joe , Chrisette Michele , Robert Glasper , Eric Roberson , Norman Brown and Boney James.

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Related Topix: Anthony Hamilton, Soul, Hip-Hop, Erykah Badu, Eric Roberson, The Wailers, Reggae

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