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3 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Hip-hop moves as force for change in Ferguson police shooting

Rappers are making their voices heard in the Missouri city where a white police officer killed an unarmed young black man, channeling hip-hop's roots, when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice.

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Related Topix: Rap, Public Enemy

Sun Aug 31, 2014

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Fans hoping for an encore of Made in America festival

Fans are throwing up the roc and asking for an encore of the Los Angeles Budweiser Made in America Festival.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Rap, Jay-Z, Hip-Hop, Indio, CA, Santa Monica, CA, Inglewood, CA

KJRH

Snoop Dogg becomes a white guy to promote...

SNOOP DOGG has left fans baffled after taking on the character of a bespectacled white guy for a series of Instagram.com videos.

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Related Topix: Snoop Dogg, Rap, Entertainment

TMZ.com

Michael Jackson -- Kids Visit His Hometown for Birthday Celebration

On what would have been his 56th birthday, Michael Jackson 's three kids -- Paris , Prince and Blanket -- visited his hometown of Gary, Indiana for a family celebration.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Family, Michael Jackson, Kids, Gary, IN

Examiner.com

Video: Ludacris talks being honored at the Bmi R&B/Hip Hop Awards

BMI the global leader in music rights management, presented the BMI President's Award to Christopher " Ludacris " Bridges at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.

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Related Topix: Dance, Ludacris, Rap, Celebrities, Pitbull, Country, Hot Chicks, Pop/Rock, Taylor Swift, Hip-Hop, Lil Wayne

ContactMusic.com

Roger Taylor: 'Jackson Estate Has Been Difficult Over Mercury Duet'

Queen drummer Roger Taylor has spoken out about his dealings with the executors of Michael Jackson 's estate over his plans to release a forgotten King of Pop/Freddie Mercury duet, revealing they have been "difficult" to deal with.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Queen, Dance, Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury

Metro

Is Beyonce's poem actually any good? Professional poet Tom Chivers gave us his thoughts

BeyoncA© Knowles - performer, mother, feminist- is the latest in a long line of stars to turn her hand to the ancient art of poetry.

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

Miami New Times

Hard Rock Live

A 5,500-seat indoor stadium provides the perfect staging, acoustics, and ambiance for an epic evening of music on any given night at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Casino in Hollywood.

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Related Topix: Live, Hollywood, Pop/Rock, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, Hall & Oates, Friday

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Demi Lovato applauds Kim Kardashian for revolutionizing body beauty

A confident Demi Lovato credits Kim Kardashian and Beyonce, among others, for changing the idea of beauty.

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Related Topix: Monte Carlo, Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Ramona and Beezus, Spring Breakers, Body Image, Health, Entertainment

The Daily Star

Prince to release two new albums

Recording artiste Prince is to release two new albums at the end of September with record label Warner Bros, the label he fell out with 20 years ago.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Purple Rain, Music!, Sign 'o' the Times, Prince, Pop-Funk

NewsOK.com

Made in America concert set to rock Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles is ready for its inaugural outdoor music festival Saturday despite concerns from residents about possible security and traffic issues.

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

Advocate-News

Made in America concert set to rock Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles is ready for its inaugural outdoor music festival Saturday despite concerns from residents about possible security and traffic issues.

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

National Ledger

Demi Lovato Unites Beyonce Knowles and Kim Kardashian as Body Confidence Role Models

Demi Lovato has united feuding celebrities Beyonce Knowles and Kim Kardashian, at least as role models for her.

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Related Topix: Kim Kardashian, Hot Chicks, Celebrities, Demi Lovato, Dance, Pop/Rock, Beyonce Knowles

Creative Loafing Tampa

Ask the Locals: Manny Kool, record store impresario

Manny Kool is the manager of Daddy Kool Records in downtown St. Petersburg. If you're wondering how married to the business he is, you need only know his real name: Manny Matalon.

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Related Topix: St. Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, Dance, Pop/Rock, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Mick Jagger

KRRQ-FM Lafayette

Mariah Carey, Rihanna & Usher Among "Time" Magazine's Ultimate Ranking of Pop Stardom

With numerous hits to her credit, Mariah Carey is the ultimate pop star, according to Time magazine.

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

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Deseret News

10 celebrity couples who have made marriage work

Let's see how long it lasts. After all, they've already been together for 10 years.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Ben Affleck, Parker, Dance, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Spice Girls, Horror Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, I Know What You Did Last Summer

Gawker

Mariah Carey Reportedly Spends $46K a Year on Dog Spa Treatments

Among the claims, it states Carey lets her children stay up late and eat cookies, drinks champagne 'til dawn, and sleeps until 4PM.

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

ContactMusic.com

Cops Step Up Watch On Hip-hop Parties After Shooting

A police force tasked with monitoring personal appearances by controversial hip-hop stars to prevent violence is stepping up its surveillance in the wake of Marion 'suge' Knight 's shooting.

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Related Topix: Lil Wayne, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Rap, Fabolous, Fat Joe

Berkshire Eagle

Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown

Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Violent Crime, Rap, Public Enemy, Talib Kweli, Hip-Hop

93.3 The Eagle

The Beatles Top List Of America's Favorite Musical Artist

Fifty years after their U.S. debut, The Beatles still have plenty of fans on this side of the Atlantic.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, The Fab Four, Beyonce, Dance, R-N-B, Hip-Hop, George Strait, Country, Garth Brooks

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