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4 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

Beyonce lands Time magazine's 'Most Influential' cover

Beyonce Knowles scored the cover of Time magazine's "The 100 Most Influential People In the World" issue on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Beyonce Knowles, Entertainment

8 hrs ago | WWWQ-FM Atlanta

"American Idol" Recap: Top Six Perform Rock and Country Songs

American Idol was a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll on Wednesday night.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Imagine Dragons, The Guess Who

12 hrs ago | Canada.com

Snoop Dog, Engelbert Humperdinck heading to Edmonton

Have you seen NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams's version of Snoop Dogg's rap classic Gin and Juice? The TV journalist's rendition, pieced together from newscasts, is the latest Tonight Show/Jimmy Fallon masterpiece to go viral on YouTube.

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Related Topix: Snoop Dog, Rap, NBC Nightly News, Entertainment, Television, Snoop Dogg

Wed Apr 23, 2014

KTMF

Court won't review Michael Jackson doctor's case

The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.

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Related Topix: Michael Jackson, Dance, Pop/Rock

Daily Record

BROADWAY: Audra McDonald mesmerizing in 'Lady Day'

"The Light of Broadway" or "The Broadway Dream." Maybe "The Angel of New York." It's been clear for some time that five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald is a star that will forever shine.

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Related Topix: Billie Holiday, Jazz, Theater, Arts

104.7 WTUE

Peter Frampton announces summer tour & new album

Frampton will launch the trek in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 22nd with the Doobie Brothers.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Doobie Brothers, Peter Frampton, Cincinnati, OH, Blues, Buddy Guy

Norwalk Citizen News

New book provides backstage pass to rock history

This book cover image released by Riverhead shows "There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll," by Lisa Robinson.

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Related Topix: Mick Jagger, Pop/Rock, Journalism, New York, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, Punk, Celebrities, Rap, Jay-Z, Entertainment

People

Inside the Fight for Michael Jackson's Kids

Despite reports that Debbie Rowe, 55, is now seeking custody of Michael Jackson's three kids, a source close to the family says the children's grandmother, Katherine Jackson, who currently shares guardianship of Prince, 17, Paris, 16, and Blanket, 12, with their cousin T.J. Jackson, is not concerned.

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

This is Local London

Rough Copy land Epic record deal

The X Factor band - Kazeem Ajobo, Sterling Ramsey and Joey James - have been working on their debut album, and their debut single Street Love, a re-working on Anita Baker's 80s hit Sweet Love, will be released on June 29. "Being signed to Epic makes everything worthwhile; all the hard work, all the grafting and difficult times makes this a magical ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, R-N-B, Anita Baker

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

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