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411 Music Fact or Fiction 04.25.14: Wu-Tang Ban

I'm your host, Joseph Lee. This week we have Tony Acero against Sean Walker : FICTION .

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Related Topix: Wu-Tang, Rap, Black Entertainment, Celebrities, Jay-Z, Hip-Hop, RZA, Raekwon, Music, Entertainment

Thu Apr 24, 2014

Southern Living

Why Jazz Fest is the Best Music Festival in the South

This is a guest post by New Orleans native and writer L. Kasimu Harris . Follow him @visionsandverbs on Twitter and Instagram.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, New Orleans, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Louis Armstrong, Florence, AL

Eugene Weekly

American Musical Tapestries

American "classical" music often finds a more welcome reception in choral concerts than in orchestra halls.

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Related Topix: Eugene, OR, New Orleans, Drama Movies, Folk, Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Woody Guthrie, Black Entertainment, Music, Entertainment

WXLO-FM Worcester

MTV Video Music Awards to Air Live from the Los Angeles Forum

Last year, the MTV Video Music Awards became the first awards show to take place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

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EDGE

The Selected Letters Of Elia Kazan

In his time, Elia Kazan was the most influential director of his generation, collaborating with the most gifted actors, writers and designers on the stage and in film.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, Crime Movies, Splendor in the Grass, Theater, Arts, Celebrities, Marlon Brando

The Star Online

Five-String Fest brings top bluegrass acts to Cleveland County

John Lockaby, a veteran of the bluegrass industry, dropped by Elliott Family Farms last year.

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Related Topix: Cleveland County, NC, Earl Scruggs, Bluegrass, Polkville, NC, Music, Grammy Awards, Shelby, NC

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Star Online

Looking for the 1984 pop rewind? Music from the 1980s rocks

Nineteen eighty four wasn't just a landmark year for the film industry. Many classic songs from the 1980s were actually released in 1984.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Award, Short, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, What's Love Got to Do with It?, Tina Turner, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Grammy Awards, Music

BroadwayWorld.com

Paola Hartley & Astrit Zejnati Sign On as Faculty Members for...

Paola Hartley and Astrit Zejnati , principal dancers of Ballet Arizona, will be members of the faculty for the Shreveport Dance Academy's Summer Intensive from July 28-August 1, 2014 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Arizona, World News, Germany, Drama Movies

The Stranger

What's Crappening? News, Reviews, and TP

There's plenty of hilarious stuff in the movie Purple Rain : the performance of Morris Day, the inclusion of Prince's advice-giving cone puppet , the plot-forwarding notion that "no one digs" the Prince songs that fill the soundtrack .

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Purple Rain, Black Entertainment, Prince, Pop-Funk, Morris Day

The Union Daily Times

'Hairspray' offers a musical message of acceptance

High-energy music and a message of tolerance have local high school students enthused about an upcoming stage production.

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Related Topix: Hairspray, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Education Etc., University of South Carolina

The Modesto Bee

VMAs returning to LA; trying out renovated Forum

In this Jan. 10, 2014 file photo, preparations continue ahead of the reopening of the refurbished Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

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Related Topix: Inglewood, CA, MTV Video Music Awards

MTV

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Are Going Back To Cali

The VMAs are going back to Cali. After a trip to Brooklyn last year , the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards are packing up and headed West again.

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Related Topix: MTV Video Music Awards, Inglewood, CA

Examiner.com

John Densmore to appear at Alive Music Festival in Italy

Doors drummer John Densmore fresh from his Disquaire Day booksignings in Paris will be at the University per stranieri, Perugia, Italy on April 24 for an event called "The Jim Morrison Legacy."

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Doors, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, John Densmore, Italy, World News,

Cape Cod Times

Culture Flash Blog: Nantucket film fest announces line-up

Nantucket Film Festival has announced its feature-film programming for the June 25-30 event, which starts out with Pixar and concludes with Richard Linklater.

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Related Topix: Last Days, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Another Earth

The Escapist

Movie Rights Optioned For Marshmallow Peeps

And the "other shoe" drops on the massive success of The Lego Movie. Filmmaker Adam Rifkin, late of Detroit Rock City and Underdog, has optioned the film and TV rights to Peeps - as in, the colored-sugar encrusted marshmallow candies popularly associated with the Easter holiday.

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Related Topix: Adam Rifkin, Comedy Movies, Detroit Rock City, Adventure, The Dark Backward, Life, Food, Candy

Tue Apr 22, 2014

NME

Lorde postpones Australia tour after being ordered off the road by parents

Lorde has been forced to postpone a tour of Australia after being ordered off the road by her parents on health grounds.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Lorde, Music, Grammy Awards

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Country Music Hall of Fame inductees announced

Genre-leaping master vocalist Mac Wiseman, piano-playing hit-maker Ronnie Milsap and songwriter-poet Hank Cochran will receive the country music industry's highest honor: induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Related Topix: Ronnie Milsap, Country, Mac Wiseman, Drama Movies, Songwriter, Best of 2007, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Entertainment

Zap2it.com

John Turturro replaces James Gandolfini (and Robert De Niro) in HBO's 'Criminal Justice'

HBO's miniseries "Criminal Justice," which James Gandolfini was working on at the time of his death, is going forward with a new star.

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Related Topix: Stone, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, War Movies, All the King's Men, Comedy Movies, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Celebrities, Robert De Niro, James Gandolfini, John Turturro

Cinema Blend News

Michael Fassbender Plots To Kill A King In New Macbeth Photos

The last directors to really leave their stamp on William Shakespeare's work and get away with it were Sir Kenneth Brannagh and Baz Luhrman.

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Related Topix: Michael Fassbender, Coriolanus, Animation Movies, Short, Hamlet, Thriller, Crime Movies, Family, Drama Movies

Canberra City News

Beautiful music from wartime for grand preview concert

THE Canberra International Music Festival will soon be in full swing, but before that, in keeping with the chosen focus on music related to World War I, a grand preview concert is planned for Thursday, Anzac Eve - and it's sponsored by "CityNews", so we don't mind blowing our own trumpet.

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Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, Billboard Music Awards

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