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14 min ago | The Modesto Bee

Funeral Saturday for 103-year-old jazz trumpeter

The 103-year-old trumpeter died July 19. He had been the city's oldest active jazz musician, playing gigs after his hundredth birthday.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, Drama Movies, Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Black Entertainment, Ambient, Armstrong, Modesto, CA

2 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

A soulful tribute to Godfather of Soul

There is no question, either before or after seeing "Get On Up," that James Brown was the hardest-working man in show business.

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Related Topix: Get On Up, James Brown, Black Entertainment, Soul, 42, Chadwick Boseman, Short, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, What's Love Got to Do with It?

Fri Aug 01, 2014

NOLA.com

Live music in New Orleans for Saturday, Aug. 2: Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy haunts the Quarter, Hank III rocks it, Sweet Crude and Vox & the Hound say goodbye to Big History and Wycliffe Gordon pays tribute to Louis Armstrong, all on Saturday, Aug. 2. The punkest scion of America's first family of country music plays both straight roots and harder stuff: in fact, he's collaborated with New Orleanians Phil ... (more)

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Related Topix: New Orleans, Drama Movies, Jazz, New Orleans, LA, Wycliffe Gordon, Louis Armstrong, Black Entertainment, Music, Entertainment

Renton Reporter

REMINDER: Summer Teen Musical 'The Wedding Singer' opens tonight at RCT

Based on the Adam Sandler movie and performed by the talented 13- through 19-year-olds as part of Renton Civic Theatre's 29th annual Summer Teen Musical program, "The Wedding Singer" takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room.

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Related Topix: Wedding, The Wedding Singer, Comedy Movies, Celebrities, Adam Sandler, Renton, WA, Entertainment

BroadwayWorld.com

Flash Friday: First Midnight! Into the Woods Casts a Spell Onstage & Onscreen

Today we are celebrating the lineage of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine 's family-friendly fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS now that we have gotten our very first glimpse of the new big screen edition starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp late this week via an attention-grabbing new teaser trailer and production photos.

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Related Topix: Into the Woods, Musical Movies, Classical, Stephen Sondheim, Horror Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Sweeney Todd, Drama Movies, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Animation Movies, Family, Bernadette Peters

Christian Science Monitor

'Into the Woods' trailer: Take a peek at the fairy tale musical

"Woods" debuted on Broadway in 1987 and follows various fairy tale characters, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack of "Jack and the Beanstalk," a baker and his wife, and Rapunzel, on their journeys to achieve what they wish for.

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Related Topix: Into the Woods, Musical Movies, Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Pitch Perfect, Star Trek, Horror Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Sweeney Todd, Education

Hudson Hub-Times

David Sanborn to play at the Akron Civic Theatre

Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album.

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Related Topix: David Sanborn, Jazz, Grammy Awards, Entertainment

International Business Times

MTV Video Music Awards to Showcase Beyonce Without Jay Z, Queen Bey as a Solo Artist

With so many rumours swirling around, Beyonce and Jay Z made headlines on their recent "On the Run" concert and slammed all cheating and divorce allegations as they appeared a happily married couple onstage on Wednesday, July 30, in Seattle's Safeco field.

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Related Topix: Beyonce, Dance, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, R-N-B, MTV Video Music Awards

The News Tribune

Tickets on sale for 'Prairie Home' fall shows

Keillor opens the new season of his public radio show at the Fitzgerald Theater on Sept.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor, Theater, Arts

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Examiner.com

Zoe Saldana poses naked for Women's Health UK while guarding the galaxy

Zoe Saldana is nothing if not beautiful and September's issue of Women's Health UK magazine has her on the cover in all her natural -- and naked -- beauty.

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Related Topix: Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy, Drama Movies, Center Stage, Zoe Saldana, Hot Chicks

WSJ Media and Advertising

Flashback: Seven Memorable Songs of Summers Past

Holding the unofficial title of Song of the Summer has officially become a big deal in the music business.

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Related Topix: Dance, Robin Thicke, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Daft Punk, Electronic, TLC, R-N-B, Grammy Awards, Music, A.J. McLean

Something Else! Reviews

Across the Great Divide: Levon Helm, "Hurricane" from American Son

A dirt-road funk fable, "Hurricane" was the perfect vehicle for Levon Helm - a figure whose voice conveyed a pride of ownership in every year, every wrinkle, every triumph over adversity.

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Related Topix: Coal Miner's Daughter, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Levon Helm, Country, The Band, Pop/Rock

Los Angeles Times

Man accused of rape at Keith Urban concert

A man was accused of rape at a Keith Urban show in Massachusetts on Saturday. In the photo above, Urban performs at the Grammy Awards in January.

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Related Topix: Music, Grammy Awards, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Entertainment

The Times-Picayune

Paul McCartney ticket refunds available until Sept. 1; rescheduled concert is Oct. 11

Paul McCartney's rain check approaches: this spring, due to health reasons, the former Beatle was forced to postpone his scheduled June 19 concert at the Smoothie King Center until Oct. 11. Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored in October or refunded, but for the latter, time is ticking.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Short, Paul McCartney, Albany, NY, Music, Entertainment

Houston Press

James Brown Killed Dumb Biopics: Why the Messy Get On Up Gets It Right

James Brown stripped pop to its rhythmic essentials: the groove and the grunt, the bridge, and the scream.

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Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Soul, Walk the Line, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Movies, Entertainment

OhNoTheyDidnt

Lorde to write first single and curate soundtrack for Mockingjay Part 1

Lionsgate announced today that multiplatinum GRAMMY Award-winning recording star Lorde will curate the soundtrack album for the upcoming third installment of the global blockbuster The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 .

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Lorde, The Hunger Games, Music, Grammy Awards

Ventura County Reporter

7 reasons to catch Barenaked Ladies at the fair

The Ferris wheel has been constructed. The livestock grow plump in the barn. The bingo tent is ready to tempt the get-rich-quick crowd.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Barenaked Ladies, Ventura County, CA, The Beach Boys, Short

Detroit Free Press

5 more music biopics that dig deep in portrayals

"Get on Up" wows with Chadwick Boseman's virtual channeling of James Brown, but it also succeeds as a psychological portrait of what drove his genius.

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Related Topix: Ray, Short, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Blues, Black Entertainment, Ray Charles, Celebrities, Jamie Foxx, Chanson, Edith Piaf

Portland Tribune

X marks the spot at venerable Pickathon

And in a sense, Doe is right, when you realize all the members of X are still alive and playing together.

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Related Topix: The Ramones, Punk, Rock-N-Roll, Pop/Rock, The Blasters, Comedy Movies, Thriller, The Bodyguard, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Whitney Houston, Black Entertainment

Thurrock Gazette

ONE of the most successful Beatles tributes acts has got a Ticket to Ride to Grays.

The Cavern Beatles, who are officially licensed by the famous Liverpool club which hosted the original Fab Four's early performances, will be performing at the Thameside Theatre on September 20. Featuring Paul Tudhope as John Lennon, Chris O'Neill as Paul McCartney, Rick Alan as George Harrison and Simon Ramsden as Ringo Starr, the group has even ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Short, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

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