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The Reign Of 'Purple Rain'

Prince 's semi-autobiographical film, Purple Rain , hit theaters 30 years ago this weekend.

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

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Singer-pianist Dr. John still going strong at 73

Growing up as a New Orleans musician in the '40s and '50s, Mac Rebennack had a street-level view of the legend of Louis Armstrong.

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Related Topix: Dr. John, Blues, New Orleans, Drama Movies, Jazz, Ambient, Armstrong, Louis Armstrong, Black Entertainment

New York Daily News

Audra McDonald reveals past suicide attempt

Audra McDonald accepts the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for 'Lady Day' onstage during the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8. The six-time Tony award winner sat down for an interview with "Popcorn with Peter Travers" on ABC and recalled a time when she tried to take her own life.

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Related Topix: Tony Awards, Entertainment, Television

TheAlternativePress.com

Montclair Resident Denise Hamilton to Perform at the Essex County Summer Music Concert Series

MONTCLAIR, NJ Montclair resident Denise Hamilton to perform at the 2014 Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series on Tuesday, August 5. The event is scheduled to take place at 7pm in Essex County's Ivy Hill Park located on Mount Vernon Place in Newark.

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Related Topix: Short, Essex County, NJ, Pop/Rock, Montclair, NJ, August, Newark, NJ

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Taylor Swift gives love advice to fan on Instagram

Singer Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Pop/Rock, Taylor Swift, Country, Hot Chicks, Music, Grammy Awards, Entertainment

WWWQ-FM Atlanta

Kesha Admits She Once Broke Into Prince's House

Kesha 's had no problem getting people to listen to her music since going all the way to #1 with her song "TiK ToK" in 2010, but there was a time in her career when she had to resort to desperate measures.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Purple Rain, Black Entertainment, Prince, Pop-Funk, Ke$ha, Hot Chicks

Local TV Station KTVZ

Double threats: Musicians who act

It was three decades ago that pop star Prince became movie star Prince. With "Purple Rain" celebrating its 30th anniversary July 27, join us for a look at "The Purple One" other singing stars who are double threats.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Paper Magazine

Willie Nelson Talks to Designer John Varvatos About Music, Nudie...

"Willie would like to see you on his bus now." For a country music fan, those words are the equivalent of inviting a Trekkie to spend time with Captain Kirk on the starship Enterprise.

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Related Topix: Willie Nelson, Country, Drama Movies, Red Headed Stranger, Western, West Hollywood (West Hollywood, CA), Abbott, TX

Perez Hilton

Ariana Grande To Perform TWICE At The MTV Video Music Awards! Ariantors Rejoice

Not only will Ariana perform her single, Break Free, at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 24th, but she'll also debut a new song, Bang Bang , with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J ! Nicki just released a snippet of Bang Bang to Instagram but we have yet to hear the song in full or to see it performed live.

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Related Topix: MTV Video Music Awards

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Robin Thicke finally accepts wife isn't coming back

The pair officially put their Los Angeles home on the market Monday. Variety reported the 3,158 square foot house -- located above the Sunset Strip -- was listed for $2.985 million.

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Related Topix: Dance, Robin Thicke, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Grammy Awards, Music

Western Star

Singer Iggy Azalea bringing her opinions on fashion to MTV

Pop star Iggy Azalea is taking on a new role as a commentator for the MTV Video Music Awards.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, MTV Video Music Awards, Inglewood, CA, Opinion

Times-Standard

Pop star Azalea talking fashion on MTV

This may 30, 2014 file photo shows Iggy Azalea performing in concert during the Wired 96.5 Fest at Festival Pier in Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, MTV Video Music Awards, Inglewood, CA

UnionLeader.com

Ludacris & Juicy J to perform

LUDACRIS & JUICY J: Rapper Ludacris and Juicy J are headed to the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook at 8 p.m. Saturday.

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Related Topix: Hustle & Flow, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Dance, Ludacris, Rap, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Juicy J, Entertainment, Drama, Television

NEWS.com.au

Engage with Africa to fight AIDS: Geldof

ACTIVIST Bob Geldof has called for increased aid and economic engagement with Africa to help combat the continent's AIDS pandemic.

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Related Topix: Live Aid, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Sunday Herald

Good advice keeps these young jazz musicians on straight and narrow

Christian Scott is enthusing about the young musicians who make up the band he brings to Edinburgh Jazz Festival this weekend when he stops himself.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Miles Davis, Jazz, Art Blakey, Drama Movies, New Orleans

NOLA.com

National World War II Museum's Nick Mueller's 75th Surprise Party is a slice of 'This is Your Life'

For the man in charge the ever-expanding National World War II Museum, President and CEO Nick Mueller , one would think it would be hard to surprise him on his work stomping grounds.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Film Comment

The Film Society to Present Complete John Waters Retrospective in September

Get ready for some of the "filthiest people alive" heading once again to the big screen.

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Related Topix: Crime Movies, Horror Movies, Comedy Movies, Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Female Trouble, Hairspray, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Serial Mom, Divine

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Your Week in Music: Shania Twain says adieu to Vegas

The residency was a time that she calls a "rediscovery for my love of performing" after a multi-year hiatus from music.

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Related Topix: Short, Shania Twain, Country, George Harrison, Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Entomology, Science

Area93.com

Fall Out Boy Among Winners At Alternative Press Music Awards

The guys in Fall Out Boy are thanking their fans for their recent award show victory.

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Related Topix: Billboard Music Awards, Cleveland, OH, Bring Me The Horizon, Punk, Pop/Rock, Blink 182

CBS News

iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup announced

JANUARY 26: Singer Taylor Swift attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Pop/Rock, Taylor Swift, Country, Hot Chicks, Music, Grammy Awards

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