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2 hrs ago | Los Gatos Weekly-Times

Cat Stevens

He announced Monday that he will make a six-city concert tour in North America this December, his first series of shows in the U.S. since the late 1970s conversion to Islam that put his music career on the shelf for a quarter-century. He's also releasing a blues album in October produced by Rick Rubin.

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4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Pianist Brian Ganza s fresh take on Debussy, Beethoven

Ganz's dazzling and informed playing captured the essence of each piece while making every selection his own. For the program, he tackled works by Beethoven and Debussy that, in their day, turned the musical world 360a degrees in visionary dimensions of harmony, melody and structure.

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6 hrs ago | TwinCities

Bob Crewe, 'Walk Like a Man' writer, dead at 83

Bob Crewe, co-writer of "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," ''Big Girls Don't Cry" and many other pop hits, died last week. He was 83. Crewe's brother, Dan Crewe, said Monday in an email that the producer, songwriter and "Jersey Boys" lyricist died Sept.

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10 hrs ago | CNN

Kanye West's controversial demand

Kanye West has high expectations from his fans at concerts. And if you can't meet them, he's going to need to know why.

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10 hrs ago | RollingStone

Farm Aid 2014's 10 Best Musical Moments

It's been 29 years since Bob Dylan's offhanded comments about the plight of the American farmer at Live Aid sparked the inaugural Farm Aid concert, and in that time other music-based charity efforts like Self Aid, NetAid, Band Aid, Hear 'n Aid, Hands Across America, Live 8 and Live Earth have faded into the distant corners of our memory banks. Meanwhile, Farm Aid continues to grow and prosper, holding massive all-star shows every year and raising millions and millions for struggling family farms.

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10 hrs ago | OnMilwaukee

The War on Drugs' Granduciel turns his inner battles into brilliant music

The title of The War on Drugs' latest album, released this past March, is "Lost in the Dream," fitting for a record and a moment in time that utterly enveloped the band's front man Adam Granduciel. The album's creation was an entirely exhausting experience for Granduciel.

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14 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Amy Winehouse sculpture unveiled in London

Flanking a statue of daughter Amy Winehouse, Mitch and Janis Winehouse pose for a picture after the artwork was unveiled in London. Flanking a statue of daughter Amy Winehouse, Mitch and Janis Winehouse pose for a picture after the artwork was unveiled in London.

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16 hrs ago | VH1

10 Music Legends Who Eerily Predicted Their Own Death 10 Musicians Who Predicted Their Own Death

It's not news to say that rock 'n' roll is a pretty dangerous lifestyle. From plane crashes , drug overdoses , murders , freak accidents , and even stage mishaps , it makes sense that many musicians contemplate their own premature demise a little more often than most folks.

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18 hrs ago | Ananova

Chinese Director Accused Of Hiring Prostitutes

Wang Quan'an is the latest person to be caught up in a campaign by Chinese authorities which appears to be making examples of high profile figures accused of engaging in prostitution or using drugs. Wang was found with a suspected prostitute several days ago in a Beijing apartment and paid the woman 800 yuan for the service, police said in a statement.

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19 hrs ago | The Village Voice

Chromeo - Central Park SummerStage - 9/12/14

Chromeo has crept into our consciousness more and more over the past few years. In 2007 the group released Fancy Footwork , their second studio album but their first one-two punch to our conception of what an alternative, electro-funk duo should and could be.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Riot Fest: The Cure and Weezer close out day three

Hangovers have provably set in for some attendees today and account for the fact you can stroll right into the festival. That said, many early birds continue to stake out close spots by key stages much earlier than yesterday.

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USA Today

Fall music preview: Your required listening list

Can the sales year be saved? USA TODAY's music team examines the fall albums that could put up big numbers and boost the recording industry's bottom line. Fall music preview: Your required listening list Can the sales year be saved? USA TODAY's music team examines the fall albums that could put up big numbers and boost the recording industry's bottom line.

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Advocate

EXCLUSIVE: Annie Lennox: 'Nostalgia' Preview

Annie Lennox held a private listening event at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, Calif. last month to celebrate the release of her upcoming seventh solo album Nostalgia - a 12-track collection of fresh and hauntingly beautiful takes on standards primarily from the 1930s and 1940s.

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VH1

The 5 Best Covers of "Bang Bang" That Will Blow Your Mind The 5 Best...

Jessie J , Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj are a powerhouse team of females who sing, dance and rap their butts off on their latest hit "Bang Bang." These ladies make it look easy, even with an occasional wardrobe malfunction , and singers around the world have been inspired to create their own version of the smash hit.

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Newsday

Lamar says Swift's remarks help himself, hip-hop

Lamar was grateful to hear about Swift knowing the words to his lyrics and putting her in a great mood. The rapper praised the country music star for speaking highly of his music, saying her admiring remarks show hip-hop shouldn't be categorized for one listener.

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New York Daily News

Joe Sample dead at 75: Piano star known for pushing boundaries of jazz

Legendary pianist Joe Sample, who was known for pushing the boundaries of jazz music, passed away Friday night in his hometown of Houston at the age of 75, his family announced on Facebook. The keyboardist, who collaborated with artists like Miles Davis, B.B. King, Marvin Gaye and Steely Dan, was best known as the founder of the Crusaders, a quartet that popularized a soulful, funky sound in the 1960s and '70s.

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New York Daily News

New bio details David Bowie's versatile sex life

"Bowie," a new biography by Wendy Leigh, invites the question with its close examination of the singer's astonishing erotic journey over the decades. Ironically, Bowie has named his soon-to-drop musical compilation from the past 50 years "Nothing Has Changed."

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Washington Post

Beyonc

An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their "On the Run" stadium tour Saturday night in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago. The performers told the audience at Stade de France that Paris was also where their 2-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, was conceived.

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KRAV-FM Tulsa

Photos: 2014 ONE Music Fest in Atlanta

Women from every U.S. state are competing for the Miss America crown Saturday night, an honor that carries with it a $50,000 scholarship and a yearlong run as an advocate and role model. The contestants of this year's Miss America pageant were introduced in Atlantic City on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

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Star Tribune

New music: Ryan Adams, Blake Mills

Adams says that before he wrote and recorded his new album, he scrapped an entirely different record made with Glyn Johns, who had produced Adams' "Ashes & Fire" in 2011. No surprise there.

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