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10 min ago | Marin Independent Journal

Today's Music Picks: Peter Frampton, Melissa Etheridge highlight B.R. Cohn festival

B.R. Cohn Winery, like many of its neighbors in the Napa and Sonoma valleys, suffered damage during last month's major earthquake. Yet, the Glen Ellen winery still plans to hosts its annual fall music festival, which benefits the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation and other charities.

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Related Topix: Napa, CA, Sonoma, CA, Glen Ellen, CA, Pop/Rock, Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson, Entertainment

4 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Whitney Houston first-ever live album to be released

A CD/DVD featuring Whitney Houston's first public performance - and one of her last in 2009- will be released Nov. 10. "Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances" is the pop singer's first live album. Her mentor, Clive Davis, said the album will showcase her legacy.

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Related Topix: Whitney Houston, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Entertainment, Television

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Seattle Weekly

Alice Gerrard Follows the Music

It's boundless in nature, yet tethered to the place where it's written. With her beautiful new bluegrass album, For Gerrard-born in Seattle, raised in California, and now based in Durham, N.C.-music was always a family member.

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Related Topix: Duke University, Entertainment

GlobeNewswire

Celebrated Entertainer Tony Bennett to Perform at Belterra Casino Resort Friday, Nov. 14

Belterra Casino Resort will host a performance by iconic entertainer Tony Bennett 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, in the CenterStage Showroom. Tickets can purchased at Belterra's my choice Center and online at www.ticketmaster.com .

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Related Topix: Jazz, Tony Bennett, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Grammy Awards, Music!, Recreational Vehicle, Award

The Washington Post

Tibor Rudas, music impresario who furthered Pavarotti's career, dies at 94

Tibor Rudas, an impresario who once booked Luciano Pavarotti into a circus tent in Atlantic City and packed Dodger Stadium for a performance by the Three Tenors, died Sept. 8 at his home in Santa Monica, Calif.

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RollingStone

Tim Dog, Rapper Accused of Faking Death, Confirmed Dead

Contrary to rumors that Tim Dog faked his own death in February 2013, Dateline NBC has concluded that the "Fuck Compton" rapper is dead . Speculation arose when a prosecutor representing a Mississippi woman he defrauded issued an arrest warrant for the rapper and reports that he had been living with his wife and daughter in a new home came up.

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Related Topix: Rap, Fulton County, GA, Fairburn, GA, Entertainment

RollingStone

Rihanna Blasts CBS for Pulling Song from 'Thursday Night Football'

Less than a week after CBS elected not to air a performance by Rihanna during Thursday Night Football , the singer has fired back at the network on Twitter. The network chose to postpone the pop star's musical opening last week a performance of "Run This Town," TMZ reports in light of the Ray Rice domestic-abuse scandal , as it would have played during a game by Rice's old team, the Baltimore Ravens, and Rihanna was the victim of Chris Brown 's assault in 2009.

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Related Topix: Sports, Ray Rice, NFL Players, NFL Football, Baltimore Ravens, Entertainment

Miami New Times

Lady Casa, Queen of the Ravers, Spreads EDM's PLUR Message

Lady Casa has 75,000 followers on Instagram, and largely owes her fame to it. Originally intending to be a physician's assistant, she quit her program at Nova Southeastern University in Davie and began dancing full-time at Miami clubs in 2011.

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Related Topix: Nova Southeastern University, Entertainment

Ananova

Robin Thicke's Lies Over Writing Blurred Lines

Robin Thicke has revealed that he was high on painkillers and alcohol when Blurred Lines became a hit and was "jealous" of Pharrell Williams' contribution to producing the song. The R&B singer said in a deposition that he had been largely absent in 2013 when the song was written because he was under the influence of the drug Vicodin mixed with alcohol.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Robin Thicke, Hip-Hop, R&B, R-N-B, Marvin Gaye, Soul, Entertainment

USA Today

Album premiere: Slash's 'World On Fire'

'World on Fire,' the second album from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, is streaming at USA TODAY. Album premiere: Slash's 'World On Fire' 'World on Fire,' the second album from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, is streaming at USA TODAY.

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Related Topix: USA Today, Publishing, Media, Alter Bridge, Pop/Rock, Hard-Rock, Entertainment

Mon Sep 15, 2014

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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Related Topix: Cat Stevens, Pop/Rock, Entertainment

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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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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Related Topix: Obituaries, Entertainment

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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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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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Pop/Rock, Neil Young, Entertainment

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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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Entertainment

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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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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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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Related Topix: Entertainment

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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Related Topix: Electronic, Chromeo, Entertainment

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