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57 min ago | TwinCities

Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

Librarian James Billington said Tuesday the singer-songwriter, whose hits include "Piano Man" and "Uptown Girl," will receive the prize in Washington in November.


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5 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Kanye West declares legal victory over digital currency creators of Coinye

Kanye West is declaring Kanye West the winner in a court fight over the makers of a digital currency called Coinye.


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9 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

Zeds Dead Releases Somewhere Else EP Just in Time for Mad Decent Block Party

The life of a big-time dance-music producer seems easy enough. You travel the world, hang out with your buddies, meet adoring fans, and you make tons of money while doing it.


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10 hrs ago | Ananova

Helen Mirren: No More Queen After Broadway

Helen Mirren is reprising her role as the Queen yet again for a stint on Broadway which she has admitted she would "prefer not" to do.


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14 hrs ago | The Village Voice

Getting Naked With Charlie 'Bird' Parker at the Wildest Party in L.A. History

Charlie "Bird" Parker has been called the greatest saxophonist who ever lived, a jazz legend who not only spearheaded the bebop movement but also laid the foundations of modern jazz.


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15 hrs ago |

Ted Nugent's Idaho Concert Canceled By Native American Tribe Over Racism Charges

Ted Nugent's Idaho Concert Canceled By Native American Tribe Over Racism Charges Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.21.2014 He was set to play a casino... Ted Nugent's August 4th concert in an Idaho casino is no more.


Related Topix: Coeur d'Alene, ID, Entertainment

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

John Adams talks storied career, Cabrillo Festival

Composer John Adams often has described his transformation from born-and-bred New Englander to born-again West Coaster.


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Los Angeles Times

George Harrison Memorial Tree killed ... by beetles; replanting due

A plaque marking the George Harrison Tree, planted in 2004 in Griffith Park. The original tree died recently, the result of an infestation of beetles.


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New York Daily News

Steven Seagal kicked out of music festival over his Putin support

Steven Seagal of the Steven Seagal Blues Band performs on stage Saturday in Leeds, U.K..


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New Toronto music fest to boast flea market and arcade

If Toronto was music festival city last summer, 2014 started out packed and is now becoming somewhat of a joke - or would be if local music fans weren't so thirsty for the word "festival."


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This Week in Music: Summerworks, Otherland, Beta Frontiers, Friendly Rich, Unity Fest, Man Finds Fire

Summerworks music line up announced Summerworks' performance fest is on August 7-17, and the eclectic and solid music series will feature Weaves, Army Girls, Lido Pimienta, Light Fires, Adam Lazarus, Natasha Greenblatt, Cara Spooner, and Allison Cummings.


Related Topix: RealU, Otherland, DTP Entertainment, Video Games, Canada, Entertainment

Marin Independent Journal

Today's Music Picks: Is Tori Amos destined for Rock Hall of Fame?

Does Tori Amos belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Think carefully before you answer that question.


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Exclusive Premiere+ Music Video Estelle Is Back With Her New Video "Conqueror"

It's been six years since Estelle first blasted her way on to U.S. radio with "American Boy."


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The Village Voice

Taylor Swift Is a Cyborg

I've always thought something was off about Taylor Swift. Her immaculate, porcelain skin, picture-perfect golden bangs -- and certainly, her singing voice.


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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Beyonce/Jay Z or Peter Frampton/Doobie Brothers? Generations collide outside Dome

De Paicely and Erika Aldridge seemed like the perfect couple to interview for a story about the kooky contrast unfolding Sunday night outside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Rap, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Pop/Rock, Peter Frampton, The Doobie Brothers, Entertainment

Denver Post

Blonde Redhead to fine-tune new album at 2014 UMS appearance

When Blonde Redhead fans crowd the outdoor stage at The Denver Post's 14th annual Underground Music Showcase on July 27, they'll see a band consumed with artistic purity and delicate moods, a band renowned for its mysterious melodic gifts.


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Grammy Hall of Famer Mamie Smith is in an unmarked Staten Island grave; help change that tonight at Killmeyer's benefit concert

Join in the effort to erect a granite monument at blues pioneer Mamie Smith's unmarked grave - 68 years after her death - and create a maintenance fund for her gravesite and others in need at Frederick Douglass Memorial Park.


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Blues, Livingston, NY, Entertainment

Buckle Up Music Festival 2014: Day 2

Buckle Up Music Festival 2014: Day 2 Buckle Up Music Festival 2014 drew thousands to the Ohio riverfront.


Related Topix: Ohio, Bluegrass, Alison Krauss + Union Station, Country, Entertainment


Patrick Stewart Backs Assisted Dying Bill

Sir Patrick Stewart has spoken about his support for the Assisted Dying Bill following the suicide of his friend's partner.


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New music being released July 22

It was produced by Roy Thomas Baker, who first worked with the band on recording sessions in 1979.


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