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1 hr ago | 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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3 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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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16 hrs ago | 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

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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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New York Daily News

Chris Brown romances Ariana Grande in new music video

Chris Brown and Ariane Grande are a fairytale couple in his new music video 'Don't Be Gone Too Long.' The two play a fairy-tale couple in the clip for the R&B star's new single, "Don't Be Gone Too Long," released Friday.

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CTNow.com

British Saxophone Giant Evan Parker To Play Two Dates In Connecticut

A solo performance by British saxophonist Evan Parker might make you rethink everything you know about music. You could be reminded of John Coltrane's sheets-of-sound period, or the relentless, near-static textures of Gyorgi Ligeti's keyboard music, or maybe Igor Stravinsky's late-period micro-counterpoint, or maybe nothing you've heard before.

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Advocate

'Trouble in Paradise' Is a Drag for Isabel Rose

Songstress Isabel Rose serves up the sounds of classic 1960s Vegas with a modern twist in her new music video "Trouble in Paradise." The sultry song is the latest single from Rose's upcoming album of the same name .

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Ananova

Judge Fired After Theron Adoption Leak Online

A state judge who admitted posting confidential information about an adoption by actress Charlize Theron on the internet has been removed from office. Circuit Judge Michael Maggio of Conway, Arkansas, acknowledged using a pseudonym to disclose details of the adoption, which apparently occurred in January 2012 and was handled by another judge in the same city.

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San Jose Mercury News

Bridge School Benefit 2014 lineup announced

Pearl Jam, Florence and the Machine, Tom Jones and Soundgarden are among the big-name acts set to join Neil Young at the 28th annual Bridge School Benefit on Oct. 25-26 at Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View. The bill, which was announced today, will also include popular vocalist Norah Jones with her alt-country act Puss N Boots and indie-rockers Band of Horses.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA, Science / Technology, Entertainment

Advocate

New Generation Discovers Disco's Sylvester

Disco is dead. Long live Sylvester! The trailblazing queer pioneer - who rocketed up the charts in the '70s and '80s with hits like "Do Ya Wanna Funk" - is now receiving an exuberant musical retelling of his life, Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical , off-Broadway this fall.

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RollingStone

Bob Crewe, Singer and Four Seasons Songwriter, Dead at 82

Bob Crewe, the veteran singer, songwriter and producer who penned a string of hits for the Four Seasons, including "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man" and "Rag Doll," died Thursday at the age of 82. Crewe's brother, Dan, confirmed the songwriter's death to Rolling Stone . Crewe made an indelible impact on pop music, co-writing the ubiquitous "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" in 1967 for Frankie Valli and Labelle's 1974 hit "Lady Marmalade" alongside tracks for Michael Jackson , Roberta Flack and Peabo Bryson.

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KURB-FM Little Rock

Christopher Cross Returns with New Album, "Secret Ladder"; Not Stressed About Success

Chart-topping artist Christopher Cross returns today with a new album called Secret Ladder. And if he's not showered with Grammy nominations as a result, he says he won't be too worried -- he's already been there, done that.

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411mania.com

411 Fact or Fiction Music: Deadmau5 vs Disney, Radiohead, More

I respect the hell out of him as a musician, but as a celebrity and a person, one wishes he would keep his mouth shut. Many other rock stars understand that.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Review: San Francisco Symphony's Beethoven and Bates

Back in January, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony presented a two-week Beethoven and Bates Festival. Beyond the catchy alliteration, it intriguingly -- and somewhat schizophrenically -- slammed together Beethoven's 19th-century world with Mason Bates' 21st-century trip-hop world .

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, San Francisco Symphony, Classical, Pop/Rock, Energy, Alternative Energy, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Entertainment

RollingStone

Primal Scream Guitarist Robert 'Throb' Young Dead at 49

Robert "Throb" Young, original member and longtime guitarist of Scottish rock band Primal Scream , was found dead in his apartment on Tuesday at the age of 49. "We have lost our comrade and brother Robert Young. A beautiful and deeply soulful man," Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes wrote in a statement.

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