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10 hrs ago | The Times Bulletin

Jewel releases free song to support public housing

Jewel poses for a portrait before a performance to raise awareness for the ReThink public housing initiative at The Mint on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. The once-homeless singer-songwriter wrote "Home to Me" to support the ReThink public housing initiative.


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12 hrs ago | Journal-Advocate

Lawyer: Thicke exploited in 'Blurred Lines' suit

Robin Thicke's attorney says the estate of Marvin Gaye exploited the singer's "moment of personal vulnerability" in an attempt to prove that the hit "Blurred Lines" was a ripoff of a Gaye hit. In a deposition, obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, Thicke says Pharrell Williams did much of the writing on the Grammy-nominated song and says, "I was just lucky enough to be there when he wrote it."


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Dance, Robin Thicke, Hip-Hop

16 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

Iggy Azalea's former manager claims legal right to sex tape

OK, Hefe Wine ... says the "Fancy" singer signed her legal rights over to him, allowing him to market the sex tape they made together, according to TMZ. Wine told the website the singer signed a lengthy agreement with him in 2009 -- which has reportedly been obtained by TMZ -- giving him exclusive rights to "manufacture, sell, distribute and advertise 'any' recording embodying visual images."

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Related Topix: Dance, Hip-Hop, Santa Monica, CA, Entertainment

19 hrs ago | The Dam Station

Country Stars Sign On For Rock Hall's Everly Brothers Tribute

Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris are on board for the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame salute to the Everly Brothers . The pioneering duo is this year's Music Masters Series subject, and the country stars are some of the first confirmed artists for the event's tribute concert.


Related Topix: The Everly Brothers, Peter Asher

21 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Did Ariana Grande throw major shade at fans?

Ariana Grande is apparently still charming people with her down-to-earth, deferential attitude that has made her America's new sweetheart. Actually, the 21-year-old singer and former Nickelodeon star is working hard to tick off the last percentage of the Western Hemisphere that still thinks she's OK.


Related Topix: Dance, Ariana Grande, Music!, MTV Video Music Awards, Inglewood, CA, Entertainment

Yesterday | XL93

Panic! At The Disco Performs 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Live

Panic! At The Disco performed a cover of Queen 's classic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' during a show on "The Gospel Tour" - and it's REALLY legit. Does it sound exactly like Queen's? Maybe not, but some would make the argument that covers should have a band's own unique take on it anyway.


Related Topix: Panic! at the Disco, Queen

Yesterday | Bromsgrove Advertiser

Lana Del Rey appeared at Glastonbury Festival in August

Lana Del Rey has cancelled all her European tour dates, including an appearance on Radio 1's Louder Lounge, due to ill health. The Born To Die singer had recently cancelled two private concerts for Virgin Radio listeners in Paris and her record label has now announced she is cancelling all future dates.


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Yesterday | Windsor Beacon

Researchers explore 'graveyard of ships' near S.F.

Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush. Over the past week, a team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used a remote controlled underwater vehicle, equipped with sonar and video cameras, to examine and record the historic shipwrecks.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Rush

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KWNN-FM Stockton

Ariana Grande's Mom Wouldn't Let Her Record Song She Wrote at 14: Too Sexual, Said Mom

Ariana Grande seems a lot younger than she actually is -- she's 21, for the record -- but she's actually wise beyond her years. Maybe a little too wise.


Related Topix: Dance, Ariana Grande

100.3 The Buzzard

Sixx: A.M.'s 'Modern Vintage' Available For Pre-Order

Sixx: A.M. is gearing up to release their new album Modern Vintage on October 7th, and fans can pre-order the album right now on . But the great news for anxious fans waiting for the album to drop is that they can automatically download a few songs ahead of the album's release when they pre-order Modern Vintage online, including "Gotta Get It Right," "Stars," "Let's Go," and "Drive."


Related Topix: Sixx: A.M.

Nanaimo Daily News

Cat Stevens touring in the United States for first time since late 1970s.

In this April 10, 2014 file photo, Hall of Fame Inductee Cat Stevens performs at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York. Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road.


Related Topix: Cat Stevens, Boston, NY

The Bennington Banner

Robin Thicke was wasted when 'Blurred Lines' was made

Robin Thicke says he was wasted on Vicodin and alcohol when "Blurred Lines" was created and Pharrell Williams did most of the work. Thicke's admission came while he was being deposed as part of a lawsuit being filed by Marvin Gaye's family, which claims "Blurred Lines" rips off Gaye's "Got to Give it Up."


Related Topix: Dance, Robin Thicke, Hip-Hop, Entertainment

Albany Times Union

Review: Streisand's timeless 'Partners' soars

Barbra Streisand's "Partners" isn't just about star-powered duets, but partnerships of love and family. It's a love album for the ages, as fit for your anniversary as your parents' or your child's wedding.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Vocal, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Classical, Love Me Tender, Western, Musical Movies, Elvis Presley, Entertainment

Droitwich Advertiser

Katie Price has announced that her baby daughter's name is Bunny

Former glamour girl K atie Price has a bunny girl of her own now after revealing the name of her new daughter - B unny Hayler. Katie, who gave birth to her fifth child in August, a fortnight before she was due to have a Caesarean delivery, announced the news to OK Magazine.


Related Topix: Peter Andre

Radio Borders

Madonna Aiming To Release 13th Album in 2015

Over the past few months, the pop icon has shared a series of photos from the recording studio on Instagram often featuring American super producer Diplo - aka Thomas Wesley Pentz. A rep has now told Billboard that Madonna is eyeing up a 2015 release date for the follow-up to 'MDNA', which was met with a mixed reaction back in 2012.


Related Topix: Dance, Madonna, 2012, Gliese Games, Video Games

WXLO-FM Worcester

Train's New "Bulletproof Picasso" Wine Now Available for Pre-Order

The band Train doesn't just release new albums -- they also offer you something to drink while you're listening to them. The group's latest wine, Bulletproof Picasso , named after their new album, is now available for pre-order.


Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Train

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Miss New York chosen as Miss America 2015

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev walks the runway after being crowned as Miss America 2015 during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, in Atlantic City, N.J. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named the new Miss America Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised pageant. Kazantsev received the crown at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall from outgoing Miss America and Miss New York Nina Davuluri.


Related Topix: Atlantic City, NJ, Dance, Hip-Hop, Brigantine, NJ

WKHX-FM Atlanta

Florida Georgia Line to Be Featured in Major SEC Football Coverage This Season

Florida Georgia Line has recorded a special version of their song "That's What's Up" for CBS's SEC football coverage this season. The original version of the song appears on FGL's upcoming album, Anything Goes , due out October 14. Florida Georgia Line's Anything Goes Tailgate 2014 is set for October 31 at the Jacksonville Shipyards in Florida.


Related Topix: Florida Georgia Line, Country

Bromsgrove Advertiser

Music stars sing for independence

Edinburgh's Usher Hall was a sea of Saltires for a sold out gig with artists including Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, Amy Macdonald and Frightened Rabbit. "I love all the Yes voters, I love all the No voters too.


Related Topix: Mogwai

Calvin Harris has notched his fifth number one as a lead artist

The Scottish DJ notched his fifth number one as a lead artist and seventh in total with Blame featuring John Newman at the summit this weekend. Harris previously topped the charts with I'm Not Alone , Sweet Nothing , Under Control and Summer , while he also featured on Dizzee Rascal's Dance Wiv Me and Rihanna's We Found Love .


Related Topix: Dance, Calvin Harris, 9, Sam Smith