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Kanye, Juanes enliven LA's Made in America fest

Made In America Festival - Los Angeles - Day 2

Photo by Paul A. Hebert

A new outdoor music festival in downtown Los Angeles reflected the city's diversity with a lineup that included rap, rock, punk, blues and Latin music. Kanye West, Cypress Hill, Weezer, Rise Against, John Mayer and Juanes were among Sunday's performers. Read more

Muscular dystrophy fundraiser raises $52 million

The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon has raised about $52.3 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend. Read more

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge arrives in North Korea

North Korea Ice Bucket Challenge

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It's pretty hard to find a novel way to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by now, but two-time Grammy-winning rapper Pras Michel, a founding member of the Fugees, has done it — getting his dousing in the center of North Korea's capital on Sunday. Read more

Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

Made in America

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Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning. Read more

California Made in America show sizzles on day 2

Made In America Festival - Los Angeles - Day 2

Photo by Paul A. Hebert

The second day of downtown Los Angeles' inaugural outdoor music festival sizzled on Sunday as more than 37,000 concertgoers grooved to an eclectic mix of rock, hip-hop and electronic music under the blazing sun. Read more

NY's Electric Zoo music fest shut down by storms

The Electric Zoo music festival was shut down in the face of powerful thunderstorms Sunday, forcing thousands of people to leave its island setting and marking its second cancellation in as many years. Read more

Symphony moves free concert to Kennedy Center

The National Symphony Orchestra is moving its annual Labor Day weekend concert inside to the Kennedy Center due to the weather, instead of performing on the Capitol lawn. Read more

Piano player's career continues locally

People used to tell Philip "Red" Wick that he wouldn't be able to retire because he didn't have a "real" job. Read more

Ludacris holds celebrity hoops game for LudaDay

Rapper Ludacris is challenging fellow hip-hop artist Lil Wayne in a game of hoops this weekend. Read more

'Made In America' concert rocks downtown Philly

Made In America Festival - Philadelphia - Day 1

Photo by Charles Sykes

Tens of thousands turned out for the start of the "Budweiser Made in America" concert in Philadelphia and just as many should be on hand for day two. Read more

After injury, Kings of Leon ready for stage

Music-Kings of Leon

Photo by Steve C. Mitchell

A brotherly reunion is coming to the City of Brotherly Love: Family band Kings of Leon will play its first show Sunday in Philadelphia since drummer Nathan Followill injured his ribs. Read more

US OPEN SCENE: Djokovic gives singer the spotlight

2014 US Open Tennis

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Novak Djokovic used some of his spotlight as the world's top tennis player to let another light shine. Read more

New England editorial roundup

The Concord (N.H.) Monitor, Aug. 26. 2014 Read more

Made in America music festival rocks Los Angeles

Made In America Festival - Philadelphia - Day 1

Photo by Charles Sykes

A group of sexy dancers backed Iggy Azalea as Rita Ora joined her on stage. Kendrick Lamar shared the spotlight with label-mate Schoolboy Q during his set. Afrojack got the crowd jumping, and Imagine Dragons closed out the evening. Read more

Aquile gives free concert Friday at Casper College

Three singers from NBC's "The Voice", including Wyoming's Aquile (AH'-kwil), are performing a free concert at Casper College on Friday night. Read more

Chris Brown due back in DC court for plea hearing

Chris Brown Assault

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Singer Chris Brown is scheduled to appear in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case that dates to October 2013. Read more

EXCHANGE: Music therapist helps stroke victim

Exchange Music Therapy

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Of all the careers Katie Fitch could have chosen, the 24-year-old Peorian was drawn to music therapy. Read more

Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown

Ferguson Hip-Hop

Photo by Evan Agostini

Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice. Read more

3 convicted in Georgia rapper's slaying

A jury has convicted three men in the shooting death of an Atlanta rapper known as Lil Phat. Read more

Brad Paisley turns up the fun on latest album

Music Brad Paisley

Photo by Amy Sussman

Brad Paisley is taking control of the conversation about Brad Paisley with the release of his new album, "Moonshine in the Trunk." Read more

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