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New project in US South promotes music "triangle"

Americana Music Triangle

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Blues. Jazz. Country. Rock n' roll. Gospel. Southern Gospel. Cajun-zydeco. Soul/ R&B. Bluegrass. Read more

Chicago among the acts large and small as Jazz Fest plays on

APTOPIX Jazz Fest

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Another eclectic mix musical acts — old and new, large and small and from a variety of genres — continues as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival rolls into its final weekend. Read more

Amid UK election, Paul Weller says he's fed up with politics

Britain Paul Weller Politics

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Paul Weller once peddled passionate political pop, writing lyrics that captured working-class frustrations and urged the toppling of Margaret Thatcher's government. Read more

Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias sweep Latin music awards

Latin Billboard Awards

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Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias swept the Billboard Latin Music Awards, but Jennifer Lopez may have stolen the show. Read more

1 in 4 US renters must use half their pay for housing costs

California Real Estate For Rent

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More than one in four U.S. renters have to use at least half their family income to pay for housing and utilities. Read more

'Stand By Me' singer Ben E. King dead at age 76

Obit Ben E King

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Ben E. King, the unforgettable lead singer for the Drifters and solo star whose plaintive baritone graced such pop and rhythm 'n blues classics as "Stand by Me," "There Goes My Baby" and "Spanish Harlem," has died. He was 76. Read more

Blues legend B.B. King in hospice at his home in Las Vegas

BB King-Hospice

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Blues legend B.B. King was in hospice care Friday at his home in Las Vegas, according to a longtime business associate with legal control over his affairs. Read more

Some music at Fort Adams being silenced by red tape

A plan to put on up to 10 concerts this year at Newport's Fort Adams State Park is in jeopardy over a snag in the state approval process. Read more

A look at Chideo, a new name in online charity fundraising

Celebrity Charity-Chideo

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Online donations account for a fraction of the money given to charities each year, but a new company is hoping to change that with a mix of videos, contests for celebrity meetings and behind-the-scenes access that was once reserved only for top donors. Here's a look at Chideo, the Dallas-based co... Read more

Omaha choir offers release for people with disabilities

A choir group for people with physical and cognitive disabilities has held its first performance on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus. Read more

Sibling directors Kathleen and Rob Marshall help each other

Theater-Marshall Siblings

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When you're a respected, Tony-winning director and choreographer, who do you turn to for a second opinion? If you're Kathleen Marshall, you go to your older brother, Rob. Read more

Festivals, large gatherings canceled in Beijing

China Cancelled Events

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Springtime in Beijing usually brings out bustling crowds for rock concerts, food festivals and other outdoor revelry amid the smog and catkins. But this year, police in the Chinese capital have been canceling everything from an Earth Day event to a heavy metal concert, stoking worries that the au... Read more

Project focuses on music, history, culture of South

State and community leaders in six cities are planning to participate in the launch of a project to help preserve the musical heritage and culture of the South. Read more

Final curtain nears for old-time piano playing contest

A piano competition devoted to ragtime, boogie and novelty songs is in its last year. Read more

Live Nation to declare May 5 as National Concert Day

Music-National Concert Day

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Live Nation wants music lovers to add National Concert Day to their calendars. Read more

4 maestros to take part on Portland symphony's 90th gala

The Portland Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 90th anniversary by bringing four past and present music directors together for a show. Read more

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows World Wide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Read more

Taylor Swift calls fan with cancer to discuss music, tour

People Taylor Swift Cancer Patient

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The family of a 12-year-old Chicago girl with cancer says Taylor Swift called her to talk about music, touring and the disease. Read more

Colorado Editorial Roundup

The Denver Post, April 27, on the bar for school lawsuits: Read more

Boston Symphony Orchestra announces European tour dates

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced concert dates for its upcoming European tour, its first with music director Andris Nelsons. Read more

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