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Broadway season features Jennifer Hudson and Bruce Willis

Broadway-Fall Preview

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The new Broadway season hasn't yet started in earnest and already there's a front-runner for the Tony Awards next summer — "Hamilton." But there are plenty of challengers hoping to steal its thunder over the next few months. Here's a look at some highlights of the 2015-16 fall season: Read more

Man faces life sentence in killing of Grooveshark executive

A Tampa Bay area man faces up to life in prison after he was convicted of killing an executive of the defunct music streaming service Grooveshark. Read more

Production of renowned Ovation guitars to resume in US

Ovation Guitars

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A Connecticut factory that produced Ovation guitars for nearly a half century before closing last year will resume making the renowned instruments, thanks to the efforts of factory employees. Read more

Major Lazer, The Weeknd have Spotify's top summer songs

Spotify-Summer Songs

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Spotify has named EDM act Major Lazer's "Lean On" as the global song of the summer. Read more

6 times drugs were mentioned during the MTV VMAs

TV-MTV's Marijuana-List

Photo by Matt Sayles

Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards were peppered with commercials warning young adults about the dangers of drugs — but during the show itself, drug references were almost as predominant as the music. Read more

Country singer Kip Moore helps build skate parks for kids

People Kip Moore

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Country singer Kip Moore's style is more surfboards and skateboards than cowboy boots, so when he wanted to help children from low-income areas, he found inspiration in his own passions. Read more

Afroman fined, ordered to get counseling for punching fan

Rap artist Afroman was given a suspended six-month jail sentence Thursday, fined $330 and ordered to undergo anger management and impulse behavior counseling for punching a woman who jumped on a stage during a concert earlier this year. Read more

Bieber bests One Direction's Spotify record with new single

Justin Bieber-Spotify

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Justin Bieber is marking a comeback: The singer set a new record on Spotify, besting One Direction. Read more

Chailly to step down early as Leipzig Gewandhaus conductor

Germany Orchestra Chief

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Leipzig's Gewandhaus Orchestra says that Riccardo Chailly will step down next year as its chief conductor, four years before his contract was due to expire. Read more

Today in History

Today is Thursday, September 3, the 246th day of 2015. There are 119 days left in the year. Read more

Rapper Kevin Gates accused of kicking woman during show

Rapper Kevin Gates is facing a battery charge in Florida after authorities say he kicked a woman during a performance. Read more

News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

More Tenn. lawmakers come out against gas tax hike in 2016 Read more

Director defends Taylor Swift's music video of whitewashing

2015 MTV Video Music Awards - Show

Photo by Matt Sayles

The director of Taylor Swift's new music video is defending the singer after some claimed she whitewashed her video based in Africa. Read more

Known for her duets, Ruby Amanfu steps into solo spotlight

Music-Ruby Amanfu

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Ruby Amanfu knows how to share the stage, but during a recent dinner party in Nashville, Tennessee, she was the star of the stage and the kitchen as she prepared a meal featuring peanut butter soup and fried plantains, then stood in her bare feet in the living room and belted out a heartbreak song. Read more

Nicky Jam leads nominees for new Latin American Music Awards

Music-Latin American Music Awards

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Latin urban singer Nicky Jam leads the nominees for the first Latin American Music Awards with six nominations. Read more

Suspended T officer charged with assaulting wife at concert

A suspended transit police officer named in a civil rights lawsuit for allegedly assaulting a woman at a bus station is now facing charges of assaulting her wife outside a country music concert at Gillette Stadium. Read more

Man indicted in roadside slaying of friend after concert

A northern New Jersey man has been indicted in the slaying of a friend who was killed during a roadside argument as they drove home from a ZZ Top concert. Read more

North Korean choir gives military-inspired concert in Russia

Russia NKorea Choir

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The North Korean National Choir has performed for the first time in the Russian capital, putting on a military-inspired concert. Read more

Biden to appear on Colbert's 'Late Show'

TV-Stephen Colbert-Joe Biden

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Vice President Joe Biden will be among Stephen Colbert's inaugural guests on "The Late Show." Read more

Ex-ATI CEO Richard Simmons leaving Pittsburgh Symphony

The former chief executive officer of specialty steelmaker Allegheny Technologies Inc. is resigning as chairman of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra board later this month. Read more

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