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Rick Springfield plays state fair after winning butt lawsuit

Rick Springfield was a big hit at the opening day of the 2015 New York State Fair. So was his tush. Read more

Apple's music service losing key player as exec resigns

Apple's online music subscription service is losing a key player as millions of listeners near the end of a free three-month trial period that has drawn mixed reviews. Read more

Minneapolis club set to reopen after ceiling collapse

The landmark Minneapolis concert venue First Avenue is set to reopen 16 days after part of the ceiling collapsed during a show. Read more

Latin music academy protests Trump's immigration proposals

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is drawing protests from another Latino organization — this time, one based in the music industry. Read more

Newark hopes '24 Hours of Peace' will stem violence

Anti-violence advocates and community members will swarm a block in Newark's South Ward for 24 hours starting Friday evening with the hopes of creating a cease-fire against the city's spike in gun violence. Read more

New music festival comes to Jonesville

Exchange Wildwoodstock Festival

Jason Dafnis

It might not be Woodstock, but a new music festival coming to Jonesville in September is trying to emulate the tamer — and more musical — aspects of the 1969 festival. Read more

Air guitarists strum out for the world title in Finland

Finland Air Guitar

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Zac "The Magnet" Monro opened the final of the Air Guitar World Championships Friday with a neat mime of playing an electric guitar to rock music that shook the ground beneath the feet of a few hundred gathered in a rainy small city square in northern Finland. Read more

Country music provocateurs Maddie & Tae come out swinging

Maddie & Tae Portrait Session

Photo by Donn Jones

The country duo Maddie & Tae took on gender stereotypes in their first platinum single, "Girl in a Country Song," and now they are targeting another overused effect in today's country music: electronic drum machines. Read more

Mamma Mia! Piano played on ABBA's hits up for auction

Britain Sothebys

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A grand piano that featured on many of ABBA's biggest hits is going up for auction in London. Read more

Texans RB Grimes escapes by playing piano, writing songs

Texans Grimes Music Football

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Jonathan Grimes got an NFL pink slip four times before finally hanging on with the Houston Texans and spending all of last season with the team. Read more

Air guitarists duke it out at Finland world championships

Finland Air Guitar

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Who can play wildest on an instrument no one can see? A record 30 air guitarists from a dozen countries are jamming on a stage in northern Finland to answer just that question. Read more

Celine Dion returns to Las Vegas stage after year hiatus

Celine Dion makes her Las Vegas return after having spent more than a year caring for her ailing husband Rene Angelil. Read more

Nervous Fetty Wap greeted with cheers at hometown concert

Back To School Concert Paterson

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Popular rap artist Fetty Wap was greeted with wild cheers Thursday as he put on a concert for a crowd of high school students in his New Jersey hometown of Paterson. Read more

Opera star Alfie Boe goes into 'special role' on Broadway

That familiar feeling of being hunted has returned for Alfie Boe: He's about to be Broadway's latest Jean Valjean. Read more

Free Fetty Wap concert tickets go unclaimed

Nearly 500 tickets remain unclaimed for a free Fetty Wap concert in Paterson. Read more

Method to madness of MTV Video Music Awards

MTV Video Music Awards-History

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There really is a method to the madness that is the MTV Video Music Awards. Read more

Minneapolis building to get giant mural featuring Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan-Giant Mural

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A team of artists is working on a giant mural featuring a portrait of musician Bob Dylan on a building in downtown Minneapolis. Read more

Lawyer: 50 Cent will try again to sell Connecticut mansion

50 Cent Bankruptcy

Photo by Evan Agostini

Rapper 50 Cent's bankruptcy attorney says he'll try again to sell his 50,000-square-foot Connecticut mansion. Read more

Blues marker to honor musician 'Son' House

Blues musician Eddie "Son" House will be honored with a Mississippi Blues Trail maker in Rochester, New York. Read more

New Syracuse-area music venue completed, ready for debut

The new music venue overlooking the shores of Onondaga Lake outside Syracuse is ready for its debut performance. Read more

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