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New lakeside music venue would replace state fair grandstand

Officials say a new amphitheater being built along the Onondaga Lake shoreline outside Syracuse will replace the New York State Fair's aging grandstand. Read more

Usher, Missy Elliott to perform at Essence Fest 2015

Grammy Award winning artists Usher and Missy Elliott have been added to the 2015 Essence Festival lineup. Read more

Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday Feb. 23, to Sunday, March 2, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. Read more

Laura Benanti stars in 'a love letter to New York City'

Theater-Laura Benanti

Photo by Charles Sykes

People recognize Laura Benanti on the street these days. They just don't know why. Read more

Usher, Missy Elliott to perform at Essence Fest 2015

Grammy Award winning artists Usher and Missy Elliott have been added to the 2015 Essence Festival lineup. Read more

Trial begins for bar owner charged in singer's death

The trial has begun for a Middle Tennessee bar owner charged with killing country singer-songwriter Wayne Mills. Read more

Bill to make 'Hang on Sloopy' Ohio's rock song passes House

A proposal to make "Hang On Sloopy" Ohio's official rock song has struck the right note with state representatives. Read more

Celeb birthdays for the week of March 8-14

March 8: Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager is 71. Musician-actor Micky Dolenz of The Monkees is 70. Bassist Randy Meisner (The Eagles, Poco) is 69. Singer Peggy March is 67. Singer Gary Numan is 57. News anchor Lester Holt is 56. Actor Aidan Quinn is 56. Guitarist Jimmy Dormire of Confederate Railroa... Read more

Kelly Clarkson to headline summer season at Wolf Trap

Kelly Clarkson, Santana and Sheryl Crow are among the headliners planning to make stops this summer at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Read more

3-day music festival this August in Walla Walla

Walla Walla will host a three-day music festival in August. Read more

Simon Rattle named music director of London Symphony

Conductor Simon Rattle is to swap Berlin for Britain, taking over as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra. Read more

Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Feb. 23 to Sunday, March 2 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. Read more

Artists to curate new performance series at Kennedy Center

Kennedy Center Season

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A new performance series curated by leading artists will help define a new programming slate at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts under its new president, along with festivals celebrating Ireland and something unexpected: skateboarding culture. Read more

Statewide groups hosting "Meet Oklahoma" at SXSW in Texas

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and other groups are planning to give an estimated 65,000 South by Southwest attendees the opportunity to "Meet Oklahoma" at the conference tradeshow in Austin, Texas. Read more

Officials: Grateful Dead fans can't camp during concerts

Officials in Chicago say Grateful Dead fans won't be allowed to camp out during three 50th anniversary concerts over the summer. Read more

Transportation board considering reopening Buddy Holly crash

The National Transportation Safety Board is looking into a request to reopen the investigation of the Iowa plane crash that killed musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. Read more

Cleveland spending $500,000 as host of rock hall induction

Cleveland will spend $500,000 toward the cost of hosting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 30th annual induction ceremony on April 18. Read more

Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Feb. 23 to Sunday, March 2 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. Read more

Carrie Underwood becomes a mom, gives birth to a boy

Carrie Underwood is a new mom, and like all proud parents, she's showing him off in a photo. Read more

NYC's last classical sheet music store to close

It's a sad day for classical music lovers. New York City's last classical sheet music store is closing for good on Friday. Read more

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