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Guitar class help high school students

Exchange Guitar Class

Ted Kirk

This is music for the masses. Read more

Purple Christmas lights honor 'Purple Rain' singer

An acclaimed home Christmas-light show in suburban Chicago features purple lights this year in a tribute to the rock star who sang "Purple Rain." Read more

Madonna raises $7.5M for Malawi, slams Trump in Miami show

Art Basel Miami Beach

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Madonna kissed Ariana Grande, repeatedly criticized President elect Donald Trump and said she was ashamed to be an American in a magnetic performance in Miami on Friday night where she raised more than $7.5 million for the African nation of Malawi. Read more

Correction: Nightclub Fires-Glance story

In a Dec. 3 story listing past nightclub and music venue fires, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the location of a deadly February 2003 blaze. The Station nightclub was in West Warwick, not Warwick, Rhode Island. Read more

Burlington punk music venue closing doors after 32 years

A popular Vermont punk music venue is closing its doors after 32 years of shows. Read more

Chattanooga man lands roles in 'Hamilton' through a video

This time last year, Chris Lee had just submitted a video audition for the Chicago and touring casts of "Hamilton." Read more

Country artist Granger Smith breaks ribs after stage fall

Country music artist Granger Smith was able to continue performing after falling from a stage in New Jersey, but was later hospitalized. Read more

The Latest: Oakland sports teams donating to fire victims

Warehouse Party Fire

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The Latest on a deadly fire in a converted warehouse in Oakland, California (all times local): Read more

Feast of 7 Fishes brings an Italian Christmas to Fairmont

The Feast of the Seven Fishes — an annual celebration of Italian Christmas tradition — will return to Fairmont for its 11th year, featuring Italian cuisine, music and fun for the whole family. Read more

Semper (and suffer) Fidel: Artists conflicted about Castro

Castro Artists

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As a prominent advocate for human rights, the poet Rose Styron knew well the abuses in Fidel Castro's Cuba and the censorship of artists and publications with dissenting views. But when she and her husband, author William Styron, were invited to meet him in 2000 she didn't hesitate to accept. Read more

Vermont band plays at prisons in tribute to Johnny Cash

A Burlington man is touring Vermont prisons and performing Johnny Cash songs in tribute to the late musician. Read more

Ukulele is a popular music-class addition

Dave Kinzer's music class is jamming to the Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Matishyahu — on ukulele. Read more

Coda time: Salem's Ridenhour Music to close after 74 years

Exchange Music Store Closing

Stephanie Klein-Davis

Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton was probably the most famous student ever to pass through the doors of Ridenhour Music. But its owners say the countless numbers of children who came into the store over the years were the best part of the store. Read more

Teyana Taylor advises Kanye on recovery: "Take your time"

Teyana Taylor has some practical advice for her mentor Kanye West. Read more

Solange looking for New Orleans-based musicians for her band

Solange Knowles is looking for New Orleans-area vocalists, guitarists and keyboardists to be a part of the singer-songwriter's new band. Read more

Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9

Warehouse Fire

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Firefighters struggled to get to bodies in the rubble Saturday after a fire tore through a converted Oakland warehouse during a late-night electronic music party, killing at least 9 people and making the charred structure unsafe for emergency crews to enter. Officials said at least two dozen more... Read more

Rapper Kendrick Lamar performs in Miami for Art Basel party

Art Basel Miami Beach

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Hot, sticky and sweaty, rapper Kendrick Lamar performed Thursday night inside a spaceship-looking dome on the beach as part of the Art Basel Miami Beach festivities. Read more

Little Big Town, Rhett, others to take Frontier Days stage

All but one headliner for Cheyenne Frontier Days has been announced. 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 Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Read more

Shots fired, but at who? J. Cole's track has people guessing

Music J Cole False Prophets

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A track off J. Cole's forthcoming album has some people playing the guessing game on who he's taking shots at. Read more

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