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5 Seconds of Summer get hands-on with ticket sales

Music 5 Seconds of Summer

Photo by Charles Sykes

The rising pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer gave its feverish female fans the surprise of a lifetime by personally selling tickets Saturday morning for an upcoming concert in Inglewood, California. Read more

Program aims to improve literacy through hip-hop

Hip Hop Program-Literacy

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"Society doesn't see me, 'cause I've got more to me than meets the eye. I won't lie. I won't cry. I've got dreams that reach beyond the sky." Read more

NH town makes annual 'Top 10' list

The small New Hampshire city of Lebanon has been named a "Top 10 Small Town" by a website that looks at small- and mid-sized communities. Read more

Student plans Danville concert to help feed hungry

Sometimes it takes a little creative thinking to help stock food pantries and feeding programs, and Katherine Campbell has come up with an unusual invitation for people in the Danville area. Read more

5 Seconds of Summer get hands-on with ticket sales

5 Seconds Of Summer Photo Op

Photo by Paul A. Hebert

The rising pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer gave its feverish female fans the surprise of a lifetime by personally selling tickets Saturday morning for an upcoming concert in Inglewood, California. Read more

Newport Folk Festival continues for 2nd day

The music continues in Newport at the 55th anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival. Read more

RI's 5 things: Unaccompanied children, 38 Studios

From unaccompanied immigrant children being placed with sponsors to the first settlement in the 38 Studios lawsuit, here are five things to know in Rhode Island: Read more

Clear rules sought for musical items on planes

Musical Instruments Planes

Photo by Robb D. Cohen

The government should clarify federal rules about bringing musical instruments on to commercial flights as carry-on luggage, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said, after a report of problems encountered by a band flying to Rhode Island for the Newport Folk Festival. Read more

Aretha Franklin slams server's D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T

People Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn't allowed to eat her takeout inside the restaurant. Read more

States' use of execution drugs varies widely

Arizona Execution Drugs-Q&A

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The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork quilt approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with types, combinations and dosages varying widely. A question and answer look at how the disparity came about and why, following... Read more

Newport Folk Festival celebrates 55th anniversary

Newport Folk

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The Newport Folk Festival has kicked off three days of music to a sold-out crowd. Read more

Lockout looms as Met contracts set to expire

Opera Met Labor

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Figaro might not be getting married anytime soon. Mimi and Rodolfo might not fall in love in that cold Parisian garret. And Macbeth might never murder his way to the throne. Read more

Hundreds see James Brown film premiere in Augusta

"Get On Up" Premiere in Augusta

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Filmmakers and stars of the new James Brown movie have given the soul singer's hometown a first look at their finished work. Read more

Tulsa music and arts festival starts Friday

The Center of the Universe Festival is back for a second year in Tulsa. Read more

Shape note singers keep American tradition alive

If these singers were in a sanctuary or on the church grounds, you'd think you were at an old-time revival. Read more

Neshoba County Fair starts Friday

The 125th edition of the Neshoba County Fair that gets underway Friday at the fairgrounds near Philadelphia. Read more

Bayreuth Wagner fest starts with stage malfunction

Germany Bayreuth Festival

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Bayreuth's annual opera festival has gotten off to an unexpectedly dramatic start, with a technical malfunction forcing an interruption shortly after the opening performance of Richard Wagner's "Tannhaeuser" kicked off. Read more

Ex-'X Factor' judge Tulisa fined for blogger blow

Britain Tulisa

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British singer and former "X Factor" judge Tulisa Contostavlos, who last week won a legal victory over a tabloid sting story, has been fined for assaulting a celebrity blogger at a music festival. Read more

Clapton says thank you to Cale with 'The Breeze'

Music-Eric Clapton

Photo by Charles Sykes

For Eric Clapton, the early 1970s were filled with drug addiction, personal difficulties and growing dissatisfaction with music. Read more

Willie Nelson, Farm Aid coming to N. Carolina

Willie Nelson and the annual Farm Aid concert and food festival are coming to North Carolina. Read more

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