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Delaware to host dueling country music festivals in 2015

Delaware is now poised to host two major country music festivals just months apart. Read more

Sugarland, promoter settle with state fair victims

Indiana Fair Stage Collapse

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Country duo Sugarland, concert promoter Live Nation and 16 other defendants have agreed to pay $39 million to settle claims stemming from the deadly 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse, lawyers for the victims and their families announced Friday. Read more

Ashanti 'shocked' by prospect of stalker retrial

People Ashanti

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Ashanti is appalled by the prospect of facing her accused stalker again in court, but the Grammy-winning R&B singer said Friday she's determined to see the case through after a mistrial. Read more

Kid Rock to perform pre-race concert at Daytona 500

NASCAR Daytona 500 Kid Rock Auto Racing

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Kid Rock will perform a pre-race concert at the Daytona 500 in February. Read more

Fatal South by Southwest crash brings first wave of lawsuits

South Byt Southwest Fatal Crash

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The first wave of victim lawsuits since four people died at the South by Southwest music festival accused organizers Thursday of safety lapses after a driver smashed through a barricade and into a crowd of concertgoers. Read more

Freud's goal: Keep Chicago's Lyric Opera relevant

Opera Lyric at 60

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When Anthony Freud was 14, his favorite pastime was going to the opera in London and then, on the train ride home to Wimbledon where he lived with his parents, "dreaming about how I could do it better when I ran a company of my own some day." Read more

Ice buckets, breaking the Internet: A year in pop culture

Pop Culture Moments

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Just for fun, let's try to picture the year in pop culture, all in one image. Read more

NYC rapper pleads not guilty to gun, drug charges

Rapper Arrested

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An up-and-coming rapper pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges he moonlighted as a gun-toting member of a New York City street gang responsible for several shootings during turf wars over drug trafficking. Read more

McCartney reflects on yesterday, today and tomorrow

Music-Paul McCartney

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Sir Paul McCartney is 72, and only the wrinkles give his years away. Read more

Miyamoto on 'amiibo,' 'Zelda' and 'Mario' movie

Shigeru Miyamoto Portrait Session

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Shigeru Miyamoto seems giddy — and with good reason. Read more

Country artist headlines Gov. Deal inaugural gala

Country music artist Alan Jackson will headline the Jan. 15 Inaugural Gala as part of the kickoff to Gov. Nathan Deal's second term in office. Read more

Musical of 'School of Rock' heading to Broadway

Theater-School of Rock

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Rockers, rejoice: The Broadway musical "Rock of Ages" may be going, but get ready for "The School of Rock." Read more

Stanford aims to bring player pianos back to life

Stanford University wants to unlock the secrets of the player piano, which brought recorded music into living rooms long before there were cassettes, compact discs or iPods. Read more

Broadway seeks a new Carole King with open auditions

If you think you can sing "It's Too Late" and "So Far Away" like Carole King, some Broadway producers would like to hear from you. Read more

Elton John, David Furnish to tie knot again

Britain Elton John

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Elton John and his partner David Furnish plan to tie the knot for a second time, following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Britain. Read more

NYC rapper Bobby Shmurda arrested in drug case

Rapper Arrested

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An up-and-coming rapper was among several people arrested Wednesday in an investigation into a series of gang-related shootings and drug trafficking in the city. Read more

Friends go bald to back player after brain surgery

Friends, fellow athletes and other classmates of sidelined Columbus East football player Brock Greiwe let him know they're pulling for his recovery, and that his circumstances don't change their relationship one bit. Read more

Van Zandt fretted directing Springsteen in 'Lilyhammer'

People-Steven Van Zandt

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It's always a bit uncomfortable having to tell your boss what to do. Read more

Country singer Boyd crowned 'The Voice' champion

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Country fans have spoken again. Read more

San Francisco official unveils live music measure

A San Francisco supervisor wants to make sure new housing developments in the city don't push out live music venues. Read more

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