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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 March. 16, to Sunday, March 22, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. Read more

The (former) Fab Five: A look at One Direction as they were

One Direction Gallery

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Zayn Malik delivered a shocker to his fans when he announced he was quitting the chart-topping band One Direction. Read more

Details of victims in the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525

Iran France Plane Crash

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They came from as far away as Australia, Iran, Morocco and Venezuela, and their lives ended together in France's deadliest plane crash in decades. Read more

McCartney, Metallica to headline Chicago's Lollapalooza 2015

Paul McCartney, Metallica and Sam Smith will be among 130 acts at this year's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. Read more

Canadians take big lead in pairs at figure skating worlds

China World Figure Skating

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Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford skated a flawless short program to take a commanding lead in the pairs at the world figure skating championships on the opening day Wednesday. Read more

Graffiti boom born in tragedy brightens up Colombia capital

Colombia Graffiti Mecca

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A vibrant stream of giant murals greets people heading in from Bogota's main airport or walking down the cobblestone streets of colonial downtown. Read more

Call: David Crosby repeatedly asks for ambulance after hit

David Crosby-Jogger Hit

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A recording of a pair of 911 calls from David Crosby shows the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer sounding panicked as he repeatedly asks dispatchers how soon an ambulance will arrive to help a pedestrian he just hit with his car. Read more

Record-breaking show 'The Fantasticks' to close in May

Theater The Fantasticks

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The off-Broadway phenomenon "The Fantasticks" will pack away its confetti and cardboard moon this summer, ending a record-breaking, fantastic run that started when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president. Read more

Oak Ridge Boys, Browns, Martin join country hall

Music-Country Hall of Fame

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Vocal quartet The Oak Ridge Boys, Jim Ed Brown and his singing sisters, and longtime session guitarist Grady Martin are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Read more

NY Assembly backs tax credits for music production

The state Assembly has backed tax credits for music production in New York similar to those provided for film and television, intended to halt an exodus of musicians and producers to other states. Read more

Celine Dion returns to Caesars Palace stage in August

Celine Dion is returning to The Colosseum stage at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas starting Aug. 27 after a year-long hiatus to care for her husband, allow her inflamed throat muscles to heal and spend time with her three children. Read more

'Stand by Me' among 25 records being preserved at US library

Recording Registry

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One of the most broadcast songs of the 20th century, Ben E. King's "Stand by Me," has been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress, along with recordings from Joan Baez, The Righteous Brothers, Steve Martin and the darker sounds of the band Radiohead. Read more

Ex-rap promoter gets life plus 20 years in NYC murder case

A former hip-hop and rap promoter was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison plus 20 years for a murder-for-hire plot that a judge described as "heinous" and "vile." Read more

New direction: 1D says Zayn Malik has left the group

42nd Annual American Music Awards - Arrivals

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And then there were four: Zayn Malik said Wednesday he is leaving chart-topping boy band One Direction "to be a normal 22-year-old." Read more

'Stand by Me' among 25 records being preserved at US library

One of the most broadcast songs of the 20th century, Ben E. King's "Stand by Me," has been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress, along with recordings from Joan Baez, The Righteous Brothers and Radiohead. Read more

List of 25 sound recordings preserved by Library of Congress

Here's a listing of the 2015 inductees to the National Recording Registry in chronological order: Read more

Jazz Fest releases schedule cubes

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has released its much-anticipated cubes — the easy-to-read schedule that contains performance times and stages for the event's seven days. Read more

Elton John, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar head up Outside Lands

The foodie music festival Outside Lands is celebrating its eighth year with a mix of established superstars and new ones, from Elton John and D'Angelo to Kendrick Lamar and Sam Smith. Read more

Purifoy's work on display at Columbus weekend concert

On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War's final knell, the Columbus Choral Society, together with visiting singers from Tennessee, Florida and the Golden Triangle area, and the Starkville/MSU Symphony Orchestra, will present "Chronicles of Blue and Gray" March 28. Read more

16 German high school students among plane crash victims

France Plane Crash

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A stunned German town mourned 16 students who went down aboard Germanwings Flight 9525 on their way home Tuesday from a Spanish exchange, while the opera world grieved for two singers who were returning from performing in Barcelona — one of them with her baby. Read more

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