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Red Tops vocalist dies at 87

Rufus McKay, a lead vocalist for the popular dance band The Red Tops, died Sunday in Vicksburg. He was 87. Read more

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending July 21, 2014: Read more

Music festival raises $11,000 for cancer center

Officials at Montpelier's National Life Group say the inaugural Do Good Festival held on the grounds of the company's headquarters raised almost $11,000 for a cancer treatment center at the area hospital. Read more

The Source mag launches expo, all-star concert

The hip-hop magazine The Source is celebrating its 25th year with an expo and an anniversary concert. Read more

Missing concertgoer's body found at Ohio landfill

Body Found Landfill

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A body found at a northeast Ohio landfill has been identified as a young man who disappeared during a Cleveland concert. Read more

Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. 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, July 14 to Sunday, July 20 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. Read more

Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

Gershwin Prize Billy Joel

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The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Read more

Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, July 14, to Sunday, July 20: Read more

Conor Oberst dismisses lawsuit against accuser

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Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst has dropped his federal libel lawsuit against a woman who accused him of sexual assault in online comments. Read more

Ex-Destiny's Child member arrested in SC

A former member of the R&B group Destiny's Child was arrested in Myrtle Beach over the weekend after a night drinking with two football players, according to authorities. Read more

Celeb birthdays for the week of July 27-Aug. 2

July 27: TV producer Norman Lear is 92. Actor Jerry Van Dyke ("Coach") is 83. Singer Bobbie Gentry is 70. Actress-director Betty Thomas ("Hill Street Blues") is 66. Singer Maureen McGovern is 65. Guitarist Duncan Cameron (Sawyer Brown) is 58. Comedian Carol Leifer is 58. Country singer Stacy Dean... Read more

Baseball Hall of Fame gala canceled

The National Baseball Hall of Fame says next month's gala concert featuring the Boston Pops and Paul Simon has been canceled. No reason was given. Read more

Former Destiny's Child member arrested in SC

A former member of the R&B group Destiny's Child has been arrested in South Carolina in Myrtle Beach. Read more

Detroit's J Dilla included in Smithsonian museum

A new Smithsonian museum will incorporate music production equipment owned by the late Detroit hip-hop artist James Yancey, known as J Dilla. Read more

Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

Nugent Canceled

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A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. Read more

'Weird Al' on his weirdly successful week in music

Weird Al Yankovic Portrait Session

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Attention pop stars: If "Weird Al" Yankovic shows up at your concert or has tracked down your personal email address, you're likely his next parody conquest. Read more

Shania Twain's Vegas residency to end in December

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Country superstar Shania Twain will end her residency in Las Vegas with a final show Dec. 13, two years after she made a grand Sin City entrance on horseback and began performing at Caesars Palace. Read more

Sam Smith, Maroon 5 on tap for iTunes Festival

Last year Sam Smith says he was a spectator at the iTunes Festival. This year, his view will be much improved — he'll be onstage. Read more

LeBron James begins tour of China

LeBron James began his tour of China on Monday by exchanging gifts with another former child prodigy. Read more

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