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Capitol Hill Buzz: GOP lawmaker lashes out at Beyonce video

Beyonce's new video "Formation" is "pro-Black Panther" and "anti-cop," says a Republican congressman, who argued Monday that it perpetuates a lie about the August 2014 shooting in Missouri of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. Read more

Beyonce's Super Bowl show bringing both praise and criticism

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A day after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyonce's halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt, that made for a stunning display of unapologetic blackness and political activism during one of the most-watched events of the year. Read more

Today in History

Today is Monday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2016. There are 327 days left in the year. This is the Chinese New Year of the Monkey. Read more

Trial in $300M fraud delayed for former concert promoter

Trial in an alleged $300 million fraud scheme has been postponed for a former concert promoter who once staged tours for major acts such as the Rolling Stones, Elton John and Aerosmith. Read more

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

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Don McLean pleads not guilty to domestic violence charge

Don McLean's attorney says the singer has entered a not-guilty plea to a domestic violence charge in writing and will not appear in court later this month. Read more

City of Rocky Top settles suit with song copyright holders

The city of Rocky Top has settled a lawsuit with the copyright holders of the bluegrass song their town is named after. Read more

Country legend Merle Haggard returns to stage after illness

Country legend Merle Haggard has returned to the stage after canceling several shows in February because of health issues caused by pneumonia. Read more

EXCHANGE: Women use kitchen utensils to make music

To make music from a teapot can be easy, but to make it a performance takes more talent, or maybe spunk. Read more

Angela Davis stopped from visiting separatist in Spain jail

A delegation including American rights activist Angela Davis has been turned away from a Spanish prison where it tried to visit imprisoned Basque separatist politician Arnaldo Otegi. Read more

Alicia Keys gives positive vibes at pre-Super Bowl show

Super Bowl City - Alicia Keys in Concert

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Alicia Keys was energetic when she performed for a loud and excited audience at a pre-Super Bowl party, but she also got serious at the top of her show. Read more

Magic happens for local music community at Swamp House

A haphazard web of antique clocks, family photos, mismatched pots and pans, kids' drawings and old Christmas cards cover the cabin's thick, wooden walls. Only a series of large windows facing the swamp interrupts the sea of knickknacks with rays of afternoon sunlight. Read more

African Children's Choir to perform in Florence

Since 1984, the African Children's Choir has been giving kids from across the continent of Africa a chance to improve their lives. Read more

Sam Hunt: Playing Super Bowl blends love for music, sports

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As a kid, Sam Hunt dreamt of playing in the Super Bowl. And he was on the right path as a quarterback for both Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Read more

Muskogee man spends life basking in baseball, blues

A late arrival to baseball practice changed John Fabian's life for the better. Read more

Singer, widow of Marcus Belgrave holding benefit concert

The widow of internationally acclaimed jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave has launched a scholarship in his name with a benefit concert featuring some of his well-known protégés. Read more

Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl ads

Super Bowl Ads Mountain Dew Kickstart

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From a strange creature called "Puppymonkeybaby" to a tear-inducing Audi ad, Super Bowl ads ran the gamut this year from offbeat humor to heartfelt messages. Read more

Beyonce announces 2016 Formation World Tour

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Beyonce is working overtime this weekend: After releasing a new song Saturday and performing at the Super Bowl on Sunday, she's announced a new stadium tour. Read more

Backstage with Flea on Super Bowl, Bernie Sanders

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It's been a busy weekend mixed with football and politics for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and bassist Flea wouldn't have it any other way. Read more

Review: Coldplay lets Beyonce, Bruno Mars overshadow band

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Give Chris Martin and Coldplay credit: It takes a certain lack of ego for musicians to essentially let themselves be upstaged at their own Super Bowl show. Read more

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