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'Hunger Games' top winner at MTV Movie Awards

2014 MTV Movie Awards - Press Room

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"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" earned the prize for best film at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, besting even top Oscar winner "12 Years a Slave." Read more

EXCHANGE: Streamwood teen creates own sound

Exchange Creating Sound


Like any other teenager, Miguel Thompson regularly fights through the stream of students as he dashes from class to class. Read more

Whiteland band to compete in NY jazz contest

An Indiana school's band is one of 15 finalists for a top music competition being held at New York's Lincoln Center. Read more

Emails: Nugent show was canceled over comments

Emails show that plans for a Ted Nugent concert in East Texas were canceled after the shock rocker drew criticism for calling President Barack Obama a "subhuman mongrel." Read more

Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards

Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block. Read more

Liberty U. to open new music, arts center in 2015

Liberty University plans to open a new Center for Music & the Worship Arts in 2015. Read more

Winners of Britain's Olivier Awards

The winners of London's 2014 Laurence Olivier Awards, honoring achievement in theater, opera and dance: Read more

AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

Ukrainian minister: Security officer killed, 5 wounded in gunfight with pro-Russian militia Read more

Country Music Museum grows to match genre

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is no longer bursting at the seams, thanks to a $100 million expansion that has more than doubled its space and allowed it to add more interactive and contemporary exhibits. Read more

Review: Audra McDonald divinely channels Lady Day

Theater Review-Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

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One of the supreme honors this Broadway season is to go to Circle in the Square, close your eyes and hear a ghost. Read more

Whiteland band to compete in NY jazz contest

An Indiana high school is one of 15 elite bands that will compete for top honors in a jazz competition at New York's Lincoln Center. Read more

Store that supplied gear to music legends closing

As customers hauled off the dwindling inventory of discounted pianos and guitars, Buster Lipham proudly laid out souvenirs on the glass display counter, evidence of his contribution to rock 'n' roll history. Read more

USC celebration of desegregation at Koger Center

The University of South Carolina is wrapping up its yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its desegregation with music, dance and gospel tunes. Read more

O'Brien promises nudity, fire at MTV Movie Awards

MTV-Movie Awards

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Conan O'Brien won't be too shy to strip down as host of the MTV Movie Awards. Read more

Outkast reunite, headline Coachella festival

2014 Coachella Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 1 - Day 1

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Outkast reunited onstage after a near decadelong hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planned this year. Read more

Guard trampled at Ultra released from hospital

A security guard severely injured when she was trampled by gate-crashers at the Ultra Music Festival has been released from the hospital. Read more

AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

Armed protesters seize police station in eastern Ukrainian town Read more

Ala. DJ creates his own beat in China

Music has always been his life, but Dusty MacDonald had no idea that it would eventually lead him to a successful career, and a new wife, halfway around the world. Read more

Songwriter Jesse Winchester dies at age 69

Jesse Winchester, a U.S.-born singer who established himself in Montreal after dodging the Vietnam War and went on to write songs covered by the likes of Elvis Costello, Jimmy Buffett and Joan Baez has died of cancer. He was 69. Read more

Free earplugs to be mandatory at Minneapolis clubs

Minneapolis bars and clubs that feature live music will have to offer free earplugs to patrons starting April 19. Read more

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