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Taylor Swift, Microsoft among those buying up .porn suffixes

Adult Internet Adresses

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The singer Taylor Swift, Microsoft Corp. Harvard University are among those buying up .porn and .adult Web suffixes as a pre-emptive move before those domain names become available this summer. Read more

J. Cole shines like true star at South by Southwest festival

2015 SXSW - J Cole

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J. Cole helped close the annual South by Southwest festival with a top notch performance that proved he's not just one of rap's best performers, but music in general. Read more

Detroit Catholic choir invited to sing for pope at Vatican

A Catholic choir from Detroit has been asked to sing before Pope Francis at the Vatican. Read more

Vinyl records a big draw among crate-diggers, audiophiles

Vinyl Treasures

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In the age of digital downloads, where a click can buy an album or you can stream a song straight to your phone, it seems the art of owning and buying music has faded. Read more

Country star Jason Aldean marries Brittany Kerr

People Jason Aldean

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Country star Jason Aldean has married former "American Idol" contestant Brittany Kerr. Read more

Storm system brings flood warnings, heavy rain to Texas

Flood advisories have been issued, upward of 4 inches of rain have fallen in some coastal regions and soggy crowds are turning out for the South by Southwest festival as a storm system moves across Texas. Read more

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After week of nuclear program talks, US, Iran cite progress but neither guarantees agreement Read more

Biggest celebration of Portland musicians is in Boise

Portland's biggest local music festival isn't in Portland. It's not even in Oregon. Read more

Music therapists seek state recognition, funding for kids

Music Therapy

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Just weeks after birth, Taylor Suprenant spent two months in pediatric intensive care with symptoms of shaken baby syndrome. Step-grandmother Johnna Carrender soothed him with recordings of instrumental and classical music. Read more

8 high school quartets tutored by string musicians at USC

Eight groups of high school musicians from across the Southeast are coming to South Carolina for a day of intensive musical training and competition. Read more

Keeping classical cool: Oldest US arts group turns 200

Handel & Haydn Society

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Before Beyonce, there were the Beatles. Before the Beatles, there was Brahms. And before Brahms was even born, there was the Handel & Haydn Society. Read more

Juneau-based state ferry bartender takes 1 last ride

Anyone who's ridden the Alaska Marine Highway System knows that life on the sea, even for a short while, is like living on another planet. Without cellphone service and surrounded by friends and adventurous strangers, anything can happen. Read more

Choirs will mark Lied Center's 25th anniversary with song

Several top choirs will share the stage Saturday at the Lied Center for Performing Arts to celebrate the Lincoln facility's 25th anniversary. Read more

Q&A: John Legend on race, Common, Sam Smith, 'Blurred Lines'

John Legend says he's concerned that the "Blurred Lines" verdict could set a scary precedent for artists creating music inspired by others. Read more

Arab national museum expanding, celebrating 10th anniversary

The Arab American National Museum is making some musical moves to celebrate its expansion and looming 10th anniversary. Read more

EXCHANGE: Mate's illness inspires suburban band Pulsebeat

For the young members of the band Pulsebeat, the thrill of playing onstage is not just about getting lost in the music while crowds cheer them on. There's also the reward of doing it for a great cause. Read more

Barry Manilow giving piano to NY school district

Barry Manilow is giving a piano to a New York school district and he's urging others to donate musical instruments for schoolchildren to play. Read more

Musical 'Ever After' to premiere in Paper Mill Playhouse

Theater-Ever After

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New Jersey will have the world premiere of a musical based on the 1998 movie "Ever After." Read more

University gospel choir wins top honor at national contest

Tennessee State University's gospel choir is being recognized nationally. Read more

Twisted Sister drummer dies of apparent heart attack at 55

A.J. Pero, the drummer for the heavy-metal band Twisted Sister, died Friday. He was 55. Read more

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