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2 hrs ago | WSNX-FM Grand Rapids

LISTEN: Audien Remixes Michael Jackson's 'Slave To The Rhythm'

After his remix of Bastille 's "Pompeii," Audien has taken on another pop artist to remix ... but not just any pop artist - the KING of Pop.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson, Funk, Bastille, Pompeii, MI

6 hrs ago | Reuters

James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' revels in drama and dance moves

At first Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by Chadwick Boseman to play the "Godfather of Soul" in the new biopic "Get On Up."

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Related Topix: Get On Up, Arts, Dance, Soul, James Brown, 42, Octavia Spencer

9 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Audra McDonald helps 'Lady Day' turn a profit

This photo provided by Jeffrey Richards Associates shows Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill".

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Related Topix: Billie Holiday, Jazz, Entertainment

11 hrs ago | The Republic

Music aside, Queen of Soul is pumped for fair food

There's something beyond delivering a set packed with her hits that's got Aretha Franklin jazzed about fair season: the food.

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Related Topix: Aretha Franklin, Soul, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

14 hrs ago | Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

B.B. King to revisit Embassy

The thrill is not gone for legendary artist B.B. King, who is set to return to Embassy Theatre in October, the theater announced Monday.

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Related Topix: B.B. King, Blues, Theater, Arts, Robert Cray

18 hrs ago | This is Oxfordshire

A pub shut its doors early last night after one of its ceilings collapsed.

The Fishes, off North Hinksey Lane, said it would close from 7.30pm to carry out repair work on its interior.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Lionel Richie

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KRRQ-FM Lafayette

Destiny's Child's "The Writing's on the Wall" Turns 15

D estiny's Child has crossed a milestone with their sophomore album, The Writing's on the Wall.

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Related Topix: Kelly Rowland, Hip-Hop, R-N-B, Destiny's Child

Contra Costa Times

Outside Lands: 12 acts to catch

Kanye West, Tom Petty and The Killers are the headliners for the seventh annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Kanye West, Hip-Hop, Atmosphere, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

KNEK-FM Lafayette

Sale of Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's Bel Air Home Falls Through

Mariah Carey and her hubby, Nick Cannon , have unloaded their property in the ritzy Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel Air -- or so they thought.

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Related Topix: Dance, Mariah Carey, Hip-Hop, Pop/Rock

WXLO-FM Worcester

J-Lo's 45th Birthday Bash Brought Out the Stars

Jennifer Lopez marked her 45th birthday Thursday night with a star-studded bash in New York's ritzy Hamptons, E! Online reports.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Game Show, American Idol, Reality TV, Entertainment, J Lo, Television

Press-Telegram

A$AP Mob including A$AP Ferg to headline HARD Summer music festival

A$AP Ferg has had a year filled with standout guest appearances on songs with artists ranging from Haim to Young Thug, memorable performances at this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio and more with his nonstop drive.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Indio, CA, El Monte, CA, Coachella, CA, Celebrities, Rap, Jay-Z

The Brattleboro Reformer

A double-header of biopics for Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman, who stars as James Brown in "Get On Up," a movie based on the life story of "the Godfather of Soul" is interviewed in Madison, Miss., prior to a screening of the film, Sunday, July 27, 2014.

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Related Topix: 42, The Express, Persons Unknown, Get On Up, Entertainment, Television, Chadwick Boseman, Soul, James Brown

Rock FM

Sheeran First Brit To Join Facebook VIP App

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has become the first Briton to sign up to the exclusive app - which is currently available only in America.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Mariah Carey, Hip-Hop

This is Oxfordshire

Shakespearean king used to serve as a Fresh Prince

Many people will recognise this King Lear from his role as Geoffrey on 90s TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

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Related Topix: Will Smith, Hip-Hop, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Joseph Marcell

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Canada.com

Aretha Franklin slams Canadian server for not showing any R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn't allowed to eat her takeout inside the restaurant.

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Related Topix: Aretha Franklin, Soul, Life, Food, Hamburger

Billboard

Kanye West Buries Coinye With Lawsuit Victory

Coinye West, a whimsical addition to the cryptocurrency craze, whose founders hitched its name and logo to the wagon of one of the biggest stars in hip-hop, has officially died.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Kanye West, Hip-Hop, Victory, NY

Sheffield Telegraph

TRAMLINES: Public Enemy wow packed Sheffield audience

Given the fact the venue was full to its 8,000 capacity more than half-an-hour before the hip-hop legends took to the stage, it was clear something special was expected - and Public Enemy didn't disappoint.

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Related Topix: Rap, Public Enemy

KRRQ-FM Lafayette

Janet Jackson's Father Pens Open Tribute to Her

For the past two weeks, Joe Jackson has published a short memoirs about his relationship with each of his famous offspring via his official website .

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Poetic Justice, Janet Jackson, Pop/Rock

SanLuisObispo.com

At 60, Newport Jazz Fest looks to the future

That's why the 88-year-old Wein is adding a third day of music at Rhode Island's Fort Adams Park on Friday, dedicated to emerging artists such as Darcy James Argue's Secret Society and singer Cecile McLorin Salvant.

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Related Topix: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jazz, Billie Holiday, Wynton Marsalis, Thelonious Monk

Lake Country Sun

At 60, Newport Jazz Fest looks to the future

Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein is more interested in where jazz is going than in where it's been as he marks the 60th anniversary of the granddaddy of all outdoor jazz festivals.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Billie Holiday, Dee Dee Bridgewater

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