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3 hrs ago | San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti defends minimum wage proposal

Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday his plan to increase the citywide minimum wage is designed not only to give some 600,000 residents a lift out of poverty but to help boost the economy.

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Related Topix: Jay-Z, Celebrities, Hip-Hop, Rap

8 hrs ago | KWNN-FM Stockton

Who's the Ultimate Pop Star? The Answer May Surprise You

Who would you say is the ultimate pop star? Well, Time magazine has crunched the numbers based on the Billboard top 10 and determined that it's .... Mariah Carey.

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

9 hrs ago | KIDK CBS 3

Singer Ray J takes plea deal in battery case

Ray J Norwood pleaded no contest to trespassing to settle charges that he grabbed a woman's buttocks, smashed a police car window and spat on a cop, a prosecutor said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Ray J, R-N-B, Kim Kardashian, Hot Chicks, Los Angeles County, CA, Entertainment

10 hrs ago | KVOX-FM Fargo

Belafonte, Miyazaki to receive Academy's Governors...

American singer and actor Harry Belafonte, French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere, Japanese animated film director Hayao Miyazaki and Irish actress Maureen O'Hara will be honored with Governors Awards, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Carmen Jones, Musical Movies, Harry Belafonte, Folk, Comedy Movies, Miracle on 34th Street, Family, Celebrities, Maureen O'Hara, Oscars

14 hrs ago | NewsNet5

Andre 3000: 'Prince helped me get ready for...

OUTKAST star ANDRE 3000 insists fans should thank his hero PRINCE for the success of the group's 20th anniversary festival tour - because his advice helped the singer get into the right mindset for the shows.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Outkast, Entertainment

18 hrs ago | Press-Telegram

Long Beach Funkfest scores George Clinton as headliner, moves location

The Long Beach Funkfest moves to a new home this year as the celebration of groovy music scores the biggest funk star around for its headlining act.

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Related Topix: Funk, George Clinton, Funkadelic, Parliament, Long Beach, CA

22 hrs ago | TheIndyChannel

Gary to celebrate Michael Jackson's birthday

Event promoter Karvin Johnson tells the Post-Tribune that this year's three-day Michael Jackson Tribute Festival of the Arts will focus not only on the famous singer, but also on encouraging new artists.

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Related Topix: Michael Jackson, Dance, Pop/Rock

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WTAX-AM Springfield

Chelsea Handlera s star-studded goodbye

Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Aniston, and ex-boyfriend 50 Cent helped comedienne Chelsea Handler wrap up her late-night E! TV show, "Chelsea Lately," after seven years on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Gravity, 50 Cent, Rap, Celebrities, Sandra Bullock, Chelsea Lately, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Hot Chicks, Chelsea-Handler

KWNN-FM Stockton

Bruno Mars & Beyonce In, Lady Gaga & U2 Out in Poll of America's Top-10 Favorite Musicians

When it comes to music, Americans apparently prefer an English accent. A new unscientific Harris poll reveals The Beatles are America's favorite musician or band.

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Related Topix: Beyonce, Dance, R-N-B, Hip-Hop, Best of 2007, Pop/Rock, The Beatles, The Fab Four, George Strait, Country

KLIQ-FM Hastings

Did Mariah's Poor Album Sales Contribute to Split with Nick?

Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon recently confirmed that the two are living apart, and now a source tells People magazine that their six-year marriage "has been bad for a while."

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

Click Orlando

How Chelsea Handler said goodbye

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Related Topix: Chelsea Lately, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Chelsea-Handler, Hot Chicks, Drama Movies, Purple Rain, Music!, Prince, Pop-Funk

Z107-7

LISTEN: Iggy Azalea Remixes Jennifer Lopez 's Song 'Booty '

For a change of pace, Jennifer Lopez swapped Pitbull's guest verse in her badonk-worshipping single "Booty," and partners with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea for an even more explosive club banger.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Jennifer Lopez

India.com

Kanye West accused of plagiarising Aphex Twina s song

Los Angeles, Aug 27: Rapper Kanye West has been accused of "ripping off" a song by Aphex Twin for a sample featured on his 2010 track "Blame Game".

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Related Topix: Kanye West, Hip-Hop, The Aphex Twin, Electronic, Avril

Tue Aug 26, 2014

River Front Times

In Defense of Liking Music for No Good Reason

Why did you like Yeezus ? Did you find it anarchic? Did you like how it challenged racial norms in a confrontational, blacked-out way? Did you like its minimalism? Or its maximalism? Did you find the songs to speak to a larger narrative of where Kanye West is artistically and emotionally? Did you appreciate the videos, or the bloodthirstiness? Did ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Kanye West

Salon

G-Unit raps about police brutality: "They killed a few and they gonna kill some more"

The song ridicules a fictional character for calling 9-1-1: "You put your hands up, you still getting shot" One of the 6 tracks on G-Unit's new album, "The Beauty Of Independence," is an angry, raw, sad rap that responds to police brutality, institutionalized racism and the devastating fate of too many young black men in this country.

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Related Topix: 50 Cent, Rap, G-Unit, Young Buck, Ferguson, MO

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Angela Bassett shrugs off controversy over Whitney Houston biopic

Actress-turned-director Angela Bassett is adamant the controversy over her upcoming Whitney Houston biopic will give the project a boost by piquing the public's interest.

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Related Topix: Whitney Houston, Pop/Rock, Yaya DaCosta

KPRR-FM El Paso

N.W.A. Cast Up-And-Coming Actor As Snoop Dogg

Up-and-coming actor Keith Stanfield will play a young Snoop Dogg in the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton .

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Related Topix: N.W.a., Rap, Ice Cube

Philly.com

Assault rifle on tour bus after fatal Wiz Khalifa concert shooting

AS TATTLE reported yesterday, Wiz Khalifa canceled his concert Saturday night in California after a person was shot and killed backstage at his Friday-night show.

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Related Topix: Wiz Khalifa, Hip-Hop, Celebrities, LL Cool J, NCIS: Los Angeles, Rap, Entertainment, Television

Mr.

Iggy Azalea Takes the Plunge

This story sort of got lost in the shuffle with the fun of the VMA Awards, but during a dress rehearsal for the show, pop singer Iggy Azalea managed to take a tumble off the stage.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Jennifer Lopez

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KURB-FM Little Rock

Barry Manilow to Sing with Dearly Departed Legends on New Album "My Dream Duets"

Sure, anyone can make an album of star-studded duets these days, but Barry Manilow has come up with his own twist on the concept: he's going to be singing only with artists who are no longer with us.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Barry Manilow, Whitney Houston

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