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3 hrs ago | New York Daily News
Confidenti@l has learned that Jennifer Lopez held up production on a video shoot because she arrived on the set five hours late. We're told that the shoot for "Stressin'," her latest collaboration with fellow Bronx native Fat Joe, was scheduled to take place in two locations, with Lopez filming her part at the Griffin nightclub in the Meatpacking District before the rest of the team moved on to the Don Coqui Puerto Rican restaurant in the Bronx.
7 hrs ago | WXLO-FM Worcester
Train, Ed Sheeran and Pitbull, as well as Jennifer Hudson and Lenny Kravitz , will all perform on the episode, which will air live from New York City's Radio City Music Hall at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Ed will perform his latest single, "Don't," while J-Hud will sing "It's Your World."
11 hrs ago | SiliconValley.com
Drummer Stewart Copeland is using an app called WholeWorldBrand to connect with his fans and to let amateur musicians collaborate with him on a new track. Drummer and founding Police member Stewart Copeland is ready for a jam session in his home studio, which he calls the Sacred Grove.
15 hrs ago | WGBH
Billboard's album sales chart has a new entry in its No. 5 spot: Legend , the greatest hits record by Bob Marley and the Wailers.
19 hrs ago | Darlington and Stockton Times
POP legends The Jacksons had music fans singing, dancing, clapping and cheering from the moment they stepped on stage at a North-East festival last night Thousands of people of all ages descended on Hardwick Hall Hotel, near Sedgefield , County Durham, for the second night of the Hardwick Live Garden Party. North-East bands and musicians performed throughout the day, as anticipation built for the headline acts, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Adam Ant and The Jacksons.
Smokey Robinson has written some of the most beautiful and tender pop songs of the modern age, but he didn't get where he is today by being soft. When he first met Berry Gordy - the man who would found Motown, with Smokey standing right alongside him from day one - Gordy rejected all but two of the dozens of compositions in the young writer's notebook.
Beyonce and Jay Z perform during their On the Run tour at Stade de France An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their On the Run stadium tour in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago. The performers told the audience at Stade de France that Paris was also where their two-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, was conceived.
A tearful Cheryl Fernandez-Versini embraced Amy Connelly after the mother-of-two lost out on her chance of X Factor fame for the second time. The former Girls Aloud star took to the stage at Wembley Arena to comfort t he 24-year-old betting shop assistant from Essex telling her: "I'm proud of you, please don't cry".
Joe Sample, a composer and keyboard player who connected the world of jazz to many other musical traditions, has died at age 75. He died in his hometown of Houston. Sample was a founder of the band the Jazz Crusaders; he also reportedly played with musicians from Miles Davis and B.B. King to Steely Dan and the Supremes.
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This year's ONE Musicfest will feature a line-up of performers ranging from Kendrick Lamar to Jhene Aiko . The event's founder, J Carter , tells ABC News Radio what concert-goers can anticipate from the upcoming event, which takes place in Atlanta Saturday, September 13. "I would say expect the unexpected, and don't be surprised if each artists is joined by some Atlanta greats as well," Carter says of the fourth annual event, which is expected to attract a crowd of 15,000 people.
Expect hits like Respect, Rock Steady and Natural Woman and some lesser-known tracks to please loyal, long-standing fans of the Queen of Soul. Lizzie Deane lives in Putney and has worked with a number of other soul and pop artists throughout her career, drawing comparisons to Dusty Springfield, Janis Joplin and Lisa Stansfield, as well as Aretha Franklin.
Kent Jamz, of the Los Angeles area-based hip-hop group OverDoz , is getting an early gift opening for legendary Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast in San Bernardino on Saturday. Jamz was born in Atlanta, the hometown to the hip-hop duo of Andre 3000 and Big Boi, but moved to Los Angeles on age 6. “OutKast is the product of my generation.
In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, author Maya Angelou delivers a tribute to South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at the State Department in Washington. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison were among the expected speakers at a tribute to Maya Angelou, the author, poet and stage performer who died earlier this year.
To commemorate New York Fashion Week, we're looking at some current perspectives on fashion and beauty. On Thursday, we examined a fashion that many regard as "dangerous" and deplorable .
For weeks now the front pages of most newspapers have lacked a certain feel-good quality, to say the least. The news has gone from bad to worse, so much so that picking a fun Topic A from which to spin a playlist is practically impossible.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:40 pm
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