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52 min ago | Ayer Public Spirit

Elvis' guitar donor says he is rightful owner

A man who donated to a South Dakota museum a slightly damaged acoustic guitar played by Elvis Presley that is at the center of a custody battle insisted Thursday he had the right to give it away because he owned it.

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Related Topix: Vermillion, SD, Isaac Hayes, Soul

5 hrs ago | Houston Press

James Brown Killed Dumb Biopics: Why the Messy Get On Up Gets It Right

James Brown stripped pop to its rhythmic essentials: the groove and the grunt, the bridge, and the scream.

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Related Topix: James Brown, Soul, Music!, Walk the Line, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Movies, Entertainment

6 hrs ago | Ayer Public Spirit

Usher 'overwhelmed' by supporters of foundation

Rhythm and Blues singer Usher said he was overwhelmed with gratitude by the amount of supporters at his New Look Foundation's 15th anniversary luncheon.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, R-N-B, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Usher, Sugar Ray Leonard

8 hrs ago | WPTV Local News

Michael Jackson's Neverland may be on the market

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch could be put up for sale, according to the investment company that owns a controlling interest in the estate.

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Related Topix: Michael Jackson, Dance, Pop/Rock, Santa Barbara County, CA, Entertainment

11 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz announces pregnancy of second child via Instagram

Grammy winning singer Alicia Keys is feeling blessed and very pregnant. On Thursday, the "Girl On Fire" singer and her husband Swizz Beatz made a very special announcement via their Instagram account.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Alicia Keys, Hip-Hop, R-N-B

15 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

X marks the spot at venerable Pickathon

And in a sense, Doe is right, when you realize all the members of X are still alive and playing together.

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Related Topix: The Ramones, Punk, Rock-N-Roll, Pop/Rock, The Blasters, Comedy Movies, Music!, Thriller, The Bodyguard, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Whitney Houston

19 hrs ago | IGN

Jamie Foxx to Play Mike Tyson for Scorsese?

Mike Tyson made an appearance on IGN's Comic Con live stream this weekend to talk about his new series Cartoon Network series Mike Tyson Mysteries, while there, he spoke with us about a biopic he's got in development with Jamie Foxx .

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Related Topix: Ray, Short, Comedy Movies, Music!, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Celebrities, Jamie Foxx

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Ananova

R Kelly Pulls Out Of Festival After Protests

R Kelly has cancelled a performance at a US music festival after sponsors and bands pulled out amid concern over allegations about his past.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, R-N-B, R. Kelly, Music, Entertainment

NBC New York

Getting James Brown

The tricky business of making movies about real-life musicians tends to best succeed in flicks about great performers or composers who died far too young.

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Related Topix: The Blues Brothers, Comedy Movies, Action Movies, Musical Movies, Sport Movies, Rocky IV, Drama Movies, James Brown, Soul, Glenn Miller, Jazz, Rock-N-Roll, Jerry Lee Lewis, Entertainment

TheIndyChannel

Ludacris to be honored at BMI Awards

Rapper LUDACRIS will be honored with the President's Award at the Broadcast Music, Inc. R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Los Angeles next month .

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Related Topix: Ludacris, Rap, Entertainment

KNEK-FM Lafayette

Is Beyonce Apartment Hunting Without Jay Z?

Following continuing speculation that Beyonc and Jay Z 's marriage is on the rocks, the singer is now reportedly seeking an apartment without her husband.

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Related Topix: Beyonce, Dance, Hip-Hop, R-N-B, Wedding

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

Beyonce snaps at break-up rumours

Beyonce has shot down rumours her marriage to Jay Z is in trouble by posting an idyllic family holiday snap of him.

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Related Topix: Beyonce, Dance, Hip-Hop, R-N-B

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KWNN-FM Stockton

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Avoids Questions about Dating Jennifer Lopez

He may have shown up to her 45th birthday party, but don't expect Dancing with the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy to talk about those rumors that he's dating Jennifer Lopez.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, J Lo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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