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15 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

New Music

The first single from her upcoming album, 1989, is absolutely riddled with cringe-inducing moments, including an embarrassing spoken-word interlude, an oh-my-god Valley Girl impression and an ultra-cliched haters-gonna-hate chorus.


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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Gospel singer Jennifer Mekel Jones uses her voice to help find missing persons

Carmilla Rucker, mother of missing youth Taylor Robinson talks to local Gospel recording artist Jennifer Mekel Jones , and Mount Calvary Baptist Church Sr. Pastor Jeffrey Dennis, on Tuesday in Akron.


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Mon Aug 25, 2014

WXPN-FM Philadelphia

Wave Radio, RFA take top honors at Beta Hi-Fi Philly

For the ninth year running, World Cafe Live in Philly hosted its annual Beta Hi-Fi Emerging Music Festival last week, with top honors going to cinematic indie trio Wave Radio and garage rock four-piece RFA in last night's finals.


Related Topix: Jennifer, The Doors, Pop/Rock

Sun Aug 24, 2014


ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra releases pop CD

The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra has finally released its debut album under Star Records entitled "Decades of OPM," which pays tribute to some of the greatest Filipino songs from the '70s, '80s '90s and early 2000s.


Related Topix: Martin Nievera, Rey Valera

Daily Mail

Sam Smith is confident about his future as he quotes title of hit...

Taylor Swift reveals her racy side while Miley Cyrus covers up for once - but shameless Amber Rose outdoes them all at MTV VMAs Largest earthquake in 25 YEARS rocks California: State of emergency declared after 6.0 earthquake rocks San Francisco Bay injuring 89, damaging buildings and cutting off power to thousands British spies are on the verge of ... (more)


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Sam Smith, Celebrities, Taylor Swift, Country, Hot Chicks, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Francisco

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Tahoe Daily Tribune

An inside look from Tahoe at Outside Lands music festival

From left, Tahoe Vista resident Ryder Kelley, Incline Village resident Amanda Gray, and Glenshire resident Christy Lynn-Taylor brought some Tahoe-Truckee flavor to the 7th annual Outside Lands music festival Friday through Sunday at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.


Related Topix: Tahoe Vista, CA, Truckee, CA, Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Houston Press

Marco Antonio Solis at Toyota Center, 8/10/2014

Hailing from the beautiful Mexican state of Michoacan, Marco Antonio Solis is the epitome of a Latino superstar.


Related Topix: Marco Antonio Solis, Dance, Pop/Rock, Pitbull, Hip-Hop

Sun Aug 10, 2014

The Pordland Mercury

Tonight in Music: Like a Villain, Dropping Gems Showcase, Bevelers & More

DROPPING GEMS SHOWCASE: BONE ROCK, BREAK MODE, BROWNBEAR, CITYMOUTH, DJAO, GHOST FEET, NATASHA KMETO, PHILIP GRASS, RAP CLASS In the last several years, Dropping Gems has gone from a small group of electronic producers and hiphop heads playing Evergreen State College dorm parties to an internationally recognized label and party crew based right ... (more)


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Beyonce responds to divorce rumors by posing for sexy photo wearing...

Beyonce and Jay Z just wrapped the North American leg of their joint On the Run tour, but the couple still faces incessant rumors about a possible divorce.


Related Topix: Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Rap, Francisco

New York Daily News

Healthy celebration new health facility

Stichie, the dancehall reggae pioneer-turned gospel singer, will help open the new Morris Heights Health Center facility in the Bronx on Aug. 16. The Bronx-based Morris Heights Health Center group is celebrating a birth next week - the establishment of a new MHHC facility.


Related Topix: The Bronx, NY, New York, NY, The Mighty Sparrow, Brooklyn, NY

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Daily Mail

Napoleon Perdis says he's not averse to cosmetic assistance as he...

Courtroom bursts into applause as judge jails mother and grandparents before trial for starvation of boy, 8, after shocking images of his 25-pound 'walking skeleton' body are revealed 'The United States of America cannot turn a blind eye': Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq to protect U.S. officials and refugees trapped by ISIS rebels 'Teen sex ... (more)


Related Topix: Sex Scandal, Napoleon

Something Else! Reviews

Something Else! sneak peek: MoeTar, "Regression to the Mean" from Entropy of the Century

It's extremely hard to stand out in the field of progressive rock these days, when the genre had the raced out the gate with King Crimson's In The Court of the Crimson King in 1969 and had realized nearly all its potential by 1975 or so.


Related Topix: Progressive-Rock, King Crimson, Porcupine Tree, Francisco, Zappa

Wed Aug 06, 2014

The Campbell Reporter

Review: Beyonce, Jay Z show fails to live up to potential

It seemed inevitable that Jay Z, the king of the co-headlining tour, would one day team up with his wife Beyonce for a blockbuster road show.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Rap, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Beyonce, Dance, R-N-B, Francisco, Music, Entertainment

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Reggae artists flock to Toronto

Jamaican reggae artists converged on the Greater Toronto Area and even further on Saturday and Sunday hosting various events and performances into the weekend as revellers from the event officially known as the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival sought out the evenings top parties.


Related Topix: The Mighty Sparrow, Reggae, Marcia Griffiths

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Marcia Griffiths, The Mighty Sparrow headline Jambana 2014

The Mighty Sparrow is hnonured shortly after his performance at Jambana on August 3, 2014 at Markham Fairgrounds in Markham, Ontario.


Related Topix: The Mighty Sparrow, Marcia Griffiths, Reggae, Canada, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Bob Marley

All About Jazz

Musings on Jazz, Blues and the Sabbath

Margie Baker Sings With So Many Stars Consolidated Artists Productions 2014 Margie Baker didn't begin her career as a jazz and blues vocalist in the San Francisco area until she was nearly 40, but she made up for this delayed entry with endurance: She was often featured at the Monterey Jazz Festival and as in Festival road shows led by 's favorite ... (more)


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