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3 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

FunkFest, ECSC, Three Sheets to the Wind

You want the funk? Gotta have the funk? Find it at the FunkFest tonight and Saturday on the Oceanfront at 24th Street.

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Related Topix: Rose Royce, Parliament, Black Entertainment, George Clinton, Funkadelic, Norfolk, VA, Virginia Beach, VA

Thu Aug 21, 2014

MTV

Nasty Gal And Sophia Amoruso To Empower Next Class Of #GIRLBOSSes

If you've heard the name Nasty Gal before, you've probably drooled over finds like their slouchy kimono-inspired dresses or slinky faux-leather skirts , browsed through their massive online selection of vintage finds , or merely been a fan of the brand's namesake, a 1975 Betty Davis album known for its brash, in-your-face style.

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Related Topix: Betty Davis

USA Today

17 years ago, it was 'Virtual Insanity' at the VMAs

In any event, it would be squarely in the demographic for this Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.

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Related Topix: MTV Video Music Awards, Music!, Dance, Jamiroquai, Pop/Rock, Beck, Entertainment

OC Weekly

Why George Clinton Matters

Let me tell you all about the one and only George Clinton, who can be placed alongside James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone as the most visionary and influential black music pioneer to emerge from the incendiary 1960s but is now the only one of those figureheads still taking it to the stage.

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Related Topix: George Clinton, Black Entertainment, Sly Stone, James Brown, Soul, Dr. Dre, Rap

Fermanagh Today

Gig Review: Nile Rodgers @ Belsonic, Custom House Square, Belfast

Nile Rodgers scooped up three Grammys this year, cool to the last thread of his dreads, taking Record of the Year for Get Lucky - an international Number One in over 80 countries.

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Related Topix: Nile Rodgers, Grammy Awards, Music!, Music, Dance, Daft Punk, Pop/Rock, Electronic, Disco, Chic

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Detroit News

Tickets on sale

Hip-hop artist B.O.B will perform Nov. 14 at Saint Andrew's Hall. Tickets go on sale Friday.

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Related Topix: Rick James

UTV

Fans on stage with Chic at Belsonic

Iconic frontman Nile Rodgers called members of the crowd up to join him during a performance of Good Times on Tuesday evening.

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Related Topix: Nile Rodgers, Disco, Chic

Redditch Advertiser

RESIDENTS are being invited to a night of blues, funk and soul.

The event, featuring a double bill of Brothers Groove and Stone Foundation, will be at the Palace Theatre and is to raise vital cash for Macmillian Nurses.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Detroit News

AWB is still funky after all these years

Original members Onnie McIntyre , Allen Gorrie and AWB perform Friday at Campus Martius Park in Detroit.

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Related Topix: Average White Band, Bonnie Bramlett, Pop/Rock

The Pitch

Kinfolks Soul Food Festival has swindled several cities this year. Is Kansas City next?

Saturday, August 23, at Parade Park - that 20-acre square of public space at the corner of Truman Road and the Paseo, a block north of the Jazz District at 18th Street and Vine - the Kinfolks Soul Food Festival is supposed to put down stakes.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, Kansas City, MO, Cameo, Theater, Arts

PRLog US Entertainment

New Concert Series 805 Funk Fest Set To Kick Off with Legendary Music Acts on September 27

Club Nouveau, Dazz Band, Jo Jo of Mary Jane Girls, Howard Johnson, Rodney-O & Joe Cooley Scheduled to Perform.

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Related Topix: The Dazz Band, Oxnard, CA

RollingStone

The Bomb Squad: 'Manhattan' Is One of Summer 2014's Best Shows

New Mexico, the summer of 1943: FDR recruits an elite squad of scientists and sends them to Los Alamos.

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Related Topix: The Bomb Squad, The Manhattan Project, Television

Mon Aug 18, 2014

ContactMusic.com

Nile Rodgers Celebrates 42 Months Cancer-free

The star took to the stage at Britain's V Festival in Chelmsford, England on Sunday, and he shared his good news shortly before his set.

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Related Topix: Nile Rodgers, World News, Essex County, England, United Kingdom, Disco, Chic

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Billboard

Nile Rodgers performs at the 2014 Essence Music Festival

The disco legend revealed he's received the all-clear on cancer following his latest twice-yearly check-up.

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Related Topix: Nile Rodgers, Disco, Chic

Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

'Big Brother' recap: Nominate by colors

The fate of the Bomb Squad is put into a rainbow as the final Battle of the Block results have us seeing dA©jA vu, if anything at all.

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Related Topix: The Bomb Squad, Entertainment, The Block, Television

MTV

Chief Keef Teases His New Kanye Collaboration 'Nobody'

Yesterday, Chief Keef posted an Instagram video in which he drives down the freeway withs car speakers blasting what appears to be a new collaboration with Kanye .

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Related Topix: Chief Keef, Hip-Hop

All About Jazz

Oz Noy: Twisted Blues Volume 2

In the intervening period Noy has hardly been idle, releasing a couple of instructional DVDs and touring regularly but his return to the recording studio with his blues bag is certainly welcome.

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Related Topix: The Meters

Sat Aug 16, 2014

News12.com

Police: Bomb threat called at Pink Houses on Loring Avenue was a hoax

The NYPD Bomb Squad responded to the Pink Houses this morning for a report of a suspicious device, but it turned out to be a hoax.

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Related Topix: The Bomb Squad

Noozhawk

KC And The Sunshine Band Get Down With Disco Laden Concert

Harry Wayne Casey, better known in the music world as KC, brought his South Florida Sunshine Band to a delighted diverse crowd at the Samala Showroom in the Chumash Casino Resort on Aug. 7. The band, which had a long string of disco hits in the 1970s, is benefiting from a resurgence in popularity of the much maligned disco dance era musical genre.

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Related Topix: Disco, KC & the Sunshine Band, Chic, Nile Rodgers

Fri Aug 15, 2014

NOLA.com

Live music in New Orleans for Sat., Aug. 16: Mannie Fresh

PETER FOREST PHOTO Mannie Fresh work the turntables at the Red Bulletin Stage during VooDoo Fest in New Orleans on Sunday, October 30, 2011.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, Music!, Drama Movies, Jazz, New Orleans, LA, The Gipsy Kings, Latin, Trouble Funk, Music, Entertainment

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