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  1. Soulfest cancelled, but why?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 min ago |

    It was supposed to be a glorious day in the bright sunlight, enjoying great summer tunes. It was supposed to be my opportunity to see the one and only Ms Lauryn Hill live and in the flesh.


  2. Jay Z Attends Start of Trial Over 'Big Pimpin''Read the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | USA Today

    Jay Z and Timbaland exit a federal courthouse after the first day of a copyright infringement trial. The rap superstar and music producer Timbaland are accused of violating the rights of an Egyptian composer to create the 1999 hit "Big Pimpin.'


  3. Jay Z attends start of trial over 1999 hit "Big Pimpin' "Read the original story

    15 min ago | CBS 3 Springfield

    A copyright infringement trial over Jay Z's hit song "Big Pimpin' " opened Tuesday with an attorney for heirs of an Egyptian composer accusing the rapper of misusing music from a popular 1950s love ballad. Jay Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, listened as a lawyer for the heirs of Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi accused him and Timbaland of violating rights to Hamdi's 1957 hit, "Khosara Khosara" to create "Big Pimpin.'


  4. Dej Loaf + Kid Ink Were On Some Boss Ish At The BET Hip Hop Awards...Read the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | VH1

    Dej Loaf and Kid Ink had their turn up volume set to the highest level at the BET Hip Hop Awards as they performed a blazing set. Dej performed for the very first time on a BET stage, while Kid Ink assisted her with his verse for "Be Real."


  5. Def Squad Reunited And Got Busy In Their BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher...Read the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | VH1

    Getting busy on the beat, Erick Sermon , Keith Murray and Redman had all eyes and ears on them as fans of the group witnessed the reunion. Keith added even more dope bars when he copped the mic.


  6. Taylor Swift, Apple to lead next Met GalaRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | USA Today

    Taylor Swift, Apple to lead next Met Gala The theme of 2016's "Fashion Oscars" celebrates the tech industry. Check out this story on On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that this year's glitzy Costume Institute Met Gala, also known as the "Fashion Oscars," will be titled "manus x machina: fashion in an age of technology," celebrating the tech world's impact on fashion.


  7. Key moments in the history of PlayboyRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | Daily Journal

    The magazine sells more than 50,000 copies. - Playboy's second issue in January is the first to feature a "Playmate of the Month."


  8. S.C. Jazz Festival begins Friday in CherawRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | Cheraw Chronicle

    Chronicle file photo The Jazz All-Star Ensemble was one of many groups to perform at the ninth annual South Carolina Jazz Festival in 2014. This year's fest features a host of new events Friday through Sunday.


  9. Eddie Murphy Explains Why He Wouldn't Portray Bill Cosby On 'SNL' SpecialRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Switched

    Eddie Murphy says he chose not to reprise his famous impression of Bill Cosby on the "Saturday Night Live" 40th anniversary special because he didn't want to joke about the embattled comedian's sexual assault scandal. "It's horrible," Murphy told The Washington Post in a lengthy interview published Tuesday .


  10. Jazz vocalist returns to VashonRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

    As part of Vashon Allied Arts' Jazz Series, acclaimed Seattle jazz vocalist and educator Greta Matassa will return to Vashon to teach an afternoon jazz singer clinic and hold an evening performance with her band on Saturday. The three-hour clinic will run from 1 to 4 p.m., and the performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Both events will be held at the Blue Heron.


  11. Gospel 'Festival of Praise Tour' conquers JAX praise crowdRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Hezekiah Walker, Kim Burrell, Marcus Wiley, Isaac Caree, Jessica Reedy and Zacardi Cortez are: "Festival of Praise" The tickets may have been printed, "Festival of Praise staring, Fred Hammond , Donnie McClurkin , Hezekiah & Many More," yet a team of praise and worshippers showed up and showed out at the Jacksonville's Veteran's Memorial Arena when the " Festival of Praise Tour " came to town. There were no big I's or little U's on Sunday October 11, 2015, but the TEAM came on stage together to minister to those in attendance.


  12. The Wiz: Live First Look At Cast In Costume Is Pretty GreatRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Cinema Blend News

    As we creep into the holiday season, we start to look forward to various traditions. One of our more recent TV traditions is the NBC live musical .


  13. My PhilosophyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Stranger

    At first, I admit, I didn't think much of the song - which has since become his second-highest charting single ever - but it quickly burrowed into my brain, sort of like the Ceti eel larva that Khan stuck in Chekov's ear in the second Star Trek movie. Anyway, it's trademark Drake simp-whispering, bemoaning a ex-lover who's moved on and found new fun, decidedly not blowing up his cell phone at night like she used to.


  14. Is Justin Bieber Teasing New Music While Proving To Everyone That...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Perez Hilton

    According to the agreement, the 21-year-old was forced to shell out tens of thousands of dollars in damages, as well as serve five days of community labor and spend a year on probation. On Tuesday the pop star paid a visit to his parole officer at the Santa Monica Courthouse , who gave the singer a positive review.


  15. Monterey Jazz Festival holds free concerts for kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Monterey County Herald

    The series dubbed “What is Jazz?” is open to students in grades 3-12 and combines “an interactive blend of music, movement and narrative,” according to the festival. Performances will feature an eight-piece band made up of professional musicians, plus members of the Monterey Jazz Festival High School All-Stars.


  16. Playboy through the decades: Key moments in magazine's pastRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    In this April 5, 2007 file photo, Playboy Enterprises founder Hugh Hefner poses with a copy of Playboy magazine featuring Anna Nicole Smith as Playmate of the Year, at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into America's living rooms announced this week that it will no longer run photos of completely naked women.


  17. Jay Z, Timbaland Attend Opening Of "Big Pimpin'" TrialRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Stereogum

    Back in April we told you Jay Z would testify in an eight-year-old lawsuit accusing a 16-year-old song of ripping off a 58-year-old song. That trial began today in Los Angeles.


  18. Film review: Jake Gyllenhaal fights for redemption in orthodox boxing drama SouthpawRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    Jake Gyllenhaal plays a boxer in Southpaw. The film also stars Rachel McAdams and is directed by Antoine Fuqua What makes a good boxing movie? Your response to this could directly dictate the level of enjoyment you get out of Antoine Fuqua's Southpaw , a conventionally plotted melodrama of truncated stock characters and an intensely visceral performance by Jake Gyllenhaal as a broken boxer.


  19. Taylor Swift leads American Music Awards nominationsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, Taylor Swift performs during the "1989" world tour at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Swift earned six American Music Awards nominations announced Tuesday, Oct. 13, and if she wins everything she's up for the singer will become the most-honored female artist in the show's history.


  20. Jerry Heller Addresses "Straight Outta Compton" Inaccuracies Regarding Eazy-ERead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | HipHopDx

    Jerry Heller worked with Eazy-E and N.W.A as they rose through American popular culture in the 1990s. He is played by Paul Giamatti in the film Straight Outta Compton , which details the group's journey through the music industry.