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  1. Change of venue for city's Fourth of July festivities gets mixed reviewsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Las Cruces Sun-News

    Tony Garces, a firefighter stationed at NASA, walks through the High Noon Soccer Complex on Saturday before the start of the annual Fourth of July fireworks show. Your photos and videos: Send your patriotic photos and videos of the fireworks show to and we'll add to a reader-submitted gallery or attach to this story online.


  2. Funky Soul FourthRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Phoenix New Times

    We can't say for certain, but there's a chance you might hear such patriotic jams as James Brown's "Living in America" or Funkadelic's "One Nation Under a Groove" spun by either Mr. PHX and M. Rocka at their Funky Soul Fourth affair at Valley Bar on Friday, July 4. The pair will drop the needle on a multitude of funk, soul, and old-school house party classics from the likes of Cameo, Tuxedo, Dazz Band, and "The Godfather of Soul" during the event, which kicks off at 8 p.m. Admission is $5.


  3. Unlucky-in-love singer Sam Smith spied gazing into eyes of mystery new heartthrobRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago |

    Cosying up: Sam Smith appears close to a male companion while watching Kylie Minogue perform at the British Summer Time 2015 at Hyde Park Just months after splitting from model Jonathan Zeizel, the BRIT Award winner has been gazing into the eyes of a mystery companion. They were snapped cosying up in the VIP area at the British Summer Time festival where Kylie dazzled in her headline slot along with Grace Jones, Mika and funk legends Chic.


  4. Frankie Beverly and Maze staged joyful homecoming at Essence Fest 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    Six years ago, Frankie Beverly and Maze made an unfortunate exit from the Essence Festival . After closing out the fest's first 14 editions, the old-school soul and funk band initially wasn't invited to the 15th anniversary celebration, the first under the auspices of a new Essence magazine owner and a new festival producer.


  5. Essence Festival 2015 Day 2 Highlights: India.Arie, Charlie...Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Billboard

    ... for a quick second with himself and his female dancers hitting a couple steps to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars ' "Uptown Funk," and it somehow blended into Sugarhill Gang 's "Apache (Jump On It)." There was a quick emotional moment where he showed his ...


  6. Charlie Wilson owned 'Uptown Funk' and much more at the 2015 Essence FestRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    ... hits. The biggest surprise? The Gap Band's 1980 hit "Humpin'" detoured into the Mark Ronson / Bruno Mars smash "Uptown Funk." Wilson personalized the refrain: "Cause Uncle Charlie's gonna give it to ya!" He wasn't just being cheeky. "Uptown Funk," ...


  7. Upbeat Frankie Beverly slides right back into Essence lineupRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago |

    ... the main stage in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, returning to the festival after a six-year absenc e. The Oakland-based funk band had closed Essence for so long that many assumed The festival shook up its lineup in 2010, and in recent years it has ...


  8. LIVE at the Classic Wineseller July 17 and 24: Joe CruzRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    Joe Cruz performs Fri day, July 17 and Friday, July 24 at 7:00pm at the Classic Wineseller, located at 20 Church Street. Dinner and music reservations are taken anytime by calling 828-452-6000.


  9. Highlights of Love Supreme's Saturday programmeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Argus

    ORIGINALLY the frontwoman of 1970s funk band Rufus, Chaka Khan built a hugely successful solo career in the 1980s with the help of producer Quincy Jones, Prince, who penned her first hit I Feel For You, and her signature stuttering introduction. FOLLOWING on from his 2014 release All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller, the composer of the soundtrack to Oscar-winner Selma takes the music of the legendary jazz entertainer on the road.


  10. 6 Things to Do in Your Manhattan Neighborhoods This WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    For the funkiest way to kick off the holiday, head to Governors Island's "Funk n' Cue," a music and BBQ fest featuring legendary band George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic. Tickets prices range from $35 to $125.


  11. Songs Of Their Own | The New Mastersounds - Help On The WayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | JamBase

    ... The final trifecta coming at the Dead's June 22, 1995 concert at the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, New York. British funk quartet The New Mastersounds were in the Bay Area in June while on a short tour of gigs through Northern California. We caught ...


  12. Mark Ronson on Kanye West's Glastonbury set: 'It wasn't one of his best shows'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | NME

    ... last weekend, where he was joined by Grandmaster Flash, Mary J Blige and George Clinton for his rendition of 'Uptown Funk'. With the track's original singer Bruno Mars unavailable, the vocals were taken by 'No More Drama' singer Blige and New York ...


  13. Where to see fireworks in the Capital RegionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Albany Times Union

    ... Wednesday June 3, 2015 in Albany , N.Y. (Michael P. Farrell/Times Union) A packed crowd was in attendance as Shaggy and funk music great Bootsy Collins performed at the Empire State Plaza on Wednesday June 18, 2014 in Albany, N.Y. (Michael P. ...


  14. Eyelike: Joy Williams, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Pete RockRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Korea Herald

    ... The sequel feels lived in, earned and runs just as deep: a carousel of headnod collage, East Coast grit and straight funk. "PeteStrumentals 2" is a celebratory affair. These are beats to cheers to. Beats to reminisce over. Beats that illuminate the ...


  15. Dumpsters full of employees' documents at closed Albuquerque business ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KOB-TV

    We all know it's important to safeguard your personal information like your Social Security number, date of birth and driver's license number. But 4 Investigates found a pile of those records wound up in three giant dumpsters.


  16. What's going on Friday? (George Clinton/P-Funk, Talib Kweli, Pile,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Brooklynvegan

    It's Independence Day Weekend and we've got a guide to holiday events/concerts , and you can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Meanwhile, here are some highlights... George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Fonky Kong @ Governors Island It's the "Funk n' Cue" bash, starring interplanetary groovemaster George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic.


  17. Grohl, Mendel Talk 20th Anniversary of Foo FightersRead the original story

    Thursday | WBOS-FM Boston

    After a dramatic June that saw Dave Grohl break his leg falling off the stage June 12 in Sweden and the cancellation of the rest of its European dates, the Foo Fighters return to the road Saturday to kick off its North American tour in Washington D.C. The show at RFK Stadium is billed as a special 20th anniversary celebration for the band, with Heart , Joan Jett , Buddy Guy , Gary Clark Jr. , LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip , Trouble Funk and Trombone Shorty also performing, along with fireworks and a Motorcycle Rally. "It's hard to imagine that it's really been 20 years.


  18. This week in Memphis history: July 3-9Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | The Daily News

    The sick-out causes the department to use contingency plans, which include sending officers in units such as the Organized Crime Unit back to uniform patrol and using Shelby County Sheriff's deputies in the Beale Street Entertainment District. Meanwhile renovation and restoration work are underway at Calvary Episcopal Church including a rebuilding of the church's Aeolean-Skinner organ, the largest church organ in the Mid-South, and a renovation of Calvary's Parish House.


  19. Defiant Robin Thicke says divorce overshadowed Blurred Lines caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... a bad precedent for musicians creating songs inspired by others. When asked about Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk! and Sam Smith's Stay With Me - big hits that gave writing credit to older songs after topping the charts - Thicke said he ...


  20. Your Guide to the Nevilles, New Orleans's First Family of MusicRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | People

    ... back in the 1950s has spread out to include Ian and Ivan Neville. Together, they currently play in Dumpstaphunk, a funk group hitting the stage at the Essence Music Festival this weekend. It's precisely because of the breadth of that spread that ...