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K-pop group's record breaking album conquers three continents

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An Aurora middle school is ready to rock out with new instruments

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‘Pickler & Ben’ is more than a talk show

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Lyric Opera, Joffrey Ballet team up for performance

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This lawyer had a simple mission: 'Create a music festival that highlights Philadelphia music, food and beer'

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Review: A Priceless Violin, a Cut-Rate Caper

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Thousand Springs Festival brings art and music to Ritter Island

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K-pop group's record breaking album conquers three continents
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An Aurora middle school is ready to rock out with new instruments
A middle school in Aurora got a big surprise Wednesday when they were given some brand new instruments for their music classes. Electric guitars, keyboards, bass guitars, ukuleles, drums, and others were donated. It's the first of many donations that an organization wants to bring to schools all over Colorado. North Middle School in Aurora offers a guitar class to its students   Read More ...
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Del Parkinson performs piano program
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Bands from Guadalajara and Seattle engage in rock ’n’ roll diplomacy
Seattle and Guadalajara’s musical connection started through the admiration of a standard issue piece of rock ’n’ roll clothing. “We were at a mescal bar in Guadalajara and there was this guy in this leather jacket,” Guadalajaran musician Vicco Gonzalez said about the meeting in 2013. “It was so cool — like aesthetically, it was just buttons and a nice dark color — so my friend started talking to the guy who was wearing it   Read More ...
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‘Pickler & Ben’ is more than a talk show
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Miranda Lambert Reveals Raw Stories Behind the Songs: ‘Music Is Medicine’
Miranda Lambert has rarely talked about The Weight of These Wings, mostly letting the critically acclaimed – and intensely autobiographical – double album speak for itself since its release last November. But on Tuesday night, in an intimate all-acoustic concert featuring 15 of her 24 co-writers, Lambert opened up and allowed some of the stories behind the songs to be revealed   Read More ...
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Big & Rich Reveal The Last Time Their Hands Got Dirty, Latest Splurge & More
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Rodney Crowell cancels tour due to unspecified health issues
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning country singer songwriter and producer Rodney Crowell is cancelling all of his remaining 2017 tour dates due to unspecified health issues. In a statement on his website posted Wednesday, Crowell said a team of doctors has advised him to rest and that for the foreseeable future, "my work will consist of quietly encouraging my body to return to its natural state   Read More ...
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Little Big Town heads back on tour after Ryman residency
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Every time country vocal group Little Big Town walked into the 125-year-old Ryman Auditorium to play one of their residency shows this year, the four singers breathed a little sigh of relief. "When we go into the dressing room, you just take a breath and go, 'OK, I feel like I am at home,'" said Jimi Westbrook   Read More ...
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Chris Hillman revives the Byrds' glorious sound
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The Killers return with complex and brilliant angst
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A visual tribute to the Palace of Auburn Hills
Trip down memory lane with this tribute of the biggest concerts, games and moments over the years at The Palace of Auburn Hills, set to the Bob Seger song 'Famous Final Scene'   Read More ...
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Lyric Opera, Joffrey Ballet team up for performance
The world-famous Lyric Opera of Chicago and Joffrey Ballet are collaborating for the first time to present a powerful stage experience.   Read More ...
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Artist Spotlight: Royal Sweets
A weekly showcase featuring local musicians. Line up: Wendy Case, vocals; Brian McCarty, vocals and guitar; Jarrod Champion, piano and vocals; Oni Werth, bass; Bill Bowen, drums. Rock royalty: Those familiar with the local music scene of the past few decades will recognize Case’s raspy voice and smart lyrics from the Paybacks, one of the leading Detroit bands of the 2000s-era garage rock revival   Read More ...
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WATCH: Relive Palace of Auburn Hills moments ahead of Bob Seger's closing show
Seger's song "The Famous Final Scene" is the soundtrack to some of the most notable Pistons and concert moments in Palace history.   Read More ...
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Relive Palace of Auburn Hills moments ahead of Bob Seger's final show
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This lawyer had a simple mission: 'Create a music festival that highlights Philadelphia music, food and beer'
By day, Greg Seltzer is a Philadelphia lawyer, a business attorney who helps fledgling companies get off the ground. By night — or really, all the time — the 40 year old is a music geek. The impassioned fan sits on the board of the Mann Center, wrote a book about music and historical events in 1965, and is a faithful booster of the local scene   Read More ...
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Demi Lovato Hilariously Lip-Syncs Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez Songs with Jimmy Fallon
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Review: A Priceless Violin, a Cut-Rate Caper
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Run the Jewels talk Queens rap, politics at The Meadows: 'We're going to be the opening act for the apocalypse'
It’s been a busy year for Run the Jewels. The hip-hop duo, made up of Brooklyn’s El-P and Atlanta’s Killer Mike, put out their golden third album, “Run the Jewels 3” in January, and toured the country behind it. Then they hopped over to Europe for a slew of summer festival dates, and have kept at it since in the states   Read More ...
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Fergie: It was 'weird' pretending marriage was fine
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Grange Grunge? Former Nirvana bassist brings new band to Tacoma
It’s not unusual for musicians in rural outposts to meet each other at community jam sessions. But there was something unusual about the bassist Jillian Raye met at the Skamokawa Grange hall in Wahkiakum County. He was Krist Novoselic, a founding member of Nirvana — one of the most successful rock bands in music history. Novoselic, Raye and two others went on that day in February 2016 to form Giants In The Trees   Read More ...
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Thousand Springs Festival brings art and music to Ritter Island
HAGERMAN — If you love art and being outdoors, Thousand Springs Festival of the Arts offers a taste of both. The yearly festival returns Saturday and Sunday at Ritter Island, a unit of Thousand Springs State Park near Hagerman. “It’s just a really fun community event,” said Melissa Crane, marketing director for the Magic Valley Arts Council. “It’s rather large, but it feels very intimate   Read More ...
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BTS Takes a Different Approach to K-pop: Ease
Photo The best song on “Love Yourself: ‘Her’,” the new EP from the K-pop stars BTS, isn’t the main single, “DNA,” with its shuddering club-music drops and urgent Shawn Mendes-esque guitar intro. Nor is it “Best of Me,” which was written in part by Andrew Taggart, of the dim pop-EDM outfit the Chainsmokers, and fits neatly into that duo’s litany of songs that swell and throb yet still feel like dirges   Read More ...
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From JAY-Z to Katy Perry: The 10 Hottest Fall 2017 Concert Tours
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Mississippi has the license plate blues for 1 more year
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will have the license plate blues for one more year. That is, its license plates featuring a picture of blues legend BB King's guitar "Lucille" and the phrase "Birthplace of America's Music" will remain unchanged because the state legislature didn't allocate funds to replace them. The Sun Herald reports the state Department of Revenue was scheduled to release new plates in October, as it does every five years, but no money was appropriated   Read More ...
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David Wax Museum hits major milestone on road
About five years ago, the David Wax Museum suspected it might be pulling up on its 500th show. The Boston-born band made up of husband and wife David Wax and Suz Slezak (and a rotating cast of contributors) thought they should do some accounting. “We sat down and figured out when our 500th show was and then started keeping track, watching the number rise,” Wax said from Washington, D   Read More ...
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Emerging indie artist Sidney Gish is juggling classes and her career
Sidney Gish is going to master the jazz guitar if it’s the last thing she does. “I’ll make my debut when I’m literally about to die,” cracks the 20-year-old indie-pop musician, pulling her feet up to rest on a chair as she nibbles at a grain bowl, snagged moments ago from a vendor in Northeastern University’s student dining center. “I’ll spend my whole life training for one performance,” she adds   Read More ...
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Don Henley, Lyle Lovett, Clint Black plan Harvey benefit
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Don Henley, Lyle Lovett and Clint Black are the latest musicians planning a concert to raise money for victims of Harvey. The trio on Tuesday announced a Nov. 28 show at Bass Hall in Fort Worth. Tickets go on sale Friday for the "Helping Texans: A Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concert." Proceeds will be distributed by the North Texas Community Foundation   Read More ...
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Moses Sumney Does Not Sing Love Songs
Moses Sumney has a voice that can melt hearts: a gently grainy tenor that often ascends into an immaculate, unearthly falsetto. It’s no wonder that his first public gigs in Los Angeles, back in 2013, almost immediately drew fellow musicians as well as a swarm of record-label types eager to shape his music into a commercial commodity. “A lot of people were trying to pull me in a very pop direction   Read More ...
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Motown Museum expansion effort lands $1 million Erb donation
Buy Photo. The Motown Museum's expansion fund continues to grow. A $1 million gift from the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation is the latest step as museum officials aim for a $50 million transformation of the West Grand Boulevard site, home to Motown's original Hitsville, U.S.A., studio and headquarters. It brings the publicized fund-raising total to more than $10 million, following contributions from Ford and Ford-UAW ($6 million), the William Davidson Foundation ($2 million) and Lear Corp   Read More ...
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Watch Taylor Swift Lose It While Fighting All Her ‘Former Selves’ in ‘Look’ Music Video BTS: ‘I Got Too Excited’
Look what Taylor Swift made Taylor Swift do. “Okay, this is the trippiest thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” says Swift as she walks onto the set and introduces herself to all the other Taylors. “Seeing all of them together is the weirdest feeling, but it’s awesome. It’s like, ‘Oh, that’s the phase I went through when I was 16 but a girl is wearing it who looks just like me   Read More ...
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Mississippi has the license plate blues for one more year
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will have the license plate blues for one more year. That is, its license plates featuring a picture of blues legend BB King's guitar "Lucille" and the phrase "Birthplace of America's Music" will remain unchanged because the state legislature didn't allocate funds to replace them. The Sun Herald reports the state Department of Revenue was scheduled to release new plates in October, as it does every five years, but no money was appropriated   Read More ...
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48 hours in Memphis: Your guide to the birthplace of rock 'n' roll
It took one of the great singer-songwriters of Nashville, of all places, to create a song that rivals "Walkin' in Memphis'' for touting a visit to the Bluff City. "Maybe there's somethin' in the air,'' John Hiatt sings in "Memphis in the Meantime.'' That "somethin' '' — the Memphis mojo — still floats about town on the strains of music, or the aroma of barbecue, or the roar of ascending FedEx jets   Read More ...
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Daryl Hall renews effort for outdoor stage at NY music venue
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Officials in an upstate New York town are again considering Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Daryl Hall's request to build an outdoor stage at his restaurant and music venue. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports (http://pojonews.co/2f8nQYe ) the town of Pawling Planning Board discussed the project during its meeting this week. Kenneth Stenger, an attorney representing the board, says the discussion centered on the volume of sound live music would produce during outdoor performances at Daryl's House   Read More ...
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From JAY-Z to Katy: The 10 Hottest Fall 2017 Concert Tours
Summer is defined by outdoor shows and music festivals, but the fun doesn’t stop come fall. Some of today’s biggest artists are hitting the road this season, proving that autumn is actually the best time of the year to catch a live show. Wondering what to snag tickets to? Here are the top 10 tours coming to a city near you in the coming months   Read More ...
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Day for Night 2017 lineup: Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yorke, Solange, Chelsea Manning & more
Updated 10:01 am, Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yorke of Radiohead, Houston native Solange and Chelsea Manning are among the names atop this year's Day for Night music and art festival. The , released Wednesday morning, includes a reliably adventurous assortment of established names and newbies across four stages. Day for Night unfurls Dec. 15-17 at the old downtown post office, now known as Post HTX, at 401 Franklin   Read More ...
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