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Boise band’s music is featured in new ‘Thor’ movie trailer from Marvel

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Boise band’s music is featured in new ‘Thor’ movie trailer from Marvel

- The cloaked, hooded figures who make up Boise synthwave band Magic Sword are shrouded in mystery. But shrouded in secrecy? Um, not so much these days. Not when their songs are in Marvel Studios movie trailers. Magic Sword’s track “In the Face of Evil” is featured in the new trailer for “Thor: Ragnarok,” which arrives in theaters Nov. 3. Since forming in 2012, Magic Sword has nailed a handful of interesting marketing and licensing deals
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Missy Elliott, Frank Ocean & Brad Pitt?! 6 Major Moments from FYF Fest

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Missy Elliott, Frank Ocean & Brad Pitt?! 6 Major Moments from FYF Fest

- Move over Coachella, because FYF Fest is coming for you. The three-day music festival brought hip-hop’s biggest names to Los Angeles this past weekend, and it did not disappoint! From the music and comedy to the fashion and food, here are the major moments you missed. 1. Missy Elliott’s First U.S. Performance in 10 Years. The queen of hip hop, 46, headlined night one of the festival, in what festival organizers said was her only show this year
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U2's Bono meets French President Macron to discuss poverty

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U2's Bono meets French President Macron to discuss poverty

- PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has received pop singer and philanthropist Bono at the Elysee Palace in Paris for talks about poverty. Bono met with Macron for over an hour Monday to discuss the U2 front man's non-governmental organization ONE, which — its website says — takes "action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa." Accompanied by French first lady Brigitte Macron afterward, Bono said one of the main issues in the fruitful talks was the education of girls and women in Africa
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Texans Compete in 'NFL of Marching Bands'

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Texans Compete in 'NFL of Marching Bands'

- A third of the Santa Clara Vanguard is from Texas, a third is from California, and a third is from 28 other states and three countries. Wearing shorts and shoes and not a whole lot else, the drumline crab-steps past gymnasts heaving flags. Others are dressed for yoga. It’s too hot for the elaborate, colorful uniforms they wear when they’re performing
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Justin Bieber cancels remaining 'Purpose' tour dates

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Justin Bieber cancels remaining 'Purpose' tour dates

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Justin Bieber abruptly cancels Purpose World Tour, scheduled for Rose Bowl next week

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Justin Bieber abruptly cancels Purpose World Tour, scheduled for Rose Bowl next week

- Justin Bieber was slated to perform at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Saturday, Aug. 5. However that show has been canceled, along with the other remaining dates of his Purpose World Tour. The jaunt was in support of his fourth album, “Purpose,” which dropped in 2015. The album spawned several hits, including “What Do You Mean?” “Sorry” and “Love Yourself,” which was nominated for Grammys last year in the song of the year and best pop solo performance categories
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Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Repeats at No. 1 as Hip-Hop Dominates the Top 5

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Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Repeats at No. 1 as Hip-Hop Dominates the Top 5

- Photo The new Jay-Z album, an intimate, sometimes borderline-uncomfortable self-examination from this 47-year-old rapper (who also happens to be Beyoncé’s husband), is sustaining people’s attention. And hip-hop in general is doing the same, occupying all five spots on the Billboard Top 5 this week, largely thanks to streaming. In its third week out — but only its second on the Billboard chart, because of Tidal’s closely held opening-week exclusivity — “4:44” (Roc Nation) remains in the No
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Kansas City man killed in July 8 shooting had just released his first rap album

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Kansas City man killed in July 8 shooting had just released his first rap album

- Frank Raney Jr. was going to move to California. He had just released a rap album and he was going to pursue his music career. He was starting his own clothing line. Instead, he died July 8. He was shot and killed about 6 a.m. in southeast Kansas City, near Bannister Road and McGee Street. He was 24 years old. Raney was one of 84 people killed in homicides in Kansas City so far in 2017
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Nebraska country singer killed in UTV crash after county fair performance 

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Nebraska country singer killed in UTV crash after county fair performance 

- Authorities in Nebraska are investigating the death of country singer Abby Nicole. The Thayer County Sheriff's office responded to a 911 call claiming that a 25-year-old woman had been injured in a utility task vehicle accident at the Thayer County Fairgrounds in Deshler, Neb. The call came in at 4:20 a.m. on Sunday, according to ABC affiliate News Channel Nebraska. The singer, born Abby Uecker, was transported to Thayer County Health Services in Hebron, Neb
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Linkin Park says their hearts are broken after loss of lead singer

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Linkin Park says their hearts are broken after loss of lead singer

- NEW YORK — Linkin Park said their hearts are broken following the death of lead singer Chester Bennington, who died by hanging last week. The rock band said Monday that the ‘‘shock waves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened.’’ Bennington, who was 41, hanged himself from a bedroom door in his home near Los Angeles
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Linkin Park on lead singer's death: His 'absence leaves a void that can never be filled'

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Linkin Park on lead singer's death: His 'absence leaves a void that can never be filled'

- NEW YORK (AP) — Linkin Park said their hearts are broken following the death of lead singer Chester Bennington, who died by hanging last week. The rock band said Monday that the "shock waves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened." The band said Bennington "touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized
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Linkin Park releases statement about band member's death

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Linkin Park releases statement about band member's death

- NEW YORK — Linkin Park said their hearts are broken following the death of lead singer Chester Bennington, who died by hanging last week. The rock band said Monday that the "shock waves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened." Bennington, who was 41, hanged himself from a bedroom door in his home near Los Angeles
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Linkin Park returns to charts following singer's death

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Linkin Park returns to charts following singer's death

- Linkin Park has returned to the charts after lead singer Chester Bennington's death last week. Billboard says the band's latest effort, "One More Light," re-entered Billboard's Top 200 album charts at No. 17 on the most recent chart. The band's popular debut, "Hybrid Theory," checked in at No. 27. "One More Light" topped Amazon's list of best-selling albums Monday, while "Hybrid Theory" was fifth
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Linkin Park returns to charts following singer's death.

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Linkin Park returns to charts following singer's death.

- Linkin Park has returned to the charts after lead singer Chester Bennington's death last week. Billboard says the band's latest effort, "One More Light," re-entered Billboard's Top 200 album charts at No. 17 on the most recent chart. The band's popular debut, "Hybrid Theory," checked in at No. 27. "One More Light" topped Amazon's list of best-selling albums Monday, while "Hybrid Theory" was fifth
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Seattle’s renegade marching band; here’s what it takes to join

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Seattle’s renegade marching band; here’s what it takes to join

- Chaotic Noise Marching Corps is a street punk band. While its decibel-level is high, its “chaotic noise” level is low. The band plays hard rock and Latin, classical, Brazilian, all-instrumental foot-stomping, move your feet to the beat music in the street. While improvisation is encouraged, the degree of musicality and discipline required is significant. It’s a tight family. You have to be voted in
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Musician strummed a guitar during his own brain surgery

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Musician strummed a guitar during his own brain surgery

- Guitar players can strum almost anywhere, from a beach to a park bench to an operating room — while undergoing brain surgery. That’s where Abhishek Prasad peddled his musical wares during a four-hour surgery in India that aimed to correct cramping in his fingers, his surgeon said. For 20 months before the July 11 procedure, Prasad had suffered from a neurological condition called musical dystonia, said Dr
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  • U2's Bono meets French President Macron to discuss poverty
    U2's Bono meets French President Macron to discuss poverty

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has received pop singer and philanthropist Bono at the Elysee Palace in Paris for talks about poverty. Bono met with Macron for over an hour Monday to discuss the U2 front man's non-governmental organization ONE, which — its website says — takes "action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa." Accompanied by French first lady Brigitte Macron afterward, Bono said one of the main issues in the fruitful talks was the education of girls and women in Africa
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  • Beyonce And Michelle Obama Party Together For Singer’s Birthday — Video Leaked Online
    Beyonce And Michelle Obama Party Together For Singer’s Birthday — Video Leaked Online

    , inquisitr.com

    A video of Beyonce and Michelle Obama partying at the singer’s exclusive birthday party was leaked online. The never-before-seen footage features the former first lady and the Lemonade superstar laughing saying “Bye Felisha.” Beyonce And Michelle Celebrate Beyonce had a private party back in September to celebrate her 35th birthday. A video was published recently featuring Beyonce and Michelle Obama, along with the singer’s sister, Solange, and her nephew, Julez
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  • Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Repeats at No. 1 as Hip-Hop Dominates the Top 5
    Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Repeats at No. 1 as Hip-Hop Dominates the Top 5

    , nytimes.com

    Photo The new Jay-Z album, an intimate, sometimes borderline-uncomfortable self-examination from this 47-year-old rapper (who also happens to be Beyoncé’s husband), is sustaining people’s attention. And hip-hop in general is doing the same, occupying all five spots on the Billboard Top 5 this week, largely thanks to streaming. In its third week out — but only its second on the Billboard chart, because of Tidal’s closely held opening-week exclusivity — “4:44” (Roc Nation) remains in the No
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  • Linkin Park returns to charts following singer's death
    Linkin Park returns to charts following singer's death

    , bostonherald.com

    Linkin Park has returned to the charts after lead singer Chester Bennington's death last week. Billboard says the band's latest effort, "One More Light," re-entered Billboard's Top 200 album charts at No. 17 on the most recent chart. The band's popular debut, "Hybrid Theory," checked in at No. 27. "One More Light" topped Amazon's list of best-selling albums Monday, while "Hybrid Theory" was fifth
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  • Around the World With Music
    Around the World With Music

    , nytimes.com

    Photo Classical Music PARIS. Classical storytelling enthusiasts can celebrate the three-decade collaboration between Danny Elfman and Tim Burton in this Emmy-winning production. Mr. Elfman’s film scores will be performed by a full choir and orchestra in tandem with Mr. Burton’s imagery, including original sketches, drawings and film clips from “Edward Scissorhands,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and others. The show, which has sold out performances in 10 cities worldwide — including four shows at Le Grand Rex in Paris — will return to that city at the Palais des Congrès de Paris
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  • Linkin Park on lead singer's death: His 'absence leaves a void that can never be filled'
    Linkin Park on lead singer's death: His 'absence leaves a void that can never be filled'

    , abc3340.com

    NEW YORK (AP) — Linkin Park said their hearts are broken following the death of lead singer Chester Bennington, who died by hanging last week. The rock band said Monday that the "shock waves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened." The band said Bennington "touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized
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