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Correction: Labor-Jazz Musicians story

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:24
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 17 about jazz musicians in New York City seeking pensions, The Associated Press misspelled the name of one musician. Her name is Keisha St. Joan, not St. John.
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Music City Food & Wine 2014: Texas Chef Tim Love on His Time Spent in Knoxville and How to Not Be a Festival Rookie

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 03:02

 Texas Chef Tim Love on His Time Spent in Knoxville and How to Not Be a Festival RookieWith the Music City Food & Wine Festival coming up this weekend, Eater interviewed Texas chef, restaurateur and festival partner Tim Love. So you're out in California? Yeah, I'm out here shooting the second season of Restaurant Startup. Is that...


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What to Watch Now: Best New Streaming Movies & TV at Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, and Hulu

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:15

 Best New Streaming Movies & TV at Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, and HuluLooking for something good to watch at home? We've picked out the best movie and TV titles added to all of the major streaming services over the past month. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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International country music singer George Hamilton IV dies at 77

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 21:58
(Reuters) - Country music legend George Hamilton IV, a star at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and known as the "International Ambassador of Country Music," died on Wednesday at a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, a statement on his website said. Hamilton, who was 77, suffered a heart attack on Saturday, the statement said. Hamilton helped to popularize country music far beyond the United States, performing at festivals across Europe. He was the first U.S. ...
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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 03:15
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending September 15, 2014:
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Correction: Music-U2-iTunes story

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 02:04
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 15 about U2-iTunes, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the title of the album was "Songs of Freedom." The correct title is "Songs of Innocence."
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Review: Mendes spreads joy of Brazil's music

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 22:51

This CD cover image released by Sony Masterworks shows "Magic," by Sergio Mendes. (AP Photo/Sony Masterworks)Sergio Mendes, "Magic" (Okeh)


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Cat Stevens announces 5-city US concert tour

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:58

FILE - In this April 10, 2014 file photo, Hall of Fame Inductee Cat Stevens performs at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York. Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road. He announced Monday, Sept. 15, that he will make a brief concert tour in North America this December. He's also releasing a blues album in October produced by Rick Rubin. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road.


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MCFW 2014: Where Music City Food and Wine's Guest Chefs Can't Wait to Eat

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 06:40

 Where Music City Food and Wine's Guest Chefs Can't Wait to EatThe Music City Food & Wine Festival is this weekend, which means the city's restaurants will be under attack by food-crazed locals and out-of-towners alike. But all that festival talent has to eat somewhere, too. Eater asked many of...


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Music Monday (9/15): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 06:17

Music Monday (9/15): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features streams of upcoming tracks and albums from Tweedy, Leonard Cohen, Perfume Genius, and more. Plus, catch up on the week's music news, and watch new music videos from artists like Jack White, Jessie Ware, and Death From Above 1979. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Chefs take spotlight at London debut music-and-food fest

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 20:50
By Matilda Egere-Cooper LONDON (Reuters) - Gourmet food proved to be the new rock ’n’roll at a weekend festival in London where 10 acclaimed chefs, three of whom hold Michelin stars, demonstrated their culinary prowess against a backdrop of live music. Headliners at the first On Blackheath Festival included Massive Attack, Grace Jones and Aloe Blacc.
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Sam Smith holds off Robert Plant to keep top UK music chart spot

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 02:13

Sam Smith performs "Stay with Me" during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in InglewoodEnglish singer-songwriter Sam Smith held onto the number one spot in Britain's album charts on Sunday, seeing off a strong challenge from Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, the Official Charts Company said. Plant's new release, "Lullaby And The Ceaseless Roar", his 10th solo outing, rocketed to number two, making it the highest new entry. The Official Charts Company said it had topped the chart all week "until the eleventh hour" when it had been "pipped to the post." For Smith, who won a prize at this year's BRIT awards, it meant a fourth non-consecutive week at number one for his album "In The Lonely Hour".


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Music underpins eclectic array of Toronto film festival features

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:30

Cast member Dustin Hoffman and his wife Lisa arrive for the premiere of the film "Boychoir" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in TorontoBy Solarina Ho TORONTO (Reuters) - From dramas about mentors and their apprentices, to imaginative musicals, biopics, and documentaries, music underpinned an eclectic swathe of movies appearing at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. These ranged from high profile galas like Francois Girard's 'Boychoir' and the Canadian premiere of Sundance favorite 'Whiplash' to Ethan Hawke's intimate and well received study of a former concert pianist. Girard, who also made 'Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould' and 'The Red Violin', said he does not want to be pigeonholed as a director of music-related projects, but that once again a story centered around this theme spoke to him. "I trust music more than the words when it comes to depicting emotions." Girard's 'Boychoir' and director Damien Chazelle's semi-autobiographical 'Whiplash' both portray students striving for greatness under genius teachers - one simply demanding and one monstrously abusive.


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MCFW 2014: Music City Food & Wine 'Harvest Night' Lineup to Feature Kings of Leon, Michael McDonald, Jamey Johnson, More

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 05:27

 Music City Food & Wine 'Harvest Night' Lineup to Feature Kings of Leon, Michael McDonald, Jamey Johnson, MoreIt's edging ever so close to time for this year's Music City Food & Wine Festival, and the last of the major programming announcements is out today, as the music lineup for that Saturday's 'Harvest Night' event has finally...


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As music sales fall, sax player Kenny G turns to stockpicking

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 02:22

File photo of U.S. jazz musician and saxophonist Kenny G performing during a concert in Hong KongBy David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kenny G, the best-selling jazz musician who once played at President Bill Clinton's inaugural ball, wakes up every morning to Starbucks. Instead, the man whose real name is Kenny Gorelick obsessively checks the company's stock price. Gorelick was one of the first investors in the Seattle-based chain. He was introduced to Starbucks chief Howard Schultz through an uncle, before the company went public, and soon bought a stake.


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'The Sound of Music' to tour without 'varnish'

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 00:30

FILE - In this March 17, 2008 file photo, producer, writer and lyricist Jack O'Brien attends the 4th Annual Stella by Starlight benefit in New York. O'Brien is working on a touring version of “The Sound of Music” starting next year, but he promises he won’t be “trotting out your mother’s version.” (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien is working on a touring version of "The Sound of Music" starting next year, but he promises he won't be "trotting out your mother's version."


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Chromeo, Arab-Jewish Electro-Funk Duo, Make Joyous Music Together

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 00:13

Chromeo, Arab-Jewish Electro-Funk Duo, Make Joyous Music TogetherChromeo, the Arab-Jewish musical duo who made a splash this spring with their latest album “White Women,” joined HuffPost Live for a chat on Thursday.Canadians David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel met in high school and have been making electro-funk music together for 10 years. The pair claim they’ve discovered much in common, despite...


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Rebirths: The Mission's Viracocha Finally Scores Live Music Permit

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:31

 The Mission's Viracocha Finally Scores Live Music PermitViracocha, the performance space in the Mission that's been underground in more ways than one, is finally on the right side of the law. As the SF Weekly reports, owner Jonathan Siegel finally received an Entertainment Commission permit yesterday,...


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Retrial to proceed for Florida man who shot teens over loud music

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 04:03
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Despite prior widespread media coverage, a retrial can go ahead later this month for a white, middle-aged man charged with killing an unarmed black teenager during a dispute about loud rap music, a north Florida judge ruled on Thursday. The defense wanted a change of venue after a Jacksonville jury previously deadlocked on a charge of first-degree murder for Michael Dunn, 47, who claimed to be acting in self-defense in the shooting death. Dunn, a software engineer, fired 10 rounds at an SUV carrying four teens listening to music in a Jacksonville gas station parking lot in November 2012, killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis. The jury convicted Dunn in February on three lesser counts of attempted murder for firing at the three other black teens in the vehicle, which was parked next to Dunn’s. The trial received international attention over its racial overtones and Dunn's claims of self-defense, drawing comparisons to the trial of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder in Florida last year in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, another unarmed, black 17-year-old.
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Paul McCartney wrote music for Destiny for 'the creativity,' not cash

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:01

Paul McCartney wrote music for Destiny for 'the creativity,' not cashThere was "no check involved, big or otherwise" when it came to recruiting iconic singer and songwriter Paul McCartney for the soundtrack of Bungie's open-world shooter, Destiny, community manager Eric Osbourne told Vulture.


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