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In Kony Hunt, US Uses Pop Music to Court Defectors

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 01:35

In Kony Hunt, US Uses Pop Music to Court DefectorsThree and a half years after President Barack Obama sent 100 special operations troops to Africa to help root out Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony – so far unsuccessfully – the broader U.S.-supported international anti-LRA team has resorted to using a truly unstoppable force against the alleged war criminal: pop music. Chameleone composed the song in 2013 at the behest of U.S. embassy officers who were looking for innovative ways to reach would-be defectors, according to Marty Regan, a field representative for the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations in Uganda. “I am simply waiting for my brothers in the LRA to come home.


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Why Zayn Malik's Departure From One Direction Won't Hurt Band's Music Sales

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:02
Recent history has shown that boy bands maintain sales momentum for two albums.
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Three Brunches to Try This Weekend: The Miami Music Week Edition

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 22:00

 The Miami Music Week EditionMiami Music Week is in full force this weekend. Here are three Miami brunches worth checking out that also keep the don't stop the good times. How about those things plus the music of DJ Questlove while you eat.


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Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer Celebrate 'Sound of Music' Turning 50

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:00
Andrews and Plummer participated in a Q&A before showing a restored screening of the classic film, now entering its 50th anniversary.
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'The Sound of Music:' The Story Behind Its 4K Restoration

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:19
The restored version will open the TCM Classic Film Festival with a special screening of the film, which will be attended by Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
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Denver, LA musicians find universal stories behind headlines

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 03:26

In this photograph taken on Monday, March 23, 2015, musician Shawn King poses in the Cruise Room in the Oxford Hotel in Denver. King, who plays with the Denver band DeVotchKa, has joined forces with lyricist Raul Pacheco to produce an album drawn from a stage show that mixes music with personal and political monologues about young people brought to the United States before they were old enough to know what it means to be illegal. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — The trials of young people brought to the U.S. before they are old enough to know what it means to be illegal are the themes of an album being released Thursday featuring Shawn King of the Denver-based group DeVotchKa.


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Modder adds Pokemon music, playable Flavor Flav to Hearthstone

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 02:15

Modder adds Pokemon music, playable Flavor Flav to HearthstoneBlizzard's online-only trading card game Hearthstone continues to pull in the play sessions with its collection of characters popularized by World of Warcraft, deep strategic gameplay and easy-to-learn, hard-to-master rules.


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Zendaya Announced As Radio Disney Music Awards Host

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 01:13

Zendaya poses at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards -- Disney ChannelZendaya will be pulling double duty at this year's Radio Disney Music Awards. Not only is the "K.C. Undercover" teen sensation nominated for an award, she'll also be hosting, Radio Disney announced on Thursday. "We're going to have a great show… a lot of fun and [I] get to watch amazing performances, so I'm very, very excited," Zendaya said in a statement. It was Zendaya's style that made headlines earlier this year, when "Fashion Police" host Giuliana Rancic made her "patchouli" and "weed" comment after seeing Zendaya's dreadlocked look at the Oscars.


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Ex-Beats Music CEO Launches Chosen Mobile App: "We Game-ify Music Consumption"

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:00
A noted Silicon Valley CEO hopes to take talent competitions from TV to mobile.
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Oak Ridge Boys, Browns, Grady Martin named country music inductees

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 03:21

The Oak Ridge Boys sing the song "Amazing Grace" during the second day of the Republican National Convention in TampaBy Vernell Hackett NASHVILLE (Reuters) - The Oak Ridge Boys, Jim Ed Brown and the Browns, and the late guitarist Grady Martin were named on Wednesday as the 2015 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Singer Brenda Lee announced the artists who will be welcomed into the elite group at a special ceremony in Nashville later this year. The Oak Ridge Boys, a country and gospel quartet whose hits include "Elvira" and "Bobbie Sue," sang backup on Paul Simon's hit "Slip Slidin' Away" and toured with singer Johnny Cash in their early days in country music.


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Paul McCartney to headline Lollapalooza festival

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 00:47

Musician Paul McCartney performs at PETCO Park in San Diego, California on September 28, 2014Paul McCartney will headline Lollapalooza, the US counterculture festival turned Chicago fixture, as the ex-Beatle keeps up an active touring schedule. Other acts announced Tuesday for Lollapalooza, which runs from July 31 to August 2, include heavy metal giants Metallica, Grammy-winning British soul singer Sam Smith and the Belgian dance music star Stromae. McCartney, 72, has an extensive touring schedule in coming months, including headlining spots at Denmark's Roskilde festival and the Firefly festival in the eastern US state of Delaware, as well as a return show in his native Liverpool and his first-ever concert in Seoul. Lollapalooza was launched in 1991 by alternative rockers Jane's Addiction, who envisioned a traveling counter-cultural show as US musical tastes increasingly drifted from the mainstream.


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Irving Music Factory Development Will Include a Gastropub, Japanese Food, More

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 23:20

Irving Music Factory Development Will Include a Gastropub, Japanese Food, MoreThe first restaurant tenants for the huge entertainment complex have been announced.


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Ex-American Junkie Owner's Hamptons-Themed Restaurant, Music Venue Sailing Into Grid Space

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 23:16

Ex-American Junkie Owner's Hamptons-Themed Restaurant, Music Venue Sailing Into Grid SpaceThe two separate-entrance spots are slated to open in early summer in River North. Dormant since May 2014, something new is finally headed to the River North space that once held Baume & Brix and The Grid. Former American Junkie owner Brad Parker, who sold and shuttered his massive clubstaurant in January, is working towards opening two separate concepts in the two-floor space at 351 W. Hubbard: The Hampton Social, a "Hamptons-themed" restaurant and bar, and The Bassment, a live music venue. He's hoping to unveil both in the early summer, with Hampton Social opening a month or two prior.


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Paul McCartney to headline Lollapalooza festival

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 22:47

Paul McCartney performs during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012.Paul McCartney will headline Lollapalooza, the US counterculture festival turned Chicago fixture, as the ex-Beatle keeps up an active touring schedule. Other acts announced Tuesday for Lollapalooza, which runs from July 31 to August 2, include heavy metal giants Metallica, Grammy-winning British soul singer Sam Smith and the Belgian dance music star Stromae. McCartney, 72, has an extensive touring schedule in coming months, including headlining spots at Denmark's Roskilde festival and the Firefly festival in the eastern US state of Delaware, as well as a return show in his native Liverpool and his first-ever concert in Seoul. Lollapalooza was launched in 1991 by alternative rockers Jane's Addiction, who envisioned a traveling counter-cultural show as US musical tastes increasingly drifted from the mainstream.


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McCartney, Metallica to headline Chicago's Lollapalooza 2015

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 22:16

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2015 file photo, Paul McCartney and his band perform in New York. McCartney will be among 130 acts at this year's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. It will be his first appearance at Lollapalooza. The festival, to take place July 31 to Aug. 2, marks its 11-year anniversary in Chicago's Grant Park. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)CHICAGO (AP) — Paul McCartney, Metallica and Sam Smith will be among 130 acts at this year's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.


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Carlile's music captures her life changes

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 19:52

In this March 12, 2015 photo, singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile poses for a portrait to promote her album "The Firewatcher's Daughter" in New York. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — She still has friends who work at Columbia, so singer Brandi Carlile isn't gloating about her first disc after being dumped by the label becoming her fastest-seller.


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Rare screenings of 'The Sound of Music' in New York

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 17:21

Rare screenings of 'The Sound of Music' in New YorkThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Museum of the Moving Image in New York will play host to two special archival screenings of "The Sound of Music" in celebration of the film's 50th anniversary.


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Watch Serena Williams Recreate Beyonce's "7/11" Music Video

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:00
Now with more tennis.
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Chris Daughtry to Recur, Write Music for Fox Dramedy 'Studio City'

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:00
The former 'American Idol' contestant will return to the network.
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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:47
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending March 23, 2015:
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