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Billboard Music Awards: Hozier Performs "Take Me to Church"

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 12:00
The Irish musician went into Sunday night's show up for five prizes.
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Billboard Music Awards: Read the Live Blog

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 12:00
The show airs Sunday night on ABC.
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Billboard Music Awards: 10 Best Performances

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 12:00
The awards show featured performances by Britney Spears and Iggy Azealea, Kelly Clarkson, Wiz Khalifa and more.
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Billboard Music Awards: 'Empire' Stars Jussie Smollett and Bryshere "Yazz" Gray Perform with Estelle

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 12:00
'Empire' star Taraji P. Henson introduced the performers.
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Billboard Music Awards: Mariah Carey Performs "Vision of Love" and "Infinity"

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 12:00
Idina Menzel introduced the pop/R&B vocalist.
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Billboard Music Awards: Kelly Clarkson Performs "Invincible"

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 12:00
The pop star sang the second single off of her latest album "Piece by Piece"
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Billboard Music Awards: Watch the Red Carpet Live Stream

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 12:00
The awards show airs Sunday night on ABC.
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Billboard Music Awards: Pitbull and Chris Brown Perform "Fun"

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 12:00
Jennifer Lopez introduced the duo's performance on Sunday night.
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Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift Named Top Artist

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 12:00
"This is such a good night," said Swift after taking the stage to accept one of her many awards of the night.
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Billboard Music Awards: Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa Perform "Uma Thurman"

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 12:00
Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen co-hosted the awards show on Sunday night.
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Billboard Music Awards: Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa Perform "Uma Therman"

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 05/17/2015 - 12:00
Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen co-hosted the awards show on Sunday night.
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Watch Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran & More in Preview of Billboard Music Awards TV Special

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 12:00
The Saturday special will give fans a look at life on the road with backstage access.
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Blues legend B.B. King, 89, mourned by music world

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 05:10

Blues musician B.B. King, pictured playing at a Jazz Festival in Antibes, southern France, in 1999Blues legend B.B. King, whose crisp, powerful guitar licks made him among the instrument's greatest masters and a towering influence for generations of musicians, has died at 89. King until late last year, when his health declined, maintained a touring schedule that put much younger artists to shame. "The blues has lost its king, and America has lost a legend," said President Barack Obama, who recalled once being persuaded to sing "Sweet Home Chicago" at the White House with King. "There are not many left that play it in the pure way that B.B. did," said rock-blues guitarist Eric Clapton, who thanked King in a short video that was receiving nearly one million views an hour on Facebook.


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Something for the Weekend: Festivals, Live Music, Mad Men Extravaganza.

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 04:51

 Festivals, Live Music, Mad Men Extravaganza.Live music from the Starlight Squires will begin at 4:20 p.m., followed by a "smokin' hot" BBQ menu and a special beer tapping on the west patio. All proceeds from the event will benefit Project Angel Heart. CHEESMAN PARK — The Denver Botanic Gardens is holding two cooking classes in May. Wild Food Gourmet is the topic for the first class on Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $56 for non-members and $52 for members.


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California Roots Music Festival Is One of World's Largest Reggae Events - the Secret Behind the Success

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 03:23
It happened here: the first major appearances of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding and more. No we're not talking about Woodstock. Before Woodstock. In a quiet seaside town known more for sardines than kissing the sky.Monterey, California.The Monterey Pop Festival was a sold-out music event in June 1967. Among the notables...
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B.B. King's death strikes mournful chord for musicians, presidents

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 01:34
Guitarist Eric Clapton remembered the B.B. King album that inspired him as a young musician and Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton recalled the thrill of performing with the "King of Blues." Musicians, politicians and blues lovers around the world on Friday expressed sorrow over the death of the blues legend on Thursday night at the age of 89, and their gratitude for the legacy he left. Clapton, one of the music world's most influential guitarists, thanked King for inspiration, encouragement and friendship over the years. "He was a beacon for all of us who love this kind of music and I thank him from the bottom of my heart." Clapton encouraged people to find the 1965 album called "B.B. King Live At The Regal," saying it was "where it really started for me as a young player." Obama, who calls the blues mecca of Chicago his home, remembered how he sang "Sweet Home Chicago" with King at a White House blues concert three years ago.
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Musicians, friends react to blues legend BB King's death

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 00:57

In this Aug. 27, 2008 photo, blues legend B.B. King poses during an interview in Los Angeles. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday, May 14, 2015, at home in Las Vegas. He was 89. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Blues legend B.B. King died late Thursday at his Las Vegas home. Here are some comments from people who knew and admired him:


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Blues legend B.B. King, 89, mourned by music world

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 00:31

US singer and guitarist B.B. King in 2009Blues legend B.B. King, whose crisp but powerful guitar licks made him among the instrument's greatest masters and a towering influence over generations of musicians, has died at 89. King had maintained a touring schedule that put to shame much younger artists until late last year when his health declined. "The blues has lost its king, and America has lost a legend," said President Barack Obama, who recalled once being persuaded to sing "Sweet Home Chicago" at the White House with King. "There are not many left that play it in the pure way that B.B. did," said rock-blues guitarist Eric Clapton, who thanked King for his inspiration in a short video that drew five million views on Facebook in its first hours.


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'Blues can never die': B.B. King reigned but music lives on

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 00:14

FILE - In this June 20, 2008 file photo, musician B.B. King performs at the opening night of the 87th season of the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. King died Thursday, May 14, 2015, peacefully in his sleep at his Las Vegas home at age 89, his lawyer said. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that "as long as people have problems, the blues can never die."


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Beatles guitar headlines NY music auction

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 13:43

George Harrison's Mastersound Electric Guitar.A guitar played by George Harrison in the Beatles' early days, previously on display in a British museum, goes on auction in New York Friday, valued at $400,000 to $600,000. The electric guitar is the two-day auction's star item, amid hundreds of possessions once owned by rock 'n' roll's biggest stars, which auctioneers hope will rake in millions. Harrison borrowed the guitar while his was under repair and was photographed and filmed playing it at concerts, said Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's Auctions. "It was played by Harrison in the Cavern Club in the early 60s," said Nolan, referring to a Liverpool nightclub that gave birth to the world's biggest band.


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