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Billboard Music Awards: Jessica Alba, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher Among Presenters

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:00
Steven Tyler, Lindsey Vonn and Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz also will hand out awards at Sunday's show.
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Bally to Host Charity Music Night for Delete Blood Cancer DKMS in L.A.

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:00
Grammy-nominated singer Jazmine Sullivan will perform at the exclusive Beverly Hills event.
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When it comes to electronic dance music, where my girls at?

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 14:15

 “I think that sounds like a higher than normal number,” said Miriam Nervo, one-half of the Australian EDM duo NERVO, which includes her sister Olivia. (Photo by John Davisson/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — David Guetta, Diplo, Avicii and Calvin Harris are holding fast as the kings of the clubs, with women still a rarity among popular electronic dance DJ-producers.


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Watch Taylor Swift's latest ad for Apple Music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 17:50

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift lets her cropped bob hair down in her latest ad for Apple Music, dancing to "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" by The Darkness. It's the third time Swift has fronted an ad for Apple Music.


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Rihanna to perform at Billboard Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:09

RihannaRihanna will take to the stage of perform at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.


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A dance to the music of Mao: China's Cultural Revolution art

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:30

Performers dancing and singing during a Chinese national opera of the "Red Detachment of Women" in Haikou, south China's Hainan provinceWhen the critical eye of Mao Zedong's wife fell upon a non-conforming artist during China's Cultural Revolution the assessment could be devastating. The consequences may be less brutal now, but China's Communist authorities still impose strict controls and censorship. Jiang Zuhui, now 81, choreographed one of the most emblematic works of the Cultural Revolution era -- the "Red Detachment of Women" ballet.


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Meghan Trainor to Perform at 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:00
This year’s ceremony will air live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sunday, May 22, from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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ABC cancels country music drama 'Nashville' after 4 seasons

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 09:43

FILE - In this July 27, 2012 file photo, Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere attend the "Nashville" panel at the Disney ABC TCA Day 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. ABC said it’s canceling the country music drama series "Nashville" after four seasons. The network's decision Thursday, May 12, 2016, drew an immediate lament from the city of Nashville's mayor, Megan Barry. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The song is over for the country music drama "Nashville" after four seasons.


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Watch a Music Video Inspired by Guy Fieri

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 04:00

Watch a Music Video Inspired by Guy FieriDillon Francis, a DJ, celebrated the debut of his new moniker, DJ Dillon Francis, with the release of a music video for the song "Need You" with NGHTMARE this week. In the video, a visor-clad Francis shows up to DJ a casual backyard party and ends up turning it on its head with his music and prompting some aggressive drinking, coordinated group dancing, and eventual chair kicking, body slamming, and silly stringing. Francis collaborated with director Jack Wagner, who said Guy Fieri influenced the attire Francis and his friends wear in the music video.


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Billboard Music Awards 2016: Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani to Perform

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 22:00
This year’s ceremony will air live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sunday, May 22, from TMobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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Departing chair leaves $55M to Curtis Institute of Music

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 20:40
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The departing chairwoman is leaving Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music with quite a parting gift: $55 million.
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Alexie and Danticat host evening of words and music

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:29

FILE- In this Nov. 14, 2007, file photo, Sherman Alexie poses for a picture at the 58th National Book Awards in New York. Award-winning writers Sherman Alexie and Edwidge Danticat have presided over a two-hour “Selected Shorts” program that included readings and musical performances. Commentary and jokes were added by the two featured authors Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Manhattan’s Symphony Space. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — For a reading jointly hosted by award-winning writers Sherman Alexie and Edwidge Danticat, the night began with three microphones and a guitar on stage.


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Rihanna to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:00
The awards show airs May 22 live on ABC.
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Taylor Swift Rocks Out to The Darkness in Latest Apple Music Ad

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:00
The singer's latest ad for the company finds her lip-synching and dancing to 2003's "I Believe in a Thing Called Love."
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Jason Isbell leads Americana Music nominations

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 08:07
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Americana darling Jason Isbell leads the nominations for the Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards with three nods for album of the year, artist of the year and song of the year.
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This Reimagining Of Roman Reigns's Theme Song Is Finally The Entrance Music He Deserves

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 04:19

This Reimagining Of Roman Reigns's Theme Song Is Finally The Entrance Music He DeservesRoman Reigns isn’t a bad guy. He’s not a good guy. He’s just a big, soaking wet guy standing in front of a WWE audience asking them to love him. Or…not love him? Maybe? It’s a bit unclear to be totally honest.


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Madonna will perform a Prince tribute at the Billboard Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 03:03

Madonna will perform a tribute to Prince at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.Billboard has announced that Madonna will perform a tribute to Prince at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.


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Jason Derulo on 'GMA' Summer Concert Series, New Music

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 23:02
The singer just released a music video for his single "If It Ain't Love."
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Meghan Trainor Releases Original Version of Allegedly Photoshopped Music Video

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 22:12
The Grammy winner, 22, shows off her curves in the original "Me Too" video.
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Cyndi Lauper, Keith Urban, James Blake and More Music Reviews

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 16:46
Get the review, plus the latest from Cyndi Lauper, James Blake and more.
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