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Singer Jamie Barton wins the 'Heisman Trophy' of music

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:04

This photo provided by Rebecca Fay shows mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton. Barton was announced Sunday, April 26, 2015, as the winner of the 2015 Richard Tucker Award. The $50,000 prize goes to a major young American singer. It’s named after Tucker, the late tenor and Brooklyn native who started out as a cantor in synagogues. (Rebecca Fay via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The prize dubbed the Heisman Trophy for singers is going to a Georgia native with an earth-shattering voice — and an earthy style.


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Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande Win Big at Radio Disney Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 12:00
Upstart performer Becky G also nabbed two prizes at the ceremony, airing Sunday, April 26, on the Disney Channel.
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Korean pop music concert draws thousands of Japanese fans

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 21:33
Thousands of fans have turned out near Tokyo to see their favorite "K-pop" stars in a display of how popular South Korean pop music is in Japan despite years of chilled relations between the two countries. Groups such as INFINITE, Block B, GOT7, Supernova, SISTAR were among the musicians performing at the indoor Saitama Super Arena for their showcase concert "M Countdown". Korean pop has made major strides in the Japanese music market, the world's second largest after the United States, in the last five years. The structure of Korea's relatively small music market means the singers, known for their young, cool image and distinct dance choreography, search for success abroad.
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Brunch Hotspot Live Oak Cafe Returns After Revamp With Awesome Live Music

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 01:00

Brunch Hotspot Live Oak Cafe Returns After Revamp With Awesome Live MusicOak Street brunch and live music favorite Live Oak Cafe (8141 Oak) is now reopen after a major remodeling effort kept the a.m. hotspot closed during an "extensive winter hiatus,"  Ian McNulty reports this week.


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Paul McCartney Tops U.K. Music Rich List With $1.1BN Fortune

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:07
Rock and roll hall of famers Elton John, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards all make the top 10 with Adele topping the young musicians list for the third year running.
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'Sound of Music' Drapery Costumes Headed to Auction

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:00
The starting bid is set at $800,000.
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Arterra's New Chef and a Craft Beer & Music Fest in Vista

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:00

Arterra's New Chef and a Craft Beer & Music Fest in VistaPlus a downtown hotel's restaurant switcheroo.


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First Indian artist at Coachella marks electronica rise

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 17:13

First Indian artist at Coachella marks electronica riseOnce an afterthought for many international artists, India has quickly emerged as a hotbed for electronic dance music -- and, in a sign of its growth, the first Indian act has played the influential Coachella festival. If not for DJ Ritesh D'Souza's shout-out to an Indian friend, it is unlikely that most at the show recognized the duo's origin. Bandmate Tara Mae, a classically trained US pianist who met D'Souza while living in Mumbai, said the sound "has futuristic elements. "We became big fish in a small pond, kind of, doing the same clubs with the same people," D'Souza told AFP.


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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:11
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending April 20, 2015:
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First Indian artist at Coachella marks electronica rise

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 06:47

Ritesh D'Souza (L) and Tara Mae, who perform as the electronic duo B.R.E.E.D, pose in front of the Do Lab stage that features rising electronic artists at the Coachella music festival in Indio, California, on April 11, 2015Once an afterthought for many international artists, India has quickly emerged as a hotbed for electronic dance music -- and, in a sign of its growth, the first Indian act has played the influential Coachella festival. If not for DJ Ritesh D'Souza's shout-out to an Indian friend, it is unlikely that most at the show recognized the duo's origin. Bandmate Tara Mae, a classically trained US pianist who met D'Souza while living in Mumbai, said the sound "has futuristic elements. "We became big fish in a small pond, kind of, doing the same clubs with the same people," D'Souza told AFP.


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Pulitzer-winning music a tribute to Pennsylvania coal miners

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 05:00

Julia Wolfe, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for music, poses for a portrait, Monday, April 20, 2015 in New York. Wolfe’s “Anthracite Fields” was described by the judges as a “powerful oratorio for chorus and sextet evoking Pennsylvania coal-mining life around the turn of the 20th Century.” (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)Julia Wolfe descended hundreds of feet underground, into a dank, dark cavern with gleaming black walls: a Pennsylvania coal mine.


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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 02:08
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending April 20, 2015:
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Billboard Music Awards 2015: Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, John Legend to Perform

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 23:00
Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor and John Legend are the latest big names added to the lineup of performers for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. They’;ll join a star-filled bill that includes Wiz Khalifa, Hozier, Nick Jonas and Sam Smith.The 2015 Billboard Music Awards returns to ABC at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 17, and will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.Read More Billboard Music Awards 2015 Finalists: The Complete ListAs reported, Ludacris is headed back to Billboard’;s annual awards ceremony as co-host, and he’;ll be joined onstage by supermodel (and Legend's wife) Chrissy Teigen.Taylor Swift leads the pack with 14 nominations in 13 categories, though she’;s closely followed by Smith (13), Iggy Azalea (12) and Trainor (nine). The full list of finalists was unveiled earlier this month.The 2015 Billboard Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions.
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New music festival launched outside Nashville

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 21:18

FILE - This May 3, 2013 file photo shows Willie Nelson performing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will launch this September, 2015 with a lineup that includes Nelson, Weezer, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Iron & Wine and Jimmy Cliff, among others. It will be held in Franklin, Tenn.e, just outside Nashville. Organizers said Tuesday, April 21, 2015 that many of the acts will be performing acoustically and will do so on wood-clad stages.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)NEW YORK (AP) — Another music festival is making its debut — this one outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and paying homage to history.


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Music Review: Passion Pit feeling the 'Kindred' spirit

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 21:16
Passion Pit, "Kindred" (Columbia)
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Abramovich leads $30 million investment round in Music Messenger app

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 20:30
A mobile phone app that allows users to send music to each another for free has raised $30 million from private investors including Russian billionaire and Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich. Music Messenger, co-founded by Israeli entrepreneur O.D. Kobo and launched seven months ago, said on Tuesday Abramovich had invested $15 million. Other backers included Benny Andersson from pop band ABBA, artists David Guetta, Will.i.am and Avicci, and Gee Roberson, manager of Nicki Minaj, who is also an investor. Music Messenger allows users to create multiple playlists and send music to each another's mobile phones for free.
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How to Score Florence Welch's Coachella Beauty Look

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 12:00
The music fest might be over, but we still can't get over the performer's onstage glow. Makeup artist Kirin Bhatty explains how we can achieve her look, too.
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Live Music Wednesdays at Bodega; Miami's Best "Stoner" Foods

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 05:30

Live Music Wednesdays at Bodega; Miami's Best "Stoner" FoodsBodega adds live music to the mix; Here's where to celebrate 4/20


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Wolfe's 'Anthracite Fields' wins Pulitzer for music

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 04:40
NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Wolfe's "Anthracite Fields" has won the Pulitzer Prize for music.
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Music Monday (4/20): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 02:11

Music Monday (4/20): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Built to Spill, Caribou, and Desaparecidos, plus brand new streaming music from the likes of Foo Fighters, Mew, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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