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Dutch mark chilly King's Day with music, free markets

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:49

King Willem-Alexander greets well-wishers during King's Day celebrations in Zwolle, Netherlands, Wednesday April 27, 2016. The Dutch are marking their king's birthday with an official celebration in the northeastern city of Zwolle and festivals and unofficial garage sales around the nation. (Photo by Andreas Rentz, Pool)THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch marked their king's birthday Wednesday with an official celebration in the northeastern city of Zwolle and festivals and unofficial garage sales around the nation.


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Alicia Keys to unleash new music at UEFA Cup performance

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:35

US singer Alicia KeysSongstress Alicia Keys has confirmed she will debut new music from her next album when she takes to the stage next month as part of the opening ceremony for the UEFA Champions League Final in Italy. Keys be the first musical act to perform as a part of the final, in a live musical event at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan on May 28, which will be aired in over 220 countries.


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Irish writer O'Connor and the strange music of unhappy families

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 18:42

Irish novelist Joseph O'ConnorWhen the Irish novelist Joseph O'Connor reads his books aloud he almost sings them. Like his sister, the singer Sinead O'Connor, he is forever searching for "musicality". In the famously tumultuous O'Connor household, art was a family affair.


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Fox Orders the Jack Bauer-Free 24 Reboot and Lee Daniels' Music Drama

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 18:04

Fox Orders the Jack Bauer-Free 24 Reboot and Lee Daniels' Music DramaIf you're into original ideas, then go ahead and press back on your browser right now or throw whatever device your are reading this on in a lake. Fox has dipped into its well of IP and also ordered a series that's a direct descendant of its biggest hit because hey, if it worked once, it will might hopefully could work again. First up is a full series order for 24: Legacy , the latest addition to the 24 franchise and the first without the character who is synonymous with 24 and oh god really? Why? 24: Legacy will not feature Jack Bauer, the CTU agent made famous by Kiefer Sutherland, instead following a brand-new lead character who gets embroiled in the same counter-terrorism drama that Jack did. Where's Jack? Maybe he's chillin' in Palm Springs or in anger management therapy. As previously announced, Corey Hawkins ( The Walking Dead 's Heath) stars as Eric Carter, who is not Jack Bauer. Carter is a former Army Ranger who ends up joining the CTU to stop a terrorist attack or plan or I don't know, some bad guys from doing something. Though we may never hear Bauer's "Damn!" again, the rest of 24 's trademarks—real-time, split-screen, each episode representing an hour in a day—will stay in place. Jimmy Smits will play a senator in the show. Fox also looked at its current shows and said, " Empire is paying the bills, can we get another Empire ?" BLAMMO! I present Star , from Lee Daniels. Star follows a trio of young female singers (played by Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, and Brittany O'Grady) as they plow through the rough music industry to become, yes, stars. It will feature original music and "stunning musical fantasy sequences." Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt are also in the cast. Both shows are being prepped for the 2016-2017 season. Whoa whoa whoa! Did Fox just order two series that don't feature a contractor with special skills working with the police in mismatched fashion? They did! Which of these shows sounds better to you?


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Justin Bieber to Perform Medley at Billboard Music Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:00
The awards show airs May 22 on ABC.
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Alicia Keys to debut new music at Champions League Final

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 05:51

FILE - In this March 23, 2016 file photo, singer Alicia Keys performs at the coffee company's annual shareholders meeting in Seattle. Keys will debut new music at the upcoming UEFA Champions League Final in Milan, Italy on May 28. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alicia Keys will debut new music from her next album during the first-ever live musical performance as a part of the opening ceremony for the UEFA Champions League Final in Italy next month.


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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 04:03
iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending April. 24, 2016:
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Hard Summer music festival moves to two-day schedule and confirms 2016 line-up

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 01:39

Hard Summer line-up 2016The Hard Summer music festival has unveiled its 2016 lineup and revealed it will now move from a one-day event to a a two-day camping festival from July 30-31.


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Stormzy previews new music with 'Scary' video

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 23:06

Still from "Scary" music video by Stormzy.Grime MC Stormzy has given fans a taste of his forthcoming album via the release of a new track titled "Scary" which sets the tone.


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Closed Midway Field House Transforms Into Buzz Mill’s New Music Venue

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 22:00

Closed Midway Field House Transforms Into Buzz Mill’s New Music VenueBuzz Mill Coffee is turning Midway Field House, which shuttered abruptly last week, into a music venue and event space sporting a lumberjack motif (of course) as reported by Austin 360. The East Riverside address also used to be the home of Beauty Ballroom and an iteration of Antone’s, fittingly next door to the relocated Emo's. Sabala’s company Grizzly Discovery opened sports bar Midway in 2014. Buzz Mill is working on opening a second location of the coffee shop near South Congress Avenue, which has been delayed.


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Gigi Hadid to Host 2016 Much Music Video Awards

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:00
The supermodel, who presented last year, will lead Canada's TV street party June 19 in Toronto.
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Apple Music Grows to 13 Million Subscribers

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:00
That's up from 11 million in February.
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Cafe 21 Debuts New Live Music Series; $10 Salad Menu at Monello

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:05

Cafe 21 Debuts New Live Music Series; $10 Salad Menu at MonelloPlus, National Pretzel Day.


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Superstar Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' unleashed on iTunes

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 21:57

Singer BeyonceBeyoncé's sixth studio album, "Lemonade", is now available to buy on iTunes, following a 24-hour period of exclusivity on music streaming platform Tidal, of which she is a shareholder along with her rapper husband Jay-Z and other musicians. The 12-track album, released this weekend as a streaming-exclusive for Tidal, can now be purchased on iTunes for US$17.99, but will not be released to Apple Music or other streaming services (USA Today).


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Matt and Kim release new EP during Coachella set

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 20:16

Matt and Kim release new EPThe American duo Matt (Johnson) and Kim (Schifino) revealed a new four-song EP during Coachella, called "We Were the Weirdos", which is now available to stream on Spotify. The songs were recorded over the first and second weekends of the music and arts festival, with Matt and Kim choosing to announce the news by playing "Please No More," one of the tracks from the album.


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Metronomicon mashes music and role-playing with fantastic results

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 20:00

Metronomicon mashes music and role-playing with fantastic resultsThe campaign itself, Garfield said, features 50 songs, voice-acted cutscenes and all of the other accouterments of a role-playing game. Garfield said the team is even playing around with the idea of adding multiplayer post-launch, but he doesn't want to commit to that yet.


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Billboard Music Awards: DNCE, Shawn Mendes Set to Perform

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:00
The awards, hosted by Ciara and Ludacris, will air May 22 on ABC.
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Beyond music, Prince's legacy includes black activism

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 08:10

FILE - In this May 10, 2015, file photo, fans line up outside Royal Farms Arena before Prince's Baltimore concert. Beyond dance parties and hit songs, Prince’s legacy included black activism. He performed “Baltimore” in its namesake city shortly after Freddie Gray died of injuries suffered in a police transport van. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITPrince accepted a standing ovation as he strolled out carrying a cane and rocking an Afro to present the 2015 Grammy for album of the year. Then he stole the show with a line that reminded everyone he was more than just a pop superstar; he was a black activist.


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World music star Papa Wemba dies after collapsing on stage

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 21:22

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2004, Congolese pop star Papa Wemba is hoisted by supporters as he leaves the courthouse in Bobigny near Paris Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2004. Wemba, known around the world as “the king of Congolese rumba,” died aged 66, on Saturday April 23, 2016, following his collapse on stage during a concert in Ivory Coast. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, FILE)ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Papa Wemba, a musician known around the world as the king of Congolese rumba, has died following a collapse on stage during a concert, officials said. He was 66.


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'He was family': Music star Prince stayed home in Minnesota

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 14:02

In this May 2, 1990 photo Prince performs a benefit concert for the family of Charles (Big Chick) Huntsberry in Minneapolis. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (David Brewster/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bob Dylan left Minnesota, but Prince never did.


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