• The Roots' 4th of July Performance Proves Philly Has the Coolest Mayor

    Philly hosted the original Fourth of July, so when the date comes around, the pressure’s on to do it up. The city hosted its annual Fourth of July Jam Saturday night with a performance from the Roots. That’s sounds great, but some unexpected local star power took the performance to the next level.

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  • Polish Open’er Festival blends global rock, local culture

    By Urszula Poszumska and Anna Jaworska-Guidotti LONDON (Reuters) - Prodigy, Drake, Kasabian and the Libertines were among this year's headliners at Poland's Open'er Festival, but what helps make it one of Europe's top-rated music events is the warm welcome for local and foreign bands alike.When the…

  • Universal Rhythm: People Dance to Same Beat Across the Globe

    Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow called music "the universal language of mankind." Now researchers may know why. "Our findings help explain why humans make music," study researcher Thomas Currie from the University of Exeter said in a statement. Currie, along with Pat Savage, a doctoral student at…

  • Lindsay Ell Talks Female Guitarists and Luke Bryan Lessons

    Lindsay Ell recently returned from touring Europe with Luke Bryan, and she credits that experience with helping her reach a new level of artistry. "Luke is an incredible performer, but then you get to meet the guy behind the music, and he's just a great human being," she tells...

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  • Make Monday Morning Feel Like Friday Night

    "I'll never have another Friday night off," Eric Paslay tells me with a laugh when discussing his career. While Paslay is only in his 30s, his story reflects many of the challenges that millennials, the largest generation in America, face today. Approximately 300,000 millennials are both college…

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  • 'Trombone Shorty' takes main stage at Essence Festival

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — He's no stranger to huge audiences and national exposure, but Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews says his upcoming performance at the Essence Festival is a dream come true.

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  • Tears flow as Grateful Dead say farewell in Chicago

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Grateful Dead gave what they say will be their last group performance on Sunday, playing to some 70,000 singing, dancing and tearful fans in Chicago's Soldier Field. The four surviving members of the band ended their 50-year-run this weekend with three…

  • Kid Cudi Revealed New Details About His Next Album On Twitter

    Kid Cudi’s presented his fans with a Fourth Of July gift: an update on the status of his new music.

  • Miguel Released A 12-Minute Short Film, 'Wildheart Chapter 1'

    Miguel recently released his third album, 'Wildheart,' and he recently put out some new visuals to accompany the fresh tunes.

  • Candlelit Samba

    When the candle is done, so is this traditional samba.

  • ​Capturing an era of rock nobility on film

    After buying a secondhand camera for fun in 1966, Henry Diltz transformed himself into a leading portraitist of American music

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  • Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Teen Beach 2' Bounds Into Top 10

    On the Billboard 200 albums chart: The new "Teen Beach 2" soundtrack arrives in the Top 10, Elle King makes a big move, Glass Animals' "Zaba" arrives arrives nearly a year after its debut and Trey Songz's "Trigga" blasts back onto the chart.

  • Essence Festival 2015 Day 2 Highlights: India.Arie, Charlie Wilson, Goapele & More

    Check out the highlights from Day 2 of the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, including performances by India.Arie, Charlie Wilson, Goapele, Slick Rick and more.

  • Watch 'American Idol' Winner Nick Fradiani Perform at Women's World Cup

    American Idol Season 14 winner Nick Fradiani turned out to be a good luck charm for the U.S. women’s national soccer team, who won a record third World Cup title on Sunday.Fradiani’s coronation song, “Beautiful Life,” was the official theme song for the FIFA World Women's World Cup championship,…

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  • Can Apple Music win the hearts of Spotify's fans?

    Is there enough going for Apple Music to make you switch from Spotify? Apple’s new streaming service launched on Tuesday last week and now critics are weighing in on whether it does too much or too little — but not many seem to think the Cupertino-based company got it just right. Of course, critics…

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  • Lionel Richie tops chart after playing Glastonbury

    Crooner Lionel Richie scored his first number one in the United Kingdom in 23 years after playing an acclaimed set at British music festival Glastonbury, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday. "The Definitive Collection" of the music of Lionel Richie & The Commodores was the most-sold album in…

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  • Essence Festival 2015 Day 3 Highlights: Mystikal, Erykah Badu, Missy Elliott & More

    Saturday night (July 4) at New Orleans Superdome proved to be the most eventful evening of this year's Essence Music Festival.

  • Ed Sheeran Reveals That The Weeknd & Kanye West Have Collaborated

    If Ed Sheeran is right, a collaboration between The Weeknd and Kanye West is on the way.

  • Dave Grohl Plays Foo Fighters Show With Broken Leg From Light-Up Throne

    Who needs the Iron Throne when you can have a light-up guitar throne?On Saturday night, the Foo Fighters played their 20th anniversary Fourth of July concert at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C., celebrating two decades since their debut album. While the band had to cancel…

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