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Watch a Clip From Lindsay Lohan's Self-Deprecating Super Bowl Ad

Billboard.com - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:51am
Lindsay Lohan is cashing in on past trouble with the law. In a tease for a Super Bowl commercial for Esurance, Lohan, who recently wrapped a run on...
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SESAC Wants Final Approval on $58.5 Million Settlement With TV Stations

Billboard.com - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 8:43am
Performance rights organization SESAC and a group of local TV stations have asked a New York federal judge to move up a hearing that will likely mean...
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Rewinding the Charts: 20 Years Ago, TLC's 'Creep' Crowned the Hot 100

Billboard.com - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 8:05am
IN 1995, THE FUTURE LOOKED BRIGHT for TLC. After a string of five Billboard Hot 100 hits that began with its debut 1992 single, "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg...
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Check Out Dr. Dre's New Protégé

Billboard.com - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:39am
Dr. Dre has another asset to show off. The multi-millionaire entrepreneur, co-founder of N.W.A. and production mastermind/hip hop svengali who helped...
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Sly Stone Awarded $5 Million in Breach-Of-Contract Lawsuit

Billboard.com - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:46am
Funk legend Sly Stone was awarded $5 million on Tuesday in a breach-of-contract suit that claimed his business partners and his own company cheated...
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Taylor Swift on Madonna Praise: 'I'm Dead'

Billboard.com - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:17am
Madonna has flattened Taylor Swift… with a compliment.  The reigning Queen Of Pop has invited Taylor into her realm by suggesting the ever-...
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Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers - Ain't Love Grand

CyberGrass.com - Internet Blue Grass News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:23am

Joe Mullins & the Radio RamblersAward-winning bluegrass group Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers’ next appearance on the Grand Ole Opry stage will be this Valentine's Saturday night, February 14th. Immediately following the Opry, Joe and the Radio Ramblers will participate in an In-Store Appearance where they will sign copies of their latest CD, Another Day From Life, in the Opry Shop. For tickets visit www.opry.com or call the Opry box office at 1-800-SEE OPRY.

Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers will also perform a FREE Matinee Show at 3pm on Valentine’s Day, at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop's Texas Troubadour Theatre on Music Valley Drive. Don’t miss this great day in Nashville!

The Ramblers and Joe’s Classic Country Radio network are hosting an “Ain’t Love Grand” giveaway, awarding an Opry Prize Package to one lucky couple. You and your Valentine can register to win the Grand Ole Opry giveaway, providing VIP seats at the Opry for Valentine’s Day, lodging at the Inn at Opryland, a backstage tour and a meet-n-greet with Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers and more!

Joe’s radio audience in Ohio can register at participating sponsor locations, no purchase necessary. Everyone can register online by taking the Grand Ole Opry trivia quiz. Find the link on the homepage at www.radioramblers.com

The week before Valentine’s Day, the Ain’t Love Grand Ole Opry prize package drawing will be on Joe’s broadcast between 2 and 3pm, EST, Tuesday, February 10th. Listen online each weekday at www.MyClassicCountry.com

Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers have an energetic mix of quality bluegrass and gospel music, a professional presentation, inventive instrumental work, a wide variety of vocal arrangements including a cappella quartets and tasteful, down-home humor. Their professionalism and successful, heavily played recordings have kept them in demand with a national audience. They are the IBMA's 2012 Emerging Artist of the Year and are regular guests on the Grand Ole Opry. In addition, Mullins has earned 5 IBMA Awards and 3 SPBGMA Awards over the past two decades. Their previous album, They're Playing My Song reached the Billboard Bluegrass and Bluegrass Unlimited Top Ten.

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Becky Buller and Butch Ross at WoodSongs Coffeehouse Dalton Jan 31

CyberGrass.com - Internet Blue Grass News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:21am

Becky Buller. Photo by Glenn SweitzerThe WoodSongs Coffeehouse Dalton Chapter announces the return of their annual winter concert series to benefit Providence Ministries. The first concert is scheduled for Saturday January 31, 2015. Appearing will be the award-winning Becky Buller, an acoustic bluegrass Americana singer songwriter and Butch Ross, talented multi-instrumentalist and singer.

Originally from St. James, MN, Becky has traveled the world performing bluegrass/Americana/roots music. Her compositions can be heard on records by Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, to name just a few. She wrote the title cut of Special Consensus' album Scratch Gravel Road, a 2013 Bluegrass Album of the Year Grammy nominee. Featured on the Spring 2012 cover of Fiddler magazine, Becky is the winner of the 2006 IBMA Album of the Year award for her work with the Daughters of Bluegrass, and was the 2001 winner of MerleFest's Chris Austin Songwriting contest. Her third solo album, 'Tween Earth and Sky, was released on the Dark Shadow Recording label in October of 2014. In addition to concerts, Becky co-hosts Thunder Radio's Bluegrass Crossroads Show on WMSR in Manchester, TN.

Butch Ross is a touring singer songwriter who is an in-demand performer at folk and dulcimer festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe. Ross, who is known for his stellar dulcimer playing has performed at such festivals as the Central Ohio Folk Festival, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, the Lancaster (U.K.) Music Fest, and the prestigious Philadelphia Folk Festival. The dulcimer is typically used for playing simple tunes and accompanying the voice. Most people can learn a song or two within a few minutes of first encountering the instrument. Which is probably why the one phrase you'll hear a lot at a Butch Ross performance is "I didn't know you could do THAT on a mountain dulcimer!" Ross has taken a simple folk instrument and energized it with technical wizardry, inventive arrangements and a healthy dose of rock-n-roll attitude.

This regionally acclaimed concert series features emerging and established performers and will be held at Stage 123 on 123 W. Gordon Street in down town Dalton Georgia. The concert series is sponsored in part by the Downtown Dalton Development Authority and the Dalton Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Tickets for the January 31 concert are available at the Dalton Freight Depot Gift Shop, online and at the door. Please note change of venue. Please visit http://WoodsongsDalton.com/

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'Water for Elephants' Musical Eyes Broadway

Billboard.com - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:21pm
What would Water for Elephants sound like as a musical? Producers Peter Schneider and Elisabetta di Mambro, in association with Broadway Across...
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Placido Domingo to Sing in Woody Allen-Helmed L.A. Opera

Billboard.com - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:55pm
Placido Domingo will take on his 146th role when he sings the title character of Puccini's Gianni Schicchi in a Woody Allen production on Sept....
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J. Cole Wants to Turn His Childhood Home Into Rent-Free Living for Single Mothers

Billboard.com - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 9:54pm
When J. Cole announced his third album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, would be released in December without lead-up singles or videos, the most earnest...
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Blake Shelton Reportedly Appearing in Adam Sandler Western Spoof, 'Ridiculous 6'

Billboard.com - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 9:17pm
Just days after Blake Shelton pulled double duty as host and performer on Saturday Night Live last weekend, it seems The Voice judge and country star...
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Lady Gaga Announces Grammy Performance With Tony Bennett

Billboard.com - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 9:01pm
Lady Gaga has revealed she and Tony Bennett will perform at the 2015 Grammy Awards next month.  Grammy 2015 Performers: Pharrell, Sam Smith,...
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San E, Ailee & Jay Park Team Up for Unite the Mic Tour 2015

Billboard.com - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:20pm
While the number of international K-pop concerts steadily climbs, it's still a rare treat to to see multiple acts tour together. But San E,...
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Veteran Label/Management Exec Gary Gersh Joins AEG Live

Billboard.com - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:57pm
Former manager and label exec Gary Gersh has joined global concert promoter AEG Live in the newly created position of president of global talent,...
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Calvin Harris Strikes Three-Year Deal to Keep DJing in Las Vegas

Billboard.com - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:17pm
On Tuesday (Jan. 27), the Hakkasan Group announced an exclusive three-year partnership with Calvin Harris, creating a comprehensive music consultancy...
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Tom DeLonge on Blink-182 Split: 'Never Planned on Quitting, Just Find it Hard as Hell to Commit'

Billboard.com - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:10pm
After Blink-182 founding member Tom DeLonge released a somewhat convoluted response denying he had recently quit his longtime band, the guitarist...
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Tim Heidecker 'Leaks' Katy Perry & Lenny Kravitz's Super Bowl Song

Billboard.com - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:33pm
Back in 2012, Tim Heidecker leaked an original composition "Madonna" created for her Super Bowl halftime show. And by "leak," we mean he released a...
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Bluegrass Legend Dr. Ralph Stanley Teams With Cracker Barrel for 'Man of Constant Sorrow'

Billboard.com - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:49pm
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has just partnered up with Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley for the new collection Man of Constant Sorrow: Ralph...
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Maddie & Tae Prep Video For Sophomore Single

MusicRow.com - Nashville Music Industry - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:43pm
MusicRow Magazine 2015 Next Big Thing artist, Maddie & Tae, premiered a taste of the [...]
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