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Is Wiz Khalifa Referencing Amber Rose on New Track?

Billboard.com - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 8:12am
Wiz Khalifa appears on Juicy J's "For Everybody," along with Rock City, but it's Wiz's verse that's getting the most attention. On the track, Khalifa...
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Exclusive: BET Experience Adds Rae Sremmurd, Erykah Badu & More to Lineup

Billboard.com - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 8:00am
Erykah Badu, Ne-Yo, ScHoolboy Q and Rae Sremmurd round out the roster of hitmakers performing at Staples Center and Club Nokia during the third...
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'Going, Going... #Gone!' Jared Leto Chops Off Famous Hair!

Billboard.com - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 7:38am
It's a sad day for anyone who coveted Jared Leto's flowing locks. It's been revealed that the Oscar-winning actor and Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman...
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Haim and M83 Get Epic On 'Insurgent' Track 'Holes In The Sky'

Billboard.com - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 7:19am
M83 have recruited the sisters of Haim for the sweeping new ballad, "Holes In The Sky," featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming Divergent...
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Britney Spears Reveals Why She Recorded with Iggy Azalea

Billboard.com - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:53am
After Iggy Azalea shared she worked with Britney Spears, fans have been salivating for details about what the twosome cooked up in the studio. With...
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Watch Kelly Clarkson & Jimmy Fallon Perform a History of Duets

Billboard.com - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:21am
First there was Sonny & Cher. Then Kenny & Dolly. And now Jimmy & Kelly.  Kelly Clarkson and Jimmy Fallon have dished out a lesson...
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ASCAP Reports 6% Gain in Revenue, Cracks $1 Billion Milestone

Billboard.com - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:00am
ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, last year posted a 6% increase in revenue to a tick over $1 billion, up from the $...
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Azealia Banks Vows to Give Up Twitter for Lent: 'I Need to Give My Mind a Break'

Billboard.com - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:51am
Azealia Banks won't be starting any Twitter tirades this month. She's vowed to give-up tweeting for Lent. "I missed the beginning of Lent but better...
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Watch Bob Dylan's Film Noir Video for 'The Night We Called it a Day'

Billboard.com - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:55am
Bob Dylan has gone back to black & white for "The Night We Called it a Day." Nash Edgerton shot the film noir-styled clip, which is loaded with...
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Estelle Talks 'Empire' & New 'Conqueror' Duet with Jussie Smollett: Watch

Billboard.com - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:25am
Gladys Knight. Anthony Hamilton. Courtney Love. Jim Beanz. Those are just a few of the acclaimed musical guest stars that Fox's Empire has boasted in...
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Katy Perry Set to Perform at Grammys: Exclusive

Billboard.com - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:40am
Just a week after the Super Bowl, Katy Perry is coming with yet another live spectacular.  Billboard has learned that Perry is preparing a...
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The Hillbilly Gypsies at Historic Carter Fold Saturday

CyberGrass.com - Internet Blue Grass News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:07am

The Hillbilly GypsiesSaturday, March 7th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, will present a concert by the Hillbilly Gypsies. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 11, under age 6 free. The Hillbilly Gypsies are a West Virginia native string band who specialize in playing their own homegrown style of Appalachian old time music, mixed with a hard drivin’ bluegrass sound. In addition to their original material, the Hillbilly Gypsies play a mix of traditional bluegrass and catchy old fiddle tunes. They are best appreciated at a live show.

The Gypsies perform in the old fashioned style, around a single microphone. Their show has the feel of a barn dance, and it transports you back in time. One thing’s for sure – you’ll want to get up and dance. They’ve been a group for over ten years, and they have played at many national festivals, concert halls, and theaters.

Formed from a chance meeting in 2001 in Morgantown, West Virginia, they have been pickin’ and grinnin’ ever since. Trae Buckner and Jamie Lynn Buckner, Jason Teel, Ty Jaquay, and Dave Asti are the members of the group. Trae is featured on guitar and vocals. Jamie Lynn does both lead and harmony vocals. Jason does the bass fiddling for the group. Dave Asti plays banjo, and Ty does the fiddling. The Hillbilly Gypsies truly are a close knit family, mindful of tradition but boldly exploring new styles of acoustic music.

For an evening of unforgettable old time, bluegrass, and traditional music; come out and see the Hillbilly Gypsies at the Carter Family Fold. Don’t forget to bring along your dancing shoes. Their gospel tunes are reminiscent of the old time tent meetings, and there will be music to suit everyone’s taste. Be prepared for an evening of high-energy, no holes barred family fun! The Gypsies have become a Carter Family Fold favorite. To learn more about the Hillbilly Gypsies, go to their site at: http://thehillbillygypsies.com/.

Carter Family Memorial Music Center, Incorporated, is a nonprofit, rural arts organization established to preserve traditional, acoustic, mountain music. For further information on the center, go to http://www.carterfamilyfold.org. Shows from the Carter Family Fold can be accessed on the internet at http://www.carterfoldshow.com.

Carter Music Center is part of the Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. You can visit the Crooked Road Music Trail site at http://thecrookedroad.org. Partial funding for programs at the center is provided by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. For recorded information on shows coming up at the Fold, call 276-386-6054. The Fold is on Facebook – page Carter Fold – and Twitter – @carterfoldinfo.

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Kentucky Filmmaker, Morgan Atkinson to Screen Thomas Merton Documentary

CyberGrass.com - Internet Blue Grass News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:04am

Thomas Merton DocumentaryOwensboro, Ky., -- The International Bluegrass Music Museum will host a film screening and open discussion Wednesday, March 11, with Kentucky film maker Morgan Atkinson, for his latest project, The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton.

Thomas Merton was an American Catholic writer, mystic and Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky. A poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion, Merton wrote more than 70 books, mostly on spirituality, social justice and a quiet pacifism, as well as scores of essays and reviews. Among Merton's most enduring works is his bestselling autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain (1948), which sent scores of World War II veterans, students, and even teenagers flocking to monasteries across the US.

The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton is the story of Merton in the last year of his life, embarking on his greatest journey. It's a story of adventure and search that takes the viewer from his home at the Abbey of Gethsemani, across America in the turbulent year of 1968 and finally to Asia for meetings with the Dalai Lama and other spiritual seekers. The purpose of the journey, as always with Merton, was to seek a fuller union with God. He believed serving as a bridge between west and east was one way in which his call could be lived out. The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton celebrates the triumph of all that was gained by his journey, reflects on the tragedy of what was lost with his death and considers why Merton's life and work challenges us today.

The producer Morgan Atkinson is a documentary producer based in Louisville, KY. In a career spanning more than 30 years he has focused on people or groups seeking meaning through a spiritual search. His earlier work on Thomas Merton entitled Soul Searching: The Journey of Thomas Merton was aired nationally on PBS in 2007. He has produced feature-length documentaries focusing on other aspects of spiritual seekers titled Gethsemani, Poetry of a Soul: A Monk's Story and Uncommon Vision: The Life and Times of John Howard Griffin.

The International Bluegrass Music Museum is located at 117 Daviess Street. Doors open at 6:30 pm, the film begins at 7:00 pm, followed by a Q&A with Morgan Atkinson. Tickets are $10 each and are available online (www.bluegrassmuseum.org) or by calling the Museum - 270-926-7891.

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Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, One Direction Among Nominees for Radio Disney Music Awards 2015

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:30pm
Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams and One Direction are among this year's nominees for the 2015 Radio Disney...
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Classical Composer Ezra Laderman Dies at 90

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:20pm
Ezra Laderman, a classical music composer whose works ranged from symphonies to operas to music for Academy Award-winning films, has died. He was 90...
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'The Voice' Recap: The Coaches Fight for Their Favorites

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:51pm
Heading into tonight's Blind Auditions on The Voice, Pharrell Williams led the coaches with five artists, followed by Christina Aguilera and Blake...
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5 K-Pop Songs Inspired by Hollywood Films

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:56pm
Without question, K-pop draws from Western music trends. But sometimes the music gets an extra dose of inspiration from Hollywood. Rainbow are the...
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You Might Be Dead Before Wu-Tang Clan's 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin' Comes Out

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:55pm
The Wu-Tang Clan's secret one-of-a-kind, Cher-featuring album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin that's being sold to the highest bidder now has an auction...
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You Can Now Buy Official Katy Perry Left Shark Costumes

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 8:47pm
For all the Left Shark fans out there, Katy Perry's got you covered with some new merch -- literally.  Left Shark Seller Won't Back Down From...
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The 10 Best Quotes From Kanye West's Oxford Lecture

Billboard.com - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 8:16pm
Kanye West spoke at Oxford University in England on Monday at a special event organized by the Oxford Guild Business Society.  Hear the Studio...
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