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Casey Kasem's Daughter Blasts His Wife: 'She Tortured Him'

Billboard.com - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 10:30am
Casey Kasem's daughter Kerri says her father has suffered torment at the hands of his wife, Jean, and that his health is declining."She tortured him...
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Governors Ball 2014: Julian Casablancas + The Voidz rock the crowd

Billboard.com - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 10:30am
Julian Casablancas + the Voidz took the stage 10 minutes late to a loud roar at Governors Ball on Friday (June 6). The former Strokes frontman's band...
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Governors Ball 2014: Outkast Corrects Course With Energetic Outing in NYC

Billboard.com - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 10:30am
In April, when Outkast set off their 2014 reunion tour with a problematic, unfocused set at Coachella's first weekend, critics suggested many...
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Governors Ball 2014: Grimes Plays New Tunes for Rabid Crowd

Billboard.com - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 10:30am
There’s no one quite like Grimes, and the budding alternative pop star wrote another chapter in her unique DIY-meets-mainstream story Friday...
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Governors Ball 2014: Phoenix Brings on the Sunset With Explosvie Set

Billboard.com - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 10:30am
Influential French dance-rockers Phoenix turned in an airtight set at Governors Ball, which proved to be one of the day's standout sets. The group's...
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Governors Ball 2014: Bastille covers TLC's 'No Scrubs'

Billboard.com - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 9:30am
UK group Bastille took the stage in a toned down mostly black look, with lead singer Dan Smith rocking a gray wolf hoodie - before promptly removing...
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Governors Ball 2014: Damon Albarn Counters Outkast With Career-Spanning Set

Billboard.com - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 9:30am
It's hard to compete with an Outkast reunion, and there's no question that the Atlanta hip-hop duo were the main draw for the masses that flooded...
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In Photos: Iceland captured in infrared

DPReview.com - Latest News - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 8:00am

Iceland, it seems, is extremely photogenic. Photographers traveling the country routinely emerge with stunning photos of mountains and waterfalls. Visiting for the first time, Andy Lee saw an opportunity to bring out even more of the drama in the country's already dramatic landscapes. He used a DSLR converted for infrared photography, capturing the scenery in deep blues and blacks. See gallery

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13 Hot Governors Ball Moments: Outkast Owns, Damon Albarn & De La Soul Team Up Day 1 (Video)

Billboard.com - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 6:30am
Far from the mud-splattered ethos of last year's Governors Ball, the 2014 edition took over New York's Randall's Island Friday (June 6) in bright...
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48th Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival

CyberGrass.com - Internet Blue Grass News - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 12:32am

Bill MonroeThe Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, winner of the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Association’s IBMA Bluegrass Event of the Year Award, will hold their 48th annual festival June 12-21, 2014. This world famous event, known as the longest continuous running bluegrass festival in the world, will take place at the Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Music Park & Campground in Bean Blossom (Brown County), Indiana.

The 10-day festival includes a stellar line-up of the top names in bluegrass music. During the festival, over 75 bluegrass bands will take the stage along with the participants of the Youth Bluegrass Boot Camp. Music fans can also take part in instrument and vocal workshops, jam sessions and enjoy camping, food, vendors, and so much more. Tickets can be purchased by phone (800) 414-4677 or at the park’s website: www.billmonroemusicpark.com.

Bean Blossom
The 48h Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival line-up includes:

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Dailey & Vincent, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Chris Jones & The Nightdrivers, Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Feller and Hill & The Bluegrass Buckaroos, Flatt Lonesome, and the Price Sisters.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Rambling Rooks, Dale Ann Bradley, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome, Dry Branch Fire Squad, The Roys, Grasstowne, Larry Gills & Swampgrass, and the Hart Brothers.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Bill Yates, County Clare, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome, Larry Stephenson Band, Darrell Webb, Larry Gillis & Swampgrass, and Tommy Sells & Big Country Bluegrass.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Travelin’ McCourys, The Whites, Detour, Blue River, Remington Ryde, Lonesome Meadow, Breaking Grass, Kody Norris & Watuaga Mountain Boys, Balos Family, and Pastor Baggett.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Nightflyer, Danny Paisley & Southern Grass, David Davis & Warrior River Boys, Glenville State College, Raymond Fairchild & Maggie Valley Boys, Farm Hands, Kody Norris & Watuaga Mountain Boys, and Remington Ryde.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - TRADITIONAL BEAN SUPPER
The Boxcars, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Town Mountain, Randy Waller & Country Gentlemen, Jesse Gregory & Faultline, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Moron Brother, Phillip Stemetz, and a special performance by the Youth Bluegrass Boot Camp.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Lonesome River Band, Special Consensus, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Ronnie Reno & Reno Tradition, Wildwood Valley Boys, Gentlemen of Bluegrass, Martha & Eddie Adcock, Lost and Found, and the Reno & Smiley Tribute Show.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Grascals, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Crowe Brothers, Special Consensus, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Adkins & Loudermilk, Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain, Larry Efaw & Bluegrass Mountaineers, and Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers.
Friday, June 20, 2014 - TRADITIONAL SUNSET JAM
Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top X-Press, Ralph Stanley II, Paul Williams & Victory Trio, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, James King Band, American Drive, Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain, Tommy Brown & County Line Grass, and Spinney Brothers.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Larry Sparks & Lonesome Ramblers, James King Band, Cumberland Highlanders, Tommy Brown & County Line Grass, Jesse McReynolds & Virginia Boys, American Drive, Stars of Tomorrow, Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie, Volume Five, and Primitive Quartet.

Sam Jackson and the legendary Tommy Lamb will emcee the event. Sound will be provided by Tom Feller and J&R Productions. Electrical Engineering will be provided by Pete Peters.

The Bill Monroe Music Park is located at 5163 SR 135N, Bean Blossom, Indiana 46160. For more information including purchasing tickets, directions, complete performance and workshop schedule, please visit: www.billmonroemusicpark.com or www.beanblossom.US.

The 48th Annual Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Festival is sponsored by Dillman Furniture and Hope River Entertainment.
dl County Line Grass, and Spinney Brothers.

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Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited

CyberGrass.com - Internet Blue Grass News - Sat, 06/07/2014 - 12:29am

The Bristol SessionsNashville, TN -- Tourism and music industry representatives gathered today for a special press conference to officially announce the August 2 grand opening of The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, TN/VA and the creation of Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited. TIt was further announced that a national search is underway for a new band to perform the last track on the Orthophonic Joy recording project, produced by multi-Grammy Award-winner Carl Jackson.

Famed Opry host Eddie Stubbs emceed the event with special remarks and musical performances by country music celebrity Marty Stuart, as well as The Church Sisters, The Shotgun Rubies, The Chuck Wagon Gang and Carl Jackson. Commissioner Susan Whitaker, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Chris Canfield, Virginia Tourism Corporation, also brought remarks. The event was fittingly held at The Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum.

This Smithsonian Institution-affiliated Birthplace of Country Music Museum is dedicated to preserve the legacy of the 1927 Bristol Sessions and their lasting influence on American popular music. Johnny Cash referred to the famous Sessions as “The single most important event in the history of country music.” Also known as the “Big Bang of Country Music,” the legendary recordings by Ralph Peer took country music to a new level and produced pioneers of the genre, such as Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family.

Set to be released in October, Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited, features entertainment legend Dolly Parton, as well as country music stars Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers and Ashley Monroe. The recording project includes 16 of the original songs from the Bristol Sessions.

The idea to recreate the Bristol Sessions had been discussed within the Birthplace of Country Music organization for years, but the serendipitous connection between board member John Rainero, veteran songwriter Rusty Morrell and producer Carl Jackson helped bring Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited to life. 

“My dear friend Rusty Morrell approached me with the idea to produce a project honoring the original 1927 Bristol Sessions,” Jackson said. “He was very aware and fond of a couple of other multi-artist ‘tribute’ projects I had produced and felt I was the guy who could bring his vision to life. In my opinion, the importance of those ’27 recordings cannot be overstated, and I am truly honored that Rusty asked me to shine a new and loving light on some of those classic works.”

In the spirit of Ralph Peer, Jackson and the Birthplace of Country Music organization is launching a nationwide search for a new artist to record the final track on the album. Emerging and independent artists may submit ONE of the following selected Bristol Sessions songs: “The Storms Are On the Ocean,” “Darling Cora,” “Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow,” or “I Am Bound For The Promised Land.” Deadline to receive submissions is July 10. Four artists will be selected for Jackson and a panel of judges to review. For a complete list of contest rules, visit www.BirthplaceofCountryMusic.org.

“The 1927 Bristol Sessions have often been honored for their impact on the world’s music,” said Leah Ross, executive director, Birthplace of Country Music. “With the opening of the Museum, the release of Orthophonic Joy, and the nationwide search for new talent, BCM and the team of irreplaceable partners who are part of these endeavors are ensuring the legacy of the 1927 Bristol Sessions lives on for generations to come.”

Today’s event was hosted by the Birthplace of Country Music, Bristol TN/VA Convention and Visitors Bureau, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, and Virginia Tourism Corporation. For more information on the Birthplace of Country Music, visit www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org.

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Casey Kasem’s Condition Declining, Daughter says He ‘Won't Be With Us Much Longer’

Billboard.com - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:28pm
A Washington state judge is putting Casey Kasem's daughter, Kerri Kasem, in charge of his medical care, in consultation with doctors. Casey Kasem in...
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Bono Sings for Chef Mario Batali to Promote New (RED) Campaign: Watch

Billboard.com - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 10:28pm
U2’s Bono has lent his pipes to chef Mario Batali in an effort to raise awareness for Batali’s (RED) campaign to help fight AIDS. In the video below...
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Hot 97 Co-Hosts Respond to Chuck D’s Harsh Criticism of Summer Jam

Billboard.com - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 10:28pm
In a wide-ranging stream of tweets that began by calling Hot 97’s Summer Jam a “sloppy fiasco” on June 2 and has continued as recently as Thursday...
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