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Kid Rock Changes Tour Name Due to Circus Lawsuit

Billboard.com - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 9:05pm
Kid Rock's upcoming U.S. tour is no longer The Greatest Show on Earth.  Following a lawsuit filed in December by Feld Entertainment,...
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Moby Says CIA Agents Asked Him to Help Them Take Down the Trump-Russia Conspiracy

Billboard.com - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 8:58pm
Moby is a busy guy these days. Not only is he preparing to release his new album Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt, he’...
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Seth Meyers Made a John Mellencamp-Inspired Trump Parody: Watch

Billboard.com - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 8:41pm
Seth Meyers made light of a recent Donald Trump tweet by paying homage to singer-songwriter John Mellencamp. Trump raged on Twitter after Feinstein...
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Top 5 New K-Pop Artists to Watch in 2018

Billboard.com - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 8:29pm
After one of the biggest years for K-pop ever, the scene is more competitive -- and more exciting -- than ever for newcomers to come stake their...
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Lana Del Rey Probably Didn't Mean to Rip Off 'Creep,' But That Doesn't Matter

Billboard.com - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 7:55pm
This week Lana Del Rey made headlines when she tweeted that Radiohead was suing her over similarities between her Lust For Life song "Get Free...
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Vic Mensa Writes Op-Ed About Palestine

Billboard.com - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 7:54pm
Vic Mensa wrote on op-ed published in Time Friday (Jan. 12) discussing his recent trip to Palestine. The essay, titled “What Palestine...
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California Agents Seize Chris Brown's Pet Capuchin Monkey

Billboard.com - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 7:11pm
California fish and wildlife agents have seized Chris Brown's pet monkey from his Los Angeles home. Capt. Patrick Foy says Friday that...
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T.I. & Killer Mike Join Atlanta Mayor's Transition Team

Billboard.com - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 7:00pm
Some major artists are joining Atlanta’s local politics. In December, Keisha Lance Bottoms became Atlanta’s second ever female mayor...
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Watch Tommy Torres Give Away Concert Tickets Through a Fast Food Drive-Through

Billboard.com - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:54pm
Tommy Torres knows how to surprise his fans. The singer/songwriter spent a day giving away tickets for his concert in a KFC drive-through in...
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Wale Previews New Music While in the Studio With J. Cole

Billboard.com - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:50pm
Wale blessed R&B fans with a remix of SZA's platinum-certified "The Weekend" on Thursday. Longtime...
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Gigi Hadid Shares Adorable Birthday Posts For Zayn Malik

Billboard.com - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 6:31pm
Zayn Malik is feeling all the birthday love from girlfriend Gigi Hadid. The model took to Instagram Friday (Jan. 12) to post a shirtless video of her...
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Arthur Hanlon Plays Piano From a Pickup Truck With ChoQuibTown in 'No Tuve La Culpa' Video

Billboard.com - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 5:59pm
The week couldn’t end on a better note than having Arthur Hanlon and ChoQuibTown releasing their colorful video...
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Tomi Lahren Rapped Along to 21 Savage's 'Bank Account' & The Response Is, Well, Savage

Billboard.com - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 5:37pm
Tomi Lahren -- the always controversial conservative political analyst who made a name for herself with her show on TheBlaze before being fired in...
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Ticketmaster Settles Songkick Lawsuit for $110M

Billboard.com - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 5:35pm
Ticketmaster has settled its lawsuit with Songkick, agreeing to pay the company's owners $110 million and acquire its remaining assets....
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Universal Music Group Q4 Earnings Up 10 Percent, According to Early Report

Billboard.com - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 5:19pm
Universal Music Group will see a 10 percent growth in earnings in its fourth quarter, according to an early guidance report issued by parent company...
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Club Nomadic Traveling Venue Canceled for Minneapolis Super Bowl

Billboard.com - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 5:10pm
A traveling nightclub that was designed to bring VIP experiences to the Minneapolis area during the Super Bowl has been canceled. Club Nomadic had...
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Stream Maxo Kream's Debut Album 'Punken' Now

Billboard.com - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:57pm
Maxo Kream returns to the hip-hop scene with his debut album Punken. After releasing a series of mixtapes, with the last coming in 2016, the Texas...
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Nine straight-forward tips from an award-winning travel photographer

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:57pm

Travel photographer Bob Holmes recently put together this quick-tips video for Advancing Your Photography in which he shares nine useful photography tips; or, as Holmes puts it in the video, nine 'crutches' for when you feel like the muse has deserted you.

They're basic tips, but this is what Holmes looks for when he goes out to shoot—lines, punctuation, and energy—and they're the reason he has managed to continue producing award-winning work year after year after year.

For those of you who prefer reading to watching, here's a quick summary of all nine tips:

  1. Look for leading lines – they can lead your viewer through the composition
  2. Look for diagonals – they give a dynamic feel to your photos
  3. Look for horizontal lines – they will give a calm feel to your photos
  4. Capture gestures – they can really help your photo pop
  5. Try to find 'punctuation' – like a splash of color or a solitary person in a larger landscape
  6. Put energy into your photos – you can do this by capturing movement in the frame
  7. Be receptive – let the picture 'impress itself' upon you
  8. Look at art for inspiration – famous paintings are often examples of fantastic composition and great lighting at work.
  9. Look at photography books for inspiration – there's a reason the Irving Penn's and Henri Cartier-Bresson's of the world are still remembered today.

The tips might seem overly simplistic, but simple isn't always a bad thing when you're trying to get out of a rut. And it's not like Bob Holmes doesn't know what he's talking about: he's the only photographer to ever win the Travel Photographer of the Year Award 5 times, most recently in 2017.

Check out the video above for photo to go with each of the tips, and then let us know if you have your own "get out of a rut" routine in the comments.

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K-Pop Girl Group Dreamcatcher Releases 'Full Moon'

Billboard.com - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 4:52pm
K-pop-rock girl group Dreamcatcher dropped their new single “Full Moon” on Friday (Jan. 12), and announced that they’ll be...
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