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Bill Cosby's Deposition Can Be Used at Trial, Judge Says

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:44am
Damaging testimony that Bill Cosby gave in an accuser's lawsuit, including admissions that he gave young women drugs and alcohol before sex, can...
Categories: Music Industry

Bob Dylan Writes Nobel Prize Speech, Patti Smith to Sing at Ceremony

Billboard.com - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:02am
He won't be there in person but the Nobel Foundation says Bob Dylan has written a speech that will be read out at the traditional Nobel Prize...
Categories: Music Industry

Strobist Location Workshops in 2017

Strobist - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 12:45am

Are you more the "learn by doing" type? As in, "Don't tell me, show me?"

Then you may be interested in one of the 2017 Strobist location workshops that are already planned. Or perhaps you would like to know how to schedule an in-person workshop of your own—for your photo exposition, camera club, or right in your damn living room.

Keep reading to learn how to make the monkey dance... Read more »
Categories: Creative

Pink Floyd's 'Animals' Album Cover Inspires Trump Protest in Chicago

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:45pm
While many Donald Trump protests have taken place across the country, the latest in Chicago takes its inspiration from an unusual source. Four golden...
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Lighting 103 Starts in January

Strobist - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:35pm

Are you busy in 2017? If not (or even if so!) we invite you to join Strobist's upcoming Lighting 103 course live, when it arrives in January.

As with Lighting 101 and 102, L103 is completely free. There are some minimum gear requirements (sorry, I can't afford to give each of you gel packs.) But as with L101 and 102, there is nothing crazy expensive.

The first section of the course will debut in mid-January, and new lessons will post bi-weekly after that. Expect the course to last for most (if not all) of the 2017, as there are already a couple dozen lessons planned.

Are you in? Cool beans. Here's what you need to know. Read more »
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'The Voice' Recap: Top 8 Sing Duets During Semifinals

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:22pm
The top eight artists of The Voice’s 11th season performed in tonight’s semifinal episode, with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton,...
Categories: Music Industry

'Hamilton Mixtape' Heading for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:07pm
Following the top five-charting success of the original Broadway cast of Hamilton: An American Musical on the Billboard 200, its spin-off set, The...
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Flying Lotus' Debut Film, Roxanne Shante Biopic, Fred Armisen Comedy & More Set to Premiere at Sundance 2017

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 9:39pm
Flying Lotus' debut feature film Kuso will premiere at next year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, along with a number of other...
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Drake Celebrates 'Views' Quadruple Platinum Certification

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 8:49pm
While 2016 has been a bummer for many, Drake is having a phenomenal year.  On Monday (Dec. 5), the RIAA announced that the hip-hop superstar...
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James Corden Asks Madonna to 'Kiss & Tell' in 'Carpool Karaoke' Preview

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 8:42pm
Bestselling recording artist and all-around fashion icon Madonna is the latest passenger in James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" segment,...
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'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Teaser Tops 81 Million Views in 24 Hours

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 8:31pm
Disney’s teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has become the biggest teaser trailer debut in Marvel Studio’s...
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'VH1 Divas' Executive Producer Amy Doyle on Starting a Holiday Tradition With 'Unsilent Night' Special

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 7:53pm
Sleigh bells rang when VH1 announced that its Divas franchise would make its comeback after a four-year break. For the Unsilent Night ...
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Selena's Dad Sues Late Singer's Husband Chris Perez Over TV Series

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 7:38pm
Selena's father, Abraham Quintanilla Jr., is taking the late singer's widower Chris Perez and production company Endemol Shine Latino to...
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'Hamilton Mixtape' Producer !llmind Talks Teaming With Lin-Manuel Miranda & Hints at Unreleased Material

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 7:30pm
Producer !llmind's portfolio includes beats for hip-hop greats like Drake, Kanye West and 50 Cent, but the New Jersey native (born...
Categories: Music Industry

Neil Young Asks 'Will Obama Stand Up' to Dakota Access Pipeline

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 7:19pm
Neil Young questioned on Monday (Dec. 5) whether President Barack Obama will stand up to the corporate interests pushing for the Dakota Access...
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Behind the Creative Process of Artist Hebru Brantley & His Approach to Art Basel

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 7:14pm
During Art Basel, Miami is overwhelmed by fairs, collectors, artists and culture vultures. Most wrap up their work in a few days and move on to the...
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LeToya Luckett Releases Artwork for Highly Anticipated Single 'Back2Life'

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 6:58pm
The end of 2016 is near, but there’s still tons of new music to look forward to before it comes to a close. LeToya Luckett will return from a...
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Grammys 2017: Nominees for 'Big Four' Awards Revealed

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 6:35pm
Just before the Recording Academy announced all of the nominees for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on CBS This Morning this Tuesday (Dec. 6), last...
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French Montana & Drake Wrote a New Bro Code For One Night Stands

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 6:35pm
French Montana and Drake have a new set of rules to live by, for one night stands at least.  Over the weekend, Montana shared a framed list...
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Childish Gambino Signs With WME

Billboard.com - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 6:24pm
Donald Glover is bringing his music business to WME, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The agency already represents the Atlanta...
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