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In this lovely talk, TED Fellow Ryan Holladay shares his experiment with "location-aware music." This programming and musical feat involves hundreds …

Entertainment

Detroit Rock Senate? Kid Rock Stepping into Politics?

Is Detroit native Kid Rock thinking about stepping off stage and getting into politics?<p><b>FOX’s Michelle Pollino reports:</b><p><i>Kid Rock heads to Washington, that’s a possibility as the singers name has been thrown out out as a potential Republican for a Senate seat up for grabs next year.</i><p><i>Roll Call reporting</i> …

Elections

First Listen: Rhiannon Giddens, 'Freedom Highway'

"I was young, but not for long," sings Rhiannon Giddens in the voice of one of the characters she brings to bloody life on her second solo album, <i>Freedom Highway</i>. Actually, she wails the line – in grief, in defiance, and with the laser-deadly accuracy of a singer whose art is steeped in the …

Music

Beyoncé's Grammy snub and the glass ceiling on black art

Beyoncé and Adele went head-to-head four times at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. Both were nominated for album of the year, song of the year, record of the year, and best pop solo performance. In every category, Adele was awarded the Grammy. Every time, Beyoncé, the peerless pop music icon of …

Grammy Awards

Is racism why Adele beat Beyoncé at the Grammys?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even Adele thinks Beyoncé should have won the album of the year Grammy over her.<p>When the British pop star tearfully accepted the ceremony's top award Sunday night, she shined a spotlight on the woman she said she has loved since she was 11 years old.<p>"The artist of my life is Beyoncé, and …

Grammy Awards

A few of our favorite strains: 25 ranked reviews from our critics

Published: May 27, 2014, 2:29 pm • Updated: Jul 26, 2016, 2:09 pm<p>The Cannabis Cup has become synonymous with ranking strains of cannabis. Some blogs …

Rihanna Takes Flight

The pop star channels Amelia Earhart in looks that are utilitarian, modern, and sexy.<p>Plane Clothes<p><i>In an essay for Bazaar first published in 1929, Amelia Earhart explains how to fly fashionably.</i><p>What does the woman aviator wear? This question is asked me as often as any other connected with aviation. …

Fashion

Bruno Mars, Drake, and More of the Most Stylish Men in Music Right Now Photos | Vanity Fair

Hollywood

Nicki Minaj Passes Taylor Swift for Second-Most Hot 100 Hits Among Women

Nicki Minaj breaks a tie with Taylor Swift for the second-most Billboard Hot 100 appearances among women, as she debuts as featured (with …

Music

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Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime show included "Telephone" — but not Beyoncé

Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime performance had it all: a national anthem, drones, her suspending herself over the Houston's NRG stadium. What it …

The Best in Jazz: Theo Bleckmann, Keith Jarrett, and More

Welcome to the first dispatch from our new monthly jazz column, The Best in Jazz, where we will offer you the best of what’s ahead with jazz concerts …

Jazz

Police: Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks killed himself

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks killed himself in front of his wife, police reports released Wednesday show.<p>The 69-year-old Trucks shot himself in the head Jan. 27 at his home, the West Palm Beach police reports show.<p>Trucks was one of two original drummers, along …

Live Music

Frank Zappa Exposing the illuminati

World Star Hip-hop: making a bankable brand out of brutality

World Star's owner boasts his site is 'the CNN of the ghetto'. As its violent bus-driver video shows, it does exploitation brilliantly<p>The president may have come out swinging in the second presidential debate Tuesday, but on the web another pugilist is still dominating the week. Perhaps you are one …

WorldStarHipHop founder Lee ‘Q’ O’Denat dies aged 43

The founder and CEO of the hugely popular hip-hop website, which became a conduit for online rap culture, died unexpectedly<p>Lee ‘Q’ O’Denat, the man who created the popular rap news website WorldStarHipHop and once called it “the CNN of the ghetto”, has died aged 43.<p>TMZ first reported news of the …

Obituaries

Butch Trucks Of The Allman Brothers Band Dies At 69

Butch Trucks, a drummer who was one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, died Tuesday night, according to his publicist. He was 69.<p>The group became iconic for its sprawling mix of Southern rock and jam-band improvisation — and Trucks was one of its rhythmic lynchpins. The Allman …

Live Music

Isabeau Waia'u Walker - Featured Artist

By onSeptember 14, 2016 in Featured Artist<p>Isabeau Waia’u Walker is an independent alternative/folk rock chick. She’s under heard, under promoted and …

Paris Jackson: 'My father was murdered'

<b>Michael Jackson's only daughter, Paris, says she believes her father was murdered.</b><p>In her first in-depth interview, Paris told Rolling Stone she was convinced Jackson's 2009 death was "a setup".<p>The singer died from an overdose of the powerful anaesthetic propofol. His doctor Conrad Murray was later …

Protest songs: soundtracking Trump's first days in office with the National, Bon Iver and more

The Secretly Group will release a song a day for Donald Trump’s first 100 days in the White House, to raise money for those who might suffer under him<p>The whereabouts of modern protest music has been questioned so frequently that it has spawned its own Tumblr, a glorious repository for all the …

Bon Iver

The Proof Bass Boost

Flying Lotus’ new feature film Kuso adds George Clinton, Hannibal Buress to cast

Back in August, Flying Lotus announced a new feature film called <i>Kuso</i>. The project, which had been teased with the debut of short film <i>Royal</i>, is …

Entertainment

Hallelujah Money (feat. Benjamin Clementine) - Gorillaz

I Give You Power

The Creator Of 'Salad Fingers' Made A Music Video

David Firth is forever associated with all things weird and fucked up, and he cements that reputation with this music video for Flying Lotus' "Ready …

A Day In the Life of a Wake & Bake Music Exec

This 30-year-old male, West Coast-based major-label vice president gets through artist meetings, conference calls and project planning with vape pen …

Cannabis

Inside the luxe life and limitless spending of Prince

New York Post<p><b>PRINCE’S unsealed divorce file from his second marriage shows the couple lived a luxurious lifestyle that included spending $US50,000</b> …

Music as Career: How to Stay Focused as an Artist

I too often encounter artists and bands who are obsessed with their musical career. Any driven individual could be described as ‘obsessed’ which I …

Music

How To Not Destroy Your Career

How you are perceived by others matters in life – perhaps even more so in the music industry than anywhere else. Are you seen as a genius? A hack? A …

Music