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Sean Combs to speak at Howard U. commencement

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University’s commencement speech this year in Washington. The school announced Tuesday that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields. Combs was a Howard student in the late 1980s. He will receive an honorary doctorate [...]

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Outkast reunite, headline Coachella festival

  Outkast reunited onstage after a near decadelong hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planned this year. The rap duo headlined the first night of the music festival Friday, Apr. 11, in Indio, Calif., performing well-known hits such as “Hey Ya!,” ”Ms. Jackson,” ”The Way You Move,” [...]

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Review: Ledisi wows with latest album

  Ledisi, “The Truth” (Verve Music Group) Despite multiple Grammy nominations, being one of Michelle Obama’s faves and having a voice that is among the most beautiful you will hear today, Ledisi still hovers far below the radar of music’s mainstream listeners. Her latest studio album, ”The Truth,” probably isn’t going to change that, but it should: It’s [...]

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Pharrell Williams, Zimmer create ‘Spidey’ opera

    BC-US–Music-Spider-Man 2/530 (Eds: With AP Photos.) Pharrell Williams, Zimmer create ‘Spidey’ opera MARCELA ISAZA, Associated Press       LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Marc Webb and famed composer Hans Zimmer assembled a supergroup of influential recording artists, including the “Happy” chart topper Pharrell Williams, for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” The hope was [...]

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M.I.A., Janelle Monae perform hologram duet

    BC-US–Music-Holograms-MIA-Janelle Monae,1st Ld-Writethru/584 Eds: Expands with quotes, details. With AP Photos. M.I.A., Janelle Monae perform hologram duet SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer       WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Singers M.I.A. and Janelle Monae shared the stage during separate concerts on opposite coasts through the magic of holograms. M.I.A. performed in New [...]

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Los Angeles festival offers Stradivarius violins

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Xiang “Angelo” Yu is holding the nearly 350-year-old Stradivarius violin casually by the neck and explaining why he’d like a little more time to make its acquaintance. “It’s always an adventure,” says Yu, 25, who has played six or seven Stradivarius violins over his career. “I only have one or [...]

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LL Cool J, Chris O’Donnell to host ACM special

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — LL Cool J is adding more hosting duties to his resume. The rapper, actor and Grammy Awards host will co-host the Academy of Country Music’sannual television special with “NCIS: Los Angeles” co-star Chris O’Donnell. “ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops” will be taped April 7 at the MGM [...]

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Jazz band hits a high note

  by Ephraim Pinckney The E.L. Hamm Fine Arts Building is filled with the sounds of music from the Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Carl Haywood to the Symphonic Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Paul Adams. However, one ensemble in particular is filled with a musical zest that only competition can [...]

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What’s wrong with liking different music?

  An editorial by Jonathan Phelps So, you’re a fresh-out-of-high-school college freshman and you decided to make your university debut at Norfolk State University. Great choice! Your next years here at this institution should be fantastic. However, this university can be quite the culture shock for some people. One thing in particular is the music. [...]

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“Thrill of the Chase” available Feb. 14

by Michael Nims Twenty-one year old Norfolk State University senior Brittni Stanfield, who’s also known as Catastrophic, has plans to wreak havoc on campus this spring. She is a mass communications student by day, emcee by night, and is placing the finishing touches on her mixtape which will release Feb 2014. The female emcee takes [...]

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