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Exhibit on Paul Simon’s life to debut at Rock Hall

CLEVELAND (AP) — An exhibit chronicling Paul Simon’s career will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The Rock Hall announced Wednesday that “Paul Simon: Words & Music” will feature a first-person narrative from Simon. It’s a first for the museum. The exhibit in Cleveland will showcase more than 80 artifacts, [...]

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New ‘Drumline’ casts a new beat to original

  ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Cannon remembers when youngsters often approached him, telling him that the 2002 film “Drumline” influenced them to attend a historically black college and university. Cannon believes the sequel could have the same impact. “People told me back then they went to an HBCU because of that movie,” said Cannon, who [...]

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Missy Elliott, Lil Kim to reunite at awards show

  NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, Lil Kim and Da Brat will reunite at next month’s Soul Train Awards. BET and Centric announced Monday that the female rappers will take the stage Nov. 7 when the show tapes at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. They all co-starred on the 90′s hit, “Not Tonight,” [...]

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Student record label hits campus

    by Chantelle Polite Entertainment Alliance is a student run record label on Norfolk State’s campus. The organization gives students the opportunity to showcase their talents musically by holding different musical events. Entertainment Alliance also houses students from other universities in the Hampton Roads area to join their record label. “The purpose of the [...]

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Judge sides with widow in Pendergrass estate fight

  NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia judge has decided that the widow of R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass will retain control over his estate after rejecting a will submitted by the singer’s son. Montgomery County Orphans’ Court Judge Stanley Ott said a will dated in May 2009 and submitted by Theodore “Ted” Pendergrass II “was [...]

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Chris Brown leads nominees for Soul Train Awards

  NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Brown is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The R&B singer racked up seven nominations, including best R&B/soul male artist and song of the year for “Loyal.” Beyonce earned six nominations and Pharrell Williams followed with five. Williams and Beyonce will be competing against each other for album of the [...]

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Iggy Azalea, Demi Lovato headline Vevo concert

  SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Iggy Azalea’s got 99 problems and driving is one. Before taking the stage Wednesday at Vevo’s Certified Superfanfest event, the 24-year-old “Problem” rapper said she’s had a few close calls while learning the rules of the road. “I just learned to drive and it’s been really difficult because I [...]

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Boyz II Men return to Philly high school for show

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Members of the Grammy-winning group Boyz II Men returned to their roots Tuesday with a concert at their old stomping grounds — a performing arts high school they remember being just like the TV show “Fame.” “You had girls, you know, walking around in their leotards, plie-ing all over the hallways [...]

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Lucinda Williams doubles up on the music

NEW YORK (AP) — Lucinda Williams had considered releasing a double CD at least once before, but her record company argued against it. Now the veteran singer-songwriter is putting music out on her own label. Problem solved. “Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone,” with 20 songs on two CDs, is available now. “Once we [...]

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John Mellencamp and his impressive co-authors

  NEW YORK (AP) — John Mellencamp feels he has some impressive co-writers for his latest songs, like playwright Tennessee Williams and folk legend Pete Seeger. That they’re both dead doesn’t really matter. Mellencamp believes in channeling, that other voices speak through him when he’s writing music. And, yes, he fully recognizes that sounds weird [...]

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Ex-West Point cadet loses suit vs. LaBelle’s staff

  HOUSTON (AP) — A former West Point cadet has lost a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against members of R&B singer Patti LaBelle’s entourage whom he accused of beating him as he waited for a ride outside a Houston airport terminal. In his lawsuit, Richard King alleged he was attacked without provocation by LaBelle’s bodyguard and two others while [...]

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