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Joe Sample dead at 75: Piano star known for pushing boundaries of jazz

Joe Sample dead at 75: Piano star known for pushing boundaries of jazz

Jun Sato/WireImage Pianist Joe Sample, seen at Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival in 2004 in Japan, died Friday. Legendary pianist Joe Sample, who was known for pushing the boundaries of jazz music, passed away Friday night in his hometown of Houston ...

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In the Now: The New York Renaissance Faire

In the Now: The New York Renaissance Faire

STERLING RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL/AP Renaissance woman RENAISSANCE, MAN From Shakespeare to “The Lord of the Rings” to Ben Franklin to Robin Hood, the New York Renaissance Faire is a great mashup of historical periods and characters. And as all those characters ...

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OK Go says Apple ripped off its music video

OK Go says Apple ripped off its music video

OK Go via You Tube OK Go has accused Apple of ripping off their video ‘The Writing’s on the Wall’ during the Apple iPhone 6 launch. All is not OK with OK Go. The indie rock group best known for ...

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Calle 13 whips Times Square crowd into frenzy: review

Calle 13 whips Times Square crowd into frenzy: review

Lanzilote, Anthony/ Freelance NY Calle 13 performs at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. Calle 13’s “Multi_Viral” tour landed at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square last Saturday, Sept. 6, for what amounted to a raucous and exhilarating ...

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U2 drops new album for free on iTunes

U2 drops new album for free on iTunes

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images U2 surprised the music world by releasing its latest album for free on iTunes. U2 has pulled a Beyonce. The Irish supergroup released their latest album, “Songs of Innocence,” for free on iTunes Tuesday. Apple, which unveiled ...

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Taylor Swift: ‘Bad Blood’ is about ‘straight-up enemy’

Taylor Swift: ‘Bad Blood’ is about ‘straight-up enemy’

Theo Wenner/Rolling Stone Taylor Swift covers the Sept. 25 issue of Rolling Stone and details her acrimonious relationship with a fellow famed female. Taylor Swift doesn’t only have bad blood with some of her exes, she’s also “straight-up enemies” with ...

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Chuck Schumer wins laughs in ‘The Winter’s Tale’ walk-on role

Chuck Schumer wins laughs in ‘The Winter’s Tale’ walk-on role

Rob Carr/Getty Images Sen. Chuck Schumer nailed his walk-on role in ‘The Winter’s Tale’ in Central Park on Saturday night. The Public Theater via Instagram ‘The Winter’s Tale’ played for three days at the Delacorte Theater. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer ...

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Nonesuch Records celebrates 50 years

Nonesuch Records celebrates 50 years

Mathieu Zazzo Rokia Traoré will perform as part of the Nonesuch 50th anniversary celebration. Common record companies chase public taste. Uncommon ones create it. Nonesuch Records falls into the latter category, having anticipated an improbably consistent run of musical movements. ...

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Northern Manhattan contest highlights do-it-your-selfies

Northern Manhattan contest highlights do-it-your-selfies

Courtesy of NoMAA This takes the narcissism out of selfies. The Northern Manhattan Art Alliance is collecting the one-handed self-portraits from neighborhood shutterbugs to convey stories of their communities for its upcoming “Selfless Selfies” exhibit. “We wanted to have photographers, ...

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Garth Brooks kicks off comeback tour

Garth Brooks kicks off comeback tour

Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images Garth Brooks performs at the first concert of his comeback tour in Rosemont, Ill., Thursday. ROSEMONT, Ill. — Garth Brooks wondered if his fans would come back. He got his answer when he returned to the stage ...

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