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4DX theaters will use custom effects for all 23 superheroes in 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 9:52 pm

"Avengers, Assemble!"Although the Avengers' battlecry has yet to be used in any of the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (it was cleverly excised from the end of "Avengers: Age of Ultron"), that sentiment has been the guiding ethos of Marvel Studios. Film-by-film, the MCU (as the franchise is...

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Blackmore's Night announces summer U.S. tour dates

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 9:30 pm

Blackmore's Night has announced their first U.S. tour dates of 2018. The medieval folk-rock duo, fronted by iconic British guitar whiz Ritchie Blackmore and multi-talented wife Candice Night, have announced several shows to run throughout July.The ex-Deep Purple star made the announcement on April...

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AXS TV serves up Southern Rock tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band on May 5

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 9:10 pm

AXS TV, the premiere classic rock network, tips its hat to two of the biggest acts to hail from Southern Rock history, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers Band on May 5 with a Saturday Stack special lineup of concerts, interviews, and documentaries starting at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. Rock fans...

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New Orleans Pelicans emerge as compelling NBA watch

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 9:10 pm

One of the most intriguing matchups this playoff season will include the Western Conference semifinals series pitting the New Orleans Pelicans against the Golden State Warriors.Following the season-ending injury of Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins, the Pelicans appeared headed for an early playoff...

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Life is Beautiful once again with stunning lineup and tickets on sale tomorrow

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 8:50 pm

Life is Beautiful returns once again to downtown Las Vegas for an immersive and transcendent experience like none other. On Sept. 21-23, the downtown area will be transformed by art murals, installations, gourmet food trucks and, once again, a stellar lineup of performers.This year's festival...

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Megadeth to celebrate 35th anniversary with deluxe reissue of 'Killing Is My Business'

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 8:12 pm

Thrash metal pioneers Megadeth will celebrate the band’s 35th anniversary with a deluxe reissue of their 1985 debut album Killing Is My Business … and Business Is Good! Per a band website announcement, Century Media and Legacy Recordings will launch the album in North America and Europe on June...

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Interview: Narci Regina and Samantha Lyn Parry Discuss Their New New Production, 'This Is Family'

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 6:56 pm

Coming off a recent sold out performance in Philadelphia, Playhouse West is bringing its acclaimed “This Is Family” to The Royal Theater at the Producer's Club in New York City May 17-19.Produced by the multi-talented team of Narci Regina and Samantha Lyn Parry, each five, one-act production is...

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Lost Lake Festival 2018 returns with Imagine Dragons, SZA and Future

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 6:54 pm

Lost Lake Festival is gearing up for another year after their successful inaugural run in 2017. After making a stunning addition to everyone's must-see festival list last year, the question on everyone's mind was, "How in the world will they top last year?" Well, this morning they dropped the answer...

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*NSYNC 'Dirty Pop-Up' coming to LA with rare merch and more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 6:54 pm

*NSYNC is treating fans to an exciting “Dirty Pop-Up” experience in Los Angeles, California in celebration of the band’s iconic 20-year history. Per *NSYNC’s website, admission to the four-day event is free to the public and will take place at Cinematic Pictures across from Sweet! at the Hollywood...

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Movie review: 'The Avengers: Infinity War' worth the wait, but comes with a steep price for the MCU

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 6:36 pm

It all has been leading up to this. Ever since we glimpsed at the galactic villain Thanos (Josh Brolin) in the post-credit scene of 2012's first mega-superhero-crossover, "The Avengers," we knew a threat bigger than all of the combined parts of the Marvel Comics Universe (MCU) was on its way. But...

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Rolling Stones to release 'The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016'

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 5:22 pm

Rolling Stones fans pumped to catch the legendary British rockers during a stop on their upcoming No Filter Tour of Europe can also look forward to new limited edition vinyl box set this summer. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will release their post-1970's studio album catalogue in a new set "The...

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Watch: Father John Misty shares surreal new music video for 'Mr. Tillman,' covers Lana Del Rey

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 5:22 pm

Father John Misty and Lana Del Rey are male and female counterparts in many ways. Their hauntingly beautiful music often comments on American society. They both have a flair for the cinematic; the artists' videos play like art house shorts (FJM even starred in Del Rey’s 1960s throwback video for...

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My Bloody Valentine announce first US tour in five years

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 5:20 pm

Alt-rock pioneers My Bloody Valentine announced a brief U.S. tour this summer, their first one to hit the States in five years. Kevin Shields and company will kick off the whirlwind tour in Seattle on July 17 with stops including Chicago, Philadelphia, New York and Oakland. My Bloody Valentine will...

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Family events in Detroit Mother's Day weekend 2018

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 5:00 pm

Mother’s Day is a day best spent enjoying time with the family at a special event, sharing a meal, or taking a walk in the park. Springtime is finally appearing in the Detroit area, so take Mom out for a special day to enjoy the spring weather and family time in 2018.Day Out With Thomas at Henry...

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In photos: Ministry, masters of metal and mayhem

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 4:56 pm

Photography by Kim AllegrezzaMonday night Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland was ablaze with the sights, sound and spectacle that only Ministry can deliver. Led by the one and only Al Jourgensen, with Sin Quirin, John Bechdel, Tony Campos, Derrick Abrams and Cesar Soto by his side, this Ministry tour is one metal fans will...

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Watch: Marilyn Manson performs acoustic Eurythmics cover with X Japan at Coachella

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 4:56 pm

Marilyn Manson delivered his first-ever live performance at Coachella 2018 during the Indio, California-based music festival’s second weekend. The legendary shock rocker joined iconic global metal band X Japan’s co-founder Yoshiki, who accompanied Manson on piano as he sang a stripped-down cover of...

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding to arrive on streaming platforms the day of event, vinyl release to follow

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 4:54 pm

The upcoming nuptials between Prince Harry of Whales and actress Meghan Markle on May 19 is set to be one of the more anticipated social events of the year. So it should come as no surprise that curious onlookers and Royals fanatics in Britain and around the world without an invite will want to...

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Houston Rockets’ run-and-gun philosophy makes them title favorites

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 4:54 pm

The Houston Rockets operated an historic offense during the 2017-18 regular season, one that vaulted them to the No. 1 overall seed in the Western Conference. The Rockets’ potency was on display when they erupted for 50 points in the third quarter of a Game 4 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves...

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Cleveland Cavaliers still experimenting against Indiana Pacers

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 4:54 pm

The Cleveland Cavaliers are still learning about their roster, even as they advance in their first-round series against the Indiana Pacers.With the team overhauling its roster at the Feb. 8 trade deadline, Tyronn Lue is learning who he can trust in crunch time. In a crucial Game 4 victory, Lue...

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Three life-size bobbleheads of LA Kings presented to Kings fans

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 4:54 pm

Three life-sized bobbleheads of Los Angeles Kings are now in the possession of Kings fans. The large bobblehead figurines of Tanner Pearson, Tyler Toffoli and Kyle Clifford were presented to three lucky Kings fans a week ago. Throughout the season the three life-sized bobbleheads were on display at...

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5 must-see artists at FYF Fest 2018

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 4:52 pm

FYF Fest in Los Angeles, Calif. has evolved from a tiny DIY festival held at The Echo into one of the most acclaimed festivals in the country in just over a decade. Since moving to Exposition Park in 2014, the festival has continuously gained traction by attracting some of the best and brightest in...

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Interview: The Unlikely Candidates’ Kyle Morris reflects on humble beginnings, band evolution

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 4:02 pm

Fort Worth, Texas band The Unlikely Candidates was born out of circumstance and as frontman Kyle Morris puts it, a bit of delusion. It started when Morris and guitarist Cole Male gave an impromptu performance of Boxcar Racer’s “I Feel So” at a high school party in 2008. Something clicked and they...

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Fleetwood Mac announce North American tour dates, discuss departure of Lindsey Buckingham

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 4:00 pm

Fleetwood Mac will be touring hard starting towards the end of 2018 and continuing well into 2019. The popular classic rock band, which rose to mainstream popularity back in the mid-1970s thanks to hit albums like Fleetwood Mac and Rumors, returned to the headlines recently when it was revealed that...

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San Antonio Spurs to make Kawhi Leonard a priority this offseason

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 3:58 pm

There is still a shroud of mystery surrounding San Antonio Spurs’ star Kawhi Leonard and his injury status. The organization’s first priority will be getting to the bottom of it over the coming months.The San Antonio Spurs were eliminated by the Golden State Warriors in five games, sending the team...

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Boundary-pushing French pop star Christine And The Queens announces additional tour dates

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 3:58 pm

Christine and the Queens, the spunky alter-ego of French pop star Héloïse Letisser is back and going by the moniker Chris. Taking on the persona of a teenage boy, Letisser has traded in her tailored power suits for a casual unbuttoned shirt, over wife-beater and trousers. The shoulder-length locks...

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Doughty named LA Kings nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 3:58 pm

Drew Doughty has been named the Los Angeles Kings nominee for the 2018 King Clancy Memorial Trophy. The award is presented annually to the player who exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made humanitarian contributions to his community. Doughty has hosted a charity slo pitch...

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Watch: Kevin Hart stars in new J. Cole video 'Kevin's Heart'

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 3:56 pm

Fans are used to seeing Kevin Hart light up the television and movie screens with his ability to make people laugh. In the music video for J. Cole’s “Kevin’s Heart” however, Hart’s performance and semi-biographical portrayal isn’t quite the storyline that most fans would have chosen for the comedian...

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Jason Aldean earns two more chart-topping album credits with 'Rearview Town'

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 3:40 pm

Jason Aldean’s highly-anticipated eighth studio album Rearview Town debuted on top of two distinctive U.S. album charts, Billboard’s multi-genre Billboard 200 chart and the Top Country Albums chart (for the charts dated April 28). The album earned 183,000 equivalent album units in the week ending...

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Violent Femmes and Echo & The Bunnymen team up for 2018 summer tour

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 3:40 pm

Veteran rock band Violent Femmes will be touring with Echo & The Bunnymen for the second consecutive summer in 2018. The three-piece alt-rock band, who rose to popularity starting back in the 1980s, will play across the U.S. starting on June 11 in Denver, and tour throughout the country before...

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Dwyane Wade will wait to decide on NBA future

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 3:38 pm

Following the Miami Heat’s exit from the Eastern Conference playoffs, franchise legend Dwyane Wade must now decide on his NBA future. After the Philadelphia 76ers eliminated Miami, Wade acknowledged that he has thought about retirement but reiterated that he would not make any decisions until later...

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'The Voice' season 14, episode 18 recap and performances

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 3:36 pm

"The Voice" season 14 is now down to 11 artists. The NBC singing competition eliminated one singer on Tuesday, while also featuring group performances by Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson's teams. Was it Kelly, Blake, Adam Levine or Alicia Keys who had the season's first eliminated artist? Here are...

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Family events in Denver Mother's Day weekend 2018

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 3:06 am

The best Mother’s Day celebration is a day spent with family and loved ones. In Denver, mom can enjoy spending the day with her children and husband, whether it be by hiking in the Rockies or park, listening to music, or enjoying the spring weather. Here are some special Mother’s Day events in...

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Best concerts and parties in Seattle to celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2018

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 3:04 am

Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching, and one can better believe that Seattle will be in full party mode for this holiday.With numerous events going on surrounding one of Mexico’s most important holidays, there will be no shortage of things to do. However, for those in search of the right concert or...

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Concerts and shows in Seattle Mother's Day weekend 2018

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 3:04 am

Moms across the Seattle region will be in for a treat for Mother’s Day weekend.Not only will numerous restaurants across the area get in the mode to make moms feel special, but there will also be a plethora of concerts, shows, and events that will make this year’s edition of Mother’s Day even more...

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Interview: London newcomer Ama Lou makes her sonic vision a reality for debut concept EP 'DDD'

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 3:02 am

<p>Rising star, Ama Lou releases her debut EP 'DDD'</p>North London's latest rising star, 19-year-old, Ama Lou conceived her debut EP DDD as an ambitious concept record. The abbreviation stands for Dawn, Day and Dusk; a triptych of songs that unfold like an Ulyssian day-in-the-life. It tells the story of an imagined runner in a Los Angeles crime ring...

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Interview: Dash Cooper on Co-Op's debut release

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 2:44 am

Phoenix hard rockers Co-Op are gearing up for the release of their self-titled debut album through EMP Label Group on June 15. The band recently wrapped up a spring tour with Flaw and The Crowned.The release features a solid mix of the band's hard rock sound with a classic rock undertone that is...

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Watch: Dave Grohl left speechless after fan nails 'Monkey Wrench' solo

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 2:32 am

A fan really threw a monkey wrench into a recent Foo Fighters show in Austin, Texas. But not in the way you might think. Foo Fighters often make a point to bring fans from the crowd up onstage, but the band got a big surprise from their special guest in Austin.Related: Watch Foo Fighters and Weezer...

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Watch: The Heartbreakers play with Beck and others at first show since Tom Petty's death

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 2:10 am

It’s pretty rare in the music world that a superstar will keep one band for nearly their entire career. But that’s exactly what Tom Petty did with his band the Heartbreakers (Petty even used the Heartbreakers on solo albums like Wildflowers). The band stayed together--save for a few personnel...

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Grateful Dead to release deluxe version of ‘Anthem of the Sun’ for 50th anniversary

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 2:00 am

For a band that never really cared much about album sales or perfecting the craft of playing a song perfectly in unison, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead are certainly embracing the album reissue as they enter their twilight years. The band, which broke up back in 1995 following the death...

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35th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards with Lana Del Rey and Paul Stanley plus performances by Portugal. The Man, Alice Cooper and more

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 1:46 am

<p>BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 23: Portugal. The Man and Asa Taccone from Electric Guest attend the 35th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 23, 2018.</p>In one star-studded evening, legendary musicians came out to honor this past year’s achievements in songwriting. ASCAP celebrated its 35th annual Pop Music Awards on Monday, April 23, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Paul Williams, ASCAP President and award-winning songwriter who has...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber, Chita Rivera to get Lifetime Achievement Awards at 2018 Tonys

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 1:44 am

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that Tony winners Andrew Lloyd Webber and Chita Rivera will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 72nd annual Tony Awards, which will be held June 10 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. As previously announced, Sara Bareilles and Josh...

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KROQ Weenie Roast 2018: Blink-182, Panic! At the Disco among the performers

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 12:58 am

Los Angeles rock station KROQ has announced the lineup of the 26th annual KROQ Weenie Roast concert, which is set to take place May 12 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The performers are Blink-182, Panic! At The Disco, Rise Against, Dirty Heads, Mike Shinoda, Cold War Kids, The War on...

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Complete 2018 Fort Rock set times and lineup

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 10:38 pm

Slideshow Main Photo CreditsIf you still haven't figured out how you're getting to Fort Rock in Ft. Lauderdale this weekend, we have a suggestion: Take the crazy train.Ozzy Osbourne, Godsmack and Five Finger Death Punch are the top-billed acts at the 2018 edition of Fort Rock, which takes place at Markham Park April 28-2...

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Complete Stagecoach 2018 set times and lineup

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 9:44 pm

Slideshow Main Photo CreditsGrab your friends in low places, head across the Florida Georgia Line and get ready for a once in a lifetime experience: Stagecoach 2018 is almost here.California's country music festival is set to go down this weekend, April 27-29, at Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. Headlined by Florida Georgia...

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Marcus Smart pivotal for Boston Celtics’ playoff run

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 8:44 pm

Marcus Smart has missed the first four games of the Eastern Conference playoffs while recovering from a broken hand, but all indications show that he is set to return.The Boston Celtics have officially upgraded him to questionable for Game 5.Smart has proven to be a valuable member of the Celtics...

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Watch: Shania Twain to host 2018 Canadian Country Music Awards

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 8:44 pm

Shania Twain will host the 36th annual Canadian Country Music Awards, which will take place Sept. 9 in Hamilton, Ont., at FirstOntario Centre. The 24-time CCMA Award will also become only the second performer to be honored with the Generation Award for her "significant impact" on the country music...

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LA Galaxy will host Throwback Night with free fanny packs on April 28

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 8:40 pm

Much to the chagrin of those of us who wore them as children, Fanny Packs have made a comeback in the 2010s. And following a tough 2017 campaign, the LA Galaxy (3-3-1) are also on the comeback trail, thanks to the team's new star Zlatan Ibrahimović. For fans of both the Galaxy and waist-based...

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Joel Embiid likes Philadelphia 76ers’ chances in 2018

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 8:28 pm

The Philadelphia 76ers have made a cottage industry out of the phrase “Trust the Process.” According to the process’ biggest component, the time for waiting is over.Joel Embiid, an All-Star and Defensive Player of the Year candidate, has helped transform the Sixers franchise from stumbling to...

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Former San Diego Gulls right winger Jiri Sekac wins 2018 Gagarin Cup

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 7:56 pm

Jiri Sekac, who is a former player for the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League, has won the 2018 Gagarin Cup on Sunday. Sekac won the 2018 Kontinental Hockey League championship while playing for the Kazan Ak-Bars. The KHL is considered the second best professional hockey league in the...

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The English Beat Announce Tour Dates and First New Album Since 1982

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 7:32 pm

<p>The English Beat's new album comes out June 15th.</p>The Beat goes on! The English Beat, that is. With Dave Wakeling as vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, the British pop/ska favorites are about to release their first studio album since 1982. On June 15, Here We Go Love  will arrive, a brand-new collection of 13 songs created over the last few years...

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Former Bakersfield Condors win 2018 KHL Championship

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 6:26 pm

Two former Bakersfield Condors have won the 2018 Gagarin Cup, which is presented to the Kontinental Hockey League champion. Rob Klinkhammer and Anton Lander, who both played for the Condors in the past, were both members of the Ak Bars Kazan, which won the KHL championship on Sunday. In the 201...

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Exclusive Premiere: Heather Cole celebrates the ride on 'One of Our Hearts' (Watch)

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 5:56 pm

"Cause if I stay, one of our hearts will break," Heather Cole sings at the start of her visual EP, foreshadowing the beginning of the end. The rising pop artist recounts a rollercoaster romance on the five-track short film that hints at a breakup ("Hearts Will Break") before taking viewers all the...

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Car Seat Headrest announce North American concert dates for 2018 world tour

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 5:54 pm

Car Seat Headrest have revealed their 2018 touring schedule, which will start next month with an intimate show at Brooklyn’s Market Hotel and continue until well into the fall with a final gig in Germany on Nov. 17. The 47-date global tour will take the popular indie rock band from Virginia across...

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Ontario Reign play longest game in franchise history

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 5:20 pm

The Ontario Reign played their longest game in franchise history on Sunday at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. The Reign battled the Texas Stars very hard, but in the end came away with a 5-4 loss. The Stars lead the Reign in the best out of five Pacific Division semi-final series two games to one...

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Life is Beautiful returns with live 2018 lineup announcement

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 4:54 pm

Fans of Las Vegas' Life is Beautiful festival have plenty to look forward to with this year's lineup announcement. Each and every single year, the festival has brought some of the best up and coming acts, classic favorites and major headliners to the downtown Vegas area for all to experience.Prior...

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JoJo announces 2018 Leaks, Covers & Mixtapes tour

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 4:38 pm

2017 saw some major changes for JoJo. Over the summer, she revealed that she's no longer a part of Interscope Records following the release of her 2016 studio album Mad Love. Instead, Jojo will be releasing new music through a partnership with Interscope Records, which finds her reuniting with A&...

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Kevin Love needs to find his game for Cleveland Cavaliers

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 4:06 pm

LeBron James is no stranger to doing the heavy lifting for his ball clubs, but the 15-year veteran will need help from his supporting cast for the Cleveland Cavaliers to advance past the Indiana Pacers.LeBron has received pockets of support, namely from Kyle Korver and Jordan Clarkson in the Cavs...

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Get The Led Out to 'Ramble On' at return to Red Rocks in September

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 4:06 pm

Get The Led Out, the Americanized tribute outfit to classic rock heroes Led Zeppelin, are returning to Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the fifth year in a row this September. The band from Philadelphia who have carved out their own loyal fanbase with the music of the legendary hard rock band will keep on...

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Houston Rockets find offensive mojo on historic night

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:44 pm

The Houston Rockets grabbed a 3-1 series lead over the Minnesota Timberwolves, and they did so in historic fashion.The Rockets enjoyed a third quarter that will live in the record books, as Mike D’Antoni’s offense posted 50 points in the decisive frame. After leading by only one point at halftime...

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Family events in Dallas and Ft. Worth Mother's Day weekend 2018

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:44 pm

Mother’s Day is a time to show appreciation to mothers, grandmothers, and women who have shaped your life.  The day is traditionally enjoyed by family, enjoying togetherness, whether eating, listening to music, walking in the park, or just enjoying the spring weather. There will be several special...

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Nas' 11th studio album is due out in June 2018, according to Kanye West

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:42 pm

Kanye West has done some questionable things on social media, but Nas fans are hoping that West is telling the truth when he says that Nas' 11th studio album (whose title and track listing are to be announced) is set for release on June 15, 2018. West tweeted this announcement on April 22: "I'm hand...

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The 2018 ESPYS return to L.A.'s Microsoft Theater on July 18

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:40 pm

The 26th annual ESPYS are set to take place at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on July 18, according to an announcement on ESPN's website. The show's host and nominees are to be announced. The nominees for the 2018 ESPYS are expected to be revealed sometime in June. Voting for most ESPY categories...

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Janet Jackson announces more State of the World tour dates for 2018

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:38 pm

Janet Jackson is extending her State of the World tour with more concert dates in 2018 that were announced on April 23. The new tour dates were added to her previously announced 2018 festival shows, including the Essence Festival in New Orleans on July 8; FYF Fest in Los Angeles on July 22; Panorama...

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Georgia Swarm very close to 2018 NLL playoff spot

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:38 pm

The Georgia Swarm are on the brink of clinching a playoff spot in the National Lacrosse League's Eastern Division for 2018. There are many different scenarios where the Swarm can advance to the playoffs. The Swarm can clinch a playoff spot with a win when they host the Vancouver Stealth on April 2...

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2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango features Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes and more

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:34 pm

Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes and Meghan Trainor are among the artists set to perform at the 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango by AT&T all-star music concert, which takes place June 2 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Ryan Seacrest will host the show. The announcement was made by...

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Interview: OTIS guitarist Steve Jewell talks about band's Kentucky roots

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:28 pm

If you happen to hear a loud rumbling as you’re driving through southern Kentucky, it’s probably not blasting going on at a coal mine or a moonshine still blowing up somewhere in the hills. More likely it’s a musical rumbling you’re hearing, created by the four-man rock band OTIS. Actually, you don...

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Interview: Madame Mayhem talks theatric hard rock

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:26 pm

<p>Madame Mayhem gets up close and personal on new album.</p>She’s aggressive, outrageous, and operatic…and she’s ready for you.She’s Madame Mayhem, and she’s prepared to take the world by storm with her third full-length release, Ready for Me—starting with a twenty-date tour that’ll send her spinning through the Midwest and Southern states.The native New...

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Nile Rodgers says new CHIC album will feature Bruno Mars, HAIM and more

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:26 pm

Chic’s Nile Rodgers is one hit-making entertainer who doesn’t appear to be planning one of those farewell tours anytime soon. The veteran guitarist and songwriter has been hard at work over the last few years, bringing his tireless showmanship and dance-friendly songs to fans around the globe while...

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Interview: Freddie McGregor talks 'Go Freddie Go'

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:24 pm

Reggae star Freddie McGregor has had an incredible career. The singer, producer and occasional drummer has released nearly 40 albums since the late ’70s, including his much-acclaimed album Bobby Bobylon. He’s toured the world, worked with a who’s-who of reggae artists, and even been honored with the...

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The Fab 4 Music Festival announces lineup

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:22 pm

<p>Fab 4 Music Festival June 9, 218 1 pm to 10 pm </p>The Yellow Submarine is celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year and The Fab 4 Music Festival announces the 2018 band line-up. Celebrating The Beatles and 50 years of great music performed by 20 bands over the course of one day at The Toyota Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, Connecticut on Saturday...

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Music Video Premiere: Sub-Radio releases video for new single 'What Are We'

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:18 pm

Washington based indie pop-rock band Sub-Radio are pleased to premiere their new music video “What Are We” right here on AXS. The video finds the guys more focused on starting a band instead of paying attention to their frustrated lady friend. Fun fact: the music store at the beginning of the video...

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David Cross hitting the road for the Oh Come On Tour

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:14 pm

It is with a heavy heart that we must report the following news - David Cross will be heading out for a run of U.S. and Canadian performances this spring/summer! The comedian and “never-nude” jokester from “Arrested Development” will plan on visiting many cities across North America with a brand new...

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Watch: Whiskey Wolves of the West sharp in 'Lay That Needle Down' video

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:08 pm

Country duo Whiskey Wolves of the West sound sharp, and look sharp besides, in their brand-new video for "Lay That Needle Down." AXS has the exclusive premiere of the music video, which you can watch by playing the video above. Once you do, you'll be grooving with this entertaining double act."Lay...

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'American Idol' season 16, episode 14 recap and performances

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:06 pm

"American Idol" season 16 has its Top 10. The ABC singing competition revealed the first round of America's votes on Monday night, dividing the singers into three groups: those chosen by America; those saved by judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie; and the four contestants who were...

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'The Voice' season 14, episode 17 recap and performances

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:06 pm

"The Voice" season 14 continued with its Top 12 performances on Monday, as the dozen singers still eligible in the NBC singing competition brought out a fresh round of covers for judges Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson (and America). Which artists wowed and which artists...

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2018 NFL Draft preview: Safeties

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 3:04 pm

Safeties were once an after thought on draft day. They were converted cornerbacks that could not make it on the outside.That has changed considerably. Now they are better athletes and generally are more versatile than they were in the past. This year’s safety class includes a couple cornerback...

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Janelle Monáe announces Dirty Computer Tour, shares video for 'I Like That'

Monday, 23 April 2018, 9:20 pm

After giving the public an extended tease of her forthcoming album Dirty Computer, Janelle Monáe has announced a North American tour in support of the record that will kick off June 11 in Seattle, WA with stops including Boston, Denver, Washington, D.C., Salt Lake City and Minneapolis.As if the...

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Kyle Korver gives Cleveland Cavaliers much-needed lift

Monday, 23 April 2018, 9:20 pm

Throughout the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first-round series against the Indiana Pacers, LeBron James has needed help. As his teammates struggled, the team fell to a 2-1 series deficit.During the fourth quarter of Game 4, however, Kyle Korver caught fire. After firing blanks in the first quarter, Korver...

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Houston Rockets try to find groove in first round

Monday, 23 April 2018, 9:20 pm

The Houston Rockets have admittedly struggled in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. In a matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the high-powered Rockets’ offense has failed to make a serious dent, and one game included a 2-for-18 shooting line from MVP favorite James Harden...

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Derrick Rose elevates game for Minnesota Timberwolves

Monday, 23 April 2018, 9:18 pm

Following his exodus from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Derrick Rose appeared to be done for the 2017-18 season. Former head coach Tom Thibodeau, who coached Rose when he was the league’s MVP, took a chance on the former star, and the Minnesota Timberwolves' acquisition has paid dividends.While he’ll...

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BBVA Music Sessions: Watch Luke Pell kick off new live music series

Monday, 23 April 2018, 9:12 pm

The first of 10 BBVA Music Sessions kicked off on April 4 with a live, intimate performance and interview with country star Luke Pell in Dallas. Pell, who is currently on tour, gave fans an up close and personal opportunity to see him live at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, performing a slew of songs...

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2018 NFL Draft preview: Cornerbacks

Monday, 23 April 2018, 8:00 pm

Cornerbacks are one of the two or three most important positions in an NFL defense. Teams use three or four corners on most plays and will likely use five or six over significant stretches during the season.For that reason, there will be plenty of cornerbacks drafted in the first three rounds of...

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InCuya Music Festival coming to Cleveland with New Order, The Avett Brothers, SZA and more

Monday, 23 April 2018, 6:20 pm

Earlier this year, it was announced that the people behind Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were putting together the first-ever InCuya Music Festival, a two-day music fest set for Aug. 24-25 at Malls B and C in downtown Cleveland. The initial lineup has now been announced and like the Hall of...

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Tips for a successful New Orleans Jazz Fest

Monday, 23 April 2018, 5:16 pm

<p>Music fans flock to the Acura stage in anticipation of the day's headline act.</p>With the birth of spring comes festival season and that suggests another incarnation of the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Spread across two massive weekends, the extravaganza represents the best in live music with a strong slant towards indigenous Louisiana heritage, cuisine and...

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Georgia Swarm to donate to Kent Bazemore's ARMS Foundation

Monday, 23 April 2018, 4:42 pm

The Georgia Swarm plan to donate to the Kent Bazemore's ARMS Foundation. For every ticket purchased for the Swarm home game against the Vancouver Stealth on April 28 at the Infinite Energy Arena, $5 will go to the foundation when fans type in the Promo Code ARMS to buy tickets. For more information...

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San Diego Seals name Patrick Merrill head coach and general manager

Monday, 23 April 2018, 4:20 pm

The San Diego Seals have named Patrick Merrill as their first general manager and head coach in franchise history. In an announcement made earlier this month, Merrill will have a lot of work to do in the next seven months. The Seals are one of two National Lacrosse League expansion franchises to...

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Chvrches reveal 2018 North American headlining tour dates in promotion of ‘Love Is Dead’

Monday, 23 April 2018, 4:20 pm

Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches have announced their full North American touring plans for the remainder of the year. The band are currently in the process of prepping for their album campaign for their soon-to-be-released Love Is Dead studio effort, which is due out next month on May 25. The group...

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5 reasons to catch Rick Astley in concert

Monday, 23 April 2018, 4:02 pm

Pete RocheThere’s a scene in the latest Star Wars movie where Jedi master Luke Skywalker tries to temper pupil Rey’s expectations of future events:“This isn’t going to go the way you think,” cautions Luke.That admonition would’ve served fans attending Rick Astley’s concert in Cleveland last night equally...

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Garbage announce US tour supporting 20th anniversary edition of 'Version 2.0'

Monday, 23 April 2018, 3:38 pm

After recently announcing that a deluxe edition of Version 2.0 would be heading our way, Garbage announced dates for a brief U.S. tour in support of the 20th anniversary of their sophomore album.Kicking off in Seattle, Wash. on Sept. 29th, the tour will showcase the band playing the album in its...

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Judas Priest and Deep Purple announce co-headlining tour

Monday, 23 April 2018, 3:36 pm

Two legendary rock bands are teaming up for an unforgettable outing this summer. Judas Priest and Deep Purple have announced their co-headlining North American tour. The trek hits up 25 cities and starts August 21 in Cincinnati, Ohio and wraps up in Wheatland, Calif. Tickets go on sale this Friday...

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Watch: Franz Ferdinand embrace nonsense in new video for ‘Glimpse Of Love,’ cover Drake’s ‘Passionfruit’

Monday, 23 April 2018, 3:36 pm

Life in a rock and roll band can be a fun one, as lived out by the members of Franz Ferdinand in their brand new music video for “Glimpse Of Love.” The veteran Scottish rock outfit shared the new video on Monday morning, which was directed by visual artist Alice Kunisue, and features the band...

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Georgia Swarm move into first place in NLL Eastern Division

Monday, 23 April 2018, 3:34 pm

The Georgia Swarm of the National Lacrosse League have moved into first place in the National Lacrosse League Eastern Division standings. However even though the Swarm are in first, they have not yet clinched a playoff spot. The Swarm moved into first after the New England Black Wolves beat the...

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'American Idol' will have live voting for both East and West Coasts

Monday, 23 April 2018, 3:32 pm

"American Idol" is making its live shows live for music fans everywhere. ABC announced on Monday via press release that starting on Sunday, April 29, it will air "Idol" live in all time zones for three weeks, enabling fans to vote for their favorite "American Idol" season 16 singers no matter where...

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Rolling Stones announce Florence + The Machine, Liam Gallagher and more as support acts for UK tour

Monday, 23 April 2018, 3:32 pm

The Rolling Stones will start the U.K. leg of their 2018 spring/summer tour in just under a month with an opening night at London Stadium on May 22. The iconic rock band will visit cities across their native United Kingdom and throughout Europe to start the summer, and on Monday the Stones announced...

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5 reasons to see Echosmith in concert

Monday, 23 April 2018, 1:44 pm

Pete RocheEchosmith just keeps getting bigger and better.The young musicians in the Chino, California family band are veterans of the Vans Warped Tour scene and Alternative Press Music Awards circuit, boast a burgeoning resume that includes opening stints for Twenty One Pilots and Owl City, and have a...

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Michael Jackson’s famous moonwalking shoes to be auctioned next month

Monday, 23 April 2018, 1:42 pm

Back in 1983, Michael Jackson was one of, if not the biggest name in commercial pop music. His historic solo album, Thriller, had just been released the year before, and Jackson was well on his way to dancing into the cultural history books throughout the next decade. One night in 1983 however...

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Charlie Fox releases debut LP 'Alive'

Monday, 23 April 2018, 1:40 pm

Allen JimenezCelebrating the release of her debut LP, Alive, Charlie Fox brought soul and sass to Syntax Physic Opera in Denver, Colo. on April 14th.  The intimate venue, lending its antiquated chic feel, set the mood for the evening along with Elizabeth Rose and The Soldier of Love, who opened and covered songs...

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Listen: Anne-Marie sings about young love in lyric video for Ed Sheeran collab single '2002'

Monday, 23 April 2018, 1:34 pm

Anne-Marie recently dropped a cute and colorful animated lyric video for her latest single “2002” which was co-written by Ed Sheeran. In the infectiously sweet and incredibly romantic track, Anne-Marie sings about childhood summer love born over 15 years ago in “2002.” She recalls “the day you...

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Golden Knights Weekly Wraparound: Second-round playoff tickets go on sale at 12 pm Monday

Monday, 23 April 2018, 1:34 pm

The Vegas Golden Knights have advanced to the second round of the National Hockey League postseason, and while they await the finish of the first round in the Eastern Conference—perhaps as soon as Monday night, if both Boston and Washington can close out their respective series—they do know their...

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'American Idol' season 16, episode 13 recap and performances

Monday, 23 April 2018, 1:34 pm

"American Idol" turned the voting over to America on Sunday, as the ABC singing competition's Top 14 performed some huge hits hoping that they'd translate into a huge number of votes. With four contestants going home this week, judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan were on hand to help...

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