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5 best Rihanna collaborations

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 10:46 pm

Since Rihanna burst onto the scene over a decade ago, she has quickly become one of the most successful artists at such a young age. By 2017, she had released eight studio albums, racked up handfuls of No. 1 hits across all charts, and grew to have one of the most recognizable voices in pop music...

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5 best Rascal Flatts lyrics

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 9:28 pm

Rascal Flatts have been one of country's best acts since they arrived on the scene in 2000. Each of their first seven albums from 2000 to 2010 have been certified Platinum or higher by the RIAA and for good reason. The group's songs have touched millions of fans with heartfelt lyrics and suave...

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Halloween events for kids in Salt Lake City 2017

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 9:26 pm

Children will have fun wearing costumes and going out to Halloween events in Salt Lake City, UT. Make plans to take the kids to the not-very-spooky kid-friendly Halloween events where they can play in 2017.Haunted HollowOct. 16 @ 6 p.m.Galena Hills Park, 12453 S. Vista Station Blvd., Draper, UT...

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Halloween parties and concerts in Baltimore 2017

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 9:08 pm

Forget haunted houses and horror-movie marathons--this Halloween, the best place to be is at a concert, and Baltimore has plenty going on, from metal bands to a couple weekend festivals. So get your costume picked out, grab your tickets, and let the music put a spell on you this Halloween.Ray...

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2017 American Influencer Awards for Beauty headed to the Novo in Los Angeles this November

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 9:06 pm

<p>The American Influencer Awards for Beauty is co-hosted by Kandee Johnson on Nov. 18 at Los Angeles' The Novo.</p>In its first year, Beauty Launchpad and The Kirschner Group joined together to present the annual American Influencer Awards for Beauty. The social media event aims to shine a light on top influencers in hair, makeup, nail and beauty professionals hosted by Kandee Johnson and Patrick Starrr. The...

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Interview: Dylan Dili shares struggles and triumphs on 'Pain 2 Power'

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 8:46 pm

<p>Dylan Dili hosts listening party for new album, 'Pain 2 Power'</p>Over a decade has passed since Caribbean hip-hop artist Dylan Dili starred in Diddy's "Making the Band" on MTV, and the years have not been without tribulation. The fame he experienced after the hit show aired was accompanied by rejection and mockery, including a notorious impersonation by Dave...

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Journeyman soul singer Charles Bradley dies at 68

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 7:40 pm

Charles Bradley, the journeyman R&B/soul singer who gained notoriety in the early 2000s after years working as a James Brown impersonator in nightclubs, has passed away. The 68-year-old singer had become one of the more beloved and exciting names in contemporary music along with his band, The...

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Vegas Golden Knights Player Profile: D Nate Schmidt

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 7:36 pm

The Vegas Golden Knights may have lost their National Hockey League preseason game on Thursday night in San Jose, 5-2, to the Sharks, but Sin City is gearing up for the team's first home preseason game at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 26 against the Los Angeles Kings. First, however, the team will play...

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Ed Sheeran reveals 2018 North American stadium concert dates

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 7:06 pm

Ed Sheeran added onto his previously announced 2018 touring plans on Friday evening, as the guitarist and pop singer revealed his North American stadium concert dates set for late summer and fall of next year. The Divide singer and part-time Game of Thrones fireside minstrel will start his 201...

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Halloween parties and concerts in Austin 2017

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 5:10 pm

Forget haunted houses and horror-movie marathons--this Halloween, the best place to be is at a concert, and Austion has plenty going on, from classic-rock icons to country favorites. So get your costume picked out, grab your tickets, and let the music put a spell on you this Halloween.Bob Seger...

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Halloween parties and concerts in Seattle 2017

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 4:58 pm

Forget haunted houses and horror-movie marathons--this Halloween, the best place to be is at a concert, and Seattle has plenty going on, from rappers to alternative favorites. So get your costume picked out, grab your tickets, and let the music put a spell on you this Halloween.Silversun Pickups...

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Halloween parties and concerts in New York 2017

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 4:38 pm

Forget haunted houses and horror-movie marathons--this Halloween, the best place to be is at a concert, and the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul have plenty going on, from funk icons to alternative favorites. So get your costume picked out, grab your tickets, and let the music put a spell on...

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Halloween events for kids in Minneapolis and St. Paul 2017

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 4:26 pm

Kids will enjoy the Halloween activities during the beautiful fall season in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN in 2017. There will be several family-friendly events offering the chance to get dressed up in creative costumes and mingle with children in the community.Preschool Costume Contest & Big...

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Nashville rockers the Pink Spiders map out the Black Dagger Tour

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 4:24 pm

Nashville band The Pink Spiders is gearing up for a late fall 2017 tour. The rockers took to their Twitter account to announce 10 dates that span the midwest and Atlantic coast beginning on Dec. 14 in St. Louis, Missouri. From there, the band will visit Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland...

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Mazo, Lee live up to the hype with incredible finishes at LFA 23

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 3:32 pm

Flyweight prospects Sabina "The Columbian Queen" Mazo (4-0) and Andrea "KGB" Lee (8-2) both headed into Legacy Fighting Alliance 23 with a ton of hype behind them.The 20-year-old Mazo had a reputation for scoring brutal head kick knockouts, and the 28-year-old Lee danced into the show on the heels...

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Interview: Lila Blue on tea with Lena Dunham, writing theater scores and her EP 'Have A Look,' plus she's only 17

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 3:30 pm

<p>Only 17 and Lila Blue already has two albums under her belt, with a new EP out today.</p>When Lena Dunham proclaims that she is ‘obsessed with Lila Blue,' you want to sit up and listen. The Girls star and creator sang the praises of young Blue, an exceptional San Francisco singer/songwriter whose debut album Lucille, was written when she was only 13. The then 16-year-old had just...

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Interview: Pegi Young talks life, love, touring and new music

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 3:10 pm

Folk rock artist Pegi Young and her band The Survivors are out on the road this fall hitting cities that they haven't been to in awhile. The tour began on Sep. 16 in Denton, Texas and runs through Oct. 2 in Baton Rouge.The tour's next stop is Sat. Sep. 23 in Detroit at PJ Lager House.Young released...

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5 best Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit lyrics

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 2:28 pm

Jason Isbell is one of the most unlikely and uplifting crossover success stories of recent years. After being kicked out of Drive-By Truckers due to his addictions, Isbell has gotten clean, gotten a family, and notched a pair of #1 albums on not just the Americana charts, but also the Country and...

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Watch newcomer Sheila Carlito's new video for his single 'Goodland Ave.'

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 2:06 pm

Not only is he a solo artist, but he's also a member of the duo A+A along with Anwar Sawyer.  According to a recent online bio, Sheila Carlito and Sawyer got their start writing for other artists and then decided to come out from behind-the-scenes and create music for themselves. They released an...

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Questlove to release his next book on self-improvement with, ‘Creative Quest’

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 2:02 pm

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson has proven time and time again that he truly is a man of many talents. The Roots drummer, who is also a part-time DJ, the bandleader for Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show and an award-nominated author, is now set to release a self-help book titled, Creative Quest.Scheduled for...

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K-Pop group KARD has a wild preformance in New York

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 1:58 pm

Katherine VillalonOn Wednesday, Sept. 20th, co-ed K-Pop group KARD landed in New York for the third stop of their WILD K.A.R.D 2017 The First Tour in America Pt.2 tour.  The group is returning to the United States after successfully completing the first part of their tour back in May and fans lined up early in the...

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Listen: Demi Lovato dreams of 'Sexy Dirty Love' on the dance floor

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 1:54 pm

Pop superstar Demi Lovato released her new song "Sexy Dirty Love" on Sept. 21. After a few ballads, she comes through with a dazzling dance track."Sexy Dirty Love" is one of the songs on Lovato's upcoming album, Tell Me You Love Me. The new track follows lead single "Sorry Not Sorry," the title...

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Listen: Miley Cyrus takes break from breakup on 'Week Without You'

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 1:52 pm

Pop superstar Miley Cyrus released her new song "Week Without You" on Sept. 21. She takes a break from a bad breakup on the countrified tune."Week Without You" is one of the songs on Cyrus' upcoming album, Younger Now. It follows lead single "Malibu," "Inspired" and the title track. She has no time...

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Walk the Moon marches forward in 'One Foot' music video

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 1:44 pm

Pop-rock group Walk the Moon premiered the music video for "One Foot" on Sept. 21. The band marches forward in the new clip."One Foot" is the lead single from Walk the Moon's upcoming third studio album. The band reached mega-success with 2014's "Shut Up and Dance." Following that, Walk the Moon...

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Watch: Ed Sheeran drops cute, romantic lyric video for 'Perfect'

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 1:42 pm

Hopeless romantics everywhere are bound to be thrilled with Ed Sheeran’s cute, swoon-worthy new lyric video for his timeless ballad “Perfect,” which dropped on Sept. 22. The song was penned for his girlfriend of over two years, Cherry Seaborn and early on, Sheeran dubbed this track as “better” than...

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Watch: Taylor Swift gets her zombie on in 1 of 3 behind-the-scenes looks at 'Look What You Made Me Do' music video

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 1:40 pm

It takes a lot of work to transform the world’s biggest female pop star into your basic graveyard-variety zombie and Taylor Swift recently gave us a glimpse of the complex process in one of three fascinating behind-the-scenes videos exploring the making of her critically-acclaimed music video for...

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Demetri Martin announces Let's Get Awkward fall tour dates

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 1:38 pm

Comedian Demetri Martin announced his Let’s Get Awkward Tour in May and hit the road in March. With a successful start to the year, Martin has announced a number of new additions to the tour for the fall months, with the new dates starting on Oct. 6 and going to the start of December. AXS has...

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Live multimedia show Pop-Up Magazine to return to the Theatre at Ace Hotel on fall tour

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 1:18 pm

Pop-Up Magazine is an interesting concept - a live magazine where artists, writers, filmmakers, radio producers and more set up and perform new “reported stories” in front of an audience. This includes political stories, pop culture, science, sports, and just about anything else you will find in a...

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Interview: Birds of Bellwoods to play Toronto’s Mod Club Theatre

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 12:00 am

Emerging out of Toronto’s music scene is the alt-folk band Birds of Bellwoods. Likened to Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers and Arkells, the quartet is known for their unique ability to blend storytelling with lovely harmonies and strong musical talent. Stephen Joffe (lead vocals/mandolin), Adrian...

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How the story goes with San Fermin at the Bluebird Theater

Friday, 22 September 2017, 11:42 pm

Slideshow Main Photo CreditsBy all accounts, Ellis Ludwig-Leone is the “leader” of San Fermin, who played the Bluebird Theater Wednesday night. He is the creative force behind the band, writing the songs and laying the framework for three albums of beautiful and touching orchestral pop.But, you wouldn’t know it based on the...

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Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie to discuss their careers in Fleetwood Mac and as a duo at the Grammy Museum

Friday, 22 September 2017, 11:34 pm

Fleetwood Mac is one of the most beloved classic rock bands in music history and has received a number of awards and accolades over the years. Two band members will soon get a new honor at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, when Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie participate in an intimate...

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Louis Futon to play his biggest headlining show yet at the Gothic Theatre in Colorado

Friday, 22 September 2017, 11:28 pm

His “biggest headline show yet" is how electronic music producer Louis Futon describes his upcoming concert at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, Colorado on Nov. 3. Futon, real name Tyler Minford, has only grown to popularity within the past two years, but has accomplished a lot in that time. He's...

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Standing on the shoulders of giants: The influences of Janis Joplin

Friday, 22 September 2017, 11:22 pm

Janis Joplin had one of the greatest voices in rock & roll. But she would be the first to say that she stood on the shoulders of giants. As a teenager who was often bullied, Janis took solace in the healing power of the blues. The art form and its characters set Janis on the road to becoming a...

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Colorado Springs Chorale to host annual 'Deck the Hall' celebration at Pikes Peak Center

Friday, 22 September 2017, 11:16 pm

The holiday spirit will be alive and well in The Centennial State this December. The Colorado Springs Chorale will bring their annual "Deck the Hall" performance to the Pikes Peak Center on Dec. 8, and they'll be bringing some Christmas classics along for the ride.The performance will draw...

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Depeche Mode celebrate 40th anniversary of David Bowie's 'Heroes' with haunting cover

Friday, 22 September 2017, 11:10 pm

English electronic band Depeche Mode recorded a studio version of their cover of David Bowie's "Heroes," which they released today in honor of the original track's 40th anniversary. Depeche Mode has been performing the cover out on their Global Spirit Tour in Europe and North America and seen an...

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Exclusive premiere: Jesse Cook releases new video, 'Hembra'

Friday, 22 September 2017, 11:00 pm

Guitarist, composer and producer Jesse Cook is considered one of the most influential musicians within the "nuevo flamenco" genre. Today (Sept. 22) his new video for his track "Hembre" was released, exclusively on AXS. You can watch above."I had a blast making this video with my friend Juan Medrano...

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Philadelphia 76ers bringing Kris Humphries into training camp

Friday, 22 September 2017, 9:56 pm

If there is anything a young team can use, it’s high-energy veterans. Philadelphia 76ers team president Bryan Colangelo inked J.J. Redick and Amir Johnson during the offseason, with the expectation that both players will play significant roles.On the other hand is Kris Humphries, a scrappy veteran...

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Most memorable moments in the rivalry between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants

Friday, 22 September 2017, 9:54 pm

The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants meet on Sunday in Week 3 for the 167th time. The Giants lead the all-time series with a 84-80-2 record.Last season, the two teams split their two matchups. The Giants won the first matchup at home in early November and the Eagles won at home in late...

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Laura Rizzoto shares new single 'Red Flags'

Friday, 22 September 2017, 6:42 pm

Native Brazilian Laura Rizzotto is premiering her new single "Red Flags" exclusively on AXS. Laura has been writing and performing music since she was nine years old, has been such a passion for her. Ironically, she was discovered in her native homeland and signed with Universal Music Brazil at the...

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Ten Ton Man shares new song 'Dangerous Woman & A Desperate Man' from upcoming EP

Friday, 22 September 2017, 6:42 pm

New York-based singer/songwriter Ten Ton Man aka Paul Livornese, shares the new song "Dangerous Woman & A Desperate Man" from his upcoming EP of the same name. The track explores the story of a man who meets what he thinks is the woman of his dreams until she starts living on the edge by robbing...

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Blackbear to play poolside at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Friday, 22 September 2017, 6:42 pm

Put on your swim trunks and blow up those floaties, hip hopper Blackbear will be poolside at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas next month. The popular rapper, whose collaborated with the likes of Justin Bieber, G-Eazy and Mike Posner, will perform at the venue's popular pool on Oct. 1...

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Interview: Act of Defiance drummer Shawn Drover reveals 'Old Scars, New Wounds'

Friday, 22 September 2017, 6:40 pm

When drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick made their sudden departure from Megadeth in 2014, many thought they might have lost their minds, yet the duo knew exactly what they were doing. From that fateful decision, Act of Defiance was born. The two busied themselves with writing the...

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Bellator 183: Brooke Mayo 'has sights set' on flyweight title

Friday, 22 September 2017, 6:40 pm

Brooke "The Bully" Mayo (0-1) isn't looking past her Bellator 183 opponent, but she has made it no secret that she's eyeing a world title shot sometime in the not so distant future.She wants a championship opportunity against the winner of Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs. Emily Ducote, a fight set for...

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Carmelo Anthony likely to remain with New York Knicks

Friday, 22 September 2017, 6:40 pm

On the eve of training camp, the question remains: where will Carmelo Anthony go?The New York Knicks star forward is still on the team’s roster, despite an entire offseason spent with his name in daily trade rumors. While there might be feasible trade options, Anthony still maintains a no-trade...

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Rainer Maria to headline The Sinclair

Friday, 22 September 2017, 6:40 pm

Mid-'90s indie rockers Rainer Maria will headline The Sinclair at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24. The influential Midwest trio will be joined by special guest Olivia Neutron-John.Rainer Maria are out on the road showcasing S/T, their first album following an 11-year hiatus. The album, released back on...

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Cap ‘n Jazz to perform in Brooklyn

Friday, 22 September 2017, 6:38 pm

Influential Midwestern emo outfit Cap ‘n Jazz will perform at Brooklyn Steel on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. Joining them will be special guest The Van Pelt.Cap ‘n Jazz, who earned a cult following during the early ‘90s in the Chicago area and the Midwest, only recorded one full-length album before...

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Interpol to perform Turn On The Bright Lights in Queens

Friday, 22 September 2017, 6:38 pm

Forest Hills Stadium is set to host Interpol, who will perform their debut album, Turn On The Bright Lights, in its entirety at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. The post-punk revivalists will be joined by special guests Deerhunter and Battles.Turn on the Bright Lights is celebrating its 15th...

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British post-punk’s Wire to perform at The Sinclair

Friday, 22 September 2017, 6:38 pm

British post-punk ensemble Wire will perform at The Sinclair at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 with special guest Minibeast.While on the road, Wire is showcasing tracks from their 15th studio long-player, Silver/Lead, which emerged back in March. The psychedelic post-punk album is highlighted by the...

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Tchami & Malaa plot 11-stop North American No Redemption Tour

Friday, 22 September 2017, 6:36 pm

If you're looking for salvation, you won't find it on Tchami and Malaa's upcoming co-headlining tour. The French house producers are moving the congregation across the U.S. and Canada this fall on their No Redemption tour, hitting 11 markets between November and December. Check out the complete list...

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New movies this week: 'Kingsman,' 'Brad's Status' and 'Stronger' in theaters Sept 22

Friday, 22 September 2017, 6:36 pm

There's a good mix of films hitting theaters this weekend, led by a highly-anticipated sequel. But there are some "strong" dramas coming out as well that hope to turn the slumping 2017 box office around. Will any of these new releases scare "It" from the top box office spot?Here are reviews of...

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Tech N9ne hits the road to support anticipated new collaborative album 'Strange Rein'

Friday, 22 September 2017, 6:36 pm

The Strange Music rapper and label owner Tech N9ne will be hitting the road to support his new collaboration album Strange Reign, where he’ll be playing venues like The Showbox in Seattle on Oct. 8. He’ll be joined by MCs Krizz Kaliko, Illest Uminati and Swisher Sleep at that show as well, and you...

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Phoenix Suns extend invite to Anthony Bennett

Friday, 22 September 2017, 6:36 pm

Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, has agreed to a non-guaranteed contract with the Phoenix Suns, Yahoo! Sports reports. The deal allows him to fight for a roster spot in training camp.Bennett, who never panned out after being the Cleveland Cavaliers’ top prize in 201...

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The Ghost of Paul Revere construct fall tour

Friday, 22 September 2017, 6:36 pm

Portland, ME folk products The Ghost of Paul Revere are bringing their foot-stomping sound across the U.S. this fall. The quartet will tour in support of their upcoming release, Monarch, which hits store on Oct. 27. Check out the complete tour routing below.The trek is currently underway as the...

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Teton Gravity Research to premiere winter sports film 'Rogue Elements' at NYC's PlayStation Theater

Friday, 22 September 2017, 6:34 pm

A new adventure is coming to Times Square this fall. Action sports media company Teton Gravity Research have created a brand new ski and snowboarding movie titled "Rogue Elements", and the company will debut the flick at PlayStation Theater on Nov. 8.Beckoning adventurers who "pursue the edge...

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Interview: AGT season 12 runner-up Angelica Hale and her dad discuss her 'incredible' journey

Friday, 22 September 2017, 4:50 pm

“America’s Got Talent” season 12 runner up Angelica Hale has left an indelible imprint on millions of hearts across America. Her unbridled joy, deep passion for singing and fierce determination to follow her dreams on her AGT journey inspired us and made us smile. As a sepsis and kidney transplant...

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Watch Broadside's beachy video for 'I Love You. I Love You. It's Disgusting'

Friday, 22 September 2017, 2:58 pm

It's been a couple of months since the boys from Broadside released a new music video, but with their busy touring schedule it's understandable.On Thursday (Sept. 21), things changed when the Virginia-founded band unveiled their music video for their ukulele-driven track, "I Love You. I Love You...

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Minnesota Timberwolves add Aaron Brooks to roster

Friday, 22 September 2017, 2:56 pm

The Minnesota Timberwolves have continued to bulk up on veteran players this offseason. Prior to the start of training camp, the Wolves have inked guard Aaron Brooks to an undisclosed deal.Brooks, 32, has considerable NBA experience and spent last season with the Indiana Pacers. In limited minutes...

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Portland’s Damian Lillard says 'no' to superteams

Friday, 22 September 2017, 2:44 pm

The Portland Trail Blazers received good news from star point guard Damian Lillard. If he has his way, he won’t be leaving to join a “superteam” any time soon.Keeping in line with what TNT analyst Charles Barkley has said, Lillard claimed he is not a fan of joining with other superstars to...

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Movie review: The new 'Kingsman' sequel a royal disappointment

Friday, 22 September 2017, 2:42 pm

What a massive, royal disappointment. One of the absolute best movies of 2014 was "Kingsman: The Secret Service" (read the review here). And though all of the same ingredients seem to be in play for the sequel, "Kingsman: The Golden Circle", this new film is served up stale, leaving a very bitter...

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Photos: Alison Wonderland starts the weekend early at New York’s Terminal 5

Friday, 22 September 2017, 2:00 pm

Tom ShacklefordAlison Wonderland, the Adidas-wearing Aussie DJ who’s made quite the name for herself in the EDM festival circuit around the globe, brought her one-of-a-kind, spiritually beat-driven party to Terminal 5 in New York City on Thursday night. The electronic musician may seem to be smaller in stature...

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Interview: Shaman's Harvest vocalist digs into 'Red Hands Black Deeds'

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:08 pm

Missouri is not known as a breeding ground for rock and roll, and perhaps that is why Jefferson City natives, Shaman’s Harvest create music that resonates with fierce authenticity. Vocalist Nate Hunt, bassist Matt Fisher, and guitarist Josh Hamler, formed the group in 1996. They struck a chord and...

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Elohim live at New York City's Terminal 5

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:06 pm

Emily KornElohim, omnipresent and all-powerful, is a god (or goddess, if you ask the artist going by the same name) shrouded equally in divinity and anonymity. Elohim, the artist, encapsulates these qualities perfectly--she is a mystery, but it is increasingly hard to ignore her presence (whether you're a...

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Father John Misty to cut live album at Jack White's Third Man Records

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:04 pm

Father John Misty treks to Nashville on Tuesday (Sept. 26) for his sold-out show at the famed Ryman Auditorium, and, like anyone headed to Nashville, he’s going to drop by Jack White’s Third Man Records. FJM, otherwise known as Josh Tillman, has announced a solo acoustic show at Third Man’s Blue...

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Watch Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley of Kiss share a stage for the first time in 16 years

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:04 pm

Kiss founding members Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley shared a stage for the first time in 16 years on Wednesday night (Sept. 20). Simmons and Frehley teamed up for The Children Matter, an initiative organized by Simmons and the nonprofit Matter to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, as...

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Macklemore and Kesha relive the 'Good Old Days' in their music video

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:04 pm

Indie rapper Macklemore premiered the music video for "Good Old Days" on Sept. 21. He relives the good times with featured artist Kesha in the new clip."Good Old Days" is one of the songs on Macklemore's upcoming solo album, Gemini. He wrote the new track with Kesha. Backed by piano and plucky...

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Niall Horan has an ex on the brain in 'Too Much to Ask' music video

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:02 pm

Irish singer-songwriter Niall Horan premiered the music video for "Too Much to Ask" on Sept. 21. He has trouble moving on from a relationship in the new clip."Too Much to Ask" is the third single from Horan's upcoming debut album, Flicker. The new track follows lead single "This Town" and the...

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GRiZ and Louis Futon share funky flip of Tyler, the Creator's 'See You Again' (listen)

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:02 pm

GRiZ and Louis Futon recently shared their flip of Tyler, the Creator’s “See You Again” featuring Kali Uchis from Tyler’s latest album, Flower Boy. In case you’re wondering, a flip is basically taking a sample and making “a beat or song using the sample in a creative way,” according to TaurusBeats...

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Music artists Gian Marco and Melendi take center stage at the Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions in Los Angeles

Friday, 22 September 2017, 3:04 am

In advance of the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards set to take place on Thursday, Nov. 16, some of today’s most talented Latin musicians came out to celebrate at The Novo by Microsoft, in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. The private Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions featured special performances by Gian...

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LFA 23: Lee, Thorton both make weight for flyweight championship showdown

Friday, 22 September 2017, 2:12 am

Reigning flyweight champion Andrea "KGB" Lee (7-2) made weight for her hotly-anticipated title defense at Legacy Fighting Alliance 23, tipping the scales at 124.8 pounds. The 28-year-old seemed healthy, happy and lean -- not weak, sucked out or dehydrated from a rough weight cut. Lee's appearance...

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Watch: Brie Angellina premiere's lyric video for her girl-power single 'Lullaby'

Friday, 22 September 2017, 2:10 am

Pop musician Brie Angellina is exclusively premiering her lyric music video for her new single "Lullaby." Angellina has been behind-the-scenes a bit, starring in music videos for such popular acts like Lil' Chuckee and Austin Mahone. Now, it's her time to shine and showcase her musical chops. With...

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Corn mazes and pumpkin patches near Kansas City 2017

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:18 am

The only thing better than watching sports teams do their thing in Kansas City is going all out for the fall season.By “all out,” we mean dressing your house (or apartment) up for Halloween and getting the perfect pumpkins to sit on the front porch or create that perfect pumpkin pie that the entire...

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Corn mazes and pumpkin patches near Detroit 2017

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:16 am

Summer is over, and Detroit residents are gearing up for the fall season.There is a lot to love about the Motor City and its environs in the fall. Neighborhood trees explode in drop-dead-gorgeous colors, residents prepare for the scariest time of the year, and families will be making their way out...

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Halloween parties and concerts in Minneapolis and St. Paul 2017

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:14 am

Forget haunted houses and horror-movie marathons--this Halloween, the best place to be is at a concert, and the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul have plenty going on, from country icons to alternative favorites. So get your costume picked out, grab your tickets, and let the music put a spell...

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Corn mazes and pumpkin patches near Denver 2017

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:14 am

When the weather turns cool, Denver brings out its jackets and UGGs.Fall in the Mile High City means that houses are getting ready for Halloween, the trees are beginning to burst in a splendid array of serene colors, and pumpkin-everything will dominate menus and tables. If you’re looking for the...

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Halloween events for kids in New York 2017

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:12 am

Children love to dress up in colorful costumes and play at community events for Halloween during the fall season. There will be many opportunities to enjoy kid-friendly, family-friendly Halloween festivities in New York in 2017. Here are some of New York's kid-friendly celebrations for Halloween...

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Interview: Soca king Bunji Garlin talks new album 'Turn Up'

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:10 am

If you like to dance or are otherwise a fan of vibrant upbeat music it’s likely that you enjoy soca music, the hottest sound coming out of the Caribbean right now. Similarly, if you like soca you most likely love Bunji Garlin, the soca hit maker and one of the genre’s biggest proponents. Garlin has...

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Interview: Mark Liber talks about Elantris’s first major tour

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:10 am

As much as Mark Liber and the other members of symphonic metal band Elantris have been enjoying their 23-date tour supporting headliner Epica, they are looking forward to playing in New York on Sept. 29, at the Playstation Theater.   “When we first got the list of where we’re playing [on this tour...

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Blake Shelton announces new album ‘Texoma Shore’ featuring single 'I'll Name the Dogs'

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:06 am

Country hunk Blake Shelton announced his next studio album, titled Texoma Shore, will drop on Nov. 3. Shelton’s first new since 2016’s If I’m Honest will feature his single “I’ll Name the Dogs,” which he debuted earlier in September.The popular coach of NBC’s The Voice dropped the news of the...

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Frank Zappa will return to head out on tour in 2018 as a hologram

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:56 am

The estates of numerous rock stars and performers who have passed away recently have been saying it, but it looks like Frank Zappa may be the first notable American artist who will head out on a full tour as a hologram next year. The news of Frank’s semi-return comes via an announcement from...

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Watch Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves & Midland preview The Breakers Tour on Tonight Show

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:52 am

A rousing medley by country music artists Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves, and Midland was performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Sept. 20. The country stars are gearing up for their newly announced The Breakers Tour, which will hit U.S. cities in 2018.Fallon introduced the act...

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Watch: The Rolling Stones debut single 'Hate to See You Go' live in Zurich

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:48 am

The Rolling Stones continue to pull out surprises on their current No Filter Tour of Europe. The legendary British rockers performed the fourth stop of the fall stadium romp on Sept. 20 in Zurich at Stadion Letzigrund and dazzled fans with a hit-packed 20-song setlist, which included the live debut...

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Chart roundup: Sam Smith's "Too Good at Goodbyes" opens high on the Hot 100

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:42 am

On the Sept. 19 chart update, Taylor Swift is still reigning queen of the Hot 100 songs chart while Sam Smith's new track "Too Good at Goodbyes" comes roaring in at No. 5. Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" takes the lead on Streaming Songs. It's a rarity when a song holds the No. 1 position on the overall...

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Xscape to headline 'Smooth Holiday Groove II' in Dallas

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:36 am

In 2016, Smooth R&B 105.7 presented their first annual Smooth Holiday Groove concert with Keith Sweat and KEM. This year, the radio station will present the Smooth Holiday Groove II concert and this time around Xscape, Monica and Tamar Braxton will headline the holiday show. The event will take...

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Photos: Magpie Salute brought rich guitar sounds to Tucson

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:34 am

© Mary AndrewsThe Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson, one of the founding members of the southern folk rock band, brought together former and new band members to honor the sounds of their new band, Magpie Salute, to Tucson’s Fox Theatre on Sept. 19. The supergroup consists of former Crowes guitarist Marc Ford and...

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Listen: Sages premiere new single 'Matter of Time'

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:28 am

Rock band Sages have recently released their LP this year, Sleepwalker, and are releasing their newest single from the LP titled Matter of Time. The band has gained more exposure having been featured in several publications, online and in print, including Alt Press and All Access, among others. The...

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Criterion and weSPARK to screen 'Dressed to Kill' in Los Angeles

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:26 am

The Criterion Collection is one of the top home video release companies when it comes to prestige films. Criterion is teaming with weSPARK, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. Together, they will screen the classic Brian De Palma movie...

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The GRAMMY Museum to celebrate 40th anniversary of L.A. punk rock band X

Friday, 22 September 2017, 12:22 am

From time to time, the GRAMMY Museum highlights an artist, music history, or another event honoring work in musical arts. On Oct. 13, American Express presents "An Evening with X in Conjunction with the Opening of X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles" to commemorate X, one of the best band's in the...

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Six must-hear covers by hip-hop and classical duo Black Violin

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 11:36 pm

Violinist Kev Marcus and violist Wil B of Black Violin are all about breaking down barriers, and one of the best ways to do that is through music. Black Violin strives to impart through their music the fact that there really are no real barriers, only perceived ones. While genres like classical and...

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AXS TV Fights to livestream weigh-ins ahead of LFA 23 on Sept. 22

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 10:36 pm

Legacy Fighting Alliance is back with another night of highly anticipated fights, including two title fights.LFA 23 will be taking over Louisiana's Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Sept. 22 with the Main Card televised on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT (find out how to watch here). The event will...

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Photos: Tei Shi puts on brilliant performance at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:54 pm

Tom ShacklefordBrooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg welcomed in a pair of completely different sounding artists last night in Lawrence Rothman and Tei Shi. Both singers brought completely different sounding performances to the packed venue located right across the river from Manhattan, and each left the audience...

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5 things you didn't know about Father John Misty

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:10 pm

The singer Josh Tillman, aka J. Tillman, aka Father John Misty, has been making a lot of noise in music since hitting the scene years ago. Under his Misty tag, he’s dropped critically acclaimed albums like I Love You, Honeybear in 2015 and Pure Comedy in January of this year. Plus, you can see him...

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Photos: Future Islands are fearless and fierce at The Greek in LA

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:00 pm

Slideshow Main Photo Credits“This is not a production,” Future Islands frontman Sam Herring informed the audience at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles before he and his band launched into On The Water highlight "Balance.” He proceeded to do a dance not dissimilar to the moves a brace-wearing Forrest Gump showed off to Elvis on...

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Washington Wizards could go small in Markieff Morris’ absence

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 8:54 pm

Markieff Morris is scheduled to miss training camp, and his injury could sideline him into the regular season. According to the Washington Post and CSN Washington, Morris requires surgery to alleviate a sports hernia.Even though the Washington Wizards do not begin the regular season until Oct. 1...

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Minnesota Timberwolves preparing big contract for Andrew Wiggins

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 8:50 pm

Andrew Wiggins is set to become one of the NBA’s highest paid players.According to multiple reports, Wiggins is set to receive a five-year, $148 million deal from the Timberwolves. Wiggins, still just 22 years old, posted 23.6 PPG, four RPG, and 2.3 APG. He’s also an anomaly in today’s NBA: he...

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Brooklyn Nets preach patience ahead of 2017-18 season

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 8:46 pm

After an era in which the Brooklyn Nets tried the basketball equivalent of a get-rich-quick scheme, the new brass is preaching a slow, methodical rebuild.Even with several high-profile acquisitions, general manager Sean Marks is not reading his own headlines. “I think you’ve got to be careful with...

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Richaun Holmes could make big impact on Philadelphia 76ers

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 8:40 pm

The Philadelphia 76ers still have questions about Joel Embiid’s injury status. Even though team president Bryan Colangelo said Embiid “looks” to be ready for competition, Philadelphia’s medical staff has still not cleared him to play 5-on-5.This opens up a door for athletic center Richaun Holmes...

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Pair of Invicta FC stars to compete in historic pro wrestling tag team match

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 8:32 pm

<p>Ashley Cummins is set to compete in a pro wrestling match</p>Two of the biggest names in combat sports -- Missouri natives Ashley "Smashley" Cummins and Kelly D'Angelo -- will be joining forces for a historic pro wrestling tag team match on Nov. 11. The bout, which benefits an international autism charity, goes down at the Lamborghini Athletic Centre in St...

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Vegas Golden Knights Player Profile: D Colin Miller

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 8:28 pm

The Vegas Golden Knights are 2-0 in the National Hockey League preseason so far, and while it doesn't mean much in the grand scheme of the universe, it's still better than being 0-2 as an expansion team in its first preseason. After an opening 9-4 win in Vancouver on Sunday against the Canucks, the...

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Gwen Stefani teases new Christmas song with Blake Shelton

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 8:00 pm

Pop star Gwen Stefani and boyfriend Blake Shelton are getting in the Christmas spirit early this year. Following a swirl of rumors that the two were collaborating on something special, the couple has released a teaser for their upcoming song "You Make It Feel Like Christmas," the first single off...

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Advice columnist Dan Savage to take 'Savage Love Live' out on the road this fall

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 6:56 pm

Outspoken personality and advice columnist Dan Savage is heading out on the road to bring his "Savage Lovecast" to fans in select cities across the U.S. Savage recently took the stage in San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts Theatre on Sept. 15 to kick off the interactive touring. He will then reach...

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