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Orleans: The 70s Supergroup Talks Tour And More

May 6th, 2015 4:00pm EDT
Orleans
Ah, the 70s! Going back to when life was simple! No internet, no cell phones and it was all about the music! The 70s pop group, Orleans was a huge part of the era and now they are hitting the road with one of their stops at Tarrytown Music Hall on May 15.

The 43-year-old band’s most popular hits are “Still The One”, “Dance With Me” “Love Takes Time” and “Crazy.” The current line-up features John Hall, (songwriter, guitar, vocals) Dennis ‘Fly’ Amero (guitar, vocals) brothers, Lance Hoppen (bass, vocals) Lane Hoppen (keyboards) and Charlie Morgan (drums, percussion). Peter O'Brien is playing...
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Is Mumford & Sons Highly Anticipated Third Album Any Good?

May 6th, 2015 10:53am EDT
Mumford & Sons - Wilder Mind
“What was I thinking?” Oprah once asked that question on The Oprah Winfrey Show when she was criticizing her past fashion choices. The same sentiment could be referenced towards Mumford & Sons’ highly anticipated third album, Wilder Mind. Indeed, Wilder Mind is an expansion to modern rock by the former folk-loving band, but the makeover is quite drastic with only middling results. If Mumford & Sons’ mark is to modernize its sound, then that is achieved and blatantly obvious on the album’s opener, “Tompkins Square Park.” However if Mumford & Sons are looking for a deeper artistic stateme...
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Prince Plans Peace Rally In Baltimore This Sunday

May 6th, 2015 9:31am EDT
Prince Organizes 'Rally 4 Peace' Concert In Baltimore
Prince is heading to Baltimore, M.D., this weekend to take part in a peace rally and perform for those affected by recent riots in the city.

Last week, the singer recorded a protest song and gave a surprise concert at his studio in honor of those caught up in the unrest in the aftermath of the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who sustained fatal injuries while in police custody in April.

Rally organizers said in a statement, "In a spirit of healing, the event is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas thro...
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Man Claims Chris Brown Punched Him During Basketball Game

May 6th, 2015 8:37am EDT
Las Vegas Police Drop Battery Case Against Chris Brown
Chris Brown has been accused of punching a guy on a basketball court in Las Vegas on Monday, but the alleged victim has decided not to press charges against the singer.

The incident reportedly took place during an early morning game at the Palms Casino Resort's Hardwood Suite.

Police investigated the incident in which Brown was the main suspect. The star's rep has defended the star, saying the accuser was "unruly" and an "uninvited" party guest who was asked to leave the bash. The rep added, "Chris was not in an altercation with this person."

TMZ.com reports that the alleged victim calle...
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New Album Releases To Check Out This Week

May 5th, 2015 11:19am EDT
Mumford & Sons Leads Albums To Check Out
April was a slower month for new album releases across the board. It wasn’t quite like “watching paint dry,” but there was an absence of blockbuster releases with staying power. A perfect example of the lack of staying power – Shawn Mendes’ Handwritten debuted at #1 and proceeded to fall to #17 the following week. May is much more promising from the jump, as there are many notable releases dropping on an off-cycle May 4 (Monday) release date. Leading the charge is Mumford & Sons, but they are by no means the sole attraction this week.

1) Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind (Glassnote)

Mumf...
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What Do You Think Of Britney & Iggy's New Song?

May 4th, 2015 4:29pm EDT
Pretty Girls
Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea's new song "Pretty Girls" is out, and there are mixed feelings about the new track.

Spears announced the single's release on Twitter, writing on Sunday: "ANOTHER WORLD PREMIERE! At midnight eastern, we will share the brand new song from @britneyspears and @IGGYAZALEA ! #iHeartPrettyGirls."

She later added: "Thank you all for the amazing feedback on #PrettyGirls!! Going to bed now with a smile on my face Have some more surprises coming soon!"

Lyrics include: All around the world, pretty girls/ Wipe the floor with all the boys/ Pour the drinks, bring the nois...
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Eva 'Latin Spice' Longoria Jokes That She's Joining The Famous Girl Band

May 4th, 2015 9:23am EDT
The Spice Girls Reunite In Morocco With 'New' Member Eva Longori
Four members of the Spice Girls had a reunion over the weekend, gathering together in Marrakech, Morocco, to celebrate a monumental birthday.

Former bandmate Victoria Beckham held a celebration for her husband, soccer star David Beckham, who turned 40. The couple flew to the Amanjena resort with their four children and were joined by former Spice Girls Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm on Saturday night. Missing from the famous line up was Mel B.

Actress Eva Longoria was also in attendance at the Arabian-themed party, and she posted several photos of herself with the group ...
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Justin Bieber Vs. Shawn Mendes

May 3rd, 2015 7:00pm EDT
Teen-Pop Head To Head: Shawn Mendes Or 16-Year Old Justin Bieber
Recently, Canadian teen-pop artist Shawn Mendes landed his first number one album on the Billboard 200 with Handwritten. Handwritten arrived after an EP entitled The Shawn Mendes EP, which debuted at number five. Overall, Handwritten was an enjoyable album, though by no means the second coming. But who would expect at 16-year old musician to turn the music industry upside down at such a young age? The answer is no one, hence why Mendes’ album is sound without reinventing the wheel.

Another former 16-year old artist managed to achieve similar accolades to Mendes by the name of Justin B...
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Songs With Odd Standout Titles

May 3rd, 2015 12:30pm EDT
15 Awesome Songs With Odd Titles
There have been many awesome songs that have been written throughout the course of music history. Many such songs sported titles that were memorable, but not necessarily distinct. For example, many songs have explored beauty or love, with the simple, generic “Beautiful” serving as the song title or something similarly common. Other songs, however, take their creativity to the next level, featuring unique, unforgettable titles. This list features 15 AWESOME songs with odd titles that make them standout from the rest.

1) Lady Gaga, “Scheiße” (Born This Way, 2011)

One of the most f...
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Josh Groban's Latest Album Should Please His Fans

May 3rd, 2015 11:00am EDT
Review: Josh Groban Remains Consistent On ‘Stages’
Few would characterize Josh Groban as an innovative musician – that’s not his ‘artistic lane’ you might say. What the classical pop/classic crossover vocalist is however is a terrific musician who possesses one of the very best voices in the game. Groban’s vocal tone is celestial; he definitely knows how to captivate with prodigious talent. Stages, an album where Groban covers film and theater classics, finds the musician in top-notch vocal form as always, accompanied by terrific orchestrations. It’s not a ‘sexy’ album per se, but sound.

“Pure Imagination” opens things lushly, as Groba...
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