Latest K Pop News

The Complex Guide to K-Pop
Be honest. If you were asked about Korean pop, you’d probably mention monolithic girl groups, over-elaborate music videos, and Psy. And on all points, you’d be correct. But look past the rampant guyliner and girls in boyshorts; K-pop’s got a lot of …
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After K-pop, Korea eyes ‘K-cop wave’
With Korean pop culture, known as K-pop, enjoying steady popularity around the globe, South Korea is looking to export its homegrown policing tactics and equipment in the hope that it can spur what they call the “K-cop wave.” Putting aside controversy …
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K-Pop Star Rain Faces Military Punishment After Rendezvous with Actress
For South Korean pop star Rain, all’s not fair in love and war. The R&B singer is facing possible military punishment for meeting with a well-known Korean actress while on duty during his mandatory military service. South Korea’s defense ministry said …
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Day For Night Is the Future of Music Festivals

Day For Night Is the Future of Music Festivals
It’s the week before Christmas at the Hilton-Americas in downtown Houston, and the signs are everywhere. Beneath one of the lobby’s two ubiquitous Chihuly chandeliers, men in 10-gallon cowboy hats and santa caps gather around an oversized gingerbread …
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Nic Adler weds music festivals with delicious food
On Day One of Arroyo Seco Weekend, a massive music festival held recently on the grounds outside of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, culinary stars were competing with such stage performers as Jeff Goldblum, Alabama Shakes and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.
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Your 2015 guide to summer music festivals
The guard has officially changed. While the “Summer of Love” generation still will line up to catch the Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” shows in Santa Clara and Chicago this summer, most large-scale music festivals programmed for # …
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How My Daughter Got Me Into Gospel Music

How My Daughter Got Me Into Gospel Music
Panama Jackson is the co-founder and Senior Editor of VerySmartBrothas.com. He lives in Washington, DC, and believes children are our future and that if we teach them well, we can let them lead the way. He also really likes Kool-Aid. Still.
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Gospel Music – “Automobile” Video
It’s always nice when a random blog-roll inclusion delivers an unexpected ditty. Gospel Music’s “Automobile” might not be something you would jam to initially, but has enough songwriting spell to entrance you into humming the carefree cocktail all …
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Spreading the gospel music
OAKLAND — The members of the McCoy Memorial Baptist Church choir in Los Angeles have been working very hard lately. The 40-member ensemble normally meets once a week at its East 46th Street home. But since reaching the L.A. regional semifinals of the “How …
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Iran still gaga over pop diva Googoosh

Iran still gaga over pop diva Googoosh
TEHRAN (Reuters) — Word that Iran’s pop diva Googoosh will break 21 years of silence to perform abroad this month has electrified her legions of home-grown fans, many too young to know anything but her ubiquitous boot-leg recordings. For two decades the …
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Selena Gomez, From Disney Darling To Sexy Pop Diva: Celebrity Style Evolution
Selena Gomez is a star who literally grew up right in front of our eyes. The tiny Texan first made her debut appearing as Gianna in “Barney & Friends” alongside Demi Lovato in 2002 before landing cameo roles in films such as “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over” and …
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Pop Charts: Diva Deluge as Barbra, Britney, Celine and (Still) Adele Surround Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean’s odd release of “Blonde” isn’t the chart buster it might have been. The Divas are right on top of him. Barbra Streisand, Britney Spears, Celine Dion and as ever, Adele, are taking up the rest of the charts. Because “Blonde” doesn …
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Latest Bluegrass News

7 Easy Bluegrass Songs on Guitar
Even beginners can start playing a little bluegrass guitar. Music teacher Matthew K. shares a selection of his favorite easy bluegrass guitar songs… When I first listened to bluegrass music, I knew I had to learn the guitar parts. They are very …
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Bluegrass stars shine
A country music legend will headline the 20th anniversary of the Milan Bluegrass Festival. Gene Watson will play Saturday. “When we began thinking about the longevity and history of our festival, it made perfect sense to bring Gene Watson in as our …
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This Bluegrass ‘Rocketman’ Cover by Iron Horse Is Awesome (Video)
There are some space songs that we never outgrow. And yes Elton John’s “Rocketman” is one of them. Now you can hear (and see) a spectacular bluegrass take on the classic by Iron Horse, a bluegrass band based in Killen, Alabama. The band posted its version …
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9 Female Blues Guitarists Who Will Blow You Away

9 Female Blues Guitarists Who Will Blow You Away
The electric guitar is the instrument of the boys’ club. The greatest rock players are all men! Women are stuck in the world of acoustic guitar. Not only does it appeal to their softer, feminine side, but it also guarantees them some fame, because why …
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Two of ‘Rolling Stone’s’ 100 Greatest Guitarists Are Women
Oh boy, Rolling Stone. We know you guys are out of touch, and we sure do try to cut you some slack for that. But when you make a list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, and only two of those people are women? (Bonnie Raitt at #89 and Joni Mitchell …
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Guitarists return for CSU alumni concert
For the first time in the 14 years Andrew Zohn has taught guitar in the Columbus State University Schwob School of Music, he’s presenting an alumni concert. “From its humble beginning (with four students), we have turned into a program” recognized …
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Concerts, fairs happening around Utah in August

Concerts, fairs happening around Utah in August
SALT LAKE CITY — Summer is in full swing throughout Utah. With the warm weather comes pleny of outdoor activities and opportunities to enjoy your community. Here are a few things to do before saying goodbye to summer and hello to school and fall.
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The Price of Free Summer Concerts
The big Mavis Staples concert in Central Park last Saturday cost about $ 75,000 to produce. The venue was packed. And admission to the show, kicking off the popular SummerStage concert series, was free. But not for Jack Riordan. A SummerStage member at the …
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Vancouver Concerts, Nightlife, Clubs, Music Events and Fun!
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Latest Country Music News

Materialism is Killing Country Music
Fans of traditional country music have a lot to complain about in the modern era of country music, but one of its biggest faults is the pervasive materialism seeping into the lyrics. Do the things that symbolize country living define the meaning of the music?
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Beyonce Performs “Daddy Lessons” At The Country Music Awards With The Dixie Chicks
Beyonce brought her country lemonade over to the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville to perform her hit “Daddy Lessons” with the Dixie Chicks during the 2016 Country Music Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 2. READ: Mathew Knowles Reveals Honest Thoughts On Beyonce …
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2017 Country Music Awards
2017 Country Music Awards Jason Aldean accepts the award for entertainer of the year at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. Check out this story on detroitnews.com: http://detne.ws …
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Reggae newcomer Eleigh debuts first effort entitled “Never Easy”

Reggae newcomer Eleigh debuts first effort entitled “Never Easy”
Originally from Virginia by way of Jamaica, reggae artist, Eleigh, eventually settled in New Jersey. Since then, he’s been feverishly working towards bringing his unique, crossover music to the masses. With both reggae and dancehall vibes, plus a splash …
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Reggae-pop band Tatanka next up in Lagoon Summer Concert Series
Denver-based reggae group Tatanka will be performing on the Lagoon Summer Concert Series stage on the west lawn of Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center on Wednesday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. The four-member group mixes traditional Caribbean …
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Reggae Sumfest Celebrates Jamaica at 50
At the Olympics opening ceremonies, commentators repeatedly pointed out all the competing countries that belonged to the British Commonwealth once upon a time. In fact, a photo of the stern-faced Queen, captioned with “Look at all these countries I used …
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Oradell musician, 23, wins American Pianists Award

Oradell musician, 23, wins American Pianists Award
A 5-year-old piano prodigy. A 19-year-old graduate of Harvard University. And now, at 23, the 2017 winner of the American Pianists Award. To some, Drew Petersen’s latest feat is the culmination of 18 long years of hard work. But to Petersen, it’s just …
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Pianissimo concerts put 10 pianists, 5 pianos on stage
The piano madness returns this weekend at the University of Montana School of Music. Concert-goers can expect “everything from one pianist at one piano to three pianists at one piano to five pianists inside of one piano to 10 pianists on five pianos,” said …
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Jazz pianists to team up for benefit concert at ODU
Duo jazz piano is rare. For one thing, you need two grand pianos, and most venues can’t manage that. It also requires two talented souls willing to park their egos at the door. The first time John Toomey played duo jazz piano, he hadn’t yet committed …
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