Music acts found new ways to get noticed in 2017, but nothing beats an established brand

Music acts found new ways to get noticed in 2017, but nothing beats an established brand
Korean pop music has been a lucrative niche market over the past few … However, nobody came close to J-pop diva Namie Amuro. Her announcement in September that she planned to retire in 2018 became one of the year’s biggest entertainment stories …
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Frankie Simone’s Proudly Queer Dance-Pop Is Just What Portland Music Needs
As a queer-identifying Puerto Rican woman creating catchy pop tunes in a city that … “My mom is an incredible singer, and I learned so much just singing to a ton of disco divas with her.” Despite starting songwriting at a young age and playing with …
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CALENDAR: Richmond Divas, Disney on Ice and Reverend Horton Heat fill dates Dec. 13-19
Holiday Divas: The Richmond Divas — vocalists Debra … Christmas with K.O.S. & Susan Greenbaum: Popular Richmond show band and singer join forces in holiday music, 4 and 7 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Highland Springs.
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Austin BBQ star beats out H-town chefs for food ‘Oscar’

cusineAustin BBQ star beats out H-town chefs for food ‘Oscar’
RELATED: Zagat reveals its top 50 ranked Houston restaurants. In his category Best Chef: Southwest, Franklin bested Ortega and Yu, as well as fellow Austinite Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine, Martin Rios of Restaurant Martin in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and …
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The Ten Best Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Long hailed as one of the best places for seafood in Fort Lauderdale, 3030 Ocean has racked up numerous accolades. Over the years, New Times alone has awarded it everything from Best Chef 2009 and Best Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale 2006 to Best …
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Top 9: Did your favorite spot make our list of Cincinnati’s most iconic
Camp Washington Chili (Camp Washington): This iconic chili parlor in Camp Washington is the best example of Cincinnati chili parlor culture. It’s not just three-ways and cheese coneys here. It also serves killer double-decker sandwiches (another …
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Shaker Heights boys basketball beats Medina, 53-44, in a Division I regional

sportShaker Heights boys basketball beats Medina, 53-44, in a Division I regional
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Shaker Heights’ boys basketball team defeated Medina, 53-44, in a Division I Cleveland Region semifinal Wednesday at Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center. Look for a full game recap with top plays, stats, reaction and more to be posted …
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St. Edward boys basketball ends Lorain’s perfect season with 68-60 regional
AKRON, Ohio — The defending Division I state champion sure looked like one on Wednesday, as St. Edward boys basketball grabbed a 68-60 win over undefeated Lorain in a regional semifinal. The Eagles (20-5) got a huge night from Kipper Nichols, who …
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Good Basketball Elsewhere Holds Lessons for Knicks
In January, my editors presented me with a rare opportunity: an indefinite sabbatical from covering the Knicks to find some of the good basketball that the country — and perhaps even the rest of the world — had to offer. It was clear by then that the …
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Middle Creek stays hot, beats Clayton girls soccer

sportMiddle Creek stays hot, beats Clayton girls soccer
Clayton freshman Hannah Mills (21) controls the ball in front of Middle Creek sophomore Maggie Banks (30) during a girls soccer match on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Clayton, N.C. Olen C. Kelley III newsobserver.com. Story; Comments. CLAYTON.
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“The Inside Story Of The Best Gay Soccer Team In The World”
Stonewall Football Club, today’s visitors, was established in 1991 as England’s first gay soccer club. Four-time champions at the international Gay Games (including last year in Cleveland) and winners of continental competitions, it is Britain’s …
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Don Brock retires as Needham High soccer coach
With 696 career wins, Needham boys’ soccer coach Don Brock could have stayed on the job one more year to reach 700. But after a season when health issues ended his time on the sideline weeks before the Rockets finished their run to the Division 1 state …
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