Sam Smith Says This Pop Star is His Spiritual Guide to Navigating Fame

Sam Smith Says This Pop Star is His Spiritual Guide to Navigating Fame
Sam Smith’s music has obviously been impacted by a string of R&B singers of the past both male and female. But he’s also inspired by one of the modern greats, not only her music but how she navigates fame: Rihanna. He tells Billboard: “She inspires …
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Ely Pop Up Gospel Choir is looking for new members to join them in 2018
The choir has raised more than £5,000 for charity by holding one-off concerts in May 2016 and July this year. More than 60 singers raised the roof at St Mary’s Church by performing songs from Sister Act, The Lion King and other more traditional gospel …
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Chesney, Shelton make top 10
Monday, November 20, 2017 – Kenny Chesney and Blake Shelton are the two country CDs on the Billboard top 10 for the chart coming out this week. Chesney’s “Live in No Shoes Nation” dropped from sixth to ninth with 33,000 units; down 37 percent. Shelton’s …
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Rockabilly musician finds fame after 50 years

Rockabilly musician finds fame after 50 years
Billy Harlan was never a rockabilly star. But to hear him tell it, he went from side man straight to legend. After a glimpse at stardom in the late 1950s, the 78-year-old bass player from Muhlenberg County, Ky., experienced a lifetime of ordinary until he …
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Rockabilly Zombie Weekend (2013)
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Rockabilly Renaissance
She’s the Queen of Rockabilly and she’s not ready to put down her crown. A musical icon from the late ’50s to mid ’70s, Wanda Jackson experienced a late-career renaissance since word leaked that she’d be working with Jack White in 2009.
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5 People Cheated Out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

5 People Cheated Out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
If we’ve ever made you laugh or think, we now have a way where you can thank and support us! Everyone knows that giving awards for art typically results in disaster. Just look at all the great movies that never won Best Picture or all the Grammys Led …
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The Dirty Thrills: Blues, Politics, and good old-fashioned rock’n’roll
As Louis James discovered back in 2015, Classic Rock has readers in high places. “Joey Tempest hand-picked us to support Europe because he saw us in the magazine,” the Dirty Thrills frontman says, smiling. “That was our first proper taste of being …
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces nominations
The nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 have been released, and it’s an interesting list. Ballots will be sent out to over 500 voters, who will choose the artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.
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Trevor Hoffman Misses Baseball Hall of Fame Induction by 5 Votes

sportTrevor Hoffman Misses Baseball Hall of Fame Induction by 5 Votes
San Diego sports fans received another punch to the gut Wednesday when Padres great Trevor Hoffman missed induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame by just five votes. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected into the Hall as members of the …
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Pro baseball: Bonds, Clemens making slow HOF gains
Hall of Fame voters are still sharply divided on Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. The electorate is changing, however, and that could be good news for both. Bonds and Clemens inched past the 50-percent mark for the first time Wednesday, each appearing on …
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Local kids return from winter break baseball trip to Cuba
The local kids on the Philly Cuba team who went on a goodwill baseball trip to Cuba the first week of January are back and, according to a parent organizer, Pam Goodman, it was “a huge success. Epic, as described by some of us.” The Goodmans stayed for …
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces Its 2016 Inductees

musicThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces Its 2016 Inductees
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 inductees have been revealed. The five inductees were announced today in a press release from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, as well as on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame social media accounts. Artists are …
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Ringo Starr, Green Day, Joan Jett
(Billboard)The key to rock’s longevity is it never defines itself into irrelevance. So while there were some loud, dirty guitars at the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland on Saturday night, there was as much recognition for …
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Joe Walsh, Bad Company bring classic rock to First Niagara
BURGETTSTOWN — In some ways, it was a rock ‘n roll fantasy. Two classic rock juggernauts blessed an undersold First Niagara Pavilion with three-and-a-half hours of hot guitar riffs and polished vocals. Bad Company and Joe Walsh, most notably of The …
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Peyton Manning on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

sportPeyton Manning on College Football Hall of Fame ballot
Peyton Manning could go straight from the NFL into the College Football Hall of Fame. The former Vols quarterback, who retired after leading the Denver Broncos to the Super Bowl this past season, is on the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame ballot …
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Stephen Paea talks Oregon State, the NFL, and managing triplets
Former Oregon State star Stephen Paea joined me on the radio show (12-3p on 750-AM and 102.9-FM) to talk about his rugby upbringing, raising triplets, playing defensive line in the NFL, and why he loves football. Paea is a defensive lineman with Washington …
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NFL selects Los Angeles region to host Super Bowl LV in 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles region was selected to host Super Bowl LV in 2021, the National Football League (NFL) announced today. The selection of Los Angeles follows a highly competitive process of which Los Angeles’ bid was led by Casey …
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame plans lively shakeup of its plaza, entry experience

musicRock and Roll Hall of Fame plans lively shakeup of its plaza, entry experience
Slides from a design presentation by BRC Imagination Arts of Burbank, Calif., detailing proposed renovations to the front entry plaza of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, intended for completion in time for the Republican National Convention.
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The 5 Most-Hated Rock and Roll Wives
Unfortunately, the misogyny these women have contended with from their revered husbands’ fans has, for the most part, overshadowed their own lives and artistic works. Here’s a list of some of the most notorious rock star wives and the resulting hatred …
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The Ongoing Rebellion Against Rock-and-Roll Harassment
When the rock publicist Heathcliff Berru resigned and went to rehab earlier this year following public accusations of sexual assault, one takeaway that I and others noted was the simple fact that words can create change. More specifically: The music …
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Jadakiss Talks Longevity & His "T5DOA" Hall Of Fame Bronze Bust

musicJadakiss Talks Longevity & His “T5DOA” Hall Of Fame Bronze Bust
“The bust” is a symbol of his status as a hip-hop Hall of Famer, which he believes was certified upon the release of T5DOA. Stream T5DOA here, and tell us where you think it ranks within Jada’s extensive discography. Don’t forget to subscribe to the …
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Young Thug Calls For Custody Of His Children On Twitter
Young Thug is looking for custody of his children. The rapper took to twitter today to voice his frustration over his lack of contact with his many kids. According to Thug, who is said to have 12 children (we know he had 11 in 2011), he’s got room to …
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Big Pun Never Hit Jay Z With A Bottle, Rapper’s Widow Says
“I would appreciate if whoever keeps telling this story would just lay it down to rest because it’s not true,” Big Pun’s widow says. Liza Rios, the widow of the late Big Pun, says that rumors the Bronx, New York rapper struck Jay Z around the head with …
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Keith Olbermann tells baseball to close Hall of Fame, start over

sportKeith Olbermann tells baseball to close Hall of Fame, start over
As usual this time of the year, baseball fans and pundits are spending time thinking about whether the Hall of Fame voting system is broken and how to fix it. Soon enough, pitchers and catchers will report for spring training and we’ll stop worrying …
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Ohio State coach Urban Meyer’s short-lived baseball career ended by injury and
They don’t know because injury and disappointment cut short Meyer’s baseball dream. He lasted less than two full seasons, 44 games spread over the Gulf Coast League and rookie-level Appalachian League in 1982 and 1983. Meyer hit .182 with one home …
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Professional baseball player excoriated for attempting to get into baseball
As any HBT reader knows, there is a cottage industry devoted to stories about baseball players getting into shape in the offseason. Claims are made about workout regimens, photos of slimmed-down or bulked-up players are posted to social media and the …
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