Reasons to be Excited About Music: Pop Divas Rock the Charts

Reasons to be Excited About Music: Pop Divas Rock the Charts
Has pop music ever been so in touch with its feminine side? The upper reaches of the charts seem to be exclusively the dominion of divas these days: Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Shakira and Katy Perry command the sound, the spectacle, the …
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Pop diva ready for P.G. debut
The pop diva from the Lower Mainland is cutting the dance rugs and … but the vocals are fortified by lyrics written with substance and a star-studded singing voice. She started her music career as a child taking piano lessons. It just wasn’t enough.
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2017 in Pop: Revenge of the Strummer Boy
Those articles wondered if feminism drove the diva boom, but also mentioned other factors … And more broadly, the true breakthroughs of popular music in 2017 were largely made by artists—many of color—mincing no words about sex or ambition or …
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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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Music Festivals Are Taking Over Hampton Roads This Weekend!

Music Festivals Are Taking Over Hampton Roads This Weekend!
Funhouse Fest has returned, and this year they are raising the bar! The 3-day music festival has a knock out line-up of music and features tons of delicious foods. Grab a regional craft beer and float between 2 stages that will showcase more than 10 …
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Music festivals are adopting practices to minimalism the impact the events have on the Earth
No matter where you go around the globe, everybody loves a good party. It doesn’t matter if you’re into rap or rock ‘n roll, there’s a gathering somewhere in the world with your name on it. The season for music festivals is year round, especially …
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Jake Bugg: I hate music festivals
Jake Bugg ”hates” music festivals. The ‘Lightning Bolt’ singer, who performed at Glastonbury in South East England last weekend, admits he’s not a fan of traipsing through muddy fields but insists it was a privilege to play the event. Speaking before his …
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Women in the Round benefit Delta Music Institute

Women in the Round benefit Delta Music Institute
As rich as the Delta dirt is for farmers who come to understand and manipulate and enhance it, the same goes for the Nashville, Tennessee music scene. The Delta gave the background and influence to help create blues music but Nashville has been a fertile …
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SR Gospel: Lawrence, Al Green, Norful Set For Celebration of Gospel Music Heritage Month
In celebration of the second annual National Gospel Music Heritage Month, GMC (Gospel Music Channel) is rolling out a fresh round of programming including exclusive premieres and concerts featuring Donald Lawrence, Al Green, Smokie Norful, Shirley Caesar …
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NHPR Folk Music and Dance Calendar
>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ http://www.stonechurchrocks.com/ >>>Hootenanny at the Salt Hill Pub ~ Hanover, NH ~ 6pm ~ www.salthillpub.com >>>Bluegrass Jam at McNeill’s Brewery ~ Brattleboro, VT ~ 8:30pm …
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Monster Energy artists dominate 2017 Loudwire Music Awards

Monster Energy artists dominate 2017 Loudwire Music Awards
Last week the Loudwire Music Awards took place honoring some of the finest talent in the heavy metal and rock music genres. Several of Monster Energy’s artists performed at the event with a number of them taking home prestigious awards. Texas thrashers …
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How Ross Robinson shaped nu metal
Heavy music’s lyrical content had always preached the message of being all-powerful and being part of metal’s all-encompassing fellowship, but Jonathan wrote about isolation, vulnerability and the trials and tribulations of being an adolescent weirdo.
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5 great 2017 metal albums you may have missed
White Ward work in electronics that at various times have elements of glitch, future garage, trip-hop, industrial, and breakbeat, and even their heavy parts aren’t just pulling from traditional black metal … styles of music together and the results …
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Latest Gospel Music News

MUSIC: Perry Martins – Nobody Can | @iamPerryMartins
Upcoming Gospel Music singer, Perry Martins, releases his sophomore single titled ‘Nobody Can’, a follow up song to his debut single Step into the Light. Nobody Can talks about the strength of God, things he can do that no one can. It also admonishes …
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Wichita man brings home gospel music award
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) P.C. Patton (third from left) took home the Independent CD of the Year …
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Gospel music with attitude
Kirk Franklin’s gospel music is not your parents’ gospel music. His is gospel music with an urban attitude – wrapped around funky R&B and hip-hop grooves that carry a street-smart message. In just six years, Franklin has sold nearly 6 million records – an …
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Give The Gift Of Music This Christmas

Give The Gift Of Music This Christmas
Christmas seems to sneak up on us just about every year. It’s incredibly common to leave shopping until the last second, Christmas seems to sneak up on us just about every year. It’s incredibly common to leave shopping until the last second, and somehow we …
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CHELSEA WOLFE Tour Diary: Houston
Day Eight of the Chelsea Wolfe and Youth Code Fall Tour took everyone to Houston. Looking at the crowd, it was obvious already that this was going to be a more relaxed show than the formal theatre had hosted the night before. I made my way to the green …
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US Customs Returns Death Cab for Cutie Bassist’s Hard Drive
They give it a “6.4.” No, seriously, this is kind of odd: last month, a hard drive containing music files belonging to Death Cab bassist Chris Walla was seized by U.S. Customs officials when a studio employee tried to take it back into Washington State …
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Latest Grunge Music News

Discover your home for the best ’90s grunge rock & alternative music
Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Click to email (Opens in new window) If you like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alanis Morissette, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple …
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Local Music with Tornado Bait and their “Grunge Grass” on Coast Live
HAMPTON, Va – Tornado Bait (tornadobait.club) brings their ‘grunge grass’ musical experience to our studio as they get ready to kick off the the Hampton History Museum’s Front Porch Music Series. The Hampton History Museum is located at 120 Old …
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Valley Show Girl: Luthier’s Unplugged: Metal, Grunge, and Singer/Songwriter Action
Boston grunge band Swivel, which is currently touring with City of … The unending support system in the music scene is heartwarming and incredible. Hearing metal songs orchestrated acoustically, it’s almost as if you’re hearing them for the first …
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Photo Coverage: Country Music Awards in Nashville

Photo Coverage: Country Music Awards in Nashville
Kid Rock arrives for the 44th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on November 10, 2010. Nicole Kidman arrives for the 44th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on November 10, 2010. Sugarland arrives for the 44th Annual …
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Country Music News
Jimmy C. Newman hits charts with his Top 5 single “Cry, Cry, Darling” (1954) Lefty Frizzell recorded “The Waltz of the Angels” at his first Nashville session (1956). MUSIC AND MORE MORGAN SAYS SHE’S HURT BY LAWSUIT Responding to a lawsuit filed by her …
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Country Music
Deputy editor Edward Carr hosts as John Peet looks at Britain’s difficult negotiations with the EU, Noah Sneider examines Vladimir Putin’s changing inner circle and Andrew Miller dives into a world of domestic violence and revenge: American country music.1
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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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