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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Antiques & Collectibles: You’ll find nothing quite like a country auction

trendAntiques & Collectibles: You’ll find nothing quite like a country auction
If you have unique collectibles, such as the auction just held Oct. 3 by John Kruesel’s General Merchandise and Auction Company at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds, that was advertised in several locations as collectible buyers are a worldwide audience.
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Kovel: Trick-or-treat bags becoming popular collectibles
For more information about antiques and collectibles and free price information, visit Kovel’s website, www.kovels.com. Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for …
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‘Simpsons’ Creator Sam Simon’s Art and Collectibles Head to Auction
Eclectic Simpsons collectibles, including animation cels, and personal items acquired during Simon’s years as a boxing manager, from his personal collection were auctioned off on October 22. A Krazy Kat Sunday comic strip by cartoonist George Herriman …
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Everything and Nothing

sportEverything and Nothing
Just as no one puts Baby in the corner, no one ever sends Kelly out in marginal surf when he’s the first heat of the day. It’s been one of the great truisms of professional surfing for a decade at least. Thousands of semi-contestable surf hours have …
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Quicksilver Pro: Casablanca to bring together the best surfers in the world
Rabat – The Quicksilver Pro Casablanca 2015 which is scheduled to run from September 8th-12th will be the first professional surfing event to be held in Morocco and the Northern African region. According to Surfer today, Casablanca will host in few …
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DAY ONE: A BUNCH OF SURPRISES AT THE FIJI PRO
Cool. You guys are finally starting to surf like me. My record is 8 floater launchers/floater boosters on one wave or 5 in a row, 3 later down the line on eight foot faces. It takes a good wave, what you would call “epic”. At 8 foot it’s half the wave …
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