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Kimbra: The chameleon

Between writing music for Tim Burton, performing at festivals around the world and inspiring French designer Franck Sorbier, Kimbra has been working away on a new album influenced by Salvador Dali. Lydia Jenkin talks to the Hamilton-born star.

Black Feminists Respond to Ferguson

Here at Colorlines, the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri, set off by the police killing of Michael Br…

Mad Decent’s all-ages format alters EDM party vibe

Atlanta is slowly started to become a popular destination for electronic music events, at least since Identity and Counterpoint Music Fest hit the city in 2012. This past Summer, Mad Decent, a growing electronic music label, held one of its many block parties here in Atlanta.

In the summer when America’s racial wounds are rupturing , and th…

Now that’s how you dress if you might run into an ex! Although RiRi sat court side while Chris Brown played in a charity basketball game, she made sure her legs were the main attraction in her casual yet sexy look — and she also sported her favorite summer staple earlier in the day in a totally different way!

The inaugural Mountain Town Music Festival will take over River Run Village in Keystone on Friday, Aug. 22, and Saturday, Aug. 23, with live music, kids’ activities and harvest season treats from local chefs.

Astra Lodge, Falls Creek.

Larissa Dubecki made the most of a spectacular snow season at FALLS CREEK.

Hunter Hayes, Dwight Yoakam and Hillary Scott are also among performers at the Sept. 8 event.

Head to Mahomet for Head East

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Head East will headline this weekend's Sangamon River Music Festival in Mahomet.

Chicago hardcore-types Rise Against have achieved what was once thought impossible for a political US punk band: mainstream success on their own terms.

Virginia-based reggae band SOJA continues a four-night Hawaii run Sunday with a return performance on Kauai, accompanied by Maui-born singer/songwriter Anuhea.

Presented by BAMP Project and Tom Moffat, the 21 and over concert begins at 6 p.m. at Kilohana Pavilion in Puhi. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Rihanna -- Banging Drake Again ... and She Really Wants You to Know It

Rihanna
Banging Drake Again ...

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 10:22PM

Cash Money Records' Birdman, Sir Mix-A-Lot and Soulja Boy have all come forward with their reactions to Young Money queen

Stax O’ Soul

Eddie Floyd was the big haired, big voiced vocalist of such soul nuggets as Knock On Wood, I’ve Got To Have Your Love and Big Bird

Why do I do it? Why do I insist on organizing everything to death? Not just my living space, but my thoughts and, as it turns out, charts and lists, particularly the ones the late Casey Kasem used to…

Rise Against in-depth on new album, The Black Market

Chicago hardcore-types Rise Against have achieved what was once thought impossible for a political US punk band: mainstream success on their own terms.

Virginia-based reggae band SOJA continues a four-night Hawaii run Sunday with a return performance on Kauai, accompanied by Maui-born singer/songwriter Anuhea.

Presented by BAMP Project and Tom Moffat, the 21 and over concert begins at 6 p.m. at Kilohana Pavilion in Puhi. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Judas Priest are one of the headliners named for day two of the 2015 Soundwave festival. Photo: Getty Images

If you're a Soundwave fan we've got good news and bad news.

Logistics - POLYPHONY - Hospital / nhs258cd

His first release since 2012s Fear Not, the man behind some of D+Bs biggest anthems returns with his brand new album. Having spent the last two years collaborating with big brother Dan Nu:Tone on...

Richard D. James’ new album as Aphex Twin, SYRO, was recently revealed via the

As previously reported, Aphex Twin will soon release

Saturday's Letters: Loss of family values at core of Ferguson unrest

REPLY: WEATHERSBEE COLUMN

Keeping families together

I appreciate Tonyaa Weathersbee’s column in which she states that being poor exposes parents to levels of vulnerability that people of means will never experience.

 NextGen Climate on Friday recrafted its attack on Gov. Rick Scott and began airing a second ad telling him to return the $200,000 in campaign cash he accepted from the Collier Family, which leased land that became the site for oil drilling near the Everglades. 

BIRDMAN, SIR MIX-A-LOT & SOULJA BOY REACT TO NICKI MINAJ'S "ANACONDA" CLIP [VIDEO]

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 10:22PM

Cash Money Records' Birdman, Sir Mix-A-Lot and Soulja Boy have all come forward with their reactions to Young Money queen

Following success of 2013's Stay Trippy, Juicy J quickly hits the studio for his next project, The Hustle Continues, and delivers a visual for its first single, "Low" featuring Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby and Young Thug.

From Here To Obscurity: Music Library Compilations: Bs

Beat The Retreat: Songs By Richard Thompson (1994). This is a pretty fun tribute album. Best track: Dinosaur Jr. - "I Misunderstood." I can't find a copy of that, though, so here's a close runner-up.

Flying Lotus is on his game right now. With anticipation for his October album, You're Dead!

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Rihanna -- Banging Drake Again ... and She Really Wants You to Know It

Rihanna
Banging Drake Again ...

It'll be a busy weekend in The D!

Olympia Entertainment is advising guests attending the Eminem and Rihanna concerts Friday and Saturday nights at Comerica Park to arrive early and be prepared for high traffic volumes.

Rihanna -- Banging Drake Again ... and She Really Wants You to Know It

Rihanna
Banging Drake Again ...

It'll be a busy weekend in The D!

Olympia Entertainment is advising guests attending the Eminem and Rihanna concerts Friday and Saturday nights at Comerica Park to arrive early and be prepared for high traffic volumes.

BIRDMAN, SIR MIX-A-LOT & SOULJA BOY REACT TO NICKI MINAJ'S "ANACONDA" CLIP [VIDEO]

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 10:22PM

Cash Money Records' Birdman, Sir Mix-A-Lot and Soulja Boy have all come forward with their reactions to Young Money queen

Following success of 2013's Stay Trippy, Juicy J quickly hits the studio for his next project, The Hustle Continues, and delivers a visual for its first single, "Low" featuring Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby and Young Thug.

Mariah Carey Nick Cannon Breakup

It Happened: Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Are Separated Earlier this week, rumors began to swirl that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon were divorcing. Today, fans received confirmation the two are no longer living together. Cannon shared the news with

Jennifer Lopez and ex-boyfriend 

Elizabeth Vargas and Marc Cohn are headed for a divorce.