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2019 Lollapalooza: Full Lineup

March 20, 2019

The full lineup for this summer’s Lollapalooza features a huge assortment of rock, pop, hip-hop, EDM and country stars, from headliners Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots and The Strokes, to J Balvin, Lil Wayne, The Chainsmokers, Meek Mill, Gary Clark Jr., Flume and Tame Impala.

The festival will take over Grant Park on Chicago’s lakefront from Aug. 1-4 and will host more than 170 bands on eight stages.

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R&B Singer Andre Williams Dies at 82

March 18, 2019

R&B singer/producer Andre “Mr. Rhythm” Williams, died in Chicago on Sunday (March 17) at age 82, according to a statement from his label, Pravda Records. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of legendary artist Andre Williams,” read a FB statement from the Chicago-based label. “He died this after in Chicago at the age of 82. He touched our lives and the lives of countless others. We love you Dre.”

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Nashville Community Celebrates Female Artists During Women’s History Month

March 14, 2019

In honor of Women’s History Month, several showcases were held this week in Nashville to recognize the females who work tirelessly in the music industry to have their voices heard.

While the lineup of female songwriters performing as part of Backstage Nashville was vocal about the struggles each woman has faced, other events like Sony Music Nashville and WME’s joint concert, “A Celebration of Women’s History Month,” on Mar. 11 at City Winery focused solely on songs by women that had a major impact on the genre. Meanwhile, the all-female singer-songwriter collective Song Suffragettes celebrated its fifth anniversary this week by honoring songwriter Liz Rose with their inaugural Yellow Rose of Inspiration Award for her contributions to the songwriting community.

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Dolly Parton Honored by Miley Cyrus, Garth Brooks and More at 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala

February 11, 2019

“We love you, Doll,”  said Willie Nelson affectionately, undoubtedly speaking for everyone in the ballroom at the Los Angeles Convention Center as Dolly Parton was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year.

Nelson and Brandi Carlile’s recreation of “Everything’s Beautiful (In Its Own Way)” — a No. 7 hit for Parton and Nelson in 1983 —  was one of the many highlights of the night. The event, hosted by Little Big Town, raised $6.7 million for the Recording Academy’s MusiCares program to assist musicians in need.

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Blue Note’s High Notes: The Jazz Label Celebrates 80 Years

January 9, 2019

In 1939, a German-Jewish immigrant (Alfred Lion) and a writer-musician-activist (Max Margulis) founded Blue Note Records, a jazz label, in New York. 2019 marks its 80th anniversary, making it among the oldest American record labels as well as home to some jazz’s most iconic albums — and most relevant contemporary artists, including Robert Glasper, Norah Jones, and Ambrose Akinmusire.

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