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Former Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Danny Kirwan Has Died

June 11, 2018

Danny Kirwan, the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist who played on five of the British band’s albums, died Friday at the age of 68.

Kirwan joined Fleetwood Mac following the release of 1968’s Mr. Wonderful – his first appearance with the band was their Number One single “Albatross” – and would record five albums with the band while serving as guitarist and singer: 1969’s Then Play On (the band’s last Peter Green album) and Blues Jam at Chess, 1970’s Kiln House (the first Mac album to feature Christine McVie), 1971’s Future Games and 1972’s Bare Trees.

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Bruce Springsteen to Win Special Tony Award for Hit Stage Production

May 1, 2018

The Tony Awards will honor Bruce Springsteen in June for his “once-in-a-life” production of Springsteen on Broadway.

Springsteen on Broadway was an instant success. After launching the residency October 12th and performing through November 26, Springsteen decided to tack on ten more weeks of shows. He later added another 81 performances. When he finally finishes the residency in December, Springsteen will have played 236 shows at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

April 17, 2018

Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album, DAMN., becoming the first non-classical or jazz artist to receive the honor. The Pulitzer board announced the selection on Monday, calling the 2017 LP “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African American life.”

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