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It was a record-setting week for Christian rapper Lecrae, who hit #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, while also topping the Gospel chart.

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LONDON – Only days away from financial collapse late last month, the 16th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival will get under way next month (Oct. 14-21). It will feature 185 films from around the world. Prominent selections include Xavier Dolan’s “Mommy,” Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner,” Ken Loach’s “Jimmy’s Hall,” Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” and Jean-Luc... Read more »

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Categories: film, markets & festivals, news, boyhood, catherine deneuve, christopher doyle, mahamat-saleh haroun, mumbai film festival

Stars, executives and press braved the sweltering Los Angeles heat on Tuesday evening to toast NBC’s new television season, taking refuge in the air-conditioned wood and glass hideaway of Hollywood’s Hyde. The atmosphere was cheery but comfortably low-key, fitting for a network in the midst of an enviable resurgence, having just emerged as the number... Read more »

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Categories: scene, tv, vpage, bob greenblatt, bryan fuller, david goyer, jennifer salke, katherine heigl, lauren graham, nbc





Shares of Sony fell sharply Wednesday morning after the Japanese electronics company said it will likely lose $2.15 billion for the fiscal year. It had initially forecast $488 million in losses through through March of 2015, but had to revise those projections due to problems in its mobile phones division. Investors did not take the... Read more »

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel inadvertently declared himself the coolest mayor on Earth by proclaiming September 23rd "David Bowie Day." The honor comes in connection with David Bowie Is..., a retrospective exhibit opening that day at the city's Museum of Contemporary Art.  As Consequence of Sound notes, the announcement was delivered in a written proclamation in...

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USA Network’s “Complications” has commenced production in Atlanta, Ga., adding four recurring players alongside series regulars Jason O’Mara, Jessica Szohr, Beth Riesgraf and Lauren Stamile, Variety has learned exclusively. Above, check out an exclusive first-look image of O’Mara and Szohr from the medical drama. The 10-episode original series from “Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix is... Read more »

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Categories: tv, news, atlanta, complications, jason omara, jessica szohr, matt nix, usa network



BSkyB’s takeover ambitions for Sky Deutschland are meeting some resistance after the German pay-TV operator’s board advised minority investors not to sell their shares. The move won’t completely imperil BSkyB’s designs on the company and attempts to expand its reach in Europe. Last July, BSkyB hammered out a deal to buy 21st Century Fox’s majority... Read more »

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“Oh my Lord, this is gonna be so fun for me because I am so baked!” That was how filmmaker Kevin Smith introduced his latest movie, “Tusk,” to a packed house at the Vista Theatre in Hollywood at a special screening Tuesday night. Fresh off its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, where critics... Read more »

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Categories: film, scene, vpage, chris parkinson, haley joel osment, kevin smith, tusk

Playwright Samuel Hunter, docu filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer, musician Steve Coleman and cartoonist Alison Bechdel are among this year’s picks for the MacArthur Foundation’s genius grants. The 21 MacArthur Fellows for 2014 will each receive a grant of $625,000, paid out over five years, with no stipulations on how the money is used. The program aims to... Read more »

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Categories: biz, news, joshua oppenheimer, macarthur foundation, samuel hunter


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The title and promotional campaign do “Gotham” no favors, fostering expectations about a stronger link to the “Batman” franchise than can possibly exist — at least, considering the setting, not for another 20 years or so. Taken strictly on its own terms, the Fox series is a handsome, gritty crime drama, with Ben McKenzie as... Read more »

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Tim McGraw released his 13th studio album, Sundown Heaven Town on Tuesday, and promoted the new set of tunes from sun-up to sundown in the Big Apple.   The 47-year-old entertainer kicked off his album release day with a performance on ABC's Good Morning America, and wrapped up the evening with a...

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Just for Laughs is partnering with Maker Studios to launch a YouTube channel later today featuring never-before-seen stand-up performances from comedians including Dave Chappelle, Louis CK, Chris Rock Jon Stewart and Tracy Morgan. Because JFL’s Montreal Just for Laughs Festival has long been a showcase where up-and-comers get their big break in front of an... Read more »

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At the beginning of the summer, the megastar concert business looked grim — Paul McCartney was sick and had to cancel shows, the Rolling Stones weren't touring in the U.S., none of the biggest superstar acts from U2 to Madonna were on the road and festivals appeared to be luring away big names such...

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Years before Kacey Musgraves rode her trailer to the top of the country charts, she recorded "Oh, Tonight" with the Josh Abbott Band. The year was 2011, and both acts were already big in Texas, where Abbott had been selling out 6,000-capacity venues like Billy Bob's Texas for more than...

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Four decades after Rush put out their self-titled debut, the trio is celebrating its legacy with a box set that collects concert films from their entire career. The 10-DVD or six-Blu-ray set R40, set for release on November 11th, compiles the previously released concert videos Rush in Rio (2003), R30...

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Ellie Goulding will apparently sing at a birthday party tonight for Britain's Prince Harry organized by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

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Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence reportedly prefer to keep their romance low-key in order to keep the peace with his ex Gwyneth Paltrow.

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The Everly Brothers have been selected as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 Music Masters, the 19th time the honour has been presented.

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Kylie Jenner has supposedly hired a celebrity vocal coach to help achieve her dreams of becoming a singer.

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This year’s Stand Up For Heroes benefit, an evening of music and comedy that raises funds for injured servicemembers and their families, will feature appearances by Bruce Springsteen, Louis C.K., John Oliver, John Mulaney, Brian Williams and other surprise guests. The annual show will take place at New York’s Theater...

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The Grand Ole Opry returns to New York City beginning September 29th with a second annual series of free acoustic performances at Bryant Park. Titled "Nashville's New Music in New York," the event, presented by the Opry and Southwest Airlines, will celebrate the long-running radio show's birthday and Country Music Month....

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Nearly four decades after first emerging from the Manchester punk scene, the Buzzcocks are still out on the road and making great music. Their ninth studio album The Way arrived to "pledgers" earlier in the year, but with its wide U.S. release date approaching, the "Orgasm Addict" rockers have dropped their new...

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"Nature Boy," another track off Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's upcoming duets album, Cheek to Cheek, finds the pop star crooning sublimely about a "very strange, enchanted boy" around flutes and orchestral strings, before the elder vocalist complements her with his own account of meeting the song's titular character. It...

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When Rolling Stone caught up with Neil Diamond last summer, the singer-songwriter had just penned a song to commemorate the Boston Marathon bombings while continuing to work a new LP. "The theme is all about up, high spirits and I can only hope to go where it takes me," he said....

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Holy Youth are a four-piece dream punk band from Montevallo, Alabama. After forming in April, 2012, the band immediately started playing shows in Alabama and throughout the Midwest. They released a four-song EP in early 2013 and performed opening sets for The Fresh & Onlys, Natural Child, Cheap

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When Easy Star Records released Dub Side of the Moon a decade ago, they never expected the impact that the complete reggae version of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon would have on the world. Today, September 16, the leading independent reggae label will release a special anniversary edition

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Boxers or briefs? Matthew Ryan, who has enjoyed a two-decade career, has refined the raucous poetry of his songwriting, creating his own working class aesthetic where beauty and darkness often trade punches from line to line -- intelligent, minimalist, and unapologetic. Ryan will release Boxers on

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Those "sensual steamrollers" –their words, not ours— in Iron Reagan are releasing The Tyrant of Will today, September 16, via Relapse Records. What better time than now to invite the band's Tony Foresta into the Take Aim ring? He is a fan of all things sensual, just so you know. Twitter-size your

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Live, from New Jersey, it's MTB! This fall, The Marshall Tucker Band (MTB) will release live recordings from their historic 1977 Englishtown, New Jersey concert that reportedly drew more than 150,000 fans. Live From Englishtown will release on September 30, 2014 via the band's Ramblin' Records and

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It was meant to be! Olivia x Olivia. This one is for the ladies, the ladies. Olivia Travel, the world's largest travel company offering chartered cruise, resort, adventure and luxury vacations specifically for the lesbian community, has announced that Grammy award-winning singer and Australian

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That British babe and singer known as Ellie Goulding rocked some serious sideboob in a pretty black dress. Yes, Goulding's dress has a deep V and a low-plunging neckline, but her skirt was also sheer and see-through but she is wearing knickers so it's PG. Have a look see! Or a looksie. Source:

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Kings of Leon have confirmed details of their Music City Food and Wine Festival. The Nashville-headquartered event will take place on September 20 and 21 at Nashville's Walk of Fame Park. The second day of the event is dubbed "Harvest Night" and will feature appearances by Charles Kelley of Lady

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The lineup of Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit for 2014 is pretty fucking awesome. But then again, it always is. The event takes place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in the Bay Area on October 25 and 26. Pearl Jam, Tom Jones, Soundgarden, Florence + the Machine, Band of Horses, Norah Jones

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Musician Joe Sample, a vet with an impressive resume, has died. He was just 75. He was a pianist and he co-wrote songs such as "One Day I'll Fly Away" and "Street Life." He died Friday, September 12 in Houston, Texas, due to complications from lung cancer. Sample was a founding member of The Jazz

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