Posts Tagged Music

The Source mag launches expo, all-star concert

NEW YORK (AP) — The hip-hop magazine The Source is celebrating its 25th year with an expo and an anniversary concert.

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Vine star Mendes finds breakthrough on pop charts

In this July 9, 2014 file photo, Canadian music artist Shawn Mendes poses for a portrait, in New York. Mendes, who turns 16 next month, was able to secure a following on Vine, where he had 300,000 fans awaiting his posts. Record labels caught wind of his strong social media presence.  (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Six seconds isn’t a long time, but Vine superstar Shawn Mendes made the time count when posting cover songs on the social media platform.

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Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

In this May 9, 2014 file photo, Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Library of Congress on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 said Joel, whose hits include "Piano Man" and "Uptown Girl," will receive its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

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New alcohol charge against John Mellencamp’s son

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The 20-year-old son of rock star John Mellencamp faces an underage drinking charge while awaiting resolution of charges that he and his brother seriously injured a man in a fight.

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‘Weird Al’ on his weirdly successful week in music

In this July 17, 2014 photo, “Weird Al” Yankovic poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Billboard reported that Yankovic's “Mandatory Fun” debuted at No. 1 this week with more than 80,000 units sold. That’s almost double the amount his last album, "Alpocalypse," sold in its debut week in 2011. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attention pop stars: If “Weird Al” Yankovic shows up at your concert or has tracked down your personal email address, you’re likely his next parody conquest.

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