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  • Amid label flap, Lil Wayne streams album
    The rapper Lil Wayne on Saturday put out a new album as a streaming exclusive amid a heated dispute with his label over release of what he calls his career-capping work. The hip-hop star said he was distributing "FWA" -- which stands for the "Free Weezy Album," in a nod to one of his myriad […]
  • Panama too drops out of Trump's Miss Universe pageant
    PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama is joining several other Latin American nations in dropping out of the Miss Universe pageant in protest over Donald Trump's comments about immigrants.
  • Benedict XVI is honored for keen devotion to church music
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Benedict XVI, emeritus pope and theologian, reflected on Saturday on classical music as an "encounter with the divine," saying listening to Mozart helps him experience "very deeply the Lord's presence."

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  • The Grateful Dead Say Farewell: The View From the Balcony
    In 1968, only three years into their long, strange trip, the Grateful Dead came up with a radical idea for sharing their already singular, performing alchemy. Instead of taking their live experience to America city by city, they would bring the multitudes to the mountain. "We used to fantasize about...
  • Dr. Dre Reveals His 'Pharmacy' Beats 1 Premiere Date
    One of the biggest exclusives on the newly launched Apple Music was the opening of The Pharmacy, a Beats 1 radio show hosted by Dr. Dre. At last, the Doctor has announced his office hours: The Pharmacy will debut July 4th at 6 p.m. EST. The hour-long program will broadcast new...
  • The Dead Live Again: What's Changed (and What Hasn't) at Soldier Field
    Last night, the surviving "core four" members of the Grateful Dead began their three-night stand at Chicago's Soldier Field after two earlier, quasi-warmup shows in Santa Clara, California, the weekend before. With it came the return not only of a certain sound — in last night's case, the loose-and-nimble jamming...

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