Deadline
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Demi Moore is set for a recurring role on Fox 's hit hip-hop drama series Empire . Moore's character will be introduced be introduced in the Season 3 finale this spring. She'll play a take-charge nurse with a mysterious past, who will become ever more treacherously entangled with the Lyon family in Season 4. Moore joins previously announced actors and musicians who will appear on Empire this spring, including her daughter Rumer Willis, Eva Longoria, Taye Diggs, Phylicia...
Mashable
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Luke Baker has worked in the most remote reaches of Australia and Papua New Guinea, but leaving his family is always a painful rupture. But Facebook is helping in surprising ways. Now based in Bundaberg, Queensland, he was sent to mining camps as a "fly-in, fly-out" worker (or FIFO), where he'd often spend around three weeks on-site and one week off in an endless, "torturous" cycle. SEE ALSO: Passion Pit frontman is launching a company for the musicians' needs labels don't talk about "There was one time where my wife dropped me off to the airport and I just remember my step-daughter, she was really struggling with it at the time," Baker said, "telling me she hated my work and wanted me to stay home forever. Read more... More about Fifo , Facebook , Facebook Pages , Wellbeing , and Mental Health
TIME - Top Stories
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Plenty of musicians have extended their brands into the world of books but few have achieved the literary accolades of John Darnielle, founding member of the Mountain Goats . The folk musician published his first novel, Wolf in White Van , in 2014. The story of a post-apocalyptic role-playing game invented by a teenager with a disfigured face became a New York Times bestseller and was long-listed for a National Book Award. Darnielle's follow-up, Universal Harvester , about a video rental store in 1990s Iowa where strange scenes start turning up on the tapes, comes out this month. TIME talked to Darnielle about the Midwest, genre fiction and the political role of literature. TIME: What was the origin of this novel? Darnielle: If I hand in an album, and the album is mastered and its done, I start writing new stuff. So when Wolf in White Van [was done], I was waiting to hear from my editor, and in the mean time, I just started writing.
BoingBoing
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Times of Israel
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100s of musicians know better than to let BDS's noise prevent them from performances that unify people like nothing else
Cotswold Journal
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Cotswold Journal
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West Briton
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Boardmasters has revealed 29 more acts set to perform at this year's surf and music festival - including The Flaming Lips, The Vaccines, Stormzy and Frank Turner. It will be held from Wednesday, August 9 to Sunday 13 with headliners Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai and Alt-J. Tickets to see everything from grime, house, alt-rock, reggae, singer-songwriter and more are on sale now at the Boardmasters website. Read more: Cornwall Music List: 50 of the biggest and best musicians in Cornwall...
The Cornishman
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Boardmasters has revealed 29 more acts set to perform at this year's surf and music festival - including The Flaming Lips, The Vaccines, Stormzy and Frank Turner. It will be held from Wednesday, August 9 to Sunday 13 with headliners Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai and Alt-J. Tickets to see everything from grime, house, alt-rock, reggae, singer-songwriter and more are on sale now at the Boardmasters website. Read more: Cornwall Music List: 50 of the biggest and best musicians in Cornwall...
Forbes
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How do you produce a festival in the shadow of the LA Coliseum that combines the world's best snowboarders, a slice of top musicians and unexpected rain? Shaun White finds out.
BBC News 24
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Certainly not the sizeable crowd we saw a few weeks ago when they were responding to the news that there would be a state visit. We expect more people to arrive for about six o'clock, and there is a stage behind me, and there will be speakers, and we have got politicians, activists, musicians, including the Paloma Faith and Lily Allen.
Nottingham Evening Post
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Artist Dawn Booth is one of a number of entries in Nottingham's Top Talent 2017 competition - in association with Grosvenor Casino - all hoping to win one of three £2,500 cash prizes up for grabs for musicians, dancers, magicians, comedians, photographers artists and other local performers and creatives. Jen Thomas spoke to herTalent comes in many forms, and Dawn Booth's skill with paint has seen her work be exhibited in sunny Florence!The 47-year old from Beeston mostly works with...
Nottingham Evening Post
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Blues guitarist Paul Walker is one of a number of entries in Nottingham's Top Talent 2017 competition - in association with Grosvenor Casino - all hoping to win one of three £2,500 cash prizes up for grabs for musicians, dancers, magicians, comedians, photographers artists and other local performers and creatives. Jen Thomas spoke to him Guitarist Paul Walker has been a musician for many a year, but when things started to get stale he decided to try his hand at a different musical...
Evening Standard - Showbiz
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The US rock star wants musicians to rise up in protest against the new President
SABC Digital News
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The annual Eastern Cape Music awards are set to take place later in February in East London. These awards aim to recognise musicians in the province by awarding them for their artiste. The Eastern Cape Music awards is an initiative aimed at promoting Eastern cape born and bred music talents while also putting the province at a competitive level in terms of developing and nurturing talent in the area. This year 2017 the programme a number of well-known names in the South African music scene who will dazzle their audience with the music. To tell us more about the awards we are joined from our PE studios by organiser Koko Godlo. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Woot
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The Residents - In The Beginning When you know you're going to a show where musicians are dressing as giant eyes with top hats, you're already comfortable with the weird. This could be why the Residents have done well for themselves over the years. They're intentionally weird, and they don't hide it. Much like The Blue Man Group or GWAR (or even Lord Sutch above!) The Residents take a decent amount of talent and make it something more. What more can you ask from a weirdo? Let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use. Hit up Facebook and see which weirdo's vinyl we're giving away today! See you next week.
TIME - Top Stories
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Ung says everyone involved on the project, from the set designers to the production assistants to the extras and musicians, were all celebrated for having a voice and being a voice in the film. And you absolutely see that on screen, in the beautiful flowers that were captured that was the cinematographers voice in that sense. And Angelina was conductor of the orchestra of all these people and parts. The movies release comes at a time when the new U.S. administration under President Donald Trump has espoused anti-refugee rhetoric in the name of national security most notably with an executive order banning nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries and temporarily banning all refugees. In Europe, leaders are struggling to cope with the biggest refugee crisis since World War II, while far right anti-immigrant groups are gaining popularity.
Beijing Bulletin
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NPR News
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The revered drummer, who suffered from bladder cancer in the past, popularized the breakbeat and became one of the most sampled musicians ever. (Image credit: Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Guitar Center)
Techradar
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Arguably the closest analogue on TV is the BBCs Later , in which Jools Holland manages to round up a bunch of credible musicians to play some music together. Theres few gimmicks, and it doesnt need them its for musos with eclectic tastes. So what Apple should do is obvious: Super-charge this format. Use the iPhones money printing machine to book the biggest artists, mix it up with some cool obscure people and have inexplicably cool 43 year old Lowe present. Perhaps leave out the boogie-woogie piano. Make it credible, maybe throw in a few interviews focusing on musicianship and all of a sudden Apple is the producer of a global tastemaking music show. 4. The News In the 20th century, the US government granted the TV networks the airwaves for free, on one condition: That every night, they broadcast the news.
Mashable
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Just getting up close to Bruce Springsteen would be enough for many fans, but this kid got to play alongside him and scored a few guitar tips too. The Boss is on tour in Australia, where he played in Brisbane on Thursday. In between songs, he invited a young guy by the name of Nathan Testa, who helped him play Springsteen's 1973 tune "Growing Up." SEE ALSO: Passion Pit frontman is launching a company for the musicians' needs labels don't talk about "You know it all on guitar? You do? Come on up," Springsteen said. Testa jumped on stage and was handed an acoustic guitar by one of the techs. Oh, and he had a pick handy, launching straight into the song as Springsteen sang and played along. Read more... More about Brisbane , Videos , Video , Bruce Springsteen , and Music
Mashable
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Just getting up close to Bruce Springsteen would be enough for many fans, but this kid got to play alongside him and scored a few guitar tips too. The Boss is on tour in Australia, where he played in Brisbane on Thursday. In between songs, he invited a young guy by the name of Nathan Testa, who helped him play Springsteen's 1973 tune "Growing Up." SEE ALSO: Passion Pit frontman is launching a company for the musicians' needs labels don't talk about "You know it all on guitar? You do? Come on up," Springsteen said. Testa jumped on stage and was handed an acoustic guitar by one of the techs. Oh, and he had a pick handy, launching straight into the song as Springsteen sang and played along. Read more... More about Brisbane , Videos , Video , Bruce Springsteen , and Music
BBC One Oxford
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It just has a much more contemporary, really vibrant feel to it now. A lot of musicians and actors and performers and theatre makers here kind of cut their teeth here, so it is kind of integral for the development of artists from Reading who can go on to greater things, but also it serves audiences who are looking for something a bit different, a bit more unusual, something beyond the mainstream.
BBC One South
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A lot of musicians and actors and performers and theatre makers here kind of cut their teeth here, so it is kind of integral for the development of artists from Reading who can go on to greater things, but also it serves audiences who are looking for something a bit different, a bit more unusual, something beyond the mainstream.