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Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings performs during the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Dave Martin/AP Soul singer Sharon Jones, lead singer of the group The Dap-Kings, has died, her publicist announced late Friday. She was 60. Music Interviews No Music, No Headphones': Sharon Jones On Getting Through Cancer She'd been fighting pancreatic cancer since 2013, when she took a break from touring to undergo extensive surgery and chemotherapy, Fresh Air wrote earlier this year . The cancer went into remission, but returned this year. She told Terry Gross about the difficulty of her treatment: "I couldn't sing. I couldn't get air because, people didn't realize, I was cut across the diaphragm, all the way up from right under the center under my breasts, all the way down to the top of my navel, almost." Even after she returned to the stage, she told Terry, she didn't feel like the band's dynamic performances were the same.
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Bonnaroo may be over, but you can relive it all over again in virtual reality. Mashable has the exclusive first look at Follow The Unicorn: A 360 Bonnaroo Adventure , a virtual reality video recap of this year's festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Using Samsung's Gear 360 camera and VR technology, the video sums up the chaos and magic of the three-day fest in four minutes of 360-degree video. You'll see performances by Borns, Purity Ring, The Internet and M83, along with shots of the crowd. The video was created at the 2016 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in a partnership with Samsung. It's best viewed with a Gear VR headset, but you can also watch via YouTube or Facebook's native video players on both desktop or mobile devices. Read more... More about Virtual Reality , Bonnaroo , Music Festivals , Music , and Entertainment
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They may be loud on stage, but the boys of Rudimental are rather soft-spoken in real life. Made up of Amir Amor , Kesi Dryden , Piers Agget and DJ Locksmith , the British drum and bass band is not for the weak-hearted. Their sound threatens to completely redefine live performance with their eclectic beats of funk, soul, hip-hop, electronic and drum and bass. Rudimental is not your average festival act, that's for sure. "This is where we thrive," Kesi Dryden told The Huffington Post hours before taking the stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. It was the fourth and final day of the raucous outdoor festival. "For us, it’s such a personal thing when you’re writing songs," Amor said. "It's drum and bass but it’s also very emotional music for us, and has a lot of sentiment to it," he said, adding, "As long as that’s always there -- and we think it’s even stronger on this album -- then people will always relate to our music.