Prince's purple reign ends too soon

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Prince, who died Thursday at 57, was a one-of-a-kind pop genius whose polymorphous brilliance as a genre-crossing funk, rock, and R&B recording... Read more

Will Philadelphia have a July 4 celebration without The Roots?

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Wednesday was an irritating day for Questlove. First, the Roots drummer born Ahmir Khalib Thompson reacted online to a story on local news... Read more

A Tribe Called Quest member Phife Dawg dead at 45

UPDATE 2:41 p.m. – The family of Phife Dawg has released a statement: "We regret to share the news that on Tuesday March 22nd, 2016... Read more

SXSW Day 5: South Austin Saturday

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Last year, the tail end of my SXSW went suddenly - well, south - for reasons beyond my control, and I missed the last two days of the festival... Read more

SXSW Day 4: Anderson .Paak, Margo Price, Bombino, Waco Brothers, and more

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And we have a winner ..... This year, there are somewhere in the neighborhood of 2100 bands playing at SXSW, so it's not within the realm... Read more

SXSW Day Three: Loretta Lynn, Car Seat Headrest, Julien Baker and more

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I headed out on Thursday at SXSW with a sketchy plan: A) Check out an afternoon set at the Pitchfork party by Car Seat Headrest, the wunderkind... Read more

SXSW Day Two: Sheer Mag, Kacey Musgraves and more at Austin day parties

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During the day, the action moves east of downtown at SXSW. The other side of I-35, the north-south highway that bisects the south central... Read more

SXSW Day Two: FLOTUS with Queen Latifah and Missy Elliott on 'Let Girls Learn'

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Last week, POTUS came to SXSW. On Wednesday, it was FLOTUS' turn. After her husband appeared at the South by Southwest Interactive conference... Read more