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Why singer Lucy Dacus makes her fans cry

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The US indie singer has been provoking big emotions as she tours her new album, Historian.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43836469

German town braces for arrival of neo-Nazis at music festival

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Large police deployment and counter-protests planned for event that coincides with Hitler’s birthday

A small town in eastern Germany is bracing for the arrival of hundreds of neo-Nazis planning to attend a music festival timed to coincide with Adolf Hitler’s birthday.

Anti-fascist groups have promised counter-protests and a large police deployment aims to prevent violence during the Schild und Schwert (Shield and Sword, or SS) festival in Ostritz, Saxony, on the border with Poland, a region where the AfD scored some of its strongest results in the 2017 elections.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/20/german-town-braces-for-arrival-of-neo-nazis-music-festival-hitler-birthday-ostritz

DJ Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, dies at 28

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Swedish DJ Avicii has died in Oman at the age of 28, his representatives said.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43841194

Hip-Hop Artist Kendrick Lamar Makes History by Winning Pulitzer Prize

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On Monday, rapper Kendrick Lamar became the first non-classical or jazz musician to ever win a Pulitzer Prize for Music. Lamar has topped the charts with music that tackles issues of race, politics, religion and even mental health. The Pulitzer follows the five Grammy Awards won by Lamar in January for ”DAMN.,” his fourth studio album. His previous album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” also won five Grammys. Lamar recently produced and curated the soundtrack for the “Black Panther” film to critical acclaim. We speak to a high school teacher in New Jersey who uses Lamar’s recordings in his classroom.

Source: http://www.democracynow.org/2018/4/17/hip_hop_artist_kendrick_lamar_makes

Stan Lee is suing his ex-business manager for fraud, elder abuse

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Marvel comics icon Stan Lee has filed a lawsuit against former manager Jerardo Olivarez alleging fraud, financial abuse of an elder, conversion and misappropriation of his name and likeness.

In a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, Olivarez is accused of being one of many “unscrupulous…

Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-entertainment-news-updates-2018-stan-lee-is-suing-his-ex-business-1523674073-htmlstory.html

Trinidad and Tobago judge rules homophobic laws unconstitutional

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The ruling, which declared sections of the Sexual Offences Act unconstitutional, may soon lead to decriminalising gay sex

Gay sex between consenting men in Trinidad and Tobago could soon be decriminalised following a court judgment that campaigners said might spark similar decisions elsewhere in the Caribbean.

In a ruling on Thursday, judge Devindra Rampersad said sections of the Sexual Offences Act, which prohibited “buggery” and “serious indecency” between two men, criminalised consensual same-sex activity between adults, and were unconstitutional.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/13/trinidad-and-tobago-sexual-offences-act-ruled-unconstitutional

Chelsea Hotel: Bob Dylan’s door sells for $100,000

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Fifty doors from New York’s Chelsea Hotel, home to writers and musicians, are sold at auction.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43750766

Rock in a hard place: the decline of the all-ages music venue

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With Australia’s live music scene struggling to survive, Brisbane’s promoters are using open and alcohol-free gigs to attract younger music lovers. Will it work?

It’s Good Friday in Brisbane and most of the city is dead quiet, with pubs and clubs not opening until midnight due to Easter trading laws. In the inner suburb of West End, however, something very noisy is stirring.

On a makeshift stage in a large room, a three-piece band called Hexmere is playing a raucous, raw brand of grindcore punk to a small crowd. There’s another gig planned for the following night, with many more people expected.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/apr/10/australia-all-ages-music-venues-brisbane-rock

Nils Frahm turns solo piano into serrated techno, and back again

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Few musicians can take the simple act of walking across a stage and imbue it with as much meaning as Nils Frahm.

The German pianist and composer divided the stage in two at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Koreatown on Saturday. On the left, he had a piano and a few vintage keyboards, all at…

Source: http://www.latimes.com/la-et-ms-nils-frahm-review-20180408-story.html

Florida school shooting survivors release ‘cathartic’ memorial magazine

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Eagle Eye supervisor says writers of profiles of 17 teens and teachers who died ‘wanted to capture the essence of who each person was’

Jaime Guttenberg dancing. Swim captain Nicholas Dworet mid-stroke in the pool. Peter Wang in his JROTC uniform, standing proud in front of the American flag.

Related: Florida school shooting survivors march on unfazed by personal attacks

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/08/florida-school-shooting-survivors-memorial-eagle-eye-magazine

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