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Round Hill, investor in Beatles and Bruno Mars songs, raises new fund

(Reuters) - Round Hill Music Royalty Partners, a private equity firm which invests in the copyright of songs from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bruno Mars, said on Tuesday it...

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Playlist: The Playlist: Black Eyed Peas Get Serious About Injustice, and 12 More New Songs

Listen to the week's most notable news songs from Lil Peep, Karen O, Carrie Underwood and more.

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Sunday Routine: How 50 Cent, Rapper and Actor, Spends His Sundays

The Midtown West resident stays busy, logging time at the gym, the office and the studio, where he’s been working on the album, “Street King Immortal.”

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Fans shake, rattle and roll at Australia's Elvis festival

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Hundreds of hip-shaking and wig-wearing Elvis Presley lookalikes and fans of the late King of Rock and Roll took trains from Sydney bound for Australia's annual Elvis festival on Thursday.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Justin Timberlake Stays Funky (for Now), and 9 More New Songs

Hear the new songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from Bruno Mars and Cardi B, They Might Be Giants and more.

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Critic’s Notebook: Hip-Hop’s Year of Dangerous Living Put the Accused on the Charts

In Hollywood and the media, allegations of misconduct brought down powerful men. But the opposite happened in rap, creating a crisis between creators and consumers.

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Spotify sued for $1.6B over Tom Petty, Doors songs

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CNN reporter crashes NYE 'Elvis' wedding in Vegas

During New Year's Eve Live, CNN's Gary Tuchman and his daughter crash a Las Vegas wedding officiated by an Elvis impersonator.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Lil Wayne Recaptures His Old Magic and 8 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from Major Lazer, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Cassie and more.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Cardi B Isn’t Going Anywhere and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable new music, from the return of Sugarland to Laura Marling covering a Bob Dylan classic.

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Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Keeps the Songs but Loses the Plot

The latest entry in this movie series fares best when its director treats it as a fantastical buddy comedy.

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Album Review: Hip-Hop Changes. Eminem Doesn’t.

His new album, “Revival,” is entrancing and mystifying, a showcase for a dexterous rapper and over-the-top provocateur searching for his middle-aged sound.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Black Thought Freestyles for 10 Minutes and 11 More New Songs

Hear the most notable new music out this week, from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamildrops team-up with the Decemberists to a Thelonious Monk reissue.

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'The Simpsons' remain our psychics

How in the world does the animated series "The Simpsons" keep accurately predicting the future?

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'The Simpsons' predicted Disney would buy Fox

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Happy No More, Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D Want to Wake You Up

A song about joy vaulted Mr. Williams into the stratosphere, but now his long-running side project is returning with an album filled with outrage.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Seun Kuti and Santana Sound an Alarm, and 10 More New Songs

The week's most notable new songs, from Migos to Johnny Mathis.

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The 54 Best Songs of 2017

Our pop music critics share their favorite tracks, from Jay-Z to Cardi B, Father John Misty to Sam Hunt.

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The Best Albums of 2017

Our critics picked St. Vincent and Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, Julien Baker and Taylor Swift, Nicole Mitchell and Tyshawn Sorey — and many more.

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France mourns death of "French Elvis" Johnny Hallyday

PARIS (Reuters) - Johnny Hallyday, whose death at 74 was announced by his wife and the French president on Wednesday, was a rock and roll giant in his native France, surviving drug use, family strife and near-death episodes to strut the stage for more than 50 years.

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The stories behind your favorite Christmas songs

Grab your Mariah Carey vocals. 'Tis the season for Christmas caroling.

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French mourn death of 'French Elvis' Johnny Hallyday

PARIS (Reuters) - Johnny Hallyday, whose death at 74 was announced by his wife and the French president on Wednesday, was a rock and roll giant in his native France, surviving drug use, family strife and near-death episodes to strut the stage for more than fifty years.

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Johnny Hallyday, 'French Elvis', dies at 74 after cancer

PARIS (Reuters) - Johnny Hallyday, whose death at 74 was announced by his wife and the French president on Wednesday, was a rock and roll giant in his native France and survived drug use, family strife and near-death episodes to strut the stage for more than fifty years.

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Johnny Hallyday, the Elvis of France, dies

Johnny Hallyday, France's rock 'n' roll icon has died, the French president's office said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Playlist: The Playlist: The Hold Steady Get Revved Up and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's notable new releases, from Beyoncé joining Ed Sheeran to the latest from Craig David's comeback.

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Album Review: U2 Releases ‘Songs of Experience.’ Cynicism Not Included.

On the follow-up to the 2014 album “Songs of Innocence,” the band sets out to counter the despair of 2017 with love and optimism.

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Encounters: The Rapper 2 Chainz Sizes Up the Art at Christie’s

On the eve of a record-breaking art auction, the luxury-loving rapper surveys the Warhols, Basquiats and a da Vinci up for sale.

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Brantley in Britain: Showgirls, a Monster and a Drag Queen: Singing Songs of Self

New musicals on London’s stages include a merciless and compassionate “Follies,” a revitalized “Young Frankenstein” and a timely saga of an aspiring drag queen.

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Album Review: Blackbear Is Not Quite the Sum of His Parts on ‘Cybersex’

The singer and rapper’s fourth album flirts with the shifts at play in pop music today, but it feels more like a mimeograph than an innovation.

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Atlanta Rap Keeps Evolving. Quality Control Is Taking It Global.

The nimble record label in the world’s de facto hip-hop capital is working to build sustainable careers, not viral moments, in the streaming era.

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Mel Tillis, Country Star Known for His Songs and His Stutter, Dies at 85

Mr. Tillis found a way to turn his speech impediment into an asset by getting audiences to laugh along with him.

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Malcolm Young of AC/DC: Listen to 10 Essential Songs

The musician, who died on Saturday, gave the band its architectural foundation, using his rhythm guitar to make AC/DC swing as much as it stomped.

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The problem with The Simpsons

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How this 'Simpsons' character pushed stereotypes

Comedian Hari Kondabolu is taking on Apu, the Indian convenience store owner on "The Simpsons." He explains how the character has reinforced negative stereotypes about Indians for decades.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Demi Lovato Seeks Her ‘Despacito’ and 9 More New Songs

Hear the tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from two Spanish-English team-ups to a surprise from Jaden Smith.

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Shawn Mendes, Eminem and U2 among winners at MTV Europe Music Awards

LONDON (Reuters) - Canadian pop singer Shawn Mendes led the pack at the MTV Europe Music awards on Sunday night, taking home "Best Song," "Best Artist," and "Biggest Fans" awards, in a show that featured performances from French Montana, The Killers and Kesha.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Eminem Reflects, Sturgill Simpson Busks and 11 More New Songs

Elvis Costello releases a new track, Betty Davis brings the "F.U.N.K.," and more songs that caught our critics' attention this week.

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You Love ‘The Simpsons’? Then Let’s Talk About Apu

The documentary “The Problem With Apu” examines how the stereotypical depiction of the Kwik-E-Mart owner on “The Simpsons” affected a generation of Indian actors.

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Rap Disrupted Music First. Now It’s TV and Film.

Questlove, Salamishah Tillet and Jon Caramanica discuss depictions of rap’s old-school days as well as new series and movies with hip-hop embedded into their frameworks.

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Playlist: The Playlist: The Return of the Real Boy Band and 10 More New Songs

Hear Feist honor Leonard Cohen, N.E.R.D snap back to life and more new songs that caught our critics' attention this week.

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Critic’s Notebook: Bob Dylan’s Songs for the Soul, Revisited and Redeemed

The latest installment in the “Bootleg Series” provides new perspective on the songwriter’s controversial Christian years.

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Style Q & A: The Roots’ Black Thought on Philadelphia Style. And His Beard.

In addition to his gig on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,” the hip-hop innovator stars in “The Deuce” and has a new sneaker collection.

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Review: Onstage Jay-Z Forgoes Distractions, Drilling Down to the Message

At the opening of his “4:44” tour, Jay-Z showcased his effortless delivery and tried to translate the intimacy of that album’s themes to a large room.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Gregory Porter Celebrates Nat King Cole and 8 More New Songs

Hear Brian Eno and Kevin Shields's new track, plus songs from Rhye, Sleigh Bells and more.

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Fats Domino Songs: Listen to 12 Essential Tracks

His easygoing image concealed the boldness and subtlety of his music — Domino was an innovator who didn’t flaunt it. A dozen songs from his prime years prove it.

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Eminem wins lawsuit against New Zealand party

You better lose yourself the moment you try to copy an Eminem song.

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U.S. rapper Eminem wins copyright case against NZ political ads

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A New Zealand political party has been ordered to pay more than $400,000 to U.S. rapper Eminem for using music similar to his 2002 hit "Lose Yourself" in a television commercial to help win a national election.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Taylor Swift Has a Miserable Crush and 12 More New Songs

Hear the tracks the caught our critics' attention this week, from Fever Ray, Colleen, Chris Stapleton and more.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Mavis Staples Warns of Deadly Force, and 9 More New Songs

Hear the songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from a studio reverie by Beck to a globe-hopping track by Major Lazer.

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Trump and Eminem once friendly, not anymore

Rapper Eminem trashed President Donald Trump in a freestyle rap during the BET Hip Hop Awards. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the story.

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Op-Ed Contributor: What Makes Eminem’s Anti-Trump Rap Different

More than a few of his fans voted for the current president.

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Eminem rebukes 'racist' Donald Trump in awards show rap

(Reuters) - Rapper Eminem derided U.S. President Donald Trump as a racist and a reckless leader in a rap video that aired on Tuesday night during the Black Entertainment Television Hip Hop Awards.

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Analysis: Eminem just unleashed the primal scream lots of Americans feel

On Tuesday night at the annual BET awards, Eminem unleashed a verbal tirade against President Donald Trump the likes of which we haven't seen in the two-plus years since the real-estate mogul emerged on the political scene.

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The full lyrics to Eminem's Trump-bashing rap

Rapper Eminem unleashed a blistering four-and-a-half minute attack on President Donald Trump in a freestyle that aired Tuesday during the BET Hip Hop Awards. In it, he questioned the President's patriotism, criticized his policies and ridiculed his campaign promises. It ended with a challenge to his own fans, saying 'You're either for or against.'

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Eminem attacks Trump in freestyle

Rapper Eminem unleashes an attack on President Trump during his freestyle at the BET Hip Hop Awards.

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Eminem Lashes Out at Trump With Freestyle Rap Video

The rapper accused President Trump of racism, hypocrisy, disrespect of military veterans and more in a video played at the BET Hip Hop Awards.

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Eminem unleashes on Trump

In what is perhaps the fiercest and the most exhaustive attack against Donald Trump in hip-hop, Eminem "came to stomp," unleashing on the President in an explosive 4.5 minute freestyle -- which aired during Tuesday night's BET Hip Hop Awards — calling Trump everything from "Donald the b----," to a "racist grandpa."

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Eminem blasts Trump in freestyle rap

At the BET Hip Hop Awards, rapper Eminem slammed President Donald Trump's response to NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings for Puerto Rico and 9 More New Songs

Hear the week's most notable tracks from the Breeders, Big K.R.I.T. and Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes.

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Listen to 14 Essential Tom Petty Songs

The hit singles he recorded between 1976 and 1993 made him a radio star, but his songs were packed with nuance just below the surface.

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Tom Petty's most memorable songs

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Tom Petty's career spanned five decades.

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'The Simpsons' appeal for Puerto Rico aid

"The Simpsons" took a break from the funny Sunday night for a serious appeal.

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O.J. Simpson walks out of Nevada prison after serving nine years for robbery

(Reuters) - O.J. Simpson, acquitted of the 1994 murder of his ex-wife and her friend after the "Trial of the Century," was released early on Sunday from a prison in Nevada, where he had been held since 2008 for a botched armed robbery at a Las Vegas casino hotel.

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O.J. Simpson freed on parole: Nevada prison officials

(Reuters) - Onetime "Trial of the Century" defendant O.J. Simpson was released early on Sunday from the Nevada prison where he had been held since 2008 for a botched armed robbery at a Las Vegas casino hotel, prison officials said.

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O.J. Simpson freed on parole - Nevada prison officials

(Reuters) - Onetime "Trial of the Century" defendant O.J. Simpson was released early on Sunday from the Nevada prison where he had been held since 2008 for a botched armed robbery at a Las Vegas casino hotel, prison officials said.

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O.J. Simpson Is Freed on Parole in Nevada After 9 Years

Mr. Simpson, 70, was released at 12:08 a.m. local time after being imprisoned for an armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2007.

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O.J. Simpson freed on parole: AP, citing Nevada prison official

(Reuters) - Onetime "Trial of the Century" defendant O.J. Simpson was released early on Sunday from the Nevada prison where he had been held since 2008 for a botched armed robbery at a Las Vegas casino hotel, the Associated Press reported.

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A friend picks up O.J. Simpson after his release

O.J. Simpson is free on parole after serving nine years in prison for a Las Vegas armed robbery, a Nevada prison official said. CNN's Paul Vercammen has the details.

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O.J. Simpson Freed From Nevada Prison After 9 Years

A Nevada prison official says O.J. Simpson, the former football legend and Hollywood star, has been released from a Nevada prison in Lovelock after serving nine years for armed robbery.

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O.J. Simpson set for imminent release from Nevada prison

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Onetime "Trial of the Century" defendant O.J. Simpson could be freed as early as Sunday from prison in Nevada, where he has been held since 2008 for a botched robbery, but the time and place of his release remain secret, his plans largely unknown.

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CORRECTED-In world of fast-paced Trump satire, 'The Simpsons' go medieval

LOS ANGELES, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The creators of satirical animated series "The Simpsons," who once eerily predicted Donald Trump would become U.S. president, cannot keep pace with the comedy he is now inspiring and have decided instead to take family back to medieval times.

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In world of fast-paced Trump satire, 'The Simpsons' go medieval

LOS ANGELES, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The creators of satirical animated series "The Simpsons," who once eerily predicted Donald Trump would become U.S. president, cannot keep pace with the comedy he is now inspiring and have decided instead to take family back to medieval times.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Hear Beyoncé Join ‘Mi Gente,’ Plus 9 More New Songs

Listen to the songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from a track Chance the Rapper debuted on "Colbert" to the finale of Torres' new album.

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Florida says it has no indication O.J. Simpson moving there

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Florida corrections officials said on Thursday they had no indication from O.J. Simpson that he would move to the state after his upcoming release from a Nevada prison, amid speculation about the former "Trial of the Century" defendant's post-incarceration plans.

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'The Simpsons' actress finds her own voice 'In Search for Fellini'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For most fans of "The Simpsons," the name Nancy Cartwright may ring a bell as the voice of 10-year-old troublemaker Bart Simpson over 28 seasons of the Fox animated show.

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Kristen Bell sings 'Frozen' songs to evacuees

"Frozen" actress Kristen Bell lifted spirits by singing to Florida evacuees during Hurricane Irma.

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Don Williams, Singer of Plain-Spoken Country Songs, Dies at 78

Mr. Williams, whose admirers included Pete Townshend and Eric Clapton, was best known for ballads extolling the virtues of romantic commitment.

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U2 Offers ‘Songs of Experience’ to a World That’s on Fire

After putting the band’s new album on pause to absorb the “shock” of the elections, the group is returning with songs that present joy as defiance.

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Critic's Notebook: Lil Uzi Vert and a Generation of Rap Stars Looking Beyond Hip-Hop

A fun-house sort of rap movement is led by Lil Uzi Vert with his “Luv Is Rage 2,” who is joined in this vein by Lil Peep and XXXTentacion.

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Tay-K Was a 17-Year-Old ‘Violent Fugitive.’ Then His Song Went Viral.

The knotty back story of “The Race,” one of the summer’s fastest growing songs, is unlike any other viral hit.

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Golf: At home Simpson halfway co-leader at Greensboro

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Webb Simpson recovered from two consecutive bogeys to join fellow American Ryan Armour in the lead on 13-under par after the second round at the Wyndham Championship on Friday.

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BRIEF-Randy Simpson, Matt Ripperger resign from Tenet Healthcare Board​

* On Aug. 17, Randy Simpson, Matt Ripperger submitted letter to co's board notifying of their resignation from board​ - SEC filing

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O.J. Simpson LA exhibit shows memorabilia as art

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than 20 years after the so-called Trial of the Century, an art exhibit examines the public's enduring fascination with former footballer O.J. Simpson through memorabilia...

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London braced for Bolt and Farah swansongs

LONDON (Reuters) - It will be the end of an era for athletics on Saturday when Usain Bolt races for the last time in the men's 4x100 meters relay at the World Championships.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Pink Returns, Asking Questions With No Clear Answers

Hear the 9 tracks that caught our critics' attention this week, from Frankie Rose, Marshmello and more.

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Nevada Parole Board Unaware of O.J. Simpson’s Old Conviction

Parole commissioners were unaware that Mr. Simpson pleaded no contest in 1989 to battery of his wife, though it is unclear whether that might have made them reconsider setting him free.

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White Bronco used in O.J. Simpson chase is for sale

For sale: 1992 white Ford Bronco. Proven for driving down freeways at slow speeds. Best viewed from news helicopters. Less than 40,000 miles.

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Listen to 10 Essential Glen Campbell Songs

From his collaborations with Jimmy Webb in the 1960s to his farewell two months ago, hear some of the most moving performances by an American Everyman.

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Glen Campbell, Whose Hit Songs Bridged Country and Pop, Dies at 81

A sharecropper’s son who became a recording, television and movie star, Mr. Campbell also battled alcohol and drugs and became a public face of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Kelela Wants Answers, and Jackie Shane Gets Another Shot

Hear the week's 10 most notable new songs from Rae Sremmurd, Garbage, Thundercat and more.

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Sunday Routine: How ASAP Ferg, Rapper, Spends His Sundays

When he’s not on the road, the rapper and fashion designer likes to stroll through Harlem, where he grew up and still lives.

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Pop-up O.J. Simpson museum coming to LA

It's been more than 20 years since the "trial of the century," and we're still talking about O.J. Simpson.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Mick Jagger Takes Aim at a Mad World

Hear the week's most notable new songs from Jessie Ware, Charli XCX, Maggie Rogers, Gregg Allman and more.

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England Lost: sardonic Mick Jagger releases two songs responding to Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has released two politically charged songs targeting what he sees as the uncertainty and surrealism permeating politics in the age of Brexit and Donald Trump.

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Meet Aminé, a Joyful Rapper With an Eye on Politics

The Oregon musician arrives with an amiable, joyously off-kilter debut album, “Good for You.”

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'Simpsons' creator heads to Netflix with adult comedy

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (Reuters) - "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening is swapping Springfield for a medieval kingdom in a new animated adult comedy series called "Disenchantment" for Netflix, the streaming platform said on Tuesday.

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Netflix's new show with 'Simpsons' creator

Netflix has ordered an adult animated comedy fantasy series from "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening.

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Simpson detective's racist, sexist rants

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Helicopter pilots share O.J. Simpson chase -- and gender reassignment

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California Today: California Today: Angelenos and Others on O.J. Simpson’s Parole

Friday: Reaction to O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing, what happened when Syrian refugees moved to Fresno, and the story of California’s wild parrots.

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As O.J. Simpson Wins Parole, a Quick, and Divided, Reaction

Some see Mr. Simpson, who is set be released after serving nine years for a 2007 armed robbery, as a “fallen comrade.” Others are less sympathetic.

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Europe Edition: Poland, ‘Brexit,’ O.J. Simpson: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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O.J. Simpson hearing was not a slam dunk

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Senate, O.J. Simpson, Linkin Park: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Asia and Australia Edition: O. J. Simpson, John McCain, Ram Nath Kovind: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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O.J. Simpson hearing: A blast from the media past

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O.J. Simpson granted October release from Nevada prison

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson was granted parole on Thursday and will be released in October following an emotional hour-long hearing that centered on a botched armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room that sent him to prison for nine years.

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O.J. Simpson tells Nevada parole board 'I've done my time'

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - During a sometimes emotional hearing before a Nevada parole board, O.J. Simpson on Thursday asked to be released from prison after serving nine years for botched armed robbery of his own sports memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel room.

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Toobin on Simpson: What a disgrace

CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin criticizes O.J. Simpson's testimony before a parole board in Lovelock, Nevada.

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Hear Simpson's daughter's emotional remarks

The eldest daughter of O.J. Simpson, Arnelle Simpson, gets emotional speaking at her father's parole hearing.

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O.J. Simpson makes case for freedom before Nevada parole board

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - A state parole board in Nevada convened on Thursday morning to consider O.J. Simpson's bid for freedom after nine years in prison for a botched armed robbery of his own sports memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel room.

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Parole commissioner jokes with O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson exchanges laughs with Nevada Board of Parole Commissioner Connie Bisbee during his parole hearing.

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O.J. Simpson to make case for freedom before Nevada parole board

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson will plead his case for parole on Thursday inside a Nevada prison, nine years after he was jailed for a bungled armed robbery in which he attempted to steal mementos from his own legendary sports career.

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Jeff Sessions, John McCain, O.J. Simpson: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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O.J. Simpson Parole Hearing: What to Watch For

Mr. Simpson, 70, will go before a Nevada parole board on Thursday, to appeal for his freedom after almost nine years in a state prison.

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O.J. Simpson asks for early release from prison

O.J. Simpson is scheduled to appear before a parole board in Nevada on Thursday in a hearing that will decide whether one of America's most notorious prisoners will be released.

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O.J. Simpson: From NFL star to prisoner

O.J. Simpson spent a lifetime in the limelight -- first for his athletic prowess, charm and good looks, then as part of an American tragedy that came to symbolize much of what was controversial in America.

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O.J. Simpson robbery victim to testify

Bruce Fromong, the only surviving victim of the 2007 O.J. Simpson-led armed robbery that led to the former football star's imprisonment, says he is going to testify at a Thursday parole hearing -- in support of Simpson's release.

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Jay-Z and the Politics of Rapping in Middle Age

At 47, Jay-Z thinks about where he’s been, where he’s going and what he’s leaving behind. It’s all there on his latest album, “4:44.”

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Simpson given good chance for parole, despite 'O.J. factor'

(Reuters) - As O.J. Simpson nears his date with Nevada's parole board this week, the consensus is he stands a good chance of winning release from prison in October, after serving nine years for a botched attempt to steal mementos from his sports career at gunpoint.

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See timeline of Simpson's rise and fall

CNN's Sara Sidner looks at how O.J. Simpson became one of the country's celebrity convicts.

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What O.J. Simpson's life has been like in prison

O.J. Simpson has spent the past eight and a half years behind bars at Lovelock Correctional Facility, a medium security prison in Nevada's high desert.

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Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Gets a Wide Release, and an Easy Trip to No. 1

One week after the rapper’s album debuted on Tidal, it became available for streaming and download on other services, and rocketed to top the chart.

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O.J. Simpson to seek parole

O.J. Simpson will go before a parole board in a hearing to decide whether he can be released from prison. CNN's Paul Vercammen reports.

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50 Cent made Eminem want to quit

Game recognizes game, and Eminem digs 50 Cent's.

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Talk: Diddy Doesn’t Like to Get Hot

The rapper and producer on his infamous shiny suits, recording the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize” and getting turned off by politics during the last election cycle.

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Album Review: Jay-Z Revels in the Catharsis of Confession on ‘4:44’

There are few distractions on this rapper’s raw 13th studio album, which responds to Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” and doesn’t strive to sound like the present hip-hop moment.

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Jay-Z Releases His Personal and Political Album ‘4:44’ on Tidal

The rapper’s 13th studio album, “4:44,” addresses many of the same themes as “Lemonade,” by his wife, Beyoncé.

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Will the real Eminem please stand up?

The rapper's new look is stirring debate.

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The Rowdy World of Rap’s New Underground

The lo-fi rap that thrives on SoundCloud teems with unruly energy. Can it survive the mainstream?

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O.J. Simpson parole hearing set for July

O.J. Simpson may be one step closer to becoming a free man.

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Parole hearing for O.J. Simpson's robbery sentence set for July 20

(Reuters) - A parole hearing for former football star O.J. Simpson, serving time in a Nevada prison for a 2008 Las Vegas robbery and kidnapping conviction, has been set for July 20 in Carson City, the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners announced on Tuesday.

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Prodigy, Rapper Who Helped Forge the Sound of New York Hip-Hop, Dies at 42

Half of the duo Mobb Deep, Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, had been hospitalized in Las Vegas suffering from complications of sickle-cell anemia.

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Songs from Tanzania's island of albinos

"I was rejected at birth by my father," says Christina Wagulu. "My uncles have threatened to kill me because of my condition. Men stigmatize me and don't like me."

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Review: At Summer Jam, Some Old-School Bark, but Little Bite

There are some elements of this music festival that recur, including unannounced guests, though this year’s list was thin.

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Dylan's Nobel speech: songs only need to move you, not make sense

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Nobel prizewinner Bob Dylan said on Monday that unlike literature his songs were meant to be sung not read and that they only needed to move people, not to make sense.

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Ukraine mocks Russia with Simpsons GIF

The world witnessed another ground-breaking use of GIF diplomacy on Tuesday, when the official Twitter account for the country of Ukraine mocked the official account for Russia with a Simpsons GIF.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Matt Ox Delivers the Sound of This Second

Hear the week's most notable new songs from Rita Ora, Washed Out, Gary Allan, Charles Lloyd and more.

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Finding Songs Hidden in Britain’s Thankful Villages

Darren Hayman released four albums with the indie band Hefner. Now he writes songs about the communities whose soldiers all returned home safely from World War I.

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Personal music playlists may reduce medication use with dementia

(Reuters Health) - Nursing home residents with dementia who listen to a personalized music playlist may need less psychotropic medication and have improved behavior, a recent study suggests.

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Grime Sets Today’s Music Agenda in Britain, and Tomorrow’s

Stars like Stormzy and Skepta have brought raw grime into the British mainstream — and to the world — while the next generation moves beyond the genre.

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Listen to 10 Essential Chris Cornell Songs

The singer for Soundgarden and Audioslave, who will be remembered as one of grunge’s distinctive voices, has died at 52.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Miley Cyrus Mellows Out and the National Cranks Up the Beat

Hear the most important new songs of the week, from Thousand Waters, Telefon Tel Aviv, Bryson Tiller and more.

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Springsteen recounts struggle to live outside bliss of rock songs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bruce Springsteen talked on Friday about his struggle to live in the real world rather than inside the lyrical songs he has composed over his 40-year career.

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The Playlist: Katy Perry and Haim Reach for New Flavors

Hear the week's most notable new songs, from a track off Willie Nelson's latest album to a bizarre song from Fall Out Boy.

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Fyre Festival, a Luxury Music Weekend, Crumbles in the Bahamas

A high-end event founded by Ja Rule and the entrepreneur Billy McFarland was supposed to feature shows and yachts. Attendees found chaos instead.

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How 'The Simpsons' tackled Trump's 100 days

Creators of "The Simpsons" poked fun at US President Donald Trump in a clip marking his first 100 days in office.

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New Prince Songs Blocked by Judge, for Now

A lawsuit by the singer’s estate has halted the release of a new six-song EP.

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It's tax day! Here are 10 songs to help you survive

For once, April 15 wasn't the most hated day of the year.

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Anne Hathaway belts out badly translated songs

On "The Tonight Show," actress Anne Hathaway and Jimmy Fallon sang popular song lyrics that had been translated to a foreign language and then back to English

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Review: Kendrick Lamar’s Anxiety Leads to Joy and Jabs on New Album

The rapper reflects on interior concerns on his “tart and punchy” fourth studio album, “DAMN.”

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J. Cole, the Platinum Rap Dissident, Steps Back From the Spotlight

He’s a superstar rapper who has avoided the life of a superstar rapper. In a new HBO special, “J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only,” he shows fans what he’d rather think about.

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Using pop songs to teach kids math

A math class with pianos? It may sound unusual, but Marcus Blackwell Jr. thinks it's the perfect way to teach students math.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Mary J. Blige Sings of Self-Empowerment, Kendrick Lamar Raps About Power

Hear the new music that caught our critics' attention this week: tracks from Mavis Staples, Jonathan Coulton, Calvin Harris and more.

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Ice-T Hasn’t Totally Lost His Taste for Rage

The rapper and actor on the new album of his thrash-metal band, Body Count; Black Lives Matter; and his shift from shocking to philosophical music.

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BRIEF-Simpson Manufacturing's shareholders approve amendments to declassify board over 3-year period

* Shareholders approved amendments to declassify company's board of directors over a three-year period

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Review: Drake the Creator Meets Drake the Curator on ‘More Life’

His new release isn’t an album or a mixtape, but a playlist — a format that hasn’t been used to express an artistic vision until now.

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15 Essential Chuck Berry Songs

The musician, who helped set the blueprint for rock ’n’ roll, has died at age 90. Listen to the tracks that best showcase his signature guitar playing and original lyrics.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Feist Ponders ‘Pleasure,’ and Frank Ocean Delivers Another Surprise

Listen to the songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from Feist's first track since 2011 to new music from Arca and Sorority Noise.

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Paul McCartney should wait to get back Beatles songs, Sony/ATV says

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Paul McCartney, who has waited decades to reclaim ownership of hundreds of the Beatles' songs, should wait a little longer rather than continue his U.S. lawsuit against Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, the defendant said.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Nicki Minaj Strikes Back, and Fleet Foxes Return With a Folky Epic

Listen to 13 of the week's most notable new tracks, from Lorde's "Liability" to San Fermin's "Belong."

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'French Elvis' Johnny Hallyday says getting cancer treatment

PARIS (Reuters) - Aging rocker Johnny Hallyday, a huge crowd-puller in France and other parts of the French-speaking world, is being treated for cancer.

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Future Replaces Himself at No. 1 and Sets a Billboard Record

The Atlanta rapper’s new album, “HNDRXX,” bumped his other new album, “Future,” from the top spot on the chart.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Lorde Flips Heartbreak Into Catharsis

Hear the new songs that grabbed our critics' attention this week, from Iggy Azalea's latest track to Trombone Shorty's remake of “Here Come the Girls."

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Emma Watson already knew all 'Beauty and the Beast' songs when cast

Emma Watson didn't have to spend much time learning the music for her upcoming role in "Beauty and the Beast" because she grew up singing songs from the Disney animated classic.

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Critic's Notebook: Future and the Art of Flooding the Market

Over the past three years, the rapper has been telling one long, wide, deep story. Now he could top the charts with two different albums two weeks in a row.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Lana Del Rey Finds Love in a Hopeless Place

A listen to the week's most notable new music, including songs featuring Nicki Minaj, Alessia Cara and Frank Ocean, plus the return of shoegaze band Ride.

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Review: ‘The Breaks’ Captures Hip-Hop in the ’90s, Music and All

The series on VH1 has a real ear for detail. The music and lyrics, whether soundtrack or in situ — fit the era seamlessly.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Selena Gomez Chides an Ex, and Remy Ma Stomps on a Foe

Hear the new songs that caught our pop critics' attention — for better and for worse — from Dawes, Linkin Park, Blac Youngsta, Thundercat and more.

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Irwin Stambler, 92, Reference Book Writer With Songs in His Heart, Dies

Mr. Stambler wrote “The Encyclopedia of Pop, Rock and Soul,” a tome that established a standard for its breadth, accuracy and readability.

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Playlist: Katy Perry Dances Till the World Ends and M.I.A. Starts a New Wave

Hear the 9 new songs that caught our pop critics' attention this week, from Desiigner's "Outlet" to Marty Stuart's "Way Out West."

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Russell Simmons Hopes ‘The Scenario,’ a Hip-Hop Musical, Has Mass Appeal

He is collaborating with Universal Music Group to produce this play about rap’s ascension as a dominant pop-culture force.

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Matsuyama and Simpson in Phoenix Open playoff

(Reuters) - Japan's Hideki Matsuyama and American Webb Simpson headed to a sudden-death playoff after finishing regulation tied at the Phoenix Open in Arizona on Sunday.

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Eminem unleashes on Donald Trump: 'I'll make his whole brand go under'

Eminem truly is not afraid to take a stand.

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The Playlist: Mariah Carey Shakes It Off, and Depeche Mode Looks for Revolution

The new songs that caught our critics' attention this week, from Syd's "Body" to Kate Tempest's "England Is Lost."

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Revisit O.J. Simpson's reaction to 1995 verdict

On October 3, 1995, the jury reads the verdict after the long trial in the O.J. Simpson murder case on live television.

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Illustrated Interview | Marge Simpson

The supermom with the blue bouffant, who stars in the animated sitcom "The Simpsons," currently in its 28th season on Fox, sketched her answers on a quiet day in Springfield in between cooking, cleaning and burping the baby.

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Get ‘Bad and Boujee’ Onstage With Migos

Hip-hop group Migos has a No. 1 hit on the Billboard chart with “Bad and Boujee.” Step onstage at the album release party when the crowd goes wild. (Note: Lyrics include vulgar language.)

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BRIEF-Billboard adds Pandora Streaming to its songs chart

* Announced exclusive agreement that will add Pandora streaming data to the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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The Playlist: Missy Elliott Reappears With a Boast, and Wire Returns With a Blast

Hear the new songs (and albums) that caught our pop critics' attention this week, from Wire, Juanes, Real Estate and more.

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Rap Trio Migos Cracks the Code to a No. 1 Hit, One Drop at a Time

This Atlanta group, riding high since the Golden Globes, is set to release “Culture,” its second album, on Friday.

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Mary Tyler Moore on working with Elvis

Mary Tyler Moore talks about her experience working with Elvis on "Larry King Live" in 2003.

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Paul McCartney sues to get back Beatles songs

Paul McCartney wants his Beatles songs back.

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Paul McCartney Sues to Get Back His Beatles Songs

The dispute with Sony/ATV, over an obscure aspect of copyright law, involves dozens of songs he wrote with John Lennon.

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The Protest Playlist, From the Hip-Hop Duo Run the Jewels

Run the Jewels and The Times put together a list of 10 songs that say something about the time they were created — and the discontent of today.

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The Playlist: Calle 13’s Residente Goes Globe-Trotting and Slowdive Cruises Back

The new songs that caught our pop critics' attention this week, from FKA twigs to Diet Cig.

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T.I. Writes Open Letter to Barack Obama: ‘Your Legacy Will Live On’

The rapper and actor has gone into activist mode with a letter of appreciation to President Obama and public appearances.

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The Playlist: Ed Sheeran Returns With a Foot in the Past and an Eye on the Future

The new songs that caught our pop critics' attention this week, from Elliott Smith's rediscovered track to the Flaming Lips' latest collaboration with Miley Cyrus.

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BRIEF-Simpson Manufacturing says purchased the equity of Gbo Fastening Systems for about $10.2 mln - SEC filing

* Simpson Manufacturing Co - purchased the equity of GBO Fastening Systems AB for approximately $10.2 million - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2hXMHR5) Further company coverage:

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Kanye West’s Year of Breaking Bad

The rapper’s very public upheaval, amid high productivity, has him facing new scrutiny.

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Album Review: Run the Jewels, Still Insisting on Old Hip-Hop Values

The duo, made up of Killer Mike and El-P, releases a hyperdense third album of sharp and acidic work.

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The Playlist: 21 Songs From 2016 That Nearly Got Away

The pop music critics catch up on songs by Noname, Gallant, Catherine Russell and more.

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Movie-mad Indians challenged to rewrite sexist Bollywood songs

MUMBAI, Dec 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A women's rights organisation is asking movie-mad Indians to rewrite sexist Bollywood songs, the latest attempt in drawing attention to gender stereotyping and misogyny portrayed by the country's influential film industry.

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A Holiday Gift for Fans From Run the Jewels

The hip-hop duo released their third album, “RTJ3,” three weeks early, and for free.

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The Playlist: 18 Holiday Songs, 1 Surprise Mixtape and a Dark New Nine Inch Nails EP

Our pop critics on Jeremih and Chance the Rapper's surprise holiday release and more seasonal songs.

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FEATURE-Songs and sanctions help regreen Sudan's desert villages

ALBAIDA, Sudan, Dec 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The women of Sudan's North Kordofan state used to be famed for their war songs urging men to defend their meagre desert assets of cattle, bush and watering holes.

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Sirius XM wins New York appeal over older songs

NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) - New York's top court handed Sirius XM Holdings Inc a major victory on Tuesday in a closely watched copyright battle with the founders of the 1960s' band The Turtles, a decision that will reduce a settlement both sides reached just weeks ago.

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The Playlist: BigBang Prepares for a Split and 2 Chainz Steals the Spotlight

Hear the new tracks and desk-side concerts that caught our critics’ attention this week, from Warpaint to Gucci Mane.

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The Playlist: Taylor Swift and the Jesus and Mary Chain Offer Different Shades of Teases

The new tracks that caught our pop critics’ attention this week, from Ms. Swift’s surprise song with ZAYN to a new song from At the Drive-In.

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The Sudden Rise of Lil Yachty

The stylish 19-year-old rapper has made his way from obscurity in Atlanta to working with LeBron James and Kanye West.