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  • Hollywood Backs Antipiracy Curriculum for Elementary Schools

    When it comes to learning about the evils of Internet piracy, Hollywood studios and the major music labels want kids to start young. A nonprofit group called the Center for Copyright Information has commissioned a school curriculum to teach elementary-...
  • Stevie Wonder to play 'Songs in the Key of Life' album in concert

    Stevie Wonder to play 'Songs in the Key of Life' album in concert
    Stevie Wonder has something extra special in the bag of goodies he’ll be toting to his 18th House Full of Toys holiday benefit concert in Los Angeles: He’s going to perform the entire “Songs in the Key of Life” album at the Dec. 21...
  • First impressions of Jay-Z's new album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

    First impressions of Jay-Z's new album, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
    Jay-Z’s new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” came out Wednesday night, and as the rapper predicts on one track from it, he did indeed crash the Internet. Not literally, of course, but the artist's 12th solo studio album, released early...
  • Jay-Z reveals 'Magna Carta' art next to the actual Magna Carta

    Jay-Z reveals 'Magna Carta' art next to the actual Magna Carta
    We're not sure where Kanye West and Jay-Z's duel of self-mythologizing will end up -- perhaps with a "Yeezus" sequel titled "I Am Cthulhu"?  But Jay-Z has escalated matters with his newest promotional gambit. His new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," has...
  • Showbiz Lobby Puts Capitol Hill Pressure on Google to Take Action on Piracy

    The showbiz lobby and a number of lawmakers on Wednesday singled out Google and other search engines for being a gateway to pirated online content, unveiling a study that showed the "critical role" that engines play in guiding users to infringing movies...
  • Watch Atoms for Peace perform at a recent L.A. club gig

    One item not included in my recent Arts & Books article on Atoms for Peace was the fact that Thom Yorke wore a tank top during the band's semi-secret club show last month in Los Angeles. Big deal, you might be thinking. But given the bookish shut-in...
  • Grammy Awards finally get the 'younger' thing right with nominees. Will awards follow?

     
    Every year, the Grammy Awards makes noise about freshening itself for a younger audience. And every year, it seems, it doesn’t. Or if it does, its efforts are clumsy. Yes, Adele, then 23, won six Grammys in 2012 — the......
  • Grammy nominees' Lehigh Valley concerts shows level of talent has risen here

     
    If the Grammy Award nomination announcements Wednesday did anything, they showed how high the level of music coming through the general Lehigh Valley area really is. The top nominee -- indie pop-rockers fun., which got six nominations of its own,......
  • American Music Festival will feature Daughtry, Barenaked Ladies, Robert Randolph

    American Music Festival will feature Daughtry, Barenaked Ladies, Robert Randolph
    This year's American Music Festival, happening Labor Day weekend in Virginia Beach, will a feature a host of big bands including Daughtry, Barnenaked Ladies, Smash Mouth and Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Festival performances take place on or...
  • Vevo launches on Windows 8

    Vevo launches on Windows 8
    Vevo, an online streaming service for music videos, has launched on Windows 8, the company said Wednesday.  Users of the Microsoft operating system can access Vevo, which has 75,000 videos, through Vevo's app.  The New York-based company, which...
  • Pandora competitor Rdio chases Spotify into Asian markets

    Pandora competitor Rdio chases Spotify into Asian markets
    Music streaming service Rdio, which competes with Spotify and Pandora, is launching in seven new territories, including Hong Kong and Malaysia.  This marks the first time Rdio (pronounced are-dee-oh) will be available to listeners in Asia, the company...