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Waka Winter Classic Brings the Heat

From the moment they pick up an instrument, most musicians dream of performing for thousands of adoring fans. With Waka Winter Classic, that dream gets a little closer to reality.

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Lucero: Band of Brothers

After 17 years of playing and staying together, the members of Lucero are family. Cranking out albums and touring hard throughout their tenure, they've diversified their sound and grown an ...

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Bringing Back the Good

In a time when artists often make music heavily laced with electronic sounds, Stacey Winters, owner of Soul Wired Cafe, plans to bring back the good days and the good ...

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King of Southern Hip-Hop

Big K.R.I.T. is on tour promoting his newest album "Cadillactica."

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Welcoming the Year of the Goat

This year, the City of Jackson and the Mississippi Chinese Association will co-host their first collaborative event, the Chinese Spring Festival, celebrating the new year with festivities at Thalia Mara ...

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Meet the Players

Grady Champion has seen many musicians come and go over the course of his illustrious career, but the blues musician says his current backing musicians, though young, are some of ...

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Grady Champion: New Roots

Grady Champion built his personal recording suite, Backyard Studio, beside his house last June, using equipment that he purchased online from Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Ind.

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Lonnie Lynn Jr. aka Common

Common on "Selma": "This bridge was once a landmark of a divided nation but is now a symbol for change. This bridge was built on hope, welded with compassion."

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The Apache Relay: Charmed Elixir

The Apache Relay is bringing its charmed elixir of Americana, folk and alternative-rock, swirled into the three-minute pop-song format, back to American soil.

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The Swon Brothers: Life After ‘The Voice'

Television might have taken the wind out of radio's sails, but these days, it's giving it back. There's perhaps no clearer evidence of that than Muskogee, Okla., musicians Colton and ...


Grammys: Sam Smith Wins Record, Song and New Artist; Beck Takes Top Album

Sam Smith was the king of the Grammys, taking home three of the top four awards, including song and record of the year for "Stay With Me," and best new ...

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Sam Hunt Conquers the Learning Curve

Country singer-songwriter Sam Hunt has only been performing for about seven years, but he's already made a name for himself as a certified hit-maker.

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Joining in the Passing Parade

As with many musical ensembles, Passing Parade has morphed several times over the years.

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The Molly Ringwalds: All ‘80s, All the Time

It's strange to call a cover band "original," but the Molly Ringwalds' creative collision of 1980s music and culture—along with the band members' wild personas and stage presence—make for a ...

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2014: Music in Review

2014 was a great year for music lovers, with plenty of great new albums and reissues to breathe new life into old favorites. Here are some of my favorite musical ...


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