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February 15, 2016

Vanity, of Prince’s girl group Vanity 6, dies at 57

Vanity, the singer who led the Prince-formed group Vanity 6, has died of kidney failure at age 57. Active from 1981 to 1983, Vanity 6 were best-known for their Prince-penned 1982 hit “Nasty Girl.” Born Denise Matthews, the future star grew up in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Rechristened Vanity, she recorded one album with Vanity 6 […]

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Music News: Bob Dylan is recording another standards album

Bob Dylan is currently in the studio working on a standards album that will be a follow-up to Shadows in the Night, his 2015 collection of songs made famous by Frank Sinatra. Engineer Al Schmitt says “it’s going great” and that Dylan’s “mood in the studio is fabulous.” (Billboard) The Current will be covering the 2016 Grammys live. Follow […]

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