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Dessa contributes to Lin-Manuel Miranda hurricane relief single

Update: “Almost Like Praying” is out, and it features all 22 of its vocalists reciting the names of all 78 towns in Puerto Rico, from Adjuntas to Yauco. Lin-Manuel Miranda begins the song by quoting West Side Story: “Say it loud and there’s music playing/ Say it soft and it’s almost like praying.” Without coincidence, the lyrics […]

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Tom Petty passes away at age 66

Update, 6:30 a.m., October 3: Rock star Tom Petty has died, his manager Tony Dimitriades announced Monday. He was found in critical condition at his home in Malibu, Calif., Sunday night after suffering full cardiac arrest, as first reported by the website TMZ. Petty was taken to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, where he died on […]

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Paisley Park announces new exhibits, first anniversary celebration

Paisley Park has announced plans to celebrate the first anniversary of opening its doors as a museum, which happened a year ago on Oct. 6. As of that date, “visitors will see all new artifacts and installations representing iconic periods in Prince’s career, including new pieces from the Under the Cherry Moon, Diamonds and Pearls, […]

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Songwriter and Husker Du founder Grant Hart passes away at 56

He co-founded, wrote songs for, and drummed in the influential St. Paul trio Hüsker Dü, inspiring legions of bands with his raw and poetic charm. He went on to form the alternative rock band Nova Mob, and would write and record several criminally under-appreciated and beautiful solo albums. And he was held in the softest […]

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Corbin to release ‘MOURN’ before upcoming tour

Since thestand4rd exploded a few years ago, winning young hearts in their hometown and on the coasts, its four members have spent varying amounts of time in the public eye. Allan Kingdom is often on Twitter, keeping up the hype around his albums Northern Lights and Lines. Psymun pops up with projects now and then, sharing work with artists from Dizzy […]

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Sherman Alexie mourns Prince in noble new poem

You may know Sherman Alexie wrote The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. You may know he’s the most renowned Native American author of our time (but he’s not your model minority). However, you may not be familiar with this trait of Alexie’s: an abiding […]

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