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Signature Event in “America’s Coolest City” Returns for Second Year

Rebranded and expanded, PVDFest will bring four days of art, music, and to the streets of Providence, June 2-5, 2016 Providence, RI - City of Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and Founding Creative Partner FirstWorks announced PVDFest, Rhode Island's signature art festival will return June 2-5 to transform streets in the heart of Providence into a celebration of art, music, food, performance and more. Artists and performers from around the block and around the globe will converge in Providence for a free outdoor extravaganza expected to draw thousands of guests. Just days before…
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This Day In History

This Day In History: February 7, 1964

On February 7, 1964, the Beatles, a British rock-and-roll quartet that had just scored its first No. 1 hit six days before with "I Want to Hold Your Hand," made their first visit to the United States. At Kennedy, the "Fab Four" were greeted by 3,000 screaming fans who caused a near riot when the boys stepped off their plane and onto American soil. Beatlemania had begun. Two days later, Paul McCartney, age 21, Ringo Starr, 23, John Lennon, 23, and George Harrison, 20, made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Although it was difficult to hear the performance over…
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Pink Floyd is releasing its first new album in 20 years

Well, so much for a press release. It appears your favorite Pink Floyd cover band is going to have some new music to learn soon. The legendary British rock band is releasing a new album in October called “The Endless River.” The news first trickled out via Twitter from Polly Samson, the novelist and “Division Bell” lyricist who is married to guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour. Samson tweeted Saturday, seemingly appropos of nothing: “Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called ‘The Endless River’. Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright’s swansong and very beautiful.” This sent rabid Pink…
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Christian Singers Sue Katy Perry Over ‘Dark Horse’

Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" is apparently a point of contention for Christian singers from Missouri who sued the pop star this week, claiming she not only ripped off their song, but also tarnished it because of the single's association with "black magic." The hip-hop musicians behind the 2008 song "Joyful Noise" -- including Christian rapper Flame (born Marcus Gray), Chike Ojukwu, Lecrae Moore and Emanuel Lambert -- sued Perry, Capitol Records and others in St. Louis federal court on July 1 for copyright infringement, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch first reported. The lawsuit claims the 29-year-old singer ripped off their song,…
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This Day In History

Today In History: March 22 1948

Andrew Loyd Webber is born On this day in 1948, Andrew Lloyd Webber was born, and he would go on to become one of the most prolific and popular composers of his generation. Webber composed the music for the successful musical shows such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats and the Phantom of the Opera, and in the process made an incredible impact on modern music. He worked in over eighteen shows in his career which won him seven Tony Awards, four Grammies and a Golden Globe and an Oscar. In 1992 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
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Juan Magan joins Enrique Iglesias & Yandel on”NOCHE Y DIA”

2014 has already started off as a big year for world renowned Spanish DJ, Juan Magan. Just last week, the multi-talented artist/composer/producer took home two awards at the BMI Latin Awards in Las Vegas and his latest single, "Mal De Amores" earned him a digital platinum album in Spain. The award winning DJ is excited to announce his feature alongside Enrique Iglesias and Yandel on the song, "Noche y Dia". Listen to the The song is featured on Iglesias' new album titled, "Sex + Love" out this week. The up-tempo dance record is one of the many surprises that Magan…
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Jan Brewer Will Not Seek A Third Term

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will not seek reelection for a third term as she herself said Wednesday. This controversial Republican's politics during her tenure had several confrontations with the government of Barack Obama for her anti-immigrant policy. Brewer ended speculation about whether she would run for a third term. "There comes a time to pass the torch of leadership, so after completing this term in office, I will be doing just that," she said. The governors of Arizona have a maximum of two terms in office. As Brewer came to power midway through her first term, many had speculated that…
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The Real Story Behind The ‘Monuments Men’ Goes Far Deeper Than The Blockbuster Movie

When you think "Monuments Men," we wouldn't be surprised if the first thing that comes to mind is George Clooney looking predictably suave in a military uniform. Although the upcoming blockbuster movie is filled with the usual twists and turns of such a cinematic dramatization, the true story of the Monuments Men -- the soldiers who risked their lives to save the artworks that founded Western civilization -- is far more complex. During World War II, a key group of officers from 13 different nations joined together to serve in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program, devoted to retrieving…
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Enrique Iglesias set to heat up Madison Square Garden with Valentine’s weekend concert

The singer is not only set to release his tenth album ‘Sex + Love’ next month, but he’s also headlining ‘El Concierto de los Enamorados’ for the lovers in New York City. There will be more sex and love than usual in New York City this weekend, and not merely because it begins on Valentine's Day. Spanish heartthrob Enrique Iglesias, set to release his tenth studio album, "Sex + Love," next month, is headlining "El Concierto de los Enamorados" at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. The Miami-raised singer will perform several of his classics in addition to songs on…
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Shirley Temple Black, Screen Darling, Dies at 85

Shirley Temple Black, who as a dimpled, precocious and determined little girl in the 1930s sang and tap-danced her way to a height of Hollywood stardom and worldwide fame that no other child has reached, died on Monday night at her home in Woodside, Calif. She was 85. Her publicist, Cheryl Kagan, confirmed her death. Ms. Black returned to the spotlight in the 1960s in the surprising new role of diplomat, but in the popular imagination she would always be America’s darling of the Depression years, when in 23 motion pictures her sparkling personality and sunny optimism lifted spirits and…
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