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Motown Records marks 50th anniversary

DETROIT, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The 50th anniversary of Detroit's legendary Motown Records label is coming as a bittersweet occasion for a city facing economic meltdown, observers say.

Shania Twain gets up close on new tour

Shania Twain called her latest album "Up!" But on her new concert tour, the multi-platinum singing superstar wants to get down -- to audience level, for what sh
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Sting finds new meaning in 'Sacred Love'

On Sept. 11, 2001, despite his reservations, Sting performed a scheduled concert at his villa in Tuscany, Italy.
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Clay Aiken 'can really sell you a song'

Clay Aiken is one Idol who hasn't been idle.
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Wynonna charts a country comeback

DETROIT, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Wynonna Judd says she approached her new album, "What the World Needs Now is Love," with a sense of mission.
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Interview: MmmBopping Hansons grow up

DETROIT, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The three Hanson brothers are of an age when they could still be attending school. But these days they figure they're the ones educating -- or re-educating -- t
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'No Problems' for Kenny Chesney

DETROIT, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- When Kenny Chesney released his latest album, "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems" in April of 2002, the country singer felt like "we had a chance to do something
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Mighty Metallica, happy at last

DETROIT, July 2 (UPI) -- Metallica's new album may be called "St. Anger," but these days happiness -- and relief -- are far more prevalent emotions running through the headbanging San F
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Lollapalooza rocks on after 6-year break

DETROIT, July 9 (UPI) -- Before OZZFest, before the Vans Warped Tour, before Smoking Grooves and all the other summer packages that have criss-crossed North America over the years, ther
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Nelson still 'Live and Kickin'

Willie Nelson is known throughout the music industry as someone who throws a good party -- sometimes on his tour bus, sometimes with his Old Whiskey River brew,
GARY GRAFF, United Press International

Feature: Carlos Santana

DETROIT, June 26 (UPI) -- In the wake of war, terrorist threats, an unstable economy and other societal tribulations, Carlos Santana feels that music can be the cure for what ails us.
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Feature: Mariah Carey

DETROIT, June 24 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's lesson for 2003; her fans would rather see her keep things small, even if it means less of them can actually see her.
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Feature: Jimmy Buffett

DETROIT, June 20 (UPI) -- Jimmy Buffett sings about wasting away in Margaritaville. But it doesn't seems that he wastes much time when left to his own devices.
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Feature: John Mellencamp

DETROIT, June 19 (UPI) -- For his new album, veteran rocker John Mellencamp decided to dip into something old.
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Feature: The Doors still lighting fires

DETROIT, June 18 (UPI) -- The Doors of the 21st Century will be the first ones to tell you that they're not the Doors. But they still want you to let them light your fire -- even if othe
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Knowles knows how to put on a show

DULUTH, Minn., June 12 (UPI) -- Beyonce Knowles confesses that she's spent a bit more time rehearsing for her upcoming pay-per-view concert than her group, the multi-platinum pop/R&B trio Dest
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Steely Dan back with "Everything Must Go"

For Steely Dan, winning some Grammy awards three years ago was good for a shout-out from comedian Chris Rock on the street one day, but not much else.
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American Idols winners hit the airwaves

The second season is in the history books, but the "American Idol" crew is anything but idle these days.
GARY GRAFF, United Press International

Feature: Foo Fighters area 'fluke'

To Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters are "a fluke." But in rock 'n' roll, not many flukes can boast three platinum albums, a fourth headed that way and more radio hits than many longer-lived groups have enjoyed.
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Led Zepplin's whole lotta love

Led Zeppelin may experience a whole lotta love for the group's new DVD and live album projects, but guitarist Jimmy Page cautions fans against getting their hopes up for a reunion of the legendary hard rock band.
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Detroit's Electronic Music Festival

DETROIT, May 22 (UPI) -- With a new name and a new attitude, the world's largest free electronic music festival is set to take place again during Memorial Day Weekend in downtown Detroit. Movement: Detroit's Electronic Music Festival launches on Saturday.
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Holland-Dozier: Motown's chart-toppers

DETROIT, May 12 (UPI) -- Lamont Dozier recalls that he and partners Brian and Eddie Holland were "sort of ignored" in the early days of Motown. Then, the trio wrote and produced "Come and Get These Memories," a Top 30 hit for Martha & the Vandellas in 1963.
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Weird Al Yankovic does Eminem

DETROIT, May 9 (UPI) -- Eminem's manager had good news and bad news for Weird Al Yankovic. The good news is that the rap superstar granted Yankovic -- who specializes in pop song parodies -- permission to satirize "Lose Yourself," Eminem's Oscar-winning hit from the 2002 film
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Feature: Fleetwood Mac on the road

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 8 (UPI) -- Mick Fleetwood declared that "We're back!," and the crowd at Ohio State University's True Value Arena here on Wednesday night greeted that as good news after Fleetwood Mac opened its first concert tour since 1997.
GARY GRAFF

Hip-hop's biggest summit headed to Detroit

DETROIT, April 23 (UPI) -- The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network has done some big things since forming in the summer of 2001.
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