80/35 Festival finalizes line-up

* The 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, Iowa, has rounded out their festival nicely, especially for music fans bearing a sweet tooth. Alternative pop rock band Cake will join Conor Oberst as a headliner for the two-day festival. Cake headlines the event's second day Saturday, July 5. Other newly announced acts include Those Darlins, Surfer Blood, The Whigs and Boy & Bear. The festival also...

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True Colors

Cyndi Lauper’s signature look always involves a different hair color of some sort. These days, it varies from a salmon-like pink to an almost pure white. Although, at the 2014 Grammy Awards, she was sporting a vibrant red look. Nonetheless, she’s unmistakable. The punk-meets-pop princess exploded on to the scene in the early ‘80s and became a permanent icon in music history. Nearly 30 years ago,...

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Rockabilly & Roots Rave

It’s an evening of rave-up rockabilly and roots music Thursday, May 29, 5 p.m. at The 21st Saloon. Headlining is the amazing Nikki Hill. This rockabilly goddess channels iconic sounds inspired by Wanda Jackson and Little Richard into fierce, fresh, sweat-drenched roots-rock. Hill’s husband Matt on guitar is an equal force and together with their band they are a hard-rocking crew.
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Shatter-Proof

The moment was “devastating.”

On August 23, 2010, “hip-hop violinist” Lindsey Stirling stood before the judges on the popular television variety show “America’s Got Talent,” and received an appraisal of her recent performance.

She had just taken the stage with several backup dancers in tow to play energetic violin accompaniment to the pop hits “Break Your Heart” by Taio Cruz and “Tik Tok” by...

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Hullabaloo Music Festival unveils lineup

* Hullabaloo Music Festival's 2014 lineup hits a widely diverse array of acts, all tied together by local jam/blues rock kings the Kris Lager Band. The fourth edition of Hullabaloo is scheduled for Thursday, July 24th through Saturday, July 26th at Sokol Park, 905 Allied Road in Bellevue. The festival will also include national performers including Kentucky rap group Nappy Roots, bluegrass jam...

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The Lighter Side of Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst is on his own again, but not entirely on his own.

Oberst has set aside his collaborative projects with Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk, the Mystic Valley Band and the incendiary Desaparecidos to make time for a new solo album, Upside Down Mountain, released on major label Nonesuch Records, whose roster includes such heavy hitters as Joni Mitchell, Bjork, Randy Newman and The Black...

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