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Chicago’s “Soundstage” performance of “Chicago II” coming on CD/DVD in June

RhinoChicago has been showcasing a full performance of its classic self-titled 1970 double album — also known as Chicago II — on its 2018 tour, and the band also recently played the entire record at a taping for a new episode of the PBS series Soundstage. Now that performance, recorded at the Windy City’s famed WTTW-TV studios, will be released …

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Prince’s band The Revolution resumes U.S. tour in June, announces first European tour in 33 years

Credit: Ron Harris Prince‘s iconic band The Revolution are heading overseas for their first European tour in 33 years. The group will begin their journey on February 8, 2019, in Copenhagen, Denmark, and continue on to Amsterdam, Paris and London. The Revolution also are set to resume their U.S. tour this year on June 9 at the Wichita River Festival …

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David Bowie’s daughter Lexi graduates from high school

Credit: Jimmy KingCongratulations to the late David Bowie‘s daughter, Alexandria “Lexi” Jones, who recently graduated high school. Lexi’s mom, supermodel Iman, celebrated the happy news in a recent post on her Instagram account that reads, “We’re so thrilled that Lexi is officially a high school graduate!!!…Proud Mama! #LexiLove” Included in the post is a video that Lexi’s half-sister, Zulekha Haywood, …

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Mike Love, Michael McDonald to perform at annual “We Write the Songs” event at the Library of Congress

Udo Spreitzenbarth; Timothy WhiteThe Beach Boys‘ Mike Love and ex-Doobie Brother Michael McDonald are among the artists scheduled to perform at the 10th annual “We Write the Songs” event, which is being held Wednesday in Washington, D.C., at the Library of Congress’ Coolidge Auditorium. The invite-only gathering is presented jointly by The ASCAP Foundation and the Library of Congress, and …

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Art Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot among stars performing at the 2018 Blue Note Jazz Festival in June

Gil Cohen Magen/Getty Images; Courtesy of Early Morning ProductionsThe lineup for the 2018 Blue Note Jazz Festival has been unveiled. The month-long New York City music extravaganza will feature performances by several veteran artists from various genres, including Art Garfunkel and Gordon Lightfoot. The festival runs from June 1 to June 30, and will feature concerts at five venues in …

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The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards jokes that “America has to get rid of” President Trump

Taylor Hill/FilmMagicWith The Rolling Stones set to launch their 2018 No Filter Tour this Thursday in Dublin, Ireland, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger were interviewed Tuesday morning on the BBC Radio 4 program Today. At one point, the conversation turned to U.S. President Donald Trump, and Richards explained why he had no great love for the business mogul-turned-politician. Recalling an …

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Boston’s Tom Scholz excited that “More than a Feeling” will be featured in season finale of “The Goldbergs”

Credit: Kamal AsarBoston lead guitarist and songwriter Tom Scholz says he’s thrilled that his band’s classic 1976 hit “More than a Feeling” will be featured in the season finale of the hit ABC comedy series The Goldbergs, airing Wednesday, May 16, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. The episode features the teenage character Erica Goldberg, portrayed by Hayley Orrantia, and …

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Watch now: First “Bohemian Rhapsody” trailer drops, starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody”; courtesy Twentieth Century FoxThe first trailer for the Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has dropped, finally giving us our first really good look at Mr. Robot star Rami Malek as Mercury. And so far, it all looks very promising. Set mostly to a mash-up of Queen hits laid over the bass line …

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Stevie Wonder to play limited Las Vegas engagement in August

Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wonder ProductionsIt’s not quite a residency, but it’s the closest he’s come so far. Stevie Wonder will play a series of shows in the Park Theater at the Park MGM Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas this August. Titled The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love & Music, and the five-show …

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Kansas to launch tour Point of Know Return 40th Anniversary tour in September

Credit: Michie TurpinIn 2016 and 2017, Kansas celebrated the 40th anniversary of its classic 1976 album Leftoverture with a special tour, and now the band has announced plans to mark the big 4-0 of its similarly successful 1977 studio effort, Point of Know Return, with a commemorative trek this fall. The Point of Know Return 40th Anniversary Tour kicks off …

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