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MBB Tops Both Major Polls Unbeaten Zags ranked first in Coaches’ poll and AP poll   SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga men’s basketball team climbed to No. 1 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll and the Associated Press Top 25 Monday.   The Zags (22-0, 10-0 West Coast Conference) remain the lone unbeaten team in Div. I. GU receives the …

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MUSIC NEWS

Paul McCartney and The Who team up with Shure microphone company for special charity auction

Courtesy of Shure IncorporatedPaul McCartney and The Who have partnered with the Shure microphone company for a special charity auction in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Shure’s popular SM58 mics. Shure has created commemorative limited-edition SM58 microphones featuring custom-painted McCartney- and Who-themed designs that will be sold via eBay. Three hundred microphones of each design will go up for …

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30th anniversary edition of Roy Orbison’s Black and White Night concert special being released Friday

Roy’s Boys/Legacy RecordingsBlack & White Night 30, the newly updated and expanded version of the late Roy Orbison‘s historic, star-studded 1988 concert special Black & White Night, gets its release Friday, February 24. The new collection, which will be available as a DVD/CD and Blu-ray/CD set, feature previously unreleased performances, unseen camera angles and a documentary about the show that …

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Grace Slick explains why she allowed Starship hit to be used in a Chick-fil-A ad

David Livingston/Getty ImagesRetired Jefferson Airplane/Starship singer Grace Slick is a well-known supporter of liberal social issues, so some were surprised that she recently allowed the chart-topping Starship hit “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” to be used in a commercial for Chick-fil-A, a company that’s funded organizations that are against gay marriage. In an op-ed piece published in Forbes, the 77-year-old …

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Three of Glen Campbell’s classic late-’60s albums being reissued on vinyl next month

Capitol Nashville/UMeThree of Glen Campbell‘s early albums that helped establish the multitalented pop-country artist as a solo star — 1967’s Gentle on My Mind, 1968’s Wichita Lineman and 1969’s Galveston — will be made available on vinyl for the first time in decades on March 24. The albums will be issued on black vinyl with sleeves replicating the original artwork. …

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Peter Wolf, Booker T. Jones to perform at 2017 Beale Street Music Festival

Joe Greene; Piper FergusonJ. Geils Band singer Peter Wolf and Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the MG’s fame are among the many artists who will perform at the 2017 edition of the Beale Street Music Festival, which will be held May 5-7 in Memphis, Tennessee. Other well-known acts on the three-day event’s bill include Soundgarden, Australian rockers Midnight …

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