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Kent Winterfest – (12-03-16)

KIXI was at Kent Winterfest celebrating the holiday season with winning prizes playing Plinko and listeners had the chance to win a $200 Visa gift card. Check out your pictures here!

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MUSIC NEWS

Funk legend Junie Morrison, of Parliament-Funkadelic and Ohio Players, Dead at 62

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images; Morrison front right with Ohio Players in the early 1970sWalter “Junie” Morrison, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose synthesizer work, arranging and songwriting shaped funk in the ’70s and provided a crucial foundation for the West Coast hip-hop sound, has died at 62. Morrison’s death was announced Thursday on his Facebook page by his daughter, Akasha …

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Moody Blues to celebrate 50th anniversary of “Days of Future Passed” on new North American tour

Decca Music GroupThis November will mark the 50th anniversary of the release of The Moody Blues‘ symphonic-rock masterpiece Days of Future Passed, and to celebrate the milestone the veteran British band will mount a North American tour during which they will perform the classic album in its entirety. The “Days of Future Passed — 50th Anniversary” trek will kick off …

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Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” reaches new sales milestone

Epic RecordsMichael Jackson‘s Thriller continues to cement its place as the best-selling album in history: It’s just become the first album ever to be certified 33-times platinum for both sales and streams. That means that the album has sold or streamed the equivalent of 33 million copies in the U.S. since its release in 1982. Furthermore, Thriller is the only …

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The Rolling Stones’ Exhibitionism exhibit moving to Chicago in April

Credit: David J HoganAfter The Rolling Stones‘ Exhibitionism display ends its run at New York City’s Industria Gallery on March 12, the expansive and interactive exhibit will be moving to Chicago. The band has announced that Exhibitionism will reopen at the Windy City’s Navy Pier on April 15, and will remain at that location until July 30. Tickets for the …

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Roger Waters announces solo album’s title; joins Nick Mason at London event promoting Pink Floyd exhibit

Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesFormer Pink Floyd singer/bassist Roger Waters has revealed the name of his long-awaited new solo album, Is This the Life We Really Want? Waters has posted a brief video on his official Facebook page and YouTube channel announcing the title of the record and reporting that it will be “coming soon.” The clip also features a musical …

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