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  • Famed violinist to play again at DC metro station

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Bell wants a do-over in Washington. The Grammy-winning violinist played for spare change in a D.C. Metro station during a 2007 experiment with The Washington Post, and almost no one paid attention. It made for a good magazine story that won the Pulitzer Prize. But Bell...

  • Study: SXSW brings $315M economic impact in Austin

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — SXSW organizers say a new report they commissioned showed this year's festival having a $315 million impact on the Austin economy. Officials say 134,000 people attended at least one SXSW event in March. The report compiled by consulting firm Greyhill Advisors shows the...

  • Argentine rock star Gustavo Cerati dies

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine rock star Gustavo Cerati died on Thursday, four years after a stroke put him in a coma and ended the career of one of Latin America's most influential musicians. The 55-year old was the former lead singer of the Argentine rock band Soda Stereo, which was...

  • Gov. Quinn attends Garth Brooks event

    ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn is calling Illinois the "land of Garth Brooks." The Chicago Democrat put a temporary twist on the state's official slogan as the "Land of Lincoln" while attending the country music star's Thursday news conference in suburban Chicago. Quinn sat in the front...

  • ACLU celebrates the Constitution with inexplicably bizarre music video

    For us, the YouTube video released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union falls into the "less-than-dignified" category.

  • Zogby Report Card: Nobody is singing Pharrell's 'Happy' under Obama

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama is sitting on an unsettled political world and economy that is pleasing nobody.



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