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Chinese state media pump up the jam to slam Hong Kong protests

Chinese state media pump up the jam to slam Hong Kong protests

"Get those foreign agents outta town", roars a music video by a patriotic Chinese rap group, one of a slew of creative efforts by Beijing attacking Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement as violent and spurred on by overseas governments.The rap video, overlaid

'Magical' Woodstock: the town that lent the festival its name

'Magical' Woodstock: the town that lent the festival its name

Music blared from the church near local Woodstock teenager Richard Heppner's home -- but it wasn't bells that sent his father over the edge."You cannot call the cops on Jimi Hendrix," Heppner recalls insisting until his dad conceded, as the guitar hero reh

NFL to partner with rapper Jay-Z on social change, music

NFL to partner with rapper Jay-Z on social change, music

Rapper Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter's Roc Nation entertainment company and the NFL have started a multi-year partnership that includes a boost to NFL game presentations and social justice initiatives.Under terms of the deal, Roc Nation will advise the NFL on the se

Beyond Woodstock, highlights of early music festival history

Beyond Woodstock, highlights of early music festival history

Music festival culture in recent decades has become an institutionalized part of the industry, but its first inklings began in the mid-twentieth century.Woodstock is often heralded as a seminal moment in modern festival history, but here are some other highlig

The six legendary acts of the 1960s who missed Woodstock

The six legendary acts of the 1960s who missed Woodstock

Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez... their performances at Woodstock remain etched in the collective memory, even 50 years after the iconic music festival. But six of the biggest acts of the 1960s skipped that date with musical destiny, some of them for re