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Oscars: Levine, Common, Legend to perform

Beverly Hills - UPDATE: It has been confirmed that Common and John Legend will perform their Oscar-nominated song at this year's show. The show is Feb. 22.

Five shot at California nightclub hosting R&B star Chris Brown

San Jose - Five people were wounded early Sunday morning when someone opened fire at a packed San Jose nightclub just after controversial R&B star Chris Brown took the stage.

Music really is a universal language, study finds

Montreal - From the depths of the African rainforest to the bustling streets of a North American metropolis, music cuts through cultures and produces the same moods and physiological responses in humans, according to a brand new study.

Long-term best friends to release first album together Special 

Every time he takes the stage, Tyler Cunningham brings a piece of his father with him. The bassist for Something Like Seduction performs every show with the same Hondo boomstick that his father Brian did in his earlier years.

Review: Kenny Rogers fabulous at NYCB Theatre at Westbury Special

Westbury - On December 23, country superstar Kenny Rogers performed his holiday concert at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, for an excellent turnout.

Review: Lola Dutronic's new Christmas single Special

Toronto - Christmas songs can be two-a-penny at this time of year. However, this year one song stands out from the others: an infectious dance number from Canadian pop pioneers Lola Dutronic.

Nick Jonas reveals he feels 'cooler' after Jonas Brothers

Launching a career distanced from the Jonas Brothers, as a musical trio, hasn't stunted Nick Jonas' career, as he revealed that he now feels "cooler" apart from the former Disney-linked band.

Liberace hologram set to tour the world

Though no dates have been announced yet, Liberace, in hologram form, is set to take over the world, via touring, with a debut performance in Las Vegas, NV.

Madonna releases 6 songs 'as an early Christmas gift'

People leaking Madonna's new music off her 13th album hasn't stopped her, as she recently, surprisingly, released six new songs off her forthcoming album, Rebel Heart.

Oscars: 323 movies eligible and 79 songs qualify

Many films get released each year and only a select few are Oscar-worthy. And only one became the Best Picture. However, many more are eligible.

Jimmy Carter, Joan Rivers and 'Frozen' music get Grammy nods

Sure, the Grammys honor the best in music, but there are other categories that may not get the same attention. Those major awards get the headlines, but a few other categories are worthy, too.

Grammy noms: Sam Smith, Beyonce lead the way with 6 each

UPDATE: In a long promotional gimmick, the final Grammy nomination was announced as part of a TV special on CBS tonight (Dec. 5). The announcement for Album of the Year nominees was held until this broadcast.

Paul Oakenfold talks new music and electronic dance scene Special

Dance music superstar Paul Oakenfold chatted with Digital Journal about his new collection and the electronic music scene.

Lady Gaga reveals rape as teenager

New York - Lady Gaga has revealed that she was raped as a teenager and said that it took her years of therapy to acknowledge and start to recover from the trauma."I don't want to be defined by it," the pop star said.

Review: Morrissey enchants London Special

London - Morrissey delivered a spell-binding performance at London's O2 Arena on November 29, running through a selection of career highlights, songs from his new album, and a few Smiths songs as well to delight the capacity crowd.

Op-Ed: Digital Journal's Top 5 biggest music interviews of 2014

2014 was a big year for Digital Journal's Music section. Here are five of this Digital Journalist's biggest music interviews that he conducted.

Lebanon mourns legendary 'songbird' Sabah

Birut - Iconic Lebanese singer and actress Sabah died Wednesday aged 87, after a seven-decade career and a colourful love life that kept her in the headlines until the end.

Review: Linkin Park rock London Special 

London - Linkin Park played an outstanding gig at London's O2 Arena on November 23. The hard rock band performed exceptionally, offering the audience an exhilarating performance.

Tackling a giant of the dance world Special

Toronto - Embodying one of the most famous dancers in history is scary — but American-born, Toronto-based dancer Skylar Campbell doesn’t let the fear get to him: "I'm letting the experience kind of take me over."

Second City joins forces with Toronto Symphony in upcoming show Special

Toronto - Two of Toronto's most iconic, enduring cultural institutions are teaming up in a new musical comedy show at the end of the month, and audience members at the Second City Mainstage received a preview of several of its sketches last night.

Musi presents a new way to listen to music

A new iPhone app that is now competing with YouTube Music Key, Songza and Spotify. The streaming service is called Musi, and it aims to provide something different.

Ebola-infected Sierra Leone doctor 'extremely ill' in US

Omaha - A doctor said to be "extremely ill" after being infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone was being treated in the United States on Sunday, while the world's most powerful economies vowed to "extinguish" the deadly epidemic.

Bacteria line dancing by magnetism (video)

Scientists have placed bacteria on a chip and, by altering the magnetic field, made the bacteria make a complete U-turn. With further application the bacteria can be made to move in any direction, in movements similar to line dancing.

Hermit thrush favors harmonies like those in human music

According to a new report, hermit thrush songs “use pitches that are mathematically related by simple integer ratios and follow the harmonic series.” This is the same as with human music.

Op-Ed: Brilliant bassist Bruce remembered in 10 outstanding performances

Musician Jack Bruce died Oct. 25, but left behind a long string of exceptional recordings highlighted by his strong singing and inspiring instrumental performances.

Murder plot charge against AC/DC drummer dropped

Wellington - A murder-for-hire case against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd collapsed on Friday when New Zealand prosecutors found there was insufficient evidence to proceed, just 24 hours after police filed the sensational charges.

Murder plot charge against AC/DC drummer dropped, his lawyer says

Wellington - A charge alleging that AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was involved in a murder plot was dropped Friday after New Zealand authorities found there was insufficient evidence, his lawyer said.

Op-Ed: Top 5 musicians to watch for in 2015

It's that time of the year when music fans all across the globe get excited about the hottest new acts that are emerging through the underground scene. With a new year to look forward to, hopes are high for lots of new, emerging bands worldwide.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd charged with murder plot in New Zealand

Wellington - The drummer with legendary rock band AC/DC, Phil Rudd, was accused Thursday of trying to hire a hitman to kill two men after police raided his luxury New Zealand home.

CMAs: Luke Bryan wins top award but Miranda Lambert has big night

Garth Brooks came back to a familiar setting and presented the Entertainer of the Year Award as the Country Music Association Awards wrapped in Nashville. The award went to Luke Bryan. It was the last award of the night and the biggest, too.
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