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Bastian Baker hits the clubs and karaoke

Nov 18, 2014

Bastian Baker hits the clubs and karaoke

by Catherina Depaz

Being an ambassador has its perks. Sure there’s a ton of diplomacy to weave through, but the work must be worth it if you get to hold concerts at your house. Last Friday, Swiss Ambassador Urs Bucher invited a small group over to see ...

Hokuo Night brings Kalevi in from afar

Nov 18, 2014

Hokuo Night brings Kalevi in from afar

by Madeline Barbush

Discovering Jaakko Eino Kalevi’s music feels like finding a hidden gem, and with music so freely available on the Internet these days this isn’t a far-fetched notion. The Helsinki-based artist hasn’t been hiding, though, he has been releasing his self-described brand of experimental, pseudo-pop ...

Nick Jonas sets sights on solo success

Nov 7, 2014

Nick Jonas sets sights on solo success

by Nicole Evatt

A squeaky-clean member of the Jonas Brothers no more, Nick Jonas is embracing his solo career and beefed-up image makeover. “It’s a big transition,” Jonas said in a recent interview. “I am stepping into what is really like starting over and that’s exhilarating, but ...

Taylor Swift pulls music from streaming service Spotify

Nov 4, 2014

Taylor Swift pulls music from streaming service Spotify

by David Bauder

Spotify stopped streaming Taylor Swift’s music at her request Monday, setting up a business struggle between the industry’s most popular artist and the leading purveyor of a new music distribution system. The music streaming service sounded like a spurned boyfriend in a statement announcing ...

Oct 31, 2014

Review: Zapp at Billboard Live

by Thomas Hall

Shiny silver suits with glittering lapels, talkboxes on wheels, never-ending dance routines and multiple keytars (and keytar solos) — what a way to spend a Saturday night. Zapp came to Tokyo last weekend and showed us all why they’re still together after 35 years. ...

Pop stars climb stairway to heaven early: Australian study

Oct 29, 2014

Pop stars climb stairway to heaven early: Australian study

It has long been said that pop stars live fast and die young, but a new Australian study has added scholarly credibility to the adage, finding that U.S. musicians die up to 25 years earlier than the general population. “This is clear evidence that ...