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Shania Twain fears Lyme disease may have been behind voice collapse

Shania Twain fears Lyme disease may have been behind vocal issues that sidelined her career for years. The country star developed dysphonia, a vocal cord disorder often caused by stress, but she recently discovered a bacterial infection may have been behind the drama. As she warms up for a performance at this weekend’s (29-30Apr17) Stagecoach festival in California, Shania tells the Los Angeles Times that she wasn’t able to fix

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Will Be Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen from a Comic Book Movie

With 15 films under his belt, Marvel Studios president and, arguably, Marvel’s most successful superhero, Kevin Feige, still sounds just as excited about the future as he does about what his team has accomplished thus far. “As we’re approaching our 10th anniversary, I think we still have a long way to go in terms of places to explore and characters to get to know,” Feige teased in an extensive conversation

Anti-fur protesters target Patti LaBelle at book signing

R&B/soul icon Patti LaBelle became the latest victim of anti-fur protesters on Tuesday (25Apr17) when they interrupted her book signing in New York City. The Lady Marmalade legend, 72, was promoting her latest recipe release, Desserts LaBelle: Soulful Sweets to Sing About, at a Barnes & Noble book store in Manhattan when animal rights activists, who had been posing as fans, pounced. In video footage obtained by TMZ.com, the demonstrators

Just Got My Microsoft Groove Royalty Check In the Mail…

We’ve seen some hilarious royalty statements over the years.  Actually, it’s only hilarious until it has your name on it. Remember that massive controversy over streaming mechanical publishing licenses?  It all started in late 2015, with class action lawsuits and millions at stake.  In the end, streaming platforms like Spotify, Microsoft Groove, Rhapsody, and Google Play Music got with the program and started sending checks to publishers and songwriters for

Billboard Latin Music Awards: Watch the Red Carpet Live Stream

1:41 PM PDT 4/27/2017 by Billboard Staff The awards show airs Thursday night on Telemundo. The night of the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards is here, with appearances to come from Luis Fonsi, Jennifer Lopez, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin and many more, as Billboard prepares to honor the best and brightest from the year in Latin music. Before the big show starts, however, Billboard will be broadcasting live from the red

Demi Lovato insists she isn't copying anyone with lion tattoo

Demi Lovato has brushed off suggestions she copied fellow pop star Justin Bieber and model/actress Cara Delevingne with her new lion tattoo. The Cool for the Summer hitmaker celebrated her inclusion on Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017 list at the magazine’s annual gala in New York City on Tuesday (25Apr17), and decided to mark the occasion by paying a late night visit to celebrity tattoo artist Keith ‘Bang

“Blurred Lines” Appeal Brief Says Artists Can't Copyright a Groove

Lines have been drawn in the copyright battle between Marvin Gaye’s heirs and artists Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke — and they certainly aren’t blurred.  Since Williams and Thicke appealed their 2015 trial loss, in which a jury found their “Blurred Lines” infringed upon Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up,” scores of musicians and songwriters have pledged their support to one side or the other.  Now, in the latest filing,

How to Score $20 Tickets to Major Summer Concerts

401(K) 2012 (CC by 2.0) Want to see top performers this summer, but don’t want to pay $200? After a successful run with Kid Rock, Live Nation is expanding its $20 concert program. On National Concert Day this year, Live Nation will once again kick off its summer concert season.  And to sweeten the deal, they’re offering fans tickets to hot shows for just $20. The move follows a successful

Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director of 'The Silence of the Lambs,' Has Passed Away at 73

Sad news today as Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs, has passed away at the age of 73 due to complications from esophageal cancer and heart disease. He is survived by his wife and three children. One glance at Demme’s filmography and you’ll see an incredibly versatile slate that ranged from B-movie roots, like his Roger Corman-produced directorial debut, Caged Heat, to comedy, like his 1988

If Rap Monster Goes Solo, BTS ‘Trainees’ Could Keep the Group Alive

Rap Monster poses with the BTS supporting cast. It’s the biggest threat that any successful group faces: the top guy going solo.  Now, a ‘trainee’ program could give BTS’ management the insurance plan it needs if Rap Monster (or anyone else) decides to leave. BTS is currently enjoying meteoric success and global fandom.  But surging success can sometimes intensify internal tensions, with hectic schedules and demanding fans pushing performers to