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FILE - In this Saturday, June 24, 2017 file photo, Stormzy performs at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England. Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, poet Kate Tempest and grime artist Stormzy are among a dozen finalists for the prestigious Mercury Prize , recognizing the British or Irish album of the year. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP, File)
Ed Sheeran, Stormzy in running for Britain's Mercury PrizeSinger-songwriter Ed Sheeran, poet Kate Tempest and grime artist Stormzy are among a dozen finalists for the prestigious Mercury Prize, recognizing the British or Irish album of the year
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FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, singer Katy Perry appears at the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017/2018 fashion collection presented in Paris. MTV announced Thursday that Perry would host the Aug. 27 event at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Perry is nominated for five Moonmen, including best pop video for “Chained to the Rhythm.” (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
Fulfilling a 'Teenage Dream': Katy Perry to host MTV VMAsGet ready to roar with Katy Perry at the MTV Video Music Awards: The pop star is hosting the show next month
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In this July 26, 2017 photo, Federal Donuts partner Felicia D'Ambrosio inspects boxes of doughnuts to be handed out to fans of the band Phish in New York. The band “never stops surprising me and delighting me and I trust them,” D’Ambrosio said. “To us at Federal Donuts, it’s this weird collaboration of this thing you love and this thing you love.” (AP Photo/Josh Cornfield)
Bag it, tag it: How fans get Phish 'Baker's Dozen' doughnutsBag it, tag it: How fans get Phish 'Baker's Dozen' doughnuts
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones poses for a portrait in New York. Jagger released the songs and music videos Thursday, July 27, 2017, for tunes titled, “Gotta Get a Grip” and “England Lost.”  (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
Mick Jagger releases 2 tracks in new audio-visual projectMick Jagger has released two songs which he says are urgent responses to the "confusion and frustration with the times we live in."
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FILE - In this March 6, 2009 file photo, vocalist Trey Anastasio, left, and bassist Mike Gordon of Phish perform in Hampton, Va. Phish’s “Baker’s Dozen” 13-show residency at Madison Square Garden kicked off last week and lasts until Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
For Philadelphia Phish fan, it's time to make the doughnutsFor Philadelphia Phish fan, it's time to make the doughnuts
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In this combination photo, Quincy Jones appears at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., on April 9, 2004, left, and  Michael Jackson arrives to court on March 2, 2005, in Santa Maria, Calif.  On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, a jury found that Jackson’s estate owes Jones $9.4 million in royalties and production fees from “Billie Jean,” “Thriller” and more of the superstar’s  biggest hits. (AP Photo/File)
Jury: Michael Jackson estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4 millionA jury has found that Michael Jackson's estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties and production fees from "Billie Jean," "Thriller" and more of the superstar's biggest hits
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 1976 file photo, Levon Helm, of The Band, plays drums at the band's final live performance at Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco. The state of Arkansas has named a highway for Helm, who appeared in the movies "Coal Miner’s Daughter" and "The Right Stuff," and an effort is underway to raise $150,000 to preserve Helm’s childhood home and erect a bust of the performer.  Helm died April 19, 2012 in New York at age 71. (AP Photo/John Storey, File)
What about young Anna Lee? She's backing Levon Helm memorialAn effort is under way to extend the musical heritage of Levon Helm, the drummer and a singer for The Band who died in 2012
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2018 Essence Festival dates announcedThe 24th annual Essence Festival returns to New Orleans next year after the official 4th of July holiday
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In this June 27, 2017 photo, Alana Haim, from left, Danielle Haim and Este Haim of Haim pose for a portrait  in New York to promote their latest album, “Something to Tell You." (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
Rocking to their own beat: Haim in charge of their careerFour years after releasing their debut album and filming their first music video for $200, rock trio Haim is still in charge of their career, and executing their own vision
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This cover image released by Columbia Records shows "Everything Now," a release by Arcade Fire. (Columbia Records via AP)
Review: Arcade Fire's 'Everything Now' darkly happy-go-luckyMusic Review: Arcade Fire are darkly happy-go-lucky on 'Everything Now,' applying Euro disco and new wave to somber themes on their fifth album like consumerism, flummoxed youth and suicide prevention
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This cover image released by M.C. Records shows ,“The Richmond Sessions,” a release by Sherman Holmes. (M.C. Records via AP)
Review: Sherman Holmes stays true to Holmes Bros. traditionsMusic Review: Only Sherman Holmes remains from the Holmes Brothers and the 77-year-old singer stays true to the trio's gospel, soul and blues foundations on his solo debut, adding an alluring splash of bluegrass
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FILE - In this April 8, 2010, file photo, Ronnie James Dio, left, celebrates after receiving the Best Vocalist award at the second annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles. Rolling Stone reported July 26, 2017, that Dio, who died in 2010, would tour again in hologram form. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Dead heavy metal icon Ronnie James Dio to tour as hologramLate heavy metal icon Ronnie James Dio is set to tour again in hologram form
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2011, file photo, aboriginal singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, left, arrives for the Australian Record Industry Association awards in Sydney, Australia. Yunupingu, renowned for singing in his native Yolngu language with a heart-rending voice and a unique guitar-playing style has died, his recording label said Wednesday, July 26, 2017. He was 46. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
Blind Aboriginal musician dies in Australia aged 46A blind Aboriginal musician renowned for singing in his native Yolngu language with a heart-rending voice and a unique guitar-playing style has died in Australia. He was 46
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This cover image released by Paper Bag Records shows, "A Northern Star, A Perfect Stone," a release by Mappe Of. (Paper Bag Records via AP)
Review: Canadian artist Mappe Of charts new, ethereal courseMusic Review: Canadian artist charts a new course through experimental folk with grow-on-you music that rewards repeat listening.
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This cover image released by earMUSIC shows "Paranormal," the latest release by Alice Cooper. (earMUSIC via AP)
Alice Cooper (and old mates) go old school on 'Paranormal'Music Review: It's the middle of summer, but school is back in session as Alice Cooper teaches us how it's done on new album, 'Paranormal'
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