Jack Johnson
 

Jack Johnson

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Eddie Van Halen donates guitars to public schools
 

Eddie Van Halen

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Ben Harper takes on police shootings on latest album
 

Ben Harper

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Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson 

Los Angeles (CNN) If mellow was a movement, Jack Johnson would be its peaceful and eternal leader. For the past 15 years, the former pro surfer-turned-acoustic guitar strummer has recorded the ultimate soundtrack to laid-back living from his home on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. But in the age of Donald Trump, Johnson’s […]

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Kenny G serenades Delta passengers

Kenny G serenades Delta passengers 

Ahhh… sax on a plane. It ain’t cheap — but can be so rewarding, especially when it’s with the legendary Kenny G. The Grammy Award winner had a captive audience — when he busted-out some tunes aboard a Delta flight heading from Tampa to Los Angeles. The head flight attendant announced the saxophonist would play […]

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Paco Rosic Spray Paints St. Louis’ History

Paco Rosic Spray Paints St. Louis’ History 

St. Louis, Missouri (CNN) A Bosnian refugee turned world-renowned aerosol artist is putting the finishing touches on an impressive 1,000-square-foot canvas. Wearing a gas mask, standing on scaffolding for hours at a time and using endless cans of spray paint, Paco Rosic is painting the history of St. Louis, Missouri, on the ceiling and walls […]

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Eddie Van Halen donates guitars to public schools

Eddie Van Halen donates guitars to public schools 

Los Angeles (CNN) Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Eddie Van Halen credits music with keeping him out of trouble — and he asks an important question: “Could you imagine a world without music?” “It’s a must,” Van Halen told CNN’s John Vause during an interview Tuesday. “It has to be taught.” In an era […]

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Wyclef Jean: “If I Was President (2016)”

Wyclef Jean: “If I Was President (2016)” 

Los Angeles (CNN) Wyclef Jean has long talked about presidents. In 2004, he sang: If I was President I’d get elected on Friday Assassinated on Saturday Buried on Sunday They go back to work on Monday¬† He re-worked and re-released the song in 2009 after Barack Obama was elected to the White House. A year […]

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Andy Grammer brings “Fresh Eyes” to L.A.’s Skid Row

Andy Grammer brings “Fresh Eyes” to L.A.’s Skid Row 

Los Angeles (CNN) Pop rock singer Andy Grammer wrote “Fresh Eyes” for his wife, but thanks to a new music video, the song has taken on a different meaning and put the spotlight on Los Angeles’ homeless population. “It’s about rediscovering love with someone you’ve been with for awhile,” he told CNN’s John Vause. Yet, […]

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Cities battle for $1.5b George Lucas art museum

Cities battle for $1.5b George Lucas art museum 

Los Angeles (CNN) The creator of Star Wars, George Lucas, has decided that he wants to give a new home to one lucky city — and that is an offer to build a museum which will house his art collection. And in true Star Wars fashion — the proposed renderings of the $1.5 billion project […]

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2016: The Year the Music Died

2016: The Year the Music Died 

Los Angeles (CNN) February 3, 1959… Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper killed in a plane crash. It was the day the music died… Then, came a sad 11 month stretch in 1970-71 when the world lost Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Louis Armstrong. Both stretches of time were awful but, […]

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Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo fights DAPL & Cancer

Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo fights DAPL & Cancer 

Los Angeles (CNN) “The Fight” — it’s the new single by Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas. And he’s been doing a lot of fighting lately. He’s been on the front lines with fellow Native Americans trying to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from being built on their sacred land. Taboo also recently opened up […]

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Canadian cops to blare Nickelback songs to punish drunks

Canadian cops to blare Nickelback songs to punish drunks 

Los Angeles (CNN) With the holidays approaching, police in Canada are making all the usual warnings about the tough penalties for driving under the influence — loss of license, hefty fines and possible jail time. But in the sleepy town of Kensington, cops are warning of a cruel and unusual punishment for drunk drivers who […]

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