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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Lissie’s “Daughters” brings clean water to women in developing nations
 

Lissie

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Lance Bass no one needs an AR-15

Lance Bass no one needs an AR-15 

Los Angeles (CNN) Social media has been flooded with tributes to the 49 people killed in the Orlando mass shooting. Famous figures in the L-G-B-T community are also speaking out on Twitter. TV host Andy Cohen tweeted: “I am speechless, sick and so sad reading the news from Orlando. Sending strength to my gay brothers […]

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Ben Harper takes on police shootings on latest album

Ben Harper takes on police shootings on latest album 

Los Angeles (CNN) Perhaps it all started with “Go Down Moses” or maybe “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” African-Americans have been using music and song for decades to protest slavery, oppression and discrimination. In recent months, there’s been a reawakening of sorts. Be it Beyoncé and her Super Bowl performance and new album, “Lemonade;” Prince […]

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Bob Lefsetz: Rockers cancel shows over divisive law

Bob Lefsetz: Rockers cancel shows over divisive law 

Los Angeles (CNN) Rock stars are cancelling concerts in the southern U.S. They’re protesting bills that deny services to same-sex couples or prevent transgender people from choosing bathrooms based on their gender identity. Bruce Springsteen called off a show in Greensboro, North Carolina: “To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the […]

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Lissie’s “Daughters” brings clean water to women in developing nations

Lissie’s “Daughters” brings clean water to women in developing nations 

Los Angeles (CNN) Women in Africa spend 40 billion hours a year walking to get water, according to the United Nations. The practice dates back generations, can be extremely dangerous and prevents communities from reaching any sort of gender parity. A world away, on her farm in Iowa, singer/songwriter Lissie is trying to do something about […]

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Griffin House’s love song to Paris

Griffin House’s love song to Paris 

Nashville (CNN) – November 13, 2015. The darkest day for the City of Light. Suicide bombers and terrorists with guns murdered 130 innocent people dining in Parisian cafés, enjoying a soccer match and dancing at a rock concert. Most of those killed were at the Bataclan Theatre… 89 souls lost simply because they loved music. Weeks […]

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Digging deeper into the mystery & mission of Banksy’s Dismaland

Digging deeper into the mystery & mission of Banksy’s Dismaland 

New York (CNN) Renowned street artist Banksy… His work is controversial. His identity – mysterious. His messages are rooted in social consciousness. His latest exhibition, Dismaland, was a dystopian Disney or Bemusement Park, as he called it. It sold out in the UK within hours. Rather than selling off the artwork for millions to collectors, […]

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Alan Silvestri: “Back to the Future’s” 30 Year Anniversary

Alan Silvestri: “Back to the Future’s” 30 Year Anniversary 

New York (CNN) It is one of the most memorable pieces of music ever written for a Hollywood film — often called, “The perfect movie with the perfect score.” Happy 30th birthday to “Back to the Future.” Alan Silvestri wrote the iconic score. He joined “CNN Newsroom L.A.” on October 21, 2015. That was the […]

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Jade Rhodes: “Invisible” – A Song for Darfur refugees

Jade Rhodes: “Invisible” – A Song for Darfur refugees 

Los Angeles (CNN) Sometimes the world seems to spin as it should. Violence and vitriol take a backseat to something wholesome and spiritual. People at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles shared one of those moments recently during The Concert for Social Justice. Jackson Browne, Crosby & Nash, Melissa Etheridge and Tom Morello took the […]

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Don McLean: “American Pie” manuscript sells for $1.2 million

Don McLean: “American Pie” manuscript sells for $1.2 million 

A song that defined a generation. An 8 minute, 36 second ode to the social upheavals of the 1960s and early 70s. Now the original manuscript that Don McLean hoped could make people dance is up for sale. “It’s the creative process from beginning to end,” Tom Lecky with Christie’s New York said while surrounded […]

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Shakespeare’s First Folio returns to London

Shakespeare’s First Folio returns to London 

London (CNN) It’s one of the most valuable and coveted books in all of English literature — a Shakespeare story that, in this case, doesn’t end in tragedy. Published in 1623, the First Folio, as its called, is the first-ever compilation of 36 of the 38 plays written by the legendary bard. But even this […]

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