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The Avett Brothers to Kickoff ArtPrize 2015

ArtPrize has announced that The Avett Brothers will make a stop in West Michigan this fall during ArtPrize Seven, as a part of their nationwide tour.

The Grammy-nominated folk-rock band will take center stage alongside singer-songwriter Brett Dennen and his band on Saturday, October 3.

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This Is What a World Champion Barbershop Quartet Sounds Like

Barbershop quartets are (still) a thing. And they're (still) as good as ever.

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This Darn Parrot Sings Better Than You Do [Video]

This parrot named Princess Yellow Feather can sing a better version of 'Everything's Awesome' from The Lego Movie than just about anyone you know.

Especially me.

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The Doobie Brothers File Lawsuit Over Their Name [Video]

The Doobie Brothers have filed a lawsuit against a cover band over the use of their name. The 70s rockers are suing folk-rock cover duo Doobie Decibel System (DDS) suggesting the duo’s name is “confusingly similar” to theirs.

While they may have a point, you gotta love the name 'Doobie Decibel System', don't you? It puts terms invoking sound, libraries and getting high into one beautiful little box.

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The Eight-Hour Workday May Be Thing of the Past

The forty hour work week is a Michigan creation. Henry Ford created it so his workers would have more time to drive around in his new invention, the automobile.

But apparently the forty hour work week is about as common these days as the Dolly Parton song, 'Nine To Five'. That is, you rarely hear about it.

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‘Do The Bartman’ Was Not Written by Michael Jackson [Video]

Michael Jackson was responsible for a writing lot of great songs but apparently “Do The Bartman” from 'The Simpsons' is not one of them.

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30 Years Ago: U2 Rocks Live Aid, Achieves Super Star Status [Video]

Thirty years ago this week, U2 went from a good rock band to a great one, thanks to a performance they hated at Bob Geldof's massive Live Aid show. In fact, they thought it was so 'bad', they almost broke up over it.

It also is the best document remaining of Bono's strange, complicated mullet hairstyle.

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Bruce Springsteen Plays Surprise Two-Hour Bar Set [Video]

If there's one thing we all know for sure, it's that Bruce Springsteen loves New Jersey - and given his past history, he loves making surprise appearances. He gave a little love back to his home state over the weekend when he surprised fans with a two-hour gig at a local bar.

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Founding Eagles Member Going Off The Deep End?

Being famous doesn't keep you from the struggles with mental illness - and such is the case for The EaglesRandy Meisner. Recent events have pushed Meisner to the edge, and now his friends and family are trying to intervene.

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Runaways Bassist Accuses Manager of Rape

Original Runaways bassist Jackie Fuchs has leveled some serious accusations against the band’s manager, Kim Fowley (at right in photo).

In an interview with The Huffington Post, Jackie, whose stage name was Jackie Fox, says Fowley drugged and raped her at a party when she was only 16-years-old.

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U2 Loves Putting Their Fans On Stage, Here’s Why [Video]

U2's Innocence and Experience Tour has been selling out across North America. The one thing that remains constant as the band travels from city to city is their commitment to involving their fans.

This week in Toronto, a fan named Stephanie played rhythm guitar for the song 'Angel In Harlem'. Bono explains why the band makes it personal for some fans.

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Were You A Metalhead In The ’80s? Now You’re A Responsible Adult!

Remember the big lyrics scare of the late '80s prompted by Tipper Gore and her political friends? They were afraid that listening to all that heavy metal music was corrupting our youth.

As it turns out, metalheads wound up being pretty well rounded adults. 

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