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Ghouls just wanna have fun

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There’s something about Tanya, and it’s called “shock pop.” That’s the convenient tag that best describes Tanya Markova’s music—a curious mix of pop, rock ’n’ roll, new wave, punk and metal. Add a dash of caricature horror, combine it with irreverent humor, and you have shock pop.

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Yet another peek into McCartney’s smoochy side

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You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs. Paul McCartney’s latest album, “Kisses on the Bottom,” is not only another peek into his smoochy side; it is actually a reverential nod to 1920s and ’30s era music—the kind that he and John Lennon heard from their parents.

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Adele tells Vogue she’s done with breakup music

Adele’s songs about breakups and heartache have made her a multi-Grammy award winner, but she insists she’s done with all that.

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Bold musical agents of ‘counterculture’

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Why does Gloc-9 stand out from the rest of his hip-hop peers? Because his lyrics are heartfelt — moving with images that grab our attention. He may not be a flashy performer onstage, but once he opens his mouth, everybody listens.

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Grammys honor Houston, celebrate ‘fallen sister’

With an opening prayer and a moving tribute from Jennifer Hudson, the Grammy Awards played the part of impromptu memorial for Whitney Houston just a day after the six-time Grammy winner was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills hotel room.

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Gaga, Beiber help huge New York crowd see in 2012

Hundreds of thousands of people crammed into New York’s Times Square to bid farewell to the old year and watch Lady Gaga trigger the famous drop of a crystal ball marking the start of 2012.

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Award-winning Pinoy jazz man home for benefit show

Award-winning United States-based Filipino jazz singer Mon David comes home for a benefit concert on November 12 at 8 p.m. at the Genting Club, Resorts World Manila. A veteran session musician before going solo, David won the London International Jazz Vocal Competition in 2006, besting 106 contestants from 27 countries. He was signed by the [...]

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‘Supermania’ becomes this super singer

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His workrequires him to invest in shoes and clothes.

Jed Madela says dressing up well is part of being a singer and TV personality. He tells Living Stars: “People who support show-biz celebrities like me expect us to look good all the time. This requires an extreme amount of effort on our part. Sad to say, we can’t be seen wearing a particular outfit [...]

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Bobby Kimball comes clean

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Bobby Kimball has defied the odds for rock stars who struggle to remain relevant after leaving their bands. “There is a God and I’m happy where I am,” says Kimball, famous in the late 1970s and ‘80s as lead singer of the Grammy-winning band Toto. He’s in the country for a concert series that opened [...]

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