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March 27, 2015 - 1:08am

“American Idol” Recap: Top 9

BY DANIELLE RAYKHINSHTEYN

American Idol

Daily Arts Blogger Danielle Raykhinshteyn traces the ups and downs of this week's ‘80s-themed episode of “Idol.”

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March 25, 2015 - 11:40pm

Action Bronson's major-label debut, Mr. Wonderful, has arrived

BY ZACK GREEN

Atlantic

The album itself doesn’t reach nearly the same heights of the recently released To Pimp a Butterfly (nor does it attempt to), but it certainly puts Bronson on the map of the rap game’s top wordsmiths.

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March 25, 2015 - 1:16am

A guide to picking the perfect band name

BY MICHAEL FLYNN

Frontiers Records

If you have an exotic-sounding last name like Dokken, it's time to cash in on it.

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March 22, 2015 - 4:39pm

“Supernatural” RECAP: blood spilled and parasitic worms in “The Things They Carried”

BY KIM BATCHELOR

The CW

In “The Things They Carried,” the Winchesters must try to destroy a parasitic worm that causes a dangerous thirst for blood in its hosts.

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March 21, 2015 - 12:55pm

Maroon 5 captivates crowd at the Palace of Auburn Hills

BY DANIELLE RAYKHINSHTEYN

Reprise

Real men wear pink — guitars, that is. Adam Levine, with a pink guitar in hand, and the other members of the iconic pop rock band Maroon 5 left the audience wanting more after performing at the Palace on Mar. 18.

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March 19, 2015 - 8:59pm

“Battlefield Hardline” released to PC, PlayStation and Xbox

BY KIM BATCHELOR

Visceral Games and EA

Visceral Games and EA released the latest in the “Battlefield” franchise. The newest installment features new maps and tons of new game types to master.

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March 19, 2015 - 6:54pm

Street style in Madrid

BY JULIA DOYLE

blog.denimtherapy.com

Daily Arts blogger Julia Doyle describes the emerging fashion trends on a trip to Madrid, Spain. The trends range from the très chic to the downright ugly.

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March 19, 2015 - 5:33pm

53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival Preview

BY KARL WILLIAMS

53rd Annual Ann Arbor Film Fest

March 24th through the 29th, Ann Arbor will hold its 53rd annual Film Festival at the Michigan Theater. Daily Arts blogger Karl Williams previews the events and showings for next week's festival.

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March 18, 2015 - 10:20am

Rock goes to college

BY MICHAEL FLYNN

Brad Paisley

Check out which of your favorite rockers not only have impressive musical chops but also killer college credentials.

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March 17, 2015 - 8:11pm

Capcom releases “Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 1: Penal Colony”

BY KIM BATCHELOR

Capcom

The newest installment of the “Resident Evil” franchise includes two new characters and plenty of new mutant enemies to combat against.

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March 17, 2015 - 4:42pm

Rolling Stones release video teasers

BY MICHAEL FLYNN

Rolling Stones

If the rumors are true, this could be the buildup to an announcement of a tour to take place this summer.

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March 16, 2015 - 10:20am

New funkadelic "King Kunta" from Kendrick Lamar

BY ZACHARY GREEN

Top Dawg Entertainment

“King Kunta” is an infusion of the sonically psychedelic sound produced on “i” and the racially potent lyricism that was featured on Lamar’s release, “The Blacker the Berry.”

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March 14, 2015 - 4:13pm

Terry Pratchett dies at 66

BY KIM BATCHELOR

Terry Pratchett

Renowned novelist Terry Pratchett passed away after battling dementia for the last eight years.

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March 13, 2015 - 5:31pm

“Morning Joe” co-host blames racism on rap music

BY JULIA DOYLE

Brick Squad Monopoly

Waka Flocka Flame cancelled his performance at Oklahoma University after videos leaked of SAE fraternity brothers singing horridly racist songs. Some found this honorable. “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinsk, on the other hand, found it hypocritical.

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March 13, 2015 - 5:22pm

Throwback Thursday: Get to know Jay Electronica

BY ALLEN DONNE

Roc-A-Fella

Daily Arts Blogger Allen Donne traces the path of Jay Electronica, one of hip hop's more mysterious figures. Even more mysterious than Electronica is his so-called upcoming album that's been “upcoming” for years now.

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