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Corporate capital, a new SXSW paradigm

AP Photo/Jack Plunkett AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rapper ScHoolboy Q had a great time at his first South By Southwest a few years ago, but found himself getting angry this year as he played a series of shows at the annual music conference and festival. Everywhere he turned, his...
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Fetching ‘Peabody & Sherman’ top box office

AP Photo/Uncredited LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chasing down the top spot at the box office after debuting at No. 2 last week, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” took the lead in its second weekend. The DreamWorks animated film about the time-traveling adventures of a genius...
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Rick Ross talks 5th No. 1, own mortality at SXSW

AP Photo/John Amis AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rick Ross still gets excited by No. 1 albums, but as he celebrates his fifth he takes satisfaction in different ways. Ross marked the ascendance of “Mastermind” on Saturday night during South By Southwest, drawing one of...
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’12 Years A Slave’ author’s death still a mystery

AP Photo/Jaap Buitendijk SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Historians know where Solomon Northup was born, where he lived and where he worked. They know whom he married and how many children he had. They know he played the fiddle and spent 12 years enslaved in the South before...
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ScHoolboy Q basks in glow of No. 1 at SXSW

AP Photo/Jack Plunkett AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — It’s ScHoolboy Q’s turn. The Los Angeles rapper took the handoff from Top Dawg Entertainment label-mate Kendrick Lamar and scored a touchdown when his new album “Oxymoron” opened at No. 1 two weeks ago....
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Future’s has his mind on the future at SXSW

AP Photo/Jack Plunkett AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Future had one last spot to fill on his upcoming album and he wanted Kanye West to guest. He sent over a few tracks and what happened next was completely unexpected. “He picked this `I Won’ track,” the Atlanta...

Comedian David Brenner, ‘Tonight’ favorite, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokesman for the family of comedian David Brenner says the “Tonight Show” favorite has died. He was 78. Brenner died Saturday afternoon at his home in New York City, said Jeff Abraham, who was Brenner’s publicist. The gangly, toothy...
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Police: Tyler, The Creator, incited riot at SXSW

AP Photo/Jack Plunkett AUSTIN, Texas, (AP) — Tyler, The Creator, has been arrested for allegedly inciting a riot during the South By Southwest. Police say the Odd Future rapper was arrested Saturday without incident and has been charged with riot, a misdemeanor in Texas....
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Paul Stanley: Kiss miffed at Rock Hall over snub

AP Photo/VOLKER WICIOK NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Stanley of Kiss wants to shout it out loud: The band is miffed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for not inducting members Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer along with the original lineup. Kiss is scheduled to be inducted into the Rock...
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De La Soul talks free downloads, new music at SXSW

AP Photo/Jack Plunkett AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Get ready for a lot of new De La Soul music. The classic hip-hop group says will issue a new mixtape in the next week or so and is working on two full albums the trio hopes to release later this year. A little more than a month...