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  1. Philadelphia Amtrak Derailment: MSNBC, 'NBC Nightly News' Staffers on Train

    8:37 pm 5/12/2015

    Media figures who survived the incident that left at least seven people dead and dozens more injured include former U.S. Rep. and Iraq war veteran Patrick J. Murphy, who is an anchor for MSNBC's 'Taking the Hill,' and 'NBC Nightly News' producer Janelle Richards.Read more

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  2. Mercedes-Benz Sponsors Evolution Tour with Alabama Shakes, Young the Giant, Mayer Hawthorne

    11:58 am 7/1/2014

    Test drivers of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA and CLA will get free tickets to concerts at each tour stop.Read more

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  3. The Roots Introduce New CD With an Art Happening: Concert Review

    1:32 pm 5/14/2014

    The exclusive hip-hop event featured no live rapping and more prerecorded atmospherics than beats.Read more

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  4. Brooklyn Bowl Bringing Vibe to Vegas; Announces Initial Band Bookings

    11:41 am 1/28/2014

    Among the headliners scheduled to perform at the brand new venue: Phil Lesh & Friends, Jane's Addiction, O.A.R., The Roots and Elvis Costello and Cake.Read more

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  5. Love at First Jam: Elvis Costello on His Collaboration with The Roots (Q&A)

    5:07 pm 10/4/2013

    "I've ended up with this strange career of basically doing what the f--- I want," Costello tells THR. His latest effort, "Wise Up Ghost," may be the musician's most rhythmic work yet.Read more

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  6. Elvis Costello and The Roots to Release 'Wise Up Ghost' in September

    12:58 pm 5/29/2013

    Questlove calls the finished product “brilliant.”Read more

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  7. The Roots' Questlove to Release First Book

    12:54 pm 2/27/2013

    The four-time Grammy Award-winning drummer announces that "Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove" will be out in June.Read more

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  8. Lady Gaga, Cher, Snoop Dogg, Adam Levine Among Musicians Tweeting Election Elation

    9:40 pm 11/6/2012

    The music industry played a key role in Barack Obama’s re-election, and its stars are showing their devotion -- and relief -- on social media.Read more

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  9. Larry Bloch, Founder of New York's Wetlands Preserve Club, Dies at 59

    7:00 am 11/6/2012

    The music industry activist and champion of the jam band scene succumbed to pancreatic cancer in Brattleboro, VT, where he owned a store called Save the Corporations from Themselves.Read more

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  10. Questlove To Teach 'Classic Albums' Course At NYU; Syllabus Will Include Michael Jackson's 'Off the Wall,' Beasties' 'Paul's Boutique'

    6:33 pm 10/16/2012

    An NPR intern's dismissive review of Public Enemy's "It Takes A Nation..." inadvertently brings the "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" drummer to the Ivory Tower. Read more

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