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  1. Creators of Broadway Hit 'Hamilton': "George Washington Had A Jay-Z Vibe"

    8:53 am 8/12/2015

    The creators of the Broadway hit musical 'Hamilton' discuss which of the show's characters are like today's rappers.Read more

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  2. 'Hamilton': Lin-Manuel Miranda, Questlove, Black Thought on the Runaway Broadway Hit, Its Political Relevance and Super-Fan Barack Obama

    2:07 pm 8/6/2015

    The show's creator and cast album's producers talk about telling Hamilton's story through a hip-hop narrative.Read more

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  3. 'Hamilton': Lin-Manuel Miranda, Questlove, Black Thought on the Runaway Broadway Hit, Its Political Relevance and Super-Fan Barack Obama

    12:24 pm 7/30/2015

    The show's creator and cast album's producers talk race in the Obama era, the Founding Fathers' views on slavery, how Donald Trump's immigration comments are playing to Broadway audiences and what it means that hip-hop is now oldies music.Read more

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  4. Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Join U2 at Madison Square Garden

    7:37 am 7/23/2015

    Other celebs in attendance included Sir Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys and Nile Rodgers.Read more

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  5. The Roots Board 'Hamilton' as Cast Recording's Executive Producers

    9:05 am 7/22/2015

    "Ten minutes into 'Hamilton', though, I was just so stunned. It was such a sucker punch," says Questlove. 'Hamilton' "can be your introduction to hip-hop — on Broadway. And it’s a valid one. It’s a credible one."Read more

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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