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  1. Aziz Ansari Recalls Fun Meeting With President Obama During Fallon Interview (Video)

    11:07 am 3/29/2012

    The comedian and "Parks and Recreation" star was amazed at how cool the Commander in Chief was during their backstage encounter.Read more

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  2. Elvis Costello, The Roots, Macy Gray Celebrate Robert Johnson at the Apollo: Concert Review

    1:22 pm 3/7/2012

    A star-studded, eclectic line-up delivers a fitting 100th birthday tribute to the blues legend. Read more

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  3. Grammys 2012: Childish Gambino, Shaggy Take the Stage at 8th Annual Roots Jam

    5:41 am 2/13/2012

    Newcomer Elle Varner performs Whitney Houston’s “Saving All My Love For You” at the House of Blues event.Read more

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  4. NBC Must Approve The Roots' Songs Following Michele Bachmann Debacle, Says Questlove

    8:38 pm 12/8/2011

    The band's drummer said that "a lot of the song choices" must be cleared before they're played on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."Read more

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  5. Questlove Blocked 3,500 Tea Party Extremists on Twitter Following Michele Bachmann Controversy

    8:09 pm 12/1/2011

    The Roots' drummer said in an interview that he has been called "colorful epithets in the past four days." Read more

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  6. Jimmy Fallon, Madonna and Lady Gaga's Managers Invest in Turntable.fm

    4:08 pm 9/13/2011

    After a summer of buzz, the site announces a new round of funding that also includes investments by the Roots and former Myspace executive Courtney Holt. Read more

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  7. Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne': Celebrities, Fans React

    4:28 pm 8/8/2011

    Aziz Ansari, Questlove and others comment on the rapping duo's collaborative album which hit iTunes Monday. Read more

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  8. The Roots' Questlove on Philanthropy and Why Our Schools 'Need a Complete Retooling'

    4:17 pm 7/31/2011

    The 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' drummer tells THR how he took conviction to the next level by allowing a group of neighborhood kids to use his address as their own, an act that changed their lives forever.Read more

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  9. Grammy Awards Pre-Party Has Chaka Kahn, Ne-Yo Rocking The Roots' Annual All-Star Event

    11:46 am 2/13/2011

    Jimmy Fallon hosted his show's house band's Saturday night party that also featured performances by Estelle, Betty Wright and hip hop veteran Doug E. Fresh.Read more

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  10. Playboy Jazz Festival Lineup Revealed

    8:44 pm 2/10/2011

    The Roots, Naturally 7, Buddy Guy and Dianne Reeves will be among those playing at the event, which will once again emceed by Bill Cosby.Read more

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