AOL Music bows online video recap

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NEW YORK -- AOL Music will premiere "The DL" today, a weekly online video recap of music and pop culture news hosted by comedian Sara Schaefer.

The program, which will run every Thursday on dl.aol.com, features entertainment news, album reviews, video premieres and artist interviews from the rock, indie and hip-hop genres. Visitors to the site also will be able to upload their own videos or blogs for inclusion in a user-generated content area, while bloggers and industry experts will join Schaefer on "DL" to add commentary .

Schaefer, a veteran of New York's stand-up comedy scene, has been featured on VH1's "Best Week Ever" and hosts a music and comedy variety show called Video Gaga at New York's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.

"We are confident that Sara's sharp and intelligent humor, her pop-culture obsession combined with the show's interactivity will make for an instant hit among all music fans," said Mike Rich, AOL Music vp and general manager.

Confirmed guests on "DL" include Hulk Hogan, Ben Folds, Frank Black, the Lemonheads, TV on the Radio, the Rapture and Lily Allen.
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