Music

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MTV VMAs: Tears, chaos, and music history

The Executive Producer of the MTV Video Music Awards looks back at the craziest and the most unpredictable moments in the ceremony's history.

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The Beatles’ ‘Help!’ turns 50

The spy spoof - at one point titled "Eight Arms to Hold You" - opened on Aug. 25, 1965.

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At this record store, vinyl outsells everything

The comeback of vinyl records is strong at Austin's Waterloo Records, where LPs account for more than 50 percent of sales.

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The Beatles first recording contract valued at $150K

A Dallas-based auction plans to sell what's said to be the first recording contract signed by the Beatles on Sept. 19.

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Frank Sinatra to be honored by Grammys

Ol' Blue Eyes will receive the Architect of Sound: Vision and Artist Awards at the event, which will be hosted by Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band sidekicks Steven Van Zandt and Max Weinberg.

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Steven Tyler and Joe Walsh to headline addiction awareness rally

The two stars, who have both battled addiction issues in the past, will take part in the free event at the National Mall aimed at raising awareness about people in need of help.

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50 years later, Beatlemania alive and well for Minnesota fans

It has been five decades since the legendary band's first and only Minnesota performance.

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Obama to release music playlists on Spotify

The White House is launching an official channel on the popular music streaming service Spotify.

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Dave Grohl shares stage with singing fan at Canada gig

Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl let a fan take control of the band during a gig in Canada on Wednesday night.

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Nickelback axe world tour due to Chad Kroeger’s surgery

Rockers Nickelback have scrapped their entire world tour so Chad Kroeger can recover from surgery.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ attendees dismiss theater security concerns

Attendees at opening night screenings of "Straight Outta Compton" dismissed concerns about the film triggering violence amid heightened racial tension.

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Disney’s ‘Descendants’ soundtrack tops Billboard album chart

The soundtrack from the Disney Channel TV movie "Descendants" topped the Billboard 200 chart this week, as Taylor Swift and British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran strengthened their dominance in album sales this year.

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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How low will gas go?

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AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

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Robbery Suspect of Deerfield Farm Stand Identified

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An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect who possibly robbed the Kolakoski Farm Stand on Routes 5 and 10 Wednesday.

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MGM Looking For Minority and Women Owned Casino Contractors

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Today, MGM officials will hold the second of a two-day open house at the company's State Street offices for prospective contractors. Union construction companies which are female or minority-owned are being encouraged to attend.

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Holyoke State Representative Sponsors Bill To Ban Necrophilia

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Holyoke State Representative Aaron Vega has filed a bill to outlaw the practice of necrophilia in the Bay State. There is currently no law banning sex with the dead.