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'The Voice' recap: Michelle Chamuel leads Top 8 power rankings

Michelle Chamuel performs "Grenade" on Top 8 Night

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With Monday night’s show, “The Voice” moves into the part of the season that could end “American Idol” dominance for good.

What “Idol” has held over “The Voice” is its ability to create superstar success – something that has eluded the first three winners, Javier Colon, Jermaine Paul and Cassadee Pope. Now, it looks like “The Voice” is serious about changing that, with its Top 8 getting to...

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Intro 5.27.13: Videos from Fall Out Boy, Ke$ha, New Kids and more

Pete Wentz, Andy Hurley, Patrick Stump and Joe

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Fall Out Boy warms up for its arena tour with an intimate show at Terminal 5 on Wednesday.

Intro brings you the week’s hottest videos and shows every Monday. To catch up on all the Intros and watch classic Long Island music scene videos, check out Newsday Music’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/newsdaymusic.


FALL OUT BOY, “The Phoenix.” At Terminal 5 Wednesday....

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Info on free 'X Factor' tickets at Nassau Coliseum

"The X Factor" judges Demi Lovato and Simon

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“The X Factor” is now offering free tickets to its upcoming audition shows at Nassau Coliseum from June 19 to 21.

The shows will feature the full judging panel – Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and new judges Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio – evaluating those singers who received “golden tickets” from the open call that drew 16,000 contestants at the Coliseum in April.

There will be two separate...

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Hear Beyonce's new song 'Grown Woman'

Beyonce attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume

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Beyonce has gotten pretty good at keeping her still-untitled album project from springing any leaks. Today, however, “Grown Woman,” the song from her Pepsi commercial that debuted last month, has emerged in full, though, as usual, there aren’t many details available.

No confirmation on whether the song will be on the new album or if it’s her new single. It’s a catchy track, reportedly produced...

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'The Voice' recap: Michelle Chamuel rules Top 10 power rankings

Michelle Chamuel tackles a Pink song on Top

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It was an off night for “The Voice.”

Maybe it was the news of the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, home to coach Blake Shelton and contestants The Swon Brothers, that set the show on edge. Maybe it was the insistence of Adam Levine that Judith Hill pay homage to her mentor Michael Jackson, even though it clearly still makes her uncomfortable for a variety of reasons. Or maybe after a season of...

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'Yeezus': Kanye West's controversial new songs

Kanye West made waves with his album "Yeezus."

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Um, Yeezus.

Kanye West unveiled a new rebellious, political side with the two new songs from his upcoming “Yeezus” album on “Saturday Night Live” that have already guaranteed that ‘Ye will have controversy on his hands when it arrives on June 18.

He actually debuted the video for “New Slaves” Friday night when it was shown on the sides of buildings around the world – from the Prada store...

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Intro 5.20.13: Videos from Tom Petty, Laura Mvula, Bayside and more

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are one of

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers take over the Beacon Theatre this week with a string of shows that feature their greatest hits, rarities and some choice covers.

Intro brings you the week’s hottest videos and shows every Monday. To catch up on all the Intros and watch classic Long Island music scene videos, check out Newsday Music’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/newsdaymusic.


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Backstreet Boys set for Jones Beach

All five members of the 1990's boy band

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Backstreet’s back, all right.

The Backstreet Boys – featuring all five original members, including Kevin Richardson who officially returned to the fold last month – have finished a new album “In a World Like This,” due out July 30, and will start a tour Aug. 2 to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The tour, featuring Jesse McCartney and DJ Pauly D as openers, will stop at Nikon at Jones Beach...

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Frank Ocean, Beck lead O Music Awards nominations

Frank Ocean, above, and Beck, lead the pack

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Beck and Frank Ocean lead the pack with two nominations in the O Music Awards, which award the best in the intersection between music and technology.

Beck got nominations for best interactive music video and analog genius, while Ocean was nominated as “Must Follow Artist on Twitter” and in the “Too Much Ass for TV” category, which celebrates NSFW music videos. (Does anyone really stand a chance...

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'American Idol' finale: Candice Glover should win, but...

The "American Idol" season 12 final two, from

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Hey, “American Idol” had a good finale!

Both Candice Glover and Kree Harrison performed well and the choice is in the “Idol” voters’ hands now. (And the judges didn’t get to talk much, so it was even more enjoyable than usual.)

Who will win? Well, if this was purely a singing competition, it would be Candice, who was both bolder with her vocal choices and a stronger singer overall. But...

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