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Beyonce puts out new track Formation
BBC - Newsbeat - Beyonce surprises with new track Formation
The singer has released Formation ahead of her performance at the Super Bowl halftime show.
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2016-02-07T07:20:12.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articles/35515639
Beyonce puts out new track Formation
Beyonce puts out new track Formation
The singer has released Formation ahead of her performance at the Super Bowl halftime show.
LA mayor's slow jam about road closure
BBC News - LA mayor records slow jam to warn residents of road closure
The mayor of Los Angeles comes up with novel way of warning residents about a major traffic closure: singing a slow jam.
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2016-02-06T11:38:03.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35512025
LA mayor's slow jam about road closure
LA mayor's slow jam about road closure
The mayor of Los Angeles comes up with novel way of warning residents about a major traffic closure: singing a slow jam.
New Pussy Riot video critical of justice system
BBC News - Pussy Riot releases new video criticising Russian justice system
Pussy Riot releases a new video criticising the Russian criminal justice system.
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2016-02-05T20:08:22.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35506405
New Pussy Riot video critical of justice system
New Pussy Riot video critical of justice system
Pussy Riot releases a new video criticising the Russian criminal justice system.
Hacienda house music goes classical
BBC News - Hacienda house music performed by classical orchestra
The music of the Hacienda nightclub, the home of acid house in the 1980s and 90s, is being performed by a classical orchestra.
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2016-02-05T19:15:04.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35506406
Hacienda house music goes classical
Hacienda house music goes classical
The music of the Hacienda nightclub, the home of acid house in the 1980s and 90s, is being performed by a classical orchestra.
Ringo birthplace development approved
BBC News - Ringo Starr's birthplace saved as council backs development
A council approves a scheme to regenerate the area around Ringo Starr's Liverpool birthplace.
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2016-02-05T16:19:57.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-35505758
Ringo birthplace development approved
Ringo birthplace development approved
A council approves a scheme to regenerate the area around Ringo Starr's Liverpool birthplace.
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The day The Beatles came to tea
BBC News - 'The sort of thing you dream about': A date with The Beatles
It was the age of the Fab Four and screaming teenagers, but one girl from the West Midlands got a chance to live the dream.
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2016-02-05T16:02:25.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-35503356
The day The Beatles came to tea
The day The Beatles came to tea
It was the age of the Fab Four and screaming teenagers, but one girl from the West Midlands got a chance to live the dream.
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Zayn Malik debuts at number one
BBC News - Zayn Malik debuts at number one
Zayn Malik's debut single, Pillowtalk, has gone straight to the top of the UK singles charts.
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2016-02-05T15:23:24.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35505276
Zayn Malik debuts at number one
Zayn Malik debuts at number one
Zayn Malik's debut single, Pillowtalk, has gone straight to the top of the UK singles charts.
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Jessie J wants her music 'celebrated'
BBC - Newsbeat - Jessie J is mad her music isn't 'celebrated' more in the UK
Since winning Critics's Choice, she's been nominated twice for British Female Solo Artist but has failed to win another Brit.
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2016-02-05T12:19:20.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articles/35503304
Jessie J wants her music 'celebrated'
Jessie J wants her music 'celebrated'
Since winning Critics's Choice, she's been nominated twice for British Female Solo Artist but has failed to win another Brit.
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Earth Wind & Fire: How Maurice White made them a force for positivity
BBC News - Earth Wind & Fire: How Maurice White made a force for positivity
A look at the life and career of Earth Wind & Fire's Maurice White.
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2016-02-05T11:35:39.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35500894
Earth Wind & Fire: How Maurice White made them a force for positivity
Earth Wind & Fire: How Maurice White made them a force for positivity
A look at the life and career of Earth Wind & Fire's Maurice White.
'Slash fell out of my closet'
BBC News - Guns n' Roses film director: 'Slash fell out of my closet'
Award-winning director Jon Brewer tells the story of The Most Dangerous Band In The World
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2016-02-05T10:34:18.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35500435
'Slash fell out of my closet'
'Slash fell out of my closet'
Award-winning director Jon Brewer tells the story of The Most Dangerous Band In The World
Traffic keeps Farage from Question Time
BBC News - Nigel Farage misses Question Time appearance after A1 jam
UKIP leader Nigel Farage misses his seat on BBC Question Time after getting caught in a traffic jam on the A1.
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2016-02-05T09:24:17.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-35500780
Traffic keeps Farage from Question Time
Traffic keeps Farage from Question Time
UKIP leader Nigel Farage misses his seat on BBC Question Time after getting caught in a traffic jam on the A1.
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Glee star to make West End debut
BBC News - Dreamgirls to star Glee's Amber Riley in her West End debut
Glee's Amber Riley is to star in stage musical Dreamgirls when it opens in the West End in November.
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2016-02-05T08:52:05.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35500730
Glee star to make West End debut
Glee star to make West End debut
Glee's Amber Riley is to star in stage musical Dreamgirls when it opens in the West End in November.
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Stiller's selfie stick world record
BBC - Newsbeat - Ben Stiller breaks selfie stick world record at Zoolander 2 premiere
Ben Stiller has broken the world record for the longest selfie stick at the Zoolander 2 premiere.
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2016-02-05T08:41:20.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articles/35500474
Stiller's selfie stick world record
Stiller's selfie stick world record
Ben Stiller has broken the world record for the longest selfie stick at the Zoolander 2 premiere.
Earth, Wind & Fire's September
BBC News - Maurice White death: Earth, Wind & Fire's September
Maurice White, the founder of soul group Earth, Wind & Fire, has died in the US.
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2016-02-05T03:12:27.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35498852
Earth, Wind & Fire's September
Earth, Wind & Fire's September
Maurice White, the founder of soul group Earth, Wind & Fire, has died in the US.
Soweto Kinch on racism and education
BBC News - Soweto Kinch on racism and education
Jazz saxophonist and rapper Soweto Kinch gives his take on whether there is a lack of access to top universities for black students.
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2016-02-05T01:27:09.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/35499371
Soweto Kinch on racism and education
Soweto Kinch on racism and education
Jazz saxophonist and rapper Soweto Kinch gives his take on whether there is a lack of access to top universities for black students.
Earth, Wind & Fire founder White dies
BBC News - Earth, Wind & Fire soul band founder Maurice White dies
Maurice White, founder of US soul band Earth, Wind & Fire, has died aged 74, his brother says.
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2016-02-04T22:38:12.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35499149
Earth, Wind & Fire founder White dies
Earth, Wind & Fire founder White dies
Maurice White, founder of US soul band Earth, Wind & Fire, has died aged 74, his brother says.
Primal Scream to headline festival
BBC News - Primal Scream headline Drumlanrig Electric Fields festival
Primal Scream are to headline the Electric Fields festival at Drumlanrig Castle this year while the Eden Festival also unveils a string of acts.
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2016-02-04T20:00:33.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-35498751
Primal Scream to headline festival
Primal Scream to headline festival
Primal Scream are to headline the Electric Fields festival at Drumlanrig Castle this year while the Eden Festival also unveils a string of acts.
Politicians dream of Eurovision stardom
BBC News - Cross-party band of politicians dream of Eurovision stardom
The MP Pete Wishart reveals his ambition to perform in the Eurovision Song Contest as part of MP4, the world's only parliamentary band.
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2016-02-04T17:34:14.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-35491918
Politicians dream of Eurovision stardom
Politicians dream of Eurovision stardom
The MP Pete Wishart reveals his ambition to perform in the Eurovision Song Contest as part of MP4, the world's only parliamentary band.
Sir Van overjoyed at knighthood
BBC News - Sir Van Morrison overjoyed at receiving knighthood
Sir Van Morrison describes his award of a knighthood as "amazing" and "exhilarating" after receiving the honour at Buckingham Palace.
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2016-02-04T15:14:02.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-35494713
Sir Van overjoyed at knighthood
Sir Van overjoyed at knighthood
Sir Van Morrison describes his award of a knighthood as "amazing" and "exhilarating" after receiving the honour at Buckingham Palace.
CBSO picks 29-year-old as new director
BBC News - CBSO appoints 29-year-old Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla as musical director
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra appoints Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla as its musical director, making her the only female to head a UK Orchestra.
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2016-02-04T14:10:55.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35491277
CBSO picks 29-year-old as new director
CBSO picks 29-year-old as new director
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra appoints Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla as its musical director, making her the only female to head a UK Orchestra.
Female producers take top music awards
BBC News - Female producers take top music awards
FKA Twigs is among the female winners at the Music Producers Guild Awards, marking a sea change in a profession typically dominated by men.
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2016-02-04T10:14:36.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35491271
Female producers take top music awards
Female producers take top music awards
FKA Twigs is among the female winners at the Music Producers Guild Awards, marking a sea change in a profession typically dominated by men.
Sir Elton John champions record shops
BBC News - Sir Elton John: I hate to see record shops dying out
Sir Elton John told BBC London about why he thinks record shops are still important on a visit to HMV in Oxford Street.
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2016-02-04T08:51:02.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-35490768
Sir Elton John champions record shops
Sir Elton John champions record shops
Sir Elton John told BBC London about why he thinks record shops are still important on a visit to HMV in Oxford Street.
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Taylor Swift gets her own game
BBC - Newsbeat - Taylor Swift is releasing a mobile game, by the firm behind Kim Kardashian's app
The singer is going to release her first mobile game with the same company behind Kim Kardashian's app.
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2016-02-04T05:40:48.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articles/35489953
Taylor Swift gets her own game
Taylor Swift gets her own game
The singer is going to release her first mobile game with the same company behind Kim Kardashian's app.
James Bay to headline Boardmasters
BBC - Newsbeat - James Bay to headline Boardmasters Festival at Watergate Bay in Cornwall
The singer will headline this year's Boardmasters Festival at Watergate Bay in Cornwall.
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2016-02-03T15:35:57.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articles/35484249
James Bay to headline Boardmasters
James Bay to headline Boardmasters
The singer will headline this year's Boardmasters Festival at Watergate Bay in Cornwall.
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Born to redo it: Craig David on his 'crazy' career revival
BBC News - Born to redo it: Craig David on his 'crazy' career revival
Craig David is back in the charts after almost a decade in the wilderness. He looks back at his success, and reveals why Re-Rewind was almost lost to history.
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2016-02-03T14:32:14.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35483863
Born to redo it: Craig David on his 'crazy' career revival
Born to redo it: Craig David on his 'crazy' career revival
Craig David is back in the charts after almost a decade in the wilderness. He looks back at his success, and reveals why Re-Rewind was almost lost to history.
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Arts festival line-up is revealed
BBC News - Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival line-up revealed
Music, theatre, dance and literature will feature in the 37th annual Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival later this year. It runs from 20-29 May.
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2016-02-03T13:25:45.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-35482824
Arts festival line-up is revealed
Arts festival line-up is revealed
Music, theatre, dance and literature will feature in the 37th annual Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival later this year. It runs from 20-29 May.
Rihanna to perform at the Brit Awards
BBC - Newsbeat - Rihanna to perform at the Brit Awards at London's O2 Arena on 24 February
The singer joins Adele, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, James Bay, Little Mix, The Weeknd and Jess Glynne at this year's ceremony.
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2016-02-03T06:46:48.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articles/35480451
Rihanna to perform at the Brit Awards
Rihanna to perform at the Brit Awards
The singer joins Adele, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, James Bay, Little Mix, The Weeknd and Jess Glynne at this year's ceremony.
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Axwell won't rule out Swedish House Mafia return
BBC - Newsbeat - Axwell won't rule out a Swedish House Mafia reunion
The DJ was speaking ahead of Oliver Heldens and Paul Van Dyk joining him on the line-up for Electric Daisy Carnival.
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2016-02-02T17:42:29.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/35477978
Axwell won't rule out Swedish House Mafia return
Axwell won't rule out Swedish House Mafia return
The DJ was speaking ahead of Oliver Heldens and Paul Van Dyk joining him on the line-up for Electric Daisy Carnival.
New tarantula named after Johnny Cash
BBC News - Black tarantula named after Johnny Cash
Among 14 newly described species of tarantula is Aphonopelma johnnycashi, which lives near Folsom Prison in California.
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2016-02-02T15:27:19.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35473946
New tarantula named after Johnny Cash
New tarantula named after Johnny Cash
Among 14 newly described species of tarantula is Aphonopelma johnnycashi, which lives near Folsom Prison in California.
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