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Students perform for prince and stars
BBC News - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama students perform at palace
Students from Cardiff's Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama perform at palace for Prince Charles, Dame Shirley Bassey and Michael Sheen.
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2016-02-09T06:56:45.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-35530106
Students perform for prince and stars
Students perform for prince and stars
Students from Cardiff's Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama perform at palace for Prince Charles, Dame Shirley Bassey and Michael Sheen.
Grammys 2016: Taylor Swift in, Drake out
BBC - Newsbeat - Taylor Swift to perform at the Grammys, but Drake isn't, despite Super Bowl ad
Taylor Swift is to perform at the 2016 Grammys, but Drake isn't despite an ad during Sunday's Super Bowl saying he was.
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2016-02-08T15:21:12.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articles/35521526
Grammys 2016: Taylor Swift in, Drake out
Grammys 2016: Taylor Swift in, Drake out
Taylor Swift is to perform at the 2016 Grammys, but Drake isn't despite an ad during Sunday's Super Bowl saying he was.
Pro Green uncovers hidden homelessness
BBC - Newsbeat - Professor Green uncovers hidden homelessness for BBC Three documentary
Rapper Professor Green investigates the UK's homelessness problem in a documentary for BBC Three.
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2016-02-08T15:09:32.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articles/35526100
Pro Green uncovers hidden homelessness
Pro Green uncovers hidden homelessness
Rapper Professor Green investigates the UK's homelessness problem in a documentary for BBC Three.
Dua Lipa: A pop star in waiting
BBC News - Dua Lipa: A pop star in waiting
The singer discusses her unusual upbringing and the "terror" of making music videos.
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2016-02-08T15:02:15.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35520865
Dua Lipa: A pop star in waiting
Dua Lipa: A pop star in waiting
The singer discusses her unusual upbringing and the "terror" of making music videos.
Palace celebration of college revamp
BBC News - Prince Charles throws Buckingham Palace gala for college
Prince Charles is throwing a Buckingham Palace gala concert for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, with a guest list including Dame Shirley Bassey.
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2016-02-08T13:05:52.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-35523965
Palace celebration of college revamp
Palace celebration of college revamp
Prince Charles is throwing a Buckingham Palace gala concert for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, with a guest list including Dame Shirley Bassey.
Beyonce includes Cardiff in tour
BBC News - Singer Beyonce includes Cardiff date in world tour
The singer Beyonce includes a date in Cardiff on her world tour this summer.
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2016-02-08T12:07:11.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-35522404
Beyonce includes Cardiff in tour
Beyonce includes Cardiff in tour
The singer Beyonce includes a date in Cardiff on her world tour this summer.
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Beatles 'bring Liverpool £82m a year'
BBC News - The Beatles 'add £82m a year to Liverpool economy'
The legacy of The Beatles adds nearly £82m to the Liverpool economy each year, new research reveals.
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2016-02-08T12:01:32.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-35523070
Beatles 'bring Liverpool £82m a year'
Beatles 'bring Liverpool £82m a year'
The legacy of The Beatles adds nearly £82m to the Liverpool economy each year, new research reveals.
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Opera chorus to be balloted over strike
BBC News - English National Opera singers to be balloted over strike
The Equity union is to ballot members of the English National Opera's chorus over strike action in a dispute over jobs and pay.
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2016-02-08T11:56:34.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35523636
Opera chorus to be balloted over strike
Opera chorus to be balloted over strike
The Equity union is to ballot members of the English National Opera's chorus over strike action in a dispute over jobs and pay.
Jason Derulo needs 20 stitches after fall
BBC - Newsbeat - Jason Derulo taken to hospital needing 20 stitches after falling in Paris
The American singer needs medical attention after cutting his leg while on tour in Europe.
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2016-02-08T11:41:18.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articles/35522466
Jason Derulo needs 20 stitches after fall
Jason Derulo needs 20 stitches after fall
The American singer needs medical attention after cutting his leg while on tour in Europe.
Beyonce to launch tour in Sunderland
BBC News - Beyonce launches Formation tour in Sunderland
Popstar Beyonce will launch the European leg of her world tour at Sunderland's Stadium of Light.
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2016-02-08T11:00:54.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-35522778
Beyonce to launch tour in Sunderland
Beyonce to launch tour in Sunderland
Popstar Beyonce will launch the European leg of her world tour at Sunderland's Stadium of Light.
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Why was Beyonce's Super Bowl show significant?
BBC News - Beyonce's Super Bowl performance: Why was it so significant?
After an intensely political new music video, Beyonce paid tribute to historical black figures in her Super Bowl show - this is how it was viewed.
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2016-02-08T09:40:02.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35520636
Why was Beyonce's Super Bowl show significant?
Why was Beyonce's Super Bowl show significant?
After an intensely political new music video, Beyonce paid tribute to historical black figures in her Super Bowl show - this is how it was viewed.
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Coldplay lead Super Bowl half-time show
BBC News - Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars perform at Super Bowl show
Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars play to an estimated television audience of 112 million during the half-time show of the Super Bowl in California on Sunday.
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2016-02-08T09:31:25.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35521019
Coldplay lead Super Bowl half-time show
Coldplay lead Super Bowl half-time show
Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars play to an estimated television audience of 112 million during the half-time show of the Super Bowl in California on Sunday.
Adele 'best selling singer' of 2015
BBC News - Adele 'biggest global artist' of 2015
Adele is named the world's best selling and most popular music artist of 2015 after 'simply phenomenal' success.
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2016-02-08T08:46:43.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35520858
Adele 'best selling singer' of 2015
Adele 'best selling singer' of 2015
Adele is named the world's best selling and most popular music artist of 2015 after 'simply phenomenal' success.
Download names stage in memory of Lemmy
BBC - Newsbeat - Download Festival renames main stage in memory of Lemmy from Motorhead
The rock festival renames its main stage in memory of Lemmy from Motorhead, who died just after Christmas from cancer.
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2016-02-08T06:25:17.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articles/35519839
Download names stage in memory of Lemmy
Download names stage in memory of Lemmy
The rock festival renames its main stage in memory of Lemmy from Motorhead, who died just after Christmas from cancer.
How Beyonce stole the show at Super Bowl
BBC - Newsbeat - How Beyonce stole the half-time show from Coldplay at Super Bowl 50
Headlining Super Bowl's half-time show was meant to be Coldplay's big moment, but guest star Beyonce stole the limelight.
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2016-02-08T05:32:42.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articles/35519577
How Beyonce stole the show at Super Bowl
How Beyonce stole the show at Super Bowl
Headlining Super Bowl's half-time show was meant to be Coldplay's big moment, but guest star Beyonce stole the limelight.
Hot Licks singer Hicks dies at 74
BBC News - Hot Licks singer Dan Hicks dies at 74
Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks, best-known as the lead musician with the acoustic band Hicks and His Hot Licks, dies at the age of 74.
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2016-02-07T11:24:46.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35516102
Hot Licks singer Hicks dies at 74
Hot Licks singer Hicks dies at 74
Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks, best-known as the lead musician with the acoustic band Hicks and His Hot Licks, dies at the age of 74.
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 half-time 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 half-time 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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The 'fat girl' everybody loved
BBC News - Sophie Tucker: Everybody loves a fat girl
Sophie Tucker, who died 50 years ago, became a household name with her songs and skits on sex, ageing and being overweight.
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2016-02-05T14:28:20.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35505532
The 'fat girl' everybody loved
The 'fat girl' everybody loved
Sophie Tucker, who died 50 years ago, became a household name with her songs and skits on sex, ageing and being overweight.
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
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.
Rock giants pay tribute to Lemmy
BBC News - Motorhead's Lemmy remembered at Los Angeles service
The funeral of Motorhead frontman Lemmy has taken place in Los Angeles; Lemmy's son, Paul Inder, Bob Kulick, Slash and Lars Ulrich were among those who spoke at the service.
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2016-01-10T05:07:42.000Z
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35274499
Rock giants pay tribute to Lemmy
Rock giants pay tribute to Lemmy
The funeral of Motorhead frontman Lemmy has taken place in Los Angeles; Lemmy's son, Paul Inder, Bob Kulick, Slash and Lars Ulrich were among those who spoke at the service.
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