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Miranda Lambert leads CMT nominations

Miranda Lambert leads CMT nominations

Lambert will be hard to beat this year, with three videos in the top category of Video of the Year and two in the Collaborative Video of the Year category.

Country music scene is really getting cooking

Country music scene is really getting cooking

“We’re Southern guys,” says Rusty Hamlin, traveling chef for the Grammy-winning band, whose 2008 hit “Chicken Fried” catapulted them to fame. Before each show, Hamlin feeds up to 200 fans a gourmet Southern meal as they hang out with the band.

Review: Merchant back with batch of new songs

Review: Merchant back with batch of new songs

From her start singing deceivingly jovial-sounding tunes about tough topics like child abuse and air pollution with seminal 1980s alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs through her 21 years as a solo artist, Merchant has made her mark as an unflinchingly honest artist.

Singer Jason Derulo talks 'Dirty'

Singer Jason Derulo talks ‘Dirty’

“Talk Dirty” has dominated pop radio, and the song has peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It has sold 3.2 million tracks and features lyrics like “but your booty don’t need explaining” and “first-class seat on my lap girl.”

Here's WHAT'S HAPPENING this weekend: Your guide to 5 cool things to do

Here’s WHAT’S HAPPENING this weekend: Your guide to 5 cool things to do

GREY GARDENS The Vintage Theatre showed guts and dramatic glory with its 2011 production of “Grey Gardens.” Starring the luminescent Megan Van de Hey and the charming Aurora native Deb Persoff, the show popped with endearing life and impressive stage presence

Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' heads to auction

Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ heads to auction

The draft is written in pencil on four sheets of hotel letterhead stationery with revisions, additions, notes and doodles: a hat, a bird, an animal with antlers. The stationery comes from the Roger Smith hotel in Washington, D.C.

Pharrell set for 1st iHeartRadio Music Awards

Pharrell set for 1st iHeartRadio Music Awards

The “Happy” singer is set to perform at the first iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Rihanna, Diddy and Jennifer Lopez will attend, and A-list acts from Drake to Blake Shelton will hit the stage.

Staging a Comeback: Aurora betting arts district is on its way in

Staging a Comeback: Aurora betting arts district is on its way in

“This is definitely a new dynamic,” said Robards, who moved her studio from Denver to Aurora last year. She relocated after landlords in an up-and-coming neighborhood decided they could make more money from a different tenant and kicked her out. “Art organizations go in when nobody wants to be there, and then the arts get kicked out when everyone wants to be there”

StubHub plans to ticket, produce its own concerts

“This is about doing something that we can repeat and continue to bring around the country and deliver to fans in as many markets as makes sense,” Lattig said.

Kushy concerts? Colorado Symphony links up with pot industry 

Kushy concerts? Colorado Symphony links up with pot industry 

“The cannabis industry obviously opens the door even further to a younger, more diverse audience,” symphony CEO Jerome Kern told The Associated Press.