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    ‘Blurred Lines’ verdict likely to alter music business

    LOS ANGELES | A jury’s verdict that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye’s music to create their hit song “Blurred Lines” won’t just be felt by the singer’s pocketbooks — it has the potential to change how musicians work…

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    Music Review: Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ is lovely

    Madonna, “Rebel Heart” (Boy Toy/Live Nation/Interscope) Madonna’s 13th studio album, “Rebel Heart,” beats with romance and rebellion. At 19 tracks, it’s an overstuffed triptych through the iconic performer’s life, careening between uplifting dance tracks, like the percolating “Living for Love”…

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    Music Review: Spring break is over for maturing Luke Bryan

    Luke Bryan, “Spring Break . Checkin’ Out” (Capitol Nashville) Luke Bryan opens his annual spring-break album with “My Ol’ Bronco,” a song about an aging vehicle that still gets the job done. The Bronco could be a metaphor for Bryan…

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    Mumford & Sons bringing festival to small town of Salida

    DENVER | Mumford & Sons is bringing its traveling music festival to Colorado. The British band announced Monday that its Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers series will be in Salida on Aug. 21 and 22. They will perform along with acts…

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    Music Review: 1 channel is all the Mavericks need on ‘Mono’

    The Mavericks, “Mono” (Valory) The Mavericks have always been a rootsy band, plying musical turf from Havana to Nashville via Miami. Here their sound is more retro than ever, recalling the era when these sorts of songs were best heard…