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Mary J. Blige (AP)
Mary J. Blige Wins Big At Billboards

An R&B veteran and a young upstart won big Monday night at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards.

Hilton Quits Billboard Awards Over Jokes

Paris Hilton won't joke about her peeps. The hotel heiress canceled an appearance at next week's Billboard Music Awards because she didn't like the jokes written for her, according to a spokesman.

Tarleton Nets A Juno Award

One of Canada’s most successful concert promoters, record label executives and music industry vets, Donald K Tarlton has been chosen as the recipient of the 2007 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award.

Keeping The Blues Alive 2007 Awards Announced

The Blues Foundation has announced 21 individuals and organizations to be honored with a 2007, Keeping The Blues Alive (KBA) Award.

The Winners (AP)
Dolly, Spielberg Among Kennedy Honorees

From Hollywood to Dollywood, Motown to Broadway, a select group of stars received recognition on Sunday for a lifetime of achievement in the performing arts.

Simmons (AP)
Russell Simmons Raising Money For Africa

Hip-hop and fashion mogul Russell Simmons said Tuesday he's selling bling to help raise money for the development and empowerment of Africans.

Trey Anastasio Donates Guitar Strings

Trey Anastasio, former Phish frontman, has announced that he is donating guitar strings from each of his December tourdates.

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