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A decade later: A conversation with Aly & AJ

06/07/18 4:47pm | By BRENTON J. BLANCHET

Aly & AJ is still the sister-powered pop rock group from the golden age of Disney, but Aly and AJ Michalka are no longer under anyone’s creative control.

They make their own decisions.

Last year marked an entire decade since the duo’s last album, “Insomniatic,” an appropriate time for Aly & AJ to release their first independent project “Ten Years.”

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Jay Z’s Tidal announces new CEO-Jeff Toig

Jay Z’s Tidal announces new CEO-Jeff Toig

12/03/15 10:21pm | By GIOVANNI GAGLIANESE

TIDAL is a new addition to the music streaming industry. Much like Spotify, Pandora and other services, it offers music and playlists based on moods, activities and genres. The company has recently made Jeff Toig, former chief business officer of SoundCloud, its CEO in the hopes of becoming a stronger company.

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'Fargo' is getting colder and colder

12/01/15 8:57pm | By DAN MCKEON

If there’s one criticism of this season, it’s that “Fargo” will build up to a death scene only to have something intervene or someone change his or her mind. It’s a clever way to keep the audience interested without any real consequences – but after a while, the audience will catch on.

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December movie guide: Upcoming films to be released this month

12/01/15 8:37pm | By Tomas Olivier

As fall comes to an end and the holiday season trudges on, the primetime for end-of-year movies is ushered in. The hottest movies of the year are often premiered in December, strategically, to catch the end of the movie award season. This year, the countless movies to be released in December offer a fun and exciting way to spend the holidays with friends and family. Don’t miss out on what the season has to offer by checking out some of these upcoming films.

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The Grapevine

The grapevine

12/01/15 8:34pm | By BRIAN WINDSCHITL

From John Legend to Todd Rundgren, Buffalo never fails to surprise with its array of incoming talent. As the much-dreaded finals week approaches, get out of whatever study spot you are currently crying in and give yourself a much-needed reprieve. Get out to one of the many shows in the Queen City this week and let yourself relax and forget about the huge pileup of work you inevitably have been putting off.

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Shelly the Cat turns music into medicine

11/22/15 4:23pm | By BRIAN WINDSCHITL

It was yet another crippling blow to Maloney’s emotional health after years of tribulation. Her brother’s death came during one of the lowest points in her life, after a hard-fought battle with severe depression and a nasty breakup with a longtime boyfriend.

Music making, she said, has been the key in facing these problems and finding release.

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The Grapevine

The grapevine

11/22/15 2:26pm | By BRIAN WINDSCHITL

The week before Thanksgiving is a little slow concert-wise, but not to worry. The shows that are coming to town are still wide-ranging, featuring a nice spread of acts, from indie up-and-comers to established artists in the industry to a power metal band. Take a look and see if any of these groups are up your alley.

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Prog rock band Papadosio set to play Town Ballroom

Prog rock band Papadosio set to play Town Ballroom

11/19/15 7:12pm | By Luke Heuskin

On Friday Nov. 20, progressive rockers Papadosio will be taking the stage at Buffalo’s Town Ballroom. Originating in the college town of Athens, Ohio, Papadosio is now centered in North Carolina. Often described as “genre-bending,” they cite influences ranging from punk rock to jazz music.

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Justin Bieber’s purpose

11/18/15 2:54am | By DANI GUGLIELMO

Bieber released his fourth studio album Purpose on Nov. 13 as his first project of new music after a two-year break of “bad behavior” and the follow-up to his previous album Believe.

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