Stephen Bruner has featured on two of the albums of 2015 so far, Kasami Washington’s The Epic and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, and the bas(...)

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Damien Rice: Love Is Not For Fun. What about crazy Golf?

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Beyonce reacts as her husband Jay-Z carries their daughter Ivy Blue onstage to present the Video Vanguard Award during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in  California yesterday. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters 2:01

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Terrence T Thornton: “By now, you know what you’re getting with Pusha T because I’ve been in this game a long time”

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There were two festivals in Austin last week. One featured bareback bronco riding, steer wrestling, pig races, roping, bull riding and, our fav(...)