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Four local bands to perform at Sasser Tailgate Jam

Music, competitions, kids’ activities featured during all-day Sasser gathering

Four local bands will perform Saturday during the daylong Sasser Tailgate Jam.

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Ten cool things to look for at Music Midtown

Festival’s highlights start with headliners Eminem, Jack White

Music Midtwon 2014 kicks off at 4:30 this afternoon with dueling headliners on at 9 p.m.

Eliminate Dance cancelled

Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County cancels Eliminate Dance

The Kiwanis club of Dougherty County announced Monday that the organization is cancelling its “Eliminate Dance” which had been scheduled for this Friday night.

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Phillip Phillips to livestream Tuesday morning performance

Lee County music star will be first to perform on Today show digital-exclsuive format

“The Orange Room,” a social media offshoot of the “Today” program, will feature Phillip Phillips of Lee County performing.

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BARRY LEVINE: Some musical stars got their start on the screen

THE OLD ROCKER: Ricky Nelson had biggest advantage of any teen TV actor turned singer

Nelson, 16, introduced his first record, a cover of the Fats Domino hit “I’m Walkin’,“ on the TV show on April 10, 1957. The song quickly climbed to No. 4 on the charts. The flip side, “A Teenager’s Romance,” reached No. 2.

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Fitz and the Tantrums ride wave of success to Music Midtown

Fitz and the Tantrums to play day 2 of Music Midtown in Atlanta during busy touring year

Since rocketing to the top of the charts nearly four years ago, Los Angeles-based neo/soul, indie pop outfit Fitz and the Tantrums has been riding a wave of critical and populart acclaim that will carry them to Atlanta’s Music Midtown festival next weekend.

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Anthony David to join Anthony Hamilton in Tallahassee

R&B sensations to play Donald Tucker Civic Center

Next week up-and-coming R&B sensation Anthony David will join platinum recording artist Anthony Hamilton and comedian Tyler Craig for a special concert at Tallahassee’s Donald Tucker Civic Center.

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Rylander welcomes Chuck Leavell

Grammy winner Chuck Leavell to play Rylander Theatre

Grammy winning musician and renowed keyboardist Chuck Leavell will perform a special show next Saturday night at Americus’ historic Rylander Theater.

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Thronateeska Heritage Center, Flint RiverQuarium breaking barriers

Tommy Gregors speaks of efforts to build up two Albany attractions

Gregors said that, in 2008, a merger was considered for RiverQuarium and Thronateeska. After structural differences of the two organizations were examined, an operational agreement to share resources came through the following year.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Sept. 10-16, 2014

The following is a list of events happening in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia this week.

Kiwanis Club seeking dancers for 'Eliminate Dance'

Tickets available for the charity event

Area couples who enjoy “tripping the light fantastic” have an upcoming opportunity for dinner, music, and a dance contest.

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U2 releases new album for free on iTunes

Apple is giving away U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," for free on its iTunes store through Oct. 13.

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' dominates weak box office

The Marvel misfits are nearing $300 million at domestic theaters

“Guardians of the Galaxy” has been No. 1 with ticket buyers for four of the six weeks it has been showing.

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BARRY LEVINE: British Invasion dominated music in the '60s

THE OLD ROCKER: Elite British musicians had staying power

When The Beatles came to America 50 years ago in 1964, there were 22 No. 1 hits during that year, nine of which were done by British Invaders. Six were by The Beatles and one each by Peter & Gordon, The Animals and Manfred Mann. They controlled the No. 1 slot for 25 weeks.

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Butterflies theme of Albany RiverQuarium birthday celebration

Albany Flint RiverQuarium celebration features butteflies

The Albany Flint RiverQuarium ten-year birthday celebrations features a butterfly theme.