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Atlanta-based rapper Lil Keed died Friday at the age of 24, according to a tweet Sunday from his record label Young Stoner Life (YSL).

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ATLANTA — The Tedeschi Trucks Band, the revered 12-piece collective founded by husband-and-wife duo, guitarist Derek Trucks and singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi, announced recently the most ambitious studio project of their storied career: “I Am The Moon,” an epic undertaking in four albums w…

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ATLANTA — Her name means “she has been crowned” in the language of her father’s native east African village. The name seems fitting for the talented Teshomech Olenja, who will be on stage at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre this month.

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Country singer Mickey Gilley, best known as the pioneer of the "urban cowboy" style, died Saturday in Branson, Missouri, his publicist Zach Farnum said. He was 86.

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ALBANY — The classroom is fine for teaching students about music, but there’s something a little special about giving eager minds the opportunity to experience it live, Live Oak Elementary second-grade music teacher Judith Hampton-Thompson said.

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THOMASVILLE — Thomasville’s First Friday Sip and Shop concert series continues this week with the next event set for Friday. Guests are invited to sip, shop, dine and stroll through Downtown Thomasville from 6-8 p.m., then enjoy a free concert featuring the band Southward Soul in The Ritz Am…

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ALBANY — It’s not that they’re the leads in Deerfield-Windsor School’s annual spring musical, “Beauty and the Beast.” That’s old hat to Braydon Armstrong and Bridges Pierce, both veterans of a large number of performances.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Grammy-nominated multiplatinum country star Cole Swindell will celebrate the Friday release of his fourth album, “Stereotype,” with a performance alongside 2022 ACM New Female Artist of the Year and iHeartRadio Music Awards Best New Country Artist Lainey Wilson of his curr…

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COLQUITT — The internationally renowned Cotton Hall Theater, the home of Swamp Gravy, is throwing a beach bash this weekend. But it will not be so much Frankie and Annette as it will be Alan and Deana.

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Bruce Springsteen’s music has captured the hearts of a worldwide audience with its authenticity and relatability. Stacker looks at 26 Springsteen songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart history.

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SAVANNAH — Musician 2nd Class Michael Edalgo, from Cordele, who is assigned to Navy Band Southeast, played at the Savannah City Market during Savannah Navy Week recently.

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ALBANY -- A just-short-of-capacity crowd at the Albany Municipal Auditorium sang along this weekend to the hits of the Oak Ridge Boys, who made their first visit to the Good Life City in a career that spans 80-plus years. The current members of the band -- who changed the original band's nam…

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ALBANY — Premier Productions and Crowder announced Monday the “My People Tour,” with special guests We The Kingdom, Anne Wilson and Patrick Mayberry, is coming to the Albany Civic Center on June 11 at 7:30 p.m.

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ATLANTA — Music fan pleasers Rival Entertainment brought Candler Park Music Festival roaring back to life with an early fall date in 2021. This year the two-day festival will be reclaiming its late-spring dates and inviting fans back to Candler Park for music, food, and art on June 3-4.

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TIFTON — Famous tunes from Broadway shows ranging from “Cats” to “Beauty and The Beast” will fill the air in Howard Auditorium at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College at 7 p.m. on April 5 when the final First Tuesday Concert of the season presents “The Songs of Broadway.”

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As soon as you answer the phone and the voice on the other end says, “Hi, it’s Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys,” no matter how hard you try to fight it, the first thing you think is, “Giddy-up, oom pa-pa oom pa-pa mow mow.”

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ALBANY — The Flint River Entertainment Complex announced Thursday that the Fridays on the Flint event series will resume on May 6. These outdoor events will feature live music, a kids zone, local vendors, and different event themes each month. Planned the first Friday of each month, Fridays …

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ALBANY — There were more than a few tears shed — some in sympathy, others in anger — Saturday as Louis Sands, the president of the Albany Symphony Association Board of Directors, announced the opening number of the symphony’s “A French Excursion” performance.

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“What Ford is to Chevrolet, what Dodge is to Chrysler, what corn flakes are to Post Toasties, what the clear blue sky is to the deep blue sea, what Hank Williams is to Neil Armstrong. Can you doubt we were made for each other?”

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ALBANY -- It's hard to offer that old whine about there being "nothing to do here" when a city Albany's size has, in the course of a week, a popular marathon/half-marathon race, a street party, a Gary Allan concert and, Thursday, Lyle Lovett performing live at the Albany Municipal Auditorium.

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ALBANY — Lyle Lovett, in his music and in his conversation, has a way of stripping things down to their essence.

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Following more than a year of speculation, Paul McCartney announced recently the “Got Back Tour,” a 13-city return to U.S. stages, kicking off April 28 with McCartney’s first-ever show in Spokane, Wash., and running through to June 16 in East Rutherford, N.J., where Sir Paul will play MetLif…

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ALBANY — The Albany Symphony Orchestra is taking music lovers around the world during the current season’s Passport to Adventure-themed performances. During the next few days, the symphony will take their audiences to France for an exciting show featuring area choral groups and to Ireland fo…

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TIFTON — Music will come alive through an animated painting concert experience titled “The Landscape of Guitar” on March 15 on the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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TIFTON — Even the indefatigable Tyron Spearman, who’s seen it all in his many decades of service to southwest Georgia, can’t seem to fathom the buzz growing around the sixth Rhythm & Ribs event planned Saturday at Fulwood Park here.

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NEW YORK — Clell Wright will lead the Valdosta State University Chamber Singers on March 19 as they lend their voices to a choir of 100 to perform Poulenc’s “Gloria.” The performance is set to open the first concert for MidAmerica Productions at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stag…

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