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Why Gibson Guitar Was Raided By The Justice Department

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Bluesman 'Honeyboy' Edwards Has Died

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Summer songs: best if played outside before September 21. Mike Weinberg/flickr.com hide caption

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Songs Of The Summer: How To Win The Season

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The Tech Whiz Behind Lil Wayne's Curtain

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Seun Kuti and the Egypt 80's July 15 show at Grand Performances in Los Angeles. For over 25 years, Grand Performances' free shows have drawn diverse crowds to downtown L.A. RJ Sakai/Courtesy of Grand Performances hide caption

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Free Music In The Heart Of The L.A. Sprawl

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Perth Amboy, NJ's long-running free concert series is just one program threatened by loss of funding as the Music Performance Trust Fund dries up. Felix Contreras hide caption

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A Dwindling Trust Puts Free Concerts On The Rocks

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LMFAO (Redfoo on the left, SkyBlu on the right), so named because the response of SkyBlu's grandmother to their original name, Sexy Dudes, was, "LMFAO. Are you serious?" Stephanie Ma/Universal Records hide caption

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Songs Of The Summer: 'Party Rock Anthem'

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