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George Michael to release new album, ‘Symphonica’

Monday, January 20, 2014
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LONDON — After a spell of making headlines for mishaps rather than music, George Michael is coming back with a new album. Michael announced Monday that his sixth solo album, "Symphonica," is due for release March 17. ...

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For ‘Same Love,’ Mary Lambert says, ‘I was sort of a last resort’

Monday, January 20, 2014
Charles Sykes, Invision (AP)Mary Lambert, left, Macklemore, right, and Ryan Lewis at the MTV Video Music Awards at on Aug.  25, 2013. “Same Love,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ same sex anthem featuring Mary Lambert, is nominated for song of the year at the Jan. 26, 2014 Grammy Awards.
In just six hours, Mary Lambert's life changed drastically. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had written and produced a song called "Same Love," but they needed a special hook to finalize the emotional track. Like the rap duo, Lambert is from ...

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Pop-rock trio fun. plans to raise funds for at-risk LGBT youth in Detroit

Friday, January 17, 2014
Al Powers, Powers Imagery / Invision (AP)Fun. performs at IHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas in Sept.  2013.
NEW YORK -- The pop-rock trio fun. is launching a campaign to raise money for at-risk LGBT youth in Detroit. The band says it plans to raise $250,000 to build a community health center for the Ruth Ellis Center, which ...

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Report: Clay Aiken ‘actively considering’ run for U.S. House

Saturday, January 4, 2014
Charles Sykes, Invision (AP)Clay Aiken
Former “American Idol” finalist Clay Aiken is actively considering a bid to represent North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a report by the Washington Blade. ...

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis score early Grammy nomination for ‘Same Love’

Friday, December 6, 2013
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were the early focus of "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!" with two nominations and one spirited performance. ...

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Elton John dedicates Moscow concert to slain gay Russian, calls anti-gay law ‘inhumane’

Friday, December 6, 2013
AP (File)Elton John
MOSCOW -- British pop artist Sir Elton John, performing in Moscow on Friday evening, criticized the Russian government's recent passage of anti-gay laws, calling them "inhumane" and "isolating." ...

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis join United Nations’ gay rights campaign

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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UNITED NATIONS -- U.S. hip hop artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have joined the U.N. Free and Equal Campaign to encourage greater respect for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. ...

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Judge lets Chris Brown skip DC court date in alleged homophobic assault

Friday, November 22, 2013
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WASHINGTON — A judge says R&B singer Chris Brown doesn't have to travel from Los Angeles to Washington to appear in court. ...

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Chris Brown, companion throw punches: ‘I’m not down with that gay shit’

Monday, October 28, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Chris Brown is accused of punching a man who says he tried to get into a photo with the singer outside a hotel, according to police, the latest legal trouble for the Grammy Award-winning artist. ...

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LGBT History Month profile: Blues singer, recording artist Ma Rainey

Thursday, October 24, 2013
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Ma Rainey, called the “Mother of the Blues,” was one of the earliest known American blues singers and recording artists. She is recognized as one of the great female blues vocalists. ...

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