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Charlottesville Concert Lineup Released

Dave Matthews Band, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande among performers

(Newser) - Dave Matthews Band will take the stage in their hometown for a concert to benefit the victims of violence in Charlottesville, Va. The Sept. 24 concert at the University of Virginia will be the only live performance of the year for the band, which was first to suggest such a... More »

NBC Serves Fried Chicken to Honor Black History Month

A move that doesn't go over well once it hits Twitter

(Newser) - The NBC commissary at 30 Rock is catching plenty of flak after an employee snapped a photo of the day's special—fried chicken, collard greens, and black-eyed peas "in honor of Black History Month"—then shared it with his 1.2 million Twitter followers. Questlove, the drummer for... More »

Fallon's Late Night Is ... Good!

New host manages to hold his own

(Newser) - Few expected much from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, but since his uneven debut, he’s actually made the show an entertaining diversion for those who find themselves awake after midnight, writes Linda Holmes for NPR's "Monkey See" blog. "The best asset it's turned out Fallon has—... More »

Hip-Hop Comes to Late Night

But Fallon's band will branch out from rap Roots

(Newser) - When it comes to music, late-night talk shows have long been the province of the Great American Songbook—with some rock and jazz mixed in. But when Jimmy Fallon takes the stage next week, it will be with longtime hip-hop band the Roots. “The show's going to be a... More »

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