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Kenneth Partridge

Kenneth Partridge's work has appeared in such publications as USA Today, the Village Voice and the Hartford Courant, as well as online at MTV Hive and HowAboutWe, among other sites. He's helped to edit two encyclopedias -- one on Latin music, the other on reggae -- and penned biographies about Louis Armstrong and the opera singer Marian Anderson. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his beloved wife and slightly less beloved record collection.
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Morrissey Postpones More U.S. Shows Following Illness

Morrissey's ongoing health woes have led to two more show cancellations. The former Smiths frontman had planned to resume his tour on Feb. 9 in Las Vegas, but following his recent hospitalization for what he revealed to be a trio of ailments -- "a concussion, a bleeding ulcer, and Barrett’s esophagus" -- he's scrapped both that gig and the following night's in Phoenix.

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Category: Concerts, News
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Pastels Releasing New Album, ‘Slow Summits’

Scottish indie-pop greats the Pastels are releasing their first new album in 16 years, Consequences of Sound reports. 'Slow Summits,' the group's fifth full-length, is due out sometime in 2013, and while there's no official release date, we know the label -- Domino -- and have a teaser video (below) to tide us over.

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Category: Music News, News
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Assault Charges Against Harley Flanagan, Former Cro-Mags Bassist, Dismissed

Assault charges against Harley Flanagan, the former Cro-Mags bassist accused of attacking two of the legendary New York City punk group's current members with a hunting knife prior to a scheduled performance on July 6, have been dropped, according to The news came today (Dec. 14) via Flanagan's lawyer Sean Parmenter, who believes prosecutors lacked evidence to move forward with the case.

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Category: News, Weird News

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