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Stream Mac Miller’s Spotify Series Singles

Mac Miller passed away a few months ago, but his musical legacy lives on. Performing a rendition of the Billy Preston hit “Nothing From Nothing” and “Dunno” from his recent album Swimming, Miller gives us a taste of his unique style and tone on his Spotify Singles series performance.

The 26 year old rapper and producer had five studio albums to his name with the most recent release “Swimming” coming out a month before his unfortunate death.

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In Memoriam: Bill Graham January 8, 1931 – October 25, 1991

Bill Graham (born Wulf Wolodia Grajonca; January 8, 1931 – October 25, 1991) was a German-American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash. On July 4, 1939, he was sent from Germany to France to escape the Holocaust after his entire family was killed by the Nazi’s. At age 10 he settled in a foster home in the Bronx, New York. Graham graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School and from City College with a business degree.

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Watch Childish Gambino Remember Mac Miller at Chicago Concert

Childish Gambino took time out of his latest gig in Chicago to pay tribute to Mac Miller.

Miller was found dead at his Los Angeles home after an apparent overdose, the coroner confirmed. Miller was just 26-years-old. The rapper shot to fame in 2011 with his debut album, But My Mackin Aint Easy.  However, Mac openly struggled with substance abuse; even openly rapping about his struggles in multiple songs.  The rapper, whose real name is Malcolm James McCormick, has had a tumultuous run, in his life and in the press, in recent months, which included a DUI following a car crash in May and the very public dissolution of his relationship with singer Ariana Grande.

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Mac Miller Dead at 26

26-year-old rapper Mac Miller has died of an apparent overdose, according to reports from TMZ and Variety

Miller’s most recent album, Swimming, was just recently released just a month ago on Aug. 3. Miller planned a tour in support of his new album, which was scheduled to begin on Oct. 27 in San Francisco.

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Tom Wolfe, novelist and pioneer of New Journalism, dies at 88

Novelist and journalist Tom Wolfe believed that techniques for fiction and nonfiction should be interchangeable. In a vast career that spanned greater than 50 years, Tom Wolfe wrote fiction and nonfiction best-sellers including the seminal The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and The Bonfire of the Vanities. Along the way, he created a new type of journalism and coined phrases that immediately became part of the American English lexicon. Wolfe died Monday in Manhattan in a Manhattan hospital. He was 88.  His death was confirmed by his agent, Lynn Nesbit, who said Mr. Wolfe had been hospitalized with an infection. He had lived in New York since joining The New York Herald Tribune as a reporter in 1962.

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Nicky Romero Shares New Avicii Collaboration With Vocals From Chris Martin

We learned this week that Nicky Romero and Avicii has been both collaborators and friends. They were even working together and still sharing files. They had last spoken about a month before the 28-year-old producer, Avicii, was found dead, but Romero must have been moved to finish some of those open sessions as a means to honor his “I Could Be the One” co-creator.

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Larry Harvey, Icon and founder of Burning Man dies at 70

A few weeks ago, Burning Man founder Larry Harvey suffered a massive stroke. Today we have learned that he has passed. He was 70 years old.

Marian Goodell, Burning Man’s CEO, made the announcement:

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Charles Neville, legendary Neville Brothers saxophonist dies at 79

Charles Neville, of the Neville Brothers band, died on Thursday (April 26) in Massachusetts, where he has lived for many years. He was 79 years old. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.

His brother, Aaron Neville, confirmed his death to WWL-TV.  He posted on Twitter on Thursday: “You were a great brother. You’ll always be in my heart and soul, like a tattoo.”

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Swedish DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, dead at age 28

Swedish DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, died at age 28 on Friday, April 20, his publicist confirmed.

Avicii started out releasing music on Laidback Luke Forum in the late 2000s, where DJs and producers would post music and seek feedback from budding peers. In 2011, he broke through to an international audience with the progressive house track “Levels,” which hit No. 1 in his native Sweden and on the U.S. Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. This song earned him a Grammy nod. His 2012 David Guetta collab “Sunshine” earned him a Grammy nomination as well, and that same year, he became the first electronic artist to headline New York City’s storied Radio City Music Hall.

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Chris Charucki legendary Grateful Dead Roadie passes away unexpectedly

Chris Charucki, a 25 year production, sound and tour manager within the Grateful Dead family, has passed away.

As explained by Jambands.com in a 2003 interview, Charucki first became connected to the Grateful Dead when he began working with them in 1993 through Ultra Sound. Since Jerry Garcia passed away in 1995, Charucki consistently continued working with the band’s various offshoots, including touring with RatDog, Furthur, Bob Weir, and Dead & Company.

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Three Ring Bender Tribute to John Barlow 4/11 at Threes Brewing

Next week, Three Ring Bender a monthly residency at Brooklyn’s Threes Brewing hosted by bassist Annie Nero and drummer Ray Rizzo will present a tribute to late poet, activist and Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow, who passed away earlier this year.

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