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Concert review: Beyonce and Jay Z are ‘flawless’ in Foxboro

FOXBORO — Two-and-a-half hours, more than 40 songs and too many wardrobe changes to count. Music’s reigning supercouple Jay Z and Beyonce delivered an eye-popping, breathtaking show at Gillette Stadium Tuesday night that raised the bar for joint tours — and tours in general. It was a concert that featured lengthy dance interludes, video snippets […]

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5 questions I still have about the Jay Z-Solange elevator brawl

I know, I know. Elevatorgate has already been discussed to death. There are more important things to focus on and more constructive things I could be doing with my time than writing about the family strife between Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange. Just because I share the last name Carter with two-thirds of the clan does […]

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Justin Timberlake and the disappearance of black R&B artists

Justin Timberlake is everywhere. Or at least he seems to be. The actor and pop/R&B phenom recently hosted “Saturday Night Live” for the fifth time — a historic event that drew appearances from comedic heavyweights like Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase — and followed that up by co-hosting “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” […]

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Paltrow’s tweet heard ’round the world

It was the tweet heard ‘round the world — at least the portion of the world that pays attention to Twitter. One weekend in early June, actress Gwyneth Paltrow tweeted a picture while onstage at Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Watch the Throne” concert in Paris, with the caption “Ni**as in paris for real” (the asterisks […]

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CD Review: “Cadillac Records” soundtrack can’t measure up to music legends

[Music World Music/Columbia] Measuring up to music legends such as Etta James, Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry is virtually impossible. So you’ll have to forgive the soundtrack to “Cadillac Records” — the movie that chronicles Chess Records co-founder Leonard Chess, who gave rise to some of the greatest blues, R& B and rock music to […]

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