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Academy of Country Music Awards Bash

Eddie Dean was one of the members of the music industry that were instrumental in the establishing of the Academy of Country Music in the year 1964. Because the Country Music Association was located in Nashville, an institute was needed to promote country music in the western state of America, and the Academy of Country Music filled the gap. The very first awards evening was hosted in 1965 and has been a prestigious annual event ever since. This year, on 3 April 2011, the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be honoring the artists of today.

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Queen Celebrated in New Movie

The moment songs such as I Want To Break Free, Who Wants To Live Forever and Radio Ga Ga hit the airwaves, feet start tapping, memories come flooding back and fans of this iconic band sing along word for word. Each fan has a song that is dear to them, as it shaped their world, became an anthem or is associated with a specific part of their lives. Queen became a band that took over the world and still reigns supreme till today. Freddie Mercury might have passed away in 1991, but his legacy is alive in every song and every fan.

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Choice Music Awards Shortlist

The Choice Music Awards was established in 2005 by Dave Reid and Jim Carroll and was created in the form of the well known Mercury Awards. A panel of judges is selected to give their votes and opinions in regard to the winner of the award, and does not take record sales, genre or labels into consideration, only the merit of the artistic integrity of the musician or band. The new shortlist of artists and musicians nominated for the Choice Music Prize was recently released and there is a strict criterion for artists to be nominated.

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Jessie J is a Rising Star

The Sound Of list was introduced in the year 2003, with 50 Cent taking the number one slot on the top ten listing. Approximately a hundred and forty music critics, journalist and industry members weigh in on the decision, offer their opinions, and the top spot is then chosen according to the votes. It is run by the BBC and nominates the artist whom the public should look out for and who is considered to be the top up-and-coming act for the year. The Sound of 2011 list has recently been released, and Jessie J has found herself at number one.

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Musical Instrument Museum

The Musical Instrument Museum, or MIM, was created out of the passion for music, the role it plays in our daily lives and the fact that music is such an integral part of tradition and history. It is also a cultural feature that is shared by every nation in every country around the world. To make music come to life, instruments are used, and it is therefore vital to pay tribute to the instruments that have brought music to the masses for centuries. The museum strives to educate the public on both new and ancient instruments through its fascinating displays and interactive exhibits.

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