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2008 Essence Music Festival

Musicians and music-lovers will be flocking to New Orleans for the Essence Music Festival on the weekend of 4 to 6 July 2008. This popular event, which is a celebration of black music and culture, is back in its home-town of New Orleans for the second time, after being displaced for a short while by the devastating Hurricane Katrina.

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Bono’s (RED) Charity behind New Online Music Service

Irish musician Bono of U2 fame is certainly no stranger to charity. The 48-year-old musician has been one of the most pro-active names in the industry when it comes getting involved and making a difference. It seems that Bono isn’t about to change this trend as his (RED) charity gets ready to launch a new music service that will ultimately help to generate funds for those afflicted by AIDS in Africa.

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Girl Talk on Tour through US and Canada

Girl Talk fans in the U.S. and Canada are no doubt thrilled at the prospect of seeing off-beat musician, Gregg Gillis, live on stage during his extensive tour beginning in Boulder, Colorado on 11 July 2008. Girl Talk has garnered quite a following since the release of his first album, “Secret Diary”, in 2002. His latest offering, “Feed the Animals”, has been well received by fans and critics alike, giving fans a good idea of what to expect as far as the music goes, but as far as Girl Talk’s live stage performance is concerned, fans can expect the unexpected.

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Eddy Grant Undertakes First Tour in 20 Years

Most people will remember Eddy Grant for hits such as “I Don’t Wanna Dance” and “Electric Avenue”. The musical genius was once the owner of a number of box-office hits and he had screaming fans vying for his attention. Most recognize that his legendary status as a musician and songwriter never truly faded – though its been 20 years since he last did a tour.

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Creamfields DJ Competition – Get Heard!

Creamfields has launched a nationwide competition that will give one innovative DJ an incredible opportunity to perform alongside a host of legendary DJs including Paul van Dyk, Fatboy Slim, Tiesto, 2Many DJs, Erick Morillo, Sasha and Paul Oakenfold. Hosted by Creamfields and MySpace, the DJ competition runs from 26 June through to 3 pm on Friday 25 July 2008.

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