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  1. 'Rose Garden' country singer Lynn Anderson dies at age 67


    NASHVILLE — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden, has died. She was 67.

    In this Nov. 10, 2010 file photo, Lynn Anderson attends the 44th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the country and pop charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," died Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. She was 67.  (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File) NYET553
  2. Music Planner: Toby Keith speaks out; Fifth Harmony and Kygo ready to pop

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    Let's skip the tired debate over Toby Keith's place in politics and culture, the red-versus-blue antagonism that in Dubya's America positioned him as something of an inverse Dixie Chick — reviled and beloved with equal devotion, and a symbol of all that was right/wrong with …

    Toby Keith.
  3. Review: Florence and the Machine's 'How Big,' Muse's 'Drones'

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    America may be the home of the Whopper, but if you're in the market for big, blinding rock 'n' roll bravura, start your search across the pond.

    On new album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine shows off those dreamy vocals fans have come to expect.
  4. Music Planner: '90s rock nostalgia, outdoor reggae-rock, Kacey Musgraves at Rays game

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    ROCK REWIND: Relive the '90s at MidFlo

    Singer Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins performs during 2015 Lollapalooza Brazil at Autodromo de Interlagos on March 29 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  5. Idina Menzel combines stellar pipes with down-to-earth charm



    Since launching her world tour a couple of months ago, Idina Menzel has turned crowded stadiums into her living room.

    Idina Menzel is adored by little girls thanks to her role as Queen Elsa in Disney’s Frozen. Here, she performs for her fans in 2014.
  6. Rays concert series brings life, and a few extra fans, to the Trop

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    Extra-inning games: Good for baseball fans, mayhem for postgame parties.

    Fans flood the outfield for the concert by Kidz Bop after the Rays’ game against the Boston Red Sox at the Trop on June 28.
  7. Country music power couple Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert announce divorce

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    Fill your Dixie Cup with whiskey, grab a box of tissues and put Patsy Cline's Crazy on repeat because it's over for country superstars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. The couple have split after four years of marriage.

    Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert in happier times, at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in 2011.
  8. William Shatner, Tony Bennett among 21 new shows at Mahaffey Theater


    William Shatner is boldly going somewhere he's never been before: The Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg.

    Singer Tony Bennet performs at the Royal Albert Hall on April 29, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)
  9. Music Planner: Pros and cons of Kid Rock, free Vance Joy show, Dej Loaf

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    COWBOY UP: Kid Rock

    The pros and cons of Kid Rock, performing Saturday at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre:

    Kid Rock plays the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Saturday.
  10. A recovering Sam Smith talks — well, emails — about his love for singing

    Music & Concerts

    Three shows into his big summer comeback, Sam Smith has exciting news to share:

    Sam Smith’s accolades include Grammys for Record and Song of the Year (Stay With Me), Best Pop Vocal Album (In the Lonely Hour) and Best New Artist.