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Newport Jazz Festival gets new vision with Christian McBride

Christian McBride is no stranger to the main stage at the Newport Jazz Festival and this year he'll again be up there in a trio with pianist Chick Corea and drummer Brian Blade. But he'll also be turning his attention to a new role backstage as he takes over as artistic director from festival founder George Wein.

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Clapton guitar auctioned for $45,000

A guitar owned by British singer-songwriter Eric Clapton has sold at auction for $45,000 and the proceeds will be used to pay the medical bills of a well-known Texas musician whose wife recently died of leukemia.

 

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Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley visit Kansas City veterans in Overland Park

Kiss co-lead singers, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons provided lunch and helped Cars4Heroes give a car away during a private event at Rock & Brews in Overland Park on Tuesday.
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Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley visit Kansas City veterans in Overland Park 1:16

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley visit Kansas City veterans in Overland Park

Watch the Midwest's best air guitarists shred toward fame 3:32

Watch the Midwest's best air guitarists shred toward fame

The Heartland Men's Chorus sings across Kansas 3:48

The Heartland Men's Chorus sings across Kansas

Rascal Flatts star sings with his son. And it's adorable. 1:27

Rascal Flatts star sings with his son. And it's adorable.