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JAY Z AND BEYONCE The Twins Are Here!

For a long while Jay Z and Beyoncé were the proud parents of one adorable kid, regulars at Brooklyn pizza joints and Knicks games and firmly in an Empire State of mind. But over the past year and a half, the R&B royals and 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy have gradually shifted their lives west to Los Angeles. Leaving behind their 8,300-sq.-ft. Tribeca penthouse and a slew of sweet Manhattan memories—Beyoncé gave birth to Blue at a swanky Upper East Side hospital—the former New York mainstays made the change for one very important reason: their expanding family. After setting Instagram ablaze in F
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Sylvan Esso: 'Radio' From The Echo Mountain Sessions

NOTE: Each day this week we've be rolling out a series of videos from Sylvan Esso that comprise the duo's upcoming visual EP, Echo Mountain Sessions. Today's installment, the final in the series, is a performance of the song "Radio." You can see the other videos here. Back in April, right about the time Sylvan Esso was releasing its second album What Now, Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn got a bunch of their North Carolina friends together in an Asheville studio to record some of the tracks from What Now as a big, live band. Members of Wye Oak, The Mountain Goats, Hiss Golden Messenger, Mountain
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Aldous Harding: Tiny Desk Concert

Intensity in songs often expresses itself as volume – a loud guitar, a scream, a piercing synth line. But in the case of Aldous Harding it's in the spaces, the pauses, and her unique delivery. Watch her Tiny Desk Concert and you can see this in her facial expressions and body posture. The first song she performs,"Imagining My Man," is about what she calls the "tender and frightening thoughts that come with being in love," and what you witness while watching her are often painful, pensive expressions that are as important to the song as the notes being played. Aldous Harding is a singer from Ne
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Charming as all get out…

Charming and hilarious, these essays cover everything—from her young start on Broadway to her mixed feelings about “Twilight”—with candor and humor. Kendrick might be scrappy, but she's definitely no nobody.