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'The Voice' recap: Delvin Choice is 'The Man' in battle rounds Night 2

Delvin Choice, left, and Caleb Elder compete on

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Night Two of "The Voice" Battle Rounds confronts one of life's basic questions: Spread out your chores and balance them with fun stuff or pile them together and just plow through one bad day to finish them? "The Voice" producers apparently went for the latter option last night, cobbling together an afterthought of an episode to deal with some of the lesser competitors.

Here’s how the night...

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'The Voice' recap: Sisaundra Lewis rules first battle rounds night

So far this season, “The Voice” hasn’t developed a crop of front-runners the way it has in the past. That makes the battle rounds seem that much more important at creating the kind of star they desperately want.

Here’s how Night 1 shook out:

TEAM USHER: Biff Gore vs. T.J. Wilkins, “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”

“Don’t dial back the emotion,” Usher tells them before the battle, and then...

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Kiss, Def Leppard join forces for summer tour, Jones Beach stop

        Kiss and Def Leppard will join forces for a summer amphitheater tour that includes a stop at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 6.

        “This is our 40th anniversary tour,” Kiss singer/guitarist Paul Stanley said at a news conference today. “We couldn’t have a better band with us than Def Leppard.”


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Intro 3.17.14: Videos from I Am the Avalanche, Billy Joel and more

Local band I Am the Avalanche -- from

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I Am the Avalanche rolls out its personal, Superstorm-Sandy-inspired new album “Wolverines” at Looney Tunes Monday.

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'American Idol 13' recap: Jena Irene leads strong Top 11 week

"American Idol" Season 13 contestant Jena Irene completely

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It was a turnaround so complete that it was almost worthy of the big screen.

“American Idol” was truly terrible last week, but the Top 11 turned “Songs from the Cinema” week into something special.

Maybe it was because those who survive this week get to go on tour with the show this summer. Maybe there was some extra pressure as the show continues to struggle ratings-wise. After all,...

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Demi Lovato's Nassau Coliseum setlist, fan connection

Demi Lovato performs on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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Demi Lovato’s Nassau Coliseum show Tuesday night was a step into a new age of fan participation.

Right before Lovato reached her current dance hit “Neon Lights,” she urged fans to get their Demi Lovato apps ready. “It’s time to tap that app!” read the giant video screens.

And when the song started, it became clear why. Fans who had the app could hold up their smartphones and see them...

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Lorde's Roseland Ballroom setlist, 'Swingin' Party'

New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde performs in concert at

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Before Lorde moves into The Replacements’ “Swingin’ Party,” she takes a moment and smiles.

“I didn’t write this song,” she tells the adoring crowd at Roseland Ballroom Monday night, “but I wish I did.”

It’s a brilliant choice for a cover -- much like her take on Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” -- and she nails it by turning it into a danceable dirge. She transforms...

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Intro 3.10.14: Videos from Lorde, Demi Lovato, New Order and more

Lorde performs on December 8, 2013 in Los

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The Grammy-winning New Zealand sensation Lorde takes over Roseland Ballroom Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Intro brings you the week’s hottest videos and shows every Monday. To catch up on all the Intros and watch classic Long Island music scene videos, check out Newsday Music’s YouTube channel at


LORDE, “Team.” At Roseland Ballroom...

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Queen, Adam Lambert team up for North American tour

The Queen + Adam Lambert lineup -- guitarist

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Queen is joining forces with Adam Lambert for a North American tour that includes a stop at Madison Square Garden on July 17.

"This is a combination we believe works very well," Queen guitarist Brian May said at a news conference Thursday in the lobby of the Garden. "It'll be great to do this one more time."

Lambert, "American Idol" runner-up in 2009, and currently on "Glee," said he...

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'American Idol' recap: Malaya Watson leads wobbly Top 12

AMERICAN IDOL XIII: Contestant Malaya Watson

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“Home Week” gave the “American Idol” producers the chance to shape the debate around its favorite contestants.

Dexter Roberts’ dog just had puppies! Emily Piriz is dating a Marine! MK has four moms and step-moms! Sam Woolf lives with his grandparents!

However, the debate between the judges quickly became about how they should talk about the contestants, especially when they weren’t doing...

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