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Miley Cyrus reveals new direction at Nassau Coliseum

Miley Cyrus, touring on her "Bangerz" album, performs

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Has Miley Cyrus changed her mind?

It’s been nearly a year since she upended pop culture with the Twerk Heard Round the World at the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony in Brooklyn. But at Nassau Coliseum Friday night, the start of the second leg of her “Bangerz” tour, Cyrus declared that she had a revelation during her time off, as she recovered in the hospital from a serious allergic reaction...

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'Neil Young' takes on Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' on 'Fallon'

Neil Young impostor Jimmy Fallon is joined by

Apparently, Iggy Azalea isn’t the only “fancy” one.

Jimmy Fallon, in the guise of Neil Young, enlisted Crosby, Stills, Nash – promoting “CSNY 1974” (Rhino), a new box set, out yesterday, collecting songs from their massive stadium tour that year – Monday night to take on the Iggy smash “Fancy,” with surprisingly good results.

Not only does Fallon nail Young’s distinctive vocal style...

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Cher bringing farewell tour to Nassau Coliseum

Cher’s long farewell to touring is getting a little longer.

The superstar added 14 dates to her “Dressed to Kill” tour, including a stop at Nassau Coliseum on Sept. 22 and two dates at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 19 and 20.

Tickets for the tour, supporting her recent “Closer to the Truth” album, go on sale at 9 a.m. Monday through Ticketmaster. American Express cardholders can buy...

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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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Kanye West's 5 biggest surprises at Nassau Coliseum

Kanye West performs on his Yeezus tour, which

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        Kanye West is always full of surprises.

        However, for the final North American show of his “Yeezus” tour, he was practically a different person from earlier in the tour and from his outrageous controversial public persona.

        Could it be that ‘Ye, a new father...

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Intro 9.16.13: Videos from Vampire Weekend, Pixies, Jake Bugg and more

Pictured from left: Chris Baio, Rostam Batmanglij, Ezra

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Vampire Weekend graduate to arena-rock status, stopping at Barclays Center Friday.

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VAMPIRE WEEKEND, “Diane Young.” At Barclays Center Friday....

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