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Intro 4.14.14: Videos from Taking Back Sunday, Kid Ink, Betty Who and more

Taking Back Sunday, from left: bassist Shaun Cooper,

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Taking Back Sunday shows off songs from its new “Happiness Is . . .” album at Best Buy Theater Tuesday, Wednesday and April 21.

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The biggest Kennedy Center Honors surprises

Fox News commentator and author Bill O'Reilly is

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Billy Joel wasn’t the only Long Islander front-and-center at the Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night.

Sure, Joel was the only one receiving the nation’s highest award for performers, but there were others there to pay tribute to this year’s class of honorees – Joel, guitarist Carlos Santana, jazz great Herbie Hancock, opera singer Martina Arroyo, and actress Shirley MacLaine.


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