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Jay Z, No Doubt to headline Global Citizens Festival

After Jay Z wraps up his "On the

Jay Z will headline this year’s Global Citizen Festival on Sept. 27 on the Great Lawn in Central Park, along with Carrie Underwood, No Doubt, fun., The Roots and Tiesto.

Tickets to the concert are free, but only are available to those who join in “campaigning for positive change” with the event’s sponsor the Global Poverty Project on a series of issues. Fans can register at the Global Citizens...

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Intro 3.31.14: Videos from Miley Cyrus, Ashanti, Bayside and more

Miley Cyrus arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY

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Miley Cyrus and her inflatable hot dog touch down at Izod Center Thursday and Barclays Center Saturday.

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 http://www.youtube.com/newsdaymusic.

THE LIST

MILEY CYRUS, “Wrecking Ball.” At...

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Paul Simon & Sting's Madison Square Garden setlist, surprises

Sting and Paul Simon perform together at Madison

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Paul Simon and Sting’s “On Stage Together” tour has been a head-scratcher since it was announced.

Wasn’t Simon’s music part of what the punks and new wavers led by Sting and The Police rebelling against in the late ‘70s? Well, after seeing them together for two hours and 40 minutes Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, it all becomes a little clearer.

Simon and Sting like each other...

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Does Katy Perry's 'Roar' rip off Sara Bareilles?

Katy Perry at the world premiere of "The

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Does Katy Perry’s new single “Roar” (Capitol) sound familiar? Those laid-back, “Hard Knock Life”-like synths, the midtempo rhythm track, the sweeping production on the chorus – it all sounds an awful lot like Sara Bareilles’ recent single “Brave,” which arrived four months ago.

The Internet is now teeming with side-by-side comparisons, though this version from Portkey’s Tumblr, which beat...

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