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MTV VMAs: Tears, chaos, and music history

The Executive Producer of the MTV Video Music Awards looks back at the craziest and the most unpredictable moments in the ceremony's history.

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The Beatles’ ‘Help!’ turns 50

The spy spoof - at one point titled "Eight Arms to Hold You" - opened on Aug. 25, 1965.

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At this record store, vinyl outsells everything

The comeback of vinyl records is strong at Austin's Waterloo Records, where LPs account for more than 50 percent of sales.

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The Beatles first recording contract valued at $150K

A Dallas-based auction plans to sell what's said to be the first recording contract signed by the Beatles on Sept. 19.

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Frank Sinatra to be honored by Grammys

Ol' Blue Eyes will receive the Architect of Sound: Vision and Artist Awards at the event, which will be hosted by Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band sidekicks Steven Van Zandt and Max Weinberg.

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Steven Tyler and Joe Walsh to headline addiction awareness rally

The two stars, who have both battled addiction issues in the past, will take part in the free event at the National Mall aimed at raising awareness about people in need of help.

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50 years later, Beatlemania alive and well for Minnesota fans

It has been five decades since the legendary band's first and only Minnesota performance.

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Obama to release music playlists on Spotify

The White House is launching an official channel on the popular music streaming service Spotify.

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Dave Grohl shares stage with singing fan at Canada gig

Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl let a fan take control of the band during a gig in Canada on Wednesday night.

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Nickelback axe world tour due to Chad Kroeger’s surgery

Rockers Nickelback have scrapped their entire world tour so Chad Kroeger can recover from surgery.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ attendees dismiss theater security concerns

Attendees at opening night screenings of "Straight Outta Compton" dismissed concerns about the film triggering violence amid heightened racial tension.

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Disney’s ‘Descendants’ soundtrack tops Billboard album chart

The soundtrack from the Disney Channel TV movie "Descendants" topped the Billboard 200 chart this week, as Taylor Swift and British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran strengthened their dominance in album sales this year.

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American Folk Festival Underway in Bangor

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The American Folk Festival is underway in Bangor with acts ranging from cowboy music and blue grass to Latin jazz and zydeco.

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Maine Immunization Rates for Toddlers Now Nation’s Highest

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The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say Maine's toddler immunization rate has surged from below average to the highest in the nation.

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Maine Studying Plan to Transplant Sea Urchins for Fishing

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Maine fishing regulators want to close an area to sea urchin fishing so they can evaluate a plan to transplant the spiny creatures.

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Environmentalists Press on with Maine Lynx Trapping Lawsuit

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A coalition of environmental groups says it will press on with a lawsuit designed to provide more protections for Maine's lynx despite new trapping restrictions adopted by the state.

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Maine’s Largest Prison Looking for New Warden

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Maine's largest prison is seeking a new warden.

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