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South by Southwest

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  • Idris Elba to voice deadly tiger in Disney's 'Jungle Book'

    Idris Elba to voice deadly tiger in Disney's 'Jungle Book'
    In "Pacific Rim," a score-settling Idris Elba demonstrated he has the eye of the tiger. Now he'll show that he has the voice of one as well. The 41-year-old London-born actor is in final negotiations to provide the voice of the fearsome feline Shere...
  • SXSW 2014: Experts fret over future, Kelela lets music play on

    SXSW 2014: Experts fret over future, Kelela lets music play on
    AUSTIN, Texas -- A great many of the panel discussions at this year's South by Southwest conference offer variations on a question that goes right to the heart of our digital age: How are musicians supposed to get paid when music is so readily had for...
  • Armin van Buuren, Avicii tapped for Disney remix album

    Armin van Buuren, Avicii tapped for Disney remix album
    "Let It Go," the soaring showstopper from “Frozen,” has an unlikely remix coming out soon. The Academy Award-winning smash sung by Idina Menzel got a reworking by Dutch electronic dance music DJ Armin van Buuren. His remix is just one of...
  • Kickstarter campaign for Neil Young's PonoMusic system starts strongly

    Kickstarter campaign for Neil Young's PonoMusic system starts strongly
    This post has been updated. See note below for details: One of Neil Young’s not-so-whimsical mottoes has long been “Quality — whether you want it or not,” but it appears there’s a population of music fans that does want it,...
  • SXSW: Psychedelia lives!

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas capital has been an epicenter of psychedelic rock since Roky Erickson virtually invented the genre here in the '60s, and Thursday the sound was carried forward by bands from Japan to the Pacific Northwest. At Hotel Vegas on the...
  • SXSW 2014: Diddy and Blondie talk disruption and disco

    SXSW 2014: Diddy and Blondie talk disruption and disco
    AUSTIN, Texas --  "There's been this cultural shift, an explosion of hipster culture," said Blondie's Chris Stein at his band's Wednesday afternoon panel at the South by Southwest music festival here. "When we got here it was like 'World War Z,' every...
  • SXSW: Watch Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Lady Gaga and more online

    SXSW: Watch Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Lady Gaga and more online
    There's good news and bad news if you're interested in, say, seeing Lady Gaga in Austin, Texas, on Thursday.  First, the bad news. To secure entry into the concert, which is sponsored by a snack food company and part of the South by Southwest festival...
  • SXSW 2014: Mafia takes 'Leave' on film

    SXSW 2014: Mafia takes 'Leave' on film
    A certain fatigue had set in for the multiplatinum-selling electronic dance music act Swedish House Mafia in 2012. By the three members' own estimate, they had partied hard five days a week for six years straight, consuming mass quantities of booze and...
  • '300: Rise of an Empire' likely to top 'Peabody & Sherman'

    '300: Rise of an Empire' likely to top 'Peabody & Sherman'
    An army of ancient Greeks is poised to beat a preternaturally smart cartoon dog at the box office this weekend.  "300: Rise of an Empire," a 3-D sequel to 2007's "300," is expected to gross about $45 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada...
  • SXSW 2014: Five movie stories, including 'Chef' and 'Veronica Mars'

    SXSW 2014: Five movie stories, including 'Chef' and 'Veronica Mars'
    With its multidisciplinary mix of movies, music and technology, the South by Southwest festival has a reputation as a hip, forward-looking affair. But one of the unofficial themes to emerge at this year's SXSW Film Festival, which kicked off Friday, is...
  • Over-sold Chance the Rapper show shut down at SXSW

    Over-sold Chance the Rapper show shut down at SXSW
    AUSTIN, TEXAS -- It didn't go exactly as planned, but in a way Chance the Rapper's truncated set in the early hours of Wednesday morning affirmed the message that a legion of Chicago heavy hitters tried to impart at the South by Southwest Interactive...
  • SXSW 2014: Jay Z and Kanye West reunite on Samsung's dime

    SXSW 2014: Jay Z and Kanye West reunite on Samsung's dime
    AUSTIN, Texas — Video images of fierce predatory animals flashed across several gigantic screens behind Jay Z and Kanye West at the Austin Music Hall on Wednesday night, a visual holdover from the rappers' collaborative tour in 2011 but also, it...