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  • 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...
  • SXSW 2014: Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis represent the locals

    SXSW 2014: Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis represent the locals
    AUSTIN, Texas — Kelly Willis said she'd worn "a Saturday night dress" — a cherry-red number with a cartoon-dog print — but in fact it was Tuesday, the first evening of the annual South by Southwest music festival here. Historically,...
  • Pharrell to debut fragrance -- three guesses for its inspiration

    Pharrell to debut fragrance -- three guesses for its inspiration
    For those who want to smell like Pharrell Williams, your chance is coming this fall. The superstar producer-performer continues his recent pop culture breakout with the next logical move -- a fragrance. Williams has teamed with Japanese fashion...
  • SXSW Cares Fund raises $20,000 in less than 24 hours

    SXSW Cares Fund raises $20,000 in less than 24 hours
    A fund set up to benefit the victims and their families of this week's fatal car crash at the South by Southwest music festival raised $20,000 in donations less than 24 hours after it was established, organizers said. After the early morning incident on...
  • Car plows into SXSW crowd, registered attendee among 2 dead

    Car plows into SXSW crowd, registered attendee among 2 dead
    AUSTIN, Texas -- A car plowed into the crowd at the South by Southwest music festival early Thursday, leaving two dead and 23 injured, police said. One of the dead was a local Austin female, who was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Also dead...
  • SXSW 2014: A late night of K-pop, pure noise, 50 Cent and Lady Gaga

    SXSW 2014: A late night of K-pop, pure noise, 50 Cent and Lady Gaga
    AUSTIN, Texas — The state is known for its stalwart independent streak, but on the first night of music at South by Southwest, Austin was a place for the world to mingle. From L.A. buzz bands to K-pop superstars and pop-rap titans, Tuesday's late-...
  • SXSW: Achieving 'cult artist' status

    SXSW: Achieving 'cult artist' status
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Of the 2,000 bands and artists at the South by Southwest Music Conference, very few will become pop stars, and the vast majority will remain obscure. Most would be glad to attain "cult artist" status, the double-edged musical life...
  • SXSW: The rapid rise of Moses Sumney

    AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Moses Sumney stood alone with just his electric guitar and whispery whisp of a falsetto. He electronically looped his voice into a choir; shaped his tongue clicks, handclaps and finger snaps into a rhythm section; and gently plucked the...