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  • SXSW crash suspect had dreams of rap stardom

    SXSW crash suspect had dreams of rap stardom
    A few weeks ago, Rashad Charjuan Owens uploaded a short snippet of his latest beat to his Soundcloud account, which bears the name K.A.B254. The unfinished beat that the aspiring producer and rapper composed is one of several tracks on the account,...
  • SXSW 2014: When music, tragedy intersect, from Altamont to Austin

    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Wednesday’s incident at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas,  in which two people were killed and nearly two dozen others injured by a suspected drunk driver who police...
  • SXSW: Car plows into Mohawk nightclub crowd, kills 2

    A car that hit clubgoers outside a show at the SXSW festival has left at least two dead and five critically injured, according to Austin police. The incident happened during the music portion of the multidisciplinary confab in Austin, Texas. The film...
  • Neil Young introduces high-quality music system PonoMusic

    Neil Young introduces high-quality music system PonoMusic
    Neil Young has long groused about the way music he and other artists make ends up sounding in the digital age. Now he is introducing his solution: PonoMusic, a combination online music store and playback system that gives listeners access to audiophile...
  • WWE Studios Finally Finds its Footing in Hollywood

    For a decade, WWE has wrestled with the kind of movies it wants to make, shifting from actioners and horror fare headlined by wrestlers John Cena, Kane and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin to silly comedies and treacly dramas that seemed more at home on the...
  • Review: 'Veronica Mars' welcomes the old gang back for familiar fun

    "Veronica Mars," the movie, is just so Veronica Mars. The teenage private eye from the 2004-07 TV series starring Kristen Bell has grown up. But like fans of the show, a.k.a. marshmallows, it is quickly clear that while Veronica may have left her life...
  • SXSW 2014: Upbeat turns from Hannibal Buress and Far East Movement

    SXSW 2014: Upbeat turns from Hannibal Buress and Far East Movement
    AUSTIN, Texas — This year’s South by Southwest festival has a pall over it. No matter how great any band plays, or how tasty the breakfast tacos, there’s just something weighing down the crowds after the early Thursday morning tragedy....
  • SXSW 2014: Willie Nelson drops by to jam on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    SXSW 2014: Willie Nelson drops by to jam on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
    AUSTIN, Texas -- I went to a taping of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" at South by Southwest, and a Willie Nelson concert broke out. Early Friday night, Kimmel wrapped a week of taping his late-night show at Austin's Long Center for the Performing Arts, an...
  • SXSW 2014: Lady Gaga's keynote: 'I wanted to look ugly all the time'

    SXSW 2014: Lady Gaga's keynote: 'I wanted to look ugly all the time'
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Twelve hours after she came offstage at Stubb's -- covered in sweat, paint and who knows what else -- Lady Gaga sat down in a ballroom at the Hilton Austin as the keynote speaker for this year's South by Southwest music festival....
  • Jimmy Kimmel quizzes SXSW fans about fake bands

    Jimmy Kimmel quizzes SXSW fans about fake bands
    Leave it to Jimmy Kimmel to find the left-field window through which to view the South By Southwest music festival experience. He and the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” crew shot person-on-the-street interviews in Austin, Texas, getting reaction to...
  • SXSW 2014: Lil Wayne, EDM and the future of African digital music

    “If I forgot anybody, sorry, I just smoked before I came out here,” Lil Wayne said to guffaws from the overflowing room at the Austin Convention Center during the 2014 South by Southwest festival. “Shoutout to Willie Nelson.”...
  • SXSW 2014: Lou Reed tribute mostly rises to the challenge

    SXSW 2014: Lou Reed tribute mostly rises to the challenge
    AUSTIN, Texas — On Friday night while the youth were out chasing the next revolution and the lemmings were packing the Hype Hotel at South by Southwest, the Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin hosted a crowd comfortably removed from the chaos who...