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  1. Backbeat: Rodriguez Plays Riveting SXSW Showcase, Screens 'Sugar Man' Doc

    March 18, 2012 10:34 AM EDT Left, film marketing executive Jennifer Bedwell, "Searching for Sugar Man" director Malik Bendjelloul, Rodriguez and his girlfriend Bonnie being photographed by Billboard's Phil Gallo (right) . The bright lights of Paramount Theater ...

  2. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  3. Remembering 'Motown's Mother:' Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Stefan 'Redfoo' Gordy of LMFAO, Others on Esther Gordy Edwards

    August 26, 2011 8:50 AM EDT News of Esther Gordy Edwards' death on Wednesday night quickly spread throughout the Motown family. Several of the label's artists and others associated with the company's famed history shared their memories and thoughts about " ...

  4. Kid Rock Accepts NAACP Honor Amidst Protests Over Use of Confederate Flag

    May 02, 2011 7:34 AM EDT Grammy-nominated artist Kid Rock told nearly 10,000 people at the Detroit NAACP branch's annual fundraising dinner that his use of the Confederate flag during on-stage performances has nothing to do with how he feels about blacks. "I lov ...

  5. Kierra Sheard Makes ‘Bold’ Debut

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST In addition to dropping new album “Bold Right Life,” which debuted this week at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart, Kierra Sheard has dropped 86 pounds and her childhood nickname Kiki. It’s all part of Sheard coming into her own as a con ...