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American Idol Judge Keith Urban Spills Success Secrets and Family Stories

May 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Two competitors entered, but only one was left standing. American Idol finalist Caleb Johnson battled triumphantly over Jena Irene to become the show’s crowned winner this season. So now it’s just a matter of time until he earns a place in the Billboard charts just like platinum-selling artist Kelly Clarkson, or…as the singer in a Meatloaf tribute band playing Reno casinos.

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Rhythm 1.1 Preamplifier Brings the Concert to Your Living Room

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Anyone truly serious about getting the highest quality sound possible from their home entertainment system knows that they should find a really good preamplifier, specifically one that actually takes rhythm into account. Backert Labs recently released their tubed preamp Rhythm 1.1, designed to give you dynamic rhythmic sound and get you as close to a live concert as possible.

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Get to Know JOHNNYSWIM: The Husband and Wife Duo That is About to Take the Music Scene by Storm

Apr 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As husband and wife, Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano finish each other’s sentences, eagerly compliment one another, and still easily laugh together. Making music under the name Johnnyswim, the musical two are magnetic—their vocals perfectly matched—they ebb and flow through harmonies so flawlessly, you wonder why they haven’t been singing together all their lives.

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Ultra Talented Artist Adrien Broom Takes a Moment to Tell Us About Just What Fuels Her Curious Worlds

Apr 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There are many different types of artists out there, from photographers and painters to sculptors and filmmakers, and some artists are talented enough that they excel at more than one medium. It's pretty darn amazing though when someone has so much creativity spilling from their minds that they do all of it, and that's exactly what Adrien Broom does.

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Instinctive Boom Boom Speaker Brings Geometry To Your Tunes

Apr 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Boom Boom speaker may not be the biggest piece of audio equipment you've ever experienced, but we love its compact and geometric design. The wireless gadget is meant to be simple and instinctive, made in a shape that engages with your creative side. Designed by Mathieu Lehanneur, Boom Boom can be positioned in whatever way you want, having no right top or bottom — plus since it's covered in a soft silicon, it's apparently pretty comfortable it your hand too.

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Avoid the Mega Crowds With These 9 Eclectic Early Summer Music Festivals

Apr 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Sunshine, picnic blankets, girls in flowing dresses, hula-hoops…they all mean that music festival season has officially begun. The first weekend of Coachella has wrapped up (with the second weekend coming up quick), but there are so many other options out there, whether you are a Philharmonic fan or an indie rocker.

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Meridian's 25th Anniversary DSP Digital Active Loudspeakers Finally Ready For Order

Apr 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

2014 marks the 25th anniversary of British audio brand Meridian's very first digital speaker launch, the D600 — which was actually the "fist digital loudspeaker in the world." They decided to celebrate the occasion by creating a Special Edition series of three new models, the Meridian DSP Digital Active Loudspeakers, which are finally available to order. 

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Live from the Artists Den's Exec. Producer Discusses Living Room Shows, Adele & Season 8

Apr 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When you’re a die-hard music fan, discovering new bands and helping others see the potential in an emerging artist is an essential part of your day-to-day life. You browse online blogs, search through various music magazines, read forums, and go to local shows—all in the hopes of uncovering fresh sounds, inspiring lyrics and original talent. 

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Bang & Olufsen Give the New Audi A3 a Musical Boost With 14 Speakers

Mar 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Audi, in their continued attempts to provide the best in their class performance and options, will be equipping their all-new A3 sedans (available this summer) with a Bang & Olufsen sound system. With 14 active speakers pumping through 705 watts of power, the crystal-clear quality that Bang & Olufsen is known for should shine through at any volume, whether you're listening to Mozart or Metallica.

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Legendary Musician Wayne Kramer Chats About Changing the World One Guitar at a Time

Mar 16, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Wayne Kramer is one of the greatest guitarists alive (just ask Rolling Stone) and he is doing everything he can to use that talent to leave the world a little better off than he found it. Many will know the 65 year old as the co-founder of the '60s Detroit rock group MC5 (Motor City 5), a huge influence on the future of punk rock and heavy metal.

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These 19-Karat Solid Gold Earbuds Weigh 25 Grams and Cost $14,500

Mar 12, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

When it comes to earbuds, very little sets them apart from one another. Sure, there are elaborate designs that make it look like you stuck a toy in your ear, but we wouldn't want that. 

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Fashion Rock Star John Varvatos Launches His Own Record Label

Mar 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Sure, renowned fashion designer John Varvatos can rock your wardrobe, but what he really wants to do is rock your ears. In conjunction with Republic Records, Varvatos now serves as the curator and president of his own record label—John Varvatos Records—where he’ll spearhead the signing of new acts, guide the release of high-profile reissues and compilations, and, we can only hope, act as sartorial stylist for a stable of fashion-forward music artists.

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Apple's iOS-Based CarPlay Set to Grace Dashboards This Year

Mar 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Apple has announced this week that its new CarPlay system will be available to the public by the end of this year. First revealed as 'iOS in the Car' at Apple's 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference last year, the computer giant took the opportunity to reveal the news this past Monday at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Rockstars Turned Restaurateurs: Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley Roll Out New Rocks & Brews

Mar 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Guess which rock stars co-founded Rock & Brews, a family-friendly brewpub chain? Here's a hint for you: It’s their first foray into the restaurant industry, but they’ve been business moguls for quite a while.

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Rare Jackets Worn By Beatles in Help! All Set For Can't Buy Me Love 50th Anniversary Auction

Feb 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 50th anniversary of the release of Can't Buy Me Love is coming up on March 20, and to celebrate the occasion, Omega Auctions is holding a one-off auction for all you Beatles collectors. Included in the some 200 offerings will be rare vinyl and a wide array of memorabilia, but the real star of the event are the jackets worn by George Harrison and Ringo Starr in the 1965 film Help!, which they also wore on the cover of the film's soundtrack album.   

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