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Cream's Jack Bruce Releases Diverse New Solo Album, "Silver Rails"
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Cherry Red RecordsSilver Rails, Cream singer/bassist Jack Bruce's first new solo album in more than decade, was released in the U.S. this week.  The album finds the 70-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer exploring an eclectic variety of styles with help from some well-known guest musicians, including such respected guitarists as Robin Trower, Phil Manzanera, Uli Jon Roth and Bernie Marsden.

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Jethro's Tull's Ian Anderson Releases New Concept Album, "Homo Erraticus"
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 10:41 pm

Calliandra RecordsIn 2012, Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson released Thick as a Brick II, a sequel to his band's 1972 concept album that was based on a poem written by a fictional eight-year-old boy named Gerald Bostock.  Now, the singer has recorded a new chapter to Bostock's saga, an album titled Homo Erraticus, which hit stores on Tuesday.

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New Compilation to Feature Performances from Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble Concert Series
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 5:23 pm

Vanguard RecordsThe third installment in a series of compilations featuring performances from the Midnight Ramble concerts late Band singer/drummer Levon Helm hosted at his home studio and barn in Woodstock, New York, is scheduled to be released on July 1.  The album, titled The Levon Helm Band -- The Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3, includes 13 songs from various shows recorded between October 2005 and August 2010.

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New Book Gives Candid Look at Rolling Stones' 1971 UK Tour
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 4:30 am

Da Capo PressA new book offering an insider's look at The Rolling Stones' 1971 "farewell" tour of the U.K. before the band went into tax exile is set to be published on May 13.  Ain't It Time We Said Goodbye: The Rolling Stones on the Road to Exile is author Robert Greenfield's firsthand account of what he witnessed as the only journalist who accompanied the legendary rockers during the trek.

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Legislative roundup
Updated: March 21, 2014 - 3:10 pm

Days remaining in session: 1 1/2

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Entertainment

"Transcendence," "A Haunted House 2" and "Bears" Open Friday
Updated: April 18, 2014 - 6:50 am

Marie Ishikawa/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Earlier this week, the religious drama Heaven Is For Real made its debut (read a review here). It will be joined at the box office by three more new films on Friday. Here's a closer look:

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"Scandal" Recap: The Season Finale
Updated: April 18, 2014 - 5:43 am

ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) -- On the season finale of ABC's Scandal, the bomb inside the church blew up but Vice President Sally Langston made it out alive. And although Sally was headed back to the White House, her campaign manager urged her to go back to the bomb site to help victims and make a speech.

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Bryan Singer's Accuser Addresses Sex Abuse Claims
Updated: April 18, 2014 - 6:50 am

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The man who has sued Bryan Singer, claiming he was sexually abused as a teen by the X-Men director, addressed his allegations Thursday at a Los Angeles press conference.

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James Franco Attacks Critic over Review of His Broadway Show
Updated: April 18, 2014 - 5:43 am

Jemal Countess/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Criticize James Franco at your own peril. The actor did not take kindly to The New York Times' lukewarm review of his new Broadway play, Of Mice and Men, and he let the world know about it on Instagram.

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Kerry Washington Opens Up About Hiding Pregnancy on "Scandal"
Updated: April 18, 2014 - 5:43 am

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Kerry Washington has always welcomed the challenge of playing Washington, D.C., fixer Olivia Pope on Scandal.

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