Thursday, March 26, 2015
Entertainment
Denver, LA musicians find universal stories behind headlines

The trials of young people brought to the U.S. before they are old enough to know what it means to be illegal are the themes of an album being released Thursday featuring Shawn King of the Denver-based group DeVotchKa.

The music was first created for Antonio Mercado's play "Dreaming sin Fronteras," or Dreaming without Borders, which has been performed in Los Angeles and Denver. He recruited percussionist, trumpeter and composer King, who brought in lyricist and singer Raul Pacheco of the Los Angeles band Ozomatli. Their independently released album, titled "Los Dreamers" and available nationwide, is rapped and sung in English and Spanish by U.S. and Latin musicians.

Vice to start daily newscast on HBO

HBO and Vice Media announced an expansion of their partnership on Thursday, including the launch of a daily Vice newscast on the pay cable outlet.

Vice already airs a weekly news show on HBO, a more personal-style look at the world's hot spots than traditional news outlets. That Friday night program, which currently airs 14 times a year, will expand to 35 episodes a year over the course of the new four-year agreement.

Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, March 16 to Sunday, March 22 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

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Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday March. 16, to Sunday, March 22, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

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Political consultant sues David Axelrod over book claim

A political operative has sued presidential campaign adviser David Axelrod over Axelrod's claim that he came up with the attack strategy that saved an embattled Philadelphia mayor in 2003.

Philadelphia campaign consultant Frank Keel said it was his idea to blame Republicans for the FBI listening device found in Democratic Mayor John Street's office.

Poetry pulled Texas center McGee-Stafford from depression

Poetry, Imani McGee-Stafford says, saved her life.

She was still in middle school when she began putting the words rumbling through her head down on paper, filling notebook after notebook in search of a voice to break free of the depression that was choking her.

'Downton Abbey' to end after upcoming 6th season

A grand manor will close its doors to its millions of weekly guests after "Downton Abbey" concludes next year.

Producers of the popular British period drama on Thursday confirmed the saga will end after its sixth season, scheduled to air in the United States in early 2016. The finale will air earlier in England — on Christmas Day, 2015.

Ken Burns unravels the mysteries of cancer in PBS film

There's a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week's six-hour documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies."

"We're not really honest with each other," filmmaker Ken Burns said. "We know about heart disease. We know about diabetes. We know about other things, but there's a kind of resistance because cancer is so scary."

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