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Put a Smile On: McDonald’s Will Pay Bands Playing SXSW Showcase

Ex Cops added on their Facebook page that they were “thrilled our letter made a difference.”


Lady Gaga attends the Atelier Versace show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

City of Austin Says No to Proposed Lady Gaga Performance During SXSW

It doesn’t mean that Gaga isn’t welcome in Austin and at SXSW — it simply means the city doesn’t feel the proposed venue and location would be ample and safe to host all the Little Monsters.


U2, Justin Bieber, Beady Eye Play For Japan

U2 In Chicago (Photo Will Byington / XRT) Photos: U2view gallery Some of the biggest rock and pop stars are preparing music and concert fundraisers to help Japan recover from this month’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.