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Alicia Keys Signs On with Pharrell Williams’ and Madonna’s Managers

Grammy Award-winning R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys has changed her management team.

After four years, she has parted ways "amicably" with Will Botwin at Red Light Management and is now being co-managed by two industry veterans at Maverick.

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A conceptual drawing for a proposed new Detroit arena by Olympia Development of Michigan. (Illustration: Ilitch Holdings, Inc./PRNewsFoto)
A conceptual drawing for a proposed new Detroit arena by Olympia Development of Michigan. (Illustration: Ilitch Holdings, Inc./PRNewsFoto)
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Redevelopment Vision Shared for Detroit Mixed-Use Sports, Entertainment District

Olympia Development of Michigan today announced plans for a sweeping transformation of dozens of underutilized blocks between downtown and midtown Detroit into a sports and entertainment district.

The project will connect existing and new development efforts in downtown and midtown Detroit along Woodward Avenue with five walkable, livable mixed-use district neighborhoods, and includes an arena to replace Joe Louis Arena.

The new, mixed-use development is being coupled with new arena's construction, officials said. The development project is estimated at $650 million, according to Ilitch Holdings, Inc., which owns Olympia Development of Michigan.

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Babyface Eyes Valentine’s Day 2015 Release for New Album

Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has already begun recording his next album, which will be the follow-up to last year's "Love, Marriage & Divorce," his joint project with Toni Braxton.

The crooner, who hasn't released a solo album since 2005's "Grown & Sexy," tells Billboard that fans can expect "a single in September and an album next year, around Valentine's Day."

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Category: Music News, Rock
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Detroit Homecoming Seeks to Bring Back Former Residents

Detroit is recruiting ex-patriots or ex-pats — people born in or who attended school in the region — to return to their hometown to reconnect, recharge and reinvest.

The Detroit Homecoming is slated Sept. 17 to 19, with an agenda to include experiences such as dinner in the not-yet-open David Whitney Building on Grand Circus Park, city tours, dinner inside the refurbished Globe Outdoor Adventure Center on Detroit's riverfront and a concert at Chene Park Amphitheatre.

All the activities have one goal in mind: to show off the possibilities in greater Detroit.

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Boyz II Men has released a #PretzelLoveSongs music video titled "Yes, Yes, Yes!," part of Wendy's campaign for its pretzel bun sandwiches. (Photo: Wendy's/PR Newswire)
Boyz II Men has released a #PretzelLoveSongs music video titled "Yes, Yes, Yes!," part of Wendy's campaign for its pretzel bun sandwiches. (Photo: Wendy's/PR Newswire)
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Boyz II Men Slow Jams Tune Up for Wendy’s #PretzelLoveSongs Campaign [Video]

Motown Philly's back for Wendy's pretzel buns.

R&B group Boyz II Men on Friday released its #PretzelLoveSongs video celebrating fans' joy of being reunited with the pretzel bun, which Wendy's announced is back this summer on both its pretzel bacon cheeseburger and chicken sandwiches.

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Jennifer Lopez: ‘I Don’t Feel Like I Have Anything to Prove Anymore’ [Video]

Jennifer Lopez is at the top of her game.

The 44-year-old is a mom, a musician, producer, entrepreneur and designer with a multi-million-dollar empire that rakes in $52 million a year.

It's no wonder she tells Billboard for the magazine's new cover story: "I don’t feel like I have anything to prove anymore.”

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Busy Pharrell Williams’ Miami Penthouse for Sale for $11 Million [Video]

Pharrell Williams seems to be everywhere these days.

Over the past few months, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Happy;” performed at the Grammy Awards, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; appeared on TV with Oprah Winfrey and Jimmy Kimmel; sang with Gwen Stefani on “The Voice;” and brought Smokey the Bear hats back into style.

Williams' two-months-plus concert tour starts May 31 with Bruno Mars at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, Calif. And he is replacing Cee Lo Green as a coach on “The Voice” for season seven.

No wonder he is selling his spectacular Miami penthouse. He is never home.

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Tessanine Chin, center, the season five winner on NBC's "The Voice," is flanked by show mates Jacquie Lee and Will Champalin as all wave from a 125th Tournament of Roses Parade float on Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif. All are expected to tour this summer. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Tessanine Chin, center, the season five winner on NBC's "The Voice," is flanked by show mates Jacquie Lee and Will Champalin as all wave from a 125th Tournament of Roses Parade float on Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif. All are expected to tour this summer. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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31-Date Tour Slated for NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ with Season Five Finalists Taking Part

With the current season of NBC's "The Voice," featuring Blake Shelton, Shakira, Adam Levine and Usher as judges, still going strong, the word is that stars from past seasons of "The Voice" will hit the road this summer for a 31-date tour.

The tour is expected to feature last season's winner, Tessanne Chin, along with finalists Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin.

The tour will kick off June 21 in San Antonio, and will run through Aug. 2 in Redmond, Wash. It includes shows July 15 in Detroit at Masonic Temple Theatre and July 16 in Chicago at The Chicago Theatre.

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Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires are on tap for Founder Fest 2014 on June 21 in Grand Rapids outside Founders Brewing Co. (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires are on tap for Founder Fest 2014 on June 21 in Grand Rapids outside Founders Brewing Co. (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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Lettuce, Charles Bradley and Break Science to Headline Founders Fest 2014 on June 21

By John Sinkevics | Local Spins

Fans of beer, funk and soul have about two-and-a-half months to get in playing shape for what could be one of Grand Rapids’ biggest summer street parties yet.

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