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  • Ex-Idol Danny Noriega Lip-Synchs Paula Abdul for Paula Abdul

    April 16, 2014 10:10 AM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    "American Idol" diehards surely recognize Danny Noriega as the hair-flipping, Simon-sass-talking Azusa teen from that show's Season 7. "RuPaul's Drag Race" diehards know him better as flawed-but-fabulous drag queen and self-described "punk-rock mermaid" Adore Delano. And when original "Idol" judge Paula Abdul guest-judged "Drag Raçe" this week, she recognized Danny/Adore right away, despite the fact that Adore was wearing a Hannibal Lechter-style mask, waist-length crimson wi...  | More »

  • Kan Wakan Are Moving On

    April 15, 2014 10:10 AM ET | Yahoo Maximum Performance
     |  Dave DiMartino

    There are many routes to fame and world cultural dominance, especially in today’s music business—so if new and exceptionally interesting L.A. band Kan Wakan are now being touted as playing “the song from HBO’s new promo,” then, well, good for them. Like a growing number of creative artists who can’t easily be slotted into a particular style or radio format, Kan Wakan aren’t easily defined. Essentially a trio consisting of composer/multi-instrumentali...  | More »

  • Noah Gundersen Is One Old Soul

    April 14, 2014 11:35 AM ET | Yahoo Maximum Performance
     |  Dave DiMartino

    It’s rare to see a young artist arrive so fully formed in his or her musical direction, but just in his mid-20s, singer/songwriter Noah Gundersen already seems to possess the soul of a wizened, grizzly troubadour. Washington-based Gundersen, whose recent album Ledges has been the recipient of several notably enthusiastic rave reviews, has a unique background that might explain that “out of time” air he exudes: He grew up in a conservative religious household in which secula...  | More »

  • Mali Music Offers 'Beautiful' Acoustic Performance

    April 11, 2014 4:52 PM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop
     |  Billy Johnson, Jr.

    Mali Music is one of the most promising soul singers to emerge in the last decade and he has the accolades to prove it. When he performed his single "Beautiful" on "American Idol" in March, he wooed judge Jennifer Lopez and had members of the audience standing on their feet.Mali Music has also appeared on "The Queen Latifah Show" and received critical praise from the Los Angeles Times and BET.Because Yahoo Music has been covering him for years, we are especially honored to premiere an acousti...  | More »

  • Video: Dan + Shay Perform '19 You + Me' Live

    April 10, 2014 4:50 PM ET | Yahoo Our Country

    Hot country duo Dan + Shay are starting off the month of April with a string of accolades: The pair released its debut, "Where It All Began," on the first of the month...then followed that up with a trip to Las Vegas for the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards, where they were nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year. They also had a little time amid all that fun to stop by the Ram Country studios to perform this exclusive acoustic rendition of their single "19 You + Me." Oh wait, they weren...  | More »

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