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U2's North American Tour Canceled

AP | Mike Collett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON — U2's debut gig at Britain's iconic Glastonbury festival has been canceled because of lead singer Bono's back injury. Concert promoters...

Bono Back Surgery: U2's Chicago Show At Soldier Field Will Be Cancelled

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago U2 fans hoping to catch the band's return performance at Soldier Field July 6 may have to wait a little longer....

Woxy.com's Failure Is Ours Too

Mark R. Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark R. Collins

Angsty words spun by disc jockeys who never met an inside joke they didn't like; throughout Woxy's troubled past it has become tradition to tell the station's history through clever playlists.

White Light/White Heat: A Fan's Playlist For The Great Betty White

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's one lifelong fan's loving playlist for this enduring comedy icon who turns our world on with her own "White Light/White Heat" -- the one and only Betty White.

Bono Undergoes Emergency Back Surgery

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BERLIN — The manager of U2 says that frontman Bono has undergone emergency back surgery in a Munich hospital after he was injured while preparin...

Working for the Weekend: A Sunday Playlist for Congress

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here is a playlist for our elected officials in Washington who were actually working today -- or at least what passes for working in Congress.

U2 Mixes It Up for the Fans

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Still riding high on the success of their latest album, U2 has delivered a special treat to its loyal fans with the limited edition remix-CD, Artificial Horizon, available only to U2.com subscribers.

Take on She: My Wife's Obsession With A-Ha And How I Got Sucked Into the Madness

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

If you're American, you know a-ha -- if you know them at all -- as the purveyors of the bubbly and infectious 1985 synth-pop hit "Take On Me."

"Brothers In Arms": One Son's War & Peace Playlist as We Prepare to Enter "The Pacific"

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

To put myself in the proper mindset to enter The Pacific, I've come up with a playlist of great songs that speak powerfully to war and peace from a variety of perspectives and eras.

U2 Made $108 MILLION In 2009

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — If money makes the world go round, then U2's latest tour, which is dubbed "360 Degrees," proves this saying true. The veteran act le...

"Hazy Shade Of Winter": A Playlist To Help Heat Things Up on the Frigid Night of This Snow Day

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

My favorite vaguely snow-related song of all-time is the late great Harry Nilsson's version of "Snow" by Randy Newman. Here's some more songs for the snow.

"New Orleans Stomp": A Winning Super Bowl Playlist for the New Orleans Saints

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here is one winning playlist for the New Orleans Saints who showed guts and grace as they triumphed over the Colts.

Super Bowl Halftime Show Highs and Lows

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

The Super Bowl Halftime Show is part Thanksgiving day parade, part Vegas spectacle, and part post-modern vaudeville. Anyone remember Carol Channing's "Tribute to Mardi Gras in 1970? No? Be thankful you have The Who this year, that's all I'm saying.

"Another Park, Another Sunday": A Super Bowl Sunday Playlist

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Wild

You better you bet that The Who will have halftime covered pretty well this Sunday, especially with the great Zak Starkey on drums. So here's a special Sunday playlist to help kickoff some alternative entertainment.

What Is Osama Bin Laden Doing About Haiti?

Deborah Calla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

As I watched Hope For Haiti on January 22nd, I was taken by how we, as a people, mobilize every time there is a disaster. I was also taken by the amazing performances that took place all night.

U2 To Play Free Show To Mark Fall Of Berlin Wall

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BERLIN — Achtung, baby: U2 will play a free concert in Berlin to help the city celebrate 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Music netw...

Music for the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Tim Mohr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tim Mohr

The awareness of mortality in 1980s nuke-pop was amplified by the inescapably bleak Cold War reality. With the fall of the Wall, much of the threat evaporated. The music, however, lives on.

A Very Special Christmas: A Conversation with Tim Shriver, Vicki Iovine, Colbie Caillat, Carter Twins, and Mitchel Musso, Plus More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Six years later, the newest installment of the series passes the torch to a younger stable of artists who, along with series initiator Vicki Iovine and Timothy Shriver, shared their thoughts about the album.

How David Hasselhoff Toppled the Berlin Wall: Music Memories From November, 1989

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

At the end of the day, we were but tourists in the whole charade. Yet one American fit right in: David Hasselhoff.

Old Musical Dogs Learning New Internet Tricks

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

This is the Age of the Artist. In a world where equipment, distribution, and Paypal are in the hands of everyone, only talent will matter. The days of the middleman are (almost) over. Viva la revolucion de music.

U2 On YouTube: Here's How To Watch U2's Live Concert Online

techcrunch.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

U2 is streaming their concert tonight from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California live to YouTube. As the site announced earlier this week, some 16 cou...

Waiting on the World to Change: A Playlist for Our Nobel Peace Prize-Winning President

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Congratulations, Mr. President. Seriously. Big fan. Big Prize. Here's a celebratory playlist that I really hope will inspire you to keep earning this glittering prize in the days and years to come.

Go Tell It On The Mountain: The Edge Doesn't Need Five Homes Here

latimes.com | Steve Lopez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The U2 guitarist is lining up political muscle and environmentalist star power to support constructing his eco-friendly castles on a pristine ridge ne...

Guests of God: 2.5 Million Muslims Worship in Makkah, Saudi Arabia in This Year's Hajj

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Never has there been a more important time for Muslims to engage in greater introspection, self-evaluation. We face a Muslim world rife with conflicts, sectarian hatred, misogyny and injustice.

"Getting Better": A Playlist for President Obama on the Anniversary of Election Day

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Rome wasn't built in a day, and apparently the United States won't be completely rebuilt in a year either. But here's to things at least "Getting Better."