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Dressage benefits from bangin’ music

TOKYO – OK, “cool” might be a bridge too far. We’re still talking about stodgy horse ballet done mostly by rich middle-aged Europeans that looks an awful lot like just going into circles to the untrained eye.

(I say that as someone who will vigorously defend the value and valor of equestrian events. But, really c’mon.)

But viral? Now that’s something Olympic dressage can aspire to. And for a sport that struggles to attract the admiration, or even attention, of the demographic that dictates internet trends, going viral could be key to the future.

At a spectacularly spacious venue just

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Female gymnasts use music while men gymnasts don’t — and the reason dates back a century

The women will leap and flip and tumble to recorded music. The men’s routines will be accompanied by silence.

The reason for the disparity dates back almost a century, when female gymnasts competed for the first time at the Olympics and rules for their events were established. Experts in gymnastics say expectations for female athletes were different then.

But even though women gymnasts today are more powerful and athletic than their counterparts from the mid-1900s — sometimes even doing things men can’t do — elements of dance, choreographed to music, remain a required component of their floor exercises.

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Will Young on importance of his music for LGBTQ+ representation

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Will Young has discussed representing the LGBTQ+ community with his music.

Promoting his eighth studio album Crying on the Bathroom Floor, which is exclusively made up of cover tracks, the 42-year-old Pop Idol sensation got chatting to The Independent about the altered state of the industry.

“I’ve never written a song with a man’s name in it before, so it was nice to sing ‘Daniel’ [originally by Bat for Lashes].

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Related: Will Young describes leaving Strictly Come Dancing in 2016 as “the best thing” he ever did

“But I think even five

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Zydeco performer shot during Louisiana music festival

A third-generation zydeco performer was shot on Friday night during a music festival in Colfax, La.

Chris Ardoin, slated as one of the Friday headliners for the Zydeco Bike Fest at the Louisiana Mudfest venue, was struck in the back by a bullet that stopped near his ribs, his wife wrote on Facebook.

Zydeco is a music genre that has evolved in the southern Louisiana region, which is an amalgamation of Louisiana French accordion music and Afro-Caribbean beats, according to a Louisiana travel site. 

“Yes, unfortunately tonight he did get shot in the back on his right side while on

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Best Music Videos List: Ranking Greatest Music Videos of All Time

In the wee hours of August 1st, 1981, someone flipping through their channels might have come across the image of a rocket blasting into space. The familiar sight of Neil Armstrong exiting his lunar module and walking on the moon would fill the TV screen. And then they’d hear a voiceover, with all the smooth patter of an FM disc jockey: “Ladies and gentlemen, rock & roll.” Cue power chords, and a flag with a network logo — something called MTV — that rapidly changed colors and patterns. This wasn’t a news channel; it was “Music Television.” If they kept

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DaBaby Addresses Backlash to Homophobic Comments in New Music Video

DaBaby has been under fire for comments he made onstage at Rolling Loud Miami on Sunday about gay fans and people with HIV/AIDS. In the new video he directed for his new song “Giving What It’s Supposed to Give,” which was released today, he appears to make two references to his onstage remarks. Midway through the video, he holds up a sign that says “AIDS.” The video ends with a message spelled out in rainbow lettering: “Don’t Fight Hate With Hate.” It continues: “My apologies for being me the same way you want the freedom to be you.”

In addition

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