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Lady Gaga live at New York's Roseland Ballroom: Dispatches from the edge of glory

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“Can you believe this place is 95 years old?” Lady Gaga asked the Sunday night crowd at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom, prompting — what else? — shrieks of adoration from her devoted fans. “What an old bitch.”

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Miley Cyrus goes topless in 'Adore You' artwork

She’s just being Miley, y’all! Cyrus is going wigged and topless on the new cover art for her single Adore You.

The 21-year-old singer took to Twitter on Tuesday to share the photo of herself reclining and looking into the camera as she promoted the  newly-released remix of Adore You featuring French DJ Cedric Gervais.

The release of the image comes just days after Cyrus launched her Bangerz tour in Vancouver, where the former Disney star showcased a number of costumes in keeping with her post-Hannah Montana proclivity for onesies and gymnast-style leotards.

To be clear, Cyrus going topless is not new: the 21-year-old posed without a shirt for the March issue of Vogue Germany in a Marilyn Monroe-style spread, complete with bleach blonde hair and red lips. The style chameleon also skipped torso garments for the W magazine’s March cover. And of course, made this. But Cyrus denies that going topless – or indulging in any so-called antics – are part of a bigger manifesto.

“You know, it’s like, I’m not making any kind of statement,” Cyrus divulged to MSNBC host Ronan Farrow, who interviewed her for W. “Anyone that hates on you is always below you, because they’re just jealous of what you have.”

Check out the video of the remix for Adore You  - which features alternate scenes of  Cyrus  lounging in bed and writhing around in a bath tub – below. READ FULL STORY

Justin Timberlake postpones NYC concert due to 'health reasons'

Justin Timberlake isn’t feeling so hot. And now, neither are his New York-area fans.

The pop star took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce that he was canceling his scheduled concert tonight at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. JT told fans that he was postponing due to “health reasons,” and that he hoped to see them all on Friday.

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Five reasons everyone should see the Miley Cyrus 'Bangerz' tour

As Miley Cyrus herself surely anticipated, the internet has embraced her simulating fellatio on a man in a Bill Clinton costume as the micro-scandal to help promote the start of the Bangerz Tour. I was there in Vancouver on Valentines Day, and I completely missed this bit of theater. Probably because I was in the throes of sensory overload—the kind of state one hopes for but so often finds missing from a proper arena show. (READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE.)

In the issue of Entertainment Weekly arriving on stands on Thursday, I write all about the mind-frying experience that is Miley’s new tour, and how persuasively she sells the genre-bending songs from Bangerz live. But here are five reasons to buy a ticket, even—or especially—if you think Miley’s little better than a human meme. And they have almost nothing to do with fake Clinton fellatio.

The crowd: If you’ve got any curiosity at all about teen girls and what intrigues and excites them in popular culture in 2014, you can see thousands of them respond to Miley in real time. (There weren’t only teen girls at the show in Vancouver, but as grown man who wore khakis there, I can tell you that I was very much in the minority.) They’re entertained, rather than dully influenced, by the spectacle of the teenage id. And they get to enjoy it free from the looming eye of boys, schoolmasters, and parents. Most importantly, they’re fun—fully engaged and raring to party.

The comedy: Miley, a great Saturday Night Live host with years of lowbrow comedy training in the Disney coal mines, sends herself up better than anyone else could. She starts the show by sliding down a giant tongue, landing smartly, and giving a friendly wave, then proceeds to rain down gag props and costumes, taking every opportunity to undercut her own tawdry image. How can you not laugh when she wears a shirt covered by her own face, with her actual butt sticking out right under it? READ FULL STORY

On the scene: Drake takes over Barclays in Brooklyn

Drake may be the greatest rapper alive.  And now we might want to crown him the hardest working man in showbiz, too. On the New York stop of his “Would You Like a Tour?” at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center last night (Oct. 28), the Toronto rapper emerged in workout-appropriate sneakers and a baby blue outfit that could’ve been a high-end take on the classic Canadian tuxedo, issued a formal introduction (“I go by the name of Aubrey Drake Graham”) and proceeded to pull out every last stop in romancing “one of the best audiences I have ever played for in my life.”

About three quarters of the way through the show, that included mounting a huge circular platform that dropped down from the ceiling and allowed him to call out section numbers in the nosebleeds, note women’s features that he liked (long legs, red hair) and chat up individuals in the crowd: “Hey, I see you in that Commes des Garçon hoodie … You! You’re clapping like you at a Miley Cyrus show …” If that soon seemed like a Borscht Belt routine (and it especially did when he described two men wearing suits as “Bernstein and Feldman over here”), the larger effort drew from the long tradition of soulmen wooing females from the stage. READ FULL STORY

On the scene at Inside Llewyn Davis tribute concert featuring Marcus Mumford, Jack White, Patti Smith and more

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Last night at Manhattan’s Town Hall, folk music’s greatest and latest joined forces to pay tribute to the music of  Inside Llewyn Davis, the forthcoming Coen Brothers film chronicling the city’s downtown music scene in the ’60s.

It was an evening of “weeping, wailing and sowing and reaping” (as master of ceremonies and Llewyn Davis costar John Goodman put it) featuring an all-star lineup — including Avett Brothers, Marcus Mumford, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, Jack White, Conor Oberst, and the Decemberists’ Colin Meloy — performing music from the soundtrack as well as the classic folk songs from the movie.

Below, some of the highlights of the evening:

+ The Punch Brothers as the house band

The five-man band took on classics like “Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds” and “Rye Whiskey,” and provided the backbone for multiple performers. 

+ Justin Timberlake’s “Understudy”: Elvis Costello

Although Davis costar Justin Timberlake was unavailable, he sent his “understudy,” Elvis Costello. The bespectacled rock icon walked into his set with a standing ovation, joining famed producer T Bone Burnett and actor Adam Driver, who backed on vocals for “Please, Mr. Kennedy,” the song performed by Timberlake in the film. READ FULL STORY

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