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Music on TV this week: Dawes, encores


Artists heard on The Current are frequently featured on TV programs, and we've gathered the listings in one convenient place for you. See the complete listings, and find performance videos as the week progresses. You can also subscribe to receive the week's schedule each Monday in your inbox.

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Movie review: ‘Whitney’ brings Houston movingly down to earth


In Whitney, a former boyfriend reminisces about how he used to feel on top of the world. It’s the ’80s, you’re a young man, you’re driving to pick up Whitney Houston for a date. Whitney Houston. The images of the singer as an icon of dazzling pop perfection spring immediately to mind. The demure Whitney of 1985,…

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Bob Dylan’s Spock and Don King impersonator selfies: What we know


A tweet going viral right now claims that Bob Dylan was driving down Hollywood Boulevard on Monday when he suddenly stopped to get photos with a Spock impersonator and a Don King impersonator. Wait, what? This did actually happen, it seems — but it wasn’t this week, it was in February 2014. A more detailed…

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Coffee Break: World Emoji Day

Chip Cramer of Big Fork carries his Midway prize.

Today is World Emoji Day - an unofficial holiday celebrated on July 17 that recognizes Shigetaka Kurita, a Japanese designer that developed the tiny graphic images in 1999. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention a particular emoji?

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Today in Music History: Remembering Ron Asheton


The Beatles released 'All You Need Is Love'; John Coltrane passed away; Simple Minds made their live debut; Virgin Records signed Keith Richards to a solo deal; Bono received the French government's highest cultural honor; and Ron Asheton was born, Today in Music History.

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