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Run the Jewels are 'dirt' but can't be crushed

About five years ago, Killer Mike and El-P were rappers in their late 30s seemingly destined to be underappreciated for their talents and rich recording histories. Then Run the Jewels happened, and the two seemingly mismatched artists - Killer Mike from the Atlanta orbit of OutKast, El-P from the New York City underground - became one of hip-hop's most recognizable and beloved duos. They're now touring 5,000-seat theaters in America, playing to audiences 10 times the size of ones they could command individually.

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Lou Gramm has done everything he wanted to do

By day, Lou Gramm's father reported to work at 7 a.m. at a Rochester, N.Y., steel plant, so he could cut metal sheets to size for desks and filing cabinets. By night, he played trumpet in a jazz orchestra, returning home regularly at 2:30 or 3 a.m. In the mid-'50s, 5-year-old Lou often overheard his parents talking about the punishing schedule.

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A bedside bluegrass jam for Jeff Pickering

Local musicians from Pop and the Boys play at Jeff Pickering's bedside last month. (Courtesy: Ed Ball/Facebook)
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A bedside bluegrass jam for Jeff Pickering

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Lady Gaga flies solo at Super Bowl halftime show

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