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2017 AMAs: Our Favorite Moments

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The American Music Awards are always an interesting event, bringing together almost every age group and every genre of music into one colorful night. It’s a show where the fans vote for their favorites, with more stripped down performances, and a night that’s mostly focused on the stars. The 2017 45th annual AMAs aired last Sunday on ABC, delivering some truly lovely performances and a few quiet moments that still somehow managed to steal the show. And sure, there’s been some lingering controversy (did Selena really lip sync?), but we’re more focused on the good stuff. Here are our top 5 favorite moments, as well as two books to tide you over until next year’s show: Diana Ross and Her Grandkids…

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R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe Shares His Impressive Reading List

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If you were a young-ish person in the 90s, chances are you know all about Michael Stipe. As the frontman of R.E.M., Stipe paved a voraciously artistic path that cut right through the otherwise Grunge-riddled decade. Stipe’s cerebral performance style and unabashed insistence on self-expression was quite inspiring to me as a youngin’ in the south. That admiration was only heightened once I discovered that, as a Georgia native, Stipe also hails from below the Mason-Dixon. I’ve been addicted to everything he has done ever since. So when I stumbled across a reading list that he created for T Magazine in the event that he is one day marooned alone on an island, I immediately knew that his top 10,…

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