On Annie Lennox and erasure.

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(Morgan Jerkins graduated from Princeton University with an AB in Comparative Literature and is currently pursuing an MFA in Fiction at the Bennington Writing Seminars. Follow her on twitter @MorganTheScribe or her Tumblr blog, “Black Girl in MFA.”)

When I initially heard that Annie Lennox was promoting a new album, I, like countless others, was excited about it. Annie’s a living legend who has been in the music industry for nearly 40 years, and she’s a well-known social activist, raising money and awareness for marginalized communities affected by HIV/AIDS. So it was safe to assume that interviewers were going to ask her about feminism, right? After all, feminism has been a hot topic, and Annie was alive during the earlier waves of feminism.

In an interview with Pride Source, Annie is specifically asked what she thinks of Beyoncé in the context of feminism. She says that Beyoncéas…

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Taylor Swift Headlining Ryan Seacrest’s ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’

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It’s been a huge year for Taylor Swift — so it makes sense that she’s ending it by performing for millions! The 24-year-old superstar will headline ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ on Dec. 31 live from Times Square!

What a week it’s been for Taylor Swift. Just hours after the release of her fifth studio album, 1989Ryan Seacrest broke the news that the “Shake It Off” singer would be joining him for the largest party of the year — Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. She will join many other A-listers during the five-and-a-half hour show with over 38 performances.

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Iggy Azalea Performs New Single ‘Beg for It,’ Mimics Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ Video on ‘SNL': Watch

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By Kevin Rutherford

Iggy Azaleamade good on her promise of new music Saturday night.

The rapper made her debut appearance as the musical guest ofSaturday Night Liveand didn’t disappoint, performing new single “Beg for It” from upcomingNew ClassicreissueReclassified, as well as hits from her debut best-seller from earlier this year.

Related:We Can Survive Recap: Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea Dazzle the Hollywood Bowl

First came “Fancy,” her song of the summer candidate for 2014.Charli XCXmay have been absent for the hook, but Azalea still rose to the occasion, continuing the video’sClueless-esque theme, dressed up in a varsity jacket as she and her backup dancers swayed ahead of a schoolyard fence.

About halfway through, the song shifted into current hit “Black Widow” – and this time, the featured artist showed up to help out, withRita Oraappearing…

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Taylor Swift’s Stunning Winged Eyeliner On ‘GMA’ — Get The Look

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Taylor Swift has been looking better than ever! She never disappoints us with her new take on classic beauty looks, and when she hit the ‘GMA’ stage on October 27, she nailed it again!

Taylor Swift, 24, kicked off the release of her album, 1989, with an appearance on Good Morning America, and we can’t get enough of her look! Click below to SHOP Taylor’s flirty winged eyeliner for yourself.

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Interview: Taylor Swift Reveals the Makings Of ‘1989’

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By Alan Light

?Every record, I?ve tried to challenge myself to make something different,? saysTaylor Swift. ?Redwas really experimental, so I ended up with a sound that went from mandolins to dubstep. This time, the goal and the end result were completely opposite. OnRed, I wanted to try on as many different sounds as I could; on1989, it was about figuring out which sound fit and wearing it proudly.?

For her fifth album, Swift determined that the sound she was looking for was pop from the 1980s (she?s mentioned Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, and Annie Lennox as influences), and she titled the record after the year of her birth. The first single, the irresistible confection?Shake It Off,?was a proclamation of her new direction, while the second track released,?Out of the Woods,?co-written and produced byfun.?sJack Antonoff

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This Day in Music History — October 27

Originally posted on Good Music. Good Life.:

1964 : Sonny (31-year-old Salvatore Bono) and Cher (18-year-old Cherilyn Sarkisian), exchange vows and wedding rings in their first home. Their publicity materials cite this as the day of their wedding, but they would not officially marry until 1969.

1975 : Bruce Springsteen appears on the covers of both Time and Newsweek amid acclaim for his Born To Run album.

2005 : New York rappers Jay-Z and Nas end their longtime feud and promote peace on-stage during New York radio station Power 105.1’s Power House concert at New Jersey’s Continental Airlines Arena.

2011 : Beavis and Butthead returns to MTV.

2013 : Fleetwood Mac cancels the remaining dates of their world tour after co-founder John McVie is diagnosed with cancer.

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Watch “Kelly Clarkson “Shake it Off” Taylor Swift cover …” on YouTube

Kelly Clarkson “Shake it Off” Taylor Swift cover …: http://youtu.be/ePqEDLPUt90

Kelly Clarkson has outdone herself once again covering other artists’ hits. This time, she has added a bit of church flavour to Taylor Swift’s recent hit, Shake It Off. All I can say is Hallelujah! I’m sure that Taylor is praising the Lord and Kelly for this rendition.

Kelly, if you’re reading this, I would like to hear you sing something by Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Pat Benatar, or Daughtry because I want to hear you sing more rock!