Pussy Riot: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio met with two members of the Russian punk band Friday. Madonna and Pussy Riot also spoke in NYC about human rights issues at an Amnesty International concert Wednesday.
Pussy Riot stars Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who were released from prison in December, made their first public appearance in the US at a human rights concert.
Groups like Foxygen and Daft Punk and singers like Justin Timberlake and Kacey Musgraves have made the first half of 2013 a great time for music.
Lollapalooza's headliners this summer include The Cure, in their very first Lollapalooza appearance, plus Mumford and Sons, The Killers, and Nine Inch Nails.
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