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Morrissey announces new ‘Low in High School’ album and one-off show at Hollywood Bowl

By Kelli Skye Fadroski|

10 bands to see at It’s Not Dead 2

The punk rock festival It’s Not Dead 2 has scheduled more than 30 bands on four stages for its return to Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino Saturday, Aug. 26.

By Michelle Mills|

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