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Traffic reporters recommend taking MARTA to avoid congestion in the Piedmont Park area. For information on schedules and ticket prices, visit www.itsmarta.com. Other weekend events include the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club, the Georgia Tech-North Carolina football game at noon Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium and the Georgia State-Jacksonville State football game at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Georgia Dome. In Athens, the University of Georgia plays North Texas at Sanford Stadium, with kickoff at 12:21 p.m. Construction crews will be placing beams on the I-85 and Ga. 400 Interchange project this weekend, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. The project will close two lanes on I-85 northbound from Piedmont Road to Ga. 400 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There also will be work associated with the project on Sidney Marcus Boulevard, Cheshire Bridge Road, Lenox Road and Buford Highway. Construction crews also will be closing single lanes on I-285, I-75 and I-20 to conduct drain cleaning and shoulder sweeping.

We signed with Columbia Records in Japan when I was 19. I was going to Japan every year, Australia, all that. I’m still so inspired by the people and the connection between me and the people. For me, music is an escape from daily life and from the hardships that I deal with and other people deal with. I try and create that for everyone else. If my music can help you escape some stuff and just be in a different world for a little bit, then I have done my job. What inspires you? How do you keep that passion alive? I love music and I love technology, and I love seeing where it’s going. Some people kind of like ‘Whatever…’. With the new technology there’s going to be the older people that are hating. Think about it generationally, it’s like that.

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Xbox Music doesn’t list genres/categories/channels so you must actively search for content until you build Collection and Playlists, which I found mildly annoying. Once again, the Xbox Music Windows tablet app one-ups the iPhone versionit features over a dozen music categories. Why this is omitted from the iPhone build is a headscratcher. It also lacks Google Music’s digital locker features. You build Collections and Playlists by tapping and holding the screen to open the “Add To” prompt. Likewise, tapping and holding a track opens an option to remove a song from a Collection or Playlist. Content and Sound Quality Xbox Music, like its rivals, doesn’t have any egregious holes in its 30-million-song-strong music library, so I had no problem finding Arcade Fire, Led Zeppelin, Parliament-Funkadelic, and Minnie Ripperton content. I discovered that a comedy album or two were M.I.A. (such as Joe Rogan’s “I’m Gonna Be Dead Someday…”), but I was pleased with the catalog. Slacker Radio still outclasses Xbox Music with its ESPN live radio, lifestyles offerings, The Weather Channel content, and themed channels (such as the “33 Greatest All-American Divas”). The sound quality of Xbox Music, on the other hand, is quite good. I thoroughly enjoyed my Midnight Marauders listening session due to Xbox Music’s loud, crisp audio. As I listened, however, I discovered that the service lacked song lyrics.

Justin Timberlake Previewing ‘More Dangerous’ Music This Weekend

Justin Timberlake

By Jocelyn Vena (@jocelyn1212) Justin Timberlake has a few tricks up his sleeve going into this weekend’s iHeartRadio Music Festival . And some of the rabbits he’s pulling out of his top hat are unreleased tracks off The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 out September 30. “It’s gonna be fun to play this year. Well I have not put the set list together yet because, as you know, I procrastinate on things like that. We’re looking at playing some new material from the second half of this record,” the “Take Back The Night” singer said of the follow-up to March’s The 20/20 Experience in an interview with Ryan Seacrest on Thursday. Timberlake has already teased to MTV News that the second half will be the “more dangerous” older sister, saying, “The first half the sun is out the second half the moon is out, I don’t know.” In addition to new music, Timberlake will soon hit the big screen in “Runner Runner” alongside Batman himself, Ben Affleck. “It’s an exciting movie it’s a lot of fun too. I got excited when I first read the script because it reminded me of a certain genre of thriller that you and I probably grew up with,” he said of the film, which hits theaters on October 4. “The characters are really intelligent. It just felt like a nice little twist but also an homage to the thrillers that I love growing up. And then Ben Affleck signed on. We had a lot of fun shooting it. It’s smart and it’s got a lot in it.” The same day he appeared on Seacrest’s radio show, the “Today” show teased a part of their upcoming interview with the pop star, where he weighs in on Miley Cyrus’ headline-making VMA performance, which he previously likened to performances from Britney Spears and Madonna . “I don’t know that I have definitive thought in one direction or the other about it.

Music and Nightlife Capewide: Sept. 20 to 26

29, Highfield Hall and Gardens, Highfield Road Falmouth, $25, $20 members, 508-495-1878, ext 2. Circle By the Sea Monthly campfire musical gathering, Sandy Neck Beach, Route 6A, Sandwich/Barnstable, 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, $5 donation, bring beach chairs, piece of firewood, non-alcoholic beverage, drums and instruments. Rain location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 5 Amory Road, Buzzards Bay. 508-563-6647. MID-CAPE Charley Thweatt Hearts Joined As One, concert, 7:30 p .m., Friday, Sept. 27, Harmony Network Chiropractic Yoga, Deer Crossing, Unit C 16, 681 Falmouth Road, Mashpee, $25, $10 kids, 508-419-9090. Americana Music Fest Americana music and food with old-fashioned blues, brews, and BBQ Hootenanny 5:30-10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28, Cotuit, $25, 508-428-0669. Don White and Sarah Blacker Folk music, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, Third Fret Coffeehouse, Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28, Cotuit, $20, $17 members, 508-428-0669. Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra Jung-Ho Pak, artistic director and conductor, Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main St., Hyannis, 508-362-1111.