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Miami, Florida's Langerado Music Festival is cancelled because of "sluggish ticket sales".
Sifiso Mlanga, Julius Xowa and Mbuti Mabe, the three men accused of killing South African reggae star Lucky Dube, enter not guilty pleas when their trial opens in Johannesburg High Court.
African singing star Manu Dibango goes to court in Paris, France, Europe, seeking $650,330 (500,000 Euros/£464,520) in damages from Michael Jackson and Rihanna over their alleged misuse of hooks from his 1972 song Soul Makossa.
Ruthie Foster releases a new album, The Truth According To... on Blue Corn Records in the USA.
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The Ting Tings play at The Hi Tec Star Hall, Hong Kong, Asia.
The 50th anniversary of Buddy Holly's death is remembered in a concert at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, with performances of Holly's songs by Patti Smith, Vampire Weekend, The National and Steve Earle.
Darius Rucker is awarded a gold single by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for Don't Think I Don't Think About It.
It is reported that UK indie band The Kaiser Chiefs are planning to take a break from writing, recording, and playing their music. The reason given is the band's disappointment when their track Good Days Bad Days, produced by hitmaker Mark Ronson, failed to enter the UK Top 100.
Cuban tv announces the death at 79 of Jorge Serguera, the former Cuban TV and radio boss who banned The Beatles' music from the country's airwaves, fearing the band's music could threaten the communist revolution.
Joven Deala, the half-brother of Black Eyed Peas member APL.DE.AP's is shot dead while inside his sports utility vehicle in front of his girlfriend's apartment in Angeles City in the Philippines, Asia.
Britney Spears' former manager, Sam Lufti, is reported to be suing the pop star's parents for defamation. Jamie and Lynne Spears have publicly blamed Lutfi for the emotional crises that led to Spears losing custody of her sons to ex-husband Kevin Federline two years earlier.