Bruno Mars Performs ‘It Will Rain’ On Ellen

As part of a massive show to celebrate The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Bruno Mars recently stopped by the Ellen set to perform “It Will Rain,” his contribution to the movie’s soundtrack.

Watch Mars in action below.

Having released Doo-Wops & Hooligans in 2010, Mars confirmed on Twitter that he is working on his sophomore album.

For more information, visit Mars’ official website.

Chloe Charles & The Sweetness Perform In The Guild Lounge

Canadian musician Chloe Charles stopped by the Guild Lounge to perform three songs with the harmony-rich collective known as The Sweetness.

Charles chose three songs off her upcoming full-length album – “Business,” “God is a Toad” and “Break the Balance.”

Watch Charles in the videos after the jump.

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Dealer Spotlight: Sam Ash

"I've been loving and selling Guilds for over 40 years and collecting a few as I go along,” said Ash. “These are a few of my rarities.”

Since its foundation in 1924, Sam Ash Music has become a household name in the musical instrument retail industry. With 45 locations nationwide, it’s one of the oldest and largest music chain stores in the United States and is the world’s largest family-owned musical instrument retailer of its size.

Sam Ash Music Corp. COO Sammy Ash has been with the company for more than 40 years and said customers can’t go wrong shopping at his stores.

“We do the right thing every time.  Sometimes, things fall through the cracks, but we always make it right,” he said. “After all, the family’s name is on the door.”

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Noah Benardout Set To Begin July Residency At Hard Rock Cafe

Guitar prodigy Noah Benardout will enjoy a month-long residency at the Hard Rock Cafe (6801 Hollywood Blvd.) in Hollywood this July, beginning Friday, July 6.

The first event will have an Independence Day theme, and Benardout will continue to play several shows throughout the month, culminating on Friday, July 27, 2012 with a party in honor of Jimi Hendrix’s 70th birthday.

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Joe Pug Stops By Folk Alley

Singer/songwriter Joe Pug recently stopped by the WKSU studios at Kent State University in Ohio to perform three songs – “Hymn #76,” Hymn #101″ and “A Gentle Few” from his latest album, The Great Despiser.

Watch Pug perform the trio of tunes in the videos below.

For more information, visit Pug’s official website, and click here to listen to Pug’s interview with Jim Blum.