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Austin City Limits announces line-up; Jay-Z unveils roster for Made In America festival — and more from the world of pop music

Each Tuesday on the Style blog, we round up the latest pop music headlines along with all of Style’s pop music coverage from the previous week.

Jack White signs copies of the record he made with Stephen Colbert in New York. The former White Stripe has released his first solo album, “Blunderbuss." (Charles Sykes/AP)

● Much wilder — and much closer — is Made In America, a festival curated by Jay-Z, taking place in Philadelphia on Sept. 1 and 2. And the performers really run the gamut: Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Odd Future, Dirty Projectors, Janelle Monae, Hova himself and an eagerly anticipated return of neo-soul hero D’Angelo. Tickets go on sale Wednesday.

● In today’s Post:Allison Stewart sheds some light on John Mayer’s new mea culpa album “Born and Raised” and reviews the official debut from Gotye sidekick Kimbra. Timothy Bracy, meantime, thinks that the late Joey Ramone’s unfinished songs should have been kept in storage.

● Catch up on the week’s pop music coverage: We mourned the great Chuck Brown; we spoke with Baltimore sludge rockers Dope Body; and we reviewed concerts by Yo Gotti, Jon Cleary, Lucinda Williams, Shujaat Khan and Lady Antebellum.

Chris Richards is The Washington Post's pop music critic. He has recently written about Adele's sadness, Kendrick Lamar's fury, Young Thug's genius and T-Pain's vulnerability.


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