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Kanye West & Jay Z Share The Stage Again At SXSW! Watch This Watch the Throne Reunion HERE!

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Oh you thought the Watch the Throne tour was over?!

Think again, kids!

Kanye West and Jay Z reunited last night in what can only be called a performance that SXSW won’t soon forget!

Ye and J took the stage at Austin Music Hall (actually it was two towering mini-stages, just like on WTT) and spit songs both from their collaborative album AND off each other’s newer releases - Kanye’s Yeezus and Jay Z’s Magna Carta!

Playing to a crowd of only 4,600 (that’s pretty small for these hip-hop heads of state) the show went well over two and a half hours.

But is this a preview for what’s to come?! Are the two titans of rap about to do a Watch the Throne Part II tour?!

Rumors are beginning to spread but whether they do or don’t, their mark was made in Austin last night!

We’re glad to see such a triumphant performance on a night otherwise mired in tragedy.

Stay strong, SXSW.

Ch-ch-check out a SLEW of videos from Jay Z and Kanye’s performance (below)!

Car Drives Into Crowd At SXSW, Kills Two

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The SXSW festival has been marred by tragedy this morning.

Just after 12:30 AM, a man drove his car into a crowd of people on Red River Street in Austin, TX. 23 people were injured, and so far two have been reported dead.

The large crowd was gathered in line to see the punk band X as part of South By Southwest festival.

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said in a press conference held early this morning that the suspect, currently in custody, was being stopped for a DWI and tried to escape.

His car struck several people and vehicles and killed a couple driving a moped.

Chief Acevedo says the suspect will be charged with two counts of capital murder for those deaths.

So horrible.

[Image via Tina Shively/Twitter.]

Juliette Ashby! One Night In Austin!!!

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Amy Winehouse handpicked her to be on her record label before her untimely passing. What did she see - and HEAR! - in Juliette Ashby???

Partygoers at our big SXSW showcase this weekend will find out!!!

The Brit songstress will take the stage at our 7th annual "One Night in Austin" concert at the Austin Music Hall this Saturday evening!

Juliette Ashby will be joined by previously announced artists A Great Big World, Ingrid Michaelson, American Authors, Mary Lambert, Betty Who, Lindsey Stirling, LIZ, MisterWives, Kesington Kross and more! We will be announcing more performers every day leading up to the event. So keep your eyes on this page!

100% of all ticket sales will do directly to the Vh1 Save The Music Foundation, whose vital work is helping to keep music education in schools!

Buying tickets to our party will GUARANTEE you admission*… and you will also be doing some good!

Help support the future musicians of America through Vh1's Save The Music Foundation and rock out with Perez and a super stellar lineup of artists!!!

Make sure to tell your friends and….

CLICK HERE to buy your tickets now and ensure your entry! We were sold out last year!!!
CLICK HERE to buy your tickets now and ensure your entry! We were sold out last year!!!
CLICK HERE to buy your tickets now and ensure your entry! We were sold out last year!!!
CLICK HERE to buy your tickets now and ensure your entry! We were sold out last year!!!
CLICK HERE to buy your tickets now and ensure your entry! We were sold out last year!!!

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*Please note: Admission is only guaranteed only until 9:00 PM. After that point SXSW badge holders can get in without a ticket, if there is space.

Rosario Dawson Goes From Drab To FAB At SXSW!

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Rosario Dawson gets one of two looks right a the SXSW Music, Film   Interactive Festival in Austin!

Well, we like one out of these two looks — which isn't half bad!

On Sunday, Rosario Dawson was spotted at the premiere of Joe at SXSW's Music, Film & Interactive Festival. Then the next day, she attended the premiere of Cesar Chavez!

Her first red carpet look was an unimpressive leopard print wrap dress paired with black tights and Kurt Geiger pumps.

Luckily Rosario's second look was a HUGE improvement — the actress wore a flattering strapless Matthew Williamson peplum number that hugged her curves in all the right ways. Even her hair and makeup looked significantly better on Monday!

She ditched the tights with the latter frock, and simply styled the ensem with black Jimmy Choo shoes.

Pretty!!

[Image via Getty Images/AP Images.]

Kesington Kross! One Night In Austin!!!

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Kesington Kross is the future! And the future is NOW! This Saturday, to be exact! At our 7th annual "One Night in Austin" concert at the Austin Music Hall!

If you like Frank Ocean, Miguel or Prince, then Kesington Kross is for you! And he's for us too!

He's MEGA talented!

Check out his awesome Give Me Your Love above!!!

Kesington Kross is part of a truly awesome and varied lineup! Other previously announced artists performing at our big SXSW party are are A Great Big World, Ingrid Michaelson, American Authors, Mary Lambert, Betty Who, Lindsey Stirling, LIZ, MisterWives and more! We will be announcing more performers every day leading up to the event. So keep your eyes on this page!

100% of all ticket sales will do directly to the Vh1 Save The Music Foundation, whose vital work is helping to keep music education in schools!

Buying tickets to our party will GUARANTEE you admission*… and you will also be doing some good!

Help support the future musicians of America through Vh1's Save The Music Foundation and rock out with Perez and a super stellar lineup of artists!!!

Make sure to tell your friends and….

CLICK HERE to buy your tickets now and ensure your entry! We were sold out last year!!!
CLICK HERE to buy your tickets now and ensure your entry! We were sold out last year!!!
CLICK HERE to buy your tickets now and ensure your entry! We were sold out last year!!!
CLICK HERE to buy your tickets now and ensure your entry! We were sold out last year!!!
CLICK HERE to buy your tickets now and ensure your entry! We were sold out last year!!!

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*Please note: Admission is only guaranteed only until 9:00 PM. After that point SXSW badge holders can get in without a ticket, if there is space.

Fine, Emmy Rossum! Let Your Killer Curves Steal The Show At SXSW's Before I Disappear Premiere!

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Emmy Rossum shows off her svelte figure at the Before I Disappear SXSW premiere!

Ow, ow! Another knockout look from Emmy Rossum!

The brunette beauty totally spiced up the red carpet when she arrived at the SXSW premiere of Before I Disappear on Monday in a tightly-fitted frock.

The black, white, and gold Andrew GN dress she opted for amped her sex appeal with its figure-flattering fit and modern panels.

There’s nothing Shameless about this ensem!

Especially when completed with Brian Atwood’s sexy, studded sandals and fringed House of Lavande earrings.

Keep it up, Emmy!

[Image via Getty Images.]