Postcard from Coachella: Dance music heats up the desert
April 15th, 2012
07:19 PM ET

Postcard from Coachella: Dance music heats up the desert

Warmer temperatures drew more crowds as the skies cleared for the second day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

The heat was at its peak late Saturday afternoon as rockers Grace Potter and the Nocturnals performed on the Outdoor Stage. While Potter and her band have graced the stage at other music festivals, Potter told CNN about her first experience at Coachella.

"It's not like any other festivals we've done before because it's so focused on really the diversity of music being almost like, I'm trying to think of a word beyond schizophrenic... Coachella is beyond eclectic," she said.

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Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture calendar
April 15th, 2012
06:11 PM ET

Ahead of the curve: Weekly pop culture calendar

If you find yourself humming Jason Mraz's catchy song "I Won't Give Up" constantly, then it's time to just give in and get his latest album, "Love Is a Four Letter Word."

Mraz's album will be released on April 17, and the aforementioned single hit No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 when it came out in January. Entertainment Weekly said they liked the album for its "snoozy gentility" and "sweetly breezy anthems."

Here's what else you shouldn't miss this week:

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