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Your week in music: TLC reuniting, could a Left Eye hologram be in the works?

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Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes died in a car crash in Honduras in 2002. (Source: MGN Online) Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes died in a car crash in Honduras in 2002. (Source: MGN Online)

(RNN) - Eleven years after the death of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, the surviving members of TLC will perform once again and record new music.

TLC has been added to this year's Mixtape Music Festival, July 26 through July 27 in Hershey, PA.

The reunion has sparked speculation that there could be a Left Eye hologram in the works, much the same way a hologrammed Tupac appeared at last year's Coachella.

In the handful of performances since Left Eye's death, she has been represented on LED screens.

Surviving members Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins confirmed to Essence  last year that they were working on new material and planning a tour. 

Entertainment Weekly reports Drake, Ne-Yo and J. Cole are among the collaborators.

Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes died in a car crash in Honduras in 2002.

TLC is best known for their hits No Scrubs, Creep, Waterfalls and Unpretty.

Fans remember 'The Voice'

The voice of country music will be remembered in the home of country music. 

The funeral for George Jones will be held at Nashville's iconic Grand Ole Opry, and the service is open to the public. Fans and admirers are invited for the 10 a.m. ceremony on Thursday. 

Jones, who sang some of country music's greatest songs, died Friday. He had been hospitalized since April 18.

He was 81.

Underground artist

Artists often get their start in the subway. Rarely do established acts select the dingy underground tunnels as their venue of choice.

Crooner Michael Buble surprised riders on NYC's subway system this week, performing an acapella performance of Who's Lovin' You? with group Naturally 7.

"That is when you know you've made it," he joked.

The track is on his newly-released album To Be Loved.

Arts & Crafts offering collaborative album

As part of their 10th anniversary celebration, Toronto-based independent record label company Arts & Crafts is releasing an entirely original album entitled X.

X will include 10 tracks of collaborative recordings by artists who are signed with the label, including Amy Millan, Feist, Ra Ra Riot, Stars, Broken Social Scene and others.

The full album will be released on May 28 and Arts & Crafts will announce the artist pairings on their website closer to the release date.

Free music from The Vespers

If you're looking for some relaxing, porch-sitting summertime music, look no further than The Vespers.

Comprised of two sibling duos - two sisters and two brothers - the folk-rock/Americana band has made a name for itself through word of mouth and heavy touring.

Through unique vocals and a variety of acoustic instruments, they've broken out of the underground Nashville scene and are officially doing U.S. tours.

NoiseTrade is offering downloads of both of the band's two independently-released albums, The Fourth Wall and Tell Your Mama, as well as a single entitled Please.

Beale St. Music Festival

Got weekend plans?

The Beale St. Music Festival is a three-day music festival with a mix of big-name stars and local artists, that kicks off the annual Memphis in May International Festival.

This year's event has quite the lineup, including The Black Keys, Hall and Oates, The Flaming Lips, Phoenix, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Smashing Pumpkins, Sheryl Crowe and Gavin Degraw, just to name a few.

The festival takes place at the Tom Lee Park from May 3-5. For the full lineup, ticket information and more, visit http://www.memphisinmay.org/musicfestival.

New Releases

Jessica Sanchez: Me, You & The Music - April 30

Lights: Siberia Acoustic - April 30

Kenny Chesney: Life On A Rock - April 30

LL Cool J: Authentic - April 30

Michael Buble: To Be Loved - April 23

Phoenix: Bankrupt - April 23

Upcoming

Lady Antebellum: Golden - May 7

Rod Stewart: Time - May 7

She & Him: Volume 3 - May 7

Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of the City - May 14

George Strait : Love Is Everything - May 14

Demi Lovato: Demi - May 14

And finally

When it comes to beatboxers, there are the haves and the have nots, the cans and absolutely-should-nots.

Beatboxer Mike Thompkins has turned his internal portable stereo into more than 128 million (yes, million) YouTube views, covering everyone from Coldplay to Taylor Swift ... simulating all the instruments with his own voice.

We think it's pretty darn impressive.

The latest artist to get his vocal treatment: Justin Timberlake.

What we're listening to

Pearl and the Beard - 40K

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