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14 Sep: Get More Garth: Exclusive Video Chat With Garth Brooks On Sept. 15

Join the fun with an exclusive video chat with Garth Brooks. 

Join Best Buy and Garth on Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. Central time as he talks about all things country music, his current projects and his first ever vinyl boxed set, “The Legacy Collection.” He’ll even answer questions from fans.

Head over to BestBuy.com now for all the details on “The Legacy Collection” and to sign up to receive a reminder for the livestream. Then come back on the big day to see Garth in action.

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14 Jun: Amplify Your Music Festival Game With These Tips

Each year, about 32 million people attend music festivals across the U.S. And, with many iconic events happening this summer, music fans far and wide are prepping to see their favorite acts up close and personal.

While sound is the star of the show, having the right technology can help amplify the fun. So we checked in with a couple of Best Buy stores close to the action to get the lowdown on must-have tech for music fests.

Always have a juice boost

If taking pictures and videos doesn’t kill your battery, keeping in contact with your crew will.

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29 Mar: Best Buy, Music Industry Icon Gary Arnold Dies

Gary Arnold was a big man with a huge heart — and he had an immeasurable impact on the music industry during his 18 years at Best Buy.

Gary, once among the most powerful retail executives in the entertainment business, died Monday following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 64.

“He was an icon at Best Buy. He was an icon in the music industry,” said Shari Ballard, Best Buy’s president of multichannel retail. “And he was a remarkable and lovely human being.”

National Vinyl Record Day at Best Buy

12 Aug: Not Just a Niche: Everyone’s Now Spinning Vinyl Records

He has 700 vinyl records at home. Each one is alphabetized by artist, and then organized chronologically by the year the album came out.

No, we’re not talking about the fixie bike-riding hipster who calls the corner booth home at the local boutique coffee shop.

This record fanatic is Mike Crane — who is, in his words, an “aging hipster over the age of 40.” He also just happens to run the high-end audio/video Magnolia Design Center business for Best Buy.

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07 Mar: Seen and Heard at SXSW: The Highlights

If it’s March, the place to be is at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.

The nine-day festival that revolves around music, film and tech is in its 17th year. Known for being the festival where Twitter and Foursquare took off, it began with just 700 attendees in 1987.

This year more than 70,000 — from artists to media — flocked to the capital city of Texas. Best Buy was on the scene, taking in the sights, sounds, and flavors.