R. Kelly Says He Lost His Sexual Abuse Case Because He Can’t Read & He Wants a Retrial

R. Kelly took an L in court this week, and he’s asking the judge to dismiss the case because he can’t read and therefore did not understand what was going on when he was served in jail.According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the singer’s attorneys claim that even though he was served in his civil sexual assault case with Heather Williams, he was in Cook County Jail at the time for failing to pay child support, and he shouldn’t have been served there in the first place.Kelly’s lawyers claim...
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Too Far? Chris Rock Slammed for “Cheap” & “Tasteless” Joke About Whitney Houston Smoking Crack

Chris Rock pissed a lot of people off on social media today after he made a joke about Whitney Houston’s alleged drug abuse.Rock took to Instagram Saturday (Apr. 27) and shared a meme featuring Houston wearing sunglasses and looking to be completely over it during a sit-down interview.The meme itself isn’t what sparked the backlash though … it was what he put in the caption.“Hurry up I got crack to smoke,” he wrote. View this post on Instagram ...
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Donald Trump Calls Jussie Smollett a “3rd Rate Actor,” Says His Case Was a “Disgrace to Our Nation”

Donald Trump lashed out at “Empire” star Jussie Smollett at a rally Saturday (Apr. 27), calling him a “third-rate actor” and saying his legal trouble—in which he allegedly lied about Trump supporters attacking him in a hate crime—was a “disgrace to our nation.”“We may have the greatest theme in the history of politics: It’s called Make America Great Again. MAGA. It’s called MAGA country,” Trump told his supporters in Green Bay, Wisconsin.“You know, I didn’t hear that term until that third-rate a...
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Idris Elba Marries Model Sabrina Dhowre in Secret Wedding Ceremony in Morocco (PHOTOS)

Sorry ladies, but Idris Elba is officially off the market.The award-winning actor and part-time DJ married model Sabrina Dhowre in a secret ceremony Friday (Apr. 26) in Morocco.The “Luther” star and his bride were all smiles in a series of beautiful photos shared by British Vogue magazine. View this post on Instagram Congratulations to newlyweds #IdrisElba and #SabrinaDhowre who exchanged vows in Morocco on April 26 2019. Celebrations were ...
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Chicago Symphony Ends Its Longest Strike With Pension Change

Bringing a nearly seven-week stalemate to a close, the new agreement was brokered with the help of Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel.
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California Synagogue Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Injured; 19-Year-Old Suspect Taken Into Custody

A shooting at a Southern California synagogue Saturday (Apr. 27) left at least one person dead and several others injuries, police said.The incident, believed to be a hate crime, took place at the Chabad Poway synagogue around 11:30 a.m. local time, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department’s Poway station said on Twitter.#BREAKING: At least four people shot during a Passover holiday celebration at Chabad Poway synagogue in San Diego— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) April 27, ...
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One Dead & 3 Injured After Shooting At California Synagogue On Last Day Of Passover

Following a shooting at a synagogue in Poway, CA, one person is dead and three others are injured, according to San Diego County authorities, and a suspect is in custody, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Officers were dispatched around 11:30 a.m. PT, Sgt. Aaron Meleen of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said, following reports of an active shooter.The number of injured is unknown at this time. Poway Mayor Steve Vaus told CNN the synagogue was a target for "someone with hate in thei...
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Q&A With Rising Bronx Based Hip Hop Artist Tiing

We are extremely excited to have featured your debut album “In Tune”,  being a Hip Hop artist we never of heard before this, please tell us who is Tiing? Where are you from?  How did your music career come about? Tiing is Greg Bandy II. Tiing is passion, hardwork, dedication, and love. I’m from the Bronx but I grew up all around NYC. I grew up playing violin until about 14, I got into rapping around high school just freestyling at house parties for fun. Started hitting studio and recording arou...
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WATCH: Offset’s Emotional Reunion With His Father After 23 Years Apart

Offset is a father of four, however, his relationship with his own father hasn’t always been the best.That changed recently when he reunited with his father after 23 years.The Migos rapper shared a video of the emotional father-son reunion on his Instagram, as well as a photo.He captioned the video: “DREAMS DO COME TRUE HAVENT SEEN MY FATHER IN 23 YEARS !!!!!! AND I STILL LOVE HIM THE PAST IS THE PAST AND THE PRESENT IS ALL WE HAVE TO RELY ON WE NOT PERFECT IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM I LOVE YOU POPS !...
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“Boyz N the Hood” Actor Jessie Lawrence Ferguson Dead at 76

Jessie Lawrence Ferguson, the actor who played the dirty cop in “Boyz n the Hood,” has died at the age of 76.TMZ reports:Jessie’s son, Jace, tells us … he died Friday night at their home in Palmdale, California. Jace says he found his dad next to his bed with the TV on, and it comes as a shock because he was spry and seemed healthy in the days leading up to his death.Jace says, “He was a strong, beautiful intelligent black man and he wanted the best for his son and all people.”Law enforcement te...
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Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd Recreate “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

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How to Rock a Band Tee

Spice up your go-to band tee with these bold and stylish outfit ideas.
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Watch The National Play New Songs With Phoebe Bridgers & Feist In LA

The National are releasing their new album I Am Easy To Find in just a few weeks. And they've already been performing much of it live for fans around the world at special events including a Q&A session, a screening of Mike Mills' companion film, and lots of friends and collaborators. More »
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Chicago Symphony Musicians Vote to End Orchestra’s Longest Strike

Bringing a nearly seven-week stalemate over pensions almost to a close, the new agreement was brokered with the help of Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel.
Tags: News, Classical Music, Strikes, Emanuel, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rahm, Muti, Pensions and Retirement Plans, Riccardo

Chris Brown To Chvrches: “These Are The Type Of People I Wish Walked In Front Of A Speeding Bus”

Earlier this week, Chvrches criticized their recent collaborator Marshmello for working with Chris Brown and Tyga on the new single "Light It Up." "We are really upset, confused and disappointed by Marshmello’s choice to work with Tyga and Chris Brown," the band wrote in a statement. "We like and respect Mello … More »
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Music in Moab.

We're home now, but we drove into Moab, Utah last Wednesday, had a nice dinner at La Sal House, noticed a poster advertising free bluegrass music later that evening, went for a walk, and just happened upon the music venue, Moab Backyard Theater... ... as the show was about to begin. So we went in and took a chance... Great! The band was Quicksand Soup. Here's how they looked and sounded on the same stage a few days before we heard them. They didn't do "Rock of Ages" the day we were there. My f...
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Melania Trump's Body Language In Her Birthday Pic Says She's All Alone, According To An Expert

Melania Trump turned 49 years old on Friday, and to celebrate her birthday the official White House Twitter account shared a photo of the first lady that may have been more revealing than they intended.Alongside the simple and underwhelming caption "Happy Birthday, @FLOTUS!" was a photo of Trump sitting alone on the far end of the couch in the Oval Office with her legs crossed and statement squint in full effect. She is surrounded by a swarm of photographers and reporters, but FLOTUS looks unbo...
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Tiing – “In Tune” (Album Review)

Emerging Bronx Ny rapper Tiing has released his 1st release of 2019 with “In Tune“, At 1st glance the multi dimensional cover caught my attention right away (in my mind) I ripped the package off digitally and blasted the full album  1-11 In my 1996 Nissan Altima. Tiing is the son of a Ny Jazz legend by the name of Greg Bandy Its like the best artist come form Jazz legends or something, Greg Bandy a Jazz drummer who some say to revolutionize his instrument & Track 1 is only right to start off wi...
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Want To Hear A Woman On Country Radio? You'll Have To Sit Through 44 Songs By Men First.

Country music has been edging women out of the format over the last 18 years, a new report finds. It’s a problem women artists have gotten more vocal about in the past few years, with big names such as Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, and Maren Morris addressing the issue of representation for women on the airwaves and festival stages. Now, we can see, thanks to this crunching of radio spin numbers, just how bad women have it.Data scientist Jada E. Watson, in conjunction with...
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2019 NBA East Semifinal: Toronto Versus Philadelphia

In the Eastern Conference, we have the Milwaukee Bucks facing the Boston Celtics. The other series will see the Toronto Raptors facing the Philadelphia 76ers. Toronto eliminated the Orlando Magic in five games to advance to the second round. The 76ers eliminated the Brooklyn Nets in five games also. The Raptors had plenty of help in their series with the Magic and will need the same, if not more. Kawhi Leonard had an impressive series and Pascal Siakim have continued his season-long tear acros...
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A Week In Melbourne, Australia On A $65,778 Income

Welcome to Money Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If you’re a freelancer or self-employed, we’d love to feature your Money Diary. Submit here.Travel Diaries: We're looking to get the inside scoop on when, where, and how our peers are using their vacation...
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Man Badly Beaten Outside Movie Theater After Shouting “Avengers: Endgame” Spoilers to Fans Waiting in Line

A man was reportedly left bloodied after getting badly beaten outside a movie theater after he loudly revealed the surprise ending to “Avengers: Endgame.”According to reports, the incident happened outside a cinema in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.A photo of a man sitting on the ground bloodied and receiving medical attention has gone viral online.“Avengers: Endgame,” which is the sequel to “Avengers: Infinity War” and is the culmination of 21 feature films and 11 years of production, officially opene...
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Charles Bradley – “Lonely As You Are”

Soul singer Charles Bradley died in late 2017, and last year, Daptone Records released the posthumous album Black Velvet, a collection of unreleased tracks that he had recorded over the years. Now, we're getting two more. More »
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Monthly Favorites: April 2019

Here's what I treated myself to -- and loved -- this month.
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Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Submit Hub • Networking For Introverts • Touring Budget • More

This week on MusicThinkTank, contributors shared pieces on why Submit Hub is allegedly a scam, some tricks for networking effectively as an introvert, how to tour on a budget, and more! Ben Jackson | Submit Hub - A Scam Johannes Ripkin | Networking For Introverts Sam Bowman | Touring Tips For Bands On A Budget Steanie Porol | 5 Reasons To Attend Cedarsong Songwriting Retreat: South Of Nashville   [Author: Owen Davie]
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Offset Reunites With His Father After 23 Years

Offset shared a touching moment on Friday (Apr. 26). The Migos rapper reunited with his estranged father for the first-time in 23 years. The hitmaking star posted a video on Instagram, showing the emotional moment as the two embraced face-to-face in a long time. “DREAMS DO COME TRUE. HAVENT SEEN MY FATHER IN 23 YEARS !!!!!! AND I STILL LOVE HIM,” said Offset in a caption. “THE PAST IS THE PAST AND THE PRESENT IS ALL WE HAVE TO RELY ON WE NOT PERFECT IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM I LOVE YOU POPS !!!” I...
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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y & Indie Music

This week, we impart sagely wisdom the independent, DIY artists out there on how to build a dream crowdfunding team, what performance rights disputes are and why they happen, how to add value to your email mailing list, and more! Social Network For Musicians' Drooble Song Reviews, Reviewed [Brian Hazard] How To Build Your Crowdfunding Team - A Musician's Guide Band Tips For Touring On A Budget Performance Rights Disputes: What They Are, What Causes Them Addi...
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Rick Fox Leaves His Own Esports Company After Racist Shareholder Called Him the N-Word

Rick Fox is leaving his own company because of a racist!According to an email obtained by Dexerto, Fox intends to leave Echo Fox, an esports organization he owns, because a shareholder of the company has verbally and in emails.Fox announced his departure and denounced the racist shareholder in an April 19 email.“This is an official notification of my intention to exit the Echo Fox organization as a shareholder and participant as soon as I am able to facilitate a transaction to do so.“The recen...
Tags: Business, Celebs, News, Sports, Racism, Pop Culture, Jazz, Esports, Rick Fox, Echo Fox, That's Racist, The N-word

Kurt Weill opera silenced by Nazis to be heard again after 80 years

Comic work by German composer has been reinterpreted for modern audiencesGerman composer Kurt Weill is ranked high among the best of the 20th century and his music remains popular outside the classical world, from the enduring jazz standard Mack the Knife in his Threepenny Opera, to the Alabama Song covered by the Doors and David Bowie. But not all of Weill’s melodies survived the Nazi clampdown on Jewish culture.Now, thanks to the work of an academic at University College London, a suppressed W...
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