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When the coronavirus shut down live events, Insomniac took their festivals virtual

As the number of positive novel coronavirus cases rose in the U.S. in early March, there was confusion and hesitation by many large-scale event production companies over whether to cancel, postpone or reschedule their concerts and festivals. Insomniac, a Beverly Hills-based EDM live events company, was all set for its annual two-day Beyond Wonderland festival at the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino March 20-21. However, coronavirus was officially declared a global pandemic by the World Health ...
Tags: Music, New York, Texas, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Arizona, Beverly Hills, World Health Organization, Music Festivals, Las Vegas, Concerts, Edm, San Bernardino, Thon


5 powerful performances from the 20th annual BET Awards

For two decades, the BET Network has celebrated Black culture with its annual awards ceremony. While the event usually takes place inside Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles, Sunday’s awards ceremony was carried out virtually due to the continued spread of coronavirus. Not only was BET commemorating the 20th anniversary of its awards show, but 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the BET Network itself. Inglewood-born actress and comedian Amanda Seales hosted the broadcast from ...
Tags: Music, Texas, Microsoft, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gigi, Alicia Keys, Nba, Lebron James, Ferguson Missouri, Lil Wayne, Public Enemy, Black Lives Matter, Richard, Bet


Nile Rodgers Tells the Story of How He Turned David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” from Folk to New Wave Funk

When David Bowie invited Chic guitarist and all-around funk/disco guitar genius Nile Rodgers to make an album of “hits” in Switzerland, Rogers remembers thinking, “okay, ‘hits’ with David Bowie, that’s an awesome project.” The way he deadpans might make us think he wasn’t super stoked about it, but the fact is, it’s hard to impress Nile Rodgers. He has produced, written, and played guitar—the very Stratocaster he’s holding in the video above—on “hundreds, maybe thousands” of records, he ...
Tags: Google, Music, Texas, College, David, David Bowie, Switzerland, Npr, Nile Rodgers, Rogers, Bowie, Facebook Twitter, Rodgers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow


“A Bay Bay” Rapper Hurricane Chris Arrested for Murder in Louisiana

Hurricane Chris has reportedly been arrested for murder following a dispute with another man at a Texaco gas station in Louisiana. According to KTBS, the 31-year-old Shreveport, Louisiana rapper—whose real name is Christopher Jerrod Dooley Jr.—initially told police he shot and killed a man early Friday morning (Jun. 19) in self-defense after the man tried to steal his car. Via KTBS: The deadly encounter happened just after 1 a.m. at the Texaco convenience store in the 2600 block of Hollywood Ave...
Tags: Celebs, Murder, Texas, Crime, Shooting, Guns, Celebrity Arrests, Mugshots, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Louisiana, Halle Berry, Gun Violence, Chris, Bay Bay


Dyl the Killsmith – “For The Cause” (Mixtape Review)

Dyl the Killsmith  is an upcoming producer and songwriter from Houston, Texas. After earning recognition in the Houston underground scene with his project Emergence, Dyl wanted to put something together much more prominent for his next body of work. His newest tape, For The Cause, is a compilation album featuring some of the hottest underground artists in Texas. While the project certainly has its high points, there is a definite talent gap between some most of the rappers, which hurts the en...
Tags: Reviews, Texas, Jazz, Houston, Cause, Houston Texas, Ottio, Dyl the Killsmith, Dyl, Emergence Dyl, Ricatan, Balhead, Chem Trail


Dyl the Killsmith – “For the Cause” (Mixtape)

Rising Houston, TX underground Hip Hop artist Dyl the Killsmith releases his new mixtape titled  “For the Cause“, featuring 13 up and coming rappers from the Texas underground scene!  Follow him on Instagram @dylthekillsmith. 
Tags: Texas, Albums, Jazz, Houston TX, Dyl the Killsmith, Dyl, Killsmith


Defund the Police: Warum die US-Polizei staatlich definanziert werden sollte

Polizeigewalt mit Todesfolge an BIPoC ist nicht erst seit dem Mord an George Floyd ein Problem in Amerika. Gegen Derek Chauvin, den Polizisten, der Floyd tötete, gab es zum Beispiel schon mindestens 17 Anzeigen wegen Fehlverhaltens im Dienst. Die für den Tod von Philando Castile, Freddie Gray und Terence Crutcher verantwortlichen Beamt*innen wurden entweder freigesprochen oder die Anklage gegen sie wurde fallen gelassen, und die Beamt*innen, die Michael Brown, Alton Sterling und Tamir Rice tötet...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Usa, Texas, New York City, US, Tamir Rice, Durham North Carolina, Salazar, Tod, Sinn, Schutz, Frieden, Mauer, Einstellung, Beispiel


MiYami – “Lone Wolf” (Album)

Rising Texas based underground rapper MiYami drops his new hard-hitting debut album titled “Lone Wolf“.  Follow him on Instagram @7miyami. 
Tags: Texas, Albums, Jazz, Miyami


‘Live PD’ Destroyed Video of Javier Ambler Saying “I Can’t Breathe” Before Dying in Police Custody, Sheriff Asked to Resign

On March 28th, 2019, Javier Ambler, a 40-year-old father of two, died while being arrested by Williamson County, Texas sheriff’s deputies. The incident was captured by the film crew of the popular television show Live PD, but recent reports discovered that the unaired footage has been destroyed. Live PD, which follows police officers around the country and broadcasts their activities live on A&E, became wildly popular when it came out in 2016. However, with recent protests against police brutali...
Tags: Videos, Texas, Crime, News, Police, Cnn, Jazz, Police Brutality, A&e, Dan Abrams, Ambler, Travis County, Williamson County, Robert Chody, Chody, Live PD


5 Helpful Tips to Help You Through a Divorce

Going through a divorce is rarely an easy time. There is a lot of emotional stress involved, not to mention that it will completely change your life going forward. It’s no wonder that many men struggle when going through a divorce, even if they don’t want to admit it. If you’re in the unfortunate situation of going through a divorce, here are some tips you can use that will hopefully make things a little easier to manage. Find a Way to Reduce Stress One of the first things you should try to ...
Tags: Family, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Jazz


Texas Mom Arrested After Leaving 4 Kids Under the Age of 7, Including Twin Infants, Home Alone While She Got Her Hair Done

Texas mom Gabrielle Robertson has been arrested on several counts of child abandonment after leaving four children alone at home while she got her hair done. The 28-year-old mother of four has been charged with four counts of child abandonment after leaving her 3-month-old twins and a 1-year-old in the care of her 7-year-old who has special needs for several hours. Police were called to Robertson’s home and found the four children. Authorities called the mom and confirmed she intentionally left ...
Tags: Wtf, Texas, Crime, News, Jazz, Robertson, Child Protection Services, Bad Parenting, Really, Child Abandonment, Parenting Fail, Bad Parents, Gabrielle Robertson


Neu auf Netflix: Auf diese Serien & Filme kannst du dich im Juni freuen

Mittlerweile haben wir so viele Monate in der Selbst-Isolation verbracht, dass wir kaum noch wissen, welcher Wochentag gerade ist – geschweige denn welches Datum wir schreiben. Und die vielen Feiertage machen die Sache auch nicht gerade leichter... (nichts gegen lange Wochenenden, natürlich!) Aber eines wissen wir ganz sicher: Der Sommer vor der Tür!Stück für Stück werden immer mehr Lockerungen vorgenommen und so haben an vielen Orten auch bereits die Freibäder wieder auf. Wenn du willst, kannst...
Tags: Hong Kong, Fashion, Music, Texas, Robert Downey Jr, Navy, Mexico, Senate, China, New York City, US, San Francisco, Spain, Fbi, Afghanistan, Netflix


Video Shows Grandma Shielding Black Grandson From Cops Aiming Guns At Him After He Allegedly Ran a Stop Sign

A video that surfaced online over the weekend showing multiple police officers, with their firearms drawn, arresting a 21-year-old African American man has drawn backlash from many. Tye Anders, of Midland, TX, is seen lying on the ground as multiple police vehicles surround him in the dramatic video from Saturday (May 16). “Stay calm,” one of the officers is heard saying in the video. “Put the guns down. I’m scared. I’m scared,” Anders responded. According to reports, Anders was stopped becau...
Tags: Videos, Texas, News, Cops, Police, Viral Videos, Jazz, Police Brutality, Racial Profiling, Midland, Moore, Midland Texas, Anders, Justin Moore, Midland Police Department, Midland TX


Sixth Trans Woman Murdered in U.S. Within Weeks, Arrested Suspect Says He Was Sent by God to Kill Her

The alarming number of trans women murdered in the United States this year continues to rise. 20-year-old Helle Jae O’Regan was stabbed to death last week inside a San Antonio, Texas barbershop. O’Regan becomes the sixth trans woman to be killed in just five weeks, and the 11th for the year. On Wednesday (May 6), O’Regan was working in Diesel Barbershop to prepare for its Friday reopening. Though the shop was closed, another employee allowed Damion Campbell to enter the shop after he claimed he ...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Crime, News, Joe Biden, Transgender, United States, Missouri, Jazz, Lgbtq, San Antonio, Puerto Rico, Hate Crimes, Campbell, Human Rights Campaign, San Antonio Texas


Pottery – “Hot Heater”

Pottery are gearing up to release their debut album Welcome To Bobby's Motel next month, and we've already heard a bunch of great stuff from it. First there was the multi-part freakout "Texas Drums Pt. I & II," then the jittery "Take Your Time," and finally the languid, psych-tinged "More »
Tags: Music, Texas, Pottery, Bobby


Neu auf Netflix: Auf diese Serien & Filme kannst du dich im Mai freuen

Der April war ein guter Monat für alle Netflix-Fans: Wir haben uns in das schockierende Universum von Tiger King ziehen lassen, mit den sexy Teilnehmer*innen von Finger weg! mitgefiebert und die vierte Staffel Haus des Geldes innerhalb eines Wochenendes gebingt. Du musst aber gar nicht traurig sein, dass der Monat schon wieder vorbei ist, denn die gute Nachricht lautet: Auch im Mai erwarten uns viele Highlights beim Streaminganbieter. Yay!Ob du nun einfach mal den Kopf ausschalten willst, wenn d...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Usa, England, New York, Hollywood, Texas, London, Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew Mcconaughey, New York City, Africa, America, Los Angeles, Netflix, Marine


Nicolas Cage to Play “Tiger King” Joe Exotic in New Scripted Series

Nicolas Cage will play Joe Exotic in an upcoming eight-episode scripted series from Imagine Television Studios and CBS Television Studios. According to Variety, the series will be based on the Texas Monthly article “Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild,” written by Leif Reigstad. The show will focus on Joe Schreibvogel and it will delve into how he became known as “Joe Exotic” as well as the wild antics that followed. In addition to starring as the series’ titular charact...
Tags: TV, Celebs, Texas, Entertainment, Pop Culture, Jazz, Nicolas Cage, Nielson, Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, Imagine Television Studios, Tiger King, Leif Reigstad, Joe Schreibvogel, CBS Television Studios According, Baskin Nicolas Cage


Jess Williamson – “Smoke”

Jess Williamson is releasing a new album, Sorceress, in a couple weeks, the follow-up to the Los Angeles via Texas songwriter's 2018 album Cosmic Wink. We've heard "Wind On Tin" and "Infinite Scroll" from it already, and today she's sharing another one called "Smoke." … More »
Tags: Music, Texas, Los Angeles, Jess Williamson


Texas Lt. Governor on Ending State’s COVID-19 Lockdown: “There Are More Important Things Than Living”

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick made headlines back in March after he said the country should remain open amid the coronavirus pandemic despite the potential health risks. Now, he’s back with an even more controversial hot take, saying that re-opening the country is “more important” than saving lives. Patrick appeared on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight Monday (Apr. 20) claiming to be “vindicated” after he was criticized for saying in March that he thought “lots of grandparents” across the...
Tags: Politics, Wtf, Texas, News, Jazz, Fox News, Patrick, Dan Patrick, Texas Democratic Party, Fox News Tucker Carlson, Gilberto Hinojosa, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Oh Really? Please Tell Me More, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Ice-T Unintimidated By Trapt’s Pandora Numbers

The aughts nu-metal band Trapt have an absolutely unhinged, conspiracy theory-fueled social media presence, and they've been tweeting pretty much non-stop since the coronavirus pandemic began. They have egged a few other artists on, including Texas band Power Trip and a whole bunch of other metal bands, and even Richard Marx. More »
Tags: Music, Texas, News, Power Trip, Ice-T, Trapt, Pandora Numbers


Billyracxx – “Butterflies, Pt.1” (EP Review)

Texas is known to be home to big guns, and bigger personalities. One thing that you may not immediately credit to the state is artistic creativity, though. Houston native Billyracxx is here to dispel that assumption with his five song EP, “Butterflies Pt. 1.” “Butterflies Pt. 1” is only five songs long and has a run time of 16 minutes and 8 seconds, yet is packed from top to bottom with style. Each track is flooded with autotuned vocals laced over a very well produced instrumental, the major...
Tags: Reviews, Texas, Jazz, Houston, Billyracxx


Man Serving 27 Years in Prison for Nonviolent Offense Dies of Coronavirus a Month After Being Denied Early Release

A man arrested for nonviolent drug charges who was 13 years into a 27-year sentence has become the first federal inmate in the United States to die due to complications from COVID-19, according to reports. 49-year-old Patrick Jones was arrested back in 2007 when police officers found 19 grams of crack and 21 grams of powder cocaine inside his apartment in the college town of Temple, Texas. He was sentenced to a lengthy prison term because of previous charges and close proximity to a junior colle...
Tags: Texas, Crime, News, Prison, US, United States, Jazz, Jones, Barr, Bureau of Prisons, Patrick Jones, Human Interest, Temple Texas, Sad News, William Barr, Coronavirus


Texas Teen Arrested for Threatening to Spread COVID-19: “If I’m Going Down, All You Motherf**kers Are Going Down!”

Texas police have arrested 18-year-old Lorraine Maradiaga after she posted a video on Snapchat claiming to be intentionally spreading the COVID-19 virus, according to new reports. “I’m here at Walmart about to infest every motherf**ker,” she says in one of the social media posts. “Because if I’m going down, all you motherf**kers are going down.” Throughout her many posts, Maradiaga is seen coughing and claiming that she was infected with the virus that is causing a worldwide pandemic, as well...
Tags: Videos, Wtf, Texas, Crime, News, Social Media, Walmart, Snapchat, Jazz, Arrested, Carrollton, Denton County Jail, SMH, Really, That's What You Get, Stupid Kids


The Go-Gos’ Kathy Valentine shares her wild life in ‘All I Ever Wanted’

For Kathy Valentine, the fairy tale began on Christmas 1980. Restless that night, the 21-year-old guitarist headed down from the home in the Hollywood Hills, where she’d been staying with a friend since moving to Los Angeles from Austin, to catch a gig by rising L.A. punk act X at the Whisky A Go Go. There, a chance encounter in the bathroom with Go-Go‘s guitarist Charlotte Caffey led to an offer to fill in on bass with the then-unsigned band for a run of eight shows over four nights at the West...
Tags: Europe, Books, Music, England, Texas, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Austin, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, David Bowie, Showtime, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Carlisle


Iyanna Mayweather Reportedly Stabbed NBA YoungBoy’s Baby Mama Because She Was Losing the Fight, Injuries Required Emergency Surgery

New details have emerged about the stabbing incident that sent NBA YoungBoy’s baby mama to the hospital and his fiancée, Iyanna Mayweather, to jail. According to The Blast, police were called around 7:00 p.m. Friday evening (Apr. 3) for a disturbance at YoungBoy’s Texas home. When officers arrived on the scene, they were informed that Iyanna Mayweather, daughter of famed pro boxer Floyd Mayweather, and the mother of NBA YoungBoy’s child had become involved in a verbal altercation that at some po...
Tags: Celebs, Texas, Crime, Instagram, Law, Stabbing, Nba, Pop Culture, Jazz, Floyd Mayweather, Jacobs, Yaya, Mayweather, Harris County Jail, NBA YoungBoy, Youngboy


Mountain Time – “Rosemary, Etc.”

We spoke with Chris Simpson last year when his influential Texas emo band Mineral got back together, but in 2020 he's going it alone again, which certainly fits with the spirit of the times. Simpson, whose credits also include the cultishly beloved post-Mineral combo the Gloria Record, has revived his solo project Zookeeper … More »
Tags: Music, Texas, Mineral, Zookeeper, Simpson, Chris Simpson, Mountain Time, The Gloria Record


Guest Post: Joinder and the One-Year Time Bar in Inter Partes Review

Guest post by Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Professor at the Texas A&M University School of Law and the Texas A&M College of Engineering. Disclosures: Professor Vishnubhakat was formerly an advisor at the USPTO, but his arguments here should not be imputed to the USPTO or to any other organization. Professor Vishnubhakat was an author of amicus briefs by Professors of Patent and Administrative Law in Wi-Fi One v. Broadcom (in support of neither party) and in Thryv v. Click-to-Call Technologies (in ...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, Pop, United States, Uspto, Chevron, AIA, Patent, Broadcom, Fed, Martin, Lee


Eric Taylor, Poetic Texas Singer-Songwriter, Is Dead at 70

Revered by peers like Lyle Lovett, he fused a brooding yet tender melodicism with evocative stream-of-consciousness narration, to hypnotic effect.
Tags: Music, Texas, News, Taylor, Eric, Eric Taylor, Lyle Lovett, Deaths (Obituaries, Poetic Texas


Covering Robert Johnson’s Blues Became a Rite of Rock ‘n’ Roll Passage: Hear Covers by The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Howlin’ Wolf, Lucinda Williams & More

American rock and roll originated from all corners of the country in the 1940s and 50s: from the exuberant gospel of the south, rollicking western swing of Texas, lean electric blues of Chicago, fast-paced Chicano music of L.A…. Truly a cultural melting pot, it represented the U.S to itself, amplifying and intensifying contemporary trends that continued right alongside the upstart new genre. But along with the deaths, arrests, and army stints of the music’s most famous stars at the e...
Tags: Google, Music, Texas, Mississippi, College, Chicago, New York Times, Bob Marley, Johnson, Richard, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Wolf, Madison Square Garden, Facebook Twitter, Clapton


G Phatz – “Walking Threat” (Album Review)

Texas has produced some big names in Hip Hop, from Bun B, to Paul Wall, to Nelly, and even Travis Scott. With that kind of notoriety, how does G Phatz and his latest release, “Walking Threat,” hold up to to the Texas standard of excellence? The first thing to note with G Phatz is that he has a pretty good voice and sound. He’s definitely carved out a style for himself and knows exactly what it is. This much is great, but my biggest issue with the album is the mans pen. There’s no other way t...
Tags: Reviews, Texas, Jazz, Nelly, Paul Wall, G Phatz, Travis Scott With



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