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'She exists out of time': Umm Kulthum, Arab music's eternal star

With a voice adored by Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and millions across the Arab world, Umm Kulthum rejected gender norms with her powerful, political music. But can her 90-minute songs work in a new stage musical?You hear the Umm Kulthum cafe before you see it. Violins swoon and a monumental voice surges from a doorway in Cairo’s Tawfiqia neighbourhood. Outside, couples smoke shisha on plastic chairs, dwarfed by two immense golden busts depicting the singer known variously as “the star of the east”,...
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Ken Ehrlich on the Kobe Bryant Memorial Service’s ‘Transcendent’ Music Moments

Ken Ehrlich produced his final Grammy telecast Jan. 26 … and, through the sad fluke of Kobe Bryant dying the day of the show, there was a direct segue to the first live broadcast of Ehrlich’s post-Grammys career, when his company was asked to assist with the Kobe Bryant memorial Feb. 24. The veteran is […]
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Kobe Bryant handprints, Lakers uniforms up for auction

NEW YORK — Some key Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including two of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms and cement handprints from his induction into the Grauman’s Chinese Theater hall of fame gallery, are going up for sale in April. Julien’s Auctions said Thursday that the items would be up for sale on April 30 as part of its annual sports auction that includes a silver medal from the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and a 2002 FIFA World Cup gold winner’s medal. Bryant’s items were already being plan...
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Beyoncé Paid Tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant at Their Memorial With Purple and Gold Nail Art

On Feb. 24, Kobe and Gianna "Gigi" Bryant were honored in a public memorial service hosted by wife and mother Vanessa Bryant. Held at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles, the service was attended by dozens of celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Stephen Curry, and Shaquille O'Neal and featured heartfelt speeches from close family friends like Michael Jordan and Jimmy Kimmel. Beyoncé was also in attendance, performing moving renditions of her songs "Halo" and "XO" and even honorin...
Tags: Beyonce, Halo, Beauty, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Staples Center, Alex Rodriguez, Beyonce Knowles, J Lo, Kobe, Gianna, Downtown Los Angeles, Shaquille O Neal, XO, Celebrity Beauty, Gianna Bryant


Jennifer Lopez Paid Tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant With a Touching Nail Art Design

Jennifer Lopez has long been a fan of nail art, using it as an extension of her incredibly glamorous outfits, or to make a statement of their own. Her latest design, created by her longtime manicurist Tom Bachik, however, was a way to honor the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant the day of their memorial service on Monday. The manicure was simple, yet powerful. The design featured a sheer, pinky-beige base shade with gold glitter layered over the top. Bachik created two accent nails, including the ...
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Jordan, O'Neal pay tribute to Bryant

SHOWS: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 24, 2020) (LA LAKERS-SPECTRUM SPORTS - SEE RESTRICTIONS ABOVE) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER NBA PLAYER, MICHAEL JORDAN SAYING (OVERLAID WITH PICTURES FROM THE MEMORIAL SERVICE): "We talked about everything and he was just trying to be a better person. Now he's got me. I'll have to look at another crying meme for the next ... I told my wife I wasn't going to do this because I didn't want to see that for the next thre...
Tags: Beyonce, News, Los Angeles, Gigi, Michael Jordan, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Bryant, Vanessa, LA Lakers, Kobe, Gianna, University of Connecticut, Neal, Calabasas California


Michael Jordan and Beyonce share tributes to Lakers legend

Many people have a little brother or sister who messes with their stuff, asks too many questions and makes a nuisance of themselves. For many years, Kobe Bryant was Michael Jordan's, the Chicago Bulls legend told a packed Staples Center on Monday.
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25 Protective Styles Perfect When Transitioning To Natural Hair

Making the decision to transition your hair from relaxed to natural requires a commitment. Out goes your lazy-day routine and in come the new styles and methods required as new growth replaces straight strands. But just because handling multiple textures at once might mean more time each morning, it doesn't mean you're boxed in when it comes to styles. There are countless looks to try that not only preserve new growth, but make you feel fabulous during the in-between phase. Ahead, we've rounded...
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Kobe and Gigi Bryant remembered in the intimate details by closest friends and family

Christina Aguilera sings “Ave Maria” during the Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial service at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG) Christina Aguilera sings “Ave Maria” during the Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial service at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Alicia Keys performs “Moonlight Sonata” during the Kobe and Gianna B...
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Remembering Kobe Bryant: Michael Jordan and Beyonce share tributes to Lakers legend

Many people have a little brother or sister who messes with their stuff, asks too many questions and makes a nuisance of themselves. For many years, Kobe Bryant was Michael Jordan's, the Chicago Bulls legend told a packed Staples Center on Monday.
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Remembering Kobe Bryant: Beyonce and Jimmy Kimmel open tributes to Lakers legend

Fans packing the sold-out Staples Center to honor the legacy of Kobe Bryant were welcomed to the arena Monday by no less than one of the biggest pop stars on Earth.
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Watch Beyoncé Perform At Kobe & Gianna Bryant’s Memorial

Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, along with seven other passengers, died in a helicopter crash last month. Tributes to the late basketball player have rolled out from the music world, at the Grammys and through songs and performances from Bad Bunny and Roddy Ricch. More »
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WATCH: Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s Celebration of Life Memorial Service… (VIDEO)

Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna Bryant, are being remembered by fans around the world with a Celebration of Life memorial service. The special memorial ceremony put on by the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe’s Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation, will honor the late NBA legend and his 13-year-old daughter. Kobe, Gianna, and seven others — John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah and Payton Chester, Christina Mauser and Ara Zobayan — were killed in a tragic helicopter crash last month. Watch Kob...
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Beyonce Kicks Off Kobe Bryant Memorial with Special Performance of ‘XO’ and ‘Halo’ (Watch)

Beyonce kicked off Monday’s public memorial for Kobe Bryant with a special performance of her songs “XO” and “Halo.” “I’m here because I love Kobe, and this is one of his favorite songs,” she said before launching into a special rendition of “XO.” She was accompanied by singers and a string quartet, and wore a […]
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NAACP Winners List 2020: Updating Live

The 51st annual NAACP Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson, are currently underway in Los Angeles. Angela Bassett, Billy Porter, Lizzo, Regina King and Tyler Perry are competing for entertainer of the year. On Friday night, early winners were announced, including “Just Mercy,” which picked up the award for best ensemble in a motion picture. OWN’s […]
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NAACP Winners 2020: The Complete List

The 51st annual NAACP Awards took place Saturday night in Los Angeles with Lizzo being named Entertainer of the Year. Warner Bros.’ legal drama “Just Mercy” nearly swept the top film awards, taking home best motion picture, ensemble, best actor (Michael B. Jordan) and supporting actor (Jamie Foxx). Lupita N’yongo won the best actress prize […]
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Blue Ivy, Beyoncé and Marsai Martin Collect Early Wins at NAACP Image Awards Dinner (Full List)

Blue Ivy Carter is an NAACP Image Award winner at just 8 years old. The 51st annual NAACP Image awards held their non-televised dinner on Friday where Beyoncé dominated the music categories, picking up 6 wins, including outstanding female artist, album for “Homecoming: The Live Experience, soundtrack/compilation for “The Lion King: The Gift” and outstanding […]
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Freestyle football sensation Lisa Zimouche is on a mission to nutmeg Beyonce

It was French maestro Zinedine Zidane who first inspired Lisa Zimouche to start kicking a football.
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The 21 most influential digital creators based in New York who rule Instagram, YouTube, and other social-media platforms

Business Insider is recognizing the leading digital stars who live and create content around the Greater New York City area. We are highlighting these 21 top creators based on audience size, creativity, and their impact on the influencer business as a whole. These New York-based creators run successful digital businesses across platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Los Angeles often takes center stage when it comes to the influencer world. Headli...
Tags: Facebook, Nordstrom, New York, Beyonce, Instagram, Minnesota, Adobe, Rihanna, NYC, Youtube, La, Massachusetts, New York City, Digital, US, Los Angeles


Beyoncé's daughter Blue Ivy celebrates incredible achievement

Beyoncé and Jay-Z need to watch out – as Blue Ivy is already following in...
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Best US music festivals spring 2020

Hopefully, you’re not yet at the point where you’re going all Portlandia and attending festivals via drone. Because though the heat, crowds, and cost of a major music festival can be a little aggravating, it’s still the only chance to see your entire playlist live in one place, combining it with an epic vacation to a new city or a beachfront paradise. Spring might be even better than summer when it comes to US music festivals, offering cooler weather and bills with a little more variety. Rea...
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The story of "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

Written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson around 1900, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" tells a haunting story of spiritual survival.The hymn is considered by many to be the black national anthem and has seen a resurgence lately in popular culture.Music has a way of helping us feel others' story. Modern memories tend to be short, particularly in America. It's been said that if you ask a European where their people come from, the answer will be a list of countries dating back generations. Ask someone...
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Theater reviews: ‘Kinky Boots’ goes for the heart, ‘The Father’ goes for the gut, ‘Revenge Song’ goes for the gusto

What makes a man a man, what makes a woman a woman, and where’s the line between our real selves and our shells? Three productions currently on the boards delve into these questions, each successfully in its own way. ‘Revenge Song’ Amy Kim Waschke (center), Noshir Dalal (kneeling), and Beth Hawkes (right) appear in a scene from “Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation” at the Geffen Playhouse through March 8. (Photo by Jeff Lorch) At the Geffen in Westwood, “Revenge Song” feels like a com...
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29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #14. Mariah Carey Is Christmas: The Story of "All I Want for Christmas Is You"

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films and videos featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did.We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History Mo...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Nas, Mariah Carey, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Wu-tang Clan, Adrian Younge, Motown, Clarence Clemons, BETTY DAVIS, Teddy Pendergrass, Todrick Hall, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Cecil Taylor, Screamin' Jay Hawkins


Listen Up

Country-inflected pop, chopped-up Beyonce samples, carnivalesque chaos and more music from this week King Princess: Ohio After performing “Ohio” live with consistency since her first tour, King Princess (aka Mikaela Straus) finally releases an official recording and music video for the fan-favorite track. Both the song and visuals begin with quiet intimacy, and the latter introduces Straus wearing her theatrical Cheap Queen look. As with …
Tags: Music, Design, Beyonce, Disco, Music Videos, Garage Rock, Country, Pop, The Strokes, Ohio, Grimes, Synths, Listenup, Funk, New Music, Julian Casablancas


29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #15 'The Black Godfather'

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did.We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History Month 2020 --...
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SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – LUCY DYSON

Splendour in the Grass is thrilled to welcome Berlin-based Australian artist, animator and award-winning music-video director Lucy Dyson as the festivals 2020 Artist in Residence. Lucy’s residency with Splendour will include creation of the festival’s 2020 artwork, poster and official lineup announce video and you’ll also be able to see some of her work onsite at the event. Lucy’s “beautifully detailed, unique and off-beat” (Gotye) collages have been commissioned for album covers and exhib...
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Beyoncè’s Manicurist Gave Me Chip-Free Nails - For Just $11

I'll admit that I don't get my nails done very often, but when I was presented with the opportunity to get a manicure from Lisa Logan - aka the woman who does Beyoncé Knowles's nails - I was obviously very happy to oblige. Logan is a veteran nail artist who's worked in the industry for 15 years. She runs a nail salon in New York City called The Nail Suite, and aside from Beyoncé, her client list consists of other A-listers like Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, and Pink. I met her ...
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29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #16 'Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes'

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did.We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History Month 2020 --...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Nas, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Wu-tang Clan, Adrian Younge, Motown, Clarence Clemons, BETTY DAVIS, Teddy Pendergrass, Todrick Hall, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Cecil Taylor, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, List this


The most extravagant celebrity Valentine's Day gifts ever from Beyoncé to Victoria Beckham

What's the most extravagant thing you've ever woken up to on Valentine's Day? A...
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