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Academy of Country Music Awards: Who will win and who should win
Destiny’s Child reunites during Beyonce’s Coachella performance
Should pets be allowed in dorm rooms? These colleges say yes
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Dan Auerbach returns to Northeast Ohio with new album, show at Agora
Country music personality Hazel Smith has died at the age of 83
Beyoncé slays anew at her second Coachella show (with new costumes!)
2018-04-22 18:00:14 INDIO, Calif. — The universal acclaim for Beyoncé's opening-weekend set at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival put her in a tricky spot. She's an artist who never likes to do the same show twice, but why would you tinker with perfection? There's also the Weekend 2 crowd to consider. You know they had all seen the video and heard about the performance, the surprises and the general amazingness   Read More ...
Essential Prince: His Best, Most Overlooked Albums
2018-04-22 15:05:21 Prince's artistry spanned six decades, multiple genres and several hundred songs under his own name and pseudonyms. Even for a hardcore fan, his discography is one of the most daunting of any modern pop star. Here we present 16 albums that are essential to any collection. Dirty Mind (1980)For his third album and first masterpiece, he wanted to be more deliberately me, he told Rolling Stone at the time   Read More ...
Holocaust Museum rethinks FDR’s World War II refugee legacy
2018-04-22 14:00:25 Standing outside the entrance to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s exhibition “Americans and the Holocaust,” which opens April 23, co-curators Rebecca Erbelding and Daniel Greene disagreed on how to grade Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s efforts to save Jewish refugees during World War II. Erbelding, an archivist at the museum, gave FDR a B-minus, while Greene, who teaches at Northwestern University, was stingier with a C-plus   Read More ...
'The Time Is Now.' This New Coalition of Celebrities and Activists Just Pledged to Take on the NRA
2018-04-22 13:08:53 A new coalition of celebrities and activists, including actor Alyssa Milano and Parkland student David Hogg, announced plans Friday to take on the National Rifle Association and elected officials who accept money from the powerful gun advocacy group. NoRA launched its initiative Friday, on the 19th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School, as students across the country participated in a national school walkout in part to commemorate the 1999 massacre   Read More ...
Teen Masterfully Recreates Beyoncé’s Coachella Dance Routine
2018-04-22 13:06:45 After Brianna Bundick-Kelly saw Beyoncé’s performance at Coachella, she knew what she had to do. The Beyoncé superfan, whose Twitter handle is @briyonce, took a break from her studies at Virginia State University and over the next 40 minutes or so, taught herself every foot step, arm wave, and hip shake in Beyoncé’s intricately choreographed routine. Once the routine was flawless, she posted it online—and it promptly went viral as the internet’s collective jaw dropped in awe   Read More ...
Photos: Tribeca Film Festival brings stars to NYC
2018-04-22 13:03:48 The Tribeca Film Festival in New York continues! Antonio Banderas hit the red carpet for the the 'Genius: Picasso' premiere on April 20, 2018.   Read More ...
When white colleges make black students’ worlds smaller instead of bigger
2018-04-22 13:01:48 When Beyoncé sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing” at Coachella, she symbolically took a knee in front of the world. Those of us who attended historically black colleges and universities know this song as our black national anthem. We sang it at sporting events, chapel assemblies and graduations to celebrate black culture, while also acknowledging our historical exclusion from the national anthem’s “land of the free   Read More ...
6 things to know about Labo, Nintendo’s quirky cardboard video game accessory kit
2018-04-22 12:59:31 I built a car today. And it only took me 10 minutes. A remote-controlled car is the first project you make as part of the Nintendo Labo, a new type of build-it-yourself cardboard accessory that works with the Switch console to combine real-world and digital play. After folding and assembling the mini car, I slotted each of the Switch's detachable, vibrating controllers into it   Read More ...
Saudi Arabia screens 'Black Panther' to end 35-year ban on movie theaters
2018-04-19 08:45:51 Saudi Arabia held a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" to herald the launch of movie theaters in the kingdom, and tickets go on sale Thursday for public showings on Friday. Authorities planned the invitation-only event in a concert hall converted into a cinema complex in the capital, Riyadh. The screening, attended by both men and women, will be followed by a rush to build movie theaters in major cities   Read More ...
Meet the viral video mom who helped her daughter ‘rise’ above fear
2018-04-19 08:00:31 When stage fright kept her daughter from performing, Shay Washington rose up and became an inspiration. Has fear ever kept you from your dreams? During a performance of “Rise Up” by Andra Day, Shay Washington noticed her daughter freeze mid-song. Knowing it was stage fright, Washington instinctively jumped onstage to join her daughter and encourage her to finish the song. The entire performance was caught on camera and the video has now gone viral   Read More ...
First Saudi cinema opens with popcorn and 'Black Panther'
2018-04-19 07:45:59 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots as Hollywood's blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater. Though it was a private, invitation-only screening on Wednesday evening, for many Saudis it marked one of the clearest moments of change to sweep the country in decades. It's seen as part of a new era in which women will soon be allowed to drive and people in the kingdom will be able to go to concerts and fashion shows, and tuck into a bucket of popcorn in a cinema   Read More ...
See Barbara and George H.W. Bush's Historically Long Love Story in Photos
2018-04-19 05:08:09 Barbara Bush, the fierce and beloved matriarch of the Bush family, died at the age of 92 on Tuesday . The former First Lady had the longest marriage in presidential history — she was married to President George H.W. Bush for 73 years, dropping out of college to follow along as her childhood love grew in his career. The couple met when Barbara Bush (then Barbara Pierce) was a 15-year-old girl on Christmas break   Read More ...
Netflix Just Announced a Bunch of New Shows and Movies Set to Debut in 2018
2018-04-19 05:07:35 A bunch of new television shows from around the world are coming to Netflix this year, according to an announcement from the streaming service at a showcase event in Rome. A crop of newly announced movies will also be added to Netflix in 2018, along with new seasons of series like last year’s popular GLOW. “Our belief is that great storytelling transcends borders,” Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told audiences at the showcase   Read More ...
A spin through some Record Store Day treasures
2018-04-19 05:07:10 What is the attraction of Record Store Day? For this music hound, it isn’t acquiring vinyl issues of the readily available or collectibles, but the chance for musical treats, whether new, reissued, or old but never before heard. Here are a few such choices from this year’s edition. “The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend,” Baby Huey Who knows what might have been had the life of Chicago psychedelic soul man Baby Huey (born James Ramey) not come to an end during the recording of this debut album in 1970? We do know that the album became crate digger’s gold, and a recurrent sampling source   Read More ...
Huntington Theatre snags 15 Norton nominations
2018-04-19 05:06:58 The Boston Theater Critics Association has announced the nominees for the 36th Elliot Norton Awards, and the Huntington Theatre Company leads the field with 15 nominations, followed by Underground Railway Theater with eight. The award ceremony will be held May 21 at the Huntington Avenue Theatre, where Boston actress Leigh Barrett will be awarded the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, and Robert J   Read More ...
Composer goes for the high score with video game-inspired ‘Pixelandia’
2018-04-19 05:06:49 Growing up in Taiwan, composer Yu-Hui Chang would pass by the entrance to what was then a new and novel place filled with colorful distractions: video game arcades, replete with buzzing, flashing game cabinets. But, she emphasized, she didn’t spend much time in there. “I wouldn’t have admitted it,” she said with a smile in an interview near her Arlington home   Read More ...
AMC Theater opening in Saudi Arabia ends decades-old ban
2018-04-19 05:05:59 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Email AMC Theater opening in Saudi Arabia ends decades-old ban Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theater on Wednesday, ending a 35-year ban. Sent! Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
Saudi Arabia's 35-year movie theater ban ends with 'Black Panther' screening
2018-04-19 05:05:47 Saudi Arabia is screening the Hollywood "Black Panther" this week in Riyadh to mark the return of the public cinema after 35 years and the beginning of plans to open dozens of movie theaters in major cities. An initial screening of the film Wednesday night in the capital, Riyadh, was by invitation only with both men and women in attendance at a gala, ribbon-cutting ceremony   Read More ...
Saudi Arabia's First Movie Theater Since the 1980s Opens With and Popcorn
2018-04-19 05:04:02 (RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) — The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots Wednesday evening as Hollywood’s blockbuster “Black Panther” premiered in Saudi Arabia’s first movie theater. Though it was a private, invitation-only screening, for many Saudis it marked one of the clearest moments of change to sweep the country in decades. It’s seen as part of a new era in which women will soon be allowed to drive and people in the kingdom will be able to go to concerts and fashion shows, and tuck into a bucket of popcorn in a cinema   Read More ...
Nuclear Science Museum demonstrates fun science by blowing bubbles out of CDs -- literally
2018-04-19 05:00:37 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- - The Nuclear Museum demonstrates more fun science by turning CDs into bubble blowing devices! These themed, week-long camps will take place from May 29 through August 10, and they are designed to be both highly educational and fun for all. Sessions include "Hey, Can I Take that Apart?", "Code of the Robot", The Upside Down", "Spy   Read More ...
Chris Stapleton's Sunday: Birth of twins, 40th birthday and ACM win
2018-04-16 04:45:30 Sunday is a day Chris Stapleton will always remember: His wife gave birth to twin boys, he celebrated his 40th birthday and he won album of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Stapleton didn't attend the show in Las Vegas, but host Reba McEntire announced the birth of the boys when his album, "From a Room: Volume 1," was named album of the year   Read More ...
Academy of Country Music Awards: Who will win and who should win
2018-04-15 23:45:37 Chris Stapleton and Thomas Rhett are the leading nominees going into the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday. The men will go head-to-head in categories including Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Either man could sweep every category in which he’s nominated or walk away empty handed. Neither scenario seems likely. Here’s what we think will happen during the ACM Awards, which will air live from Las Vegas at 8 p   Read More ...
ACM Awards predictions: Who will win and who should win
2018-04-15 23:00:27 Chris Stapleton and Thomas Rhett are the leading nominees going into the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday. The men will go head-to-head in categories including Album of the Year. and Male Vocalist of the Year. . Either man could sweep every category in which he’s nominated or walk away empty handed. Neither scenario seems likely. Here’s what we think will happen during the ACM Awards, which will air live from Las Vegas at 8 p   Read More ...
Louisville Tattoo Arts Convention brings the best ink artists to town
2018-04-15 22:00:39 The 7th annual Louisville Tattoo Arts Convention is going on at the Kentucky Expo Center this weekend. Organizers say there are plenty of things to do and see, including some pretty jaw-dropping side shows. In addition to tattoos, vendors are also selling art and clothing. Organizer Carl Blasphemy said there is something for everyone - no matter their lifestyle. "We have police officers coming in that have worked our shows in previous years that off-duty   Read More ...
Destiny’s Child reunites during Beyonce’s Coachella performance
2018-04-15 21:49:47 INDIO, Calif. The speculated reunion was confirmed just before the show by Olivier Rousteing, creative director of Balmain, the luxury brand that designed Beyonce’s costumes for the show. A post shared by Michelle Williams (@michellewilliams) on Apr 15, 2018 at 3:01am PDT. Destiny’s Child wasn’t the only guest during the show. Beyonce performed with her husband JAY-Z and sister Solange during the set   Read More ...
Beyonce throws Coachella homecoming with Destiny's Child reunion
2018-04-15 21:12:08 Indio, United States. Beyonce returned spectacularly to the stage with a joyous, homecoming-themed party at the Coachella festival where she delighted fans with a rare reunion of her former trio Destiny's Child. Before a sea of some 100,000 people in the southern California desert, the pop superstar headlined the premier global music festival to end a year-long hiatus from live music as she gave birth to twins   Read More ...
King of Kong: High-score gamer has his records stripped
2018-04-15 21:09:22 How about a break from geopolitics. If you’ve never seen the 2007 documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, it’s about one man’s attempt to set a new world record on the classic arcade video game Donkey Kong. In the film, Steve Wiebe, a middle-school science teacher, literally comes out of nowhere and sets a new record after spending months practicing the game in his garage   Read More ...
'Coast to Coast AM' Radio Host Art Bell Dies at 72
2018-04-15 21:07:30 Radio host Arthur “Art” Bell died in his Nevada home on Friday, authorities said. He was 72. Bell hosted the nationally syndicated radio show Coast to Coast AM, which focused on the paranormal and conspiracy theories, before leaving the program in 2002, according to Radio Ink. Bell later hosted another show, Midnight In the Desert, but retired from the air in 2015, citing threats to his safety   Read More ...
No, Kanye West Doesn't Like 'Normal TV.' Here's What He Will Watch.
2018-04-15 21:05:38 It’s well-known that Kanye West is an arbiter of taste, whether it’s in fashion, music, or entertainment and is appears that Yeezy has given his seal of approval to none other than the maestro of fastidious twee, Wes Anderson. While interviewing his interior designer Axel Vervoordt in a verbose and philosophy-laden piece for The Hollywood Reporter‘s Pret-a-Reporter, West revealed that the only thing he wants to see at the movies right now is During a conversation about influencers, Kanye expressed his distaste for anyone trying to influence him, citing that that’s why he tries to avoid watching “normal TV   Read More ...
Beyoncé's Historic Coachella Performance Has Fans Singing the Praises of 'Beychella'
2018-04-15 21:05:04 Not only did Beyoncé crush Coachella by bringing out members of her former group Destiny’s Child, husband Jay-Z and sister Solange to perform with her, she also made history as the first black woman to ever headline Coachella. Fans are calling this year’s music festival “Beychella” in honor of Beyoncé’s historic performance and her two-hour set which kicked off with “Crazy in Love   Read More ...
Beyonce’s Coachella set includes Destiny’s Child reunion
2018-04-15 21:04:56 INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Beyonce has paid tribute Saturday to historically black colleges and universities and also reunited with Destiny’s Child during her headlining performance at Coachella, which was delayed for a year because of her pregnancy. Beyonce performed at two-hour set of her hits in Indio, California, where the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is held each year. The superstar was due to perform last year but had to postpone because she was pregnant with her twins, Sir and Rumi   Read More ...
Review: Beyoncé leaves no question who runs the world in Coachella set with Destiny's Child
2018-04-15 21:04:52 All hail Queen Bey. After a yearlong wait, Beyoncé blessed the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Saturday night with her presence. And it was glorious. The air was electric, festivalgoers frantically pushing forward when the lights went off and a voice came over the loudspeaker welcoming the crowd to Beyoncé’s homecoming 2018. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams joined the singer on stage to perform the trio's hits Say My Name, Lose My Breath and Soldier much to the elation of the crowd — and sister Solange Knowles even made an appearance for an extended dance break   Read More ...
Art patrons score four-course dinner, two Broadway performances and Southwest Airlines swag
2018-04-12 20:04:05 Fifth annual Houston Arts Alliance concert dinner at Hotel ZaZa attended by Mayor Sylvester Turner raises $270K Published 9:38 am, Thursday, April 12, 2018 Dinner and a show – that's what Houston Arts Alliance concert gala-goers were treated to last week at Hotel ZaZa. But because this is Texas, where everything is bigger and better, guests were treated to a four-course feast, two Broadway performances and special swag courtesy of Southwest Airlines   Read More ...
Review: Book on film ‘Giant’ a window into 1950s Hollywood
2018-04-12 20:01:52 No matter what you think of the 1956 epic Giant – some love it as an all-time favorite, some find it overblown – Don Graham’s book is an entertaining case study for anyone who wants to understand how Hollywood lived and breathed in the mid-1950s. His behind-the-scenes story provides as much drama as director George Stevens’s sometimes lumbering movie about a handsome but hidebound cattle baron who brings his East Coast bride to a not-so-little house on the prairie   Read More ...
Should pets be allowed in dorm rooms? These colleges say yes
2018-04-12 18:46:01 This year, students at Southeast Missouri State University will be bringing not just their books to school – but also their pets! The school announced last week it would be creating pet-friendly dorm room halls for students where they will be allowed to bunk with their feline, canine or “small-caged” animal. Southeast Missouri now joins a few other schools where this is possible like: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Northern Colorado, Stephens College and more   Read More ...
New study finds the worst household chore is...
2018-04-12 18:00:34 Household chores are all horrible - we can all agree on that. However, a new study has shown that the worst chore in America is...dishwashing! Yes, dishwashing is the chore that has broken up couples, started fights in the house and more importantly - led to a lot of unhappiness. Dishwashing is, in its very nature, gross. Apparently, that active chore of "grossness" usually falls to a woman in the house and is a daily, repeated task   Read More ...
Here's how much you should expect to spend at a wedding
2018-04-12 17:00:26 So, you've been asked to a wedding? Congrats! You better start saving your pennies now because according to a new survey from BankRate, the average cost for a wedding guest member has really jumped up. The survey of 2,228 adults in the U.S. finds that the members of the bridal party spend $728 on average. This figure includes gifts, attire and travel as well as associated events like bridal showers and bachelor parties   Read More ...
Five tips for surviving popular video game 'Fortnite'
2018-04-12 16:46:02 Fortnite was already popular, but an appearance earlier this month by rapper Drake in a popular player's Twitch livestream has built renewed interest in the video game. Players seem obsessed with Fortnite: Battle Royale, a free-to-play game where 100 players are dropped on to an island, with the lone survivor left standing as winner. To keep the pace moving, players must also survive a massive storm threatening their lives   Read More ...
Coachella tips: How to beat the heat at the desert music festival
2018-04-12 16:00:45 Coachella is one of the hottest musical festivals -- figuratively and literally. Find out how to thrive as the temperatures soar.   Read More ...
St. Paul’s singers, professionals perform original songs
2018-04-12 15:11:05 By SARAH PEARSON Monitor staff St. Paul’s School student singers and professional musicians will come together Friday to present an evening of original music compositions. Nick White, the school’s director of chapel music, has written two segments to the show called The Raven: The Lighter Side of White. The first half will be “The Raven Consort,” which features lyrics based on Edgar Allen Poe’s poems   Read More ...