Willis & the Illest premier first album

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Situated in the heart of downtown Nassau, Pirate Republic Brewing Company played host to one of the island’s hottest bands, Willis & the Illest. On March 1, the leading Bahamian band premiered their new, upcoming album with a live, acoustic performance in Pirate Republic’s historic alley located on Woodes Rogers Walk. Welcomed […]

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Jay-Z, Dead & Co, the Killers to perform at Woodstock 50

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer. Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang announced Tuesday that Miley Cyrus, Santana, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, the Black Keys and Chance the Rapper will also perform […]

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Indianapolis Children’s Museum removes Michael Jackson items

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has removed three Michael Jackson items from exhibits after a new documentary renewed allegations of child sexual abuse against the late singer and Gary native. The Indianapolis Star reports a fedora and glove Jackson wore onstage and a Jackson poster are no longer on display at the museum. […]

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Buju Banton All Access tickets sold out

Organizers bringing in 300 police officers to secure concert   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Organizers of the upcoming Buju Banton: Long Walk To Freedom concert confirmed Wednesday that their All-Access tickets are sold out. Paradise Productions, which is staging the concert, said VIP and Platinum tickets are also moving fast. The concert, slated for March 30, […]

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R. Kelly sex tapes: From duffel bag to national circulation

CHICAGO (AP) — An acquaintance of R. Kelly’s recalled how the singer once lugged a duffel bag everywhere — to recording studios, film sets and gyms. Stuffed inside, she said, was a collection of his homemade VHS sex tapes. Despite Kelly’s efforts in the 1990s to hold those recordings close, some leaked out. Untold numbers […]

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Beyonce, Jay-Z to be honored at GLAAD Media Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce and Jay-Z are getting recognized for achievements outside of music: The power couple will be honored at the GLAAD Media Awards for accelerating LGBTQ acceptance. GLAAD announced Monday that the Carters will receive its Vanguard Award at its 30th annual awards on March 28 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly […]

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Chance the Rapper marries longtime girlfriend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chance the Rapper tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony. The Chicago-based rapper posted several photos of him and Kirsten Corley on his Instagram and Twitter accounts on Monday. He captioned his photos with him sporting a white tuxedo with black pants and her wearing a strapless white dress writing “The […]

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Review: Weezer’s ‘Black Album’ mocks, shocks and knocks

Weezer, “Weezer (Black Album)” (Crush Music/Atlantic Records) Fashion and decor experts say black and teal are a good combination, so there are ways in which Weezer’s “Black Album” matches the “Teal Album,” their barely-a-month-ago release of largely 1980s cover versions motivated by the surprising success of their take on Toto’s “Africa.” “Black Album,” for example, […]

Green Book’ wins best picture at the Oscars in an upset

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The segregation-era road-trip drama “Green Book” was crowned best picture at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, handing Hollywood’s top award to a film that some see as a feel-good throwback but that others ridicule as an outdated inversion of “Driving Miss Daisy.” In a year when Hollywood could have made […]

Oscars producers say the show is in ‘good shape’ for Sunday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss have been hearing the same question a lot recently: Are you OK? It’s an understandable query. Producing the Oscars is guaranteed to be a stressful job, but the road to the 91st Academy Awards, which will take place on Sunday, has been unusually […]

What will win best picture? It’s a maddeningly close race

NEW YORK (AP) — On a year where one of the lead Oscar contenders is titled “The Favourite,” the 91st Academy Awards lack a clear front runner. Normally a fairly predictable process with one or two favorites, this year’s best picture race has been maddeningly unclear, almost devious in its contradictions. The guild awards, usually […]

‘Empire’ actor charged with making false police report

CHICAGO (AP) — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said prosecutors charged Smollett with felony disorderly conduct, […]

AP Oscar predictions: What will win, what should win

Ahead of Sunday’s 91st Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony that has few sure things. BEST PICTURE The Nominees: “Black Panther,” ″BlacKkKlansman,” ″Bohemian Rhapsody,” ″The Favourite,” ″Green Book,” ″Roma,” ″A Star Is Born,” ″Vice” BAHR: Will Win: “Roma” Should Win: “A Star Is Born” […]

Bahamian performers to participate in 50th anniversary New Orleans Jazz Festival

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Tourism and Aviation D’Aguilar announced at a recent press conference at the Ministry that a Bahamian Delegation of top Junkanoo Performers, Musicians and Artists/Entertainers will participate in the much-anticipated 50th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz Festival, during the second weekend of the Festival, May 2-5, 2019. Since 1983 Bahamian introduction to […]