Grammy-Winning Singer Naomi Judd Dies At 76

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New York Daily News: By Joseph Wilkinson - Naomi Judd, five-time Grammy winning member of The Judds and mother of Wynonna and Ashley Judd, died Saturday. She was 76. “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” Wynonna and Ashley sai... Read more

Deaths Hit Hard But Mighty Diamonds Are Still Forever

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The Gleaner: KINGSTON, Jamaica - News of the death of Fitzroy ‘Bunny Diamond’ Simpson of reggae trio, the Mighty Diamonds, on April 1, considered April Fool’s Day, sounded like a joke. But it was all too real. It was only three days before, on the night of Tuesday, March 29, that the reggae-lo... Read more

Will Smith Resigns From Academy After Oscars Slap

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New York Daily News: By Joseph Wilkinson - Will Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday, five days after slapping Chris Rock on stage at the Oscars. The move does not require him to surrender the best actor award he won Sunday for “King Richard.” “My... Read more

Diamond Distress: Fitzroy Simpson Is Second Member Of Iconic Reggae Group To Die In Two Days

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Jamaica Observer: KINGSTON, By Howard Campbell - In a cruel twist of fate, Fitzroy “Bunny Diamond” Simpson died on Friday, two days after the brutal murder of Donald “Tabby Diamond” Shaw, his colleague in The Mighty Diamonds, one of reggae music's iconic groups. His family said the 70-yea... Read more

Will Smith Wins For Best Actor Oscar After Smacking Chris Rock, Does Not Say Sorry To Comedian

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New York Daily News: By Kate Feldman - The second biggest moment of Will Smith’s Oscar night came when he won for best actor for his role in “King Richard.” In a tearful acceptance speech, Smith thanked Venus and Serena Williams for allowing him to tell their father’s story on the tennis ... Read more

Brooklyn Musician Who Worked With Busta Rhymes & Grandmaster Melle Mel Shot Dead In Bensonhurst

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New York Daily News: BROOKLYN - A long-time Brooklyn musician who worked with New York hip-hop legends Busta Rhymes and Grandmaster Melle Mel was gunned down during an apparent Thursday night robbery at his apartment building, police said. George Sanchez, 43, was found in a stairwell between the ... Read more

City To Waive Busker Fee Again This Year

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – To bring added vibrancy to Hamilton and alleviate &nancial strain on visual and performance arsts caused by COVID-19, The City of Hamilton has decided to waive busker fees again for 2022, for the second consecuve year. The City’s Marketing and Comm... Read more

Extended Run, Award Nominations For Marley Musical

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Jamaica Observer: KINGSTON, By Richard Johnson - Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, which is currently on stage at the Lyric Theatre in London's West End, continues to make inroads. The production, written by Lee Hall and directed by Clint Dyer, recently received four nominations for the pr... Read more

Burning Spear: Welcome To Jamrock cruise

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Jamaica Observer: KINGSTON - TWO-TIME Grammy award winner, reggae veteran Burning Spear will take his 50-year musical career to the seas when he performs on the annual Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise later this year. The Marcus Garvey singer will break his retirement, which is now in i... Read more

Jussie Smollett Released From Jail Pending Appeal On Conviction For Fabricating Attack

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New York Daily News: By Theresa Braine - Actor Jussie Smollett got out of jail Wednesday on $150,000 bond while he appeals his conviction on charges of fabricating a racist and homophobic attack, then lying about it to police. Last week a Cook County judge sentenced the “Empire” sta... Read more