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The Chainsmokers crashed an Illinois high-school prom Ja Rule gives Fyre Fest update: “All guests are safe” ’13 Reasons Why’ soundtrack artist Car Seat Headrest slams the show
 

Watch Eddie Vedder Cover Talking Heads, Rolling Stones at Boston Benefit

While fans watched Pearl Jam‘s induction into the Rock Hall on HBO, Eddie Vedder performed a covers-filled set featuring tracks by Talking Heads, the Rolling Stones and the Who – as well as familiar renditions of Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd and Neil Young songs – at the annual Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert at Boston’s Paradise Club. Vedder’s set opened [...]

The Chainsmokers crashed an Illinois high-school prom

The Chainsmokers crashed a high school prom in Illinois last night (April 29). The duo made a surprise appearance at Huntley High School’s senior prom, taking place at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. The EDM producers are currently on tour and decided to crash the party as the hotel was located opposite the Allstate Arena, where they would later be [...]

Fleet Foxes surprise fans with vinyl giveaway of new album ‘Crack Up’

Fleet Foxes have gifted 20 lucky fans with signed test pressings of their upcoming album ‘Crack Up’. Frontman Robin Pecknold gave the pressings to 20 fans who have commented the most on his Instagram page during the run-up to ‘Crack Up’, “You all are the 20 most frequent commenters on this page, and you’ve been really funny / kind / supportive through [...]

Ja Rule gives Fyre Fest update: “All guests are safe”

Ja Rule has given an update on Fyre Festival following the festival’s closure this weekend. Fyre Festival was due to take place this weekend and the weekend after in the Bahamas, with the likes of Major Lazer, Disclosure, Skepta and more booked to perform. Tickets ranged from $1,000 to $12,000 However, the event has been postponed after guests arrived to find the [...]

5 Things We Learned From Tribeca’s ‘Godfather’ Reunion

It may not have been as momentous as the heads of the five families meeting for a Mob-war peace treaty. But the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival’s Godfather event – which reunited director Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall and Talia Shire – gave festivalgoers the opportunity to see the key players of [...]

’13 Reasons Why’ soundtrack artist Car Seat Headrest slams the show

Car Seat Headrest has sided with the criticisms of popular Netflix teen drama 13 Reasons Why. The show follows the story of a teenage girl who ultimately takes her own life, using flash backs of bullying and sexual assault. It has drawn criticisms from schools and parents who accuse the show’s makers of ‘glorifying suicide’. A school in Minnesota recently notified parents [...]

‘The Godfather’ cast reunite for film’s 45th anniversary

The Godfather cast and director reunited yesterday (April 29) to talk of the film’s influence and legacy. Celebrating its 45th anniversary, the reunion took place at Radio City Music Hall, as part of Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Festival. Director Francis Ford Coppola was joined by Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire and James Caan, as well as Robert De [...]

The Most Cringeworthy Moment From the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj had some good jokes Saturday evening, but the most darkly comic aspect of the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner was a video tribute to the historical “tension” that’s long existed between the president and the news media. Related Watch Hasan Minhaj’s Takedown of No-Show [...]


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30 April 2017

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Samuel L Jackson and Ryan Reynolds troll Fyre Festival in new Hitman’s Bodyguard promos

30 April 2017

Fyre Festival has been the victim of relentless online bullying over the weekend as reports of the terrible ‘luxury’ festival spread across the internet. The two-weekender festival was supposed to take place in the Bahamas with the likes of Major Lazer, Disclosure and Skepta performing. Tickets cost a minimum of $1,000 and up to $12,000. The event has been postponed after guests [...]

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History of rich Indian textiles brought to life at free event in Exeter

30 April 2017

The history of stunning rare Indian textiles will be brought to life by experts at a free event at the University of Exeter this week. The unique artefacts show the vibrant history of India and are the only remaining examples of their kind. The talk is hosted by the University of Exeter’s South Asia Centre. Richard Blurton, from the British Museum, will [...]

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’Isle of Dogs’: Release date, cast and everything we know so far about Wes Anderson’s new film

30 April 2017

Wes Anderson’s unique style as a director can be a double-edged sword. There are some who adore every symmetrical shot he creates, purchasing retro record players, cassettes and berets just to be more Wes. There are others who blame his aesthetic for everything they loathe – Instagram filters, vintage clothes, the very definition of twee. Anderson’s approach to directing is so [...]

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Quentin Tarantino reveals behind-the-scenes secrets about ‘Reservoir Dogs’ for its 25th anniversary

30 April 2017

To mark the 25th anniversary of the tragic tale of Mr. White, Mr. Orange, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Pink, and Mr. Brown, director Quentin Tarantino revealed some never-before-heard secrets about the cult classic ‘Reservoir Dogs’. Speaking at the Tribeca Film Festival, Tarantino reunited with cast members Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Steve Buscemi. Across the panel conversation, certain secrets were brought to light [...]

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Will Ferrell performs as George Bush to take shots at Donald Trump

30 April 2017

Last night marked comedian and TV host Samantha Bee’s ‘Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner’ to rival the official political do. In the show’s final act, Will Ferrell appeared on stage in his hilarious George W. Bush persona. He asked the anti-Trump crowd, “How do you like me know?”. Ferrell, as Bush, launched into a monologue which ripped apart President Donald Trump. [...]

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R. Kelly sued for allegedly breaking up a couple’s marriage

30 April 2017

R.Kelly has got himself into more legal bother as he is currently being sued for allegedly breaking up a couple’s marriage. The suit was filed by a Mississippi sheriff’s deputy named Kenneth Bryant. He is claiming that his marriage with Asia Childress ended because of a “years long” affair with Kelly. Bryant is seeking unspecific damages, reports Billboard. Bryant filed in Mississippi [...]

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Woman claims that Tom Hardy should ‘admit’ that moped incident wasn’t actually him

30 April 2017

A woman has come forward claiming that it was actually her that chased and citizen arrested a moped thief not Taboo actor Tom Hardy. Hardy made headlines after reportedly helping to capture a moped thief by chasing him through London before announcing “I caught the c**t”. The ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ star is said to have chased the thief through gardens and [...]

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Man Trump Named to Fix Mortgage Markets Figured in Infamous Financial Crisis Episode

30 April 2017

In early 2007, a group of Morgan Stanley bankers bundled a group of subprime mortgage instruments into a package they hoped to sell to investors. The only problem was, they couldn’t come up with a name for the package of mortgage-backed derivatives, which they all knew were doomed. Related [...]

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Mac DeMarco announces BBQ and listening party for charity

30 April 2017

Mac DeMarco has announced an one-off listening party for his upcoming album, ‘This Old Dog’, which is due for a May 5 release. This listening party will not only give fans to hear the newest entry into the DeMarco discography early, it’ll function as a BBQ charity drive for LA-based food banks. As Pitchfork reports, Mac hosted a similar event for his [...]

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Watch Pixies Perform Raucous New Song ‘Bel Esprit’ on ‘Conan’

30 April 2017

A week after Pixies kicked off a U.S. tour in support of their 2016 LP Head Carrier, the band visited Conan Thursday to perform “Bel Esprit” form the album.  Related Black Francis on Pixies’ New LP, Making Peace With Kim Deal Frontman also [...]

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Ja Rule on Fyre Festival: ‘I’m Heartbroken at This Moment’

30 April 2017

Ja Rule is “heartbroken” following the disastrous first day of the Fyre Festival, a Bahamas-based luxury music festival that he co-created. The rapper promised to issue refunds to festival-goers. He reiterated that Fyre “was not a scam.” Related Fyre Festival Head Billy McFarland: ‘We Were a Little Naive’ [...]

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15 Songs That Predicted the L.A. Riots

30 April 2017

From N.W.A to Body Count’s “Cop Killer,’ we look back at the songs and groups that called for resistance or spelled out bigoted currents in the U.S. found for you by the Independence News Desk at http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/15-songs-that-predicted-1992-la-riots-w479236 Visit our Home Page

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Seth Rogen, Lonely Island Making Fyre Festival-Like Film

30 April 2017

Following the Fyre Festival fiasco, Seth Rogen revealed that he and the comedy troupe the Lonely Island were secretly working on a movie that shared a similar plot with the canceled fest. Related Fyre Festival Head Billy McFarland: ‘We Were a Little Naive’ [...]

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‘Lowriders’: Film Review

30 April 2017

The vibrant car culture of East L.A. fuels a family drama starring Demian Bichir, Eva Longoria and Gabriel Chavarria. A dynamic glimpse of contemporary Los Angeles funneled into an old-fashioned coming-of-age saga, Lowriders isn’t always persuasive, but it has plenty of heart. Peruvian-born director Ricardo de Montreuil elicits strong [...]

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Unifier les forces fondamentales de la nature

29 April 2017

L’ULB sur les réseaux sociaux Restez connecté, avec l’ULB! found for you by the Independence News Desk at http://www.ulb.ac.be/actulb/index.php?article=11931 Visit our Home Page

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Chuck Schumer Marks Trump’s First 100 Days With Scathing Playlist

29 April 2017

New York senator Chuck Schumer marked Donald Trump‘s 100th day as president with a scathing, tongue-in-cheek Spotify playlist. Related 100 WTF Moments From Trump’s First 100 Days From “American carnage” to the “Bowling Green Massacre” to the tweets – oh God, the tweets [...]

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Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island tease movie about a festival going ‘horribly wrong’

29 April 2017

Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island have taken to Twitter to tease about a new movie they’re making. In his tweet Rogen said the plot is about a festival that goes ‘horribly wrong’. The tweets followed the recent news about Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival, which was postponed after guests arrived to find the festival site unfinished and under-prepared. Fyre Festival was due to [...]

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5 Questions for Samantha Bee on Staying Sane in Trump’s America

29 April 2017

Even in what could more reasonably be called “normal” years, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is an odd affair – the D.C. press corps yucking it up and sipping cocktails with the very president they’re tasked with covering. But this year, with Trump skipping the event in favor of throwing a rally, and journalists grappling with reporting on a man [...]

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Hacker threatens Orange Is The New Black season five leak

29 April 2017

A hacker that claims to have stolen the sixth series of Orange Is The New Black is demanding that Netflix pay an unspecified ransom to stop the whole season being leaked online. The hacker, who goes by the alias The Dark Overload, has already claimed to have uploaded the first episode of the new series to an illegal file-sharing service, Daily [...]

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Watch Feist perform ‘Pleasure’ live for first time

29 April 2017

Feist performed tracks from her new album ‘Pleasure’ for the first time this week. The singer-songwriter – full name Leslie Feist – performed the new material for the first time at a show at Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church in Toronto. ‘Pleasure’ was released through Universal Records, yesterday April 28. The gig was Feist’s first full live appearance in nearly three years and she [...]

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Listen to Lorde’s new Spotify playlist

29 April 2017

Lorde has released a new playlist on Spotify to share her favourite tracks with her fans. Titled ‘Homemade Dynamite’ after a track on her upcoming album ‘Melodrama’, the playlist contains songs the singer is currently listening to. Though the full tracklist for her upcoming album hasn’t been released yet, the singer debuted single ‘Homemade Dynamite’ during her Coachella performances. Tracks on the list [...]

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L.A. 1992: How Race Riots Have Shaped America

29 April 2017

The smoke and billowing flames from South-Central Los Angeles crept as far north as Hollywood during the Rodney King riots, dubbed by street-corner pundits the “L.A. slave rebellion of 1992.” An all-white jury in Simi Valley, California, had exonerated four white cops for the brutal beat-down of Rodney King, an unarmed African-American motorist. It had been filmed and seen around the world [...]

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DMX checks into rehab

29 April 2017

DMX checked himself to rehab in California on Thursday night (27 April), TMZ has reported. The news comes after the rapper – real name Earl Simmons – cancelled multiple tour dates in California due to an unnamed “medical emergency.” His manager, Pat Gallo, later confirmed that the rapper would be holding off from touring because of health concerns. In a statement, Gallo said: [...]

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Jack White announces ‘American Epic’ soundtrack details

29 April 2017

Jack White has released details for the soundtrack of his upcoming documentary series, ‘American Epic’. The series, which airs next month, explores the history of the Twenties, in which record companies traveled across America with the first electrical recording rig in search of new artists. The three-part documentary was executive produced by Jack White, along with Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett, [...]

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How America Survived Trump’s First 100 Days

29 April 2017

There’s no sugar coating the first 100 days of the Trump administration. A merciless deportation regime, respecting no difference between hard-working strivers and “bad hombres,” has struck fear into the hearts of millions of immigrants and broken up families, exiling undocumented mothers away from their U.S. citizen children. A new associate justice – healthy, 49 years old, conservative as hell – [...]

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‘No Man’s Land’: Film Review | Tribeca 2017

29 April 2017

David Byars’ documentary provides a fly-on-the-wall account of the 2016 occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. You literally feel the bullets fly in David Byars’ documentary about the 2016 41-day occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge by right-wingers opposed to the federal government. The filmmaker embedded with the militants, [...]

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Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks’ Tribeca Film Fest Talk: 9 Things We Learned

29 April 2017

“God, this is ridiculous!” exclaimed a harried-looking woman outside the Beacon Theater on Friday, frustrated with the brouhaha on Manhattan’s typically staid Upper West Side. Long lines stretched in both directions from the theater’s entrance, wrapping around either side of the building. Unlucky but still hopeful fans took advantage of the slow-moving procession to politely request extra tickets, and one [...]

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Culture Index: Trevor Noah, ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ Tom Scharpling and More

29 April 2017

Six things you should check out this week found for you by the Independence News Desk at http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/lists/culture-index-trevor-noah-handmaids-tale-tom-scharpling-w479190 Visit our Home Page

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Ryan Adams shares 17 previously unreleased B-sides

29 April 2017

Ryan Adams recently released new boxset ‘PRISONER: END OF THE WORLD’ and it features 17 previously unreleased B-sides. Fans needn’t buy the boxset to hear these B-sides, as they appear to have surfaced online. Track titles include ‘What If We’re Wrong’, ‘Are You Home?’, ‘It Will Never Be The Same’ and ‘Hanging on to Hope’ hinting that many of the songs were [...]

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Fyre Festival founder says it will return next year

29 April 2017

Fyre Festival founder and co-organizer, Billy McFarland has revealed that there will be another Fyre Festival happening next year. Fyre Festival was due to take place this weekend and the weekend after in the Bahamas, with the likes of Major Lazer, Disclosure, Skepta and more booked to perform. Tickets ranged from $1,000 to $12,000 However, the event has been postponed after guests [...]

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Light pollution has serious impact on coastal wildlife, research shows

29 April 2017

Scientists have recognised for some years that light pollution from buildings, vehicles and streetlights is a growing phenomenon that impacts on the behaviour and success of many animals including migrating birds, hunting bats and the moths they try to capture. As the human population grows the problem is due to worsen and even remote coastal areas are now being affected by [...]

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After 100 Days of Trump, America’s Gotten Corruption Fatigue

29 April 2017

The use of public office for private gain is the textbook definition of corruption. In very recent memory, it was generally accepted in America that corruption – even the mere appearance of – was a very bad thing. That’s why the U.S. has constitutional prohibitions, laws and norms aimed at eliminating the possibility of government officials using their positions to line [...]

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Bjork to release career-spanning sheet music book

29 April 2017

Bjork is releasing a career-spanning songbook, titled ’34 Scores for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord and Celeste’. The book contains arrangements from ‘Debut’, ‘Post’, ‘Homogenic’, ‘Selmasongs’, ‘Vespertine’, ‘Medúlla’, Björk’s Drawing Restraint 9 soundtrack, ‘Volta’ and ‘Vulnicura’. According to the book’s description, it “reimagines what can be achieved with traditional sheet music, continuing Björk’s history of exploiting new technologies for creative innovation.” ’34 Scores for Piano, [...]

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Adam Lambert says he wants to front Led Zeppelin

29 April 2017

Adam Lambert has revealed to NME that singing with Led Zeppelin would be a dream of his. Lambert, who rose to fame on US talent show American Idol before finding success as a solo artist, has been the touring frontman of Queen and replacement of Freddie Mercury with the band since 2011. Earlier this month, the rock veterans announced a massive arena [...]

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Nick Cave lends support to suicide prevention app

29 April 2017

Nick Cave has lent his support to a suicide prevention app called the ‘Kurdiji 1.0’ app. The app is aiming to raise money via a Go Fund Me campaign. It’s described as an app by Australian Indigenous Elders designed to save young Indigenous lives. According to the app’s write-up on their Go Fund Me page, young aboriginal people are now four times [...]

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Watch Sean Paul, Migos Head to Carnival in Wild ‘Body’ Video

29 April 2017

Sean Paul takes rap group Migos to a Carnival celebration in Miami for the beach-set video for “Body.” The track is the lead single off Paul’s forthcoming, as-yet-untitled new album. Related Migos: ‘We Have No Problem With Anyone’s Sexual Preference’ “We love all people, [...]

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Hear the compilation soundtracking Trump’s first 100 days

29 April 2017

2017 was always going to be slightly bleak at best, brutally horrible at worst. Donald J. Trump’s Presidential inauguration this January was a rain-splattered, funereal changing of the guard. This time last year, the idea of Trump being sworn into office seemed like a nightmarish joke. But 2017’s reality sees basic rights under threat, organisations like Planned Parenthood having their [...]

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Aphex Twin shares new song ‘4xAtlantis take1’

29 April 2017

Richard D. James, aka Aphex Twin, has shared a new song titled ‘4xAtlantis take1’. The electronic musician last released a full-length album in 2014 with ‘Syro’ while an EP, ‘Cheetah’, arrived in July 2016. James is also known to release music on SoundCloud under the username user18081971 – James’ birth date. According to Pitchfork, ‘4xAtlantis take1’ was “made to test out the [...]

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The Morehead-Cain Foundation announces its Class of 2021

29 April 2017

For immediate release   The Morehead-Cain Foundation announces its Class of 2021   Sixty-six new Morehead-Cain Scholars from across North Carolina, the US and the world will matriculate at UNC-Chapel Hill this fall   (Chapel Hill, N.C. –  April 28, 2017) – The Morehead-Cain Foundation, home of the first merit scholarship program in the U.S. and founded at the first public university in the country, is [...]

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Jack White, Third Man Records Detail ‘American Epic’ Soundtracks

29 April 2017

Jack White and Third Man Records have detailed their soundtracks for American Epic, a documentary co-produced by the rocker that focuses on music of the 1920s, the “Big Bang” of popular music. Related Jack White, Avett Brothers Premiere ‘American Epic’ Doc The musicians [...]

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DMX Checks Into Rehab After Canceling Tour Dates

29 April 2017

DMX entered a rehab facility Thursday night, just days after he postponed a string of concerts due to a “medical emergency.” Related Inside Bad Boy Family Reunion, 2016’s Most Hit-Packed Tour “For the amount of dates we doin’, I’m losing a lot of [...]

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‘Grey Lady’: Film Review

29 April 2017

Eric Dane and Natalie Zea co-star alongside Amy Madigan in John Shea’s Massachusetts-set cop thriller. Nearly 20 years after directing his debut feature, Southie, veteran actor John Shea (Agent X, An Invisible Sign) steps behind the camera again. Once more focusing on the insidious influence of Boston’s criminal underworld, Shea [...]

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Kevin Hart to Star in a Remake of ‘The Great Outdoors’

29 April 2017

The Great Outdoors is one of those movies that’s fine for remaking. Although it likely has fans, especially those loyal to its stars Dan Aykroyd and John Candy and screenwriter John Hughes, for the most part it’s a forgotten comedy that’s almost 30 years old and hasn’t aged into classic status. There’s no use [...]

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Ozzy Osbourne to Reunite With Zakk Wylde for Summer Tour

29 April 2017

Ozzy Osbourne will reunite with longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde for a summer tour that marks the 30th anniversary of when the two first collaborated together. Related Ozzy Osbourne Talks New Solo Album, Legalizing Marijuana Black Sabbath rocker also urges Americans to vote [...]

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‘How to Be a Latin Lover’: Film Review

29 April 2017

A colorful cast led by Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek and Raquel Welch (!) enliven this uneven but likeable comedy. OK, so it will never be mistaken for vintage Pedro Almodovar or Bigas Luna, but the feel-good satire How to Be a Latin Lover nevertheless gives you less cause to [...]

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It Turns Out Rian Johnson Won’t Be Writing for ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

29 April 2017

Carrie Fisher Will Not, in Fact, Appear in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ found for you by the Independence News Desk at http://www.fandango.com/movie-news/it-turns-out-rian-johnson-wont-be-writing-for-star-wars-episode-ix-752227?wssaffid=11841&wssac=123 Visit our Home Page

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Acción Cultural de España destaca en su Anuario el Portal Virtual del Patrimonio de las Universidades Andaluzas, el Programa Patrimonio Abierto y el MOOC de la Alhambra

29 April 2017

Proyectos desarrollados por la UGR. found for you by the Independence News Desk at http://secretariageneral.ugr.es/pages/tablon/*/noticias-canal-ugr/accion-cultural-de-espana-destaca-en-su-anuario-el-portal-virtual-del-patrimonio-de-las-universidades-andaluzas-el-programa-patrimonio-abierto-y-el-mooc-de-la-alhambra Visit our Home Page

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Fyre Fest Attendee Describes Chaotic Scene: ‘It Was Just a Nightmare’

29 April 2017

In retrospect, Gunnar Wilmot, who works in New York commercial real estate, should have known something was wrong with the Fyre Festival when organizers in the Bahamas immediately served tequila and rosé. “I think they wanted us to be drunk enough to not complain,” says Wilmot, 28, who arrived at rapper Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy McFarland’s festival on a [...]

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‘Catastrophe’ Season 3: TV Review

29 April 2017

Amazon’s excellent comedy returns, hilarious as ever as the life of its central couple takes a turn for the even more difficult. Perhaps because the show has always been loaded with laughs, people came away with the assumption that Amazon’s superb comedy Catastrophe, created, written and starring Sharon Horgan [...]

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