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At the 2024 Ivor Novello Awards in London, Raye was honored as Songwriter of the Year, a testament to her remarkable achievements in music. Raye’s debut album, “My 21st Century Blues,” played a pivotal role in propelling her solo career to new heights. The awards, which celebrated 26 songwriters and composers across 14 categories, also […]

The Strong Museum in Rochester, NY, has reopened its “Wegmans Super Kids Market” exhibit after a temporary closure for renovations. The exhibit, which allows children to simulate shopping at a Wegmans store, reopened on May 22, 2024, with new features including a manager’s stand and a cake decorating area. Several sections of the exhibit have […]

TMZ broke the news of the Netflix acquisition of a 50 Cent docuseries (tentatively titled Diddy Do It) that was bought after a lengthy bidding war. It’s claimed that multiple networks and virtually all the streaming platforms were trying to purchase the docuseries, given how much attention the Diddy saga had gotten in the last […]

Grammy Award winner T-Pain has released a new single, “On This Hill,” in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. The song focuses on mental wellness and self-empowerment, reflecting T-Pain’s personal journey of learning to stand up for himself. In an interview with Billboard, T-Pain described the song as a declaration against being gaslit and a […]

Harris Wolobah, a 14-year-old with a congenital heart defect, died of a heart attack after consuming an extremely spicy tortilla chip as part of Paqui’s “One Chip Challenge.” This challenge involves eating a single chip seasoned with Carolina Reaper and Naga Viper peppers, which are among the hottest peppers in the world. The chief medical […]

“Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” is set to captivate audiences in Rochester from June 4 through June 9 at RBTL. This musical celebrates the life of Tina Turner, who rose to become the queen of rock n’ roll by breaking numerous barriers. Roz White, who portrays Tina’s mother, Zelma Bullock, has been with the […]

NPR music feature writer Sheldon Pearce explores the “whirlwind rise” of Dallas artist 4batz and what it “means for the genres he lies between.” 4batz’s video for “act ii: date @ 8” went viral on TikTok in 2023. By January of this year, he caught the attention of Kanye West, and by March 2024, he […]

On May 16, 2024, Francis Ford Coppola’s long-awaited film “Megalopolis” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. This 138-minute science-fiction epic, inspired by Roman history, marks Coppola’s return to the Palme d’Or competition since his 1979 win with “Apocalypse Now.” The film stars Adam Driver as Cesar Catilina, an architect-scientist aiming to transform a futuristic New […]

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Cardi B said she’s felt “layers and layers of disappointment” under the Biden administration and is upset about the United States’ destructive role in foreign affairs. “I feel like people got betrayed,” Cardi said of Biden. “It’s just like, damn, y’all not caring about nobody. Then, it really gets […]

A shortage of popular weight loss drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic have prompted a skyrocketing demand. Which has also lead to scammers on social media offering to ship weight loss drugs for lower prices — and without a prescription. A joint investigation conducted from February through April by the nonprofits Digital Citizens Alliance and Coalition […]

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