New Orleans’ Big Freedia introduces Beyoncé at Superdome
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New Orleans’ Big Freedia introduces Beyoncé at Superdome

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In royal fashion, New Orleans’ own Queen of Bounce brought out Houston’s own Queen Bey at the Superdome.  Big Freedia tells NOLA.com ‘ The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/2d1jeSo ) that she was asked to go onstage shortly before the start of Saturday’s night’s concert.  In her words, “Well, they’re very secretive about everything … Continue reading

Singer Toni Braxton to be honored at Hip-Hop Awards
Celebrities / Music

Singer Toni Braxton to be honored at Hip-Hop Awards

ATLANTA (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Toni Braxton will be honored at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. Braxton will receive the BMI President’s Award on Thursday for her musical achievements. The private event salutes songwriters, producers and publishers of the past year’s top songs in the genres. Actor-comedian Chris Tucker will host the awards, which … Continue reading

Judge tosses out Beyonce lawsuit over ‘Lemonade’ claims
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Judge tosses out Beyonce lawsuit over ‘Lemonade’ claims

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has tossed out a Kentucky man’s claims that the trailer accompanying Beyonce’s visual album “Lemonade” used ideas from his short film.  Federal Judge Jed Rakoff threw out Matthew Fulks’ copyright infringement lawsuit Wednesday. Rakoff said he would explain his reasoning later.  In June, the Louisville filmmaker filed … Continue reading

E-book from libertarian Gary Johnson coming Sept. 27
Books / Politics

E-book from libertarian Gary Johnson coming Sept. 27

NEW YORK (AP) — A new campaign book is coming out at the end of September, from Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. Broadside, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Johnson’s”Common Sense for the Common Good: Libertarianism as the End of Two-Party Tyranny” will be released as an e-book on Sept. 27. A hardcover edition, with additional material, will be published in … Continue reading