Morricone marks 60 years as Hollywood’s go-to music man
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Morricone marks 60 years as Hollywood’s go-to music man

ROME (AP) — Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone is back on his feet after canceling a string of concerts because of two collapsed vertebrae that raised questions about the continued prodigious output of the 87-year-old music legend. Morricone, whose memorable scores to “The Mission,” ”Cinema Paradiso” and other films have made him one of Hollywood’s most … Continue reading

RushCard to pay $19 million to users for last year’s outage
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RushCard to pay $19 million to users for last year’s outage

NEW YORK (AP) — RushCard, the prepaid debit card company owned by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, agreed to pay at least $19 million to compensate its users who were impacted by the company’s multi-day outage last year. The technical fiasco caused tens of thousands of RushCard customers, who are largely poor and minorities, to be … Continue reading

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Tens of thousands set to gather for nation’s largest powwow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 100,000 spectators, artists, and Native American dancers are converging on Albuquerque as part of North America’s largest powwow. The 33rd annual Gathering of Nations begins Thursday, April 27, 2016 with the start of the three-day Miss Indian World pageant, one of the best known competitions of its kind in … Continue reading

End of a TV era: ‘American Idol’ vows ‘spectacular’ finale
Arts & Entertainment / Music

End of a TV era: ‘American Idol’ vows ‘spectacular’ finale

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “American Idol,” which gave the world Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, has one more chance to mint a star before it fades into TV and music history. Whether viewers choose a future chart-topper or trivia question remains to be seen. But executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, who helped translate Britain’s … Continue reading

Cool rockin’ granddaddy Willie Nile glorifies untamed aging
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Cool rockin’ granddaddy Willie Nile glorifies untamed aging

KILEY ARMSTRONG, Associated Press Willie Nile, “World War Willie” (River House Records) Willie Nile is loud and proud. While other rockers merely strut around leathered and weathered, Nile takes one giant leap for mankind: glorifying the aging process with the party-hearty song “Grandpa Rocks” (its featured character depicted in a Clash T-shirt and dirty combat … Continue reading

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Urban Control grows beyond Norfolk State, but stays rooted at NSU

by Jaquan Anderson Urban Control is a performance group started at NSU. Debuting in 2013, the performance group consist of dancers, music artists, poets and standout media personalities. Shaun Thompson, the creator of Urban Control is a senior at Norfolk State. Thompson has gained the respect of peers and spectators for the work he has … Continue reading