Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' still relevant and revealing, 50 years on
DETROIT — Fifty years ago this summer, vibrating with agitation and energy, Marvin Gaye headed down the wood steps into a Detroit studio and made his anthem for the ages.“What’s Going On,” a poignant musical masterpiece crafted in a season of unease, persists as a timely backdrop to another heated summer, half a century later, when the world feels upside down.Racial tensions, police controversy, environmental anxieties, a globe on edge — they were the topics on the front burner when Gaye rebooted his musical career and took control of his creative vision inside Motown.His voice — voices, actua...
Detroit Free Press
Atlanta rapper Lil Marlo killed in shooting on I-285
ATLANTA — Atlanta rapper Lil Marlo died Saturday in a shooting on I-285, according to reports.Lil Marlo, whose real name is Rudolph Johnson, was pronounced dead at the scene after police found him sitting in a car with a gunshot wound.TMZ was the first to report the death, which was later confirmed in an Instagram post by the head of the rapper’s music label. “So much potential that the world didn’t get a chance to see,” Quality Control CEO Pierre “P” Thomas wrote. “Love you bro. It’s really hard for me to say RIP.”Rapper Lil Yachty, who is also on the Quality Control roster, tagged Lil Marlo ...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Chance The Rapper shows support for Kanye West's presidential bid, faces Twitter backlash
CHICAGO — “Chance” was trending on Twitter this morning after Chance The Rapper launched into a series of political tweets that confused and sparked controversy among his followers. The Chicago rapper’s rant began with a reply to Kanye West’s music video tribute to his late mother, throwing his support for West’s presidential bid.Here’s how it broke down:He engaged antagonists to his stance, quote tweeting this reply to his initial tweet by Twitter user @MXultra, offering just one word of commentary:In response to myriad replies — some denouncing Chance’s support for West and others questionin...
Movie review: Kooky 'Palm Springs' finds connection in 'Groundhog Day'-esque wedding time loop
We’ve probably all been to a wedding that felt like it would never end. For Sarah (Cristin Milioti), that wedding is her younger sister’s, where she’s drowning herself in red wine and extremely unprepared to give a speech. Now imagine living that nightmarish day again, and again, and again. This is a vision of a sun-drenched, perfectly Pinterested hell that screenwriter Andy Siara and director Max Barbakow have conjured as the setting for their cerebral “Groundhog Day”-inspired rom-com, “Palm Springs.”Sarah is saved from the speech by a beer-swilling character in a Hawaiian shirt, Nyles (Andy ...
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Kelly Preston, 'Jerry Maguire' actress and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57 after breast cancer battle
Kelly Preston, the actress known for films like “Jerry Maguire” and the wife of John Travolta, died Sunday following a two-year battle with breast cancer, her husband announced.Preston was 57.“She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many,” Travolta wrote early Monday in an Instagram post, thanking staff at a Houston-based medical center.“My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side,” the actor continued. “Kelly’...
New York Daily News
The new Margo Price album will win you over with its '70s rock groove
Margo PriceThat’s How Rumors Get Started(Loma Vista *** 1/2)Margo Price made a rowdy entrance in 2016 with “Hurtin’ (On the Bottle),” the debut single from Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, an album released on Jack White’s label whose title nodded to Loretta Lynn while introducing Price as a honky-tonk rebel.Two albums down the line, Price has progressed impressively, growing more ambitious with the thematic scope of 2017’s All-American Made and now comfortably working in 1970s rock mode with the bold That’s How Rumors Get Started.Recorded in Los Angeles in the same studio as the Beach Boys cut Pet ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Disney Plus review: Cruella and ruff stuff in 'One Hundred and One Dalmatians'
Disney literally went to the dogs again, big time, for “One Hundred and One Dalmatians.” The 1961 film is full of the awwwwww factor with all those puppies and introduces Cruella de Vil, a classic villainess who’s not supernatural — just evil. It’s right there in her surname.She’s part mean girl/ part Tallulah Bankhead (Actress Betty Lou Gerson, who gives memorable voice to de Vil, and Bankhead were both Alabama gals). The hair, the cigarette holder, the furs, all drawn by Disney Legend Marc Davis. Even Cruella’s car looks sinister.And she has a wicked-good theme song in “One Hundred and One D...
Vahe Gregorian: It's time for the Chiefs to defuse the cultural offenses they enable and reflect
When Lamar Hunt and an entourage of his Dallas Texans staff and players arrived at Municipal Airport on April 15, 1963, to spark a ticket drive to assure their proposed move to Kansas City, the small group that greeted them included Shawnee Mission East students holding a banner that read, “Welcome Home, K.C. Somethings.”The move became a reality weeks later, and so it was time for a more specific name. And for all the genius and vision that defined owner Hunt and coach Hank Stram, their first instinct was myopic.“Lamar and Hank, they wanted to call it the Kansas City Texans,” longtime Chiefs ...
The Kansas City Star
Benjamin Keough, grandson of Elvis Presley, dies at 27 of apparent suicide; mother Lisa Marie Presley 'heartbroken'
Benjamin Keough, the grandson of rock and roll icon Elvis Presley, has died of an apparent suicide.He was 27.Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Keough, the son of Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough, appeared to die of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday in Calabasas, Calif.A representative for Lisa Marie Presley said she “is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11 year old twins and her oldest daughter Riley.”“She adored that boy,” the rep’s statement to the New York Daily News continued. “He was the love of her life.”The Los Angele...
New York Daily News
Mike Bianchi: Former Florida AD Jeremy Foley: 'Colleges have cash reserves for a rainy day, but this is a hurricane'
ORLANDO, Fla. — Jeremy Foley, the iconic former athletics director at the University of Florida, is retired now and spending a few weeks this summer in his second home in Vermont.He began his career at UF more than 40 years ago as a lowly intern stuffing envelopes, parking cars and cleaning bathrooms. He sat in the AD’s chair for 25 years — a span in which the Gators won 24 SEC All-Sports trophies, 130 conference championships and 27 national titles.Foley still has an office and a title (athletics director emeritus) at UF and serves as an occasional sounding board for current Gators AD Scott S...