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On my radar: Jazzy Jeffs cultural highlights

The DJ and producer on Jay-Zs new album, the Philadelphia 76ers and the great taste of blue crab Born in West Philadelphia, DJ Jazzy Parents Just Dont Understand (1988). The groups second Grammy was earned for Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Shep Gordon: Hes kind of like a modern-day Forrest Gump. Photograph: Dogwoof This is about Shep Gordons life as a talent manager, the things he accomplished and the people he managed, from Michael Douglas to Sylvester Stallone. Its one of the most special documentaries Ive ever seen definitely…

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Heartbreaking: This Incredibly Loyal Paparazzo Still Waits Outside The Dry Cleaner Amy Winehouse Used To Use

You may want to grab some tissues, because youre probably going to need them. Theres a paparazzo in London whos so devoted to his favorite subject that its as touching as it is downright tragic: The sad soul can be found seven days a week, 365 days a yearrain or shinehaunting the alleyway outside Amy Winehouses old dry cleaner in London with his camera at the ready, despite the fact shes been dead for six years. It just doesnt get more heartbreaking than that. The loyal paps name is Dominic…

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4 David Bowie Personas He Created To Get Back On Jury Duty

In 1971, David Bowie sat for jury duty for a vandalism case and had the time of his life. Bowie loved jury duty so much that he spent the rest of his life obsessively creating new personas to get another shot at the jury box. Here are the four unforgettable David Bowie personas that the rock n roll legend created in order to trick the selection committee and get back on jury duty. 1. Ziggy Stardust Upon learning that his recent jury appearance would automatically disqualify David Bowie from selection…

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England Lost: Mick Jagger releases bleak Brexit-inspired songs

Rolling Stones singer says England Lost reflects countrys vulnerability while Gotta Get a Grip bemoans fake news and politics led by lunatics Mick Jagger at 74 has delivered his first solo musical foray into political commentary, with a pair of new songs that deliver grimly mocking takes on the age of Brexit and Trump. The celebrated Rolling Stones frontman released England Lost and Gotta Get A Grip on Thursday, saying he wrote them while stirred by anxiety [and] unknowability of the changing political situation. The songs represent Jaggers first solo…

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Not so fast: Despacito singers tell Nicols Maduro to stop using remixed song

Venezuelan presidents attempt to co-opt the global hit for political purposes backfires with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee calling the use illegal Venezuelan president Nicols Maduros attempt to use Latin hit staging months of protests against Maduro, a former bus driver and union leader narrowly elected to replace the late Hugo Chavez in 2013. Some 100 people have died in the unrest, which has further hammered an imploding economy that is running short of food and medicine. Critics say Maduro is trying to cement a dictatorship by pushing forward with…

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The Beat Shazam TV show allows viewers to play along at home

Beat Shazam is one of those TV game shows that you dont just watch you can play along at home, using the Shazam app. In fact, the company recently added the ability to sync your gameplay to recorded footage of the show. Lets back up a second, for people who havent watched:Beat Shazam is hosted by Jamie Foxx and premiered on May 25, on Fox. During each episode, players compete to identify songs as theyre playing, and ultimately go head-to-head against the Shazam app if theyre faster than the app…

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‘That’s Melodrama’: Lorde plays exclusive show on Sydney’s Cockatoo Island

Singer takes the stage in a sparkling playsuit, throwing off the dark intensity of her last tour. This time, shes dancing with us The last time Lorde toured a solo show it was 2014. Then 18, Ella Marija Lani Yelich-OConnor already a few years into her career was touring her debut album Pure Heroine, and its breakout track Royals. She had disarmed critics with a voice, lyrics, stage presence and songcraft a decade older than they thought they should be. She had sold 5m records and performed at the Grammys….

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Adele review: global star shines all the brighter on emotional night

Wembley Stadium, LondonAfter hinting it may be her last live tour, Adele gave the crowd the expected highs and lows A year ago this week she was at Glastonbury, oscillating between devastating ballads of loss and enquiries as to which of the audience had shit themselves. Now, Adele rounds off her 25 tour with four nights at Wembley hosting 98,000 people a night a stadium record for a music event coming to commune in the emotional Big Four: love, anger, sorrow, joy. Having told the world earlier in the day…

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Eminem: Elton John got me off drugs

The rapper has revealed that he relied on Elton Johns support while battling an addiction to painkillers Eminem, while struggling with drug addiction and celebrity, found solace in an unexpected confidant, he revealed this week. The controversial rapper is “friends”, it seems, with Sir Elton John. “Me and him have had similar lives and stuff,” Eminem explained in an interview with the Detroit Metro Times. “We became friends and I talk to him about things, career-wise.” Em and El didn’t always seem so sympathetic, however. The artists’ first meeting, at…

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