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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Former tourmates Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris are the leading nominees for the 2021 CMT Music Awards, celebrating the best in country music videos. CMT on Thursday announced the nominees for their June 9 fan-voted awards show, where Morris and Lambert both have two nominations in the top category of video of the year, which has 14 contenders. They are also nominated for female video of the year and collaborative video of the year. Morris shares two nominations with her husband and fellow singer Ryan Hurd, a first-time CMT nominee, on their duet “Chasing After You.” Lambert…

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame revealed its 2021 inductees on Wednesday, marking the most varied assembly by musical genre in the organization’s history. To qualify for induction into the Hall of Fame, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The full list of the new class are: Performer Category: · Foo Fighters· The Go-Go’s· JAY-Z· Carole King· Todd Rundgren· Tina Turner Ahmet Ertegun Award: · Clarence Avant Musical Excellence Award: · LL Cool J· Billy Preston· Randy Rhoads Early Influence Award: · Kraftwerk·…

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Michelle Rasul had just learned to read and write and was already spinning turntables, scratching hip-hop records and making the beats drop. Four years later, at the age of 9, she’s one of the world’s top DJs and competed in this year’s global championship. At her home in the skyscraper-studded city of Dubai, the turntable whiz from Azerbaijan nodded her baseball cap-adorned head to the beat and showed off her skills scratching, cutting and fading. Her tiny fingers flew across the turntable as she created a sizzling landscape of electric audio effects and recalled how…

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Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry are teaming up for a series that will delve into mental health issues and feature segments from athletes and stars like Lady Gaga and Glenn Close. “The Me You Can’t See” will be a multi-part documentary series that will debut on Apple TV+ on May 21. Winfrey and the Duke of Sussex will “guide honest discussions about mental health and emotional well-being while opening up about their mental health journeys and struggles,” according to Monday’s announcement. “Now more than ever, there is an immediate need to replace the shame surrounding mental health with wisdom, compassion, and honesty,”…

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Derek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s death were indicted Friday on federal civil rights charges. The indictment alleges Chauvin, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane deprived Floyd’s rights when they saw him lying on the ground “in clear need” of medical care, but “willfully failed to aid Floyd, thereby acting with deliberate indifference to a substantial risk of harm.” Chauvin was charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law for his direct role in 46-year-old Floyd’s May 25, 2020, death. ABCNEWS

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British model and singer Nick Kamen, who appeared in the famous 1980s Levi’s launderette advert and was also considered a protege of Madonna, has died aged 59. A friend of the family confirmed the news. It is understood the star, who was born in Essex, died on Tuesday night after a long illness. Friend Boy George led the tributes on social media, sharing a photo of the pair together and saying: “RIP to the most beautiful and sweetest man Nick Kamen!” Kamen, whose real name was Ivor Neville Kamen, was best known for his 1986 hit Each Time You Break My Heart,…

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The Indian Premier League has confirmed two positive coronavirus cases in the Kolkata knight Riders squad, forcing Monday’s game against Royal Challengers Bangalore to be rescheduled. Varun Chak-rav-arthy and San-deep War-rier both tested positive for COVID-19 and are now isolating away from the squad. The rest of the Knight riders’ group returned negative results, though a daily teting schedule has now been put in place to quickly identify and further cases that may occur. No new date for the round-robin game against the Royal Challengers has been announced. India has seen a sharp rise in COVID numbers in recent week,…

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After being shuttered since last March over COVID-19 concerns, Anaheim’s Disneyland is finally reopening its doors to the public Friday. Unfortunately, Disney die-hards in New York and elsewhere shouldn’t book tickets just yet: The Happiest Place on Earth is limiting access to California residents, ignoring state guidelines permitting theme parks to accept out-of-state visitors provided that they’ve been vaccinated, LAist reported. They will also be capping park capacity at 25% and limiting groups to no larger than three households. And while the park will operate at a reduced admittance, fans are reportedly clamoring to visit the House of Mouse once again. “People are tired of being cooped…

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The Grammy Museum will reopen next month after being closed for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The museum in downtown Los Angeles announced Tuesday that it will be open to the public on May 21. The museum will launch with three new exhibits — “Motown: The Sound of Young America,” “Dave Matthews Band: Inside and Out” and “Y Para Siempre… Marco Antonio Solís.” The museum will open at limited capacity to maintain social distancing, following guidelines provided by L.A. County. Attendees will be required to wear face masks and have their temperatures checked. The museum will also provide…

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A monster truck carried Earl Simmons’s crimson casket from Yonkers to Brooklyn for his memorial service at Barclays Center on Saturday night. A huge entourage of motorcyclists, the majority of them Ruff Ryders, took part in the late rapper’s funeral procession to the arena, met by hundreds of fans, which grew to thousands as the night wore on, who converged in front of Barclays and on adjacent sidewalks to celebrate DMX’s life. Motorcycles, four-wheelers, and dirt bikes zoomed down nearby streets; a handful of riders maneuvered wheelies, while some rode standing up. The soundtrack was loud and raw, befitting a gravelly-voiced rapper…

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Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger has revealed the real story behind his long-lost rock ‘n’ roll memoirs. The singer previously refused to allow his autobiography to be published, at one point claiming he couldn’t remember writing it in the 1980s. But speaking to BBC 6 Music’s Matt Everitt, he explained: “I really didn’t enjoy it… reliving my life, to the detriment of living in the now.” Sir Mick said he gave up as reminiscing “takes a lot out of you”. “It takes a lot of reliving emotions, reliving friendships, reliving ups and downs,” he added. Describing the process as “dull and…

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Sierra Leonean writer Vickie Remoe replaces the famous “A is for Apple” with “A is for Akara” in her children’s book called Adama Loves Akara. She told the BBC’s Focus on Africa that she wanted to have a book that had things children could relate to. Akara are fried dumplings, or fritters, popular in West Africa. In Nigeria they’re made out of beans, while in other parts of the continent as well as in Brazil and parts of Caribbean the sweet variety is made from rice flour and bananas. “There are lots of cultural moments that I put in the…

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Denmark has ceased giving the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine amid concerns about rare cases of blood clots, the first European country to do so fully. The move is expected to delay the country’s vaccination programme by several weeks. Drug watchdog the European Medicines Agency last week announced a possible link with clots but said the risk of dying of Covid-19 was much greater. Several European countries had previously briefly suspended the jab. Most have now resumed vaccinations with AstraZeneca, but often with limits to older age groups. On Tuesday, the US, Canada and the European Union paused the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for…

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