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Maren Morris: "Music Tethers Us" – CMT.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

by Alison Bonaguro 6h ago After a suspected suicide bomber killed 22 people just outside an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in England on Monday (May 22), singers around the world shared their sympathies on social media. And Maren Morris took things one step further by telling her fans and followers not to let that attack scare them away from listening to live music. “We do this to…

Michigan’s DJ Wilson will stay in 2017 NBA draft, end college career – Detroit Free Press

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Michigan’s D.J. Wilson speaks at the U-M basketball banquet on April 12, 2017.(Photo: Mark Snyder, DFP) Michigan forward D.J. Wilson will stay in the NBA draft and not return to U-M, the school announced today. “This was not an easy decision, however, I have thought long about the next step in my career over the last few months,” Wilson said in a released statement. “After many prayers and discussions with my…

Superstar Collaborations Revealed for 2017 CMT Music Awards – CMT.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

by CMT.com Staff 6h ago The Chainsmokers and Florida Georgia Line will deliver their first TV performance together at the 2017 CMT Music Awards. Additionally, Earth, Wind & Fire will embark on a genre-bending jam with Lady Antebellum during the awards show airing live from Nashville on June 7. Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood’s first-ever performance on any CMT stage was also revealed Wednesday (May 24). The six acts join…

Younger brother of Manchester bomber was ‘planning to stage an attack’ in Libya, authorities say – Washington Post

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MANCHESTER, England — The police chief leading the investigation into a suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert said Wednesday that the attacker did not act alone and that authorities are trying to unravel a wider web of plotters. “It’s very clear that this is a network we are investigating,” said Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins. The comments — which came as British troops fanned out across…

The Pope’s Gifts to Trump Send Some Clear Messages – New York Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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How to Read the CBO Score of the Health Bill Like an Expert – New York Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Trump official in charge of food stamps departs from Trump’s plan to gut the program – Washington Post

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is departing from the president’s plan to overhaul U.S. food aid, reaffirming on Wednesday that he still does not believe the food stamp system is “broken” or requires any fundamental change. Instead, Perdue believes that reduced spending on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could be achieved by “a growing economy and falling unemployment,” a spokesperson for the Department of Agriculture said in a statement. That differs sharply…

Trump sounds exactly how you’d expect in his chat with strongman Duterte – CNN

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Can Charlotte become a music town? – Charlotte Agenda

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Uptown Charlotte is not a musical place. The Hornets have a brass band that plays at the bottom of the Spectrum Center after home games. Sometimes you’ll see a man playing an electric guitar near the intersection of Trade and Tryon. But that’s really about it. At least, all that’s readily noticeable. That’s why I was intrigued by the new initiative recently announced by Charlotte Center City Partners. Called “Music Everywhere,” the…

Major Lazer Teams with Bacardi for ‘The Sound of Rum’ – Variety

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Major Lazer’s Jillionaire has a new gig as Bacardí’s “Minister of Rum,” with responsibilities that include music initiatives and “throwing cool parties around the world,” the producer and DJ tells Variety. A series of summer concerts that reinforce “The Sound of Rum” and Major Lazer’s own custom blend of spirits in a collectible bottle are the hallmarks of the campaign. With bandmates Diplo and Walshy Fire, “We worked with them…

First-ever Turnbuckle Fest mixes comedy and music: ‘It’s our dream festival’ – Quad City Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

TURNBUCKLE FEST LINEUP Friday: Outdoor stage 7:30 p.m. Jake McDowell 7:40 p.m. Rachel B. Ware 7:55 p.m. Mitch Banks  8:15 p.m. Daniel Frana 8:35 p.m. Bobby Ray Bunch 7:45 p.m. Dante Powell 8 p.m. James Doyle 9 p.m. Kristen Toomey 9:30 p.m. Reena Calm Barn stage 6 p.m. Luke Swanson 6:30 p.m. Dusty Slay 7:30 p.m. Dan St. Germain  8:30 p.m. Peak Physique 9:30 p.m. Brody Stevens 10…

Audio-Technica ATH-AG1X review: A good gaming headset with one killer flaw – PCWorld

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Do a search for the best gaming headset, and you’ll see a common refrain pop up in forums: “Don’t buy a gaming headset. They’re overpriced garbage! Spend your money on a good pair of headphones and a standalone microphone from a reputable company instead.” But reputable companies do make their own gaming headsets. I decided to investigate if these would be any better than the offerings from companies like Logitech,…

DJ Shadow: ‘Music has never been worth less, and yet sampling has never been more risky’ – The Guardian

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

“Sampling isn’t just about dusty 45s anymore,” says Josh Davis, and he ought to know. As DJ Shadow, Davis has been responsible for some of the seminal, pioneering works in the genre, beginning with the critically acclaimed Endtroducing in 1996. His debut full-length album, it was composed entirely of samples, the first of its kind. “My agenda back then was like, planting a flag in the soil and saying, ‘This…

Salman Abedi, Manchester Bomber, Most Likely Had Help, Officials Say – New York Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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The Latest: Trump says meeting with Pope was “honor” – Washington Post

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis welcomed President Trump to the cradle of Roman Catholicism on Wednesday, delivering a message of peace even as the pontiff emphasized his role as the world’s moral counterpoint to the president’s nationalist agenda. The two men met in the pope’s private study for nearly half an hour, joined only by an interpreter. The pontiff, in white papal dress and a pectoral cross on a chain…

Republicans Will Reject Trump’s Budget, but Still Try to Impose Austerity – New York Times

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Paul Ryan: James Comey is not a nut job – CNN

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Washington (CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday he doesn’t agree with President Donald Trump that former FBI Director James Comey is a “nut job.” ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘politics/2017/05/17/paul-ryan-harm-trump-gop-presser-sot-nr.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_12’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170517102635-paul-ryan-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170517102635-paul-ryan-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170517102635-paul-ryan-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170517102635-paul-ryan-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170517102635-paul-ryan-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170517102635-paul-ryan-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170517102635-paul-ryan-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === false) {autoStartVideo = false;if…

Trump may have revealed the location of ‘nuclear submarines’ on phone call to Philippine’s Duterte – Business Insider

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Donald Trump may have disclosed highly sensitive information on the most secretive part of the US’s nuclear arsenal to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a phone call last month. “We have a lot of firepower over there,” Trump said in reference to the Korean peninsula, according to a transcript of the call obtained by the New York Times and verified by White House officials. “We have two…

Major Lazer Teams with Bacardi for ‘The Sound of Rum’ – Variety

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Major Lazer’s Jillionaire has a new gig as Bacardí’s “Minister of Rum,” with responsibilities that include music initiatives and “throwing cool parties around the world,” the producer and DJ tells Variety. A series of summer concerts that reinforce “The Sound of Rum” and Major Lazer’s own custom blend of spirits in a collectible bottle are the hallmarks of the campaign. With bandmates Diplo and Walshy Fire, “We worked with them…

DJ Shadow: ‘Music has never been worth less, and yet sampling has never been more risky’ – The Guardian

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

“Sampling isn’t just about dusty 45s anymore,” says Josh Davis, and he ought to know. As DJ Shadow, Davis has been responsible for some of the seminal, pioneering works in the genre, beginning with the critically acclaimed Endtroducing in 1996. His debut full-length album, it was composed entirely of samples, the first of its kind. “My agenda back then was like, planting a flag in the soil and saying, ‘This…