Wednesday, February 1

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Sharpton Says Film Debuts at ‘Critical Point’ in US Politics
Politics

Sharpton Says Film Debuts at ‘Critical Point’ in US Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton has been called a lot of names in his public life: a hustler, a racist, an opportunist, a fraud, a rat, a jester.He embraces at least one of the intended insults, a name often hurled by his critics on the right and the left: “Loudmouth.” That's also the title of a two-hour documentary about the national civil rights leader debuting at theaters in 50 cities Friday.Sharpton's brash and combative styles, deployed in his advocacy for victims and families seeking accountability over police brutality and racial injustices, are on full display as filmmakers trace his evolution from Brooklyn rabble-rouser to sought-after figure in the U.S. political arena. Sharpton said he hopes the film inspires up-and-coming generations of loudmouths to join movements against...
Pink Shows Wardrobe Malfunction in Behind The Scenes AMAs Clip
Entertainment

Pink Shows Wardrobe Malfunction in Behind The Scenes AMAs Clip

The singer Pink, whose name is often stylized as P!NK, is currently at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, where she will perform a tribute to 10-time AMA winner, the late Olivia Newton-John.But before she hit the carpet with her family, who are also attending the event, Pink had to face a surprising yet hilarious wardrobe malfunction, which she thankfully shared with her followers on Instagram.In the video, which looked like it took place in the hotel room where she got ready for the show, Pink began by saying, "I've been telling you guys that Mr. Hart has a juicy booty," referring to her husband, Carey Hart.She then turned to her children, Willow and Jameson, and asked, "What just happened to Papa?" Willow smiled and walked away while Jameson th...
Entertainment abounds at Gateway Farm Expo, includes 2 Kearney bands
Entertainment

Entertainment abounds at Gateway Farm Expo, includes 2 Kearney bands

Gateway’s 49th continuous year, showcasing the latest products services and technologies available in agriculture. The show was originated to bring agricultural producers into direct contact with ag businesses both local and from across the country. The show continues to grow, adding an additional exhibit building in 2014 and bringing booths back to the concourse in 2016. The Gateway Farm Expo now features over 400 booth spaces – all filled with agricultural exhibitors. From the latest in large agriculture equipment to small items that make daily farm tasks more efficient, everyone attending the show will find something of interest. Two Kearney bands will return this year to entertain the crowds durin...
K-pop ETF creator says Korean content is at an ‘inflection point’
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K-pop ETF creator says Korean content is at an ‘inflection point’

K-pop girl group BlackPink performed at The Late Late Show with James Corden airing Thursday, April 18, 2019. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)Cbs Photo Archive | Cbs | Getty ImagesThe creator behind the new exchange-traded fund aimed at converting global fans of Korean content into an investment opportunity is optimistic in his premise. Since its launch on Sept. 1, the KPOP and Korean entertainment ETF has not performed well — recently trading on the New York Stock Exchange Arca at $15.05 — a roughly 23% drop from its debut. That's in line with the overall Kospi index having plummeted more than 20% this year.But Jangwon Lee, chief executive of CT Investments and Contents Technologies and the creator of the ETF, is hopeful about the Korean entertainment industry despite the s...
Live Music This Friday at Brand New Holdsworth Entertainment Pavilion in Versailles
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Live Music This Friday at Brand New Holdsworth Entertainment Pavilion in Versailles

Construction on the pocket park started in July. The Holdsworth Entertainment Pavilion. Photo by Versailles Main Street.  (Versailles, Ind.) – Construction on the Holdsworth Entertainment Pavilion will wrap up this week, and community members won’t have to wait long for the first live music performance. A bonus night of Music on the Square will take place on Friday, November 4. Hippie Fingers will perform on the brand new Holdsworth Entertainment Pavilion from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A groundbreaking was held on July 22 at the pocket park next to Versailles Town Hall. The Holdsworth Entertainment Pavilion is a product of a successful crowdfunding campaign, which tasked Versailles Main Street with raising ...
Brands have fled Kanye. What about his music career?
Business

Brands have fled Kanye. What about his music career?

New York CNN Business  —  Ye — formerly known as Kanye West — has lost partnerships with fashion brands including Gap, Balenciaga and Adidas following his antisemitic comments in recent weeks. Now, questions remain about the business that helped propel Ye onto the fashion scene in the first place: Music. Since 2004’s “The College Dropout” — his critically acclaimed and commercially successful debut album — Ye has been one of the most popular and notable artists in the world. He has had countless hits and 10 number-one albums, according to Billboard. But all of that could be at risk due to the performer’s recent behavior and comments. Over the past month, Ye has garnered an intense backla...
Beyoncé denies claim she misused ‘I’m Too Sexy’ sample
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Beyoncé denies claim she misused ‘I’m Too Sexy’ sample

CNN  —  Someone’s a “Beautiful Liar,” according to Queen Bey. Genre-crossing superstar Beyoncé has denied allegations that she misused a sample of Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy” on her newest album. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter’s seventh album, “Renaissance,” was released to critical acclaim in July and samples iconic house and disco artists. One song, “Alien Superstar,” features a riff similar to the 1991 British pop band Right Said Fred’s hit “I’m Too Sexy.” Whereas Right Said Fred sang, “I’m too sexy for my shirt,” Beyoncé sings, “I’m too classy for this world” and “I’m too classy to be touched.” The two Fairbrass brothers who make up Right Said Fred are credited as songwriters. ...
Out & About | Arts & Entertainment
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Out & About | Arts & Entertainment

Paintings from the “Paint Kingsport 2022!” art show have moved from the Renaissance Center to Impressions Fine Art, 246 Broad St. The show, which depicts scenes of Kingsport by local plein air artists, will be on display at its new location through Sept. 18. All paintings are painted by local artists from the Kingsport Art Guild and feature scenes painted on location in downtown Kingsport, Bays Mountain, Exchange Place and more. The Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University presents “Local Art in the Age of the 2020 Global Pandemic,” an exhibition featuring the work of 40 artists living or working in Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District during the earl...
Out & About | Arts & Entertainment
Entertainment

Out & About | Arts & Entertainment

Paintings from the “Paint Kingsport 2022!” art show have moved from the Renaissance Center to Impressions Fine Art, 246 Broad St. The show, which depicts scenes of Kingsport by local plein air artists, will be on display at its new location through Sept. 18. All paintings are painted by local artists from the Kingsport Art Guild and feature scenes painted on location in downtown Kingsport, Bays Mountain, Exchange Place and more. The Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University presents “Local Art in the Age of the 2020 Global Pandemic,” an exhibition featuring the work of 40 artists living or working in Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District during the earl...
Listing the Best Hip Hop Songs of All Time
Entertainment

Listing the Best Hip Hop Songs of All Time

Some of the best hip hop songs have become iconic over the years. For instance, "Time's Up" by Notorious B.I.G. is a classic, as are "Runnin'," "Made You Look," and "Hard Knock Life" by Jay-Z. But there are many more, too. So which ones make the cut? For those that love hip hop you'll want to check out Gin & Juice by Daneka Nation. Notorious B.I.G.'s "Time's Up" After September 11, the aftermath of the attacks left shockwaves across the United States. Though the original "Juicy" anthem still appears in many radio stations across the country, the post-9/11 edit is silent, leaving a gaping 1.5-second silence where the last rhyme once rang. In a way, the post-9/11 edit is symbolic, as the artist and his music represent a time when rap music was changing and evolv...