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Fatal shooting of Migos’ rapper Takeoff started with a disagreement, not over a dice game, witness says

It seems like gun violence will never end in America. Early this morning rapper Takeoff became the latest victim to lose his life to a bullet. 

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Kristallnacht: night of broken glass

Kristallnacht, German for “crystal night” or “night of broken glass.” So named for the events of November 9 and 10, 1938 when shattered glass from Jewish businesses, homes and places of worship littered the streets.

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How to ‘gig-pirate’ a show at London’s 101 Club

Kinetic Ideals, on-stage at the 101 Club, London
Kinetic Ideals, on-stage at the 101 Club, London

It’s the 1980s and anything goes. Some Canadian boys went to England after getting serious radio airplay. They started getting gigs and decided to take the show on the road. Here’s what JC Chambers, guitarist for the 80s post-punk bank Kinetic Ideals had to say to Core Magazines about their adventures in London, U.K.

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King-Liberty Bridge mural project

StreetARToronto organized a competition to select two artists whose artwork will appear on the outer walls of the north and south staircases of the recently built King-Liberty Bridge that connects Toronto’s Liberty Village neighbourhood with King Street West. 

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Halestorm’s lead vocalist joins Gibson as the company’s first female brand ambassador

Gibson, one of the world’s most popular guitar brands, just hired their first female brand ambassador since the company started in 1894. This is one of those occasions when it’s safe to say, it’s about time

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This vital voice in rock music belongs to a woman

Her voice is like a powerful wave that washes over you, giving you the chills when she’s in full force. That’s how Halestorm’s lead guitarist Joe Hottinger described frontwoman and guitarist Lzzy Hale’s voice.

Singer-guitarist Lzzy Hale screaming with her new namesake cardinal red Gibson Lzzy Hale Explorerbird held out in front of her by the neck with her left hand. She wears a black leather jacket and leather pants and stands in front of speakers on a stage with clouds of grey smoke at her feet.
The singer-guitarist with her new Gibson Lzzy Hale Explorerbird
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Will Smith banned from the Oscars for 10 years for Chris Rock slap

The Academy has decided on Will Smith’s fate for the slap heard around the world on the live television broadcast of the Oscars less than two weeks ago on March 27. They announced their decision today in an open letter addressed to the Academy family.

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All things unequal: what Kim Kardashian should’ve said to women about work

In a recent interview, multimillionaire social media influencer and reality TV star Kim Kardashian had the gall to suggest that business women are lazy and don’t want to work. “I have the best advice for women in business,” Kardashian told Variety, “Get your f—— ass up and work. It seems like nobody wants to work these days.”

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Abuse victim to published author: the woman who rewrote her destiny

Author Sandy Maeck's new husband hugs her from behind while they stand under a giant willow tree; black and white photo
Author Sandy Maeck and her new husband

Your wedding day is meant to be where the fairy tale begins. For some, it is the beginning of a nightmare. For too many forced into arranged marriages, the nightmare has already begun.

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