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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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Miss USA Cheslie Kryst challenged the status quo

Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst had a radiant personality that was hard to ignore when she introduced a story or talked to a guest as part of her role as host on the entertainment TV news show Extra.

Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst stands in a hallway with her hands behind her back while wearing a red one-shoulder jumpsuit
Miss USA 2019, journalist Cheslie Kryst
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Think twice about your pink hair makeover

Thinking of going pink? Is it a professional look for work?

face of woman with pink hair and make up

Pink hair in a creative industry could get you promoted, while the same colour hair in a more traditional setting could cost you your business relationships.

How to tell when it’s okay to go pink.

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Taiwanese film wins five Golden Horse Awards 

But will I gain the courage to watch it?

They say it’s good; however, I’ll have to take their word for it. I was given the opportunity to watch Detention, labelled a “supernatural screamer,” since September. I opened my email at night when the lights were so low in my apartment that just seconds into watching the preview I got so scared I decided that was as much as I could handle. So now I’m reviewing a film that I haven’t watched.

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Music producer Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival turns deadly in Texas

Astroworld Festival founder and Latin Grammy-winning performer Travis Scott spent the week in Houston, Texas where he grew up, at opening ceremonies for the city in preparation for the music festival on the weekend. The crowd rushed security as soon as the gates to the concert grounds opened but it wasn’t until later during the show that tragedy struck.

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Speak up on Caribbean climate change issues

A communications campaign labelled Speak Up encourages citizens to lend a voice to climate change issues affecting the livelihood of people who live and work in Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) countries.

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