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What’s Open? A Guide to COVID-19 Closures In Every U.S. State

With states continuing to rollback and retool their COVID-19 lockdown measures, some artists are returning to the road and performing live concerts for fans once again. To help these individuals chart their tours, comply with statewide requirements, and, most importantly, keep attendees safe, here’s a one-stop guide to closures in every U.S. state. The following […]

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2 Chainz Sued by the Family of Pablo Escobar After Opening ‘Escobar Restaurant and Tapas’

Rapper 2 Chainz. The family of late drug lord Pablo Escobar has filed a lawsuit against rapper 2 Chainz over his Georgia eateries, Escobar Restaurant and Tapas and Escobar Restaurant and Tapas South. Besides 2 Chainz, Atlanta’s Dillard Hospitality Group and its owner, Mychel Dillard “Snoop,” are named as defendants in the case, which was […]

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Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment Unilaterally Support the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 — Here’s Their Statement

Universal Music Group headquarters, Santa Monica, CA The ‘Big Three’ major labels were joined in their support of the Justice in Policing Act by music industry organizations A2IM, ARA, BMAC, FMC, MAC, RIAA and SONA. Mega-label groups Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony Music Group expressed their unilateral support on Wednesday evening (June […]

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Amoeba Music Is Permanently Closing Its Sunset Boulevard Location

A mural painted at Amoeba Music’s old Hollywood store. (photo: Goofyboy777) Amoeba Music’s Sunset Boulevard location won’t be reopening, according to a newly published statement from the famed record store brand. Amoeba execs made the decision after considering the status of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the likelihood that California’s nonessential business closures will prevent customers […]

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Posthumous Juice WRLD Single, ‘Righteous,’ Drops Following the Live Free 999 Fund’s Founding

Earlier this week, the mother of late rapper Juice WRLD founded the Live Free 999 fund, which will support young individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, and addiction. Now, Juice’s estate has released “Righteous,” one of the songs from the extensive music collection he left behind. Speaking of her decision to start Live Free 999, Juice […]

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Neil Diamond Remixes ‘Sweet Caroline’ for Coronavirus – “Hands, Washing Hands”

Photo Credit: Irisgerh / CC by 2.0 Neil Diamond shared a remix of “Sweet Caroline” on social media – with lyrics for coronavirus quarantiners. Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Diamond says he’s looking to soothe. On Saturday, he debuted the parody remix of his 1969 hit with brand new lyrics. “I know we’re going through a […]

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TSA Destroys a Priceless Instrument Belonging to African Musician Ballake Sissoko

TSA has ripped apart and destroyed a custom-made kora belonging to Ballake Sissoko, a prominent African musician from Mali.  The incident was described in detail through a post on Sissoko’s personal Facebook account. Ballake’s background, professionalism, and lack of criminal record were noted, as was the damage inflicted to the fragile, harp-like instrument: It was taken apart, […]