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Reading and Leeds line-up OUTRAGE: Fans’ fury as they ask: ‘Where are Arctic Monkeys?’

Rapper Kendrick Lamar has been confirmed as one of the four headliners along with rock bands Fall Out Boy, Kings of Leon and Panic! at the Disco. However, the absence of a number of bands has been met with derision from some and the line-up has also been dubbed “incredibly underwhelming”. One music fan wrote on Twitter: “Don’t know what to say about the Reading and Leeds line-up. Where’s Green Day, Arctic Monkeys and Foo Fighters? “So glad I didn’t buy my ticket early, pains me to say it but…

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Reading and Leeds Festival 2018: Who are the headliners? HUGE stars revealed

The hugely acclaimed rapper will take to the stage over August bank holiday this year; on the Saturday in Reading and the Sunday in Leeds. He’s the big name on the first batch of line-up announcements, made today. Other headliners include Fall Out Boy (Friday Reading, Saturday Leeds) and Kings of Leon (Sunday Reading, Friday Leeds). Big names elsewhere on the bill include Dua Lipa, Sigrid, Courteeners, Skepta, The Wombats, Annie Mac, Wolf Alice and Panic! At The Disco. “Reading and Leeds prides itself on being a music-first festival and…

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Impact from ‘Black Panther’ will go beyond box office returns

The impetus was somewhat different back then: Civil rights advocates filed these claims against Hollywood because they were upset with the quality of black films offered to the public. This was when the films “Shaft” (1971) and “Superfly” (1972), directed by Gordon Parks and his son Gordon Parks Jr., respectively, had just been released, both portraying arguably the first black “superheroes” to grace the silver screen. “Shaft” is about a black detective, fancied as a black Derek Flint and Errol Flynn wrapped in one, who takes on the Italian mafia…

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'Calls From Home': How one Kentucky radio station connects inmates and families

As the last notes of Childish Gambino’s “Me And Your Mama” fade to silence, Tom Sexton leans forward into a microphone. “Coming up by request,” he says in a softened-for-radio Appalachian drawl, “going out to Sporty Black from his wife, this is Kendrick Lamar with ‘LOVE.’ ” The melodic R&B track then begins to emanate from the heart of this small eastern Kentucky town, across the ice-clad mountains of central Appalachia. Close to 100,000 people could be tuning in, but tonight’s shows are targeted for a very specific audience. People…

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Kendrick Lamar Wants Jay-Z to Be President

Kendrick Lamar Wants Jay-Z to Be President More Kendrick Lamar made a special shoutout to Jay-Z during his acceptance speech for Best Rap Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Before walking offstage, Lamar concluded his Grammy acceptance speech by saying, “Jay for President.” Lamar beat out Jay-Z as well as Tyler, the Creator, Migos and Rapsody in the Best Rap Album category. Lamar also honored Jay-Z in another part of his speech: “I got a lot of guys in this building right now that I still idolize to this…

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Full list of Grammy Award winners

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Music’s MVPs gathered at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday night for the 60th Grammy Awards, featuring performances by Kendrick Lamar, U2, Lady Gaga, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Sam Smith, Childish Gambino and more. Here is a full list of Grammy winners. Album of the year: “Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino “4:44” — Jay-Z “Damn.” — Kendrick Lamar “Melodrama” — Lorde “24K Magic” — Bruno Mars Record of…

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SZA, The Grammys’ Most-Nominated Woman, Didn’t Win Anything

SZA has had a breakout year, releasing acclaimed debut album Ctrl and developing a passionate following for her brand of honest, melodic R&B. So fans were excited when she was nominated in five different categories at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song and Best Rap/Sung Performance. Unfortunately—despite the fact that she was the most-nominated woman of the year—SZA did not win any of the awards she was up for, losing out to Alessia Cara as new artist,…

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Grammys 2018: Start time, livestream, nominees, performances and more – CNET

The Grammys are coming early this year. And moving from one coast to the other. Usually held in mid-February in Los Angeles, the Grammy Awards will take place this Sunday in New York City. The Grammys scoot up a few weeks every four years to avoid competing with the Winter Olympics. And for the first time since 2003, the Grammys will take place not in Los Angeles but New York City. Who’s hosting? James Corden will host. This is Corden’s second year hosting the Grammy Awards, following LL Cool J’s…

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Grammys 2018 PERFORMERS: Who is performing at this year’s awards?

In addition to the prizegiving, there will also be a wide range of performances – so who will be taking to the stage? Viewers will have a lot to look forward to – so here’s your guide to everyone who’s set to sing this evening. Lady Gaga, Pink and Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B will be three of the most anticipated for pop fans, with the latter duo set to dust off their recent smash hit Finesse. Kesha is also set to grab the mic for a rendition of Praying,…

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Grammys 2018: Start time, how to watch, nominees and more – CNET

The Grammys are coming early this year. And moving from one coast to the other. Usually held in mid-February in Los Angeles, the Grammy Awards will take place this Sunday in New York City. The Grammys scoot up a few weeks every four years to avoid competing with the Winter Olympics. And for the first time since 2003, the Grammys will take place not in Los Angeles but New York City. Who’s hosting? James Corden will host. This is Corden’s second year hosting the Grammy Awards, following LL Cool J’s…

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