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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Damn.’ Bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200 With Biggest Sales Week of 2017 – The BoomBox


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Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn.' Bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200 With Biggest Sales Week of 2017
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Move over Drake there's a new king in town. Kendrick Lamar's critically acclaimed album Damn. premiered at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with the biggest sales week of any artist in 2017. The Compton rhymer moved a whopping 603,000 equivalent …
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Kendrick's Mom Wrote the Best Review of 'Damn' YetComplex
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Review: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Is Bright, Brassy and All Bette – New York Times


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Review: 'Hello, Dolly!' Is Bright, Brassy and All Bette
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Bette Midler, center, as Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” at the Shubert Theater. Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times. The pinnacle of fine dining in New York these days can't be found in a Michelin-starred restaurant, though it will
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Review: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Is Bright, Brassy and All Bette – New York Times


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Review: 'Hello, Dolly!' Is Bright, Brassy and All Bette
New York Times
Bette Midler, center, as Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” at the Shubert Theater. Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times. The pinnacle of fine dining in New York these days can't be found in a Michelin-starred restaurant, though it will
Broadway Review: Bette Midler in 'Hello, Dolly!'Variety
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Cuba Gooding, Sr., Main Ingredient Singer, Dead at 72

Cuba Gooding, Sr., the lead singer for soul group the Main Ingredient and father of actor Cuba Gooding, Jr., has died, Billboard reports. He was 72.

Gooding was found dead in his car on Thursday in Woodland Hills, CA, according to TMZ.

Gooding Sr. had served as a backing singer on some recordings for the Main Ingredient before stepping into the lead role in 1971, following the death of former lead singer Donald McPherson. The group garnered several gold singles, including their highest-charting hit, 1972’s “Everybody Plays the Fool,” “Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely,” “Happiness is Just Around the Bend” and “Rolling Down a Mountainside.”

Gooding signed with Motown Records in 1977 as a solo artist, where he released two albums. His debut, The 1st Album, housed his charting single “Mind Pleaser,” In 1979 he re-teamed with the Main Ingredient and worked with them through the Eighties. In 1983 Gooding recorded a remake of “Happiness is Just Around the Bend,” which became a dance hit. Gooding also scored a hit in 2012 with “This Christmas.”

He had four children with his wife Shirley Gooding: actors Cuba Gooding, Jr., Omar Gooding and April Gooding, and musician Tommy Gooding.

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Beyonce, Donald Glover Win Peabody Awards

Beyoncé and Donald Glover are among the recipients of Peabody Awards for entertainment programs, Peabody Awards Board of Jurors revealed on Thursday. This year, four winning works in Peabody Awards’ entertainment and documentary categories have music connections.

Beyoncé now adds a Peabody to her collection of accolades for visual album Lemonade, which aired on HBO. “The audacity of its reach and fierceness of its vision challenges our cultural imagination, while crafting a stunning and sublime masterpiece about the lives of women of color and the bonds of friendship seldom seen or heard in American popular culture,” jurors said of her work.

Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, won for his FX television show Atlanta. “Donald Glover’s enchanting series on the struggles of two young black men trying to make it in Atlanta’s rap scene blends vibrant character study and rich socio-political commentary in delivering a detailed and textured exploration of a Southern city,” the judges noted.

Peabody Awards documentary winners were announced on Tuesday. Of the 12 recipients, two are music documentaries. Banger Films’ Hip-Hop Evolution was recognized by jurors for being “an entertaining, consummate history of hip-hop music told in a series of interviews with influential MCs, DJs and moguls who were there at the beginning of the genre’s birth and through its dynamic evolution.”

Film First and HBO Documentaries’ MAVIS! also received a Peabody Award. “More than just a biopic, this story celebrates the deep influence of Mavis Staples and the Staple Singers across music genres ­– from gospel to soul and rock ‘n’ roll,” the judges wrote. “MAVIS! illustrates the history of social movements in America and is a powerful reminder of one woman’s impact on popular culture.”

In its 76th year, Peabody Awards honor excellence in radio, television and other forms of electronic media. The winners for News, Radio/Podcast, Children’s, Education and Public Service categories will be announced on April 25th. The ceremony takes place on May 20th at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

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Theater Review: And the Word On Bette Midler as Dolly Levi Is… – Vulture


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Theater Review: And the Word On Bette Midler as Dolly Levi Is…
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The show curtain now in use at the Shubert Theatre, where the ecstatic revival of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler opens tonight, may be the reddest red-red I've ever seen. The beaded gown and ostrich-feather headdress Midler wears descending the …

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Pays Tribute To Late Father With Sweet Instagram Post – Huffington Post


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Cuba Gooding Jr. Pays Tribute To Late Father With Sweet Instagram Post
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On Friday, the actor shared a photo of The Main Ingredient's “Greatest Hits” album that he captioned, “Eternal.” Gooding Sr. served as the musical group's lead singer from 1971, according to Billboard.
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How Fox Can Pull Off Another X-Files Revival – Vanity Fair


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How Fox Can Pull Off Another X-Files Revival
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Break out tin foil hats and flashlights; another season of The X-Files is on the way at Fox. After a six-episode revival last year, the long-running paranormal drama will return for what is effectively its eleventh season. What's more, the new season
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J-Rod All Smiles During N.Y.C. Lunch Date – PEOPLE.com


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J-Rod All Smiles During N.Y.C. Lunch Date
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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez continue to take over the Big Apple. The couple was all smiles and holding hands after a lunch date at The Sea Grill in New York City on Monday. Lopez, 47, was the epitome of spring chic in a pastel blue Roland Mouret …
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Earth, Wind & Fire, Chic Plot Joint U.S. Tour

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers will head out on the road together for the 2054 Tour. The trek will kick off on July 12th in Oakland, California.

According to a joint release from the popular, legendary groups, a special guest, as-yet-unnamed guest DJ will be part of the show and each venue will have a specialized seating configuration towards the front to allow for dancing. The tour will officially wrap on August 22nd in Detroit at the DTE Energy Music Theatre.

“There was a time when we could only dream of ‘seeing’ Earthy, Wind & Fire live, now we get the honor of sharing the stage together,” Rodgers said in a statement. “Get your feet ready for a deluge of hits.”

Earth, Wind & Fire are currently on their own tour, with several dates lined up for May including a slot at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Chic’s Rodgers recently received the Award for Musical Excellence from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, though he and his band have yet to be inducted. 

2054 Tour Dates

July 12 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
July 13 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
July 18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
July 20 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
July 22 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
July 23 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
July 26 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
July 27 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
July 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
August 1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
August 4 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
August 5 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
August 7 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
August 9 – Washington D.C. @ Verizon Center
August 10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
August 11 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
August 13 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
August 15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
August 17 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
August 18 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
August 19 – Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Amphitheater

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