Motion Picture Academy

The best picture category will be set at 10 nominees. And that’s just for starters. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the next phase of its equity and inclusion initiative, Academy Aperture 2025, on Friday (June 12). This phased initiative will further the Academy’s efforts to increase representation within its membership and …

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Bobby BlackHat

As the furor around the murder of George Floyd inflamed and infuriated the country, coastal Virginia bluesman Bobby “BlackHat” Walters knew he had to do something. As a retired U.S. Coast Guard Commander whose service included working as Military Aide to President Clinton, and being awarded the Coast Guard Medal for Heroism, he was affected …

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Billy F Gibbons and Tim Montana, known for their guitar sounds and songwriting excursions, have taken their mutual quest for fiery foods, powered by spicy sauces, to a new plateau with the launch of their line of Beez & Teez Whisker Bomb pepper sauces. The new tongue tantalizers are available in two versions packaged in 5-ounce bottles: Whisker Bomb Original and …


Why She Came Out After More Than 20 Years

Chicago rap legend Da Brat discussed her decision to come out in a new profile out in Variety for the magazine’s Pride Issue. The Dish Nation host revealed her sexual orientation this past March in an emotional Instagram post, where she confirmed her relationship with Kaleidoscope Hair Products CEO Jesseca Dupart by celebrating an early birthday gift: …

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“Bone Deep”

Vermont bluesman John Fusco and his band the X-Road Riders will follow up their acclaimed 2019 self-titled debut with the 20-song double album John the Revelator, due out July 31 on Checkerboard Lounge Recordings. Album cover for ‘John the Revelator’ artwork by Bobby Whitlock. More than three decades after a teenage Fusco ran away from …

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Lady Gaga

As tensions between protestors and law enforcement build in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Lady Gaga is offering some words of encouragement to those who remain angry and frustrated. Gaga, who recently dropped her new album, Chromatica, took to social media Saturday night (May 30) to share her thoughts about the death of Floyd …

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