Manhattan, New York (Shuzzr): If the first 24 hours of his latest project's debut is anything to go by, Alkaline is undeniably the most successful independent artiste to have emerged from the genre he represents. With impressive streaming numbers, the artiste is one of the few, if not the only to move huge actual unit sales in a genre where streaming is at the forefront. Within the first hour of its release globally, “Top Prize” landed at the #1 spot on the iTunes reggae charts and peaked at #6 on the worldwide charts, sharing the top 10 with the likes of J. Cole and Nicki Minaj who occupied the #1 and #2 spots, respectively.
CHICAGO (5/10/21) – Join Lyric Opera of Chicago in celebrating Music Director Sir Andrew Davis as he leads members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra, Lyric Opera Chorus, and star soloists in a rousing valedictory concert that caps his exceptional career at Lyric. The program includes selections from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress with tributes from some favorite Lyric artists and opera luminaries.
Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 6pm CT For more information, visit lyricopera.org/sirandrew or call 312-827-5600.
Tuesday, May 11 Live at the Hall: Tammy Rogers 7:00 p.m. Central on the museum's website 8:00 p.m. Central Q&A with Rogers on Instagram Live Tammy Rogers is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist studio musician, founding member of the Grammy award-winning bluegrass band the SteelDrivers and co-founder of independent label Dead Reckoning Records, on which she released three solo albums. In this program, Rogers performs and discusses how she started playing the mandolin and fiddle while growing up in a musical family in Texas; her experiences working with songwriters and musicians Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Chris Stapleton and John Scott Sherrill; and her memories of Nashville’s internationally renowned club the Station Inn.
Six adults were killed early Sunday morning when a suspect opened fire at a birthday party in Colorado Springs, Colorado, police said.The suspect, who was allegedly the boyfriend of one of the victims, took his own life, according to police. Officers responded to a 911 call at the Canterbury Mobile Home Park around 12:18 a.m. and discovered the victims and suspect with gunshot wounds. Six of the people were pronounced dead on the scene and a seventh was found with serious injuries and was taken to the hospital but succumbed to their injuries, police said. It's unclear if the suspect was the one taken to the hospital.
As the iconic Lt. Uhura, the actress made television history with her portrayal of a 23rd-century communications officer aboard the "Star Trek" USS Enterprise. It was one of the first times a Black woman was cast in a position of power on TV -- and it was in a science fiction series, no less. The result was radical, says Atlanta-area comic book creator and game designer Dedren Snead. "Seeing her as a Black woman on the show ... that was ... who was that?" Snead tells W. Kamau Bell on Sunday's "United Shades of America." "It was just, I never saw Black people in fantasy in that sense."
White House chief of staff Ron Klain says that while President Joe Biden will likely seek re-election in 2024, the Biden administration is anticipating a bruising general election matchup if former President Donald Trump decides to run again."I wouldn't want to estimate or underestimate Donald Trump as an opponent if he chooses to run," Klain told Mike Allen in an interview on "Axios on HBO" slated to air Sunday, adding, "My experience, Mike, is that incumbent presidents are judged on their record."
Elon Musk cast doubt on Dogecoin during 'SNL' -- but now, it seems his company is trying to take that back ... by sending a satellite to the moon ... funded exclusively by the cryptocurrency. A company called Geometric Energy Corporation announced Sunday that they'll be launching an 88-lb cube to the moon sometime in early 2022 ... with the help of none other than SpaceX, Elon's pride and joy for space exploration. SpaceX confirmed the news, BTW.They say this is gonna be the first-ever commercial lunar payload that's paid for entirely with Doge ... meaning, SpaceX is accepting the crypto from Geometric -- which will presumably fundraise/buy Dogecoin for this mission ... one they're calling DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon. https://www.tmz.com/2021/05/09/spacex-sending-dogecoin-funded-satellite-moon-elon-musk/
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV) today announced that Chief Financial Officer Kathy Willard has decided to retire after nearly twenty-five years at the company effective June 30th, 2021. The company is planning for Joe Berchtold, who currently serves as Live Nation’s President, to assume the role of President and CFO. Willard will consult on the transition and remain with the company as an advisor to the management team. https://www.livenationentertainment.com/2021/05/live-nation-entertainment-chief-financial-officer-kathy-willard-to-retire/
NNENA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “REWIND”.
(May 7, 2021) Today, Nnena releases a brand new single “Rewind” with an insanely creative visualizer.Listen/Watch HERE: https://smarturl.it/xRewind “Rewind” is the first track from her forthcoming EP coming later this summer. Nnena is the first musical artist signing to Loud Robot, the record label from JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. https://www.instagram.com/nija_gal
ARLINGTON, TX – The Dallas Wings have waived Dee Givens, the team announced today. Givens had been signed to a training camp contract prior to the start of camp earlier this month. ABOUT THE DALLAS WINGS. The Dallas Wings are entering its sixth season in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Playing games at the College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, the Wings have made the playoffs two of its five seasons in Dallas and look to push further during the 2021 season. For more information on the Dallas Wings, visit wings.wnba.com.
KRISPY KREME® Brings Back FREE ‘Graduate Dozen’ for High School and College Seniors on May 13. New dozen available for purchase for one week only starting May 10, along with FREE dozen for class of 2021 graduating seniors wearing
their senior class swag on May 13. Krispy Kreme is celebrating this year’s college and high school seniors with the return of the ‘Graduate Dozen’ from May 10-16, and on Thursday,
May 13, any senior wearing “Class of 2021” graduation swag can get a ‘Graduate Dozen’ FREE at participating shops while supplies last.
MAY 3, 2021
46 shot, 7 killed over violent weekend in Chicago. 46 people were shot in 36 separate shooting incidents with 7 homicides over a violent weekend in Chicago. Gun violence rates have remained very high in the city after a violent 2020.
MAY 6, 2021
2 American Students Convicted Of Murdering Police Officer In Rome TODAY. Late on Wednesday, a jury in Italy found two young Americans guilty in the killing a police officer in Rome and sentenced the pair to life in prison. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kogc8u73Vw
May 6, 2021
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Election Integrity Alliance Honorary Co-Chairman Ken Paxton will join "Hannity" tonight on Fox News at 9:00 PM EDT.
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The Fake News Media, working in close conjunction with Big Tech and the Radical Left Democrats, is doing everything they can to perpetuate the term “The Big Lie” when speaking of 2020 Presidential Election Fraud. They are right in that the 2020 Presidential Election was a Big Lie, but not in the way they mean. The 2020 Election, which didn’t even have Legislative approvals from many States (which is required under the U.S. Constitution), and was also otherwise corrupt, was indeed The Big Lie. So when they try to sell the American people the term The Big Lie, which they do in unison and coordination, think of it instead as the greatest Fraud in the history of our Country! An even greater Hoax than Russia, Russia, Russia, Mueller, Mueller, Mueller, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, or any of the other many scams the Democrats pulled! Paid for by Save America and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
Dallas Wings Training Camp Media Availability 5-4 What: Following Tuesday’s practice, Head Coach Vickie Johnson, Center Charli Collier and Guard Chelsea Dungee will be available to the media via zoom.When: Head Coach Vickie Johnson will begin media availability at approximately 2 p.m. CT following practice. Charli Collier and Chelsea Dungee will immediately follow Coach Johnson.
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Billboard-Charting Artist Alkaline Dominates Streaming Charts Globally.Top Prize’ Now #1 Pre-Order On Amazon, iTunes and other DSP.
Since announcing his highly anticipated album earlier this year, Jamaican Reggae Dancehall artist Alkaline continues to dominate various music streaming platforms, cementing his name in history as he takes the genre to the next level.Record Breaking Pre-Orders Within 14 hours of making the pre-order link available, his upcoming album “Top Prize” landed on Amazon Music’s best-selling album charts in three categories - International, Reggae and Caribbean & Cuba. Top Prize can be pre-ordered here
New Music: AMXXR & Pete Rock “No Justice No Peace”. AMXXR & Pete Rock Will Deliver ‘21 Grams: Worth Its Weight In Soul’ on 5-15-21 "It’s like a marriage with his lyrics and my beats; it is very impressive," says Pete Rock of AMXXR. The Hip-Hop legend compares first impressions to his incredible 1990s union with C.L. Smooth. For years, Mount Vernon, New York MC AMXXR has been rhyming to tailor-made beats from the Chocolate Boy Wonder. However, the first artist signed to Pete's Tru Soul Records developed his best material in 2021, beginning with May 15’s 21 Grams: Worth Its Weight In Soul mixtape and follow-up album Dope Boy Soul—both produced entirely by Pete Rock. "I feel like Pete has something to prove. It's so scary that it's goose-bumping," the MC says of his mentor and longtime friend. Within those grooves, AMXXR offers a keen perspective that’s rather unique. Stream “No Justice No Peace”: https://soundcloud.com/official-pete-rock/no-justice-no-peace-js2-final-mastered-dk-1
Amazon Music announced “A Lady Like That”, a new short film spotlighting 3x GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominee and multi-Platinum-selling singer-songwriter, Ingrid Andress, premiering on May 14. Today, fans can watch the trailer for a sneak peek of the film directed by Lauren Dunn, sharing a glimpse into the story of a young artist and songwriter forging her own path in the music industry. Also available today, Amazon Music listeners can access a new Amazon Original reimagined version of “Lady Like”, featuring a beautiful orchestral arrangement. For more information, visit amazonmusic.com or download the Amazon Music app.
Vancouver's Liquid Media Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: YVR) today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding following extensive discussions toward a content partnership, leveraging Insight’s 400M+ household reach in 53 countries.Under the proposed alliance, Insight, the leading millennial-focused global channel and content producer, will distribute select Liquid library content across their global distribution network. Furthermore, the companies would collaborate on the development of a new FAST (Free Advertising Supported TV) channel. Additional information is available at www.LiquidMediaGroup.co
Psyonix, the San Diego video game developer, in collaboration with NASCAR, announced that the NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack will be available in Rocket League beginning this Thursday, May 6, on all platforms!
The NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack will be available in the Item Shop and features three Cars (NASCAR Ford Mustang, NASCAR Chevrolet Camaro, NASCAR Toyota Camry), nine NASCAR team Decals and Player Banners, a NASCAR x RL Decal for each car, and Goodyear Racing Wheels. The nine NASCAR teams featured in the pack, along with which car their Decals will be available for, are:
The NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack will be available for 2000 Credits from May 6 until May 12. In addition, a NASCAR Trail will be available for free beginning May 6. The pack marks the start of a multi-year collaboration between Psyonix and NASCAR and will be available ahead of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway taking place on May 9. The NASCAR 2021 Fan Pack will return throughout the year around future NASCAR events.
National Weather Service confirmed multiple tornadoes in central Illinois Monday evening.
Tornadoes were spotted Sangamon County, including in Pleasant Plains, Mechanicsburg and Dawson, about 10 miles east of Springfield, including a brief touchdown near I-72, the National Weather Service reported.
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has extended the moratorium on evictions amid the pandemic.
The moratorium was set to expire Saturday, but it has been extended for another 30 days protecting people who might face eviction.
Under the executive order, tenants must complete the Tenant Declaration Form and provide it to their landlords.
PEPSI® Debuts Pep's Place - A Fast Beverage Restaurant Where the Cola Comes First - As Part of Larger Initiative To Showcase How Your Favorite Foods Go Better with Pepsi
THOMASVILLE, GA, April 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- Sports Venues of Florida, Inc., (OTCMKTS: BTHR) (“Sports Venues of Florida”, “BTHR”, or the “Company”), an emerging leader in the youth sports, family sports entertainment, and eSports markets, announces April brought over 11,000 unique viewers tuned into our events being live streamed on Twitch. https://sportsvenues.net
NEW YORK, April 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via InvestorWire – BAND Royalty, the leading innovator of music-focused NFTs, today announces it has selected the corporate communications expertise of the Investor Brand Network (“IBN”), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company for private and public entities. BAND Royalty lets fans take their enjoyment of music to the next level by offering blockchain-secured BAND NFTs that enable holders to earn crypto from some of the world’s most popular songs. This unique opportunity allows individuals to share in income streams each time a song in the BAND Royalty music catalog is performed. BAND’s royalty pools leverage a performance catalog featuring tracks from some of the biggest names in music, including Beyonce, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Cher, will.i.am, Timbaland, Missy Elliott and Rihanna. Visit link below @ https://www.investorbrandnetwork.com/news/investorbrandnetwork-ibn-coverage-initiated-for-band-royalty/
MIAMI, April 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via InvestorWire -- Iconic rock band Weezer has announced its first set of digital collectibles, coming soon to the WAX Blockchain.Titled “OK Crypto,” the set of 60 collectibles will be available April 28 and represents a collaboration between the band, boutique toymaker Death by Toys and the music NFT collective RAREZ. Each of the album’s 12 tracks will be immortalized on the blockchain as digital collectibles of increasing rarity. In total, five sets of animated artworks can be collected, including completely unique Ultra Rares, 1-of-1 “golden ticket” NFTs, redeemable for a physical toy handmade by Dan Polydoris of Death by Toys. Weezer NFTs will be minted on the Worldwide Asset eXchange, or WAX, a “Proof-of-Stake” blockchain that uses vastly less energy and is more than 100,000 times more efficient than other proof-of-work methods.Recent WAX sales have been increasingly popular, with sellouts in matter of minutes, and demand from Weezer fans is expected to be high. For more information, please visit
Another black man, Andrew Brown, Jr., was shot by police in North Carolina. People are demanding transparency and accountability.
LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Versus Systems Inc. (“Versus” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: VS) (FRANKFURT: BMVB) announced today that it will host its first ever virtual investor day on Thursday, May 20th. The interactive, gamified presentation will be held on the Versus Systems website and will begin at 1:30 p.m. Pacific/ 4:30 p.m. Eastern. For more information, please visit www.versussystems.com
WILMINGTON, Del., April 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Total Multimedia or TMM, Inc. (“TMMI” or the “Company”) (OTC PNK: TMMI). Web site: http://www.tmmi.us
TMMI has appointed Michael K. Kozole as the Company’s President. Mr. Kozole is a CPA who has served as a member of the Board of Directors and as the Company’s CFO since 2011. His knowledge of TMMI’s history and his participation in shaping the Company’s new directions will well support TMMI’s future plans. In concert with this appointment, TMMI is reorganizing its Board of Directors. Paul B. Healy and Stan Ford whose tenures are complete will no longer be serving on the Board to make way for new participants.
Los Angeles, CA, April 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- Troika Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRKA) ("TMG" or "Company"), a brand identity and communications agency that provides integrated branding and advertising solutions for global brands, primarily in entertainment and sports, today announced it has teamed up with Devlin Design Group to create the new broadcast experience for the League Championship Series (LCS). The LCS is North America's largest professional esports league in the world's most watched esport, League of Legends. For more information, visit www.thetmgrp.com
SINGAPORE, April 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via InvestorWire – BAND Royalty (the “Company”), an entertainment and technology-driven firm and a leading innovator of music-focused non-fungible tokens (NFTs), is proud to announce the availability of its BAND NFTs, which allow fans to earn royalties from some of the world’s hottest artists and their music. The Company’s platinum music catalog consists of over 50 songs from top artists like Beyonce, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Cher, will.i.am, Timbaland, Missy Elliott and Rihanna. For more information, please visit: www.BandRoyalty.com
Caitlyn Jenner has a take on trans athletes you might not expect -- namely, if you're born as a biological boy, you shouldn't be allowed to compete in girls' sports ... at least while you're still in school, anyway. We got the California gubernatorial hopeful Saturday in Malibu, and she weighed in on her first big political issue as she takes center stage in her run for Gavin Newsom's job -- telling TMZ she doesn't support trans girls born as boys participating in all-female school sports.
NASHVILLE, TN (April 30, 2021) - Black Sheep recording artist Matt Koerner's self-penned new single "Drivin,'" which was released today, provides the perfect soundtrack for summer as people take to the open roads again for some much needed recreation. And for Powersports leader Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., the tune's universal theme celebrating that wind-in-your-hair freedom was the perfect match for their upcoming marketing campaign which kicks off in early May. https://www.instagram.com/mattkoernermusic
ARLINGTON, TX – The Dallas Wings have waived Tori Jarosz and Amy Okonkwo, the team announced today. Both Jarosz and Okonkwo had been signed to training contracts prior to the start of camp earlier this month.
ABOUT THE DALLAS WINGS
The Dallas Wings are entering its sixth season in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Playing games at the College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, the Wings have made the playoffs two of its five seasons in Dallas and look to push further during the 2021 season. For more information on the Dallas Wings, visit wings.wnba.com.