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5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week

Including the rap trio that got a major Golden Globes shoutout Five new songs to take you into the weekend, including the latest single from The Chainsmokers, the lead track off The xx’s new album, and some orchestral pop courtesy of San Fermin. Plus: check out another hit from Atlanta rappers Migos, the “Beatles of this generation;” and discover Grace Mitchell’s grunge-pop ode to adolescence, “Kids (Ain’t All Right).”     “T-Shirt,” Migos After Golden Globe winner Donald Glover called out Migos in his prize acceptance speech as the “Beatles…

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Watch Ryan Gosling Endure the Embarrassment of Watching This Amazing Video of Him Dancing as a Kid

Never change, tiny dancer La La Land actor and Canadian treasure Ryan Gosling is a triple threat: he can act. He can sing. And he can dance. So for a recent appearance on the British Graham Norton Show alongside Emma Stone, Sienna Miller, and Ben Affleck, the host dug up old footage of Gosling as a child star, performing as part of a dance troupe. “It’s a cutthroat business,” Gosling said of the youth dance world. “I had to get out.” Luckily, he stayed in it long enough for this…

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Watch Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush Read Their Letter to Sasha and Malia Obama

They gave them advice for life after the White House   Former First Daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush appeared on the Today Show Friday morning to read an emotional letter they wrote to the Obama girls as they prepare to leave the White House. The Bush sisters’ letter, originally published on TIME, celebrated all the Obama sisters had experienced while they lived in the White House and the freedom they’d experience when they leave. Enjoy college. As most of the world knows, we did. And you won’t have…

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Jennifer Holliday Decides Not to Sing for Trump After Opposition

Jennifer Holliday, the Tony-award winning singer who on Friday said she planned to sing at an inauguration-related welcome concert next week, on Saturday changed her mind, citing opposition to her appearance from the gay and lesbian community. Ms. Holliday, in a letter she provided to The Wrap, an entertainment news website, said she would no longer take part in any events affiliated with the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president. Her decision to withdraw, she said, was influenced by an article in The Daily Beast about how her planned…

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Why ‘Downton Abbey’ Fans Will Love ‘Victoria’

On Sunday night, PBS will not premiere a new season of “Downton Abbey.” The period drama wrapped up last year, but the network is airing a new historical series in its place. “Victoria” follows the rise of Queen Victoria. “Doctor Who” alum Jenna Coleman stars as the titular character, whose story starts in 1837 on the day she is told that she will take the throne. The series is different from “Downton Abbey.” After all, “Victoria” is retelling a piece of history rather than telling a completely original story. However,…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day provides a time to reflect

By Michael A. Fuoco / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Let us not wallow in the valley of despair… . And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech was born of pain and suffering. Yet its remarkable optimism provided much needed solace, hope and inspiration to blacks and others disenfranchised more than half a century ago and remains relevant today. On the annual holiday honoring him, Rev. King’s dream of peace, unity and…

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Janet Jackson’s Baby Name Decoded: Find Out the Special Meaning Behind Eissa Al Mana

What’s in a name? Funny you should ask! Earlier today, E! News confirmed that Janet Jackson gave birth to her first child with husband Wissam Al Mana. “Janet had a stress free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably,” the singer’s rep confirmed to E! News after confirming the baby boy’s name is Eissa Al Mana. As fans of the Grammy winner celebrated the arrival, others couldn’t help but wonder what is the meaning of the couple’s youngest family member? While those close to the family are remaining tight-lip, one theory…

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Mariah Carey ‘mortified’ after ‘horrible’ New Year’s Eve performance

(CNN)Mariah Carey is breaking her silence on her botched New Year’s Eve performance. The Grammy-winner believes that had Dick Clark, the founder of Dick Clark Productions, been alive this audio mishap would not have happened. “All I can say is Dick Clark was an incredible person and I was lucky enough to work with him when I first started in the music business,” Carey told Entertainment Weekly. “I’m of the opinion that Dick Clark would not have let an artist go through that and he would have been as mortified…

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Year in review: Top Minnesota stories in 2016

Losing Prince   Prince joined the sad parade of celebrity musicians that included David Bowie, Merle Haggard and Leonard Cohen who died in 2016. The body of the Oscar and seven-time Grammy winner was found at his sprawling Paisley Park recording complex in suburban Minneapolis on April 21. He was 57. A guitar virtuoso and sensuous dancer, Prince Rogers Nelson sold more than 100 million copies of his records and put Minnesota on the nation’s musical map with his funky “Minneapolis Sound” in the 1980s. His death later was attributed…

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Britney Spears reminds fans she’s very much alive after death hoax

We’ve lost many artists in 2016, but we can thank our Lucky stars that Britney Spears is still with us, despite what you may have read. On Monday, Sony’s account erroneously tweeted that the Slumber Party singer had died, writing “RIP @britneyspears #RIPBritney 1981-2016,” and “Britney spears is dead by accident! We will tell you more soon #RIPBritney.” The posts have since been deleted and Sony confirmed in a statement that its Twitter account had been “compromised.” Brit Brit has been very active on social media since the incident, assuring fans the news was…

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