Daily Archives: May 27, 2018

Dip into life in arty Fort Lauderdale

Stepping into the blissfully air conditioned cool of Funky Buddha, a craft brewery and bar close to Fort Lauderdale beach, I was just in time to join a departing tour to see just how these bold and distinctive beers are made. Some taste of specifi c foods such as No Crusts (peanut butter and jam) and Ginger Lemongrass wheat ale. ...

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Donda's House Charity to Drop Kanye West's Mother's Name Following Twitter Spat With Kim Kardashian

A nonprofit co-founded by Kanye West and named for his late mother has decided to drop her name from the charity after a social media spat with Kim Kardashian West. West and musical collaborator Che Smith — best known as Rhymefest — created Donda’s House in 2011, a nonprofit organization aimed at paying tribute to his mother, Donda West, and serving the youth… News

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‘Stand by Me’ Co-Writer on the Song’s Significance at the Royal Wedding

Songwriter Mike Stoller was 3,000 miles away from the Royal Wedding, where the inspirational “Stand By Me,” which he co-wrote, was sung by the London-based, Karen Gibson-led Kingdom of Choir at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel. The May 19 performance of the 1961 classic was the only “pop” song to be part of the Royal procession, reportedly a personal request from ...

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On the Charts: BTS Become First K-Pop Act to Reach Number One

BTS became the first K-pop act in charts history to top the Billboard 200 as the group’s Love Yourself: Tear opened at Number One. The album sold 135,000 total copies in its debut week, including 100,000 traditional copies, as BTS officially conquered America. Love Yourself: Tear improved on the charts position and sales of BTS’ prior release, Love Yourself: Her, ...

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Bachelor Nation Stars Ashley Iaconneti and Jared Haibon Are the Cutest Couple on Hawaiian Vacation — Pics!

It’s a PDA-packed paradise vacation for two Bachelor in Paradise stars! Less than a week after confirming their relationship, Ashley Iaconneti and Jared Haibon escaped on a romantic getaway in Hawaii — and judging from their social media posts, they’re head over heels for each other. The happy couple are staying at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, where they have been enjoying fancy dinners, ...

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New CD releases

It’s beautiful stuff, frankly. Big piano ballads once again dominate, Tillman’s rich and robust voice channelling early Elton John on the stunning Just Dumb Enough To Try. But there’s room for humour, too, the singer reflecting on a hotel stay straight out of Patrick Melrose on the witty Mr Tillman and pondering what his partner might sing about him on ...

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