Incredibly sad music news to report as singer Prince has died. He was 57.
Prince’s body was discovered lifeless in his home recording studio complex in Minneapolis.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Prince’s family and friends at this difficult time. Continue reading
Hard rockers, AC/DC, have announced that they are canceling the remainder of their U.S. tour over the prospect of frontman Brian Johnson‘s “total hearing loss.”
Johnson has been advised by his medical team to stop touring immediately or risk completely losing his hearing.
The same release says that dates through early April, when AC/DC was set to play Madison Square Garden in New York City, “will be made up later in the year, likely with a guest vocalist.” Continue reading
Via The Salt Lake Tribune: Even as authorities are still advising residents in Flint, Mich., not to drink or bathe in the city’s tap water, leaving thousands to rely on bottled water to survive, some of the state’s prominent political voices think Flint’s water crisis may be exaggerated.
Foremost among them is Oakland County Republican Executive L. Brooks Patterson, who voiced skepticism about the severity of the crisis during an appearance before the Detroit Economic Club luncheon Tuesday, according to the Detroit Free Press.
“I don’t think we should say or use words anymore like ‘Flint’s been poisoned,’ ” Patterson told reporters. “Because I don’t think that’s accurate. I’ve been using words like ‘Flint’s been poisoned,’ and I won’t use that anymore because I think the jury is out,” he added. Continue reading
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has rocked 7 miles east-northeast of Tres Picos, Mexico on Thursday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
11km (7mi) ENE of Tres Picos, Mexico
30km (19mi) NW of Pijijiapan, Mexico
40km (25mi) ESE of Tonala, Mexico
62km (39mi) SE of Arriaga, Mexico
342km (213mi) WNW of Guatemala City, Guatemala
NBA legend Darryl Dawkins, aka, “Chocolate Thunder,” known for his mad dunking skills, has died. He was 58.
Dawkins’ career in the NBA ended in 1989. He then toured with the Harlem Globetrotters.
Dawkins was the first basketball player to be drafted to the NBA straight outta high school when he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1975. Continue reading
A crash was caught on video Saturday during Stage 6 of the Tour of Utah when a cyclist t-boned a Porsche acting as a follow along vehicle. The accident happened on a steep descent in the Utah mountain range, Guardsman Pass in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
The rider, from the team MTN-QHUBEKA, collided with a support vehicle who at the time was playing the role of road hog.
The cyclist, Aaron Cengiz was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was alert and talking. He is listed in stable condition. Continue reading
If one good thing has come out of the heartbreaking death of Cecil the Lion, it may be it has caused Delta Air Lines to put their foot down on future shipments of exotic animal trophies.
Today, Delta, who is the only U.S. air carrier with direct flights to South Africa, is officially banning five types of trophy animals for shipment,
The statements reads,
Effective immediately, Delta will officially ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies worldwide as freight. Continue reading
They say it’s to “celebrate the life of Cecil the Lion,” but others are saying it’s a shameless product meant to capitalize on his his death..
Introducing the new 24k gold edition ‘Cecil The Lion’ Cellphone plated by a company called, “Goldgenie.”
According to the company, they plan on donating a portion of the proceeds of this special limited edition phone to Friends of Hwange, benefitting efforts to conserve Zimbabwe. Continue reading
Tony Bennett has canceled his long awaited show with Lady Gaga planned for Royal Albert Hall today after reportedly falling ill.
Bennett, 88, has been on a whirlwind tour with the “Poker Face” singer performing the classics to support their collaboration album.
“Unfortunately, Tony Bennett has come down with a flu virus which has prevented him from performing the second of two sold-out shows in London,” a statement from Bennett’s rep reads. Continue reading
Famed New York Times media columnist David Carr has died, he was 58.
Carr died at his office Thursday night, hours after appearing at a video conference with the Citizenfour team, a group that included Edward Snowden and others.
The Times confirmed Carr’s death late Thursday:
For the past 25 years, Mr. Carr wrote about media. He joined The Times in 2002 as a business reporter covering the magazine publishing industry.