Bluegrass Prodigy Billy Strings Plots 2018 Spring Tour
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Billy Strings doesn’t have any trouble living up to his name. One of the latest breakneck guitar pickers to emerge in the bluegrass world, the Michigan native has just announced plans for a 19-date spring tour. Released last September, Strings’ debut LP Turmoil & Tinfoil bowed at Number Three on the Billboard bluegrass chart, positioning Strings for a big 2018. This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Bluegrass Prodigy Billy Strings Plots 2018 Spring...

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Daily Glixel: 60 FPS, New Cosmetics Coming to ‘Fortnite’
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Welcome to Daily Glixel, the B side of video game news, where we roundup some of the day’s other top stories. Today, we have details on upcoming Fortnite changes, a Twitter account that helps old games find new homes, and Lord British is offering a discount on his $45 million...

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See Daryle Singletary’s Haunting Final Performance of ‘Old Violin’
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Daryle Singletary, who died suddenly at home early on Monday morning, performed his last show on Saturday at Cowboy’s nightclub, a popular country-music venue in Lafayette, Louisiana. The final song Singletary and his band played during their live set was one originally written and recorded by the legendary Johnny Paycheck, a heartbreaking tune called “Old Violin.” Watch the poignant performance by Singletary and his band above. Although rarely afforded the acclaim he deserved in his lifetime, Singletary’s recordings...

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‘The Community’: 5 Things We Know About Fringe Christian Sect
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Last week, several high-ranking editors and veteran reporters were fired from Newsweek, following a January 19th raid of their New York City office by the Manhattan District Attorney as part of an investigation into the publication’s finances. The nearly 85-year-old magazine, as well as the International Business Times, are both owned by the Newsweek Media Group, which reportedly has connections to Olivet University – a small, evangelical Bible college in San Francisco – as well as a fringe Christian sect...

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‘Double Lover’ Review: French Thriller’s Two Sides of Same Steamy, Kinky Coin
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French filmmaker François Ozon can tackle subjects of the utmost gravity (see Under the Sand, Frantz and a host of other solemn dramas). But my favorite Ozon movies are the ones that blend seriousness with erotic mischief – works like 8 Women, Swimming Pool and In the House. Just as irresistible is the dangerously sexy and perversely funny Double Lover, a psychological thriller that concerns two psychologists … well, actually their twins. At first, Chloe, beautifully played by Marine Vacth,...

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IGDA Names New Executive Director
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The Independent Game Developers Association (IGDA) promoted Jen MacLean to its new executive director, the group announced today. Additionally, Emily Greer, CEO of Kongregate, and Zoe Bell, lead producer at Big Huge Games joined the IGDA’s board of directors, and Vesa Raudasoja moved to the group’s vice-chair position.  According to the Association, MacLean will focus This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: IGDA Names New Executive...

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How Women and Tech Took Over Porn: Inside the 2018 AVNs
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Here’s a Black Mirror pitch: You pay several hundred dollars to attend the world’s biggest porn convention and awards ceremony. You travel to Las Vegas, where the air has transformed into mentholated nicotine vapor and no one will validate your parking. You do this in order to meet porn stars in the flesh, to see them onstage celebrating the Oscars of the obscene, because – even though, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: How Women and Tech Took Over Porn:...

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The Beatles in India: 16 Things You Didn’t Know
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By 1968, despite, or maybe because of, their huge popularity and success, the Beatles found themselves spiritually exhausted. “We’d been the Beatles, which was marvelous,” Paul McCartney later recalled in The Beatles Anthology. “We’d tried for it not to go to our heads and we were doing quite well – we weren’t getting This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: The Beatles in India: 16 Things You Didn’t...

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‘Seeing Allred’: Gloria Allred on Cosby, Weinstein and What Comes Next
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Sitting across a boardroom table, Gloria Allred looks exactly as she did during any one of the thousands of TV appearances she’s made in the last 40 years. The red power suit (she has a closet full of them), chunky gold jewelry, puckish smile – it’s all the same. What appears different about the 76-year-old lawyer has nothing to do with her personally, and everything to do with the way society This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: ‘Seeing Allred’: Gloria...

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Video Game Voice Actor Union Creates Code Of Conduct To Fight Workplace Harassment
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The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), which represents video game voice actors, is introducing new rules and codes of conduct to protect its members from sexual harassment by providing them with better ways to report predatory behavior by industry professionals, the labor union This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Video Game Voice Actor Union Creates Code Of Conduct To Fight Workplace...

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Daryle Singletary: His 10 Essential Songs
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Daryle Singletary may not have had the massive success of some of his Nineties contemporaries, but the country singer – who died February 12th at 46 – notched his share of hits, from the upbeat “Too Much Fun” to the emotional “Amen Kind of Love.” All of Singletary’s recorded work, however, from the radio fare to the deep cuts, was distinguished by the Georgia native’s unparalleled voice, a This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Daryle Singletary: His 10 Essential...

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Metallica’s James Hetfield to Make Film Debut in Ted Bundy Movie
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James Hetfield will make his big-screen acting debut in the upcoming Ted Bundy film Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil and Vile, starring Zac Efron as the infamous serial killer. 50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018 From a solo Black Panther to a young Han Solo, Spielberg going retro to Barry Jenkins doing James Baldwin – the films we can’t wait to see this year The Metallica singer will portray Officer Bob Hayward, “a no-nonsense Utah highway patrol veteran who was the...

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Hear Tinashe’s New Electro-R&B Song With Future, ‘Faded Love’
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Tinashe teamed up with Future on her slinky new single, “Faded Love.” The two artists previously collaborated on “How Many Times,” a track from Tinashe’s debut LP, 2014’s Aquarius. On “Faded Love,” Tinashe sets the scene for a one-night stand. “Don’t give me your name,” she croons over producer Stargate’s muted bass and watery synths. “I don’t need your number saved in my phone/ Just follow me, follow me, follow me, follow me home.” Future appears...

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See Mike Patton, DJ QBert Stage First Collaborative Shows in San Francisco
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Faith No More‘s Mike Patton and master turntablist DJ QBert staged their first-ever collaboration this weekend in San Francisco, where the duo performed a pair of impromptu concerts at the city’s The Chapel venue. Beastie Boys keyboardist Money Mark also appeared during the gigs, which occurred on little notice after the venue’s residency with Bauhaus’ Peter Murphy was postponed due to that singer’s passport issues. “After having to reschedule the first few nights because of a delay in processing of...

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New Bills Look To Regulate The Buying And Selling Of Games With Loot Boxes In Hawaii
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Four new bills recently introduces may change the way video games with loot box mechanics are bought and sold in Hawaii, the Hawaii Tribune Herald reports.  The introductions of these bills come at a crucial time in the game industry. As loot boxes proliferate throughout most AAA games, many have started to push back, saying these games ship with forms of gambling targeted at children. The risks of doing so, some experts say, is still unknown.  The first set of...

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Obama Presidential Portraits by Kehinde Wiley, Amy Sherald Unveiled
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Barack and Michelle Obama appeared at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. to witness the unveiling of their official presidential portraits, the New York Times reports. Kehinde Wiley, Amy Sherald President Obama’s likeness, set against against a wall of bright green leaves and small flowers, was captured by Kehinde Wiley. The 41-year-old New York City-based artist is known for producing expansive, color-saturated tableaus of contemporary black men in the style of the Old Masters. Wiley’s portrait of...

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Watch Bat for Lashes Explore Supernatural Romance in New Short Film
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Bat for Lashes‘ Natasha Khan explores a surreal, supernatural romance in a new short film called Light Beings. The musician wrote and directed the project, teaming with the Haxan Cloak’s Bobby Krlic to create the atmospheric score. The three-minute film opens with a young woman (The Leftovers‘ Margaret Qualley) riding her bicycle to the beach. Above her, a man (Jamie Strachan) strips to his underwear and jumps from a rock into the water, transforming into a dark figure covered in white...

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Watch Jason Aldean’s Intense, Multi-Part ‘You Make It Easy’ Video
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Jason Aldean has debuted an unconventional, three-part music video to accompany his new single, “You Make It Easy,” bringing the soulful blues ballad to life with a stunning twist. Presented as a cinematic, 15-minute trilogy and conceived by award-winning director Shaun Silva, the video follows the story of a car crash and a young couple who, at first, appear to be just like any other. But it’s what isn’t seen during romantic bedroom scenes and even a racy bubble bath...

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Rose McGowan Wishes Former Manager Jill Messick ‘Peace’ Following Suicide
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Rose McGowan offered her condolences to the family of Jill Messick, her former manager, who committed suicide last week – though the actress did not directly address allegations about her role in Messick’s death. The Brave author shared an image of the sun rising over planet earth to her Instagram, along with a caption wishing Messick “peace” and “serenity.” “For Jill,” the caption reads. “May your family find some measure of solace during this pain. That one man could cause...

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: Why Rock Stars Are Suddenly Retiring
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The rock world has never seen a rash of retirements like this. In the past few weeks, some of rock & roll’s most legendary performers have declared they’re giving up the endless highway. Elton John announced his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, the final curtain for the ultimate showman. Paul Simon set a date for his last gig in London’s Hyde Park. Neil Diamond, already well into his 50th-anniversary tour, immediately cancelled the rest of his shows on doctors’ orders,...

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