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Lady Antebellum returns with new song, album and tour dates

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene After taking a hiatus last year, Lady Antebellum is back. The country trio put the band on hold to pursue solo projects, but has returned with the swaggering new song...

Subway Performers Now Have The Luxury of Being Harassed On The 2nd Avenue Subway Line

The cameras were rolling and the champagne was flowing a few weeks ago as Manhattan's newest subway line was christened by crowds of Upper East Siders while rubbed elbows with city and state officials. The new(ish) Q train made its debut on the long awaited 2nd Avenue line, which goes up to 96th street (but not Harlem). Show More Summary

Terrible Poem Celebrates Trump Inauguration By Calling Obama A 'Tyrant'

We already know so much about Golfer-In-Chief Donald Trump's inauguration this Friday: we know no one wants to go (including celebrities and politicians), we know Trump is going to speak for less than 20 minutes, and we know that 3 Doors Down only has one song that anybody knows. Show More Summary

Idina Menzel tour includes Atlanta concert at Fox Theatre

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Idina Menzel will embark on an ambitious 50-plus date worldwide tour this year, which will bring her through Atlanta this summer. Almost exactly two years since she performed at Chastian Park Amphitheatre,...Show More Summary

“MONITORING WELL?” I’ll Bet You Are, Guv’mint, I’ll Bet You Are

Tweet And then I thought, where have I seen triangles afore? And They said it was just an ad from the Doritos ppl, but who knows. And also: What is the all-seeing eye doing on a dollar bill What’s going on, what’s going on, what’s going on What’s going on, well I tell you what, […]

Israel's sidelined Mizrahi musicians and artists reclaim centre stage

Newfound political confidence sparks resurgence of culture of Jews from Middle East and north Africa, once marginalised by dominant Ashkenazim On a small stage in the basement of a Jerusalem bar, singer Inbal Djamchid pauses during her performance to describe the inspiration for the next song to be played by her group, Ecoute. Show More Summary

Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump, and Angry Men Who Don't Understand Journalism

2 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Megan Burbank I read it so you don't have to. Over the holidays, I read Megyn Kelly's memoir, Settle for More. I'm not proud of this, and I felt weird reading Kelly's book in public—like I should probably have donned Handmaid's Tale...Show More Summary

Opinion: Trump is a weak man, and his problem is he knows it

Taking Jesus of Nazareth and Mohandas Gandhi as his models, Martin Luther King Jr. understood the moral authority that is earned by the willingness to suffer…

Zac Brown Band announces two Atlanta concerts, new album

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene It didn’t take the Zac Brown Band long into the new year to announce an ambitious schedule. The Atlanta-based country superstars will launch the 40-plus date Welcome Home tour with a pair of showsShow More Summary

Aaron Lewis talks Staind, anger, patriotism and recording with his daughter

BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE/AJC Staff Writer Like driving over a concrete median in a divided highway, Aaron Lewis changed genres from heavy rock music to the classic county he grew up hearing his grandfather play in the...

Which Georgia musicians are up for People’s Choice Awards?

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene While no one is going to confuse the People’s Choice Awards with the Grammys, there is an element of pride that comes with the acquisition of a purely fan-voted award. This year’s show, hosted by the lovably smirky Joel McHale, will air live at 9 p.m. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Facebook Removes Post that Calls Ben Carson the GOP's Nigger, Murray Kills Bike Sharing

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede That Post: Was by me. It responded to statements made by Ben Carson, a former surgeon picked by Trump to run HUD because he is black and says things racist whites like to hear about blacks (such as black culture and not racism is the cause of black poverty), during his confirmation hearing on January 12. Show More Summary

Cory Booker Chooses Wall Street Over Main Street

Oh, Senator Cory Booker. I was so looking forward to 2020, in hopes that you would run for president. But now I fear that your 2020 campaign is doomed before it even starts. You are a talented and thoughtful senator. Your leadershipShow More Summary

The Morning News: State Supreme Court Rules Against Grays Harbor Oil Terminal, DOJ Opens Comey Investigation

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone The Lummi Nation, whose fishermen are pictured here, won a similar victory over the proposed Gateway Pacific coal terminal last year. Matika Wilbur Quinault Indian Nation Celebrates Supreme Court Decision Over Oil...Show More Summary

Al-Nusra hostage: 'extremism in Syria will not disappear' – video

Theo Padnos, an American journalist, was captured in Syria by the formerly al-Qaida affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra in 2012. He tells the Guardian’s Owen Jones about his time in captivity, the physical and psychological torture he endured and his eventual release. Show More Summary

UPDATE: Busted Capitol Hill Street Drummer Joe Buckets Now Plays in a Band Called Daniel the Dreamer

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Joe Buckets: now smacking tubs in the studio instead of in the streets. Ansel Herz Remember in the much simpler, saner times of March 2015 when the Seattle Police Department confiscated the makeshift kit of semi-ubiquitous...Show More Summary

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