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Restored Brooklyn Theater Books Diana Ross for Reopening

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*Brooklyn has a new majestic performing arts theater that will kick off with a concert featuring Diana Ross.

The 1929 Loew’s Kings Theatre has been renamed Kings Theatre and is reopening following a $95 million restoration. Historic lighting fixtures, carpets and other original decor have been recreated. Also, new sound and lighting systems and dressing rooms were installed, reports the Associated Press.

Ross is scheduled to perform at the 3,000-seat venue Feb. 3. Future performances include Sarah McLachlan, Crosby Stills & Nash, the Moscow Ballet and the musical “Annie.”

The original venue was one of five Loew’s wonder theaters built in New York and New Jersey. It steadily declined and closed in 1977.

Work to restore the theater’s architectural splendor, overseen by the city’s Economic Development Corporation, began in 2013.

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  1. Peaches

    January 24, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    I HAVE TO SEE THIS SHOWDIANA ROSS! I KNOW IT’S GONNA BE THE BOMB! DIANA ROSS IN BROOKLYN NOW THAT’S WHAT’S UP!

  2. Rachael

    January 25, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Diana Ross is so talented. I look forward to hearing that AMAZING Voice.

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Lil Wayne Raps About President Trump on ‘No Ceilings 3’ Mixtape [LISTEN]

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*Lil Wayne has released side A of his “No Ceilings 3” mixtape and it includes a nod to President Donald Trump

Weezy gives Trump a shout out on the track “Life Is Good,”  a track originally made popular by Future and Drake.

Here’s more from The Blast:

In the original version, Drake raps, “Workin’ on the weekend like usual Way off in the deep end like usual N—– swear they passed us, they doin’ too much Haven’t done my taxes, I’m too turnt up”

Wayne’s version goes, Workin’ on my demons, that’s beautiful Bae off that Reisling, she’s super loose I’m smoking, she says pass it, she’s doing to much Haven’t done my taxes, f—ing with Trump”

Have a listen to the song via the YouTube player above. 

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The track comes a month after  Wayne endorsed Trump’s re-election. He took to social media in October to  share that he spoke to #POTUS about the Platinum Plan for Black Americans and providing the community with real ownership.

“Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done. 🤙🏾” he tweeted.

Weezy says he had a great meeting with Trump and shared a photo of them smiling together with thumbs up. He said at the time that  he’s endorsing Trump based on his track record on criminal justice reform, and he’s excited about Trump’s Platinum Plan.

Wayne believes it will “give the community real ownership.” 

Trump’s Platinum Plan would pump $500 billion into Black communities, and provide better access to equitable education and jobs.

Lil Wayne was recently charged with a felony stemming from an old case where his private jet got searched.

“wait a minute Trump still got 63 days left, call him Wayne. get that fool on the phone. They gonna try to put you in jail for supporting trump. 😳 ,” 50 Cent captioned a photo of a headline about the case.

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THE REAL: Ralph Tresvant & Johnny Gill Drop In and Tease a New Edition Reunion!

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*On Monday, Nov. 30, The Real welcomes friend to the show, Johnny Gill, who brings along former New Edition bandmate, Ralph Tresvant, as they tease a reunion of the group and a possible tour with fellow Boston-area boyband, New Kids on the Block! Ralph also talks about his appearance on the series A Closer Look on UMC and how the classic song “Candy Girl” had to be changed because of him.

And with the holidays quickly approaching, co-host Loni Love already has her eye on a special gift for her boyfriend James that will help him take of that extra quarantine weight!

Johnny Gill & Ralph Tresvant Tease a New Edition Reunion and Tour With Another Boston Boy Band!

New Edition Had to Change “Candy Girl” Because of Ralph Tresvant

Johnny Gill & Ralph Tresvant Tease a New Edition Reunion and Tour With Another Boston Boy Band!

Garcelle Beauvais: The last time we saw the entire group together was in 2017 when New Edition received a star on The Walk of Fame. Wil there be another reunion soon? We need you guys back! Will there be a reunion? Let us know!

Ralph Tresvant: We’re in talks. Everyone is talkin’.

Johnny Gill: Well, you know, it’s not even gonna be a reunion. It’s– it’s just– we’re happy to say that, uh, we’ve done 37 years and we’ve always had our issues and battles. Everyone knows. If you’re siblings and have friends, and we go through ups and downs. But, God has kept us here for over 30-something plus years, and that’s how we’ve been able to get through the process of doing what we do. Yes, there will absolutely be a New Edition– it won’t be a reunion because it’s all six of us coming back strong. But, it’s gonna be as it has always been, it’s gonna be New Edition. And, um, we’re ready to rock. Just lookin’ at some things and we might– you’re probably gonna hear from us sooner than later. Very soon. Hopefully.

Garcelle: Oh! That’s some good news! We’ll take you however we can get you.

(Everyone chuckles)

Garcelle: Johnny, you say that one day we might even see New Edition on tour with another group of guys from Boston. I know who I’m thinking of.  Do tell.

Johnny: New Kids on the Block. Let me tell you, we love those guys and Cheese, his name is Donnie Wahlberg, but that’s my twin. We call each other “twins”. We’ve all been talkin’ for years about trying to get together to do something and maybe tour together. And I think that’s gonna happen at some point, so…

Adrienne Houghton: So dope.

Johnny: We’ve been really pushing that and hopin’ at some point we’re gonna pull it together for a New Edition and New Kids… I think people would love that.

 

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About THE REAL

THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour, two-time NAACP Image Award-winning and Emmy®-nominated talk show now in its seventh season on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network Bounce. The bold, diverse and outspoken hosts, Garcelle Beauvais and Emmy® Award-winners Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai, all frankly say what women are actually thinking. Their unique perspectives are brought to life through candid conversations about their personal lives, current events, beauty, fashion and relationships (nothing is off limits). Unlike other talk shows, THE REAL hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invite viewers to reflect on their own lives and opinions. Fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have made THE REAL a platform for multicultural women. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, THE REAL is led by Executive Producer, Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) and Co-Executive Producer Tenia Watson (Judge Mathis, Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court, WGN-TV Morning News, Just Keke, The Test) and shot in Los Angeles, California.

 

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Drake Says 2021 Grammys Nominations Shows ‘Disconnect Between Impactful Music’

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 *Drake has chimed in on the outcry over the 2021 Grammy nominations after The Weeknd called out the Recording Academy for being “corrupt.”

The lineup of 2021 Grammy nominees was revealed last week, and The Weeknd received zero nominations, even though, as TMZ points out, his single, “Blinding Lights,” topped the charts and his album, “After Hours,” hit to #1.

The Weeknd responded to the diss in a tweet hours after the nominees for the 63rd Grammy Awards were announced on Tuesday.

“The Grammys remain corrupt,” he wrote. “You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…”

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Drake also made time to speak out about how the annual music awarda show is having a “disconnect” from recognizing “impactful music.” 

“I think we should stop allowing ourselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards and just accept that what once was the highest form of recognition may no longer matter to the artists that exist now and the ones that come after,” Drake wrote on his Instagram story. 

Drake has won four Grammys, but even he dissed the ceremoney onstage at the 2019 show.

“It’s like a relative you keep expecting to fix up but they just can’t change their ways,” continued Drake. “The other day I said @theweeknd was a lock for either album or song of the year along with countless other reasonable assumptions and it just never goes that way.”

Drake added that now is “a great time” for someone to “start something new that we can build up over time and pass on to the generations to come.”

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Meanwhile, TMZ reports that The Weeknd’s Grammy snub may have to due with him headlining next year’s Super Bowl, but Harvey Mason Jr., Recording Academy Chair and Interim President/CEO, tells PEOPLE that’s not the case.

In a statement to the publication, he said “We understand that The Weeknd is disappointed at not being nominated,” Mason Jr. says. “I was surprised and can empathize with what he’s feeling. His music this year was excellent, and his contributions to the music community and broader world are worthy of everyone’s admiration.”

According to TMZ’s report, Grammy officials gave The Weeknd an ultimatum between the two events, and after heated negotiations, they came to an agreement. 

“We were thrilled when we found out he would be performing at the upcoming Super Bowl and we would have loved to have him also perform on the GRAMMY stage the weekend before,” Mason Jr. adds in his statement. “Unfortunately, every year, there are fewer nominations than the number of deserving artists. But as the only peer-voted music award, we will continue to recognize and celebrate excellence in music while shining a light on the many amazing artists that make up our global community.”

“To be clear, voting in all categories ended well before The Weeknd’s performance at the Super Bowl was announced, so in no way could it have affected the nomination process. All GRAMMY nominees are recognized by the voting body for their excellence, and we congratulate them all,” the statement continues.

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