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Student DJ continues to build his brand

  by Michael Nims Student DJ D-Izzy continues to build his brand on campus as well as in the Tidewater region. Dj D-Izzy, a mass communications and journalism major at Norfolk State University, found his passion to become a disc jockey during 11th grade  in high school. “My love for music and big cousin Dj [...]

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Camilla’s brother dies in New York of head injury

NEW YORK (AP) — The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are “utterly devastated” by the death of her brother, who fell outside a Manhattan hotel bar and suffered a head injury, British royal officials said. Mark Shand, chairman of an elephant conservation charity, was in New York for a charity auction at Sotheby’s. [...]

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Music Review: Iggy Azalea’s debut shows promise

  Iggy Azalea, “The New Classic” (Def Jam/Grand Hustle) The blond ambitious rapper with a killer flow from the Australian outback has finally made it and she’s not afraid to rap about it. Iggy Azalea, 23, has been hustling to get to where she is since she first landed in Miami at 16, and the [...]

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Obamas hosting annual Easter Egg Roll

  WASHINGTON (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama is applying a healthy-eating theme to this year’s Easter Egg Roll, as she and President Barack Obama lead the annual festivities on the South Lawn of the White House. Under sunny skies with mere wisps of clouds overhead, the first lady said the emphasis of the 136th [...]

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Nas kicks off Tribeca with documentary, concert

  NEW YORK (AP) — The raw New York lyricism of Nas kicked off the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival with an exuberant hip-hop beat. Tribeca opened Wednesday night with the premiere of “Time Is Illmatic,” a documentary about the creation of Nas’ landmark 1994 debut album, “Illmatic.” The Queens native Nas followed the screening [...]

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Bill Clinton jokes with Spacey at benefit concert

  NEW YORK (AP) — Near the end of the first half of Thursday’s 25th Anniversary Rain Forest benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, chairwoman Trudie Styler introduced a man that recently found out he was going to be a grandfather, and out came former President Bill Clinton. After Clinton praised the Rain Forest Foundation, he [...]

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Record labels sue Pandora over older songs

  NEW YORK (AP) — Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees. The labels, including divisions of Sony, Warner and Universal, argue that songs such as Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” and the Beatles’ “Hey Jude” are not covered by federal copyright [...]

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#HappyForVA

  by Yasmaine Eason Virginia doesn’t have a state song. Every Virginian knows that, right? Well, some citizens want to change that with Virginia Beach’s very own Pharrell Williams’ hit “Happy.” People have joined a Facebook community and Twitter page dedicated to making the infectious tune the designated state song. The Facebook group has gotten [...]

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Sean Combs to speak at Howard U. commencement

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University’s commencement speech this year in Washington. The school announced Tuesday that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields. Combs was a Howard student in the late 1980s. He will receive an honorary doctorate [...]

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Outkast reunite, headline Coachella festival

  Outkast reunited onstage after a near decadelong hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planned this year. The rap duo headlined the first night of the music festival Friday, Apr. 11, in Indio, Calif., performing well-known hits such as “Hey Ya!,” ”Ms. Jackson,” ”The Way You Move,” [...]

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Flavor Flav taking plea deal in Vegas battery case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Flavor Flav is poised to take a plea deal that would avoid trial in a Las Vegas domestic violence case. A prosecutor and defense attorneys say the 55-year-old former rapper and reality TV star, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., is scheduled to enter a plea Monday, April [...]

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