PEN America calls off awards ceremony after nominees drop out over its response to Israel-Hamas war

[ad_1] Facing widespread unhappiness over its response to the Israel-Hamas war, the writers’ group PEN America has called off its annual awards ceremony. Dozens of nominees had dropped out of the event, which was to have taken place next week. PEN, a literary and free expression organization, hands out hundreds of thousands of dollars in… Continue reading PEN America calls off awards ceremony after nominees drop out over its response to Israel-Hamas war

Saturday Sessions: Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country performs “Rose in a Garden”

[ad_1] Saturday Sessions: Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country performs “Rose in a Garden” – CBS News Watch CBS News Singer-songwriter Daniel Donato began his music journey after being inspired by popular video game “Guitar Hero.” After busking in the streets of Nashville, Donato landed a gig with a house band, and eventually began his own band.… Continue reading Saturday Sessions: Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country performs “Rose in a Garden”

Saturday Sessions: Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country performs “Weathervane”

[ad_1] Saturday Sessions: Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country performs “Weathervane” – CBS News Watch CBS News Singer-songwriter Daniel Donato began his music journey after being inspired by popular video game “Guitar Hero.” After busking in the streets of Nashville, Donato landed a gig with a house band, and eventually began his own band. From his album… Continue reading Saturday Sessions: Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country performs “Weathervane”

Swiftie couple recreates Taylor Swift album covers

[ad_1] Two married Swifties embarked on a mission to recreate all of Taylor Swift‘s album covers after the singer announced her new record “The Tortured Poets Department” at the Grammys in February. Charlie Bird — the “major Swiftie” of the two, according to husband Ryan Clifford — had the idea after Swift made the surprise… Continue reading Swiftie couple recreates Taylor Swift album covers

Dickey Betts, Allman Brothers Band co-founder and legendary guitarist, dies at 80

[ad_1] Guitar legend Dickey Betts, who co-founded the Allman Brothers Band and wrote their biggest hit, “Ramblin’ Man,” has died. He was 80. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer died at his home in Osprey, Florida, David Spero, Betts’ manager of 20 years, confirmed. Betts had been battling cancer for more than a year… Continue reading Dickey Betts, Allman Brothers Band co-founder and legendary guitarist, dies at 80

O.J. Simpson was

[ad_1] O.J. Simpson’s last robust discussion with his longtime lawyer was just before Easter, at the country club home Simpson leased southwest of the Las Vegas Strip. “He was awake, alert and chilling,” attorney Malcolm LaVergne recalled Tuesday. “He’s on the couch … drinking a beer and watching TV. And so that was the last… Continue reading O.J. Simpson was

ABBA, Blondie, The Notorious B.I.G. among 2024’s additions to National Recording Registry

[ad_1] ABBA, Biggie, Blondie and Rudolph are entering America’s audio canon. New inductees into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress include ABBA’s 1976 album “Arrival,” The Notorious B.I.G.‘s 1994 album “Ready to Die,” Blondie’s 1978 breakthrough “Parallel Lines” and Gene Autry’s 1949 version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Librarian of Congress Carla… Continue reading ABBA, Blondie, The Notorious B.I.G. among 2024’s additions to National Recording Registry