Monday, March 18, 2019
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Radio station bans Kanye West after slavery remarks

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A radio station in Detroit has placed a ban on all things Kanye West. According to the Detroit Free Press, msn.com and others, 105.1, a hip-hop station, has begun using the hashtag "mute Kanye" because of his recent comments about slavery, in which he claimed that black Americans chose to be enslaved. West has stated that because slavery had...

A conversation about music with blues musician, John Minton

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John Minton is a legend in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but he would never describe himself that way.  Music- and culture-minded students at Indiana University-Purdue University, now Purdue University, Fort Wayne have flocked to his graduate and undergraduate classes on folklore, rock ‘n’ roll history and master classes on popular culture, music and society. The popularity of those classes coupled...

Michael Sweet of Stryper talks God, music, and Wal-Mart

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Michael Sweet is the lead singer of Christian metal band, Stryper. Recently I had the opportunity to interview the singer via email just as the band was embarking on a tour that will take them around the world. I first learned of Stryper upon the release of “In God We Trust.” I was a child, and naively thought that it...

Influential gospel singer and arranger, Edwin Hawkins dies

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Edwin Hawkins, gospel singer, and arranger died Tuesday, Jan. 15. Hawkins is best-known for his contemporary arrangement of "Oh, Happy Day." Hawkins' version of the song influenced performers across racial and genre boundaries. The beauty of "Oh, Happy Day" For decades, I thought that the late Andrae Crouch was the originator of "Oh, Happy Day." The gospel singer's version was popular...

Singer Alisha Chinai’s Birthday

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Today is Singer Alisha Chinai's birthday. She is not only an Indipop artist but also a Bollywood singer. Her debut happened via the non-film album Jadoo (1985). Her singing in the 1990s got her the epithet Queen of Indipop. Made in India (1995) remains her most popular and successful album till date. I met her at the beginning of...

Supreme Court to consider Louisiana’s non-unanimous juries

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will consider banning non-unanimous juries in criminal cases in Louisiana, the only state that still allows them.The justices said Monday they will hear an appeal from a man who was convicted of second-degree murder by a jury's 10-2 vote. First-degree murder charges already require a unanimous jury to convict.Oregon voters recently approved a...

The Latest: Dutch leader calls tram shooting ‘an attack’

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The Latest on a shooting in a tram in the Netherlands (all times local):2:55 p.m.Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says that the Netherlands has been hit by an attack in Utrecht and that terrorism isn't excluded, after one person was killed in a tram shooting along with an unknown number of wounded. Rutte says that...

Glass sneaker? Stopping Zion the key to March Madness

It's going to take more than a busted sneaker to stop Zion Williamson.The way he's going, he might not be done until he's cutting down nets at the Final Four.Impressed by how Duke is playing with college basketball's best player in the lineup, the NCAA selection committee made the Blue Devils the overall top seed for March Madness, perfectly...

Trio of top seeds puts ACC in the spotlight

The Atlantic Coast Conference comes into the NCAA Tournament with three No. 1 seeds.Putting three teams in the Final Four is a different matter.The last time one league had three teams in the national semifinals was 1985, the year the field expanded to 64 teams. Georgetown and St. John's arrived as Big East behemoths, only to be upstaged when...

Japan to make crater on asteroid to get underground samples

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's space agency said Monday that its Hayabusa2 spacecraft will follow up last month's touchdown on a distant asteroid with another risky mission - dropping an explosive on the asteroid to make a crater and then collect underground samples for possible clues to the origin of the solar system.Hayabusa2 made history on Feb. 22 when it...

Putin visits Crimea to mark 5th anniversary of annexation

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday marked the fifth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine by visiting the Black Sea peninsula.Putin began his trip by attending the launch of new power plants in Crimea, part of Moscow's efforts to upgrade the region's infrastructure. Ukraine has cut off energy supplies to the peninsula and blocked...

Dutch police hunt suspect after shooting on tram kills 1

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) - Dutch police were hunting down a suspect after a shooting Monday on a tram in the central city of Utrecht that left one person dead and multiple people injured.Authorities immediately raised the terror alert for the area to the maximum level and said they are considering the possibility of a "terrorist motive" in the attack....

Dutch police hunt suspect after shooting on tram kills 1

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) - Dutch police were hunting down a suspect after a shooting Monday on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht that left a dead body on the ground and multiple people injured, according to police.Authorities immediately raised the terror alert for the area to the maximum level and said they are considering the possibility...

Manhunt launched after shooting on Dutch tram wounds many

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - A shooting on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday left "multiple" people wounded, police said, adding that they are considering the possibility of a "terrorist motive." A manhunt was launched for the shooter.Police, including heavily armed officers, flooded the area after the shooting that happened in the morning on...