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The American Music Awards have announced their 2017 nominees. Bruno Mars leads the parade with eight nominations, while Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Kendrick Lamar, Drake and The Weekend received five nominations each. The AMAs have already received criticism, as female artists either received nominations only in female categories such a Favorite Female Artist, or as…

Time and the Conways makes disappointing return to Broadway
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Time and the Conways makes disappointing return to Broadway

John Boynton Priestley’s theatrical works receive praise all over the world and are common guests on New York stages. Nevertheless, one of his most well-known plays, Time and the Conways, has not been produced on Broadway since its original run in 1938. The current revival by the Roundabout Theatre Company, which is playing at the…

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Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda released the single “Almost Like Praying,” to raise funds for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. The song has the same tune as  “María” from West Side Story, but it has different lyrics and includes vocals from Latino artists such as Marc Antony, Gloria Estefan, Luis Fonsi and Jennifer Lopez. _______________________ Cardi…

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Ishiguro receives Nobel Prize for imaginative literary worlds

For many writers, winning the Nobel Prize in literature, the world’s most prestigious and coveted literary honor, is the moment of ultimate recognition and realization that their work will now be cemented into history. Winners are some of the most acclaimed writers of the past two centuries, such as Ernest Hemingway, Winston Churchill and Gabriel…

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Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 after dethroning Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do.” The Bronx artist has become the first female rapper to achieve a solo number one hit since Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Woop (That Thing)” in 1998. J Balvin and Willy Williams presented a remix…

Novel productions dominate upcoming fall Broadway season
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Novel productions dominate upcoming fall Broadway season

Following an incredibly successful summer, Broadway is ready for a brand new season full of novel productions and big-name debuts. To nobody’s surprise, the most prominent theme on The Great White Way this fall is politics. The arts flourish in times of political despair and so far, the only positive thing to come out of…

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Dion debuts collection of accessories

The world of art has always been a creative melting pot of ideas, styles and mediums. Recently, the most prominent art forms to emerge are music and fashion, and the latest person to embrace the joint power of these two is Celine Dion. The Canadian pop diva is one of the most celebrated vocalists in…

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Estefan musical On Your Feet! bids farewell

In the past 20 years, there has been a massive rise in the popularity of jukebox musicals, which are shows where the score is made of hit songs from popular artists, as opposed to original writings. On Your Feet!, based on the life and music of 26-time Grammy award-winning duo Gloria and Emilio Estefan, was…

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Kesha shows strength through powerful anthems in Rainbow

In 2010, following her breakthrough hit “Tik Tok”—which at one point was the best-selling digital single of all time—the newly elected queen of wild youth, Kesha, released an unequivocally emancipating “We R Who We R.” The song was an anthem of loving oneself and being free. Seven years later, the singer learns that being free…

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