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April 2, 2019

NO ARRESTS IN NIPSEY HUSSLE SHOOTING

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle was just a day away from trying to help solve the problem of violence in Los Angeles. Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff tweeted that he and Police Chief Michel Moore were supposed to talk to Hussle yesterday to discuss ways to stop gang violence. Hussle was shot to death outside his clothing store in Los Angeles Sunday. Two men who were standing near Hussle also were shot and injured. Police have not publicly identified suspects or revealed a motive. Hussle had grown up in that neighborhood and had been a gang member. He became an advocate for clean living and giving back to the community. Hundreds of people showed up yesterday at Hussle’s store to leave candles, flowers and gifts as Hussle’s music blared out.

R. KELLY’S LAWYER WITHDRAWS TRAVEL REQUEST

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly’s attorney says Kelly’s plans to travel to United Arab Emirates for concerts are “probably doomed.” Greenberg withdrew his request to a judge for Kelly to be allowed to travel for concerts. Greenberg says it’s possible Kelly may make another travel request, but he’ll leave that to Kelly’s entertainment lawyer. Kelly was ordered not to travel after he was charged in February with sexually abusing three girls and a woman. Court documents had indicated Kelly was scheduled to perform in Dubai (doo-BY’) in April, but the government there denied there was anything scheduled.

MICHAEL AVENATTI DENIES INFLUENCING PROSECUTORS IN R. KELLY CASE

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti is accusing R. Kelly’s lawyer of putting attention on him to take the heat off Kelly. Avenatti, who represents women accusing Kelly of sexual misconduct, tweets that Kelly lawyer Steve Greenberg is raising “bogus arguments” that Avenatti pressured Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to charge Kelly. Avenatti is facing charges of trying to shake down Nike in New York and of fraud in California. Yesterday, Greenberg asked a judge to preserve all communications between Avenatti and Foxx’s office and called for an investigation. Greenberg says Avenatti spent hours at Foxx’s office and there was “some kind of influence going on.”

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059481-w-337:68-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH’-tah), AP music correspondent, with Steve Greenberg, attorney for singer R. Kelly)-“I’m Margie Szaroleta”-R. Kelly lawyer says Avenatti has ‘polluted’ sex-abuse case (1 Apr 2019)

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059482-w-318:00-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH’-tah), AP music correspondent, with Steve Greenberg, attorney for singer R. Kelly)-“I’m Margie Szaroleta”-R. Kelly lawyer says Avenatti has ‘polluted’ sex-abuse case (1 Apr 2019)

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059483-a-110:88-(Steve Greenberg, attorney for singer R. Kelly)-“was going on”-R. Kelly lawyer says Avenatti has ‘polluted’ sex-abuse case (1 Apr 2019)

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059485-a-46:80-(Steve Greenberg, attorney for singer R. Kelly)-“is what happens”-R. Kelly lawyer says Avenatti has ‘polluted’ sex-abuse case (1 Apr 2019)

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059486-a-160:32-(Steve Greenberg, attorney for singer R. Kelly)-“by Michael Avenatti”-R. Kelly lawyer says Avenatti has ‘polluted’ sex-abuse case (1 Apr 2019)

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059484-a-173:52-(Steve Greenberg, attorney for singer R. Kelly)-“it’s totally appropriate”-R. Kelly lawyer says Avenatti has ‘polluted’ sex-abuse case (1 Apr 2019)

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JENNIFER NETTLES EMBRACES THE CHALLENGES OF WOMEN IN “I CAN DO HARD THINGS”

NASHVILLE (AP) — The reason you don’t see many female musicians in their 30s and 40s on tour, according to Jennifer Nettles, is that they struggle as working moms too. Nettles says male musicians generally don’t face that choice when they start families. Nettles’ new song, “I Can Do Hard Things,” is about the challenges that women face in a modern society. Nettles says she started hearing from women who connected with the song because they’re taking care of a parent, or going through a divorce, or facing some other hardship. Nettles says she chose some to be in the video to highlight the diversity of challenges women face.

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059502-a-206:88-(Jennifer Nettles, singer with Sugarland)-“do every day”-Jennifer Nettles salutes women with “I Can Do Hard Things” (2 Apr 2019)

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059501-a-137:52-(Jennifer Nettles, singer with Sugarland)-“just the same”-Jennifer Nettles salutes women with “I Can Do Hard Things” (2 Apr 2019)

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059499-a-175:20-(Jennifer Nettles, singer with Sugarland)-“of those dualities”-Jennifer Nettles salutes women with “I Can Do Hard Things” (2 Apr 2019)

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QUEEN’S MUSICAL WILL TOUR

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “We Will Rock You,” the musical based on Queen’s music, will return to North America. The production will tour the U.S. and Canada beginning Sept. 3 in Winnipeg. Casting is currently under way. The musical debuted in London in 2002. It’s about two revolutionaries named Galileo and Scaramouche in a post-apocalyptic world without musical instruments.

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059456-w-259:68-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH’-tah), AP music correspondent, with music)-“I’m Margie Szaroleta”-Queen-inspired rock musical to tour North America (1 Apr 2019)

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059457-r-498:48-(Queen, performing “We Will Rock You”)-”(music fades)”-Queen-inspired rock musical to tour North America (1 Apr 2019)

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PJ MORTON WILL RENOVATE JAZZ PIONEER’S HOME

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton is helping to restore the New Orleans home of a jazz pioneer. WWL-TV reports Morton has founded a non-profit to take over the home of Charles “Buddy” Bolden and turn it into a museum and event space. The house is owned by a church where Morton’s father is the bishop. The house is in disrepair, and the church faces fines if it does not clean it up. Bolden, who played cornet, was one of the most popular musicians in New Orleans in 1900 and is considered one of the first jazz players.

BILLY ADAMS DIES

NASHVILLE (AP) — Rockabilly pioneer Billy Adams has died. His publicist and manager says Adams died Saturday in Westmoreland, Tennessee, at the age of 79. Adams wrote the rockabilly staple “Rock, Pretty Mama.” Adams released his version of it in 1957. Adams became a minister in 1965 and wrote gospel and country songs as part of his ministry. He recorded a rockabilly record, “Legacy,” in 2000 after renewed interest in his career. Adams’ father worked in the same coal mine that Loretta Lynn mentions in “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

by Margie Szaroleta