Musicians

'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' set for gritty reboot: Reports

"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" is getting turned upside-down as a gritty drama set to be executive produced by Will Smith, Hollywood trade publications reported on Aug. 11.     

The idea for a dark modern-day "reimagining" of the smash hit 1990s sitcom that launched Smith's acting career came from superfan Morgan Cooper, who shot and posted his own four-minute trailer last year.    

Beyonce decries bigotry to graduates

Beyonce on June 7 delivered a message to the graduating Class of 2020, marking their achievement with a speech amplifying messages of the Black Lives Matter movement and praising change-makers.

The superstar artist was among a roster of A-listers to participate in YouTube's global virtual commencement ceremony "Dear Class of 2020."

Croatian Court Rules ‘Thompson’ Song Did Not Break Law

The Court of High Misdemeanours in Zagreb on Wednesday ruled that the controversial nationalist singer Marko Perkovic, widely known as Thompson, did not violate public order and breach then peace with his use of the chant "Za dom spremni" ("Ready for the homeland") in his song Bojna Cavoglave.

Say My Name: People Outraged over the Death of George Floyd - Unarmed Black Man Killed by Police

Cardi B, Diddy, Ciara and LeBron James led the way of celebs outraged over the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, after a police officer drove his knee into the back of Floyd's neck, rendering him unable to breath

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli says he had coronavirus

Renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli said on May 26 he had caught the novel coronavirus but was now recovered, describing the experience as "a nightmare".    

Bocelli, who has been blind since age 12, raised spirits in Italy during the pandemic, which has killed nearly 33,000 people, by singing alone in Milan's Duomo on April 12.    

Jimmy Cobb, ‘Kind of Blue’ drummer for Miles Davis, dies

Jimmy Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis' 1959 "Kind of Blue" groundbreaking jazz album which transformed the genre and sparked several careers, died on May 24.

His wife, Eleana Tee Cobb, announced on Facebook that her husband died at his New York City home from lung cancer. He was 91.

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