End of a TV era: ‘American Idol’ vows ‘spectacular’ finale
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End of a TV era: ‘American Idol’ vows ‘spectacular’ finale

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “American Idol,” which gave the world Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, has one more chance to mint a star before it fades into TV and music history. Whether viewers choose a future chart-topper or trivia question remains to be seen. But executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, who helped translate Britain’s … Continue reading

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Cool rockin’ granddaddy Willie Nile glorifies untamed aging
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Cool rockin’ granddaddy Willie Nile glorifies untamed aging

KILEY ARMSTRONG, Associated Press Willie Nile, “World War Willie” (River House Records) Willie Nile is loud and proud. While other rockers merely strut around leathered and weathered, Nile takes one giant leap for mankind: glorifying the aging process with the party-hearty song “Grandpa Rocks” (its featured character depicted in a Clash T-shirt and dirty combat … Continue reading

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Urban Control grows beyond Norfolk State, but stays rooted at NSU

by Jaquan Anderson Urban Control is a performance group started at NSU. Debuting in 2013, the performance group consist of dancers, music artists, poets and standout media personalities. Shaun Thompson, the creator of Urban Control is a senior at Norfolk State. Thompson has gained the respect of peers and spectators for the work he has … Continue reading

Coldplay’s latest video criticized for portrayal of India
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Coldplay’s latest video criticized for portrayal of India

NEW DELHI (AP) — British rock band Coldplay’s latest music video has triggered a debate in India over its portrayal of the country with critics accusing its producers of showing stereotypical images of India with Hindu holy men, peacocks and colorful festivals. Coldplay featured Beyonce in their Super Bowl half-time show Sunday, but they didn’t … Continue reading