Iran still gaga over pop diva Googoosh

Iran still gaga over pop diva Googoosh
TEHRAN (Reuters) — Word that Iran’s pop diva Googoosh will break 21 years of silence to perform abroad this month has electrified her legions of home-grown fans, many too young to know anything but her ubiquitous boot-leg recordings. For two decades the …
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Selena Gomez, From Disney Darling To Sexy Pop Diva: Celebrity Style Evolution
Selena Gomez is a star who literally grew up right in front of our eyes. The tiny Texan first made her debut appearing as Gianna in “Barney & Friends” alongside Demi Lovato in 2002 before landing cameo roles in films such as “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over” and …
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Pop Charts: Diva Deluge as Barbra, Britney, Celine and (Still) Adele Surround Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean’s odd release of “Blonde” isn’t the chart buster it might have been. The Divas are right on top of him. Barbra Streisand, Britney Spears, Celine Dion and as ever, Adele, are taking up the rest of the charts. Because “Blonde” doesn …
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UW-bound QB might be best in the Northwest, but he still has to do dishes

UW-bound QB might be best in the Northwest, but he still has to do dishes
Dylan Morris recently committed to play at the University of Washington, he’s thrown for more than 4,000 yards in two seasons at Graham-Kapowisn High School with two seasons to go and on Thursday he was selected as the No. 1 quarterback for the second …
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Mizzou’s running back depth among readers’ questions as football camp opens
During the season’s first six games last season, then-junior running back Ish Witter led the Tigers with 83 of 229 carries, a 36.2 use percentage, while Crockett received 54 carries — or 23.6 percent. That changed in late October. Starting with the …
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Mizzou’s Lock irked by 2016 inaccuracy
COLUMBIA, Mo. • Missouri players have talked about Drew Lock passing for 4,000 yards this season, but the junior quarterback doesn’t worry about statistics. Except for one number. Lock completed just 54.6 percent of his passes last year. “Which was …
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New Orleans’s 93-Year-Old Chef Is Still Shaping Creole Cuisine

cusineNew Orleans’s 93-Year-Old Chef Is Still Shaping Creole Cuisine
Outside Dooky Chase Restaurant. All photos by Rebecca Ratliff. Inside the New Orleans restaurant Dooky Chase, the hallway from the dining room to the kitchen is left open to customers’ prying eyes. If they’re lucky, as they get up for another plate of …
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Louisiana Chef Paul Prudhomme, Who Popularized Cajun And Creole Food, Dies
Paul Prudhomme, the internationally renowned Louisiana chef who popularized Cajun and Creole cuisine around the world, died Thursday morning. He was 75. It’s hard to overstate Prudhomme’s influence on Cajun and Creole food. JoAnn Clevenger, owner of …
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Creole Cuisine’s Roots
To the Editor: Your Feb. 20 article, “In Creole Kitchens,” by Julia Reed, returned readers to a quaint era of folk belief when Creole cuisine and its creators were believed to be of European ancestry, French mostly. As a metro columnist for The Times …
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Column: Fishing still good as season winds down

sportColumn: Fishing still good as season winds down
news@southstrandnews.com. Wednesday, November 25, 2015. Photo courtesy of Catch-1 Sport Fishing Charters Hunter Cobble from Tennessee shows off a red drum caught in Murrells Inlet on a Catch-1 Sport Fishing Charter. With November drawing to a …
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Seidel: Fishing among sports helping revitalize Adrian
The Adrian College bass fishing team, ranked No. 1 in the country for almost a month this fall, has a huge recruiting advantage with a full-time coach, two $ 40,000 Ranger boats, a pair of team trucks, a travel budget and several sponsors. The Bulldogs …
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Veterans enjoy a day at sea with Anglers Anonymous
Anglers Anonymous Ventura Coast is a chapter of Anglers Anonymous Central Coast, which holds similar fishing expeditions, Barber said. He hopes to continue offering the trips through Channel Islands Sportfishing, which coordinates fishing excursions …
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Rick Ross & 50 Cent Are Still Going Back & Forth On Instagram

musicRick Ross & 50 Cent Are Still Going Back & Forth On Instagram
Rick Ross and 50 Cent’s beef may be eternal. The two have been feuding since 2009, and just when you feel the tension between the two has died down, 50 finds a way to the light it up once again. As with most of Fif’s battles, the comments have been …
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How ESPN Is Incorporating HipHop Artists To Expand Its Audience
Hailing as one of America’s most prominent and consistent counter cultures, hip-hop has been able to combat issues such as institutionalized racism, while still being able to provide club symphonies at King of Diamonds. The artists that embody hip-hop …
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Rapper Young B: Ex-Manager’s Trying to … Jack My ‘Love & Hip Hop‘ Check
Young B — best known for her 2006 hit “Chicken Noodle Soup” — says a former manager is extorting her for a cut of her “Love & Hip Hop: New York” dough, and he might get her tossed from the show. The rapper says she hadn’t heard from Arthur Smith in 5 …
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Charles Lloyd, Jazz Master, Questing Still

musicCharles Lloyd, Jazz Master, Questing Still
On April 20 Mr. Lloyd, a tenor saxophonist and flutist, will be inducted as a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, the most prestigious honor for living jazz musicians. Still there persists something of the outsider about him, not least in his …
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Jazz festival offers a little food, drink
The Niagara Jazz Festival has preliminary approval from Niagara-on-the-Lake to hold a concert in Simcoe Park this summer that will include serving alcohol and food. Town staff had recommended the non-profit organization be granted a special event …
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Middle school teacher ignited Matt Belsante’s love of jazz
Matt Belsante didn’t grow up planning to be a professional musician, but fans of the critically acclaimed jazz artist are glad he did. “The thing I enjoy most about performing (this type of) music, is that I get to perform in front of audiences who …
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If It Ain’t About the Money: Does HipHop Still Need Major Labels?

musicIf It Ain’t About the Money: Does HipHop Still Need Major Labels?
Do you express concern over dropping sales numbers, the harmful values propagated by club records, the hipsters documenting—distorting, even—the culture? Or are you excited about the state of hip-hop? Do you celebrate artists’ increasing independence …
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Joey Fatts Discusses Being Homeless
“After Chipper Jones 2, I went out on tour with [A$ AP] Ferg,” Joey Fatts says in the interview that was published Wednesday (January 7). “That was hard for me. Like, I made a little money, but not enough to go pay rent somewhere, feel me? I started …
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Rage against the regime: The hiphop artists spearheading Egypt’s underground
Long before the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 sparked by protests in Cairo’s Tahir Square, local hip-hop artists had already been making music from underground spaces that rallied against the policies of then-president Hosni Mubarak and his regime.
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