12-05-2016  2:35 am      •     
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It's Nov. 4, 2008, and Brooklyn is bristling with anticipation about the impending election returns to see whether or not Barack Obama will be the nation's first African-American president.


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Veteran group discusses their evolution, international touring, branding and more

Now the group tours internationally and licenses their music to films, TV shows and video games. On July 20, the group will be performing at the Doug Fir Lounge to commemorate the ten year anniversary of "Spirit in Stone," their debut album.

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Haynes sang with the greats -- starting his own vocal groups and a music label

Legendary harmony singer Furman Haynes passed away in Portland, Ore., July 2. A founder member of The Deep Tones, Haynes traveled the world singing with everyone from Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Landford and Count Basie to Johnny Smith's Ink Spots.  He founded a record label based in Portland, and was happily married to the love of his life for 60 years. 


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The rapper and his model girlfriend married privately after the birth of their son Sebastian

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose get married privately after the birth of their son Sebastian


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Do you find this state of affairs unsettling, or are you so jaded that you accept the notion that everything has a price?

Economists have been referred to by cynics as emotional cripples who know the price of everything but appreciate the value of nothing. Increasingly, the same might be said of people in general as we've come to embrace the commodification of virtually every aspect of human existence.


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Author Ellen Levine with artist Kadir Nelson

Hilary Verheggen reviews Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad.


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He is accused of kicking his ex-girlfriend and destroying her clothes and property

Curtis Jackson -- known professionally as the rapper 50 Cent -- was accused by a prosecutor Wednesday of kicking a woman and ransacking her bedroom during an argument at her Los Angeles condo last month.


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Rumors says she married her 49ers boyfriend in secret ceremony

Other celebrities irked about their lack of private life should take notes from Kerry Washington.
Multiple reports have suggested that the 36-year-old "Scandal" star very quietly wed San Francisco 49ers player Nnamdi Asomugha, 31, on June 24.


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All proceeds and pass revenue will go towards the Oregon Food Bank

The Oregon Food Bank will be kicking off its 26th Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival July 4.


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(CNN) -- On the heels of news that Paula Deen's upcoming cookbook had become a best seller on Amazon.com, Deen's publisher - Ballantine Books - has announced it will not publish the book.


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