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Nineties legend Joe Diffie dies of complications from COVID-19 at age 61

Crystal K. MartelNineties country hitmaker Joe Diffie passed away Sunday in Nashville of complications from the COVID-19 coronavirus. He was 61. It was only Friday that his family announced through his publicist that Diffie was sick. So far, they haven’t released any details or arrangements, simply asking for privacy. The much-revered traditionalist broke onto the scene in 1990,…read more »

Opry star Jan Howard passes away at 91

Joel DennisGrand Ole Opry star Jan Howard passed away Saturday, at the age of 91.  The Missouri native was twice nominated for a Grammy, for “Evil on Your Mind” in 1966 and “My Son” in 1968, the latter a tribute to the child she lost in Vietnam. While “Evil” became her biggest hit, she also scored top…read more »

Essence announces it will postpone Essence Fest of Culture until “closer to the fall”

David Becker/Getty Images for Park MGMDespite previously announcing that it was still planning to move forward with its 2020 Essence Festival of Culture amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, Essence Communications has now decided to postpone the annual event. In a new statement, Essence says that after weeks of monitoring “the unfolding developments and updated information…read more »

Fall Out Boy’s ‘Believers Never Die’ greatest hits collection coming to vinyl

ABC/Randy HolmesFall Out Boy’s Believers Never Die greatest hits collection is coming to vinyl for the first time. The 18-track compilation will make its debut on wax on May 22. Originally released in 2009, Believers Never Die includes the biggest singles from Fall Out Boy’s pre-hiatus career, such as “Sugar, We’re Goin Down,” “Dance, Dance” and “This Ain’t a…read more »

Rapper Scarface tests positive for COVID-19: “Don’t play no games with it”

Tibrina Hobson/Getty ImagesDuring a live-streamed interview with Geto Boys cohort Willie D., rapper Scarface revealed that he’s tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Houston rap legend described receiving his test results on Wednesday after being in and out of the hospital for weeks with numerous symptoms: vomiting, fever, pneumonia, and kidney failure. He explained that he was actively practicing social distancing, yet he…read more »

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