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Kenny Rogers Dead At 81 The singer-songwriter "passed away peacefully at home from natural causes,"

Source: The Huffington Post

Kenny Rogers Dead At 81

The singer-songwriter “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes,” his family announced on Twitter.

[quote]Kenny Rogers has died at the age of 81.

The country singer-songwriter “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family” at 10:25 p.m. on Friday, his family announced on Twitter.

“In a career that spanned more than six decades, Kenny Rogers left an indelible mark on the history of American music,” Rogers’ family said in a statement shared online by the icon’s publicist, noting how his songs including “The Gambler,” “Islands In The Stream” and “Through the Years” had “endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world.”

A small private service will be planned “out of concern for the national COVID-19 emergency,” the family said, adding it looked forward to celebrating the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s life “publicly with his friends and fans at a later date.”[/quote]

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kenny-rogers-dead-81_n_5e75b259c5b6f5b7c544b32d

REPORTS: NBA suspends its season

Source: WSAW-TV

REPORTS: NBA suspends its season

According to multiple reports, the NBA has suspended its season.

This report came moments before reports broke that Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus.


Read more: https://www.wsaw.com/content/news/NBA-suspends-its-season-568723291.html


James Lipton, Interviewer Who Let Stars Shine, Dies at 93

Source: The New York Times

James Lipton, Interviewer Who Let Stars Shine, Dies at 93

His in-depth conversations with celebrities on “Inside the Actors Studio” focused on craft, not gossip, and made the show a hit on Bravo.

James Lipton, who plumbed the dramatic arts through perceptive, mostly admiring interviews with celebrity actors as host of the Bravo television series “Inside the Actors Studio,” died on Monday at his home in Manhattan. He was 93.

The cause was bladder cancer, his wife, Kedakai Mercedes Lipton, said.

Mr. Lipton was a knowledgeable interviewer who focused on craft while avoiding gossip, winning the trust of his famous guests as well as an international audience.

During his 23-season run as host — he left the show when it moved from Bravo to Ovation TV in 2019 — “Inside the Actors Studio” became a coveted stop for writers, directors and performers, who would give some of their longest and most unguarded interviews to Mr. Lipton.

His manner was sympathetic — fawning, to some, and often lampooned — but the formula worked, and among the 275 or so stars he interviewed were some of the brightest: Paul Newman, Alec Baldwin, Neil Simon, Sally Field, Dennis Hopper and Sidney Lumet, to name a few — and they came along in just the first season.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/02/arts/television/james-lipton-dead.html

Buttigieg to drop out of presidential race: reports

Source: The Hill

Buttigieg to drop out of presidential race: reports
BY THE HILL STAFF - 03/01/20 06:13 PM EST

Pete Buttigieg is reportedly dropping his presidential bid after a disappointing showing in South Carolina, ending a meteoric rise that saw the once-obscure former mayor of South Bend, Ind., beat out several bigger-name rivals in the race for the Democratic nomination.

The New York Times and other media outlets reported Buttigieg is planning to announce his decision to drop out shortly.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/485392-buttigieg-drops-out-of-presidential-race

This is breaking and I'm sure more information will become available.
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