Avery Sunshine visits the pressroom on Day 2 of the 2013 Essence Music Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 6, 2013 in New Orleans. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP) by Chevel Johnson Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Avery(asterisk)Sunshine may be a new voice to some, but the 38-year-old Atlanta artist hopes more fans will be saying her name after her debut performance Saturday at the Essence Festival.
Daily Archive: July 7, 2013
A few of the participants in the annual Anthrocon convention wave to other enthusiasts as they parade through Pittsburgh’s David Lawrence Convention Center after they posed for a photograph in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record with the number of individuals gathered at one time in what they call full firsuit attire on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Pittsburgh. Convention organizers said they had an unofficial count of 1300 in the group. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
by Jarrett Bellini (CNN) — Children of the ’80s and ’90s fondly remember a time when MTV actually played music videos. It was an era filled with art and glory and rebellion, and our parents were convinced this devil channel would surely encourage us to snort drugs and murder puppies and alter our report cards so that a D in math looked like a B.
In this Sept. 28, 2012 photo, Jay-Z performs the inaugural concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, in New York. The rapper released his 12th album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” three days early on July 4, through a deal with Samsung. The album is officially out Sunday and features Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Frank Ocean and Timbaland. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) by Mesfin FekaduAP Music Writer Jay-Z, “Magna Carta Holy Grail” (Roc Nation/Universal) Kanye didn’t care about satisfying radio with his latest album. Neither does Jay-Z.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say two men were shot and killed in separate locations in the Pittsburgh area.
In this Nov. 13, 2010, file photo, then-Florida coach Urban Meyer glances at the scoreboard during his team’s NCAA college football game against South Carolina in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, File) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said it is “wrong and irresponsible” to connect him or his former Florida staff to the murder charge facing Aaron Hernandez. In texts to The Columbus Dispatch and The Gainesville Sun on Saturday, Meyer said there was no cover-up of drug tests during Hernandez’s time at Florida. Meyer coached Florida from 2005 to 2010.
by Jake CoyleAP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — NEW YORK (AP) — The minions of “Despicable Me 2″ ran away with the July 4th box office, leaving the Johnny Depp Western “The Lone Ranger” in the dust.
This frame grab from video provided by KTVU shows the scene after an Asiana Airlines flight crashed while landing at San Francisco Airport on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/KTVU) by Jason Dearen and Joan Lowey SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police officers threw utility knives up to crew members inside the burning wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 so they could cut away passengers’ seat belts. Passengers jumped down emergency slides, escaping the smoke. One walked through a hole where a rear bathroom had been.