Hip hop museum to open in its birthplace in the Bronx

(This March 5 story, corrects spelling of Africa Bambaataa in fourth paragraph)

By Alicia Powell

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hip hop – the music, dance, art and fashion phenomenon that went from rough streets into fancy suites in five decades – is getting its own museum in its birthplace in the Bronx, New York.

A small pop-up exhibit gives a preview of the Universal Hip Hop Museum’s permanent home, set to open in 2023 to celebrate the culture’s global history.

To date, “there isn’t a physical place that is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of hip hop history and

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Drag Race Disqualifies Contestant Sherry Pie Over Catfishing

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Just one episode into season 12, RuPaul’s Drag Race is facing some controversy. 

Contestant Sherry Pie, real name Joey Gugliemelli, has been disqualified from the competition after multiple catfishing claims, which he then admitted to and apologized for in a statement of his own. Sherry Pie will make her debut in tonight’s episode. 

“In light of recent developments and Sherry Pie’s statement, Sherry Pie has been disqualified from RuPaul’s Drag Race,” said a spokesperson for VH1 and World of Wonder. “Out of respect for the hard work of the other queens, VH1 will air the season as planned. Sherry

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SXSW canceled as tech and entertainment world faces coronavirus

An event flag for SXSW blows in the wind after the music and tech festival was canceled over growing concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak in Austin, Texas, U.S. March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Flores

(Reuters) – The South by Southwest music, technology and film festival in Austin, Texas, was canceled on Friday, adding to a growing list of events being suspended around the world over concerns about the spreading coronavirus outbreak.

Known as SXSW, the annual showcase of pop culture had been scheduled to run March 13 to 22. Organizers and local officials said at a news conference that they

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Did Grey’s Anatomy Have Any Other Choice With Alex’s Ending?

Grey’s Anatomy has said goodbye to Alex Karev, and while we joked about the way his character left, we didn’t think they’d actually do it. 

It turns out Alex never went to Iowa to visit his mom, but in fact the whole time he’s been out of the picture since November, he was rekindling things with ex-wife Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl). When he called her to help with Meredith’s insurance fraud trial, he learned that Izzie had twins who were born from the embryos she and Alex made back when she had cancer. They’re five years old, named

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Everything You Need to Binge-Watch This Weekend: March 7-8

TGIF: Thank God It’s Friday..so we can put on sweats and continue working on making a permanent indent on our couch as we stream the weekend away. 

In our new weekly series, What to Watch This Weekend (We know, it’s a very confusing title), we’re going to recommend what to watch now that you (hopefully) have some downtime or need an excuse to avoid brunch with your friends visiting from out of town, whether it’s the latest Netflix obsession everyone—including your grandma and your local Trader Joe’s cashier—is talking about or an oldie but goodie that recently made its way

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Weinstein’s prison sentence should reflect ‘lifetime of abuse’: prosecutors

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein should get a prison sentence that reflects not only his conviction for sexually assaulting two women, but a “lifetime of abuse towards others,” New York prosecutors said in a court filing on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Criminal Court for another day of jury deliberations in his sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., February 24, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

Throughout his adult life, Weinstein has shown a “staggering lack of empathy, treating others with disdain and inhumanity,” Manhattan District

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