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Ani Difranco Axes Her Slave Plantation Retreat

December 30th, 2013 5:30pm EST
Ani DiFranco
Singer Ani Difranco has canceled a planned artist retreat initiative on a former Louisiana slave plantation following an outcry from fans.

The four-day Righteous Retreat workshop was set to take place at the Nottoway Plantation and Resort, however, DiFranco has been forced to change her plans after upsetting fellow feminists and human rights crusaders over the location.

One fan also notes the plantation is now owned by Australian billionaire Paul Ramsey, a supporter of his country's anti-gay and anti-abortion Liberal party.

Cancelling the retreat following a Change.org petition, which yi...
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Margaret Cho Nominated For Grammy

December 3rd, 2010 11:18am EST
margaret
Margaret Cho is a Grammy nominee! Her latest album, Cho Dependent, is up for Best Comedy Album. This is a tough and talented category. The comedienne will be up against Robin Williams, Kathy Griffin, Flight of the Conchords, and Lewis Black.

According to MargaretCho.com, "Cho Dependent features Margaret’s collaborations with musicians Andrew Bird, Tegan and Sara, Fiona Apple, Patty Griffin, Grant Lee Phillips, Brendan Benson, Ben Lee, Ani DiFranco, Garrison Starr, Tommy Chong, Meghan Toohey, Jon Brion, AC Newman, Rachael Yamagata and more."

Singing, dancing, acting; is there anything she...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 23

September 23rd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Ani DiFranco
Happy Birthday to Cascada singer Natalie Horler (1981), "Son of the Beach" actress Jaime Bergman (1975), WWE star Matt Hardy (1974), prolific folk singer Ani DiFranco (1970), "All of Us" actress LisaRaye (1966), "Transamerica" actress Elizabeth Pena (1959), "Seinfeld" actor Jason Alexander (1959), "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen (1949), actress Mary Kay Place (1947), Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias (1943), blues musician Roy Buchanan (1939; d. 1988), "Green Acres" actor Tom Lester (1938), prolific pianist Ray Charles (1930; d. 2004), legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane (1926; d. 1967), "Pe...
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2006: Year In Music (Pt. 3)

December 31st, 2006 2:00pm EST
Syd Barrett
...During July, co-founder and original Pink Floyd guitarist/singer Syd Barrett, who had spent the better part of the last 35 years as a hermit, died at age 60 from diabetic complications... Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo pretty much confirms rumors that the band is done, "unless," he says, "it becomes really obvious to me that we need to do one."

New albums from: Muse, Johnny Cash, Thom Yorke, Peachez, Sufjan Stevens, Cheyenne Kimball, Phish, Soul Asylum, Seether, Moloko, Alien Ant Farm, Black Stone Cherry, Eighteen Visions, Helmet, Third Eye Blind, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, New York Dolls...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 23

September 23rd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Ani DiFranco
Happy Birthday to Cascada singer Natalie Horler (1981), "Son of the Beach" actress Jaime Bergman (1975), WWE star Matt Hardy (1974), prolific folk singer Ani DiFranco (1970), "All of Us" actress LisaRaye (1966), "Transamerica" actress Elizabeth Pena (1959), "Seinfeld" actor Jason Alexander (1959), "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen (1949), actress Mary Kay Place (1947), Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias (1943), blues musician Roy Buchanan (1939; d. 1988), "Green Acres" actor Tom Lester (1938), prolific pianist Ray Charles (1930; d. 2004), legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane (1926; d. 1967), "Pe...
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Cyndi Lauper To Be Honored In Concert On VH1 Classic

January 22nd, 2006 1:30am EST
Cyndi Lauper
VH1 Classic presents the second installment of "Decades Rock Live," a new live concert series that features performances by celebrated artists from rock to soul who have influenced popular music over the last 50 years, as well as performances from some of today's hottest recording acts who have been inspired by these legends. The concert honoring Cyndi Lauper is set to premiere on VH1 Classic on Friday, January 27 at 8PM. The show will feature special guests including Scott Weiland, Shaggy, Ani DiFranco, The Hooters and Pat Monahan of Train.

Highlights for the Cyndi Lauper tribute inc...
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