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Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myers, died at a Los Angeles hospital last week after collapsing outside his home. He was 44.
The New York-born rapper was the titular member of Heavy D and the Boyz, which had hits with “Now That We Found Love,” “Who’s the Man” and “Somebody for Me.” He was one of the genre’s top stars in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
BET also announced Monday that the Soul Train Music Awards in Atlanta will pay tribute to Heavy D, with Kurtis Blow, Naughty by Nature, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, DJ Eddie F, Whodini and Daddy-O of Stetsasonic participating.
James Taylor trying theater in ‘A Christmas Carol’
James Taylor is out to prove he can do more than write a catchy tune.
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is taking up acting after more than four decades in the music industry, according to the Associated Press. Mr. Taylor is to play Bob Cratchit next month in a Massachusetts theater group’s annual performance of “A Christmas Carol.”
Kate Maguire is artistic director of the Berkshire Theatre Group. She told the Berkshire Eagle she had to coax the 63-year-old Taylor into taking the role. Mr. Taylor’s wife, Kim, is returning for her second year as Mrs. Cratchit. Their two sons also are in the production.
The Taylor family has a home in the Berkshires.
Sting launches free app marking career milestone
Sting has launched an app for the iPad, and he’s not charging for it.
According to the Associated Press, the singer introduced Sting 25 in honor of his 25-year solo career at the Apple Store in New York’s Upper West Side on Monday. The “Appumentary” is a digital documentary of Sting’s career. It features more than four hours of music videos, concert footage, interviews and more.
Sting said he’s releasing it for free “because we don’t know how much it’s worth.”
The app also has video from Sting’s 60th-birthday-party concert last month at New York’s Beacon Theatre, which featured performances with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Lady Gaga.
At Monday’s event, Sting performed the song “Fragile,” dedicating it to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and saying, “In some way he’s created our future.”
Why such hatred toward America's freedom of religion?
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