Yet, as the saying goes, what’s old is new again – which is what leads this week’s newsletter.
Anthony Anderson will reprise his role as Detective Kevin Bernard, as will Sam Waterston as District Attorney Jack McCoy.
Cheers for series creator Dick Wolf bringing it back.
Fans of the History channel’s “Vikings” are in for a treat.
It looks bloody good.
The new show started Friday on Netflix.
53rd annual NAACP Image Awards
Anthony Anderson is everywhere this week.
The NAACP Image Awards will air live on BET on Saturday at 8 pm ET.
Two things to listen to
Shout, shout, let it all out: Tears for Fears has a new album.
“The Tipping Point” has been in development for seven years and follows the band’s 2004 release, “Everybody Loves a Happy Ending.”
“What they’re saying is’ We do not really trust you guys, you’ve made some good records, but c’mon, you’re not very contemporary. So we’re gonna put you with people who know how to make a modern hit, ‘”Orzabal said. “So we did that, and it was interesting, but it’s not how we work at our peak.”
A new manager, new label and new songs resulted in “The Tipping Point,” which debuted Friday.
For those still into his music, West has dropped his latest album, “Donda 2.”
And by “dropped” I mean if you want to listen to it, you have to pay him $ 200.
“Today artists get just 12% of the money the industry makes,” the caption of West’s announcement stated. “It’s time to free music from this oppressive system. It’s time to take control and build our own.”
So, if you want to support West and his music mission or just be able to say you forked over a few hundred dollars to listen to the new album, have at it.
One thing to talk about
It’s so easy to judge other people’s relationships, is it?
I’ve been having discussions with different friends about the hit Netflix documentary “The Tinder Swindler,” and the overwhelming consensus has been the women were foolish to be taken in by a convicted con man who claimed to be an heir to a diamond industry fortune .
But speaking as someone who once purchased a broke ex-boyfriend a car, I get it.
Forgetting the fact that Simon Leviev, the subject of the doc, was squiring women around on a private jet and vacationing in some of the most luxurious spots in the world, the desire to believe in those who are closest to us is so strong that many of us have fallen for a lie or two (or three).
Something to sip on
There is no quick fix to racial disparity.
But the lack of diversity in the genre is still not being addressed on a large scale, industry experts tell me. And for all the praise Guyton won for her Super Bowl performance, she also has been bombarded with racist social media comments.
Music has the ability to bring people together. It’s a common ground that can move people, even in these shifting times.
Would that country music might be as reflective about its artists and fans of color and how they could be better supported in the genre.