Snoop Dogg Will Induct Tupac Shakur Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

first_imgOn April 7th, the music world will descend on the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY for the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This year’s inductees are an eclectic mix of influential and important musical acts, with ELO, Journey, Joan Baez and Yes all finally getting inducted into the hall, alongside first-time nominees Pearl Jam. Of course, iconic hip-hop superstar Tupac Shakur will be inducted posthumously, following N.W.A. into the hall after their induction last year.Tupac was certainly a controversial figure, switching allegiance from East Coast to West Coast and igniting the heated explosion of gangster rap during the 1990s, alienating a ton of friends along the way and building the tension in the hip-hop community tremendously. This, of course, eventually led to his death, as a result of a still-unsolved drive-by shooting in Las Vegas on September 7th, 1996.When Tupac’s induction to the Hall of Fame was announced earlier this year, fans wondered who the proper choice would be to honor his legacy. Now, according to a report by Rolling Stone, Tupac’s old partner-in-crime, West Coast rap legend Snoop Dogg, will induct him into the Hall of Fame on April 7th. There’s also a TMZ report stating that Snoop and Dr. Dre will perform a medley of Tupac songs, including the Dr. Dre / Tupac single “California Love” and likely including the Snoop Dog / Tupac collaboration “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted.” However, it should be noted that the details of the performance have not been nailed down at this time.If the reports are true, April 7th should be a great night for the Rock and Roll of Fame.last_img read more

US coronavirus cases top 6 million as Midwest, schools face outbreaks

first_imgUS cases of the novel coronavirus surpassed 6 million on Sunday as many states in the Midwest reported increasing infections, according to a Reuters tally.Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota have recently reported record one-day increases in new cases while Montana and Idaho are seeing record numbers of currently hospitalized COVID-19 patients.Nationally, metrics on new cases, deaths, hospitalizations and the positivity rates of tests are all declining, but there are emerging hotspots in the Midwest. Topics : More than eight months into the pandemic, the United States continues to struggle with testing. The number of people tested has fallen in recent weeks.Many health officials and at least 33 states have rejected the new COVID-19 testing guidance issued by the Trump administration last week that said those exposed to the virus and without symptoms may not need testing.Public health officials believe the United States needs to test more frequently to find asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers to slow the spread of the disease.While the United States has the most recorded infections in the world, it ranks tenth based on cases per capita, with Brazil, Peru and Chile having higher rates of infection, according to a Reuters tally.The United States also has the most deaths in the world at nearly 183,000 and ranks 11th for deaths per capita, exceeded by Sweden, Brazil, Italy, Chile, Spain, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Peru.center_img Many of the new cases in Iowa are in the counties that are home to the University of Iowa and Iowa State University, which are holding some in-person classes. Colleges and universities around the country have seen outbreaks after students returned to campus, forcing some to switch to online-only learning.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said his state was sending a “SWAT team” to a State University of New York (SUNY) campus in Oneonta in upstate New York to contain a COVID-19 outbreak. Fall classes, which started last week at the college, were suspended for two weeks after more than 100 people tested positive for the virus, about 3% of the total student and faculty population, SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras said.”We have had reports of several large parties of our students at Oneonta last week, and unfortunately because of those larger gatherings, there were several students who were symptomatic of COVID,” Malatras said.Across the Midwest, infections have also risen after an annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota drew more than 365,000 people from across the country from Aug. 7 to 16. The South Dakota health department said 88 cases have been traced to the rally.last_img read more

Emmagene L. “Em” Sellers

first_imgEmmagene L. “Em” Sellers, 94 of Dillsboro passed away January 1, 2017 at the Waters of Dillsboro.  Em was born May 5, 1922 at home in Dillsboro the daughter of Louis and Clara (Brandt) Knigga.  She married Robert Sellers June 8, 1964 and he preceded her in death August 16, 1984.  She was a former employee of Carter’s 5 &10, David Jewitt’s General Store, and had been a caterer for Romana Lanvermeyer.  Em was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Dillsboro.  She enjoyed working on the family farm, dropping out of school to help.  She also took care of her mother and wouldn’t marry until after her mother’s death.  In later years, she enjoyed going to Reds games and loved working outside.  Although she had no children of her own, she enjoyed them very much.Em is survived by Niece, Vicki (Doug) Rassi of Jeffersonville, In; great niece Lauren (Matthew) Evanczyk, great nephew Matt (Samara) Rassi, great great nieces and nephews Emma, Jack, Lilly, and Everett, several cousins, and very special friends Daryl and Sherri Cutter and their children Greta, Bryston, and Maggie. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, mother-in-law Thelma Sellers and brother Warren Knigga.Funeral services will be at 2PM Wednesday January 4, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dillsboro with Pastor Richard Kolaskey officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery at Dillsboro.  Visitation wlll also be Wednesday 12-2PM at the church.  Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church, Dillsboro Rescue, Dillsboro Fire Dept. or to the Donor’s Choice.  Arrangements have been entrusted to DeVries Funeral Home of Dillsboro.last_img read more