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Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on record and on TV died Friday night. He was 81. He died at home in Sandy Springs, Georgia, representative Keith Hagan told The Associated Press. He was...
JOHANNESBURG, February 11 - Popular South African musician Joseph Shabalala, who founded the multi-Grammy award winning group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, has died, local media reported on Tuesday. Television news channel eNCA said Shabalala, who had since retired from the group after five decades as an active musician, died aged 78 on Tuesday morning after a long illness. In a brief message via its...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the red carpet to the main stage, sadness loomed over music’s biggest night Sunday at the arena in downtown Los Angeles where Kobe Bryant played for 20 years for the city's NBA team. Bryant's death in a helicopter crash earlier in the day was acknowledged in the opening minutes of the Grammys broadcast. Before her...
Los Angeles (dpa) - US comedian and actor Kevin Hart has been hospitalized with "major back injuries" after he was involved in a car accident in California on Sunday, local media reported. California Highway Patrol told CBS Los Angeles that the accident took place after the driver of Hart's 1970 Plymouth Barracuda lost control and the car rolled down an embankment early Sunday...
JOHANNESBURG, August 27 - Government has conveyed its condolences to the friends and family of a veteran television journalist and eNCA director of news Ben Said. The television channel announced that Said drowned on Monday afternoon while on holiday with his family in Mozambique. "Said was one of the country’s best television journalists having joined ETV during the channel’s early days...
JOHANNESBURG, August 9 - Eastern Cape born and bred Zozibini Tunzi was crowned the 61st Miss South Africa 2019 on Friday evening. The event took place at the Times Square Arena, Menlyn Maine, in Pretoria, where thousands of members of the public and celebrities gathered to witness the event. The Miss SA crown’s name of Buhle was unveiled this past week...
CAPE TOWN, July 16 - Condolences continued to pour in on Wednesday for the friends and family of South African music legend Johnny Clegg who died on Tuesday at his home in Johannesburg after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 66-years old. The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Wednesday joined South Africans and extended its condolences. “We send...
Solly Makganoto South Africa hip-hop artist Prince 'Cupa P' Ramaila says he is eager to take the local hip-hop industry by storm with his versatile music. The rapper who hails from Masoma village outside Tzaneen is now based in Alexandra where he believes he will get the much needed exposure. Speaking to Africanews24/7, Cupa P said that he started music career at a...
Sello Theletsane JOHANNESBURG- With South African thoroughbred horse race Durban July set to happen this weekend it, however, faces challenges of not coming to pass due to job retrenchments at Phumelela Gaming. This comes after APSA (Academic & Professional Staff Association) announced on Monday that the 'ever consistent' event that takes place in July might not be happening where and when workers...
WASHINGTON (AP) — What does it take to kill the Night King? Definitely not a pair of fire-exhaling dragons. The Night King turns out to be flame retardant. Nor does the ability to loop through time and assume control of ravens' brains help much. Bran Stark pretty much sat helpless beneath the Weirwood tree, waiting to be rescued in a way...

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