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Brandy vs. Monica in ‘Verzuz’ Battle of R&B Titans: See Billboard’s Scorecard & Winner For the Event – Billboard

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All it took was a staggering 1.2 million viewers on Instagram alone during Brandy and Monica’sVerzuz battle Monday night (Aug. 31) to remind the world how next-level their respective catalogs are.
After being pitted against each other for more than two decades following their classic 1998 duet “The Boy Is Mine,” the reverence shared between two of modern R&B’s most renowned stars was a joy to see. Not only were fans able to watch the singers celebrate each other’s successes — amidst a few …

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Jerry Jeff Walker, Country Music Legend and ‘Mr. Bojangles’ Songwriter, Dies at 78 – Billboard

Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles,” has died at age 78.

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Walker emerged from New Yorks Greenwich Village folk scene in the 1960s and he was a founding member of the band Circus Maximus. He moved to Texas in the 1970s and in 1972 scored a hit with his version of the Guy Clark song L.A. Freeway.
Walker and the Lost Gonzo Band in 1973 recorded an album live in Texas called Viva Terlingua that became a classic of the country-rock scene. Walker had since released more than 30 albums.
In 1986, he formed independent music label Tried & True Music and released…

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Rapper Offset detained near Trump rally in Beverly Hills – Los Angeles Times

Offset, of the music group Migos, streamed part of the interaction on Instagram Live, which shows officers surrounding his vehicle near a Trump rally.

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Rapper Offset was detained and a second man was arrested after police stopped their vehicle while they were driving past a pro-President Trump rally in Beverly Hills on Saturday.
Offset, of the music group Migos, streamed part of the interaction on Instagram Live, which shows officers surrounding his vehicle as he declines to turn off the engine.
Im not doing that, he says.
Why not? an officer asks.
Because youve got guns out.
Officers then reach inside the window, unlock the drivers side door…

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‘The Andy Griffith Show’s Creator Thought the Show Was Wrongly Named – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Find out what ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ creator Sheldon Leonard felt the show should have been called instead.

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Every fan of The Andy Griffith Show is familiar with the show’s opening sequence.
First, there’s the classic comedy’s theme song,”The Fishin’ Hole,” with its ear-catching melody whistled by one of its composers, Earle Hagen. Then, the announcer stating, “The Andy Griffith Show. Starring Andy Griffith. With Ronny Howard. Co-starring Don Knotts.”
Little did the show’s fans know that its creator later wished it had never been called The Andy Griffith Show.
Don Knotts, Andy Griffith, and Jim Nabors…

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