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Rihanna, Kendrick, Metallica play at Global Citizen fest
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NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna ran through her pop and R&B hits, Eddie Vedder partnered with Chris Martin and Kendrick Lamar was enthusiastic and energetic during his hour-long set at the Global Citizen Festival in New York.

Metallica, Ellie Goulding, Usher and Yandel also performed familiar songs Saturday at the free event on the Great Lawn in Central Park. The multi-hour show aired live on MSNBC.

Major Lazer kicked off the festival, performing hits such as “Lean On” and was backed by lively dancers. At one point they all wore New York Mets jerseys onstage. Demi Lovato, who replaced Selena Gomez, followed with strong singing.

Fans earned free tickets by promoting the importance of education. The event was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, Salma Hayek Pinault, Chelsea Handler, Priyanka Chopra and Hugh Jackman and his actress-wife Deborra-Lee Furness.

Rihanna closed the show with a number of her smash hits, from “We Found Love” to “Umbrella” to the recent “Needed Me.” Most of the performers thanked the feverish audience for doing acts of kindness to earn the tickets.

“We got global citizens in the house tonight — I myself, I’m from Barbados so I came a long way,” Rihanna said. “There are people all over the globe that need help.”

As fans waited for Rihanna to perform, Martin — who had just performed — came back onstage to stall. He sang Prince’s “Raspberry Beret” while strumming the guitar, and freestyled new lyrics about why Rihanna was late, which earned laughs and applause from the crowd. He joked that the singer was doing her makeup and said he would perform the Prince song again.

Metallica earned one of the night’s loudest ovations and Usher wore a black shirt that read, “Silence is content.”

The Global Citizen Festival is in its fifth year. Last year’s event featured Michelle Obama, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Beyonce and Pearl Jam.

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Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 4th May 2015 by loose_grip_99
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The Bank Holiday service began this morning with Stanier 8F 2-8-0 48624 departing on the 10.00 from Loughborough. Rob seems to be looking far out from the cab for something, maybe the hi-vis of the photographer who had just walked up the line. Alongside in the Up Through is Class 08 diesel Jocko D3690 shunting stock.

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Me: OMG it’s so great that the central relationship of this series is a platonic friendship, so often stories rely way too heavily on romantic/sexual relationships in order to drive the plot or to create tension, I mean, platonic friendships are just as important and can be just as emotionally deep and harrowing as romances, UGH you never see this in anything I love it so much ;___;

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Me: …but I would also like to see them bone

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The Sarah Silverman Program’s tribute to the late Harris Wittels is heartbreaking

Harris Wittels fans know the late comedian got his start in Hollywood as a writer for The Sarah Silverman Program and that Silverman, in particular, took Wittels’ recent death fairly hard. That’s why it’s so sweet that Silverman, Rob Schrab, and the rest of cast and crew of the show put together a tribute to Wittels’ work on the show. It’s bittersweet, to say the least—especially with Silverman singing a sad Bright Eyes song over the closing montage—but also a funny look back at just how Wittels’ singular voice shaped so much of the show.

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