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Legendary musician Chuck Berry, who was central to the development of rock and roll beginning in the ‘50s with indelible hits like “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Johnny B. Goode,” died today in St. Charles County, Mo. He was 90 years old. His death was confirmed by the St. Charles County Police department.

Chuck Berry, Legend Of Rock And Roll, Dies At 90

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A recent illustration that accompanied Jay Cridlin’s story about the challenges faced by songwriters protesting racial violence in modern America. “Rap and hip-hop artists have responded to recent racial issues in their music. Now rock, country and folk musicians are singing out as well.” This piece printed today in the Latitudes section of the Tampa Bay Times.

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Laverne Cox will play Frank-N-Furter in Rocky Horror Picture Show TV remake
Consider us officially shivering with antici...pation.

The news is out: Laverne Cox has been cast as the iconic Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Fox’s special remake of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. 

Cox will have some big shoes to fill, since in our humble opinion, Frank-N-Furter is one of the greatest and strangest movie characters of all time, originally played in the 1975 film by Tim Curry. …

Cox tweeted about her excitement, saying, “I am so excited to be a part of #RockHorror legacy. #DontDreamItBeIt.” Cox is best known for her role as transgender inmate Sophia Burset on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, and even earned an Emmy nomination for her portrayal. She was also the first openly transgender actress to earn an Emmy nomination.

Y’AAAAALLLLLL. I cannot WAIT.