‘Teach Me How To Dougie’ Rapper Shot To Death Sunday Night
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- M-Bone of the rap group Cali Swag District, which scored a hit last year with the song "Teach Me the Dougie," was killed in a weekend drive-by shooting as he sat in a car outside a liquor store, police said Monday.
The motive for Sunday night's shooting was under investigation, Lt. James Madia said.
The 22-year-old Inglewood man, whose real name is Mante Ray Talbert, was sitting alone in his car shortly after 10:30 p.m.
"Another car pulled alongside, gunshots were fired, and the victim was struck twice in the head," Madia said.
Talbert died at a hospital....
Black Couple Shocked After Having A White Baby
Black and white family: Francis and Arlette with Seth and Daniel
A black couple told yesterday of their shock and mystification when their son was born with white skin and blond hair.
Francis Tshibangu admitted: ‘My first thought was “Wow, is he really mine?”.’
He and his wife Arlette already have a two-year-old boy, Seth, whose features reflect his African parentage. But it is thought that baby Daniel, now 11 weeks old, has a slight genetic mutation. He is not an albino.
Congo-born Mr Tshibangu, 28, said his ‘jaw dropped open’ when Daniel arrived at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
‘I was too stunned to speak and I could see the doctors looking at each other, thinking the baby couldn’t be mine.
‘Then Arlette and I looked at each other and smiled and I knew he was. I have been with my wife for three years and there was never a question of infidelity, but seeing his white skin was a surprise to say the least.’
Florence & The Machine Start Recording New Record At Abbey Road Studios
Florence talks about recording a new record, performing at the Met Ball in New York and working with Baz Luhrman in her newest blog post on florenceandthemachine.net
Temples, McQueen And New York Dreams
Mon 16 May, 2011
I haven't written one of these in a while; sorry for neglecting you. I do hope this finds you all just splendid.
I'm back in Blighty now; the birds are singing, the summer's nearly here, I miss you all and hope to see you soon.
We've started recording the new record, excitingly, at the famous Abbey Road Studios. Haven't quite managed to get our pictures taken on that legendary zebra crossing yet, but we do spend a lot of time looking over at other people's attempts. Lying down in the middle of it seems to be popular, weirdly. Bit dangerous if you ask me....
In Turkey, the ‘friendship train’ encourages children to visit museums
ANKARA, Turkey, 12 May 2011 – Thirty-three child members of Turkey’s provincial child rights committees undertook a train journey of almost 2,000 km in April, as part of a UN joint programme targeting the development of Eastern Anatolia through cultural tourism.
“I expected it to be very tiring and it was,” said Ismail Pelenkoglu, one of the children who made the journey, and a national coordinator for the child rights committees. “But we learned a lot about our culture. We also made a lot of new friends.”
Street Cred @ Pasadena Museum of California Art
The Pasadena Museum of California Art is currently hosting an exhibition dedicated to Los Angeles’ own street art movement. Entitled, “Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas”, the display features the work of various artists who represent a broad range of genres within the community, from letter-based formalism to Surrealism. Co-curated by Steve Grody and PMCA’s Exhibition Manager Shirlae Cheng-Lifshin, the exhibit includes several of Grody’s photographs from the crucial years of the graffiti scene and features the work of many prominent street artists including ANGST, DASH 2000, Alex Kizu, Jose Lopez, PUSH, RISK, Jeff Soto, RETNA and more. “Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas” will be on display from May 15 to September 4.
Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 East Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
Photography: Brandon Shigeta for Hypebeast
China Allows Dissident Artist’s Wife to Visit Him
BEIJING — The dissident artist Ai Weiwei was allowed a visit from his wife on Sunday, the first time he has been seen or heard from since being detained by authorities 43 days ago and held incommunicado in a secret Beijing-area location, Mr. Ai’s attorney said on Monday.
The attorney and family friend, Liu Xiaoyuan, said he had met on Monday with Ms. Lu and that she said her husband appeared to be in good physical condition. Mr. Ai also asked about the health of his mother and family, he said, but the circumstance of the supervised visit offered no chance to discuss how his captors were treating him or other details of his confinement....