July 28, 2013 |
A day after her captor was sentenced to life in prison, Cleveland kidnapping survivor Amanda Berry made her first public appearance at a Saturday evening concert in Cleveland. Berry, 27, came on stage with her family and the rapper Nelly, but did not address the crowd at the daylong RoverFest. She waved and smiled, drawing audience cheers. Her appearance was notable at least on a symbolic level: Riding a pair of monster hits, Nelly's star was burning brightest just before Berry's sudden disappearance into captivity at age 16 in April 2003.
October 12, 2012 |
Musicians, time for some real talk. We do not advocate for any illicit narcotic use here at Pop & Hiss, but if you know you're riding dirty in your tour bus, route your travels far away from Sierra Blanca, Texas. Following in the company of Fiona Apple, Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson, the pop-rapper Nelly is the latest artist whose crew had a drug-based run-in with cops in the small Texas town, which is quickly becoming known as America's capital for tour inconveniences. The MC himself was not arrested, but his staffer Brian Keith Jones claimed responsibiity for a haul including marijuana, 36 baggies of heroin and a loaded pistol.
October 11, 2012 |
Nelly and his entourage are the latest famous folks to fall victim to That Checkpoint -- the one on I-10 in Texas where it seems as if everyone and his brother gets busted for having something shady on the tour bus. The rapper and six other people who were on Nelly's bus were detained during a search Wednesday night in which the Border Patrol found about 10 pounds of weed, some heroin and a loaded gun on board, TMZ reported . Ultimately one...
September 18, 2012
Nelly Furtado "The Spirit Indestructible" (Mosely/Interscope) 3 1/2 stars Nelly Furtado would be more respected among tastemakers if her father were a Sri Lankan rebel, if she had been born and raised in a Brazilian favela or if she had burst out of Miami with the jumbo sound she presents on "The Spirit Indestructible. " But, alas, she's Portuguese-Canadian and seemed to sneak onto the American charts like a Trojan horse, earning an early hit with "I'm Like a Bird" before gradually morphing into one of the more innovative and adventurous pop singers in North America.
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August 17, 2012
Harry Harrison Science fiction author's work inspired 'Soylent Green' Harry Harrison, 87, an author whose space-age spoofs delighted generations of science fiction fans, died Wednesday in southern England, according to his friend and fellow sci-fi writer Michael Carroll. Harrison was a prolific writer whose works included tongue-in-cheek intergalactic action romps and dystopian fantasies, with detours through children's stories and shambolic crime capers. He was best known for his "The Stainless Steel Rat" series, starring the free-spirited antihero Slippery Jim DiGriz, a quick-witted con man who travels the universe swindling humans, aliens and robots alike.
July 7, 2011
MUSIC Taking on the role that won Susan Hayward an Oscar, Nellie McKay in her latest musical project gives voice to the lying, scheming Barbara Graham, the third woman to die in the gas chamber in California at San Quentin in 1955. "I Want to Live!" is a noir bad-girl tale, replete with prison lesbianism, so prepare to be scandalized. Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Blvd. 8 p.m. Sat. $20. (323) 466-2210.