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WATCH: Stars gather for online festival to combat hunger in Amazon rainforest

 

More than a million Brazilians have been diagnosed with COVID-19, many of them indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest.

And to help them, a group of musicians and celebrities from around the world will come together for an online music festival.

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Munich’s annual Oktoberfest canceled for first time since World War II

 

MUNICH—Drinking alone may not be good for you, but in times of corona—the virus, not the beer—drinking with thousands of revelers in a packed tent at a beer festival wouldn’t be a great idea either.

That’s why Munich’s legendary beer bacchanalia, the Oktoberfest, has been canceled. The annual event, which typically draws more than 6 million visitors each year, was scheduled to take place Sept. 19 to Oct. 4.

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PHOTOS: Joyful Juneteenth marchers brave D.C rain as America enters a civil rights summer

 

After weeks of media coverage about rioters and looters who hijacked protests following George Floyd’s death, Washington D.C. held its breath as Juneteenth marches wound up their springs on Friday.

No one needed to worry. It was festive, not angry. People sold T-shirts. One woman led hundreds down Pennsylvania Avenue while belting Beyoncé’s “Freedom” anthem at the top of her lungs through a bullhorn.

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What to Expect From Nintendo at E3

With Nintendo supplying some of the most highly anticipated games throughout the last year, fans are eager to see what the company will bring to the table at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, colloquially called E3. But while Google gets more than 57,000 searches per second, fans don’t need to look far to get some of the best information around.

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MLK, III to Keynote Unveiling & Dedication of Memorial Wall Honoring 305 Children Who Perished in Jonestown?

Nov. 18, 2018 | 11:00 AM (PST) | Evergreen Cemetery | Oakland, CA

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Martin Luther King III

** On Nov. 18, 1978 the world as we knew it was changed forever. 918 victims, of whom 305 were children?including 40 infants?lost their lives along with U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan and a United Press International film crew. The place was Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana?founded and led by James Warren “Jim” Jones, forever rendered infamous by its name ?Jonestown.?

 

OAKLAND, CA: To keynote the 2018 Jonestown memorial, Martin Luther King, III will join Dr. Jynona Norwood?founder of Jonestown Memorial Wall and Services?along with victims? family representatives, concerned citizens and community, civic, academia, and ministerial leaders to remember the 918 victims, giving special recognition to the 305 children (including 40 infants) who were slaughtered in?that Paradise of Pain, founded and led by James Warren “Jim” Jones, forever rendered infamous by its name “Jonestown.” The special event, titled ?Beauty for Ashes: The Jonestown Memorial,? will incorporate the unveiling of the ?Cherishing the Children Memorial Wall” in honor of the young people during the 40th annual Jonestown observance. The memorial wall dedicatory will commence at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18th at Evergreen Cemetery, 6450 Camden Ave., Oakland, CA.

 

Dr. E. Faye Williams, national president and CEO of the National Congress of Black Women (appointed by President Barack Obama’s Presidential Scholars Commission), Rev. Ed Norwood, who was kidnapped/rescued by his mother to save him from going to Jonestown, Oscar C. Wright, former president of the Emeryville, Calif, NAACP chapter and community activist, will also address the audience.

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President of the Republic of Cabo Verde Dr. Jorge Carlos Fonseca & First Lady Visit California

First-Time Presidential Visit to the 'Golden State,' Celebrating 200 Years of U.S. and Cabo Verdeano Alliance

The Embassy and the Consulate General of Cabo Verde in the United States has the honor of formally announcing the upcoming visit of His Excellency Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, and First Lady Ligia Fonseca to California Sept. 20-23, 2018.

The visit begins with Governor Edmund Gerald “Jerry” Brown Jr. in Sacramento on Friday, Sept. 21, where he’ll be accompanied by the Minister of Defense and Foreign Affairs Luis Filipe Tavares, the Ambassador to Washington, D.C., Carlos Veiga, along with Consul General Herminio Moniz. President Fonseca is expected to address issues of common interests between Cabo Verde and the United States in a year when the two countries celebrate 200 years of their official relationship.

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Singers Wanted: Open Auditions for ‘The Voice’ Coming to Town this Summer!

THE VOICE ? Season: 14 ? Pictured: (l-r) Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys ? (Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC)

*Honey chile listen up, this may be your time to shine! We just learned that NBC’s ‘The Voice — the hottest singing competition on TV — with four of the most successful recording artists (Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton) serving as coaches, is hitting the road this summer and wants to audition bad-ass talent at their OPEN CALL AUDITIONS!

Does this sound like you?

If so, hurry and brush up on those vocal chords — after all, you don’t want to end up like Adele and Sza.

RELATED: WHY DO STARS LIKE ADELE KEEP LOSING THEIR VOICE

The show is searching for solo artists and duos that perform all types of music: pop, rock, R&B, hip-hop, alternative, Latin, country, blues, indie.

The requirements include being legally present in the U. S., must over the age of 13,  and meet all other eligibility requirements.

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