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“Hi Friars!” Taylor Swift congratulates Providence men's basketball team on their great season

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Since last December, Taylor Swift‘s “You Belong With Me” has been the unofficial anthem of the Providence College men’s basketball team, the Friars. Taylor just congratulated the players on their stellar season, during which they captured their first regular season conference title and earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16.... [Read Full Story]

Sting on the “insane” idea that produced an album that “makes people smile”

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In 2019, Sting won a Grammy for an album he made with reggae/pop star Shaggy. Now the two have re-teamed for Come Fly Wid Mi, an album he produced of Shaggy doing reggae versions of Frank Sinatra tunes like “That’s Life.” Sting first came up with the idea when he overheard Shaggy singing during a boat trip in Norway, but admits that the concept is definitely “insane.”... [Read Full Story]

Rod, Elton, Alicia, Duran Duran, Adam Lambert & Diana Ross rock Platinum Party at the Palace; Ed Sheeran helps close out the Jubilee festivities

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Ed Sheeran helped bring the U.K.’s Platinum Jubilee celebration to a close on Sunday by performing his hit “Perfect” at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, the final big event of the four-day celebration marking Queen Elizabeth II‘s 70 years on the throne.... [Read Full Story]

Sting on Queen Elizabeth's II Platinum Jubilee: “She's been a pretty good example”

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee — 70 years on the throne — this weekend.  Throughout her reign, the queen has conferred knighthoods and other honors on many musicians, from Ed Sheeran, Elton John and Paul McCartney to Mick Jagger, Annie Lennox and Bono. Sting, who was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, says he admires the queen’s dedication.... [Read Full Story]

Music notes: The Weeknd, Michael Bublé and Shakira

The Weeknd teamed up with Binance, a cryptocurrency exchange, for his After Hours Til Dawn tour, reports City A.M. This will allow him to create the first world trek to use Web 3.0 technology, which gives him an “innovative edge.” “There are so many possibilities with crypto and I think this is just the beginning,” The Weeknd said of his new partnership. His tour starts on July 8.... [Read Full Story]