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Kanye West’s Yeezy got millions in federal small business loans

Kanye West's clothing and sneaker brand Yeezy received a loan from the federal government's pandemic rescue fund worth between $2 million and $5 million./

Wilmington native and country music firebrand Charlie Daniels dies

Country music firebrand and fiddler Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died at age 83.
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Nick Cordero, Broadway actor who fought COVID-19, dies at 41

Broadway actor Nick Cordero, who had been hospitalized for three months and had his leg amputated after contracting the coronavirus, has died, his wife, Amanda Kloots, said Sunday. He was 41.

Carl Reiner, beloved creator of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show,’ dies

Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died.
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Critics slam country artists for playing for unmasked crowds

Musicians and fans alike are criticizing country artists who performed at outdoor concerts this weekend where social media pictures showed large crowds without masks.

The Dixie Chicks officially change their name to The Chicks

Grammy-winning country group The Dixie Chicks have dropped the word Dixie from their name, now going by The Chicks.
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Wilson Center Drive-In Concerts to feature Cape Fear performers

From classic rock to bluegrass, the Wilson Center and the Cape Fear Community College Foundation will be kicking off the Wilson Center Drive-In Concert Thursday night. 

Amid pandemic, Live Nation announces drive-in concert series

Tour promoter Live Nation has announced its first-ever drive-in concerts series in the U.S. for July, months after the live music industry has been on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Custom guitar from Prince’s 1980s prime sells for $563,500

A guitar played by Prince at the height of his stardom has sold for more than $500,000 at auction.

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