Police in Manchester, England, confirm 19 people dead at Manchester Arena following an apparent explosion after a concert by Ariana Grande. About 50 people have been injured.The statement says police will treat the incident as a terrorist attack until they know otherwise.
Source: Police Report 19 Fatalities After A Blast At Ariana Grande Concert In Manchester, England : The Two-Way : NPR
Music is to bring people together for a common experience. Things like this should never happen, but they do. God be with those who have passed and those who are injured as well as Ariana Grande tonight.
Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at age 52, and police said Thursday that his death is being investigated as a possible suicide.
Source: Chris Cornell, grunge rock icon, dead at 52 – CBS News
I didn’t know a whole lot about Chris Cornell until I saw a interview with him on CBS News. He was a leader in the early grunge rock scene. Recently he had been doing some soundtracks for movies. He seemed like a brilliant talent that is now no longer with us. A tragic loss for his family and the music community.
Reporters and on-air personalities are among the roughly 100 ESPN employees who are expected to lose their jobs this week, in a cost-cutting move at the network that has lost millions of subscribers in recent years.
Source: ESPN Layoffs Begin, And Some 100 Employees May Lose Jobs : The Two-Way : NPR
ESPN is a sports network that airs on cable TV across America. They have been the network of note for sports fans for years. Today they did a mass layoff of reporters and on-air personalities that are the face of the network. It’s a part of the changing face of how people view and consume entertainment.
A police officer and a woman have been killed near Parliament in central London in what Scotland Yard are treating as a terrorist incident.
Source: London attack: Two killed in Westminster ‘terror’ incident – BBC News
May my friends in the UK be safe and comforted during this time. Incidents like these happen far too often. I hope that as more is learned about this situation that justice will prevail.
From USA Today
Grammys 2017: The complete list of winners
Adele dominated. Some surprising winners here. Overall a OK show with some miscues and equipment problems.
Up until now, we’ve been referring to the next installment of the Star Wars franchise as Episode VIII. Today that changes. Lucasfilm has announced that the film’s title is Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Source: Star Wars: Episode VIII will be titled The Last Jedi – The Verge
Good news for Star Wars fans because we are getting closer to its release date. This franchise has seemed to have undergone a rebirth of sorts with “The Phantom Menace” and “Rogue One”. Nerds and geeks like me everywhere are stoked about this!