Star rapper J. Cole makes surprise visit to Oak Cliff back-to-school event

DALLAS — The question of “Will he or won’t he?” was answered on Saturday, and the answer was: yes, he did! After dropping a freestyle track last week that included a shoutout to the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, star rapper J. Cole made a very welcome appearance at the annual For Oak Cliff Back to School Festival at Glendale Park.  While he declined to speak with NewsFix, his visit said volumes to those who were there. “He spoke to […]

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Aretha Franklin: ‘Queen of Soul’ dies at 76

DETROIT – R&B legend Aretha Franklin has died at her Detroit home, according to a family statement. The iconic R&B singer’s had been ailing with pancreatic cancer and had been in hospice care. Family and friends earlier in the week asked for privacy and prayers. Aretha Louise Franklin, whose gospel-rooted singing and bluesy yet expansive delivery earned her the title ‘the Queen of Soul,’ died at 9:50 a.m., surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement on behalf of Franklin’s […]

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Burleson ISD makes a video parody as kids head back to school

BURELSON — Schools all of over the DFW area are gearing up as students and staff begin to head back, but for some, the end of summer can be quite the downer. So, to raise the spirits of some, one local school district had the clever idea to kick of the school year with a little fun! Burelson ISD’s principals, school board trustees, and superintendent, Dr. Bret Jimerson, put together a parody of Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” This […]

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Rascal Flatts Indiana concert ends abruptly, investigation underway

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Some Rascal Flatts fans in Indiana are waking up a bit confused after they say last night’s concert abruptly ended at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, according to WXIN. There are a lot of theories and questions this morning, and some of the concertgoers have been sharing what they heard and saw on Twitter and Facebook. Some fans say there was a disturbance close to the stage; others say a fight broke out. But none of that […]

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Elderly men flee nursing home to attend heavy metal festival

Two Germans who ran away from their retirement home to attend a heavy metal music festival had their plot foiled by police. A police patrol found the two elderly men at 3 a.m. on August 4 on their way to Wacken Open Air festival after staff at the retirement home in Dithmarschen, northern Germany, reported them missing the evening before. The elderly pair were reluctant to abort their plans and police said they escorted the men’s taxi back to the […]

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Vinyl demand drives DFW Record Show in Hurst to expand

HURST — Old trends tend to come back around at some point, but usually not with technology–you won’t see anyone carrying around the giant cell phones from 30 years ago!  But one exception is vinyl records, as evidenced at this weekend’s DFW Record Show at the Hurst Conference Center. Record sales in the U.S. have increased every year for the past 12 years, going from 900,000 to more than 14 million, and that demand drove the twice-annual event to expand […]

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‘Zombie Boy’ model Rick Genest found dead from apparent suicide

Lady Gaga is mourning her friend and muse Rick Genest – better known as “Zombie Boy.” The 32-year-old Canadian model, who went from the Quebec punk scene to catwalks around the world after his head-to-toe tattoos of bones, insects, and exposed brains made him famous, was found dead at his Montreal home Wednesday and police sources tell the CBChe died by suicide. Genest, who got his first tattoo at 16, died six days before his 33rd birthday. He appeared in Gaga’s […]

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Teen recovering in ICU after attempting ‘Kiki Challenge’

IOWA CITY, Iowa – An Iowa teen landed in the intensive care unit after attempting a viral dance trend, and says all parents and teens need to hear her story. Anna Worden just graduated from Pleasant Valley this past year. She’s been dancing since she was three years-old. But after her accident, she had to be airlifted to Iowa City for emergency treatment, according to WQAD. “For us to get to this point you see today has been a long […]

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Man hit by car during ‘In My Feelings’ challenge

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A Florida man attempting the “In My Feelings” challenge was hit by a car when he slipped and was struck while attempting to jump on the hood of the vehicle, according to WGHP. The video shows Jaylen Norwood, 22, dancing to Drake’s song “In My Feelings” in the middle of a road in Boyton Beach. Norwood said he planned to do the dance, jump on the hood of the car and continue dancing. Seconds before he […]

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Suspect arrested and charged with the murder of rapper XXXTentacion

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — A man has been arrested and charged with the murder of rapper XXXTentacion. The 20-year-old music artist, born Jahseh Onfroy, was gunned down on Monday as he was leaving a motorcycle dealership in Broward County, Florida. The man accused is 22-year-old Dedrick Williams. He was taken into custody on Wednesday. Williams was also charged with violating probation and operating a vehicle without a license. On Thursday, he made a court appearance where the judge ordered he […]

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