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Broadway Musical About Michael Jackson’s Life Postponed Over Coronavirus

A new musical called MJ, about the life of Michael Jackson, has postponed its Broadway debut until March of 2021, the AP reports. The musical will be directed by Tony winner Christopher Wheeldon, and will use all of Jackson’s catalog of songs. Ephraim Sykes will star as Jackson, who died in 2009 after selling hundreds of millions of albums worldwide. The …

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Cicadas Expected to Emerge for 1st Time in 17 Years

Hey, East Coasters: Before you start freaking out over murder hornets, don’t forget that the cicadas are coming! USA Today reports that the insects, which emerge from the ground every 17 years to mate, are expected to come out of their subterranean hiding spots this month as the weather warms in states like North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Although the loud, rattling …

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D.C.-Area Restaurant to Fill Empty Seats With Mannequins When it Reopens

One of the fanciest restaurants in the Washington, D.C., area, the Inn at Little Washington, will once again be permitted to serve dine-in customers later this month. But when it reopens, it won’t be able to operate at full capacity due to social-distancing guidelines. So to make things feel a little more normal–and a lot more creepy–the Virginia eatery plans …

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Should Parents Let Young Children Use Facebook Messenger in Quarantine?

One of the biggest tech-sector beneficiaries of the pandemic has been Facebook’s Messenger Kids app, which has seen active accounts grow by more than 3.5 times since the beginning of March. “It was clear our very extroverted daughter was having a hard time not connecting with friends,” Rain Henderson tells The Wall Street Journal. “Were it not for the pandemic, we …

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MLB Owners Approve July 1 Season Start; Players’ Union Must Now Approve

MLB owners have agreed on a proposal that would restart regular season games in early July, ESPN reports. Commissioner Rob Manfred plans to present the new plan to players Tuesday, as it will need player approval before it could be enacted. However, sources tell the outlet that with money at the heart of the new plan, it is likely going …

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Florida Georgia Line Announces New EP “6-Pack” to Drop on May 22

Country duo Florida Georgia Line announced Monday that they will be releasing a new EP on May 22 called 6-Pack, The Boot reports. FGL made the announcement on Twitter, writing, “Can’t keep all this new music to ourselves any longer. Excited to announce the #6Pack EP drops next Friday.” The EP will include their latest single, “I Love My Country,” and is …

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Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Luke Combs Set for “CMT Artists of the Year”

Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Luke Combs, and Lady Antebellum are just some of the A-list country artists set to perform on the 11th annual CMT Artists of the Year special. Billboard notes that all performers will appear remotely on this year’s broadcast, which will honor the heroes of the coronavirus pandemic. “The CMT Artists …

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Hey Douglas County, Protect Your Plants from Late Frosts!

The University of Minnesota is warning about the frost to come. They say, “The early warm-up this spring, and extra time at home, have gotten people out in their gardens earlier this year. This weekend’s weather, for many parts of Minnesota, is not great news for those who have already planted their tender annuals. With temperature predictions ranging from upper …

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America Is Running Out of Pickup Trucks

First came toilet paper and hand sanitizer, and now there’s a shortage of pickup trucks in America. As Automotive News reports, “With North American auto plants closed since mid-March to protect workers from contracting COVID-19, some dealers say they are starting to run short on full-size pickups as a result of the generous financing offers rolled out as the coronavirus pandemic torpedoed …

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