Tasty Tuesday: Benny’s keeps 28” pizza popular across southwest Virginia
Tuesday is National Pizza Day, and there are so many places around here that do pizza really well. We wanted to get a slice as big as our head from the Notorious B.I.G. While there’s Benny Nicola’s in Radford and Benny Marzano’s in Blacksburg, we stopped by Benny Marconi’s in Roanoke. He keeps coming not just for the size of the pizza but the quality too. After humble beginnings in Blacksburg, they now have two dozen stores from as far north as Chicago to as far south as South Carolina.
It was all a dream: Whitney, B.I.G. inducted into Rock Hall
are among the inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – In a normal year, the newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class would have hit the stage and perform the well-known songs that made them famous and helped them enter the prestigious organization. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s all-star group was inducted Saturday night in a taped HBO special that told the stories of Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. As she inducted Houston into the Rock Hall, Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys gave a beautiful, heartfelt speech about one of the best singers in pop history. The Notorious B.I.G.
Diddy, Springsteen among rock hall of fame guest list
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo, Sean Combs accepts the 2020 Industry Icon award at the Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. Combs will be among a star-studded guest list for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 induction. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)CLEVELAND – Sean “Diddy” Combs, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys will be among a star-studded guest list for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 induction. The prestigious organization announced the guest list Thursday for the ceremony, which will debut Nov. 7 on HBO. Other guests will include Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Gwen Stefani, Charlize Theron, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Levine and Brad Paisley. The special guests will speak on how this year’s inductees impacted their personal life and careers.
Ginsburg's impact on women spanned age groups, backgrounds
Younger women and girls say they were inspired by the late justice's achievements, her intellect and her fierce determination as she pursued her career. “She was my teacher in so many ways,” said Gloria Steinem, the nation’s most visible feminist leader, in an interview. Younger women and girls also say they were inspired by the justice's achievements, her intellect and her fierce determination as she pursued her career. Julie Cohen and Betsy West, who co-directed “RBG,” saw firsthand how women of all ages quickly identified with Ginsburg. But also, Cohen added: “She became a huge symbolic figure for young women and even girls in a way that we hadn’t anticipated.
A rapper, an elevator and an elephant: stories Ginsburg told
This image provided by the Supreme Court shows Ruth Bader Ginsburg types while on a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship in Italy in 1977. Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, on Sept. 18, 2020, the Supreme Court announced. Ginsburg liked to note they had one important thing in common. “They were much more reluctant to take a man away from his work than a woman," Ginsburg liked to explain. Ginsburg would sometimes ask audiences: “What’s the difference between a bookkeeper in New York’s Garment District and a U.S. Supreme Court justice?"
Ginsburg, a feminist icon memorialized as the Notorious RBG
The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander, File)WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg moved slowly. Ginsburg died Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington at 87, the court said. Late in her court tenure, she became a social media icon, the Notorious RBG, a name coined by a law student who admired Ginsburg’s dissent in a case cutting back on a key civil rights law. Her mother, Celia Bader, died of cancer the night before Ginsburg, then 17, was to graduate from high school.
Rap at auction: Biggie's crown and Tupac Shakur letters
and Tupac Shakur are being united for an auction at Sothebys, the first-ever dedicated hip-hop auction at a major international auction house. Bidders will be able to vie for the crown worn and signed by the Notorious B.I.G. They'll also get to bid on an archive of 22 autographed love letters written by Shakur at the age of 15-17 to a high school sweetheart. Onetime friends who became rivals in a hype-fueled war between the East and West Coast rap scenes, Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. The crown has been in photographer Barron Claiborne's possession since he captured Biggie for the cover of Rap Pages magazine.
Juice WRLD's posthumous album dominates Billboard charts
This cover image released by Grade A/Interscope shows "Legends Never Die," a release by the late rapper Juice WRLD. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week. (Grade A/Interscope via AP)NEW YORK Rapper Juice WRLD's first posthumous album Legends Never Die" is alive and well on the music charts. Juice WRLD, born Jarad Anthony Higgins, died of an accidental overdose of oxycodone and codeine in Chicago in December. The album also logs the biggest one-week sales for any album released this year.
Tribute broadcast planned for late music exec Andre Harrell
NEW YORK A tribute to Andre Harrell, the influential music executive who discovered Sean Diddy Combs and died earlier this month, will air Sunday. It will air commercial free on BET, BET Jams, BET Soul and REVOLT TV, where Harrell served as vice chairman. Diddy often credits Harrell with giving him the tools to find success in music and life, even saying Harrell was like a father figure to him. In 1993, Harrell let go of Diddy, who then launched his uber-successful Bad Boy Records. Diddy posted multiple tributes to Harrell on social media following his death.