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Overcast and 71 F at Tuscaloosa Regional Airport, AL

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Winds are South at 11.5 MPH (10 KT). The pressure is 1015.8 mb and the humidity is 87%. Last Updated on Feb 23 2019, 5:53 am CST.

Weather Forecast for Tuscaloosa

Today

A chance of showers before 9am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9am and noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Some of the storms could be severe. Areas of dense fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Low around 51. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night

Clear, with a low around 37. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 62. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 39.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

Tuesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

Wednesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Thursday

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.

Thursday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.

Tuscaloosa News and Events

Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa swells with rain

The rain-swollen Black Warrior River, as seen from Manderson Landing on Friday, has flooded the concrete platform near the water.The river was at 131 feet at Oliver Lock and Dam on Friday afternoon, 2 feet above flood stage, according to the National Weather Service.Upriver at Holt Lock and Dam, the river was high at 137 feet but below flood stage.During the past week, at least 3.72 inches of rain fell in the Tuscaloosa area. [gh:iframe [...]

New Checkers restaurant opens in Northport

Checkers returned to Northport on Wednesday when it opened at 5500 McFarland Blvd. in the old Payless Shoe Source site across from Captain D's seafood restaurant.The restaurant is under the management of local Checkers and Rally’s franchisee Larry Rockwell, who oversees the operation of the two Checkers locations in Tuscaloosa.When the restaurant was announced in January 2018, Northport city leaders were quick to welcome the new eatery back to the city after an almost 20- [...]

Black woman replacing Linden editor who endorsed KKK

BIRMINGHAM — A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for the revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control of the small weekly to a black woman.The Democrat-Reporter of Linden announced Friday that Elecia R. Dexter will take over as publisher and editor from Goodloe Sutton, who has run the 140-year-old paper since the 1960s.Dexter, 46, told The Associated Press that Sutton will retain ownership of the newspaper, which has a circulation of about 3,000, "but I [...]

Family holds to faith after tragic car accident

One of the hardest things for Jane Barron after her sister’s death in 1999 wasn't the realization that she would never see her sibling again. The hardest part was seeing her sister's friends do all the things he sister never got to do.For years, Barron watched as people who grew up with Joey Anne Barksdale graduated from college, went to work, got married and had children. In other words, she saw all the things her 18-year-old sister [...]

Hillcrest students attend high school's black history program

Shanel Brown played a large role in preparing Hillcrest High School’s first Black History Month program Friday, but she wanted its themes to reach out to all students.On Friday, as the science teacher stood before a packed auditorium filled with students — about equally divided between white and black — Brown stressed the theme of the program, “Success Through Unity.” But to begin, she focused on each individual first.“Before [...]

REVIEW: Gospel musical builds up for revelations

Theater-lovers might approach a show something like a religious experience: Gathering in rows at a set time, colored lights streaming down, focusing on stories intended to pursue deeper meaning, often underscored by music.Modern churches have learned from theater, bringing in contemporary performances, high-tech lighting and sound. Dynamic preachers can work up a sweat in a 20-pew country chapel, or be miked and projected [...]

Police: 5 children die of food poisoning in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan — Pakistani police say five children have died of suspected food poisoning after their family had dinner at a restaurant in the country's south.Police official Ameer Shaikh said on Friday that the family of eight, from the southwestern city of Quetta, arrived in the port city of Karachi the previous night.He says they had dinner at a restaurant in Karachi's business district where the suspected food poisoning occurred. He says the family also had food [...]

Northport OKs incentives package

The Northport City Council on Friday approved an incentives package for a commercial project on U.S. Highway 82, which leaders hope will help spur future development along the corridor.“I think everyone can agree Northport is starting to position itself for retail development,” Council President Jay Logan said. “We have a real opportunity to bring a new energy to the city.”The council met in a specially called meeting Friday to vote on the agreement [...]

Student brought gun to Collins-Riverside school, officials say

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to clarify that students who heard about a gun on campus reported it to staff early Thursday. Two students who saw the gun came forward during the afternoon hours, according to school officials.A Collins-Riverside Middle School student took a gun to school Thursday with intentions of selling it to another student, school officials said Friday.Reports from students launched a search that lasted into the [...]

Annual Tour of Kitchens in Tuscaloosa is Saturday

The annual Tour of Kitchens is set for 1-4 p.m. Saturday.Dubbed a “must-do event for future brides,” the tour is hosted by the Board of the Friends of WUAL and is meant to give homeowners ideas for upgrading or renovating their own kitchens.Each $25 tour ticket provides access to the homes as well as a variety of food samples and desserts from local caterers that is provided at each location.Individual tickets purchased online at via the [...]

Severe weather items sold tax-free this weekend

This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama, which concludes with a tax-free weekend for emergency supplies.Sales taxes won't be applied to qualifying items costing less than $60, including batteries, weather radios, flashlights, tarps, plywood and other items for protecting windows in storms, ice chests and coolers, ice packs, first aid kits, and fire, smoke and carbon dioxide detectors. Sales taxes won't be charged on generators costing less than $1,000.The tax-free [...]

Rivers rise in soggy South as days of rain flood roads

JACKSON, Miss.  — A soggy South saw floodwaters push into homes and submerge highways Friday as a week of relentless rain continued to pound the Mississippi and Tennessee valleys.Saturday could be worse across parts of eastern Arkansas, northern Mississippi and western Tennessee, with forecasters predicting inches more rain and a strong chance of tornadoes. The water will take weeks to drain, with the worst flood since 2011 predicted for parts of the lower Mississippi [...]

German police say dead cow kicked slaughterhouse worker

BERLIN — Police in southern Germany say a slaughterhouse worker suffered serious injuries after being kicked in the face by a dead cow.In a statement, police said the cow was "killed according to regulations" early Thursday at an abattoir in Aalen, and hung from a meat hook for further processing.Police said the carcass then kicked the man in the face, apparently due to a nerve impulse that experts say isn't uncommon.The 41-year-old worker was hospitalized.

Volkswagen CEO expects stiffer headwinds after 'decent' 2018

FRANKFURT, Germany  — Volkswagen says it increased operating earnings and sales last year despite troubles getting vehicles certified under new European emissions tests.The company said Friday that operating earnings before one-time factors rose to 17.1 billion euros in 2018 from 17.0 billion in 2017. Sales revenue rose by 6.3 billion euros to reach 235.8 billion for the year.The company sold a record 10.8 million cars, a 0.9 percent increase, despite bottlenecks [...]

New charges filed against Alabama teacher accused of rape

WEDOWEE — New charges have been filed against an Alabama high school teacher accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old student.Al.com reports authorities on Thursday announced 30-year-old David Brenton Burkhalter is now charged with second-degree rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and school employee sexual contact near Calhoun County.Burkhalter was arrested last week on similar charges by Wedowee police and the Randolph County Sheriff's Office.Police have said [...]

Booker speaking at Selma voting rights commemoration

MONTGOMERY — Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker is delivering the keynote address at a Selma church during the annual commemoration of the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march.Booker will speak at the Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma on March 3. His campaign announced the appearance Friday.Booker is one of several Democrats attending the event which often draws national political figures.On March 7, 1965, African-Americans seeking voting rights [...]

Former Alabama legislative leader arrested

CULLMAN — A former Alabama Senate leader accused of taking more than $25,000 from client's trust funds while working as a lawyer has been charged with felony theft, authorities said Friday.Zeb Little, 50, of Cullman was arrested Thursday on three theft charges. He was booked into the county jail and released on bond of $15,000.A statement from the attorney general's office said Little was indicted after Cullman County grand jurors heard evidence earlier this month. [...]

Family of IS teen appeals to UK to help bring her child home

LONDON — The family of a U.K. teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group begged the British government on Friday to help bring her newborn son to Britain.Shamima Begum's family has written to Home Secretary Sajid Javid, asking for his help in bringing her baby to Britain and describing him as a "true innocent." They also say they plan to challenge Javid's decision to revoke Begum's British citizenship.Begum was 15 when she fled east London with two other [...]

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged in prostitution ring, Florida police say

  New England Patriots owner and part-time Palm Beach, Fla., resident Robert Kraft is one of 25 people facing charges of soliciting prostitutes as part of a series of human trafficking and prostitution arrests in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr said Friday.Police say they have video of Kraft, 77, paying for sex acts last month at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter. Investigators obtained a warrant Jan. 15 to set up [...]

Portion of Lurleen Wallace Boulevard N. to close Sunday

Utility work will force the closure of a portion of Lurleen Wallace Boulevard on Sunday.Officials with the Alabama Department of Transportation said the left lane on Lurleen Wallace Boulevard North will be shut down at 12th street to allow for the work.This one-day closure is set to take place from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m., but could change depending on the weather, said John D. McWilliams, spokesman for ALDOT’s West Central Region.The right lane will remain open, and [...]

Academy Awards show suffers from pre-show flubs

So there's a host. No, no host. But a lot of guest presenters!Only a couple of songs will be sung. Ah, nope, all of 'em.And the cinematographers and editors will either not be shown or will be cut from broadcast, ironically, being as showing images and cutting film creates about 80 percent of the magic of movies.Nope, whoops, all is well, everyone's back on the show. Remain calm.An ongoing series of snafus and fumbles began several months ago when [...]

Hudson-Poole Jewelers, Egan's Bar seek public art ideas

Sculptors hoping to become part of the public-art wave in Tuscaloosa now have until May 1 to submit proposals for a work to stand adjacent to Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers.And March 1 is still the cut-off for artists to propose an outdoor mural to run alongside the Egan's Bar wall.Both RFPs (request for proposal) are part of the continuing drive from the city of Tuscaloosa to beautify our area with more public art, seen in works such as Hallie O'Kelley's [...]

MARK HUGHES COBB: A Lowe point in Oscars' history

OK, so it's Bette Midler singing the "Mary Poppins Returns" song, not Dick van Dyke and Julie Andrews, because the Academy Awards is a dream factory only in its most high-falutin', overwritten montage voiceovers.Still, the Divine Miss M is a good sign.Or.Flashing back to 1989, again, last time the Oscars ran without a host, one segment cut from the infamous Rob Lowe-Snow White sequence was: A Bette Midler impersonator.She'd have been singing and [...]

MARK HUGHES COBB: Romance not always in the cards

Mythbuster (or, maybe more perzactly, myth-reminder) for this scarlet-hearted day: Valentines weren't invented by Hallmark any more than Coca-Cola birthed Christmas cards. Tail. Dog.Somewhat as with the Yuletide season, the origins of St. Valentine's Day became smothered under contemporary notions of togetherness and love, with a slightly more hot-blooded emphasis on eros than agape, giving gifts once thought to inspire passion — chocolates, [...]

When everything's not awesome, friends make it better

I loved "The Lego Movie," and I liked "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part." That about covers it.The first one enjoyed the advantage of surprise. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, writers-directors of genuine wit and bouncing-atom invention, created such a natural flow for their 2014 joke barrage, and such a high-velocity rhythm for the action scenes, the results zoomed straight past 95 percent of recent animated feature filmmaking. [...]

TUSK CALENDAR: February 21, 2019

LOCAL MUSICTODAYFew Miles South: 10 p.m., Green Bar, 2209 Fourth St. www.greenbarttown.comFRIDAYGraystone: 7 p.m., Green Bar, 2209 Fourth St. www.greenbarttown.comD.C Moon: 10 p.m., Alcove International Tavern, 730 22nd Ave. www.alcovetavern.comLittle Raine Band: 10 p.m., Green Bar, 2209 Fourth St. www.greenbarttown.comWhiskey River: 10 p.m., Rhythm and Brews, 2308 Fourth St. www.rhythmandbrews. [...]

TUSK CALENDAR: February 14, 2019

LOCAL MUSICTHURSDAYRSvP: 6-9 p.m., The Lookout Rooftop Bar. FRIDAYThe Band U.S.: 10 p.m., Rhythm and Brews, 2308 Fourth St. www.rhythmandbrews.com.Midnight Revel, the Joey Freshwater Trio, Manic Vision, Hushpuppy Highway: 8 p.m., $10, 21 and up, Green Bar, 2209 Fourth St. [...]

MARK HUGHES COBB: Scary host story haunts Oscars

So the 2019 Oscars show still has no host, but what, ABC worry?Speaking at the Television Critics Association this week, the network's President of Entertainment Karey Burke said "I, ironically, have found that the lack of clarity around the Oscars has kept the Oscars really in the conversation." Proving that, like roughly 90 percent of humans, she doesn't understand the meaning of irony. Now "Ironically, the fact that nobody cares has kept it in the conversation" would [...]

TUSK CALENDAR: February 7, 2019

LOCAL MUSICTHURSDAYKate Sowley, Mackenzie Roarke: 10 p.m., Egan’s, 1229 University Blvd.Tattooed Cowboy: 10 p.m., Green Bar, 2209 Fourth St. www.greenbarttown.com.FRIDAYThe B-Sides: 7 p.m., Green Bar, 2209 Fourth St. www.greenbarttown.com.The Cadillac Three, the Josephines: 9 p.m., $20 to $35, Druid City Music Hall. 1307 University Blvd. www.druidcitymusichall.com.When Particles Collide, KGL: 9 p.m., Alcove International Tavern, 730 [...]

The Blacklist: More Truths About (the Real) Reddington Are Revealed

On some level, The Blacklist has always been about the two Raymond Reddingtons. There's the criminal mastermind Reddington (James Spader), who simultaneously torments and aids the [...]

Outlander Boss Addresses Jamie and Claire's Sex Drought

Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire ( [...]

Tracee Ellis Ross on How Black-ish Enlisted Octavia Spencer to School Us for Black History Month

In its unique approach to the issues affecting African Americans, black-ish masterfully blends humor with unflinching honesty, establishing itself as one of the most culturally relevant shows out there in the process. The inventive comedy is set to tackle Black History Month in a thought-provoking episode airing Tuesday, Feb. 26 that also [...]

The Originals' Leah Pipes Is Headed to Another Witchy CW Series, and It's Not Legacies

Leah Pipes is headed back to The CW for a witchin' good time, but probably not on the series you'd hoped. [...]

Sizzy Will Heat Up in Shadowhunters' Final Season

Malec and Clace may have dominated the shipping storylines on Shadowhunters for the last three years, but it sounds like Season 3B will definitely be Sizzy's time to shine!Though fans have always been invested in seeing a romantic storyline between Simon ( [...]

A bumpy road to the Oscars could end in triumph for Netflix

The best picture race to Sunday's 91st Academy Awards remains unpredictable, but odds makers peg Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" as the film most likely to triumph at the end of the night.

Jane the Virgin Creator Is Bringing Jaime Camil to Her New Comedy

Jennie Snyder Urman is trading virgins for trust fund babies!Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman has a new, unnamed pilot in the works with CBS, according to [...]

Wynonna Earp Fans Rally to Save the Show After Troublesome Season 4 Delay

Bad news, Earpers. Production on Wynonna Earp's fourth season has been delayed, TV Guide has confirmed. Production company IDW Entertainment is currently seeking ways to fund the anticipated new episodes of the cult Syfy drama and has delayed production as a result, according to [...]

Here's What the Game of Thrones Stars Are Doing After the Show Ends

Forget winter. It's the beginning of the end that's coming: Game of Thrones' eighth and final season [...]

Report: R. Kelly charged with sexual abuse in Chicago area

R&B singer R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Cook County, Ill., according to the Chicago Sun-Times.According to the Daily Beast, the charges stem from a video which allegedly shows [...]

Young Sheldon Renewed for Two More Seasons

The Big Bang Theory might be drawing to a close, but its spin-off Young Sheldon will get plenty more time to grow. Amid its second season run, CBS has renewed Young [...]

Report: R. Kelly charged with sexual abuse in Chicago area

R&B singer R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse in Cook County, Ill., according to the Chicago Sun-Times.According to the Daily Beast, the charges stem from a video which allegedly shows [...]

Peter Tork, Monkees' lovable bass-guitar player, dead at 77

LOS ANGELES — Peter Tork, a talented singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose musical skills were often overshadowed by his role as the goofy, lovable bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at age 77.Tork's son Ivan Iannoli told The Associated Press his father died Thursday morning at the family home in Connecticut of complications from adinoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer of the salivary glands. He had battled the disease since 2009. [...]

The Farr Side: Clarkson conquers at Van Andel

Who had a Valentine’s date with Kelly Clarkson?This guy - and about 12,000 other people.Kelly Clarkson brought her “Meaning Of Life Tour” to a sold-out Van Andel Arena last week in Grand Rapids, Michigan.It was the third time I got to see Clarkson live, the second time for my niece, Alexis.Before Clarkson took the stage, Brynn Cartelli, season 14 winner of “The Voice,” and country star Kelsea Ballerini performed. Cartelli was good, but time and [...]

Oscars 2019: Listen to all the Best Original Song nominees

As you prepare for the 2019 Academy Awards, make sure you know what you're getting into.There are five songs nominated for Best Original Song, with "Shallow" from "A Star is Born" as the popular favorite.Here's how to watch all the Oscars Best Picture nomineesBut have you heard them all? Take a [...]

Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas plans solo show at Tuscaloosa Amp

Rob Thomas, lead singer and chief songwriter of Matchbox Twenty, will play the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on June 30, according to Birmingham-based booking agent Red Mountain Entertainment. Singer-songwriter Abby Anderson will open the 7 p.m. show.Though he's had more hits as front man of the Orlando-area-born rock band, Robert Kelly Thomas also has found solo success with songs such as 2005's "Lonely No More," a No. 1 single on the adult contemporary charts, from his No. 1 [...]

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra's 'Hope and Splendor' concert is tonight

One way to spot an artist: Look which way the river's flowing. The creator will be the one striding against it. For Monday's Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra concert, "Hope and Splendor," Adam Flatt chose music by a pair of contrarians, showing off the orchestra with romantic pieces in the month celebrating Valentines."Music in the time of modernism (roughly the late 19th and early 20th centuries) was moving away from emotionalism and [...]

James McMurtry talks redneck relatives, cruise ships and a 'hell of a learning curve'

James McMurtry fascinates me.He gives off an old stoic vibe, Gen X American Gothic.I discovered him a few years back with the brilliant "Choctaw Bingo" — do yourself a favor and YouTube it — and was hooked.McMurtry is writing about Woody Guthrie’s America in the 21st century, but with Townes Van Zandt’s attitude and John Prine’s writing style.A song-poet with a devoted cult following, McMurtry, 56, writes songs about [...]

Tickets on sale for Pentatonix concert at noon

Tickets go on sale at noon Friday for the upcoming Pentatonix concert at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.The Grammy-winning group, along with opening act Rachel Platten, will be at the amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22.Tickets will be available through the Amphitheater box office at 2710 Jack Warner Parkway, Ticketmaster.com, and by calling 800-745-3000. Admission to the standing-only pit will be $129.50. Reserved seats will be $129.50, $89.50, $69.50, $39.50 and $25. All [...]

The Farr Side: Grammy highlights are numerous

“It was a ladies night and the feeling’s right - oh, what a night.”Those iconic words from Kool & The Gang could be used to describe the telecast of the 61st Grammy Awards. It definitely was a night for female performers.First, I have to give major props to Alicia Keys for hosting the Grammys. The 15-time Grammy winner did an exceptional job. The audience seemed delighted with her enthusiasm and charm.Now, on to the performances. The Grammys have gone from being [...]

Lil Baby arrested, accused of reckless driving in a Corvette

ATLANTA — Rapper Lil Baby was arrested in Atlanta after he recklessly passed other cars at high speed in an orange Corvette and tried to flee a state trooper, according to the Georgia State Patrol. The rapper, whose given name is Dominique Jones, faces charges of failing to signal when changing lanes, reckless driving and attempting to flee or elude police. He was booked into the Atlanta City Detention Center and was released on a signature bond.A representative for [...]

Little Big Town tickets go on sale Friday

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for the upcoming Little Big Town concert at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.The hitmaking country quartet will perform at the amphitheater at 8 p.m. Aug. 16. Rising country group Midland, from Dripping Springs, Texas, will open.Tickets will be available at the Amphitheater box office, through Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Prices will be [...]

Stevie Wonder, John Legend headline Motown tribute concert

LOS ANGELES  — Stevie Wonder jammed with his harmonica, John Legend crooned while playing the piano and Ciara pranced onstage dressed like Rick James on Tuesday night at Motown Records' 60th anniversary concert.Wonder closed out the all-star lineup performing more than a half-dozen songs at the "Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration" at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The tribute hosted by Smokey Robinson and Cedric the Entertainer will air April 21 on CBS.Motown [...]

More than 17,000 sign petition asking Cardi B to skip appearance at 'abusive' Houston rodeo

Days after rapper Cardi B took home the Best Rap Album trophy for her debut release "Invasion of Privacy," an online petition asking the hip-hop star and Instagram celeb not to play the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo logged more than 17,000 signatures.The petition, on the Care2 platform, is titled [...]

No snitches for 'Stitches': Texas college sues to keep mum on Shawn Mendes contract

Have you ever wondered what Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes contractually requires before he takes the stage? One Texas university doesn’t want you to know.The University of Texas at El Paso is requesting to withhold the "Stitches" singer’s contracts for an October performance at the university, a lawsuit filed in Travis County says.Mendes, who sang with Miley Cyrus at this year’s Grammy Awards, performed at the West Texas university on Oct. 13 [...]

Alabama Blues Project has new leaders

Imagine a world where every child learns the rich musical heritage of West Alabama and the region’s deep roots in blues music. That’s the goal the Alabama Blues Project strives for every day.Ashley Wheat, the new executive director, stepped into the dream Tuesday, her first day on the job. She is already hard at work on many of the Tuscaloosa-based nonprofit's projects, including the upcoming 11th annual Evening of Art and Blues.“I want to stay with [...]

Lawyer: Rapper 21 Savage granted immigration bond

ATLANTA — Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was granted bond for release Tuesday after spending more than a week in federal immigration custody, but he wasn't freed right away, his lawyer said.The rapper, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested during a targeted immigration operation early on Feb. 3. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said at the time that the British citizen had overstayed his visa and had a felony conviction.Abraham- [...]

5 things you missed at the 2019 Grammys

The 2019 Grammy Awards were a night to remember. If you didn't get to watch (or if you just want to relive it), here are five of the biggest moments from the night.Michelle Obama showed upIf you've read the former first lady's insanely popular autobiography, "Becoming," you'll know Michelle Obama is a huge music fan, thanks in part to her grandfather, who shared records with her when she was young. So it may not be too surprising that she took the stage [...]

Janelle Monae applauds jump in Grammy nominations for women

LOS ANGELES — At a pre-Grammy brunch honoring Janelle Monae, a few hundred music industry players and performers packed tightly in a room to hear the singer speak passionately about women being the backbone of the music industry and dominating in nominations at Sunday's show.And then there was a loud noise of glass shattering in the background."That glass ceiling has to be broken," Monae improvised as the audience erupted into cheers and applause.Monae hosted the [...]

Grammys 2019: How to watch, who's performing

The 61st Grammy Awards take place Sunday. Here's what you need to know about the 2019 ceremony.When is it?The awards start at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 10.Where can I watch?The awards will air on CBS. You can watch it live on TV if you have cable or you can live stream it on [...]

The Farr Side: Super Bowl halftime show is exceptional

Adam Levine and Maroon 5 delivered a spectacular Super Bowl LIII halftime show, despite being urged to drop out.The band faced months of criticism for agreeing to play the world’s biggest stage.Levine had been adamant for weeks that the band’s decision to perform was made after much consideration.Many had called for the band to back out amid controversy over the NFL’s handling of players like Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem.Several [...]