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Madonna reduced Aretha Franklin's legacy to a footnote at the MTV VMAs – that's peak white privilege

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The Queen of Pop was given a platform to talk about the Queen of Soul, and did a disservice to her

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/madonna-aretha-franklin-tribute-vmas-2018-white-privilege-a8501096.html

Robert Plant at 70: Remembering the Led Zeppelin singer's oft-forgotten side-project, The Honeydrippers

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To celebrate the titan of rock’s 70th birthday, Jack Shepherd looks back at the group who scored Plant his highest charting song in the US to date

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/robert-plant-birthday-70-led-zeppelin-the-honeydrippers-a8499176.html

Lana Del Rey defends decision to play Israel show

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‘I would like to remind you that performing in Tel Aviv is not a political statement or a commitment to the politics there’

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/lana-del-rey-israel-show-meteor-festival-tel-aviv-why-statement-a8499641.html

Bill Maher hits out at Donald Trump and Fox News for their Aretha Franklin tributes

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‘She worked for you? A complete lie. This guy cannot say “rest in peace” without lying,’ says Maher

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/bill-maher-trump-fox-news-aretha-franklin-tributes-patti-labelle-a8498391.html

Russia's first ever gay Pride banned within 24 hours of being announced

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Local authorities say ‘we will not hold any gay parades’ to ‘protect … our children from the propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations’

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-gay-pride-banned-village-cancelled-yablonevy-novoulyanovsk-a8496171.html

Album reviews: Death Cab for Cutie – Thank You For Today; Animal Collective – Tangerine Reef

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Death Cab For Cutie, Thank You For Today

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/death-cab-for-cutie-animal-collective-album-reviews-a8494411.html

Madonna at 60: Female pop stars entering their seventh decade are not just rocking – they're snarling

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In most professions, women of a certain age are invisible. But there is one area where the older woman is thriving. In the week that Madonna turns 60, David Lister applauds the 60-something females who are gliding into pensionable age, with fan bases, voices, charisma and sexiness intact

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/madonna-60-pop-stars-middle-age-patti-smith-kate-bush-a8481596.html

Nicki Minaj, Queen review: The most important album of her career so far

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The record features collaborations with Eminem, Ariana Grande and The Weeknd

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/nicki-minaj-queen-new-album-tracklist-eminem-dj-khaled-ariana-grande-cardi-b-rivalry-a8488346.html

Kanye West lost for words when asked why he thinks Donald Trump cares about black people on Jimmy Kimmel

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Kanye West previously referred to President Trump as ‘my brother’

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/kanye-west-jimmy-kimmel-donald-trump-black-people-maga-a8487061.html

Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina 'escapes' Russia despite exit ban from officials over UK trip

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Ms Alyokhina is scheduled to take part in a series of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe festival

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pussy-riot-member-leaves-russia-despite-exit-ban-a8485171.html

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