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The Best F***ing Show on Netflix

In the past year, shows with a dark twist have become the new obsession. Hits like Riverdale and Stranger Things have made names for themselves in the Netflix world, and now it’s time for a new one. The End of the F***ing World is a British adaptation of an American graphic novel by Charles Forman. With eight binge watchable episodes around 20 minutes long this series is the perfect storm. With intense and sometimes shocking dialogue, this show is grabbing our attention and focusing on some pretty insane topics. The story revolves around a 17 year old psychopath and the girl that he wants to kill. The two skip town together to escape their everyday lives and find themselves in trouble with the law. While this show is unique to other teen dramas we might be used to, we are still given a glimpse of first love, childhood, and the struggle of letting people in. The relationship between these two kids is the start of a wild ride, and everyone is getting on board.

Artists Honor Fleetwood Mac at the Musicares Gala

This past weekend, Fleetwood Mac accepted the MusiCares Person(s) of the Year Award. Fleetwood Mac has been one of music’s most influential bands and has made an impact on many artists we know and love today. During the MusiCares Gala, young musicians like Haim, Miley Cyrus, Harry Styles, and Lorde all paid tribute to the iconic band. This was the first year that MusiCares decided to honor a whole band as opposed to previous years where they only honored solo artists. The band’s acceptance speech as well as their performances was emotional and magical. The night truly reminded everyone how Fleetwood Mac will continue to live on for a long, long time.

The Grammys

The 2018 Grammys aired on Sunday, Jan. 28 and like most award shows, there are always some memorable moments. To start, Kendrick Lamar opened the show with a commentary on racial issues in the US, with guest appearances from Dave Chappelle and U2. He continued his moving message with a performance of his hit songs; DNA and XXX. Towards the end of the set Dave Chappelle told the audience, "I just wanted to remind the audience that the only thing more frightening than watching a black man be honest in America is being an honest black man in America. Sorry for the interruption."

Another Grammy moment everyone is talking about is Janelle Monae’s speech. Monae made a short speech regarding the Times Up Movement announcing, "Tonight, I am proud to stand in solidarity as not just an artist but a young woman with my fellow sisters in this room who make up the music industry," The speech led to a powerful performance of Praying by Kesha.

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One of the more controversial issues of the night was Ed Sheeran’s win for Best Solo Performance for his song Shape of You. This win was followed by many boos from the crowd after being announced. People thought artists like Lady Gaga, Kesha, Kelly Clarkson or Pink were more deserving. Ed Sheeran was not able to make it to the Grammys and fortunately avoided hearing the boos in person.

A powerful tribute was performed to honor the 59 lives lost in the Las Vegas shooting. Maren Morris, Eric Church and the Brothers Osborne made an emotional performance of Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton. This was a heartfelt way for country music artists to show their support considering the tragedy occurred at a Jason Aldean concert. Eric Church said,"All of country music was reminded in the most tragic way of the connection we share with our fans and the healing power music will always provide.”

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Bruno Mars took home the Grammy for Album of the Year with his hit, 24K Magic. Mars was nominated along with Childish Gambino, JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Lorde. This was the first time in 19 years where a white man was not nominated in the category. When Mars was announced as the winner, there were some mixed reactions among viewers. Some were confused as to why Mars hadn’t previously won Album of the Year for some of his more deserving projects. Even though Mars is a person of color, some fans feel as though rappers such as Kendrick Lamar, have been denied the acknowledgment and recognition they truly deserve.

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By Rachel Simon

 

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