Huntsville’s newest park is set to open its doors in 2022 — and by park, we mean amphitheater!

Ryan Murphy, President of Huntsville Venue Group and the mastermind behind the amphitheater, met with http://www.huntsvillemusic.com to fill us in on the big things ahead for Huntsville’s amphitheater. It’s a project that’s been two years in the making and which, as of October 2020, has been officially green-lit by Huntsville city.

“It’s going to look like nothing you’ve seen before,” Ryan promises, his excitement contagious.

Check out https://huntsvillemusic.com/huntsville-amphitheater-park/ for the full article!

Wanda Band is the latest Huntsville band you need to know!

Wanda Wesolowski, front-woman of eponymously named Wanda band, is the queer girl-next-door you wish you had, and the latest musical artist to have Huntsville’s ears perking up.

At just 25 years old, the 256 native has recently dominated the Huntsville music scene with the release of her debut album, One-Hit Wanda, a self-explanatory double entendre. She and her band – comprised of guitarist Jasen Tehan, keyboardist Bransen Edwards, drummer Nick Recio, and bassist Andrew Sharpe – got together in 2019, though Wanda has been gigging around Huntsville solo for the last ten years.

She got her start playing wherever she could – Bridge Street Town Centre, Diaper Drives, Panoply – and was well-received by her hometown.

So what made her form the Wanda band instead of just continuing on as Wanda?

Click the link below to find out!

https://huntsvillemusic.com/wanda-band-debut-album/

91 Movies and TV Shows to Stream for Black History Month

To make Black History Month a bit more nourishing for everyone stuck at home, Fast Company has scoured the streaming services for a bounty of entertaining and often enlightening films and TV shows that showcase either Black stories or the talents of Black creators.

Have a look below at 91 movies and TV series to stream during this poignant Black History Month.

Fictional movies and shows rooted in history

Biopics based on Black stories

Documentaries that tell Black stories

Original movies and series from Black creators

Topical standup and sketch comedy

Chris Rock: Total Blackout: The Tamborine Extended Cut on Netflix
Astronomy Club, on Netflix: Canceled before it got its due, this slept-on sketch series masterfully skewered the kinds of Hollywood depictions of Black stories that did not make this list.
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal on Netflix
Dave Chappelle: 8:46 on Netflix
Key & Peele, on Hulu, finds Jordan Peele melding comedy and horror with partner in crime Keegan-Michael Key, developing the singular point of view on American racism that now animates his films.

Classic sitcoms, old and new

Sister, Sister on Netflix
The Parkers on Netflix
Moesha on Netflix
A Different World on Amazon Prime
The Bernie Mac Show on Amazon Prime
Black-ish on Hulu
Living Single on Hulu
Family Matters on Hulu
The Carmichael Show on Hulu
The Wayans Bros on HBO Max
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on HBO Max

Other movies and shows that tell Black stories

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Gwen Stefani and Ex Gavin Rossdale’s Annulment Granted by Catholic Church

Gwen Stefani‘s annulment from ex-husband Gavin Rossdale was “finally granted” by the Catholic church, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.

“Gwen was told the decision was made by the Vatican tribunal,” the insider says five years after the pair called it quits in August 2015. “She will be receiving the notification in writing in the next few weeks, but it’s official.”

The annulment previously served as a barrier between Stefani, 51, and fiancé Blake Shelton tying the knot in a church.

“It was a huge relief for Gwen because she wanted to get married by her priest and have the marriage recognized by the Catholic church,” the source says.

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The Weeknd Still Not Being Asked to Participate in Grammys 2021, Interim Chief Confirms

The 2021 Grammys were postponed from January 31, 2021 to March 14, 2021, and the interim Grammy chief Harvey Mason Jr. has given an interview about the move.

The change was made due to rising Coronavirus cases in the United States and specifically, in the Los Angeles area.

“Doing it on January 31st, with the numbers and what was happening in L.A., just didn’t feel like the right move,” he said to Variety.

If you don’t remember, The Weeknd, who had one of the biggest albums of the year with Blinding Lights, was shut out of the nominations. At the time, The Weeknd called out the Grammys as corrupt. He also claimed the Grammys and him had been planning a performance for weeks at the time of the snub.

Now, Harvey was asked if The Weeknd would be more involved in the show now after all this controversy. He responded, “Not that I’m aware of.”

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Zayn Malik Drops New Song ‘Vibez,’ Announces Release Date for Next Album [VIDEO]

Former One Direction member, Zayn Malik has released a new song!

The 27-year-old singer just dropped his new song titled “Vibez.”

“Don’t keep me waiting / I’ve been waiting all night to get closer / And you already know I got it for you,” Zayn sings in the chorus. “You know the vibes, know the vibes, put it on ya / If it movin’ too fast, we go slower / Baby, lose it from me, mediocre / You got the vibes, got the vibes.”

Along with dropping the new song, Zayn announced that his upcoming third solo album, titled Nobody is Listening, will be released next Friday, January 15.

“Vibez” is now the second song Zayn has released since welcoming his baby girl with Gigi Hadid. He dropped his song “Better” just days after the 25-year-old model gave birth in September.

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Halsey Launches New Makeup Brand Called about-face [VIDEO]

Another one of Halsey’s secrets is out! The singer is launching a makeup brand, called about-face.

Halsey announced on social media Monday that the cosmetics line is now available for pre-order.

“many of you may already know that i have done my own makeup for concerts, red carpets, magazine covers, and music videos alike for a long time,” she writes. “it is one of my greatest loves, but i have always stood firm in the belief that makeup is about feeling cool — not looking perfect.”

“i have worked tirelessly on this for years with an incredible team and i hope you feel my DNA all over it,” Halsey adds. “PLUS it’s vegan and cruelty free 🙂 …HAVE FUN!”

The line includes three distinct series: Light Lock, Matte and Shadowstick. The high-shine Light Lock products include a liquid highlighter, powder and lip gloss. The Matte series includes lip color, eye paint and a lip pencil, while Shadowsticks are cream eyeshadow crayons that come in pearly pastels and matte velvets.

The products range from $17 to $32. They’ll officially become available on Aboutface.com on January 25.

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Sia Describes Parenthood as ‘Painful and Rewarding’ After Adopting Two Teenage Sons: ‘It’s Hard’ [VIDEO]

Sia is speaking candidly about the ups and downs of parenthood.

While chatting virtually with the Australian television program The Project on Sunday, the 45-year-old singer spoke openly about being a parent and the triumphs and challenges that come with it after she adopted two teenage boys in 2019.

Detailing to host Lisa Wilkinson that “one’s doing better than the other,” the “Chandelier” singer noted, “It’s hard. It’s been both painful and rewarding and all I can say really is that I just have to just keep reminding them that I’ll be here, I’m never going anywhere, and I love them.”

“I think it’s just scary to have someone say ‘I’ll love you forever’ when you’ve been in 28 different homes your entire life,” Sia added.

Sia previously confirmed that she welcomed two sons into her family during an interview with SiriusXM’s The Morning Mash Up in 2020, where she shared that she adopted the teenage boys when they were leaving foster care due to their age.

“I actually adopted two sons last year. They were both 18 — they’re both 19 years old now,” she revealed in May. “They were aging out of the foster care system. Yeah, and I love them.”

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These Will Be the Top Baby Names of 2021

Even if you’re not expecting a baby of your own soon, we highly recommend speculating about baby name trends as a way to launch the new year. The newborns of 2021 will represent so much hope to us all, won’t they? Thinking about their arrival, who they’ll be, and what their parents will name them is going to be a form of pleasant meditation with which we’ll start January.

While there are many parents who choose their names based on family members or long-held traditions rather than trends, no one names their kids in a complete vacuum. That’s why name experts like Jennifer Moss, founder of BabyNames.com and co-host of The Baby Names Podcast, can make some predictions about which names will become popular this year. Current events influence names in ways both subtle and obvious, as she’s already seeing in the names people mark as favorites on her site.

“We’re seeing a rise in god and goddess names, like OdinPersephone, Athena, Freja, Apollo and Adonis,” Moss told SheKnows. “That seems to be part of the ‘power names’ phenomenon. We’ve talked on our podcast about the ‘tough’ names trending like Maverick, Axel, and Rogue. Then there are the weapon names like Remington, Colt, and Blade, so the gods and goddesses fit. We believe parents want to instill the characteristics of power and strength into their children, because we feel powerless during these times, which feel out of control.”

Along those same lines, Moss thinks people are opting for Biblical names because they’re leaning on their faith in a difficult year. Ethan, Benjamin, Gabriel, Elijah, Levi, and Lucas are Biblical boy names on the rise right now. On the girls’ side, Abigail, Hannah, Naomi, Elizabeth, Delilah, Leah, Esther, and Lillith are trending.

That’s not to say that parents are just going for the classics. There are those who can’t bear for their kids to have the same names as everyone else.

“Parents are still becoming more and more creative in baby naming, using alternate spellings of more common names and creating names from combining two names, like Avonleigh,” she said.

Another trend that’s been popping for the past couple of years that we can look to continue is the use of Spanish and Italian names — Hilaria Baldwin isn’t the only one who likes the sound of these monikers that have nothing to do with her own heritage. Back when the Social Security Administration’s baby names list of 2019 came out last fall, Moss talked to us about this, too.

Mateo at 26 [on the SSA list] is signaling a new trend of Italian/Latinx names, like Luna, Gianna, Giovanni, Lorenzo, and Enzo,” Moss said. “I predict that will be more prevalent in the next one to three years. We’re seeing these on both sides of the charts. For girls: Ximena, Catalina, Kataleya, Selena, and Daleyza. For boys: Alejandro, Maximiliano, Rafael, Francisco, Eduardo, and Fernando. Very romantic and elegant!”

In 2020 we saw two celebrity moms, Eva Amurri and Nikki Bella, name their sons Mateo/Matteo. BabyCenter.com also pointed to Mateo and Gianna as popular names of 2020.

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ICYMI: Harry Styles Unveils Mood-Lifting ‘Treat People With Kindness’ Video

 

Just when you thought Harry Styles couldn’t elevate the Fine Line era to any greater heights, the Brit goes and releases an instantly iconic visual for “Treat People With Kindness.” Directed by Ben and Gabe Turner, the black-and-white clip finds our hero tearing up the stage in an old-time nightclub. He then descends into the audience, dancing on tables and eventually bumping into Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge. They then return to the stage for an adorable, roles-reversing dance routine.

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