NASCAR Chicago Street Race announces July 4th concerts, general ticket sales

Robert Chanick, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — The soundtrack to the inaugural NASCAR Chicago Street Race, which is set to turn Grant Park into a pop-up racetrack over the Fourth of July weekend, will have more than screeching tires and roaring engines. In addition to 200-mile-per-hour racing cars, the two-day event will feature full-fledged concerts ranging … Read more

Aretha Franklin’s song ‘Natural Woman’ has been slammed by a trans group

They say a little prayer. One of the so-called activist groups in Norway Aretha Franklin The 1968 hit song “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” was to be removed from both Apple Music and Spotify after its lyrics were deemed offensive. Vigilance Cross-Cultural Alliance Twitter took last week to condemn the poem, stating … Read more

Opinion: Why Shakira’s record-breaking song is such a stigma hit

Editor’s note: Ximena N. Beltran Quan Kiu is a communications specialist and writer based in Chicago. The opinions expressed here are her own. Read more Opinion on CNN. CNN – Last week, Shakira did with former soccer star Gerard Pique what every person who has been abused and underappreciated by their partner wishes they could. … Read more

Japan shrugs while Gwen Stefani’s ‘cultural appropriation’ upsets the US | Music news

Tokyo, Japan – When Eriko Serio, a 30-year-old professional living in Shizuoka, Japan, saw American pop singer Gwen Stefani accused of “cultural appropriation” in Western media, she couldn’t fathom the controversy. “I personally think it’s very cool that people want to incorporate Japanese styles into their fashion,” Syrio, who works in the medical device industry, … Read more