CLOSINGS AND DELAYS:

Central Christian Church-Kettering, Dayton Christian School, Greater Love Christian Church, Greater St. John M.B. Church, Huber Heights Schools, Moraine Seniors Citizens Club, Piqua Baptist Church, Residence in Praise Fine Arts Center, S.H.I. Integrative Med. Massage Sc., St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Tipp Monroe Community Services, Xenia Grace Chapel,

Jennifer Lopez releases music video for new single ‘Ni Tu Ni Yo’

Published: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 8:52 PM

Jennifer Lopez released a music video for her latest single,
Jennifer Lopez released a music video for her latest single, "Ni Tu Ni Yo."(Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images/Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez has new music and this time, it’s ahead of her second solo Spanish album.

Billboard reported that the singer has released a music video to accompany her single, “Ni Tu Ni Yo.”

>> Read more trending news

The video features Lopez flirting with a photographer after being introduced to him by her manager, who is played by Marc Anthony, her ex-husband. People reported that since their split, the two have continued to work together. It had been previously announced that Anthony is producing Lopez’s new album, which is set for release later this year..

In between glamour shots and photo shoot scenes, Lopez can be seen dancing and having fun in the video’s island setting with Cuban reggaeton group Gente de Zona, who is also on the single.

Rolling Stone reported that “Ni Tu Ni Yo” is a follow-up single to “Mirate,” the lead single for her upcoming album, which does not yet have a title.

It’s been 10 years since Lopez released a Spanish album. Her last one, “Como Ama una Mujer,” was released in 2007 and was also produced by Anthony. 

Watch the music video below.

Kendrick Lamar performs new ‘Black Panther’ song during national championship halftime show

Published: Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 11:33 PM

Kendrick Lamar Performs at the College Football National Championship Halftime Show

While the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide battled for college football supremacy under the closed roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, rap luminary Kendrick Lamar combated damp, chilly weather at nearby Centennial Olympic Park.

Expectations were high for Lamar’s appearance, which will be footnoted as the first-ever halftime performance at the College Football Playoff National Championship. The musical showcase aired live on ESPN, but not inside the stadium, where the university bands received the spotlight. 

The 30-year-old native of Compton, Calif., took to the massive stage and catwalk as the game tilted in Georgia’s favor with a 13-0 lead. 

A few thousand fans led a chant of “Ken-drick La-mar” until the cerebral rapper was illuminated in white light, crouched at the back of the stage. 

Pops of pyro and a haze of smoke blanketed the background as Lamar, clad in a black coat with fur-ringed hood and gloves, blasted through favorites including “DNA” and “Humble.” 

The vivacious audience sang along heartily and pumped their fists to the choruses as Lamar stalked the stage alone

Lamar nimbly spit his rhymes, leading the crowd in a hand bounce, but kept the focus solely on his music. 

With his nine-minute performance completed, he strode to each end of the stage, saluting the audience, which waved its smartphones (despite the pre-performance announcement that phones were not permitted) in a desperate attempt to coax him into one more song. 

Lamar’s presence was a notable draw. A few minutes before kickoff, music and football devotees filled about half of half of the park – most of them crowded toward the massive video screen broadcasting the game, with many others hanging back, clearly not interested in anything to do with pigskin. 

“Chappie” Chapman was waiting with a beer in her hand and one at her feet for Lamar’s performance. When asked if she had any interest in the game, she smiled. 

“Not. At. All,” she said. 

Chapman lives near the park and said when she heard at work today that Lamar was playing, she knew how her night would be spent. 

“When you have Kendrick Lamar for free…,” she said, her voice implying the “no-brainer”-ness of the opportunity.

Likewise 19-year-old Decatur resident Branden Smith, who came to the park with his football fan brother. Smith, however, was only there for the halftime show. 

“I’ve never seen (Lamar) live, and I like his music,” Smith said, citing “Damn” as a favorite. 

Lamar, who performed in Atlanta last summer with a sold-out show at Infinite Energy Arena, is poised to have a big night at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 28 in New York. 

He is nominated for seven awards, including album of the year and best rap album for “Damn” and record of the year for “Humble.” He’s already received seven Grammy awards in his career

Lamar’s prestige factor also received a boost last week with the announcement that he and his Top Dawg Entertainment record label chief Anthony Tiffith will curate and produce the soundtrack to Marvel’s “Black Panther.” 

The film arrives Feb. 16; the soundtrack will feature the newly released Lamar single with labelmate SZA, “All the Stars.”

Jamie Lynn Spears announces second pregnancy on Instagram

Published: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 @ 1:01 PM

FLORENCE, AZ - APRIL 11:  Singer/Songwriter Jamie Lynn Spears performs during Country Thunder USA - Day 3 on April 11, 2015 in Florence, Arizona.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder USA)
Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder
FLORENCE, AZ - APRIL 11: Singer/Songwriter Jamie Lynn Spears performs during Country Thunder USA - Day 3 on April 11, 2015 in Florence, Arizona. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder USA)(Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder)

Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant with her second child, and she broke the news to her fans via Instagram.

Spears, the younger sister of pop superstar Britney Spears, delivered the news about her growing family on Christmas Eve. After sharing the news that her 9-year-old daughter Maddie would finally be a big sister in 2018, Spears said that 2017 had brought some of the biggest challenges of her life. In February, Maddie was seriously injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident.

>> Read more trending news 

Looks like we are starting off 2018 with another big milestone...sooo happy to announce that Maddie is FINALLY going to be a big sister👶🏼2017 was filled with some of the biggest challenges of my life, as well as some of the biggest blessings, so I made a choice to lay low this year to focus on truly becoming my best self as a person and as an artist. During that time, I continued working on my music and telling my story, which has created some of my most honest work and I CANT wait to share that with you all very soon. 2018 is going to be filled with many milestones both personally and professionally. I appreciate each of you for your patience and support through it­ all. 2018 has a lot coming, so GET READY........ #12DaysofJLS

A post shared by Jamie Lynn Spears (@jamielynnspears) on

In the Instagram photo, Spears shows off her baby bump while holding hands with Maddie and husband Jamie Watson. This will be the couple's first child together. Maddie's father is Spears' ex-fiance Casey Aldridge.

Jamie Lynn said that after her daughter's accident, she chose to “lay low” and write new music, which she hopes to share in 2018.

Lorde cancels concert in Israel amid criticism

Published: Monday, December 25, 2017 @ 9:26 PM

Lorde presents Peking Duck with the ARIA for Song of The Year during the 31st Annual ARIA Awards 2017 at The Star on November 28, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images for ARIA)
Zak Kaczmarek
Lorde presents Peking Duck with the ARIA for Song of The Year during the 31st Annual ARIA Awards 2017 at The Star on November 28, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images for ARIA)(Zak Kaczmarek)

New Zealand crooner Lorde has canceled a planned show in Tel Aviv amid pressure from activists who oppose the Israeli occupation of Palestine, according to multiple reports.

>> Read more trending news

Lorde planned to perform in Tel Aviv on June 5, 2018, according to news.com.au.

She said in a statement obtained Sunday by The Jerusalem Post that she got “an overwhelming number of messages (and) letters and … had a lot of discussions with people holding many views” before making her decision to cancel the performance.

“I think the right decision at this time is to cancel the show,” the statement said. “I'm not too proud to admit I didn't make the right call on this one. Tel Aviv, it's been a dream of mine to visit this beautiful part of the world for many years, and I'm truly sorry to reverse my commitment to come play for you. I hope one day we can all dance.”

The announcement came after a pair of New Zealanders wrote an open letter to Lorde asking her to reconsider her decision to perform in Tel Aviv.

The letter, published last week on TheSpinOff.co.nz, was penned by Justine Sachs, who is Jewish, and Nadia Abu-Shanab, who is Palestinian.

“Today, millions of people stand opposed to the Israeli government’s policies of oppression, ethnic cleansing, human rights violations, occupation and apartheid,” the letter said. “As part of this struggle, we believe that an economic, intellectual and artistic boycott is an effective way of speaking out against these crimes. This worked very effectively against apartheid in South Africa, and we hope it can work again.”

The pair urged Lorde to “act in the spirit of progressive New Zealanders who came before you and continue their legacy,” by canceling her show.

Lorde acknowledged the letter last week in a tweet and said she was "considering all options."

Some fans praised Lorde’s decision, while others decried it. Miri Regev, Israel's culture minister, urged Lorde to rethink the cancellation.

“Lorde, I’m hoping you can be a ‘pure heroine’ like the title of your first album,” Miri Regev said in a statement obtained by The Guardian. “To be a heroine of pure culture, free from any foreign – and ridiculous – political considerations.”

Lorde was not the first performer pressured to cancel a planned appearance in Israel by pro-Palestinian activists. According to the country’s Ynetnews, Elvis Costello and Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore have canceled shows in Israel amid criticism. Rock band Radiohead was also urged to cancel a show last summer in Tel Aviv but went through with the performance after corresponding with critics, Ynetnews reported.

Go-Go's musical 'Head Over Heels' ticketed for Broadway

Published: Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 7:53 AM

The Go-Go's had a string of hits during the 1980s.
Kevin Winter/Getty Images
The Go-Go's had a string of hits during the 1980s.(Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Their lips are no longer sealed. 

>> Read more trending news

The musical “Head Over Heels,” which will feature songs from the 1980s female group The Go-Go’s, will be heading to Broadway for the 2018-19 season after opening next spring in San Francisco, Variety reported.

Gwyneth Paltrow will be one of the producers for the show, described by Variety as “an unlikely pairing of an Elizabethan romance with the pop hits of the all-female band.”

Familiar songs in the production will include Go-Go’s hits like “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation” and “Head Over Heels,” Variety reported. Other songs will include solo hits by Go-Go’s lead singer Belinda Carlisle, including “Mad About You” and “Heaven Is A Place On Earth.”

The production premiered in 2015 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and had a developmental workshop at New York Stage and Film the following year, Variety reported.