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Watch Corpse-Painted Heavy Metal Singer Throw First Pitch at White Sox Game

In what’s likely a sign of the coming apocalypse, Papa Emeritus IV from the doomy Swedish rock band Ghost threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Chicago White Sox game on Thursday night.

It’s easy to imagine that regular baseball fans may have been a bit confused by the corpse-paint-wearing lead singer. The band’s legion of fans, though, totally flipped out on Twitter.

The White Sox game took place in Chicago against the visiting Cleveland Guardians. Video posted to YouTube Thursday night showed Papa Emeritus IV strutting onto the field, a baseball glove on his left hand and a bat slung over his right shoulder.

The singer even sported a personalized jersey that read “Papa IV” on the back. All the while, the 1970s smash hit “Disco Inferno” blared on the stadium’s speakers.

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Here, Papa Emeritus IV from the band Ghost throws the ceremonial first pitch in Chicago, Illinois on September 22, 2022. The singer appeared at the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Guardians game.
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After video of the throw hit the internet, fans and fellow musicians alike weighed in on Papa’s pitching. Chris Catalyst, known for his time with legendary goth rockers The Sisters of Mercy, praised the Ghost singer’s skills.

“Lad smashed it tonight,” Catalyst wrote in a tweet.

Another Twitter user pointed out that it looked like the team’s mascot donned a sheet for a photo with Papa.

“No one talking about how the mascot dressed up as a ghost to pose with him,” they wrote, along with a crying emoji.

Someone else noted just how bizarre the entire White Sox-Ghost pairing was.

“The world is bananas because you can now officially say papa emeritus IV is your favorite baseball player,” they tweeted.

And another Ghost lover reflected on the fan base’s renewed fervor for the band.

“[G]hosttwt is insane we are literally freaking out over 3 seconds of papa throwing a ball,” the Twitter user wrote.

Many Ghost fans were shocked on Wednesday after the band announced the strange sports crossover. But some die-hard White Sox fans may have also experienced a jolt when a man in black-and-white face paint first waltzed onto the mound.

“[R]egular baseball fans watching jack skellington walk onto the field to throw the first pitch,” one person wrote in a Thursday tweet, which included a photo of Queer Eye‘s Antoni Porowski with wide eyes.

Regardless, Papa’s juju didn’t seem to help the team all too much. The White Sox ultimately succumbed to the Cleveland Guardians, losing 4-2.

Ghost was in the area because of the band’s current tour with hard-rock heavyweights Mastodon and Spiritbox. Its latest album, Impera, has generated rave reviews and catapulted the group’s star even higher.

Still, the band has divided some in the rock and metal communities over its embrace of campy costumes, à la Gwar, and use of poppy melodies laid atop heavy riffs. But its emphasis on accessibility has also earned Ghost some mainstream cred.

Back in March, Ghost appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to play one of its recent offerings, “Call Me Little Sunshine.” And when the 2019 banger “Mary on a Cross” went viral on TikTok earlier this year, it landed a late-bloomin’ spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Newsweek reached out to representatives for Ghost and the White Sox for comment.




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Grateful Gathering to pay four-day tribute to the Dead in Lakeland in November | Florida News | Orlando

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Photo courtesy the Garcia Project/Facebook

The Garcia Project

Lakeland’s Maddox Ranch will be awash in the sounds of the Grateful Dead and the smell of patchouli this autumn, when the first Grateful Gathering happens over four days.

The long weekend will feature 16 acts playing the music of and songs inspired by the Grateful Dead. Event organizer Christian Walker has high (pun not intended) hopes of making this shindig an annual occurrence.

Grateful Gathering will feature Scott Guberman — keyboardist in Dead spinoff Phil Lesh & Friends — and the Garcia Project, who do musical reenactments of full Jerry Garcia Band sets from 1976-1995.

The vibes will continue to flow throughout the weekend courtesy Zach Nugent, COPE, Crazy Fingers, Joni Bottari of Brown Eyed Women playing a solo set, Reflections, Spiral Light, Dead Set Florida, Steve Connelly & Rich Sheldon, The Grateful Spread, The Rusty Strings, and many more.

The Grateful Gathering, happens Nov. 17-20 at the Maddox Ranch. Tickets are already available through Eventbrite. Free camping is included in the ticket price.


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Nicole Kidman turns heads with latest appearance as she spends time apart from husband Keith Urban












Nicole Kidman looked sensational on Friday after she shared a stunning video with fans on social media.

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Taking to her Instagram, the 55-year-old actress showed off her flawless skin whilst holding a few of her favourite beauty must-haves. In the clip, the Big Little Lies star was an ethereal dream, rocking an off the shoulder cream smock.

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WATCH: Nicole Kidman shows off flawless face in new video

Captioning the clip she wrote: “There are a few of my favourite things xx.” Talking to the camera in the video she said: “My faves,” before hiding behind the products.

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Nicole’s flawless face was made up with a natural makeup look including slightly rouged lips and subtle grey shadow on her eyelids. Her iconic blonde tresses were worn down. The star also showed off her perfectly polished manicured nails in the clip, which were an elegant shade of light pink.

Nicole and Keith have been married since 2006

Earlier this month, the star made an appearance at the Telmex Foundation Mexico XXI Century conference the past week to speak about the empowering work in between her acting projects.

Nicole spoke at the Spread Your Wings conference about her work as a goodwill ambassador for the UN and as a feminist, speaking of adopting the practice for good.

She opted to wear the most ultra-chic all-white suit for the occasion – and she looked incredible.

The star was was a vision when she gave her speech

The fabulous suit featured marbled buttons on the jacket and she accessorized the ensemble with a chunky gold necklace and large droplet earrings. As for her hair, she wore her honey blonde locks tucked behind her ears.

The Being the Ricardos actress’ trip to Mexico is just the latest one that’s taken her away from the family home while working on many other exciting projects.

She has also spent some time apart from her husband Keith Urban while he continues on his The Speed of Now tour in the US.

Keith is currently on tour

After completing a leg each in Canada and the UK, the concert tour is currently rolling through Stateside before hitting up his native Australia in December.

The Speed of Now kicked off on 28 April in Birmingham, with the current leg coming to an end on 4 November in Saint Paul.

This will give him a month to spend at home with family and friends before resuming his shows on 1 December and finally wrapping on the 17th before the holidays.

Nicole has also joined him on plenty of the tour stops, often sharing behind-the-scenes snippets that provide a glimpse into their adoring relationship, even crashing the stage on occasion.

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Jericho Rosales preps for new movie, concert tour with Piolo Pascual – Manila Bulletin

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Jericho Rosales is back in the local entertainment scene after six months of stay in New York, USA with wife Kim Jones.

In our interview, the award-winning actor admitted there have been offers to do projects with other networks.

“Greatly appreciated, greatly appreciated, but I’d rather focus where I’m from,” Jericho said.

Now accepting showbiz offers in the country, Jericho revealed a surefire collaboration with fellow Kapamilya actor Piolo Pascual.

“May US and Canada tour kami ni Piolo abangan nila ang tour sked namin sa social media accounts namin this November na yun,” said Jericho after performing at the 4th anniversary event of Jenna Essence where he performed as the finale guest.

Echo added that he is also about to start a new movie project.

“Yes may pelikula pero hindi ko pa pwede reveal or bigyan ng detalye but there’s a movie project,” he added.

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From a Sampaguita vendor to a fast-food waitress, call center agent, a singer in Singapore, and doing odd jobs in between, successful businesswoman Jenna Reyes of “Jenna Essence” revealed the secrets to success during the 4th-anniversary party of her company.

“Napaka simple po, hindi ako sumusuko laban po ako ng laban at syempre yung dasal kay God hindi yan mawawala,” Jenna said.

She also revealed the actress she would love to portray herself on the silver screen.

“Si Mam Erich Gonzales po sana ang gusto ko tapos naiisip ko rin si Cristine Reyes and marami pa po. Pero si Erich talaga ang nasa isip ko,” Jenna said.

In the past, Jenna invested in her dreams when she enrolled in the ABS-CBN talent workshop. But things didn’t turn out the way she planned them. After she failed to get roles in auditions and graduated from college, Jenna decided to try her luck in Singapore and Japan as an overseas Filipino worker by being an entertainer.

Now at 31, this lady boss has made her way to the top and created a space for herself in the skincare industry. Her strong belief in her brand has opened opportunities for thousands of Filipinos to venture and create their own skincare business with confidence.

As her success ripples, Jenna Essence has been awarded as Outstanding Beauty and Skincare Brand of the Year by the ASEAN Excellence Achievers Award and the Top Tier of Success Seal of Excellence Award by the Gawad Filipino awards for her inspiring story and unparalleled contribution to the online selling industry.

 

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OneRepublic to stop first in Manila for Asian concert tour

Kristofer Purnell – Philstar.com

September 23, 2022 | 9:55am

MANILA, Philippines — Pop-rock band OneRepublic will be making its Philippine return on February 2023, almost seven years since the group fronted by Ryan Tedder last visited Manila.

The band’s stop in Manila will kick off its Asian “Live in Concert” tour — a continuation of visits to the United States and Europe — where it will then head to Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, and finally Japan.

OneRepublic will be holding its one-night concert on February 23, 2023 at the Araneta Coliseum, the same venue of the band’s first-ever Philippine visit in 2013.

The group also headlined the MTV Music Evolution Manila in 2016 held in Mall of Asia concert grounds, which also featured Far East Movement, Bebe Rexha, Apink, and local artists James Reid, Nadine Lustre, and Gary and Gab Valenciano.

OneRepublic first gained attention for the song “Apologize” in 2007, followed by “Counting Stars,” “Secrets,” “All The Right Moves,” “Good Life,” “If I Lose Myself,” “Feel Again,” “Love Runs Out,” “I Lived,” and “Something I Need.”

The band’s most recent releases are “West Coast” and “I Ain’t Worried,” the latter a featured song on the blockbuster hit “Top Gun: Maverick.”

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Jimmy Page Called 1 Led Zeppelin Song His ‘Baby’

Jimmy Page is responsible for creating some of the most enduring classic rock music. The Led Zeppelin guitarist and founder helped deliver classics such as “Stairway to Heaven,” “Whole Lotta Love,” and “Immigrant Song” (the latter of which secured a $2 million paycheck almost 50 years later). The guitar legend gave the world several memorable songs, but Page once called one Led Zeppelin song his “baby.”

Jimmy Page, who once called a one Led Zeppelin song his "baby," playing Madison Square Garden in 1977.
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Jimmy Page speaks highly of several Led Zeppelin songs

It’s hard to discuss Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin without mentioning their defining song. The soaring guitar solo remains one of the greatest of all time, but Page said “Stairway to Heaven” has a powerful, everlasting quality because each band member is in top form on the song.


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AG’s Office Takes Over LASD’s Investigation Into Supervisor Sheila Kuehl — What Happens Now? | KPCC – NPR News for Southern California


AG’s Office Takes Over LASD’s Investigation Into Supervisor Sheila Kuehl — What Happens Now?
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