Tina Benitez-Eves

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Tina Benitez-Eves

Tina began covering music professionally in the ’90s as a reporter for the Village Voice in New York. A journalist for more than two decades, she has worked as staff editor and freelance writer covering entertainment, art, pop culture, food, wine, spirits, health, travel and more. Throughout it all, music has always been a constant in her life… and work. Her words have appeared in Billboard, Men’s Journal, Wine Spectator, and other local and national newspapers, magazines, and online publications. Based in New York City, Tina is currently working on her first book and can be found at @tbeves on Instagram.​

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BTS Head to White House to Discuss Anti-Asian Crimes

Korean pop supergroup BTS is scheduled to meet President Joe Biden at the White House on May 31 to discuss anti-Asian hate crimes and disinformation and Asian inclusion and representation. The Grammy-nominated K-pop group is set to meet the President, just days after his return from a trip to Asia, which included meeting with newly-elected South Korean President Yoon More

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Behind the Meaning of Jay-Z’s NYC Anthem “Empire State of Mind”

New York City has Frank Sinatra’s legendary “New York, New York,” Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind,” and the even more borough-centric tune with the Beastie Boys’ “No Sleep Till Brooklyn,” among the many odes to the Big Apple. Born and raised in the Bedford–Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York, along with classmates Busta Rhyme, More

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Deep From The Heart: The One America Appeal Concert

NRA Conference Concert Cancellation Looms as Don McLean, Larry Gatlin, and More Country Artists Cancel Performances

Country singers Larry Gatlin, Larry Stewart, Lee Greenwood, T. Graham Brown, and SiriusXM Y2Kountry host Danielle Peck, have all pulled out of the upcoming National Rifle Association (NRA) Memorial Day weekend concert in Houston on May 28. Jacob Bryant is the only artist still on the bill to perform. The NRA is reportedly announcing the cancellation of the More

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Depeche Mode Keyboardist Andy Fletcher Dies at 60

Founding member and keyboardist of Depeche Mode Andy Fletcher died on May 26. He was 60. Fletcher’s death was confirmed by the band on their social media. A cause of death was not revealed at this time. “We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member More

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First Look at Leonard Cohen Documentary ‘Hallelujah’

Prior to his 80th birthday in 2014, Leonard Cohen approved the production of the documentary Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song. Produced and directed by Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine (The Galapagos Affair), the film, out July 1, explores the Canadian singer, songwriter and poet’s journey in songwriting and other evolutions, from exploring life More

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Metallica Perform National Anthem at San Francisco Giants Game

Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett showed up at Oracle Park to support the San Francisco Giants by performing a rendition of the U.S. national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” to kick off the game. Hatfield covered rhythm guitar, while Kirk delivered the recognizable leads around the classic anthem. Dressed in their ‘City Connect” Giants t-shirts, the More

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Justin Timberlake Sells Entire Music Catalog to Hipgnosis

Hipgnosis Song Management has acquired 100 percent of Justin Timberlake’s copyright, ownership, and financial interests (of the Writer and Publisher’s Share of Public Performance income), and catalog of musical compositions. Under the acquisition, made on behalf of Hipgnosis Songs Capital, a partnership between Hipgnosis Song Management and funds managed by Blackstone, Hipgnosis has the worldwide administration rights to Timberlake’s More

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Don McLean Cancels NRA Performance Following Texas School Shooting

Don McLean has canceled his scheduled performance at the national convention of the National Rifle Association (NRA), following the mass shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas on May 24. Country singers Larry Gatlin and Larry Stewart have also withdrawn from performing at the event. “In light of the recent events in Texas, I have decided More

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Global Citizen VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World

Selena Gomez Confirms New Music, Possible Tour

Selena Gomez confirmed that she has new music on the way. The 29-year-old artist also said she is considering a possible tour.  In a recent interview, Gomez revealed that she was currently on the West Coast recording new music and working on a new album, her fourth since the 2020 release Rare and 2021 Spanish More

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