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It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars. Cumulus Media and VolunteerMatch bring you PROJECT SHINE. Today, you have the power to shine. To help our country find its way out of the darkness. Your good deeds can light up the sky and shine light into the world. In the…More

Cumulus Cares | COVID-19 Open for Business Directory

Cumulus Cares | COVID-19 Open for Business Directory

We know, now more than ever, that you need to get your message out.  If you own a small business, work in a restaurant or know someone who needs our help….WE ARE HERE FOR YOU. Send us your information and we can help you share your story.  It’s a small way we can give back…More

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Ida hit this Houma family’s home. Then COVID-19 took their son.

A family home to repair. A teenager’s funeral to plan. Chris and Kristi Mathernes have been juggling a lot since Hurricane Ida hit Houma. Their 17-year-old son, Christopher, died Friday after more than a month of fighting COVID-19 complications.”It’s been a snowball effect of bad things,” Kristi said. “I never thought it would get to…More

Only grocery store in Lafitte hopes to open by Christmas

More than a month after Hurricane Ida, there are small signs of hope.Businesses that saw catastrophic damage are slowly rebuilding.WDSU reporter Aubry Killion spoke with the owner of the only grocery store in Lafitte.They have opened their pharmacy but said it will take some time before the full store opens again.View the video above for…More

New Orleans police investigating French Quarter murder

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a homicide Monday morning in the French Quarter after a man was shot to death. The investigation is surrounding what police are calling a murder at the intersection of Burgundy and Conti Streets. Police are asking for help identifying the pictured suspect in the murder.The shooting happened in…More

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Solange launches a library for rare books by Black authors
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Solange launches a library for rare books by Black authors

The thing about rare books is that they’re, well, rare — which means too many hidden gems are well out of reach for the everyday literary enthusiast. Solange is trying to change that. The singer’s creative studio Saint Heron recently launched a free community library that aims to increase access to rare and out-of-print works…More

‘Dune’ captures the book’s epic scale while telling only half of the story
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‘Dune’ captures the book’s epic scale while telling only half of the story

To anyone who remembers seeing David Lynch’s 1984 version of “Dune” and thinking, “OK, so that happened,” director Denis Villeneuve has conjured a far more coherent narrative filled with stunning images and massive machinery. He has also split the book into two films, leaving audiences to consume the less compelling first half before ending somewhat…More

Netflix employees are staging a walkout amid Dave Chappelle controversy
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Netflix employees are staging a walkout amid Dave Chappelle controversy

Approximately 65 demonstrators, including Netflix employees and supporters of the transgender community, protested outside of the company’s offices in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Employees began streaming out of the building at 10:30a PT in protest of Dave Chappelle’s “The Closer” comedy special, which has been criticized as transphobic by the transgender community and others. Demonstrators…More

Travis Tritt cancels concerts at venues with Covid safety measures
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Travis Tritt cancels concerts at venues with Covid safety measures

Travis Tritt is canceling four concerts at venues that have Covid-19 safety protocols.The country singer has announced he will not be performing at planned stops in Indiana, Mississippi, Illinois and Kentucky. Venues in those states were requiring either mask wearing, a negative Covid-19 test result or proof of vaccination for concertgoers. Tritt told Billboard he…More

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