Cassidy Paredes

Cassidy Paredes

Bio: Cassidy Paredes recently graduated from Liberty University with a BS in English and Writing. While in college, her passion and love for writing inspired her to publish her two books, Picture Perfect and Even This Will Fade, on Amazon. She is excited to start the next stage of her career with NYCTastemakers and continue growing as a writer and editor.

Who Will Reveal the Father Now that Maury Povich is Retiring? (TV)

After the news of Maury Povich retiring, is anyone else wondering who will reveal the father now? Veteran daytime talk show host and “Who’s The Father” extraordinaire, Maury Povich announces his retirement. His last season of original episodes for “Maury” is set to air in September, after a 31-year run.

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Burger King tries to Shut Down in Russia, but Operator Alexander Kolobov Refuses to Close Down their 800 Restaurants

There has been much pressure on political and business leaders to limit business and trade with Russia since Putin’s military attacks against Ukraine, and fast-food franchises are no different. Over 400 Western companies have pulled out of Russia in under four weeks, yet some are bound to stay open in Russia due to legal restrictions, like Burger King which has around 800 restaurants in Russia.

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Why you need to see Dear Evan Hansen

This multi-award-winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen, is a must-watch performance with raving reviews acclaimed by both critics and musical-theater lovers alike. From The New York Times calling it “a gorgeous musical for anyone with a beating heart” to Los Angeles Times hailing it a “cultural phenomenon,” this is a brilliant musical adaptation of a story written by Val Emmich with Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul.

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Blinken Says that the US Will Punish China if they Provide Military Aid to Russia

At a news conference in Washington, Thursday afternoon, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the US will punish China’s leader President Xi Jinping if they provide military aid to Russia. Because of China’s diplomatic ties to President Vladimir V. Putin, Mr. Blinken believes its President Xi’s responsibility to convince Putin to end their hostile attacks against Ukraine.

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Kenan Thompson’s Milestone of 1500 Sketches on SNL

Kenan Thompson reached a milestone accomplishment of performing in 1500 sketches on Saturday Night Live on March 5. The veteran comedian, who has been a part of the SNL cast since 2003, performed his 1500th skit, “Home Repair Show” before receiving a backstage celebration from cast and crewmates, applauding the star for his amazing accomplishment.

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You Already Know Podcast to Hit their 100th Episode this Friday, 3/18

The “You Already Know” podcast, hosted by Saturday Night Live star and comedian, Kenan Thompson with his co-host and friend, Tani Marole, is ready to hit its 100th episode this Friday, March 18th.

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Camila Cabello Announces her Virtual Performance on TikTok to Debut her New Album, Familia

Earlier this month, Camilla Cabello shared a new collaboration with Ed Sheeran in their single called “Bam Bam” that will be featured in her upcoming album Familia. Ever since the release of this single, along with her other previously released track, “Don’t Go Yet,” fans have been awaiting the release of her new album, Familia, set to drop early March.

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UFC Fighter, Kevin Holland, Uses MMA to Help Apprehend a Gunman in a Houston Restaurant

Kevin Holland, a UFC fighter, and his MMA training partner, Patrick Robinson, heroically apprehended a gunman who opened fire inside a Houston sushi restaurant on Monday night. Fox 26 reported that while training in Fort Worth, Holland and Robinson were eating at RA Sushi in Highland Village. During their meal, an armed man ran into the restaurant and shot at the ceiling.

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Great Alternative Artists You Need to Listen to Now

Alternative music, despite being a wide and well-liked genre, is any music that is outside the musical mainstream. Opposite of pop, alternative music is categorized by its expansive style; from indie rock and folk to punk and gothic, alternative music is known for its eclectic and original variety.

I’ve compiled a list of the best alternative artists that you need to listen to now because alternative music smashes the basic structure of most popular genres like conventional rock, pop, or country. More emotional depth and meaning is found in some of the greatest of alternative artists.

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Met’s Baseman, Pete Alonso is “Thankful to be Alive” after his Car Accident 

Pete Alonso, first baseman for the New York Mets, is “thankful to be alive” after saying he survived a rollover motor vehicle accident in Tampa, Florida on Sunday.

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The US Applies New Sanctions to the Belarusian President after his Support of Russia’s Attack Against Ukraine

According to the US Treasury Department, in addition to Lukashenko, several Russians who have either been involved in suppressing Russian protest or responsible for the occupation in Ukraine have been targeted with sanctions for human rights abuses, including eleven Russian military leaders.

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Russian Pianist, Alexander Malofeev’s Shows are Canceled in Canada Despite his Support for Ukraine

After Russian pianist and music prodigy Alexander Malofeev arrived in Montreal, ready to play his debut performance at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in Canada, his show was canceled. Malofeev, 20-years-old, was scheduled to perform in the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal for three shows on March 9, 10, and 13, as well as a show in August in Vancouver. After the Orchestra received multiple complaints from Ukrainians and their supporters in Canada, Pascale Ouimet, a spokesperson for the orchestra, released a statement Wednesday to cancel these concerts.

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