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Kamryn Chappelle

Bio: Kamryn Chappelle is a student at the University of Montevallo, majoring in English and minoring in Business. She is from Selma, Alabama and has a passion for reading, writing, travel, culture, and music. After completing her undergraduate studies, she hopes to further her education with a graduate program for journalism. She is beyond excited to join the NYCTastemakers team to gain more experience in the writing industry and make professional connections. She looks forward to writing articles about her passions and sharing her interests with the world.
Music

Apple is Launching a New Classical Music App

Apple is planning to launch a standalone app that is specifically designed for streaming classical music. It is called Apple Music Classical and is expected to be available worldwide on March 28. This app is expected to offer access to more than five million classical music tracks, according to the company. It appears that Apple Music Classical will initially be limited to iPhone users, and the app will support “highest audio quality.” Users with AirPods will be able to enjoy spatial audio with no interruption from ads.

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Politics

Ron DeSantis to Alabama GOP: Be Like Florida, Drop Income Tax

On Thursday, Florida Governor and potential 2024 presidential candidate Ron DeSantis announced during a speech for the state’s GOP Winter Dinner that he thinks Alabama should be like its neighbor and drop state income tax. This speech also took aim at popular conservative targets like President Biden, Anthony Fauci, and Disney.

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Latest News

Alex Murdaugh’s Attorneys to Appeal Convictions, Life Sentences

On Thursday, attorneys for Alex Murdaugh filed a notice to appeal his convictions for the murder of his wife and son along with his life sentence. The trial in South Carolina lasted six weeks and included more than 75 witnesses but culminated in a jury taking less than three hours to find the 54-year-old Murdaugh guilty last week.

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TV

Most Over-The-Top Dating Shows to Watch

Dating in real life always has its ups and downs, but dating reality shows are always a reliable source of steamy drama to enjoy. In this article, I’m ranking the best dating TV shows from a few years ago to some that are still presently ongoing. Most of these can be found on regular channels like ABC, Fox, and CBS, but many can be found exclusively on Netflix and monthly-paid other streaming services.

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Sports

Panthers, Texans, Raiders Expected to Have Interest in Jimmy Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo was expected to leave the 49ers a year ago. He didn’t after offseason shoulder surgery caused trade suitors, including the Commanders, to back off. This offseason, however, Garoppolo is definitely leaving. Coach Kyle Shanahan has also already ruled out the quarterback’s return. According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, San Francisco 49ers free-agent quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo should have a relatively healthy market. And he believes that his market could include the Carolina Panthers.

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Politics

House Votes to Expand Background Checks on Gun Sales

On Wednesday, the Michigan House of Representatives passed the first piece of legislation aimed at diminishing gun violence, advancing a bill to require background checks on all firearm purchases to the Senate for consideration. House Bill 4138 passed 56-53 along party lines Wednesday. The bill, introduced by Rep. Jaime Churches, D-Wyandotte, expands background checks for gun sales and purchases in Michigan.

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Movies

Nostalgic Top-Rated Movies on Disney Plus to Watch This Month

If you don’t already know, Disney Plus offers access to Disney’s huge film archive with thousands of TV episodes and movies, including newer movies and shows that have been released in recent years. 

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Politics

Biden Administration Considering Reviving Detention of Migrant Families Who Cross the Border Illegally

According to two administration officials, the Biden Administration is considering reinstating the policy of detaining migrant families who cross the border illegally. This was a practice that originally ended when Joe Biden came into office.

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Latest News

US Justice Department Sues to Block JetBlue’s Purchase of Spirit Airlines

On Tuesday, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit seeking to stop JetBlue Airways from buying Spirit Airlines, arguing that the $3.8 billion deal would reduce competition in a highly concentrated industry.

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Movies

Netflix is Removing These Shows and Movies This Month

If you have a Netflix membership, you’re probably aware that many titles are disappearing from Netflix without warning every day. These monthly clean-ups can be annoying, but if your favorite show or movie is being removed, there are always other streaming services offering access, like Amazon, Hulu, Peacock, or even Youtube. In order for you to catch them this month before they vanish, here is a compilation of everything being removed in March from Netflix US, including several titles that are labeled as Netflix Originals.

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Fashion

Muus Collective Enlists Paris Hilton and Others as Advisors for Mobile Fashion Game

Muus Collective enlisted three top women leaders as advisors for its entertainment studio that is making fashion-oriented mobile games and digital collectibles. So far, the company has enlisted Paris Hilton, Ceo of 11:11 Media; Geetanjali Dhillon, marketing strategist for global companies; and Sabrina Kay, CEO of Fremont Private Investments, as advisors.

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Music

Recap of the Billboard Women in Music Awards

Billboard’s 2023 Women in Music Awards was the right place to be for all of the ladies in the music industry! Great amounts of style and grace were shown by these lovely ladies last night, along with recognition of rising stars and artists, producers, and executives that are contributing to the music industry.

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