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A&E news, March 19


SPACE AGE PIMP: Memphis' 8ball.
  • SPACE AGE PIMP: Memphis' 8ball.

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Read a Q&A with Memphis rap legend 8ball on representing the Memphis underground, his and his partner MJG's upcoming show at Revolution and what “space age pimpin'” really means.


A 20-minute promo of “Bruno,” Sacha Baron Cohen's latest prank-comedy, screened at the SXSW Fantastic Fest last weekend. It like at least one of last summer's fake cage fights in Texarkana and Fort Smith made the cut.

Maybe you remember the set-up: Billed as “Blue Collar Brawlin'” with “hot chicks, cold beer and hardcore fights,” the events instead delivered fights that turn into hardcore dude-on-dude make-out sessions.

We've got the full play-by-play online.

The full version of “Bruno” is slated to be released on July 10.


Get the lowdown on the Rep's recently announced 2009-2010 season. It features “Always ... Patsy Cline” (Sept. 11-Oct.4), the Second City Touring Company (Oct. 7-18), “Folly Holidays” (Nov. 5-14), “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (Dec. 4-Jan. 3),  “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (Feb. 5-Feb. 21), “Glorious” (March 12-28),  “Frost/Nixon” (April 16 to May 2) and “Ragtime” (May 28 to June 27).


See pictures and read about Judsonia's Beth Ditto at Paris Fashion Week. The outspoken lead singer of the Gossip was on the front row at runway shows, hanging with Kate Moss and Karl Lagerfield and stripping during her band's performance at a party for Fendi.


Stream a new instrumental from joshua., front man for recent Times Musicians Showcase winner Velvet Kente.






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