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10 Fourth of July Gear Sales for the Music Lover in You - American Songwriter
10 Fourth of July Gear Sales for the Music Lover in You  American Songwriter

Continuing the Music - BCTV - bctv.org
Continuing the Music - BCTV  bctv.org

Stephen Bishop reflects on his life in music in 'On and Off,' an autobiography with a dramatic twist - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Stephen Bishop reflects on his life in music in 'On and Off,' an autobiography with a dramatic twist  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Review | This 'Music Man' wins us over in sign language - The Washington Post
Review | This 'Music Man' wins us over in sign language  The Washington Post

Post-Roe, a look at how old and new protest music reflects political moments - NPR
Post-Roe, a look at how old and new protest music reflects political moments  NPR

News Briefs: Winners of Art in the Village; Music Institute raises $750,000 at annual benefit - The Record - The Record North Shore
News Briefs: Winners of Art in the Village; Music Institute raises $750,000 at annual benefit - The Record  The Record North Shore

Fire destroys Vinton Music building with $100K worth of instruments - WSLS 10
Fire destroys Vinton Music building with $100K worth of instruments  WSLS 10

Final Fantasy VII Remake Music Disc Locations: The Power of Music & where to get all Music Discs - RPG Site
Final Fantasy VII Remake Music Disc Locations: The Power of Music & where to get all Music Discs  RPG Site

REWIND: The new music industry's last week in review - hypebot.com
REWIND: The new music industry's last week in review  hypebot.com

Afrobeats new music weekly roundup - Vanguard
Afrobeats new music weekly roundup  Vanguard

YouTube Music adds multi-select to the web app [U] - 9to5Google
YouTube Music adds multi-select to the web app [U]  9to5Google

Ermonela Jaho, an Albanian Soprano, ‘Can Sing Your Music’ - The New York Times
Ermonela Jaho, an Albanian Soprano, ‘Can Sing Your Music’  The New York Times

Joe Russo's Almost Dead Welcome Stuart Bogie at The Peach Music Festival - jambands.com
Joe Russo's Almost Dead Welcome Stuart Bogie at The Peach Music Festival  jambands.com

Celebrate the Music of Woodstock with Gary Burtnik's Summer of Love Concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse This Month - Broadway World
Celebrate the Music of Woodstock with Gary Burtnik's Summer of Love Concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse This Month  Broadway World

Fiesta Noche del Rio music revue celebrates 65 years in San Antonio - KSAT San Antonio
Fiesta Noche del Rio music revue celebrates 65 years in San Antonio  KSAT San Antonio

Local and Live: Music festival under threat due to funding - BBC
Local and Live: Music festival under threat due to funding  BBC

How Elizabeth Cotten's music fueled the folk revival - NPR
How Elizabeth Cotten's music fueled the folk revival  NPR

Stephen Kessler | ‘Music is the healing force of the universe’ - Santa Cruz Sentinel
Stephen Kessler | ‘Music is the healing force of the universe’  Santa Cruz Sentinel

Black residents chosen to manage music venue - Charlotte Observer
Black residents chosen to manage music venue  Charlotte Observer

Beyoncé and Drake are making this the summer of house music — and we are here for it - New York Post
Beyoncé and Drake are making this the summer of house music — and we are here for it  New York Post

Column: Hirschman to direct second music tech camp - The Sheridan Press
Column: Hirschman to direct second music tech camp  The Sheridan Press

Andrew Pincus, classical music critic who covered Bernstein and Ozawa, takes his final bow - Berkshire Eagle
Andrew Pincus, classical music critic who covered Bernstein and Ozawa, takes his final bow  Berkshire Eagle

After-hours concerts will fill Berkshire Botanical Garden with music on Mondays - Berkshire Eagle
After-hours concerts will fill Berkshire Botanical Garden with music on Mondays  Berkshire Eagle

NPR's favorite music of June, from salty joy to heart-wrenching slow jams : All Songs Considered - NPR
NPR's favorite music of June, from salty joy to heart-wrenching slow jams : All Songs Considered  NPR

This Day in Music: July 2nd – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News - Mail Tribune
This Day in Music: July 2nd – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News  Mail Tribune

Loud music, strobe lights and Michael Myers: An inside look at Cincinnati's Squat Fest - The Cincinnati Enquirer
Loud music, strobe lights and Michael Myers: An inside look at Cincinnati's Squat Fest  The Cincinnati Enquirer

Playing loud music from your car can now get you pulled over in Florida - Tampa Bay Times
Playing loud music from your car can now get you pulled over in Florida  Tampa Bay Times

Microsoft Is Preserving Music On Glass Slides Under A Mountain In Norway For A Post-Doomsday World - Metal Injection
Microsoft Is Preserving Music On Glass Slides Under A Mountain In Norway For A Post-Doomsday World  Metal Injection

Richard Taruskin, Vigorously Polemical Musicologist, Dies at 77 - The New York Times
Richard Taruskin, Vigorously Polemical Musicologist, Dies at 77  The New York Times

Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Celebration Announces Lineup - NYSMusic
Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Celebration Announces Lineup  NYSMusic

After successful opening, Bridgeport music venue looks to expand - CTPost
After successful opening, Bridgeport music venue looks to expand  CTPost

Manteo's annual 4th of July Celebration promises games, live music, contests, and much more! - OBXToday.com
Manteo's annual 4th of July Celebration promises games, live music, contests, and much more!  OBXToday.com

Crash Test Dummies joins Pleasantville Music Festival lineup - News 12 Brooklyn
Crash Test Dummies joins Pleasantville Music Festival lineup  News 12 Brooklyn

Famous American Music Festival Faces Risk from Climate Change - VOA Learning English
Famous American Music Festival Faces Risk from Climate Change  VOA Learning English

Live music is in the air all summer in Lewis County - NNY360
Live music is in the air all summer in Lewis County  NNY360

Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Taps Raphael Siddiq as Executive Music Producer - ComicBook.com
Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Taps Raphael Siddiq as Executive Music Producer  ComicBook.com

A Look Back at Robin Thicke's Thrilling Music Career - A Look Back at Robin Thicke's Thrilling Music Career - Talent Recap
A Look Back at Robin Thicke's Thrilling Music Career - A Look Back at Robin Thicke's Thrilling Music Career  Talent Recap

Chosen Few Picnic Celebrates 30th Anniversary With 14 Hours Of House Music In Jackson Park Saturday - Block Club Chicago
Chosen Few Picnic Celebrates 30th Anniversary With 14 Hours Of House Music In Jackson Park Saturday  Block Club Chicago

Music City Hot Chicken Festival to return Monday - Tennessean
Music City Hot Chicken Festival to return Monday  Tennessean

THIS WEEK IN THE ARTS | Fireworks, live music, comedy night and more - Manhattan Mercury
THIS WEEK IN THE ARTS | Fireworks, live music, comedy night and more  Manhattan Mercury

Mary J. Blige Brings Apple Music Live Concert Series To New York - HipHopDX
Mary J. Blige Brings Apple Music Live Concert Series To New York  HipHopDX

The Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp: June 2022 - bandcamp.com
The Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp: June 2022  bandcamp.com

'Grover's Corner' dedicated with memories and music behind Town Hall in Great Barrington - Berkshire Eagle
'Grover's Corner' dedicated with memories and music behind Town Hall in Great Barrington  Berkshire Eagle

Conservatory of Music has added a restaurant with live music, Uccelo Lounge - Hoodline
Conservatory of Music has added a restaurant with live music, Uccelo Lounge  Hoodline

‘Elvis’ Music Producer Dave Cobb on Recreating Classic Songs: ‘It’s Terrifying to Even Attempt to Do That’ - Variety
‘Elvis’ Music Producer Dave Cobb on Recreating Classic Songs: ‘It’s Terrifying to Even Attempt to Do That’  Variety

Letter | Upcoming Civic music events will require masks - Santa Cruz Sentinel
Letter | Upcoming Civic music events will require masks  Santa Cruz Sentinel

Kacey Musgraves, Big Sean, and More: Step Inside the Music Rooms of 6 Famous Musicians | Architectural Digest - Architectural Digest
Kacey Musgraves, Big Sean, and More: Step Inside the Music Rooms of 6 Famous Musicians | Architectural Digest  Architectural Digest

Ray Chew bringing Black music elements to Macy's July 4 show - New York Daily News
Ray Chew bringing Black music elements to Macy's July 4 show  New York Daily News

Dennis Cahill, Irish traditional music great from Chicago, dead at 68 - Chicago Sun-Times
Dennis Cahill, Irish traditional music great from Chicago, dead at 68  Chicago Sun-Times

Local music store closes after serving community for decades - WGBA NBC 26 in Green Bay
Local music store closes after serving community for decades  WGBA NBC 26 in Green Bay

Born to Dance — Catherine Knight: Multi-Media Artist 'Visual music' - Terre Haute Tribune Star
Born to Dance — Catherine Knight: Multi-Media Artist 'Visual music'  Terre Haute Tribune Star

Monmouth kicks off Fourth of July celebrations with music and fireworks - Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel
Monmouth kicks off Fourth of July celebrations with music and fireworks  Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel

Frank Zappa Estate Sold to Universal Music Group - Ultimate Classic Rock
Frank Zappa Estate Sold to Universal Music Group  Ultimate Classic Rock

Moor Mother: Jazz Codes review – a stunning continuum of Black music - The Guardian
Moor Mother: Jazz Codes review – a stunning continuum of Black music  The Guardian

Many activities and road closures as Newburgh puts on music festival - Eyewitness News (WEHT/WTVW)
Many activities and road closures as Newburgh puts on music festival  Eyewitness News (WEHT/WTVW)

5 Classical Music Albums You Can Listen to Right Now - The New York Times
5 Classical Music Albums You Can Listen to Right Now  The New York Times

Usher Celebrates Black Music Month in New Tiny Desk Concert: 'This Is Black Magic Right Here' - PEOPLE
Usher Celebrates Black Music Month in New Tiny Desk Concert: 'This Is Black Magic Right Here'  PEOPLE

Randolph College group researching how children engage with multimedia music - Lynchburg News and Advance
Randolph College group researching how children engage with multimedia music  Lynchburg News and Advance

Robert Macfarlane on nature, language, and music | Life Examined - KCRW
Robert Macfarlane on nature, language, and music | Life Examined  KCRW

10 Best Movies & Shows To Feature Eminem's Music - Screen Rant
10 Best Movies & Shows To Feature Eminem's Music  Screen Rant

Wyoming State Fair announces Morgan Evans as music headliner - County 17
Wyoming State Fair announces Morgan Evans as music headliner  County 17

The Country Music Hall Of Fame's Upcoming “Western Edge” Exhibit Explores Los Angeles' Influence On Country Music - Whiskey Riff
The Country Music Hall Of Fame's Upcoming “Western Edge” Exhibit Explores Los Angeles' Influence On Country Music  Whiskey Riff

NBA YoungBoy Returns With A "Feel Good" Song & Music Video - HotNewHipHop
NBA YoungBoy Returns With A "Feel Good" Song & Music Video  HotNewHipHop

Audemars Piguet Drops Royal Oak Offshore Music Editions - HYPEBEAST
Audemars Piguet Drops Royal Oak Offshore Music Editions  HYPEBEAST

ICYMI: Wyclef Jean and Amazon Music Announces 25th Anniversary Livestream Honoring 'The Carnival' - The Source Magazine
ICYMI: Wyclef Jean and Amazon Music Announces 25th Anniversary Livestream Honoring 'The Carnival'  The Source Magazine

Chicago House Music Legend Sues Kanye West Over Alleged Copyright Infringement - EDM.com
Chicago House Music Legend Sues Kanye West Over Alleged Copyright Infringement  EDM.com

The Global Awards for Afrobeats Music, The Headie Awards, Hosts US Launch Event in Hollywood - PR Web
The Global Awards for Afrobeats Music, The Headie Awards, Hosts US Launch Event in Hollywood  PR Web

Greenville artists highlighted in upcoming Carolina Music Awards - CBS17.com
Greenville artists highlighted in upcoming Carolina Music Awards  CBS17.com

Manhattan band Crosswind to be inducted into Kansas Music Hall of Fame - Manhattan Mercury
Manhattan band Crosswind to be inducted into Kansas Music Hall of Fame  Manhattan Mercury

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance - Ithaca College
School of Music, Theatre, and Dance  Ithaca College

Jack White Vows Not to Mess With Prince's Music - Ultimate Classic Rock
Jack White Vows Not to Mess With Prince's Music  Ultimate Classic Rock

New Music Friday: FKJ, ELUCID, Nick Mulvey, Mother Nature, Midori Takada : All Songs Considered - NPR
New Music Friday: FKJ, ELUCID, Nick Mulvey, Mother Nature, Midori Takada : All Songs Considered  NPR

YouTube Music leapfrogs Spotify Wrapped with new seasonal recap playlists - The Verge
YouTube Music leapfrogs Spotify Wrapped with new seasonal recap playlists  The Verge

How a Saxophonist Tricked the KGB by Encrypting Secrets in Music - WIRED
How a Saxophonist Tricked the KGB by Encrypting Secrets in Music  WIRED

Julee Cruise, singer and frequent David Lynch collaborator, dies aged 65 - The Guardian
Julee Cruise, singer and frequent David Lynch collaborator, dies aged 65  The Guardian

The 200 Greatest Rap Albums of All Time - Rolling Stone
The 200 Greatest Rap Albums of All Time  Rolling Stone

The music lives on - Apple
The music lives on  Apple

What music reveals about our minds - CNN
What music reveals about our minds  CNN

Pop Music's Nostalgia Obsession - The Atlantic
Pop Music's Nostalgia Obsession  The Atlantic

Is Old Music Killing New Music? - The Atlantic
Is Old Music Killing New Music?  The Atlantic

New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 20 : All Songs Considered - NPR
New Music Friday: The best releases out on May 20 : All Songs Considered  NPR

Apple announces third annual Apple Music Award winners - Apple
Apple announces third annual Apple Music Award winners  Apple

The Best Music of 2021 - The New Yorker
The Best Music of 2021  The New Yorker

Jack Antonoff’s Gift for Pop-Music Collaboration - The New Yorker
Jack Antonoff’s Gift for Pop-Music Collaboration  The New Yorker

Wear OS users can finally stream music on the YouTube Music app - The Verge
Wear OS users can finally stream music on the YouTube Music app  The Verge

Justin Timberlake sells his entire music catalog - CNN
Justin Timberlake sells his entire music catalog  CNN

Jorge Drexler’s Music Connects Genres, Generations and Continents - The New York Times
Jorge Drexler’s Music Connects Genres, Generations and Continents  The New York Times

Ambient Music Isn’t a Backdrop. It’s an Invitation to Suspend Time. - The New York Times
Ambient Music Isn’t a Backdrop. It’s an Invitation to Suspend Time.  The New York Times

YouTube Music now suggests your favorite speaker for playback - The Verge
YouTube Music now suggests your favorite speaker for playback  The Verge

Spotify Takes Down Neil Young's Music After His Joe Rogan Ultimatum - WSJ - The Wall Street Journal
Spotify Takes Down Neil Young's Music After His Joe Rogan Ultimatum - WSJ  The Wall Street Journal

Vangelis, composer of Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner soundtracks, dies aged 79 - The Guardian
Vangelis, composer of Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner soundtracks, dies aged 79  The Guardian

Spotify backlash offers rare insight into reeling music industry — and struggles of working musicians - The Washington Post
Spotify backlash offers rare insight into reeling music industry — and struggles of working musicians  The Washington Post

Here Are the 2022 Billboard Music Awards Winners: Full List - Billboard
Here Are the 2022 Billboard Music Awards Winners: Full List  Billboard

Apple Increases Apple Music Subscription Price for Students in Several Countries - MacRumors
Apple Increases Apple Music Subscription Price for Students in Several Countries  MacRumors

New Music Friday: The top 5 albums out on Feb. 18 : All Songs Considered - NPR
New Music Friday: The top 5 albums out on Feb. 18 : All Songs Considered  NPR

Best Music Videos List: Ranking Greatest Music Videos of All Time - Rolling Stone
Best Music Videos List: Ranking Greatest Music Videos of All Time  Rolling Stone

Depeche Mode’s Andrew Fletcher dies aged 60 - The Guardian
Depeche Mode’s Andrew Fletcher dies aged 60  The Guardian

Apple Music - Apple
Apple Music  Apple

25 Artists Shaping the Future of Music - Pitchfork
25 Artists Shaping the Future of Music  Pitchfork

500 Best Songs of All Time - Rolling Stone
500 Best Songs of All Time  Rolling Stone


Facts about Betty Kresin, Eminems grandmother


Betty Kresin, Eminem's grandmother from the maternal side , got married at the age of 14. She got six children from 3 different marriages. She first married Bob Nelson. She gave birth to her daughter Debbie in 1955.She accuses her first husband, Bob Nelson, of being verbally abusive. Both moved to Warren, Michigan, to be closer to Betty's stepmother .Despite the problems the couple esperienced, she gave Bob two more sons, Todd and Steven.They divorced in the early 60's and Betty came back to her hometown St Joseph, where she met Ron Gilpin, her second husband.She had two more children with him. One of them is Betti Schmitt (Eminem's aunt and Debbie's half sister), who is still in touch and in good terms with Eminem. Ron Gilpin was an alcoholic who used to beat up his whole family. Violence was part of their daily life. Ron left his family in 1968.Dramas surrounded Betty's family. In 1991, Todd Nelson killed his brother-in-law, Mike Harris in self defense case. He was sentenced to jail for 8 years.Betty 's sixth child from a third marriage, Ronnie Polkingharn , was Eminem's uncle and closest friend. He committed suicide in 1991.

Eminem grew up for a while at his grandmom's home. She talks about his harsh conditions of living in Detroit :

It was a poor school and they wanted his shoes. He was one of the only white children going to this segregated school. And one time they took the shoes off his feet and he had to come home in a snowstorm with no shoes on. But the story people keep asking me - "he was unconscious and almost died and all these doctors...", now I know nothing about this and I'm his grandmother.

People should think twice before calling Marshall a racist.

Betty was angry with Marshall because he never attended to Ronnie's funeral. In fact, Marshall went depressive and swallowed a bottle of Tylenol and survived to another suicide attempt. He was unable to go to Ronnie's funeral, his pain was too immense.But Betty didn't know what happened during this period.


"I was kind of bitter about him writing about my dead son, because the last five years of my deceased boy, Marshall had not even seen him. Marshall - Eminem - and my son Ronnie were very close. He idolised Ronnie and Ronnie loved him. He never even came to Ronnie's funeral and he has never put the first flower on Ronnie's grave. He doesn't do anything - he won't go near the grave. The chain that Marshall wears around his neck, the dog-tag - that was Ronnie's. I gave him the dog-tag, he makes duplicates, he sells them now, and that really broke my heart because this is something sacred to me that I gave the boy. If my son could speak to you today from the grave he would say, "Marshall stop some of the garbage, make up with your family, life's too short"."

Marshall had a good relationship to his granny until he wanted to use Ronnie's voice on a tape. He intented to do this as a tribute to his deceased uncle, but Betty thought he was disrespectful towards her son. In 2002 , both reconciled. Betty Kresin is currently writing a book on her grandson which shall be entitled The Tie That Binds .

Betty says she's proud of her grandson and that she stands on his side.

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