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Wednesday | via Artforum Intl.
The Liverpool Biennial was forced to find a new location for Turner-Prize-Winning artist Mark Leckey's video installation after the saw mill where the work was going to be displayed was engulfed in flames last week, Catherine Jones of Echo reports. Authorities confirmed that the fire at the Wolstenholme Square building was started deliberately, and an arson investigation is currently underway. Comment?
Friday Jun 17 | via New York Post
Thousands of friends and fans said farewell to "The Voice" singer Christina Grimmie at services in New Jersey on Friday. Grimmie's family received condolences for five hours before an emotional memorial service was held. Comment?
Monday Jun 13 | via Philly.com
Deirdre McLaurin was horrified by the mass shooting at the gay nightclub in Orlando - but at the same time, not terribly surprised. At 64, she grew up at a time when being open about her sexuality could endanger a friendship, a job, or her safety. Comment?
Sunday Jun 12 | via Newsday
Austin Ellis, a member of Metropolitan Community Church, carries a cross with a sign in memory of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting as he marches in the 2016 Gay Pride Parade on June 12, 2016 in Philadelphia. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jessica Kourkounis Omar Mateen now holds the fatality record for American mass shootings, having eclipsed with a handgun and an assault rifle the 27 people killed at the Sandy Hook school in Connecticut and the 32 at Virginia Tech. Comment?
Saturday Jun 11 | via Philly.com
Mike Newall has been writing for the Inquirer since 2010. Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., he has been writing about Philadelphia crime, courts, politics, and neighborhoods since 2003. Comment?
Wednesday Jun 1 | via Rumble In The Garden
Former five-star recruit and former St. John's point guard Rysheed Jordan was arrested on charges of attempted murder and robbery in connection with a shooting in North Philadelphia on May 27. ABC6 in Philadelphia is reporting that Jordan and two other suspects set up a meeting with three men to sell a cellphone. Jordan and the two suspects attempted to rob the victims during the meeting, which resulted in Jordan opening fire and hitting one victim in the arm. Comment?
Tuesday May 31 | via Billboard
As New York police investigators try to get to the bottom of the Irving Plaza shooting that left three injured and one dead last week, rappers are defending Troy Ave -- the Brooklyn MC who was wounded in the leg and pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges after a video surfaced that appeared to show him firing a gun at the venue. "The laws they made ain't designed to protect us!," offered Philadelphia rhymer Meek Mill in an Instagram post under a photo of Troy Ave in a wheelchair. Comment?
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