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Eddie Murphy Announces Return To Stand-Up Comedy

Eddie Murphy is the next comedian to sit on Jerry Seinfeld's passenger side for the upcoming season of the latter's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee show on Netflix. In a sneak peek provided to The Hollywood Reporter, Murphy revealed he's making a comeback to stand-up comedy. Longtime fans are in for a treat since the legendary comic hasn't been on stage in a while.

"I'm going to do it again. Everything just has to be right," Murphy said when Seinfield asked about his return to the stage. "You have to get up there and start working out."

Murphy also revealed that the late comic Don Rickles encouraged him to return to the stage. He teased Seinfeld about buying the Comic Strip, a popular New York City comedy club so that he could perform there. "You should buy the Comic Strip, and I'll come and work out there," Murphy gushed. "If you want to do that, I'll do it. I'll call it Jerry Seinfeld's Comic Strip," Seinfeld cheekily replied.

We're sure Murphy's fans are delighted to see him return to the stage, considering the milestones he's been though like welcoming his tenth child last year with Australian actress Paige Butcher.

For nostalgia's sake, check out an old clip of Murphy doing stand up in 1983's Delirious below and watch his announcement with Seinfield above.

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UK Drill Rapper Unknown T Appears In Court Following Murder Charge

UK-based rapper Unknown T appeared in court Thursday (July 18) after he was arrested and charged in the murder of Steven Narvaez-Jara.

The Evening Standard reports Uknown T, born Daniel Richie Lena, appeared at the Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court in London to hear the charges against him. Other defendants included Raman Boreland and Mohammed Musse, all three from Homerton. Lena and Boreland are charged with the murder of Narvarez-Jara. Lena also holds an additional violent disorder charge.

Narvarez-Jara, who was an aspiring pilot was stabbed on January 1, 2018 during a party. The 20-year-old was a physics and aerospace student studying to be a pilot at the University of Hertfordshire. He was was one of four men who were stabbed to death just within 15 hours of each other during the new year period, The Guardian reports.

A friend described Narvaez-Jara, as "loved amongst his family and peers and as the Ecuadorian young man he was, he was full of life and loved a great party."

Met Police confirmed the rapper's chargers to Metro.co.uk, in a statement.

"Detectives investigating the murder of 20-year-old Steven Narvaez-Jara in Islington on New Year's Day 2018 have charged three people," a spokesperson stated. "All were bailed before being released under investigation in November 2018."

Unknown T's rap career skyrocketed in the summer of 2018 with his single "Homerton B" that reached No.48 on the UK charts. He also appeared on stage with Drake at London's 02 Arena.

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Lalah Hathaway attends The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation Inaugural "Can We Talk?" Benefit Dinner at The Newseum on June 07, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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Lalah Hathaway To Curate Art Exhibit For Future x Sounds LA

Five-time Grammy award-winning artist and activist, Lalah Hathaway will curate and perform at the Los Angeles edition of Future x Sounds LA at Ford Theaters (Aug. 31). The multi-city and art series will also present the sounds of Anna Wise, Justus West, Gwen Bunn, DJ Battlecat, and an appearance by Hathway's art collective, #realmusicrebels.

Future x Sounds invites artists, attendees, and society to question the world around them, with Hathaway leading the art journey. "L.A. welcomed me home at an early age and continued my music education. It kept me honest and kept me true to the eternal student within me," Hathaway said.

Celebrating the creative community and spotlighting the way music and education impact social change during an evening of live performances, collaborations, conversations, art installations and more, the event will host some of the most active and respected musicians in each city of the artistic community.

 

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"Their curation [Future x Sounds] is based on mutual inspiration, respect and the will to support each other's individual projects. It's pretty beautiful and powerful. As one of the most respected and authentic voices music today, Lalah Hathaway was an ideal choice to showcase Los Angeles with our inaugural series in this city," said Future x Sounds founder and executive producer, Angela Gill.

Hathaway was most recently nominated for three Grammy Awards in 2019 including, Best R&B album. The artist is one of the most elite of her time with 30 years of music under her belt. As a singer-songwriter and producer, she has collaborated with an extensive list of hitmakers including Dr.Dre, Anderson .Paak, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and Pharrell Williams. Also gracing the stage with legends Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder, Prince, and Herbie Hancock.

With LA x Sounds being one of her final destinations of the summer, Lalah, will first open the 2019 Lincoln Center Out of Doors summer concert series (July 24).

Future x Sounds will kick-off its multi-city tour in New York where they will partner with Summerstage to celebrate Black Woodstock and the 50th anniversary of Harlem Culture Festival (Aug. 17).

You can purchase tickets here.

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