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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

'Happy' And 'Sad' Music Might Not Be Nearly as Universal as We Thought - ScienceAlert
'Happy' And 'Sad' Music Might Not Be Nearly as Universal as We Thought  ScienceAlert

Family of 'Nightbirde' to release new music from the late singer - The Columbus Dispatch
Family of 'Nightbirde' to release new music from the late singer  The Columbus Dispatch

Lake County Music Guide: Your Fourth of July Party Planner – The Bloom - The Lake County Bloom
Lake County Music Guide: Your Fourth of July Party Planner – The Bloom  The Lake County Bloom

Behind-the-scenes music details are best served by the devs themselves! - News - Nintendo
Behind-the-scenes music details are best served by the devs themselves! - News  Nintendo

Fern Maddie: Ghost Story review – an unnerving, arresting folk debut - The Guardian
Fern Maddie: Ghost Story review – an unnerving, arresting folk debut  The Guardian

If it's June, it must be Black Music Month - Richmond Free Press
If it's June, it must be Black Music Month  Richmond Free Press

Highest-Grossing Musician Biopics - Billboard
Highest-Grossing Musician Biopics  Billboard

Universal Music Group acquires Frank Zappa's catalog of music - New York Post
Universal Music Group acquires Frank Zappa's catalog of music  New York Post

Music in the Mountains announces Concert Venue Changes amid Rices Fire - YubaNet
Music in the Mountains announces Concert Venue Changes amid Rices Fire  YubaNet

Appropriation or appreciation? How 'Elvis' highlights his complicated history with Black music - USA TODAY
Appropriation or appreciation? How 'Elvis' highlights his complicated history with Black music  USA TODAY

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

Music distributor DistroKid expands into music video distribution with ‘DistroVid’ - TechCrunch
Music distributor DistroKid expands into music video distribution with ‘DistroVid’  TechCrunch

Selena Gomez Teases ‘Maybe Some Music’ Coming This Year - Billboard
Selena Gomez Teases ‘Maybe Some Music’ Coming This Year  Billboard

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

NPR Music's Favorite Albums of 2022 (So Far) - NPR
NPR Music's Favorite Albums of 2022 (So Far)  NPR

Apple Music Live continues with Mary J. Blige concert in July - AppleInsider
Apple Music Live continues with Mary J. Blige concert in July  AppleInsider

Dolphins players mock each other's music choices on 'Mini Mic' - Dolphins Wire
Dolphins players mock each other's music choices on 'Mini Mic'  Dolphins Wire

Neighborhood Notes: Music, mimes, July 4 and more - Mission Local
Neighborhood Notes: Music, mimes, July 4 and more  Mission Local

Florida drivers could get ticketed for playing music too loud starting Friday - Wink News
Florida drivers could get ticketed for playing music too loud starting Friday  Wink News

Music, Fireworks Highlight Host Of Local Fourth Of July Events - Jamestown Post Journal
Music, Fireworks Highlight Host Of Local Fourth Of July Events  Jamestown Post Journal

Mimir Festival returns to live chamber music in Fort Worth - The Dallas Morning News
Mimir Festival returns to live chamber music in Fort Worth  The Dallas Morning News

Milwaukee Music Roundup: Explorers, The Grovelers, Peter Mulvey & SistaStrings, Velocihamster - WUWM
Milwaukee Music Roundup: Explorers, The Grovelers, Peter Mulvey & SistaStrings, Velocihamster  WUWM

Local Music Spotlight: Scott Ryan Ingersoll taps into life struggles, healing in 'Black Hole Dispatch' - The Spokesman Review
Local Music Spotlight: Scott Ryan Ingersoll taps into life struggles, healing in 'Black Hole Dispatch'  The Spokesman Review

How Dance and Club Music Is Reacting to Drake and Beyoncé - The Ringer
How Dance and Club Music Is Reacting to Drake and Beyoncé  The Ringer

Yonderville music festival kicks off Thursday in Masontown - WBOY.com
Yonderville music festival kicks off Thursday in Masontown  WBOY.com

Best Music Production Software in 2022 - Futurism
Best Music Production Software in 2022  Futurism

SESAC HONORS LATIN MUSIC AT 2022 LATINA MUSIC AWARDS - PR Newswire
SESAC HONORS LATIN MUSIC AT 2022 LATINA MUSIC AWARDS  PR Newswire

Kelly Clarkson explains how 'huge divorce' impacted releasing new music - Page Six
Kelly Clarkson explains how 'huge divorce' impacted releasing new music  Page Six

Olney Theatre's 'The Music Man' features deaf Harold Hill - The Washington Post
Olney Theatre's 'The Music Man' features deaf Harold Hill  The Washington Post

Music Streaming Company Napster To Launch Its Own Token On Algorand - Decrypt
Music Streaming Company Napster To Launch Its Own Token On Algorand  Decrypt

Tell us: what is the song that calms you down? - The Guardian
Tell us: what is the song that calms you down?  The Guardian

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

Announcing Pitchfork Music Festival Berlin, Initial Lineup and Dates for Paris and London Festivals - Pitchfork
Announcing Pitchfork Music Festival Berlin, Initial Lineup and Dates for Paris and London Festivals  Pitchfork

Kompass Music Group’s Innovative Take On Artist Management - Forbes
Kompass Music Group’s Innovative Take On Artist Management  Forbes

Talkin' Music: A-Mac & The Height - KVNF Public Radio
Talkin' Music: A-Mac & The Height  KVNF Public Radio

Singing in the face of colonial danger: Music's place in Indigenous resistance - CBC.ca
Singing in the face of colonial danger: Music's place in Indigenous resistance  CBC.ca

The enduring resonance of George Michael's subversive music - CNN
The enduring resonance of George Michael's subversive music  CNN

2022 Kresge Artist Fellowships and Gilda Awards highlight film, music, live arts - The Kresge Foundation
2022 Kresge Artist Fellowships and Gilda Awards highlight film, music, live arts  The Kresge Foundation

ArtSEA: An update to Volunteer Park's long history of live music - Crosscut
ArtSEA: An update to Volunteer Park's long history of live music  Crosscut

Usher wraps Black Music Month with soulful Tiny Desk Concert: 'This is Black magic right here' - USA TODAY
Usher wraps Black Music Month with soulful Tiny Desk Concert: 'This is Black magic right here'  USA TODAY

Peach Music Festival begins in Lackawanna County - WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Peach Music Festival begins in Lackawanna County  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Kanye West sued for allegedly sampling Chicago House legend Marshall Jefferson's music without permission - Music Business Worldwide
Kanye West sued for allegedly sampling Chicago House legend Marshall Jefferson's music without permission  Music Business Worldwide

Mission to Marzz: Louisville's next R&B sensation is ready to take music by storm - WHAS11.com
Mission to Marzz: Louisville's next R&B sensation is ready to take music by storm  WHAS11.com

Don't call it a comeback (yet): New music venues could open up on East Sixth Street - KUT
Don't call it a comeback (yet): New music venues could open up on East Sixth Street  KUT

Central City music venue and tiki bar, Portside Lounge, will close, owner says - FOX 8 Local First
Central City music venue and tiki bar, Portside Lounge, will close, owner says  FOX 8 Local First

ICYMI: Music Releases You Probably Didn't Hear In June 2022 - Vibe
ICYMI: Music Releases You Probably Didn't Hear In June 2022  Vibe

'Speaking of Music': Rare Birds – WABE - WABE 90.1 FM
'Speaking of Music': Rare Birds – WABE  WABE 90.1 FM

Umbrella Academy Season 3 Music - BuzzFeed
Umbrella Academy Season 3 Music  BuzzFeed

Dave Pittenger Signs With Milk & Honey Music - musicrow.com
Dave Pittenger Signs With Milk & Honey Music  musicrow.com

New Music Friday - New Albums From Duwap Kaine, G Perico, French Montana + More - HipHopDX
New Music Friday - New Albums From Duwap Kaine, G Perico, French Montana + More  HipHopDX

Witness the futuristic music with the gripping virtual reality track 'Reprogram Me' by Brendan Bradley - Daily Music Roll
Witness the futuristic music with the gripping virtual reality track 'Reprogram Me' by Brendan Bradley  Daily Music Roll

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

Pitchfork Music Festival Announces Advanced Screening of Sprung from Amazon Freevee - Pitchfork
Pitchfork Music Festival Announces Advanced Screening of Sprung from Amazon Freevee  Pitchfork

Transfer Your Music Library and Playlists Among Any Streaming Services With This App - Lifehacker
Transfer Your Music Library and Playlists Among Any Streaming Services With This App  Lifehacker

CoinGeek TV with Michal Scislowski: Soundoshi to democratize music for the 2 billion people excluded today - CoinGeek
CoinGeek TV with Michal Scislowski: Soundoshi to democratize music for the 2 billion people excluded today  CoinGeek

How Rowan County helped bring a Luke Combs music video to life - Salisbury Post - Salisbury Post
How Rowan County helped bring a Luke Combs music video to life - Salisbury Post  Salisbury Post

Creativity, ego and incessant touring: Doobie Brothers frontman on 50 years of music - The Cincinnati Enquirer
Creativity, ego and incessant touring: Doobie Brothers frontman on 50 years of music  The Cincinnati Enquirer

Metro Music - July 2022 - Toledo City Paper
Metro Music - July 2022  Toledo City Paper

More Than Just Music: Robot Mama's performances bring sound and art together - Toledo City Paper
More Than Just Music: Robot Mama's performances bring sound and art together  Toledo City Paper

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

A Proclamation on Black Music Appreciation Month, 2022 - The White House
A Proclamation on Black Music Appreciation Month, 2022  The White House

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

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

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

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

The 10 most innovative music companies of 2022 - Fast Company
The 10 most innovative music companies of 2022  Fast Company

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

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

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

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

Spotify becomes first music streamer to launch on Roblox - TechCrunch
Spotify becomes first music streamer to launch on Roblox  TechCrunch

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

Apple (AAPL) Buys AI Music Startup - Bloomberg
Apple (AAPL) Buys AI Music Startup  Bloomberg

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

How Blackpink Went From Strangers to Sisters to Pop Supernovas - Rolling Stone
How Blackpink Went From Strangers to Sisters to Pop Supernovas  Rolling Stone

Exclusive: Spotify tests letting artists promote NFTs on their profiles - Music Ally
Exclusive: Spotify tests letting artists promote NFTs on their profiles  Music Ally

40 Best Music Festivals in the World in 2022 - Time Out
40 Best Music Festivals in the World in 2022  Time Out

Can Listening to Music Reduce Stress? Research, Benefits, and Genres - PsychCentral.com
Can Listening to Music Reduce Stress? Research, Benefits, and Genres  PsychCentral.com

150 Music Quotes - Inspiring Quotes About Music - Parade Magazine
150 Music Quotes - Inspiring Quotes About Music  Parade Magazine

#NowPlaying: Best New Songs From NPR Music - NPR
#NowPlaying: Best New Songs From NPR Music  NPR

Music and Studying: Do They Go Together? - Healthline
Music and Studying: Do They Go Together?  Healthline

Year of Chicago Music - chicago.gov
Year of Chicago Music  chicago.gov

Bard Music Festival - Fisher Center at Bard - Bard College
Bard Music Festival - Fisher Center at Bard  Bard College

Forbes 30 Under 30 2021: Music - Forbes
Forbes 30 Under 30 2021: Music  Forbes

4 Best Music Streaming Services (2022): Spotify, Apple Music, and More Compared - WIRED
4 Best Music Streaming Services (2022): Spotify, Apple Music, and More Compared  WIRED

These 6 Types of Music Are Known to Dramatically Improve Productivity - Entrepreneur
These 6 Types of Music Are Known to Dramatically Improve Productivity  Entrepreneur


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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