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Ben Schwartz and His Cornrows Appear in the New Trailer for Sia’s Movie, Music - Vulture
Ben Schwartz and His Cornrows Appear in the New Trailer for Sia’s Movie, Music  Vulture

Scientific Research Says Music Benefits Athletic Performance - Swimming World Magazine
Scientific Research Says Music Benefits Athletic Performance  Swimming World Magazine

Stressbusters: Start the new year learning to create synthesizer music - The Daily Progress
Stressbusters: Start the new year learning to create synthesizer music  The Daily Progress

'Spotify are selling adverts, not music': how to stream ethically - The Guardian
'Spotify are selling adverts, not music': how to stream ethically  The Guardian

Aaliyah's Estate Shares Update About Bringing Her Music to Streaming Services on Late Singer's Birthday - PEOPLE
Aaliyah's Estate Shares Update About Bringing Her Music to Streaming Services on Late Singer's Birthday  PEOPLE

Zayn: Nobody Is Listening review – music to make babies to - The Guardian
Zayn: Nobody Is Listening review – music to make babies to  The Guardian

Globalfest Moves Online, Showcasing World Music Without Boundaries - The New York Times
Globalfest Moves Online, Showcasing World Music Without Boundaries  The New York Times

Jennifer Lopez Plays Little Mermaid, Big Snowman in Her ‘In the Morning’ Music Video - Vulture
Jennifer Lopez Plays Little Mermaid, Big Snowman in Her ‘In the Morning’ Music Video  Vulture

Sincere, Outdoorsy, Trippy, a Music Festival Breathes Los Angeles - The New York Times
Sincere, Outdoorsy, Trippy, a Music Festival Breathes Los Angeles  The New York Times

Stream New Albums From Zayn, Ashnikko, Pearl Charles, Midnight Sister And More : All Songs Considered - NPR
Stream New Albums From Zayn, Ashnikko, Pearl Charles, Midnight Sister And More : All Songs Considered  NPR

The last 2 Maine nightspots keeping live music alive during the pandemic - Bangor Daily News
The last 2 Maine nightspots keeping live music alive during the pandemic  Bangor Daily News

City launches Greater Madison Music City program to build recovery plan for local music industry - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
City launches Greater Madison Music City program to build recovery plan for local music industry  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

The 2020 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll - NPR
The 2020 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll  NPR

DOJ keeps 80-year-old music licensing rules affecting Apple Music intact - AppleInsider
DOJ keeps 80-year-old music licensing rules affecting Apple Music intact  AppleInsider

Commodores musician on his famous band, power of music to heal - Colorado Springs Gazette
Commodores musician on his famous band, power of music to heal  Colorado Springs Gazette

Sweet Sound: Violinist forges a path in music - Valdosta Daily Times
Sweet Sound: Violinist forges a path in music  Valdosta Daily Times

Hollywood Music in Media Awards Announces 2021 Nominees; Kenny Loggins Set for Lifetime Honor (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety
Hollywood Music in Media Awards Announces 2021 Nominees; Kenny Loggins Set for Lifetime Honor (EXCLUSIVE)  Variety

Why Superstar Artists Are Clamoring to Sell Their Music Rights - Rolling Stone
Why Superstar Artists Are Clamoring to Sell Their Music Rights  Rolling Stone

400 Years of Music, One Destination - The Wall Street Journal
400 Years of Music, One Destination  The Wall Street Journal

Music Academy of the West Names 2021 Alumni Enterprise Award Winners - Noozhawk
Music Academy of the West Names 2021 Alumni Enterprise Award Winners  Noozhawk

Meet Kidd G, Country Music’s Next Emo-Rap Star - The New York Times
Meet Kidd G, Country Music’s Next Emo-Rap Star  The New York Times

Tencent Music Entertainment Group Announces Acquisition of Lazy Audio - PRNewswire
Tencent Music Entertainment Group Announces Acquisition of Lazy Audio  PRNewswire

YouTube reminds Premium users that they have YouTube Music by adding to sidebar - 9to5Google
YouTube reminds Premium users that they have YouTube Music by adding to sidebar  9to5Google

cutNscratch: Web series focuses on music industry women - Roanoke Times
cutNscratch: Web series focuses on music industry women  Roanoke Times

Music Theatre Wichita returning for 50th season with new venue and protocols - KSN-TV
Music Theatre Wichita returning for 50th season with new venue and protocols  KSN-TV

Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Zayn & More: What's Your Favorite New Music Release? Vote! - Billboard
Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Zayn & More: What's Your Favorite New Music Release? Vote!  Billboard

Former Va. music teacher loses appeal in child sex case - WTOP
Former Va. music teacher loses appeal in child sex case  WTOP

From ‘Soul’ to ‘Lovers Rock’ to ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ celebrating the new Black music movies - The Philadelphia Inquirer
From ‘Soul’ to ‘Lovers Rock’ to ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ celebrating the new Black music movies  The Philadelphia Inquirer

Weekend Round-Up: Starfighters, Folk Music, And Naps - HODINKEE - HODINKEE
Weekend Round-Up: Starfighters, Folk Music, And Naps - HODINKEE  HODINKEE

Long Beach’s Rock For Vets keeps the music going despite coronavirus - Long Beach Press Telegram
Long Beach’s Rock For Vets keeps the music going despite coronavirus  Long Beach Press Telegram

DC National Guard soldier teaching music at elementary school on Zoom while guarding Capitol - FOX 61
DC National Guard soldier teaching music at elementary school on Zoom while guarding Capitol  FOX 61

Country singer Johnathan Len films latest music video on North Beach in Corpus Christi - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Country singer Johnathan Len films latest music video on North Beach in Corpus Christi  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Fact check: Photos show The Weeknd wearing prosthetics for music video - Reuters
Fact check: Photos show The Weeknd wearing prosthetics for music video  Reuters

Where to see live music in The Woodlands area in January and February - Community Impact Newspaper
Where to see live music in The Woodlands area in January and February  Community Impact Newspaper

Charlotte Musician Raises $50000 by Streaming Music From Home - Spectrum News
Charlotte Musician Raises $50000 by Streaming Music From Home  Spectrum News

Music business: Is musical talent the new commodity? - Arab News
Music business: Is musical talent the new commodity?  Arab News

Science and Culture: At the nexus of music and medicine, some see treatments for disease - pnas.org
Science and Culture: At the nexus of music and medicine, some see treatments for disease  pnas.org

Shame: ‘There are moments where you think you’re superhuman’ - The Guardian
Shame: ‘There are moments where you think you’re superhuman’  The Guardian

Hogan announces $30 million COVID relief to entertainment, music venues; 23 Baltimore organizations to receive funds - Baltimore Sun
Hogan announces $30 million COVID relief to entertainment, music venues; 23 Baltimore organizations to receive funds  Baltimore Sun

Watch Juice WRLD in his final music video - RADIO.COM
Watch Juice WRLD in his final music video  RADIO.COM

Dylan, Young, Fleetwood: Music publishing sector booming with high-profile sales - Bangkok Post
Dylan, Young, Fleetwood: Music publishing sector booming with high-profile sales  Bangkok Post

Country music legend Willie Nelson gets his Covid-19 vaccination - CNN
Country music legend Willie Nelson gets his Covid-19 vaccination  CNN

Idris Elba Releases Uplifting New Music Video for "Gospel 21" - Complex
Idris Elba Releases Uplifting New Music Video for "Gospel 21"  Complex

Detroit Tejano music pioneer's legacy preserved on album of newly-discovered recordings - Michigan Radio
Detroit Tejano music pioneer's legacy preserved on album of newly-discovered recordings  Michigan Radio

Walt Disney Music Promotes Tom MacDougall to President - Variety
Walt Disney Music Promotes Tom MacDougall to President  Variety

Mountain Music — Lizzy Plotkin and Natalie Spears discuss making their new record - Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Mountain Music — Lizzy Plotkin and Natalie Spears discuss making their new record  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

INTERVIEW: Navy talks new music, going it alone & what's next for Taste Of Pluto - CelebMix
INTERVIEW: Navy talks new music, going it alone & what's next for Taste Of Pluto  CelebMix

Live Music Friday: Jessie Lynn - WAVY.com
Live Music Friday: Jessie Lynn  WAVY.com

Serrani blending sports and music | Sports | rutlandherald.com - Rutland Herald
Serrani blending sports and music | Sports | rutlandherald.com  Rutland Herald

Covid-19 vaccines are given with organ music at UK's historic Salisbury Cathedral - CNN
Covid-19 vaccines are given with organ music at UK's historic Salisbury Cathedral  CNN

Outdoor dining music noise complaints? St. Charles says - Chicago Daily Herald
Outdoor dining music noise complaints? St. Charles says  Chicago Daily Herald

Westminster Conservatory at Nassau features music from Norway on January 21 - New Jersey Stage
Westminster Conservatory at Nassau features music from Norway on January 21  New Jersey Stage

Some talk, some laughs and some music: Signature Sounds introduces new online interview series - GazetteNET
Some talk, some laughs and some music: Signature Sounds introduces new online interview series  GazetteNET

Just got Apple Music? Here's how to keep your Spotify playlists - Wired.co.uk
Just got Apple Music? Here's how to keep your Spotify playlists  Wired.co.uk

Sylvain Sylvain, showboating guitarist of New York Dolls, dies aged 69 - The Guardian
Sylvain Sylvain, showboating guitarist of New York Dolls, dies aged 69  The Guardian

San Diego Heartbeat Music Academy are finalists to perform at virtual Presidential Inauguration - CBS News 8
San Diego Heartbeat Music Academy are finalists to perform at virtual Presidential Inauguration  CBS News 8

The Hindu music contest results announced - The Hindu
The Hindu music contest results announced  The Hindu

Parody 'It Wasn't Me' music video mocks Democrats' hypocrisy about violating own lockdown orders - Fox News
Parody 'It Wasn't Me' music video mocks Democrats' hypocrisy about violating own lockdown orders  Fox News

Holiday sales down at local music store - WETM - MyTwinTiers.com
Holiday sales down at local music store  WETM - MyTwinTiers.com

Visionary Seattle producer Sango celebrates Black music of the world and his hometown - Seattle Times
Visionary Seattle producer Sango celebrates Black music of the world and his hometown  Seattle Times

13 Ways Music Got Us Through 2020 - Pitchfork
13 Ways Music Got Us Through 2020  Pitchfork

Hollywood Music in Media Awards to Honor Kenny Loggins, Feature Two Nominations for Diane Warren - Showbiz411
Hollywood Music in Media Awards to Honor Kenny Loggins, Feature Two Nominations for Diane Warren  Showbiz411

Luther College hosts online music weeks for high school students and teachers - Luther College News
Luther College hosts online music weeks for high school students and teachers  Luther College News

The 20 best music biopics - ranked! | Biopics - The Guardian
The 20 best music biopics - ranked! | Biopics  The Guardian

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians Dance With Aliens In New Music Video For “Tripwire” - mxdwn.com
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians Dance With Aliens In New Music Video For “Tripwire”  mxdwn.com

Real-Time Social Music App EarBuds & Bose Encourage Fans to “Listen Like a Pro” Ahead of Divisional Playoff Game - Business Wire
Real-Time Social Music App EarBuds & Bose Encourage Fans to “Listen Like a Pro” Ahead of Divisional Playoff Game  Business Wire

Music teacher revamps '96 Packers song, 'The glory has returned' - FOX 6 Milwaukee
Music teacher revamps '96 Packers song, 'The glory has returned'  FOX 6 Milwaukee

North Kingsley Perform In The Rain In New Music Video For “Rifle In Thought” - mxdwn.com
North Kingsley Perform In The Rain In New Music Video For “Rifle In Thought”  mxdwn.com

Local medical student holds live music session to raise money for hospitalized children - Dayton 24/7 Now
Local medical student holds live music session to raise money for hospitalized children  Dayton 24/7 Now

The Joys of Binge-Listening to Music During Lockdown - Variety
The Joys of Binge-Listening to Music During Lockdown  Variety

Chris 'CM' Murphy, longtime manager of INXS, dies aged 66 - The Guardian
Chris 'CM' Murphy, longtime manager of INXS, dies aged 66  The Guardian

Troy Youngblood & Dan Miller : Smoke & Mojo — The Maine Music Project • MUSICFESTNEWS - Music Fest News
Troy Youngblood & Dan Miller : Smoke & Mojo — The Maine Music Project • MUSICFESTNEWS  Music Fest News

Sexy angels and mermaids abound in Jennifer Lopez's 'In the Morning' video - Entertainment Weekly
Sexy angels and mermaids abound in Jennifer Lopez's 'In the Morning' video  Entertainment Weekly

Music made 2020 better, but we failed to make 2020 better for musicians - TechCrunch
Music made 2020 better, but we failed to make 2020 better for musicians  TechCrunch

Travel Company To Refund $655K To Minnesota Music Students - CBS Minnesota
Travel Company To Refund $655K To Minnesota Music Students  CBS Minnesota

Local music icon Marge Dudeck dies at 85 - South Bend Tribune
Local music icon Marge Dudeck dies at 85  South Bend Tribune

It’s true – music really does make students smarter, and this study proves it - Classic FM
It’s true – music really does make students smarter, and this study proves it  Classic FM

Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett: Why Fans Think Their New Music Videos Are Connected - Showbiz Cheat Sheet
Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett: Why Fans Think Their New Music Videos Are Connected  Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Juice WRLD Appears In Final Music Video With “Bad Boy” Featuring Young Thug - mxdwn.com
Juice WRLD Appears In Final Music Video With “Bad Boy” Featuring Young Thug  mxdwn.com

In new music video, Tavana wants us all to consider our part in creating a 'plastic island' - Hawaii News Now
In new music video, Tavana wants us all to consider our part in creating a 'plastic island'  Hawaii News Now

How a Scottish postie's simple sea shanty struck a global chord - The Guardian
How a Scottish postie's simple sea shanty struck a global chord  The Guardian

In 'Soul,' Jon Batiste's Music Helps Bring Pixar's First Black Lead To Life - NPR
In 'Soul,' Jon Batiste's Music Helps Bring Pixar's First Black Lead To Life  NPR

Paul Stanley Releases First Full-Length Soul Station Album - Music Mayhem Magazine
Paul Stanley Releases First Full-Length Soul Station Album  Music Mayhem Magazine

The Hit List: 2020's Best Music : 1A - NPR
The Hit List: 2020's Best Music : 1A  NPR

The best songs of 2020 ... that you didn't hear - The Guardian
The best songs of 2020 ... that you didn't hear  The Guardian

Hearing Music while Checking a Pulse | NEJM - nejm.org
Hearing Music while Checking a Pulse | NEJM  nejm.org

Bob Boilen's Top 10 Albums Of 2020 : All Songs Considered - NPR
Bob Boilen's Top 10 Albums Of 2020 : All Songs Considered  NPR

I Think Beethoven Encoded His Deafness in His Music - The New York Times
I Think Beethoven Encoded His Deafness in His Music  The New York Times

How Pop Music Fandom Became Sports, Politics, Religion and All-Out War - The New York Times
How Pop Music Fandom Became Sports, Politics, Religion and All-Out War  The New York Times

BREAKING: Iconic Singer-Songwriter KT Oslin Passes - musicrow.com
BREAKING: Iconic Singer-Songwriter KT Oslin Passes  musicrow.com

The Year Live Music Stopped - Pitchfork
The Year Live Music Stopped  Pitchfork

The Music Club, 2020 - Slate
The Music Club, 2020  Slate

Elton John On Music, Addiction And Family: 'I'm Proud Of Who I Am Now' - NPR
Elton John On Music, Addiction And Family: 'I'm Proud Of Who I Am Now'  NPR

Rebecca Luker, a Broadway Star for Three Decades, Dies at 59 - The New York Times
Rebecca Luker, a Broadway Star for Three Decades, Dies at 59  The New York Times

MF DOOM, Elusive Bard of Hip-Hop, Dead at 49 - Rolling Stone
MF DOOM, Elusive Bard of Hip-Hop, Dead at 49  Rolling Stone

Leslie West, Mountain Guitarist Who Belted Out ‘Mississippi Queen,’ Dead at 75 - Rolling Stone
Leslie West, Mountain Guitarist Who Belted Out ‘Mississippi Queen,’ Dead at 75  Rolling Stone

Stimulus Offers $15 Billion in Relief for Struggling Arts Venues - The New York Times
Stimulus Offers $15 Billion in Relief for Struggling Arts Venues  The New York Times

Grammys Postpone 2021 Ceremony Over Covid-19 Concerns - Rolling Stone
Grammys Postpone 2021 Ceremony Over Covid-19 Concerns  Rolling Stone

NPR's 100 Best Songs Of 2020, Ranked - NPR
NPR's 100 Best Songs Of 2020, Ranked  NPR

2020 Was The Year Of Protest Music - NPR
2020 Was The Year Of Protest Music  NPR


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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