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War songs and lullabies behind origins of music - Science Daily
War songs and lullabies behind origins of music  Science Daily

Harry Styles investing in new music venue in Manchester - Associated Press
Harry Styles investing in new music venue in Manchester  Associated Press

Face the Music: New album from Rachel Efron, new song from Jordan Stowell - Press Herald
Face the Music: New album from Rachel Efron, new song from Jordan Stowell  Press Herald

Encore! - Music show: E from The Eels on the band's new album 'Earth To Dora' - FRANCE 24
Encore! - Music show: E from The Eels on the band's new album 'Earth To Dora'  FRANCE 24

Bionic gloves help renowned pianist João Carlos Martins play music again - Yahoo Sports
Bionic gloves help renowned pianist João Carlos Martins play music again  Yahoo Sports

From Biden to Hickenlooper, Dems dominate music in politics. But does it make a difference? - The Know
From Biden to Hickenlooper, Dems dominate music in politics. But does it make a difference?  The Know

Music City band supports venues from back of box truck - WSMV Nashville
Music City band supports venues from back of box truck  WSMV Nashville

Monday Bulletin: What's Behind Election Problems, Central Park Music and Roller-Skaters - westsiderag.com
Monday Bulletin: What's Behind Election Problems, Central Park Music and Roller-Skaters  westsiderag.com

Ellen Reid's Soundwalk App Breathes Musical Life Into Central Park : Deceptive Cadence - NPR
Ellen Reid's Soundwalk App Breathes Musical Life Into Central Park : Deceptive Cadence  NPR

Music, Food, Families Fill Streets of Bergen Point Saturday - TAPinto.net
Music, Food, Families Fill Streets of Bergen Point Saturday  TAPinto.net

Music to vote by - The Philadelphia Inquirer
Music to vote by  The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Music Never Stops With Jerry Garcia’s Just-Launched Cannabis Collection - Forbes
The Music Never Stops With Jerry Garcia’s Just-Launched Cannabis Collection  Forbes

Music review: Sheer brilliance on acoustic guitar from virtuoso Hazar - Toledo Blade
Music review: Sheer brilliance on acoustic guitar from virtuoso Hazar  Toledo Blade

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Lawrence University offers virtual ‘New Music Series’ concert - WeAreGreenBay.com
Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Lawrence University offers virtual ‘New Music Series’ concert  WeAreGreenBay.com

Twitch faces music industry backlash over proper licensing (updated) - Engadget
Twitch faces music industry backlash over proper licensing (updated)  Engadget

Seniors ‘escape’ the pandemic in Virginia Beach with good wine and music - The Virginian-Pilot - The Virginian-Pilot
Seniors ‘escape’ the pandemic in Virginia Beach with good wine and music - The Virginian-Pilot  The Virginian-Pilot

Adele and Rihanna, please save us from 2020 with new music - CNN
Adele and Rihanna, please save us from 2020 with new music  CNN

Music as a way out: Tomah's Aaron Scott travels from depression to 'The Voice' - La Crosse Tribune
Music as a way out: Tomah's Aaron Scott travels from depression to 'The Voice'  La Crosse Tribune

Battle Creek studio amplifies voices as multimedia hub - The Detroit News
Battle Creek studio amplifies voices as multimedia hub  The Detroit News

Sunday with Gary Numan: ‘I don’t listen to music at all’ - The Guardian
Sunday with Gary Numan: ‘I don’t listen to music at all’  The Guardian

'Catharsis and comfort': UNC artists use music to work through mental health challenges - The Daily Tar Heel
'Catharsis and comfort': UNC artists use music to work through mental health challenges  The Daily Tar Heel

YouTube Music now lets free users cast uploaded music to speakers - The Verge
YouTube Music now lets free users cast uploaded music to speakers  The Verge

Free music by local performers at Lugar Plaza during early voting - WISHTV.com
Free music by local performers at Lugar Plaza during early voting  WISHTV.com

Tracks of the Week: new music from The Cadillac Three, All Them Witches and more - Louder
Tracks of the Week: new music from The Cadillac Three, All Them Witches and more  Louder

Music of Remembrance ‘To Life!’ concert honors 4 musicians who survived the Holocaust - Seattle Times
Music of Remembrance ‘To Life!’ concert honors 4 musicians who survived the Holocaust  Seattle Times

The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch Lead 2020 American Music Awards Nominations - Variety
The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch Lead 2020 American Music Awards Nominations  Variety

Review: In a Cemetery, Music Lives - The New York Times
Review: In a Cemetery, Music Lives  The New York Times

Dawgs with Style: Music Edition - The Butler Collegian
Dawgs with Style: Music Edition  The Butler Collegian

Prayer, worship and music service to take over the National Mall - WTOP
Prayer, worship and music service to take over the National Mall  WTOP

The Prison Music Project: Songs from Inside New Folsom Prison : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN - NPR
The Prison Music Project: Songs from Inside New Folsom Prison : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN  NPR

The Music Biographer Peter Guralnick’s New Book Covers Many Subjects — Including Himself - The New York Times
The Music Biographer Peter Guralnick’s New Book Covers Many Subjects — Including Himself  The New York Times

Spotify introduces a new music-and-spoken word format, open to all creators - TechCrunch
Spotify introduces a new music-and-spoken word format, open to all creators  TechCrunch

Swing out, sisters: the nuns singing through lockdown - The Guardian
Swing out, sisters: the nuns singing through lockdown  The Guardian

Big rise in music by Irish female artists on radio, says report - The Irish Times
Big rise in music by Irish female artists on radio, says report  The Irish Times

Mariah Carey's 'Rarities' Illuminate Pop Music's Evolution - NPR
Mariah Carey's 'Rarities' Illuminate Pop Music's Evolution  NPR

The Rebel Lounge opens as coffee bar as pandemic hits live music industry hard - ABC15 Arizona
The Rebel Lounge opens as coffee bar as pandemic hits live music industry hard  ABC15 Arizona

High school football player dreams of country music success - KPRC Click2Houston
High school football player dreams of country music success  KPRC Click2Houston

NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of September : All Songs Considered - NPR
NPR Music's No. 1 Albums And Songs Of September : All Songs Considered  NPR

Music Legend Herb Alpert Is the Business Journal's Philanthropist of the Year - Los Angeles Business Journal
Music Legend Herb Alpert Is the Business Journal's Philanthropist of the Year  Los Angeles Business Journal

AC/DC Unveil 'Shot in the Dark' Music Video - Ultimate Classic Rock
AC/DC Unveil 'Shot in the Dark' Music Video  Ultimate Classic Rock

Jerry Jeff Walker, country music legend and 'Mr. Bojangles' songwriter, dies at 78 - Fox News
Jerry Jeff Walker, country music legend and 'Mr. Bojangles' songwriter, dies at 78  Fox News

New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Oct. 2 : All Songs Considered - NPR
New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Oct. 2 : All Songs Considered  NPR

Roblox has big plans for virtual music events - The Verge
Roblox has big plans for virtual music events  The Verge

Brands Are Missing Out on Thousands in Uncollected Ad Music Royalties - MarTech Series
Brands Are Missing Out on Thousands in Uncollected Ad Music Royalties  MarTech Series

Mario Kart music now popular with teens doing last-minute homework - Polygon
Mario Kart music now popular with teens doing last-minute homework  Polygon

7 Podcasts for Music Lovers - The New York Times
7 Podcasts for Music Lovers  The New York Times

Keep Music Live: Sir Mix-a-Lot rallies to save Seattle music venues - KING5.com
Keep Music Live: Sir Mix-a-Lot rallies to save Seattle music venues  KING5.com

Twitch launches a rights-cleared music catalog for streamers, Soundtrack by Twitch - TechCrunch
Twitch launches a rights-cleared music catalog for streamers, Soundtrack by Twitch  TechCrunch

Anthony Fantano Is the Music Critic Who Matters (if You’re Under 25) - The New York Times
Anthony Fantano Is the Music Critic Who Matters (if You’re Under 25)  The New York Times

Debussy: where to start with his music - The Guardian
Debussy: where to start with his music  The Guardian

NHPR Folk Music Event Calendar 10.26.20 | New Hampshire Public Radio - New Hampshire Public Radio
NHPR Folk Music Event Calendar 10.26.20 | New Hampshire Public Radio  New Hampshire Public Radio

Dan+Shay, Maren Morris, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs Lead American Music Awards Country Nominees : - musicrow.com
Dan+Shay, Maren Morris, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs Lead American Music Awards Country Nominees :  musicrow.com

McDonald's to host music festival to try to win over younger customers - Business Insider - Business Insider
McDonald's to host music festival to try to win over younger customers - Business Insider  Business Insider

The Market At Tennessee River Music - WBRC
The Market At Tennessee River Music  WBRC

Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and YouTube found recently hosting racist music - BBC News
Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and YouTube found recently hosting racist music  BBC News

Plan your week: See the new James Brown mural, hear live music, celebrate Halloween - The Augusta Chronicle
Plan your week: See the new James Brown mural, hear live music, celebrate Halloween  The Augusta Chronicle

PHOTOS, VIDEO: New Wooden Christmas Tree Music Box with Classic Disney Parks Icons Arrives at Walt Disney World - wdwnt.com
PHOTOS, VIDEO: New Wooden Christmas Tree Music Box with Classic Disney Parks Icons Arrives at Walt Disney World  wdwnt.com

Baltimore Safe Haven music video to highlight murdered Black trans women - Washington Blade
Baltimore Safe Haven music video to highlight murdered Black trans women  Washington Blade

Amanda Flosbach takes the helm at Teton Music School - Buckrail
Amanda Flosbach takes the helm at Teton Music School  Buckrail

Proposed bill would provide relief for theaters, music venues - TribLIVE
Proposed bill would provide relief for theaters, music venues  TribLIVE

Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65 - Variety
Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65  Variety

5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Baroque Music - The New York Times
5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Baroque Music  The New York Times

Apple introduces HomePod mini: A powerful smart speaker with amazing sound - Apple Newsroom
Apple introduces HomePod mini: A powerful smart speaker with amazing sound  Apple Newsroom

COVID-19 pandemic claims San Antonio live music venue Cooter Browns Saloon - San Antonio Current
COVID-19 pandemic claims San Antonio live music venue Cooter Browns Saloon  San Antonio Current

S.F. waives fees for nightclubs, bars and music venues - San Francisco Chronicle
S.F. waives fees for nightclubs, bars and music venues  San Francisco Chronicle

Tencent Music Entertainment Group Announces Appointment of New Independent Director - PRNewswire
Tencent Music Entertainment Group Announces Appointment of New Independent Director  PRNewswire

After COVID interlude, Music Centre plays on - Observer-Reporter
After COVID interlude, Music Centre plays on  Observer-Reporter

Spotify catches up with Apple Music with new lyric song search feature - 9to5Mac
Spotify catches up with Apple Music with new lyric song search feature  9to5Mac

Mohammad Reza Shajarian embodied the timeless beauty of Persian music - The Guardian
Mohammad Reza Shajarian embodied the timeless beauty of Persian music  The Guardian

Flying Buffaloes staging mobile concerts to aid Nashville music venues - WSMV Nashville
Flying Buffaloes staging mobile concerts to aid Nashville music venues  WSMV Nashville

Johnny Nash: I Can See Clearly Now singer dies aged 80 - BBC News
Johnny Nash: I Can See Clearly Now singer dies aged 80  BBC News

The company that has a monopoly on ice cream truck music - The Hustle
The company that has a monopoly on ice cream truck music  The Hustle

'If you steal music, you aren't a real music fan' - BBC News
'If you steal music, you aren't a real music fan'  BBC News

Google’s new ‘Hold for Me’ feature saves you from elevator music - The Verge
Google’s new ‘Hold for Me’ feature saves you from elevator music  The Verge

2020 Billboard Music Awards Winners: Complete List - Billboard
2020 Billboard Music Awards Winners: Complete List  Billboard

YouTube Music: Google to axe Play Music in October - BBC News
YouTube Music: Google to axe Play Music in October  BBC News

YouTube Music can finally import your library and uploads from Google Play Music - The Verge
YouTube Music can finally import your library and uploads from Google Play Music  The Verge

Facebook is launching licensed music videos in threat to YouTube - CNN
Facebook is launching licensed music videos in threat to YouTube  CNN

Apple announces Apple Music radio - Apple Newsroom
Apple announces Apple Music radio  Apple Newsroom

NPR Music's 25 Favorite Songs Of 2020 (So Far) - NPR
NPR Music's 25 Favorite Songs Of 2020 (So Far)  NPR

Facebook to launch officially licensed music videos in the US next month - TechCrunch
Facebook to launch officially licensed music videos in the US next month  TechCrunch

The Hidden Costs of Streaming Music - The New Yorker
The Hidden Costs of Streaming Music  The New Yorker

Pop music is getting faster (and happier) - BBC News
Pop music is getting faster (and happier)  BBC News

Benefits of Music on Body, Mind, Relationships & More - Healthline
Benefits of Music on Body, Mind, Relationships & More  Healthline

Snapchat to take on TikTok with a new music-powered feature rolling out this fall - TechCrunch
Snapchat to take on TikTok with a new music-powered feature rolling out this fall  TechCrunch

Transfer Google Play Music to YouTube Music before it's too late. Here's how - CNET
Transfer Google Play Music to YouTube Music before it's too late. Here's how  CNET

Recorded music revenue is up on streaming growth, as physical sales plummet - TechCrunch
Recorded music revenue is up on streaming growth, as physical sales plummet  TechCrunch

Scientists have turned the structure of the coronavirus into music - Science Magazine
Scientists have turned the structure of the coronavirus into music  Science Magazine

Does music help us work better? It depends - BBC News
Does music help us work better? It depends  BBC News

Google Play Music Is Shutting Down. Here's How to Save Your Tunes. - ConsumerReports.org
Google Play Music Is Shutting Down. Here's How to Save Your Tunes.  ConsumerReports.org

Google says it’s working hard to address YouTube Music complaints - Ars Technica
Google says it’s working hard to address YouTube Music complaints  Ars Technica

NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2020 (So Far) - NPR
NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2020 (So Far)  NPR

How Music Can Bring Relief During These Anxious Times - The New Yorker
How Music Can Bring Relief During These Anxious Times  The New Yorker

What was the best year for music? - BBC News
What was the best year for music?  BBC News

We Insist: A Century Of Black Music Against State Violence - NPR
We Insist: A Century Of Black Music Against State Violence  NPR

Best Sites, Apps, and YouTube Channels to Learn Music (2020) - WIRED
Best Sites, Apps, and YouTube Channels to Learn Music (2020)  WIRED

Music helps us remember who we are and how we belong during difficult and traumatic times - The Conversation CA
Music helps us remember who we are and how we belong during difficult and traumatic times  The Conversation CA

Where To Stream Live Concerts During Coronavirus - NPR
Where To Stream Live Concerts During Coronavirus  NPR

20 TV Shows For Music Lovers To Stream While Social Distancing - NPR
20 TV Shows For Music Lovers To Stream While Social Distancing  NPR

New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out July 24 : All Songs Considered - NPR
New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out July 24 : All Songs Considered  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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