Performers include Chris Stapleton with H.E.R., Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert and more. Maren Morris and Gabby Barrett won’t make appearances.

      

Linda Martell will be presented with the CMT Equal Play Award, recognizing her legacy as one of country music’s first prominent Black female artists.

      

The billboards mark the third set of signs funded by fans of Morgan Wallen.

      

“This is the club that Ellis built.” Snug Harbor jazz club opens for the first time since the pandemic with a tribute show to Ellis Marsalis.

      

Chicago blues queen Shemekia Copeland and Mississippi guitar ace Christone “Kingfish” Ingram were among the big winners at the Blues Music Awards.

      

The Beach Boys icon Brian Wilson is the subject of intimate and unconventional new documentary “Long Promised Road,” premiering at Tribeca film fest.

      

Remembering Prince, 1958-2016

      

Bruce Springsteen will return to Broadway this summer for a limited run of “Springsteen on Broadway” with shows beginning Saturday June 26.

      

The festival announced Monday morning that Chappelle will headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheater. He’ll be the first comedian to do so.

      

The Kennedy Center Honors returned Sunday bestowing medallions on entertainment icons Dick Van Dyke, Garth Brooks, Debbie Allen, Joan Baez and Midori.

      

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Lil Durk’s older brother, OTF DThang, was reportedly shot and killed Saturday outside of Chicago nightclub Club O.

Although further details surrounding the incident are scarce, reports have surfaced that witnesses saw DThang, real name Dontay Banks Jr., be fatally shot in the head.

“Chicago, when is it going to stop? Durk you’re in our prayers. Most importantly praying for his kids.” – Chicago MediaTakeout

A number of Durk’s associates in the industry have already sent out their condolences including Grammy award-winning producer Murda Beatz, tweeting “RIP DThang” and fellow Chicago rapper, Calboy.

Lil Durk has suffered a series of tough losses. Tragedy just struck his circle in November when his labelmate King Von was shot and killed outside of an Atlanta nightclub. Last week, Turn Me Up Josh, a producer that Durk has worked closely alongside in the past, suddenly died. Durk took to Twitter to commemorate the multi-platinum engineer and producer.

Prior to that, his cousin, McArthur Swindle, also known as OTF Nunu, was shot dead in Chicago while he was seated in an SUV in 2014.

This moment in Durk’s life should be a time of celebration as he just dropped his latest collaboration with Lil Baby called “The Voice of the Heroes.” Durk and DThang were just seen in Atlanta at Quality Control CEO Pierre “Pee” Thomas’ birthday party celebrating life and success. TMZ notes that Durk’s bother was an aspiring rapper. Durk has yet to publicly comment on his brother’s passing.

BOSSIP sends our condolences to Lil Durk and his family. This story is still developing, we will continue to update as more information becomes available.

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