Zimbabwe’s Economy is Falling Apart, but the Country’s Comedy Scene is Booming

September 20, 2016

Zimbabwe’s economy is falling apart, but the country’s comedy scene is booming. Even 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe, widely accused of muzzling free speech, is a target. Insulting the president can bring a one-year jail term in this southern African country. Nonetheless, the comedians carry on, becoming bolder as fears of speaking out begin to erode. In one skit at a show on Thursday called State of the Nation, an actor…

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Zeppelin’s bassist Jones testifies for bandmates – The Latest

June 23, 2016

Led Zeppelin’s bassist said he was unfamiliar with the band Spirit as he testified in support of his bandmates in a copyright infringement trial in Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the copyright lawsuit involving Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” (all times local): John Paul Jones said Friday that he never met the band Spirit or heard them play, and he didn’t own their albums. The estate…

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‘Stairway’ may be worth millions – All that glitters is gold

June 23, 2016

Jones said he never heard the band Spirit play, never met them and didn’t own any of their albums. LOS ANGELES (AP) — The surviving members of Led Zeppelin were reunited Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom as bassist John Paul Jones testified in defense of his bandmates in a high-stakes copyright lawsuit that claims the band ripped off a riff used in “Stairway to Heaven.” The estate for Spirit’s…

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