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People's Diva Renée Fleming Singing Canned National Anthem with New Jersey Symphony for Super (Weed) Bowl XLVIII >>

We here in "New York City" are "lucky" enough to play host to Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII, featuring intellectual thug Richard Sherman and Skittle-loving beast Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks inevitably losing to Peyton "Ad Man" Manning's Denver Broncos. More accurately, it's the Garden State that will see all the action of the first-ever "Weed Bowl" at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

The Art of the Hang: Tommy Womack Talks His Nashville Manual for Stardom to Oxford American >>

Let's change gears for a second. In fact, let's hop on another train and take it further south, from the Big Apple to Music City, Tenn. Yes, I am speaking of none other than the heel-toe clicking Nashville--city of lights, dreams and music.

Amiri Baraka, Jazz Laureate of Jersey, Dies in Newark at 79 >>

"Amiri Baraka's poetry and prose transcended ethnic and racial barriers, inspiring and energizing audiences of many generations." -- Luis Quintana, mayor of Newark

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