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Santanic Panic: The Satanic Temple sues Netflix over "Sabrina" statue

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By Andrea Dresdale

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(NEW YORK) — The Satanic Temple — yes, that’s a thing — has made good on its earlier threat to sue Netflix and Warner Brothers, Variety reports. At issue is the new Netflix series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which the Temple claims has ripped off their statue of the goat-headed deity, Baphomet.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New York, claims that a statue of Baphomet that can be seen in the show looks exactly like the Temple’s statue, which was unveiled in Detroit in 2015 and has been publicly displayed in various cities.

In The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a statue featuring a goat-headed man, flanked by two children looking up at him, can be see in the rotunda of the Academy of the Unseen Arts, the school attended by the half-mortal, half-witch Sabrina. The Temple’s statue also features a goat-headed man flanked by two children gazing up at him.

The Temple admits that its statue, created between 2013 and 2014, is based on iconography that dates back to the 19th century, but also claims it contains elements that make it an “original expression” and therefore subject to copyright.

According to the suit, the Temple maintains its copyrighted statue has been “hijacked in service of a stereotypically evil representation.” Apparently, to the Temple, Baphomet isn’t inherently evil. In the TV show, however, the school is presented as an evil place, where all students are expected to pledge themselves to Satan, the Dark Lord.

Warner Bros. and Netflix have declined to comment, According to Variety.

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Comic Katherine Ryan scores new Netflix series & stand-up special

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By ABC News Radio

Carla Guler/Netflix(LOS ANGELES) — If you’re a fan of Katherine Ryan’s 2017 Netflix comedy special, In Trouble, you’ll be thrilled to know there are more laughs in store.

The London-based Canadian comedian’s just scored her own scripted comedy series. Titled The Duchess, the six-episode series will follow Ryan’s character, a “fashionably disruptive” single mom of a young daughter living in London who’s debating whether to have a second child with her ex. We can’t vouch for whether that last part’s true but the rest of it sounds pretty much autobiographical.

Ryan’s also locked in a second stand-up special for Netflix. Glitter Room is the same stand-up act she’s toured before sold-out crowds in the U.K. this year. The Netflix version will be recorded in Los Angeles December 11 and will air next year.

You’ll also be able to see Ryan with fellow comics D.L. Hughley and Jimmy Carr on the forthcoming previously announced Netflix panel show, The Fix.

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Get ready to "Lose It," as Kane Brown sings "Homesick" for 80 returning soldiers tonight in Pittsburgh

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By Music News Group

ABC/Image Group LA Kane Brown will deliver what’s sure to be a moving moment tonight, before the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Carolina Panthers in Pennsylvania.

The “Lose It” hitmaker will sing the new track “Homesick” for 80 returning soldiers as part of the pre-game festivities at Heinz Field. The Army’s Golden Knights will also parachute in during the performance.

“Homesick” is just one of the tracks on Kane’s sophomore album, Experiment, which comes out tomorrow.

You can watch the Salute to Service Game tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. ET on Fox, NFLN or Amazon Prime Video.

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Source:: Country Music News

      

The country music family grieves for victims of the Thousand Oaks shooting

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By Music News Group

ABC/Image Group LA The country music community continues to process the latest mass shooting in the U.S., this time at a country bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

A dozen people lost their lives at the Borderline Bar & Grill about 40 miles West of Los Angeles. Ten to fifteen others were wounded, and the suspect was killed as well.

Ironically, Aubrie Sellers — a Warner Brothers artist who’s also the daughter of Lee Ann Womack and songwriter Jason Sellers — had planned to be there Wednesday night.

“Last night we were going to go line dancing at 9:30 PM at a bar called Borderline we heard about in Thousand Oaks…” she tweeted. “An hour before we were to leave, I got home and [my cat] Laney‘s eye was swollen shut so we didn’t go. Thinking of everyone affected by this today. Truly unbelievable.”

Kip Moore released the new track, “It Ain’t California,” from his forthcoming Room to Spare: The Acoustic Sessions EP, which turned out to be fitting. You can hear the song at RollingStone.com.

“Started writing this song over 10 years ago… always hoped this chorus would be heard,” he shared on Twitter. “My heart is in California today with our country fans.”

Here’s what other members of the country family were saying on their socials:

Jon Pardi: “Another tragedy, and this time in my home state of California. My heart goes out to the people who lost their lives in Thousand Oaks last night, along with those who suffered injuries. Praying for their family and friends as well.”

Brad Paisley: “Though broken, my heart is with these families and friends in Thousand Oaks today.”

Chris Young: “Heartbroken for all the families that will go through today without someone they had yesterday. Completely senseless.”

Zac Brown Band: Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones affected by the shooting in Thousand Oaks. Together, with the music community, we grieve for their loss.”

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Governor Abbott And BMI Announce Opening Of New Office In Austin

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By lauren.mccanse@gov.texas.gov Governor Greg Abbott and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in performing rights management, today announced that BMI is expanding its presence in the Lone Star State and will open its first creative office in Austin, Texas.Governor Greg Abbott and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in performing rights management, today announced that BMI is expanding its presence in the Lone Star State and will open its first creative office in Austin, Texas.

The new office, expected to open in early 2019, will allow BMI to work directly with the talented songwriters, composers, publishers and emerging songwriters and artists in the thriving Austin music community and help enhance their ability to earn a living by writing music. The BMI office is being opened with the support of Governor Abbott and the Texas Music Office and Entrepreneur Gary Keller, co-founder of the Austin Music Movement, who is signing on as a key sponsor of BMI’s Texas music initiatives.

“Today we are proud to announce that BMI’s support of Texas songwriters, composers and music publishers will become even more Texas-focused,” said Governor Abbott. “This capital investment expansion represents a real commitment to continue Texas’ rise as a music industry business center. I thank the Texas Music Office for their work in making this expansion possible and look forward to working with BMI to grow our thriving music industry.”

Mike O’Neill, President and CEO of BMI, added, “BMI has been active in the Texas music community for decades, and as their creative community has grown, we’ve grown along with them. Having a permanent presence in Austin is the next logical step, and we look forward to building on our many relationships within the industry to help give Texas songwriters all the support they need to create their greatest music. We’re thrilled to call Austin our newest home.”

Temporary office space has been identified and BMI is aiming to open its permanent office in either the Business District or South Congress area by March of 2019, to coincide with the 33rd annual edition of SXSW. BMI is actively conducting a search for the Creative executive to lead this office; the Austin team will report to BMI Vice President, Creative, Jody Williams, and BMI Assistant Vice President, Creative, Mason Hunter, who are both based in Nashville.

“BMI has a long track record of music industry community building in cities such as Nashville and Atlanta, and we look forward to working with them as they continue their work here in Texas,” said Texas Music Office Director Brendon Anthony. “BMI’s move to Austin represents a significant investment towards supporting Texas songwriters and their compositions. We are proud to welcome BMI and will work alongside them to increase opportunities for Texas musicians in the years to come.”

“The new BMI office adds to the incredible momentum we’re seeing behind the growing Austin Music Movement,” added Gary Keller. “Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World and having a company like BMI with the support of Governor Abbott establishes a presence in our city that helps further our efforts to support local music and provide resources to the many great musicians who call Austin home.”

BMI has played a major role in the development of Texas artists and writers who have gone on to great heights in the music industry, such as Robert Earl Keen, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Ray Benson, Bruce Robison, Joe Ely and Gary Clark Jr. Through its collection and distribution of public performance royalties, as well as its support of signature events like SXSW and the Austin City Limits Music Festival, BMI has been a steadfast supporter of the growth of the Texas music economy. The Austin office is the newest location for BMI, which currently has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta, London, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C.

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