WHAT YOU MISSED - YOUR NEWS ROUNDUP

BY MARQUIS GOODWIN

Today is, singer and songwriter, Jhené Aiko's birthday

(March 16, 1988). 

P.S. While last week was Chuck Norris' birthday today is National Kick Butts Day.

[Courtesy of jheneiako.com]

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“WHY AREN'T YOU SMILING?”

 - JHENE AIKO, "W.A.Y.S."

POP CULTURE:

Ariana Grande, the American singer and actress, has made a name for herself through her spot on impersonations of celebrities. Grande has impersonated Brittany Spears, Shakira, Rihanna, and more on Saturday Night Live and Tidal. To watch check out ARIANA GRANDE'S CELEBRITY IMPRESSIONS

MUSIC: 

Tinashe released a new song from her forthcoming studio album Joyride. The album garners support from singles such as Mike Will - produced "Energy."  She has not stated when her LP will drop, but at least we are still able to hear some of her new music. For the full story check out LISTEN TO TINASHE'S SONG, "BULLET"

SPORTS:

The Washington Capitals became the first team to clinch a playoff spot with their 50th victory. They lead the Metropolitan Division by 20 points over the New York Rangers and New York Islanders. Star, Alex Ovechkin also leads the league with 42 goals. 

STYLE:

The Levi's brand has had a strong influence in several different arenas of pop culture, and is arguably the most iconic jean brand in business. In their new three part documentary The 501® Jean: Stories of an Original they celebrate the success and history of the pants. Read more on LEVI'S TO RELEASE DOCUMENTARY ON THE 501® JEAN

LOCAL:

Tuesday Full Time Dream premiered in the District. Full Time Dream is a documentary screening and pop-up shop spotlighting DC based entrepreneurs who ventured from traditional career paths to pursue their passions.  For more on the documentary and to insure you do not miss out on more events check out EVENTS YOU CAN'T MISS THIS WEEK

ART:

Friday marked the end of the exhibit spotlighting Carnival celebrations in the District. The exhibit ran from Feb. 2 to March 11 in Northwest, D.C.. Specifically, Carnival: Celebrations of the African Diaspora,  displayed the African tradition of putting together natural objects (bones, grasses, beads, shells, fabric) to create a piece of sculpture, a mask, or costume. To learn more about the event visit AFRO.com

FOOD:

Monday we did a feature on Guerilla Vending in our #MADEINDC Business Highlight. Guerilla Vending has completely refurbished vending machines as we knew them, distributing a unique variety of products ranging in prices under $10. From iphone chargers to teriyaki nori to Advil, Guerilla Vending has your back. To learn more check out #MADEINDC BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT - GUERILLA VENDING

POLITICS:

A Republican GOP debate is planned for Monday. The thing is the Republican lead candidate, Donald Trump, will not be there. "I think we've had enough debates," Trump said Wednesday on Fox News, which is hosting the debate. Trump went on to say he just recently became aware of the debate and has a prior commitment. After losing his home state, Marco Rubio dropped out of the race leaving just Ted Cruz and John Kasich argue in Monday's debate. But if Trump does not show up Kasich says neither will he; thus, no debate at all. 

TECH: 

Rumors say Instagram will no longer show posts chronologically. “The order of photos and videos in your feed will be based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post,” reads a statement from Instagram. “As we begin, we’re focusing on optimizing the order — all the posts will still be there, just in a different order.” They say this is based on the fact users miss nearly 70% of posts. 

SONG OF THE DAY: 

ANGELIE'S PICK

 JMSN - CRUEL INTENTIONS

Listen Here.

 

FROM #THEPLAYLIST