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MC5 nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, again 

Nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2019 class are in, and they include classic rockers, singers, hip-hop stars and, once again, Detroit’s MC5. This will be the fourth time the influential rock group has been nominated. Eligible since 1991, the rock group was nominated in 2003, ’17 and ’18 but failed to get enough votes to be inducted. The “Kick Out the Jams” band is up against Def Leppard, Devo, John Prine, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks and Todd Rundgren – who are all nominated for the first time – plus previous nominees Janet Jackson, Radiohead, the Cure, the Zombies, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Rage Against the Machine, and LL Cool J. Fans can cast votes through 11:59 p.m. Dec. 9 at rockhall.com.

Dave LewAllen named permanent evening anchor at WXYZ

Television news anchor Dave LewAllen announced on social media this week that he will be the permanent anchor for WXYZ-TV's nightly news. He stepped in for anchor Stephen Clark after his retirement earlier this year. LewAllen will anchor Channel 7's evening news at 6, 7 and 11 p.m. alongside Carolyn Clifford. He says he willl continue to anchor the 10 p.m. news with Glenda Lewis on TV20 Detroit-WMYD as well. "This station has been my workplace and second home for 31 years now," he said in a Facebook post. "Channel 7 is the station I grew up watching and it is still a cool and humbling thing to walk into our newsroom on a daily basis. Thank YOU for the support and trust over the decades and for welcoming us into your homes! I’m happy it will continue into the future."

Katy Perry says she’s taking a break from music

Pop star Katy Perry is pushing the pause button on her music career. In an interview with Footwear News she said that after about 10 year on the road she’s “just going to chill.” “I’m not going to go straight into making another record. I feel like I’ve done a lot. I feel like I’ve rung the bell of being a pop star very loudly, and I’m very grateful for that,” said the singer, 33. She added that she loves making music and writing, and doesn’t feel like she’s part of a “game” anymore. “I just feel like I’m an artist,” she said. “I don’t feel like I have to prove anything, which is a freeing feeling.” Perry has recently opened up about her struggles with mental health and credited her boyfriend, Orlando Bloom, with helping her achieve balance. 

Compiled by Melody Baetens

Wednesday's birthdays

David Lee Roth, 64

Bai Ling, 52

Mario Lopez, 45

Dale Earnhardt, Jr., 44

Mya, 39

 

 

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