dailyphoto090526Maxwell Confirms Official National Tour
Maxwell is officially confirmed for over twenty forthcoming shows this summer thanks to his album “Blacksummers’night” making its way to stores. The tour, as previously reported on Singersroom, follows Maxwell’s celebrated fall 2008 tour where the former “Now” singer debuted several cuts from “Blacksummers’night”. Those songs, including the lead single “Pretty Wings,” and other cuts like “Bad Habits” and “Cold” will likely be heard this time around. Slated to kick off June 17 in Grand Rapids, MI, Maxwell’s summer trek will make its way through Los Angeles, Cleveland, Tampa, Austin and Milwaukee before coming to a close July 31 in Miami, Florida. (Continue Reading…)

Tyson Daughter Badly Hurt in Treadmill Accident
The 4-year-old daughter of boxing legend Mike Tyson was in “extremely critical condition” after she was injured in a treadmill accident at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, police said. Exodus Tyson was found by her 7-year-old brother on a treadmill “with her neck on … a cable” attached to the machine, police said in a statement. The mother “took her daughter off the cable” and called authorities, according to police. Former world heavyweight champion Tyson traveled from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Phoenix where his daughter was on life support in critical condition on Monday, police said. (Continue Reading…)

U.S. Downturn Drives African Professionals Back Home
With the U.S. economy in turmoil, his job as a truck driver no longer secure and his upwardly mobile life in the Dallas suburbs in jeopardy, James Odhiambo decided it was time for a change. He wanted a healthier lifestyle for his family, less anxiety, fewer 14-hour days. So he recently traded his deluxe apartment, the pickup truck, the dishwasher and $4.99 McDonald’s combos for life in a place he considers relatively better: sub-Saharan Africa. “Right now I’m no stress, no anxiety,” said Odhiambo, 34, relaxing in his family home in this western Kenyan city along the shores of Lake Victoria. “Think of it this way: When I was in the U.S., I was close to 300 pounds. Now, I’m like 200. The biggest thing for me was quality of life.” (Continue Reading…)

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