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Phil Lynott

New York Post

A church in Mexico built a statue of the Baby Jesus that many on the internet are freaking out about because it resembles Phil Collins. Alison Krauss will be honored at a White House ceremony tonight, where President Trump will award her the National Medal of the Arts. But it's unclear whether she will show up. Spotify has announced its own awards show as a counter to the Grammys, that seems to focus on music from Latin America. And on Tuesday, Ireland's Central Bank will unveil a commemorative coin in honor of the late Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy. 


Irish Times

Thin Lizzy's late great frontman Phil Lynott became one of Ireland's most iconic and loved musicians, thanks, not only to his talents and prowess as a vocalist and bassist in a popular, hard rockin' band of the 1970's, but to his mother Philomena's efforts to keep his memory alive. She successfully campaigned to have a statue made in her son's honor. It was erected in 2005. Philomena Lynott has died at the age of 88 after a long battle with cancer.  New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio honored Regina Spektor at a Russian Heritage event earlier this week, for her numerous philanthropic contributions to music in the Big Apple. And indie singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens has penned an essay in honor of a Supreme Court decision from the late 1960's, which struck down laws banning interracial marriage.