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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. 


Pitchfork

In a blog post, goth/post-punk icon and Bad Seeds's frontman Nick Cave said that Morrissey's controversial, and some say, racist political stances should be looked at as seperate from his art. Drummer Janet Weiss has quit Pacific Northwest alt-rock goddesses Sleater Kinney. And Spotify is ending the practice of allowing artists to directly upload their music onto the platform. 


relix.com

Neil Young and his longtime backing band Crazy Horse are getting together for their first album together in seven years. The memorial service for slain LA rapper and community philanthropist Nipsey Hussle is being live streamed today. At a town hall for songwriters in Nashville, the head of a songwriter's association urged consumers to ditch Spotify in favor of Apple Music because of Spotify's appeal of a Copyright Board decision that increases royalties to songwriters and publishers. A GoFundMe has been launched for Pacific Northwest super producer Tucker Martine and his wife Laura Viers, whose insurance company won't reimburse for the $70,000 worth of gear stolen recently from their new studio.