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The Superbly Original, Gloriously Weird B-52’s Say Farewell to the Road

When the B-52’s played “Rock Lobster” on “Saturday Night Live” in January 1980, a few months after releasing their debut album, it was a lightning-strike moment for a generation of young misfits and oddballs. The band’s uninhibited dancing, statuesque wigs and absurdist lyrics embraced the ecstatic, and its kinetically rhythmic guitar, precise drumming and bursts of Farfisa organ ensured a good time. Many of their campy, catchy songs celebrated people who seemed to be happily dislocated or disconnected from known dimensions (“Planet Claire,” “Private Idaho”).
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Queer Eye's Bobby Berk Hopes to Win Big at Emmy's
Emmy Awards, the Television Academy announced Tuesday.The show is up for outstanding Sstructured reality program, outstanding production design for a variety, reality or competition series, outstanding picture editing for a structured reality or competition program, outstanding casting for a reality program, outstanding directing for a reality program cheer, and host for a reality or competition program for all five of its hosts.One of those hosts and the show's interior design expert, Bobby Berk, spoke with E News about the nomination and what’s in store for the upcoming season.“It really is an amazing feeling to be acknowledged by the Academy and our peers,” he told the outlet.Queer Eye is a reboot of the 2008, series Queer Eye for a Straight Guy, with a modernized and more inclusive twist. The American reality show has come a long way since its premiere on Netflix in 2018 and features a new “Fab Five” with Antoni Porowski as the food and wine expert, Tan France as the fashion expert, Karamo Brown as the culture expert, Bobby Berk as the design expert, and Jonathan Van Ness as the grooming expert.Berk said that the show, “feels even more special every single year.”Starting in Atlanta, Ga., the show has traveled throughout the U.S.
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