Atlanta rapper Lil Baby surprised students at his former high school with a performance and $150,000 to establish a scholarship program, officials announced.
Lil Baby, whose real name is Dominique Jones, announced the endowed $150,000 scholarship program titled "My Turn" for students at Booker T. Washington High School, news outlets reported Wednesday.
The Grammy-nominated rapper said scholarships will be awarded to students who show excellence and leadership in the classroom.
Atlanta Public Schools officials said the first scholarship was awarded to a senior who will attend Dartmouth College in the fall and play football there. The specific amount of that scholarship wasn't immediately disclosed.
Lil Baby performed two songs for the students from his latest album, also titled "My Turn."
The Walt Disney Archives will kick off a grand exhibition on Saturday in celebration of its 50th anniversary, organizers said in a press briefing on Thursday.
A total of 465 items will be on display until Aug. 30 at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, showcasing Disney's history through original artwork, costumes and props.
"The exhibit is an exciting opportunity for Disney fans of all ages to view some of the special treasures housed at the Walt Disney Archives, as well as discover what the archives is and what it does within The Walt Disney Company," said Michael Varge, vice president of corporate communications of the company.
The exhibit features classics like sketches for "Fantasia" and ghouls from the "Haunted Mansion" attraction, and modern-day favorites like costumes from "Frozen" and various superheroes and villains.
Varge said the archives is Disney's historical repository, from correspondence to script notes, from oral histories to personal effects, which has served as a vital resource pool for historians and filmmakers for decades.
Peter Keller, president and CEO of the Bowers Museum, told Xinhua that the museum expects to bring to the public traditional art treasures, many of which have never been on display before.
The museum has kept close exchanges with its Chinese partners, including museums in the Chinese cities of Nanjing, Xi'an and Kunming, according to Anne Shin, chairwoman of the Board of Governors of the museum.
Katy Perry has revealed she's pregnant in a very show business way.
The 35-year-old pop star showed off her growing baby bump at the end of the video for her latest song "Never Worn White."
On Instagram, Perry said her pregnancy is "probably the longest secret" she has "ever had to keep." The news was confirmed Thursday by Perry's label, Capitol Music Group.
The baby will be Perry's first, and the second for her fiance, Orlando Bloom, who has a 9-year-old son, Flynn, with ex-wife Miranda Kerr.
Perry joked that she was relieved to share the news. "So glad I don't have to suck it in anymore," she wrote on Twitter. "Or carry around a big purse."
The Metropolitan Opera has instituted quarantines for artists and employees traveling to New York from areas affected by the new coronavirus.
Diane Zola, an assistant general manager at the Met, sent an email to artist managers on Tuesday mandating a "self-imposed quarantine for a period of 14 days upon arriving in New York from any one of the countries designated by the U.S. Center for Disease Control. These countries currently are China, Iran, South Korea, Japan, Italy and Hong Kong."
Zola instructed managers that their clients may need to change travel plans in order to allow either 14 days after arrival in New York before the start of rehearsals, or a late start to rehearsals.
"We do not plan on penalizing your artists financially for making these changes in their plans," she wrote.
The current outbreak began in China, but it is ebbing there, and Italy, Iran and South Korea are confronting fast-growing clusters of the disease. In all, more than 94,000 people have contracted the virus worldwide, with more than 3,200 deaths.
Bobbie Battista, who was among the original anchors for CNN Headline News and hosted CNN's "TalkBack Live," has died. She was 67.
Battista died Tuesday after a four-year battle with cervical cancer, family spokeswoman Wendy Guarisco told CNN.
"Bobbie was the consummate trooper in her struggle with cancer, she was courageous and fearless in her battle and thoughtful for all the others in her life even as she fought through the pain," Battista's husband John Brimelow said in a statement on Tuesday. "My dear partner of 25 years of marriage has cut her earthly bonds and is now in peace."
During her 1981-2001 career with the cable news company, Battista anchored coverage of major events including the Challenger space shuttle explosion, the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan and the Gulf War.
When she moved from CNN Headline News to CNN in 1988, she anchored shows that included "CNN NewsHour."
During Battista's early career, she worked as a local news anchor and producer for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1981, she was the writer and assistant producer for the Peabody Award-winning documentary "Fed up with Fear."