Measuring at just about 5 feet tall, Sharon Jones was no ordinary giant. Sharon Jones was born in Augusta, Georgia, USA, the same city as one of her musical idols, James Brown. However, at a young age, Jones and her family moved to New York City. Growing up in Brooklyn, Jones developed her love of singing while performing in her church’s gospel choir. A passionate performer, Jones played countless shows each year, all over the world, with jaw-dropping energy and talent.
Recently, people across Canada came together in a unique and emotional musical experience.
Canadians said thank-you and good-bye to the iconic rock band, The Tragically Hip.
Many Canadians have enjoyed the unique Canadian sound of the band for many years. In fact, some people say the band plays “the soundtrack of Canada” and the “music that is in Canadians’ hearts.” Of course, not every Canadian enjoys the music of The Hip, as they’re known, but a great many do.
A Beatles memorabilia collector recently paid nearly $50,000 for a lock of John Lennon’s hair.
The Denver Broncos won football’s ultimate prize on Sunday: the Superbowl. It was the 50th anniversary of the big game that is held every year at this time.
The stars look very different today.
David Bowie, one of the world’s most famous musical artists, has passed away at the age of 69, from cancer.
Canada’s new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is getting a lot of attention around the world. Do you know why? (kid-friendly news article)
Recently, a scientist discovered a type of frog that looks a lot like Kermit. Kermit the Frog is a muppet—a well-known puppet frog who has bulgy eyes and is a special shade of green.
On May 14, 2015, the music legend passed away at the age of 89, leaving a legacy of 43 studio albums, 16 live albums, and 138 singles.
For 10 years, Brian Williams has been a news anchor on the popular NBC Nightly News show.
He was suspended for six months without pay because he misrepresented some important events that happened to him during the Iraq War.
How much do you remember about the news that happened in 2014? Our 2014 news quiz continues.
The answers to the quiz can be found by clicking on the link to the TKN article beside each question.