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Rod Stewart lawyer: Plea deal in works in hotel altercation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.: Rod Stewart and son Sean, have a plea deal to settle misdemeanor battery charges.

Defense attorneys said they would not go to trial. It stemmed from an altercation with Jessie Dixon, a security guard at The Breakers Hotel.

Dixon told police that the Stewart family were at the check-in table for a private party they weren’t authorized to attend.

Dixon said they were loud and began causing a scene. Dixon put his hand on the younger Stewart’s chest and told him to make space, which led to Sean shoving Dixon. Rod Stewart punched Dixon in his left rib cage.

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Cicely Tyson, her memoir just out, was active to the end

NEW YORK: Cicely Tyson was promoting her memoir Just As I Am when she died at 96.

It was No. 1 on Amazon within hours of her death, displacing Amanda Gorman’s inauguration poem The Hill We Climb. One of Tyson’s final tweets was a tribute to the poet.

“Your words remind us that we will rise, rebuild, reconcile and recover. Thank you for your words and light,” Tyson tweeted.

Tyson’s book became a parting gift to fans and chronicles a woman who went from selling shopping bags in Harlem to winning Emmy and Tony awards, and receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Questlove uncovers ‘Black Woodstock’ in his hit Sundance doc

NEW YORK: Questlove was in disbelief when he heard about footage from a landmark Harlem concert series, which featured Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone, B.B. King, and the Staples Singers.

Questlove’s directorial debut at the Sundance Film Festival, “Summer of Soul (…or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised),” is a concert-film time-capsule of a historic but forgotten festival. Known as “Black Woodstock,” it occurred during the same summer.

Over six Sundays in 1969, more than 300,000 gathered in Mt. Morris Park to celebrate soul, gospel, funk, and Black identity at a pivotal point in African American culture.

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