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Man convicted of road rage stabbing wears blackface to court, claims he was treated ‘like a black man’

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A man convicted at a Hawaii court on Monday for his role in a road rage stabbing attack wore blackface to court to protest the system treated him “like a black man.”

Mark Char, an Oahu, Hawaii resident, was found guilty in March of 3 counts of attempted murder after he stabbed three people in 2016,  a driver, a passenger, and an uninvolved third-party driver in what appeared to be a road rage-induced attack.

One of the victims was stabbed 5 times and was hospitalized in critical condition after the stabbing, reported KGMB-TV.

Char was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole on Monday.

“Now this kangaroo court is giving me a life sentence for me trying to protect and defend myself against the attack from three guys, in essence treating me like a black man,” said Char shortly before he was sentenced, which was recorded by KGMB-TV. He is not black.

“I prepared myself to play my part in your kangaroo court  treating me like a black man, so today I’m going to be a black man.”

Mr. Char who reportedly used a black permanent marker to give himself blackface requested the court to put a stay on his sentencing pending his appeals, but Judge Todd W. Eddins denied his request to stay sentencing.

“If you look in the mirror, Mr. Char, you’re not gonna see a black person,” said Judge Todd Eddins in his sentencing, KITV reported. “You’re gonna see a menace. You’re gonna see a menace to society.”

“This continues a pattern of disruptive behavior designed to undermine the administration of justice,” Eddins said, before sentencing Char to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

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Celine Dion diagnosed with ‘Stiff Person Syndrome,’ a rare neurological disease

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Celine Dion is revealing more health news that will affect the dates of her world tour. (more…)

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Cardi B says anxiety is delaying her album

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On Tuesday (Dec. 6), Cardi B took to her social media to update her fans regarding her sophomore album, detailing the state of her mental health. (more…)

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People’s Choice Awards 2022: See the full list of winners

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The 2022 People’s Choice Awards ceremony went off with a bang and fans have made their voices heard by voting for their favorites in movies, TV, music and more. (more…)

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Hangout Music Festival Announces 2023 Lineup for the Ultimate Beach Vacation

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Hangout Music Festival has announced the soundtrack to your quintessential beach vacation on the majestic white sand beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama, May 19-21. Hangout is the ultimate kickoff to summer, a weekend defined by dancing in the sand with your best friends while listening to your favorite pop, dance, and rock artists at one of North America’s most beautiful beaches.

The legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers will set the tone for those looking to get after it on the beach. Pop-punk is alive and well at Hangout with Paramore leading the way supported by Mayday Parade and The Maine, and the various sub-genres of pop-rock, indie-rock and americana are well-represented with The Backseat Lovers, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Noah Kahan, COIN and Alabama’s own The Vegabonds.

The present and future of pop and singer-songwriting will be waiting for you too. Prepare to get lost in the hypnotic R&B of SZA who is about to drop her long-awaited new album SOS, dance your heart out at Calvin Harris and Lil Nas X, swoon over brotherly indie trio AJR and the iconic Tove Lo, and find out what all the hype is about at Ashe, Stephen Sanchez, Jessie Murph, and Sabrina Carpenter.

Hip-hop comes proper to Hangout this year, with the festival rolling out the red carpet for A$AP Mob’s FERG, Australian rapper The Kid LAROI, the fiercely independent Russ, Baton Rouge’s Kevin Gates, and reigning queen of Memphis rap, GloRilla. Grammy-winning R&B bassist Thundercat rounds out the bill with his larger than life live spectacle.

Nothing tops a dance music throwdown with all of your best friends on the beach, and this year’s Hangout lineup is fully loaded. Leading the charge is Aussie export Flume and genre-bending producer Skrillex. Electronic anthems continue with larger than life dance icons REZZ and Alison Wonderland, while chiller strains can be found at Gryffin, Said The Sky, Big Wild and Two Feet. House heads can unite at John Summit, Dr. Fresch, Aluna and HoneyLuv.

With a nod to its southern roots, Hangout sprinkles in some country vibes too with Priscilla Block, MIKE., and Kidd G.

The Hangout experience has been carefully crafted over the past decade for you to hang loose. It’s the most anti-winter, adulting-be-damned, carefree getaway possible.

Those in the know will tell you that Hangout’s SUPER VIP offering is unlike any other festival. Exclusive offerings include stage side swimming pool, hot tubs, golf cart concierge between designated stages, gourmet meals prepared by award-winning chefs in an air-conditioned dining room and a premium open bar.

New for 2023, Hangout Beach Vacations make traveling to Alabama even easier with exclusive Beach Vacation Packages designed to make your festival experience as convenient as it is unforgettable. Grab your lodging and festival tickets together with the option to choose from a range of local hotels and condos, or build a custom experience with our travel team. You can even pick the Hangout House with the luxury of a condo with all the amenities of a hotel plus direct festival access, ocean views, self-service laundry and, of course, all the feels of watching a sunset performance from your balcony.

Hangout is more than just a festival, it’s the freedom of leaving it all behind you, kicking back with your best friends and listening to amazing music on the beach.

For Festival Tickets, Vacation Packages and More Visit:
https://www.hangoutmusicfest.com

2023 Lineup
Red Hot Chili Peppers
SZA
Calvin Harris
Paramore
Lil Nas X
Flume
Skrillex
The Kid LAROI
AJR
Alison Wonderland
The Backseat Lovers
FERG
Gryffin
John Summit
Kevin Gates
Noah Kahan
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
REZZ
Russ
Sabrina Carpenter
Ashe
Big Wild
COIN
GloRilla
Said The Sky
Thundercat
Tove Lo
Yung Gravy
Dr. Fresch
Jessie Murph
Kidd G
The Maine
Mariah The Scientist
Mayday Parade
Mike.
Priscilla Block
Stephen Sanchez
Two Feet
The 502s
A Hundred Drums
Aluna
Beach Weather
Charlotte Sands
Elohim
Flipturn
Gashi
HoneyLuv
Jordana
Moore Kismet
Night Tales
Nostalgix
Ranger Trucco
Sam Fischer
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The Vegabonds
Wenzday

Ticket Tier Details

GA

  • Admission to Hangout 2023 + all GA areas, amenities and activities
  • Re-entry all weekend long
  • Beach and swimming access to designated beach clubs
  • Tons of food & beverage vendors, beach activities and sponsored areas

GA PLUS

  • Tickets include all the perks of GA with the below amenities added
  • Access to GA PLUS Grove with private air-conditioned restrooms, premium food offerings, and shaded areas to relax
  • Priority GA PLUS entrances at all festival gates

VIP

  • Tickets include all the perks of GA with the below amenities added
  • Up-front viewing at all main stages with complimentary drinks
  • Access to VIP Grove with complimentary premium cocktails, beer, wine & daily buffet
  • Access to stage side pools at Hangout Main Stage
  • Private air-conditioned restrooms
  • Priority VIP entrances

SUPER VIP

  • Tickets include all the perks of GA with the below amenities added
  • Up-front viewing at all main stages with complimentary drinks
  • Access to VIP Grove with complimentary premium cocktails, beer, wine & daily buffet
  • Access to SUPER VIP Deck with elevated view of Hangout Main Stage, shaded seating, premium cocktails & hot tubs
  • Access to stage side pools at Hangout Main Stage
  • Golf cart shuttles between designated stages
  • Complimentary gourmet meals prepared by award-winning chefs in the air-conditioned SUPER VIP Dining room
  • Private air-conditioned restrooms
  • Priority VIP entrances

About Hangout Music Festival
To put it simply, Hangout Music Festival is a beach vacation for music fans. Located in Gulf Shores, Alabama, the award-winning festival is the ultimate kickoff to summer and features the top artists of the moment in a picturesque setting that includes seaside beach clubs, a full-size roller rink, stage side swimming pools, hammocks by the water, delicious food, luxury VIP options, and more. The festival is just a short drive from the Pensacola, FL and Mobile, AL airports and offers an array of lodging packages including beachfront suites overlooking the festival, villas, and hotel options. Hangout has been named Pollstar’s “Music Festival of the Year” and is continuously recognized as one of the best festivals in the US while adding over $40 million into the local economy each year.

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Indonesia passes criminal code banning sex outside marriage

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Indonesian lawmakers unanimously passed a sweeping new criminal code on Tuesday that criminalizes sex outside marriage, as part of a tranche of changes that critics say threaten human rights and freedoms in the Southeast Asian country. (more…)

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Tory Lanez released from house arrest amid Megan Thee Stallion trial

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Tory Lanez has been released from house arrest at a judge’s discretion in order to prepare for a trial over an allegation that he shot Megan Thee Stallion in 2020. (more…)

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