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The Rundown: Eddie Murphy, Star Wars, Adele

The Stories…

* Adele announced details about her new album…
Oh, but we’ve been waiting a long time for 25, Adele’s next album. So long that she is, in fact, now 27 years old. The Grammy-winning/Oscar-scoring singer used Twitter and Facebook to confirm that her next album, the follow-up to 21, will be a “make-up record.” In an open letter on FB, she apologized to fans for the long wait between albums. “25 is about getting to know who I’ve become without realizing,” she wrote. “And I’m sorry it took so long but, you know, life happened.” Life that included a baby. Her open letter arrived just days after an ad on UK TV played just under 30 seconds of new music from Adele. The song featured the lyrics “Hello, it’s me / I was wondering if after all these years / you’d like to meet to go over everything / they say that time’s supposed to heal ya / but I ain’t done much healing.” From what I heard, it doesn’t sound like we’ll be disappointed.
* Eddie Murphy was honoured…
A who’s-who of comedians feted Eddie Murphy during the Kennedy Center’s 18th annual Mark Twain Prize. Murphy opened his first stand-up set in 28 years with an impression of Bill Cosby, whom he refused to play on SNL’s 40th anniversary show. 
* The final Star Wars trailer took the hype up a few notches more…
It’s the trailer that crashed a dozen movie-ticket-selling sites – as if you haven’t already seen it. Fifteen times. I have to say, it’s been mighty fun to watch the hype grow and grow around The Force Awakens. My cousin used to bully me when I was young and it, along with Indiana Jones, was his favourite movie series so I don’t automatically associate it with good nostalgic memories, as a lot of people do. But you could say I’m learning to use ‘the force’ for good.   
 The Route…
I ran from the giant needle and thread at the Garment District’s Info Centre, aka the Fashion Heart of NYC. Taking in a route based around some of the art works that are part of the Garment District Arts Festival. From the Distrikt Hotel to Penn Station and around over to Cafe Grumpy. Finished with a Flat White, of course. But if you’re in the mood for something more substantial, there is a lot to choose from at the Urban Space outdoor food stands.

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