Entertainment WACH: Celebrity words of wisdom for college grads, new Prince music and more


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It’s shaping up to be a marvelous Monday and we hope that this “Entertainment WACH” with our Natalie Parsons and HOT 103.9‘s Beasy Baybie helps kick that off!

It was a weekend full of college graduations and Oprah Winfrey was among the many celebrities who gave commencement speeches across the country.

The media mogul offers some life advice to the University of Southern California’s School For Journalism and Communication.

Winfrey urges the graduating seniors to “be the truth” and “exemplify honesty.”

She encourages students to use what they’ve learned to challenge the left, right and even the center.

Chadwick Boseman and Chance the Rapper also gave graduation speeches on Saturday.

Moving onto music news: There’s a new album on the way for Prince and it’s expected to be released in 2019.

The Prince Estate announced on Friday that they reached an agreement with Tidal to end their legal battle.

The streaming service will exclusively debut an album of previously unreleased music by the legendary singer.

The musician’s Estate and Tidal owner Jay-Z will specially select the songs on the album and stream it exclusively on Tidal for 14-days with available download 7-days after it premieres.

MIDLANDS HAPPENINGS:

-Richland Library St. Andrews is hosting a Financial Literary Workshop with Wells Fargo at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15.

Gamecock Baseball hosts a game against USC Upstate at 7 p.m. at Founders Park on Tuesday, May 15.

Columbia Fireflies also have a game schedule for Tuesday, May 15 at 7:05 p.m. against the Delmarva Shorebirds.

-If you’re a fan of country music than consider learning how to line dance with Helen at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 17 for $5 over at Bill’s Music Shop & Pickin’ Parlor.

-Take a ride on the wild side with a “Wilderness Canoe Tour” at the Congaree National Park on Friday, May 18 starting at 10 a.m.

-Have a girls night for the “Wild Women’s Weekend: A Two-Day All Female Music, Art and Comedy Weekend” on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m.

-Don’t forget about Battle of Camden BBQ Festival happening on both Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19. WACH FOX’s own Morning Traffic & Lifestyle Reporter Natalie Parsons will be there to judge the Mac-N-Cheese contest on Friday.

DEAL OF THE WEEK:

Remington College has a Mother’s Day special running from Monday, May 14 through Monday, May 21 between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. where select salon services are “Buy One Get One Free.”



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