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Say Hello To The Holiday Season With VH1 Save The Music's Snowcoming Fundraising Gala!

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Let it snow!

Are you excited about the Holiday season but are look for away to give back to your community?

Well, if you just so happen to live in New York and love music as much as we do, then we have the perfect event for you – VH1 Save The Music's first ever Snowcoming!

For one night only this Friday, electro R&B duo ASTR will be headlining the inaugural black-tie fundraising gala presented by STM's Young Benefactors.

The aim of Snowcoming 2015 is to bring people together to celebrate, network, and contribute to Save The Music's year-round work to bringing music back to schools.

The festivities kick off Friday, December 4 at 8 p.m. EST at the New York Public Library, and will continue until midnight thanks to sponsors Heineken, Tattly and SmileBooth.

If you're interested in attending the mixer, tickets are available HERE!!!

See you there!

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College Football Player Dies After 10-Story Fall From Campus Residence Hall

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Just horrible.

A college football player from North Carolina's Elon University died after falling from a 10-story residence hall on Wednesday.

According to reports, wide receiver Demitri Allison was found outside a building on campus at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

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Smith Jackson, vice president for student life at Elon, released a statement saying that Allison:

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Casting Of White Actor As Martin Luther King Jr. Draws Legal Response From Playwright! See Her Verbal Smackdown Of The Director HERE!

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Theater director Michael Oatman decided to exercise an experimental casting choice for his Kent State University production of the stage play The Mountaintop!

But the Ohio college production has enraged playwright Katori Hall — because a white actor was cast to play the lead character of Martin Luther King Jr.!

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The writer of the award-winning play, which depicts MLK and a motel maid on the night before he is killed, called the Ohio production "a self-serving and disrespectful directing exercise," in an online essay.

She wrote:

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Feds Rule Against School District That Made A Transgender Student Use A Privacy Curtain In The Girls' Locker Room!

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An Illinois school district is under fire by federal authorities after forcing a transgender student to use a privacy curtain while changing in the girls' locker room!

According to reports, the Township High School 211 student was allowed to play on a girls' sports team — but was mandated to change and shower separately from her teammates.

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Now, the Department of Education stepped in, stating that the school has violated anti-discrimination laws for singling out a particular student for required use of privacy curtains!

Catherine Lhamon (shown above), the department's assistant secretary for civil rights, said in a statement:

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