The Roundup: Kacey Musgraves brings home gold

Welcome to this week’s Roundup, where you can check the biggest stories in music and movies throughout the world! Here are this week’s top stories:

The Killers release 10th Anniversary vinyl

In honor of the tenth anniversary of the platinum album, Day & Age, The Killers have announced a reissue of the popular record with a few extra songs as an added bonus. 

The new record, which was originally released in 2008, includes hits like Human, Spaceman and A Dustland Fairytale. The reissue will add on the bonus tracks: Forget About What I Said, the B-sides to A Dustland Fairytale and Human, A Crippling Blow and Joy Ride (Night Version). 

Both the standard black vinyl and limited edition silver vinyl have hardcover cases with beautiful foil finishes. Pre-orders have begun and the entire album can found on Spotify and Apple Music. You can pre-order this special reissue here. 

‘Fantastic Beasts’ cast visit Alabama school

One Alabama school is celebrating a magical day as the cast of the brand new entry into the Harry Potter series paid them a visit this month.

The students of Baileyton’s Parkside School were paid a impromptu visit by stars Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Callum Turner, Zoe Kravitz and Ezra Miller on their Wizarding World day on November 1. 

The school says the goal of Wizarding World day is to create a more welcoming learning environment like Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the book series.

“We make [these films] in this sort of vacuum. Sometimes you can forget who they’re for,” said Redmayne, who plays Newt Scamander in the new films. “Coming to this school today and seeing those kids’ faces…it makes it all beyond joyous.” 

During the special ceremony, Law handed over a check for $25,000, courtesy of Warner Bros. to the schools for the purchase of SMART boards for the school. 

Kacey Musgraves wins CMA Album of the Year 

At last Wednesday’s Country Music Awards, Kacey Musgraves took home a top prize in Album of the Year for her latest record, Golden Hour. 

Despite having little to no recognition for her masterpiece album on country radio, Musgraves brought home this big win after putting more than a year into the creation of the album. 

“I think this album has reached well beyond country music,” said Musgraves. She also performed Slow Burn during the awards ceremony.

Musgraves was the only female nominee in the category. She defeated Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett and Dierks Bentley for the award. 

Musgraves said the win was significant because it also fell on the tenth anniversary of the day she moved to Nashville to pursue music. The win also marks her first major CMA win since Best New Artist in 2013.

This week’s movie releases: Ralph Breaks the Internet, Creed II, Robin Hood, Green Book, Roma 

This week’s recommended tracks: Cemetery by COIN, Talk to Me by Cavetown, Crush Culture by Conan Gray, Space Cowboy by Kacey Musgraves 

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