Inauguration 2013, #chicago, J.Crew, Richard Blanco
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Fiasco was asked to leave the stage at a Sunday night pre-inauguration concert in Washington after the 31-year-old rapper performed an antiwar song. Known as the StartUp RockOn inauguration event at the Hamilton Live Theater, the concert featured Fiasco (born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco), who has not been shy about criticizing Obama before. [LAT via Sun]
In the aftermath of the Falcons’ season-ending loss to the 49ers on Sunday in the NFC Championship game, tight end Tony Gonzalez sounded as if he has played his final NFL game. The Falcons are still holding out hope that Gonzalez will hold off on retirement and return for a 17th season. [AJC]
Martin Luther King Jr.
Over the holiday weekend, more than 700 people visited Baltimore's Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African-American history and culture for a series of events that culminated with the inaugural viewing and crafts and storytelling sessions. Children used paper plates, yarn, feathers and beads to make dream catchers decorated with words and phrases like "hope" and "I have a dream" to celebrate the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday while their parents watched President Barack Obama's inauguration on a big-screen television. [Baltimore Sun]
Super Bowl 2013, Colin Kaepernick, NOLA
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The Ravens arrived at their team facility in Owings Mills Monday morning, short on sleep but long on adrenaline and anticipation. It had been less than 24 hours since the Ravens' 28-13 victory over the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in the AFC championship game, and the magnitude of their accomplishment and what lies ahead still hadn't completely sunk in.
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