5 Lunchtime Links: Rolling Stones announce concert in Cuba

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Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

1. Rolling Stones to be most famous act to play Havana since 1959.

You can’t always get what you want, but when the U.S. lifts all sanctions on Cuba you can play a free concert in Havana and give a historical performance, the Associated Press reports. The Rolling Stones have announced they will play a free show in Havana’s Ciudad Deportiva March 25. The performance is expected to draw a massive crowd, and the group will become the most famous act to play in the country since 1959. In the past, young Cubans were persecuted for listening to rock music. The performance will take place three days after President Barack Obama visits the country, and in the same week that the Tampa Bay Rays are expected to play a Major League exhibition game.

2. Fader Fort to return for unofficial SXSW event.

This is not the year to discover Fader magazine. The publication, which has participated in South by Southwest for 15 years, has announced it will offer its current list of subscribers and previous Fader Fort attendees exclusive invites to March’s unofficial event at Pine St. Station, which will be produced by local company Transmission Events, the American-Statesman’s Deborah Sengupta Stith reports. Fader has confirmed acts Metro Boomin, Kamaiyah, N.A.A.F.I., Davido, Desiigner and Sheer Mag will perform and will continue to reveal the event’s official lineup until March 10. Not a subscriber? There’s always next fort.

3. Who is Donald Drumpf?

You may have seen the name Donald Drumpf floating around the Internet and grown slightly concerned there’s more than one of them. Rest easy. The hashtag #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain began trending on Twitter after comedian John Oliver revealed the ancestors of the business mogul had actually changed their family name, on his show “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.” Oliver goes on to ask those thinking of voting for the GOP front-runner to consider how they would feel if they met, not “Donald Trump,” but “Donald Drumpf, a litigious serial liar with a string of broken business ventures and the support of a former Klan leader.”

4. Tracey Morgan to perform at Scoot Inn.

As part of the Funny or Die Junction event, comedian Tracey Morgan will perform at Scoot Inn March 14, the American-Statesman’s Jake Harris reports. Although the show doesn’t start till 7:30 p.m., hangouts before the show (for SXSW badge holders only) will start at 2:00 p.m. Morgan has only recently hit the road again and begun scheduling performances after a serious bus crash in early 2014 left him in critical condition. No word yet on whether Morgan will or will not be wearing a dress during his performance.

5. UT is the most hated college football team in Texas.

What college football team do Texans hate most? Shield your burnt orange heart, because it’s Texas, the American-Statesman’s Jackie Wang reports. According to a vote of more than 5,000 Reddit users, UT took 21.3 percent of the vote, while Texas A&M took only 12.7 percent. Other states that have major Longhorn hate? You guessed it: Oklahoma. But it’s lunchtime and OU still…


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