5 Lunchtime Links: Adele slams Brussels attacks

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Singer Adele performs on stage at The O2 Arena on March 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Singer Adele performs on stage at The O2 Arena on March 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Singer Adele performs on stage at The O2 Arena on March 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

1. Adele denounces Brussels attacks, dedicates performance to city.

Adele joined the many celebrities who have condemned the terror attacks in Brussels that left 34 dead and many more injured during her London performance Tuesday night, People reports. The songstress dedicated her rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” to the city and asked the crowd to sing along saying, “I’m hoping you’ve all come to be entertained by me. I’m here to entertain you, so we’re all united, so that makes us much better than them (expletive). You’re on your own, you (expletive).” Finishing her performance Adele said, “I don’t think I’ve actually ever been so moved in my life.”

2. Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest dies at 45.

The lyricist behind many of hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest’s songs, Phife Dawg, has died from complications related to diabetes at 45-years-old, the Associated Press reports. Dawg was also known as the “Five Foot Assassin” and grew up in Queens, New York with Q-Tip, who was also a part of A Tribe Called Quest. The group released its debut album 25 years ago, and is known for ground-breaking raps including “Scenario,” ”Bonita Applebum” and “Can I Kick It?”

3. Jordan Spieth denies choosing Salt Lick for Champions Dinner.

Put down your celebratory brisket. Remember how Jordan Spieth reportedly announced he would be serving Salt Lick at the Masters at Augusta National? Well, Spieth has come out denouncing the rumor saying, “I didn’t select Salt Lick. I don’t know where that was spread from. Augusta National always makes the meals.” Spieth confirmed to GolfChannel.com that he did in fact ask for Texas barbecue, but that Augusta National will “kind of go out and search for a way to make it based on popular places.” If that’s true, there’s bound to be a little Salt Lick influence in the meal.

4. Happy National Puppy Day!

Happy National Puppy Day to you and yours! Whether the pup you’re thinking of is actually still young enough to be appropriately called so, or whether your heart belongs to an older companion who hasn’t lost the spirit, today’s a great day to show your puppy a little extra love. Take a look at 130 local puppies in our readers’ photo album, and scroll through our list of dog-friendly spots around Austin that you can make a special trip to today.

5. Via 313 to begin offering catering.

What has quickly become one of Austin’s pizza staples, Via 313 has announced that it will now offer catering, the American-Statesman’s Matthew Odam reports. Now customers won’t have to make it out to the restaurant’s new brick-and-motar location to get a slice of one of the Detroit-style pies. Via 313 will offer catering of its salads, sides and pies to groups of up to 100 people, given a 48-hour notice ahead of time. So… lunch today is out of the question?


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