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Guns N’ Roses surprise concert draws crowd seeking tickets in LA

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.

Crowds thronged for tickets after a surprise announcement that Guns N’ Roses would play a concert Friday night at West Hollywood’s famed Troubadour music venue.

The band announced on its website and in a press release that a limited number of tickets at a very old-school price of $10 apiece would be available at noon at the former location of the famous Tower Records store on the Sunset Strip.

TV news helicopters showed a long line of fans stretching from the store and down the street.

The band, which formed in the mid-1980s, is about to embark on a reunion tour featuring Axl Rose and Slash.

Notre Dame students: Revoke Bill Cosby’s honorary degree

SOUTH BEND, Ind.

Student leaders at the University of Notre Dame want the administration to revoke an honorary degree awarded to comedian Bill Cosby in 1990.

The student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to take back Cosby’s honorary degree and to clarify the process by which individuals are selected to receive honorary degrees, the South Bend Tribune reported.

Dozens of women have accused Cosby of sexual abuse over the past several years.

As a result, at least 26 colleges and universities have revoked honorary degrees awarded to Cosby.

Last fall, university spokesman Paul Browne said Notre Dame has never revoked an honorary degree and doesn’t plan to do so for Cosby alone. He said Thursday that the university’s position on the issue hasn’t changed.

If the university decided to revoke the honorary degree, it would send a message of support to sexual- assault victims, as well as reaffirm Notre Dame’s morals and identity as a Catholic university, the resolution states.

The call by the student senate comes amid widespread attention on the issue of sexual assault on college campuses across the nation, including Notre Dame, where 15 rapes reportedly happened in 2014.

Associated Press

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