ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — You can still pass “Go” and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but you soon won’t be able to do it with the thimble game piece.

Voters have rejected the thimble, an integral part of the game since being added to Monopoly in 1935. The move is part of a campaign to select the next generation of game pieces.

Hashtags, emojis and even a rubber duck may replace dogs, cats and hats in an upcoming version.

Hasbro Inc. is holding a worldwide contest to let people choose the eight tokens to be included in the next generation of the property acquisition game, based on the real streets of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Winners will be announced March 19, and will be included in games hitting shelves this August.

Source: Thimble tossed! Game piece voted out of Monopoly board game

Grammy-winning jazz legend Al Jarreau dies

Jazz Legend Al Jarreau Dead at 76 Following Hospitalization for Exhaustion

Al Jarreau, a seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer, died Sunday at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 76.

According to a statement from his manager Joe Gordon published by Ebony magazine, the singer was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his passing.

His loved ones asked that in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations be made the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music, an organization that supports music opportunities, teachers, and scholarships for students in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.

Last week, updates on Jarreau’s Twitter account announced he had entered a hospital for exhaustion and was forced to retire from touring “with complete sorrow.”

“The medical team has instructed that he cannot perform any of his remianing 2017 concert dates,” his team said in the statement.

They continued, “He is thankful for his 50 years of traveling the world in ministry through music, and for everyone who shared this with him – his faithful audience, the dedicated musicians, and so many others who supported his effort.”

On Thursday, an update seemed to show improvement in the singer’s health.

“I know you will all be happy to know Al Jarreau is recovering slowly and steadily,” his team said.

Many celebrities took to social media to mourn the legendary jazz and R&B singer.

“Rest in power, @AlJarreau,” wrote Chaka Khan. “U were EVERYTHING Jazz & beyond with an unrivaled improvisational genius. Love & prayers 2 his family & fans.”

Musician Steve Lukather of Toto and Ringo’s All-Starr Band shared his condolences as well.

“It was an honor working with him and there was no one like him!” he tweeted. “Unreal..”

Source: Grammy-winning jazz legend Al Jarreau dies The 76-year-old music icon had recently been hospitalized for exhaustion and was forced to retire from touring. Leaves one final request »


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