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Joshua Stewart

Josh Stewart, newsday.com's Nassau County community editor, previously covered Syosset for Patch.com and was associate managing editor of the Long Island Press. He is originally from Belmont, N.C., and graduated from Gaston College.

Luke Bryan, Lee Brice, Cole Swindell bring country's new generation to Barclays

Luke Bryan performs during Dierks Bentley's 8th Miles

(Credit: Getty Images)

To fully appreciate Luke Bryan's show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn last Sunday night, you first had to pay attention to young adults showing off their "gone country starter kits" on the Long Island Rail Road en route.

It was almost like Country-Con. A 20-something told her friend she couldn't see the window through all the flannel. Folks didn't get this hillbillied up for George Strait...

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Nicki Minaj asked to appear at Hempstead High School

Nicki Minaj has been invited to Hempstead High

(Credit: AP / Chris Pizzello)

Rapper Nicki Minaj says she's not welcome to speak at her alma mater, LaGuardia High School in Manhattan.

Apparently the Hempstead School District would be more than happy to take up that spot on her schedule.

On Thursday, Minaj tweeted on her verified account, "I wanted to go back to my HS and speak to the students but the new principal declined. No need for me to inspire them, I guess....

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