April's Best eBook Deals

eBooks on sale for $1.99 this month: All the Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer The Barcelona Way by Damian Hughes The Captives by Debra Jo Immergut Chancellorsville by Stephen W. Spears Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury Dead Girls by Alice Bolin Forensics by Val McDermid Furious Cool by David Henry A Good Country by Laleh Khadivi Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits by Laila Lalami Mama by Terry McMillan Trinity by Louisa Hall Vanishing New York by Jeremiah Moss ...
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Benefits of Playing an Instrument for the Brain

You're reading Benefits of Playing an Instrument for the Brain, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Music is something that makes most people really happy. No matter what ethnicity, age or gender you belong to, you certainly love to listen to music. Aside from listening to music, there are other ways on how you can enjoy it. You can take up music lessons and enjoy playing musical in...
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Solange pulls out of Coachella 2019 due to 'production delays'

R&B star was due to do two Saturday performances at the Californian music festival Solange has cancelled her Coachella performance a week out from the Californian festival due to “major production delays”, organisers say.The R&B star was slated for two Saturday performances at the festival – on 13 and 20 April – but on Sunday night it was confirmed both would be cancelled. Continue reading...
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Courtney Barnett – “Everybody Here Hates You”

Courtney Barnett stopped by the Australian radio station TripleJ today to premiere her new song, "Everybody Here Hates You." It follows the Australian rocker's last album Tell Me How You Really Feel, and a standalone single called "Small Talk," both of which came out last year. Barnett says she wrote "Everybody … More »
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Solange No Longer Performing At Coachella

Solange was set to perform at Coachella this year. But today, the Coachella Twitter account announced that she will no longer be part of the festival. "Due to major production delays, Solange will unfortunately no longer be performing at this year's festival," the tweet reads. "She sends her sincerest apologies, and looks forward to performing … More »
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Dad Arrested After Staging Home Invasion to Cover Up Stealing Daughter’s Girl Scout Cookie Money

A father in Forest Grove, Oregon has been accused of staging a break-in at his home to cover up the fact that he stole money his daughter raised selling Girl Scout cookies.Police say that 40-year-old Brian Couture called 911 on March 6th saying that a thief had broken into his home through a sliding glass door.According the police report, Couture said that he confronted the “suspect” and they got into a scuffle. The suspect then supposedly fled the scene with $747 in Girl Scout cookie money.When...
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Nipsey Hussle’s ‘Victory Lap’ Album Rises to No. 2 on Billboard

One week ago today (Apr. 7), the music industry was devastated with the news of Nipsey Hussle’s murder outside of his clothing store The Marathon in Los Angeles. As the entertainment world continues to mourn, fans are showing their support as the rapper’s Victory Lap debut album rises to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart this week. Originally released in 2018, the album moved 66,000 equivalent album units last week following the late 33-year-old’s passing. It surpasses its original peak ...
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R. Kelly Gives 28-Second Performance In Springfield

R&B singer R. Kelly made a paid appearance early Sunday at a club in Illinois’ capital city, but the fans who each shelled out $50 to $100 for tickets got only a 28-second performance, followed by a half-hour meet-and-greet. Hours before his appearance at the Dirty South Lounge in Springfield, Kelly posted a More »
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Watch Thom Yorke Debut New Song “Gawpers” In Paris

Tonight, Thom Yorke performed at the National’s Bryce Dessner's Minimalist Dream House show in Paris. He performed alongside piano duo Katia and Marielle Labèque and premiered his first classical composition, “Don’t Fear The Light.” Yorke also played "Suspirium" from his Suspiria soundtrack and a new song called "Gawpers." David … More »
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“Bad Girls Club” Twin Shannade Clermont Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison for Stealing Money From Dead Man After “Prostitution Date”

One of the Clermont twins is headed to prison for making fraudulent purchases with a man’s debit card info after he overdosed while on a “prostitution date” with her.Shannade Clermont, who once appeared alongside her twin sister Shannon on the Bad Girls Club, was sentenced to one year in prison after to one count of felony wire fraud.Officials said Clermont stole debit card information from James Alesi after he passed out at his home and went on to spend thousands of dollars—money that wasn’t ...
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Kirstjen Nielsen Out As Secretary Of Homeland Security

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned from her post, President Donald Trump announced Sunday evening. Her departure is reportedly part of a massive overhaul at the department, led by White House adviser Stephen Miller."Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service," Trump tweeted. "I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will be...
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Watch The Raconteurs Play Their First Show In 8 Years

Last week, the Raconteurs announced that their new album, Help Us Stranger, will be out this June. It will be their first full-length since 2008’s Consolers Of The Lonely. Last night, Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler performed together for the first time in eight years at Third Man Records’ … More »
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Brad & Pigeonhed Singer Shawn Smith Dead At 53

Shawn Smith, a longtime singer-songwriter on the Seattle music scene who performed with the bands Brad and Satchel, among others, has died. He was 53. More »
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Netflix Teases Possible New Beyoncé Special Coming This Month

The streaming service posted about 'Homecoming' on its social media channels
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Fat Tony & LMNOP – “Go In” Ft. Yung Jake

  LA producer LMNOP & Houston MC Fat Tony are rap’s unlikeliest duo. LMNOP usually makes electro-pop records and Fat Tony is presumably busy with his new show on Viceland. Still, they managed to link and surprise fans with a two-track LP: “Go In / Ride Out”.   The intro, “Go In” is a standout. The record is a fast-paced banger that features a beat switch. LMNOP’s production on the record is frantic, layered and clever. His beat switch is unusually satisfying; he teases it throughout the s...
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A Week In New York City On A $225,000 Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If you’re a freelancer or self-employed, we’d love to feature your Money Diary. Submit here.Today: an attorney who makes $225,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on miso soup.Occupation: At...
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This Is How Much The Kardashians Are Worth

It all started with a sex tape, which was then parlayed into a reality show pitched to Ryan Seacrest as a "modern-day Brady Bunch." That show is now in its 16th season, and its subjects, the Kardashians, are perhaps the most influential family in the world. And they really know how to monetize that influence. Their collective worth exceeds $1 billion, and with each of the sisters' growing brands, that figure isn't showing signs of going down anytime soon. Ahead, how much each Kardashian is wort...
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Experimental Ukrainian music, through a looking glass

April is a generous month for fans of unusual Ukrainian compilations – now having covered new braindance from the country, we’re directed by readers to another set, giving a tour of experimentalism and electronic composition. Flaming Pines is a wonderful label for experimental music, also setting up its virtual home on Bandcamp, that last best hope for underground digital downloads and physical releases. Check their full catalog for adventurous sounds from 9T Antiope (great stuff) to Kate Carr...
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We Pay $3,600 For Our New Jersey Apartment — Here's How Big It Is

Living In Luxury In Newark In Refinery29's Sweet Digs, we take a look inside the sometimes small, sometimes spacious homes of millennial women. Today, 35-year-old Ria Smith and her husband Hugh share their luxe two-bedroom apartment in Newark, New Jersey.When Ria and Hugh first got engaged, they were drawn to the idea of a loft apartment. But after two years of tiny windows, brick wall, and zero separation of living spaces, the couple got tired of it and started itching for something new....
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Saturday Night Live Nailed The Problem With Joe Biden & His Touchy-Feely Behavior

With the 2020 presidential race starting to warm up (are you already exhausted by it too?), it’s no surprise that Saturday Night Live turned its eye on Joe Biden’s inappropriate behavior.Biden, played by surprise guest Jason Sudeikis, meets with his team and tries to explain his touchy-feely ways. "I'm a hugger, I'm a kisser, and a little bit of a sniffer," Sudeikis' Biden said. "But the last thing I want to do is offend anyone."Two women are brought in to interact with Biden, both of whom, he ...
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9 Chic Hairstyles Perfect For Any Bridesmaid-To-Be

There's this dichotomy that comes with being a bridesmaid. On one hand, there's the stress of planning the bachelorette party and finding the right wedding gift — not to mention figuring out how the heck you're going to pay for everything. But, on the other hand, there's the joy you feel when you're actually standing at the altar — feeling beautiful in your one-shoulder dress and perfectly-tousled, half-up hairstyle.When you're tearing up as your best friend, sister, or soon-to-be sister-in-law...
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I had a wonderful time last weekend at the one-day jazz festival — the little party thrown by the Juvae Jazz Society in Decatur, Illinois.  Friendly kind people, hot music, sweet sounds, and good feelings in the Flatland. The two … Continue reading →
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J. Cole & 21 Savage Perform “a lot” at 2019 Dreamville Fest

The first-ever Dreamville Fest headlined and curated by J. Cole took place on Saturday (Apr. 6) at Dorothea Dix Park in Releigh, North Carolina. Following sets by SZA, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor, Nelly, 6LACK, Dreamville Records and more, J. Cole closed the night out in front of 40,000 fans. 21 Savage, who had his own solo set earlier in the night, returned to perform “a lot” with J. Cole for the first-time. A special moment between the two stars, it comes after 21 was detained and released by I...
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The legacy of Soul One, a steward of Seattle hip-hop culture, lives on

Jeff Higashi, better known as prominent local DJ, B-boy and graffiti artist Soul One of the DVS Crew, died on March 19. But his impact on Seattle hip-hop culture, with roots in the 1990s vibrant Jefferson Park scene, continues to be felt.
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White Porgy and Bess cast ‘asked to say they identify as African-American’

Hungarian singers allegedly signed paper to bypass stipulation of all-black castThe Hungarian State Opera has come up with a dubious way around a stipulation that George Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess be performed by an all-black cast: it is allegedly asking its white, Hungarian singers to sign a paper saying they identify as African-American.The company first put on the opera a year ago, leading to a spat with the Gershwin estate, which stipulates the opera should only be performed by a black ...
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White Porgy and Bess cast ‘told to say they identify as African-American’

Hungarian singers allegedly signed paper to bypass stipulation of all-black castThe Hungarian State Opera has come up with a dubious way round a stipulation that George Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess be performed by an all-black cast: it is allegedly asking its white, Hungarian singers to sign a paper saying they identify as African-American.The company first put on the opera a year ago, leading to a spat with the Gershwin estate, which stipulates the opera should only be performed by a black c...
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Listen Up

From scorching guitar solos to jazzy hip-hop and indie-electro, plenty of new music this week Kishi Bashi: F Delano Upbeat instrumentation envelops the complex subject matter of Kishi Bashi‘s new track “F Delano.” As one may assume, the lyrics address the reputation of Franklin Delano Roosevelt—specifically his perception as a hero in contrast to his use of internment camps for Japanese-Americans. From the singer/songwriter/violinist’s forthcoming …
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Word Essay about Yourself Ideas

It is preferable to begin writing as soon as you’re assigned the job. The defining essay section is known as the conclusion. A 1000-word assignment isn’t an exception. As a result of the web for many solutions to the issues that you may be experiencing. You know precisely what you bought, and owe, since you’re the only a single shopping. Business leaders have the capacity to create opportunities, build products and systems, and inspire other people to action. Take...
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Shawn Mendes: ‘I’m 20. I want to have fun’

Shawn Mendes is the red-hot poster boy of pop. His videos have been viewed 6bn times and he has more than 42m followers on Instagram. But don’t worry if you haven’t heard of him… just ask a teenagerShawn Mendes is standing in his underpants in a suite on the fifth floor of a London hotel as a 200-strong crowd of screaming teenage girls gathers outside. “Everyone who doesn’t need to be in the room, leave the room,” he says politely but firmly, in a soft Canadian drawl. Pop’s current poster boy sh...
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