Word of the week: Boogaloo

Why is this man wearing an aloha shirt—in Nebraska, in February—while toting a big ol’ weapon inside a government building? And what does all of that have to do with the word of the week, boogaloo? Brett Hendrix of Omaha with an AR-15 in the #Nebraska Capitol. Hendrix said he brought the gun to demonstrate the right to keep and bear arms. He opposes a gun bill that will be heard this afternoon in the #NELeg Judiciary Committee, viewable here:
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Watch Justin Bieber Cover Marvin Sapp’s “Never Would Have Made It” At Kanye West’s Sunday Service

Last year, Hillsong evangelical Justin Bieber said that he wanted to sing at one of Kanye West's Sunday Services, and today his dream came true. Bieber appeared at West's gospel day in Los Angeles this Sunday to cover Marvin Sapp's "Never Would Have Made It," as Billboard … More »
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Just what the title says!  Dan Morgenstern, Jazz Eminence, celebrates the unique Slim Gaillard as swing linguist, singer, riff-monger, guitarist, pianist, comic improviser, ingenious composer, with glances at an ailing Charlie Parker, Brew Moore, Loumell Morgan, Arthur’s Tavern, Leo Watson, … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Charlie Parker, Slim Gaillard, Generosities, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Ideal Places, Irreplaceable, Arthur's Tavern

Otomo Katsuhiro Illustrates Album Covers for Skapara

Akira manga artist/anime director Otomo Katsuhiro has illustrated three album art covers for the 30th anniversary special album by the Japanese Jazz/Ska band Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ), often abbreviated as Skapara. Check it out below – I cannot say I’m familiar with the music of the band, but I’ve definitely seen their music posters and albums when I was living in Tokyo. This is not the first time that Otomo has taken on commercial illustration work of course; many of ...
Tags: Music, Japan, Illustration, Drawing, Tokyo, Anime, Kaba, Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo, Otomo Katsuhiro, Otomo, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Skapara, Tokyo Ska Paradise, TOKYO SKA TREASURES, Sendai Airport Japan

B. Smith, Groundbreaking Model and Entrepreneur, Is Dead At 70

Barbara “B.” Smith, a model, restaurateur, and lifestyle guru previously dubbed the “Black Martha Stewart,” has died at the age of 70. Smith passed away on Saturday after battling early onset Alzheimer’s disease, which she was diagnosed with in 2013. Smith’s husband, Dan Gatsby, announced the news of Smith’s death in a Facebook post, noting that Smith passed away “peacefully” in the couple’s Long Island, NY home. Smith was stepmother to Gasby’s daughter, Dana. “Heaven is shining even...
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B. Smith, The “Black Martha Stewart,” Is Dead At 70

Barbara “B.” Smith, a model, restaurateur, and lifestyle guru previously dubbed the “Black Martha Stewart,” has died at the age of 70. Smith passed away on Saturday after battling early onset Alzheimer’s disease, which she was diagnosed with in 2013. Smith’s husband, Dan Gatsby, announced the news of Smith’s death in a Facebook post, noting that Smith passed away “peacefully” in the couple’s Long Island, NY home. Smith was stepmother to Gasby’s daughter, Dana. “Heaven is shining even...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Cbs News, Smithsonian, Al Roker, Smith, Vanity Fair, Dana, Gatsby, Barbara, Roker, Long Island NY, B Smith, Dan Gasby, Mademoiselle

Here’s Why People Think Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Are Mad They Can’t Use Sussex Royal

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they would drop their royal titles from any future nonprofit work, but that doesn’t mean they’re happy about it. Many point to the language of Harry and Meghan’s latest statement regarding the name change as a sign that they are mad about the Queen’s Sussex Royal decision.  On Friday, Harry and Meghan released an official statement that, following further inspection, some believe is rather strongly worded. In it, the couple, who will step back fro...
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The Vibrant Electronic Music Of Video Game Soundtracks

They’re different from the quality of movie soundtracks, many of which don’t stand alone, and they’re “a marvelous untapped source of experimental instrumental electronica. … The context of gameplay encourages compositions that are melodically specific, sharp-edged, and hummable.” – Hyperallergic
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A Week At A University In New York, NY, That Costs $52,000 A Year

Welcome to Money Diaries – College Edition, where we’re tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern women: money. We’re asking college students how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.Today: a Student/Technical Assistant at a university that costs $52,000 a year who spends some of her money this week on Ito En Green Tea. Occupation: Student/Technical AssistantIndustry: Higher EdAge: 20Location: New York, NYSalary: $15,600...
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Q&A Interview With Floridian Producer Devereaux

What was the earliest hip hop memory you can recall? My earliest memory of hip hop would have to be The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Big Poppa”. That song was going crazy back in the day.   Who’re some artists that inspire you? Waka Flocka Flame, Gucci Mane, MF DOOM, KISS, Ozzy Osbourne, Three 6 Mafia, Alice in Chains, Marilyn Manson & Rob Zombie.   When was it when you realized that making beats was your calling? I saw a video of producer Lex Luger cooking up on his crib. Since then, I knew producing i...
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Bernie Sanders Won The Nevada Caucuses Thanks To Young & Latino Voters

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Nevada caucuses on Saturday with a decisive victory —  all thanks to young and Latino voters.  With 46% of the vote, Sanders is the projected winner in Nevada, the first state in this early primary season with a diverse voting population, according to The Wall Street Journal. With 50% of the Nevada vote reported, former Vice President Joe Biden is predicted to come in second with 19.6%, followed by former Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg (15.3%), Massachus...
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29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #7 'Off Main St: Thundercat'

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films and videos featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did. We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History ...
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How much is Spotify for students?

Spotify Premium’s $9.99 a month is in-line with most other major streaming competitors, but if you’re a student, you can get a little more for a lot less. Spotify Premium give you access to their full catalogue, ad-free and offline. In the US you can get a student premium account for half the price of a standard account at $4.99 and you’ll get Hulu and SHOWTIME thrown in at no extra cost. UK pricing is also at £4.99, but with no bonus content. For further savings, check out Spotify’s...
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The Date I Went On With The Wrong Twin

Welcome to 29 Dates, where we explore the weird, wild and sometimes wonderful world of dating — one date at a time. DashDividers_1_500x100 I know it sounds disingenuous to insist you had no idea that so-and-so liked you but with Colm*, I really didn’t know. He was flirty yes, but he was flirty with everyone. And yet here we were. He’d stopped by a party my friend was throwing and hung out for a while before inviting me out to his minivan. We sat in the back and talked for a few minu...
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Technology Recreates The Sound Of 500-Year-Old Singing In The Hagia Sophia

This is a rather unbelievable story. “When [the two researchers] met, Pentcheva started telling Abel about the Hagia Sophia – how we couldn’t really understand the experience of worshipers there unless we could hear the music the way they did. And as she talked, Abel started to feel a prickling of excitement. They could recreate what that music would sound like. If only they could get in the Hagia Sophia and pop a balloon.” (Note: They did.) – NPR
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Youka creates karaoke videos from any YouTube music video

Using AI, ‘YouTube to Karaoke’ site would isolate the instrumental track of any YouTube music video and sync the lyrics with the muted vocal line. Unfortunately, this has since caught the attention of copyright holders and has quickly been shut down for legal reasons regarding ripping YouTube videos and lyrics. Youka’s creator has expressed plans to open-source the project, to not let the idea go to waste. In the meantime, checkout this open-source AI tool from Deezer, that will spli...
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Listen Up

Surf-rock, dance-pop, and funk-inflected tunes, as well as a few of our other favorite tracks this week U.S. Girls: 4 American Dollars A playful tune about the perils of living in our money-driven society, “4 American Dollars” by U.S. Girls (aka Meghan Remy) features poignant lyrics about the inner workings of our economy and Remy’s bank balance: “In this world where they say: ‘It’s not personal, it’s business’ …
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Watch Rihanna Receive President’s Award At The NAACP Image Awards

Rihanna recently celebrated her 32nd birthday (happy birthday, Rihanna!) and she also recently celebrated receiving the President's Award at the 51st Annual NAACP Image Awards. In a rare public appearance, the pop star accepted her award at a ceremony last night to give a speech that highlighted her philanthropic causes -- she started the More »
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Your Horoscope This Week

If you’ve been looking for motivation to start anew, you’ll be supported on Sunday. A New Moon enters Pisces at 10:31 a.m. EST, as Mars trines Uranus. The new Moon encourages us to take action and create change. So this is an excellent day to meditate on our desires. Ask yourself what you want and how you can achieve it. Also on Sunday, material Venus squares against bountiful Jupiter. This makes us more prone to over-indulgence, so avoid going overboard. On Wednesday, a retrograde Mercury is se...
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Dialect and YuckNasty – “Will Be Done” (Album Review)

Longtime friends and Northern California based rappers Dialect and YuckNasty have a buzzing personality and a buzzing new underdog wave. Sparked by Dialect and YuckNasty’s custom NoCal rhyme style, we get a promising new album, entitled, Will Be Done. Dialect and YuckNasty’s first full-length collaboration. A ten-track concept album, the creators of Rebel Activity unite for a full-length project that displays their evolution. The two previously reveal the album’s purpose was showcasing their re...
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Mel C speaks out: trying to be the perfect Spice Girl made me ill

Melanie Chisholm tells Desert Island Discs of her struggle to cope with fameMelanie Chisholm, the former Spice Girl Mel C, dates her past struggle with eating disorders and depression back to an incident at a Brit awards ceremony, she reveals on Desert Island Discs on 23 February.In 1996, before the girl group was officially launched, Chisholm was almost chucked out of the Spice Girls for unruly behaviour, following “a scuffle between me and Victoria” that she has only recently admitted to. Cont...
Tags: Health, Music, Society, UK News, Bbc, Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Radio, Radio 4, Spice Girls, Desert Island Discs, Victoria, Mel, Chisholm, Melanie Chisholm, Mel C

Rudy Williams – “Welcome to Snow Beach” (EP Review)

With a stage name that originates from his childhood, Michigan’s Rudy Williams is known for an undeniable rugged-styled style topped with humorous punch-lines. And with so many hot new artists coming out of Detroit right now, it’s the perfect time for Williams to follow suit and receive his sit at the top among the rest. Following recent album drops from fellow statesmen Kash Doll, Royce Da 5’9” and Eminem, Rudy Williams drops a prelude from something bigger to come in new EP, Welcome to Snow B...
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Nvy Jonez LKR is an exciting new artist with a Navy background who was awarded his Expeditionary Warfare Specialist Qualification in 2019. Catching lightning in a bottle with his recent UGHHB mic session. LKR caps on the popularity with his new album, titled, Navy Jonez Locker. Available on Ninja Punch Music, the album is supported by the latest visual “Empire State”. Nvy Jonez LKR is also inspired by the historic 1944 D-Day event. A military man, LKR pays respect to his brothers and sisters th...
Tags: Reviews, Navy, Jazz, Brandon, Nvy Jonez LKR, Navy Jonez Locker, LKR, Raphael Niki Bernard, Sasebo Japan Stream Navy, Spotify Production, Esben Thornhal Ian Pez Genetik

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