5 Activities When Not Working or Have Some Free Time

As a parent, we are always being pulled in several different directions. Of course, we have our kids that are in constant need for something. They may need you to help with homework or be there for afterschool activities. Those were some of the best times of my life and ones that is really missed. Unfortunately, my kids are older with two being adults and the youngest being a junior in high school. With my two adult children and independent working daughter I have a lot of times to myself. For t...
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Stream Kanye West’s Deluxe Donda With 5 New Tracks Including André 3000 Collab “Life Of The Party”

At the end of August, after more than a month of feverish hype and stadium-sized listening parties, Kanye West released his Donda album. It was long. Now it’s longer. The deluxe edition of Donda is here.
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Stream Kanye West’s Deluxe Edition Of Donda With 5 New Tracks Including The André 3000 Collab “Life Of The Party”

At the end of August, after more than a month of feverish hype and stadium-sized listening parties, Kanye West released his Donda album. It was long. Now it’s longer. The deluxe edition of Donda is here.
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Adele opens up to Oprah about divorce and being a single parent

London-born singer interviewed in same spot as Harry and Meghan in run-up to release of new albumThe thundering juggernaut that is Adele’s marketing campaign for her new album, 30, pulled in at the Oprah Winfrey Show on Monday, where the record-breaking artist opened up to the Queen of America about the struggles of divorce, becoming a “single parent” and juggling her career.Under the arches of Oprah’s rose garden, Adele discussed the meaning of new songs on her eagerly awaited album, which is s...
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Happy Birthday, Fanny (Mendelssohn) Hensel

From Google Doodle. Hensel “composed more than 450 pieces of music, most of which show a deep reverence for Johann Sebastian Bach. But she struggled with the societal constraints on the roles of women at the time and was overshadowed by her more famous brother.” – CNET
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The Who’s Roger Daltrey Likens The Rolling Stones To A “Mediocre Pub Band”

Last month, Paul McCartney took a shot at the Rolling Stones in a New Yorker interview: “I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues cover band, that’s sort of what the Stones are,” McCartney said. “I think our net was cast a bit wider than theirs.”
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Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free – The Making of Wildflowers Is Streaming Free on YouTube

Originally released in cinemas last month, the new documentary Tom Petty: Somewhere You Feel Free – The Making of Wildflowers is now streaming free on YouTube. Here’s how Petty’s official YouTube channel prefaces the film: In early 2020, a collection of 16mm film from 1993-95 was discovered in the archive of legendary artist Tom Petty. The film was shot while Tom was on a prolific songwriting streak for years making what he intended to be a double album called Wildflowers. Tom Petty was ...
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The Game Doctor’s Advocate Turns 15 Years Old Today

The Game has carved out a legendary career for himself in his almost 20 years in the rap game. In 2005, he dropped his debut project The Documentary and it’s one of the best albums I’ve ever heard. The Documentary went on to go triple platinum as it was released in January of 2005. Less than two years later, he dropped his second album Doctor’s Advocate. The first album was with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent through Aftermath and G-Unit Records. Between the two albums, there were a lot of drama between ...
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Black Women’s Major Contributions To Jazz Come Back Into Focus

Musician Melanie Charles wants to revitalize knowledge of, for instance, Betty Carter – whose “improvisational approach to singing that influenced generations.” She was one of the first jazz artists with her own label, founded a jazz program at BAM, and brought up countless musicians. – Washington Post
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Music Festivals With No Assigned Seating Aren’t Very Safe At All

Deaths are rare, but they’re hardly unknown; however, music promoters like Live Nation, for instance, say that the rarity “proves that most shows are perfectly safe.” – The New York Times
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Taylor Swift’s Label Will Now Make Artists Wait Twice As Long To Re-record Music

As Taylor Swift has been making a big deal about re-recording her old albums in order to regain control over her masters, her parent label Universal Music Group has been reworking its contracts to make sure that its other artists would have a harder time doing the same thing. As The Wall Street Journal reports, UMG has been making new agreements with artists “effectively doubling the amount of time that the contracts restrict an artist from rerecording their work.”
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Watch Kylie Minogue & Jessie Ware Sing “Kiss Of Life” On Jonathan Ross

This weekend, Kylie Minogue released DISCO: Guest List Edition, an updated version of her 15th studio album DISCO featuring some high-profile collaborators. Minogue brought one of those collaborators along for her recent appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show over in the UK. Jessie Ware teamed up with Minogue for “Kiss Of Life.” Check out the performance below.
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Watch Taylor Swift Roast The Please Don’t Destroy Guys On SNL

Taylor Swift was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend, the latest event in a flurry of activity for the musician that started with the release of her re-recorded Red, continued with appearances on two different late-night talk shows, and kept on going on with a short film accompaniment to the 10-minute version of “All Too Well.”
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