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‘Hamilton’ Review: You Say You Want a Revolution

The filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s founding-father Broadway musical arrives just in time — vital and more challenging than ever.
Tags: Music, Movies, News, Theater, Miranda, Hamilton, Thomas, Alexander, Lin Manuel Miranda, Kail, Lin-Manuel, Hamilton (Play, Disney Plus

Creative process: Are you in a period of ‘woodshedding’?

Creative types can feel an overwhelming sense of pressure to be prolific, especially in times like these when, in theory, free time is abundant. Creativity is a resource that takes different forms and like other resources, it has its limits.According to Elizabeth Alexander, poet and president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, it's common for artists to have gaps in the chronology of their work. Familial commitments, depression, and health troubles are among the very valid reasons to not be pro...
Tags: Health, Motivation, Art, Learning, Parenting, Children, Life, Creativity, Work-life balance, Innovation, Storytelling, Literature, Jazz, Humanity, Curiosity, Self

What Can You Do for People in Crisis? Put on a Seder Show

A homebound team of Oscar, Tony and Emmy winners are cooking up “Saturday Night Seder,” a streaming Passover event that is part variety show, fund-raiser and theatrical experience.
Tags: Music, News, Theater, Emmy, Jason, Josh, Alexander, Henry, Rachel, Winkler, Groban, Pasek, CDC Foundation, Taub, Passover, Oscar Tony

Exit Lines: “Grand Horizons”

I bet Jane Alexander—former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, whose much-lauded portrayals in nobility include Eleanor Roosevelt and FDR’s mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt—has spent her whole career yearning to say “fuck” and “pussy” onstage. Now a regal 80, in her first Broadway appearance since 1998, she gets her chance in Grand Horizons, a tidy com-dram enlivened by outbursts of different kinds. Bess Wohl’s play begins with Nancy (Alexander) calmly asking her husband of fifty years, ...
Tags: Music, Gotham, Broadway, Brian, Bill, Fdr, Exit Lines, Bob Cashill, Eleanor Roosevelt, Alexander, New York Theatre, Southland, Ben, Carla, McKenzie, Urie

This Week’s Shows: Feb. 3-9

Upcoming Los Angeles concerts: One Love Cali Reggae Fest, Tycho, the New Pornographers, the Dumes, Cartalk, Draag, Trends, David Ryan Harris, Dermot Kennedy, Emily King, Xavier Omär, Bon Entendeur, Shane Garcia, Silversun Pickups, Aventura, Mr. Bungle, Radical Face, Luna, Fever Joy, Jenny O., Alexander 23, O Future, Grady, Pinegrove, Flor, Mondo Cozmo, Jane Holiday, the Rescues, Danko Jones, Gregory Porter, the Faction, Lil Tjay, Armin Van Buuren, Motor Sales, Naomi Greene, Pigeons Playing Ping ...
Tags: Preview, Alexander 23, Armin van Buuren, Aventura, Bon Entendeur, Breathe Carolina, Caifanes, Cartalk, Danko Jones, Dashboard Confessional, David Ryan Harris, Dermot Kennedy, Draag, Emily King, Eyedress, Featured

Dizzy Heights #67: Wizards of Oz

The idea for this show came around the same time as the Scotland show. I know that the timing of its release looks gauche, like I’m trying to capitalize on the horrific wildfires that Australia is enduring. I’m not; I’ve had a thing for Australia since I first read “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day.” Then MTV happened, and I wanted to move there. Still do, sometimes. Huge tip of the cap to my friend Cynthia Wang, who’s lived in Oz for a few years now, and sent me about ...
Tags: Podcast, Music, Australia, Scotland, Church, Mtv, Rick Springfield, Alexander, Goanna, Dizzy Heights, Michael Carpenter, Cynthia Wang, Newton John Jimmy Barnes

Ex-Roommate Made Mom Watch Him Stab & Decapitate Her Children to “Punish” Her for Not Having Any Money or Valuables to Steal

Horrific new details of a triple homicide involving a young Arkansas mother and her two children have emerged, including how one of their attackers forced the woman to watch as he slaughtered her children in front of her before stabbing her to death. The disturbing information was revealed in court on Wednesday (Oct. 16) during opening statements in the trial of 26-year-old Michael Ivory Collins for the brutal slayings of 5-year-old A’Laylaih Fisher and 3-year-old Elijah Fisher, and their mother...
Tags: Wtf, Murder, Crime, News, Chicago, Arkansas, Jazz, Honda, Collins, Robbery, Brutal, William Alexander, Alexander, Scott, Little Rock, Cunningham

Fractal Bits is a drum synth with over 4 billion sounds, for iOS and Android []

Alexander Zolotov, genius creator of SunVox and other tools, strikes again. This time, you get a “fractal” drum synth capable of producing some four billion unique sounds. Each drum sound starts with an 8-character code, from which the synth generates the sound via “fractal algorithms.” It seems we may need to talk to him more about what the heck is going on here, but the results are gorgeous, metallic textures with richly varied possibilities. You just navigate with the sim...
Tags: Ios, Android, Apps, Music, Russia, Tech, Awesomeness, Music Tech, Alexander, Alexander Zolotov, Free-as-in-beer, Sunvox, Drum-synth, Donationware,

Illinois Teen Stabbed to Death During Fight Provoked By “Anonymous” Facebook Game Profoundly

An Illinois teen is dead after she was stabbed in the neck during a fight that was reportedly provoked by a new “anonymous” Facebook game.19-year-old Charee Alexander of Peoria, IL died Friday (Apr. 12) after somehow becoming involved in a fight the day before.According to Alexander’s mother, she wasn’t even the target of the fight, she was just there as an innocent bystander supporting her sister who had gotten into an altercation with another girl.Social media posts suggest Alexander’s sister ...
Tags: Facebook, Wtf, Crime, News, Teens, Internet, Stabbing, Social Media, Jazz, Illinois, Senseless Deaths, Alexander, Martin, Abbey, Peoria Illinois, Greene

Music scholarships created for students who have been homeless, in foster care

Pursuing a career in the music industry can be tough, but when you’ve experienced homelessness or foster care it becomes doubly challenging. The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation is looking change that. The Los Angeles-based organization just received a $150,000 grant from the Living Legacy Foundation in Costa Mesa. The award will expand its reach and establish the first-ever college scholarship for cash-strapped students who have faced homelessness or been in foster care. Named for music ...
Tags: Business, Music, France, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Scholarship, Smith, Scholarships, Alexander, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Ballard, House of Blues, Van Nuys

The Awkward Truth Behind Skip Rates

With the ubiquity of music access and a lack of any need for patience, the term "skip-rate" has crept into the modern music industry lexicon, and some new data behind why and when consumers are skipping songs (and thereby not generating revenue for the artist) has many in the industry concerned. _______________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix Think you have a hit song on your new album? Better make it track one. When you have access to everything all the time with...
Tags: Music, Guest Post, Johnson, Rolling Stone, Barry, Alexander, Edwards, Hefner, Billie Eilish, LaMere, Paul Lamere, James Shotwell, Haulix, Danny Rukasin, YouTube Spotify Apple

Chicago Symphony Musicians Strike Continues Into Second Week

There are no further meetings between the sides scheduled at this time. CSO President Jeff Alexander said that after no progress was made after lengthy sessions on Friday and Saturday, both sides agreed it would be “good to take a pause” in negotiations. On a small note of optimism, Alexander said that “there is room for movement” on the salary element of the contract. The CSOA is currently offering a 5% increase over a three-year contract while the union seeks a 12% increase over the same peri...
Tags: Art, Music, Alexander, CSO, CSOA, Jeff Alexander, 03.18.19

Skip Rates: Why The First 30 Seconds Matter More Than Ever

With the album on the wane and attention spans shorter than ever, the first 30 seconds of of a song matter more than.  Not only do they need to capture the listener's attention, but in streaming, they determine if the songwriter is going to get paid at all.  Skip rates can make or break a song, a record or even an artist's career. On a practical level, royalties don't kick in until at least 30 seconds of a song have played. But in an era where data is driving A&R and marketing decisions ...
Tags: Music, Nicki Minaj, Warren, Rolling Stone, Alessia Cara, Bruce Houghton, Alexander, Edwards, Billie Eilish, Felder, Danny Rukasin, H T Rolling Stone

Album Stream: Def Jam Records “Undisputed”

In celebration of their 35th anniversary, Def Jam have released a new album titled Undisputed. More importantly, the compilation highlights the label’s roster of new and unproven signees from across the country. There are 20 artists in total, including New York natives Fetty Luciano, TJ Porter and Dominic Lord; Florida’s YK Osiris; and Detroit rapper Nasaan, aka the son of the late Proof. Continue after the jump… Undisputed is the result of Def Jam’s week-long “rap camp” out in L.A., where...
Tags: Florida, New York, Albums, Jazz, Tyga, Detroit, Kelvin, Pedro, Def Jam, Alexander, Lyor Cohen, Edwards, Def Jam Records, Def Jam Recordings, Undisputed, Fetty Luciano TJ Porter

Don't Overlook These Underrated 2019 Movies

Let's briefly state the obvious: There is a lot of content out there. Each Friday, Netflix drops enough new movies and TV shows to keep a person indoors all weekend. Prestige TV has yet to run out of fascinating new topics to turn into sparkly programs. And don't get us started on podcasts.So, it's easy to pass by the hidden gems. You may not have heard of the movies on this list – or you may just not have been paying attention. Maybe you strolled past ads in the subway, or talked through trail...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Dwayne Johnson, Netflix, Brooklyn, Paris, Harry, Brian, Emma Thompson, Anna, John Lasseter, Alexander, Greta, Saraya, Molly Ringwald

11 Under-$20 Beauty Products We Spotted Backstage At London Fashion Week

There are some beauty brands you'll always spot in the kits of industry professionals backstage at fashion weeks all over the world: big, been-around-forever names like NARS, Bumble and Bumble, MAC, and Bobbi Brown.There's a reason why they're beloved by the likes of Guido Palau and Val Garland: The shade ranges are impressive, the formulas are on point, and, above all, the products — from foundation to liquid liner and hairspray — have the ability to last through sweaty backstage conditions, b...
Tags: Fashion, Music, UK, Rosewater, London Fashion Week, Alexander, Macy, Garnier, JW Anderson, Bobbi Brown, Kiko, Bronner, Ulta, Pablo Rodriguez, Val Garland, Emilia Wickstead

Here's to the new year of ... Live jazz in Rochester, January 3-9

Now that we're heading back to work, one thing hasn't changed.  There's still some live jazz in and around Rochester, New York. Not a lot this coming week, but that's to be expected after the holidays.  Here's to a great 2019 (I need some of that myself...)!!! Every Wednesday, every week, you'll find the next seven days of jazz in and around Rochester right here on JazzRochester. Sign up for our email list to get your local jazz goodness every week (plus, whatever else I publish from time to tim...
Tags: Jazz, Rochester, Alexander, Hanna, Rochester New York, Alan Murphy, Scott Bradlee, Charley Brown, Jazz Around Town, Greg Bell, Woodcliff Hotel Spa, Laura Dubin, Bop Shop Records, Rochester Click, Greg Wachala, Joe Lovano

Daddy’s Hangout 2018 WWE TLC PPV Review

It’s hard to believe that it’s about to be the end of another year. In a little over 2 weeks, we’ll be celebrating 2019. With that, we have the final PPV of the year for the WWE. Honestly, there have been a lot said about the booking of the main roster for a long time. With the new deal for SmackDown Live on Fox starting in the Fall of 2019, things will be changing and hopefully for the best. The TLC PPV had about three or four matches I was looking forward to. Daniel Bryan defended the WWE Ch...
Tags: Fox, Jazz, Kingston, Wrestling, Ronda Rousey, Alexander, McIntyre, Murphy, Melbourne Australia, Bryan, Jim, Lynch, Rollins, Rousey, Ambrose, Anvil

On the Town and the long march for civil rights in performance

Happy Hanukkah from OUP! This year we’re celebrating with a series of eight books celebrating Jewish history and culture over the eight nights of Hanukkah. As your menorah candles burn bright, take this opportunity to honour both the endurance of the Maccabees and the Jewish people.In this blog post, Carol J. Ola, author of Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War, discusses how Leonard Bernstein and the creative artists of the musical On the Town used their hiring decisions ...
Tags: Books, Music, Japan, New York, Featured, New York City, US, Fbi, Chicago, United States, Second world war, Broadway, Lincoln Center, West Coast, Library Of Congress, New York Public Library

Donald Trump Goes Off on CNN’s Jim Acosta During Post-Midterms Press Conference: “You Are a Rude, Terrible Person!”

Following yesterday’s mid-term elections, Donald Trump held a press conference this morning that has been described by media outlets as “wild,” “off-the-rails” and “insane,” among many other things.Trump—obviously pissed that the Democrats won control of the House—first called out each of the Republicans who lost in Tuesday’s (Nov. 6) midterms, saying they did “very poorly” and mocking them for failing to “embrace” him and his administration.He also rambled about possible House investigations in...
Tags: Videos, Politics, News, Mexico, White House, Cnn, United States, House, Jazz, Donald Trump, Trump, Alexander, Nafta, CNN Trump, Acosta, Peter Alexander

Two acid-y, space-y, terrific live electronic sets for your Friday

A great live set brews up new musical directions before your ears. It’s a burst of creativity and energy that’s distinct from what happens alone in a studio, with layers of process. From Liverpool (Madeline T Hall) and Moscow (Nikita Zabelin x Xandr.vasiliev), here are two fine examples to take you into the weekend. Acid-tinged synths unfold over this brilliant half hour from M T Hall (pictured, top), at a party hosted earlier this year by HMT Liverpool x Cartier 4 Everyone: I love that th...
Tags: Music, UK, Russia, Experimental, Tech, Liverpool, Gear, Stories, Moscow, Analog, Hall, St Petersburg, Modular, Live-performance, Synths, Techno

A Man Groped A Female Passenger Because Trump "Says It's OK To Grab Women"

A Florida man told authorities he groped a woman's breast without her consent aboard a Southwest Airlines flight because accused sexual predator President Donald Trump has said "it's OK to grab women by their private parts," according to a criminal complaint.Federal officials say Bruce Alexander, 49, was on a Houston, TX flight bound for Albuquerque, NM when he allegedly touched a sleeping woman in the window seat directly in front of him. The woman, who has not been identified, said she felt s...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Florida, Hollywood, United States, Donald Trump, Southwest Airlines, Albuquerque, Trump, Alexander, Houston TX, Ivanka Trump, Albuquerque NM, Bruce Alexander, Jayme ClossHere

Surprising Health Signals Your Body May Be Sending You Right Now

It might seem like fertility is an easy thing. All you need is a sperm and an egg, right? Certainly, your typical sex ed makes it seem like it's extremely easy to get pregnant. But there's a lot more that goes into it than you might think — especially when you're talking about ovulation.So what's actually happening when you're ovulating? "A follicle inside an ovary is releasing a microscopic egg so the fallopian tubes can catch it," explains Carolyn Alexander, MD of the Southern California Repr...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Alexander, Carolyn Alexander MD, Southern California Reproductive Center This, Alexander So

I Live In NYC & Pay $3,300 In Rent For 1,000 Square Feet Of Space

In Refinery29's Sweet Digs, we take a look inside the sometimes small, sometimes spacious homes of millennial women. In today's episode, Chinae Alexander shows off her luxe New York City home.Do you live in Dallas or Austin and have some sweet digs you'd like to share? Submit yours here."Reasonable" is relative — especially in major cities, especially when talking about rent. For influencer, blogger, and social media wiz Chinae Alexander, "reasonable" for a New York apartment is roughly $3,3...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, New York City, Austin, Dallas, Alexander, Eugenie, NYC Alexander

Rep. Keith Ellison's Ex-Partner Shares Medical Record Supporting Abuse Allegations

The woman who accused Rep. Keith Ellison of domestic violence has shared what seems to be a medical record showing that she disclosed to her health provider that the Minnesota Democrat had physically abused her.In August, Ellison's former partner Karen Monahan accused him of verbal and physical abuse. She alleges that Ellison repeatedly insulted her, emotionally manipulated her, and cheated on during the years-long relationship. Monahan claims she ended things with Ellison after an argument tur...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Cnn, Hawaii, Ellison, Alexander, Mazie Hirono, Keith Ellison, Monahan, Democratic National Committee DNC, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Alexander, Park Nicollet, Karen Monahan

Buffalo Bills’ Vontae Davis Explains Bizarre Halftime Retirement: “Reality Hit Me Fast and Hard, I Shouldn’t Be Out There Anymore”

Buffalo Bills Cornerback Vontae Davis raised a lot of eyebrows with his bizarre halftime during Sunday’s (Sep. 16) game against the Los Angeles Chargers, which ended in a 31-20 loss.30-year-old Davis, who signed with the Bills this offseason and was inactive for Week 1, reportedly “put on his street clothes” during halftime, “said he was quitting and left the stadium,” ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen wrote on Twitter, responding to this tweet from Buffalo Bills beat reporter Mike Rodak: “[Bills Li...
Tags: Retirement, Bills, Football, Sports, NFL, Williams, Davis, Pop Culture, Jazz, Buffalo Bills, Espn, Alexander, McDermott, Los Angeles Chargers, Chris Mortensen, Sean McDermott

Will Voters Care About The Domestic Violence Allegations Against Rep. Keith Ellison?

On Tuesday, Rep. Keith Ellison won the Democratic primary for attorney general in Minnesota, despite the domestic violence allegations against him that surfaced over the weekend.Ellison, deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the first Muslim-American elected to Congress, was accused of physical abuse by his ex-girlfriend Karen Monahan. He denies the allegations.Though Monahan had been posting on social media about being a domestic violence survivor for weeks, she hadn't na...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Minnesota, Congress, Washington Post, Cnn, Austin, Karen, Donald Trump, Ellison, Alexander, Sen Al Franken, Keith Ellison, U S House of Representatives, Monahan

Alexander – “Kaos” | MIC SESSION

Rising Pasadena, CA based underground Hip Hop artist Alexander swings by our HQ and lays down his exclusive Mic Session performing his single, “Kaos”.
Tags: Jazz, Pasadena, Alexander, Mic Sessions

Watch Kraftwerk Perform a Real-Time Duet with a German Astronaut Living on the International Space Station

Last Friday, Alexander Gerst, an astronaut living aboard the International Space Station, welcomed  Kraftwerk and 7500 attendees to the Jazz Open Festival in Stuttgart. There, writes the European Space Agency, " Kraftwerk founding member Ralf Hütter and Alexander played a special duet version of the track Spacelab, for which Alexander had a tablet computer configured with virtual synthesizers on board." You can watch the far-out scene play out above. Follow Open Culture on Facebook ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Music, Technology, College, International Space Station, Kraftwerk, Stuttgart, Alexander, Facebook Twitter, Alexander Gerst, Ralf Hutter, European Space Agency Kraftwerk

Q&A With Rising Pasadena, CA Based Hip Hop Artist Alexander

Yo my man Alexander!! Much respect on your absolutely epic underground Hip Hop album “District 9mm” with true up and coming producer RustyJoints! One of our main contributors BOOM ranked it 8/10!!! This album really fits well with our website!! Please tell us a bit about yourself? How long have you been an artist? How did you get your Emcee name? Man, much appreciation for the love. My real name my rap shit. Everything I do is for my last name, so I decided to put it as my first. It also plays ...
Tags: Google, Jazz, Bruno Mars, Pasadena, Alexander, Rusty, Q&A Interviews, Alexander Much

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