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Classic Songs Re-Imagined as Vintage Book Covers During Our Troubled Times: “Under Pressure,” “It’s the End of the World as We Know It,” “Shelter from the Storm” & More

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, how many of us sought solace from the turbulent 21st century in cultural artifacts of bygone eras? Our favorite records by the likes of the Beatles, Queen, David Bowie; our favorite novels by the likes of Raymond Chandler, Ian Fleming, Philip K. Dick: all of them now possess a solidity that seems lacking in much current popular culture. The work of all these creators has its own kind of artistic daring, and all of it, too, also came out of times troubled in th...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Books, Music, Etsy, College, Current Affairs, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Seoul, Lucy, Facebook Twitter, Planet Earth, Alcott, Colin Marshall

Chico DeBarge’s Son Dontae Stabbed to Death in Los Angeles, Was Reportedly Homeless

R&B singer Chico DeBarge is mourning the loss of his 35-year-old son, Dontae Anderson-DeBarge, who died after a fatal stabbing in Los Angeles last week. Police confirmed they found a 35-year-old man dying on the street Thursday (Apr. 2) with multiple stab wounds. Officers said they tried to perform CPR on the victim, who they declared homeless, but he couldn’t be resuscitated. The Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement: “Per Sgt. Fisher, Van Nuys Area Watch Commander, a homicide occur...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Celebs, Murder, Crime, California, Stabbing, Los Angeles, Chicago, Pop Culture, Jazz, Philadelphia, Anderson, Tyler Perry, Los Angeles Police Department, Debarge

Five Reasons to Try Camping with Kids

It can be tough choosing a vacation for you and your family. There’s what the adults want – relaxation, peace and quiet – versus what the kids want, which is often entertainment, activities and fun. Not only that but going on holiday together is the perfect way to bond as a family and create memories that you will all treasure forever. For your next great escape, why not consider camping? Okay, okay, so this might not initially sound like a fun idea. And sure, if you’ve got super young kids, he...
Tags: Outdoors, Facebook, Kids, Camping, Adventure, Netflix, Jazz

Join Choir! Choir! Choir! for a Community Singalong in Isolation

I love ya, and I think maybe if we sing together, well, we’d just feel a little bit better. Give it a try, okay? —Neil Diamond Thus quoth singer-songwriter Neil Diamond on March 23, before launching into his surprisingly sturdy monster hit, "Sweet Caroline," having reworked its lyrics to promote hand-washing and social distancing to help control the spread of COVID-19. He’s not wrong about the therapeutic benefits of group singing. Ditto the imperative to resist gathering publicly, or ev...
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New Wave Singer Cristina Dead From Coronavirus

Cristina Monet Zilkha, the new wave singer who recorded simply as Cristina, has died, reportedly of COVID-19 complications. ZE Records co-founder Michael Esteban confirmed Cristina's death on Facebook last night. Cristina was 61. More »
Tags: Facebook, Music, Obit, Cristina, Cristina Dead, Cristina Monet Zilkha, Michael Esteban

Italian Doctor Strangled to Death by Boyfriend Because He Falsely Thought She’d Given Him Coronavirus

An Italian doctor was strangled to death by her nurse boyfriend on Tuesday (Mar. 31) because he thought that she had given him COVID-19, Italian authorities reported. Tests were performed that found neither had contracted the virus. Antonio De Pace, 28, called police in the early hours of Tuesday to tell police that he had killed his girlfriend, 27-year-old Lorena Quaranta. When first responders arrived at the scene, they found the deceased Quaranta along with De Pace, who had attempted to kill ...
Tags: Facebook, Wtf, Murder, News, Italy, Jazz, Strangled, Really, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Attempted Murder-suicide, Antonio De Pace, Lorena Quaranta, Quaranta, De Pace

4 Ways Wealthy People Make Their Money Grow

You would think that the wealthiest people would be those who grow their pile of money the least. They’ve already taken advantage of all the opportunities available to them. But that logic is wrong. It turns out that the opposite is true. Wealthy people tend to grow their net worth more than the average person. Here’s how wealthy people make their money grow. They Invest in The Things They Know When it comes to accumulating wealth, knowledge is everything. Famous investors like Warren Buffet ...
Tags: Facebook, Money Matters, Investments, Peter Thiel, Jazz, Ways Wealthy People Make, Across Currencies Holding

Kleiner Trost für Musikfans: Live-Konzerte & DJ-Sets, die du jetzt streamen kannst

Wenn du nicht zum Konzert gehen kannst, kommt das Konzert eben zu dir! Weil sie ihre Gigs wegen der Coronavirus-Pandemie absagen müssen, beschließen immer mehr Künstler*innen und Bands und DJs, virtuelle Konzerte zu geben. Manche nehmen an virtuellen Charity-Festivals wie dem HeimFest oder dem iHeart Living Room Concert teil, andere machen Insta-Storys aus dem Proberaum oder ihrem Wohnzimmer. Und einige versorgen uns sogar täglich (!) mit fresher Musik – wie Sofie Tukker – und stellen damit sich...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Youtube, Radiohead, Elton John, Nashville, Diplo, Oxfam, Demi Lovato, Chrissy Teigen, Jack White, Freitag, Jojo, Christine

Coronavirus closure is just another bump in Kulak’s Woodshed’s financially rocky, musically marvelous road

Like every other entertainment venue in L.A., California and beyond, Kulak’s Woodshed is closed indefinitely due to coronavirus crisis restrictions. This has been especially tragic for the region’s mostly amateur, aspiring musicians and singers, who loved the free weekly open mic nights the eclectic and funky, North Hollywood sound recording/video broadcasting studio has hosted for 21 years. Sansa and Andrew wait for open mic night at Kulak’s Woodshed in North Hollywood as other musicians come...
Tags: Facebook, Music, News, California, Washington, Sport, Paypal, Fox, Soccer, PAUL, Andrew, North Hollywood, Kulak, LA Convention Center, Top Stories LADN, Sarah Reingewirtz

Coronavirus closure is just another bump in Kulak’s Woodshed’s financially rocky road

Like every other entertainment venue in L.A., California and beyond, Kulak’s Woodshed is closed indefinitely due to coronavirus crisis restrictions. This has been especially tragic for the region’s mostly amateur, aspiring musicians and singers, who loved the free weekly open mic nights the eclectic and funky, North Hollywood sound recording/video broadcasting studio has hosted for 21 years. Sansa and Andrew wait for open mic night at Kulak’s Woodshed in North Hollywood as other musicians come...
Tags: Facebook, Music, News, California, Washington, Sport, Paypal, Fox, Soccer, PAUL, Andrew, San Fernando Valley, North Hollywood, Kulak, LA Convention Center, Top Stories LADN

Get your quarantine on — the best in live virtual entertainment

The M&G rounds up the best in at-home options to keep you entertained during lockdown The post Get your quarantine on — the best in live virtual entertainment appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Facebook, Music, Instagram, Youtube, Dance, Article, Fans, Artists, Live Music, Miley Cyrus, Party, Livestream, Miguel, Global Citizen, Quarantine, Stay At Home

Opera Singer Plácido Domingo Hospitalized with Coronavirus

Spanish opera singer Plácido Domingo has been hospitalized in Acapulco, Mexico, for coronavirus. “He is doing well and is responding to treatment,” Domingo’s spokesperson told CNN on Sunday. On March 22, the 79-year-old Domingo revealed via his Facebook page that he had tested positive for COVID-19. “I beg everyone to be extremely careful, follow the basic […]
Tags: Health, Facebook, Music, News, Global, Cnn, Musicians, Placido Domingo, Domingo, Acapulco Mexico, Coronavirus, Plácido Domingo Hospitalized

Pennsylvania Woman Arrested for Coughing on $35K Worth of Food at Grocery Store That Had to Be Thrown Away

In the midst of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic that’s seeing stores emptied of food, cleaning supplies and paper products across the country, a Pennsylvania woman decided to play a “twisted prank” that forced a local grocery store to throw away $35,000 worth of food and landed her in jail. On Wednesday (Mar. 25), 35-year-old Margaret Cirko, “who police know to be a chronic problem in the community,” according to a social media post, walked into a Hanover Township Gerrity’s and purposely coughe...
Tags: Facebook, Crime, News, Office, Walmart, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Jazz, Why Would You Do That, Hanover Twp, Gerrity, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Cody Lee Pfister, Joe Fasula, Margaret Cirko

Free: Austin City Limits Opens Up Video Archives During COVID-19 Pandemic

Austin City Limits--an PBS music program recorded live in Austin, Texas--has decided to open its archives "as a gift to music fans during the current live music moratorium." They write: "Starting March 23, the perennial television series will make fan-favorite episodes from the recently broadcast Season 45 available for streaming, in addition to the entire slate of programs from the previous two seasons of the acclaimed concert showcase. Over 35 ACL installments will be available to stre...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, London, College, Current Affairs, Jack White, Hyde Park, Robert Plant, Austin City Limits, Austin Texas, Facebook Twitter, Austin City, Billie Eilish, Raconteurs, Gary Clark Jr

Spotify adds fundraising features and a COVID-19 news hub to address the health crisis

Spotify this morning announced a series of new initiatives to address the COVID-19 health crisis across its platform. The company is launching a financial relief effort for those in the creative community who have been heavily impacted by the virus, which includes the addition of a public donations feature on its website. The company is also working to add a new feature that will allow artists to fundraise directly from their fans via their Spotify artist profile pages. Meanwhile, for listeners,...
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Bill Rieflin, Drummer For Ministry, R.E.M., & King Crimson, Dead At 59

Bill Rieflin, a Seattle-based drummer with an impressive list of associations, has died of cancer. Rieflin's King Crimson bandmate Robert Fripp shared the news in a Facebook post today. Rieflin was 59. More »
Tags: Facebook, Music, Seattle, Swans, Obit, The Minus 5, Ministry, Robyn Hitchcock, King Crimson, Chris Connelly, Robert Fripp, KMFDM, Revolting Cocks, Filthy Friends, R.E.M, Bill Rieflin

McNasty! McDonald’s Worker Caught Digging in Her Butt While Working Drive-Thru

A photo of a South Carolina McDonald’s worker digging in her butt while working the drive-thru has gone viral on social media. Facebook user Griselda Blanco, who shared the photo on her page, not only called the fast-food worker out for being extremely trifling and disgusting, but also revealed that the employee got to arguing with her in the comments of her post. Since the photo went viral, the drive-thru worker has been identified as Zimesha Jenkins. “This is beyond me! She had the nerve to ge...
Tags: Facebook, Wtf, News, Gross, Fast Food, Jazz, Disgusting, Mcdonalds, Food Crimes, South Carolina, McDonald, Welp, Jenkins, Nasty, Really, Griselda Blanco

Brittany Davis Went Missing While on Vacation in Puerto Rico, Her Family & Friends Need Help Finding Her

A South Carolina woman has gone missing and her friends and family want the public to help them find her as they desperately seek answers. A woman who goes by the name Alicia La’Von on Facebook posted on Friday (Mar. 20) that her best friend, Brittany Davis, had gone missing on March 7th, 2020 while vacationing in Puerto Rico. “You guys my friend is #MISSING & has been since 3/7/2020,” Alicia wrote along with a collage of photos, including a missing persons flyer. “We have been friends for over ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Atlanta, Jazz, South Carolina, Michael, Brittany, Puerto Rico, San Juan, ALICIA, Greenville South Carolina, Brittany Davis, Macon GA, Human Interest, Alicia La Von, Brittany M Davis

39-Year-Old Woman “in Good Health” Found Dead by Boyfriend While Waiting for Coronavirus Test Results

A healthy 39-year-old New Orleans woman died just days after she was tested for coronavirus. At the time of her death, she was still waiting for the test’s results. According to reports, Natasha Ott was found dead on her kitchen floor Friday (Mar. 20) by her longtime boyfriend, Josh Anderson, while she was still waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test. Anderson shared the heartbreaking story on Facebook, writing: “The time for joking about Covid-19 is over. Now is the time to keep yourself, y...
Tags: Facebook, News, New Orleans, Jazz, Anderson, Ott, Peace Corps, Natasha, Josh Anderson, Andersons, Human Interest, Natasha Ott

Dead & Company Announces Couch Tour, Letting You Stream Free Concerts at Home

More free music/entertainment to carry you through these bleak, strange times. Dead & Company (the surviving members of the Grateful Dead plus John Mayer and Oteil Burbridge) are making concerts free to stream at home. And the first one gets underway tonight. They announced on Twitter: Stay at home this weekend and tune in to “One More Saturday Night”, a new #CouchTour series featuring your favorite Dead & Company shows, for FREE.   We’re kicking things off with the 12/2/17 Austin s...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, London, College, Atlanta, Austin, Hyde Park, Grateful Dead, John Mayer, Facebook Twitter, Dead Company, Oteil Burbridge, Lakewood Amphitheatre

Guest Post: Joinder and the One-Year Time Bar in Inter Partes Review

Guest post by Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Professor at the Texas A&M University School of Law and the Texas A&M College of Engineering. Disclosures: Professor Vishnubhakat was formerly an advisor at the USPTO, but his arguments here should not be imputed to the USPTO or to any other organization. Professor Vishnubhakat was an author of amicus briefs by Professors of Patent and Administrative Law in Wi-Fi One v. Broadcom (in support of neither party) and in Thryv v. Click-to-Call Technologies (in ...
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Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood taking requests to livestream during coronavirus shutdown

In response to the shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, country music icon Garth Brooks announced via Facebook that he’d be livestreaming a 30-minute acoustic set, along with his wife and fellow country star Trisha Yearwood, live from their Studio G. Brooks also encouraged fans to post their song requests ahead of the live set on his Facebook feed. “Let’s let music connect us during this disconnected time,” he said in the social media announcement. Related Articles Long...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Boston, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Chris Martin, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Concerts, Brooks, Cutie, Trisha Yearwood, Ben Gibbard, Nasvhille, Dropkick Murphy

During coronavirus closures, Grand Ole Opry will host free live streaming concerts

A tornado ravaged Nashville and its surrounding cities earlier this month and the coronavirus forced the shutdown of surviving businesses, bars, restaurants and concert venues, but the Grand Ole Opry is carrying on. As concerns over the global spread of COVID-19, the Opry officially shut down to the public last week and will remain closed to live audiences through April 4 at the earliest, according to the venue’s official website. However, Opry members have announced it will continue its nearly ...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Nashville, Concerts, Rolling Stones, Grand Ole Opry, Music + Concerts, Coronavirus, Bill Anderson Jeannie Seely Connie Smith

Two strategies for combating mental fatigue

Four weeks of mindfulness training and 12 minutes of binaural beats were found to increase attentional capacities after being mentally fatigued. This research from the University of Southern Denmark provides important interventions during a stressful time. Mental fatigue leads to higher incidences of workplace and traffic accidents as well as an inability to retain information. Mental fatigue is always a problem in our distraction-heavy world, but it's particularly troublesome as we constantly...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Neuroscience, Meditation, Mental Health, Medical Research, Innovation, Derek, Cal Newport, Newport, University of Southern Denmark, University of Valencia, Matthew B Crawford, Andy Puddicombe, Cognitive Science, SART

The Punk in the Park Beer & Music Festival postpones due to coronavirus

With large festival and event promotion companies like and LiveNation suspending its festivals and tours for the foreseeable future due to the global spread of coronavirus, it’s not a surprise that independent promoters are having to do the same. Orange County-based Brew Ha Ha Productions is having to postpone its inaugural Punk in the Park Beer & Music Festival, which was scheduled to take place April 25 at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado. “Hey gang,” promoters addressed its followers on Faceboo...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Sport, Park, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Music Festivals, John, Orange County, Concerts, Peter Bjorn, Rolling Stones, KROQ, Oak Canyon Park, Top Stories OCR

Bruce Springsteen Releases Live Concert Film Online: Watch “London Calling: Live In Hyde Park” and Practice Self Distancing

A message from Bruce: "Practice social distancing & stream ‘London Calling: Live In Hyde Park’ from the comfort of your own home, now on YouTube & Apple Music in its entirety for the 1st time!" Watch it all above. Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please consider making a donation to our site. It's hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue providing the best free cultural and educational materials to learners everywhere. Also consider followin...
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COVID-19: Interview mit der ersten Versuchsperson für den neuen Impfstoff

In vielen Teilen der Welt arbeiten Pharmaunternehmen und akademische Einrichtungen Tag und Nacht daran, einen Impfstoff gegen den COVID-19, aka Coronavirus, zu entwickeln, um die rasch voranschreitende Pandemie aufzuhalten. Auch die Forscher*innen des Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle arbeiten auf Hochtouren, um einen Impfstoff zu entwickeln – und ihre Forschungen scheint einen Schritt weiter gekommen zu sein. Laut Berichten der Associated Press starteten sie vo...
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The Met Opera Streaming Free Operas Online to Get You Through COVID-19

Image by Lechhansl, via Wikimedia Commons On its website, the Met Opera announced that "effective immediately, all performances have been canceled through March 31 because of coronavirus concerns." But that doesn't mean audiences can't get their fill of opera performances. According to Opera Wire, in an "effort to continue providing opera to its audience members, the Met Opera will host 'Nightly Met Opera Streams' on its official website to audiences worldwide." They add: These free streams wil...
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Frank Turner’s coronavirus concert livestream cut short by Facebook

The singer-songwriter's basement show suddenly cut out mid-song
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Singer Frank Turner’s coronavirus concert livestream just got pulled by Facebook

The singer-songwriter's livestream suddenly cut out mid-song
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