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Hear the Sounds of the Actual Instruments for Which Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, and Handel Originally Composed Their Music

When we go to a concert of orchestral music today, we hear most every piece played on the same range of instruments — instruments we know and love, to be sure, but instruments designed and operated within quite strict parameters. The pleasing quality of the sounds they produce may make us believe that we're hearing everything just as the composer originally intended, but we usually aren't. To hear what the likes of Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, and Haydn would have had in their head as they...
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50 moments from 1969 that shaped entertainment and pop culture

It was the last year of the ’60s, and the last year for Boris Karloff, Judy Garland and the Beatles, too. But it was also the first year for Led Zeppelin, Jennifer Aniston, “Easy Rider” and Jay-Z, too. John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent part of it in bed in public. The Doors’ Jim Morrison spent part of it in jail. Moviegoers spent time watching “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” while at home they watched a brand-new show called “The Brady Bunch” about a brand-new kind of blended family, the youn...
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Making Beto go away.

They know they have to do it. Here's what the early-stage ousting looks like on Drudge:Reading the links (in order):1. "MEDIA TURNING AGAINST 'BABBLING' BETO..." = "Preseason is over for Beto O'Rourke" (Carter Eskew in WaPo, reprinted at CT): The nation's best and toughest reporters have his number and want nothing more than to take his measure and knock him down.... The love bubble surrounding O'Rourke is leaking. To his would-be Democratic rivals, he's no longer the scrappy, truth-telling, uni...
Tags: Music, England, Texas, London, Law, Scotland, Senate, White House, Wikipedia, Cnn, The Who, Yale, Jack Kerouac, The Washington Post, BETO, Ray


Purple Shampoo: The Secret To Battling Brassy Blonde Hair

Life as a blonde can be a bit of an emotional roller coaster, especially when you're a true brunette trying to cover up the secret you’ve been hiding since you were 12. (You know that summer when you bought your first bottle of Sun-In to recreate Ginger Spice's chunky highlights? Ouch.) Most of us living as faux blondes will do anything to look like we were, well, born with it.Unfortunately, the coloring cycle is viciously endless — the breakage, the treatments, not to mention the money spent d...
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Loyle Carner feat. Rebel Kleff + Kiko Bun: You Don’t Know

Loyle Carner (aka Benjamin Coyle-Larner) moonlights as an observant server, bartender, security guard and cab driver in the video for “You Don’t Know.” Watching over his mother (played by his real-life mom) as she goes on a few dates—some good and some not so. Throughout, Carner raps about his own dating fears—particularly losing trust and love as time goes on. It’s a clever and sweet …
Tags: Design, London, Culture, Hip-hop, British, Listenup, Loyle Carner, Carner, Kleff Kiko Bun, Benjamin Coyle Larner


This Woman's $545 Winter Beauty Routine Is Going Viral On Reddit

Call it the Reddit effect: What started as an unassuming selfie shared by London-based YouTube vlogger Michele Manteaw showcasing her poreless skin, perfectly curled lashes, and glossy, glazed lips — has accumulated hundreds of upvotes and comments, with admirers desperate for a breakdown of the routine she titled "Glowy Winter Makeup on Dark Skin."Over 16,000 upvotes later, Manteaw tells us she never thought her post would drum up so much interest. "The original Reddit post was actually made o...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Youtube, Reddit, Michele Manteaw, Manteaw


Fashion Hates Brexit: 5 Slogan Tees To Show Your Solidarity

And so the Brexit saga continues.After Theresa May 's historic loss last night, in which her deal for leaving the EU was rejected in the House of Commons by 432 votes to 202, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled a no-confidence motion in her government. Members of Parliament will be debating this topic today before yet another vote, leaving none of us – even the MPs – any the wiser about Britain's place in Europe. The British Fashion Council (BFC), meanwhile, has publicly called for a second refe...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, UK, London, Eu, European Union, Britain, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, Vivienne Westwood, Parliament, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, London Fashion Week


Meghan Markle Just Broke Her Biggest Beauty Rule — & It Looks Good

Ariana Grande, Melania Trump, and Meghan Markle are three famous women with nothing in common — or so you'd think. Look a little closer, and you'll see there's one quality the unlikely trio shares: They all largely stick to their own individual beauty uniforms, with Markle's involving a low bun, lightly contoured blush, and a neutral, usually glossy lip color.But on Wednesday night in London, while out with Prince Harry to see Cirque du Soleil, Markle switched things up by pairing her sparkly m...
Tags: Fashion, Music, England, London, Harry, Sussex, Queen Elizabeth Ii, Martin, Markle, Sophie Turner, MEGHAN MARKLE, Roland Mouret, Daniel Martin, Ariana Grande Melania Trump, Cirque du Soleil Markle


The Exact Routine A Top Dermatologist Prescribed To Treat My Acne

Adult acne can be devastating — and truly mystifying, too. Just when you think you've bypassed the , under-the-skin bumps, and angry red spots of your teenage years, they come back with a vengeance, reminding you of their reign of terror at a time when you're finally supposed to have everything together."It is definitely a misconception that you only get spots in your teens," says London-based dermatologist Dr. Justine Kluk. "Around 10 to 15% of women develop acne for the first time, or contin...
Tags: Fashion, Music, UK, London, Paula, UVB, Ulta, Justine Kluk, Kluk, UVA rays


A Week In Copenhagen On A $16,440 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.Today: a grad student who makes $16,440 per year and spends some of her money this week on frozen berries for smoothies. Editor's note: All prices have been converted to U.S. dollars.Occupation: Grad StudentIndustry: Nutrition/Food ScienceAge: 26Location: Co...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Eu, Netflix, Denmark, Brussels, Kylie Jenner, Copenhagen, Black Mirror, Virgo, Marie Kondo, Gabrielle Bernstein, Lucie, Aperol, Keri Danielski


John Berger was a Lifelong Cultural Agitator with a Valuable Point of View

None At first glance, titling the first intellectual biography of John Berger A Writer of Our Time appears to be a simple homage to Berger's 1958 novel, A Painter of Our Time. Joshua Sperling instead sets out the title as an argument, providing powerful evidence that Berger was indeed a writer of our time. Had Sperling set out to tell the story of 20th century art through Berger's work, the project would likely have been smothered in artifice. Yet by carefully laying out the path of Berger's a...
Tags: Music, Politics, England, London, America, Bbc, Culture, Biography, Noel Gallagher, Richard Ford, Jarvis Cocker, Berger, Raymond Carver, Black Panthers, McConnell, John Berger


Philip Glass Finishes His David Bowie Trilogy, Debuting His Lodger Symphony

Sometimes I feel The need to move on So I pack a bag And move on Move on --David Bowie, “Move On” We might have been calling it the Lake Geneva Trilogy, given David Bowie’s recuperative sojourn in Switzerland after the emptiness he felt in L.A. The first album in the Berlin Trilogy, Low, was mostly recorded in France, and the last album of the trilogy, Lodger, in Montreaux in 1979. But they were almost all written in, around, and about Berlin, where Bowie found what he was looking for—a ...
Tags: Google, Music, London, College, France, Berlin, Los Angeles, David Bowie, Switzerland, John Adams, Times, Gary Oldman, Low, Los Angeles Times, Philip Glass, Bowie


The Experts' Guide To The Best New York City Hair Salons

Finding a salon and a hairstylist is like dating. You have to play the field a bit, get together a couple of times, weigh your options, and ultimately decide whether they're worth settling down for. It's exhausting, but once you meet the one, there's no turning back.For those Big Apple go-getters still single in the salon department (or for those casual daters finally looking to make things official), we're here to play matchmaker. We asked our beauty editors (who have some of the best hair in ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Instagram, New York City, Brooklyn, Vogue, Wall Street Journal, Crh, Peter, Christo, Dana Oliver, West Village, Stacey, Joey, Angela


These Movies That Will Remind You What It Truly Means To Be Cold

Photo: Courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures Distribution; Illustrated by Mallory Heyer. The Weeknd can't feel his face. You can't feel your face, your toes, or your fingers, and you're fairly certain that your ears now resemble two frozen Jimmy Dean sausage patties. Welcome to winter, everyone!Unless you're off to Gstaad for a spot of skiing with Mitzi and Lance, there's really only way to get through the sub-zero temps and slippery surfaces: a good old-fashioned movie night, served up with a ro...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, New York, Hollywood, London, Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Nicholson, North Korea, France, Russia, New York City, America, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Alaska


New Music: Jacquees Feat. Blueface “You (Remix)”

L.A. artist Blueface has been buzzing going back to second half of 2018. Signed to Cash Money Records, the rapper ushers in a new era of Birdman’s Rich Gang by appearing on Jacquees’ “You.” The official remix to the R&B singer’s 4275 single now gets updated with an auto-tuned guest verse from Blueface who croons smoothly on the slow jam. Listen below. Continue after the jump…. Previously: Jacquees – “House or Hotel” (Video) Jacquees – “You” (Video) Jacquees – Quemix 3 (Mixtape) Jacque...
Tags: London, Jazz, New Music, Jacquees, Blueface, You (Remix


7 Brow Growth Serums To Try If You're Guilty Of Over-Plucking

The only thing that tests our patience more than growing out bangs is growing out our eyebrows. Whether you're a recovering over-plucker or simply looking for a bushier shape, reaching your maximum brow potential requires a tedious and frustrating grow-out process. But a killer brow growth serum can certainly help speed things along.Now, before you get too excited, know this: Nothing will make those hairs grow overnight. Dermatologist Matthew Lin, MD, tells us that the most effective boosters —...
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Mokita ‘London’

Nashville based producer Mokita releases the new track London. He’s been making a name for himself in the world of dance music production. Releasing originals and remixes, Mokita has garnered more than 20 million Spotify streams across three singles. His latest track London which was inspired by a UK trip landed on Spotify’s most popular playlist New Music Friday in December. Give it a stream.
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Have Patience: An Interview with Jane Weaver

None Though she has roots that run through the music history of Manchester and helped to shape some of the sounds associated with popular British music of the last two decades, Jane Weaver is just now taking her own turn in the spotlight. Her last three releases -- The Silver Globe (2014), The Amber Light (2015), and Modern Kosmology (2017) -- channel some of the styles she's explored since the late 1990s. But it is a trilogy of records that evokes a singular vision. Across these releases, she ...
Tags: Feature, Music, UK, England, London, Sweden, Interview, America, Manchester, Kendrick Lamar, Kate Bush, Yemen, Drift, Folk, Kraut, Kevin Parker


Ibibio Sound Machine – “Tell Me (Doko Mien)”

The Afrobeat-infused disco project Ibibio Sound Machine, based in London and fronted by Nigerian native Eno Williams, impressed us with last year's Eiyo EP and the single "Basquiat." Today they're announcing a new album and sharing another immaculate burner for your listening pleasure. More »
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Three Chords and the Truth: The Ramones, the Sex Pistols and the Clash

None As much as punk exists as a subculture, style, attitude, and artistic aesthetic, it is—first and foremost—a musical phenomenon. But what constitutes the sound of punk rock? And how far and wide should the net be cast in capturing songs that can credibly be designated punk? Can punk be mapped when the borders and districting are so regularly contested geographically, historically, and artistically? In assessing the journey of punk—from its foundations to its mutations and manifestations—cri...
Tags: Feature, The Clash, Music, UK, England, New York, London, US, Britain, Bob Dylan, Punk, The Ramones, Sex Pistols, Martin, Don, Joey


A Week In Burlington, VT, On A $40,000 Salary

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.Today: a program technician working in government who makes $40,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on Heady Topper beer.Occupation: Program TechnicianIndustry: GovernmentAge: 25Location: Burlington, VTSalary: $40,000Paycheck Amount (2x/month...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, London, Montana, Boston, Netflix, Vermont, Pacific Northwest, Burlington, Philly, Concord NH, Pema Chodron, Keri Danielski


MJQ: On the Road, 1964 + '61

The Modern Jazz Quartet wasn't big on obvious excitement. They tended to be subtle and hushed, more introspective than explosive. But the more carefully you listen, the more you'll hear the tender swing and beauty of pianist John Lewis, vibist Milt Jackson, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Connie Kay. [Photo above of the Modern Jazz Quartet at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands in 1961] Here's the MJQ in London in April 1964... And here's the MJQ abroad in the 1960s, thanks to Milan Simich. ...
Tags: Japan, John Lewis, London, Netherlands, Jazz, Schiphol Airport, Marc Myers, Milt Jackson, Modern Jazz Quartet, Percy Heath, Connie Kay, Milan Simich


HMV May Be Rescued From Bankruptcy By Buyvia

Beleaguered music retailer HMV may be saved from bankruptcy by Buyvia, an online discount club with more than 200,000 members in the UK. The proposed plan would save a number of retail stores and use Buyvia's expertise to overhaul HMV's digital presence. HMV opened its first gramophone store almost 98 years ago in London, eventually expanding to Ireland, Canada, the United States, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Declining music sales turned the once leading retailer's fortunes around, h...
Tags: Hong Kong, Music, UK, London, HMV, Richard Branson, Bruce Houghton, Virgin Megastore, Elgar, Edward Elgar, Amy Jordan, Hilco Capital, Ireland Canada, BuyVia, United States Australia Singapore, HMV Ireland


A Week In London On A $41,863 Salary

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.Today: a communications manager working in PR who makes $41,863 per year and spends some of her money this week on green juice. Editor's note: All prices have been converted to U.S. dollars.Occupation: Communications ManagerIndustry: PRAge: 26Location: Londo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Ikea, Kardashians, Starbucks, Asos, Caribbean, Secret Santa, Oxford Circus, McDonald, Coke Zero, Keri Danielski


These Are The Best Places To Buy Plants Online

In case you haven't noticed, we're a bit obsessed with house-plants here at Refinery29. To us, adding a touch of nature is one of the easiest ways to brighten up a room. We're firm believers that a bit of leafy shrub will help trick the eye into thinking that a space is much bigger than it actually is. Plus, green is such a soothing color.You don't necessarily have to hit up your nearest florist or plant nursery to curate a rad indoor forest: In our never ending quest to develop a green thumb, ...
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Haruki Murakami Day: Stream Seven Hours of Mixes Collecting All the Jazz, Classical & Classic American Pop Music from His Novels

What makes the novels of Haruki Murakami — originally written in Japanese and almost unfailingly filled with some odd but deeply characteristic mixture of cats, wells, parallel worlds, mysterious disappearing women with well-formed ears, and much else besides — so beloved around the world? A large part of it must have to do with Murakami's cultural references, sometimes Japanese but most often western, and even more so when it comes to music. "Almost without exception," writes The Week music cr...
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Chet Baker: '60s, '70s & '80s

The last day of the year always feels exhilarating and melancholy. Exhilarating, because we're on the threshold of a new year fresh with promise and hope. Melancholy, because another year is sliding from the present to the past, becoming a memory rather than a real-time experience. It's a day of sighs. The horn that sounds most to me like December 31st is Chet Baker's. It's innocent and melodic but there's enomrous sadness in there, too. Chet Baker died in 1988. Here are five videos of Baker i...
Tags: London, Sweden, Belgium, Jazz, Tokyo, Elvis Costello, Baker, Stockholm, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Marc Myers, Ronnie Scott, Victor Lewis, Rene Urtreger, Franco Manzecchi, Jim McNeely


Nico Cartosio Shares Unforeseen Christmas Video

Neo-romantic composer Nico Cartosio shares unforeseen Christmas video for his brand new single,‘Christmas On The Moon’. The tempestuous plotline and powerful visuals illustrate Cartosio’s emotional composition, as tender piano keys guide the vulnerable violin across dramatic swells and subtle melancholic soundscapes. Nico Cartosio said, “Christmas is such a joyous time. But haven’t you ever happened to feel unbearingly sad on this night? I believe those who are alone this Christm...
Tags: Music, Christopher Nolan, UK, London, Entertainment, Jazz, Pearl Harbour, Abbey Road, John Powell, Tippett, John Mills, Gavin Greenaway, Nico Cartosio, Cartosio, Hans Zimmer John Williams, English Chamber Orchestra


Meghan Markle Quietly Blew This Tabloid Rumor Out Of The Water On Boxing Day

Meghan Markle spent her Christmas holiday with the royal family — quietly debunking some persistent rumors in the process.The Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Boxing Day hunt this past week with Prince Harry, Prince William, Kate Middleton, and other royal relatives (Boxing Day is celebrated in England the day after Christmas). The Daily Mail reports that the family gathered at Wood Farm, Prince Philip’s farmhouse, for a traditional feast before a group headed out to shoot.Markle and Middl...
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Parallax – “Auditory Vision” (Album)

Rising east London based underground Hip Hop artist Parallax drops his new highly anticipated album titled “Auditory Vision“. 
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