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Best “Voice” Performance Ever: Jordan Smith’s Rockin’ (and Moving!) Queen Tribute

Best “Voice” Performance Ever: Jordan Smith’s Rockin’ (and Moving!) Queen Tribute

We all know that music, really good music, has the power to move us emotionally. For me, Jordan Smith’s performance of Queen’s “Somebody To Love” on The Voice last night did just that – and more.

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Beating Trump, Clinton, the Pope, and Adele… Sanders Leads All for TIME ‘Person of the Year’

Posted by on November 28, 2015 in Entertainment, Films & TV, Media & Arts with 10 Comments
Beating Trump, Clinton, the Pope, and Adele… Sanders Leads All for TIME ‘Person of the Year’

Though the announcement of TIME magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ designation isn’t until next month, it was reported on Monday that the leading contender—at least among the magazine’s readership—is Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the Democratic presidential candidate calling for a ‘political revolution’ with his grassroots-driven campaign against establishment candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Media Matrix: An Ancient Perspective on Modern Media

Media Matrix: An Ancient Perspective on Modern Media

The news is surreal because the stories are mostly fool’s gold to begin with; and they’re unrelated. They’re rocks lying around. The anchor picks them up and invents the illusion of One Flowing Stream.

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The Daily Show’s New Host, Trevor Noah, Gives Promising Debut (Video)

Posted by on September 30, 2015 in Entertainment, Media & Arts with 3 Comments
The Daily Show’s New Host, Trevor Noah, Gives Promising Debut (Video)

Few late night hosts have experienced the kind of critical scrutiny that Noah has had to endure.

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CLN RADIO: The Shadow and Light of Hollywood Film

CLN RADIO: The Shadow and Light of Hollywood Film

Alexis speaks with film historian and new media pioneer Randall Libero about the multiple dimensions of Hollywood Film Watch the full interview on YouTube What do motion pictures (Hollywood Film) have to do with human consciousness? According to film historian and new media expert Randall Libero, a lot! When we watch a movie, whether romantic […]

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Two Super Uplifting Dance Videos: “We Are One” & “Couple Dances In 100 Places in NYC”

Posted by on September 18, 2015 in Entertainment, Media & Arts with 4 Comments
Two Super Uplifting Dance Videos: “We Are One” & “Couple Dances In 100 Places in NYC”

Underneath the superficial self, which pays attention to this and that, there is another self more really us than I.

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Michael Stipe Lashes Out at Candidates for Using R.E.M. Tune

Michael Stipe Lashes Out at Candidates for Using R.E.M. Tune

R.E.M. has a major beef with two outspoken GOP politicians using their music— namely Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. And the iconic band isn’t pulling any punches.

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A Hilarious Fake Commercial Makes a Strong Case That You Should Spend More Time in Nature

Posted by on August 31, 2015 in Entertainment, Media & Arts with 1 Comment
A Hilarious Fake Commercial Makes a Strong Case That You Should Spend More Time in Nature

Nature is so good for us that one group of nature enthusiasts made a fake commercial that extols the benefits of the great outdoors in a spot-on parody of those annoying TV ads for various pharmaceutical drugs.

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Parents Beware: 6 Ways Screentime is Making Kids Moody, Crazy & Lazy

Parents Beware: 6 Ways Screentime is Making Kids Moody, Crazy & Lazy

If this is happening to OUR kids, just imagine the effects screentime has on us ADULTS…

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Gwyneth Paltrow Campaigns for GMO Labeling at U.S. Capitol

Gwyneth Paltrow Campaigns for GMO Labeling at U.S. Capitol

Famous actress & healthy eater, Gwyneth Paltrow, takes a much-needed stance against GMO chemical violence by recently heading to the U.S. capitol to express her concerns about the DARK Act which could trample on the right of states to enact GMO food-labeling laws.

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Members of U2 Join Cover Band to Play U2 Songs

Members of U2 Join Cover Band to Play U2 Songs

U2 have spent the past couple of months bringing special guests – an Elvis impersonator, a Canadian U2 cover band, Lady Gaga – onto the stage at their own shows. But on Wednesday night, they brought the act to a higher level when The Edge and Adam Clayton joined the New York-based U2 tribute band Unforgettable Fire at The Cutting Room, a club in New York that seats 450 people.

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Tom Morello & His New Label: ‘Making Music with a Purpose’

Tom Morello & His New Label: ‘Making Music with a Purpose’

[Tom] Morello is best known as the guitarist from Rage Against the Machine, but he’s also sold millions of albums with Audioslave and, more recently, he’s recorded on his own as the Nightwatchman and with underground rapper Boots Riley in Street Sweeper Social Club. On top of all that, in 2014 Morello spent much of the year as a member of Bruce Springsteen‘s E Street Band, and later this year he’s playing in Ozzy Osbourne‘s backing band…During his recent Radio.com visit, the main thing on Morello’s mind is his brand-new record label, Firebrand Records.

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“Freedom” Music Video by Pharrell Williams will Stir Your Soul

Posted by on July 23, 2015 in Conscious Art and Music, Entertainment, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
“Freedom” Music Video by Pharrell Williams will Stir Your Soul

Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams just released a soul-stirring and thought-provoking piece of musical activism called “Freedom!” The video expands on his lyrics (see below), with nods to slavery, the environment, science, plus political, gender, and sexual freedoms.

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Some Cruel Truths About Rock n’ Roll: What Can We Learn from Them?

Some Cruel Truths About Rock n’ Roll: What Can We Learn from Them?

Last week, a story about The Runaways’ Jackie Fuchs, centered around her account of being raped by the late music entrepreneur Kim Fowley in a motel room full of people on New Year’s Eve in 1975, challenged the very idea that rock and roll is something worth loving. Fuchs’ account hit the music world like a bomb that obliterated all taste of cherry from our mouths, demanding the acknowledgment of certain painful facts from anyone who loves 1970s pop culture, that groundbreaking all-female band in particular, or the romantic notion that music celebrating and enacting sexual openness is a force for freedom and empowerment.

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Russell Brand on New Amy Winehouse Documentary: Could She Have Been Saved?

Written by on July 19, 2015 in Entertainment, Films & TV, Media & Arts with 1 Comment
Russell Brand on New Amy Winehouse Documentary: Could She Have Been Saved?

Russell, was a friend of Amy’s and is a self-proclaimed former addict. In this video, he courageously examines some deep questions as to whether the talented young Londoner could have been saved. Openly admitting that he probably could have done more for her himself, Russell also questions the potentially lethal role our media-voracious culture may have played in Amy’s demise.

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