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  • To keep their artists, cities explore affordable housing

    02/26/2017 4:28:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Watertown Daily Times ^ | February 26, 2017 |
    NEW ORLEANS — At 75, Deacon John Moore considers himself one of the lucky ones: The scion of three generations of music-making Creoles, he’s been able to sustain himself with his guitar, raise a family, buy a house. Most other musicians here, he says, aren’t so fortunate. He’s tooling around the streets of Treme — one of the nation’s oldest black neighborhoods and the birthplace of jazz — in his ancient Volvo, pointing out all the gentrified houses, the ones with the jacked up rents. Everybody wants to live here now, he said. New Orleans is enjoying a renaissance 12...
  • Lana Del Ray promotes witches spell against Donald Trump until he leaves office

    02/24/2017 8:59:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | February 24, 2017 | Norman Byrd
    Witches are uniting in an effort to cast a spell on President Donald Trump and his administration that would effectively block the “harm” that could be done through his presidency — and it would appear that pop singer Lana Del Rey might be participating in the ritual as well. The Verge reported Friday that the ever mysterious “Video Games” singer, Lana Del Rey, posted to Twitter on Thursday a tweet that suggests that, even if she doesn’t plan to participate herself, she seems to at least condone a midnight ritual being held by witches around the world at midnight (Eastern...
  • US Coal Industry: Dark as a Dungeon

    02/23/2017 8:19:41 PM PST · by Professional · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/23/2017 | Professional
    A music video I made about the War on Coal. One could very well argue that this issue swung the election towards Trump. God Bless American Miners!
  • Poll: Which song do you think is better, Beyoncé’s “Formation” or Andra Day’s “Rise Up”?

    02/22/2017 3:22:04 PM PST · by grundle · 32 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 22, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Poll: Which song do you think is better, Beyoncé’s “Formation” or Andra Day’s “Rise Up”?
  • Trying Out DeGroat Minigun Backpack Setup

    02/22/2017 1:23:56 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/22/17 | Youtube
    Text from Liveleak: This Type 10 Destructive Device manufacturer specializes in 7.62mm Miniguns, flamethrowers and artillery, which means they probably don’t have time to bleed. This tactical backpack takes the good old M134 GAU-2B/A six-barrel rotary buzzsaw and adds a power source and enough 7.62x51mm NATO in a backpack to give you one heck of a (short) blast. Read more at
  • Mandolin Solo

    02/22/2017 7:03:37 AM PST · by Revski · 3 replies
    Revski's Youtube Classics ^ | 2/22/2017 | Revski
    This short Mandolin solo is Christian, if you don't like or love Christians and Jewish people, (Please think about viewing this humble video).
  • Milo Needs "Moral Chains"

    02/22/2017 6:02:37 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 21 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 2/22/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    In opposing the godless and bloody French Revolution, Edmund Burke, the father of modern conservatism, concluded that, "I should therefore suspend my congratulations on the new liberty of France, until I was informed how it had been combined with government; with public force; with the discipline and obedience of armies;…with morality and religion;…with peace and order; with civil and social manners. All these (in their way) are good things too; and, without them, liberty is not a benefit whilst it lasts, and is not likely to continue long. The effect of liberty to individuals is, that they may do what...
  • Grand Canyon 'On the Trail' Theme Portrays Donkey Falling off the Edge

    02/20/2017 12:54:09 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 24 replies
    Freep | 2/20/2017 | CharlesOConnell After an Intro, Ferde Grofe's 'Grand Canyon Suite', Donkey Theme, starts with a picturesque depiction of pack mules on the trail for the first 8 measures. The second 8 measures of a descending, frenetic theme, don't make programmatic sense, unless there is an explicit visual depiction of a donkey tumbling off the trail. In the third 8 measure section, the donkey's plaintive hee-haw is heard.
  • Hillary's defeat lap continues: Losing presidential candidate gets standing ovation at Broadway

    02/16/2017 7:43:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 16, 2017 | Hannah Al-othman
    Hillary Clinton was greeted with a round of applause and a standing ovation when she was spotted in the audience of Sunset Boulevard yesterday. Clinton seems to be making the most of not being President, spending time catching shows and mingling with the stars. The former Democratic presidential nominee was a special guest in the audience at the Broadway show. She was pictured backstage at the performance with six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close, who plays Norma Desmond in the show. Clinton was happy to pose for pictures with the cast backstage - who looked equally pleased to have their...
  • Instead of the Oscars, Why Not the Flakies?

    02/15/2017 12:14:34 PM PST · by TBP · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Recently | The Blaze
    Please help us salute the fragile, frail, and feeble famous by voting for your favorite snowflakes below. The Snowflake Awards was established to honor notable hypersensitive citizens, those who, when subjected to the slightest pressures of life, begin to melt! Watch the Snowflake awards Sunday night 2.26.17!
  • Renowned international intelligence gatherer Moby claims to have insider information on Trump

    02/14/2017 8:51:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    National Post ^ | February 14, 2017 | Sadaf Ahsan
    No one ever expected a reality TV star would one day be the president of the United States. No one ever expected a reality TV star would one day be the president of the United States. No one ever expected a reality TV star would one day be the president of the United States. When it comes to considering the unlikely, maybe it’s best to keep telling yourself this. I mean, is there any other way to explain how the one man with top secret information on President Donald Trump and his ties with Russia could be none other than...
  • Nikki Sixx ‘Can’t Wait’ Until Donald Trump Is No Longer President (Partly misleading headline)

    02/14/2017 6:56:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | February 14, 2017 | Dave Lifton
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Add Nikki Sixx to the list of musicians who are not enamored with President Donald Trump. The former Motley Crue and current Sixx:A.M. bassist recently revealed his political leanings. Earlier this month, Sixx was participating in a Facebook Live chat (embedded above) and wound up talking about “Rise,” a song from last year’s Prayers for the Damned. Sixx said that it “was inspired by the environment of the presidential campaign and what was going on in the world, and we were just saying, ‘We need to rise up. We can be better than this.'” Sixx said that he didn’t believe...
  • Join the Snowflake Squadron (videp)

    02/14/2017 4:12:41 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 02-14-17 | Everett C. Marm
    This "recruitment" video turns the tables on the Democrat Brownshirts. Join the Snowflake Squadro
  • Entertainment celebrities getting richer hating President Donald Trump?

    02/14/2017 8:54:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/14/17 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, the very term entertainment celebrities so cavalierly hurl at their enemies is exactly what they are: “Capitalist Pigs!” Is the dirty little secret behind Hollywood’s hatred of President Donald Trump that entertainment celebrities are getting richer in their unrelenting poisonous hatred of him? Courageous, up-and-coming, 25-year-old singer, Joy Villa who wore a patriotic red, white and blue gown with the words “Make America Great Again” and “Trump” at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, may have unwittingly unearthed a very interesting secret.
  • Singer’s album #1 on iTunes, Amazon after wearing Trump dress to Grammys

    02/14/2017 8:00:13 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies ^ | February 14, 2017 | Kyle Olson
    Here’s one leftist boycott that isn’t working. Joy Villa is now number one on iTunes and Amazon after she wore a Donal Trump-inspired dress to the Grammys on Sunday night. The singer tweeted screen grabs from iTunes and Amazon showing her at the top of the sale charts.
  • Vanity: Just saw this rendition of a Sinatra classic & was blown away!

    02/13/2017 7:07:08 PM PST · by ResisTyr · 19 replies
    Sal Valentinetti - Facebook ^ | 13 February 2017 | ResisTyr
    A new (Italian) Star is Born! 20 year old Sal Valentinetti from Long Island, NY, KILLS this Sinatra classic & slays America's Got Talent judges & the audience! This kid is going places...he's got "IT!"Sal the Voice!"
  • Legendary Grammy Winning Jazz Singer Al Jarreau Gone At Age 76!

    02/13/2017 6:38:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | Feb. 13, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Legendary Grammy Winning Jazz Singer Al Jarreau Gone At Age 76!
  • Joy Villa Wins Fans Hearts With Trump Dress At Grammys Her Album Outsells Beyonce & Lady GAGA!

    02/13/2017 11:07:08 AM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | Feb. 13, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Joy Villa Wins Fans Hearts With Trump Dress At Grammys Her Album Outsells Beyonce & Lady GAGA!
  • Black Beauty Gets Harsh Liberal Backlash For Wearing MAGA Trump Dress At 2017 Grammys!

    02/13/2017 10:21:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | Feb. 13, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Black Beauty Gets Harsh Liberal Backlash For Wearing MAGA Trump Dress At 2017 Grammys!
  • Entertainment Industry is Leading Charge to Civil War

    02/13/2017 9:51:53 AM PST · by amorphous · 56 replies
    Armstrong Economics dot com ^ | 13 Feb 2017 | Martin Armstrong
    The constant protests by the Entertainment industry against Trump will not subside. There is only one way this is going to end and that is blood in the streets. The riots will only escalate and the left ALWAYS becomes violent. They would not even allow the education secretary to enter a school. The Grammy show was reduced to hurried political statements, A Tribe Called Quest delivered a vigorous rebuke of Trump during a tribute to Phife Dawg, who died in March 2016. The group said the performance of We the People was also in honor of protesters. The hip-hop group...
  • Satan Given a Ticket to the Super Bowl?

    02/05/2017 9:04:16 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/5/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    "I swear to Lucifer," Lady Gaga said on the Jimmy Kimmel show. The question that has to be asked here is: Why are Conservatives putting up with Roger Goodell's offensive half time, Super Bowl entertainment when Hollyweird and the music industry got away with attempting to heap shame on President Donald Trump's inauguration? The Super Bowl arguably is the most watched entertainment event in America. But why is the public, year after year subjected to Satanic symbols, dark entertainment themes and offensive displays of female nudity at outrageous ticket prices? In a Spy Kitten video, watched by over 4 million...
  • Hollywood Scumbags Are Now Debating CANCELING The Oscars To Protest President Trump

    02/04/2017 6:53:20 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 161 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | 2/4/17 | William Smith
    Hollywood Scumbags Are Now Debating CANCELING The Oscars To Protest President Trump Liberals are really having a hard time with this whole Donald Trump thing. That was predictable but at the same time, I’m not sure everyone anticipated just how unhinged they would become. Apparently, a writer at Vox came up with a new way to “stick it” to Donald Trump. As you can imagine, it won’t actually move the needle against Trump at all. The great Ed Morrissey has the details… From Hot Air: Finally — a proposal that will unite Americans across the political spectrum. Vox’s Todd VanDerWerff...

    02/04/2017 2:54:52 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/04/17 | Jeff Crouere
    Brainless Hollywood stars continue to pollute the airwaves in America During the presidential campaign, several dozen brainless Hollywood stars were so upset at Donald Trump that they promised to leave the country if he won. Well we are still waiting for them to do everyone a favor and exit stage left. Of course, they lied and continue to pollute the airwaves here in America.
  • Johnny Knoxville will star in 'Action Park' movie based on N.J. water park

    02/04/2017 12:47:48 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies ^ | 2/3/17 | Amy Kuperinsky
    Action Park's notoriety as a water park where visitors in the '80s and '90s suffered slips and more serious injuries -- some called it "Class Action Park," "Traction Park" and "Accident Park" -- is now reportedly bound for the big screen. Johnny Knoxville ("Bad Grandpa," "Jackass") is set to star in an "Action Park" movie based on the Vernon water park. He'll produce the film via his company, Dickhouse Productions, for Paramount Pictures. A Deadline report says the movie will be "in the spirit" of "Bad Grandpa," Knoxville's last collaboration with Paramount. So far, no word on any Jersey filming...
  • Big Sean Raps About Deleting Uber and Murdering Donald Trump in Hot 97 Freestyle

    02/03/2017 11:17:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Spin ^ | February 3, 2017 | Brian Josephs
    Big Sean’s I Decided. press run took him to a freestyle session on Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 show, and a clip of the rapper’s freestyle was posted online last night. Big Sean used his verses to shoot punchlines from the hip—as you’ll hear, some land, some don’t. (“Young hero in my city / Teen Titan,” is an odd thing for 28-year-old to rap, for example.) But we’re gathered here because of the more politically-aimed bars below. Sean sends some shots at Uber and shouts out Lyft with a rimshot punchline at the 37-second mark. Of course, the former’s CEO was...
  • NFL, Lady Gaga, promise to ruin the Super Bowl with a bunch of politics

    02/03/2017 9:53:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 71 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/03/17 | Robert Laurie
    Stanley Cup > Super Bowl I’m from Detroit. We’re saddled with the Lions. This means I’ve never faced a scenario where I actually care about the outcome of a Super Bowl. For me, the game is more about having friends over, opening a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle, and stirring up a massive pot of my award-winning* chili. We watch the game, the ads, and the usually-terrible halftime show without any real investment in the winners and losers. It’s an “entertainment thing” more than a “sports thing.”
  • The Taxing Moral Waxing of Hollywood Hypocrites

    02/01/2017 12:14:35 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 5 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 2/1/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Donald Trump issued a substantively sound—though perhaps poorly executed—executive order on refugees attempting to enter the U.S., and liberals across America find another excuse to avoid work (or to avoid looking for work) and conduct a protest. I suppose we should be used to this by now, but somehow the modern left always seems to find some way to take their protests fits to new heights lows. Of course, leading the way into the verbal gutter is the Hollywood elite. Of course, Hollywood liberals—perhaps better known as the “people-who-pretend-to-be-other-people” as Chicks on the Right describe them—are typically familiar with gutters...
  • “Get Free”: Rev. Sekou and the Holy Ghost to Perform at the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca

    01/29/2017 9:05:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | January 29, 2017 | Jael Goldfine
    There was a great deal of hand-wringing about the dearth of protest art being made over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign, and after the election of Donald Trump. These hand-wringers, however, appear not to have looked very hard at all. Reverend Osagyefo Sekou and Jay-Marie Hill met on the frontlines of a 2015 Movement for Black Lives protest. After being pepper sprayed arbitrarily by police at the demonstration, where activists were demanding the release of an illegally detained 14 year old, Reverend Sekou helped wash the toxins out of Hill’s eyes. Several weeks later, they would title themselves...
  • Greenfield: What Trump Can Expect from Hollywood

    01/26/2017 7:00:34 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Jan 26, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Greenfield: What Trump Can Expect from Hollywood And how he should fight back. 1.26.2017 Commentary Daniel Greenfield When Bush left office, he was followed out the door by two movies. W, by Marxist crackpot Oliver Stone, was a Saturday Night Live skit with an all-star cast. The movie lost money and was quickly forgotten. The other, even more toxic production was Death of a President, released years earlier which fantasized about Bush’s assassination and remained a guilty pleasure for left-wing viewers. Obama departs with a very different industry farewell. Southside With You glamorizes his first date with Michelle. And Netflix...
  • Common Responds To Donald Trump's Threat To Send Feds To Chicago

    01/25/2017 3:24:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot New Hip Hop ^ | January 25, 2017 | Devon Jefferson
    Common says "We gone help each other" in response to Trump's threats to send Feds to Chicago. Last night President Donald Trump took to Twitter to share news about his big plans for national security and his plans to help remedy the "carnage" going on in the city of Chicago. In the tweet below Trump claims that the homicide rate is up 24% and vows to send the feds to the city if things don't get better soon. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Now, it appears that Chicago Native Common is 100% against Trump's plan to send federal officials to his hometown as the...
  • The Horror (reaction to Trump's speech)

    01/24/2017 3:06:18 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 7 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 01/24/17 | Chris Shugart
    Ordinarily I post this kind of stuff on my youtube and facebook accounts. But the music was flagged by the copyright police. link to videoI've also made this video available for downloading, as it's not social-media-sharable. It's not much, but it's available nonetheless for your amusement and mischief. link to my FTP site
  • Boy George defends new U.S. First Lady from fashion critics

    01/24/2017 1:09:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Ireland's TV3 ^ | January 24, 2017
    America's new First Lady Melania Trump has an unlikely fan in Boy George, who defended the former model at the Dior Homme fashion show in Paris at the weekend. The Culture Club star joined Paris Jackson, U2 star Bono and Dior fashion tycoon Bernard Arnault on the front row for the catwalk showcase, and the Karma Chameleon singer used the occasion to blast those who have been slamming the Slovakian socialite in the media. "As somebody who has a past, I think it's really wrong and mean-spirited of women to be so abusive," Boy George told The Associated Press, adding...
  • VANITY-Cordcutter Advice on Roku 3

    01/22/2017 7:27:17 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 72 replies
    Looking for advice on finally ditching very expensive Direct TV with hundreds of channels I DON'T watch.
  • T.I. Warns Of ‘Hidden Agenda’ Behind Trump’s Meetings With Black Influencers

    01/18/2017 12:08:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post's Black Voices ^ | January 18, 2017 | Brennan Williams, pop culture editor
    T.I. has issued a stern warning to his celebrity peers meeting with Trump: “Do not accept any invitation to have any meeting... No matter how positive you think the outcome may be.” On Monday, T.I. shared his two cents on the matter in a series of Instagram video posts explaining his theory on the Trump administration’s “strategic plan” to help normalize the president-elect. “They see how adamantly against [Trump] being president the hip-hop community and the young black people was in America,” he said. “So what did they do? They get Kanye West to come in. Well, surely, ‘if you...
  • Obama refers to himself 40 times during Cubs visit to White House

    01/16/2017 5:11:17 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 17 replies
    via Drudge ^ | 1-16-2017 | Kyle Olson
    It may have been the Chicago Cubs’ day at the White House, but that didn’t stop President Obama from repeatedly talking about himself while honoring them. In what he called his final ceremony at the White House, Obama delivered roughly 22 minutes of remarks about the Cubs’ World Series win, and in the process, managed to refer to himself 40 times.
  • Inspiring Faith

    01/15/2017 6:13:12 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 1/15/2017 | Revski
    This short video has the song, I'd Rather Have Jesus, a-Capella outside in the back-yard, this song was composed in 1939 by George Beverly Shea, the renowned gospel singer. Then in my tool-shed, with the mandolin, the end of the same song, Rather Have Jesus and the song, Nothing But The Blood, by Robert Lowry; Ending song is also with the mandolin, plus lyrics, Till We Meet Again.
  • U2 now not releasing its new album because of Donald Trump

    01/12/2017 5:11:56 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/17 | Dan Calabrese
    What? I’ve never been much of a fan, so this affects me about as much as a change in the start of the soccer season, which is to say not at all. I think Rob has a bit more appreciation for their musical stylings, so he’s free to weigh in and tell me I’m a tasteless clod if he likes. (It wouldn’t be the first time.) But didn’t Bono kinda sorta embrace W. a few years back for his work against AIDS in Africa? Even weathering some heat from his fellow leftists for daring to admit their bogeyman of the...
  • Sorry, Meryl but that hypocritical anti-Trump rant was easily the worse . . .

    01/10/2017 7:40:15 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 9, 2017 | Piers Morgan
    Sorry, Meryl but that hypocritical anti-Trump rant was easily the worst performance of your career (apart from that time you gave a child rapist a standing ovation) By Piers Morgan for MailOnline Oh, Meryl. Not you, too? Just when I thought we’d exhausted the reservoir of Trump-hating luvvies, up pops the biggest star in Hollywood to join the bandwagon and stick one more stiletto-heeled boot into the President-elect ten days before his inauguration. Let me make one thing clear before I continue: I love Meryl Streep. She’s the greatest actress in history (and not, as Trump disingenuously tweeted today, ‘one...
  • Hillary Clinton Receives Ovation at ‘The Color Purple’

    01/09/2017 2:49:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 8, 2017 | Michael Paulson and Michael Barbaro
    Hillary Clinton, who has kept a relatively low public profile since losing the presidential election two months ago, on Sunday showed up at the final performance of the Broadway revival of “The Color Purple,” reveling in the story of a beleaguered woman who triumphs over the oppressive men in her life (and, along the way, discovers a love for colorful pants). Mrs. Clinton, accompanied by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and their daughter, Chelsea, received several ovations from the sold-out audience as she arrived, and then another round of applause when she was acknowledged by the cast after the...
  • Ellen DeGeneris is Christophobic

    01/04/2017 1:47:02 PM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 18 replies
    Burrell will not appear on her show after the gospel singer made homophobic comments. Burrell referred to "the perverted homosexual spirit" during a sermon at a church in Houston, Texas. She had been due to sing with Pharrell Williams on The Ellen DeGeneres Show later this week. But the talk show host, who is a well-known advocate of gay rights, tweeted : "For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show." 'No excuses' DeGeneres had been asked by fans to cancel Burrell's planned appearance and an online petition was launched. In a video published after the sermon,...
  • Bruce Springsteen: Trump Encouraged ‘Un-American’ Behavior

    01/02/2017 6:57:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 141 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 2, 2017
    During a new interview with comedian Marc Maron on the WTF podcast, Bruce Springsteen questioned President-elect Donald Trump’s basic “competency” three weeks before he’s set to take the oath of office. “I’ve felt disgust before, but never the kind of fear that you feel now,” Springsteen said. “It’s as simple as the fear of, is someone simply competent enough to do this particular job? Do they simply have the pure competence to be put in the position of such responsibility?” The rocker, who campaigned for Hillary Clinton, went on to express his concerns that Trump’s campaign unleashed “bigotry, racism, intolerance”...
  • Retired Rockette has a message for protesting dance troupe

    01/01/2017 5:43:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 1, 2017 | Bruce Golding
    A well-respected veteran Rockette is urging members of the famed dance troupe to put politics aside and do what they do best — by kicking up a storm at the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. “The only thing the Rockettes should be focused on is performing for our nation and helping unite us all with the joy, love, beauty and strength for which they are famous,” says Patty DeCarlo Grantham, a retired member of the world-famous troupe. Grantham, president of the 552-member Rockette Alumnae Association, says she “cringed” when controversy erupted last week over plans to have the Radio City...
  • Catholic Crayon-Music: Music for God first; the people's concerns will miraculously be satisfied

    12/31/2016 11:36:11 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    Freep | 12/31/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Thanks, Professor Anthony Esolen, for the Real Music book. It's a milestone in a lifelong search for a way out of our cultural exile.Real Music: A Guide to the Timeless Hymns of the Church Hardcover - December 7, 2016 - by Anthony Esolen (Author) Here's Bach's 'soli Deo gloria' watermark.But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33 The issue is re-cast by Bach's fundamental approach: Our liturgical music's problem isn't limited by the idea 'the people won't understand great music', 'they have to hear what they...
  • Gun Hater Propaganda Movie Bombs at Box Office

    12/30/2016 4:26:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    ammoland ^ | 23 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -( Miss Sloane was supposed to be an effective gun hater propaganda masterpiece. It should have been considering the money spent on it.The production budget for “Miss Sloane” is reported at 18 million, with one of the top advertising budgets for movies, ever, of 15.9 million. Total box office, so far is just short of 3.2 million. It seems likely to be a major loser. Prospects for video sales look dim. I did not see the movie. The ads and the premise were obviously a propaganda attempt, directly at odds with reality. That prompted me to avoid it....
  • China's Alibaba to Invest $7.2B in Entertainment Over Three Years

    12/29/2016 2:27:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 28, 2016 | Patrick Brzeski
    "I didn't come to play," the Chinese internet giant's new head of entertainment said in a memo. Alibaba Group's top entertainment executive is cementing his reputation as a bold leader at the Chinese e-commerce giant. Yu Yongfu was named CEO of Alibaba's newly consolidated media and entertainment subsidiary in October. This week, the 40-year-old executive pledged to invest $7.2 billion (RMB50 billion) in media and entertainment over the next three years, adding that he "didn't come to play." Content will be a focus of investment, he also said. The statements were made in an internal memo reviewed by Reuters. An...
  • The entertainment elite’s Inaugural boycott will backfire — again

    12/27/2016 9:29:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 26, 2016 | Karol Markowicz
    Few performers seem willing to step up and entertain the country when the new president is sworn in on Jan. 20. With the news last week that opera singer Andrea Bocelli had bowed to pressure and dropped out of the Inauguration Day concert, and with a member of the Rockettes leading a social-media rebellion against performing for the president, Kid Rock is currently the biggest name scheduled to appear. And liberals are giddy. Because they still don’t get it. Robert Reich, Bill Clinton’s labor secretary who has transformed himself into the Michael Moore of Facebook, is promoting something called the...
  • Rockette: Dancers Performing For Trump Will Be 'Branded In History As One Of Those Women'

    12/27/2016 1:28:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | December 27, 2016 | Rebecca Fishbein
    Last week, it was announced that the Rockettes would be performing at Donald Trump's inauguration, with the group's union—the American Guild of Variety Artists—mandating the dancers show up to the gig or lose their jobs. After considerable public outcry, Rockettes' management claimed they would not be required to smile and dance at America's gateway to Gozer after all—but in an interview with Marie Claire, one Rockette says she and her fellow dancers are still terrified that there will be more fallout. The Rockette, who wished to remain anonymous, told Marie Claire that though many of the women who declined to...
  • George Michael Dead

    12/25/2016 3:04:15 PM PST · by Jolla · 95 replies
    Mirror ^ | 12/25/16 | Mirror
    George Michael has "passed away peacefully at home", his publicist has said.
  • Local radio station rebrands itself in nod to Donald Trump

    12/26/2016 7:41:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WTSP-TV | December 26, 2016 | Staff
    Link only due to copyright issues:
  • Johnny Cash Sings ‘Little Drummer Boy’

    12/23/2016 7:28:04 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 21 replies
    soundslikenashville ^ | December 22, 2016 | Laura Hostelley
    Christmas carols are a favorite part of the holidays and 46 years ago the sentiment was the same. In 1970, country music legend Johnny Cash took part in the tradition of performing holiday songs when he performed his own rendition of the Christmas classic “Little Drummer Boy” on The Johnny Cash Show. The variety television show was hosted by the “Ring of Fire” singer and ran on air for two seasons. Country stars that were featured on air included Bill Monroe, The Carter Family, Bob Dylan and many more. All episodes were shot at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, which at...