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  • Video: A-ha's 'Take on Me' gets North Korean treatment

    03/07/2012 12:50:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Five North Korean accordion players have breathed new life into A-ha’s classic 1980’s hit ‘Take On Me’ with a video version recorded just two days after they heard the song for the first time. The man behind the video, Norwegian artist Morten Traavik, said the musicians from the hermetically sealed totalitarian state were not previously acquainted with Norway’s foremost pop stars, who scored a massive international hit in 1985 with their breakthrough single. “It didn’t seem like they had heard the song before, but they were extremely effective. They got the CD on Monday afternoon and the clip was recorded...
  • 'It's a Small World' Songwriter Robert Sherman Dies at 86

    03/06/2012 6:08:37 AM PST · by EveningStar · 72 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 5, 2012 | Sophie A. Schillaci
    Songwriter Robert Sherman, best known for penning the infectious Disney tunes “It’s a Small World After All” and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," died Monday, March 5 in London.
  • John Carter; Disney movie

    03/04/2012 5:16:17 PM PST · by rrebo · 113 replies
    Just saw a pre-screening of "John Carter", a new Disney movie scheduled to open on March 9. It pretty much followed the Edgar Rice Burroughs Martian books. We saw it in 3D and it was quite good. Action all the way. Pretty sure there will be sequels by the way it ended.
  • ESPN erases Israel from its list of countries served

    03/04/2012 8:13:08 AM PST · by idov · 31 replies
    ESPN America ^ | March 4, 2012 | idov
    ESPN erases Israel from its list of countries served ESPN America supplies programs to much of the world. I wanted to check the Israel schedule and to my surprise they don’t list Israel in their roster of countries served. Rather they have something called Palestine in there instead. Since when is Palestine a country? Maybe I’m wrong but I don’t think the Palestinian Authority has a cable or satellite service of its own. I know their hotels feed in from the Israeli companies. People may have satellite dishes but I don’t think the Authority has the infrastructure to bring in...
  • 1 year old playing drums

    Cute 1 Year Old Asian Boy Drummer
  • Who Did The Best Version of "Dancing In The Street"? - Opinions Sought

    03/03/2012 9:04:43 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 43 replies
    OK, I just got done watching my alma mater win the McNaughton Cup in college hockey. Now I have a musical question for you. Regarding the song "Dancing In The Street", who did the best version? Fingers crossed, I hope I linked these properly... Martha And The Vandellas (1964) - Mick Jagger/David Bowie (1985) - Van Halen (1982) - Or if there's a version that I missed, let me know.
  • Previously unknown Mozart piece discovered in Austria

    03/03/2012 6:17:13 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies
    BNO News ^ | March 4, 2012
    VIENNA, Austria (BNO NEWS) -- A previously unknown musical piece by Mozart was discovered inside an eighteenth century music book in Austria, local media reported on Saturday. The Mozart Foundation in Salzburg reported that the piano piece was discovered in a music book from 1780 in the western state of Tyrol, according to the Austrian Independent newspaper. University lecturer Hildegard Herrmann-Schneider, from the institute for Tyrolean music research at Innsbruck University, discovered the handwritten piece while gathering pieces for the international organization "Répertoire International des Sources Musicales," which catalogs music sources around the world. Experts and the 'Stiftung Mozarteum' have...
  • Put Your Phone Down [Music Video]

    03/02/2012 9:24:30 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 2, 2012 | FogAndSmog Films
    Hilarious music video about self-absorbed phone zombies in public.WATCH: PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN
  • Robot Quadrotors Perform James Bond Theme

    03/02/2012 9:12:57 PM PST · by bigbob · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2-28-12 | U of Penn
    Flying robot quadrotors perform the James Bond Theme by playing various instruments including the keyboard, drums and maracas, a cymbal, and the debut of an adapted guitar built from a couch frame. The quadrotors play this "couch guitar" by flying over guitar strings stretched across a couch frame; plucking the strings with a stiff wire attached to the base of the quadrotor. A special microphone attached to the frame records the notes made by the "couch guitar". 1:40 video at the link
  • [Vanity] WARNING!! The Lorax...

    03/02/2012 5:11:43 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 34 replies · 458+ views
    Two reviews I read ^ | 3-2-12 | Me
    Before I read the two reviews of this animated feature this morning, I had said to myself over the past few weeks: "Pharmboy, this movie must really be awful since you cannot look anywhere without seeing some sort of promotion for it. A cry for help if I've ever seen one."Well, it appears even worse than that. I read two reviews (The New York Times and the New York Post) and both HATED this dreck, and each said that the absolute preachiness was worse than Al Gore and Obama, respectively. You know what to expect: bad corporations raping the environment....
  • Pink Floyd's Roger Waters says Britain should return Falklands to Argentina

    02/29/2012 7:08:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies · 3+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:30PM GMT 29 Feb 2012 | Barney Henderson
    Pink Floyd star Roger Waters has reportedly stated that Britain should return the Falkland Islands, saying "Las Malvinas belong to Argentina". In an interview with Chilean television, Waters, who is on tour in South America, allegedly said he was "as ashamed as I possibly could be of our colonial past ... When we were out raping and plundering and stealing". The reported comments came as Argentina's industry minister called for all British imports to be banned as tensions escalate between the two countries ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands conflict. A journalist for the Chilean TVN state channel...
  • Monkees star Davy Jones dies at 66

    Singer Davy Jones of The Monkees has died of a heart attack at 66, the medical examiner's office in Martin County, Fla., has confirmed to NBC News. A statement issued by the medical examiner's office says that Jones complained Wednesday morning that he wasn't feeling well and was having trouble breathing. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No suspicious circumstances surrounded his death, and his family has been notified. He is survived by his wife, Jessica, and four daughters.
  • Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dead at 66 From Heart Attack

    02/29/2012 10:02:24 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 88 replies · 4+ views
    TMZ ^ | Feb. 29, 2012 | TMZ STAFF
    9:55 AM PST -- A rep for Davy tells TMZ the singer died from a heart attack this morning. ---------------- Davy Jones -- lead singer of The Monkees -- has died ... TMZ has learned. An official from the medical examiner's office for Martin County, Florida confirmed with TMZ they received a call from Martin Memorial Hospital informing them that Jones had passed away. Jones is survived by his wife Jessica and 4 daughters from previous marriages. He was 66-years-old.
  • 'Monkees' teen idol Davy Jones dead of apparent heart attack at 66

    02/29/2012 11:18:09 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | February 29, 2012
    'Monkees' teen idol Davy Jones dead of apparent heart attack at 66, Florida law enforcement official says.
  • Davy Jones of The Monkees has died

    02/29/2012 11:36:18 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/29/12 | ABCNews
    Davy Jones, the lead singer of the 1960s group The Monkees, died of a massive heart attack Wednesday in Florida, his spokeswoman said. He was 66. His publicist, Helen Kensick, confirmed that he died in Indiantown, where he lived. Jones rose to fame in 1965 when he joined The Monkees, a British popular rock group formed for a U.S. television show. Jones sang lead vocals on songs like "I Wanna Be Free" and "Daydream Believer." Jones was born Dec. 30, 1945, in Manchester, England. His long hair and British accent helped Jones achieve heartthrob status in the United States.
  • The Monkees singer Davy Jones dead at 66

    02/29/2012 11:00:45 AM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies · 1+ views ^ | 2/29/12 | foxnews
    Davy Jones, the lead singer of the pop group The Monkees, died Wednesday at the age of 66, his publicist confirmed to Fox News. "The only thing we can do is confirm that he has died of a heart attack at Indiantown, Florida this morning," his rep Helen Kensick told Fox News. "We will have more later. The local medical examiner released a statement Wednesday confirming that they had been notified of the singer's death.
  • Monkees star Davy Jones dies at 66

    02/29/2012 10:36:19 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 112 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/29,2012 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
    Singer Davy Jones of The Monkees has died of a heart attack at 66, the medical examiner's office in Martin County, Fla., has confirmed to NBC News. The news was originally reported by TMZ. Jones was most famous for his role in the pop group The Monkees, which was put together in 1965 for the TV show of the same name. Their hits included "Daydream Believer," "Last Train to Clarksville," "I'm a Believer," and "Pleasant Valley Sunday." They also charted with the theme song from the show.
  • Motivational Music & Lyrics for Today's Times (Vanity)

    02/29/2012 7:17:17 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/29/12 | Hoagy62
    I recently started hearing a piece of music on the 'Air 1" radio network, and I thought I'd share it with all of you fine folks on Free Republic. In recent days, we've had a lot of discouragement. Between the economy, gas prices, unemployment, and politicians who are either clueless or intentionally trying to destroy the's easy to get depressed. I heard this song not too long ago called "We Won't Give Up" by a Christian rock group called The Afters. They said they wrote it as kind of a "sports style" song, the kind one might play to...
  • ‘Actress Arrested Following Fight At Post-Oscars Bash

    02/27/2012 1:30:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 60 replies
    CBS) ^ | February 27, 2012 6:23 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Actress Sean Young is free on bail Monday morning following her arrest at a post-Oscars bash Sunday night. Young, 52, was placed under citizen’s arrest following a fight at the Governor’s Ball just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The “Blade Runner” Star was booked at the Hollywood police station on misdemeanor battery charges, police said. She posted $20,000 bail around 3 a.m. and was released from custody. It is unclear what the fight was about. No further details were released. Young has a history of alcohol abuse and sought treatment in...
  • Meryl Streep in Rare Company with 3rd Oscar

    02/27/2012 6:51:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies · 2+ views
    NBC New York ^ | 02/27/2012
    Meryl Streep joined a very exclusive club on Sunday, winning her third acting Oscar for her role as a strident Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." Streep, 62, won best actress for her 17th Oscar nomination, the most times any performer has been nominated by the Academy. Her third win put her in a category with other three-time Oscar winners Jack Nicholson, Walter Brennan and Ingrid Bergman. Only Katharine Hepburn with four wins had more. She joked about how many times she's been up for acting's highest honors. "When they called my name, I had this feeling I could hear...
  • 84th Annual Academy Awards [LIVE THREAD]

    02/26/2012 5:23:26 PM PST · by Bender2 · 179 replies · 1+ views
    Best Picture: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, War Horse Actor in a Leading Role: Demián Bichir, George Clooney, Jean Dujardin, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt Actress in a Leading Role: Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Rooney Mara, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams You lost me there, Mr. Peabody. A Wayforward... machine?
  • They made a statue of us

    02/26/2012 4:39:43 PM PST · by Zeneta · 13 replies
    me | today | me
    Sweet Disposition, Won't stop til it's over. The Thrill is gone: The Irony of this live performance at the White House is astounding.
  • Oscar 2012: Film Score Review!

    02/26/2012 11:33:11 AM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Linked in Hollywood ^ | February 24, 2012 | Littlebells
    This Sunday is the Sunday of all Sundays as far as the entertainment world is concerned. This is the night Oscar polishes up and makes his appearance around the world. This weekend we bring you the soundtracks from the nominated films for Best Original Score.
  • American Journey: A Tribute to John Williams - listen live online today

    02/26/2012 10:18:41 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies · 1+ views
    With 47 Oscar nominations to his credit, more than any other living person, John Williams, at age 80, shows no sign of slowing down. He’s currently working on his 26th film score for director Steven Spielberg in a career that has no equal. Join host Jon Burlingame for American Journey, A Tribute to John Williams, Sunday, February 26 at 1 p.m. on Classical KUSC.
  • Buzz Williams nearly incites a Morgantown riot with celebration dance

    02/26/2012 10:17:37 AM PST · by moviefan8 · 10 replies
    Yahoo - The Dagger Sports Blog ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jeff Eisenberg
    Having already delivered a potentially fatal blow to fading West Virginia on Friday night, Marquette coach Buzz Williams couldn't resist taking a parting shot at the Mountaineers immediately after the final buzzer. As John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" played over the loudspeakers at WVU Coliseum, Williams celebrated a 61-60 win by pantomiming a ballroom-style dance right in front of the student section. Williams' dance inspired a reaction from the student section reminiscent of what happens when a lit match is tossed on a kerosene-soaked pile of kindling. West Virginia students were so livid with the Marquette coach that...
  • How long do TVs last? (HDTV's)

    02/26/2012 2:33:37 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 37 replies ^ | February 23, 2012 | Geoffrey Morrison
    One reader asked about the lifespan of modern televisions, but first we need to discuss what manufacturers mean by "lifespan." CNET Reader Dadar asks: Are the "lifespan" claims by manufacturers proper? I've read numbers ranging from 50,000 hours to 100,000 hours, often with plasma TVs at the higher end of that scale compared to LED and CCFL LCDs. I would have thought, being solid-state devices, light emitting diodes would have had a greater lifespan than their fluorescent counterparts. Hearsay also puts plasma at the bottom, but numbers I've found show the opposite? Are any of these true? All claims by...
  • Act of Valor Stephen Baldwin And Kevin McCullough

    02/25/2012 7:50:40 PM PST · by X3MEDIA · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/25/12 | XtreMEDIA
    Listen now on the Radio to hear this serious discussion on the polarizing views of the Left vs. The Right on the blockbuster film Act of Valor. Watch live at HTTP:// email with your comments after listening to the show for a chance to win a free t shirt. Listen in live now on
  • Oscar's Only Human: The 10 Biggest Academy Awards Blunders

    02/25/2012 2:59:30 PM PST · by OddLane · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 25, 2012 | Chris Queen
    Jack Haley, Jr. hit upon a brilliant idea. The producer of the 1979 Oscars telecast devised a special medley of hit songs the Academy never nominated. Steve Lawrence and Sammy Davis, Jr. would perform it at the ceremony. The Academy’s Music Branch protested, but when Haley and host Johnny Carson threatened to walk they relented. A smash hit, the audience applauded “Oscar’s Only Human” throughout and treated the performers to a prolonged ovation. **** Oscar is only human, and he’s made some terrible mistakes over the years. From controversial wins to unfortunate slights to sins of showmanship, the Academy Awards...
  • First set photos from the ‘Star Trek’ sequel

    02/25/2012 11:25:35 AM PST · by Altariel · 16 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | February 24, 2012 | Matt McDaniel
    "Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Spock"? The first photos from the set of the sequel to 2009's "Star Trek" have leaked, and from what we can see it looks like it will be just as action-packed as its predecessor. What's more, the shots give us the first look at the villain from the film currently in production. The photos show Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana returning to the roles of Spock and Uhura, along with new cast member Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays their still-unnamed adversary. The actors were photographed while they rehearsed and shot a fight scene on a...
  • "Pumped Up Kicks" - Vanity on the morality of the song

    02/25/2012 1:24:50 AM PST · by Yaelle · 49 replies
    So my oldest likes to expose me to his playlists in the car, and sometimes this prompts a nice discussion. He played this song for me and I'd never heard it before, and now for days it is on my mind. It disturbs me more than your shoot-up-a-cop rap song. I'm listening for the first time and can't really understand. It's a sweet, happy, bouncy chorus. Then I understand "all the other kids... Better run faster than my bullets". "outrun my gun.". I ask my son, is this what it sounds like? Is it PRO shooting up your school?? My...
  • Fridays "Rock" Thread (new tradition starting now)

    02/24/2012 12:47:03 PM PST · by Scythian · 31 replies · 2+ views
    This is posted in the chit chat thread so relax everyone, no concern trolls were harmed in this posting. Okay, I just purchased the Blue Ray DVD to what is one of the best concerts ever filmed. Shot with 32 cameras entirely in HD in December of 2009, AC/DC Live At River Plate marks AC/DC's triumphant return to Buenos Aires where nearly 200,000 fans rocked as has never been seen before. Here is a link to a 1080 HD video, you can use the little "gear" icon in the lower right and set the Quality super high then click the...
  • Lorin Levee, Principal Clarinet for LA Philharmonic, Passes Away at 61

    02/24/2012 11:53:02 AM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Broadway World ^ | February 23, 2012 | BWW News Desk
    Lorin Levee, Principal Clarinet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, passed away peacefully on February 22 surrounded by friends and family. Mr. Levee, born July 8, 1950, is survived by his mother Mildred, brother Phil, son David, daughter Marissa Martinez and granddaughters Maya and Gwen Levee.
  • Conservative Celebrites (66 image slideshow)

    02/24/2012 7:05:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | 02-24-2012 | STAFF
    Check it out! There are quite a few SURPRISES!..........
  • Paris Hilton has a terrific new song (sarc)

    02/23/2012 4:24:11 PM PST · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Paris Hilton has a new spoken word techno single about texting, and if it’s possible, it’s even better than that made it sound
  • Did Atlas Shrugged inspire Bob Dylan's Maggie's Farm?

    02/22/2012 8:07:14 PM PST · by Tweeker · 10 replies · 1+ views
    I ask this because since I saw the documentary Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged I can't stop envisioning John Galt whistle Maggie's Farm as he leaves the Twentieth Century Motor Company. In the documentary the following passage is read aloud: Dr Ferris to Hank Rearden in Atlas Shrugged Chapter III White Blackmail "The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants...
  • Lou Dobbs bashes ‘The Lorax’ and ‘Secret World of Arrietty’ for ‘indoctrinating liberal agenda’

    02/22/2012 10:33:54 AM PST · by max americana · 35 replies · 4+ views
    NY daily News ^ | 2/22/2012 | Ethan sacks
    In the Dr. Seuss book, the Lorax speaks for trees, "for the trees have no tongues." Lou Dobbs, on the other hand, most definitely has a tongue and he's not afraid to wield it against the beloved children's character. On a segment of Dobbs’ Fox Business Network show Tuesday night that was flagged by the advocacy group Media Matters, the cantankerous conservative pundit bashed two new animated movies as an example how Hollywood "once again is trying to indoctrinate our children.” Dobbs lambasted Disney's "The Secret World of Arrietty," a Japanese film that opened last Friday, for its story about...
  • GALLAGHER SHOCKED BY BURGLAR (There's a weirdo in my kitchen)

    02/21/2012 10:14:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 16th February 2012
    Rocker NOEL GALLAGHER was left unnerved after a crazed fan broke into his home just weeks after GEORGE HARRISON was stabbed by a schizophrenic. The former Oasis star moved to the countryside in the late 1990s in a bid to kick his partying lifestyle in London after blowing £1 million on drugs. Within weeks he arrived home to find a "weirdo" sitting in his kitchen - and the star kept the man talking while his then-wife Meg Mathews called cops. Gallagher admits the incident was "freaky" and he was left shaken as Beatles legend Harrison had recently been stabbed seven...
  • 4 new minority-owned networks enter pricey cable fray

    02/21/2012 12:17:38 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | February 21, 2012, 2:12 PM
    Comcast Corp. , fulfilling one of the promises it made when it sought approval for its acquisition of a controlling stake in NBC Universal, said Tuesday it would launch four minority-owned independent networks that will be seen on Comcast Cable systems beginning in April. ReutersEarvin “Magic” Johnson playing for the Los Angeles Lakers in 1996. The channels include Aspire, run by former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson, Revolt, led by Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and MTV veteran Andy Schuon; El Rey, a network offering action-oriented content to Latino and general audiences; and BabyFirst Americas, aimed at infants, young children...
  • Whitney Houston's dress, earrings to be put up for auction next month

    02/20/2012 2:11:29 PM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies ^ | 2/20/12 | AP
    LOS ANGELES – There had to be an auction, but so soon? A black velvet dress that belonged to Whitney Houston and a pair of earrings she wore in "The Bodyguard" will be sold to the highest bidder next month. Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien said Sunday the pieces and other Houston items became available after the singer's unexpected death on Feb. 11 and will be included among a long-planned sale of Hollywood memorabilia such as Charlie Chaplin's cane, Clark Gable's jacket from "Gone With the Wind" and Charlton Heston's staff from "The Ten Commandments." Julien said celebrity collectibles often become...
  • Home With a Smile

    02/20/2012 9:46:46 AM PST · by Revski
    Inspirational animation of a Galapagos tortoise going home! The videos short, cut instrumental of the hymn, Lord I’m Coming Home; by William J Kirkpatrick!
  • Placido Domingo in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra - listen live today online

    02/19/2012 12:29:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Tenor and LA Opera General Director Placido Domingo fulfilled a longstanding dream by adding the baritone title role of Giuseppe Verdi's Simon Boccanegra to his vast repertoire in 2009 in Berlin, with subsequent performances in London, New York, Milan and Madrid. He is now singing the role for the first time in Los Angeles, in the work's LA Opera premiere. Join Classical KUSC Sunday, February 19 at 2 p.m. for a live broadcast of LA Opera's production of Simon Boccanegra.
  • Britain's Dame Judi Dench losing eyesight

    02/18/2012 7:05:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | 02/18/2012
    British actress Judi Dench has said friends must read film scripts to her because she is gradually losing her eyesight to macular degeneration. "I can't read scripts any more before because of the trouble with my eyes and so somebody comes and reads them to me, like telling me a story," she said. The actress, who won an Oscar for her role in "Shakespeare in Love," said she can no longer see faces in front of her due to the condition, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. "You get used to it. I've got lenses and glasses and things and very...
  • Herman Cain filling in for Boortz Today!! Yippee!!!!

    02/17/2012 7:29:30 AM PST · by redinIllinois · 14 replies
    worth a listen :)
  • 'Obama Girl' Turns on President, Slams Him in New Video

    02/16/2012 11:42:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 06:14 PM | Paul Scicchitano
    She turned heads and made headlines during the 2008 election with her scantily clad rendition of “Obama Girl” and now she’s back. But this time Amber Lee Ettinger is singing a different tune. Like many Americans, Ettinger seems to be rethinking her earlier choice after three years of President Barack Obama. “Obama Girl?” calls the president’s look-a-like to begin the 2012 release: “Glease,” to which Ettinger replies, “What’s it to you dud?” … Intended to look like a “cheesy” R&B video by Ben Relles who featured Obama Girl on his Barely Political YouTube channel, the initial song has now been...
  • Wings of Blessings

    02/16/2012 6:38:09 PM PST · by Revski · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Animated to inspire Faith in God and His Son Jesus! Child singing voice is unknown and is from the Black Pond Baptist Church fellowship. Inspirational message given by an animated red-shoulder hawk in flight.
  • Jeremy Lin's Favorite Christian Rapper: Lecrae Moore Blends Hip Hop with Faith

    02/16/2012 2:42:17 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies · 1+ views
    During a routine practice with the New York Knicks, Jeremy Lin took a minute to talk to a reporter from Fuse TV about his favorite music. Lin, who makes no efforts to hide his religion, named the popular Christian rapper, Lecrae Moore. Lecrae, whose six studio album, "Rehab: The Overdose," was the highest charting Christian Hip Hop album ever on iTunes and debuted at #15 on the Billboard 200, is already a celebrity within the world of gospel-rap and will perform alongside Hip Hop supergroup, The Wu-Tang Clan at the "Paid Dues Festival" this April. ...A talented rapper from an...
  • Sing

    02/16/2012 6:08:50 AM PST · by Revski · 1 replies
    Revski's Youtube Classics ^ | 2-16-2012 | Revski
    Animated to inspire Faith in God and His Son Jesus! Child singing voice is unknown and is from the Black Pond Baptist Church fellowship.
  • Larry Elder: Whitney Houston Critics Called Her 'Too White' -- Black Republicans Can Relate

    02/15/2012 10:15:17 PM PST · by emax · 19 replies
    Whitney Houston died at the age of 48. Most articles about her death said something like, "Houston struggled with drug and alcohol problems for years ..." But Houston also struggled with something else that black Republicans and black non-Democrats can understand: ridicule and ostracism for "selling out," or "acting white," or not being "black enough." Ebony, the black monthly magazine, wrote about the then-27-year-old: "Black disc jockeys have chided her for 'not having soul' and being 'too white.' ... She was booed at the Soul Train Music Awards. ... It's enough to drive a good Christian girl to drink, drugs...
  • Guns N' Roses to reunite for Hall of Fame (the original 5!)

    02/15/2012 10:10:10 PM PST · by max americana · 12 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb 15, 2012 | UPI
    CLEVELAND, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- All of the original members of Guns N' Roses are to attend the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, keyboardist Dizzy Reed said. Lead singer Axl Rose is the only founding member of the band still performing under the Guns N' Roses name. The group, which was established in 1985, is to be honored at the Hall of Fame ceremony April 14. Reed has been playing with the band for about 20 years. "I know that all the original band is going to be there," Reed told "I...
  • Whitney Houston's Private, Faith-Focused Funeral

    02/15/2012 6:23:36 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 15, 2012 | SHEILA MARIKAR
    For Whitney Houston and her family, God was always paramount. That's likely why her mother, Cissy Houston, eschewed a big, public memorial at New Jersey's Prudential Center for a private, invitation-only funeral on Saturday in the Newark church that launched her daughter's career. Newark Mayor Cory Booker confirmed Tuesday that the family has no "plans to set up a public viewing at the Prudential Center this Friday" despite reports to the contrary. He also said that the city won't be...