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Jóhann Jóhannsson. Photo by Matthew Eisman. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Used with permission.

The Reykjavik Festival Ends With The Blinding Beauty of Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Orphee [REVIEW] REVIEW: JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON & BEDROOM COMMUNITY @ WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL 4/17/17

There seems to be something about Johann Johannsson’s music which compels people to applaud in the middle of his pieces. During his performance of his piece “Drone Mass” with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble – ACME, obviously – at Big Ears a few weeks earlier, for instance, Rolling Stone reported that one particularly effective musical […]

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The Dim Reality of South Africa’s New Dawn

In April 1994, South Africa held its first democratic elections and all races went to the polls to bury apartheid for good. But hopes of a new dawn have been tarnished by fraud and corruption at the highest levels. Racist attacks against whites and foreigners has been increasing year after year. Most recently President Jacob Zuma […]

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A$AP Ferg at Doperoots & Traplord Present Dopland in L.A. 4/20/17. Photo by @markie818. Used with permission.

A$AP Ferg Celebrates 420 With Doperoots In L.A. [NEWS] REVIEW: DOPEROOTS & TRAPLORD PRESENT DOPELAND IN L.A. 4/20/17

New York’s very own A$AP Ferg’s Traplord partnered with Doperoots to throw a sick interactive 420 event in Downtown LA. The first portion of Dopeland included free entry to their professional and amateur skate jam, Dj sets, and BBQ. When night fell, partygoers lined up with tickets for the open bar and live performances. A$AP […]

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How 4/20 Became National Marijuana Day

There is something in the air today. Maybe you’ve noticed. April 20, or 4/20, is known as “Weed Day” in some circles because the date corresponds with a numerical code for marijuana. Yes, it seems arbitrary. So how did the number 420 come to represent smoking pot? First, let’s get the myths and rumors out of the […]

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Listen to Kendrick Lamar’s New Album, ‘DAMN.’ After several weeks, months and years of anticipation, Kendrick Lamar‘s latest studio album titled ‘DAMN.’ has leaked

The TDE rapper initially revealed the cover art for his out-of-the-blue surprise album earlier this week and as soon as it hit the web, memes surfaced and discussions began. The 14-track album features Rihanna, U2 and relative newcomer Zacari. Production is handled by Mike WiLL Made-It, Sounwave, The Internet’s Steve Lacy, DJ Dahi, The Alchemist, […]

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U.S. Strikes Syria, Sean Spicer on Hitler & United Airlines Gets Physical The Late Great Show Returns with Aaron Monte

The U.S. Strikes Syria after Syrian Government forces use poison gas on civilians. Sean Spicer says “Not even Hitler used Chemical weapons”. Also United Airlines forcibly removes a passenger and of course it was caught on video. All this and more on this weeks episode of the “Late Great Show” with Aaron Monte…

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