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The Legendary Piano of Yarmouk (TEXT and VIDEOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, Syria, music, arts, society, culture, violence, freedoms, government )

Carrie
- 15 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Someday the Palestinians and Syrians who survived the war will tell stories about what happened in Yarmouk. People will recall how they ate grass to remain alive during the siege. In survivors' collective memory, Aeham and his piano will live.
"I Draw for Gaza": The Defiant Art of Haneen Nofal
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, Palestine, Haneen Nofal, Gaza, culture, violence, women, freedoms, rights, sadness, world )

Carrie
- 15 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Haneen Ibrahim Nofal posted a striking image on the Internet while Israel was bombing her native Gaza in July. The drawing depicted a young woman wearing a kufiyyeh -- the Palestinian checkered scarf -- on her head and smiling proudly while touching a crown
TAKE ACTION NOW! Don't Let Israel's Detractors Politicize Art
Society & Culture  (tags: society, freedoms, freedom of expression, music, artists, politics, israel, middle-east, media, world, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', world, society, arts, ethics, culture, interesting, politics, movies )

Cal
- 22 days ago - creativecommunityforpeace.com
It is critical that artists and their fans hear from voices that support liberal, open democracies and the independence of artists. There are hundreds of artists who perform in Israel every year and almost all of them are being inundated with false accusa
Watch: Gaza Artists Respond to Israel's War (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Gaza, war, violence, media, news, arts, celebrity, freedoms, culture, society, rights, world, sadness )

Carrie
- 28 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Mohammed Al Hawajri, Raed Issa and Dina Matar, members of a group for contemporary art in the Gaza Strip called Eltiqa, reflect on life in time of war.Their art gives another insight into Gaza beyond the redundant & superficial imagery offered by the news
SUMMER MUSIC: Sarah McLachlan Is Back in the Game
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, music, Sarah Machlan, goodnews, interesting, arts, celebrity )

Cal
- 95 days ago - cbsnews.com
It's been some time since we've heard from Sarah McLachlan. But this summer, the Canadian singer who's sold 40 million records is touring again.
TRIBUTE: The Story of How Billy Joel Became the 'Piano Man'
Society & Culture  (tags: MUSIC, Billy Joel, rock n' roll, tribute, culture, arts, celebrity, news )

Cal
- 173 days ago - music.yahoo.com
"I'm gonna be turning 65 this year," Billy Joel told an audience in March, reminding the crowd that he had a significant birthday coming on May 9
Miley Cyrus: Stop Wearing Fur!Please Sign and Share!!
Society & Culture  (tags: animalcruelty, fur, ethics, humans, celebrity, arts, usa, environment, fashion, culture )

Harshiita
- 296 days ago - change.org
In her performance of her two latest songs, "Adore You" and "Wrecking Ball", Miley Cyrus wore a large, white fur coat. For anyone who doesn't know, animals, including chinchilla, coyote, and, in the case of Miley's coat, arctic fox, are raised in tiny,
A Tug-of-War Over Ancient Treasures
Society & Culture  (tags: artifacts, national rights, arts, legacy, antiquities, world, politics, rights, interesting, culture )

Cal
- 306 days ago - cbsnews.com
Governments around the world are trying to "repatriate" objects that they say were illegally acquired by colonialists and are sitting in museums in other countries..
Fare Thee Well, Peter O' Toole, You Will Be Missed
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, celebrity, death, media, sadness )

Kit
- 319 days ago - dailykos.com
Lawrence of Arabia' actor Peter O'Toole dies at 81, British Press Association reports
DIFFERENT DRUM: THE POWER OF LINDA RONSTADT'S VOICE
Society & Culture  (tags: Linda Ronstadt, Parkinson's disease, arts, celebrity, song, sadness, humans, health, news, culture, society, women )

Carrie
- 424 days ago - newyorker.com
This seems as good a time as any to reflect on Ronstadt's greatness, which might cheer us up a little.She has made several decades' worth of records: her Stone Poneys era, in the sixties, which included the sterling Mike Nesmith cover "Different Drum,"...
Chasing the White House CéZannes (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Charles A. Loeser bequest, Cezanne, White House, greed, corruption, culture, ethics, arts, celebrity, sadness, philanthropy, government, law, interesting, dishonesty, americans )

Carrie
- 425 days ago - latimes.com
A remarkable bequest to the White House of eight invaluable paintings by a Postimpressionist master got diverted more than 60 years ago. The mess still has not been untangled.
Artist Punches Wall 27,000 Times in Honor of Nelson Mandela
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, culture, Nelson Mandela, Phil Akashi, boxing, human rights, expression )

Nancy
- 473 days ago - good.is
Art and boxing don't often intersect. But Belgian-born Shanghai-based artist Phil Akashi married these two subjects when he created a stunning tribute to Nelson Mandela--using boxing gloves and traditional Chinese ink paste.
SUMMER MOVIES: A Familiar Wild West, But The Guy In The Mask? Who's He?
Society & Culture  (tags: movies, interesting, native rights, arts, society, politics, media )

Cal
- 482 days ago - npr.org
There's never been anything very lone about the Lone Ranger. He's always been accompanied by Tonto, his Native American sidekick; Silver his snow-white steed; and the William Tell Overture.
New Film Puts Backup Singers in the Spotlight--for Once
Society & Culture  (tags: music, rock, background isngers, movies, media, culture, celebrity, americans, arts, news, society, usa, goodnews )

Cal
- 495 days ago - motherjones.com
"20 Feet From Stardom" explores the lives and careers of the women behind the rock stars.
 

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