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RIP: Singer Joe Cocker Is Dead at 70
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, music, Joe Cocker, rock 'n' roll )

Cal
- 4 days ago - cnn.com
Joe Cocker, the British blues-rock singer whose raspy voice brought plaintive soul to such hits as "You Are So Beautiful" and the duet "Up Where We Belong," died Monday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 70.
The Legendary Piano of Yarmouk (TEXT and VIDEOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, Syria, music, arts, society, culture, violence, freedoms, government )

Carrie
- 71 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.
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
- 78 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
TAKE ACTION NOW! Beats4Change.Org--Listen to Donate
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, activism, music, donations, GoodNews, society, world )

Cal
- 112 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Beats4Change is a project-oriented network, where people contribute their creative skills to raise awareness and funding for sustainable development of caring communities
SUMMER MUSIC: Sarah McLachlan Is Back in the Game
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, music, Sarah Machlan, goodnews, interesting, arts, celebrity )

Cal
- 152 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.
The Past 100 Years In Summertime Songs
Society & Culture  (tags: society, music, entertainment, summertime, interesting, culture, media )

Carrie
- 211 days ago - bostonglobe.com
Memorial Day Weekend fills us with restless anticipation of how we will spend the long, hot days ahead, but it also brings fond memories of summers past, each one marked by a ubiquitous song that still has the power to bring us back to that time.
Six Arrested for Being 'Happy' in Tehran
Society & Culture  (tags: society, world, Iran, womens' rights, music, cultural freedoms, repression, government, freedoms, culture, ethics, women, rights, news )

Cal
- 219 days ago - jpost.com
The video shows six young people, including unveiled women, dancing on Tehran rooftops to Pharrell William's song Happy.
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
- 229 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
Guy Creates A Song Using the Numbers From Pi
Society & Culture  (tags: music, pi, piano )

Kit
- 278 days ago - sciencedump.com
This guy wrote a song to help him memorize Pi, since he can memorize music easier than strings of numbers. In his mind, he can hear the melody, and figure out the numbers.
Maria Von Trapp, Last of Famous Singing Siblings, Dies at 99
Society & Culture  (tags: Maria von Trapp, The Sound of Music, Trapp Family Singers, music, Austria, Nazis, New Guinea )

Nancy
- 306 days ago - edition.cnn.com
Maria von Trapp was the third-oldest child of Agathe Whitehead and Capt. Georg von Trapp. The couple had seven children: Rupert, Agathe, Maria, Werner, Hedwig, Johanna and Martina.
"The Evolution of Hip Hop Dancing" (PHOTOS and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, music, dancing, Hip Hop, The Tonight Show, Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon )

Carrie
- 310 days ago - buzzfeed.com
Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith showed us "The Evolution Of Hip-Hop Dancing" on "The Tonight Show". In denim overalls, with one strap down, of course.
Pete Seeger: In Memory - We Shall Over Come
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, culture, freedom, love, music, musicians, protecting rights )

Kit
- 331 days ago - youtube.com
Good night, your music and dedication to humanity will be missed. You led us on a path, we followed with hope.
60 MINUTES: Price of Success: Will the Recycled Orchestra Last?
Society & Culture  (tags: recyling, music, breakng out of poverty, sustainable, society, politics, GoodNews, culture, education, world, law, activists, children, child, freedoms, interesting )

Cal
- 403 days ago - cbsnews.com
The most beautiful instrument that 60 Minutes producer Michael Gavshon found when he visited the child orchestra of Cateura, Paraguay, was a cello. The body of the cello was fashioned out of an oil barrel, and the tuning knobs were made from a hairbrush,
Virgin America's New In-Flight Safety Video Is Shockingly Fabulous (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Virgin America, travel, airlines, society, video, music, safety, interesting, humans, family )

Carrie
- 421 days ago - hypervocal.com
Airlines have come a long way from in-flight videos implying you're a total idiot who's never fastened a seatbelt. After a while they all came to the realization that there's gotta be a better way.
In the Jungle
Society & Culture  (tags: world, music, Solomon Linda, ethics, dishonesty, society, sadness, culture, americans, rights )

Carrie
- 448 days ago - longform.org
How American music legends made millions off the work of a Zulu tribesman who died a pauper.
 

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