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Telescope

(vimeo link)<p>You know that when our telescopes see very distant stars, we are seeing the star's past. That light takes so long to get here that by the …

Which would you rather enjoy around this fire pit? Delicious s'mores or a glass of wine?

A Demonstration of Impressive Freestyle Finger Snapping Skills

Darren Drouin gives a demonstration of his impressive freestyle finger snapping skills.<p>via reddit

Demonstration

“While Aman Resorts is well-known for its remote properties, its newest resort in Vietnam is catching everyone’s attention. An hour from the airport, Amanoi is tucked away in a national park that’s loaded with “ahhh”-worthy views and 31 luxury hillside pavilions—complete with outdoor decks, king-sized beds, and floor-to-ceiling windows.” - Trillist.com on Amanoi, October 2013 www.amanoi.com

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Marketers, These Eye-Popping Stats Will Make You Stop Chasing Youth, Start Courting Boomers

Baby boomers control 70% of American’s disposable income, yet only 5% of advertising is geared toward their age group. Why? Read on for more compelling numbers, and the ideas behind them.<p>In 1963, Pepsi-Cola kicked off a TV, radio, print, and billboard campaign that made advertising history.<p>Pepsi …

Demographics

Listen to Wikipedia

The music generated at the site Listen to Wikipedia may sound random at first, but what you're hearing is real data.<p>Using the data provided by …

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Anatomy of a Song: 'Midnight Train to Georgia'

An oral history of Gladys Knight and the Pips' 1973 hit that began as a country ballad inspired by a phone call with Farrah Fawcett and wound up a Grammy-winner.<p>As Gladys Knight's recording of "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" climbed the charts in 1973, she asked Jim …

Top 100 Greatest Female Singers

Actress | Evita<p>The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has …

100 Greatest Singers of All Time

100<p>Mary J. Blige<p><b>Born</b> <br>January 11th, 1971<p><b>Key Tracks</b> <br>"Real Love," "Not Gon' Cry," "No More Drama"<p><b>Influenced</b> <br>Beyoncé, Keyshia Cole<p>"I can do a record with …

Music

What does Apple's new iTunes Radio mean for the future of digital music?

The digital music world continues to evolve towards a streamed, "access" model, over the traditional "ownership" approach.<p>Whether the music industry gets there through free, advertising-supported music streaming services or premium subscription models remains to be seen. But the impending launch of …

Sex still sells classical music but attitudes are changing

It is a truth universally acknowledged that marketing people use good-looking photos of good-looking (or artificially improved) people to sell, you know, anything, classical music included. That's absolutely part of the musical world we live in, as many have said, including Jenni Murray, who this …

Carole King Honored With Gershwin Prize at White House Ceremony

Carole King was was presented with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the White House last night by President Obama, who called the …

Music

Flashback: U2 Scam Their Way Onto Irish TV in 1978

The four members of U2 were still in high school when they managed to scam their way onto the Irish children’s show Y<i>oungline</i> in March of 1978. Bono …

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Billy Joel Surprises With Two Songs at High School Graduation

Billy Joel surprised an assembly of students at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens on Thursday when he showed up to answer questions and …

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Interview: Don Felder on The Eagles' classic song, Hotel California

<i>The Eagles live in 1980 (from left): Timothy B. Schmit, Glenn Frey, Don Felder, Joe Walsh and Don Henley. © Roger Ressmeyer/CORBIS</i><p><b>On 9 October,</b> …

Steely Dan going on 'Mood Swings' tour, including seven nights at Beacon Theatre (some are full album shows)

by <b>Bill Pearis</b><p><b>Steely Dan</b> will be on the road this summer, on what they’re calling the “Mood Swings: 8 Miles To Pancake Day” tour. It concludes with a</b> …

Sea of Heartbreak: Dennis Wilson's Majestic Solo Work

Dennis Wilson was an outcast in the Beach Boys because he was a beach boy. Good looking, muscular, and free-spirited, he was the one who actually did …

Pink Floyd: Pandora's Internet radio royalty ripoff

Internet radio companies are trying to trick artists into supporting their own pay cut.<p>Great music can inspire deep emotions, and businesses have long sought to harness this power in order to make money. Nothing wrong with that – everyone deserves to make a living – but too often it leads to less …

Directioners and Team Breezy are turning fandom into a trolling war

On Thu 15 Aug, Channel 4's Crazy About One Direction will zoom in on the boyband's notorious fan army, the Directioners, for a documentary that's like Platoon but with more screaming. It follows some obsessives on their quest to meet the boys, with Twitter playing a starring role. Yet while most of …

When New York Was 'On Fire': A Mid-'70s Musical Revolution

If you were in New York City in the 1970s, you might have stumbled upon the birth of punk, new-wave, hip-hop, salsa, disco, minimalist classical and avant-garde jazz. The city during these five years — 1973 through '77 — was the birthplace of many of the most innovative and influential musical …

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