Video game nation: Why so many play

Video game nation: Why so many play
Gliding through the sky, long neck undulating, great, ridged wings beating, the dragon looks … beautiful. Until it lands. Thumbs working the controller, Matt Fries, a freshman at American University in Washington, D.C., throws fireballs at it with both …
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2016 Video Game Statistics & Trends Who’s Playing What & Why
155 million Americans play games regularly (This means 3 or more hours per weeks). 4 out of 5 households own a video game console. The average age of gamers is 35. The average number of years gamers have been playing games is 13. That’s the same amount …
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Video Games Can Help Boost Social, Memory & Cognitive Skills
A new review on the positive effects of playing video games finds that the interaction may boost children’s learning, health and social skills. The American Psychological Association (APA) study comes out as debate continues among psychologists and other …
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Churches and non-profits can now play politics thanks to Trump

Churches and non-profits can now play politics thanks to Trump
To mark the “National Day of Prayer” today, Trump will make good on a campaign promise to eliminate the so-called Johnson Amendment, an arcane bit of 1950s-era lawmaking that does two things: 1. It bars charitable organizations, non-profit groups and …
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CNN Politics launches STATE
CNN Politics announced today the official launch of STATE – a digital magazine that examines the American experience through a political lens. STATE features in-depth digital enterprise stories, covering America at this historic juncture with compelling …
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2017: The year that will be in N.J. politics
TRENTON — It can’t be disputed: 2016 was a wild year in national politics. Now that the calendar has turned to 2017, it’s New Jersey’s turn for drama. Gov. Chris Christie is nearing the end of his second and final term with vows to go out fighting, a …
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Brooklyn synth-pop act Negative Gemini to play Henao Center tonight

Brooklyn synth-pop act Negative Gemini to play Henao Center tonight
Brooklyn electro-pop solo project Negative Gemini is gaining a lot of notice for her heady blend of essential techno sonic tropes and leftfield pop sensibility gaining praise from Fader and Nylon and a plethora of blogs. Local promoters Ugly Orange are …
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twenty | one | pilots Vessel
This review originally ran in AP 295. The major-label debut by twenty | one | pilots traipses across electro-pop, hip-hop and classic pop music—and that’s just the first song. In the first two minutes of “Ode To Sleep,” the Columbus, Ohio, duo set …
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Producer Loops releases Deep Techno Progressions Vol 4 & Stick Up Boys: Electronic Pop Vocals Vol 2
Producer Loops has released Deep Techno Progressions Vol 4, a sample library featuring a collection of crossover construction kits, bringing the sounds of Techno and Deep House together to create an energetic sound that still manages to venture into Deep …
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Railroad Earth to play Pub Station Ballroom in February

musicRailroad Earth to play Pub Station Ballroom in February
When they started out in 2001, they were a bunch of guys interested in playing acoustic instruments together. Railroad Earth violinists, vocalist Tim Carbone said they had wanted to play together for years, but were busy with other projects. “But this time …
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From poverty to prodigy: star violinist turns to other musicians in need
Rachel Barton Pine is one of the most accomplished violinists in the world, but her upbringing wasn’t one of privilege — as a ten-year-old prodigy with an out-of-work father, she bought her concert clothes in thrift stores and relied on space heaters for …
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Young violinists premiere song at Greenfield
At the Greenfield School annual Spring Arts Festival, highlighting visual and performing arts, the song “Triumphant” was performed for the first time in public by three student violinists. The piece was composed specifically for three …
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Play ball! Little League gets late start

sportPlay ball! Little League gets late start
Little League Baseball and Softball has national and world championship tournaments in Williamsport, PA and Bangor, Maine. The league is also in need of coaches for the divisions of baseball and softball. If you are interested in coaching in team …
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Local Little League team goes from baseball to hot rods
One important lesson in any Little League is teaching kids that there’s more to life than baseball. Like hot rods! With the Little League comprising the area of Tombstone, Whetstone and Huachuca City looking like it could be heading for dissolution …
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Rio Rico launches Little League season
Little League baseball is officially in season at Rio Rico. The Rio Rico Little League organization held its opening ceremonies at Damon Park Saturday morning, at which 18 teams were introduced. The teams include tee-ball, softball, minors and majors.
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New York native Cody Radziewicz of Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse eager to play

sportNew York native Cody Radziewicz of Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse eager to play But the Johns Hopkins junior midfielder said the Blue Jays were his first choice for lacrosse. “My first-ever sweatshirt was actually a Johns Hopkins hoodie,” Radziewicz said Tuesday. “I’ve always rooted for Johns Hopkins. When I lived in Syracuse, I’d … Read more on Baltimore Sun (blog)

Lions bear Tiger’s attack, execute diverse offense in win 7 Princeton (4-2) at Penn State Lacrosse Field. Lazo finished with seven of the team’s eight assists, while Cyr pocketed the eighth and also led the way with six goals. The duo lead the team in those respective categories, with Lazo’s 14 assists and … Read more on The Daily Collegian Online

Tyler Robertson’s hat-trick nets Curtis boys’ victory in PSAL lacrosse opener Tyler Robertson found the back of the net three times and added an assist in the Curtis boys’ lacrosse team’s season-opening 8-3 PSAL win over visiting New Dorp on Wednesday. Zak Elhathat netted a goal and a pair of assists in the win, while Ryan … Read more on SILive.com

McConnell doesn’t have the time for Cruz to play politics with highways – The

trendMcConnell doesn’t have the time for Cruz to play politics with highways – The
This would prevent the unrelated political pitches from getting a vote out of fear they could derail the majority leader’s plan to push through a multi-year extension of funding for highway and mass transit projects before the end of the month, when …
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Today in Politics: Donald Trump, Unafraid to Cross the Line, Takes His Pulpit
Today in Politics: Donald Trump, Unafraid to Cross the Line, Takes His Pulpit to the Border. 6:54 am ET 6:54 am ET. The New York Times. Share; Tweet. Photo. Donald Trump’s podium and microphone as the crowd waited for him at a rally in Bluffton, S.C …
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Women in Politics: College Edition – Nova Southeastern University | MSNBC
Welcome to Women in Politics: College Edition, where promising women leaders in student government on college and university campuses across the country will be featured on msnbc.com. Heidi Richards has been nominated to represent Nova …
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175 Keyboardists Come out to Play on a West Village Block

music175 Keyboardists Come out to Play on a West Village Block
Performers stretched down the narrow block of Cornelia Street, as residents, tourists and a small media throng gathered to watch. The previous record was set in 2011 in Kerala, India, with 136 keyboardists. Aaron Friedman, the president of Make Music …
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All or Nothing: Rock & roll’s MVP keyboardist, Ian McLagan, was first and
Which would’ve sucked for the Small Faces. Spotting his photo in a magazine, the London Mod squad asked their manager Don Arden to replace outgoing keyboardist Jimmy Winston with McLagan. He fit perfectly, in ways far beyond being the same height.
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Daryl “Captain” Dragon & Toni Tennille, Former Beach Boy Keyboardists, Are
Tennille is probably most famous for being the only ‘Beach Girl’ as she toured as a keyboardist with the Beach Boys during the 70s. 73-year-old Tennille keeps fans updated via her blog and requested. In a recent update, the writer of the blog (whether …
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Venerable musicians to play out the old

musicVenerable musicians to play out the old
Trombonist Steve Johnson leads his Jazz Legacy band at Jax in Glendale, and blues harmonica ace Rod Piazza convenes his Mighty Flyers at the Arcadia Blues Club. For the past couple of years, Johnson’s quintet is one of the pillars of the monthly music …
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SliderAsia Invites Largest International Trombone Delegation
Co-presenting with The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts as as established partner, SliderAsia will utilize the Wanchai campus as its home again to gather and feed an anticipated ~200 international trombonists of all ages and levels in addition to …
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Alpine schools place 21 in All Region Bands
And seventh-grade trombonists Dariel Solis and Mary-Anna Roberts, seventh-grade euphonium player Bailey Larremore and eighth-grade tuba player Jorge Valenzuela. Students who advanced to the Area contest compete on Jan. 10. In other band news, …
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