Your Guide to Some of K-pop’s Greatest Divas

Your Guide to Some of K-pop’s Greatest Divas
Some idols in K-pop are sweet. Others are funny. A few can be annoying. Then there are some idols that are fabulous. Most idols mold their mannerisms and behavior into something they and their companies believe the public would like the most. Generally …

ARTS ISSUE: Pop divas create personas with style, musical talents
Miley Cyrus’ much discussed VMA performance will soon be remembered as an event on par with other infamous pop music moments. It was rude, crude and not exactly deep. But one thing is for sure — it has cemented an iconic image of Cyrus in our minds …
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Which Pop Diva Holiday Album Should You Listen to This Year?
Though everyone knows that Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is the only recent pop Christmas song worthy of being include to the list of classic Christmas songs, every year, female pop stars try to create the new Great American Pop …
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Some big-name SC chefs, all military veterans, will cook a meal for a cause

cusineSome big-name SC chefs, all military veterans, will cook a meal for a cause
Brandon Velie is the chef and owner of Juniper restaurant in Ridge Spring. He is also a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served four years as a cook after entering the military at age 18. Velie will partner with other military veteran chefs some with …
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Nonprofit that helps aspiring chefs fund school partners with Norfolk restaurant for event
At a fundraiser called Elementum, Norfolk restaurant Toast will showcase fine arts and fine cuisine. Via the Crop Foundation, the event will benefit the peers of the people who created the menu for it: high school students. “Half of them can cook better …

Flour + Water, Hawker Fare Chefs Popping Up at Stones Throw and More A.M Intel
Chef Carlos Altamirano (Parada) is bringing two new Peruvian eateries to the East Bay, the first of which is the fast-casual Paradita, coming to the Emeryville Public Market. Expect organic salads, grilled anticuchos (meat skewers), traditional Peruvian …
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Smartphones at Concerts: How Some Artists are Dealing with Them

61783766Smartphones at Concerts: How Some Artists are Dealing with Them
In 2005, Bono asked fans to take out their cellphones at a U2 concert and hold them up high. “Make this place a Christmas tree,” he instructed, likening phones to a “modern cigarette lighter…but far more powerful.” But just over a decade later, phones …
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Concerts coming to the SF Bay Area
Everyone was shocked after Holly Holms second round knockout of Ronda Rousey on Saturday night. Perhaps no one was more shocked than UFC commentator Joe Rogan. There are few moments in a sports fans life when one is literally left speechless.
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Ex-One Direction man Zayn Malik to announce UK concerts
The former 1D singer is set to announce his own huge UK concerts after setting up new company Drop Zed Touring, including at least one date at London’s O2 Arena. A source said: “Zayn’s excited and he’ll be as hands-on with this as he was with his album.
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Order Some Krampus Yuletide Terror for the Coffee Lover on Your List

cusineOrder Some Krampus Yuletide Terror for the Coffee Lover on Your List
Harrar Arabica beans, processed naturally, will produce a distinct berry note; and this Ethiopian Harrar has a strong dry edge, winy-to-fruit-like acidity, rich aroma, and a heavy body. One can observe an intense aroma of blueberries, blackberries, and …
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Coffee houses in DFW: a delicious grind
“When I was 18, I hitchhiked across Europe with a friend and landed in Italy, where I experienced espresso for the first time and fell in love with the rich, strong flavor,” co-founder and owner David Clarke says in an email. “For the next 35 years I …
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KonaRed Brings Sales and Distribution In-House to Improve Revenue
The line of consumer packaged goods includes antioxidant rich extracts and powders from Hawaiian Coffee Fruit, which are used to produce KonaRed®’s ready to drink Antioxidant Juice, Green Tea, Coconut Water, On-the-Go Packs and 100% Hawaiian …
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Dear Grammys: This Year, It’s Time to Recognize Some of the New Faces of R&B

musicDear Grammys: This Year, It’s Time to Recognize Some of the New Faces of R&B
In 2014, however, for the first time in a long while, R&B bucked that trend of marginalization. Not only did the usual suspects—Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Babyface, etc.—release some of the best work of their careers, but even more …
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R&B Divas: LA’ Cast Dishes On New Season (Watch)
EUR On The Scene with ‘R&B Divas: LA’s,’ Lil Mo, Leela James, Christina “Brave” Williams, and Stacy Francis chatting about season 3. EUR: Who are you getting into with this season? Lil Mo: Everybody except for Leela (James), Brave, and Stacy (Francis)!

Jeff Bradshaw Brings R&B/Jazz/Gospel Icons ‘Home’ for a Once-in-a-Lifetime
The musicians playing behind the singers were often the finest players from the realms of R&B jazz and gospel, who delivered intricate arrangements, electrifying solos and undeniable groove. In recent times, such performances have been rare but the …