Music acts found new ways to get noticed in 2017, but nothing beats an established brand

Music acts found new ways to get noticed in 2017, but nothing beats an established brand
Korean pop music has been a lucrative niche market over the past few … However, nobody came close to J-pop diva Namie Amuro. Her announcement in September that she planned to retire in 2018 became one of the year’s biggest entertainment stories …
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Frankie Simone’s Proudly Queer Dance-Pop Is Just What Portland Music Needs
As a queer-identifying Puerto Rican woman creating catchy pop tunes in a city that … “My mom is an incredible singer, and I learned so much just singing to a ton of disco divas with her.” Despite starting songwriting at a young age and playing with …
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CALENDAR: Richmond Divas, Disney on Ice and Reverend Horton Heat fill dates Dec. 13-19
Holiday Divas: The Richmond Divas — vocalists Debra … Christmas with K.O.S. & Susan Greenbaum: Popular Richmond show band and singer join forces in holiday music, 4 and 7 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Highland Springs.


5 Ways Pop Culture Has Transformed Photography

5 Ways Pop Culture Has Transformed Photography
Thanks to the ever improving quality of smartphone cameras and photo-sharing social media outlets like Instagram, everyone is now a photographer. Instagram filters and editing apps like Snapseed and VSCO Cam allow users to quickly create sometimes quite …
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Action figure & toy models photography tips
Action figure / toy photography is a relatively new genre of photography that has risen in popularity in recent years. Photos often feature well-known characters in unusual situations, or playing characters from different ‘universes’ off against one another.

13 Tips For Beautiful & Tempting iPhone Food Photography
Food makes an excellent subject for still life iPhone photography, and you can achieve some incredibly artistic results. But great food photography means more than just snapping what’s on your dinner plate. Just like any other photography genre, there …


Fitness Trends: 9 New Ways You’ll Work Out in 2017

trendFitness Trends: 9 New Ways You’ll Work Out in 2017
Bored with your current workout? With a fresh take on some old favorites and some emerging technology, 2017 is the year of innovative, fitness industry trends infused with creativity, fun, and excitement, all while helping you reach your fitness goals.

What’s Your Fitness Age?
Gretchen Reynolds on the science of fitness. You already know your chronological age, but do you know your fitness age? A new study of fitness and lifespan suggests that a person’s so-called fitness age – determined primarily by a measure of …
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Recertifications, Corrections Continue for Air Force Physical Fitness Assessment Courses
DECEMBER 22, 2016, WASHINGTON (AFNS) – The Air Force is nearing completion of a service-wide recertification of all installation 1.5 mile-run and 2.0-kilometer walk courses following the recent discovery of courses that were too long at Goodfellow Air …
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9 Ways Video Games Can Actually Be Good For You

trend9 Ways Video Games Can Actually Be Good For You
Your mother was wrong. Video games aren’t bad for you. They’re actually making your life better. Despite hand-wringing over a supposed connection between violence and video games (hint: there isn’t any), numerous academic studies indicate that playing …
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New NBA 2K17 Trailer Features adidas Yeezy Boost 350 And Air Jordan 1 Bred In The Game
The world of sneakerheads and video games collide once more in the latest trailer for NBA 2K17. Entitled “Kicks Matter”, the video focuses on the latest kicks that will be featured in the game along with some sneakers that have been on our wishlist for …
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Gaming Fans Go 360 with Vantrix Support for Northern Arena eSports Competitions
Then in November, Northern Arena’s 2016 Grand Finals will be held in Montréal, as part of the 8 th Annual Canadian Video Game Awards event there. Montréal-based mobile video mediation and delivery solutions provider Vantrix is playing with Northern …


Marty McFly Mode: 5 Ways "Back To The Future 2" Predicted Hip Hop Today

musicMarty McFly Mode: 5 Ways “Back To The Future 2” Predicted Hip Hop Today
Marty arrives in 2015 and wanders around the future’s curious milieu. He stops outside the local cineplex, which is playing “Jaws 19.” Suddenly, a giant holographic great white shark materializes out of the side of the cineplex and and lunges towards …
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The Curmudgeon: How Do You Put Hip Hop and Jazz Together?
But it’s not the project’s scale that has attracted so much attention; it’s Washington’s collaborations with several hip-hop stars. Washington added his saxophone to Snoop Dogg’s Ego Trippin’, Flying Lotus’s You’re Dead and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a …
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The Complete List of Platinum HipHop Albums by Year
If you’ve ever talked to a hip-hop head, chances are you’ve heard them say one of those quotes above. We love to talk about platinum albums in a general sense, what the music industry is like and used to be like, but how often do we really get into …