Jack Johnson
 

Jack Johnson

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Eddie Van Halen donates guitars to public schools
 

Eddie Van Halen

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Ben Harper takes on police shootings on latest album
 

Ben Harper

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Crisis in Myanmar: Rohingya genocide

Crisis in Myanmar: Rohingya genocide 

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (CNN) More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled predominately Buddhist Myanmar for neighboring Bangladesh in what the UN describes as “genocide” by the military. The crackdown began in August after insurgents attacked police outposts in Rakhine State. But human rights groups say the response left thousands of innocent civilians dead and hundreds […]

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Tom Morello

Tom Morello 

Tom Morello’s explosive new solo album, “The Atlas Underground” is a sonic conspiracy featuring diverse artists with like-minded opinions who have come together to make a forceful, powerful musical and political statement in 2018. Along the way, the Rage Against the Machine and Prophets of Rage guitar legend created a new genre of music combing […]

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Cherokee Studios

Cherokee Studios 

Remember a time before music was streamed and downloaded — when wireless was a radio? And from that radio came the sound of hearts and souls laid bare. Now it seems it’s more about the performance than the music. Art and passion have taken a back seat to the technical and bankable. While there’s still […]

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Gene Simmons on the passing of Aretha Franklin

Gene Simmons on the passing of Aretha Franklin 

On August 16th, 2018, the Queen of Soul passed away at her home in Detroit, Michigan, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Aretha Franklin was 76 years old. Tributes from around the world poured in — political leaders, musical icons and everyday people reflected on her unmistakable sound, social activism and command of seven letters: […]

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Jared Leto – Thirty Seconds to Mars

Jared Leto – Thirty Seconds to Mars 

America. Land of the free. Home of the brave. Possibility, potential, dreams realized. That’s the good. Then, there’s the bad, even ugly: Political tension, racial and economic division, drugs, guns and war. Thirty Seconds to Mars’ ambitious new project tackles it all… head on. The group’s new album, “America,” is its first material in five […]

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Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite 

It’s been said that the blues ain’t nothin’ but a good man feelin’ bad. At its best, the blues are raw, melodic emotion from unbridled joy to deep sadness. And that is what you get when legendary artists Ben Harper and Charley Musselwhite collaborate. “No Mercy in This Land” is the follow-up to the Grammy […]

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“The Heart of Nuba”

“The Heart of Nuba” 

One doctor. One hospital. One million patients. The power of one on display like no other in the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan. They come to him by foot, by cart or carried in their mother’s arms — the only surgeon within 200 miles. For American-born Tom Catena, medicine, faith and his love for these […]

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Bana Alabed

Bana Alabed 

The power of one and the child face of war now recognized at the Academy Awards. Bana Alabed, an 8-year-old Syrian girl, first captured the world’s attention with heartbreaking tweets about the bombing in Aleppo. On Sunday, far from the war-torn landscape in her native country, Bana took center stage on Hollywood’s biggest night. “I […]

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Edel Rodriguez – Time Cover Illustrator

Edel Rodriguez – Time Cover Illustrator 

Donald Trump first appeared on the cover of Time in 1989 and, over the years, he’s had a love/hate relationship with the magazine. He famously hanged fake covers with fake headlines in four of his golf clubs. These days, President Trump regularly makes the cover but often in a striking, stylized formĀ  — which seems […]

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2017 Music That Makes a Difference

2017 Music That Makes a Difference 

Songs have always had the power to bring both awareness and change. They serve as lasting documents that forever stamp a time and place in our world. The challenges in 2017 were many: war, famine and polarizing political leaders. To combat it, a wide-ranging mix of artists brought back protest music and political performance art […]

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