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
 

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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 form  — 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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“The Journey is the Destination” tells the incredible story of Dan Eldon

“The Journey is the Destination” tells the incredible story of Dan Eldon 

In what can often be a divided world full of bitter political battles, social and economic injustice, racial and religious persecution — it’s easy to get lost in it all. So how do you find your way? Your purpose? Dan Eldon found his early, and risked his life — ultimately losing it — to document […]

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Eminem skewers President Trump in freestyle BET rap

Eminem skewers President Trump in freestyle BET rap 

Rapper Eminem is getting praise and backlash for his cutting freestyle blast of U.S. President Donald Trump. The video of Eminem dropping lyrical bombs in a parking lot first aired on the 2017 BET Awards. But we better give Obama props ‘Cause what we got in office now’s a kamikaze That’ll probably cause a nuclear […]

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Bryan Hopkins on Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Bryan Hopkins on Las Vegas Mass Shooting 

Las Vegas (CNN) The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Jason Aldean was headlining the final night of the Route 91 Harvest Festival. He was a few songs into his set when shots rang out from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. 1,100 rounds were fired by a 64-year-old man killing 58 […]

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Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson 

Los Angeles (CNN) If mellow was a movement, Jack Johnson would be its peaceful and eternal leader. For the past 15 years, the former pro surfer-turned-acoustic guitar strummer has recorded the ultimate soundtrack to laid-back living from his home on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. But in the age of Donald Trump, Johnson’s […]

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Kenny G serenades Delta passengers

Kenny G serenades Delta passengers 

Ahhh… sax on a plane. It ain’t cheap — but can be so rewarding, especially when it’s with the legendary Kenny G. The Grammy Award winner had a captive audience — when he busted-out some tunes aboard a Delta flight heading from Tampa to Los Angeles. The head flight attendant announced the saxophonist would play […]

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Paco Rosic Spray Paints St. Louis’ History

Paco Rosic Spray Paints St. Louis’ History 

St. Louis, Missouri (CNN) A Bosnian refugee turned world-renowned aerosol artist is putting the finishing touches on an impressive 1,000-square-foot canvas. Wearing a gas mask, standing on scaffolding for hours at a time and using endless cans of spray paint, Paco Rosic is painting the history of St. Louis, Missouri, on the ceiling and walls […]

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Eddie Van Halen donates guitars to public schools

Eddie Van Halen donates guitars to public schools 

Los Angeles (CNN) Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Eddie Van Halen credits music with keeping him out of trouble — and he asks an important question: “Could you imagine a world without music?” “It’s a must,” Van Halen told CNN’s John Vause during an interview Tuesday. “It has to be taught.” In an era […]

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Wyclef Jean: “If I Was President (2016)”

Wyclef Jean: “If I Was President (2016)” 

Los Angeles (CNN) Wyclef Jean has long talked about presidents. In 2004, he sang: If I was President I’d get elected on Friday Assassinated on Saturday Buried on Sunday They go back to work on Monday  He re-worked and re-released the song in 2009 after Barack Obama was elected to the White House. A year […]

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