California wildfires: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth donate $500,000 to fire victims after losing their home

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The couple’s Malibu home was destroyed in the fire

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/miley-cyrus-liam-hemsworth-california-wildfires-house-donation-victims-fire-malibu-a8632481.html
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Chvrches Announce Hansa Session EP

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Back in May, Scottish electropop group Chvrches released Love is Dead, the band’s third studio LP and their follow-up to 2015’s Every Open Eye. Now the trio have announced a new project, the Hansa Session EP. The EP reimagines five tracks from Love is Dead with acoustic and string quartet arrangements that were recorded during the construction of the original album. The EP…

Source: https://www.spin.com/2018/11/chvrches-hansa-session-ep/
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Donald Trump Thinks Voting Should Be More Like Buying Cereal

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Please, someone, take Donald Trump aside and talk to him about cereal. It has been nearly four months since the president remarked at a rally that Americans need ID to buy groceries, and somehow no one has thought to explain to him that it doesn’t work that way. In a new interview with Benny Johnson of the Daily Caller, a…

Source: https://www.spin.com/2018/11/donald-trump-cereal-voter-id/
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Listen to the Fake Scandinavian Prog Cult Album Secretly Recorded by Phish

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For this Halloween cover show this year, Phish got into costume on a whole new level, performing a cult classic album by a band that doesn’t actually exist: the Nordic prog band Kasvot Växt. The group and their album, í rokk, turned out to be Trey and the gang’s invention, after a bit of investigation. A fake backstory, however, was supported…

Source: https://www.spin.com/2018/11/phish-kasvot-vaxt-cover-album-listen/
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Album of the Day: The Scorpions & Saif Abu Bakr, “Jazz, Jazz, Jazz”

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The ninth installment in the stellar Arabic music series Habibi Funk unearths The Scorpions & Saif Abu Bakr’s obscure album Jazz, Jazz, Jazz from the rarefied archives. First released in 1980, original copies are said to go for anything up to $1,000, making the LP something of an almost-lost scroll in Sudanese music and an essential exhibition of the northeast Africa nation’s pop ingenuity.

To Western ears, the title Jazz, Jazz, Jazz will seem something of a red herring. This is music more pop-structured than typical jazz with the nine blood-raw recordings powered by an engine of funky organ work and upbeat guitar lines. Leading most arrangements by the hand are the powerful and striking brass sections. Take the upbeat “Saat Alfarah”: the pepper horns tag in and out with singer Saif Abu Bakr’s husky, soulful vocals at the front of the mix with a light brevity. Another highlight comes with instrumental cut “Azzah Music.” The endearingly simple percussion—made up of steady, midtempo drums and what sounds like a gently shook tambourine—provides the backdrop for more freestyle horn play that slinks along with great poise, displaying the Middle Eastern flavors that leak into Sudanese music.

Political instability in Sudan hindered The Scorpions throughout the 1980s and they eventually dissolved. But the band are said to be back in their home nation rehearsing and Abu Bakr has plans to rerelease more old music, no doubt offering up more lost parchments of Sudanese pop that calcify the country’s distinct rhythm.

-Dean Van Nguyen

Source: https://daily.bandcamp.com/2018/11/14/the-scorpions-saif-abu-bakr-jazz-jazz-jazz-album-review/
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Leonard Cohen Art Exhibit Coming to New York and San Francisco

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An art exhibition devoted to Leonard Cohen will stop at the Jewish Museum in New York next April, The New York Times reports. Originally organized for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, where it’s on view until December 4, the show features new commissioned work inspired by Cohen’s career, Cohen’s own original drawings, and a multimedia gallery…

Source: https://www.spin.com/2018/11/leonard-cohen-art-exhibit-new-york-san-francisco-dates/
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Imagine Dragons: Origins

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The Las Vegas rock band’s fourth album is categorically soaring and sometimes pleasant, but it is so broad and hollow that it is difficult to feel anything these guys are feeling.

Source: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/imagine-dragons-origins
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Stan Lee created one final Marvel superhero before his death

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The comic book icon was collaborating on a new creation with his daughter before he passed away

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/stan-lee-dead-dirt-man-new-marvel-superhero-daughter-spiderman-hulk-avengers-a8632881.html
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Mumford & Sons, Delta review: The band have thrown everything and the kitchen sink at this ambitious, but painfully earnest, album

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It’s all very dramatic, both thematically and sonically, with virtually every track following the same pattern: quiet, bit louder, LOUD

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/mumford-and-sons-delta-album-review-release-date-tracklist-marcus-tour-a8633006.html
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Breaking Bad movie: Two-hour film 'being developed' by show creator Vince Gilligan

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It’s unclear whether original stars Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul are returning

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/breaking-bad-movie-cast-vince-gilligan-bryan-cranston-aaron-paul-better-call-saul-a8621301.html
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