Springfield, ORkezi.com

LatinX mural unveiled in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. --- A LatinX-themed mural was unveiled in Springfield on Sunday. Several community organizations collaborated to host a celebration. The mural is located on the outer wall of Memo's Mexican Restaurant on Main street. The Willamalane Park and Recreation district partnered with Community Alliance of Lane County and Escudo...
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Akron, OHcoolcleveland.com

Week of Events Marks Akron Civic Theatre’s Grand Re-Opening

This week is a big one for the Akron Civic Theatre, which celebrates its grand re-opening after a series of upgrades, improvements and changes, including its new 200-capacity Knight Stage. It all starts on Monday August 9 @ 7:30pm with “An Evening of Creative Expression,” hosted by Hidden Tr3sures owner...
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Red Tricycle Chicago

Chicago Kids Weekend Events: Aug. 6-8

Rest up for the weekend because we’re packing it full of fabulous. Dinos are everywhere at Brookfield Zoo, Navy Pier is going Latin and butterflies are waiting to greet you at Chicago Botanic Garden. Read on and make your three-day bucket list. Almost Gone! Outdoor Programming at Kohl Children’s Museum.

Guelaguetza: Mondays on the Hill

I am from two generations of dancers’ indigenous skin bathed in sunburns. From hot chocolate made of cacao en las mañanas when I thought my sister wasn’t alive. And the Oaxacan handmade face masks that now cover my lips that were once painted pink. As the sun sets and disappears,...
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Paradise Extended: Searching for My Great-Grandfather’s Grave in a Segregated Cemetery

Emergence Magazine is a quarterly online publication exploring the threads connecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. As we experience the desecration of our lands and waters, the extinguishing of species, and a loss of sacred connection to the Earth, we look to emerging stories. Each issue explores a theme through innovative digital media, as well as the written and spoken word. The Emergence Magazine podcast features exclusive interviews, narrated essays, stories, and more.

Alistair Begg’s Favorite Songs

Recently, I’ve been thinking about why I was never able to memorize the periodic table of the elements. Our science teacher would unroll a canvas screen that contained them all—top left was hydrogen, and top right was helium. That is about as far as I got! But why was that? After all, I have at least an average memory.
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Literary Arts Stamp Series Honors Cross-Genre Author

PORTLAND, OR — The forward-thinking and genre-crossing writings of acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, whose novels and short stories increased appreciation of science fiction and fantasy, is being celebrated with a new Forever stamp — the 33rd in the Postal Service’s Literary Arts series. The stamp was unveiled in a ceremony today at the […] The post Literary Arts Stamp Series Honors Cross-Genre Author appeared first on The Southern Maryland Chronicle.

Bright Dog Red: In Vivo (Ropeadope)

Improvising collective Bright Dog Red would probably snag top honors as best kept secret in the avant-jazz underground, if such an accolade were actually bestowed. The brainchild of intrepid drummer Joe Pignato, reinforced by a rotating cast of malleable players performing at the tops of their respective games, BDR has turned up nothing but aces over a rollicking three-album stretch on the Ropeadope label, sublimely marrying jazz with hip-hop, funk, and electronic music.
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Zac Brown Band Balance Their Serious and Playful Sides in ‘Stubborn Pride’ and ‘Paradise Lost on Me’ [Listen]

Zac Brown Band honor their roots in a pair of new songs, "Stubborn Pride" and "Paradise Lost on Me." Frontman Zac Brown's smoky vocals take center stage in "Stubborn Pride," a song that returns the experimental group to their country foundation. The seven-minute lament, which features Americana-leaning performer Marcus King, chronicles a man's journey from living a life lead by ego to finding a life partner who settles his wild spirit.

Just Remember This I’m Nobody But Who Are You? Are You Nobody Too?

You know, it’s 5AM at the moment and my sleep fog brain is overthinking life, the universe, and everything. I don’t really mention the blog’s anniversary but I did a post on Instagram recently just to acknowledge that I’ve been doing this way too damn long (Since 2007! What the hell am I still doing here? What are you still doing here? Aren’t you bored with me by now?). This blog started out as a joke really! On My Space in fact! My x boyfriend’s father, a kind, creative little British man, would write weird and wonderful posts on my Space about life (and even beauty). If you’re here long enough you totally remember dear old Peter. To do this day people still ask me, “How’s Peter doing?” He just made that much of an impact in the beauty blogging world.

The suicide squad review: The DC sequel is cinematic junk poetry

There’s a reason is called The suicide squad and not Suicide Squad 2. Less of a sequel and more of a desperate need to go over, this rough, side- The surprisingly clever supervillain puzzle is the definite article. To the cinema And in streaming on HBO Max on August 5,...
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BbyAfricka Is Her Own Biggest Inspiration

This article previously appeared on Audiomack World. Listening to BbyAfricka rap is like stumbling into the structured chaos of a MadLibs game. The Inglewood, California, artist first took an interest in music when her father bought her an iPad so she could make her own beats. She only made a handful before becoming overwhelmed with the process, which encouraged her to put her own twist on singing and, eventually, rapping. Her 2018 debut, Brain Damage, is a blend of R&B, emo, and indie rock reflective of the deep depression she experienced during its recording.