Archive | November, 2012

Stevie Wonder, UN Messenger of Peace, Cancels Local Israeli Army Benefit Gig

30. November 2012

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{ Stevie Wonder / Photo cred: steviewonder.org.uk } The battlegrounds of Palestinian civil society’s call for a cultural boycott of Israel usually play out in Tel Aviv or in the music venues of other cities, but this week a prominent cancellation was gained much closer to home. The legendary Stevie Wonder was all set to […]

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SolArt Radio Episode #56

28. November 2012

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From the Latin Alternative ladies of Santa Ana: Recorded at the Orange County Center of Contemporary Arts where SolArt along with La Banda Elastica present for the last week the exhibit “Siempre es Hoy” a photo exhibit of musical proportions. The playlist includes new material from Gepe, Carla Morrison, Sonido Landon, a vinyl block from […]

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[Spare Notes] ‘Break the Bank’ by Scott Keltic Knot

27. November 2012

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If you’ve been an activist in Orange County for the past couple of years, chances are you’ve seen Scott Keltic Knot at a rally proclaiming “Ningún Ser Humano es Ilegal!” (No human being is illegal) through spoken word poetry. Transforming that slogan into song he transitions into hip-hop for his debut album Break the Bank. The […]

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The Church of Lincoln: It’s Bigger Than a Biopic

23. November 2012

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It started as a simple conversation. “President Lincoln was a white supremacist,” I said. The primary documents of history make this a non-controversial assessment. The retort I received was, “What? But Lincoln freed the slaves?” This exchange, of course, was brought forth by the release of the biopic Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg. I will […]

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Five Native American Music Makers You Should Know!

21. November 2012

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{Singer Samantha Crain / Photo cred: Todd Roeth} November is Native American Heritage Month, but unfortunately, indigenous people have been on the receiving end of cultural appropriation and crass stereotyping with Victoria’s Secret being the latest offender. If that wasn’t enough,Thanksgiving is coming up as well which has inspired tales of taverns and their woeful […]

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