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Best Music of 2017 So Far: Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Harry Styles … – Variety

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Musically speaking, the first half of 2017 has seen several pre-existing conditions continue. Unusually, the most popular genres of music — pop and hip-hop/R&B — are also seeing the most innovation; dance music has retreated deeper into its pop and purist camps; and while rock has continued to infiltrate country’s sound, traditional rock music remains on life support, with its self-appointed savior Dave Grohl gearing up for yet another sermon…

Music Monday – Salt Lake City Weekly (blog)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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The music may be over for Pandora’s CEO – CNNMoney

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The music may have stopped for Pandora CEO and co-founder Tim Westergren. The tech news site Recode reported late Sunday that Westergren will step down as chief executive of the online radio company. Pandora had no comment. Westergren helped start the company in 2000 and was also CEO from May 2002 through July 2004. Shares of Pandora rose as much as 5% Monday before pulling back a bit. The report…

Supreme Court allows limited version of Trump’s travel ban to take effect and will consider case in fall – Washington Post

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Supreme Court on Monday permitted a scaled-back version of President Trump’s ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect, deciding to hear the merits of the case in the fall but allowing Trump for now to claim a victory in the legal showdown. The court’s unsigned order delivered a compromise neither side had asked for: It said the government may not bar those with a “bona…

Three journalists quit CNN in fallout from retracted Russia story – Fox News

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Three CNN journalists who worked on a now-retracted story about Russia and a top Trump adviser are leaving the network. CNN is casting their departure as resignations in the wake of the fiasco, but the network has come under substantial criticism since apologizing for the story. The move would also help CNN’s legal position in case of a lawsuit. Anthony Scarmucci, the Trump adviser who is the target…

Senate Obamacare repeal on brink of defeat – Politico

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Senate Republicans’ Obamacare repeal effort is on track to blow up before it even gets started. The GOP is well short of the votes needed to bring its bill to the floor, and party leaders and President Donald Trump are kicking into overdrive to save their imperiled health care overhaul. Story Continued Below At least four Republican senators, Susan Collins of Maine, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Dean Heller of Nevada…

62 seconds of Sean Spicer not answering a simple question – CNN

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

(CNN)CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta asked White House press secretary Sean Spicer a simple question on Monday: Why were cameras not allowed to record today’s daily press briefing? ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘cnnmoney/2017/06/23/cnn-sketch-artist-white-house-briefing.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_11’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170623172552-wh-briefing-colored-sketches-3-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170623172552-wh-briefing-colored-sketches-3-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170623172552-wh-briefing-colored-sketches-3-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170623172552-wh-briefing-colored-sketches-3-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170623172552-wh-briefing-colored-sketches-3-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170623172552-wh-briefing-colored-sketches-3-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170623172552-wh-briefing-colored-sketches-3-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist…

A 20-Pound Lobster Impresses Airport Security, but It’s No Record Breaker – New York Times

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Photo A T.S.A. agent with the 20-pound Atlantic lobster at Logan International Airport in Boston. Credit via Transportation Security Administration On a conveyor belt of bags, purses and laptops at Boston Logan International Airport on Sunday, one meaty package was clamoring for an additional security screening. Next to the rest of the luggage that morning, it was a fish out of water and appeared overstuffed, perhaps too big to fit…

Best Music of 2017 (So Far) – Variety

Monday, June 26, 2017

Musically speaking, the first half of 2017 has seen several pre-existing conditions continue. Unusually, the most popular genres of music — pop and hip-hop/R&B — are also seeing the most innovation; dance music has retreated deeper into its pop and purist camps; and while rock has continued to infiltrate country’s sound, traditional rock music remains on life support, with its self-appointed savior Dave Grohl gearing up for yet another sermon…

Creative Music Studio Changes Hands at a Critical Moment for Jazz – New York Times

Monday, June 26, 2017

This month’s workshop was the last under their artistic direction. From here on, that responsibility will fall to Mr. Apfelbaum, the trumpeter Steven Bernstein and the drummer Billy Martin, all free-ranging musicians who began their careers in New York’s downtown scene in the 1980s. Photo From left. Billy Martin, Rob Saffer, Peter Apfelbaum and Steven Bernstein at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian., N.Y. Credit Lauren Lancaster for The…

The music may be over for Pandora’s CEO – CNNMoney

Monday, June 26, 2017

The music may have stopped for Pandora CEO and co-founder Tim Westergren. The tech news site Recode reported late Sunday that Westergren will step down as chief executive of the online radio company. Pandora had no comment. Westergren helped start the company in 2000 and was also CEO from May 2002 through July 2004. Shares of Pandora rose as much as 5% Monday before pulling back a bit. The report…

Supreme Court allows parts of travel ban to take effect – CNN

Monday, June 26, 2017

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Supreme Court Turns Down Case on Carrying Guns in Public – New York Times

Monday, June 26, 2017

Since then, the court has said little else about what other laws may violate the Second Amendment. In the lower courts, very few challenges to gun control laws since the Heller decision have succeeded. Advertisement Continue reading the main story But legal experts say that it is only a matter of time before the court confronts the question of whether and how the Second Amendment applies outside the home. The…

High Court To Hear Case Of Cake Shop That Refused To Bake For Same-Sex Wedding – NPR

Monday, June 26, 2017

Dave Mullins (right) sits with his husband, Charlie Craig, in Denver. The owner of a cake shop refused to make a wedding cake for the couple, citing his religious beliefs, and the couple then filed with the state’s civil rights commission. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption toggle caption Brennan Linsley/AP Dave Mullins (right) sits with his husband, Charlie Craig, in Denver. The owner of a cake shop refused to make a…

The Supreme Court sided with Trinity Lutheran Church. Here’s why that matters. – Washington Post

Monday, June 26, 2017

Faith & Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed speaks during a rally in front of the Supreme Court on April 19 in D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) The Supreme Court’s ruling on a high-profile case involving a church’s day-care playground surfaces will likely be used in church-state battles in the future, experts believe. The decision, released on Monday, involving a church in Missouri was seen as a victory for many advocates and a blow…

Ivanka Trump ‘tries to stay out of politics.’ Um, what? – CNN

Monday, June 26, 2017

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The music may be over for Pandora’s CEO – CNNMoney

Monday, June 26, 2017

The music may have stopped for Pandora CEO and co-founder Tim Westergren. The tech news site Recode reported late Sunday that Westergren will step down as chief executive of the online radio company. Pandora had no comment. Westergren helped start the company in 2000 and was also CEO from May 2002 through July 2004. Shares of Pandora rose as much as 5% Monday before pulling back a bit. The report…

5 reasons a Tesla music-streaming service is the best idea Elon Musk has had this year – Business Insider

Monday, June 26, 2017

2. A lot of music labels would want their content in Tesla vehicles. Rock on!Cheaptrick.com Regardless of what you think about electric cars or Musk himself, there’s no denying that Tesla cars are cool. They always have been, from the early days of the first high-performance Roadster, which demonstrated that EVs could be much more than glorified golf carts. The 400,000 preorders on the forthcoming Model 3 prove that a lot of…

Put your lighters up for Pandora, the music service that briefly changed the world – Quartz

Monday, June 26, 2017

You know the myth. Pandora, a fallible human created by the gods, opens a box without knowing the full consequences, and her actions change the course of civilization. The metaphor is often misapplied—but in the case of Pandora, the internet music company, it may find a dark fit. The company began in 2000 as Pandora Internet Radio, an online, ad-supported listening service that brought forth a revolutionary idea: giving users…

Arroyo Seco Weekend: Mom and Dad tackle music festival with toddler in tow. Someday, they’ll laugh about it – Los Angeles Times

Monday, June 26, 2017

It’s an enlightening experience, attending your first music festival as a parent after a lifetime of untethered fandom. Turns out you have to plan things. Do not improvise Baby’s debut festival, as my wife, Jenny, and I did Saturday when we took our toddler daughter, Liza, to the first day of Arroyo Seco Weekend, a two-day event featuring upscale food and drinks, and acts such as Tom Petty & the…