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Allu Arjun’s ‘DJ’ Unexpectedly Challenges ‘Tubelight’ For Eid Box Office Crown – Forbes

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Few would have dared publicly predict it, but Bollywood icon Salman Khan’s 5-year streak in winning the Eid holiday box office title is at risk this weekend. His poorly-reviewed Hindi-language war drama Tubelight got walloped on Friday by Tollywood star Allu Arjun’s Duvvada Jagannadham (commonly referred to as “DJ”), and will be challenged by the South Indian contender for the rest of the 5-day holiday weekend. Sri Venkateswara Creations ‘DJ’ is taking on ‘Tubelight ‘for this year’s…

Video shows a teen falling off a Six Flags ride — and a crowd gathering to catch her – Washington Post

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Girl falling from ride at 6 Flags Great Escape and they have NO means to rescue them. Thanks to the guys who banded together to catch her and the guy who climbed the tree to move the branches out of the way. Posted by Loren Lent on Saturday, June 24, 2017 A teenage girl escaped serious injury Saturday evening after falling 25 feet from an amusement park ride in Upstate…

Senate Leaders Try to Appease Members as Support for Health Bill Slips – New York Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The bill was drafted in secret by the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who unveiled it on Thursday. Mr. McConnell wants a vote this week, before lawmakers take a break for the Fourth of July holiday. Advertisement Continue reading the main story But the bill’s supporters were battling a dire internal threat: reluctant Republicans. Senator Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin, said Sunday that “there’s no way we should…

White House blames Obama for failing to stop Russia collusion – Washington Post

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, pictured last week, said Sunday that the Obama administration was “responsible” for the failure to stop Russian meddling in the 2016 election. (Alex Brandon/AP) The White House blamed the Obama administration Sunday for failing to tackle possible Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election, sticking with a new strategy to fault President Trump’s predecessor for an issue currently facing the president himself as part…

Trump just ended a long tradition of celebrating Ramadan at the White House – SFGate

Sunday, June 25, 2017

All around the Muslim world everyone is getting ready for Eid al-Fitr, the great festival that ends the holy month of Ramadan. Media: Euronews News In the early days of December 1805, a handful of prominent politicians received formal invitations to join President Thomas Jefferson for a White House dinner. Such entreaties were not uncommon: Jefferson frequently hosted lawmakers for political working dinners at the White House, almost always commencing…

Science Is Unlocking The Secrets Of ‘Seeing’ Through Sound – Forbes

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Shutterstock Scientists are studying the notion of human echolocation with hopes that it may one day be possible to teach the visually impaired and others how to navigate the world through sound like a bat winging its way through a pitch black cave, but without the wings. Many people who were born blind or lost sight later in life learn to use a variety of sounds to make their way…

The 2017 Seattle chamber-music fest promises a world premiere and lots of winds – Seattle Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

“Sometimes the idea for an entire festival will sprout out of one little seed,” says James Ehnes, the internationally renowned violinist and artistic director of the Seattle Chamber Music Society. Now in its 36th season, SCMS launches the 2017 edition of its Summer Festival on July 3. It includes a total of 12 different concert programs at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall — three each week — plus such…

Allu Arjun’s ‘DJ’ Unexpectedly Challenges ‘Tubelight’ For Eid Box Office Crown – Forbes

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Few would have dared publicly predict it, but Bollywood icon Salman Khan’s 5-year streak in winning the Eid holiday box office title is at risk this weekend. His poorly-reviewed Hindi-language war drama Tubelight got walloped on Friday by Tollywood star Allu Arjun’s Duvvada Jagannadham (commonly referred to as “DJ”), and will be challenged by the South Indian contender for the rest of the 5-day holiday weekend. Sri Venkateswara Creations ‘DJ’ is taking on ‘Tubelight ‘for this year’s…

The new streaming world – Washington Post

Sunday, June 25, 2017

All five members of the band — including the bassist, who finally showed up — walked onto the patio. Their playlist had been culled for the moment. Earlier, the band had decided against playing a complicated, seven-minute song called “Double Feature” that would have showcased how much they’d grown as a band. They worried it wouldn’t work in this setting. It was scrapped. Instead, their songs were short, loud and…

DJ Khaled brings sloppy but endearing show to BET Experience but Khalid sets the emotional tone – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

When the young singer-songwriter Khalid played “Coaster,” the last song of his set Friday night at the BET Experience at Staples Center, he stood in front of a digitally chopped graphic of the American flag. For a second, it looked like a glitch in the onstage projection. But as he sang over the song’s mournful, ambient piano chords, it was clear that the single was a kind of eulogy. The…

Oil truck explosion kills 146 people in Pakistan – Reuters

Sunday, June 25, 2017

LAHORE, Pakistan An oil tanker crashed and exploded on a road in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 146 people, many of whom were collecting leaking fuel before it ignited, government officials and rescue workers said. The speeding tanker overturned on a sharp bend on a highway on the outskirts of the city of Bahawalpur. The driver lost control when the vehicle blew a tire, a provincial government spokesman said. A large…

GOP agrees on one thing: ObamaCare taxes must go – The Hill

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The near-consensus that House and Senate Republicans have reached on repealing ObamaCare taxes could boost their efforts to overhaul the tax code. The draft healthcare bill Senate Republicans released on Thursday is similar to the House-passed bill on the ObamaCare taxes, repealing nearly all of them and delaying the “Cadillac” tax on high-cost health plans. While senators had considered keeping some of the taxes for longer than the House bill,…

Dramatic video shows teen falling from Six Flags ride – Fox News

Sunday, June 25, 2017

A 14-year-old girl visiting from Delaware survived a 25-foot fall from a stopped gondola ride at a Six Flags in upstate New York Saturday night. The unidentified teenager was riding on the “Sky Ride” at Six Flags Amusement Park in Queensbury, New York just after 8 p.m. Saturday. Authorities said the girl was riding the attraction with a child relative and fell about 25 feet from a stationary…

Trump: Obama ‘did nothing’ about Russia election meddling – CNN

Sunday, June 25, 2017

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Retirement Rumors Ramp Up For Influential Supreme Court Justice – HuffPost

Sunday, June 25, 2017

This new round of speculation was sparked by a private reunion of Kennedy’s former clerks in Washington D.C, according to the reports. The reunion date was moved up one year, AP reported, sparking talk among former clerks that it would be the last time they see Kennedy while he is on the bench.

Allu Arjun’s ‘DJ’ Unexpectedly Challenges ‘Tubelight’ For Eid Box Office Crown – Forbes

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Few would have dared publicly predict it, but Bollywood icon Salman Khan’s 5-year streak in winning the Eid holiday box office title is at risk this weekend. His poorly-reviewed Hindi-language war drama Tubelight got walloped on Friday by Tollywood star Allu Arjun’s Duvvada Jagannadham (commonly referred to as “DJ”), and will be challenged by the South Indian contender for the rest of the 5-day holiday weekend. Sri Venkateswara Creations ‘DJ’ is taking on ‘Tubelight ‘for this year’s…

Meet the Orwells, trying to make it big in a music industry turned … – Washington Post

Sunday, June 25, 2017

All five members of the band — including the bassist, who finally showed up — walked onto the patio. Their playlist had been culled for the moment. Earlier, the band had decided against playing a complicated, seven-minute song called “Double Feature” that would have showcased how much they’d grown as a band. They worried it wouldn’t work in this setting. It was scrapped. Instead, their songs were short, loud and…

The Head and the Heart on ‘Meaningful’ Music in Trump Era … – RollingStone.com

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Seattle indie rockers the Head and the Heart are one of the best-traveled bands in America at the moment: in 2017 alone, they’re playing Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and just about every other big-name festival in the country. Related Monterey Pop Festival’s 50th Anniversary: All the Photos Norah Jones, Leon Bridges, Phil Lesh, Booker T, Regina Spektor among performers at historic California fest Those festivals might not even…

Music Review: yMusic ensemble energizes final weekend of Music Festival – Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sarasota Music Festival concludes June 24 at Sarasota Opera House By Gayle WilliamsCorrespondent A fresh breeze continued to flow through the Sarasota Music Festival with three wildly divergent experiences at the third Friday night Festival concert. For the first time in memory, the second half of the program featured an independent guest ensemble: yMusic, a revolutionary sextet of young classical musicians.  Let’s start with the end,…