After review of Grand Forks Olive Garden, Marilyn Hagerty, 85, is talk of social media

From The Wall Street Journal: Some people pursue celebrity. Others stumble into it as they are rushing off to bridge club. My 85-year-old mom, Marilyn Hagerty,...

Digital-only music diets lead to ‘compulsive listening disorder’

From Wired: Later, this summer, Rough Trade will be launching a new online retail platform that, amongst other things, shall sell the MP3 format alongside...

SXSW: Why Nike Is a Tech Company

From Digiday: South by Southwest is filled with the creme de la creme of Silicon Valley startups, but one of the most interesting innovations is...

Happy Birthday, Roy Haynes

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvDkZ-paj5o&w=420&h=315] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH85QvJHt9Q&w=420&h=315] When Roy Haynes plays his drums, sixty years of experience informs every authoritative stroke. A working musician since 1942, Haynes' unrelenting swing...

The latest species to be endangered: Tubas

From USA Today: LOS ANGELES (AP) – They've still got their trombones and their trumpets, their cornets and their clarinets. But the high school marching bands...

Fistfight breaks out at a concert. A symphony orchestra one…

From Chicago Sun-Times: It gets so quiet during the second movement of the Brahms Symphony No. 2, you could almost hear a pin drop. Or a...

SXSW debate: Social networks must require real names

From CNET: AUSTIN, Texas--Social-networking sites need to curb users' anonymity in favor of requiring real names and logging Internet addresses, an attorney said at a...

How Facebook Empowers Girls

From The Daily Beast Social media often gets a bad rap for its negative portrayals of women. On a Saturday panel, five rising feminist stars...

Lyle Lovett on breaking with his record label and the joys of Facebook

From Time Magazine: It’s been 27 years since Lyle Lovett signed his first (and only) record contract. But after four Grammys and 14 albums that...

Content Sharing, It’s Not About Influencers: More People Sharing To Smaller Audiences Provides More Impact

From Marketingland: When launching a viral campaign geared towards virality one’s typical marketing instinct is to be picked up by major influencers. A...

Younger Shoppers Using Technology, Not Salespeople

From The New York Times: When Nadia Karim goes shopping, she doesn’t wait around for salespeople. She saves items from apps and Web sites on...

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live at The Apollo: Concert Review

From The Hollywood Reporter: Bruce Springsteen played the Apollo on Friday night. And he really played the Apollo. Performing at this intimate, historic theater, the 62-year-old Boss...

The Shins Return To SNL

The full-on indie invasion of 'Saturday Night Live' continued last night, as The Shins dropped by for a pair of songs. Watch The Shins...

New Burial + Four Tet collaboration – “Nova”

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Watch: Usher/Climax video

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