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Article ID: 695019

Composer Florence Price Honored by Organization Who Denied Her Entry Due to Race

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

A famous Arkansas composer, teacher, and pianist has been honored by the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association for her lifetime of musical accomplishments after being denied entry to the organization nearly a century ago because of her race. Florence Price is a Little Rock native who became the first African-American woman composer to have a symphonic composition performed by a major American orchestra, and one of the first African-American classical composers to gain international attention.

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23-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694997

Art Historian Brian Goldstein Shines Light on Overlooked Architect

Swarthmore College

A new grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts in Chicago will help Assistant Professor of Art History Brian Goldstein continue his research on architecture through the lens of social and racial justice, and more specifically into the life and work of African-American architect and civil rights activist J. Max Bond, Jr.

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23-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694971

Renowned Iranian-Kurdish Filmmaker Screens Three of His Films at Northwestern

Northwestern University

Renowned Iranian-Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi will visit Northwestern University for a series of screenings and conversations May 23-25.

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22-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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    22-May-2018 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694644

Michael Jackson’s Antigravity Tilt—Talent, Magic, or a Bit of Both?

Journal of Neurosurgery

Three neurosurgeons from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India, set out to examine Michael Jackson's antigravity tilt, introduced in the music video “Smooth Criminal,” from a neurosurgeon’s point of view.

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15-May-2018 4:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694903

Smithsonian Snapshot: “Get This Man a Shield!”

Smithsonian Institution

Marvel Comics’ Captain America rarely leaps into action without his virtually indestructible red, white and blue shield, whether in the pages of comic books or on the big screen. This shield was made in 2013 and used by actor Chris Evans from 2013 to 2015 in the Captain America films. It is now in the collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. It is not currently on display.

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21-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694734

Excitement Over Royal Wedding Is Normal (Even if You’re Not Invited)

West Virginia University

A lot of people are excited to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married, even though they’ve never met them. Some people might think that parasocial attachments to celebrities and royalty is bizarre, but research suggests it’s actually quite normal and can even be healthy.

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17-May-2018 9:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694683

UC San Diego Extension Hits a High Note With Summer Jazz Camp

University of California San Diego

Fourteen-year-old UC San Diego Jazz Camp participant recognized with an outstanding soloist award at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival. In its 16th year, the five-day UC San Diego Jazz Camp summer program is designed for intermediate to advanced level musicians taught by nationally- and internationally-known musicians and jazz educators.

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16-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694652

C’Mon Get Happy: Upbeat Songs by Female Singers Dominate the Charts, UCI Study Finds

University of California, Irvine

Roll over, Beethoven. Elvis Presley too. Female singers with upbeat dance songs are far more likely to make the bestseller music charts, according to new findings by University of California, Irvine researchers. Yet the number of happy songs has declined in recent years, while more negative tunes are increasing.

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15-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694646

S&T Historian’s New Book Chronicles Record Producers Who Created American Roots Music

Missouri University of Science and Technology

A new book released today (May 15, 2018), A&R Pioneers: Architects of American Roots Music on Record, provides the first full-length account of the men and women who shaped the creation of what is now known as American roots music.

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15-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694623

Why Are We So Interested in the Royal Wedding?

University of Georgia

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15-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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