This is a story of a recital, but it's also a story of how light created by music can guide us home to gratitude. To me, these lessons are even more powerful than recent research that reveals the positive impact of music on children's cognitive abilities.
As Marco Rubio tries to juggle his conservative base and more centrist voters, he'll face a two-front media battle. Whether he likes it or not, when Rubio announces his candidacy, he needs to take another line from "Clique" to heart: "Everything I do need a news crew's presence."
"My mother is Irish-American and my father is Afro-Panamanian, so it's kind of been the story of my life to be a bridge between different cultures and different styles, and musically, that's between jazz and R&B."
OK, you just bought a jar of kosher pickles and you're dying to put one on the burger you just barbecued. You should be able to just unscrew the lid easily, remove the juicy pickle from its briny bathwater and slap it on the meat. This used to be easy. Not anymore.
No one would credit Top 40 for being innovative, but there's a difference between "everything on the radio sounds the same" and "beyotch stole my track." Ryan Tedder's rampant recycling sends a bad message about being successful in the music industry.