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'The Donna Drake Show' and Spotlight highlight local artists

Huntington - The art gallery Spotlight at The Paramount and "The Donna Drake Show" were recently able to highlight local artists. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Cuban leaders, artists, revive row over free speech

Havana - A promise of dialogue between the Cuban government and artists calling for greater freedom of expression seems to have stalled, after communist authorities blamed a protest on US interference.

Review: Artists release powerful 'Stand Up,' to combat racial injustice Special

Artists, Tom Morello, Shea Diamond, Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, and The Bloody Beetroots joined forces on "Stand Up."

Q&A: Helping artists determine legal ownership of their content Special

Jessica Sobhraj, a veteran of Rumblefish/SESAC and now CEO & Founder of Cosynd, has created Cosynd to help artists and creatives legally determine ownership of content with their collaborators.

Spotify launches new Playlist Tool for independent artists

The music streaming service Spotify has launched a Playlist Tool that is geared for independent and rising artists. This allows emerging artists to upload their new music directly to the digital platform.

Spotify to allow artists to upload music to its streaming service

The streaming service Spotify is announcing a new beat feature, which will let recording artists to directly upload their new music to the digital platform.

Facebook inks deal with Sony to allow users to share music videos

Facebook fans of Sony Music artists have a major reason to be proud! The social media company signed a deal with the Sony music division to let its users share music and music videos by their artists on its network.

Op-Ed: Top 5 new female country artists to watch in 2017

2017 has been a great year for new female country artists. Digital Journal features five female vocalists that music fans and listeners should watch out for.

Op-Ed: Digital Journal's Top 5 singles of 2015 by male country artists

Digital Journal ranks its Top 5 country singles by male artists of 2015, which includes songs by Jake Owen, Kenny Chesney, Cole Swindell, Chris Young and Canaan Smith.

American artist destroys work to protest against labour unions

Kochi - An American artist who arrived at the South Indian city of Kochi to participate in an art festival destroyed his creations after the trade unions demanded an exorbitant amount of money to load his art work into a vehicle.

An artsy solution provides disabled artists employment Special

Chicago - One of the biggest ongoing advocacy efforts by anyone in the disability community is employment awareness. Activists promote the message that disabled people are just as competent, sometimes better, workers than their non disabled colleagues

New artist residencies focused on disability culture Special

Chicago - There are not many residencies for artists and or writers with disabilities. Mostly residencies are for everybody, but a nonprofit organization has partnered with a university to provide unprecedented residencies.

Hike the 'Route of the Faces' at Buendía, Spain (Video)

Cuenca - Curving along next to the Buendía dam in the Cuenca province of Castilla la Mancha is a fascinating hiking route, unlike any other in Spain. This is the "Ruta de las Caras," or in English, the "Route of the Faces" and it is well worth the hike.

Op-Ed: Top 5 wedding songs by male country artists

Are you getting married anytime soon? If yes, here are five wedding songs by male country artists that will be perfect for your wedding ceremony.

Oscars invite 271 to join

Los Angeles - Invitations to join The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have been sent out. This time around, 271 artists and executives have been invited to join.

Artist turns your brainwaves into 3D-printed sculptures

A New York artist has made an astronomical technological breakthrough. Ion Pompian, located in a gallery six floors above Broadway has developed a tool that turns people’s brainwaves into 3D-printed sculptures.

American Music Awards nominations revealed

The American Music Awards were announced this morning (Oct. 10). Kelly Clarkson and did the honors via a live stream on "Good Morning America."

Wet Dreams at Philadelphia's SPACE 1026

Philadelphia - Wet Dreams is a mixed-media installation inspired by deep sea celestial voyaging, surfing, and the mysticism surrounding the ocean. Its opening reception is this Friday at SPACE 1026, a Philadelphia-based artist collective.

Orwell's birthday celebrated with party hats on surveillance cams

Utrecht - The famous author of "Nineteen Eighty-Four", George Orwell, would have turned 110 on June 25, 2013 if he was still with us. Two Dutch artists found the perfect way to celebrate his birthday in the current surveillance climate.

Top Grammys go to Kelly Clarkson, Gotye and Mumford and Sons

Los Angeles - In a night that was packed with performances, the 55th Annual Grammy Awards wrapped up and should leave many feeling satisfied.

Early Grammy winners include Gotye and The Black Keys

Los Angeles - Many performers are celebrating their Grammy wins already as many get handed out before the official live show, which airs on CBS tonight (Feb. 10).

Fall in UK album sales, but digital is up

New figures indicate that overall UK album sales fell by over 11 percent during 2012. This is despite a rise in the number of digital downloads.

Op-Ed: Photo Essay — People at work Special

People at work have always fascinated me. Hands occupied by something they work with and the artists with their magical objects they make music with. Their eyesight almost always off from the camera's lens.

Grammy nominations spread the love

Nashville - Having a televised concert to help announce award nominations is not a bad idea and that trend has continued this year for the Grammy Awards. The live show just wrapped up in Nashville.

'Moonrise Kingdom' and 'Silver Linings Playbook' lead Indie nods

Los Angeles - They are handed out the night before the Oscars and have grown in prestige over the years. They are the Independent Spirit Awards.

Review: Kenny and Dolly Together Show takes audience down memory lane Special

Tribute shows come in different packages. When the show is neatly packed it is first-class entertainment. When it is not, the audience can feel a bit cheated.

Gertrude Street and ephemeral art Down Under Special

Melbourne - A single street in a notable, world-class city suggests a bright future for public art. Projection artists have "adopted' what was a grungy neighborhood--helping in the transformation.

Special look inside Oregon's Short Term Art Gallery Special

Baker City - On June 19, owner Tom Novak gave me a special guided tour inside the Short Term Art Gallery (STAG) and talked about the gallery and some of the artists and their art work that is on display. STAG is at 1829 Main Street in Baker City. spreads the word about artists' copyright Special, a website launched earlier this year, defends independent artists and highlights the importance of the fair use of artistic creations.

Special tour inside Crossroads Art Center Special

Baker City - The Crossroads Art Center in Baker City, Oregon provides a welcoming atmosphere for people who want to actively participate in the arts, whether taking a class or admiring the display of new art.
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