The Sun Daily - Showbiz
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AFTER months of uncertainty and controversy, Bob Dylan finally accepted the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature at a jovial, champagne-laced ceremony on Saturday, the Swedish Academy announced. The academy, which awards the coveted prize, ended prolonged speculation as to whether the 75-year-old troubadour would use a concert stopover in Stockholm to accept the gold medal and diploma awarded to him back in October. They were handed to Dylan at a "private ceremony in Stockholm" attended by 12 academy members, Sara Danius, the academy's permanent secretary, said in a blog post. "Spirits were high. Champagne was had," Danius confided. "Quite a bit of time was spent looking closely at the gold medal, in particular the beautifully crafted back, an image of a young man sitting under a laurel tree who listens to the Muse," she added. "Taken from Virgil's Aeneid, the inscription reads: 'Inventas vitam iuvat excoluisse per artes,' loosely translated as 'And they who bettered life on earth by their newly found mastery'.
AFP News Agency
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Kraig Moss became known as the ‘Trump Troubadour’ when he gave his time and money to support Donald Trump with his music during the US primaries. He was passionate because Trump promised to fight the scourge of heroin addiction, which took Mossson Rob three years ago. Now, Moss says he feels let down by Trump over his failed health care reform which didnt act on Trump's campaign pledges to stop heroin addiction, and he worries this could signal how the president will approach other key policies.
MSNBC
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MSNBC
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ABC News - Health
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Kraig Moss followed Trump to more than 45 campaign rallies, but lost faith in the president over his push for the GOP backed health care bill.
TIME - Top Stories
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John Mayer , emotional troubadour extraordinaire, has a new album coming out next month and as expected, he has a lot of feelings about it particularly a breakup song that alludes to his ex, pop princess Katy Perry . In a sprawling interview with the New York Times , Mayer shared that the album's first single, a wistful but catchy ballad by the name of Still Feel Like Your Man is about missing Perry after their very public breakup in 2014 . Who else would I be thinking about? he said. And by the way, its a testament to the fact that I have not dated a lot of people in the last five, six years. That was my only relationship. So its like, give me this, people. In addition to apparently not dating much, Mayer also revealed in the interview that he recently quit drinking and is very thoughtfully entering cannabis lifestyle.
Daily Mail - USA
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Adweek
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Beijing Bulletin
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At the Troubadour, it was as if that Nashville flirtation never happened as Crow premiered eight songs that fit in seamlessly with her 90s rock-radio standards. ...
Forbes
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The Points Guy
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There is a huge resurgence in development, especially within existing structures that have been vacant since Katrina or before, said Wayne Hendricks, general manager of The Troubadour, a Joie de Vivre Hotels property that just opened this month, making it the company's first in the South. The 184-room hotel occupies a former office building and historic landmark in the Central Business District, the tourist zone buffering the French Quarter and the Lower Garden District, and checks all the boutique boxes: lighting installations from a local artist, uniforms by a local designer and a rooftop bar pouring frozen drinks, a nod to New Orleans' daiquiri drive-thru institutions. According to Hendricks, the hotel's location in the conveniently-located-but-bland CBD represents part of the resurgence of an area in the city where development has lagged for many years.
WhoWhatWhy
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Like Shiva, creator and destroyer of worlds. 1 What could go wrong? When the Trumpees, echoing Dubya’s taunt to Iraqi insurgents who became Al-Qaeda in Iraq, then morphed into ISIS during Obama’s promised withdrawal, boldly dare the world to “Bring It On”, they’re looking in the rearview mirror at Iran-Contra. But the past, the chronicler of our national sins told us, “is never dead. It’s not even past.” 2 Marx went him one better: “History does indeed repeat itself, the first time as tragedy, the second as farce.” 3 But this? What strange beast is this slouching toward Washington? Better take a look over your shoulder. The most subversive thing in America, a troubadour sang, is a long memory. 4 Resurrecting Ghosts Who can watch an aging Oliver North retelling other people’s war stories on Fox, rhapsodizing about some heroic exploit in the age of knightly chivalry, or singing Homeric praise of some newfangledarms and the man”, and not feel a faint nostalgia for the Reagan years? Those were the days.
The Huffington Post
3 months
For example, in medieval Spain, the Troubadour poets borrowed their lyrical beauty from Arabic . Arabic was the courtly language of southern Spain until the 15th century. Similarly, the 12th-century Palatine Chapel in Sicily was painted and gilded in the imperial style of the Fatimids , the rulers of Egypt between the 10th and 12th centuries. Such exchanges were common, thanks to the mobility of people as well as ideas. The point is that the story of Islam cannot be told without a deeper understanding of its cultural history: Even for early Muslim rulers , it was the Byzantine empire, the Roman empire and the Sassanian empire (the pre-Islamic Persian empire) that provided models. Such overlaps continued over the centuries, resulting in heterodox and cosmopolitan societies. The term "Middle East" - coined in the 19th century - fails to describe the complex social and cultural mosaic or religions that have existed in the region most closely associated with Islam - and continue to do so today.
Informed Comment
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For example, in medieval Spain, the Troubadour poets borrowed their lyrical beauty from Arabic . Arabic was the courtly language of southern Spain until the 15th century. Similarly, the 12th-century Palatine Chapel in Sicily was painted and gilded in the imperial style of the Fatimids , the rulers of Egypt between the 10th and 12th centuries. Such exchanges were common, thanks to the mobility of people as well as ideas. The point is that the story of Islam cannot be told without a deeper understanding of its cultural history: Even for early Muslim rulers , it was the Byzantine empire, the Roman empire and the Sassanian empire (the pre-Islamic Persian empire) that provided models. Such overlaps continued over the centuries, resulting in heterodox and cosmopolitan societies. The termMiddle East” – coined in the 19th centuryfails to describe the complex social and cultural mosaic or religions that have existed in the region most closely associated with Islam – and continue to do so today.
Informed Comment
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For example, in medieval Spain, the Troubadour poets borrowed their lyrical beauty from Arabic . Arabic was the courtly language of southern Spain until the 15th century. Similarly, the 12th-century Palatine Chapel in Sicily was painted and gilded in the imperial style of the Fatimids , the rulers of Egypt between the 10th and 12th centuries. Such exchanges were common, thanks to the mobility of people as well as ideas. The point is that the story of Islam cannot be told without a deeper understanding of its cultural history: Even for early Muslim rulers , it was the Byzantine empire, the Roman empire and the Sassanian empire (the pre-Islamic Persian empire) that provided models. Such overlaps continued over the centuries, resulting in heterodox and cosmopolitan societies. The termMiddle East” – coined in the 19th centuryfails to describe the complex social and cultural mosaic or religions that have existed in the region most closely associated with Islam – and continue to do so today.
Politico
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That brand was created by Robert and Ted Kennedy in the haunted aftermath of their brother’s assassination, drawing on the same public yearning for meaning and connection that Jackie Kennedy tapped into when she compared her husband’s presidency to Camelot. Only one of those myth-making stories is told in “Jackie.” But the Kennedy political message proved every bit as durable as the Camelot comparison. It was also, in a large part, an invention. Historians remember John F. Kennedy for his ability to inspire the nation; his shrewd leadership during the Cuban missile crisis; and his relatively conservative handling of a humming economy. He wasnt a dove, and he was no liberal troubadour, either. On core progressive concerns like civil rights he was on the right side of history, but arguably late to the game. Then, after his death, his brothers Ted, who was always more liberal, and Bobby, who was moving sharply to the left, became the inheritors of his political legacy.
The Huffington Post
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The plot, such as it is, is simple: Jaufré, a prince/troubadour, hears from a Pilgrim about a beautiful, virtuous woman in far-off Tripoli, falls in love with her from her description, and begins writing songs in praise of her. The Pilgrim sails to the woman (a countess named Clémence), informs her of the smitten troubadour, and sings some of his songs. The prince, informed by the Pilgrim on his return trip that Clémence has heard his songs and knows that he loves her, decides he must now sing for her in person. On the long journey, however, the prince falls ill, and after a heartbreakingly brief encounter with his beloved, dies. She, somewhat paradoxically, reproaches God for his cruelty and also decides to join a convent. This seems to be a story of love at its most profound and also its most superficial. He falls hopelessly in love with descriptions of her, and she falls in love with the idea of his being love with her.
Sputnik International
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Liverpool Echo
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Times of Israel
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Obama's get-together with recipients will not include Jewish troubadour who will also snubb Stockholm ceremony
The Huffington Post
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" The 1960's gave way to the '70's and I was playing in folk clubs like The Troubadour in London. By my side were folk musicians from all over the world. We were members of an after hours music club that we used to hang out at on the Fulham Rd in London. Bert Jansch, of Pentangle , and Ralph McTell and Robin Williamson and Mike Heron of The Incredible String Band were regulars there and often would jam all night with anyone who had an instrument (and we all did !). The club used to open at midnight, and often by 2 a.m. there were dozens of us playing music we all loved. Down the road from The Troubadour a friend of mine, Mike Pinder of The Moody Blues lived. I used to hang out at his flat (after playing at The Troubadour,) and play music with friends, some of whom were American who'd come to London to avoid the draft. The Vietnam "police action" was raging and thousands of young Americans had gone to Canada and on to London and Europe.
Mondoweiss
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Mondoweiss
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Mashable
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This recap contains spoilers for the first episode of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life , titled "Winter." Welcome back to Stars Hollow, friends; we're all a little bit older if not much wiser since the last time we visited the best fictional town on the planet, but the talk is still fast, the coffee's still hot, and our titular girls are still just as perfectly imperfect as they were before. Times have changed out here in the real world, but it's comforting to know that in Stars Hollow, the song remains the same right down to the faithful town troubadour and Sam Phillips' distinctive "la-la" score, which may be the best form of time travel outside of a DeLorean, since hearing it instantly transported me back to the living room couch where I'd cuddle up with my mother to watch the original iteration of the show. Read more... More about Gilmore Girls Recap , Kelly Bishop , Alexis Bledel , Lauren Graham , and Amy Sherman Palladino