Black Keys Plot Extensive North American Arena Tour

The Black Keys today announced dates for an extensive 31-date arena tour of North America called, fittingly enough, the “Let’s Rock” tour. Special guests Modest Mouse will provide support on all dates, while Shannon & the Clams, repeat repeat, and Jessy Wilson will each open select shows. The outing will kick off September 23 in […]

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Yahoo Sports’ Terez Paylor, Charles Robinson and Amanda Borges look ahead to Sunday’s conference championship, a rematch of a Week 6 meeting that New England won in Foxboro.

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Cabi, The Giving Keys Partner to Do Good

Women’s social selling retailer Cabi has found a new way to support its Heart of Cabi Foundation to help others.
Cabi’s foundation has existed since 2005, but this year the retailer partnered with inspirational jewelry brand The Giving Keys to collaborate on a design for Cabi’s fall collection.
Called the Tribute Necklace, it features a golden key inscribed with the word “Better” and a silver key inscribed with the word “Together.” The keys are meant to symbolize the power of community and in-person experiences that unite women. Each key sits on its own chain, and the two can be worn together or separately.
The necklace will be shown on the retailer’s site beginning on Saturday, but won’t be available for purchase until Aug. 1. Buyers can reach out to their Cabi stylist to purchase the $ 89 necklace. A portion from each sale will go to Cabi’s foundation so it can be invested in women’s causes around the globe.
So far, the foundation has distributed $ 50 million in apparel to women in communities affected by natural disasters, and has funded 12,800 small business loans to women across 62 developing countries to enable them to work their way out of poverty.
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Four keys to the World Cup’s Final Four

Breaking down the trends, players and tactics that will decide which two teams play in Sunday's World Cup final.

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Apple to Store Sensitive Encryption Keys in China

When Apple begins shifting the iCloud accounts of its China-based customers to a local partner’s servers, it also will take a step that alarms some privacy specialists: store the encryption keys for those accounts in China.
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Amazon’s New Plan for Deliveries: Hand Over the Keys to Your Home

The online retailer is introducing a connected door-lock and security-camera system to let package carriers, guests and eventually dog walkers in and out of customers’ houses, all controlled via an app.
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9-Year-Old Angelica Hale Brings Down The House Again With Alicia Keys Cover

She blew away the “America’s Got Talent” judges.
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The ‘Trump Bros.’ Return With The 5 Keys To Succeeding In Dad’s Company

No. 1 — and this is critical — have a rich dad.
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China’s Rising Creatives Front H&M’s Asia Keys Campaign

HONG KONG–H&M is courting the Chinese streetwear fan with a special collection inspired by the Nineties. The more than 30-piece collection for both men and women, features five of the country’s leading young creatives: pop singer Fu Longfei, classical dancer Lulu Chen; Solitaire founder Mac Zhou; stylist Mia Kong, and Shanghai club owner and electronic collective founder Nikki “Sisi” Li.
Available from April 20 onwards, the “Asia Keys” collection is sold exclusively in five select markets in Asia: Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan and South Korea.
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The collection is festooned with big cartoon prints, featuring Warner Brothers characters Bugs Bunny and Donald Duck, a throwback to childhood cartoons and the light washed denim styles of three decades ago.
The cast also shed light on their philosophy for street-inspired wear.
“Many believe streetwear and sexiness are from different worlds but when you mix them together, it creates an inspiring chemistry that turns heads…,” Li said. “I also like to dress according to how I feel; my mix-and-matching inspiration usually kicks in early in the morning.”
“Your style also reflects your cultural background and lifestyle,” Kong said. “If you are able to read through the stories behind

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Alicia Keys Beauty Products: 10 Must-Haves the Singer Swears By

A curated list of Alicia Keys beauty products including a jade roller, african black soap, and organic cleansing oil.
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Alicia Keys: “I Think It’s Beautiful When a Woman Is Comfortable Not Being the Norm”

Alicia Keys chatted with Glamour for the March issue about her how beauty decisions, from braids to no makeup, have made strong statements.
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Alicia Keys’ Beauty Evolution: From Flawless To Flawless

Today it might hard to remember a time when Alicia Keys, goddess of all things good and makeup free, actually wore makeup regularly. After declaring herself free of the stuff last June, her name became synonymous with natural beauty, her example responsible for an overhaul of our morning routines. 

Keys recently explained that makeup and the effect it had on the skin made her feel “even more self-conscious, objectified and judged” in the early days of her career. But take a look back at her beauty looks of yesteryear, and you’d never know it. Her wide range of bold looks included bright eyeshadows, deep lips and more epic hairstyles than we can count.  

Of course, starting with a pretty fabulous canvas helps, but looking back at our our favorite Alicia Keys beauty moments only solidifies that she’s simply stunning, both with makeup and without.

In honor of her birthday on Jan. 25, join us in fallin’ down one seriously gorgeous memory lane. 

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NOTE: Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure youselect the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson’s MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, and registrations are not transferable. To register for and use Pearson’s MyLab & Mastering products, you may also need a Course ID, which your instructor will provide. Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of PearsonIf purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for Pearson’s MyLab & Mastering products may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. Fosters self-directed skills and habits for success that students needChallenged by technological, academic, financial, and interpersonal issues, students need the habits of success persistence, planning, questioning, connecting, coaching for their professional and personal future. Keys to Effective Learning nurtures these skills in students entering college by focusing on building accountability, teamwork, and critical/creative thinking skills that can be applied to any academic or workplace setting. All features and exercises now incorporate coaching on skills such as initiative, motivation, and goal setting to support self-management. For example, in each chapter, Habits for Success promote problem solving and boost success. Each chapter also includes a unique and inspiring story that shows how a real person used the Habit discussed to meet a challenge and achieve a goal. Academic coaching language and powerful questions throughout reinforce the application of the skills presented.

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Alicia Keys and Swizz ‘building from ground up’

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have supposedly expanded their real estate portfolio in an effort to accommodate their huge family.
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Buffet R13 Greenline A Clarinet, Silver-Plated Keys

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Throughout its long lifetime BUFFET CRAMPON has developed the most complete range of clarinets, while always taking musicians’, conductors’ and composers’ requirements into consideration. Developed in 1955 under the guidance of Robert Carr e, the R13 clarinet quickly became the legendary choice of professional musicians. Musicians are charmed by its rich and focused sound, its power in all registers and its flexibility. The R13 is suitable for all types of musician, symphony or chamber music, soloists, teachers, those in marching bands, students and amateurs. Green Line is the result of blending 95% of ebony powder with carbon fiber in a process patented by BUFFET CRAMPON. It has the same acoustic qualities as ebony and is suited to the high demands of today’s musicians because of its stability in all playing environments. Cutting-edge technology joins Buffet Crampon tradition. Using the expertise gathered since 1825, BUFFET CRAMPON has been an innovator in the world of music. Aware of the importance of conserving the world supply of precious wood, such as ebony, BUFFET CRAMPON created in 1994 a modern and innovative material called Green Line. The addition of carbon fibers means that Green Line clarinets are not susceptible to variations in atmospheric conditions (changes in temperature and humidity), the risk of cracking is therefore eliminated. All the features of Buffet Crampon Prestige clarinets are to be found in the Green Line range. Many soloists, symphonic or military band musicians around the world have chosen to play Green Line instruments. Instrument Specifications: Pitch A 440 Carefully selected grenadilla wood Power forged keywork, preplated in copper and finished in silver plate or nickel plate 17 keys and 6 rings Poly-cylindrical bore Double fish skin pads Instrument Characteristics: Body of 95% granulated Grenadilla wood and 5% polycarbonate fibre and epoxy resin. : Clarinet can withstand extreme temperature changes and will not crack. Hand burnished bore: Improve intonation and centers tone Undercut tone holes: Improves tone and ease of response Power forged silver keywork and posts, preplated in copper: Long lasting finish Keywork and posts finished in either nickel or silver plate. : Long lasting finish

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Remember when we were children and we had the kind of energy and flexibility to play for hours? Agile and active, we could twist, bend, stretch and climb with little effort. However many of us get more sedentary the older we get. We spend more and more time sitting in place, staring at a TV or computer screen. Extended hours of little activity and poor posture take their toll, and eventually our backs start to hurt and cramp with every movement. We start feeling “old.”In Back Fitness Program: Keys to Pain-Free Youthful Back, the father-daughter team of Drs. Paul and Patricia Bragg aim to bring back the effects of a strong and flexible back, rejuvenating and re-energizing our bodies in the process. Worldwide health pioneers for decades, the authors bring to their readers the keys to a healthy spine and pain-free back muscles through a series of nutrition and exercise recommendations as well as other tips for posture and massage. The back is a remarkable structure of about 30 vertebralbones, not including the skull, the ribs and the pelvis, as well as a complex layer of muscles that provide movement. Through this section of our bodies run the nerves that send messages from the brain to the body and back. It is vital, say the authors, to maintain the proper functioning and health of our backs to preserve the health of the rest of the “human miracle machine.”The back takes a lot of punishment, from the heavy weights we lift inappropriately; to the slumping and slouching that distributes our weight unevenly and causes soreness and poor circulation and nerve function; to the demand we place on them when we ask our backs to support our excess weight. The authors guide readers of the book to take a look at their own backs and how they are treated, and give them steps to correct the accumulation of bad habits that resulted in sore, aching backsPaul C. Bragg, originator of health stores in America, and his daughter, Patricia, are world-renowned health crusaders. They have chang

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‘Winter, You Win’: Ithaca Tourism Bureau Urges Travelers To Visit The Florida Keys Instead

“That’s it. We surrender. Winter, you win.”

As the Northeast continues to freeze under snowy, stormy, and blustery conditions, the tourism bureau of Ithaca, New York, has conceded defeat, urging potential visitors to go to Florida instead.

VisitIthaca.com, the tourism website run by the Ithaca Convention & Visitors Bureau, recently added a pop-up window to its site, telling visitors that “due to this ridiculously stupid weather,” they should consider foregoing a trip to Ithaca, where sub-zero temperatures are expected this week. Instead, the website urges, go to the Florida Keys.

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“On behalf of 100 million Northeasterners, we’re saying that we’re done with cold and snow,” Bruce Stoff, director of the Ithaca Convention & Visitors Bureau, told the Ithaca Journal of the warm weather message. “This is a way for us to stay engaged with our customers at a time when Upstate New York isn’t exactly top of mind.”

On its part, the Florida Keys homepage told CNN that it had nothing to do with the pro-Florida message. A spokesperson for the Florida Keys Tourism Council called it “the wackiest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”


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Alicia Keys, Joni Mitchell, and Some Women of the Bible

This is a sweeping generalization, but when the narrators of popular songs represent the male perspective, allusions to sacred imagery are often part of an effort to seduce. To win over the object of desire, the singer often flatters the woman, describing her as an “angel” or some equivalent, looking to her for “salvation” in one form or another. By contrast, when the narrator represents a female’s perspective, allusions to sacred imagery sometimes highlight marginal status, as in Alicia Keys’ use of the Song of Solomon and Joni Mitchell’s references to Mary Magdalene.

Alicia Key’s poem “Lilly of the Valley,” included in her 2004 book Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems and Lyrics (pp. 21-23), uses the Song of Solomon as a vehicle to tell a modern story, one about a vulnerable and exploited individual.

She takes the title phrase for her poem from Song of Solomon 2:1: “I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. As a lily among brambles, so is my love among maidens.”

The poet warns Lilly (as she spells it) not to dance for a villain, an “evil one” who is presumably a male. Whoever this person is, the term clearly introduces devilish overtones with all the destructiveness the image implies. In Scripture, the evil one is controlling (1 John 5:19), dangerous (Ephesians 6:16), and a source of violence (1 John 3:12).

Despite her use of the singular (evil one), the dangerous figure in the poem is a collective term because the poet tells Lilly not to “let them” destroy her (emphasis added).

Keys offers a short commentary on this poem and clarifies the identity of these destructive individuals. Lilly is a stripper, one forced to sell herself if she is to “make it.” The evil one is her (presumably male) audience. Her performances for them have a high cost. When Lilly dances for this audience, they leave her feeling worthless.

According to Keys’ notes, women like Lilly have “pain in their eyes.” The Song of Solomon provides Keys with a way of presenting this woman’s inner beauty. The lily of the valley in the biblical poem is truly beautiful and genuinely loved, and the male lover in that ancient poem recognizes that beauty (4:1). He loves her sincerely, unlike the voyeurs watching the Lilly in Keys’ story.

Many of Alicia Keys’ songs and poems explore matters of gender and include assertions about the dignity and independence of women in a hyper-sexed society that objectifies them. She resists the distorted priorities of this superficial world, for example, in “Cosmopolitan Woman,” penned in response to a visit to AIDS-ridden Africa. The emphasis on surface beauty in the magazine referenced in the title is shallow and of no consequence when compared to the plight of those at the AIDS clinic she visits. In contrast, with those who fixate on women’s physical appearance and sexuality, she regularly returns to glimpses of a female’s inner beauty, her soul, a “glow” coming from the inside (Tears for Water, p. 54).

Joni Mitchell introduces the name Magdalene in two songs, both of them exploring the plight of helpless females.

In “The Magdalene Laundries” (Turbulent Indigo, 1994), the first-person speaker identifies herself as an unmarried girl, a Jezebel in the opinion of others who assure her she will not reach heaven. Instead, they send her in shame to work with the sisters. Mary Magdalene and Jezebel are female characters in the Bible traditionally associated with sexual immorality. It is worth noting, however, that the biblical stories about them do not offer unambiguous evidence in support of this conclusion. This fact makes the use of their names in Mitchell’s “The Magdalene Laundries” particularly poignant.

The listener is sympathetic to the girl whose story is told in the song. We have no reason to suspect she is an evil person, regardless of what others say about her. As Mitchell tells the story, the girl goes to the laundries because men leer at her, but what does this mean? Since we hear nothing about her directly (was she a flirt? promiscuous?), the only thing we know with any certainty is that these men are lecherous. The girl alone, however, carries the weight of punishment for their misdeeds, a situation resembling the Gospel narrative about the woman caught in adultery, where only the female faces judgment (John 7:53-8:11).

Just as later Christian interpreters vilified characters like Jezebel and Mary Magdalene, those around the girl in the song demonize her, accusing her of sexual sin without justification. They are completely devoid of compassion.

Mitchell’s song describes the plight of pregnant, unmarried, unwanted females, referred to as prostitutes, temptresses, and fallen women. All of them are sent to work at the Magdalene laundries. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, asylums run by Roman Catholic orders often took in prostitutes, unwed mothers, and other girls/women of questionable character, keeping them in convents and assigning them to hard labor. The song gives voice to one of these unfortunate girls, a girl who cannot understand why they call a place so devoid of compassion Our Lady of Charity.

Mitchell’s critique of the Christian Magdalene laundries is particularly clever and pointed because she turns Christian teaching itself back on the cruel taskmasters of the asylum. If these heartless nuns actually saw their “groom,” meaning Jesus, they would not throw their accusatory stones. Here again Mitchell alludes to the story of the woman caught in adultery (John 7:53-8:11). In that story, vigilantes bring a fallen woman to Jesus, and they are ready to impose the death penalty for her crime. Jesus’ famous answer — “Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her” (John 8:7) — results in the male accusers leaving the scene one by one. Mitchell’s allusion to this passage is appropriate because interpreters often link Mary Magdalene to this Gospel story (even though the evangelist does not give the woman’s name). Mitchell thereby makes explicit the connection between this Mary Magdalene story and the experience of those in the Magdalene laundries. It follows that these girls deserve the same compassion that Mary Magdalene receives in the Gospel of John. Jesus does not condemn the woman caught in adultery: “‘Woman … Has no one condemned you? … Neither do I condemn you'” (John 8:10-11).

John’s story makes it clear that the female brought before Jesus is no worse than her male accusers who want her punished, implied because they leave after Jesus’ challenge to them. Jesus treats the woman in the Gospel story with dignity and ultimately saves her life from the crowd of vigilantes. The reference to the stone-throwing asylum nuns invites comparison with the accusers in the Gospel story. The sisters, like the mob in the Gospel, are in no position to throw stones. They are no better than the inmates forced to be in the laundries.

Mary Magdalene appears in another Joni Mitchell composition as well, the song “Passion Play (The Story of Jesus and Zachius… The Little Tax Collector)” (Night Ride Home, 1991). This song brings together in compressed form elements of the gospel narratives about Mary Magdalene, Zachius (sic), and the crucifixion of Christ. Mitchell contrasts one who is kind and redeeming, who heals and searches the heart, with others who enslave and force the vulnerable to “do the dirty work,” though the songwriter does not explain exactly what this means. Jesus is a liberator in the song, reaching out to the trembling Magdalene and healing the heart of the first-person narrator Zachius.

The song describes the desperate situations of the marginalized and vulnerable Magdalene, Zachius, and a group of unidentified slaves. The songwriter introduces Magdalene as the song opens, trembling like items blowing in the wind on a clothesline, an image recalling again the Magdalene laundries discussed earlier. To this vulnerable woman, a man (Jesus) is both kind and redeeming. Zachius is also in need (cf. Luke 19:1-10). He is a person of status (i.e., a tax collector), but also a sinner with a broken heart. Jesus, described as the “magical physician,” comes to his aid.

It is difficult to determine who is responsible for the sadness known to Magdalene, Zachius, and the other slaves mentioned in the song, but the recurring terms “Exxon” and “radiation” hint at the impersonal, greedy and destructive corporate world. The scene of Jesus’ crucifixion may support this conclusion. It is a marketplace, a wicked location devoid of the divine presence where we hear the pounding of deadly nails as the crucifixion takes place. The song leaves us wondering if the slaves will still gain their freedom after the crucifixion, or if others will continue forcing them to do the “dirty work” now that their protector is gone.

This song makes explicit use of biblical material. In addition to the characters, there is a direct quotation from the King James Version of the Lord’s Prayer: “Thy kingdom come / Thy will be done.”

It may be relevant that the Lord’s Prayer includes supplication for the sustenance of those economically vulnerable: “Give us this day our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11; Luke 11:3).

In this intriguing song, Mitchell succinctly relates some of the variegated visions of liberation found in the New Testament Gospels. In “Passion Play (The Story of Jesus and Zachius … The Little Tax Collector)” we hear about desperate souls who find a magic physician’s healing touch. However, this message is easy to miss in those places of business that kill saviors and stifle the efforts of liberators.
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