A new reality? Putting Magic Leap One to the test

Magic Leap’s new mixed reality headset is available to developers in the US – but how does the device compare to what’s already available?
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Tiger and the search for 18 holes of old magic

At times Saturday, old Tiger looked like the Tiger of old. The roars. The club twirls. The walk. But something was still missing. What if he finds it Sunday?
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Magic: Lakers’ 3-year rebuild plan at new level

President of basketball operations Magic Johnson says the Lakers will lean on LeBron James when contemplating which players to add to the team.
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Our chemistry was magic: Angie’s tribute to ‘Dirty’ Den

Anita Dobson has paid tribute to her EastEnders co-star Leslie Grantham who died aged 71.
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Is it greatness or is it magic? It’s Year 15 of LeBron

LeBron James has made a habit of dominating playoff games at home, and Game 6 was no exception with the Cavaliers facing elimination.
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Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Raises the Bar for Broadway Magic

J.K. Rowling’s ever-popular boy wizard is all grown up in this enthralling two-part play, directed with seamless magic by John Tiffany.
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‘Secret of Mana’ review: Can't capture that old-school magic

‘Secret of Mana’ review: Can't capture that old-school magicThe "Secret of Mana" remake does quite have what it takes to live up to its classic predecessor.



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How Much Magic Can ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Make on Broadway?

The theater that will house the play has been rebuilt in the hope that it will run for many, many years. So why is J.K. Rowling worried?
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Silver on Magic, $50K fine: Message was clear

Adam Silver, in a studio interview with ESPN’s The Jump, said Magic Johnson had breached a simple rule about discussing other teams’ players and that it wasn’t “that big a deal.”
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Work your magic on Adam Boulton’s Potter quiz

Expelliarmus! The BBC has banned contestants on Mastermind from choosing Harry Potter as a specialist subject.
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Cabana, Funkshion Link for Magic City Fair in Miami Beach

When IMG pulled out of Miami Swim Week in 2015 after a 10-year run, it sent brands and buyers into a tailspin. Without a central location and schedule, attendees wore themselves out scrambling from makeshift venue to makeshift venue or threw their hands up in frustration and skipped fashion shows altogether.
After hearing enough complaints, Sam Ben-Avraham, founder of Cabana trade show and Liberty Fairs elsewhere, and Aleksandar Salé Stojanovic, founder of Funkshion, a fashion and event production company in Miami, hope to fill the hole with Magic City. Their five-day, multi-platform fashion and lifestyle fair centers on Cabana’s and Funkshion’s respective locales across Collins Avenue from each other between 21st and 22nd Streets in Miami Beach.
“By joining forces, we’re able to go to the next level of production, logistics and hospitality,” said Stojanovic, of curating fashion shows, educational trade seminars, networking parties and lifestyle activations like culinary demonstrations, concerts and volleyball games with the same scrutiny as Cabana’s vetting process to avoid oversaturation. “The idea is to improve on IMG, and the city of Miami Beach is being financially supportive. They’re 100 percent in because they recognize the potential.”
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When Gigi Hadid & Kate Moss Model Together, Magic Happens

ESC: Stuart Weitzman, Kate Moss, Gigi HadidStuart Weitzman went big this season, inducting world-renowned models, Kate Moss and Gigi Hadid, for their latest ad campaign.
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Doctor Carries Elderly Patient Through the Snow for Eye Treatment: Now She ‘Can See the Magic of Christmas’

A Michigan doctor went above and beyond when the snow kept one of his patients from making it to his office for treatment.

In a moving Facebook post, Marie Havenga recounted moment when Dr. Yosef Gindzin, an ophthalmologist in Walker, Michigan, carried her mother, Lillian Havenga, through a snow-filled parking lot on Sunday when she couldn’t make it through in her wheelchair.

“My mom was in the hospital the last three days and had to miss her crucial every-four-weeks eye injections to treat wet macular degeneration,” Havenga wrote, referring to the chronic eye disease that causes blurred vision or blind spots.

Havenga wrote that if her mother goes without her injections for over four weeks, “her eye can bleed and she can permanently lose her vision.”

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During a recent visit to Gindzin’s office, Havenga wrote, her mother’s wheelchair would not function in the unplowed parking lot.

“Dr. Gindzin carried her. What an amazing and compassionate man,” she added.”Because of him, my mom will be able to see the magic of Christmas.”

She tells PEOPLE that Gindzin was scheduled to go to a wedding that day, but instead stayed behind to give Lillian her injections.

In a photo of the touching moment, Lillian is seen with her arm wrapped around the doctor’s shoulder and snow on her shoes. The shot has amassed more than 24,000 “likes” on Facebook and has been shared more than 1,600 times.

“ completely awe-inspiring,” Havenga says, noting that Gindzin has treated Lillian for the past 15 years.

This isn’t the first time Gindzin has gone above and beyond his duty as a doctor, according to Havenga. She wrote in the post that the doctor often opens his office on Saturdays just so the elderly woman can receive her injections.


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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Embraces the Magic and Mystery. Read Our Review.

With charm and wit, the latest “Star Wars” movie unites the past and present as it looks toward the future.
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Roland Emmerich’s Centropolis, Flimmer Team Up on Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Roland Emmerich’s Centropolis Entertainment is teaming up with Berlin-based Flimmer to co-produce a modern-day screen adaptation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” The film follows 15-year-old Tim Walker, who is sent from London to the Austrian Alps to attend the renowned Mozart boarding school, where he discovers a centuries-old forgotten passageway into the fantastic […]

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Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree to be made into film

The Magic Faraway Tree books are being adapted for the big screen for the first time.
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Amy Adams Recognized for On-Screen ‘Magic’ at American Cinematheque Awards

Five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams was feted by the American Cinematheque at its annual awards ceremony Friday night, and took the chance to remind everyone about the power of cinema to grow the imagination. Adams was introduced by a string of A-list collaborators, headed off by her “Charlie Wilson’s War” co-star Tom Hanks, who was […]

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Dodgers use late magic to tie World Series

Houston and L.A. were locked in a pitcher's duel until the Dodgers ripped off five runs in the ninth inning en route to a much-needed road victory.

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Boston’s early adversity is putting Brad Stevens’ magic touch to the test

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Magic mushrooms can ‘reset’ depressed brain

Psilocybin – the hallucinogenic ingredient in mushrooms – may help in depression, a study suggests.
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13 Gorgeous Illustrations That Capture The Magic Of Falling In Love

When you’re in love, every day is a little magical. ✨
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Hollywood Image-Makers Work Their Magic on U.F.C. Brawlers

The entertainment-industry powerhouse WME/IMG is trying to make a violent sport more presentable.
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The Magic of Fall Fashion at the Venice Biennale

The romanticism of the city—and the vibrant tradition of artistic imagination at the Biennale—is the perfect backdrop for season’s most daring looks.
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Movie Magic! Liam Hemsworth and Rebel Wilson Kiss in the Rain While Filming Latest Comedy

It’s romantic — and a little funny!

Liam Hemsworth and Rebel Wilson were spotted kissing in the rain while filming a scene for their latest movie Isn’t it Romantic in New York City this week. The Aussie actors got all dressed up as they stepped in front of a green screen to shoot what seems to be a pivotal romantic scene between the two stars, with Wilson, 37, wearing a stunning red dress and Hemsworth, 27, sporting a suit and tie.

The movie centers around a woman who finds herself stuck in a romantic comedy after becoming disillusioned with love. Filming has been underway in New York for weeks as Wilson was previously spotted with Priyanka Chopra and Adam DeVine.

The comedy reunites DeVine and Wilson after appearing together in both Pitch Perfect movies and Comedy Central’s Workaholics.

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The movie also stars GLOW standout Betty Gilpin and is co-written by Saturday Night Live writer Paula Pell, who previously wrote the Sisters, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.


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For Evanna Lynch, Life After Luna Lovegood Is A Different Kind Of Magic

Earlier this year, Evanna Lynch ― the actress who got her start when she was cast at Luna Lovegood in the “Harry Potter” film series ― announced on Instagram that she was ready to take on new endeavors.

“I feel like I’m stuck in my 18-year-old self artistically when I actually have a lot more to say,” the actress wrote on Instagram, addressing her choice to move on from regularly attending “Harry Potter” conventions.

Now, just a few months later, she’s starring in a forthcoming play in London, an update on Edna Walsh’s “Disco Pigs,” a story about a pair of teens who speak in their own intimate, expressive language. Lynch says the play is in keeping with the types of roles she hopes to pursue in the future: bold characters and unabashed misfits.

Below, Lynch discusses her recent starring role in the indie film “My Name is Emily,” and why she can’t help but return to Hogwarts stories, which, she says, have a “resetting effect” on her.

First, I’d love to hear about  “Disco Pigs.” How did you get involved with the project?

I wanted to do theater for a while, but I only recently moved to London so I only had that opportunity for a while.

I loved the script; it was so different from anything I’d read before. The language is so strange and idiosyncratic. I find the story very romantic. It’s these two teenagers, and they have their own little world. I always connect to characters who do things their own way, and who don’t really set their standards by other people.

What for you was the biggest difference between stage acting and on-screen acting? 

On-screen it’s nice because you get to film over a long period of time. Stage is different because ― for this play, anyway, it’s only an hour. Whereas on film you mull with it, you know, a month to six weeks, probably six to eight weeks, you’re with the character every single day, obsessed with them, thinking of them.

[In theater] you’re running on adrenaline. There’s a lot of fear. That aspect you don’t have in film, which is nice, it takes the pressure off.

You also had a fairly recent film that was released in the U.S. this year, “My Name is Emily.” This was your first starring role in a film. How was that experience different from your past work?

For one thing it was an independent movie, so there were a lot fewer resources. More responsibility, which I find very exciting. I felt like I was more of a collaborator. And I don’t know if that’s just about the position I was in, or if that’s my age. Because when I started the “Potter” films I was 14, I was more of a child, and on “My Name Is Emily,” that was the first time I was a collaborating artist. That was really exciting.

I just focused on the work. I’m not trying to make friends with everyone. I’ve seen with other films, the central cast member will try to really welcome everyone and I thought about that, but it’s just not me. I’m quite shy, I’m quite introverted, I like to sit and watch people. I feel like that’s how I learn about people, how I study them. So, it wasn’t a whole lot different for me. Yes, there was added pressure, but you have to do everything you can to not think about the pressure. 

I think I went through most of primary school and high school just feeling like I hadn’t really met my people, and “Harry Potter” felt like my people. They were the kind of friends I wanted to have.
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By the time you were cast as Luna you were already a fan of the “Potter” books. What did you love most about the books?

I just loved it because it really felt like I understood the people ― the teenagers. I just felt like they were my friends. I loved that it was just like a bunch of misfits, and they were the heroes of the story. And I’d never read a book series before where the characters were so relatable, and inspiring in how relatable they were. I felt what they were doing, and what they were grappling with. The books just had this amazing ability to make me feel not alone. And I think I went through most of primary school and high school just feeling like I hadn’t really met my people, and “Harry Potter” felt like my people. They were the kind of friends I wanted to have.

Of course it was also a more fascinating world than what I was involved in. It just made me believe in things that were different.

I actually read Prisoner of Azkaban around Christmastime. I had a craving for it; I don’t know why. I often do press events and conventions, and I get asked a lot of questions. It was a point of pride that I was like a walking encyclopedia for the books. And I realized my trivia had been slipping the last few years. I was like, oh, this can’t fall away. This is something I need to maintain.

It’s just me being a nerd. The books almost have a resetting effect on me. They bring me back to who I am. And the films are sort of different because it became a career, and it’s so entwined with who I am as a public figure, which I don’t want to think about when I’m reading. The books still remind me of who I am.

Do you have a favorite “Potter” character besides Luna?

I always liked Dumbledore because he’s so wise, and he’s got such a deep mind and thinks so deeply on things, but he’s also able to enjoy the finer things in life. I like that.

And then recently I realized I really like [Gilderoy] Lockhart. I sort of admire that obliviousness he has. He doesn’t seem to be aware of what people think of him, or that not everyone wants his autograph. I think I’m probably too self-conscious. Not in an insecure way, but I have this paranoid thing where I’ll often think people are giving me a weird look or something. My best friend always points it out, he’s like, really, it’s not about you. […] My mind makes up weird stories, and I started to really love Lockhart for how he doesn’t do that. He does the opposite. He assumes everyone loves him. I just think it’s so funny.

The films […] became a career, and it’s so entwined with who I am as a public figure, which I don’t want to think about when I’m reading. The books still remind me of who I am.

I want to ask about your activist work. It seems that you use your platform to promote your causes ― especially veganism. Do you foresee yourself trying for roles that promote your political message?

For me, art can be political, but I don’t think you should force it. I think the best way to make people feel is just story for the sake of story.

I mean, I do often think about maybe working on a book or something like that, told from the animals’ eyes. The stories that really inspired me to be vegan ― well, vegetarian first, and then vegan ― and just to care about animals in the first place, were things like watching “Babe,” or watching “Chicken Run.” That, I think, is a very powerful tool. Other than that I do like to keep activism and art separate. I think if you try too hard for it to be worthy and have a message, it just ― I think it poisons it a little bit. Or, not poisons, but it loses its integrity.

Even books like “Harry Potter,” I don’t feel like it’s trying to force it down our throats that like, fascism is bad, but you pick up those things by osmosis of what the characters feel. Those kinds of stories have a much more powerful effect on me personally.

What would you say you’re looking for most in acting roles going forward?

Bold characters. I always look up to people who are very unapologetic. Whether their morals are in line with mine ― say for example, the character in “Disco Pigs.” She has no moral compass, really. She’s 17, for one thing. But they’re always eating sausages, they don’t give a damn. I didn’t see that as a reason not to admire her, because obviously that’s her blind spot, but what I liked about her was that she was so sure of what she was doing, such a unique person, such an individual. That’s what it is in characters. I just want to find something individual, something about them that makes them an outsider, and that encourages me to be more that way. Because I think if I’m around other people I tend to want to fit in. I think characters in books and in movies that are complete individuals and who are not apologizing for it, they remind me to be myself. That’s why I like the character Luna Lovegood so much. I just want to have more of that energy.

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The Bookish Magic Of Black Women Is Getting A Literary Festival

The Well-Read Black Girl has come a long way in just a couple of years.

Founded by creative strategist Glory Edim, the digital book club started as a way for her to talk about books with her friends. She took the name from a custom T-shirt her boyfriend gave her ― a nod to her bookishness ― and began posting book recommendations on Instagram. Now it’s an online community of more than 20,000, and Edim has begun regularly hosting in-person meetings as well.

Next up: A conference and festival held in Brooklyn, New York, which will be all about celebrating black women authors and creating a space for black women to share their literary passions and experiences. 

The timing and location of the festival is telling ― just one week before the annual Brooklyn Book Festival. On a practical level, the choice will likely make things easier for authors to appear at both; the Well-Read Black Girl has already arranged meeting discussions with major writers such as Angela Flournoy and Margo Jefferson, and asks potential festival attendees to “Imagine the world’s best book club featuring an array of outstanding authors and writers, including Tayari Jones, Naomi Jackson, LaShonda Barnett, Tiphanie Yanique, Tia Williams, Jenna Wortham, Doreen St. Félix, and more.”

More important, the book world still frequently fails to make its spaces welcoming and inclusive of people of color, especially black women, or relegates them to token events addressing diversity or race in literature. Preceding the established festival with an event for black women provides a counterbalance to the whiteness of most shared literary spaces, an opportunity for black girls and women to celebrate their nerdy sides in a sisterly atmosphere.

In addition to author panels, talks and networking events, the festival promises special treats like a VIP kickoff party featuring a screening of author and filmmaker Kathleen Collins’ seminal, and rarely shown, 1982 film “Losing Ground.”

The festival addresses a long-neglected group of book readers, so it should be no surprise that Well-Read Black Girls has seen a surge of demand. Edim launched a Kickstarter on June 3 to support the event, and as of Tuesday morning had been funded to $ 17,000, exceeding its $ 15,000 goal.

HuffPost reached out to Edim about the project via email and will update the article accordingly. In the meantime, check out our past interview with Edim, for which she suggests 10 new books by women of color you should add to your 2017 TBR list.

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Pantene’s New Campaign Celebrates The Magic Of Black Hair

Pantene is celebrating black hair in a new social media campaign that lets women with natural hair know that #StrongIsBeautiful.

On Thursday, Pantene launched a new line of hair-care products called Pantene Gold, designed to cater to African-American women. In the ad for the new line, above, black models of all ages rock beautiful natural hairdos pose as a narrator recites a poem about black hair, declaring:

“So many wrong things are said, about how it grows from our head. But to think that beauty is only sleek and wavy is crazy.” 

The ad is the first nationwide commercial for Pantene’s Gold Series, and features women with relaxed, braided, natural, and loc’d hair.

“Because whether we choose to wear it relaxed or natural,” the ad concludes, “Every strand is testimony to our history. That makes us stronger.”

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‘Down the road’ reunion for Magic and Doc Rivers is subject of latest coaching chatter

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Global Migration Meets Magic in Mohsin Hamid’s Timely Novel

Mr. Hamid’s “Exit West” seems poised to become one of this year’s most important literary works.
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MAGIC Fall 2017 Fashion Trends: Statement Sleeves

Echoing runway offerings, assortments at UBM’s MAGIC trade show place strong emphasis on sleeves for fall. Dramatic shapes and fresh details make arms key focal points, with volume reigning supreme and tweaked constructions providing edge and interest.
With designers like Chloé, Carven and 3.1 Phillip Lim fueling their momentum in recent seasons, bell silhouettes have now gained prominence at MAGIC and are leading garments in the bohemian direction that’s beloved by juniors and young contemporary markets, while evoking retro Sixties and Seventies aesthetics. A key look for resort and one that’s sure to dominate next summer’s music festivals, flared sleeves appear on dresses, jackets and tops — knit or woven, with updates ranging from tiers created by drawstrings, as featured on a crepe number by Evidnt, to pleating at the elbows of a Free People blouse.
For shoppers who gravitate toward delicate aesthetics, large flounces soften button-ups when placed along dropped-shoulder seams and oversize ruffles are reshaped into billowy, poet-style poufs. While speaking to current tastes, these sleeves are also classically romantic and appeal to feminine women of all ages.
Texture now replaces color as designers’ blocking method of choice, which translates into sleeves in contrasting fabrics or knit patterns. Tactile surfaces, as well as volume, are also accomplished via rows of ruffles or fringe — a

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The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel

The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel


Wild fantasy, sly satire, and sharply observed family dynamics are the hallmarks of this tasty, effervescent series (along with mouthwatering recipes); this volume’s the most delectable yet.” -Kirkus Reviews “Mabel’s hijinks will appeal to readers of Roald Dahl’s Matilda and Diana Wynne Jones’s Howl’s Moving Castle….Mabel will inspire readers with her confident creativity; a solid secondary purchase, especially where Lowe’s previous title is popular.” -School Library Journal “This lovely celebration of quirky individualism applauds both creativity and science.” -Booklist Penderwicks meets Edward Eager in this charming coming of age tale about a young witch found in a flowerpot who’s on a journey to discover her roots. The morning Nora Ratcliff finds a baby in the flowerpot on her front steps her life changes forever. She had always wanted a child, but after her husband passed away, Nora never thought she would have one, but her flowerpot child was a miracle and she decided to name her Mabel. As Mabel grew up, she showed a distinct talent for magic. When Mabel is accepted to the prestigious witch school, Ruthersfield Academy, she excels at the magic curriculum but is constantly in trouble for experimenting and inventing her own potions. One day she is asked to write a paper on her magical roots and discovers the truth about her birth after a mean classmate blurts out what everyone seems to know except Mabel. Mabel is shocked but the revelation does explain a lot. In rebellion, Mabel changes her name to Magnolia and tries to understand why she was left in the flowerpot and who her birth family might be. Will Mabel find the answers she’s looking for-or will she discover that families are people who love each other and look after each other and that’s most important of all.

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Stubby and His Magic Boots

Stubby and His Magic Boots


Stubby is different. As a puppy, he lost his toes to frostbite one cold and forlorn winter night. And while he is safe, warm, and well-fed at the animal rescue, the other dogs there make fun of him because he can t run or chase balls like they do. His new owner, Spirit, understands this, so she goes in search of a life-saving solution that will allow Stubby to join in the doggie fun. What she discovers, and what her energetic little puppy receives, are magic boots that put Stubby back into the game. In Stubby and His Magic Boots, Christie Pace weaves a heartwarming tale of hope, endurance, and acceptance. Readers of all ages will find inspiration from this story based on real-life events. With the help of illustrator Morgan Spicer, Pace shows us that Stubby s dilemma isn t merely a physical one. His biggest challenge is actually teaching other dogs that difference and disABLEDness are nothing to be afraid of.

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The City Of Magic Miami Florida Beach Urban Tropical Novelty Swag – Mens T-Shirt

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Gunmetal Magic

Gunmetal Magic


The New York Times-bestselling Kate Daniels novels have been hailed as top-notch urban fantasy (Monsters and Critics). Now, Andrews delves deeper into Kate’s world and reveals its untold stories. Includes the bonus novella Magic Gifts. Original.

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Torrid Got Its Customers To Pose In Their Underwear, And It’s Magic

Torrid ― a clothing, accessory, swimwear, lingerie and shoe retailer for women sizes 10-30 ― introduced its newest ads Thursday, and the results are pretty epic. 

The brand tapped both influencers and its customers to star in its #TheseCurves campaign, featuring women of many shapes and sizes on its site and inspiring women to share photos of themselves in their underwear.

Included in the mix is Anna O’Brien, or glitterandlazers as she’s known on social media, who explained in a release how excited she is to be “part of a campaign that celebrates the bodies many of us grew up being taught to hate.”

Also featured is blogger and Refinery29 writer Liz Black, who said on Instagram that while it took “years” to love her body, now she prefers to “celebrate it in style.” In a statement, she also applauded Torrid for its fashionable offerings. “My body deserves better than the blandness typically offered to plus size women,” she said. 

Torrid also took to its own Instagram to share some images, including a shot featuring familiar faces Precious Lee and Georgina Burke.

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Torrid’s campaign prowess is not limited to lingerie. It released an equally epic denim campaign back in July 2016.

Check out just some of the gorgeous #TheseCurves participants below. 

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Casting a Spell: How Magic Was Made Cool Again Thanks to Harry Potter and The Magicians

Quidditch, Harry Potter“It’s Wingardium Levi-OH-sa, not Levi-oh-SA”. If you can hear Emma Watson delivering that line to a tee, you’re not in the minority.
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21 Festive Wedding Photos That Are Pure Holiday Magic

December can be a magical time of year, full of joy and celebration. And that’s especially true for couples who tie the knot during the holiday season. 

Between the well-lit trees, snowscapes and red and green decorations, the 21 holiday weddings below will fill you with plenty of Christmas cheer. 

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This Behind-The-Scenes ‘SNL’ Set Change Video Is Pure Magic

Ever wonder what’s happening onstage during the opening credits of “Saturday Night Live”? More than you probably imagined.

Now you can check it out, thanks to a behind-the-scenes video from a recent episode. It takes just a split second after that iconic “Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” for the crew to spring into action. They have just two minutes to break down the set from the cold open and have the stage ready for the host’s monologue.

It’s pretty intense, to say the least.

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Optical Magic

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Optical Magic: Paperback: Sterling: 9781454914259: 04 Nov 2014: You won’t believe your eyes! Graphic artist Robert Ausbourne presents more than 300 optical illusions of all varieties, from classic turn-of-the-century trickery to colorful contemporary illustrations from Ausbourne and other talented artists. Feast your eyes on impossible objects, ambiguous figures, anamorphic illusions, and a range of designs that fool your sense of perception.

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Play THE MAGIC TOY SHOP

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Three Enchantment Tales: A Matter-of-Fact Magic Collection by Ruth Chew

Three Enchantment Tales: A Matter-of-Fact Magic Collection by Ruth Chew


For decades, Ruth Chew’s classic chapter books full of everyday magic have enchanted early readers. Now that they are in print again, a new generation can fall under her spell and fall in love with reading. Expect the unexpected in this e-collection of funny and thrilling Ruth Chew stories! In The Enchantment Book, Serena and Jay travel back to a time of knights, dragons, and dangerous magic! In The Secret Tree House, Sam and Margaret find a hidden world inside a mysterious hollow tree. In The Witch and the Ring, when two siblings win a ring from an arcade game, it brings a special cat, a witch, and plenty of mischief! “Ruth Chew’s classic books capture the joy of everyday magic.” -Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Tree House series

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My Magic Formula

My Magic Formula


In this short book, we’ll be exploring: The Right Keywords and Where to find them Stunning Pre-made Book Covers for under . Using Author Central Features-All of them How to make the Perfect Sales Page How to get Hundreds of Reviews for Free The proper Method of Tagging and Liking How to specifically triple sales on Amazon *Included Bonus! Advertising for Free What is an unmainfested file? How to launch a Blog Tour Website Design Tips 50 Marketing choices In putting this together, my goal was to help the determined authors out there who have come to me for advice. I still get at least ten emails a week since my Book Buzz interview, and this short book should help everyone hoping to make a living from writing. As I’m sure you know by now, dedication can make you or break you. I’ve had royalty checks in the dollars and in the thousands of dollars. Only hard work and determination will give you success. If you spend more time playing on social sites than you do monitoring your sales and rank, I’m sorry, but you’re not yet serious enough to be a Bestseller that rules the charts for months at a time. If you have more game files than book files, you’re not even close to ready for the work ahead of you. If you wake up needing to check on things, and flip on the computer first, while trying not to piss on yourself, you’re ready. Somewhere in between? Then this information is perfect for you, too. I taught myself to do it all, from covers and formatting, to marketing and distribution. And I started just like you are now-digging for the information, and then implementing it. There’s no reason you can’t do the same.

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Duchess of Cambridge Opens Magic Garden at Hampton Court

DUCHESS ON DUTY: Following a tour of India and Bhutan, Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday festivities and a visit from President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, the Duchess of Cambridge is carrying on with a series of royal engagements. She headed to Hampton Court to open Magic Garden, a new children’s play area, on Wednesday.
Designed by Robert Meyers with a moat and shrub maze, the garden is located in King Henry VIII’s former courtyard where historically, jousting and tournaments took place. The duchess met with the teams involved in the design and construction, as well as children and families in the community. She attended a reception and unveiled a plaque to mark the opening. No stranger to recycling her wardrobe, she donned a blue-gray Michael Kors coat first seen during her royal tour to Australia in 2014 with LK Bennett heels.
As a patron of the Anna Freud Centre, she is planned to attend a lunch and meet with families from the center and supporters of the institution that increases awareness of children’s mental health issues. She was scheduled to head to the National Portrait Gallery later on Wednesday to view two portraits of her by photographer Josh Olins that are on display as a

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The Magic of Serendipity

2015-09-29-1443540557-4250116-Concertgebouw__Amsterdam.jpgMy wife and I were recently in Amsterdam revisiting the major art museums and enjoying that wonderful freedom which makes this city so extraordinary. The weather had been really hot, which I don’t associate with Holland at all, and on this particular day the heat had joined forces with a great tumult of humidity. Storm clouds rolled in, just as we started our lunch at a typically Dutch restaurant very close to the Concertgebouw. Assessing the downpour, we made lunch a leisurely affair but even after at least two espressos, the rain continued and we needed to get back to our apartment. The restaurant was helpful and rang for a taxi, which then took simply ages to appear — probably understandable in the circumstances. But the rain was incessant.

2015-09-29-1443540607-9458228-Amsterdaminrain.jpgFinally the taxi arrived across the street — just as the worst of the storm erupted. We ran to the car and threw ourselves into the back seat, very wet from the deluge. We gave our driver the apartment address near the Vongel Park and set off, steam lightly rising from our soaking clothes. But despite our discomfort we very quickly noticed that there was some very interesting music playing on the taxi’s sound system. In silence we listened trying to identify the work. It was the beginning of the last movement of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Opus 109, one of the composer’s strangest and most beautiful creations and written just seven years before his death in 1827. I looked at the driver, who was very Dutch, large in frame and in his 60s. His eyes were quite intense and he had a very no nonsense air about him. I surmised that he must have turned on the radio and that this music was therefore a random choice. How wrong I was!

As we listened we became aware that this was no ordinary performance. Something really amazing was happening. The close, boxy, intimate sound revealed that it was an old recording from another era, but the performance was totally and completely compelling. It captured your imagination and presented the most exquisite storytelling. But who was the pianist?

2015-09-29-1443540668-5944199-Beethovenrecording.jpg“This is Opus 109 but can you tell me who is playing please?” My question seemed an act of futility, given my instant and uncomplimentary assessment of the driver. So I didn’t expect the response I received. It was like a Federer forehand to the base of the court hit with enormous ferocity.

Arthur Schnabel recorded in 1934. He was the first to record all the sonatas of Beethoven.” The reply zinged past my feeble backhand attempt at trying to be knowledgeable. And then there was no more talking and our silence was filled only by the music.

2015-09-29-1443540708-7797149-Schnabel.jpgSchnabel was indeed the preeminent Beethoven pianist of the first half of the 20th century. He worked with the greatest conductors and orchestras across the globe including Furtwangler and Walter and with renowned instrumentalists such as Piatigorsky and Casals. His performances and recordings are legendary but perhaps little known to a wider audience these days.

2015-09-29-1443542430-411659-Beethovenop109usethis.jpgThe Sonata continued its journey and we arrived at our apartment where the driver turned off the engine and the meter and we sat with him in the taxi silently listening to the last movement where the music take us through extraordinary variations, from Chopin-like lyricism, to rough contrapuntal utterances, and then to that final rolling, thunderous dissonance with its chains of trills that leads inexorably back to that so simple melody which was the genesis of the whole 14 or so minutes of this movement.

Time at this point no longer existed. It was just the sound of this music filling the whole universe. The world felt strong, resolved, consonant and utterly beautiful. Without speaking I handed the fare to the driver who nodded. I then opened the door of the cab and we walked in the rain, which also now seemed a kind of benediction, to the front door of the apartment.

For a brief time everything seemed possible and life was limitless.

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Teamson TD-11639A Magic Garden Baby Walker

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InsideScoop To Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom

InsideScoop To Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom


Grab this Magical book… Gather the kids (of all ages) Get out the scissors, glue and tape… Gear up the Internet… AND Get ready to Engage Your Whole Family in Designing Your Best Ever Disney World Vacation with This Uniquely Interactive “Scrapbook of Anticipations” & “Keepsake Photo and Autograph Album” Why You Need This Book…. To start the “Disney Magic” early before you leave and to keep the Magic going after you return. The interactive concept of this book is for you and your kids to gather around a table with a computer nearby to access appropriate Web sites…assemble scissors, tape and glue…and have the time of your life planning and memorializing your Disney adventure. Our concept is for the kids to become involved in the excitement of going to Walt Disney World long before they get to Orlando. With this family activity book, they will see now what to expect when they arrive at the park and already know how they want to spend their time. My team of “Disney Geeks” and I are here to help you decide how to spend your limited time. We’ve already narrowed the challenge for you by concentrating on only The Magic Kingdom, the most popular of the Disney resort parks, with its Main Street U.S.A, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Liberty Square and Mickey’s Toontown Fair. We will show you how to use this book-with its maps, descriptions, notations of appropriate age ranges, and insider tips-and various Web sites, too, as interactive tools to educate you and the kids about every aspect of every ride, attraction, and restaurant. We want everyone to make wise “I wanna” choices and enjoy collaborating to: 1. Create a “Scrapbook of Anticipations” now that becomes a take-along picture guide to what each person anticipates doing each day in The Magic Kingdom: Read to, or allow the kids to read, the description of each ride or attraction. Find related pictures in the book or visit Web sites listed in the Appendix. Decide which rides an

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Powerful Women And Female Pleasure: Exploring The Feminist Themes Of ‘Magic Mike XXL’

Female viewers flocked to the theaters to watch “Magic Mike XXL” when the flick hit the big screen last week. And many of its fans have praised the film for its feminism.

The sequel, which follows Channing Tatum and his band of male entertainers as they make their way to their final performance at a stripper convention, has been applauded for its progressive depiction of women of various ages, body types and races, its  powerful female characters and its positive embrace of female sexuality. As the Washington Post’s Soraya Nadia McDonald noted, “Magic Mike XXL” even passed the Bechdel test.

As entertainment writer for Cosmopolitan.com Patti Greco told HuffPost Live, the film’s writers may have intended to make buddy comedy, but the end result was completely different.

“Ultimately, what came out of it was a movie that centered on the idea that women’s pleasure really mattered very much,” Greco told host Caroline Modaressy-Tehrani. “[There were] a bunch of great female characters who actually helped write their parts. Jada Pinkett-Smith, [who was] a revelation in this and arguably was the most empowering and feminist part of the movie, really brought that role to the table, same with Andie MacDowell.”

Greco also applauded the character development of the film’s male stars and responded to the critique that “Magic Mike XXL” objectifies men and promotes unrealistic body standards.

“If these guys were just chiseled lunks, nobody would be that attracted to them. They actually have personality,” she said. “They actually have sensitivity and so they are feminine in some ways and it plays with the idea that you can’t just be a hunk of meat. You also have to be sensitive to satisfy a woman.”

Still the movie had its flaws, Deadspin senior culture editor Puja Patel noted.

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Powerful Women And Female Pleasure: Exploring The Feminist Themes Of ‘Magic Mike XXL’

Female viewers flocked to the theaters to watch “Magic Mike XXL” when the flick hit the big screen last week. And many of its fans have praised the film for its feminism.

The sequel, which follows Channing Tatum and his band of male entertainers as they make their way to their final performance at a stripper convention, has been applauded for its progressive depiction of women of various ages, body types and races, its  powerful female characters and its positive embrace of female sexuality. As the Washington Post’s Soraya Nadia McDonald noted, “Magic Mike XXL” even passed the Bechdel test.

As entertainment writer for Cosmopolitan.com Patti Greco told HuffPost Live, the film’s writers may have intended to make buddy comedy, but the end result was completely different.

“Ultimately, what came out of it was a movie that centered on the idea that women’s pleasure really mattered very much,” Greco told host Caroline Modaressy-Tehrani. “[There were] a bunch of great female characters who actually helped write their parts. Jada Pinkett-Smith, [who was] a revelation in this and arguably was the most empowering and feminist part of the movie, really brought that role to the table, same with Andie MacDowell.”

Greco also applauded the character development of the film’s male stars and responded to the critique that “Magic Mike XXL” objectifies men and promotes unrealistic body standards.

“If these guys were just chiseled lunks, nobody would be that attracted to them. They actually have personality,” she said. “They actually have sensitivity and so they are feminine in some ways and it plays with the idea that you can’t just be a hunk of meat. You also have to be sensitive to satisfy a woman.”

Still the movie had its flaws, Deadspin senior culture editor Puja Patel noted.

“There are times where the film is clearly pandering a little bit,” she said. “These women kind of become a prop to tell the males character development or the story that these men are healers in some way.”

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation about the feminist themes in “Magic Mike XXL” here.

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Powerful Women And Female Pleasure: Exploring The Feminist Themes Of ‘Magic Mike XXL’

Female viewers flocked to the theaters to watch “Magic Mike XXL” when the flick hit the big screen last week. And many of its fans have praised the film for its feminism.

The sequel, which follows Channing Tatum and his band of male entertainers as they make their way to their final performance at a stripper convention, has been applauded for its progressive depiction of women of various ages, body types and races, its  powerful female characters and its positive embrace of female sexuality. As the Washington Post’s Soraya Nadia McDonald noted, “Magic Mike XXL” even passed the Bechdel test.

As entertainment writer for Cosmopolitan.com Patti Greco told HuffPost Live, the film’s writers may have intended to make buddy comedy, but the end result was completely different.

“Ultimately, what came out of it was a movie that centered on the idea that women’s pleasure really mattered very much,” Greco told host Caroline Modaressy-Tehrani. “[There were] a bunch of great female characters who actually helped write their parts. Jada Pinkett-Smith, [who was] a revelation in this and arguably was the most empowering and feminist part of the movie, really brought that role to the table, same with Andie MacDowell.”

Greco also applauded the character development of the film’s male stars and responded to the critique that “Magic Mike XXL” objectifies men and promotes unrealistic body standards.

“If these guys were just chiseled lunks, nobody would be that attracted to them. They actually have personality,” she said. “They actually have sensitivity and so they are feminine in some ways and it plays with the idea that you can’t just be a hunk of meat. You also have to be sensitive to satisfy a woman.”

Still the movie had its flaws, Deadspin senior culture editor Puja Patel noted.

“There are times where the film is clearly pandering a little bit,” she said. “These women kind of become a prop to tell the males character development or the story that these men are healers in some way.”

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation about the feminist themes in “Magic Mike XXL” here.

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Mabini Magic

Mabini Magic


Mabini MagicHis first time in The Philippines, he arrives home in her arms. For as long as he can remember, Jeff longs for Asia and Asian women. Now, in the Mabini district of Manila, he discovers reality exceeds anticipation. The beautiful young bar Filipino girl Analyn satisfies his deepest lusts and the strongest yearnings of his heart with Asian sex. In her love and her body, his soul recognizes the Heaven he seeks. Can someone live in exile in the land of their birth? Jeff often wondered as a kid. As an American, he doesn’t want to reign as a prince or king, but grew up feeling odd, out of place. Not a geek, but a clumsy romantic. The girls he develops crushes on all have black hair and dark skin. Gradually, from pictures and movies, he discovers his home seems to be the continent of Asia. He yearns for kung-fu, yoga, meditation, and economic miracles. He narrows the focus of his interest in Asian sex stories down to Southeast Asia, and then to Philippines sex. He flies to Manila, and takes a hotel room in the Mabini-Ermita district of the huge city. The area of money changers by day and bars by night known locally just as “Mabini.”Where every bar hosts a bevy of beautiful young girls dressed in skimpy outfits. They take turns dancing to music and entertaining customers with their conversation and by playing games. When business slows, the girls stand outside on the sidewalk. Whenever a foreign man walks by, they grab his arms and literally pull him inside. Or lure him with the promise of a blowjob. Jeff cannot handle Paradise right away, however. That first night he drinks too many San Miguel beers. He barely realizes Analyn expects to go with him back to his hotel. He barely makes it to bed. And he barely sees Analyn riffle through his wallet. The next day he discovers Rosie’s Diner, where nearly every breakfast customer nurses a hangover. The next evening, Jeff explores the Mabini, where he’s offered blowjobs by toothless women and gay transvestite baklats. Without th

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Discover the Magic of EFT for Bullying (help children release the emotional effects of bullying)

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How can you stop bullying and help children gain confidence?Knowing what to do and how to help is one of the biggest problems facing parents or care-givers today, with 7/10 children being bullied and, very sadly, some trying to take their own life, this niche book is written to help children deal with the “emotions” they feel about being bulliedBy using simple exercises in this book, children will naturally feel better about the situation and gain a level of confidence and self-esteem, which will enable them to enjoy life to the fullest, and parents or care-givers can also have a sense of relief. For those that do not know about EFT, otherwise known as ‘tapping’, it is very simple and easy to use and considered one of ‘the’ best self-help tools on the market today. By lightly tapping on certain points of the face and body, known as acupressure points (fully explained in the book) it takes the emotional pain out of bullying and not only that, it gives children the opportunity of doing something and help them take control of their emotions when feeling vulnerable or helpless. This is the very first EFT for Bullying book on the market today, and different to other EFT books, a character in a story takes a child on a journey of what they may be going through themselves and clearly describes how to release their feelings by using EFT tapping to create a special kind of magic. With individual tap along guides for each of the four major bullying aspects, cyberbullying, intimidating or covert bullying, physical bullying and verbal bullying; a tapping chart and guide; a way to measure feelings and put them into words and comprehensive notes for parents, teachers or care-givers, this makes for an extremely powerful and positive book. The bottom line is that by using the tools provided in the book, victims of bullying feel better, gain confidence and self-esteem, and can take control of both the situation and how they are feeling about it in a safe and effective way. This positive,

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See the Magic and Power of Brazilian Martial Art Capoeira at the Ginga Mundo Group Batizado June 18th, 19th and 20th in New York City

On June 18th, 19th and 20th, 2015, the Ginga Mundo school of the Brazilian martial art Capoeira will be hosting a Batizado (or “baptism”) at Essex Street Academy, 350 Grand Street, Manhattan, along with performances and workshops that are open to all schools as well as open to the public. The event is co-hosted by Ginga Mundo Instructor Pena Verde, Professora Pimentinha, and world famous Capoeira Mestre (or Master) Sabiá, coming directly from Bahia, Brazil.

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Instructor Pena Verde demonstrating a Capoeira kick called an Armada Martelo at Sacred Studio in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, where he teaches class (all levels) on Tuesdays at 6:00pm and Saturdays at 2pm. (Photo by Ace Murray / Brooklyn Juice Photography.)

Capoeira — pronounced “capo-wey-da” — is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines dance, music, percussion, songs, self-defense techniques and acrobatics. According to legend, Capoeira began over four centuries ago when African slaves in Brazil trained to fight under the guise of dance in order to fool their masters and liberate themselves. Graceful sweeps and cartwheels performed to rhythmic drumming concealed their deadly techniques of attack, defense and trickery…and a totally one-of-a-kind martial art emerged.

Capoeira is played in a circle, called a roda (pronounced “hoda”) to the sound of live music — specifically songs written for the sport, and instruments (the Berimbau, the Atabaque, the Pandeiro and the Agogô) which determine the rhythm, pace and style of game that is played.

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Mestre Sabiá playing with Professora Pimentinha at an outdoor roda in Belgium he organized. As you can see from all the onlookers behind the players, Capoeira always draws a crowd. To see more click here.

Capoeira is, in a word, beautiful, and mesmerizing to watch. There is a joyful and playful spirit to Capoeira (in fact, in Portuguese you joga or play Capoeira) and, because it utilizes dance and acrobatics and players don’t just punch, kick and hit each other, there is a mystery and magic to the martial art that make it truly unique.

However, Capoeira is also a dangerous martial art of deception and trickery in which the whimsy of a smiling Capoeirista (as practitioners are called) performing an acrobatic movement (referred to as Floreios — or flourishes — in the sport) can turn on a dime into a powerful kick to the torso or take down at the heels that sends the opponent flying across the roda and landing ingloriously on their back. If a real fight has broken out (which can happen amongst the professional ranks) it will lead to real injury. This is a part of what is referred to in the sport as Mandinga, which is the trickery and deception that is central to a powerful Capoeira game because the most successful attempt to kick or take-down your opponent is the one they don’t see coming.

A Batizado is a traditional Capoeira event where new players are initiated and Capoeiristas advance in rank. At a typical Batizado world-class professional Capoeiristas from all over the city and the world come to help initiate new players, play each other, and to perform for the audience. I would describe Capoeira in that sphere as a combination between Carnival, Cirque du Soleil and a back-alley favela street-fight. It is truly a sight to behold. And a Batizado is the place to witness it.

Of course, nothing as spectacular as Capoeira comes easy. Unlike many other ancient physical arts that have been commercialized and watered down (think of 6 week online Yoga teaching certificates and Karate Black Belts given out at strip malls) Capoeira has stayed true to the historical standards, thresholds and rigor that make it so spectacular. No amount of money can pay for a rank – it must be earned through years of training – and there are very few Capoeira masters in the world, and those few who have achieved it have devoted their entire lives to the art.

But like any great achievement, gaining any real skill and rank in Capoeira is worth it. And the rigor and rewards can be seen at Pena Verde’s classes.

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Students train individual movements in formation (such as the Negativa seen above) which are assembled in sequences, and all of which require a tremendous amount of strength, training, agility and flexibility to get right. (Photo by Ace Murray / Brooklyn Juice Photography.)

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Students learn dozens of basic kicks, ducks and maneuvers which can be assembled in infinite variation, and practice them in a game of constant motion and surprise, as seen above with Pena kicking a Bênção and a student practicing a duck, or Esquiva, all done to the type of game determined by the music. (Photo by Ace Murray / Brooklyn Juice Photography.)

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Students spend years learning how to do the first, basic movement of Capoeira, which is the Ginga (or swing), which Pena can be seen teaching a white chord (or beginner) how to do above. (Photo by Ace Murray / Brooklyn Juice Photography.)

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Pena with Cordão de Ouro guest Faisca leading the roda on the Berimbaus. All Capoeiristas must learn how to play the Berimbau, which is the primary instrument of Capoeira. The pace and rhythm of the Berimbau determine what kind of game players play — São Bento Grande (high, fast and combative); Benguela (medium to slow and more towards the ground); or Angola (a game with a heavier emphasis on trickery played close to the floor). (Photo by Ace Murray / Brooklyn Juice Photography.)

If you want to see the magic, excitement, danger and power of Capoeira up close, or if you want to take the workshops and / or join in playing in a Batizado roda, the Ginga Mundo Batizado is the place to do so. See details below:

The Batizado and workshops will be held at Essex Street Academy, 350 Grand Street, Manhattan. All Capoeira schools welcome, and events and workshops are open to the public.

Thursday, June 18:

6 – 7 p.m.: Family Capoeira workshop for children (ages 5 and up) and their families with Mestre Sabiá
7:30 – 10 p.m.: Adult Capoeira workshop with Mestre Sabiá

Friday, June 19:

7 – 8 p.m.: Adult Capoeira workshop with Mestre Sabiá
8:30 – 9:30 p.m.: Pena Verde’s adult Batizado

Saturday, June 20:

9:30am – 11:30 a.m.: Adult workshop with Mestre Sabiá
11:30am – 12:30 p.m.: Children’s Batizado with Professora Pimentinha
8 p.m. till: Batizado after-party at Lot 45 in Bushwick

Event prices:

For all three adult workshops, the Batizado, and an event t-shirt: $ 105

Family workshop: $ 25 per child plus one caregiver/parent; $ 10 suggested donation for each additional family member

Individual adult workshop: $ 30

Capoeiristas coming to play in the Batizado rodas are asked to purchase an event t-shirt for $ 25.

Guests coming to watch the Batizados are asked to make a donation of school supplies Essex Street Academy.

Pena Verde’s adult classes:

Tuesdays 6pm to 7:15pm and Saturdays 2:00pm to 3:30pm at Sacred Studios, 197 Clifton Place, Brooklyn, New York. All levels.

Thursdays 8:15pm to 9:15pm at Breakin Bounderies, 11 Newell Street, Brooklyn, New York. All levels.

To know more about Pena Verde’s Ginga Mundo classes and get up to date information on times and dates:

Go to his site.
Or connect with him on Facebook here.

To connect with Professora Pimentinha click here.

To connect with Mestre Sabiá , click here.

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The Magic of Taiko for American Audiences

A few months ago I had the privilege of introducing readers to a Japanese drum ensemble whose enduring sounds have performed for over thirty years and today counts 100 talented performers in its troupe. Kodo is credited with popularizing the Japanese drum taiko style around the world–their magic is in the group’s ability to draw its audience into traditional Japanese sounds.

They spend most of their time during overseas and in Japan, and they recently wrapped up their North American tour, which took them all over the U.S. and Canada. When I followed back up with the group a few weeks ago, they told me how exciting it was to play in America’s longest running performing arts theater, the Brooklyn Academy of music and the thrill of performing to sold-out audiences in cities around the country. Here’s what they had to say about One Earth: Mystery‘s three-month stint inviting North American artists to experience the mystery of Japanese folk arts.

Steve Mariotti: How did One Earth: Mystery do with North American audiences? Were any changes made in the process?
Kodo:
Many changes have been made to Kodo’s productions ever since we have welcomed in Kabuki actor, Tamasaburo Bando as our artistic director. The theatrical and humorous pieces were internationally acclaimed, and audience of all ages were able to enjoy the performance. We have made a few minor changes to better reflect our North American audience tastes, and it has brought an addition of colorful expression on stage.


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Namahage (credit: Takashi Okamoto)

SM: What were the compositions featured in this tour and what are their significance?
Kodo:
We had a few newly written pieces for this production which were all influenced by different art forms, culture, and music. Kodo’s compositions are written by the performing members, and our production in particular, Mystery, featured many of the traditional Japanese folk arts from all over the country. The serpent scene was Kodo’s interpretation of Jamai (“serpent dance”) from Iwami Kagura in Shimane Prefecture. There are other traditional Japanese performing arts incorporated into the production such as Shishimai and Namahage. Other pieces in the production were written by the performers who get their influence from touring the world, and spending their time on Sado Island.

SM: How did the group shape the timing and delivery for their audience? What did you need to understand about the audience to do that? How do you get to know an audience?
Kodo:
As Mystery featured theatrical parts that brought a laugh to the audience, the “ma” was considered an important aspect of the performance. “Ma” is a Japanese expression using a significant length of pause and silence. “Ma” is used to create humor in theatrical scenes, and express tension in concentrated serious scenes. This “Ma” is adjusted at every performance, based on what we learn throughout our audience feedback during tour. The audience reactions are always very genuine; the length and timing of applauses, cheers, laughs, and the standing ovation after the finale, really reflects their feelings during the performance.


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Chit Chat (credit: Takashi Okamoto)

SM: What are Kodo’s near future plans? What is the big vision for the future?
Kodo:
In May of 2015, Kodo will perform in Osaka Japan in collaboration with Tamasaburo Bando for the musical production called Amaterasu. In August, we will host our 28th annual international music festival called Earth Celebration here on our home soil on Sado Island. In October, we will be in Montreal, Canada to be part of a contemporary ballet production called Kaguyahime.

After our performances of the production, Mystery, we will have our next new production called Eternity, touring domestically in Japan. At the end of 2015, the newest production called Chaos will premier. With the artistic direction of Tamasaburo Bando, Kodo will continuously aim for the highest quality performance, and present the audience with everlasting excitement of taiko music.


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Shishimai (credit: Takashi Okamoto)

Kodo will be back on U.S. soil in 2017, and you can see them in Europe next year.

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Creating Holiday Magic & Family Traditions

Creating Holiday Magic & Family Traditions


This book is a must-have for every family! Want to make your Santa wish list fly to the North Pole right before your children’s eyes? Produce a VIP concert event for Mom on Mother’s Day?or maybe the Easter Bunny will mastermind a spectacular egg and basket hunt this year for your kids. Creating Holiday Magic and Family Traditions makes a fantastic gift for Engagements, Bridal Showers, Weddings, Christmas, Birthdays, Baby Showers, New Baby Arrival, Housewarmings, and for any special Family in your life! Creating Holiday Magic and Family Traditions is a handbook that outlines creative and fun ways to make every holiday and occasion not only special, but completely tailor-made to please every member of the family! Anyone can sign a card, wrap a gift, and cut a birthday cake for their loved one. This book tosses out convention, and shows YOU how to easily create unique experiences for your family! Details of out-of-the-box ideas to host a celebration both adults and children will enjoy are tucked away inside this one-of-a-kind book. Each Holiday Magic page features simple, unique, imaginative and budget-conscious activities to do for that occasion. The pages also detail variations of the ideas, so you can customize them to suit your own family. Creating Holiday Magic and Family Traditions is a treasure trove of holiday merriment, perfect reference guide for creating unforgettable celebrations and traditions your family can reference and enjoy for years and generations to come. There’s never been a better time to start family traditions in your home:*Birthdays*Anniversaries*Christmas*Mother’s Day*Father’s Day*Valentine’s Day*Easter*Grandparents Day*Halloween*St. Patrick’s Day*Thanksgiving*New Year’s*Fourth of July*Milestone Birthdays*Family Bonding Ideas and so much more! Easily create epic holiday memories your children and family will never forget!

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Had C.R. Whitmore been struck by lightning? Had the polar axes of the earth shifted? Or was it merely the smile of the exquisitely lovely Deanna Worthington that had doused him with the feeling that everything in his world had suddenly changed?Whatever it was, C.R. needed to set his emotions aside as best he could. He had a secret mission on the Ruskin ranch, and nothing could deter him from reaching his goal. Deanna had traveled from Peoria to Montana for two reasons: one, she wanted to help her sister Catherine with her new baby, and, two, she wanted to finish writing her Master’s thesis. Her plans for the summer had seemed simple enough-until she met Cade Robert Whitmore…Hand in hand walks in the open meadows, horseback riding through pristine wilderness, moonlight swims in secluded waters…Deanna supposed, when it came to handsome cowboys, it was okay for a girl to change her summer plans, but would it be worth the risk to her career and her heart?ExcerptSetup: C.R. is giving Deanna a tour when they end up at his favorite place on the ranch.”You like to swim, don’t you?” C.R. said enthusiastically. He’d led her to a quiet lagoon which branched off the river. “I love swimming.” She’d gotten rather warm during their hike-from the exertion of the walk and from being with C.R. A swim in this magnificent pond seemed mighty tempting.”I had a feeling you would.” He moved quickly to a nearby hollowed-out tree, lying on the ground and retrieved a duffle bag. He opened it up and pulled out a large towel. “I come here every chance I get so I try to keep extra clothes and towels around in case I want to come straight from the range. Nothing makes a person feel more alive than a swim in the river.”Deanna clapped her hands together. “Oh, what fun! How lucky you are to have a place where you can swim whenever you want.”Well,” he said, “it isn’t always easy to fit a swim into my day. I’m usually awful busy with work during the warm months when swimming here is most pleasant.”I’

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Make a statement wearing this Moss New York Mens Magic Carpet Bandana Tank Top! It’s perfect for any casual occasion this Summer! This features: Sleeveless tank construction, and all over bandana print. Made of 100% Cotton. Moss New York, A Hip Clothing Line Founded Out of Queens, New York. The Moss Streetwear Clothing Brand is born of this goal, to bring the world and its influences together like nowhere else but New York can. Their inspiration is drawn from everywhere and yet from home! Approximate Measurements: Size S: Chest 41 Length 27 Size M: Chest 43 Length 28Size L: Chest 45 Length 29Size XL: Chest 47 Length 30Size 2XL: Chest 49 Length 31Size 3XL: Chest 51 Length 32Style: MAGIC CARPET

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Fortune Cookie Magic: The Offspring One

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Sandy had trouble keeping up with her strange behaving friend. “What’s your hurry?”We must have purple cookies. It’s dangerous. I’m trying to find Choi Lin’s.”Jill walked as if she was in a stupor. Through an arch, up some stairs, across a bridge, down stairs, past shop after shop, Jill looked everywhere and Sandy followed patiently. Jill walked and Sandy tailed her along a narrow hallway, across a courtyard, across a driveway, through a gateway, into a portico and…”There it is.”Jill entered the little shop, with Sandy trailing behind.A small, elderly Asian woman glanced at her husband, then asked Jill, “May we help you?”Sandy gazed around. There were powders in apothecary jars, amulets, trinkets, crystals, books on mysticism and dozens of other such items. Jill answered the woman, “Yes, I hope so. I’m looking for some special fortune cookies.”The man addressed her. “Why do you need these cookies?”We are on a quest,” Jill answered almost robotically. The woman asked. “In what way are they special?”They make you invisible.”An antique oriental vase fell to the floor and shattered. All eyes turned to Sandy who was red as a beet. Contritely, she hunched her shoulders up. “Looks like I bought an antique vase.”The man laughed and said, “Not to worry. It cheap replica. Twenty dolla.”Then the woman spoke up once more, “We waiting for you. Purple cookies are expensive. How many?”We need twelve.”That twelve hundred dolla.”Jill turned and with a vacant look in her eyes and asked, “Sandy do you have twelve hundred dollars, I could borrow?”Sandy walked over to stand by Jill. She had no idea what they would need invisibility for, but twelve cookies for ten people didn’t sound like enough. “Oh, let me buy them, sweetie.” To the lady she handed five thousand dollars and said, “My friend made a mistake. We need fifty purple cookies.”I get. Be back!”Oh, wait, just a minute please. Do you have any black cookies?”No sell black cookies. Only ‘The One’ has.”Of course. I meant green

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Want to see and experience the amazing Disney World Magic Kingdom? It’s been everyone’s childhood dream to visit that place at least once in their lives. But. to really maximize your trip, you can read up about it, and learn how to save and do as many things as possible within the short time limit. This ebook will show you everything – from the history to the different types of rides available. I’ll even show you how to get cheap, discount tickets to allow you to save as much as possible. Ready for your Disney adventure? Get this ebook today!

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Two Christmas Marriage Proposals, to Make the Magic Last Just a Little Bit Longer

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Children’s Magic Garden Book Shelf

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This a great addition to any kid’s room. Reading is always important, so organize it correctly with this lovely frog themed hand painted Book Case!Features:Hand PaintedHand CarvedDecorative as well as functionalSturdy and high qualityCoordinates with a setDimensions: 38″H x 11.50″W x 22″D
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Cathal the King’s Magic Food

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Cathal was king of Munster, and Fergal was king of Ulster, with an intense rivalry between them as both wanted to be high king. Fergal’s sister, Leah, fell in love with Cathal and sent him delicacies. Fergal summoned his wizard and ordered him to perform his mystical practices so that whoever eats them will never again have a day’s health for the rest of his life. When the apples entered Cathal’s stomach, they turned into worms, but one large worm consumed all the others. From then on, Cathal was constantly ravenously hungry, and he ate the food belonging to everyone in his palace and in the areas he travelled through. Ronan, a medical student, eventually realized the monster could be evicted by the same way he had entered it, by fasting and appealing to the power of the church. Ronan convinced the king to fast and give him apples based on religious numbers. One was for God, 3 was for the Trinity, 4 for the books of the gospels, 5 for the books of Moses, 8 for the beatitudes, 12 for the twelve apostles, 13 for Christ with the apostles. Ronan eventually got Cathal to fast to save Ronan’s soul from damnation. The demon was eventually evicted by holding food up to Cathal’s mouth but refusing to let him eat it. The palace was set on fire, and the demon was destroyed within it. The demon appeared like a lizard swaying in Cathal’s mouth before eviction.

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Daniel Radcliffe Rapping ‘Alphabet Aerobics’ Is Proof That Magic Does Exist

Harry Potter’s flow is officially riddikulus!

On Tuesday, Daniel Radcliffe stopped by “The Tonight Show” to talk about his new movie “Horns” and revealed that he loves rap music and has a thing for memorizing difficult lyrics. Seeing this as an opportunity for something amazing to happen, Jimmy Fallon then put the actor to the test by getting him to rap Blackalicious’ “Alphabet Aerobics.”

From watching the performance, it’s pretty obvious why the actor was chosen to play a wizard — because this is nothing less than magic.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.
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Sting Sings Cellphone Ringtones For Jimmy Fallon And Every Little Thing He Does Is Magic

He’s sending out an SMS. Sting visited “The Tonight Show” on Thursday to talk about his Broadway play, “The Last Ship,” and Jimmy Fallon got him to turn old cellphone ringtones into “Stingtones” because puns totally rule.

After the singer put his spin on the classic tones, he even recorded a voicemail message on a random audience member’s phone in the style of “Message in a Bottle.”

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‘Magic Mike XXL’ Plot And Full Cast Revealed

Warner Bros. has announced the full cast and plot of “Magic Mike XXL.” The sequel will include Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Jada Pinkett Smith, Andie MacDowell and Michael Strahan. “Magic Mike” stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias will return for “XXL.” Strahan also announced the news on “Live! with Kelly and Michael.”

The film picks up three years after the end of “Magic Mike,” when Mike (Tatum) left the stripping game. Per Warner Bros.:

“Magic Mike XXL” finds the remaining Kings of Tampa ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.

As previously reported, Steven Soderbergh stepped out of the director’s chair for the sequel, but will executive produce. Gregory Jacobs will direct and produce. Matthew McConaughey will not return.

“Magic Mike XXL” is due out July 1, 2015.
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Cirque du Soleil’s Drone Video, ‘Sparked,’ Is Pure Magic

Seems like Cirque du Soleil can turn just about anything into a mesmerizing performance — even drones.

A new collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich and Verity Studios features 10 quadcopters carrying out the kinds of complex synchronized dance maneuvers we usually see from the circus’ famed acrobats.

But what makes this clip amazing is the one thing it doesn’t feature: computer graphics.

You can see how the film was created in this “making of” video.

Verity co-founder Markus Waibel told Gizmag that each of the 10 drones was given a different personality, and that the entire film was shot in just three days.

“The collaboration resulted in a unique, interactive choreography where humans and drones move in sync,” Cirque du Soleil said in the description on YouTube. “Precise computer control allows for a large performance and movement vocabulary of the quadcopters and opens the door to many more applications in the future.”

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Martina Navratilova Creates More U.S. Open Magic By Proposing To Girlfriend On Big Screen

Martina Navratilova still knows how to rise to the occasion at the U.S. Open. This time, she did it by dropping to one knee.

More than 25 years after the tennis legend won her fourth and final single’s title in New York, Navratilova surprised her girlfriend, Julia Lemigova, with a proposal. The heartwarming moment was shown on the big screen at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday, reported People.

“I was very nervous,” Navratilova said later, via The Associated Press. “It came off. She said yes. It was kind of an out-of-body experience. You’ve seen people propose at sporting events before, in movies, in real life. Here it was happening to me. It was like I was watching myself do it.”

The couple has been together since 2006, according to the Daily Mail. After #shesaidyes, Navratilova took to Twitter to thank her fans for the support.


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A Drum God, Juno Jammers & Superheroes: Conversations with Terry Bozzio, July Talk and Magic Man

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A Conversation with Terry Bozzio

Mike Ragogna: Terry, when did your devotion to percussion and drums begin and who are some of your early musical heroes?

Terry Bozzio: Surf Drum Music, Sandy Nelson etc., then The Beatles on Ed Sullivan made me beg my father for drum lessons. I’m celebrating the anniversary of 50 years since that first lesson on July 15, 2014. Then the San Francisco music scene exploded and local bands like Big Brother with Janis Joplin could be seen down the road for $ 2.50. Jimi Hendrix and Cream came next. Then I went to college and got into studying the great jazz drummers who played with Miles or Coltrane and classical music.

MR: What was playing with Frank Zappa like and how did he influence you? What are your favorite recordings with him?

TB: I was very much in awe of Franks’s multiple talents and intellectual prowess. I learned so much from him in 3 years! It was like Marine Boot Camp for musicians.
He took me from being a naive drummer from San Francisco to being known all over the world with credibility, just because I was affiliated with him. Favorite recording would have to be “The Ocean is the Ultimate Solution” because it was an improvisation with him.

MR: You also played in UK and with Jeff Beck. What are your reflections of those years?

TB: Ah, the English! Well, Beck, of course, is just the best guitarist and one of the nicest people I have worked with. Thanks to him and keyboardist/composer Tony Hymas we made Guitar Shop, won a Grammy and toured the world several times. Playing with Jeff is like lighting a fire. And I loved to try to light him on fire! The UK was a great experience for me as well, I was a sideman member, enjoyed the music and tried to play my ass off back then.

MR: How did your group Missing Persons come about and did you leave for creative or personal reasons or…?

TB: It was a concept that developed between Warren, my ex [Dale Bozzio] and myself. I was frustrated by being a sideman in UK and wanted to do something more unique and modern. Warren left Frank Zappa and I left UK. We hooked up with the legendary Ken Scott, and Zappa let us use his studio to cut the demo EP (that got picked up and later sold something close to 400K, which for a time was the best selling EP in history). The idea was to be as creative as possible w/great players and intricate music but in the “pop” universe. We wanted it to be like a Fellini movie, and it was on many levels, including the tragic parts!

MR: Do you have a spiritual connection when playing drums and percussion?

TB: Absolutely. It’s really very much a “whole psyche” experience. I describe it as a “borderline” state of using all that you know and are, consciously: Intellectually, emotionally, physically and intuitively. But dipping into the unconscious and letting things happen or come through you that you were not aware of or planning. That’s the spiritual moment where things better that you could conceive happen. At that moment you use everything you know about music and compositional technique to develop, repeat, enhance or contrast with this sort of “gift idea” you have been graced with. When you are in this “zone,” it is an awesome experience.

MR: Any particular moments of your career overall that you’re the most proud of?

TB: My bio is loaded with them, Zappa once called me a genius! That was nice! But, I’m hoping this upcoming tour will be that. My big kit has midi to enhance the melodies I play. There are a lot of contrasting pieces I’ll be playing that take from, classical, ethnic percussion styles from all over the world, ambient, spacey, film score like compositions, as well as my art work as a stage set. I hope to take my audience on a time traveling experience with me!

MR: You also recorded instructional videos, performed at drum clinics, etc. How do you feel about being in the role of teacher or mentor?

TB: You can’t keep it unless you give it away! When not touring I work at DrumChannel.com hosting shows where I get to interview the best drummers in the world and play with them! And I have a full Art of Drumming lesson series you could study from. It covers all the elements of music: rhythm, melody, harmony, dynamics and orchestration as applied to the drum set in video and downloadable PDF files of exercises. I feel responsible to study and use the correct language of music–from the Western European tradition–when I speak and teach. I then try to share my concepts. A concept can be universal and students can apply them in infinite ways according to their own expression and affinities.

MR: What advice do you have for new artists?

TB: Study, learn the history, learn the basics. Try to be consistent and enjoy the process. Look inside, be authentic and honest with yourself, others and your art.

MR: And what would you have told Terry Bozzio when he was first starting out?

TB: Probably the same thing…but I wouldn’t have listened!! Youth is wasted on youth.

MR: Where do you see your place in music as a player and patron saint of the ostinato?

TB: I don’t see myself that way at all! An ostinato is just another of many musical/compositional devices. Most music falls into the homophonic category, that is, sound with sound, harmonic or rhythmic accompaniment with a lead melody or rhythm line. The accompaniment is always subordinate to the lead line. Much the same way as a pianist plays a bass line or chords with his left hand while playing the lead melody with his right. This technique has been around for hundreds of years–i.e. Mozart’s use of the “Alberti bass line”–and is not my invention. The drum set was only invented about 1899 when a drummer rigged up a way to play bass drum with his foot while playing snare drum with his hands. We’ve been expanding and developing techniques and technology to this day. It’s what we do! What we love! I love to compose, paint, practice new things, invent new equipment, make my drums look like an abstract (but functional) sculpture! Nobody pays me to do those things! It’s what I feel compelled to do. But I also love to share what I’ve discovered with others. That’s where my love of performance comes in. And most importantly the magic of live music. There is nothing to compare it too… CD’s, DVD’s of say Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” are great, but when you hear it played by great musicians in a symphony hall it becomes transcendent!

Think about it. Music is a ritual or reenactment of a myth. A theater is a “church” for music. The listener gives himself over to the experience without the distractions of the outside normal world. The artist is a channel or medium for the very spirit of creativity. He is high up on stage, the listener low. He is in the light, the listener is in the dark. He performs through an amplified sound system while the listener is silent. If the artist does his job correctly, both share in a transcendent experience where one is lifted above our normal mundane state of consciousness into a place where time and space no longer have such a hold on us. We are transformed, if only for a moment, into a place where feelings of awe, joy and ecstasy exist. Science explains this as entrainment, because everything in the universe is rhythm–frequency and vibration. From the rotations of planets to tempo, into the hearing range of pitch, to color–trillions of vibrations per second–to radio waves, x-rays and beyond, all are related by the law of the octave. So music is indeed a metaphor for the universe!

An Evening with Terry Bozzio North American Tour Dates:

Aug 14, 2014 – Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
Aug 15, 2014 – Mexicali, BC, Mexico – Lob Bar (Bol Bol)
Aug 17, 2014 – Phoenix, AZ – MIM Music Theater
Aug 19, 2014 – Las Vegas, NV – Sam Ash
Aug 23, 2014 – Denver, CO – Soiled Dove
Aug 26, 2014 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
Aug 28, 2014 – Conroe, TX – Dosey Doe
Aug 29, 2014 – Fort Worth, TX – McDavid Studio
Aug 31, 2014 – Austin, TX – One World Theater
Sept 04, 2014 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
Sept 05, 2014 – Largo, FL – Largo Cultural Center
Sept 08, 2014 – Charlotte, NC – The Neighborhood Theater
Sept 10, 2014 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton
Sept 11, 2014 – Wilmington, DE – World Café
Sept 13, 2014 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Saint
Sept 14, 2014 – New York City, NY – Iridium (2 shows – 8pm & 10pm)
Sept 15, 2014 – New York City, NY – Iridium (2 shows – 8pm & 10pm)
Sept 16, 2014 – Stafford Springs, CT – Stafford Palace Theater
Sept 17, 2014 – Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theater
Sept 19, 2014 – Richmond Hill, ON, Canada – Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Sept 21, 2014 – Buffalo, NY – Nietzches
Sept 22, 2014 – Cleveland, OH – Nighttown
Sept 24, 2014 – Nashville, TN – 3rd and Lindsley
Sept 26, 2014 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival
Sept 30, 2014 – Little Rock, AR – Juanitas
Oct 05, 2014 – Chicago, IL – Martyrs
Oct 06, 2014 – Chicago, IL – Martyrs
Oct 10, 2014 – Winnipeg, MB, Canada – West End Cultural Centre
Oct 14, 2014 – Calgary, AB, Canada – Orpheus Theatre
Oct 17, 2014 – Vancouver Island, BC, Canada – Tidemark Theatre
Oct 18, 2014 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Rio Theatre
Oct 19, 2014 – Seattle, WA – The Triple Door
Oct 20, 2014 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
Oct 23, 2014 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi´s
Oct 25, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Catalina´s
Oct 26, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Catalina´s

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A Conversation with July Talk

Mike Ragogna: I’m sure you’ve been asked this a billion times, so here comes a billion and one. What is the history of the name “July Talk”?

Peter Dreimanis: Essentially, the first song that was written for the band was called “July Talk” and we ended up switching and using it as the band name because it seemed so fitting. The whole band is based around conversation, every song is kind of a back and forth between Leah and I. The month of July seemed prevalent because as a young person you can start a summer, you can party your face off, you can fall in love, you can have these incredible high highs and low lows and then the fall can come and everything gets swept under the rug. We wanted to have a conversation that was stuck within that naïveté, I guess, that lost summer. That kind of felt fitting for the band’s name because of the dramatic live show we try to put as such a priority.

MR: You guys are based in Toronto, right?

Leah Fay: Correct!

MR: What’s the history of the band?

LF: Peter and I met in a bar.

MR: A lot of great stories start with that line.

LF: [laughs] We dug the way our voices sounded so we started getting together and playing some tunes and it quickly became very obvious that this project needed to be a full-on five piece rock ‘n’ roll band, so Danny Miles on drums, Josh Warburton on bass, and Ian Docherty on guitar all came into the picture. Basically, we toured the sh*t out of Canada and now we’ve kind of slowly been introducing ourselves to the rest of the world.

MR: Josh, you’ve directed the band’s videos, which are all in black and white. Usually, that approach is used for a retro or noir effect. What was your intention?

Josh Warburton: The video is just an extension of an aesthetic that Peter had early on. We approached everything in this black and white visual that helps illustrate the ying and the yang, the black and white of the conversation between he and Leah. Obviously, as a filmmaker when you’re told you can only make something in black and white you’re thrilled because normally people don’t want to see black and white or don’t want to commission black and white work. For us it became this opportunity to have a wonderful aesthetic and from there build in some period elements while still keeping the project rounded and contemporary. It’s just a great place to start from and the band is really fun to film, there’s always great energy, so it seems to be the perfect fit.

PD: It’s just as important that we have fun creating the visuals for the band as we do creating the record. I think as the project develops they become so interwoven you get lost. When we’re writing a song it won’t be five minutes into finding that hook that we’re already thinking of what the visual side could be, so moving forward we’re really looking forward to working our asses off and trying to create something really cohesive.

MR: What’s the music making process like?

LF: July Talk kind of only lives on stage. When we first released our first album in Canada, we’d played maybe four shows or something like that, so the ten songs came out and we quickly realized how much they were changing and how much we were learning about what this project really is. It’s kind of a chaotic rock ‘n’ roll experiment based on a conversation, so the way we write is trying to capture that kind of energy and write with an audience in mind. The way we’ve figured out how to do that best for us currently is locking ourselves in a cabin or a house and working sixteen to eighteen hour days waking up in the morning and writing. It can be complicated to collaborate but at the end of the day five minds are better than one.

MR: Peter, how do you feel about your voice being compared to Tom Waits?

PD: [laughs] It’s an inevitable thing when you sing in that register, to be compared to people that do. I’ve always lived by the idea that as an artist if you’re not exercising the part of you that makes you the most unique you might not be getting at the epicenter of what you can put into the world. It’s important to me that I experiment with that. As soon as I became old enough as a teenager to start making these sounds that I thought only old men could make, it opened up a world of opportunity. All these songs that you start playing and start writing suddenly mean something completely different when they come out of your gut, or out of this part of you that you didn’t even know really existed. Writing with Leah, it’s an entirely incredible project. We always joke that if we ever had another band where it was just one of us songwriting would be kind of boring. It’s so addictive to create these two sides to every issue and use the difference in our voices to illustrate that conflict. It’s quite addicting, and my voice doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, it’s only getting lower. Hopefully, we can keep doing it.

MR: Do you think that might be from life on the road?

PD: Uh, yeah, you hit the nail on the head.

MR: And Leah, you’re a soprano. Did you have any training?

LF: Not really. The first time I started singing was because I very briefly wanted to have a career as a musical theater actress. I spent my whole life dancing and doing art and then eventually studying performance art, but when I was trying to figure out what it was I wanted to do I was like, “I just want to be a triple threat!” Unfortunately, I didn’t really have any faith in my voice, but you have your heart broken and then you need to start writing songs about it. I started singing out of necessity, not so much because I thought I had a good voice.

MR: Where do the topics you write about come from?

PD: They kind of come out of nowhere. We could be driving in a van and something comes up. What’s changed over the last year of writing for the band is that we’re a bit more on the same team. It used to be that Leah would write what she’s says and I would write what I’m saying and we would hope there’s enough butting of heads in the process that there would be conflict in the art. But I think as time went on, we started doing it more like how the band makes music, which is a heavily accountable editing process where every little part. Every little word has to be proven to each other and we have to make sure that we’re headed in the right direction. The topics we write about lately is kind of what it’s like to be a man or a woman at our age and try to be brave and say things that everybody knows, but people are a little afraid to say; acknowledge the unacknowledged. I think that inherently when you put a man and a woman on stage, you could be singing “Born To Run” and it would mean something totally different from when Bruce Springsteen sings it. People are going to attach gender identity to anything so we thought, “Why not explore those topics and really try to take an opportunity that’s fallen in our lap?” I think that’s the direction that we like to write in, to examine those ideas.

MR: Your latest single and EP title is Guns + Ammunition. Its subject matter seems pretty universal yet complex.

PD: Yeah. We’re really obsessed with these two opposite sides and “Guns + Ammunition” seemed like a perfect metaphor for codependence. Neither of them is anything without the other. Thinking of that when it comes to being in love and being damaged felt right. I think that as we go through these writing processes, we get excited because we push each other and make sure that we’re really getting to the essence of something. The only reason it really is rewarding is because when you write the songs that really do get to the essence of that conflict. When you play it live, it’s different every night and there’s a fight that starts. Each song is getting to that point, and when we started playing “Guns + Ammunition,” it was just so obvious that that song was able to hit something that created this feud, this chaos, this manic-ness on stage that hasn’t disappeared, and it changes every single night.

MR: So your live act contains a performance art approach. How much of that would you say is in the mix on stage?

LF: Well, it’s not really a planned thing where we say, “Tonight’s going to be a night that we focus on performance art,” because that kind of goes against everything that I think live performance art is and stands for. Where it falls into a more conceptual-based is just because we’re trying to all acknowledge the fact that we’re human beings on stage and we’re in a room with a bunch of other human beings who can be affected by us. It’s all just feeling what the room needs and then giving whatever that is to them on a night-by-night basis. There’s a lot of pushing on boundaries and sometimes taking things back.

PD: I think that the real thing that I’ve learned from Leah, especially from her education with performance is just seeing vulnerability and the risk of failure as a good thing. Something that I think all five of us have realized is that it’s not interesting to watch a performer sit in a comfortable chair and play their song. If you’re going to get at that conflict that we’re talking about you need to see somebody at their absolute breaking point, the break where they think that everything’s going to fall apart and maybe it does for a few seconds, maybe mistakes are made, maybe guitars get unplugged and there’s things being thrown. That’s what we’re trying to get at, that point where the audience really isn’t sure if what’s happening is good or bad or intentional or how they should feel about it or react. Those are the moments in a July Talk show where everybody in the room is feeling so uncomfortable and so intimate at the same time. I think that’s kind of what we’re trying to go for, those moments.

LF: When you’re on stage, you can totally manipulate people. If Peter smashes his face and he’s bleeding but then I say, “Don’t worry, it’s fake blood,” seventy-five percent of the audience will believe me. You can really take them along for whatever sort of ride they’re willing to go on.

MR: July Talk was acknowledged as Best Alternative Group of the Year by Canadian Sirius/XM’s indie awards, and you’ve also been nominated Group of the Year at the Juno Awards. These are pretty big accomplishments considering this is technically your debut EP.

LF: We’re totally babies.

PD: [laughs] We actually joke about it all the time. It happened far more quickly than we expected. It’s kind of just one of those situations where the point that we thought this band was going to is so far past that we’re really just trying to get to the point where we can live as artists and have ideas and put them into action. That’s our dream now, so we all just work together and our lives have, basically, been turned upside down. But we like them much more than our old lives.

MR: Hey July Talk, what advice do you have for new artists?

LF: Do your thing. Don’t give a f**k about what anyone else thinks. You’ve got to hone in on what it is that makes you, and what it is that you want to say and try not to be affected by that human urge to compete and compare and talk down to and all those things. At the end of the day, you’ve got to be a good person. That’s the important thing. You can’t be a s**thead.

PD: I think the biggest thing is just staying on the idea that if you make a mistake make it again and capitalize on it. That’s what people are interested in seeing. They’re interested in seeing human beings, they don’t want to see this glossy thing that has nothing to do with real life. That’s what we’re into. I don’t know if it will work for them.

Ian Docherty: Play a lot and tour.

Josh Warburton: I’m kind of reiterating, but I think being sincere in what you’re doing is important. It’s really easy when you’re a musician, and especially in this industry, to start to model certain elements of your act around what’s working around you. I think when that stuff happens, you get a lot Frankenstein bands, both visually and sonically. If you can stay the course and find what it is that influences you and then if your songs can translate and play well just on the acoustic guitar, then you’re golden.

Danny Miles: I full agree with Josh, being true to yourself, and Ian as well, working hard. It doesn’t come easy. We are a new band, but we’ve all been working hard for years before this.

LF: Try to be as smelly as possible and make all the people fall in love with your pheromones.

MR: [laughs] Where do you want July Talk’s future to go?

PD: I think we very early on decided that we needed to know what we were in it for. You obviously don’t become a musician to make money anymore, so it’s very important to know what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. Josh and I had that conversation when we first started the band. “What do we want?” I remember Josh’s answer was to make a great record, one of those records that people remember. My goal, if you want to call it that, was to have a show that people knew and could come and enjoy and see multiple shows in a tour and still feel like they wanted more. As soon as we started developing that, well, right now our live show is where we feel at home. We feel totally rewarded by it and we can’t get enough of that. The record is the next step, moving forward. You’re always trying to create that sound and capture that moment on record. I think that’s next for us. I hope with this release in the States we can continue exploring that.

LF: I think when you start a band, what you really want to do is take over the world but then the checkpoints of world domination keep getting farther and farther away and the world just keeps getting bigger and bigger. I think that’s kind of the motivating point to keep going, you just have to accept that you don’t know anything. For us, as long as this project keeps going and we’re constantly being pushed back onto our asses, it makes us want to stand up again and work harder and keep learning.

Transcribed by Galen Hawthorne

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A Conversation with Magic Man

Mike Ragogna: Here you are with your You Are Here EP, “Paris” being one of its featured tracks and premiered video. But enough of that. You’re a Boston act, a place from where many high-powered, iconic groups have emerged. So what is Magic Man’s superhero origin story?

Sam Lee: Well, we’re all from a mysterious alien planet where the lower gravity makes us musical geniuses.

MR: Hmm, there’s something familiar about this story. Watch it be the truth…

SL: No one would believe you even if it was! [laugh] In terms of the band, Alex and I actually grew up together, we’ve known each other since preschool, we grew up right down the street from each other. Then throughout middle school and high school we learned how to play music together. We played in a lot of bands together, a lot of different types of bands; some typical garage rock bands, some cover bands, played some instrumental, broody post-rock music. Magic Man, we started in the summer after our freshman year of college. It was the first thing we’d done together that really felt like something we could take pretty far. We self-produced and self-released our first album as Magic Man in winter of 2010, but that was when we were in college, so we weren’t really focusing on the music full time. We played a lot of basement shows, house parties, frat parties, did a little bit of touring, but really we were in school so that was taking up a lot of our time. But during that time, the band evolved from the two-piece of Alex and I to a five-piece band. We started focusing our sound more on a full rock band sound, still using a lot of the electronics and synths from when it was just the two of us and a laptop, but we tried to focus it on a more energetic, rock-oriented show. That’s kind of how the band developed the sound we have now, playing shows with the full band and writing with that sort of sweaty house party show in mind, trying to keep as much of that energy there in the music as we could.

MR: Is that how the creative process takes place? You and Alex create the core of the songs and then take it to the rest of the members?

SL: That’s exactly right. Alex and I usually come up with the songs. I’ll come to Alex with a chord progression or beat and he’ll come to me with a lyric or a melody or something like that and we’ll build the song up from there, get it to a demo state with just the two of us, and then bring it to the band to learn how to play live and to record.

MR: Do you guys come from Boston proper or one of the suburbs?

SL: We’re from a suburb called Newton.

MR: Do you think growing up in that part of the world had an influence on your creativity at all?

SL: I would say where we’re from definitely had an influence, particularly because Newton is obviously a relatively wealthy community and our parents were very supportive of our music. I don’t know how common it is everywhere, but starting in fourth grade we started playing the recorder. That was horrible. We were all really bad at it, but pretty soon after that, I took up an instrument in the school band. Newton South High School had a really good music scene. In Newton in general, there were a lot of kids playing music. Kids in bands playing in their parents’ garages or basements or wherever. I definitely feel like maybe not so much the geography of where we’re from, but the people influenced us definitely.

Alex Caplow: The mentality, yeah. The standard for what kind of music kids were playing in high school bands was far higher than just being in a jam band or playing covers. Everyone was sort of feeding off of each other’s creative energy. It wasn’t really enough to just jam out. People wanted to come see real bands with original music, so everyone was very, very passionate about their projects and about joining lots of different bands.

MR: So there was something in the dirty water.

AC: Yes.

SL: Yeah, yeah, there was definitely something in the dirty water!

MR: This is sort of an obvious question for someone as old as I am, but “Magic Man” to me references Heart’s song “Magic Man.” I’m imagining you’ve come across that a time or two.

SL: [laughs] Oh yeah.

AC: Yeah, we do come across it. It’s a great song but it’s also a coincidence. The story behind the band name is actually that when we were writing the first Magic Man songs we were in France, working on organic farms the summer after our freshman year of college. Sam was learning French. My mother is French, so I was happy to come join him. We met a lot of really interesting characters while we were there and writing music on his laptop during the day when it was too hot to work. One of the farms we were working at was hosting this circus festival by chance, so there were just hundreds of really crazy characters–jugglers, magicians–and we were doing more pitching circus tents than farming. The first person that we met was a young guy, around our age, who was an aspiring magician who called himself “The Magic Man.” He didn’t speak English very well, but he was this guy who showed us the ropes and was our first friend that we made and the first supporter of our music. He was the first to hear the songs we were working on at the time, so when we were thinking of what we should call this project, we decided we should name it after him.

MR: That’s a great story. Who influenced you guys?

SL: We listen to a ton of different music and try not to get bogged down or pigeonhole ourselves into one or two genres, especially when we’re working. We love listening to everything from Top Forty stuff to more obscure underground music. I feel like everything brings something to the table that gives you an interesting perspective. Then sometimes you hear something you like and you can steal it and use it in your own music.

AC: During the first songs that we wrote, we were listening to a lot of Arcade Fire and Postal Service and The Killers. I grew up listening to a lot of Coldplay, so we have a lot of that line between pop and alternative rock and electronic music, where all those circles intersect. That’s where we were trying to go with it, to take you to the best of all those worlds.

MR: And now comes the part of the story where the low-gravity alien gets signed to The Daily Planet…I mean Sony. How did that happen?

SL: Well, Derek [Davies] and Lizzy [Plapinger,] two good friends of ours who run the label Neon Gold had an imprint deal with Columbia. They signed our first album, Real Life Colors. We had put it up on BandCamp giving it away for free. We got some attention from blogs. It ended up on Pitchfork and a bunch of other blogs, which was great and we had some great feedback from fans. And at that point, we were kind of thinking, “We’re going to make a second album and we’re just going to do it the same way we recorded our first album. We’ll record it ourselves, produce it ourselves, friends will play on the record, and friends will help us make it.” All of a sudden, Neon Gold, our favorite label, one that’s released a ton of stuff we look up to, got in touch of us. It’s sort of like a dream come true, them wanting to work with us.

AC: It was hard to stay focused in school when that deal was presented to us. My future was no longer becoming a psychologist. I was dreading not knowing what I was going to do after school. I didn’t want to go to grad school. Then all of a sudden, we had this record deal and it was like, “You can be a musician as your occupation!” It was a great way to graduate.

MR: Congratulations! So the next step, obviously is a full album. Is this EP a sampling of what’s going to appear on that?

SL: Yeah, we recorded it in the same sessions. Once we graduated from school, we holed-up in a home studio in Providence, Rhode Island, where we moved after we graduated and really spent a year or more crafting these songs and taking ones we’d written in college and improving them. Last summer, we took those songs, we went to New York and worked with a producer there, a producer named Alex Aldi. We built the songs up from the demos and did some additional production and mixing and ended up with the songs that are now on You Are Here and Before The Waves, our album. It’s definitely a similar sonic palette, but hopefully on the album, there’s a little more variety, more room to tell a narrative and have the journey from the start of the album to the end.

MR: It’s interesting that your EP includes three songs with geographical shout outs…”Texas,” “Paris,” and “Nova Scotia.”

AC: Yeah, we actually have songs called “Chicagoland” and “South Dakota” on the album as well.

MR: Does this reveal a subconscious desire to travel the world as the band Magic Man?

SL: Alex is actually a South Dakota native from a past life; he’s been reincarnated and is inhabiting his alien body with the spirit of a South Dakotan. What do you call someone from South Dakota? Dakotan? Decoded?

AC: A South Coyote.

SL: It wasn’t something that we consciously set out to do, but we did name the EP You Are Here kind of thinking of those geographically-named songs. Once we were putting the songs together for the EP and album, we liked the connection. Writing about places is something that we’ve done for a long time. You can see a bunch that didn’t end up on the album that use the same tricks. It’s kind of a fun exercise, to write about how a place makes you feel or what it means to you, or to use it as a jumping off point for a song, especially being people who really like to travel and being a band that started when Alex and I were traveling. Thinking about how a place might inspire you is always a good place to start a song. You might end up with something that has nothing to do with the place by the time you’re finished, but that spark sometimes is sometimes a good way to come up with an idea.

AC: Yeah, one of our favorite songs was called “Tokyo.” Tokyo inspired the song, but it didn’t end up being about anything related to Tokyo so we thought that would be confusing. It was hard to change that name, but it was probably for the best.

MR: You could have an album filled with the names of places even though the songs have nothing to do with them.

SL: Yeah, Bon Iver’s second album has a bunch of songs named after places and I’m not sure what they have to do with the songs, but I’ve always liked them. It also gives a good image to the listener, I think. You think about the place in addition to what the lyrics are saying and how they relate.

MR: Who does most of what during the creative process?

AC: We both have different expertise. Sam is definitely more towards the production side and I lean more towards the melodic and lyrics side. It’s often that Sam has a beat or a chord progression and then I write a vocal melody over it and some gibberish lyrics and we pass it back and forth. There are other times when Sam totally changes the melodies or I start off with the initial groove. It’s really just a fully collaborative process.

MR: And the lyrics?

SL: We’re both definitely involved in the lyrics. On some songs, one person will write all of the lyrics and we’ll love it and only change a few things. Other times, we’ll sit down together and one of us will contribute a verse and the other will contribute a chorus. It ranges, totally. Some of the songs I can point to and say, “Alex wrote this,” and others I can say, “I wrote the majority of that,” but the majority of the songs are a collaboration. We start with something that someone came up with, but by the time we’re done it’s something we put equal amounts into.

AC: It is interesting to think about, because I’ve heard that for most singer-songwriters, the lyrics come first, that the core of the song is like the story they start telling. For us, we put a lot more energy into making sure the song works on its own without the lyrics. We focus on the feel and melodies and the sound that we want to go for, so I record gibberish lyrics for all the songs before we actually write the lyrics. I know I want it to go… [rhythmic verbiage], so I know exactly what sound I want to be there, and then we fit in the lyrics after to make sure it fits with the mood of the song. But first, we make sure that it stands on its own without lyrics at all.

MR: I’ve often wondered how bands stay together when the song concepts only come from the lead singer.

AC: It’s all the groupies.

SL: [laughs] The fact is we all do the same amount of work when we’re on tour. We all get the same benefits. It’s just a great lifestyle that we all enjoy. The other members of the band, while they don’t write the songs directly, they’re all songwriters themselves and they have the time to work on their own projects, so they definitely continue to fill creatively fulfilled even if it’s not through this particular project. And during practice, we all throw around tons of ideas and build the songs back up for the live show. It’s definitely a collaboration.

MR: What advice do you have for new artists?

AC: I would say that one of the things that helped us the most in reaching an audience was putting our first album out for free. Just focusing on sharing it with as many people as possible and not at all focusing on the money side of things. We knew that most importantly, we wanted people to hear the songs and if they liked them, they would share them with their friends. That’s how we built our fan base. The album was free and that blogs would post about it and say, “It’s free! Just click on this link to get the album, it’s actually pretty good!” So I would recommend that if you’re trying to get started, really send it around to as many people as possible.

SL: On that note, one thing that’s been pretty helpful for me on this journey so far is to remember that the reason you’re doing what you’re doing is because there are people out there who are supporting you, like the fans. They’re the reason you’re there. You wouldn’t be doing it if it weren’t for them. In the same vein, you try to give back or try to appreciate them. Sometimes there’s a show you don’t want to do because you’re tired and it’s been a long time and for you, it’s just another show. But for them? iI’s the show they’ve been really wanting to see or they’re just trying to have a good time that night. It’s important to remember that while you’re doing it for yourself because it’s your art, there are a lot of other people that are keeping you doing what you’re doing.

AC: Respond to their tweets, show them that you care and it will turn them into a life-long fan.

MR: What’s the goal down the road?

SL: Have you seen the show Pinky & The Brain?

MR: So this is about world domination.

SL: Yup. World domination. But in all seriousness, I think our goal is what I was just saying. We love playing music, we love writing music, we love touring and playing shows, so we want to be able to do that as long as we can. Now that our album is done, we’re focusing on the touring side of things, trying to play for as many different people as possible, travel to new cities and new countries even and play as many shows as possible. Once that touring cycle wraps up, I’m excited to get back in the studio and lather, rinse, repeat.

MR: And hope the magic happens again.

SL: Yes.

MR: Has this interrogation missed anything?

SL: In terms of important dates, our album’s coming out July 8th, you can preorder it now on iTunes.

AC: And you get stuff immediately for pre-ordering…

MR: Like a secret decoder ring?

SL: …and also on July 8th, we’re starting a west coast headline tour from San Diego to Vancouver and then after that we’re going to be on tour with Panic! At The Disco for pretty much the rest of the summer. We’ll be traveling over a lot of the US, so hopefully, we’ll be able to see as many people as we can and play a lot of shows.

Transcribed By Galen Hawthorne
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$49 for a Clifton Hill Fun Package with Vouchers to a Magic Show, Captain Jack’s and More ($170 Value)

City: Toronto
Start Date: March 10, 2014
End Date: August 31, 2014
Value: $ 170
Price: $ 49
Purchases: 2
Purchases required: 1

Highlights:

  • The perfect way to spend a day in Niagara Falls!
  • Start things off with two $ 25 Power Cards towards fun and games at Captain Jack’s Pirate Cove.
  • Enjoy a bite to eat with the $ 20 credit to Outback Steakhouse.
  • Buy as many as you like and go with a group of friends.

Buy Details:

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  • Package for 4 People: admission for 4 people to Laser Tag, Mini Putt and Laser Maze, two $ 25 Captain Jack’s power cards, $ 20 Outback Steakhouse credit, and 4 tickets to Greg Frewin Las Vegas Magic Show.
  • To Redeem, please pick-up package at the Discount Desk at Captain Jack’s Pirates Cove (4955 Clifton Hill, L2G 3N5).
  • Vouchers will become active one hour after purchase.
  • Captain Jack’s Game Play card for play only and $ 2 activation fee is not included.
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  3. Laser Maze: another classic and fun-filled game for everyone!
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$49 for a Clifton Hill Fun Package with Vouchers to a Magic Show, Captain Jack’s and More ($170 Value)

City: Toronto
Start Date: February 27, 2014
End Date: March 10, 2014
Value: $ 170
Price: $ 49
Purchases: 1
Purchases required: 1

Highlights:

  • The perfect way to spend a day in Niagara Falls!
  • Start things off with two $ 25 Power Cards towards fun and games at Captain Jack’s Pirate Cove.
  • Enjoy a bite to eat with the $ 20 credit to Outback Steakhouse.
  • Buy as many as you like and go with a group of friends.

Buy Details:

  • Includes a choice of:
  • Package for 2 People: admission for 2 people to Laser Tag, Mini Putt and Laser Maze, two $ 25 Captain Jack’s power cards, $ 20 Outback Steakhouse credit, and 2 tickets to Greg Frewin Las Vegas Magic Show.
  • Package for 4 People: admission for 4 people to Laser Tag, Mini Putt and Laser Maze, two $ 25 Captain Jack’s power cards, $ 20 Outback Steakhouse credit, and 4 tickets to Greg Frewin Las Vegas Magic Show.
  • To Redeem, please pick-up package at the Discount Desk at Captain Jack’s Pirates Cove (4955 Clifton Hill, L2G 3N5).
  • Vouchers will become active one hour after purchase.
  • Captain Jack’s Game Play card for play only and $ 2 activation fee is not included.
  • Unlimited per person and as gifts.
  • Taxes not included and are paid by guest when redeeming vouchers.
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Get ready for a fun-filled activity that the whole family can enjoy with today’s deal: $ 49 for a Clifton Hill Fun Package for 2 People or $ 89 for 4 People!

  1. Laser Tag: a thrilling activity for a birthday party, date, or just because!
  2. Mini-Putt: glow-in-the-dark.
  3. Laser Maze: another classic and fun-filled game for everyone!
  4. Greg Frewin Magic Show:
    Experience the mystery and art of illusion with Greg Frewin featuring spectacular appearances by their rare and majestic tigers.
  5. Two $ 25 Power Cards for play in Captain Jacks 4-Storey Arcade & Fun Centre.
  6. $ 20 Dining Credit at Outback Steakhouse.

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$10 for Admission to Mini Putt and IMAX Theatre: Niagara Miracles, Myths & Magic, and $20 Eastside Mario’s Voucher in Niagara Falls ($40 Value)

City: Toronto
Start Date: February 27, 2014
End Date: March 10, 2014
Value: $ 40
Price: $ 10
Purchases: 10
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  • Incredible savings for a full day’s worth of fun in Niagara Falls!
  • Choose from 4 great packages for a group of 1, 2, 4, or 6 people.
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  • Mini putt is 3-D glow-in-the-dark!
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  • To Redeem, please pick-up package at the Discount Desk at Captain Jack’s Pirates Cove (4955 Clifton Hill, L2G 3N5).
  • Vouchers will become active one hour after purchase.
  • For dining credits: must purchase 2 entrees. Valid only for dine-in at the location indicated on this voucher only. Excludes alcohol. Entire value must be used in a single visit.
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96-Hour Flash Sale: $39 for a Clifton Hill Fun Package with Vouchers to a Magic Show, Captain Jack’s and More ($230 Value)

City: Toronto
Start Date: February 13, 2014
End Date: February 17, 2014
Value: $ 230
Price: $ 39
Purchases: 1
Purchases required: 1

Highlights:

  • The perfect way to spend a day in Niagara Falls!
  • Start things off with a $ 50 Power Card towards fun and games at Captain Jack’s Pirate Cove.
  • Enjoy a bite to eat with the $ 20 credit to Outback Steakhouse.
  • Buy as many as you like and go with a group of friends.

Buy Details:

  • Includes admission for 2 people to Laser Tag, Mini Putt and Laser Maze, a $ 50 Captain Jack’s power card, $ 20 Outback Steakhouse credit, and 2 tickets to Greg Frewin Las Vegas Magic Show.
  • To Redeem, please pick-up package at the Discount Desk at Captain Jack’s Pirates Cove (4955 Clifton Hill, L2G 3N5).
  • Vouchers will become active one hour after purchase.
  • Captain Jack’s Game Play card for play only and $ 2 activation fee is not included.
  • Unlimited per person and as gifts.
  • Taxes not included and are paid by guest when redeeming vouchers.
  • .

Description:

Get ready for a fun-filled activity that the whole family can enjoy with today’s deal: $ 39 for a Clifton Hill Fun Package for 2 People ($ 230 Value)!

  1. Laser Tag: a thrilling activity for a birthday party, date, or just because!
  2. Mini-Putt: glow-in-the-dark.
  3. Laser Maze: another classic and fun-filled game for everyone!
  4. Greg Frewin Magic Show:
    Experience the mystery and art of illusion with Greg Frewin featuring spectacular appearances by their rare and majestic tigers.
  5. $ 50 Power Card for play in Captain Jacks 4-Storey Arcade & Fun Centre.
  6. $ 20 Dining Credit at Outback Steakhouse.

Expires: October 31, 2014
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The Magic of Music Low Intermediate Book with Online Access

The Magic of Music Low Intermediate Book with Online Access


Music has always been important to people – and some animals Explore the many ways music affects us, from whale songs to Yo-Yo Ma. Use your unique code to access the online reader, complete with videos and interactive exercises. Plus, download a free e-book version of the reader

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Point Zero (7543077 Canada Inc.) – Holiday Magic! Save $75 when you spend $200 or more! Use promo code: 75OFF200 (Valid thru Dec 15)

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Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube, Ages 6 months +, 1 ea

Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube, Ages 6 months +, 1 ea


Inspire creativity with this interactive musical toy that lets your child add or subtract musical instruments to Mozart’s symphonies. All Ages Inspires Creativity Interactive Play br Push buttons to play Mozart favorites by adding and subtracting instruments. An interactive musical toy that lets your child add and subtract instruments of a symphony – because if your child is conducting music then he is less likely to be conducting mischief. It s the little things. Stuff you should know: 5 individual instruments buttons – harp, flute, French horn, piano and violin 2 1 orchestra button plays all instruments 1 Baby can add or subtract an instrument – without missing a single beat of the music 6 Lights flash to the tempo of the instruments 5 Soft, rounded corners so it s easy and safe for baby to hold 4 Instructions included. Mozart Magic Cube Compositions: Non Piu

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Point Zero (7543077 Canada Inc.) – Holiday Magic! Save $25 when you spend $100 or more! Use promo code: 25OFF100 (Valid thru Dec 15)

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Teen’s Impromptu Duet With Jason Mraz Is Pure, Unadultered Magic

In 2011, Alexandra Jarred was turned away from a Jason Mraz performance at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles for being underage. But the dedicated fan wasn’t deterred.

Jarred waited outside the venue, hoping that Mraz would eventually appear, the Burbank Examiner reported. Lucky for her, he did. And when Mraz learned that Jarred’s dream had always been to sing with him, the singer-songwriter responded in the best possible way.

“What song do you want to do?” Mraz said, according to the Examiner.

Jarred fittingly chose “Lucky,” and with Mraz on guitar and her father filming, the magical duet above took place.

“That doesn’t happen to me every day,” Mraz says after the performance.

The video dates back two years, but began popping up online again this week.

The only thing we’re wondering: Is it time for a reunion duet?
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Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Magic Scan Market, 1 ea

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Magic Scan Market, 1 ea


Develop Learn 6 – 36 Months Like magic! – Lights, music fun responses reward baby for every scan, teaching about cause effect 2 Keys to development – Spinning roller, pressing keys grasping shapes enhance fine motor skills 3 Shop discover – Scanning, sorting, weighing, making choices – so many ways to enjoy shopping role play! 1, 2, 3, uno, dos, tres – Helps develop language skills with numbers, words, songs phrases in English Spanish Teaches Letters, A – Z 1 Numbers Counting 3 Colors 5 Foods 4 Spanish Lets go shopping! And lets learn about ABCs, numbers, foods, colors, opposites, greetings and even Spanish … with the help of rewarding interaction, hands-on activities and fun accessories. 800-432-5437

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Alentejo Magic

Alentejo Magic


It is usual on holiday to relax on the beach; eat at a restaurant; maybe stroll around a little town – but this, it seems, isn’t enough for some people.   Here is the amusing and true story of entrepreneurs Roy and Gillian Hiscott, who went on a cheap deal holiday week on the Algarve and bought an old Primary School in the Alentejo Hills. Follow the path of this unusual transaction from the first stages of purchase through to the final renovation,  together with all triumphs and frustrations.   Feel as bemused as they did as they are aided by a couple chancing by in a camper van from their home town of Plymouth in Devon, whose lives were struck by a tragedy leading to the largest scale murder investigation Plymouth had known in recent years.The story, which includes many tips for anyone wishing to buy abroad  is written with much skill and humour by Gillian,  a professional playwright with a Masters degree in scriptwriting, with five published plays, a novel and two other travel books to her name.    Let her take you on their real life adventure in a beautiful country where the sun shines and the hoopoe calls from the tree outside the beautiful art deco building they rescued from decay – now a holiday let property.  : Purchase and review this book and enter a draw for a week’s accommodation at the school in the beautiful Alentejo hills, Portugal.  For details go to websiteIf link doesn’t work try typing Rare and Rural into search engine.  *********When I read the book you wrote Gill, the surrounding got a complete other dimension for me. I went back in time.I can imagine you get so affected to this area. I was emotional when I had to leave Sambro.Thank you for let us be in your property. Every day I have a moment I must think of Sambro. Sorry for my bad english writing! Sincerly greetingsYvonne de Jong

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