The Ace of Swords represents the need for the clarity of mind to make bold decisions and the courage to act upon them.

If you currently find yourself struggling with confusion or fearful of the consequences of a particular decision, this card is telling you to face up to your fears and blow the confusion away with some bold decision making.

The Ace of Swords symbolizes reclaiming your personal power by taking charge of your life. Like all Aces, it symbolizes a new beginning is at hand. Your personal strength is like a sword, waiting to be drawn from a scabbard. When you grasp your power and wield it, you are capable of transforming your energy, from victim to victor. The Ace of Swords cuts through trance-like states of mind. It flashes with dazzling light, awakening you to embody your majesty. Read More



TELEGRAPH-UK Disney has called in a British art conservation expert to save priceless original film cells from some of their most beloved animations from being lost to the ravages of time.

Films such as Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio and Alice in Wonderland were hand-painted, frame by frame, on plastic sheets.

Some of these cells are more than 80 years old and have started to warp, causing the paint to flake.

Dr Tom Learner

But British scientists have come up with an unexpectedly simple solution. While most precious artworks benefit from a dry environment, they found that increasing humidity caused paint to reattach itself, thus reversing the damage.

Dr Tom Learner, from the Getty Conservation Institute, and formerly a conservationist at Tate Modern, has been working with Disney Animation Research Library in Los Angeles.

“It’s always nice to end up on a happier note rather than the doom and gloom of degradation,” he told a meeting of scientists in Austin, Texas. READ FULL STORY


Alex Godman, the English-raised son of Russian mafia exiles, has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of their past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend, Rebecca. But when a murder unearths his family's past, Alex is drawn into the criminal underworld where he must confront his values to protect those he loves.


Detroit Composer Ken Joseph’s Latest Award Winning Documentary
“SOUFRA” Will Be Screened at His Alma Mater, Wayne State University

Freep Film Festival
WSU Welcome Center, 
42 West Warren Avenue, 
Detroit MI 48202
April 13, 2018 from 5:00pm – 6:30pm 

Detroit, MI (March 29, 2018) – Michigan native Ken Joseph has traveled a long road, through the Hollywood music industry, before securing a career as a film composer. Creating with fellow composer Alex Seaver (Juilliard trained front man for Pop/Electonic project Mako), Joseph’s recent work, the film “Soufra,” will be shown at his alma mater, Wayne State University where he received his degree in Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media. The film is part of the Freep Film Festival and will screen on April 13th at 5 pm.

“Soufra” is an inspirational story about a generational refugee, Mariam Shaar, who has spent her entire life in the Burl El Barajneh refugee camp south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam, with a diverse team of fellow refugee women, as they set out to change their fate by launching a catering company, and then expanding its reach outside the camp with a food truck business.

Together, they heal the wounds of war through the unifying power of food while breaking down barriers with Syrian, Iraqi, Palestinian and Lebanese women working side by side. This is a story of hope, grit, and passion.

“While attending Sterling Heights High School, I played my first professional engagement with Johnny Trudell’s Big Band in Detroit. That’s the moment I knew that I wanted to make music my career,” confessed Joseph. “I was influenced by the local sounds of Motown.”

Ken Joseph was born and raised in the Detroit area and grew up emulating former Motown staff musicians and arrangers. Additional influences include Jazz legends Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, and Herbie Hancock. Ken studied piano at The Center Of Creative Studies Conservatory and at the age of 12, he studied jazz piano at Wayne State University where he later received his music degree in Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media.

His early classical education was in the orchestral inspirations of Debussy, and Ravel while training in the techniques of the Masters. Ken was educated in the classroom as well as “On the bandstand” while earning a place at music school.

In addition to extensive composition classes at school, he was able to perform and study with composers, arrangers and performers that he admired in Detroit. They were part of the classic Motown sound.

After relocating to Los Angeles, Ken has had the opportunity to score feature length films and documentaries (receiving the Gold Medal of Excellence at Park City Film Music Awards during the Sundance Film Festival). Ken is an alumnus of the prestigious ASCAP Film and Television scoring workshop.

Directed by Michigan native and Central Michigan University graduate Thomas A. Morgan, the film was produced by another Michigan native, from Flint, Kathleen Glynn (Founded Dog Eat Dog Films; her projects have been the recipient of the Cannes Palme d’Or, Academy Award, and Primetime Emmy), as well as producer Trevor Hall (President Rebelhouse Group) and Executive Producer Susan Sarandon.

“Soufra” is a Michigan premiere. Directed by Michigan native and Central Michigan University graduate Thomas A. Morgan it screens at the Wayne State University Welcom Center, 42 W. Warren Ave. in Detroit during the Freep Film Festival. 1 hour, 13 minutes. Tickets are $10 in advance online at https://tickets.freep.com/e/soufra/tickets, $12 at the door.


Cobo Art and the DRCFA are extending an invitation to you to watch renowned Detroit artist Hubert Massey, paint a permanent fresco masterpiece at Cobo Center! The fresco, titled “Detroit: Crossroad of Innovation,” is a 30’ x 30’ legacy piece that visually and vibrantly depicts the city in a timeline of fascinating heritage. We hope to see you there! 🎨 #coboart #detroit #fresco

The public is invited to come and watch the art in action on:
Saturday, March 31 – 10 AM – 2 PM, Saturday, April 7 & Sunday, April 8 – 10 AM – 2 PM and Sunday May 27 & Monday, May 28 – 10 AM – 2 PM


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How did having Tourette syndrome and meeting a member of The Violent Femmes lead Billboard Top 40 pop artist Harper Starling to the path of music (Not to mention she almost became a physical therapist instead)?

Los Angeles-based Harper will be at #36 later this week, and climbing, on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart with “Euphoria”, produced/remixed by The Perry Twins (Rihanna, Beyonce, Troye Sivan), with additional remixes by Dirty Werk (Kesha, Dave Aude) and Dan Thomas (Moby, Ralphi Rosario):

· The healing power of music: Tourette syndrome manifested when she was eight and, after intense bullying in school that left her withdrawn (Someone once broke her nose after throwing a chair at her), she took up singing at 12 to help her cope, both physically and emotionally. The resulting confidence/ability would ultimately lead her to the Billboard chart.


Tangerine Dream to Release Quantum Gate / Quantum Key 2 CD Set on April 20th Through Kscope

Quantum Gate released on September 29th 2017, to coincide and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the band, was the first studio album since the passing of Edgar Froese Tangerine Dream's visionary founder, by the remaining band members Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane.

The Quantum Key EP preceded Quantum Gate, and both delivered an updated, contemporary development of their trademark sound: sequencer-driven electronica covering a wide range of moods and atmospheres from ambient soundscapes to energetic, upbeat moments. The Quantum Years material began as a concept and series of musical sketches by Froese before he passed away in 2015.

(photo credit Jim Rakete)

Remaining band members Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane worked together to realize Edgar's visions and expectations of a conceptual body of work that attempts to translate quantum physics and philosophy into music.

New member Ulrich Schnauss comments: “At the moment hardly any other area of science questions our concept of reality (linearity of time etc.) as profoundly as research in Quantum physics - it's no surprise therefore that Edgar was drawn to these ideas since he had always aimed at reminding listeners of the existence of 'unopened doors'.”

This version of Quantum Gate with the inclusion of Quantum Key EP, brings together Edgar's vision as a 2 disc set for the first time.

Tangerine Dream have been a fundamental influence on electronic and progressive music since their formation in West Berlin, 1967. Inspiring genres, musicians and other art forms, from The Future Sound of London to Porcupine Tree, the widely popular TV show Stranger Things (for which their music also featured in) to seminal video game Grand Theft Auto V (for which they helped to write the soundtrack).

The group have also received seven Grammy nominations, written over 100 studio albums and were led by Edgar Froese, who developed an instantly recognisable synth-based instrumental music based on a meditative musical experience that came to prominence in the 70s and 80s.

The current line-up are currently supporting their latest material with a string of headline events in Europe, including a two-night booking at London's Union Chapel plus the opening event for Amsterdam's cutting edge electronic music summer festival, Dekmantel.

13/04 - DE, Halle/Saale - Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Halle
14/04 - DE, Dresden - Philharmonie Im Kulturpalast
23/04 - UK, London, Union Chapel - SOLD OUT
24/04 - UK, London, Union Chapel
12/05 - DE , Duisberg - Theater am Marientor;
01/08 - NL, Amsterdam - Dekmantel Festival (http://www.dekmantelfestival. com )
04+05/08 - HU - Dádpuszta, O.Z.O.R.A. Festival ( https://ozorafestival.eu )
12.08.18- FI, Helsinki - Flow Festival (https://www.flowfestival.com ) - first TD concert in Helsinki/Finland:

DISC 1 – Quantum Gate
1 Sensing Elements [13:33]
2 Roll The Seven Twice [06:25]
3 Granular Blankets [05:03]
4 It Is Time To Leave When Everyone Is Dancing [06:36]
5 Identity Proven Matrix [05:18]
6 Non-Locality Destination [09:59]
7 Proton Bonfire [08:25]
8 Tear Down The Grey Skies [06:17]
9 Genesis Of Precious Thoughts [09:10]

DISC 2 – Quantum Key
1 Genesis Of Precious Thoughts [09:10]
2 Electron Bonfire [05:03]
3 Drowning In Universes [11:04]
4 Mirage Of Reality [07:24]

Pre-order Tangerine Dream's Quantum Gate / Quantum Key 2CD: 

Tangerine Dream online:
http://www.tangerinedream-musi c.com/newtd
https://www.facebook.com/TANGE RINEDREAM.OFFICIAL ;
https://open.spotify.com/artis t/1BGN1IdyiSR0ZYrkoKNchl ;
https://soundcloud.com/tangeri nedreamofficial2015
https://www.songkick.com/artis ts/16746-tangerine-dream
https://twitter.com/QTangerine Dream


March 31, 2018 – presents the second and final Blue Moon of the year. By popular acclaim, a Blue Moon is defined as the second of two full moons to occur in one calendar month. January had two full moons and March does as well.

Two Blue Moons in one year seem to confirm the famous statement: Once in a Blue Moon. And in recent years – with more than one definition for Blue Moon – Blue Moons seem to happen pretty often. Yet it’s indeed quite rare to have two Blue Moons in a single calendar year. It last happened in 1999 and won’t happen again until 2037.

The exact time of the next full moon is:
Saturday * 31st March 2018 * 08:36:52 am (EDT)
Moon sign: Libra 10° 44'

WELLINGTON = Sunday * 1st April 2018 * 01:36:52 am (NZDT)
SYDNEY = Saturday * 31st March 2018 * 11:36:52 pm (AEDT)
TOKYO = Saturday * 31st March 2018 * 09:36:52 pm (JST)
BEIJING = Saturday * 31st March 2018 * 08:36:52 pm (CST)
BANGKOK = Saturday * 31st March 2018 * 07:36:52 pm (ICT)
DELHI = Saturday * 31st March 2018 * 06:06:52 pm (IST)
DUBAI = Saturday * 31st March 2018 * 04:36:52 pm (GST)
MOSCOW = Saturday * 31st March 2018 * 03:36:52 pm (MSK)
BERLIN = Saturday * 31st March 2018 * 02:36:52 pm (CEST)
LAGOS = Saturday * 31st March 2018 * 01:36:52 pm (WAT)
LONDON = Saturday * 31st March 2018 * 01:36:52 pm (BST)
RIO = Saturday * 31st March 2018 * 09:36:52 am (BRT)
SANTIAGO = Saturday * 31st March 2018 * 09:36:52 am (CLST)
NEW YORK = Saturday * 31st March 2018 * 08:36:52 am (EDT)
MEXICO CITY = Saturday * 31st March 2018 * 06:36:52 am (CST)
CALGARY = Saturday * 31st March 2018 * 06:36:52 am (MDT)
LOS ANGELES = Saturday * 31st March 2018 * 05:36:52 am (PDT)
ANCHORAGE = Saturday * 31st March 2018 * 04:36:52 am (AKDT)
HONOLULU = Saturday * 31st March 2018 * 02:36:52 am (HAST)



When Chicago’s Merchandise Mart opened in 1930, commanding two-and-a-half city blocks in the city’s downtown Loop, it was the world’s largest building.

That title stood for more than ten years, until the art deco building was usurped by the Pentagon outside Washington, D.C., in 1943. Now, the historic space is poised to take on a new “world’s-largest” mantle—this time for its art. A new initiative will turn its limestone exterior in the world’s largest digital art display, reports Jay Koziarz for Curbed Chicago.

Called ‘Art on theMart,’ the permanent large-scale lighting installation will be a digital canvas spanning across nearly 3 acres of its river-facing façade. The project was announced Sunday by Chicago Mayor Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the city’s department of cultural affairs and special events, and property owner Vornado Realty Trust, who will fund the large-scale installation.

The San Francisco-based Obscura Digital, which has created temporary video projects on the façades of the Guggenheim Museum, Sydney Opera House and the Vatican, will lead the project, in partnership with local architecture firm Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, Koziarz reports. READ MORE


When you visit Paris today, you can expect to see the Eiffel Tower painted in shades of brown. And there’s no questioning that these blend perfectly into the Parisian skyline.

However, this wasn’t always the case. In fact, the Eiffel Tower has seen no fewer than 18 repaints during its lifetime (which totals just under 120 years). France may be the city of high fashion but, it still makes mistakes. Like any fashionista, the Eiffel Tower has committed a fair few fashion faux-pas during its time.

Built in the late 19th Century, the Eiffel Tower was first painted in a ‘Venetian red’ which is a dark burgundy colour. Within a year the Iron Lady was repainted a deep brown shade. So yes, this is why all of those posters of the World Fair in Paris don’t depicting the Eiffel Tower as red…

The Eiffel Tower is a 324 m high lattice tower made of wrought iron on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It’s construction was started on January 28, 1887 and completed on March 15, 1889. Eiffel tower was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. The Tower gets a new paint job every 7 years.

Many Parisians hated the Eiffel Tower when it was first erected in 1889. Although it may seem impossible now, the sentiment is perhaps more believable when you consider that the monument was originally painted red.

In its 129 year history, the Eiffel Tower has had 19 different paint jobs. And when the monument undergoes its 20th painting later this year, the Ministry of Culture and the City of Paris will decide if its current subdued metal color will remain — or if something else will take its place.

“We will rediscover and revive these old colors, like we do when we restore an old painting,” a specialist from the ministry told Le Parisien. “This will give some food for thought as to whether or not to add nuances to the current hue.”

According to Gustave Eiffel, the French civil engineer and architect, the original red color made it easier to protect the structure from rust. But since its construction, the tower has been painted ochre, yellow and several shades of brown. Once there was an ombre paint effect that faded as the tower reached the sky.

It will take 60 tons of paint to cover Paris’s Iron Lady in whatever color the ministry chooses, according to The Local. Painting will begin in October and is likely to last three years as part of a longer project. Over the next 15 years, the Eiffel Tower will undergo a $369-million (€300-million) renovation, including installation of a bullet-proof glass wall around the monument.


RYAN ROXIE (Alice Cooper guitarist) has announced the release of his new solo album 'Imagine Your Reality' on May 25th, 2018 via Cargo Records UK. Vocalist/guitarist & songwriter, RYAN ROXIE, is best known as ALICE COOPER’S long-time lead guitarist and collaborator. He has also worked with Slash & Gilbey Clarke and been a member of Classic Rock Award nominated band, Casablanca. Roxie has had an impressive ride so far!

His forthcoming album, ‘Imagine Your Reality’ is his first official 'solo' release and sees him joined by other noteworthy musicians, including a collaboration with Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander on the track California Man.

Says Roxie, "Cheap Trick were a major influence in my musical upbringing. Both Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen have joined us onstage at Alice Cooper shows in the past and have always been the most quintessential rock stars. In my opinion Robin Zander’s voice IS the definition of Rock ‘n' Roll, so having him guest vocal on California Man definitely ticks a box off my 'greatest moments in rock 'n roll' list."

‘Imagine Your Reality’ continues Roxie’s legacy of creating infectiously melodic songs and straight ahead no nonsense rock riffs, and this time with more guitar than ever before! Ten tracks, all underlined by ten gleaming guitar solos. From the punk rock undertones of ‘Never Mind Me’ to the un-sugarcoated tale of life in La La Land (To Live and Die in LA) to the superb Beatle-y/Oasis nod, ‘Look Me In The Eye’ - it’s a uplifting big rock sound. Robin Zander transforms ‘California Man’ into the ultimate vintage-vibed, top down, drive in the sunshine, rock n' roll anthem.

The new lyric video for 'Over And Done' can be viewed here


1. Big Rock Show
2. Over And Done
3. California Man
4. To Live And Die In LA
5. Uh Oh Song
6. Me Generation
7. Look Me In The Eye
8. Hearts In Trouble
9. Nevermind Me
10. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face

The album was produced by Kristoffer 'Folle' Folin, Tommy Henriksen and Jon Bordon. Recorded & Mixed at Purple Skull Studios, Stockholm Sweden.

Ryan Roxie - Guitars, Vocals
Tommy Henriksen Bass on tracks 1, 6, 9
Kristoffer 'Folle' Folin - Bass on tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
Jon Bordon - Badd on track 8
Kristoffer 'Folle' Folin - Drums on tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
Glen Sobel - Drums on tracks 1, 6, 9
Anton Korberg - Drums on track 8
Seven Anapolis - Drums on track 3
Teddy 'Zig-Zag' Andriatis - Keyboards/Piano on track 3
John Bordon - Keyboards/Piano on track 8

Backing Vocals - Johan Becker, Kristoffer 'Folle' Folin, Tommy Henriksen
Special guest Vocals on track 3 - Robin Zander

Ryan says, "With this album I think we kept the spirit and power of the 3.5 minute rock song intact as well as keeping the dream of guitar-driven music alive and well. I can’t wait for people to experience my reality."




The House Always Wins: A Vegas Ghost Story (Huntington Press). Las Vegas isn’t all bright lights, slot machines and Elvis Presley preachers. There’s a lot more to the town and its history — good, bad and ugly — than the average gambling tourist realizes. Rouff , who now lives in Vegas, knows all-too-well the local side of Sin City, one full of scandal, mystique and a rich past. It is this true version of Las Vegas that weaves deeply into all his novels.

The House Always Wins follows a young reporter in a dead-end job. When she falls in love, the couple pulls up stakes and moves to Las Vegas, into a big fixer-upper. The couple soon realizes that they’re not the only ones living in that old, historic home — it’s haunted by the ghost of a famous Sin City racketeer.

Despite this unusual and unexpected extra resident, Anna pours her heart and soul into renovating the home. So, when she receives a letter from a corrupt casino owner that he’s buying up all the properties on her street to make way for a parking lot, she digs in hard to fight the system – not the easiest of tasks in a city where bribery, mayhem, and murder are standard operating procedures.

Can Anna’s tough-guy ghost provide the help she needs to prevail in this dangerous cat-and-mouse game? Or will Anna’s life be left in ruins — or worse?

For more information, visit www.brianrouff.com and connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.


On this day in 1941, workers start clearing trees from hundreds of acres of land near Ypsilanti, Michigan, some 30 miles west of Detroit, in preparation for the construction of the Ford Motor Company’s Willow Run plant, which will use Henry Ford’s mass-production technology to build B-24 bomber planes for World War II.

During the war, Detroit was dubbed the “Arsenal of Democracy,” as American automakers reconfigured their factories to produce a variety of military vehicles and ammunition for the Allies.


When it opened in 1941, expectations were high for Willow Run, which at some 3.5 million square feet was called the world’s largest factory under a single roof. Early on, however, the plant was plagued by such issues as labor shortages and earned the nickname “Willit Run?”

The initial problems were later ironed out, as workers were recruited from the South, women were hired and employee housing was constructed. Willow Run eventually employed over 42,000 people and by 1944, the plant was producing one plane every hour. By the end of the war in 1945, more than 8,600 B-24s had been built at Willow Run and the plant’s mass-production techniques were hailed as a symbol of American ingenuity. READ FULL STORY


The doorknob at the Tap Room on Michigan Avenue is set very low to this day because they moved it down during the war, so the “Little People” who worked at the plant could reach it.



Inspired by actual events, Trust delves into the trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys. Equal parts family history, dynastic saga and an examination of the corrosive power of money, Trust explores the complexities at the heart of every family, rich or poor.

The story of billionaire oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, in his day the richest man in the world, and the kidnapping of his teen aged grandson John Paul Getty III in 1973 had not often been told, but in recent months, it’s been the subject of both a Ridley Scott film All the Money in the World and now in a lavish FX series “Trust,” that premiered Sunday.

What’s unusual is that the stories are quite divergent: what was a straight kidnapping in the film starring Christopher Plummer is a faked abduction in the series starring Donald Sutherland.


Movies will always take us places we have never been. Movies also entertain and educate us in so many different ways like books and Harriet Tubman essay do. Surprisingly, everyone loves movies, and humankind will embrace movies and music until the end of time. What movies do you love the most? Have you gone a week or a month without watching any action movies? Here is an entertaining list of action movies to watch.

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Release date: May 1, 2015
Running time: 3h 15 min

Avengers: Age of Ultron is an American film written by Joss Whedon and produced by Marvel Studio. This movie have a difficult task ahead; they must work together as a team to defeat the Ultron. Ultron is the foe of the Avengers. Ultron believes that he must destroy humanity to save earth. Though powerful, the Avengers must defeat Ultron and stop him from eradicating humanity. f movies

Max Mad: Fury Road
Release date: May 15, 2015
Running time: 2 hours

Max Mad: Fury Road is an Australian movie written by Miller. The film, set in a desert where water and gasoline are rare commodities, shows the collapse of global civilization. The film also features cultism, a satanic religion not accepted by humankind. Imperator and Max must work together to flee from Immortan Joe, a cult leader. Joe arrested Max and imprisoned him as a universal blood donor. Joe, the cult leader, would use Max as a blood bag to cure Nux. Will Imperator reach Max on time? Will she save Max before Joe kills him?

Mission: Impossible – The Rogue
Release date: July 31, 2015
Running time: 2h 11min

Ethan Hunt, the Impossible Mission Force agent, wants to prove to the CIA that Syndicate does exist. The Syndicate had captured Ethan Hunt and had him thrown in the torture chamber. However, Ethan managed to escape the chamber with the help of Janik Bone Doctor. Hunley dislikes agent Hunt; he cuts him off from the Impossible Mission Force completely. Despite trying his best, Hunt fails to find the Syndicate on his own. Will he get the help he needs to find the Syndicate? Is Benji Dunn the leader of the Syndicate?

Furious 7
Release date: April 3, 2015
Running time: 2h 46min

Fast & Furious 7 is definitely worth your time. After a great victory against Owen and his crew, Bria, Dominic and the rest of the team members return home to lead normal lives again. Brian becomes a father, and Dominic works hard to help Letty regain her memories. However, rivalry seems to be far from ending with Deckard Shawn promising vengeance against his brother Owen. This leads to an incident followed by another and within no time, people begin to die. Will the fight end? What will happen to Own Shawn? Will Shawn face justice for what he has done?
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