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Lorde’s new release better in audio #screenplayAWFUL #BRATalert

The Edge NZ Published on Mar 2, 2017
Lorde gets all emotional about the meaning behind Green Light
In an exclusive interview with The Edge, Lorde opened up about the meaning behind her new single, Green Light.

The Edge NZ Published on Mar 2, 2017
Lorde reveals what she spends her millions on
Lorde revealed in an exclusive interview with The Edge what she spends her millions on.

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LordeVEVO Published on Mar 2, 2017
Lorde – Green Light
Official video for ‘Green Light’, from the new album Melodrama.
Directed by Grant Singer | Produced by Saul Germaine | Executive Producer Nina Soriano | Director of Photography Steve Annis | Production Designer Page Buckner | Edited by Nate Gross | For Anonymous Content

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### billboard.com
Lorde’s ‘Green Light’: A Brilliant Songwriter Enters Her Prime
By Jason Lipshutz 3 Feb 2017
Quick question: What’s the most impressive thing about Lorde?
Take a breath, because there’s really no wrong answer here. You could say it’s her prodigy status and how quickly and thoroughly she achieved her international success: when “Royals”, her debut single, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in October 2013, Ella Yelich-O’Connor was 16 years old, making her the youngest solo artist to reach the top of the chart since Tiffany in 1988.
You could nod to her singular style, previously a strain of dark pop defined by its sparseness, programmed beats, slower tempos and swirling hooks, all anchored by a voice that can rattle off details (“gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin’ in the bathroom, bloodstains, ball gowns, trashin’ the hotel room”) and sprawl out in space (“And we’ll never be rooooyals”) with the same fortitude. Since her debut project Pure Heroine — which has sold 1.66 million copies to date, according to Nielsen Music — was released nearly four years ago, its sound has helped define top 40 thanks to smashes by The Weeknd, Alessia Cara and Tove Lo, among others.
Or maybe it’s her consistency: Pure Heroine remains a 10-track opus bursting with ideas about love, loneliness and lack of representation within modern music, while most of Lorde’s non-Heroine material — her Hunger Games single “Yellow Flicker Beat,” her Disclosure collaboration “Magnets” — is just as textured and carefully orchestrated. Some of Lorde’s songs are better than others, but they’re never phoned-in or forgettable.
So, again, really no wrong answer here. But with “Green Light,” a comeback single that barges into your heart on its first play, Lorde makes a good case that her songwriting, above all else, is her strongest asset.
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Hate the fake tan in the vid.

But I hear sounds in my mind
Brand new sounds in my mind

Sometimes I wake up in a different bedroom
I whisper things, the city sings ’em back to you

THAT WAS FAR TOO MUCH OF THE SPOILTCRASS THAT IS LORDE
Signing off…….

sparkle I’m waiting for it, that green light, I want it

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Education: Art and Design #UK

UK NSN report responds to the ongoing concern over the decline in the number of young people studying art and design, prompted by statements from numerous industry figures.

Brexit Effect | National Society for Education in Art and Design said art and design in schools was being eroded while the Creative Industries Federation described the failure to educate a new generation of creatives as “economic suicide”.

Art and design can help drive up standards in schools, says UK government
Amy Frearson | 8 February 2017 ● Dezeen
The UK government is urging schools to promote art and design subjects, after a report found that schools with more creative pupils achieve significantly higher grades. Released today, the New Schools Network (NSN) Arts Report reveals that schools with more arts GSCEs per pupil achieve above-average results. This was proven to be the case for schools in deprived areas, as well as those in affluent neighbourhoods. It shows that offering a broad mix of subjects, in addition to those included in the controversial English Baccalaureate (EBacc) system – which favours more traditional subjects like science and history – leads to better performance. At a launch event for the report earlier today, digital and culture minister Matt Hancock said the government is doing all it can to support creative subjects, but it is up to schools to deliver a varied curriculum. “This should not be an argument about a battle between the arts and other subjects, but instead a battle for stronger, better, well-rounded education,” he said. “Ultimately, the best schools in the country do this. They combine excellent cultural education to complement excellence in other academic subjects,” Hancock continued. “This report backs up that analysis. It looks at the data and says, if you want to drive up standards across the board, push your arts and music offer.”
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Note: The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is a performance measure for schools, awarded when students secure a grade C or above at GCSE level across a core of five academic subjects – english, mathematics, history or geography, the sciences and a language.

Corned beef at NZ….

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Education | Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu [christchurchartgallery.org.nz]

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a drive to . . . .

boyceavenue Published on Nov 13, 2016
Closer – The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey (Boyce Avenue ft. Sarah Hyland cover) on Spotify & iTunes
We recently traveled to Los Angeles to film a couple videos with our good friend Sarah Hyland. She is an amazing actress and has a beautiful voice.
Audio & Video Produced by Boyce Avenue
Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Adam Barber
Directed & Arranged by Alejandro Manzano

MGKVEVO Published on Dec 1, 2016
Machine Gun Kelly, Camila Cabello – Bad Things
Directed by Hannah Lux Davis

TheWeekndVEVO Published on Nov 23, 2016
The Weeknd – M A N I A
Directed by Grant Singer
Produced by Saul Germaine & Nina Soriano
For Anonymous Content

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The following video contains explicit content and depicts graphic violence which may be offensive to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

TheWeekndVEVO Published on Oct 13, 2016
The Weeknd – False Alarm
False Alarm (Official Video). Taken from the new album Starboy.
Directed by Ilya Naishuller
Produced by Clarissa Troop
For Mirror Films / Great Guns

TheWeekndVEVO Published on Jan 12, 2017
The Weeknd – Party Monster
Party Monster (Official Video). Taken from the album Starboy.
Directed by BRTHR
Produced by Sara Greco & Jamee Ranta
For STRANGELOVE

Alan Walker Published on Dec 1, 2016
Alan Walker – Alone
Produced by: Bror Bror
Directors: Rikkard & Tobias Häggbom
Concept by: Lisa Hultengren, Johanna Hoffman & MER
Drone crew Bergen: Fredrik Hinsch & Kjetil Fredriksen
Drone operator Trolltunga: Tor Orset
Additional footage: Alexander Zarate Frez
Thank you to all the Walkers out there that contributed with footage and as extras in this music video. You are not alone.

EllieGouldingVEVO Published on Aug 25, 2016
Ellie Goulding – Still Falling For You
From the “Bridget Jones’s Baby” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

2CELLOS Published on Aug 7, 2013
2CELLOS – Highway To Hell feat. Steve Vai [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser performing Highway To Hell by AC/DC with Steve Vai, from their album IN2ITION produced by Bob Ezrin.

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David Bowie – No Plan, 1 day ago

### NME.com 1:06 am – Jan 8, 2017
New David Bowie ‘No Plan’ EP and video released to mark his birthday
By Andrew Trendell
Featuring Bowie’s final ever recordings from the ‘Lazarus’ musical
To mark what would have been David Bowie‘s 70th birthday, a new EP of music has been released along with a video for ‘No Plan’. As well as the single ‘Lazarus’, the EP also features tracks recorded for the acclaimed musical of the same name – backed by the bittersweet melancholy of ‘No Plan’, the dark and menacing jazz-tinged scorched rock of ‘Killing A Little Time’ akin to his material from ‘Outside’ and the ambient acid rock of ‘When I Met You’. Recorded around the time of ‘Blackstar’ for the musical ‘Lazarus’, these were Bowie’s final ever recordings.

Directed by Tom Hingston, the video calls upon the motif of rows of TV screens from ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’, with a nod to main character Thomas Newton with the shop name ‘Newton Electrical’ – ending with visions of space travel and fitting final salute from Bowie. Link

DavidBowieVEVO Published on Jan 7, 2017
David Bowie – No Plan
No Plan EP available now for download and streaming: http://smarturl.it/NoPlanEP?IQid=NoPlanVideo

All of the things that are my life
My desires
My beliefs
My moods
Here is my place without a plan

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Manadatory Credit: Photo by Brian Rasic / Rex Features (396812dh) PRINCE VARIOUSPrince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)

CNN : Prince’s sound was as unique and transfixing as he was. He created what became known as the Minneapolis sound, which was a funky blend of pop, synth and new wave.

I am so saddened to hear of Prince's passing. Prince was a revolutionary artist, a wonderful musician and composer. Prince was an original lyricist and a startling guitar player. His talent was limitless. Prince was one of the most unique and exciting artists of the last 30 years. — Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) April 21, 2016

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Minnesota Public Radio (US)
Fans, famous mourn Prince’s death
“Today, the world lost a creative icon,” President Barack Obama said in a statement. “Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent. He was a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer.”

The Guardian (UK)
Prince, superstar and pioneer of American music, dies aged 57
Purple Rain singer whose sprawling career spanned decades and genres dies at his Paisley Park recording studio in his home state of Minnesota.

Wikipedia: Prince (musician)

Sotiris Kafaridis Published on Apr 22, 2016
Prince – Live 2007 | Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show | FULL SHOW HD [redirect to YouTube]
A tribute to a legend that has passed too soon, take a look back at Prince’s iconic Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show through a rain and wind storm. Setlist included: We Will Rock You, Let’s Go Crazy, Baby I’m a Star (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover), Proud Mary, All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan cover), Best of You (Foo Fighters cover), and Purple Rain.
Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears at Dolphins Stadium February 4, 2007, Miami Gardens, FL – featuring Florida A&M University Marching 100.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Published on Apr 10, 2012
Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others — “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others perform “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” at the 2004 Hall of Fame Inductions. http://rockhall.com/

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mprnews.org – photo by Stephen Chernin/AP. Prince performing at 10th annual Webby Awards June 2006, given the Webby’s Lifetime Achievement Award
theguardian.com – photo by Glen Stubbe/AP. Untitled, Goodnight Sweet Prince display screens in Target Field, Minneapolis
Prince – via ubergizmo.com | waytofamous.com | prince.org

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Dunedin Symphony Orchestra to former Hanover Street Baptist Church

NEW NAME ● EXCITING PROGRAMME ● HERITAGE BUILDING

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Dunedin now needs to get enthusiastic about the concert series, talking about it, anticipating the performances and backing to the hilt the sinfonia as it prepares for a momentous year.

### ODT Online Mon, 1 Feb 2016
Editorial: Supporting the music
OPINION Dunedin has a vibrant arts culture and one of the most significant parts of the culture is the Southern Sinfonia. […] To celebrate its 50th year, the sinfonia has chosen to make some major changes to mark the occasion and one of them is the change of name to the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra. One of the most exciting pieces of news to come out of the recently-announced changes is the sinfonia has outgrown its premises, growing from a small group to a larger orchestra playing symphonic music. To accommodate the growth, it is leaving behind the rehearsal rooms and office at the Carnegie Centre and moving in May to Hanover Hall, in Hanover St.
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Heritage New Zealand Category 1 historic place – List No. 4792
Hanover Street Baptist Church (built 1912), 65 Hanover Street, Dunedin

Summary: The first meeting of the Baptist Church in Dunedin was held in 1863. Baptist meetings were held in the courthouse until 1864 when the site on the corner of Hanover and Great King Streets was purchased and a church was built to the design of Robert Arthur Lawson (1833-1902).
A fund to build a new church was initiated in 1900 and the proposal was brought forward in 1909 by which time the old building was considered “old and antiquated and unsightly”. It was demolished in 1910 and the foundation stone of the new building was laid on 8 October 1910 on the same site. It was completed in 1912 at a cost of £7,000.

Architect: Edmund Anscombe (1874-1948) was born in Sussex and came to New Zealand as a child. He began work as a builder’s apprentice in Dunedin and in 1901 went to America to study architecture. He returned to Dunedin in 1907 and designed the School of Mines building for the University of Otago. The success of this design gained him the position of architect to the University. Five of the main University buildings were designed by Anscombe, as well as Otago Girls’ High School and several of Dunedin’s finest commercial buildings including the Lindo Ferguson Building (1927) and the Haynes building.

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DCBC HISTORY
On September 6, 1863 Hanover Street Baptist Church was founded – constituted as a church with 22 members. As one of the earliest NZ Baptist churches – Dunedin was first settled by Europeans in 1849 – it was a church with a mission: in a strongly Presbyterian city it sought to be a church which lowered the barriers to enable people to become part of it. Unlike most Baptist churches of the time it had open membership which required only a full commitment to Jesus Christ – reaching outwards was its heartbeat. In the years that followed it started many other Baptist churches in the city, helped set up the Baptist Union of churches in New Zealand and launched the Baptist missionary society, sending out some of the first Baptist missionaries from New Zealand. Into the next century Hanover St Baptist was a strong growing church, but numbers declined in the early 1900s. However, following the Depression the church regained its strength. Link

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Taylor Swift —Out of the Woods #NZ

TaylorSwiftVEVO Published on Dec 31, 2015
Taylor Swift – Out Of The Woods
The new video “Out of the Woods” is off Taylor’s multi-platinum release 1989.

Out of the Woods Lyrics
Songwriters: Jack Antonoff, Taylor Swift

Looking at it now, it all seems so simple
We were lying on your couch, I remember
You took a Polaroid of us
Then discovered (then discovered)
The rest of the world was black and white
But we were in screaming colour
And I remember thinking

Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
In the clear yet, good…..

Looking at it now, last December
We were built to fall apart, then fall back together…..

Full lyrics at Metrolyrics
Published by Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

### NZ herald Online 5:16 PM Friday Jan 1, 2016
Sources: nzherald.co.nz and Daily Mail
Do you recognise the location? Taylor Swift releases New Zealand-filmed video for song ‘Out of the Woods’
Popstar Taylor Swift has released her latest video clip featuring our very own New Zealand sand, sea and possibly even some mountains. The clip, to the singer’s latest single Out Of The Woods, was filmed here in November and was released today. It opens with a shot of Auckland’s Bethells Beach. […] Out of the Woods is widely thought to be about her past romance with One Direction band member, Harry Styles.
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