Actor Vincent Curatola, who starred as Johnny ‘Sack’ Sacramoni in the classic HBO series The Sopranos, lamented the growth of “politically correct” attitudes in America, offering his remarks in a Friday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. Marlow invited Curatola’s comment on the suffocation of creativity in the arts via “political correctness.”“One of the things that’s so striking to me … is the political correctness age we’re in now, which is bigger than ever,” said Marlow. “Comedians have to watch what they say. You can’t even have a villain saying bad things, at this point. And so your characters, you guys ripped each other about your weight, about your noses, about your wife’s as. I mean, it was brutal, but it was also real and it was wildly entertaining. Your character wielded a cigarette like it was nobody’s business, and it’s one of those … [Read more...] about ‘Sopranos’ Star Vincent Curatola on Political Correctness: Are We Going to Start Banning or Burning Books?
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For the uninitiated, Ableton Live is a digital audio workstation, or DAW, used by producers of all levels to create and perform music. It can be a bit complex for newcomers to get the hang of, but that's where the Ableton Music Production Mastery Bundle comes in.This seven-part training features 28 hours of instruction to get you producing music with Ableton Live. You'll start with a quick look at the basics, like navigating the interface and recording audio. From there, you'll dive into the hardware needs and essentials for producing and editing your own tunes.The collection has you work hands-on as you use drum samples to create your own beats and even experiment with a published track to help get a grip on the Ableton fundamentals. What's more, it also features insight from an internationally-known DJ on DJing and performing to elevate your training.With lifetime access included, the Ableton Music Production Mastery Bundle lets you go about your Ableton education at the pace that's … [Read more...] about Get a lifetime of Ableton music production training for just $29
Katie Witkin co-founded AGW Group after working at two traditional agencies -- and identifying the opportunities they were overlooking. Stephanie Schomer Published 8:00 am PST, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Photo: AGW Group Photo: AGW Group Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: AGW Group How Getting Laid Off Empowered This Entrepreneur to Start Her Own Award-Winning Marketing Agency 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In the Women Entrepreneur series My First Moves, we talk to founders about that pivotal moment when they decided to turn their business idea into a reality -- and the first steps they took to make it happen. This MFM subject is AGW Group co-founder and COO Katie Witkin. In … [Read more...] about How Getting Laid Off Empowered This Entrepreneur to Start Her Own Award-Winning Marketing Agency
MARIE Jones is holed up in the drizzle in Co Monaghan doing what she does best – writing a play – while her writing partner, Martin Lynch, is doing the same thing somewhere slightly more glamorous. I have caught her during a break in the creative flow while staying at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, whereas Lynch has "taken himself off to somewhere in France" and already finished his share of the project. "As usual, Martin has finished before me – he's all done and he's all biz," she jokes, "while I'm on Act 2 and stuck in the drizzle in Ireland." It may be raining, but Annaghmakerrig is Jones's artistic home and she has been coming here with her ideas, her friends, her still favoured Marlboro Lights and occasional bottle of wine for 30 years. "I'm in a beautiful room overlooking the lake; it's really a lovely environment to write," she enthuses down the line. "There are artists, writers and painters and everyone meets for dinner. It's a wee break … [Read more...] about Marie Jones’s play Fly Me To The Moon back where it started at Grand Opera House
Halfway into her 90-minute live set at Loop, Ableton's electronic music conference in Los Angeles, Juana Molina put down her Gibson SG guitar, stepped back from her synthesizer, and started dancing. The Argentine songwriter—who clothes herself in music woven from threads of looped percussion, finger-picked electric guitar, and airy vocals—cut loose with a hip-swinging shimmy that drew a delighted whoop from the audience. Yet, during the entire weekend I spent at the three-day conference, it was one of just a handful of times I saw anyone actually dancing. Some of that is because it's a challenge to really shake it in a seated venue like The Montalbán, the historic Hollywood theater where Molina was performing—but at Loop, the sounds are just as likely to get your head nodding as they are to get your feet shuffling. While club music and mainstream EDM make an appearance, event programming leans toward the headier, more offbeat flavors of electronic music. Wander … [Read more...] about What It’s Like to Attend an Electronic Music Conference Where the Beat Never Drops