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Grammy Culture War – Calling for NARAS Resignations & Boycotts!

May 22nd’s press conference at the Nuyorican Poets Café in NYC was energized by the presence of some of the world’s greatest musicians. Accusations of cultural genocide, ignorance, greed – and a plea to save the Grammy’s from itself – specifically, by recanting the recent action of the NARAS Board to eliminate 31 Grammy categories.

The eliminated categories include not only Latin Jazz, Native American, Zydeco and Polka – but approximately one third of American music. The panelists perceived the decision by NARAS to be racist, destructive, divisive and shortsighted. Continue reading

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Post-Passover Commentary on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

Should we “celebrate” the death of Osama Bin Laden?

During our Passover Seder we also remember and recite the ten plagues inflicted upon the Egyptians. We place our pinky finger into our individual cups filled to the brim with dark, red, bloodlike wine. We remove a drop of wine for each of the plagues inflicted on the Egyptians, our ancient slave masters. We consciously remove a portion of our joy– we withdraw a portion of our pleasure in their pain. Continue reading

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