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PROJECT UNBREAKABLE (Adult Content)


 

By Jueseppi B.

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PROJECT UNBREAKABLE 

 

The mission of Project Unbreakable is to increase awareness of the issues surrounding sexual assault and encourage the act of healing through art. Since the project’s conception in October 2011 by then nineteen year old Grace Brown, it has featured over three thousand images of sexual assault survivors holding posters with quotes from their attackers. Project Unbreakable has been featured in media outlets such as Glamour, TIME, Buzzfeed, and The Guardian



If you are interested in participating by submitting in your own image, you may send an email to projectunbreakablesubmissions @gmail.com. All other questions/concerns can be sent to projectunbreakable@gmail.com. Please know that we unfortunately are unable to read messages sent via Tumblr.

 

It’s vital that people see the human side of the abuse and assault.

 

PROJECT UNBREAKABLE (Adult Content)

 

Published on May 6, 2014

The mission of Project Unbreakable is to increase awareness of the issues surrounding sexual assault and encourage the act of healing through art. Since the project’s conception in October 2011 by then nineteen year old Grace Brown, it has featured over three thousand images of sexual assault survivors holding posters with quotes from their attackers. If you are struggling, RAINN has a free, confidential, 24/7 sexual assault hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE(4673). RAINN also has an online hotline: https://ohl.rainn.org/online/

 

 


Note: We are not qualified to give certified advice on this subject. If you are struggling, RAINN has a free, confidential, 24/7 sexual assault hotline: 



1.800.656.HOPE(4673). RAINN also has an online hotline: https://ohl.rainn.org/online/

 

 

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Jimi Hendrix Gets A Forever Stamp, Issued Today.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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These self-adhesive stamps are being issued in sheets of 16

 

Forever/49-Cent Stamps

Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) was one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. Combining influences from rock, modern jazz, soul, and the blues with his own innovations, Hendrix created a unique style that influenced musical artists of his era and continues to inspire musicians into the 21st century. The stamp celebrating his legacy is being released as part of the Music Icons series.

 

The artist created the selvage and stamp art with acrylic paint and colored pencils. His choice of colors and designs introduced elements of movement and rhythm with an almost musical flow, paying homage to the 1960s without directly imitating the era’s art.

 

The stamp sheet, designed to resemble a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve, features a painting of Hendrix’s face surrounded by colorful swirls and small icons that reference song lyrics or aspects of Hendrix’s life.

 

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The stamp art shows Hendrix in performance. The sixteen stamps are arranged in four blocks that resemble a kaleidoscope: With their upper corners meeting, the stamps appear to spin around each other. The quilt-like positioning results in three stamps in each block resting sideways or upside-down. Text below the stamps briefly describes Hendrix’s musical legacy.

 

Hendrix pushed the boundaries of what a guitar could do, manipulating various devices to produce sounds that could be loud-the quintessential psychedelic music-or melodic and gentle. A master at the controlled use of distortion and feedback, he expanded the instrument’s vocabulary in a way that had never been heard before-or since.

 

While Hendrix is remembered as one of the most innovative guitar players of all time, he was also a gifted songwriter, combining visionary, sometimes haunting imagery with deft pop hooks.

 

Rolling Stone ranked Hendrix #1 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, and #6 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. His band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and the U.K. Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The band’s first album, Are You Experienced, is considered by many critics to be one of the best rock albums of all time, and in 2005, the Library of Congress selected it for permanent preservation in the National Recording Registry, a list of sound recordings that “are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States.”

 

In 1993, Hendrix was awarded a posthumous Grammy for lifetime achievement.

 

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Through Hendrix’s mastery of the guitar and use of controlled feedback as a melodic element, he revolutionized and redefined popular music. His music sounds as innovative and fresh today as when it was first released, winning legions of new fans.

 

Rudy Guttierez created original art for the stamp and the stamp sheet. Art director Greg Breeding was the designer.

 

The Jimi Hendrix stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. This Forever stamp will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce rate.

 

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Issue Date: March 13, 2014

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The stamp comes out decades after the musician died in 1970, when a stamp cost just 6 cents. Today, one costs 49 cents.

 

It is designed to resemble a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve and shows Hendrix wearing one of his trademark military jackets and playing a guitar.

 

“Jimi Hendrix helped found three new genres of music — heavy metal, jazz fusion and funk — and in doing so, left behind an indelible mark on pop music and popular culture generally,” said Joseph Corbett, CFO and executive vice president at the postal service, in a release.

 

Customers can order the Jimi Hendrix stamps online at the USPS website.

 

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In getting his stamp, Hendrix joins an elite club that already includesJohnny Cash, Ray Charles and Lydia Mendoza; Janis Joplin andJames Brown will be the next inductees.

 

Slash, Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction, among other celebrities, will converge Thursday at the stamp’s first-day-of-issue reveal at South By Southwest music festival in Austin.

 

“Over the years, more people have embraced Jimi’s music,” says Janie Hendrix. “His influence is evident in the music of Raphael Saadiq, Erykah Badu and Musiq Soulchild.”

 

The ongoing, 25-stop Experience Hendrix tribute tour has recruited rock and blues artists such as Bootsy Collins, Jonny Lang, Buddy Guy, Dweezil Zappa and Billy Cox. The Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson, Brad Whitford of Aerosmith and Krieger have also joined the lineup.

 

“It’s a three-hour concert, so it’s more like a festival,” Hendrix says. “The artists play two or three songs with each other.”

 

“I am deeply touched and so are other members of the Hendrix family by the issuance of this stamp, and I wish to thank the United States Postal Service for bestowing one of our nation’s highest honors on my brother Jimi,” Janie Hendrix, the sister of the late guitarist, said in a press statement. “While my brother has been cited many times as being among the most influential musicians of all time, the recognition implicit in his being portrayed on a U.S. postage stamp ranks as an unparalleled honor.”

 

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The Songstress Ms. Alicia Keys


 

By Jueseppi B.

Ms. Alicia Keys attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Ms. Alicia Keys attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

 

 

Alicia Keys & Maxwell - Fire We Make

 

Published on Apr 23, 2013

Music video by Alicia Keys & Maxwell performing Fire We Make.

 

 

 

 

Alicia Keys - You Don’t Know My Name

 

Published on Jun 12, 2011

Music video by Alicia Keys performing You Don’t Know My Name.

 

 

 

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Alicia Keys - If I Ain’t Got You

 

Uploaded on Oct 25, 2009

Music video by Alicia Keys performing If I Ain’t Got You.

 

 

 

 

Usher & Alicia Keys – My Boo

 

Uploaded on Mar 17, 2011

Music video by Usher & Alicia Keys performing My Boo.

 

 

 

 

Alicia Keys - Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)

 

Uploaded on May 11, 2010

Music video by Alicia Keys performing Un-thinkable (I’m Ready).

 

 

 

 

Alicia Keys – Diary

 

 

 

 

Alicia Keys - Fallin’

 

 

 

 

Alicia Keys - Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart

 

 

 

This year's Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time on CBS

This year’s Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time on CBS

 

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The Secret Invitation Only First Lady’s 50th Birthday Party


 

By Jueseppi B.

Michelle with her AARP card, that we all got on reaching that 50 year old milestone.

Michelle with her AARP card, that we all got on reaching that 50 year old milestone.

 

From CNN.com, USA TODAY & KPLC.com

 

The White House kept a pretty tight public lid on Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday party Saturday night, but some details are starting to leak out.

 

Beyonce did indeed sing some of the first lady’s favorite songs, and the party lasted until at least 2 a.m.

 

The soiree also featured such stars — and Obama supporters — as actor Samuel L. Jackson, singer Smokey Robinson and basketball legend Magic Johnson, reports CNN.

 

NBA legend Magic Johnson leaves Michelle Obama's birthday party early Sunday morning in Washington. (Source: CNN)

NBA legend Magic Johnson leaves Michelle Obama’s birthday party early Sunday morning in Washington. (Source: CNN)

 

Presumably Beyonce’s spouse — musician and businessman Jay Z — also attended. He held a concert in Washington on Thursday.

 

President Obama himself also held court.

 

While the first lady actually turned 50 on Friday, the White House held the party on Saturday night.

 

During the week, Mrs. Obama joked about the milestone, at one point holding up her brand new AARP card.

 

Also reports CNN:

“Michelle Obama’s invitations caused a little controversy last week when it was revealed they said only drinks and light snacks would be served.

 

“The food choices didn’t appear to bother any of those who went. They mostly wanted to talk about how great the 50-year-old first lady looked, and how much in love President Obama is with his wife.

 

“Guests said Michelle Obama wore red and black, and looked stunning.”

 

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Samuel L. Jackson & wife LaTanya Richardson at Michelle Obama’s 50th Birthday Bash

 

(CNN) - An invitation to a White House dance party Saturday night to celebrate Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday is the hottest ticket in town.

 

Think less inaugural ball, and more “Saturday Night Fever.” While the First Lady may be sending tweetsabout joining AARP, she’s known for her dancing prowess. The party’s host – the President – has told guests to wear comfortable shoes.

 

“She’s got a really fun loving streak. She loves to dance. She loves music and why not, you know, you only turn 50 once so why not make the most of it,” said The Chicago Tribune’s Katherine Skiba, who has covered the First Lady since the Obamas entered the White House in 2009.

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Americans have seen some of the First Lady’s moves before: “doing the Dougie” on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” last year, and grooving with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres back in 2008.

 

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Saturday’s celebration is set to last from 9 p.m. to midnight, and is being dubbed “Snacks & Sips & Dancing & Dessert.”

 

“My guess is it won’t be a cast of thousands. It might be big but not super big,” said The Chicago Sun Times’ Lynn Sweet.

 

The White House made a special request that will affect how much guests can share about the event.

 

“The invitation does say no camera, no photographs. Well, I’ve covered many receptions at the White House, and even big shots like to take pictures,” said Sweet.

 

The Obamas’ inauguration after-party last year drew the likes of Usher, Katy Perry, and Beyonce – who is rumored to be performing at Saturday’s event.

 

Happy Birthday, Michelle Obama!

 

 

 

Happy 50th birthday, Michelle Obama

 

 

 

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