As one of the most stylish signs in the zodiac, Libra’s energy reminds us to prioritize our aesthetics. Our tastes matter, and there’s no better way to kick-off a fresh season than with Libra’s creative energy. While Libras are certainly known for their high-end taste, it would be remiss to not mention Libra’s deep desire for love. Tap into your romantic side with Usher’s “My Boo.” Find the beauty in all that surrounds you thanks to Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers.” Cardi B knows that the Libran lifestyle requires a robust bank account. Get your finances in order so you can level-up your wardrobe when you listen to “Money.” All Libras know that there cannot be love without peace. Unwind on the weekend as you throw on the Beatles’ “Imagine.” Make sure you carve out time for having fun and set the mood for a virtual happy hour with T-Pain’s “Buy U A Drank,” or Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl.” The fun doesn’t have to end with summer, in fact, with Libra season, it’s just getting started!
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September 21, 2020 marked the 25th anniversary of No Doubt's hit track Just A Girl.
Upon Gwen Stefani’s return to Las Vegas for her 'Just a Girl' residency, the pop icon sat down to discuss songs spanning her revered career. You’ll hear the stories behind the creation of timeless hits like “Rich Girl,” “Sweet Escape" and No Doubt classics like “Just a Girl.” From how the beat from "Hollaback Girl" was born in NYC with a breakthrough idea during a writing session with producer Pharrell Williams to how “What You Waiting For” was literally inspired by a question posed by co-writer Linda Perry, join the three- time Grammy Award winner on a journey through sound.
Check it out now on Pandora Stories: Gwen Stefani's Sweet Ascent :
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural and feminist icon, died Friday. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.
The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D.C., surrounded by family. She was 87.
"Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature," Chief Justice John Roberts said. "We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn but with confidence, that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a tireless and resolute champion of justice."
Totenberg, Nina. (2020, Sept 18). Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87'. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/2020/09/18/100306972/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-champion-of-gender-equality-dies-at-87
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The many voices that come out of the ether on Bruce Springsteen ’ s The Rising all seem to have two things in common: the first is that they are writing from the other side, from the day after September 11, 2001, the day when life began anew, more uncertain than ever before. The other commonality that these voices share is the determination that life, however fraught with tragedy and confusion, is precious and should be lived as such. On this reunion with the E Street Band , Bruce Springsteen offers 15 meditations — in grand rock & roll style — on his own way of making sense of the senseless. The band is in fine form, though with Brendan O'Brien ’ s uncanny production, they play with an urgency and rawness they’ve seldom shown. This may not have been the ideal occasion for a reunion after 15 years, but it’s one they got, and they go for broke. The individual tracks offer various glimpses of loss, confusion, hope, faith, resolve, and a good will that can only be shown by those who have been tested by fire. The music and production is messy, greasy; a lot of the mixes bleed tracks onto one another, giving it a more homemade feel than any previous E Street Band outing. And yes, that’s a very good thing. The set opens with “ Lonesome Day,” a midtempo rocker with country-ish roots. Springsteen ’ s protagonist admits to his or her shortcomings in caring for the now-absent beloved. But despite the grief and emptiness, there is a wisdom that emerges in questioning what remains: “ Better ask questions before you shoot/Deceit and betrayal’s bitter fruit/It’s hard to swallow come time to pay/That taste on your tongue don’t easily slip away/Let kingdom come/I’m gonna find my way/ Through this lonesome day.” Brendan O'Brien ’ s hurdy-gurdy cuts through the mix like a ghost, offering a view of an innocent past that has been forever canceled because it never was anyway; the instrument, like the glockenspiels that trim Bruce Springsteen ’ s songs, offers not only texture, but a kind of formalist hint that possibilities don’t always lie in the future. Lest anyone mistakenly perceive this recording as a somber evocation of loss and despair, it should also be stated that this is very much an E Street Band recording. Clarence Clemons is everywhere, and the R&B swing and slip of the days of yore is in the house — especially on “ Waitin’ for a Sunny Day,” “ Countin’ on a Miracle,” “ Mary’s Place” (with a full horn section), and the souled-out “ Let’s Be Friends (Skin to Skin).” These tracks echo the past with their loose good-time feel, but “ echo” is the key word. Brendan O'Brien ’ s guitar-accented production offers us an E Street Band coming out of the ether and stepping in to fill a void. The songs themselves are, without exception, rooted in loss, but flower with the possibility of moving into what comes next, with a hard-won swagger and busted-up grace. They offer balance and a shifting perspective, as well as a depth that is often deceptive. The title track is one of Springsteen’s greatest songs. It is an anthem, but not in the sense you usually reference in regard to his work. This anthem is an invitation to share everything, to accept everything, to move through everything individually and together. Power-chorded guitars and pianos entwine in the choruses with a choir, and Clemons wails on a part with a stinging solo. With The Rising, Springsteen has found a way to be inclusive and instructive without giving up his particular vision as a songwriter, nor his considerable strength as a rock & roll artist. In fact, if anything, The Rising is one of the very best examples in recent history of how popular art can evoke a time period and all of its confusing and often contradictory notions, feelings, and impulses. There are tales of great suffering in The Rising to be sure, but there is joy, hope, and possibility, too. Above all, there is a celebration and reverence for everyday life. And if we need anything from rock & roll, it’s that. It would be unfair to lay on Bruce Springsteen the responsibility of guiding people through the aftermath of a tragedy and getting on with the business of living, but rock & roll as impure, messy, and edifying as this helps. ~ Thom Jurek
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Football has finally arrived, and we're ready to kick off the season with our NFL MVP playlist. 🏈
The MVP is the player on a sports team who has performed best in a particular game. This playlist highlights the "breakout record" that made these artist the MVP of their genre.
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September 8, 2020 would have been Tim Bergling’s birthday. Known the world over as Avicii, Bergling made a huge impact on modern music when he rose to prominence during the EDM boom of the early 2010s. The producer and DJ became one of the first artists to achieve mainstream success outside the confines of the genre. He fully arrived with the seminal progressive house single “Levels ” and delivered absolute classics like “ Wake Me Up ” featuring Aloe Blacc, “ Hey Brother ” and “ Lonely Together .”
Avicii was an EDM superstar, traveling the globe and playing his music on some of the biggest stages imaginable. When he announced his intention to retire from touring in 2016, he continued to push his sound forward in the studio and arguably wrote some of his best material. The year following his passing in 2018, Tim was released in 2019. The album was nearly finished while he was alive, and it serves as a striking testament to his power as a songwriter, his limitless musical potential, and lasting impact not only in dance music but in pop music as well.
To celebrate his legacy and honor his memory, today we are launching Avicii Forever , a new Mode on our EDM Hits station showcasing collaborations, mixes and original tracks from the EDM icon. Pandora Modes functionality offers a set of selectable “modes” that give listeners more control over songs that are played on their Pandora stations.
Also, SiriusXM and the Tim Bergling Foundation have announced the radio special BPM Presents: Avicii Birthday Tribute for Mental Health Awareness , hosted on SiriusXM’s BPM channel. The week long radio programming will include previously unaired Avicii DJ sets, interviews and sets from the 2019 Avicii Tribute Concert in Stockholm, Sweden, and an exclusive interview with Avicii’s father, Klas Bergling, who founded the Tim Bergling Foundation with his wife and Avicii’s mother, Anki Lidén, with the mission of suicide prevention and mental health awareness.
It goes without saying that Avicii was taken from us far too soon. But while his absence in the dance community is still felt today, we can be certain that his music and his influence will be lasting, forever recognized and celebrated.
by Andrew Marcogliese | Head of Dance and Electronic Music Programming
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Happy National Ampersand Day! We put together our top spinning tracks by artists with "&" in their name. We also celebrate the "and," "n," and "+,"s that unite these artists in name.
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Labor Day honors the American labor movement, and to some, it marks the unofficial end of summer.
Tune into this playlist filled with anthems for anyone who works hard.
Have a safe holiday weekend!
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