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Prince Celebration 2018: Exclusive coverage from Paisley Park in Minnesota

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Celebration 2018 official poster.

Fans, friends and family marked the second anniversary of Prince’s passing with a four-day celebration at Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Celebration 2018 honored the unique life and legacy of the prodigiously talented cultural icon Prince Rogers Nelson. In its second year, the four-day special event took place between April 19th and 22nd at Prince’s historic home and recording sanctuary outside Minneapolis at Paisley Park.

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Artemis Women In Action Film Festival Founder talks honoring Michelle Rodriguez, society’s power structures and the women’s movements in Hollywood

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The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival is the first film festival dedicated to honoring female action and empowerment heroes. Since its inception in 2015, Artemis has celebrated powerful women taking action on the silver screen. From female action heroes to female activists, the festival has shone a spotlight on females in narrative and documentary films who are fearless, fierce, physically strong and independent. 

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Inkston preserves traditional oriental art and craftmanship

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“My Start of Studying Tao” by Shilo Ren features model Alisha Safo by photographer Jun Yang. The project was made using Inkston Gold Fleck Xuan paper.

My Start of Studying Tao by Shilo Ren features model Alisha Safo by photographer Jun Yang. The project was made using Inkston Gold Fleck Xuan paper. Inkston preserves traditional oriental art and craftmanship through being a leading supplier of high quality handmade art materials from top historical workshops, most of which have not previously had access to internet distribution channels.

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Goddess with a Blade is a Book Series by Lauren Dane about a kick-ass vampire hunter

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Lauren Dane is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over fifty novels and novellas across several genres. Writing stories since she was able to use a pencil, she’s now shares what she writes with others. Her latest series, Goddess with a Blade, is an epic urban fantasy book series about a  vampire slayer Rowan Summer.

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Interview with author of The War Stories Chronicles: Addictarium Nicole D’Settēmi on overcoming addiction & mental illness

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The War Stories Chronicles is a compilation of memoirs, journals, poetry books and other creative pieces that share my story of over-coming addiction and mental illness.

Visionary Award Winner, Nicole D’Settemi is a bestselling Amazon author who resides in Hudson Valley, New York with her long-time partner and fellow artist, Miguel.

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French illustrator artist Clémentine Campardou (AKA Blule) creates Prince approved art

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Clémentine Campardou aka Blule is a Paris-born illustrator. After working in the corporate world for brands like L’Oreal and Fila, the current Sydney, Australia resident decided that she missed painting. The wife and mother of two has made quite a name for herself with her watercolor art and has even earned a following among comic book enthusiasts for her sophisticated superhero originals.

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A Private View: Exclusive Interview with Prince’s Personal Photographer Afshin Shahidi

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Prince walks outside during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rehearsals. Photo by Afshin Shahidi.

Prince: A Private View takes you behind the lens on an intimate trip through the extraordinary life of the legendary musician through never-before-seen photos and personal recollections.

Iranian born photographer and filmmaker Afshin Shahidi first met Prince in 1993. After working as his cinematographer on numerous video projects he was invited to document his 2002 One Night Alone Tour, and would become Prince’s personal photographer for a decade.

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Regrets of the Past: The Austrian Star Wars Fan Film

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The short film project Regrets of the Past (IMDBwas realized by a team of local filmmakers whose goal it was to create a high-quality sci-fi movie in Austria, based within the Star Wars universe.

Regrets of the Past

The crew diligently focused on the visual language of the film which tries to adhere as closely as possible to the original trilogy developed by George Lucas in the 1970s.

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Photographer Penny De Los Santos photographs culture through the lens of food: Watch Out World

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Watch Out World is our video project collaboration with Alexander Watch that examines artists and their relationship to the concept of time. The series dives into the lives of various creative professionals in their respective industries and explores how they manage their time with busy schedules.

Penny De La Santonos’s background no doubt inspired curiosity about culture.

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Australian indie band Collegians release “Vaccine” from upcoming album

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Australian indie band Collegians release “Vaccine” from upcoming album

Not afraid to dig deep emotionally, the Collegians are a band from Melbourne, Australia, set to reach out to listeners with their unique brand of bittersweet alt-rock. Fronted by the brooding and raw-throated vocals of British-born lead-singer Glenn Patrick, Collegians have succeeded in creating music that connects on a deeply emotional level with many listeners.

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Why They Stay lifts curtain on political power couples

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Why They Stay Book

Why They Stay: Sex Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agendas of Nine Political Wives is a nonfiction book that examines the psychology of why wives stay with their politician husbands after cheating scandals. It is a topic that has baffled many American citizens and political enthusiasts for decades. Author Anne Michaud profiled nine wives, including the ones that first come to mind including Hillary and Bill Clinton, Jackie and JFK, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, Silda Spitzer and many others.

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A Clinician’s Journey from Complex Trauma to Thriving is about recovery from traumatic abuse

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A Clinician's Journey from Complex Trauma to Thriving

A Clinician’s Journey from Complex Trauma to Thriving by Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW is an anthology of articles written for survivors and clinicians. This collection was inspired by Rev. Heller’s personal struggle with recovering from complex PTSD rooted in systemic and generational child abuse, and her commitment to devoting her life to helping others similarly afflicted.

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