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Latesha Houston is an Australian artist spreading light to the world through the canvas

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Known as the Colorful Nature Artist, Latesha aims to uplift, bring joy and inspire others to open their imagination through her artwork. Her art is sometimes whimsical, always bright and often with a spiritual message to impart.

“My inspiration is drawn from the natural landscape surrounding me and my travels, especially road trips across the country adding some imaginative surreal elements of wildlife and people.”

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Born in North Carolina U.S.A she migrated with her family to Australia when she was a young girl exploring her creativity through painting and drawing and studied art in high school.

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Breakaway Daily interview: Opada Opada’s Orphan’s Pain tackles war’s effects on African children

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Music has been part of Opada Opada’s life since he was a little boy growing up in Gambella, Ethiopia, singing in his local church. Now the independent hip-hop artist is on his second album titled Orphan’s Pain about the effects of war on African communities, especially children. Opada is looking to spread a positive message and motivate others through his music; something he feels has been lacking in a lot of today’s popular hip-hop.

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Breakaway Daily Achievement in Art Award Recipient: John Nieto

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John Nieto, American contemporary artist, is influenced by bright and bold Southwestern colors and Fauvism, a Post-Impressionism movement led by Matisse.

“I’m in a trance when I paint. It’s like being a drummer—you don’t look at the drums, you just know intuitively where they are.”

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John Nieto & his self portraits 

Fauvism was a French movement that followed Impressionism.

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Canadian singer-songwriter Russell Lee releases music video for “Picture”

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Canadian singer-songwriter

Russell Lee releases music video for “Picture” from his second album What Do I Do

Music is a true calling and a fundamental way of life for Russell. While living in Nova Scotia back in 2005, Russell wrote and recorded his first album titled In The Night. In 2008, Russell moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he continues to write and play music today.

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30 yrs ago 2day Prince as Madhouse released his first-ever instrumental album, 8.

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On January 21, 1987 Prince, along with Eric Leeds on sax, released his jazz-instrumental project 8 on Paisley Park Records.

All eight tracks were written or co-written by Prince, and all contain him playing most instruments, with Eric Leeds playing saxophone and flute. All tracks are given written numerical names, from One to Eight, while the album is named numerically.

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Breakaway Daily interview: urban artist Daved Kiiing sheds light on the New World Order 

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Daved Kiiing’s new single New World Order (Visionz) is a conscious type of political foreshadowing of our world and what things may be soon to come.  The song is crafted to sound like a conversation. Kiiing did this as a way of sparking the audience’s thought process; a way to get people to think, and visualize the word play and lyrics in the song.

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To Live Is To Die First is a deep and philosophical book by author Eli Darzi about life’s questions

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To Live Is To Die First looks at how our thoughts are projected in our heads like a movie, creating our fictional reality

“If I tell you that we’re dead now, no less than ever, you probably will not accept that. True, if you ask me if I’m alive, I will say without any hesitation, “yes!” However, this is only because we, humankind, created such a reality in which; if I’m breathing and my heart beats, I am considered alive, but this conclusion comes from the assumption that I’m a thinking person who has knowledge about the body, life, and death.” – To Live Is To Die First

“Through hundreds of thousand years, man has moved in one way and in one direction in the search for meaning, happiness, security, love and freedom, but all he found was suffering,” Eli Darzi tells Breakaway Daily.

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Freedom sounds: 20 years ago today Prince releases the brilliant, bittersweet and empowering Emancipation album

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On November 19th, 1996 Prince released his 19th full-length studio album that marked his courageous movement towards artistic freedom. Emancipation was the third album Prince released using his symbol instead of his name; the first two being the albums Love Symbol and Chaos & Disorder. Prince explained that he had changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol to emancipate himself from his contract with Warner Bros, feeling his own name now belonged to the company.

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