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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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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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The Beauty of the Fall is an idea-driven novel examining the growth & development of ideas as life churns

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Newly-released by Langdon Street Press, Rich Marcello’s new novel will take you take you on a life-changing and spiritual journey.

The Beauty of the Fall tackles emotionally transformative topics, explores father-son relationships, and working through grief. This mulitlayered novel explores social issues such as climate change, domestic violence, equality for women, and examines the internal struggle of corporate and political America against the people.

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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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Breakaway Daily Technology Award Recipient: The Not Old Better Show

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Breakaway Daily Awards recognize excellence in achievement, technology and philanthropy. 

Since the show’s launch in 2014, The Not Old Better Show has constantly pushed the boundaries with ease of access to technology. The multidimensional show is the first independent podcast to reach the 55+ age community and their families, delivering stories, tips, and resources with timely information through innovation.

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Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today… To remember & honor Prince. Happy Birthday Prince.

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30 years ago today, Prince celebrated his 28th birthday with a concert in Detroit on June 7th, 1986. Wendy and The Revolution got the band and the audience to sing “Happy Birthday” to a bashful Prince. The show was filmed and an hour-long concert film was produced, Parade Live, which was broadcast in Japan as well as several European countries later in 1986.

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Paint the internet purple y’all! Prince’s birthday (June 7th) officially declared “Prince Day” in Minnesota in celebration of his life.

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Prince fans from all over the world are remembering and celebrating the life of a legend on his birthday.

Prince was born on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis and transitioned on April 21, 2016 at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Prince would have been 58 on June 7. Today, the Minnesota government (finally) honored the legend with his own day.

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