Month: May 2021

Olivia Rodrigo Tops Music Charts in Explosive First Week With ‘Sour’

Olivia Rodrigo

has stormed the charts—hitting No. 1 with huge streaming numbers for an album that clinches her status as one of music’s biggest new stars.

The Disney actress and pop singer-songwriter’s debut album “Sour” tops the latest Billboard 200 chart, generating the equivalent of 295,000 in U.S. sales in the week ended May 27. It is the biggest week for a debut charting album since late 2014, when Billboard began including streaming in its flagship album-sales chart, the magazine said.

Much of the 18-year-old artist’s units—218,000—came from her album’s massive 301 million first-week U.S. streams, according to MRC Data,

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West Riverside fourth-graders show off skills with photography exhibit

From outdoor landscapes to family photos, a series of photographs taken by West Riverside Elementary School fourth-graders were put on display at The Jessie Ball duPont Center last weekend. 

The exhibit was part of a grant-funded project provided by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund to Abby Solano, a teacher at the school’s Spanish and English dual language program. 

Solano was named the inaugural winner of the Wolfburg Fellowship for Social Justice in Education. The fellowship helped her purchase cameras for her students, bring in a professional photographer to speak to her class, lead a photography field trip to the downtown

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New Shop Boasts Beautiful Creations By Israeli Designers

Before the COVID-19 pandemic unleashed unprecedented growth in the digital and eCommerce sectors, Israeli entrepreneurs Sarah Peguine and Michal Freedman were already fielding requests from members of the international art community to buy Israeli art without physically being in the country.

The dynamic duo behind Art Source, an online platform offering advice to potential buyers interested in Israel’s best contemporary artworks, was looking for ways to meet the increased demand.

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“Even before COVID, we really saw a demand from the community. We saw that people who were

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Making Music Could Help Ward Off Dementia, New Research Suggests

  • New research suggests that actively playing music may have a small but positive impact on cognitive function, even in older adults who already show signs of dementia.
  • Playing music works multiple areas of the brain at the same time.
  • Other crucial habits, like staying active and being social, can also help mitigate your risk of cognitive decline.

    Music does wonders for your mood, but did you know it might give your brain a boost, too? In fact, playing music—not just listening to it—has a positive effect on your cognition, even if you’re already showing signs of dementia, new research suggests.

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    Siesta Key Inn With 8 Units Offers A Dream Vacation Lifestyle

    SARASOTA, FL — Siesta Key Inn, with eight one- and two-bedroom units, offers a dream vacation lifestyle. Immersed in a lush oasis-like setting, this property provides an enchanting experience of luxurious leisure with an island resort ambiance, according to Realtor.com.

    • Address: 1125 Point of Rocks Rd, Sarasota, Florida
    • Price: $4,895,000
    • Square Feet: 8,670
    • Bedrooms: 11
    • Bathrooms: 10 Baths
    • Built: 1973
    • Features: The dream vacation lifestyle is a reality with full-service amenities complemented by tranquil tropical views afforded nearly every residence while being mere seconds away from the soft powdery sands of Siesta Beach.
    • Comprised of eight one- and two-bedroom
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    What Does Roland Barthes’ Work Mean for Photographers Today?

    In 1980, philosopher Roland Barthes published a book that would shift our understanding of photography. Drawing on Barthes’ words, Jamie Windsor asks the question: How much control do we have over our photographs?

    Windsor delves into his archive and reflects on Barthes’ writing as means of questioning how we perceive our images. Can we ever gain emotional distance from what we photograph, or is our engagement with the image-making process always going to make that level of separation impossible? Whatever the answer, it’s certainly interesting to come back to images after a year or two and see them with eyes

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