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"You can find love, fear, friends, enemies, violence, dancing, sex, demons, angels, loneliness, and togetherness all in the After Hours of the night.” —The Weeknd
Ever since The Weeknd emerged in 2011 with the mysterious and mesmerizing House of Balloons, the Toronto native has kept us on our toes: There was a trio of druggy, lo-fi R&B mixtapes, the Top 40 cake-topper “Can’t Feel My Face,” and the glossy, Daft Punk-assisted rebirth that came with 2016’s Starboy. On After Hours, his fourth studio album, the singer returns to early-era Abel Tesfaye—the fragile falsetto, the smoky atmospheres, the whispered confessions. But here, they’re bolstered by some seriously brilliant beatmaking: muted, shuffling drum ’n’ bass (“Hardest to Love”), whistling sirens and staccato trap textures (“Escape From LA"), and flickers of French touch, warped dubstep, and Chicago drill that have been stretched and bent into abstractions. It’s as if Tesfaye spent the past four years scouring underground warehouse parties for rhythms that could make his low-lit R&B balladry feel hedonistic, thrilling, and alive (and the above statement he sent Apple Music about the album seems to confirm that). When the album does lift into moments of brightness, they’re downright radiant: “Scared to Live” is sweeping and sentimental, fit for the final scene in a romantic comedy, and “Blinding Lights”—a Max Martin-produced megahit boosted by a Mercedes-Benz commercial—is about as glitzy, glamorous, and gloriously ’80s as it gets.
Recording Academy Asks Congress To Assist Music Community, Particularly Freelancers, Impacted By Coronavirus
As the music industry reels from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Recording Academy today appealed to Congress to “protect our nation’s musicians, performers, songwriters, and studio professionals,” particularly “self-employed gig workers,” who are impacted by the loss of income due to concert cancellations and other hardships.
The upshot of the letter, addressed to Senate leaders Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell and House leaders Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy, reads:
“As Congress considers emergency steps to provide critical support to American workers and families, it must extend such support to self-employed gig workers like those in the music community. Including these non-traditional workers in a stimulus package will give hundreds of thousands of individuals and their families the financial assistance they need during this crisis.
“These music makers generally work as self-employed freelancers or independent contractors,” it continues. “They work from project to project, and are not engaged in typical employer-employee relationships. They do not have the benefits of an employer-provided safety net such as sick leave or health care. And they are not eligible for unemployment benefits. Music is the original ‘gig economy.’” The letter, dated Tuesday, is signed by acting Academy president/CEO Harvey Mason Jr.
While numbers and dollar amounts are not immediately available, the music industry has been battered by the pandemic, with nearly all tours and festivals cancelled and postponed, and the labels were further impacted Tuesday when Amazon announced that it is prioritizing its incoming inventory for the next several weeks and will stop accepting new shipments of vinyl and CDs.
The Academy’s charitable wing, MusiCares, on Tuesday announced the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help people in the music industry affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and subsequent cancellation of thousands of music events. According to the announcement, the fund, administered through MusiCares, will be used to directly support those in the music community with the greatest need. To establish the fund, both the Recording Academy and MusiCares have contributed an initial donation of $1 million each, totaling $2 million. Additionally, all Recording Academy Chapters have committed to fundraising in their local communities.
What kind of recipe do you want? Fast? Fresh? Fancy? Whipped up from the ice-covered recesses of your freezer?
Friends, whatever magic you need to make, look no further than this seafood stew. Loosely based on cioppino, a San Francisco specialty that’s based on an Italian soup, this dish is hearty, healthy and versatile. You can carefully curate the ingredients for a special occasion, or throw it together before a weeknight baseball practice. Make it once, and you’ll realize that the possibilities, and varieties, are infinite.
Start by procuring a pound and a half of seafood. My family enjoys a thrifty trio of shrimp, bay scallops and cod; feel free to experiment with clams, salmon or any other sea-yummies that your people enjoy. The fresher the fish, the tastier the stew, so if you have access to just-caught fish, great. If frozen items are the best you can do, that’s great, too. I’m particularly fond of frozen shrimp, which are inexpensive, full of lean protein, and easy to keep on hand. In all of my test recipes, the only fish that floundered was thawed tilapia; it tasted just dandy but didn’t hold its shape while simmering.
While you’re grabbing the fish, pick up a little jar of clam juice (often found in the same aisle as canned tuna). It costs less than a latte and adds a wallop of umami flavor to the stew. You only need a splash for this recipe; use the remainder in linguine with clam sauce, clam chowder or a clam dip. Clam juice is also the not-so-secret ingredient in bloody mary cocktails. If you’re still not convinced you need it, skip the clam juice all together and add a bit of brine from a jar of capers to get the salty job done.
Simmer the fish in a sauce made from dry white wine and canned whole tomatoes. I find it deeply satisfying to break up the tomatoes by squeezing them until they pop. If you’d rather keep your hands clean, use your cutting shears to chop up the tomatoes. Let the tomatoes simmer 10 minutes or more before adding the fish, and you will be rewarded with a thicker, velvety stew. Sometimes you don’t have any minutes to spare, and that’s OK. If you skip the simmer, your stew will simply be more brothy. Serve it with a hunk of bread and act like that’s part of the plan.
Because the recipe is so accommodating, you can personalize it with your favorite flavors. Add a crumbled slice of turkey bacon. Throw in some chopped potato. And fresh spinach. More spice. Less spice. Serve the whole thing over rice! As a more-is-more person, I’ve done all of these. But I have to say, my favorite version is the recipe you see here. It’s a simple recipe, made without pretense or pressure. Who doesn’t need a little magic like that?
Weeknight Cioppino (Seafood Stew)
Weeknight Cioppino (Seafood Stew)
Per serving: Per serving, made with 1/2 pound shrimp, 1/2 pound bay scallops and 1/2 pound cod: 256 calories (percent of calories from fat, 13), 33 grams protein, 19 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 3 grams fat (trace saturated fat), 129 milligrams cholesterol, 571 milligrams sodium.
When you’re always stuck in an office, or running between meetings, the easy way to get some food into your system is either by ordering junk, or eating something out of a vending machine. For people who are always on the go, healthy eating can be quite the challenge, especially when they’re on a tight budget. The good news is that there are ways to cut down on spending when eating healthy. Whether it’s meal planning or adequate prepping, these tips will help you eat a nutritious diet- while also keeping your grocery bill low.
1. SAY NO TO JUNK FOOD It’s over. End it. No more “I’ll start dieting tomorrow,” or “I’ll just have one cookie.” By cutting out junk food from your diet, not only will you save lots of money, but your sugar cravings and mood swings will plummet before you know it.
2. DON’T GO SHOPPING WHEN YOU’RE HUNGRY The worst thing you can do to your wallet and waistline is shopping when you’re hungry. Impulse buying when you’re hungry makes everything look more appealing, delicious, and crave-worthy.
3. FRESH VERSUS FROZEN Fresh fruits (especially berries) and vegetables are usually in season only a few months per year, which renders them rather expensive. If you’re looking to shake your meals up, don’t shy away from choosing frozen over fresh produce. While fresh produce is favored by many, quick-frozen produce is usually just as nutritious and cheaper for off-season foods.
4. GROW YOUR OWN If you’re lucky enough to have a small backyard, growing your own herbs, sprouts, tomatoes, and onions will not only save you money at the store, but will also elevate your senses.
5. BULK IT UP Found something you enjoy eating at a super sale? Check the expiry date and stock up. Whether they’re canned beans, corn, instant oats, or your favorite brown pasta that’s always out of stock, buying in bulk quantities will save you money in the long run.
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6. EAT AT HOME OR PACK YOUR LUNCH Ordering food or eating out is very expensive, especially if you’re hosting company dinners, or having meetings over lunch. By packing meals, impulse shopping, hunger pangs, weight gain, and fatigue will all be a thing of the past.
7. PLAN AND PREP The golden rule to healthy eating is meal planning and prepping. By scheduling your weekly meals, planning grocery lists far in advance, and pre-cooking your lunches at home, making it a habit to plan ahead will save you from eating out at the last minute.
8. COOK FOR FOUR Cooking large portions will save you both time and money. Frozen, single-portion leftovers are optimum for those days when you don’t even have the energy to get out of bed and walk over to the fridge.
9. SWITCH UP YOUR PROTEINS Meat can be a great source of protein, but it could also be quite expensive. By switching up your protein sources with legumes, hemp seeds, eggs, or fish, you’ll be balancing out your budget, while still getting the nutrition you need. Most of them also have a long shelf life, and are therefore less likely to spoil quickly.
10. CLIP THEM COUPONS You know, those tiny little flyers that you find on your doorstep and immediately throw away? Maybe don't do that anymore- coupons are a great way to save money on both food and detergents. Whether they’re actual coupons or voucher codes on an app, start clipping.
Lakers forward Anthony Davis has achieved a handful of goals during his collegiate and professional playing careers. However, there are other goals that he would like to still accomplish and not all are necessarily on the court. Let's take a look:
An NBA All Star? Check.
NBA first team? Check.
Win Olympic gold medal? Check.
NCAA national champion? Check.
NBA champion and MVP? Pending.
An official ambassador for a brand that aligns with his goals and ambitions? Check.
Davis is partnering with First Entertainment Credit Union as part of an overall partnership between the Lakers and First Entertainment.
"This is something that is home for me, something that relates to me," said Davis. "It helps me learn about financially literacy, how to spend my money, invest in — a lot of things people don't know about."
Davis is the first official ambassador in First Entertainment's 53-year history.
"We wanted to become more than just a word of mouth, we wanted to expand the brand in SoCal," said Amondo Redmond, chief marketing officer at First Entertainment. "Doing research, I knew I wanted AD. I got a sense how much L.A. Loves him. He was the best that reflects the brand."
The collaboration is a big step for Davis' overall goals to immerse himself in the L.A. Community and entertainment space. He will spread the word on financial literacy and the entrepreneurial benefits of working with First Entertainment.
"A lot of people can go broke and don't know how to spend money. We make mistakes, we spend, but we are able to learn from those mistakes," said Davis. "I want people to be smarter with their money. I want to share my experience with others. I want to leave them a lot of knowledge on financial sense."
For First Entertainment, although clients must reside in Los Angeles County, the addition of Davis will allow the financial institution to expand its brand outside of the county and allow it to work on creative projects with the Lakers.
"This is one of the biggest partnerships we've ever had," said Redmond. "We will be creative with everything we work on with AD and hopefully see an impact."
This partnership is more than another accolade added to Davis' resume. It's more about outreach and helping the community.
"If I can reach one person on financial literacy, I've done my job. If you give them knowledge, you feel better about yourself," said Davis. "If I can help at least one person with their financial literacy, I feel good about myself. My goal is to give them knowledge and First Entertainment can help me do that."
"AD is not just a face, but an informant of financial literacy," said Redmond. "You don't see other athletes doing that in the community."
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