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DIIV’s “Skin Game” Takes New Look at Addiction

30 July 2019
DIIV takes new look at addiction with "Skin Game."

“They gave us wings to fly, but then they took away the sky.” DIIV’s look at addiction has been well documented. One can’t help but feel a sense of despondency, albeit a deep understanding, of Zachary Cole Smith, the lead singer of indie dream pop band, DIIV. DIIV’s title track “Skin Game” is a perfect […]

Eminem’s Continued Journey of Addiction and Recovery

19 July 2019

Everyone knows the famous rapper Eminem, but not everyone knows he is in recovery. He has faced many challenges in life, including active addiction, but he never let anything stop him. Eminem has shared his life, struggles, and achievements openly in his music and in interviews.  Eminem’s addiction struggles first started when he began  using […]

The Numerous Sensory Benefits of Music

16 July 2019
Sensory Benefits of Music

There are multiple sensory benefits of music. Have you ever used music to focus? Say you’re on an airplane, and that kid behind you just can’t settle down; do you use music to escape?  What about when you want to get that good, solid workout in; do you use music to increase your energy and […]

Killing of Elijah Al-Amin for Playing Rap Music Sparks Cry for Justice

8 July 2019
Killing of Elijah Al-Amin for Playing Rap Mobilizes Internet and Sparks Cries for Justice

Michael Adams has been charged with the first-degree murder of 17-year-old Elijah Al-Amin. It is reported the vicious and senseless attack occurred because the teenager was rap music in his vehicle at a gas station, causing Adams to feel unsafe. Despite being unprovoked, Adams stated that the attack transpired because those who listen to rap […]

Music and Learning Linked in New Data

2 July 2019
Music and Learning Linked in New Study

A new study suggests children who learn to play an instrument in high school tend to do better on tests and in subjects like: Science, Math and English. When a child is actively playing an instrument, it raises intelligence, more than if only passively listening to music or without any music at all. So, what […]

New Light Shed on Trafficking of Drugs at Music Festivals

25 June 2019
Examining Presence of Drugs at Music Festivals

Drugs at music festivals have been a problem since their inception. When examining the evolution of these events, and the role drug use has played in them, one can hardly be blamed for conjuring up images of cavemen rolling leaves as they assembled to watch the musical luminaries of their day beat a drum for […]

Voices of Service Shows the Power of Music on America’s Got Talent

21 June 2019
Voices of Service Illustrate the Power of Music

There is nothing more patriotic than a couple of veterans utilizing their God-given talent to sing an acapella number for America’s Got Talent. And what better time to post about this than on #AmericanEagleDay. Leading the patriotic acapella group, “Voices of Service,” is Caleb Green, a well-known anthem singer for the Capitals and recognized face […]

Priscilla Presley Fearful Her Daughter will Succumb to Opioid Addiction

18 June 2019

Lisa Marie Presley opens up about her substance use disorder, and though she’s gone to rehab countless times, her mother, Priscilla Presley, fears that she may follow in her father’s blue-suede-shoes. Lisa Marie is no stranger to opioid addiction – with her father and late ex-husband’s passing from prescription painkillers, she is falling into the […]