Category: Performing Arts

Rosa Parks Day: Daniel Lanois on recording iconic Neville Brothers’ anthem “Sister Rosa”

Rosa Parks Day: Daniel Lanois on recording iconic Neville Brothers’ anthem “Sister Rosa”

February is Black History Month and February 4th is Rosa Parks’ birthday [born 1913]. Rosa Parks – A Brief History From Wikipedia: Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, […]

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Video Of The Day: The Chanukah Song by Neil Diamond

Video Of The Day: The Chanukah Song by Neil Diamond

    Hey, tonight’s the first night of Chanukah, so our Video Of The Day is the super-awesome The Chanukah Song by the equally awesome Mr. Neil Diamond. Everyone loves […]

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An Ode to A Heart of Gold ~ Rock Icon & Crusader: Neil Young

An Ode to A Heart of Gold ~ Rock Icon & Crusader: Neil Young

Neil Young making “Le Noise”, Los Angeles, 2010. [Photo: Adam CK Vollick]   Today [November 12, 2011] is rock icon Neil Young‘s 66th birthday.  And if you’re reading this, chances are, […]

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Being The Change – Social Activist Rockstar Craig Kielburger

Being The Change – Social Activist Rockstar Craig Kielburger

We all know the quote from Mahatma Gandhi “Be the change you want to see in the world”.  It’s a beautiful sentiment and aspiration, and in 1995, one 12 year old […]

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Pharrell Williams & Daniel Lanois in the sonic laboratory

Pharrell Williams & Daniel Lanois in the sonic laboratory

When multi-Grammy winning music producer Pharrell Williams wanted to interview a multi-Grammy winning music producer about the process of sonics, who did he go to? Who else but our own […]

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Happy Birthday to “The Maker” Daniel Lanois

Happy Birthday to “The Maker” Daniel Lanois

He’s one of our founding Patrons of Cool and we want to take the opportunity to wish our friend Daniel Lanois the very happiest of birthdays.  And 10 thousand more. […]

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Force For Good: Lady Gaga’s anti-bullying movement “Born This Way Foundation”

Force For Good: Lady Gaga’s anti-bullying movement “Born This Way Foundation”

In honour of Lady Gaga’s birthday [March 28], instead of waxing on about her meteoric rise to the top of the world of pop music and performance art, we think […]

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Happy Pi Day! BYU’s rap makes Mathletes cooler than athletes-WE LOVE THIS!

Happy Pi Day! BYU’s rap makes Mathletes cooler than athletes-WE LOVE THIS!

          Brigham Young University believes that its star Mathletes should receive the same kind of adulation and school spirit as its star athletes.  And so they […]

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In Which Nikki Sixx Waxes Wise on Lyrics, Love & Legalization

In Which Nikki Sixx Waxes Wise on Lyrics, Love & Legalization

The Good Book. Recently, I sat down with my wise, dear friend, and Different Is Cool “Patron of Cool”, the dark prince of rock, Nikki Sixx. We talked about a […]

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Sonic Soul Treat: Daniel Lanois Live In Session at West 54th

Sonic Soul Treat: Daniel Lanois Live In Session at West 54th

Daniel Lanois performs at DISC’s 2011 Gateway to Bohemia event. There is a reason U2′s Bono calls Daniel Lanois the best musician he’s ever come across…his unique strumming style, fuzz […]

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