To start the day …. “Gaga: ‘Til It Happens To You’ … One More Time”!!


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~~March 2, 2016~~ 

LADY GAGA AND THE SURVIVORS

The Oscars have long been a platform for social activism.

The 88th Academy Awards certainly saw its fair share of advocacy, but one performance in particular brought some of Hollywood’s biggest names to tears on Sunday, February 28.

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The “Oscar” people still haven’t released the official video of Lady Gaga’s performance at the 2016 Oscars. You only get snippets of it or you need to watch it in outlets that have been allowed to use it, I guess.

Nevertheless, ABC News reported on it and explains so much more about the relevance and importance of the song and the documentary it was written for.

“THE HUNTING GROUND”

I think the accompanying video says it all.

I will leave you with it.

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Lady Gaga and Joe Biden lead the charge to take sexual assault seriously

Watch Lady Gaga Perform at the Oscars With Sexual Assault Survivors

Lady Gaga was joined onstage Sunday night by sexual assault survivors during her performance of the the Oscar nominated song “

From the documentary The Hunting Ground, about the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses, Lady Gaga sings: “It gets better, it gets better, in time.”

Some of the women who joined Lady Gaga’s performance include journalist Zerlina Maxwell and activist Wagatwe Wanjuki.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

FIND THE OSCAR PERFORMANCE HERE

http://jezebel.com/watch-lady-gaga-performs-at-the-oscars-with-sexual-assa-1761879938

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~

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Lady Gaga was joined by victims of sexual assault for a stirring performance of her Oscar-nominated song “Til It Happens to You,” from the documentary “The Hunting Ground.”

The song was introduced by Vice President Joe Biden, who implored the audience to take a pledge at ItsOnUs.org to “change the culture, so no abused woman or man should ever have to ask themselves what did I do.”

Gaga then appeared alone on stage, seated behind a white piano.

Singing powerfully the words, “til it happens to you, you don’t know how it feels,” she was joined by a dozens of abuse survivors. After standing in the shadows, they joined her on stage at the song’s climax. On each of their forearms was written different words, including “unbreakable” and “survivor.” Together they joined hands with the singer as the audience rose to their feet, clearly moved by Gaga’s performance.

Nominee Rachel McAdams wiped away tears, as Gaga’s co-writer, eight-time nominee Diane Warren, looked blown away.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/lady-gaga-loses-oscar-wins-audience/story?id=37264565

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~~RELATED~~ 

http://abcnews.go.com/topics/entertainment/music/lady-gaga.htm

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/stories-sexual-assault-survivors-lady-gagas-oscars-performance/story?id=37288721

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/to-start-the-day-gaga-til-it-happens-to-you-oscars-2016/

Women

~~OFFICIAL WEBSITE~~ 

http://itsonus.org/

Take the pledge and show it by changing your profile picture.

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~~Lady Gaga Oscars Performance~~

Activist on Stage Share Their Stories

~~Published on Mar 1, 2016~~

Lady Gaga performed while surrounded by survivors of sexual violence, calling attention to rape culture in America.

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To start the day …. “Gaga: ‘Til It Happens To You’ …. Oscars 2016″!!


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~~February 28, 2016~~~ 

“TILL IT HAPPENS TO YOU”

I wasn’t watching the Oscars last night.

I rarely do.

When I was getting ready to go to bed, I turned the TV on. Vice President Biden was intriduced and I was curious.

I watched Lady Gaga’s performance and was amazed by the power of it.

I then became aware that this was one of the songs nominated for an Oscar.

As I looked information up today, I found out what was behind what  watched.

Kudos to Vice President Biden, Lady Gaga, Diane Warren and all the survivors represented in this song.

Main message: the culture needs to change.

Sure hope so.

HortyRex©

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Lady Gaga and Joe Biden lead the charge to take sexual assault seriously

Watch Lady Gaga Perform at the Oscars With Sexual Assault Survivors

Lady Gaga was joined onstage Sunday night by sexual assault survivors during her performance of the the Oscar nominated song “

From the documentary The Hunting Ground, about the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses, Lady Gaga sings: “It gets better, it gets better, in time.”

Some of the women who joined Lady Gaga’s performance include journalist Zerlina Maxwell and activist Wagatwe Wanjuki.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

AND THE OSCAR PERFORMANCE

http://jezebel.com/watch-lady-gaga-performs-at-the-oscars-with-sexual-assa-1761879938

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Lady Gaga has turned out some powerful performances recently, but she saved her best for the Oscars.

Gaga wrote the Oscar-nominated “Til It Happens to You” for The Hunting Ground, a harrowing documentary about sexual assault on college campuses. The singer has been actively and passionately involved in raising awareness for the issue, and has been open about how she, too, is a survivor of rape.

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~~FILM SYNOPSIS~~

With studies indicating that 16-20% of women are sexually assaulted while attending college in the United States, more and more survivors are speaking about their experiences. As colleges strive to protect their brands and financial stability, assault victims often experience cover-ups by campus officials and police, but survivors continue to pursue their education and fight for changes in campus policies.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://oscar.go.com/nominees/music-original-song/til-it-happens-to-you-from-the-hunting-ground

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Til It Happens to You” is a song produced and performed by American singer Lady Gaga. She co-wrote the song with Diane Warren for the 2015 documentary film The Hunting Ground, which deals with campus rape in the United States. The song had leaked onto the Internet through an unofficial recording made at the film’s premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It was later released by Interscope Records to digital retailers on September 18, 2015.

The director and producer of the film had looked for someone influential to write a song for it, and music supervisor Bonnie Greenberg contacted Warren who was interested. After writing the song, Warren asked Gaga to record “Til It Happens to You“. Producer Nile Rodgers accompanied them during the recording, providing his suggestions.

A universal song about any kind of loss in life, the track was placed during two sequences in the film, highlighting the pain of sexual assault. The song consists of an orchestral production with strings, and an emotional vocal delivery from Gaga. Lyrically it asks listeners to stand in a victim’s position and try to understand the turmoil they go through. “Til It Happens to You” was later included as part of a public service announcement video directed by Catherine Hardwicke. The video depicts various instances of violence against women and sexual assaults. It ends with a cautionary note about the effects of such distress, and individuals finding solace with their close friends and relatives.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Til_It_Happens_to_You

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

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Gaga appeared from behind a frame and sitting at a piano.

She dramatically delivered the ballad that built up as a string orchestra joined in. The performance climactically ended with a group of sexual assault survivors surrounding Gaga at the piano with the words “Not Your Fault” written on their arms. Both Gaga and Warren are survivors of sexual assault.

Gaga, a first-time Academy Award nominee, performed at the Oscars last year during a 50th anniversary tribute to The Sound of Music. Over the last month, she has sung the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50 and paid tribute to David Bowie at the Grammy Awards. She is working with Warren on songs for her as-yet-untitled fifth studio album.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/watch-lady-gagas-powerful-til-it-happens-to-you-at-oscars-2016-20160228

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~Till it Happens to You at the The Oscars 2016 Full Performance~

The video of the Oscar’s performance was removed because of copyright issues.

I will show you the original version.

~~Til It Happens To You~~

~~Published on Sep 17, 2015~~

A portion of proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to organizations helping survivors of sexual assault.

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At the end of the day … “Celine: The Colour of My Love”!!


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~~January 15, 2016~~ 

A SONG TO EXPRESS FEELINGS

The Colour of my Love is my third Celine Dion CD. With its release in 1993, she was becoming stronger and stronger in her popularity in America.

I had all her previous CD’s.

I was an ardent fan!

There was no stopping Celine then. 

She crossed over into the American music scene.

When I buy a CD, I always look through the accompanying flyer/information.

Many times the lyrics to the songs are included, the credits to the writers and producers and many “thank you’s” to those involved in the project.

As I read the credits, I found a treasure.

I think that was her intention.

She wanted the world to know about her love for René.

“Love can move mountains”

HortyRex©

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CELINE

“So many wonderful people who have worked so hard and supported me so much to make this album possible. Words alone cannot express my appreciation … I’m truly grateful for their encouragement and belief. I’d like to thank them all.”

She goes on, listing those who helped. She also thanks her parents. At the end of her message, you can read the most important part.

The most endearing and important thank you is this one:

“René …. for so many years I’ve kept our special dream locked away inside my heart. But now, it’s getting too powerful to keep inside of me.

So, after all these years, let me

“paint the truth, show how I feel, try to make you completely real”….

René, you are the colour of my love.”

Celine

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The Colour of My Love is the third English-language studio album by Canadian recording artist Celine Dion. It was released by Columbia Records/550 Music on 9 November 1993. The songs were produced mainly by David Foster, Ric Wake, Guy Roche, Walter Afanasieff and Christopher Neil, and four of them were written by Diane Warren. The album features two cover versions of “The Power of Love” and “When I Fall in Love.”

After its release, The Colour of My Love received generally mixed reviews from music critics but became a commercial success, topping the charts in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and few other European countries, and reaching top ten elsewhere, including number four in the United States.

Celine Dion’s version of this song became a popular favorite.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Colour_of_My_Love

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~~SOURCES~~ 

http://www.celinedion.com/

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~~The Colour Of My Love~~

(Live on David Foster Special 1994)

~~Published on Nov 29, 2012~~

~~Published on Jun 10, 2012~~

Celine is using colors to show her love for the man she would marry.

PARTIAL LYRICS

I’ll draw the years all passing by
So much to learn so much to try
And with this ring our lives will start
Swearing that we’ll never part
I offer what you cannot buy
Devoted love until we die ….

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We ALL are connected through MUSIC!! 

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