Lady Gaga …. Touching Speech for Orlando Shooting Victims …. L.A. Vigil …. “!!


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~~June 15, 2016~~ 

LADY GAGA …. ON ORLANDO 

Emotional Speech at L.A. Vigil for Orlando Shooting Victims

‘This Is an Attack on Humanity Itself’

On Monday, Juine 13, Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance at the Los Angeles vigil for the victims of the tragic Orlando nightclub shooting, and shared emotional words with the gathered crowd of thousands.

“As we have now witnessed the largest mass shooting in American history, I can’t help but feel that this level of hatred, like all prejudicial crimes, this is an attack on humanity itself,” said Gaga, who was dressed simply, in all black. “Tonight, I gather humbly with you, as a human being, in peace, in sincerity, in commitment, in solidarity, to take a real moment and mourn the tragic loss of these innocent, beautiful people.”

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http://www.etonline.com/news/190969_lady_gaga_gives_emotional_speech_at_la_vigil_for_orlando_shooting_victims/

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~Lady Gaga Gave A Touching Speech For Orlando Shooting Victims At A Vigil In L.A.~

~~Published on Jun 14, 2016~~

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“This is an attack on humanity itself.”

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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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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~~ 

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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/

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~~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.

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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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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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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 …. “David Bowie’s Tributes …. across the ocean”!!


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~~February 26, 2016~~ 

DIFFERENCE OF OPINION AND PREFERENCE

I first saw and posted about Lady Gaga’s performance honoring David Bowie at the 2016 Grammy’s. I thought it was well done and showcased David’s music and Lady Gaga’s talent.

Today I say Bowie’s tribute performed by Lorde at the BRITS Award in London.

I don’t particularly agree with detractor who say that Lorde’s performance was better than Gaga’s. I think it’s a matter of preference in styles.

I can understand a sense of “ownership” in view of the fact that David was British.

I have included links for both performances in this post.

Check them out and you be the judge.

I can say that I liked both of them.

The main purpose was honoring a British musical icon:

Mr. David Bowie.

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Lorde’s tribute to David Bowie, Brit Awards 2016: ‘heartbreaking’

Neil McCormick, music critic
24 FEBRUARY 2016
Well, the Brits got something right. Their tribute to Bowie was powerful and affecting, showing up Lady Gaga’s Grammy award extravaganza for the superficial, soulless travesty it was.

Nineteen-year-old New Zealand songstress Lorde delivered a sombre version of one of David Bowie’s greatest songs, Life On Mars, backed by musicians who played with Bowie for decades.

With Mike Garson on piano, Gail Anne Dorsey on bass, Gerry Leonard and Earl Slick on guitars, they delivered a dark, moody rendering of a big, complex song of one of that classic that was all the more emotional for its sense of dignity and restraint.

Lady Gaga at the Grammys last week went so over the top, her ridiculous mash-up of 10 hits turned into a Bowie cabaret medley that was really all about Gaga, putting the focus on costume changes and digital computer effects sponsored by Intel.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/what-to-listen-to/lordes-tribute-to-david-bowie-brit-awards-2016-heartbreaking/

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https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/02/26/to-start-the-day-brit-awards-david-bowie-tribute/

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~5 Ways Lorde’s David Bowie Tribute Was Better Than Lady Gaga’s~

~Published on Feb 24, 2016~

Lorde later recalled the event in a moving letter written after his death,
saying:

“That night something changed in me – I felt a calmness grow, a sureness.
I think in those brief moments, he heralded me into my next new life,
an old rock and roll alien angel in a perfect grey suit.
I realised everything I’d ever done, or would do from then on,
would be done like maybe he was watching.
I realized I was proud of my spiky strangeness because he had been proud of his.”

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REASONS

It was backed by Bowie’s band

Lorde knew that one outfit was good enough

It had Bowie’s stamp of approval

It was actually about Bowie

(You can read detailed information in the actual YouTube video)

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To start the day …. “Lady Gaga’s Tribute …. David Bowie”!!


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~~February 18, 2016~~ 

LADY GAG’S TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE

I finally watched the Grammy’s which I had DVR’d. I think it was an amazing show in so many ways. Many different genres were represented. I saw people that I didn’t even know.

Kinda sad to sad that most of those mentioned in the “In Memoriam” section I knew

(that tells me a lot!)

Glad to see new talent recognized.

One of the performances that impressed me was Lady Gaga’s tribut to David Bowie.

Indeed, who else could have channeled this awesome talent lost early this year?

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Lady Gaga’s David Bowie Tribute at the Grammy’s Was Fabulously, Perfectly Weird

Kevin Fallon

Could anyone else have paid homage to David Bowie?

Channeling Ziggy Stardust, Lady Gaga saluted the icon at the Grammy’s the only way that fit: with unapologetic weirdness and glee.

How can there be a successor to someone so singular, so unique, so impossible to pinpoint and unabashedly weird  – all the while so undeniably genius.

Lady Gaga may not be the next David Bowie.

But if anyone can approximate the mood, the message, the spirit, and the stirring camp as the recently deceased icon, it’s the human and the alien in our Mother Monster, Lady Gaga.

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It’s a testament to how fiercely we possess our affection for David Bowie that Gaga’s big, ambitious tribute at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, February 15, was met with such polarizing reaction on Twitter. For everyone 140-character fawning over Gaga’s tenacity and extraterrestrial talent in the loving salute, others found her drag and kitsch to border on blasphemous.

Of course, poking and prodding outrage and testing our tolerance for performance was a habit of Bowie’s. It’s fitting that such a raucous homage to his legacy at the Grammy Awards by the pop star with the most experience in the realm of instigating and provoking would elicit the same kind of reaction.

Let’s be clear, though. No one but Lady Gaga could have performed this tribute.
For sheer significance, there is no other artist today who engages with such glee the orchestration of new personas and the reinvention of identity.

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She started with a stirring, technically precise few bars of “Space Oddity,” lighting effects washing some of the most iconic Bowie images over her face.

She then sped through a dizzying medley of Bowie’s hits. “Changes,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “Suffragette City,” “Let’s Dance,” “Heroes,” and more: each one stoking an eruption of giddy applause from the audience, each one fading to the next hit all-too-quickly – Gaga barely had time to get into the groove before it was on to the next.

She peacocked and pranced and strutted and boogied. Her vocals were flawless. Her wardrobe channeled Ziggy Stardust, the performance styled to the Aladdin Sane album. There were robotic legs, a dancing mechanical keyboard, and psychedelic lights.

And there was Bowie.

There was Bowie’s joy. His exuberant weirdness. There was scale and spectrum and ambition, all of it at once scattershot and meticulous.

It was queer and cheesy and 100 percent committed by Gaga. 

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/15/lady-gaga-s-perfect-david-bowie-tribute.html

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~WATCH THE LADY GAGA + INTEL PERFORMANCE~

~Published on Feb 15, 2016~

See the innovative collaboration from music’s biggest night.

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IOTD …. “Image of the day, #272: “Waiting on the Supreme Court Decision”!!


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~~June 24, 2015~ 

A Day In The Life Of Waiting For The Supreme Court Decision On Marriage Equality

WASHINGTON

Any day now, the Supreme Court is going to hand down a major decision on same-sex marriage. And when it does, and if it rules in favor of marriage equality, as many observers expect, there’s going to be one hell of a party outside.

There will be rainbow flags. There will be rainbow shirts. There will be little dogs with little rainbow shirts and little rainbow flags. Hundreds and hundreds of people will likely squeeze in by the front steps, with brightly colored signs and hugs for strangers and someone blasting Beyoncé and Lady Gaga songs. There will be tears; there will be protesters. Spider-Man might come — he does from time to time — and a guy in a Revolutionary War costume will almost definitely be there.

But in the days leading up to the court’s decision — it could come Thursday, Friday or next Monday — it’s been a quieter affair.

The front steps are empty. There are no lines wrapping around the corner of the street. Even on days when the court has been in session, when there’s a chance the same-sex marriage decision could happen, rumors of the ruling being put off until late June have been enough to keep most people away.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/24/supreme-court-marriage-equality_n_7616276.html

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IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”’

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