The infinite possibilities in music

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9:08 PM
April 2, 2014 
"Music has become the spark of my intellectual curiosity. It directly developed my capacity to think creatively around problems due to the infinite possibilities in music."
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"My haven for solace in and away from home is in the world of composers, harmonies and possibilities. My musical haven has shaped my character and without it, my life would not be half as wonderful as it is today... The self-guided journey known as music in my life excites my mind every day. My heart sings every day because the journey is already wonderful."
An excerpt from the college admission essay of Kwasi Enin, a 17-year old from Long Island accepted into ALL eight Ivy League schools! 

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Frankie Knuckles - The Godfather of House

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8:41 PM
April 1, 2014 

This week, we join music lovers all over the world in mourning the loss of Frankie Knuckles, the Godfather of House. 

"Nobody can agree on who invented the blues or birthed rock & roll, but there is no question that house music came from Frankie Knuckles, who died Monday afternoon of as-yet-undisclosed causes at age 59. One of the Eighties and Nineties' most prolific house music producers and remixers, Knuckles is, hands down, one of the dozen most important DJs of all time. At his Chicago clubs the Warehouse (1977-82) and Power Plant (1983-85), Knuckles’ marathon sets, typically featuring his own extended edits of a wide selection of tracks from disco to post-punk, R&B to synth-heavy Eurodisco, laid the groundwork for electronic dance music culture—all of it.
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More recently, Knuckles was regularly hitting the global club and (occasionally) festival circuit—and regularly converting kids who’d never heard of the Warehouse. Exhibit A: His sizzling Boiler Room session from April 2013. "When he was defining house music, all of us were running around the Christmas tree with a fucking toy drum," went the introduction. "So show some love, show some respect—throw yourself in the dirt for Frankie!"
From - Michaelangelo Matos, Frankie Knuckles, 'Godfather of House Music,' Dead at 59, April 1, 2014, 
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/frankie-knuckles-godfather-of-house-music-dead-at-59-20140401#ixzz2xn3z9NRR

Frankie inspired and touched so many in our community with his warm heart and legendary music. We want to honor his legacy by spreading his music. One of our favorite tracks is "Your Love". What's your favorite?

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Inspired by Dancin Power

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6:14 PM
March 27, 2014

Dancin Power's mission is to enhance and improve the quality of life of hospitalized children by inspiring self-expression through music, and dance! They bring dance classes free of charge to hospitalized children, including patients facing chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Watch the video below to see Dancin Power in action! Learn more about Dancin Power on their website and get your daily inspiration by following them on Facebook.

. from Dancin Power on Vimeo.
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Company Spotlight: Lovevol

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6:07 PM

March 26, 2014
Started as a clothing company, Lovevol wanted to join the fundraising movement in order to give back while selling a cool product. Lovevol, love spelled forward and backward and meeting in the middle represents the idea of loving and accepting all things with an open heart and mind. This idea of love being endless and all encompassing made the founders want to not only sell clothing with a bold logo to embody charitable giving, but take the stories that spread like wildfire over social media and bring them together in a place of good news. Lovevol wants to take the stories from the charities they are connected with and share them, so not only are people buying a product to support a cause, they see exactly what the cause is doing so that people will feel more connected to where they are donating. Take a peek at their beautiful collection and start spreading the love. Lovevol.
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DJing as a Cure for Social Anxiety

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5:36 PM
March 25, 2014

A new documentary looks at how music can have a therapeutic effect on those with social anxiety. Learn more and support the Kickstarter! Check out the clip below.

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