From the Inside Looking Out: Electric Daisy Carnival 2015

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A message from Insomniac sends Headliners off with good wishes as the sun rises on the final day at EDC.
By Felicia Daniele
June 22, 2015, 9:02 a.m. My feet hit the concrete as I step off the Insomniac shuttle bus and the all-too familiar Las Vegas sun greets me with open arms. I turn to my friend, Jimmy who already has hands up over his eyes attempting to shield himself from the overwhelmingly bright light surrounding us. Cars are passing us left and right and there’s a soreness in my knees that slowly surfaces as we walk to our hotel room. We look at each other briefly and, without speaking, we understand we’re not in wonderland anymore.

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Making Moves at Movement

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12:34 PM
By: Mick Jacobs

This past weekend, Give a Beat took to the north to partake in Detroit's famed Movement Festival.  Amidst the air of music, dance, and camaraderie, our booth went about discovering how festival-goers felt about the power of electronic music to affect social change.
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Re-Visioning Justice

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By: Mick Jacobs

Two weeks ago, our director Lauren traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to take part in the Re-Visioning Justice conference, immersing herself in an education of the injustices that occur every day in these United States. 
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Meet Marissa Guzman: Artist with an act

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6:12 PM
By Mick Jacobs


What did your childhood bestow upon you musically?

MG: Well that was a big inspiration because my dad was in the most successful white group at Motown records.  It was really exciting to be a part of a thousand screaming fans who wanted to meet my dad, and it really inspired me to want to do something that makes people so happy!  It just made everyone smile, and forget their worries and dance and it just really hit home for me.  It took a while though, because I was so incredibly shy, as a little girl.  I didn’t want my mom to hold my hand in public.  I was just so embarrassed about everything.  It wasn’t until I was like probably 25-26 to be able to sing in front of people.


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Music, meals & making a difference

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6:24 PM

By: Mick Jacobs


Few things make us feel better than music and food.  Combine those two with positive change, and you’ll probably have a lot of happy campers.
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Tales From the Dancefloor

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11:30 AM

By: Mick Jacobs

Music makes us impulsive.  It makes you want to dance, to sing, to cry, to speak out; ultimately, music wants you to be part of the experience. 
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COMMUNITY MUSIC PROGRAMS ENHANCE BRAIN FUNCTION IN AT-RISK CHILDREN

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7:09 AM
A new Northwestern University study provides the first direct evidence that a community music program for at-risk youth has a biological effect on children’s developing nervous systems.


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