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is a song performed by British singer and songwriter Natasha Bedingfield, released as the second single from her second North American studio album, of the same name (2008). Bedingfield co-wrote the song together with American songwriter Danielle Brisebois and American musician and songwriter John Shanks; Shanks also produced the track as well as performing on most of the instruments present. Epic Records serviced the song to mainstream radios on 11 February 2008 in the United States. It received an international release in spring 2011 to promote the release of Strip Me Away (2011).
Bedingfield noted “Pocketful of Sunshine” as her favorite, stating that it centers on escaping from one’s troubles. It adapts dance-pop and adult contemporary styles, differing from her previous recordings. Lyrically, the song discusses escapism and finding a peaceful place in difficult situations. The message is amplified by the melancholic tone of the lyrics mixing with the exuberance displayed in Bedingfield’s voice. “Pocketful of Sunshine” was well received by contemporary music critics; the majority of them named it as one of the album’s highlights. Several critics also praised it as a bright and lively summer tune.
“Pocketful of Sunshine” experienced commercial success in North America, peaking at number five in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and sold three million downloads, becoming her most successful single there. It also charted in Canada, peaking at #3 and receiving the platinum certification. It however did not replicate the success in North America as it charted moderately in several countries, reaching the top thirty in international territories.
The music video for
was released in spring 2008 and features Bedingfield escaping from a stressful situation and dancing on a roof with other background dancers. The video also portrays scenes of other people escaping their troubles, coming to Bedingfield for comfort. The single has been used widely in the media, being featured in movies and television series like Easy A, Degrassi: The Next Generation and The Ugly Truth.
Welcome to the international festival of graffiti ONO’U in Tahiti!
Tahiti New Generation
The ONO’U festival is created and supported by a young Polynesian company, Tahiti New Generation, specialized in the creation and production of international artistic and cultural events. Entrance to the festival will offer participants a unique opportunity to enjoy amazing graffiti live paintings by some of today’s major international graffiti writers and Tahitian artists. If Gauguin were alive today, he would surely have been among this group of creative people helping to pave the way for urban contemporary art in beautiful French Polynesia.
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The Tahiti street art museum, created in October 2016, starts 2017 by inviting artists to perform new performances in Tahiti. This space dedicated to contemporary urban art allows to discover various achievements and starts this new year under the sign of street art.
Jamaica Street Artists (JSA) is one of the largest artist-lead studios outside of London and has been established for over 20 years. It is a creative community in the heart of Bristol that make, exhibit and collaborate – locally, nationally and internationally.
With over 30 artists working across three floors, our site is a place of production for a range of practices: painting, installation, drawing, paper cutting, doll making, printing, illustration, filmmaking and more.
Jamaica Street Artists are committed to developing a creative and diverse exhibitions programme, showcasing the collective talent of the artists within the studio.
Our annual Open Studio event, spanning three days, opens up our iconic building to the public and culminates in a popular mini-canvas auction.
JSA’s history of organising and curating critically acclaimed exhibitions can be traced back to international art festival, Retox in 2003 and now includes an Exhibition and Auction at City of Bristol Art Gallery and Museum in 2009 and The Art Box, a pop-up shop and gallery open each Christmas.
If you would like to discuss any ongoing /future exhibition ideas or proposals with JSA please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
“Borderline” is a song by American singer Madonna from her eponymous debut studio album Madonna (1983). It was released on February 15, 1984 by Sire Records as the album’s fifth single. Written and composed by producer Reggie Lucas, the song was remixed by Madonna’s then-boyfriend John “Jellybean” Benitez. She used a refined and expressive voice for the song. Its lyrics dealt with the subject of a love that is never fulfilled.
Contemporary critics and authors applauded the song, calling it harmonically the most complex song from the Madonna album and complimenting the dance-pop nature of the song. “Borderline” became Madonna’s first top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number ten. In the United Kingdom it reached number two after it was re-released as a single in 1986. Elsewhere, the song reached the top 10 or top 20 of a number of European nations while peaking the singles chart of Ireland. The song was placed at 84 on Blender magazine’s “The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born”, while Time included it on the critic list “All-Time 100 Songs”.
The accompanying music video portrayed Madonna with a Latin-American man as her boyfriend. She was enticed by a British photographer to pose and model for him, but later returned to her original boyfriend. The video generated interest amongst academics, who noted the use of power as symbolism in it. With the video, Madonna was credited for breaking the taboo of interracial relationships and was considered one of her career-making moments. The release of the video on MTV increased Madonna’s popularity further. Madonna has performed the song on her Virgin Tour (1985) and the Sticky & Sweet Tour (2008), where a punk-rock version of the song was performed. “Borderline” has been covered by a number of artists, including Duffy, Jody Watley, Counting Crows, and The Flaming Lips.
“Borderline” was recorded in February 1983 and ushered a change from the normal vocal tone expressed by Madonna in her songs. A sentimental track, the song talks about a love that is never quite fulfilled. According to author Santiago Fouz-Hernández in his book Madonna’s drowned worlds, the lyrics of the song like “Something in way you love me won’t let me be/I don’t want to be your prisoner so baby won’t you set me free” depicted a rebellion against male chauvinism. Madonna used a refined and expressive voice to sing the song, backed by Lucas’s instrumentations. Considered as the best example of the working relationship between Lucas and Madonna, he pushed her to find emotional depth in the song. Although sounding icy, the chorus is contemporary in style and the vocal range for this song, was later used by Madonna as her own personal range through her whole music career. It opens with a keyboard rich intro played on a Fender-Rhodes Electric Piano and a catchy synth melody provided by Fred Zarr. Bass player Anthony Jackson doubled Dean Gant’s synth bass to provide a solid and more complex texture.
13 OCT 2016 Las Vegas, NV
The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
14 OCT 2016 Indio, CA
Indio Polo Club “Desert Trip”
16 OCT 2016 Phoenix, AZ
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19 OCT 2016 El Paso, TX
Abraham Chavez Theatre
20 OCT 2016 Lubbock, TX
City Bank Auditorium
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WinStar World Casino and Resort
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River Center Theater
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Thalia Mara Hall
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Von Braun Center
30 OCT 2016 Paducah, KY
The Carson Center
1 NOV 2016 Louisville, KY
The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
2 NOV 2016 Charleston, WV