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Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah

“Hallelujah” is a song written by Canadian recording artist Leonard Cohen, originally released on his album Various Positions (1984). Achieving little initial success, the song found greater popular acclaim through a cover by John Cale, which inspired a cover by Jeff Buckley. Buckley’s version is the most enduringly popular and critically acclaimed cover of the song to date. It is the subject of the book The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of “Hallelujah” (2012) by Alan Light. In a New York Times review of the book, Janet Maslin praises the book and the song, noting that “Cohen spent years struggling with his song ‘Hallelujah.’ He wrote perhaps as many as 80 verses before paring the song down.”

Following its increased popularity after being featured in the film Shrek, many cover versions have been performed by many and various singers, both in recordings and in concert, with over 300 versions known. The song has been used in film and television soundtracks and televised talent contests such as the versions below.

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No-Nonsense Nurturer Classroom

In classrooms in traditionally underserved communities, building strong relationships with students is fundamental to establishing a classroom culture where students are motivated to stay on task and achieve to a high level.

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PLEASE DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE–(Warning graphic)

This video was taken by a state Trooper Dash Cam. See how quickly your life could change by taking your eyes off the road for a split second.

This is the story of how Liz’s daughter car accident from texting while driving has changed lives forever. If you get a text, don’t look at it while you’re driving. It’s not worth it.

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President Obama Meets with Urban Schools Leadership.

On March 16, 2015, President Obama delivered remarks on his education priorities to the Council of the Great City Schools.

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The president said he hopes that Republican lawmakers focus on educating every child and not shifting money away from needy districts. He’s also calling for a focus on low-performing schools, annual assessments and investments in special education and English-language learners.

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Read more: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2015/03/obama-tells-dcps-other-urban-schools-that-he-s-prepared-to-fight-gop-over-education-112357.html#ixzz3UhvDnfT4
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International Women’s Day 2015: A Message by UN Women’s Executive Director

“We call on countries to ‘step it up’ for gender equality.”

In her message for International Women’s Day 2015, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says gender parity must be reached before 2030, so that the sluggish trajectory of progress that condemns a child born today to wait 80 years before they see an equal world can be reversed. She calls on all countries to “step it up” for gender equality, to reach ‘Planet 50:50’ before 2030.

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Prince George’s Co residents demanding action from county on adult entertainment clubs.

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County Executive Rushern Baker’s office pulled the plug yet again on interview by reporters

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Obama Says Rape Is ‘Not Okay –

…And It Has To Stop’ In Grammys Message

President Barack Obama implored viewers of the Grammy awards this last Sunday night to help stop sexual violence.

“It’s not okay – and it has to stop,” he said of rape in a recorded message.

“It’s on us – all of us – to create a culture where violence isn’t tolerated, where survivors are supported, and where all our young people – men and women – can go as far as their talents and their dreams will take them,” he added in the public service announcement.

The message is part of the White House’s “It’s On Us” public awareness campaign aimed at ending sexual assault at college campuses by enlisting the support of sports stars and celebrities. According to the Post, the president asks the artists featured at the Grammys to ask their fans to contribute to the effort.

Watch the video above.

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Katy Perry Super Bowl Halftime Show 2015.

For your viewing pleasure 

Pop songstress Katy Perry filled her Super Bowl XLIX halftime show with color, pageantry, whimsy and a too-much-isn’t-enough sensibility that meshed well with one of the most hyped sporting events of the year.

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