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A five-story tribute to Bob Dylan is rapidly taking shape in downtown Minneapolis, where world-renowned Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra and five other painters are creating a huge multi-colored mural on the side of a building.

Painting a mural 150 feet wide and 60 feet tall on the side of a building is a noisy business, what with the warning sirens going off every time the motorized lifts move. But Joan Vorderbruggen says everyone is just concentrating on painting the three huge images of Dylan at different stages in his career. The work is titled “Times are a-changing.”

Vorderbruggen, cultural district arts coordinator for the Hennepin Theatre Trust, is overseeing the project at 5th and Hennepin. She said she’s had her eye on this wall as a potential site for a mural for some time, and she can hardly believe someone of Kobra’s stature and his crew are now at work there.

“It’s just astonishing to see how fast they are able to work,” she said. “Their reputation is that they are some of the best street artists in the entire world, and just watching them work is mesmerizing.”

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Avete presente quando sembra che sia il nostro treno a partire e invece è quello sul binario accanto? Ecco, questa è l'Italia che riparte vista da Renzi.
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BEHIND THE WALLS - Blake Mills, Newport Folk 2015.

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Bob Dylan & The Band’s Big Pink House Is Available To Rent - Stereogum
"Big Pink," the West Saugerties house where Bob Dylan and the Band holed up and recorded most of the music that would eventually become the legendary Basement Tapes, can now be rented, as JamBase points out. The going rate for living amongst music history is $650 a night, with a minimum of two nights required. Funnily enough, though, according to the description, "the Basement is not included in the rental." Check out the listing here.
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oh blake. oh bob. am i crying a little? i might be crying a little. 

if you watch one video today, make it this one.

Rockstars in commercials

Iggy Pop: Car InsuranceSchweppes 

Alice Cooper: Staples , Sony, Callaway Golf, Marriott  

Bob Dylan: Victoria’s Secret 

The Rolling Stones: Jingle for Rice Krispies 

Steven Tyler: Burger King , Gap (along with Joe Perry), Sony camera 

Ringo Starr: Sketchers , apple juice , Pizza Hut (with the Monkees)

Mick Jagger: Monty Python (with Charlie Watts), showing off his gym shoes

Paul McCartney: JBL, Fidelity Federal  (kinda), Apple 

U2: Apple

David Bowie: Pepsi  (with Tina Turner), Louis Vuitton , ice cream (rare!), XM Radio, XM Radio 2005  !!!, Reality  

Robert Plant: Coca Cola

Slash: Mastercard , Volkswagen 

Gene Simmons: Dr. Pepper, Nike

Ozzy Osbourne: Best Buy , World of Warcraft , Samsung Propel, I can’t Believe it’s not Butter!, Brisk , Pepsi Twist 

Brian May: Ford

Roger Daltrey: American Express , Bulova, A Christmas Carol (he’s Ebenezer Scrooge!!!) 

Elton John: Pepsi


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Fifty-two years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have A Dream” speech was delivered during the March on Washington, which brought together more than 200,000 Americans in the nation’s capitol to support the ongoing Civil Rights movement.

Want to hear the speech yourself? Check out this incredible audio collection of radio coverage of the march from 1963.

Images from the march (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.