Soul Singer Sharon Jones: ‘The Cancer Is Here, But I Want To Perform’

In 2013, Sharon Jones was forced to take a hiatus from performing after she was diagnosed with stage 2 pancreatic cancer. A new documentary, Miss Sharon Jones!, by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple, follows Jones in the first seven months following her diagnosis.

Jones says that while extensive surgery and chemotherapy took a lot out of her, her desire to make music never faltered. After finishing chemo, recovering from the surgery and getting clean scans, she returned to the stage with The Dap-Kings in 2014.

The cancer has since returned, but Jones wants to continue making music. “This cancer is here, and I have to take the chemo,” she says, “but I want to perform. I just want to be able to get onstage and move.”

Photo: Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings kick off their delayed 2014 tour at the Beacon Theater in New York. Jacob Blickenstaff/Starz Digital

17 Jul 2016.
Had to reorganise my shelves to fit the books and props I found yesterday and a #ShelfieSunday was in order. I’m loving the second Harry Potter shelf! I have no idea where that little stuffed owl toy came from but she is ADORABLE.
Do you see any of your favourite books? My TBR bookcase is on the other side of the room so there’s a lot missing from this photo; I had to move my bed just to get these three shelves in the shot. (Disclaimer: my bed is ensemble on wheels so it took three seconds to roll it aside. I am not in the habit of just picking up beds like a superhuman.)

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China: A Prisma Tale

Visual experiment from District 7 combines timelapse shots taken in China and painstakingly processes each individual frame with style transfer photo app Prisma:

Each frame of the 1 minute and 20 second video had to be processed via the Prisma App which took almost 80 hours to complete. The processing/rendering was at the mercy of the servers. Most of the project had to be completed between 11pm and 4am EST because the app would freeze or shutdown due to overloaded serves or too many users on at the same time.

Thankfully the algorithm used to create the painting-like scene(s) was very consistent when it came to processing the images. The total video was approximately 2500 frames and took a bit of ingenuity to stitch together.

By the end of the project (which took around 5 days to produce) my fingers were numb and eyes bloodshot. The worst part was the constant repetition of taking the photo, processing the photo, moving 1 frame forward, and then saving the image. Sometimes I would forget to do a step and have to start over completely. It was mind-numbing work to say the least!  

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Sufjan Stevens performing All Of Me Wants All Of You @ Red Rocks

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Today was a good one~~ winter blooms, delicious brunch with an old friend and I found a place to live!!!! 😍😍😍

anonymous asked:

I have a crush on Britt shhh....


Alois Trancy - Black Butler

Photo By: Kevin Free Photography

Shintarō Midorima -  Kuroko no Basket

Photo By: We Love Tony Wong Photography

Yata Misaki - K Project

Photo By: SG. Photography

Duncan - Dream of Doll

Photo By: SG Photography

Prince Diamond - Sailor Moon

Photo By: Kevin Free Photography

Judar - Magi

Photo By: Allie D.

Ferid Bathory - Owari No Seraph

Photo By: Stephen Melvin

Howl & Sophie - Howl’s Moving Castle

Photo By: Stephen Melvin 

Rin & Len - Vocaloid: Story of Evil 

Photo By: Kevin Free Photography

France - Axis Powers Hetalia

Photo By: Treasa’s Photography

Cosplay Credits: Tumblr , Instagram