Art and power in Medici Florence

The concept of “art for art’s sake” may be a fine vision, but the reality of art is often far less idealistic. From Napoleon’s patronage of Jacques-Louis David to John F. Kennedy’s choice of Robert Frost to recite a poem at his presidential inauguration, political leaders have long used art to garner support. The term “propaganda” may get a bad name, but the history of states sponsoring the arts as a means of accruing glory has led to the creation of some of the finest art the world has ever seen, from Diego Velazquez’s portraits of the Spanish royal family

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Lorde Brings ‘Solar Power’ To Ed Sullivan Theater Roof

Lorde showed up on the roof of New York’s famed Ed Sullivan Theater for a performance of her recent single “Solar Power” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The breathtaking performance sees Lorde singing the summer-ready anthem and joyfully dancing across the rooftop with the New York City skyline in the background. The musician is joined by her band, who plays from a mirrored circular stage.

Lorde released “Solar Power” earlier this summer. The song is the title track for her long-awaited third album, Solar Power, out on August 20 via Republic Records. Lorde co-wrote and produced

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“Dr. Pam” Gumbs Featured in the Summer 2021 Issue of P.O.W.E.R. Magazine

Berkeley, CA, July 08, 2021 –(– “Dr. Pam” Gumbs of Berkeley, California has been featured on a full-page in the Summer issue of P.O.W.E.R. Magazine by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized) for her outstanding achievements and contributions for over 40 years in the pharmaceutical field. P.O.W.E.R. Magazine is a digital and print quarterly magazine featuring women of P.O.W.E.R. members as well as celebrities and icons. They showcase women who have achieved success as well as those looking to advance in their careers. Their biographies and stories are inspirational and empowering.

About “Dr. Pam” Gumbs

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Tropical Storm Elsa causes power outages but no major flooding so far

Live updates: Morning after Elsa in Tampa Bay

Reporting an outage: How to notify Duke Energy and Tampa Electric

Closings and cancellations: Including schools, government and entertainment

Shelters open: Where to voluntarily seek shelter in each Tampa Bay county

After being downgraded as a hurricane, Tropical Storm Elsa was located about 70 miles west-northwest of Tampa, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 5 a.m. Wednesday advisory. It was moving north at 14 mph and generating maximum sustained winds of up to 65 mph. The National Hurricane Center projected there could be 3 to 5 feet of storm surge.

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5 recently released action movies to watch for power packed entertainment

Dhanush on a stage in front of a building

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The weekend is here and it is all about entertainment and fun but due to the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, theatres are shut all over India. But don’t worry, we got you. We chose the 5 best recently released action movies to make your stay-at-home fun and entertainment-filled. Gather your squad and binge-watch these 5 feel-good action movies all day long. Make sure to grab a tub of popcorn and delish snacks to munch on. From Jagame Thandhiram to Cold Case, five recently released movies to watch on OTT platforms and make your weekend full of

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Lorde Says ‘Solar Power’ Isn’t a ‘Big Climate Change Record’

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Her upcoming album may be titled Solar Power, but Lorde doesn’t want people to think it’s a grand statement about global warming. During a recent interview with the Guardian, she clarified that the project is not a “big climate change record.”

“I’m not a climate activist, I’m a pop star. I stoke the fire of a giant machine, spitting out emissions as I go. There is a lot I don’t know,” the 24-year-old admitted. According to the article, there is one “protest song” on the album called “Fallen Fruit,”

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