The Killers Honor Tom Petty With Joyful “American Girl” At Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions [Video]

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The Killers Honor Tom Petty With Joyful “American Girl” At Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions [Video]

first_imgOn Saturday night, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame officially welcomed their 2018 induction class at a lavish ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall. As always, the night was filled with star-studded performances celebrating the evening’s guests of honor. This year, the Rock Hall inducted Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, The Cars, and Nina Simone in addition to “Early Influencer” Sister Rosetta Tharpe.The Killers‘ frontman Brandon Flowers was perviously tapped to give the induction speech for The Cars, one of his biggest early influences. However, he wound up playing a much bigger role in the show than expected, as The Killers opened the ceremony with an un-scheduled performance of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ “American Girl” (complete with “Free Fallin’” vocal quotes) in honor of the recently-departed rock legend, who himself was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.As Flowers told Rolling Stone, “To pay tribute to Tom Petty who has just done nothing but enrich our lives, and then for me to get to induct the Cars into the Hall of Fame, I mean, this is a hell of a night for me. People don’t realize how New Wave Tom Petty was. You don’t associate him with that movement at all, but a lot of those videos, and even some of the sentiments in the songs and the way that they’re presented were very New Wave. And then he obviously evolved, which, he was so great at that.”Below, you can watch The Killers’ show-opening tribute to Tom Petty at the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony below:The Killers – “American Girl” (Tom Petty cover) – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction[Video: MarchofTheRashbaum]The Killers are set to headline a number of large-scale festivals this summer, including Boston Calling, BottleRock, Bonnaroo, and Firefly. For a full list of The Killers’ upcoming tour dates, hit the band’s website.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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Ethicists Argue for Acceptance of After-Birth Abortions

first_imgEthicists Argue for Acceptance of After-Birth AbortionsThe Blaze 27 Feb 2012Two ethicists working with Australian universities argue in the latest online edition of the Journal of Medical Ethics that if abortion of a fetus is allowable, so to should be the termination of a newborn.Alberto Giubilini with Monash University in Melbourne and Francesca Minerva at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne write that in “circumstances occur[ing] after birth such that they would have justified abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible.”The two are quick to note that they prefer the term “after-birth abortion“ as opposed to ”infanticide.” Why? Because it “[emphasizes] that the moral status of the individual killed is comparable with that of a fetus (on which ‘abortions’ in the traditional sense are performed) rather than to that of a child.” The authors also do not agree with the term euthanasia for this practice as the best interest of the person who would be killed is not necessarily the primary reason his or her life is being terminated. In other words, it may be in the parents’ best interest to terminate the life, not the newborns.The circumstances, the authors state, where after-birth abortion should be considered acceptable include instances where the newborn would be putting the well-being of the family at risk, even if it had the potential for an “acceptable” life. The authors cite Downs Syndrome as an example, stating that while the quality of life of individuals with Downs is often reported as happy, “such children might be an unbearable burden on the family and on society as a whole, when the state economically provides for their care.”http://www.theblaze.com/stories/ethicists-argue-in-favor-of-after-birth-abortions-as-newborns-are-not-persons/http://www.news.com.au/national-news/abortion-outrage-mums-should-be-allowed-to-terminate-newborns-say-australian-academics/story-e6frfkvr-1226286841396last_img read more

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Calypsonians to select positions for Finals today

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Calypsonians to select positions for Finals today by: – February 16, 2012 Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Share 32 Views   no discussions Tasha PThe ten finalists in this year’s Dominica Calypso Association Calypso Monarch Competition will select the position in which they will perform at the final show on Saturday February 18th.The event will take the form of a dip at the conference room of Headline Sponsor of the calypso Finals LIME at 11:30 this morning.The nine finalists were chosen on February 4th from a pool of 20 Calypsonians who participated in the semi final round of the competition to come up against the reigning Calypso Monarch Tasha “Tasha P” Peltier.The ten Calypsonians who will participate in this year’s finals Web, Bobb, first timer Checko, former calypso monarch Karessa, De Explosion, Soul puss, 2010 Road march king Sye, Vigilanti, 4 time Calypso Monarch Dice and Tasha P.Meanwhile newcomer Abel “Checko” Jno. Baptiste has been crowned Stardom Monarch of the Tent with his popular song “AM/PM” on Wednesday evening.Former Calypso Monarch Gregory “Karessah” Riviere placed 2nd with his “Rose giving me blows” song, Victor “Comforter” Bique placed 3rd with his “Glory” song and Derick “Hunter” St. Rose placed 4th with his “Asphalt” song.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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