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Jordan Peele's 'Us' is a Creepy Tale That Sadly Mirrors Our Reality

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On May 25, 1986, approximately 6.5 million Americans stood hand in hand forming a human chain that stretched from New York to California for an event called Hands Across America. It was a fundraiser project from USA for Africa (the same people who produced the “We Are the World” single the year before) in hopes of raising $100 million to fight hunger and homelessness. The hope was that everyone who participated would donate $10 for the cause. Families stood and sang together for 15 minutes. And then it was over.

I had trouble remembering if Hands Across America really happened or if it was a gimmick for the film when the original commercial for the event flashed on the big screen during the opening of Us. I only vaguely remember the event, which might have to do more with the fact that I have lived in Washington State my whole life and we weren’t involved in the project. I doubt that I’m the only one and I suspect that was also some of Jordan Peele’s reasoning as well whe…

Amy Grant: Out with the Old, in with the New…with the Old

Amy Grant makes an announcement about new dance remix album.
Amy Grant was one of the first Christian music artists to create a “crossover” album with “Unguarded” which came out in 1985. Some viewed the event as a way of reaching out to the “unsaved” with mainstream music. Others thought she “sold out” her faith for fame. She got the same response in 1991 when she released her hit, “Baby Baby,” so, it will be interesting to see what happens with the news of Grant’s next release – a dance remix album.

“In Motion: The Remixes” is set to release on August 19 of this year and will feature over 10 of her hit songs reinvented as dance mixes. "I never could have anticipated that these songs from an earlier chapter in my life could be filled with such renewed energy and fresh production," remarked Grant in a recent press release. "I am humbled and honored that these amazingly talented producers have leant their gifts to my songs. They have given me reason to want to get up and dance again!" Producers on board for the project include Chris Cox, Tony Moran, Moto Blanco, 7th Heaven and Dave Audé.




This will be Grant’s first remix album which features a new version of “Baby Baby.” When the original came out it topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for two consecutive weeks. The new version is remixed by GRAMMY®-nominated producer, DJ and remixer, Dave Audé , will be available on July 22 with album pre-order. 


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