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MANIFEST HOPE:DC and its partners MoveOn PAC, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Obey Giant launches a contest today, calling for entries of visual artwork from artists across the country in an online contest. The online contest calls for works that use positive messaging to convey the urgency and importance of encouraging a national dialogue about three themes – Health Care Reform, the Green Economy and Workers’ Rights. Winners’ Work to be Shown at “MANIFEST HOPE:DC Gallery” During the Presidential Inauguration in D.C.

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges including famed artist, Shepard Fairey; Director, Spike Lee; Washington DC based musician, Eric Hilton of the Thievery Corporation; Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Anne Ellegood and other notables. Creating an inviting and inspiring destination for both those in town to celebrate the inauguration and for residents of Washington DC and the area, MANIFEST HOPE:DC will be open to the public from Friday 01/16 through Monday 01/19 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. End-of-Year Music Biz Game Changers:

The digital mixtape is dying on the Web. The RIAA is killing it just like it tries to kill anything that smacks of consumer-driven innovation. Digital mixtapes are nothing more than shared playlists. Sites that make it easy to create and share music in this fashion are shutting down left and right. Muxtape bowed to legal pressure from the RIAA earlier this year, and now Mixwit is shutting down as well. The service shut down this week more…

After suing tens of thousands of customers to no avail, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has decided to change tactics. Instead of dragging music downloaders and file-sharers into court, it has somehow convinced ISPs to take on the role of digital policeman (and jury and judge)more…

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The Bailout Debut Mixtape “Kev Choice is here to lift the people looking for answers”. Oakland-based artist Kev Choice makes a bid to rescue the troubled yet resilient hip hop genre from itself with The Bailout. Representing his official introduction as a solo artist, Choice’s concept-driven mixtape showcases his versatility not only as an emcee and musician, but also as composer, arranger, and producer.

With so much at stake for 2008 and beyond, Choice offers the “Kevolutionary” change we need — this is hip-hop we can believe in. Consider The Bailout a cultural stimulus package, a musical mandate which raises fists and spirits at a time we need it most. The holder of a master’s degree in music, Choice’s background in jazz and classical blends fluidly with contemporary funk, R&B and rap, resulting in a stylistic tour-de-force – Download

New music from LA-based MC E Reece and his powerful live band Core Elements! “How We Do” is the first single from their new LP entitled “L.I.S.n 2 This Live.In.Studio.” US release date is Jan. 27th, 2009 on Elevated Mental Recordings. Music video and behind the scenes footage coming soon Download here FEATURES:

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