President Obama on Tuesday offered cautious support for the pro-democracy demonstrations unfolding in Bahrain, Iran and Yemen, warning the governments there not to seek to silence their citizens through force.
"The world is changing," Obama said. "You can't maintain power through coercion." That's especially true in a world where people can communicate by smart phones and Twitter, he said.
Damon Gough's brainchild Badly Drawn Boy has returned to the scene with an exciting fourth studio album, It's What I'm Thinking Pt.1: Photographing Snowflakes. Often teaming up with frequent collaborator Andy Votel, Gough is a prolific pop songwriter with a knack for great storytelling, which he often weaves into his live shows.
Love performs with Cher at Fox Theater in 1989. After hitting rock bottom taking up work as a house cleaner, Love made her way back to the stage preforming in New York and Los Angeles and singing backup vocals for Cher and U2.
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Love performs at a radio benefit in 2004 after her 80s comeback. Of the hundreds of recordings Love made in early years, the few credited to her name include "(Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry" and "Wait Til My Bobby Gets Home."
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Aretha Franklin (left) poses with Love, at the time a cast member of the Broadway show "Hairspray," in 2007. Once established, Love took Phil Spector to court for a share of the royalties owed to her from the '60s — and won.
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Love performs in 2010 in New York City. Since U2 invited her to sing on their 1987 remake of "Christmas Baby (Please Come Home)," Love's preformance of the song and other Christmas hits has become a holiday staple.