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Giveaway: Tickets to see Ozomatli this Sunday at Showbox at the Market in Seattle

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features, Music,

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Brewing a vital concoction of Latin salsa, urban hip-hop, and jazz-funk, Ozomatli is on their way to Seattle's historic Showbox. If you're a fan of their hybrid music style, then you'll wanna be at Showbox at the Market on Sunday, May 26th to see Ozomatli live in concert, and we are holding another concert ticket giveaway to get you there.

Lucky for you, our friends at Monster and AEG Live wanna get you in the building, and we have tickets to give away to get you there. How do you enter? Simply use the widget below! We've got a lot of ways for you to enter, but don't check off any that you don't actually perform. If you do, you'll be eliminated. Also, note that one of the options grants you ten entries. Might wanna give that one a look:

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Giveaway: Tickets to see Ozomatli this Sunday at Showbox at the Market in Seattle

ozomatli tickets showbox tour

Brewing a vital concoction of Latin salsa, urban hip-hop, and jazz-funk, Ozomatli is on their way to Seattle's historic Showbox. If you're a fan of their hybrid music style, then you'll wanna be at Showbox at the Market on Sunday, May 26th to see Ozomatli live in concert, and we are holding another concert ticket giveaway to get you there.

Lucky for you, our friends at Monster and AEG Live wanna get you in the building, and we have tickets to give away to get you there. How do you enter? Simply use the widget below! We've got a lot of ways for you to enter, but don't check off any that you don't actually perform. If you do, you'll be eliminated. Also, note that one of the options grants you ten entries. Might wanna give that one a look:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!


Google launches Latin translator

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Productivity,

Google recently updated their blog with a post titled “Veni, Vidi, Verba Verti”. Being that there are not too many Latin speakers around, I am sure you were confused by this, and even more so by the subsequent foreign text. However, by using Google’s new translator you can make sense of it all in just a matter of seconds. For instance, the title translated to roughly “I Came, I Saw, I Translated the Words”.

Click here for the Latin Google post, and here for Google Translator. Here is the Google post in its translated entirety:

“That language barriers be torn away and the knowledge of the world is made accessible and useful, translation systems of many languages of the nations were created by us. Today, we announce the first language translation system by which no native speakers now make use of: the Latin. Being but a few speak Latin daily, year by year more than a hundred thousand American students receive the National Latin Exam. Besides many people all over the world study Latin.

This Latin translation system rarely be used to translate e-mails or understand the subtitles of YouTube videos. But many that are ancient books of philosophy, of physics and of mathematics are written in Latin. But many thousands of books are in Google Books, who have whole passages in Latin.

Translating by machine from Latin is difficult and our grasp of grammar not without error. The Latin is unmatched because most of them Latin books have already been written and only a few of the new shall be hereafter. Many have been translated into other languages and these translations we use to train our translation system. Since this system translates books well similar to those from whom he learned, our ability to translate famous books (such as The Gallic War Caesar ‘s) is already good.

The next time you find a Latin passage or you need help with the Latin writings, try this.”

Read More | Google Blog

Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

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How’s the weather, everyone? Summer made its debut in my neighborhood over the weekend, which means one thing: GRILLING. And lots of it. And one of the very best condiments for a nicely grilled piece of meat is definitely chimichurri. Originating in Argentina, chimichurri is a vibrantly hued sauce that is packed full of flavor, and as a bonus in the warm weather, it doesn’t require an iota of heat to make!

Ingredients:

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup (packed) fresh Italian (flat leaf) parsley
  • 1/4 cup (packed) fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

Preparation:
In a food processor, chop the garlic. Add the red pepper, parsley and cilantro and process until the herbs are finely chopped. Add the cumin, salt, olive oil and vinegar. Pulse until the mixture has emulsified and the sauce is bright green. Serve immediately on whatever you just took off the grill.


Dancing With The Stars: Week 9 Loser

Jennie GarthLast night’s competition was one for the record books.  A whopping eighteen 10’s were handed out by the judges.  Monday’s Top Two, and , each received six of those.

In fact, the only couple to not receive a 30 for one of their performances yesterday was and Jonathan Roberts.  But who needs points when they have the votes?  Even though the judges finally felt that tapped into her star potential last night, the star just didn’t have the wattage to outshine America’s sweetheart.  As soon as Marie was announced safe for next week’s finals, it was obvious that Garth would be the next go.

So will Osmond’s strong fan base help her win the coveted disco ball after next week’s finals?  Will the current fascination with help boost Melanie Brown’s profile?  Or will Helio wipe both ladies away with his charming smile alone?  Place your bets now!


Dancing With The Stars: Week 9

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In tonight’s semi-finals, the final four couples got to choose the dance styles (one ballroom, one Latin) they wanted to perform.  Read on to see how they fared:

MARIE OSMOND (partner Jonathan Roberts)
(Dance: Quickstep/ Song: ‘Good Morning’)
It was a very entertaining and charming piece; it looked like it was stripped right out of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’.  They did a great job covering the floor with their sweeping performance.

Len said Marie brought joy and entertainment.  He thought the performance was perfect.  Bruno said the choreography was filled with plenty of content.  Carrie Ann thought it was wonderful; she said Marie really upped her game.  Score: 10/10/9 (29)

MELANIE BROWN (partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy)
(Dance: Viennese Waltz/ Song: ‘Somebody to Love’)
Melanie looked gorgeous in her flowing dress; it perfectly matched her graceful and elegant performance.  Not only did she have great lines, but she also pulled off an amazing series of splits across the floor!

Bruno thought the dance was fast, precise and sexy.  Carrie Ann said Melanie’s performance gave her chills.  She thought Mel and Maks moved as one.  Len said the performance was fabulously clever.  Score: 10/10/10 (30)  (Their 3rd perfect score of the competition.)

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Dancing With The Stars: Week 8 Loser

Cameron MathisonWith only five dancers left last night, the competition was really anyone’s game.  If voting was based solely on competence alone, yesterday’s Bottom Three (Marie, Cameron and Jennie) should have been justifiably nervous tonight.  Unfortunately, it’s already been proven that high-scorers like Helio and Melanie could easily be knocked off Sabrina-style due to lack of viewer support.

Well, tonight’s elimination was note the type to set off major shockwaves.  Although seemed to be making large strides in the past few weeks, his dance card average (24.5 points) was barely higher than that of last night’s lowest scorer, (24.1 avg). 

Maybe Mathison - who still has his day(time) job to turn to - should look at this as a mixed blessing.  Now he doesn’t to accrue more frequent fliers believing he ever had a chance against Helio.


Dancing With The Stars: Week 8

Dancing With The Stars

The Final Five competitors were each two dances away from next week’s semi-finals.  Read on to see how they fared tonight:

JENNIE GARTH (partner Derek Hough)
(Dance: Jive/ Song: ‘It Takes Two’)
Something about Jennie’s green-sequined outfit tonight screams mermaid to me.  (Tom Bergeron said her outfit made him crave frozen vegetables.)  I think she looks incredibly awkward with this fast-paced dance.  She seems a bit wobbly and a little sloppy overall.  Len said that the dance wasn’t one of her best; he wasn’t sure the performance was worthy of a berth in the semi-finals.  Bruno said Jennie wasn’t as sharp as she should have been.  Carrie Ann said she lacked good posture and clean pump action.  Score: 8/8/8 (24)

CAMERON MATHISON (partner Edyta Sliwinska)
(Dance: Viennese Waltz/ Song: ‘Harry Potter Theme’)
Cameron and Edyta make a beautiful pair tonight.  I really like his grey tux/tails and her pink gown is gorgeous.  He looks very confident with this dance and his lines look great.  Bruno said it was majestic and sweeping.  Carrie Ann complimented his great lines and holds.  Len praised their beautiful rotations.  Score: 9/9/9 (27)

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Dancing With the Stars: Week 7 Loser

DescriptionDespite the palpable tension, felt weirdly anti-climactic tonight.  Seriously—how could anything surpass last week’s results shocker?  Any dancer eliminated from this point forward had to have known their day could come.

Of the Final Six competitors, only three have managed to avoid the Bottom Two (Helio, Jennie and Marie).  The remaining three (Jane, Mel, Cameron) have only faced elimination once.  So who ended up getting the glowing red light tonight?

Hoping to keep us on our toes, the DWTS producers decided to change things up a bit tonight.  Instead of the usual Bottom Two—there was a Final Three: Helio, Jennie and Jane.  Thankfully when the dust finally settled, we were left with a controversy-free elimination.  Having earned the lowest score the past two weeks, had to admit it was her time to go.


Dancing With The Stars: Week 7

DWTS

The Final Six competitors performed two full dances tonight—a ballroom and a Latin number (no group dances this time around).  Read on to see how they fared:

HELIO CASTRONEVES (partner Julianne Hough)
(Dance: Tango/ Song: ‘The Jean Genie’)
Helio looks like he’s wearing a black, crushed-velvet version of something from The Love Boat.  He’s very stiff and awkward tonight, though it’s hard to tell if the jacket or his dancing is to blame.  Len complained about Helio’s lack of ‘heel leads’.  Bruno said the technical aspects of the dance needed more polish.  Carrie Ann really liked the performance; she thought it was a nice twist on the tango.  Score: 9/8/8 (25)

MARIE OSMOND (partner Jonathan Roberts)
(Dance: Quickstep/ Song: ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’)
Marie looks great—I could really see her as an Andrews Sister.  It’s obvious she’s having a lot of fun with her dance tonight; I think this style suits her well.  Bruno said her performance was a morale booster.  Carrie Ann thought it was wonderful.  Len said entertainment runs through Marie’s veins; he liked that she put a lot of twist into her dance.  Score: 10/9/9 (27)

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