Headed out of town? Here's how to enjoy yourself (minus the hangover).
Ah, spring break. It's one week a year when we dedicate to indulge ourselves by jetting off to tropical destinations, lounging by the beach, sipping on fruity cocktails and taking in all the eye candy galore.
As much as we would all love to run off to Miami Beach for spring break, let's face it: we're not in college anymore and most of us probably can't afford it anyway. You get wasted, get into trouble and you don't remember any of it ... where's the fun in that?
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From Nona Hendrix and Grace Jones, to the Afro punk warrior goddess Tamar Kali, Black women artists are inextricably woven into the fabric of rock and roll. During Women's History Month, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History and the Jess Care Moore Foundation will pay homage to this crucial aspect of history with the fourth annual "Black Women Rock!" (BWR!). The art exhibition, live music concert, and Sunday afternoon workshops and community celebration will take place March 16-18 at the museum.
In 2004, renowned poet and performer Jessica Care Moore created "Black Women Rock! A Tribute to Rock Icon Betty Davis" in conjunction with The National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta to showcase independent women artists of color who made a living as composers, guitarists, vocalists, producers and arts educators in the rock and roll genre.
These contemporary artists defy stereotypes of what a rock and roll artist looks and sounds like and are the spiritual descendants of Betty Davis, Etta James, Grace Jones, Tina Turner, Nona Hendrix, and Patti LaBelle. They have spent their careers breaking down barriers of image, politics and sexuality in the music industry. In honor of Women's History Month, "BWR!" debuted in Detroit in March 2010 to a standing-room-only audience.
The free art exhibition curated by Sabrina Nelson and Jessica Care Moore kicks off this year's event on Friday, March 15 at 6 p.m. The acclaimed "BWR! live rock and roll concert returns to the Wright Museum's General Motors Theater on Saturday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m., and features performances by Dionne Farris, (Arrested Development), Martha Redbone, Ursula Rucker (The Roots), Kat Dyson (guitar player for Prince), Canadian rocker Saidah Baba Talibah, and Detroit's own Jessica Care Moore and Steffanie Christi'an. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $25.
The events conclude on Sunday, March 17, with a Community Celebration to raise funds to benefit rock icon Betty Davis. An intimate Commnity Conversation/Panel Discussion titled "We Are Not Urban Fiction" with the headliners, plus special guest comedian and WJLB on air personality, Coco is at 12:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $10, but the Sunday activities are all free.
A special book signing with Laina Dawes, author of "What You Doing Here? A Black Woman's Life in Liberation in Heavy Metal," will occur after the talk.
All "BWR!" events will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
The museum is located at 315 East Warren Ave. near Woodward. Tickets for the Saturday, March 16, concert can be purchased at www.thewright.org
For your account passwords or personal identification numbers, easy-to-recall codes are way too easy for others to guess.
Yet the most popular passwords are "123456" and, yes, "password," reports app developer SplashData.
One in 10 four-digit PINs is "1234," according to consulting firm Data Genetics. Says president Nick Berry, "It's staggering, people's lack of imagination."
Go big and random: Longer passwords are harder to hack.
Avoid actual words, years, and calendar dates; instead, devise memorable nonsense from abbreviated sentences. "The best TV show was Sanford and Son," for example, becomes "TbTVswS&S."
Store codes in the free, multi-device app Dashlane.
Don't repeat: Never reuse a password for sensitive accounts such as banks, email, or social media.
You can, however, recycle a password for sites that don't store your personal info, such as Internet radio stations or online publications.
Tell lies: To keep people from guessing your password-reset questions -- that's how Scarlett Johansson's e-mail got hacked -- go crazy.
"Tell them your mother's maiden name is Superman," says Adam Levin, chairman of IDentity Theft 911. But now that he's said that, pick another name.
Have an anniversary coming up? Or a spouse's birthday? Buy one of these ten romantic gifts.
When it comes to giving things to your loved ones, sometimes it's pretty difficult to know what they'll like and what will end up on the bottom shelf behind those novelty books nobody really wants on their coffee table.
Lucky for you, we've got you covered with some fun romantic gifts that we guarantee will be well-received!
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