Eddie Van Halen’s Best Guitar Solos [VIDEO]

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The word virtuoso isn’t used lightly to describe musical and artistic genius. However, there are few better descriptors for Eddie Van Halen, who died on Tuesday at the age of 65 from throat cancer. The Van Halen guitarist redefined rock stardom, spreading joy and exuberance from the stage while making jaw-dropping technical moves look impossibly easy.

Born in 1955 in the Netherlands to a Dutch father and a mother from Indonesia, Eddie moved to the U.S. in second grade along with his older brother, Alex. Their early years were tough. During a 2015 Washington Times interview, Van Halen recalled his family members lived in one room together after arriving in Pasadena, California, and didn’t speak English; in fact, they’d scour dumpsters for scrap metal to sell. However, the Van Halens fortuitously brought a piano with them to America — patriarch Jan Van Halen was a

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Donald Trump Jr. urges hunters to vote for his father

Donald Trump Jr.Don John TrumpTrump campaign launches ‘Operation MAGA’ while president recovers from COVID-19 ‘Tiger King’ star Joe Exotic requests pardon from Trump: ‘Be my hero please’ Zaid Jilani discusses Trump’s move to cancel racial sensitivity training at federal agencies MORE released a new video on Wednesday encouraging hunters and other outdoorsmen to vote for his father next month. 

The president’s son, an avid hunter himself, highlighted moves by the Trump administration to make public lands more accessible for sportsmen. 

He also alluded to a bipartisan bill the president signed this year that would devote $900 million annually for conservation programs like securing land for national parks. 

“Make sure you recognize what’s actually gone on. Make sure that you realize that Donald Trump has delivered for you,” Trump said in the video posted to Twitter. 

A source familiar told The Hill that for now the ad is just on

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75+ Face Masks That Are Shipping Right Now

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As the novel coronavirus pandemic surges on, the demand for face masks has some retailers scrambling to make more — and sometimes, finding a mask that’s actually in stock and ready to be shipped is tricky. Medical-grade surgical masks are in tight supply as healthcare workers on the frontlines in hospitals and clinics are facing a shortage of supplies; while these surgical masks and N95 respirators are designed for a single-use, many doctors, nurses, and essential staff are reusing them anyway.

This is why the Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams has urged the general public to stop buying PPE. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that N95’s are the most effective in protecting those treating infected patients, but for those who are not in a medical setting, they’re actually rendered mostly ineffective without a fit test. All this being said, it makes more

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Ask Amy: Daughter-in-law doesn’t want to forgive adultery

Hotel door with do not disturb icon and female legs on the background; adultery concept

Dear Amy: Several years ago, my mother-in-law, “Betsy,” was unfaithful. This tore their family apart. More than once, Betsy asked my husband to “break the bad news” to “Anthony,” (his dad), and to comfort his father when he was devastated.

I was furious with her.

My parents were abusive during my childhood. My in-laws had always been wonderful. I saw them as a “replacement” for my broken family. Betsy destroyed that.

After she decided to stop running around, her husband welcomed her back immediately and acted like nothing had ever happened.

My father-in-law told me that I was also to act like nothing had ever happened, and that this was forgiveness. That directive destroyed any remaining feelings I had for either of them.

I have made peace with this, but the respect I used to

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Long Island restaurateurs make safety plans for winter during COVID

Igloos, greenhouse seating, creative uses of tenting.

Alternative solutions.

All this and more are being implemented by creative restaurant owners and food service providers across Long Island in an effort to make dining safer this winter in the time of COVID-19 protocols, a panel of experts said Wednesday in the latest in the Newsday Live series of online webinars.

Moderated by Newsday associate editor Joye Brown and Newsday economics reporter James T. Madore, the panel included Dr. Randolph DiLorenzo, internist and medical director at Syosset Hospital; Eric Alexander, founder of the Long Island Main Street Alliance; ITA Kitchen-Bay Shore co-owner Christina Sorrentino, and Newsday food and drinks reporter Corin Hirsch.

The discussion covered everything from what local restaurants and eateries are doing to ensure the safety and welfare of patrons and staff during on-premises dining to the importance of diners abiding by both mandatory and suggested protocols in place to

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A mom of 8 used office cubicles to turn her lounge into a classroom for remote learning

The family purchased and assembled six cubicles in their living room. <span class="copyright">Heather James</span>
The family purchased and assembled six cubicles in their living room. Heather James
  • Heather James, a mom of eight, recently purchased six cubicles for her home in Tempe, Arizona.

  • Her children are taking online classes this fall, and the family was struggling to find enough space for everyone to have a designated place to learn and study.  

  • To solve the problem, James purchased office cubicles and transformed their entertainment room into a classroom.

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Heather James’ entertainment room now serves a new purpose. The room previously was home to foosball matches and video-game tournaments on a giant sectional couch. Now, it’s a middle school, high school, and college classroom for seven of James’ eight children.

The 44-year-old mother said that the seven children, ranging in ages from 10 to 20, all have some element of virtual learning this fall, but what

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Step Inside ML Buch’s Digitized Art-Pop Wilderness

I am staring into the black of a FaceTime window when ML Buch materializes. She’s scrunched up in the driver’s seat of a stationary SUV, facing the phone on her dashboard. Through her rear window is a postcard-perfect view of rolling hills interrupted, in her enormous luggage compartment, by a mysterious jumble of dining chairs. “I’m moving stuff around right now,” she says in her half-asleep way, twisting her shirt collar with an air of vague apology. Her outline glints in the sunlight like an unresolved green screen transfer—a dissonance befitting this Danish art-pop composer, virtually unknown to the world beyond the digital wilderness of her music.

The songwriter has driven to the outskirts of Copenhagen to discuss Skinned, her luminous debut LP. The album, released without much fanfare this July, is at once surreal and hyperreal, set in an interzone between online ephemera and the human subconscious. Buch

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CA Gov Gavin Newsom says theme parks won’t be reopening soon

Disneyland, and other large theme parks in California, won’t be reopening any time soon.

That’s the message California Gov. Gavin Newsom sent when asked about it during a press conference on Wednesday. The question came in the context of Disney Chairman Bob Iger’s recent departure from Newsom’s COVID-19 economy recovery task force.

Iger hasn’t publicly commented on the reason for his departure, but it came amid the news that his company, Disney, would lay off 28,000 workers in California and Florida.

Newsom said he is grateful for Iger’s support, but that the chairman’s departure didn’t come as a surprise to him.

“There’s disagreements in terms of opening a major theme park. We’re going to let science and data make that determination,” Newsom said.

The governor said his office is in no hurry to put out guidelines, but that his office has been working with the theme park industry throughout the

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Cryptic Studios interview: Surviving Atari, working with Wizards, and a changing business model

Cryptic Studios is entering its third decade in the massively multiplayer online game market, where it started (like everyone else) in paid subscriptions before moving on to the free-to-play model.

In that time, CEO Stephen D’Angelo has seen the company grow from working on one game (City of Heroes) to now maintaining three MMORPGS: Champions Online (Cryptic also owns the pen-and-paper IP after the deal it had with Marvel fell apart and the studio pivoted to another brand), Star Trek Online, and Neverwinter.

And for the first time since the early 2010s, Cryptic is getting ready to release a new game: Magic Legends, which is a more action-RPG take on its MMO model.

I spoke with D’Angelo over the summer about the studio’s history and how Cryptic approaches the business. We talked about how it’s thrived since partnering with Perfect World after the Atari meltdown, how it came to work

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