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A New York Times Short About a 96-Year-Old Death Metal Grandma

“Death Metal Grandma” follows the story of 96 year old Holocaust survivor, former WW2 spy and famous songwriter Inge Ginsberg as she decides to pursue a new career: Death Metal. Featuring: Inge Ginsberg, Pedro daSilva and Lucia Caruso Directed and Edited by : Leah Galant Produced by: Clifford Miu, Elizabeth Pauker, Sean Weiner, Christine Wexler and Linhan Zhang Director of Photography: Kervin Marsielle Editors: Leah Galant and Stephanie Khoury Executive Producer: Kathleen Lingo Supervising Producer: Linsday Crouse Supervising Editor: Andrew Blackwell Funded through the generous support of Helen Gurley Brown’s…

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Yo-Yo Ma Did a Tiny Desk Concert and Now Its Raining on My Face

From NPR Cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought his great inspiration, and in turn part of his own life story, to an enthusiastic audience packed around the NPR Tiny Desk on a hot summer day. Ma is returning, yet again, to the Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by Johann Sebastian Bach, a Mount Everest for any cellist. He has just released his third studio recording of the complete set and is taking the music on a two-year, six-continent tour. Ma’s first recording of the Suites, released in 1983, earned him his first…

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No Dialogue, Just 10 Mins of Pencil Tip Carving Over Chill Beats

A compilation of incredible pencil tip carvings by artist Salavat Fidai, complimented by a selection of chill instrumentals. We actually profiled Fidai’s wonderful work back in 2015, be sure to check out the impressive galleries if you want to see more! – This Guy Carves Miniature Artworks Onto the Tips of Pencils – Miniature Sculptures Carved Onto the Tips of Pencils (21 Photos) Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/10-minutes-of-miniature-pencil-carvings/

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The Last Great Moment of Elvis Career was this Chilling Performance of Unchained Melody

In one of his final performances before his tragic death, Elvis Presley delivered an incredible rendition of ‘Unchained Melody’ during a concert in Rapid City, South Dakota on June 21, 1977. The performance, described as “the last great moment of his career”, was recorded for his last television special two months before his death in August 1977. An article in Rolling Stone adds: He had an enlarged heart, an enlarged intestine, hypertension and incredibly painful bowel problems. He was barely sleeping and should have probably been in the hospital, but…

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The Time a 73 Year Old Aretha Franklin Brought Down the House at the Kennedy Center

On December 6th, 2015, the Queen of Soul performed an iconic rendition of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,†in tribute to the song’s co-writer, Carole King, who was receiving the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement alongside Rita Moreno, Cicely Tyson and other luminaries. King, who is the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century in the US—having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999—is the one standing in awe and jubilation beside Michelle…

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This Little Kid Playing Classical Gas on Ukulele Is What You Need Right Now

On the streets of Taipei, a young phenom is seen playing a stirring rendition of Mason Williams’ Classical Gas on ukulele. This amazing performance is a rendition of Classical Gas as played by Tommy Emmanuel (also worth a watch). Apparently the young child, named Feng E, is continuing to blossom into a gifted musician and you can follow his progression on Facebook and Youtube. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/little-kid-playing-classical-gas-on-ukulele/

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A Video Made from Dance Scenes from Nearly 300 Movies

May cause sudden urge to dance and overwhelming rush of nostalgia. Songs are: 1. Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go 2. Joywave – Tongues 3. Nena – 99 Red Balloons 4. Nena – 99 Luftballons 298 films were used to be exact. For a complete list of every scene/film in the video visit Dancing in Movies on Tumblr. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/video-made-from-dance-scenes-from-nearly-300-movies/

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This Underwater Dance by Julie Gautier is Simply Beautiful

AMA is a breathtaking short film by Julie Gautier which she describes as: “A film without words that tells a story that everyone can interpret in their own way, according to their own experience, everything is suggested, nothing is imposed. I wanted to put in this film my biggest pain in this world, so that it is not too raw I have coated it with grace, so that it is not too heavy I have dipped it in the water and I dedicate this film to all the women of…

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When Someone Says Show Me Some Impressive Piano Playing

Valentina Lisitsa plays Beethoven’s famous “Moonlight” Sonata (Op. 27, No. 2, 3rd Movement). This was recorded in Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany, December 2009. I can’t even fathom playing something like this, let alone composing it back in 1801! Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/valentina-lisitsa-plays-beethovens-moonlight-sonata/

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The Killers Brought a Fan on Stage and He Killed It In Front of 65,000 People

In front of a sold out crowd of 65,000 fans in Mexico City, The Killers brought one lucky fan (two actually), José Luis, to play the drums for their hit song ‘Reasons Unknown’. After a failed first attempt, the band quickly scanned the crowd and found Luis with a sign and promise that he actually knew how to play. Not only did José live out a fan dream, but he crushed it! What an amazing memory he’ll cherish for the rest of his life. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/fan-plays-drums-for-the-killers-in-mexico-city/

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