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EYE ON THE ARTS
To the Fallen Follows Hip Hop CD With New Ones Performed by Active Duty and Vets














The only record label solely devoted to promoting the music of military artists added two more titles to its shelf today, releasing compilation albums of rock and country.

To the Fallen Records was founded last year by OIF veteran Capt. Sean Gilfillan and his friend Sydney DeMello to establish a musical outlet for active duty and veteran servicemembers. Named after the tattoo Gilfillan had put on his back to commemorate the friends of his killed in Iraq, the label plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to charities that assist wounded troops.

DeMello writes on their website about the particular...

EYE ON THE ARTS
To the Fallen Showcases the Verbal, Musical Artistry of Soldier-Rappers
"It's kind of crazy how music can help you survive a war, but it did," soldier-rapper Sgt. Jeff Barillaro tells me, adding for emphasis, "For me it did, definitely."

Barillaro, who goes by the stage name "Soldier Hard," is one of the rap artists featured on the debut contribution from a military-only record co...

Iraqi Diary
Chicago Installation Allows Web Viewers to Splatter Wafaa Bilal With Paintball
CHICAGO - MAY 18: Iraqi born artist Wafaa Bilal keeps low to prevent from getting shot by paintballs as he moves around in his Domestic Tension exhibit at the Flatfile galleries May 18, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois.
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CHICAGO - MAY 18: Iraqi born artist Wafaa Bilal keeps low to prevent from getting shot by paintballs as he moves around in his Domestic Tension exhibit at the Flatfile galleries May 18, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois.
Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal has now nearly reached the halfway mark of the 42 days he plans to spend allowing strangers to...
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