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Five years after ‘Emotion,’ Carly Rae Jepsen has learned to love pop music… and L.A.

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Carly Rae Jepsen is celebrating the anniversary of her album “Emotion.” (Natalie O’Moore)

Even Carly Rae Jepsen was tired of hearing herself on the radio in 2012.

Oh, but she wasn’t just on the radio. Her runaway hit “Call Me Maybe” blasted in supermarkets, cafes, the neighborhood barbecue, the LGBTQ pride parade, your cousin’s wedding reception and all over talk shows and YouTube, where its video is now creeping up on 1.3 billion views. This writer once even used the song’s chorus as a pick-up line on a prospective boyfriend. (It worked.)

A fizzy ode to love at first sight, “Call Me Maybe” was the kind of juggernaut earworm that could have doomed some new artists to one-hit-wonder status. Except Jepsen wasn’t quite an ingénue. She was 26 at the time, a Canadian singer-songwriter who had been a finalist on “Canadian Idol” and

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The gifts fans of the Mexican artist will love

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Frida Kahlo is considered one of the most influential and important artists of all time, not least because of her captivating art, but for her fighter spirit and determination.

Known for her strong voice and bravery, Frida’s activism and feminism pushed boundaries and pioneered new forms of art through her authentic depictions of Mexican culture and the female experience.

At the age of six, Kahlo contracted polio and quickly became familiar with the awkwardness of a weakened, growing body. But, following a near fatal bus accident at 18, she sustained a range of further injuries – including a broken spinal column, collarbone, ribs and pelvis. A metal rail also pierced her abdomen, which caused her to be infertile, something that was well documented in her paintings. Her physical condition profoundly shaped her life, yet, it was something that she used to continually empower her work, making her

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