- A Conversation with Robert Glasper - May 27, 2016
This year has been a busy one for Robert Glasper. The most famous contemporary jazz musician in the country has just released Everything’s Beautiful,... The post A Conversation with Robert Glasper appeared first on Rhapsody Music News.
- 10 Reasons to Listen To Dierks Bentley’s ‘Black’ - May 27, 2016
It’s a romantically obsessive album — and who hasn’t been in that boat? The title track kicks off Black way more brazen than the... The post 10 Reasons to Listen To Dierks Bentley’s ‘Black’ appeared first on Rhapsody Music News.
- 30 Years Ago Run-D.M.C. Released Breakthrough ‘Raising Hell’ - May 26, 2016
Thirty years ago, Run-D.M.C. embodied hip-hop. Released on May 26, 1986, the Queens, New York, trio’s third album Raising Hell found the group at... The post 30 Years Ago Run-D.M.C. Released Breakthrough ‘Raising Hell’ appeared first on Rhapsody Music News.
- 16 Things You Didn’t Know About Tycho - May 25, 2016
Tycho is an audiovisual project led by producer wunderkind Scott Hansen, along with band members Zac Brown on bass and guitar and Rory O’Connor... The post 16 Things You Didn’t Know About Tycho appeared first on Rhapsody Music News.
- Grateful Dead Celebrated by Indie Rock Royals - May 24, 2016
You don’t have to love the Grateful Dead to dig Day of the Dead, an epic 59-song tribute compilation meticulously produced and curated over... The post Grateful Dead Celebrated by Indie Rock Royals appeared first on Rhapsody Music News.
- Los Angeles DIY Venue The Smell Set For Demolition - May 28, 2016
The Smell, the all-ages DIY venue in downtown Los Angeles that’s nurtured local bands like No Age, Mika Miko, and Best Coast since 1998, is going to be demolished, LAist reports. Today, owner Jim Smith shared a photo of a demolition notice that was posted on the door of every building on the block by […]
- Watch Dinosaur Jr Debut New Song “Goin Down” On Jools Holland - May 28, 2016
Earlier this week, Dinosaur Jr. announced their new album Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not and shared the propulsive lead single “Tiny.” They performed the song on the BBC show Later… With Jools Holland on Tuesday night, and they also debuted the equally awesome album opener “Goin Down,” which you can watch below. Give […]
- 2 Chainz – “Gotta Lotta” (Feat. Lil Wayne) Video - May 28, 2016
“Gotta Lotta,” the first single from Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz recent collaborative full-length ColleGrove, hilariously interpolated part of Scatman John’s “Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop)” in the hook. Now the two rappers have made the reference even clearer by releasing a music video that borrows its split-screen aesthetic from the original Scatman […]
- Watch Amy Schumer’s “Down To Earth” Sketch With Selena Gomez - May 28, 2016
Selena Gomez made an appearance on Thursday’s episode of Inside Amy Schumer as the bandleader of “Selena And The Schume-Tones,” the house band for Schumer’s talk show Down To Earth, hosted “40,000 above the earth aboard a luxury airship that never touches the ground for tax reasons.” Gomez makes an effective straight woman to Schumer’s […]
- Watch Courtney Barnett Cover The Grateful Dead On Fallon - May 28, 2016
Courtney Barnett stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to perform “New Speedway Boogie,” her contribution to the National’s massive Grateful Dead tribute album Day Of The Dead. Watch her live rendition of the song below. Day Of The Dead is out now on 4AD. Through a partnership with Red Hot, proceeds […]
- Break Out the Chewbacca Mask and You Won’t Laugh Alone - May 27, 2016
A viral video featuring a woman on Facebook Live shows just how contagious humor can be.
- Documentary Retries Kitty Genovese’s Neighbors - May 27, 2016
“Don’t get involved,” might have been overstated in self-perpetuating accounts of a famous killing in Queens.
- Justin Bieber, They’re Coming for You - May 27, 2016
In “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,” Andy Samberg and his collaborators Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone parody pop stardom.
- Screen Style: Ralph Fiennes Makes a Fashion Splash - May 27, 2016
With the help of an unbuttoned Christophe Lemaire shirt, the 53-year-old actor has a moment.
- Snapshot: Emilia Clarke on ‘Game of Thrones,’ Surfing and Her New Movie - May 27, 2016
Ms. Clarke, known for playing the mother of dragons on ‘Thrones,’ stars in the film “Me Before You.”
- ‘The Fits’: It’s All in the Footwork for a Girl Who Boxes, Then Dances - May 27, 2016
Anna Rose Holmer’s directorial debut focuses on an 11-year-old girl who learns the power of her body in its many manifestations.
- On DVD: 1940s Dispatches From the Land of Wynken, Blynken and Noir - May 27, 2016
Arthur Ripley’s “The Chase” (1946) and Delmer Daves’s “Dark Passage” (1947) blend dreamlike Expressionistic imagery with hard-boiled narratives.
- Review: When Auschwitz Inmates Reunite in ‘To Life,’ the Shadow of War Remains - May 26, 2016
This Jean-Jacques Zilbermann film focuses on postwar revelations and the friendship three women forged when prisoners in the camp.
- Review: In ‘Princess,’ an Israeli Family in Need of Boundaries - May 26, 2016
In her first feature, Ms. Shalom-Ezer explores the shadowy territory between family love and illicit sex.
- Review: ‘The Ones Below,’ Looming Parenthood and Unsettling Suspense - May 26, 2016
For two couples sharing a London townhouse, the joys of expecting take a dark turn in this thriller, the feature debut of David Farr.
- Review: ‘Jia Zhangke, a Guy From Fenyang,’ a Portrait of a Visionary Filmmaker - May 26, 2016
The documentary is a decent and conscientious companion piece to Mr. Zhangke’s films.
- Review: ‘Holy Hell,’ Inside a Cult, via Its Own Videographer - May 26, 2016
A member pursues and documents a cult leader whose persona devolves from charismatic to creepy in this documentary.
- Marc Anthony sued after man loses finger on yacht - May 28, 2016
The crew member allegedly lost a finger helping to repair the anchor on Marc Anthony's yacht Seas The Day.
- Celine Dion focusing on work following husband's death - May 28, 2016
Celine Dion is focusing her attention on her three sons and her singing career following the passing of her husband Rene Angelil.
- Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid ‘considering long distance union’ - May 28, 2016
Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid’s friends are apparently hoping the couple’s wedding is back on.
- Dolly Parton: 'I live on my bus' - May 28, 2016
Dolly Parton uses willpower to resist eating too much fried chicken while touring.
- Elvis Presley’s step-brother writes book 'My Brother Elvis' - May 28, 2016
David E. Stanley, Elvis Presley’s step brother whom Elvis took under his wing as a young adolescent to work with him on tour in the 70’s
- Jennifer Lopez can't escape 'mommy guilt' - May 28, 2016
Jennifer Lopez relies on a team of helpers to assist her with parental duties.
- Boy George has high praise for Adele and Ed Sheeran - May 27, 2016
Boy George doesn''t like being called a celebrity.
- Sarah Silverman 'excited' by Drake's crush - May 27, 2016
Comedienne Sarah Silverman got "excited" when rapper Drake publicly declared his crush on her on Instagram.
- Alex James: I never hear from Blur - May 27, 2016
In an interview with Gordon Smart on his Radio X show Sundays from 2pm, Alex James tells Gordon he hasn’t heard from the other band members in the last year.
- Ed Sheeran pledges to dress in tutu and eat snails for charity - May 27, 2016
Ed Sheeran and Margot Robbie have filmed videos pledging their support for Red Nose Day USA.
- Rock Hall POV: Rock & Roll's Greatest Moment - May 24, 2016
Rock Hall POV: Rock & Roll's Greatest Moment
- Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll: "The Times They Are A-Changin'" - May 24, 2016
Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll: "The Times They Are A-Changin'"
- Tom Morello Says 100% of Music is Political - May 19, 2016
Tom Morello Says 100% of Music is Political
- Bono Tells Story of U2's "Bullet the Blue Sky" - May 19, 2016
Bono Tells Story of U2's "Bullet the Blue Sky"
- Gloria Estefan Shares Why She Won't Perform in Cuba - May 19, 2016
Gloria Estefan Shares Why She Won't Perform in Cuba
- David Byrne Thinks Music Has the Power to Unify - May 19, 2016
David Byrne Thinks Music Has the Power to Unify
- Celebrating the Intersection of Rock & Politics - May 19, 2016
Celebrating the Intersection of Rock & Politics
- Rock Hall POV: Director of Collections Jun Francisco - May 3, 2016
Rock Hall POV: Director of Collections Jun Francisco
- Your Family Values Are Destroying Rock & Roll - April 28, 2016
Your Family Values Are Destroying Rock & Roll
- The Genius of Michael Jackson - April 18, 2016
The Genius of Michael Jackson
- Essential Listening from the 2016 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees - April 8, 2016
Essential Listening from the 2016 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees
- Tragedy and Mystery on Tour with Deep Purple in 1975 - April 5, 2016
Tragedy and Mystery on Tour with Deep Purple in 1975
- Bruce Springsteen Joined on Stage with Bob Seger in Detroit, Condemns Anti-LGBT Laws - April 15, 2016
"We hope the bill doesn't pass, 'cause we love playing in Michigan," said Springsteen. read more
- Tribeca: Patti Smith Explains Why Acting "Is the Worst F—ing Job in the World" - April 14, 2016
During a Tribeca Film Festival talk, the rock legend and Ethan Hawke discussed how they measure success and what they love about Vincent D'Onofrio: "We should be giving awards to that guy!" read more
- TV's Most "Shazam-ed" Songs in March 2016 - April 14, 2016
Wonder what song that is still stuck in your head from last night's episode? These are the most Shazam-ed songs from TV in March.
- Kelly Clarkson Welcomes a Baby Boy - April 14, 2016
Remington Alexander Blackstock is here. read more
- Ruling Clears Way for Katy Perry to Buy Hilltop Convent - April 14, 2016
A judge determined that attempts by members of an order of elderly nuns to sell the property to an L.A. businesswoman were improper. read more
- Country Artists Condemn LGBT Laws, But Labels Remain Silent - April 14, 2016
Their silence underscores a divide between the creative class of artists who can use their platform to speak out and an industry that must be careful about taking a position. read more
- 'The Voice' Reveals Top 12 - April 14, 2016
The coaches could choose one of their bottom artists to advance. read more
- Ringo Starr Cancels North Carolina Concert Over Anti-Gay Bill - April 13, 2016
The former Beatles' drummer joins Bruce Springsteen in canceling his upcoming show over the recent legislation. read more
- Ice Cube: "Donald Trump Is What Americans Aspire to Be" - April 13, 2016
"Rich, powerful, do what you wanna do, say what you wanna say, be how you wanna be — that’s kind of been like the American dream," the rapper told Bloomberg about the presidential candidate's appeal. read more
- Big Ears Fest Closes With Xylophone and Air-Raid Siren-Assisted Experimental Piece - April 13, 2016
- Cher Says She's Now Torn Between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders - April 13, 2016
The singer tweeted that after a "marathon research" session she realized Bernie Sanders mirrors her own beliefs. read more
- Controversy Over Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Certified to New York Appeals Court - April 13, 2016
The 2nd Circuit says it needs guidance on whether state law gives copyright holders performance rights. read more
- Weekend Wax Bits - May 28, 2016
In this week's Wall Street Journal, my music chat with Broadway actress Jennifer Simard, who was just nominated for a Tony for her role in Disaster! For my "Playlist" column in the Review section, Jennifer chose to talk about Aerosmith's...
- Harry Arnold: Live, c. 1966 - May 27, 2016
Following my post earlier in the week on Swedish arranger-conductor Harry Arnold, I figure you might want a see him in action. In the following clip, he's leading the Danish Radio Big Band on a TV show from around 1966.... Related Stories This Is Harry: The Mystery Band
- Phineas Newborn Jr: 1962 - May 26, 2016
Yesterday I was listening to the recordings of Phineas Newborn Jr. and was struck, yet again, at how remarkable a jazz pianist he was. His strength, poetic poise and, most of all, phrasing, were stunning. Born in Whiteville, Tenn., Newborn... Related Stories Shelly Manne: Speak Low, 1962
- 'The Witness' Tells A Different Story About The Kitty Genovese Murder - May 28, 2016
As the story went at the time, 38 people witnessed the attack on Kitty Genovese 50 years ago, and did nothing. But that story is wrong, as James Soloman and William Genovese explore in their new film.
- Military Veterans Take On Zombies In 'Range 15' - May 27, 2016
Range 15 is a new zombie movie made by war veterans for veterans. It's a dark comedy with a cast that includes a Navy Cross recipient, amputees and William Shatner.
- 'Weiner' Offers A Riveting, Close-Up View Of A Scandal In Progress - May 27, 2016
In 2013, a documentary team followed former Congressman Anthony Weiner in his bid to become mayor of New York. When a scandal hit, the cameras kept rolling. Film critic David Edelstein reviews Weiner.
- Pop Culture Happy Hour: Live At The Vulture Festival - May 27, 2016
Audie Cornish joins us this week for a chat about the things we pick over endlessly and the sometimes unsatisfying intersection of politics and pop culture.
- 'Presenting Princess Shaw': The Unlikely Story Of Samantha Montgomery - May 27, 2016
Samantha Montgomery is an elder-care worker in New Orleans who also writes and sings her own songs on YouTube. A composer in Israel spotted her and via social media, they began to work together.
- Manipulative Editing Reflects Poorly On Katie Couric, Gun Documentary - May 27, 2016
In the film, Couric asks gun owners a question and is met with dumbstruck silence. That's not what happened in the interview. Instead, NPR's David Folkenflik says, it was a foolish directorial choice.
- In 'The Idol,' A Singer Faces More Than Just Harsh Judges - May 26, 2016
Based on the real story of Mohammed Assaf's run on Arab Idol, the film follows a boy whose dreams as a singer eventually lead him into a tricky journey toward his big moment.
- Kickboxing Director Lexi Alexander Uses Activism To Bust Out Of 'Movie Jail' - May 26, 2016
After her 2008 movie, Punisher: War Zone, flopped, Alexander had a hard time getting new projects. She was in what's known as Hollywood's "movie jail," a common experience for female directors.
- Cult Survivor Documents 2 Decades Inside 'Holy Hell' - May 26, 2016
Will Allen directed the documentary Holy Hell, which depicts his experience as a videographer and member of The Buddhafield cult. Allen used his own footage, as well as his interviews with other former members, to make this documentary.
- Dear Hollywood, This Is How You Make A Movie With African Characters - May 25, 2016
Sean Penn's new movie set in Africa got booed at Cannes. Critics said its African characters were "bleeding wallpaper." Here are 4 films that give African characters (and actors) their due.
- Assassin's Creed
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Doctor Strange
- Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
- The Magnificent Seven (2016)
- Mechanic: Resurrection
- Suicide Squad
- Jason Bourne
- Star Trek Beyond
- The Legend of Tarzan
- Independence Day: Resurgence
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
- X-Men: Apocalypse
Do you remember TCB? I remember they were extremely popular by the late 70’s. Personally barely used any of their products. Although I do remember using one product from them, it was called the “Hot Oil Treatment” I believe it was called. It was soooo much work to do, because it involved using a hot towel. I really did think it was worth the trouble, however once I finished my hair would smell so good!! I must have only performed this treatment about once every two months. There was a time were it seemed every single store in my neighborhood had a line of TCB products (including the pharmacy and sometimes the supermarkets too). By the time the 80’s came along, and Jheri Curls were “the in thang”, “Care Free Curls” took over; then S-curl eventually dominated for quite a few years after that. It was funny because S-Curl had a distinct fragrance on almost all of their hair products. Anytime someone walked in the room, it is almost guaranteed that someone will ask if “you use S-Curl?” LOL…. By The Way, if you haven’t noticed yet, the guy in the picture is Billy Dee Williams. I never thought he was particularly handsome, but he did have a kind of swagger on film that made him attractive.
Do you remember “Shrinky Dinks? I do. Very cool concept, however, this was another one of those childhood gimmicks that never turned out well for me either. Shrinky Dinks were these transparent “cut-able” plastic sheets, that can be use to trace drawings and colored using special non-toxic marker pens. Once you’ve finished your drawing, you would then cut around your plastic drawing and place it in the oven. All your plastic drawings would shrink and turn in to hard pieces of plastic, that could be used for all kinds of jewelry, decals, key chains, and anything else imaginable.
Unfortunately, when I tried to put them in the oven as a kid (adult supervision of course), the plastic would always burn at the edges, or the finished product always wind up deformed. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why. I was left feeling that I needed a special oven to use these “Shrinky Dinks”. Many, many, many years later, it’s maker developed a personal “child safe” oven you can use specifically for Shrinky Dinks”. You can even watch it through a class window as it hardens. Click here to see what the oven looks like on Amazon.
I was very shocked to find out that ALEX, the makers of Shrinky Dinks are still in business and making money. Today, I don’t see any advertisements for Shrinky Dinks anymore. There success must be due to all the parents that remember having them as a child. Shrinky Dinks used to, and still does come in various themes, such as haloween, xmas, thanksgiving, etc. They also used to have Television show themes, such as The Flinstones, A-Team, Superman, you name it. Click here for more Shrinky Dinks
When I was a young boy, Sea Monkey advertisements were in the back of practically every single comic book! I couldn’t remember one comic book that i’ve owned, at least up until late 1975ish didn’t have these ads. First off, I tried these things at least about 2 or three times, and they NEVER worked for me. Not sure why, maybe I just had bad luck and got bad batches? Not sure. However, one thing I do know, If I had seen how see monkeys REALLY looked, instead of the cartoon drawings in the back of these DC/Marvel comic books, I never would have been interested in getting them in the first place. Sea Monkeys are hideous!! Oh, my, they are so ugly ya’ll!! They look nothing like monkeys in my opinion (at least Sea Horses, resemble horses), in fact, many of them appeared to be more like baby Caterpillars if they were fish. Some looked like frayed pieces of white string with two big black eyeballs, while others look like the kinda food scavengers would eat.. Either way, they would have not been something I would have been interested in having as a pet. However, What I found interesting is that, I remembered the ads really emphasizing on how easy it was to grow them, but they never really talked about a safe way to clean the container you have them in. The plastic tank they gave you with the kit would always turn cloudy (I guess because of the monkey deposits), and of course there was no 800# available to ask questions. Sea Monkeys now appear to be a distant memory; we have transitioned from the wonderful world of Sea Monkeys to the awesome world of video games, and the Internet – a course of no return.
Do you remember the Simon game? I remember having one as a kid and it was a lot of fun. It was basically a memory game using colors and sounds. The key objective was to remember all the sounds that corresponded to the color (or vise versa). The more sounds/colors, the harder it becomes. Try the new hand Simon Hand Held
Duke Hair products has been around for years. I remember using it as a child. Duke really became popular when guys start putting waves in their hair. Once you’ve seen a guy with a Doo Rag on his head, chances are, he was using a Duke product. I loved their fragrances. The only thing about this product was that, if your hair was too long, you could not use the wax like cream.