- Michael Kiwanuka’s Sublime Folk Soul - July 18, 2016
When Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings unveiled 100 Days, 100 Nights in 2007, the album’s success, critically and commercially, ignited an explosion in retro... The post Michael Kiwanuka’s Sublime Folk Soul appeared first on Napster Music News.
- The Best New Releases: July 15 - July 15, 2016
PJ, Rare Much like contemporaries such as Kehlani and Jhene Aiko, Paris Jones writes about her life in realistic and plainspoken terms. As she... The post The Best New Releases: July 15 appeared first on Napster Music News.
- We Are Napster - July 14, 2016
UPDATED: Rhapsody is now Napster. We’re the same great service you love – all of your playlists, favorites, albums and artists have not changed.... The post We Are Napster appeared first on Napster Music News.
- The Best New Releases: July 8 - July 9, 2016
Switchfoot, Where the Light Shines Through On their first full-length for Vanguard, San Diego’s Switchfoot dive deeper into the sun-kissed melodies and dreamy beach... The post The Best New Releases: July 8 appeared first on Napster Music News.
- Dengue Dengue Dengue Invite You Into Their Alternative Universe - June 27, 2016
Behind the Technicolor masks worn by Peruvian tropical bass duo Dengue Dengue Dengue are Felipe Salmon and Rafael Periera. The tropical sonic warriors bridge... The post Dengue Dengue Dengue Invite You Into Their Alternative Universe appeared first on Napster Music News.
- DJ Khaled – “Holy Key” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, & Betty Wright) - July 23, 2016
I still don’t really understand it, but ridiculous Snapchat fixture DJ Khaled is better than just about anyone else at getting big rap stars to show up on his tracks. “For Free,” the first single from his upcoming Major Key LP, featured Drake, and for the second, “I Got The Keys,” he enlisted the impressive […]
- Leaked DNC Emails Reveal Donutgate Made Ariana Grande Too Controversial For White House Concert - July 23, 2016
Remember Donutgate? The DNC sure does. Today, Wikileaks released thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee, and according to one leaked email chain, the White House vetoed an Ariana Grande concert because of the lick heard round the world. Gawker reports that on 9/10/15, a few months after the scandal, DNC Finance Chair Zachary […]
- Rihanna Will Play Iconic Psycho Role In Bates Motel - July 23, 2016
Rihanna has had a pretty big Comic-Con. Yesterday, new footage from Luc Besson’s upcoming sci-fi epic Valerian revealed that Rihanna would be playing a space stripper, and at another panel today, Rihanna herself revealed that she will star in the fifth and final season of A&E’s Bates Motel as Marion Crane, the ill-fated character portrayed […]
- The 5 Best Songs Of The Week - July 22, 2016
New York City welcomes its first ever Panorama Music Festival this weekend and unfortunately, it’s going to be hot. Really hot. Like, it’s going to be so hot that some app Collin uses claimed that we will be living inside of a “heat cloud” for the next few days. What exactly is a “heat cloud,” […]
- Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments - July 22, 2016
Did you guys livestream RNC Fest this week? “Station To Station,” “Here Comes The Sun,” “Eminence Front,” “We Are The Champions,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” … more like Make America ROCK Again amirite? No “Semi-Charmed Life,” though? Sad! THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS #10 biomusicology | Jul 19th Score:35 Thursday Posted […]
- Review: In ‘The Childhood of a Leader,’ a Monster Made, Not Born - July 21, 2016
The movie, set in France just after World War I, follows a boy with problems and delivers a sense of foreboding.
- Review: Warm Burst of Romantic Bliss in ‘Summertime’ - July 21, 2016
A film about the struggle for sexual freedom and women’s rights, and also about the power of region, class and custom in the lives of its characters.
- Review: ‘Don’t Think Twice’: Mike Birbiglia’s Smart Comedy - July 21, 2016
The movie follows an improv troupe and its members, who can be both supportive and catty.
- Review: Avenging a Sister’s Death in ‘Fight Valley’ - July 21, 2016
A street-fighting crew from New Jersey called the Knock-Around Girls is the focus of this punch-drunk action drama.
- Review: In ‘Hillary’s America,’ Dinesh D’Souza Warns of a Plan to ‘Steal’ the Country - July 21, 2016
The conservative author’s film paints a forbidding portrait of Hillary Clinton and her fellow Democrats.
- Review: ‘The Seventh Fire’ Explores Drug Abuse on an Indian Reservation - July 21, 2016
A searing documentary that shows the bleak lives of two residents of Pine Point, an Ojibwe village in northern Minnesota.
- Review: All Aboard ‘Train to Busan’ for Zombie and Class Warfare - July 21, 2016
Yeon Sang-ho’s film, set on a South Korean bullet train, pits passengers against the spastic undead.
- Review: In ‘Quitters,’ a Teenager as Sinister as Iago - July 21, 2016
Noah Pritzker’s film stars Ben Konigsberg as a defiant son who moves out of his troubled family’s home and pursues an egotistic, amoral path.
- Review: ‘For a Few Bullets,’ an Antic Race Through Plot Contrivance - July 21, 2016
Set in China in 1940, the film depicts a pair of heroes trying to secure a rare treasure in manic chase scenes.
- Review: In ‘Lights Out’ an Invisible Friend Turns Malicious - July 21, 2016
The director David F. Sandberg extracts maximum frights from a simple concept: an entity that appears in the dark and vanishes in the light.
- Review: In ‘Hooligan Sparrow,’ a Chinese Activist’s Hair-Raising Defiance of the State - July 21, 2016
Nanfu Wang’s guerrilla-style documentary tracks Ye Haiyan’s struggle to win justice for sexually abused schoolgirls and others.
- Review: ‘Don’t Worry Baby’ and a Case of Uncertain Paternity - July 21, 2016
This mildly humorous Julian Branciforte film, fortified with veteran actors, centers on whether a photographer or his father is the parent of a young girl.
- Miley Cyrus ‘cuts down on partying for Liam Hemsworth’ - July 23, 2016
Miley Cyrus reportedly now prefers to spend days out with beau Liam Hemsworth, rather than wild nights of partying.
- Hayley Williams is scared of over-sharing - July 23, 2016
Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams still keeps some personal things to herself as "fuel".
- Rihanna joins Bates Motel cast - July 23, 2016
Rihanna will play Marion Crane in Bates Motel.
- Demi Lovato frustrated her charity work gets overshadowed - July 23, 2016
Demi Lovato's charity work keeps her strong
- Adele accidentally kisses fan onstage - July 23, 2016
Adele locks lips with a Nigerian fan.
- Demi Lovato: Hillary is in support of mental health care - July 22, 2016
Billboard features Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato. In a candid conversation, the two friends discuss their huge new tour, surviving disney
- Fergie hints Kim Kardashian's feud with Taylor Swift is publicity stunt - July 22, 2016
Fergie respects pal Kim Kardashian for sticking up for her husband
- Alesha Dixon: I was the first black Madonna at my primary school - July 22, 2016
Alesha Dixon Addresses Mis-Teeq Reunion, Admits She Would ‘100%’ Love Something To Happen in extracts from a special pop-up BUILD UK event.
- Celine Dion is 'strong' after husband's death - July 22, 2016
The singer insists her kids are dealing with their dad's loss pretty well.
- Sia cried before big Central Park show - July 22, 2016
The singer has made a habit of hiding her face in public.
- 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 - July 23, 2016
In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Walt Frazier for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). The former New York Knicks champ talked about growing up in Atlanta and why he needed two parking...
- Five Perfect '70s Albums - July 22, 2016
When I go on long drives in the summer, what do I grab for the car? Though I love jazz for serious listening, my CDs of choice on the road are often soul and disco albums from the 1970s. My... Related Stories Videos: Five Soul Ballads
- More Bird With Strings - July 21, 2016
In the wake of my post on the lost string arrangements for Charlie Parker (go here), I was curious about how these scores wound up in the hands of alto saxophonist Clark Gibson and the orchestra he assembled in 2015... Related Stories Lost Bird With Strings Charlie Parker: Unheard Bird Charlie Parker: Old Folks
- How Mike Birbiglia Applies 'Yes, And ...' To Improv And Beyond - July 23, 2016
Birbiglia's new film follows a fictional New York improv troupe. Don't Think Twice explores the tension between personal ambition and being an "endlessly generous" team player.
- 'Star Trek Beyond' Director Recalls Classic Show's 'Sense Of Family' - July 22, 2016
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to director Justin Lin about leading the third installment of the Star Trek reboot, directing popular movie series, and the growing importance of international movie markets.
- What Happens When You Ask Celebrities What They're Wearing ... In Klingon? - July 22, 2016
Glen Weldon was with NPR's Nina Gregory when she asked some of the stars of the new film on the red carpet a standard question in a non-standard way.
- Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Ghostbusters' And 'Mr. Robot' - July 22, 2016
On this week's show, we bust some ghosts — well, we don't, but we watch those who do — and we address the beginning of the second season of USA's Emmy-nominated conspiracy thriller.
- Turns Out, Fighting Fat Shaming And Racist Trolls Is Also A Ghostbuster's Job - July 22, 2016
Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones quit Twitter this week after getting her fill of racist and sexist trolls. But, as the saying goes, every goodbye is not gone.
- 'Star Trek Beyond' Is An Unapologetically Wild Ride, Steeped In Human Drama - July 22, 2016
The Enterprise has been destroyed and its inhabitants have been thrown to the winds in the latest of the Star Trek series. Critic David Edelstein calls it a well-made action-adventure film.
- Bigger Budgets Boost 'Star Trek: Beyond,' But Small Screens Might Work Better - July 22, 2016
Chris Klimek says the fancy effects and swooping camera work of the new Star Trek film are fun to watch, but the story's civilization-seeking imperatives might still be better served by TV.
- 'Don't Think Twice' Scripts Improv With Ease - July 22, 2016
Sad sacks and stage hogs chase stardom in Don't Think Twice. But rest assured writer/director Mike Birbiglia keeps it funny.
- Comedy Really Is Hard Among Friends In 'Don't Think Twice' - July 21, 2016
Mike Birbiglia wrote and directed this affecting story of the members of an improv troupe whose commitment to working together is mixed with rivalries and jealousy.
- The Enduring 'AbFab' Picks Up Right Where It Boozily Left Off - July 21, 2016
For Absolutely Fabulous to return as a movie 20 years after its sitcom phenom phase might seem absurd, but it's in line with the show's commitment to Patsy and Eddy's timeless lack of cachet.
Monthly Archives: December 2007
Albinia Jones, was a wonderful and, talented female blues singer, of the 1940’s era. I had a very difficult time trying to find research material on this artist. Very little is written about her; she is almost forgotten about. This woman had a voice like no other. When she sings, she means what she sings. It’s almost as the she is talking to you directly, when you hear her music. She has performed a few songs with the great Dizzy Gillespie. She was a featured performer on an album called “Evil Gal Blues”. Which I can’t seem to find either. I guess it is out of print most likely. You can download her song called, “Give it up daddy”, FREE Click here – Albinia Jones – mp3