- 7 Albums to Rock Your Week - June 24, 2016
With all due respect to Mumford & Sons, it’s The Avett Brothers who deserve the bulk of the credit for returning folk rock to... The post 7 Albums to Rock Your Week appeared first on Rhapsody Music News.
- 10 Reasons Why Laura Mvula Is Utterly Unique - June 22, 2016
In her native Britain, Laura Mvula is a bona fide star. In the United States, she’s the kind of secret discovery that fans love.... The post 10 Reasons Why Laura Mvula Is Utterly Unique appeared first on Rhapsody Music News.
- Letlive: L.A. Soul Punks Rail for Justice - June 21, 2016
The recent unveiling of Prophets of Rage has been met with near universal excitement. It’s damn near impossible not to interpret this positive reaction... The post Letlive: L.A. Soul Punks Rail for Justice appeared first on Rhapsody Music News.
- 13 Reasons You Should Listen to Jake Bugg - June 20, 2016
Four tumultuous years after his debut rocketed to No. 1 on the U.K. charts, the scruffy wunderkind from Nottingham may be older and wiser,... The post 13 Reasons You Should Listen to Jake Bugg appeared first on Rhapsody Music News.
- Red Hot Chili Peppers: From ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’ to ‘The Getaway’ - June 18, 2016
It was the era of tapes, canary yellow Walkmans, and the underground rock movement was radiating eastward from Los Angeles. In 1992, the coastal... The post Red Hot Chili Peppers: From ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’ to ‘The Getaway’ appeared first on Rhapsody Music News.
- 50 Cent Arrested For Using Profanity At Caribbean Music Fest - June 26, 2016
50 Cent was arrested in the Caribbean last night for using profanity during his performance at the St. Kitts Music Festival, the AP reports. Sources tell TMZ that the rapper had been warned to play a clean version of his set, but that didn’t stop him from dropping the word “motherfuckin'” while performing “P.I.M.P.” Swearing […]
- Watch Justin Vernon & Vince Staples Join James Blake At Glastonbury - June 26, 2016
Justin Vernon collaborated with James Blake on several tracks off of his recent album The Colour In Anything, one of the very best albums of the year so far. Vernon joined Blake during his set at the UK’s Glastonbury Festival tonight, and the two performed their collab “I Need A Forest Fire.” Vince Staples also […]
- Watch The Last Shadow Puppets Cover David Bowie At Glastonbury - June 25, 2016
The Last Shadow Puppets paid tribute to David Bowie during their set at the UK’s Glastonbury Festival today by breaking out a cover of “Moonage Daydream.” Alex Turner took lead vocals, while Miles Kane supported him. Watch below.
- Watch Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt Documentary RD20 - June 25, 2016
Jay Z’s landmark debut Reasonable Doubt turned 20 years old today. In celebration of that anniversary, Tidal is streaming a 35-minute documentary directed by Scheme Engine about the album’s creation and legacy. The film features interviews with people like DJ Premier, DJ Clark Kent, Ski, Roc-A Fella Records co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke,” and more, along […]
- Kanye West Explains His Shocking “Famous” Video: “Matthew Barney Is My Jesus” - June 25, 2016
Kanye West unveiled the video for his Taylor Swift-referencing The Life Of Pablo single “Famous” at a massive premiere event in Los Angeles last night. The clip depicts naked Taylor Swift, Bill Cosby, Caitlyn Jenner, Amber Rose, Ray J, Kim Kardashian, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Donald Trump, Anna Wintour, and George Bush all lying in bed […]
- ‘Finding Dory’ Tops Domestic Box Office in Its Second Weekend - June 26, 2016
The No. 1 movie in North America was again “Finding Dory,” which took in about $73.2 million this weekend for a two-week domestic total of $286.6 million.
- Paul Cox, Independent Filmmaker Who Explored Postmodern Life, Dies at 76 - June 25, 2016
The Dutch-born Australian director was considered a father of Australian art cinema. He said he chose filmmaking not out of ambition, but because it was “pure compulsion.”
- George Lucas Abandons Plan to Build Art Museum in Chicago - June 24, 2016
The filmmaker George Lucas said he would move his narrative art museum to California after “seemingly unending litigation to protect a parking lot.”
- Review: In ‘Independence Day: Resurgence,’ the Fault Is Not in the Fireworks - June 24, 2016
All you really need to know about this sequel to the 1996 smash hit is that it took multiple men to cook up this pottage, which hinges on humanity battling aliens.
- ‘Life, Animated’ Shares a Family’s True Fairy Tale - June 24, 2016
The film adaptation of Ron Suskind’s book about his autistic son includes the animation that helped them communicate.
- New York Asian Film Festival Includes a Bit of Japanese Horror - June 24, 2016
“Creepy,” from Kiyoshi Kurosawa, has its premiere on June 29 in the wide-ranging festival, which runs through July 9.
- On DVD: In ‘The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T,’ Practice Makes Pandemonium - June 24, 2016
Dr. Seuss’s sole live-action effort, from 1953, was a one-of-a-kind movie in many ways. So is the 2015 stop-motion curiosity “Anomalisa.”
- Review: ‘Eat That Question,’ on Frank Zappa, the Media and Cultural Upheavals - June 24, 2016
A documentary about Zappa is rich in archival interviews that say worlds about this musician — who was well known but not well understood — and his times.
- Review: In ‘Breaking a Monster,’ a Plea to Play Heavy Metal - June 24, 2016
As three black seventh-graders from Brooklyn rise as potential music stars in this documentary, they must face much more than the music.
- Movie Listings for June 24-30 - June 23, 2016
- This Week’s Movies: June 24, 2016 - June 23, 2016
The New York Times film critics review “The Duel,” “Free State of Jones” and “Wiener-Dog.”
- Review: In ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople,’ Lighting Out for the Bush - June 23, 2016
Taika Waititi’s comedy centers on a foster child in New Zealand first placed with an older couple and then on the run.
- Kanye West dares Famous stars to 'sue him already' - June 26, 2016
Kanye West is ready and waiting for lawsuits following his controversial video.
- Adele battles nerves during Glastonbury Festival headlining show - June 26, 2016
Adele had been putting off making her debut as a Glastonbury headliner for years because she was nervous.
- Mark Ronson: 'Lady Gaga's surprise set didn't quite happen' - June 26, 2016
Mark Ronson and Lady Gaga had been hoping to team up at Glastonbury but her prior engagement with the Dalai Lama halted plans.
- Gigi Hadid 'puts Zayn trust issues on back-burner' - June 26, 2016
Gigi Hadid has apparently vowed to help her boyfriend Zayn Malik get through his anxiety issues.
- Chris Brown jokes about Kanye West video appearance - June 26, 2016
Chris Brown has no hard feelings about his wax figure appearing in Kanye West's video baring his bottom.
- Demi Lovato feared Britney Spears-style meltdown - June 26, 2016
Demi Lovato used to feel resentful about being an inspiration to her fans when it came to dealing with her addictions and eating disorders.
- Martin Garrix: Taking risks is one of the things I’ve learned - June 25, 2016
Yesterday on Beats 1, Martin Garrix was live in the studio with Zane talking about his new Beats 1 show STMPD Radio debuting this weekend.
- Lady Gaga sparks Glastonbury performance rumours - June 25, 2016
Lady Gaga is thought to be teaming up with Mark Ronson at Glastonbury this weekend (25-26Jun16).
- Kanye West releases eye-popping naked, sleeping celebrities video - June 25, 2016
The rapper is out to shock with Famous promo of nude celebrities.
- Dizzee Rascal: I’ve been watching England - June 25, 2016
Dizzee Rascal was on the Capital London Breakfast show with Dave Berry, George and Lilah yesterday morning. He talked about collaborating with Calvin Harris
- Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll: "Purple Rain" - June 7, 2016
Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll: "Purple Rain"
- Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll: "A Day in the Life" - June 1, 2016
Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll: "A Day in the Life"
- 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
- 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 - June 25, 2016
In the Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed John Mellencamp for my "Anatomy of a Song" column in the Arena section on Small Town, John's hit from 1985 (go here). John is one of the founders of a form...
- Stanley Cooper (1925-2016) - June 24, 2016
Stan Cooper, a long-time JazzWax reader who in the 1950s was a music publishing executive who brought Learnin' the Blues to the attention of Frank Sinatra, died in Jupiter, Fla., early yesterday morning. He was 91. [Photo of Stan Cooper... Related Stories Sinatra on TV: The DVDs 9 Box Sets You Deserve The Things We Did Last Summer
- When Bill Met Sonny and Terri - June 23, 2016
Earlier this week, I visited Terri Hinte's Facebook page. Terri is Sonny Rollins' publicist and close pal. On her page was a post on a phone call she received this week. I won't spoil Terri's story by telling you why... Related Stories Sonny Rollins on Disco Monk Ornette Coleman (1930-2015) Weekend Wax Bits
- Telling The Story Of A Confederate Deserter In 'Free State Of Jones' - June 25, 2016
During the Civil War, a Confederate deserter led a band of poor farmers and escaped slaves to defy the Confederacy in Mississippi. Writer and director Gary Ross talks about Free State of Jones.
- 'Swiss Army Man' Directors Explain The Symbolism Behind A Farting Corpse - June 24, 2016
The directors of Swiss Army Man — Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — talk to NPR's Kelly McEvers about what inspired them to make a movie about a flatulent corpse, and the deeper meaning behind it.
- 'Swiss Army Man' Leaps From Realism To Fantasy - June 24, 2016
Swiss Army Man is an absurdist movie comedy in which a shipwrecked Paul Dano befriends a surprisingly talkative corpse, played by Daniel Radcliffe.
- Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Finding Dory' And Great Voice Acting - June 24, 2016
This week's show finds us swimming around in Pixar's latest, and then we talk about the finer points of the voice acting we love the most. Plus: what's making us happy this week.
- Director Taika Waititi's 'Wilderpeople' Is Good For A Laugh — And Then A Cry - June 24, 2016
The Kiwi actor/filmmaker uses humor to address painful situations in his films. His latest, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, follows a city kid trekking through the wilderness with his reluctant foster dad.
- Shark, Weak: 'The Shallows' Strands Blake Lively At Sea - June 23, 2016
A shark traps a medical student just 90 seconds from shore in this mediocre, water-logged thriller.
- Vehicle Blamed For 'Star Trek' Actor's Death Was Subject Of Recall - June 21, 2016
Anton Yelchin, who played the role of Pavel Chekov, died after he was pinned against a fence by his SUV. He might have fallen victim to a defect that prompted Jeep to send warning letters to owners.
- HBO's 'Suited' And The Search For The Perfect Fit - June 20, 2016
A new documentary follows the clients of a custom suiting shop that works with clients who are transgender or gender-nonconforming.
- Actor Kevin Hart On Comedy, 'Central Intelligence' And Lessons From His Mom - June 18, 2016
Hart has drawn enormous crowds to his stand-up shows and comedy films. The actor/comic says he owes a lot to his mom. "She never let me start something without finishing it."
- 'Finding Dory' Makes A Big Splash, With Slapstick Humor And Witty Dialog - June 17, 2016
Ellen DeGeneres gives voice to a memory-challenged fish in search of her parents in Pixar's follow-up to its 2003 hit Finding Nemo. Critic David Edelstein says Finding Dory is full of laughs.
Monthly Archives: March 2009
I absolutely love this group. Shalamar consisted of 3 people; Jody Watley, Jeffrey Daniel (later on Miki Free), and Howard Hewett. Some of their biggest hits were, “Second Time Around”, “dancing in the streets”, “A night to remember”, “full of fire”, and more. They have taken on the pop/rock era by storm in the 80’s. Check out their stuff on itunes.
Too my understanding, they all went solo. Jody Watly has done more dance music, and Howard Hewett has gone on to do gospel. Although I’m not sure what has happend to Miki Free & Jeffrey Danial. I am assume they is/was working in the background, song writing etc.,