May 7, 2015 |
Lauryn drops Israeli show Lauryn Hill has canceled her Tel Aviv concert, scheduled for Thursday, but the outspoken artist has no intention of boycotting Israel, as some have claimed. Hill says she scrubbed the show because she was unable to set up a corresponding concert in Palestinian territory. "My intention was to perform in both Tel Aviv and Ramallah," Hill says on Facebook. Hill says it's important to her to play for both communities because she wants to "be a presence supporting justice and peace.
March 28, 2015 |
CBS's Logan back in hospital Lara Logan of 60 Minutes is back in a Washington hospital, the network said Tuesday, for complications from her sexual assault while covering Egypt's political uprising in 2011. Jayoncé buy Philly crib? Um, no . . . Jenny DeHuff of the Daily News reports that Jay-Z and Beyoncé have not , contrary to rumoroids, bought a pricey pad at 500 Walnut, no matter what overheated real-estate reports say. Sounds worth preserving The Library of Congress just announced its annual National Recording Registry inclusions.
March 23, 2015 |
THE MUSIC THAW is upon us, as tour buses dig out and get back on the road. Honestly, there's so much to see and hear that these picks are just icing on the cake - but at least not on the roads. We're excited about the intimate next coming of Lauryn Hill, the passionate and most unpredictable of neo-soul chanteuses. At another extreme, we're left to ponder whether Taylor Swift has the stage moves to reach and captivate a stadium full of fans (let alone two stadiums full). Pink and Katy Perry she hasn't been, but, come on, girl, surprise us. Ben Folds' three-day/three-venue residency is a clever idea.
November 17, 2014 |
With all the troubles Ms. Lauryn Hill, (as she insists) has put herself through, nothing matters except how she sounds, and that she sounds at all. A tax-evasion prison stint, missed recording deadlines, showing up late for gigs - these mean little when it comes to the continuing adventures in the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (to quote the 1998 multi-platinum solo album from the onetime Fugee). Before Hill's show Saturday at the Electric Factory with opener/friend the socio-conscious MC Talib Kweli, the question was: What would she sound like?
October 6, 2013 |
Early Friday morning, Lauryn Hill , front lady of the Fugees , was released from a minimum-security federal prison up in Connecticut. She's served her three months for her tax-evasion conviction; now for three months of home confinement as part of a year of probation. Weird: It's the same prison that's the setting for Orange Is the New Black . . . . Silly but fun: The Albuquerque Journal ran an obituary for Walter White, protag of deceased show Breaking Bad . Walter's hometown!
July 10, 2013 |
WHAT THE HECK is going on in Brazil? On June 30, a soccer referee was decapitated after he knifed a player to death, after a fistfight, following his ejection from the game. Here, the red card was blood red. This past weekend, MTV.com reports, Brazilian rapper MC Daleste (a/k/a Daniel Pellegrine) was shot and killed. Daleste isn't the first rapper to die from gunfire, but he may be the first to be murdered . . . while performing. MTV.com says Daleste was struck in the stomach by a bullet (possibly two)
May 8, 2013 |
YOU CAN TAKE Jenny off the block, but you can't stop the block from following her. Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull were filming the music video for "Live it Up" on a Fort Lauderdale beach Sunday when shots rang out. According to usmagazine.com, Lopez was being interviewed by Rob Marciano , of "Entertainment Tonight," at the time. Marciano tweeted: "BREAKING: Gunshots fired on Fort Lauderdale beach DURING my JLo interview. No kidding. Security scrambled her away. " He tweeted soon after: "Can hear & see ambulances converging - 400 yards down the street . . . Police confirming: 'Shots fired.
November 10, 2012 |
It was perhaps no surprise that a tour billed as Life Is Good/Black Rage was rife with contradiction. Named for, respectively, hip-hop godhead Nas' latest studio record and a new song (and expected album) from reclusive hip-hop/soul royalty Ms. Lauryn Hill, the tour's sold-out Philly stop was packed despite a chilly mix of snow and spitting rain. Nas, the 39-year-old Queens, N.Y., rapper whose classic 1994 debut Illmatic is spoken of in hushed tones, is touring on his tenth album, Life Is Good , released in July.
June 15, 2012 |
CONSIDER THIS my shout-out to singer Lauryn Hill. Whether it's braids, shaved, or curly, natural hair allows these ladies to express their style through their mane. Contact Reuben Harley at email@example.com , follow him on twitter @BigRubeHarley or read his blog at streetgazing.com .
June 8, 2012 |
Singer Lauryn Hill is facing the wrath of the federal government: The U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark, N.J., has charged the former Fugees singer with three counts of willfully failing to file income-tax returns. The IRS says Hill, 37, best known for her '98 solo record, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, never paid taxes on more than $1.6?mil she made over a three-year period. Hill, who lives in South Orange, N.J., must appear in federal court June 29. She faces up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine for each count.