April 17, 2016 |
Can a song save your life? When John Carney's movie Begin Again - with Keira Knightley as a heartbroken balladeer and Mark Ruffalo as a career-in-crisis record exec - debuted at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, that was the original title. Can a Song Safe Your Life is a title that would have worked on Carney's breakthrough effort, too, the little Irish movie that could, 2007's busker romance Once . Carney just as easily could have applied the title to his latest: the buoyant, autobiographically tinged 1980s coming-of-age tale Sing Street . All three are affirmations of the power of music.
November 10, 2015 |
Ajanai is a sweet 15-year-old with an affinity for cooking and particularly baking, which she hopes to pursue as a career. She also loves music and spends hours listening to her favorite bands and watching music videos. Among other high-priority pastimes: joining her friends in experimenting with lip gloss and mascara, going swimming, and participating in Zumba classes. Although shy when meeting new people, she easily engages in conversation as she begins to feel comfortable with them.
October 16, 2015 |
Miley Cyrus, innovator Renowned artist Miley Cyrus will appear nude in the video for "The Milky Milky Milk," which also will feature gallons of spraying milk. I'm speechless: She's a revolutionary, a rebel, a cutting-edge gal. Murphy: No-Cosby policy Eddie Murphy's triumphant return to Saturday Night Live for the show's 40th anniversary celebration was a bit of an anticlimax: He gave a thank-you speech, not a stand-up routine at the top of the February special.
July 24, 2015 |
Minaj's apocalyptic rage The music world was picking up the pieces Wednesday after Nicki Minaj deployed an apocalyptic series of tweets to express her anger for not picking up a coveted MTV Video Music Award Video of the Year nomination for "Anaconda. " The 32-year-old Trinidad and Tobago native did pick up three nods, including Best Female Video and Best Hip-Hop Video, but was incensed that "Anaconda" was snubbed. She has a point. The vid got nearly 20 million hits in 24 hours after its premiere last year on Vevo.
May 14, 2015 |
Look out, YouTube. Move over, Vimeo. There's a new online home for music videos, a kinder, gentler website and mobile app (partly) grown and launching in Philadelphia on Wednesday. VuHaus ("view house"), as it's called, is backed by six public radio stations, including WXPN-FM, and promises a panoramic perspective on "adult alternative" music styles - from Americana to electronica, blues to rap to rock. It's opening the portal with an impressive crop of live concert streams from Wednesday through Friday from the Non-Comm (noncommercial radio)
July 19, 2014 |
Beyoncé gets everything , OK? The multiplatform chanteuse got eight nominations, leading the human world of human beings, for the MTV Music Video Awards, announced Thursday. Best video? Check. Best choreography? Well, yeah. Best female artist? Again??? Yep. Imposing as Bey may be, she's only one nom up on veteran rap guy Eminem and controversial Aussie street-talker Iggy Azalea : Each had seven noms. Pharrell Williams got a few for the gladdening, ubiquitous ditty "Happy.
July 10, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - He's a musician without a record label, a cardholder without any remaining credit. And the gig that supplies what he calls "food money" may now be in jeopardy. But after the events of the last week, Steve Grand said, "I would die a happy man today. "Grand's first music video, for his country-tinged rock ballad "All-American Boy," was posted on YouTube last Tuesday. By Sunday, it had exploded, attracting more than 400,000 total views - nothing for top-charting videos from big-name recording artists, but an impressive figure for one from a complete unknown whose only promotion has been Internet buzz.
June 11, 2012 |
The rocker, actor, and postmodern media personality Andrew W.K., who calls himself "a professional party," is making a music video with a group of free-spirited filmmakers based in South Jersey. W.K. (the initials stand for Wilkes Krier) hired the Gloucester County production company From Start to Film after its representatives made a pitch to his people outside W.K.'s March concert at the TLA theater in Philly. The video will promote what the 33-year-old cult star dubs a "deluxe" 10th-anniversary rerelease of his I Get Wet album and may be released as soon as next month.
March 1, 2012 |
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Davy Jones, 66, the leading heartthrob of the much-loved pre-fab 1960s rock band the Monkees, who sang many of the made-for-TV act's biggest hits, including "Daydream Believer," died Wednesday in Florida. Mr. Jones died of a massive heart attack in Indiantown, Fla., where he lived, his publicist Helen Kensick said. Detectives with the Martin County Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Division were conducting a death investigation, but said foul play was not suspected.
February 22, 2012 |
COMCAST'S TAKEOVER of pre-"Smash" NBC/Universal came with a price steeper than owning some of network television's crappiest shows. As part of its agreement with the FCC and the Department of Justice, the media giant will launch four minority-owned networks on its cable-TV systems in the next two years. The networks announced yesterday include: * Revolt, a channel conceived by "P. Diddy" Combs and MTV veteran Andy Schuon , and surprisingly, not about an uprising of people who get their Comcast bill.