September 3, 2016 |
Ever since Kevin Barnes formed Of Montreal 20 years ago in Athens, Ga., he and his decorous band have morphed through all genres and gender identifications. The band has done it all: dreamy Elephant 6 collective pop, swooning 1960s psychedelia, curt 1970s funk, gilded glam, blue-denim country, prog rock, 1980s electronica. The one element that courses through Of Montreal's 13 full lengths, though, is Barnes' warm and wordy frankness. Of Montreal (stylized as of Montreal ) has just released its EDM-tinged Innocence Reaches . Barnes has just come off a recent divorce, and two of his musical heroes - David Bowie and Prince - have died.
August 27, 2016 |
Open house at Prince's place Prince 's stately mansion and studio complex will open for public tours beginning Oct. 6, the trust overseeing the late pop star's estate has announced. Named after the star's 1985 song, Paisley Park is in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen. It was the center of Prince's creative endeavors. "Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on," his sister, Tyka Nelson , said in a statement. The tours will be overseen by Graceland Holdings, which has been in charge of Elvis Presley's Graceland since 1982.
August 24, 2016 |
Fentanyl at Prince's home Officials in Minneapolis investigating Prince 's death found falsely labeled counterfeit pills at the musician's house that contained fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin. An official told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity the pills were stamped with a code that identifies them as containing a mix of acetaminophen and hydrocodone, a far less potent opioid. Prince, 57, died of an accidental fentanyl overdose.
August 22, 2016 |
B efore Sheila E. met Prince, he had already found his way into her bedroom. The year was 1978, when the Minneapolis wunderkind made a bold entrance with his debut album, For You - "Produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince. " The drumming daughter of Santana percussionist Pete Escovedo went home from a record store with a poster of the album cover showing "a beautiful young man with brown skin, a perfect Afro, and stunning green eyes. " She taped it to the ceiling above her water bed at the Oakland, Calif., home she lived in with her parents.
August 14, 2016
Black Pearls, Purple Rain. The Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra pays tribute to Prince on Friday at the Dell Music Center in a side-by-side performance with local amateurs. Conductor Jeri Lynne Johnson leads the ensemble in tunes including "Raspberry Beret" and "The Beautiful Ones. " Information: 267-702-2809, www.blackpearlco.org . - Peter Dobrin Swan song recordings always have a special mystique, even if they aren't very good. But the Beethoven Missa Solemnis, conducted by the late Nikolaus Harnoncourt and released on Sony Classical, is taken from his 2015 final concerts.
July 27, 2016 |
Prince Harry: More talk It seems the stiff upper lip thing doesn't apply for a whole generation of British royals. Take the late Princess Diana 's son Prince Harry , who was 12 when his mom died in '97. "You know, I really regret not ever talking about it," Harry says in a vid released Monday by the BBC. "It's OK to suffer, as long as you talk about it. It's not a weakness. Weakness is having a problem and not recognizing it and not solving that problem. " The vid has Harry, 31, chat with several sports stars, including footballer Rio Ferdinand , whose wife died of cancer last year.
June 4, 2016 |
Prince sets a record Prince hasn't been this popular with consumers for years: According to Billboard, the late, great Minnesota musician has five LPs on the top-10 album chart - The Very Best of Prince (No. 2), Purple Rain (No. 3), The Hits/The B-Sides (No. 4), Ultimate (No. 6), and 1999 (No. 7). Billboard's list of the top 200 albums includes a record 19 by Prince. The previous record of 16 was set by the Beatles in 2009. As I lay gossiping Eva Longoria married José Antonio Bastón on May 21 in a dress custom-designed by her pal Victoria Beckham , the bride tells E!
June 3, 2016 |
THE AUTOPSY results are back and the verdict is that Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller that is up to 50 times more potent than heroin. So, verrrrry potent. It was not immediately clear whether Prince had a prescription for the drug and, if not, how he obtained it. The results raised the possibility that anyone who provided the drug illegally could face criminal charges. After the music icon died, authorities began reviewing whether an overdose was to blame and whether he had been prescribed drugs in the preceding weeks.
June 1, 2016
1. "Independent Woman" (2000). Destiny's Child's biggest single stays No. 1 for 11 consecutive weeks. Sure, they were bootylicious, but this bestselling female trio struck a blow for feminism with this empowering anthem. 2. "Crazy in Love" (2003). From Beyoncé's debut solo album, it becomes a blockbuster, topping 8 million sales worldwide. Her solo career exploded with the album, leading to five Grammys. But it was her assertiveness, Jay Z's guest rap, and that catchy horn line that made the world crazy for this song.
May 22, 2016 |
The 76ers held pre-draft workouts Friday for six players, the highest regarded being Baylor forward Taurean Prince, but their biggest task remains whom to select at No. 1, where forwards Ben Simmons of LSU and Brandon Ingram of Duke are competing for the top spot. Leading up to the June 23 draft, Sixers coach Brett Brown assured that the team would do the proper homework, a time-consuming task. "It will be the man hours and time required that people would expect and deserve," Brown said Friday after the workouts at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.