The Viewpoint

The latest news in pop music

The latest news in pop music

Learfield Wire Services

January 14, 2020

Ariana Grande To Perform At 2020 Grammy Awards (Los Angeles, CA)  --  Ariana Grande is set to perform at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.  The pop star and The Recording Academy shared the news Saturday.  Grande is nominated in five categories this year, including Album of the Year for "Thank You,...

The SpongeBob SquarePants musical is airing on TV. Why theaters are thrilled

The SpongeBob SquarePants musical is airing on TV. Why theaters are thrilled

MCT Campus

December 3, 2019

On Sept. 16, 2018, Ethan Slater braced himself for the final performance of “SpongeBob SquarePants.” The Nickelodeon musical had been open on Broadway for nine months, and it received generally positive reviews and 12 Tony Award nominations. But the Palace Theatre was closing for multiyear renovati...

Holiday concert planned at Northeast Community College

Holiday concert planned at Northeast Community College

Special to the Viewpoint

December 3, 2019

NORFOLK - The music department at Northeast Community College invites everyone to get in the holiday spirit with a concert to be held next week. The Northeast Community College Holiday Concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Monday, December 9, at 7 p.m., in the Cox Activities ...

Seventh time seeing 5SOS was the charm

Seventh time seeing 5SOS was the charm

Kaylea Kuhlman

November 30, 2019

NORFOLK- Have you ever heard the phrase all good things are worth waiting for? That’s what attending concerts is like with general admission. I attended the World War Joy tour on Saturday Nov. 16 in Wichita, Kansas, at the INTRUST Bank Arena. The main headliner for this tour is The Chainsmokers,...

Region’s top honor musicians; vocalists perform at Northeast Community College

Region’s top honor musicians; vocalists perform at Northeast Community College

Special to the Viewpoint

October 29, 2019

NORFOLK, NE – The Norfolk campus of Northeast Community College was filled with the sound of music earlier this week as a number of the region’s top high school musicians and vocalists had the opportunity to participate in an honors program through the institution’s music department. The 110 s...

What’s trending? On Twitter!- October 17th

Kaylea Kuhlman, Editor in Chief

October 17, 2019

MUSIC- Selena Gomez hints at new music coming soon. I saw the signs and I ignored it. @spotify pic.twitter.com/AdWcp34vt2 — Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) October 17, 2019 #NationalPastaDay- The Twitterverse shares their love of pasta all day long. All types of accounts participate in sharing p...

Nick Jonas is in, Gwen Stefani is out. This will be ‘The Voice’ in 2020

Nick Jonas is in, Gwen Stefani is out. This will be ‘The Voice’ in 2020

MCT Campus

October 8, 2019

Nick Jonas has landed a new gig as a coach in the forthcoming season of “The Voice,” with No Doubt’s lead singer Gwen Stefani stepping down. Jonas, one-third of the Jonas Brothers, announced Monday that he’d be joining the singing competition for its spring 2020 season. He was on “The Ell...

Review: Avril Lavigne, on her first tour in five years, proves she is still pop’s punk princess

Review: Avril Lavigne, on her first tour in five years, proves she is still pop’s punk princess

MCT Campus

October 1, 2019

CHICAGO — With a toss of her hair and pop of her hip, Avril Lavigne smirked at her audience. “Don’t pretend, I think you know I’m d--- precious,” she sang, delivering her “Hey Mickey”-esque 2007 single “Girlfriend.” “And hell yeah, I’m the (expletive) princess!” She’s still a “prince...

Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ had a historic run, but now Billie Eilish is No. 1

MCT Campus

August 20, 2019

Step aside, Lil Nas X. There’s a new sheriff in town, and her name is Billie Eilish. Billboard announced on Monday that the rising pop star’s summer smash “Bad Guy” has hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart, ending “Old Town Road’s” unprecedented 19-week ride at the top. After lurking consistent...

Why the perfectly reasonable Grammy nominations feel like something of a letdown

Why the perfectly reasonable Grammy nominations feel like something of a letdown

December 11, 2018

One of the most nominated songs at the 61st Grammy Awards first reached many listeners as part of the 60th Grammy Awards. A three-way pileup involving a young country singer, an established EDM star and an up-and-coming dance-pop production team, “The Middle” premiered during January’s annual telec...

What ‘A Star is Born’ says about love, addiction and the insidious power of music

What ‘A Star is Born’ says about love, addiction and the insidious power of music

October 18, 2018

Twelve days after opening in the U.S., director Bradley Cooper’s remake of “A Star is Born” already has grossed $100 million. The people, collectively, have spoken, and they love it. (I liked it.) They’re crying on the way into the theaters. The soundtrack debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 alb...

Rihanna, pop star and fashion icon, now has an even fancier title

Rihanna, pop star and fashion icon, now has an even fancier title

September 25, 2018

Rihanna — aka Robyn Fenty — has a fancy new title courtesy of her home island of Barbados: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Announced Thursday, the new distinction means she now has official power to promote education, tourism and investment in the 21-mile-long country. Rihanna has ...

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