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NBC’s ‘Peter Pan Live!’ Raises Stakes With Flashier Set, Bolder Cast

NBC’s ‘Peter Pan Live!’ Raises Stakes With Flashier Set, Bolder Cast

December 2, 2014


Filed under Television

By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (TNS) BETHPAGE, N.Y. — In a soundstage on a particularly desolate patch of Long Island, Allison Williams is dangling in the dark from a 25-foot harness. The “Girls” star floats stealthily above a brightly lighted bedroom where a make-believe family belts...

Bing Crosby Profiled In A Must-See Holiday Documentary

Bing Crosby Profiled In A Must-See Holiday Documentary

December 2, 2014


Filed under Music, Television

By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) You could forgive Mary Crosby if she never wanted to hear “White Christmas” again. The most popular single in recording history was the signature hit for her father, Bing Crosby, and has become as tied to the holiday season as Santa Claus and fruitca...

Idina Menzel Plans World Concert Tour For 2015

Idina Menzel Plans World Concert Tour For 2015

November 25, 2014


Filed under Music

By Randy Lewis Los Angeles Times (TNS) Singer Idina Menzel will step away from Broadway stages and sound booths of Hollywood animation studios to undertake a global concert tour next year, starting July 7 in Richmond, Va., and culminating at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 3. Using the springboard of ...

Bon Jovi Recognized For Music, Charity Work

Bon Jovi Recognized For Music, Charity Work

November 20, 2014


Filed under Entertainment

By Aubrey Whelan The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) PHILADELPHIA — Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night at the Kimmel Center as Jon Bon Jovi accepted the Marian Anderson Award for his musical and philanthropic endeavors. The award is given to entertainers who have “contributed to our society in...

On The Couch: Interview With ‘World We Know’ Lead Singer Bryce Eisenmenger

On The Couch: Interview With ‘World We Know’ Lead Singer Bryce Eisenmenger

Angela Richart

October 23, 2014


Filed under Campus, On The Couch With The Viewpoint, Top Stories

You may not realize it, but there is a Bruno Mars lookalike walking among us here on the Northeast campus. Like the famous singer, Bryce Eisenmenger also has a passion for music. He is the lead singer of his band, World We Know, which consists of his cousin, his brother and a hometown friend. They wowed...

Black Widow Goes Country

Angela Richart

October 10, 2014


Filed under Viral Video

Iggy Azalea's "Black Widow" has officially gone country. This acoustic cover of the song by Karla Davis is simply beautiful.

New From: Jason Aldean, Weezer

New From: Jason Aldean, Weezer

Glenn Gamboa

October 7, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Luis Sinco Newsday (MCT) JASON ALDEAN, “Old Boots, New Dirt” THE GRADE B BOTTOM LINE Well-crafted modern-country comfort food It's a thin line between simple and plain and Jason Aldean walks it with his new album, “Old Boots, New Dirt” (Broken Bow). Unlike his previous albums, there’...

Once Homeless, 62-Year-Old Doug Seegers Releases Debut Country Album

Once Homeless, 62-Year-Old Doug Seegers Releases Debut Country Album

Glenn Gamboa

October 7, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Newsday (MCT) Doug Seegers is set to be country’s next star. The Long Island, N.Y., native’s debut album, “Going Down to the River” (Rounder), out this week, features a duet with Emmylou Harris and appearances from his old friend and former bandmate Buddy Miller, who was in Robert Plant’s...

Prince Says Let’s Go Crazy In 2 Different Ways

Prince Says Let’s Go Crazy In 2 Different Ways

Greg Kot

October 2, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Chicago Tribune (MCT) 'Art Official Age' Prince Three and a half stars (out of 4) ___ 'PlectrumElectrum' ThirdEyeGirl Three stars (out of 4) ___ In one of the most improbable reunions of the last few decades, Prince is back with the label that he claims done him so wrong in the '90s that...

Law enforcement grapples with iPhone’s enhanced encryption

Law enforcement grapples with iPhone’s enhanced encryption

October 1, 2014


Filed under Technology

By Julia Love and Robert Salonga San Jose Mercury News (MCT) Apple is no stranger to disruption, having upended the music business with iTunes and the mobile industry with the iPhone. But now, some law enforcement officials are warning that the company is threatening to disrupt their efforts to figh...

Coltrane’s Live ‘Offering’ Shakes The Room

Coltrane’s Live ‘Offering’ Shakes The Room

Chris Barton

September 29, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

By Chris Barton Los Angeles Times (MCT) John Coltrane "Offering: Live at Temple University" 4 stars (Resonance/Impulse) The two-disc "Offering" practically begins mid-sentence, with John Coltrane already into the opening number "Naima" before the engineer for Temple University's WRTI radio station...

Pink Floyd’s New ‘Old’ Album, ‘The Endless River,’ Arrives No. 10

Pink Floyd’s New ‘Old’ Album, ‘The Endless River,’ Arrives No. 10

Randall Roberts

September 23, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

By Randall Roberts Los Angeles Times (MCT) The new Pink Floyd album, called “The Endless River,” will be released Nov. 10, and the band has offered more details on its creation. Recorded by the trio of David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason — Roger Waters is no longer a member of the ban...

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