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Elton John, The Who Top 2015 NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival Lineup

Elton John, The Who Top 2015 NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival Lineup

January 13, 2015


Filed under Music

By Randy Lewis Los Angeles Times (TNS) Elton John, the Who, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Pitbull, Trombone Shorty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ed Sheeran and T.I. are among dozens of acts slated to play the 2015 Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, one of the biggest and most diverse music...

Elvis At 80: It Could Have Been A Wonderful Life

Elvis At 80: It Could Have Been A Wonderful Life

January 13, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

By Malcolm X Abram and Rich Heldenfels Akron Beacon Journal (TNS) What if Elvis Presley had lived? In August 1977, the singer was found unconscious in his Graceland home and later pronounced dead at age 42. But what if the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll had in fact been saved by paramedics and had continued...

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...

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