India.Arie brings message of love to Monterey Jazz Festival

India.Arie brings message of love to Monterey Jazz Festival The Monterey County Herald If Saturday afternoon at the Monterey Jazz Festival was about going to the nightclub, Sunday afternoon was all about getting spiritual and feeling harmony through music. Traditionally, Sunday afternoon is taken over by youth bands, youth vocal groups and a showcase for […]

Amy Winehouse Foundation LAUNCHES ON AMY’s 28th BIRTHDAY

Amy Winehouse Foundation LAUNCHES ON AMY’s 28th BIRTHDAY September 14th, 2011 Mission Statement: “To Support charities and organisations undertaking charitable activities in both the United Kingdom and abroad who help, support, or care for young people – especially but not exclusively those who are in need by reason of ill health, disability, financial disadvantage or […]

Why Lil Wayne’s ‘Carter IV’ Outsold Jay-Z and Kanye’s ‘Throne’

Written By: Zack O’Malley Greenburg, Forbes Staff The numbers for Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV came in this morning, and they were staggering: 940,000 copies sold in the first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, placing the album firmly atop the Billboard 200 chart. Tha Carter IV was Lil Wayne’s third No. 1 debut; remarkably, its […]

XFM 25 RUN DMC “Raising Hell” Documentary

25 / 7: “Raising Hell” July. by Xfm 25 on Mixcloud n July 1986, Run DMC released their 3rd studio album “Raising Hell”. The record was produced by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin – and featured the worldwide hits “Walk This Way” and “It’s Tricky”. “Raising Hell” was an immediate success which took hip hop […]

Robert Cray September 2011 Tour Dates

09-08-11 Club Fever 222 South Michigan Street South Bend, IN 46601 Buy Tickets 09-09-11 Norton Center For The Arts 600 W. Walnut Danville, KY 40422 Buy Tickets 09-10-11 Roots ‘N Blues ‘N BBQ Festival Columbia, MO Buy Tickets 09-11-11 Old Rock House 1200 South 7th Boulevard St. Louis , Missouri 63104 09-13-11 House of Blues […]

Music Review: Rene Marie – Voice of My Beautiful Country

By Michael Pascua, BLOGCRITICS.ORG There are days when I feel underwhelmed by music, but gems like Rene Marie wake me up from my funk. Her album Voice of My Beautiful Country is a creative take on several classics. The album is split into three sections: the introductory two tracks, the Imagination Medley, and Voice of […]

Amy Winehouse’s goddaughter performs at UK fest

By MESFIN FEKADU – Associated Press EASTNOR CASTLE DEER PARK, England (AP) — Amy Winehouse’s 15-year-old goddaughter performed an outstanding set at the Big Chill music festival, mirroring her late mentor by closing her show with a cover of Winehouse’s “Love Is a Losing Game.” Dionne Bromfield got teary-eyed when she performed the song, barely […]

VIBE’s Summer of Celebs in Swim Wear Goes To The ‘Burbs with DMC and Zuri

By: beheard Here we are again with another installment of our summer series with DMC (Darryl McDaniels) and his wife Zuri! The couple took notes from good ol’ American pastimes (and paintings), posing in front of a BBQ grill and various backyard setups. Parodying the famous painting American Gothic, the duo brought an urban, modern-day […]

Theater Review: ‘The Shoemaker’

Written by:Lori Alamia Place yourself in someone else’s shoes… Quite a bit of theater is for entertainment purposes and a fun escape from reality. Yet, there is also some theater that delves deeper. Its purpose is to make us think and explore social and psychological issues. It is this latter kind of theater that Cause […]

NEW YORK TIMES FEATURES -Idan Raichel

Israeli Singer of the World By RAPHAEL MINDER MADRID — Idan Raichel, who was recently voted Israel’s musician of the decade in polls conducted by Israeli news media, is no ordinary ambassador for his country. The Israeli singer and musician Idan Raichel before a recent concert in Madrid. Idan Raichel during a dress rehearsal for […]

The Shoemaker

Article Written by Natalie Goldberg The Shoemaker Written by Susan Charlotte Directed by Antony Marseliss Cast: Danny Aiello, Alma Cuervo, Lucy DeVito I myself have never been to the Washington DC Holocaust Memorial. I’ve heard it’s fairly heartbreaking, and, even though I often push my Jewish religion aside, I feel it might affect me too […]

Helen Mirren and Jeffrey Tambor at Rebecca Pidgeon’s Show

Singer/songwriter Rebecca Pidgeon recently performed in the East Village at Rockwell Hall previewing material from her upcoming album Slingshot. Attending her show were Jeffrey Tambor and Helen Mirren who, along with Rebecca, will be appearing in the upcoming untitled Phil Spector biopic , written/directed by David Mamet. Known for her compelling live performances, Rebecca is […]

Danny Aiello turns his grief into stage fuel

AP By MARK KENNEDY – AP Drama Writer NEW YORK (AP) — These days, Danny Aiello is pouring his personal tragedy into a national one. The Academy Award-nominated actor, still reeling from the death last year of his 53-year-old son from pancreatic cancer, has found solace in the strangest of places: Sept. 11, 2001. The […]