Emily Ratajkowski Says Robin Thicke Groped Her During “Blurred Lines” Video Shoot

Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski, who appeared in the infamous music video for Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit “Blurred Lines,” claims that the singer groped her on set during shooting. In a chapter of her upcoming book My Body, Rolling Stone reports, Ratajkowski recounts an incident where Thicke “returned to the set a little drunk to shoot just with me.”
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October Newsletter

If you like to get email, you can get this via email by signing up here: Happy October! Even though we will not be doing jazz fest at the fairgrounds, it seems like there will still be a bit of music happening. It is nice to see some of the dependable music hangs (old and new) returning. Things like George Porter at the Maple Leaf on Mondays have long been a part of our listening and living rhythm in New Orleans, and the fairly recent addition of the g...
Tags: Music, Personal, New Orleans, Jazz, Site News, Jeff, Carrollton, Dave Cappello, Arabi, George Porter, Broadside, Carrollton Station, Willow St New Orleans LA, Jeff Albert Dave Cappello, St Claude Ave Arabi LA, Dennis McDonough

Nice to Meet You – Mikel Patrick Avery

Jeff Albert performing in Mikel Patrick Avery’s Nice to Meet You. Photo by Dennis McDounough From September 16 – 19, 2021, I had the pleasure of participating in the Instigation Festival in Chicago. Steve Marquette organizes this long weekend of musical collaboration, and it is always fun and artistically rewarding but this year it felt particular restorative for me. It was the first time I had performed daily for four days in what seems like years, and they were all musically rewarding end...
Tags: Music, Personal, Chicago, Jazz, Mikel, Tour Diary, Jeff Albert, Mikel Patrick Avery, Dennis McDounough, Steve Marquette, Charles Rumback James Singleton Jim Baker

A Prayer for Lester Bowie – David Sanford

A Prayer For Lester Bowie by David Sanford
Tags: Music, Jazz, Recommendations/Reviews, Recent Listening, Lester Bowie, David Sanford

My frame is true: new wave posters – in pictures

Andrew Krivine began collecting music industry flyers and posters in 1977 on his annual trip from the US to see family in London. “I’d go on expeditions to Camden Market, Rough Trade, Stiff Records and even brazenly walk into the headquarters of Virgin Records,” he recalls. By the time he’d finished college in the early 80s (spending a year in the UK as well as studying in Chicago), he’d amassed around 5,500 items of memorabilia for punk and new wave LPs, gigs and clubs. The finest of these have...
Tags: Books, Music, UK, Design, London, US, Chicago, Culture, Art and design, Graphic Design, Posters, Virgin Records, Andrew Krivine, Camden Market Rough Trade Stiff Records, Krivine

David Lee Roth Is Retiring

David Lee Roth is retiring. “I am throwing in the shoes. I’m retiring,” the former Van Halen singer told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “This is the first, and only, official announcement. You’ve got the news. Share it with the world.”
Tags: Music, News, Van Halen, Las Vegas Review Journal, David Lee Roth

Ja Rule Pain is Love Released 20 Years Ago Today

Ja Rule hit the hip hop scene in the late 90s when he was featured on Jay-Z’s Hard Knock Life album. Can I Get A… was the single and it was a hot song in 1998. Ja Rule released his debut, Venni Vetti Vecci the following year. The album went debuted #1 and it eventually went platinum. After the success of the debut, Ja Rule dropped his second album the next year. Rule 3:36 was the name and it made Ja Rule a superstar and household. Rule 3:36 also debuted #1 and it went triple platinum. Almost a...
Tags: Music, Time, Albums, Jazz, Jay, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Missy Elliott, The Inc, Venni Vetti Vecci, Jodie Mack, Pain Is Love, Ashanti Missy Elliott, Jennifer Lopez Case, Ja Livin, Charli Baltimore

Musical Myopia

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On my radar: Sam Fender’s cultural highlights

The Tyneside rocker on his favourite bath time podcast, a second world war memoir and where to get the best breakfast kippersSam Fender was born in 1994 and raised in North Shields. He began writing songs aged 14, building on an affinity with Bruce Springsteen, and started acting a few years later, appearing in the ITV series Vera. After releasing his first single, Play God, independently in 2017, Fender featured in the BBC’s Sound of 2018 poll. He won the critics’ choice award at the 2019 Brits...
Tags: Art, Music, UK, Bruce Springsteen, Television, Painting, Bbc, Culture, Sam Fender, History books

Can the R Kelly verdict lead to a shift in the music industry?

After years of sexual abuse allegations, the R&B singer has finally had to face punishment for his crimes but will a wider reckoning follow?Activist Oronike Odeleye was at her desk, knee-deep in another 12-hour day of working from home, when the news hit. A friend called. The R&B performer and producer R Kelly had been found guilty on all nine counts in his sex trafficking case, he said. Initially, Odeleye felt “a bit stunned, but also really relieved”, she says, thinking first of the survivors ...
Tags: Music, Music Industry, Culture, R&B, R Kelly, Kelly, Rape and sexual assault, MeToo Movement, Odeleye, Kenyette Tisha Barnes Odeleye

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