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Was uns die spannendsten Looks der Met Gala über „American Fashion“ verraten

Es war der zweite Montag im September – und in jedem anderen Jahr hätte das nichts weiter als einen üblichen Wochenneustart bedeutet. 2021 stand an diesem Datum aber das wohl größte Fashion-Event des Jahres im Kalender: die Met Gala. Nach 16 langen Monaten ohne prominente Badezimmer-Fotos und Star-Selfies auf der Treppe – und, nicht zu vergessen, die wohl extravagantesten Mode-Ensembles überhaupt –, fanden die „Oscars of Fashion“ gestern endlich wieder statt. Und wer nicht auf der Gästeliste von...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Hollywood, Lorde, Rihanna, US, America, Ilana Glazer, Vogue, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Jones, Stella Mccartney, Tracee Ellis Ross, Helena Bonham Carter, Tessa Thompson


Nicki Minaj Skipping Met Gala Because She Won’t Get Vaccinated

The Met Gala is tonight. The theme is “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” and everyone in attendance will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and wear a face mask… which is why Nicki Minaj has apparently decided not to go.
Tags: Music, News, Nicki Minaj, America, Met Gala


Drowning Pool Reflect On Their Signature Song Being “Forever Linked To 9/11” Thanks To Radio Ban

In the wake of the terrorist attacks on 9/11, Clear Channel Communications circulated a list of 165 “lyrically questionable” songs. Although America’s largest radio conglomerate, now known as iHeart Media, didn’t enforce a strict ban on the songs on the list, it did suggest that its stations voluntarily pause playing them while the nation attempted to heal.
Tags: Music, News, America, Drowning Pool, Clear Channel Communications


This 39-Year-Old Biracial Female Composer Is The Future Of America’s Classical Canon

So argues Joshua Barone about Jessie Montgomery, whose works are set to get a total of 400 performances this calendar year and who’s just starting a term as the Chicago Symphony’s composer-in-residence. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, America, Chicago Symphony, Jessie Montgomery, Joshua Barone


Special radio show planned for Priya Ragu on Asian FX London

Asian FX is to air a one-hour special with Sri Lankan-Swiss RnB breakthrough artist Priya Ragu. Hosted by Asian FX’s weekday lunchtime presenter Hawa Kassam, and produced by Anna Harrison of AH Audio Production, the programme airs on Tuesday September 7th at 7pm. Hear Priya talk about her heritage, her time spent in America where she found inspiration a little closer to home, her upcoming European Tour and new tracks from her debut mixtape “damnshestamil” released on Friday 3rd September. Pro...
Tags: Music, London, America, Radio, Anna Harrison, Asian Fx, Priya Ragu, Hawa Kassam, Shivi Hotwani Asian FX Programme


Seen On The Philly Scene: Megan Thee Stallion, Latto & Lil Baby Perform At Jay Z’s ‘Made In America’ Festival

Day one of Made In America is in the books and despite previous days of record-breaking flooding, thousands attended the first major music festival in Philadelphia amid sunny skies. As previously reported this year's fest is benefitting the ACLU of Pennsylvania and a portion of net proceeds will also support the efforts of the REORM Alliance. Since 2012 the inaugural two-day concert has generated $135 million in economic impact for the city of Philadelphia. Amid COVID-19 concerns, festival at...
Tags: News, Jay Z, America, Pennsylvania, Aclu, Jazz, Bia, Philadelphia, Kehlani, Young Thug, Philly, Philadelphia Inquirer, A$ap Ferg, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Roc Nation, For Your Information


Livestream Made In America Fest For Free

Jay-Z’s Made In America Festival is taking place in Philadelphia this weekend. Justin Bieber and Lil Baby are headlining, and the lineup also incudes Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Bobby Shmurda, Baby Keem, Lil Durk, A$AP Ferg, Freddie Gibbs, Tinashe, and more. All of the performances on all three of the festival’s stages will be available to stream for free via Tidal; find set times and watch below.
Tags: Music, News, America, Justin Bieber, Philadelphia, Jay, Made in America, Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch Bobby Shmurda, Baby Keem Lil Durk, AP Ferg Freddie Gibbs Tinashe


Dune review – blockbuster cinema at its dizzying, dazzling best

Denis Villeneuve’s slow-burn space opera fuses the arthouse and the multiplex to create an epic of otherworldly brillianceDune reminds us what a Hollywood blockbuster can be. Implicitly, its message written again and again in the sand, Denis Villeneuve’s fantasy epic tells us that big-budget spectaculars don’t have to be dumb or hyperactive, that it’s possible to allow the odd quiet passage amid the explosions. Adapted from Frank Herbert’s 60s opus, Dune is dense, moody and quite often sublime –...
Tags: Books, Music, Hollywood, Film, America, Culture, Film adaptations, Festivals, Diana, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgard, Venice Film Festival, Frank Herbert, Javier Bardem, Denis Villeneuve


The Velvet Underground: Get a First Glimpse of Todd Haynes’ Upcoming Documentary on the Most Influential Avant-Garde Rockers

To the question of the most influential band formed in the 1960s a list of easy answers unfolds, beginning with the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the Rolling Stones. As three of the makers of the best-selling records of all time, those bands all lay fair claim to the title. But even within the commercial dynamo of postwar America, it was also possible to exert great influence without topping the charts, or indeed without even reaching them. This is proven by the story of avant-garde rocke...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Film, College, America, History, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Cannes film festival, Brian Eno, Lou Reed, Seoul, Todd Haynes, Nico, Eno, Reed


The Life & Music of the Godmother of Rock and Roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe

When I was a wee lad I was interested in the history of rock and roll. Where did it come from? Who started it? But also when I was wee, there didn’t seem to be a lot of information around, certainly not in my library downtown. But when Muddy Waters died in 1983, I started to understand that rock and roll was sped-up blues, and pieces started to slot together. However, women weren’t part of the equation. (Blame Rolling Stone Magazine). That’s a long way of saying the Sister Rosetta Tharpe...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, America, Bbc, Chicago, Arkansas, Elvis Presley, Decca, Rock Roll Hall of Fame, Rosetta Tharpe, Chuck Berry, KCRW, Cotton Club, Mahalia Jackson, Ted Mills


‘American Pie’ performer snags star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD — Singer Don McLean received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, Aug. 16,  in connection with the 50th anniversary of “American Pie.” McLean was all smiles at the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Pie Hole, which changed the name of its “Mom’s Apple Crumble” to “American Pie” for the day. “I’ve had some wonderful experiences,” McLean told the cheering crowd as he accepted the honor. HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 16: Don McLean (C) poses with “Weird Al” Ya...
Tags: Music, News, California, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Philadelphia, Library Of Congress, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Walk Of Fame, Vincent, Temple University, Christie, Don Mclean


Chain Cult – “Always A Mess”

Last year, the phenomenal Greek DIY post-punk band Chain Cult was supposed to come to America to play some shows. That tour couldn’t happen, for obvious reasons, and that sucks really bad. I bet Chain Cult are incredible live. The band’s hard, buzzing, energetic sound has the icy throb that we expect from post-punk, but it’s also got a sort of surf-punk melodic propulsion thing going for it — part Joy Division, part Agent Orange.
Tags: Music, America, New Music, Chain Cult


The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Announces New Novel Devil House

For nearly 30 years, the Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle has been writing poignant and sharp short stories and recording them in song form. Darnielle was one of the best writers in America long before he ever wrote a book, but it turns out that he’s pretty great at writing books, too. Real heads know that Darnielle’s real first book was the truly great 33 1/3 entry about Black Sabbath’s Master Of Reality, published in 2008 as a novella about a kid in a psych ward. Since then, Darnielle has publis...
Tags: Music, News, America, Black Sabbath, John Darnielle, Darnielle, The Mountain Goats, John Darnielle Announces New Novel Devil House


We’re Sorry To Report That Machine Gun Kelly’s New Song “papercuts” Is Pretty Good

Last year, Machine Gun Kelly, a B-list white rapper from Ohio, pivoted hard towards pop-punk. He made Tickets To My Downfall, a full-on album of straight-up mid-’00s Warped Tour music, with Travis Barker producing, and it was hugely successful. Tickets To My Downfall became MGK’s first #1 album, and it led to Barker making MGK-style quasi-rockers with people like Trippie Redd and Willow Smith. These days, there’s a decent chance that Machine Gun Kelly is the biggest rock star in young America, a...
Tags: Music, America, Ohio, Willow Smith, New Music, Travis Barker, Barker, Machine Gun Kelly, MGK, Cole Bennett, Trippie Redd


Jay Z Kanye West Watch The Throne Turns 10 Years Old Today

Jay Z and Kanye West have developed a very intriguing history with each other. As we all know, Jay Z gave Kanye his shot on the track, This Can’t Be Life off the Dynasty album. Kanye brought his magic to the Jay Z’s classic Blueprint album the following year. In 2004, Kanye dropped his debut project The College Dropout which is considered a classic. Jay Z dropped his Blueprint 3 album in 2009 and Kanye released My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy in 2010. The following year they put out the Watc...
Tags: Music, Jay-z, America, Albums, Kanye West, Hip Hop, Paris, Jazz, Kanye, Otis Redding, Jay Z Kanye West, Otis, Curtis Mayfield, Donda, Watch The Throne, Beyonce Niggas


Shorties (Remembering Anthony Veasna So, New Guided By Voices Music, and more)

Alex Torres remembered his boyfriend, author Anthony Veasna So, at BuzzFeed. Vulture also remembered So. Soft Punk Mag shared a previously unreleased interview with So. August's best eBook deals. Today's best eBook deals. The Athletic examined the history of the soccer (football) chant. World Cafe shared the first 100 videos played on MTV. Morning Edition interviewed author Adrian Matejka. Paste recommended the week's best new albums. Code Switch interviewed author Ash...
Tags: Music, Son Volt, America, David, Mtv, Joan Armatrading, Paris Review, Athletic, Ashley, World Cafe, Jay Farrar, Gabo, Alex Torres, Rodrigo Garcia, Yaa Gyasi, Creative Independent


757 Episodes of the Classic TV Game Show What’s My Line?: Watch Eleanor Roosevelt, Louis Armstrong, Salvador Dali & More

What would the host and panelists of the classic primetime television game show What’s My Line? have made of The Masked Singer, a more recent offering in which panelists attempt to identify celebrity contestants who are concealed by elaborate head-to-toe costumes and electronically altered voiceovers. One expects such shenanigans might have struck them as a bit uncouth. Host John Charles Daly was willing to keep the ball up in the air by answering the panel’s initial questions for a Myst...
Tags: Facebook, Games, Music, Politics, New York, Science, Television, Youtube, College, America, Broadway, Salvador Dalí, Francis, Dick Cavett, Louis Armstrong, Steve


Asian Composers Only Make Up Two Percent Of America’s Upcoming Concert Seasons

Asian and Asian America composers explain the ways they’ve had an impact on – and been affected by – the sometimes exoticizing world of classical music. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, America, Asian America, 07.23.21


"Exit" by Heavenly Reyna is Out, Rode Mic Giveaway on Twitch!

"Exit" by Heavenly Reyna is Out, Rode Mic Giveaway on Twitch! Heavenly Reyna's single "Exit" is out & she is giving away a RodeMic on Twitch tonight celebrating Heavenly Reyna's single "Exit" is out & she is giving away a Rode Mic on Twitch tonight celebrating this release with all her fans at 7-11pm PST and will be featured on Twitch front page! Don't miss this fun virtual release party!This quirky, break up ballad "Exit" is available on Spotify, Apple, Amazon & all music plat...
Tags: Travel, Music, America, Blog, Around-the-world Family Travel, Rode Mic, Don, Reyna, Spotify Apple Amazon


From Prince to Joy Division: 10 of the best posthumous albums

The best records from those lost too soon, including a heavyweight hip-hop opus, a collection of intriguing demos and a haunted swansongThis week’s Welcome 2 America is the third posthumous Prince album to emerge since his death in 2016. Perhaps the most intriguing, however, is Originals, a collection of Prince’s original demos of songs later made famous by other artists (Manic Monday, Love… Thy Will Be Done, Nothing Compares 2 U). A tantalising glimpse into a restless genius’s artistic process....
Tags: Music, America, Culture, Pop and rock


How American Bandstand Changed American Culture: Revisit Scenes from the Iconic Music Show

In a Pontiac advertisement that aired just before the 1969 episode of American Bandstand above, the year’s models are touted as “breakaway cars” — vehicles for escape without rebellion. The ad shows a handful of getaways, all ending at the dealership, presided over by a bland salesman who smiles and nods his approval. It’s an apposite choice for the program that follows — a show which, for 37 years, gave American audiences safe teenage rebellion in the wholesome container of Dick C...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Television, Congress, Abc, College, America, New York Times, Philadelphia, The Washington Post, Tina Turner, Simon, Stewart, West Philadelphia, Pontiac, Clark


Heavenly Reyna Releasing New Single - "Exit" July 21st!

Heavenly Reyna Releasing New Single - "Exit" July 21st! Pop Prodigy Heavenly Reyna is releasing the piano-driven     Pop prodigy Heavenly Reyna is releasing the piano-driven acoustic version of her much anticipated upcoming single "Exit" on July 21st and pre-sales are open now on Spotify and all music outlets. She is also releasing a beautiful, touching acoustic Youtube video with it!   Heavenly has been going viral on Twitch with over 2 million channel views and with global audience of 3...
Tags: Travel, Spotify, Music, Television, Film, America, Blog, Twitch, Around-the-world Family Travel, Reyna


‘An American riddle’: the black music trailblazer who died a white man

A fascinating new podcast delves into the life of Harry Pace, forgotten founder of the first black-owned record label in the US – and unlocks a shocking and prescient story about raceThere are, according to the academic Emmett Price, “six degrees of Harry Pace”. He is referring to the man born in 1884 who founded America’s first black-owned major record label; desegregated part of Chicago; mentored the founder of Ebony and Jet magazines and spearheaded the career of blues singer Ethel Waters. Pa...
Tags: Music, Television, Podcasts, Race, US, America, Chicago, Culture, Digital Media, Television & radio, Podcasting, Blues, Jad Abumrad, Harry Pace, Emmett Price, Ethel Waters Pace


What the Eagles’ “Hotel California” Really Means

During the Satanic panic of the 1980s, a new breed of witchfinder cast a dragnet through pop culture, scooping up songs, artists, and albums that were allegedly part of a demonic conspiracy to corrupt America’s youth. One song routinely appearing on such lists — “Hotel California” by the Eagles. Really? The Eagles? Biggest-selling rock band in the U.S.? Soft-rock superstars who paved the cocaine-colored way for even softer yacht rock superstars? They were hardly Black Sabbath, but ...
Tags: Facebook, Music, California, College, China, US, America, Bbc, George Orwell, David Bowie, Cbs, Ohio, Joni Mitchell, American Dream, Savage, John Fowles


Black Widow ist Marvels Wiedergutmachung für ein sexistisches Jahrzehnt

Wenn du „So eine will ich“ sagst, meinst du damit vielleicht eine schicke Armbanduhr, oder eventuell eine besonders appetitlich aussehende Pizza. In Iron Man 2 von 2010 sind das aber die Worte, die aus Tony Starks (Robert Downey Jr.) Mund kommen, nachdem er Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) zum ersten Mal trifft – und mit denen er uns schon darauf einstimmt, wie die Marvel-Charaktere seitdem größtenteils mit dem „sexy Avenger“ umgehen.  Natashas (alias Black Widows) erster Auftritt im Mar...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Robert Downey Jr, America, Marilyn Monroe, Bank, Scarlett Johansson, Avengers, Chris Evans, Joss Whedon, Loki, Tony, Bruce, Natasha, Tod, Kollegen


Yes, you can see sounds — it's called cymatics

Sound can be visible. What's more, sound can draw exquisite, regular patterns on a physical surface.If you ever tried playing on a wine glass or tracing squeaky circles along the rim of a thin champagne flute at a boring (albeit boozy) party, you have officially passed one of the most impressive physics courses there is. What is so incredible about playing with glass (except the spectacular sound effects, of course)?If the alcohol percentage in the glass allows it, let us look at what happens in...
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Science, America, Innovation, Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin, Sound, Sense, Napoleon, Robert Hooke, Chladni, Lipsk, Ernst Chladni, Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni


Die Ära der neuen Popstars

Wie die neue Welle an Artists alles über den Haufen wirft, was wir früher von Popstars erwartet haben und warum wir hoffen, dass sie niemals damit aufhören.  Die frühen 2000er stehen ja für viele Phänomene. Einige von ihnen feiern zum Leidwesen mancher und zur Freude anderer gerade ihre Renaissance (Hüfthosen, Bauchnabel-Piercings, Tribal Tattoo – we are looking at you!). Doch was die Hits, die wir hören angeht, fahren wir jetzt einen ziemlich anderen Kurs. Das zeigt schon ein kurzer Blick in...
Tags: Spotify, Fashion, Music, America, Welt, Wie, Blick, Billie Eilish, Musiker, Frau, Denn, Globus, Old Town Road, Teufel, Jahrhundert, Reaktionen


The Captivating Art of Restoring Vintage Guitars

Mention the Martin D-28 and you need say no more to fans of folk, country, rock and roll, country-rock, folk-rock, country-folk, etc. Elvis, Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Neil Young… all played one. (Neil, in fact, owns Hank’s guitar, and calls it “Hank.”) It is the standard against which all “Dreadnought”-style guitars are measured, because it was the first, and is still, arguably, the best. Named after the Royal British Navy’s HMS Dreadnought, a famous vessel that “...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, America, Willie Nelson, Martin, Neil, Josh Jones, Hank, Martins, Martin Co, Durham NC Follow, Royal British Navy, Daryl Nerl, Jason Ahner, Lars Dalin


Igor Stravinsky Appears on American Network TV & Tells Stories About His Unconventional Musical Life (1957)

One evening in 1957, viewers all across America tuned in to see Stravinsky. The broadcast wasn’t a performance of Stravinsky’s music, although those would continue to draw television audiences well into the following decade. It was a conversation with the man himself, Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky, who even when he was still alive had become an institution by virtue of his industry and innovation. “For half a century, Stravinsky’s musical explorations have dominated modern music,” says the...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Hollywood, Television, Nbc, College, Russia, America, Paris, Pablo Picasso, Seoul, Stravinsky, Igor Stravinsky, Charlie Parker, Robert Craft, Marcel Duchamp


Robert Altman’s 20 best films – ranked!

From The Long Goodbye to Short Cuts, Altman’s innovative movies have influenced a generation of film-makers. With the re-release of Nashville and a BFI tribute, we rank the work of one of America’s greatest directors Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Film, Country, America, US news, Culture, Nashville, Robert Altman, Altman, Drama films



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