Song of the Year shortlist announced

December 10, 2014 10:09 pm0 comments
Song of the Year shortlist announced

Pharrell is also nominated for international artist of the year, while Sam Smith is up for British artist of the year Pharrell’s Happy and Sam Smith’s Money On My Mind have been shortlisted for Song of the Year at the inaugural BBC Music Awards. The tracks are among 10 vying […]

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Gifts for music fans: DVDs, CD box sets, gadgets and more

December 7, 2014 1:11 am1 comment
Gifts for music fans: DVDs, CD box sets, gadgets and more

James Brown, live, at a pivotal moment in American history Give the gift of music with DVDs, CD box sets, music bios, headphones and more. These trinkets represent this season’s best audio delights. James Brown, “Live At The Boston Garden: April 5th, 1968” (Shout Factory), $ 13.98: The day after […]

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‘The Happiest Song Plays Last’: Theater review

March 3, 2014 8:45 pm0 comments

Three isn’t always a charm. The third play in Quiara Alegria Hudes’ trilogy, “The Happiest Song Plays Last,” is a sincere but shapeless story of Puerto Rican-American cousins looking for love and a place in the world. Like the previous two chapters, “Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue,” from 2006, and last […]

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Civil Rights on the walls at the Brooklyn Museum

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Civil Rights on the walls at the Brooklyn Museum

Norman Rockwell — civil rights activist? That’s one gut punch viewers will get from “Witness,” the new Brooklyn Museum exhibit timed to the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Brooklyn Museum/Brooklyn Museum Robert Indiana’s “The Confederacy of Alabama” eschews sensationalism for pop art to make a point about institutional […]

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‘Stage Kiss’: Theater review

March 2, 2014 9:16 pm0 comments
‘Stage Kiss’: Theater review

The very title of “Stage Kiss” suggests a clash between what is real and phony. Unfortunately, so little in Sarah Ruhl’s romantic comedy feels genuine. Or funny for that matter. Think of “Stage Kiss” as the love child of Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing,” in which art imitates life, and […]

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Man takes selfie every day for 24 years

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Man takes selfie every day for 24 years

Forget about Kim Kardashian — this Boston artist is the REAL king of the selfie. For the last two-and-half decades, Karl Baden has snapped a self-portrait of himself every single day. Standing in the same position, he posed for his own camera a staggering 9,800 times. RELATED: ‘TODAY’ SHOW ANCHORS […]

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Michael Jackson’s estate holds $18M in cash and $600M in revenue

March 1, 2014 9:44 pm1 comment
Michael Jackson’s estate holds $18M in cash and $600M in revenue

David McNew/Getty Images Katherine Jackson (Center) arrives with Jackie Jackson (Left) and Rebbie Jackson (Right) to court for the arraignment hearing for Dr. Conrad Murray on January 25, 2011. Since his death, the estate of Michael Jackson has gone into the black. The King of Pop is a cash cow. […]

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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death inspires Oscar ‘heroin’ statue by Hollywood artist

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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death inspires Oscar 'heroin' statue by Hollywood artist

Splash News LA street artist Plastic Jesus constructed an 8 foot replica of an Oscar shooting heroin into its arm as a commentary on the prevalence of drug deaths in the United States. A famed Hollywood street artist is scoring more controversy with an 8-foot replica of an Oscar statue […]

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Miley Cyrus says her stage act does not exploit little people

February 28, 2014 10:19 pm0 comments
Miley Cyrus says her stage act does not exploit little people

Miley Cyrus is not bowing down to her detractors. Ronan Farrow aired an interview with the pop star on his MSNBC show Thursday, which he conducted as part of his profile of Cyrus for the March issue of W Magazine. During their conversation, he asked the 21-year-old star to respond […]

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Blues and soul greats captured in 1989 inaugural concert

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Blues and soul greats captured in 1989 inaugural concert

Percy Sledge in “The 1989 Inaugural Concert” ONE OF the all-time best concerts of classic blues, soul and rhythm and blues was also one of the unlikeliest. It happened during the 1989 Presidential inauguration ceremonies for George H.W. Bush, whose own tastes ran more to Frank Sinatra and Randy Travis. […]

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