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2 hrs ago | Something Else! Reviews

Across the Great Divide: Levon Helm, "Hurricane" from American Son

A dirt-road funk fable, "Hurricane" was the perfect vehicle for Levon Helm - a figure whose voice conveyed a pride of ownership in every year, every wrinkle, every triumph over adversity.


Related Topix: Coal Miner's Daughter, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Levon Helm, Country, The Band, Pop/Rock

4 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Man accused of rape at Keith Urban concert

A man was accused of rape at a Keith Urban show in Massachusetts on Saturday. In the photo above, Urban performs at the Grammy Awards in January.


Related Topix: Music, Grammy Awards, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Entertainment

6 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

Paul McCartney ticket refunds available until Sept. 1; rescheduled concert is Oct. 11

Paul McCartney's rain check approaches: this spring, due to health reasons, the former Beatle was forced to postpone his scheduled June 19 concert at the Smoothie King Center until Oct. 11. Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored in October or refunded, but for the latter, time is ticking.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Short, Paul McCartney, Albany, NY, Music, Entertainment

7 hrs ago | Houston Press

James Brown Killed Dumb Biopics: Why the Messy Get On Up Gets It Right

James Brown stripped pop to its rhythmic essentials: the groove and the grunt, the bridge, and the scream.


Related Topix: James Brown, Black Entertainment, Soul, Walk the Line, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Movies, Entertainment

8 hrs ago | OhNoTheyDidnt

Lorde to write first single and curate soundtrack for Mockingjay Part 1

Lionsgate announced today that multiplatinum GRAMMY Award-winning recording star Lorde will curate the soundtrack album for the upcoming third installment of the global blockbuster The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 .


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Lorde, The Hunger Games, Music, Grammy Awards

11 hrs ago | Ventura County Reporter

7 reasons to catch Barenaked Ladies at the fair

The Ferris wheel has been constructed. The livestock grow plump in the barn. The bingo tent is ready to tempt the get-rich-quick crowd.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Barenaked Ladies, Ventura County, CA, The Beach Boys, Short

15 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

5 more music biopics that dig deep in portrayals

"Get on Up" wows with Chadwick Boseman's virtual channeling of James Brown, but it also succeeds as a psychological portrait of what drove his genius.


Related Topix: Ray, Short, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Blues, Black Entertainment, Ray Charles, Celebrities, Jamie Foxx, Chanson, Edith Piaf

15 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

X marks the spot at venerable Pickathon

And in a sense, Doe is right, when you realize all the members of X are still alive and playing together.


Related Topix: The Ramones, Punk, Rock-N-Roll, Pop/Rock, The Blasters, Comedy Movies, Thriller, The Bodyguard, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Whitney Houston, Black Entertainment

17 hrs ago | Thurrock Gazette

ONE of the most successful Beatles tributes acts has got a Ticket to Ride to Grays.

The Cavern Beatles, who are officially licensed by the famous Liverpool club which hosted the original Fab Four's early performances, will be performing at the Thameside Theatre on September 20. Featuring Paul Tudhope as John Lennon, Chris O'Neill as Paul McCartney, Rick Alan as George Harrison and Simon Ramsden as Ringo Starr, the group has even ... (more)


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Short, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Wed Jul 30, 2014


Jamie Foxx to Play Mike Tyson for Scorsese?

Mike Tyson made an appearance on IGN's Comic Con live stream this weekend to talk about his new series Cartoon Network series Mike Tyson Mysteries, while there, he spoke with us about a biopic he's got in development with Jamie Foxx .


Related Topix: Ray, Short, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Celebrities, Jamie Foxx, Black Entertainment

WLNS-TV Lansing

Spirit Airlines Adds Flights To New Orleans

Southeastern Michigan authorities say they've arrested a 17-year-old boy who chased his mother with an ax after she flushed his marijuana down the toilet.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, New Orleans

University City Review

Notes on Music

The NY Times' description of "The Book of Mormon" is "Heaven on Broadway," now at the very beginning of a sumptuous seven-week stay at the Forrest Theatre through Sept.


Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Theater, The Book of Mormon, Tony Awards, Arts, Opera, Tchaikovsky, Classical

Redlands Daily Facts

Hollywood Bowla s a Haira comes with hefty warning

This is the warning that the Hollywood Bowl gives about “Hair,” the famed 1968 rock musical that will play there tonight through Sunday: “Includes simulated drug use, brief nudity, profanity, questioning of religion, blatant sexual positioning, refusal of authority, energy, love, beads, flowers and happiness ... so ... (more)


Related Topix: Kristen Bell, Hot Chicks, Hairspray, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Musical Movies

E! Online

Yes! Taylor Swift to Perform at the MTV Video Music Awards

Taylor Swift may be spending most of her time in New York these days , but she'll be heading west at the end of next month.

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Related Topix: MTV Video Music Awards, Celebrities, Country, Hot Chicks, Pop/Rock, Taylor Swift, Sia, Alternative

Detroit Free Press

5 questions with actor and comic Fred Willard

When Fred Willard appears with the 2000 comedy "Best in Show" at the Redford Theatre on Sunday night, he'll bring with him five decades of comedy improvisation experience.


Related Topix: Best in Show, Comedy Movies, A Mighty Wind, This Is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Fernwood 2Night, Entertainment, Television, Fred Willard

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Film Threat

and So it Goes

Directed by Rob Reiner Written by Mark Andrus Produced by Rob Reiner Starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton Clarius Entertainment Are you sitting down? I'm about to coin a new phrase and I wouldn't want to knock you over with its culturally observant pithiness.


Related Topix: Flipped, And So It Goes, Darling Companion, Stand by Me, Horror Movies, Drama Movies, This Is Spinal Tap, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Adventure, Misery

Movie critic: Fifty Shades of Grey trailer is a big turnoff

The one thing you must never admit when you are a film critic is that a film has turned you on.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Thriller, Crime Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Vocal, Marilyn Monroe

Austin American Statesman

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A handful of Austin musicians will play Beatles songs as part of the Sunday services at the Center for Spiritual Living throughout the month of August in the Center's 13th annual Beatles Month event.


Related Topix: Short, Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Austin, TX, Celebrities, Paul McCartney

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Second Installment of Led Zeppelin Reissue Campaign Arriving in October

The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign will continue this fall, when the band releases remastered and expanded versions of their fourth and fifth studio albums , 1971's Led Zeppelin IV and 1973's Houses of the Holy .


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Led Zeppelin, The Song Remains the Same

River Front Times

Zakk Wylde: "When You Grow Into a Big Rock Star You Can Ask For All...

Zakk Wylde is a fount of useful knowledge for rock stars-in-training. In his 2013 book, Bringing Metal to the Children: The Complete Berzerker's Guide to World Tour Domination , the Black Label Society singer/guitarist advises young musicians not to demand too much too soon: "Be reasonable, and when you grow into a big rock star you can ask for all ... (more)


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Rock Star, Pop/Rock, Zakk Wylde, Metal, Black Label Society