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1 hr ago | Hampshire Chronicle

Hudson delight at 'blended family'

US actress Kate Hudson has spoken of her delight at establishing a "happy blended family" despite divorcing Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson. The pair have a 10-year-old son, Ryder, while she also has a three-year-old boy, Bing, with fiance Matt Bellamy, the lead singer of Muse.


Related Topix: The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Comedy Movies, Almost Famous, Drama Movies, Adventure, Celebrities, Kate Hudson, Pop/Rock, Chris Robinson

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Mid-Day Mumbai

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma pens his musical journey

Legendary santoor exponent Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, believes in the purity of music while discussing his newly released book, Shiv Kumar Sharma: The Man & His Music As he strides into the room, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma has already commanded everybody's attention with his imposing presence. And the fact that he has been learning music since the age of five adds to his aura.


Related Topix: Meditative, Short


Kate Hudson Keeps Romance Alive With Two-Week Rule And Date Nights

The "Almost Famous" star tells the new issue of Women's Health magazine that the couple often jumps on a plane so they can spend a little quality time together, and she never worries about the distance between them. Hudson says, "We are not that long distance.


Related Topix: Almost Famous, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Adventure, Celebrities, Kate Hudson, Family, Kids, Entertainment


Bob Marley's 'Legend' Album Finally Cracks Billboard Top 10

Billboard's album sales chart has a new entry in its No. 5 spot: Legend , the greatest hits record by Bob Marley and the Wailers.


Related Topix: Reggae, Bob Marley, Bob Marley & the Wailers, The Wailers, Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson, Purple Rain, Drama Movies

Post and Courier

Things to Do for Sunday, September 14, 2014

What: To raise awareness for childhood cancer, Chase After a Cure has teamed up with Blackbeard's Cove for a 'Hole Lot of Fun.' This family friendly event includes unlimited golf, Go-Karts, jump castles and the climbing wall.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Doors, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, John Densmore

Jay-Z's change of lyrics fuels speculation Beyonce may be pregnant

Beyonce smiles with Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy after accepting the Video Vanguard Award on stage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California. The Crazy in Love performer's husband Jay Z ignited rumours his wife is carrying their second child when he reportedly changed lyrics to his song Beach Is Better.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Rap, Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Beyonce, Dance, R-N-B, MTV Video Music Awards, Inglewood, CA, Entertainment

Detroit News

'The Beatles' mono catalog returns to vinyl LP

In one sense, Tuesday's release of the complete mono catalog of the Beatles on vinyl LPs is the most technologically ambitious attempt yet to take what is arguably the most significant body of recorded music in the pop era and do ... absolutely nothing. 'This is a lot different than many other projects,' said Steve Berkowitz, the lead producing engineer on the 14-LP 'The Beatles in Mono' set.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Celebrities, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Yellow Submarine, Animation Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Family, Adventure, George Harrison

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sunday Herald

When two tribes went to war

'Now, personally I wouldn't mind going to an Eighties disco, all Smiths records and Coal Not Dole badges, Go-Betweens B-sides and Red Wedge banners ... 'Now, personally I wouldn't mind going to an Eighties disco, all Smiths records and Coal Not Dole badges, Go-Betweens B-sides and Red Wedge banners ... That was my Eighties, maybe yours, too, but it's not the official version of the decade, is it? The official version is - yawn - spandex leggings and Duran Duran, puffball skirts and mullets, shoulder pads, Dynasty, yuppies and Tories, Tories, Tories!" In 1983 I had a grey overcoat, the original 7" of The Smiths' What Difference Does It Make? and a guilty secret. The guilty secret was that I didn't really hate Duran Duran.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Go-Betweens, Live Aid, Duran Duran, New Order

Silicon Alley Insider

Film festivals fire starting gun on Oscars race

Hollywood's annual awards season may be months away yet, but for many the race for Oscars gold has already started, with strong contenders emerging from key film festivals this month. While it is too early to talk of frontrunners -- unlike last year when "12 Years a Slave" established itself early in awards season -- several movies and actors are already generating buzz in Tinseltown.


Related Topix: Oscars, Comedy, The Daily Show, Entertainment, Television, Benedict Cumberbatch, Walk the Line, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Celebrities, Reese Witherspoon, Theater, Arts


Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson: 'I'm still...

Oscar nominee TARAJI P. HENSON has blasted movie industry executives for failing to recognize her career achievements, insisting she is constantly treated like a "D-list" celebrity. The Hustle & Flow star, who scored an Academy Award nomination in 2009 for her role alongside Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, claims she still struggles to stand out from other black actresses despite winning critical acclaim for her past work, including her part in the Emmy Award-nominated TV movie Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story in 2011.


Related Topix: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Crime Movies, Hustle & Flow, Drama Movies, Taraji P. Henson, Entertainment

All About Jazz

EDUCATION: Producer and Engineer al Schmitt Awarded Berklee Honorary...

Legendary producer and engineer Al Schmitt was presented with a Berklee honorary doctor of music degree by the college's president Roger H. Brown last night at a ceremony at Capitol Records' famed Studio A in Los Angeles. The event also commemorated the 25th anniversary of Berklee Today - the college's alumni magazine.


Related Topix: Short, Berklee College of Music

Sunday Herald

John Lahr: Tennessee Williams - Mad Pilgrimage Of The Flesh

On Tuesday, the National Theatre's celebrated production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams's great play about madness and sexual appetite, will be broadcast live to cinemas. On Tuesday, the National Theatre's celebrated production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams's great play about madness and sexual appetite, will be broadcast live to cinemas.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, A Streetcar Named Desire, The National, Entertainment, Television

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Peace Arch News

Comeau to kick off season

In his career, he's moved with apparent ease through realms of blues, jazz, cajun, blues, roots and the singer-songwriter idiom, and, in his own unique way, been true to all of them. He sings, he plays fiddle, mandolin, accordion and piano and he tinkers, endlessly, with other instruments and musical ideas that take his fancy.


Related Topix: New Orleans, Drama Movies, Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Black Entertainment, Canada,

303 Magazine

This Week In Music

Every week here at 303 Magazine we like to review some important events that have occurred recently in the music world. Here are three things that we felt were important to report on this week.


Related Topix: Short, Celebrities, Children TV, Animated TV, The Beatles, Entertainment, Paul McCartney, Television, Family, Kids, Jazz, Gerald Wilson

South Wales Argus

The Bodyguard Musical Heads for Wales In 2015

The Bodyguard, the acclaimed romantic thriller musical is coming to Cardiff from 16-27 June 2015, direct from London's West End. Tickets will go on sale to the general public from Tuesday 2 September 2014.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Thriller, The Bodyguard, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Celebrities, Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock

San Bernardino County Sun

Steve Smith: Annie Lennox to happy to write; Paul McCartney jam session on YouTube

Annie Lennox was the star of a Q&A at the 20th Century Theatre in West London to promote the upcoming release of her sixth solo album, “Nostalgia.” The latest project is her second consecutive album of cover songs . Among the wide variety of hits and standards she covers are Duke Ellington's “Mood Indigo,” Screamin' Jay Hawkins' “I Put a Spell on You” and three co-written by Hoagy Carmichael, including “The Nearness of You.” The 59 year-old Scottish-born recipient of the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth confessed that her 2007 CD, “Songs of Mass Destruction” may prove to be her final album of original songs, reports Rolling Stone.


Related Topix: Short, Celebrities, Paul McCartney, Pop/Rock, Eurythmics, Jazz, Duke Ellington, Blues, World News, Queen Elizabeth

KURB-FM Little Rock

Christopher Cross Returns with New Album, "Secret Ladder"; Not Stressed About Success

Chart-topping artist Christopher Cross returns today with a new album called Secret Ladder. And if he's not showered with Grammy nominations as a result, he says he won't be too worried -- he's already been there, done that.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Christopher Cross, Music, Grammy Awards

Maldonandburnham Standard

Adam Sandler has enjoyed experimenting with indie movies this year

Adam Sandler has said he believes in his movies and he will continue to try to make people laugh because he loves doing it. The Wedding Singer star has had a string of comedy flops in recent years - with films like Jack And Jill, Grown Ups 2 and Blended, which he produced as well as starred in, being panned by critics.


Related Topix: Grown Ups 2, Jack and Jill, The Wedding Singer, Comedy Movies, Celebrities, Adam Sandler

Dr. John and The Nite Trippers to perform in Portsmouth

FUNKY FARE: Straight from New Orleans, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John and The Nite Trippers will take Granite State audiences on a funky trip of swampy soul blues classics at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Prescott Park Arts Festival in Portsmouth.


Related Topix: New Orleans, Drama Movies, Mick Jagger, Pop/Rock

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Andrew Rannells Talks Preparation & Performing Hedwig & the Angry Inch

Broadway leading man and multi-media crossover star Andrew Rannells recently replaced 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Actor In A Musical, Neil Patrick Harris , in the gender-bending title role of multi-award-winning rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH and Rannells discusses his involvement in the show in a new video interview available to view. The original official description of HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH is as follows: " Neil Patrick Harris makes his long-awaited return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask 's landmark American musical, directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer .


Related Topix: John Cameron Mitchell, Tony Awards