BoingBoing
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From Nancy Sinatra to Beyoncé, Nerdist uses songs by some of the greatest female artists to salute the most famous female superhero, Wonder Woman. [ via The Verge ]
euronews
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SABC Digital News
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Our next music guest hails all the way from Imo State in Nigeria and is slowly stamping her authority in the music industry. Born Juliet Anosike but known in the music industry as Pinky Jay, the 28 year recently featured on TradeMark's latest single titled Imbali. Her offerings include Money, Oh Baby and Badman and has collaborated with some of the music industry's heavyweights such as DJ Gino Brown and DJ Scratch. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
SABC Digital News
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Artist Brown Mosiapoa, has a made a name for himself in the entertainment industry and has a huge following in the North West province, and cross the borders. The multi-talented event manager, singer and radio personality on SABC radio station Motsweding FM, started singing at an early age in a church choir. He went on to share the stage with the likes of Mzwakhe Mbuli, the late Oleseng Shuping and many more. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Radar Online
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She's trying to hold it together, a source told Radar. Cher cancelled a film project after both Allman and Georgia took a turn for the worse. PHOTOS: Just Friends? Kendall Jenner & Justin Bieber Relationship Heats Up After Coachella Music FestivalWhat’s Really Going On While Georgia is bravely hanging in there, Allman has now passed on. The source confided to Radar that Cher and her ex-husband were friends at the time of his death. They've had some rocky times, and he put her through hell during their marriage. But she's forgiven him everything, the source said. PHOTOS: Musical Icon B.B. King Dead At 89 –– A Look Back At His Life In 13 Shots As Radar has reported, Cher has serious medical problems of her own and now , one of the most important men in her life is gone. Allman wrote such classic songs as Midnight Rider, Melissa and Whipping Post.
Mashable
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Bottles of Coke could get Romanians into concerts this summer. The soda giant is printing detachable labels that double as festival wristbands to some of the country's biggest musical events. SEE ALSO: Why Warren Buffett is the new face of Coca-Cola in China Not every bottle is a winner; drinkers have to use a special app to determine whether or not their package is a real ticket. But the company is hoping that the eight quirky designs it's rolling out will make teens want to wear them regardless. Among Coke's festival partners is Transylvania's Untold, one of the premiere musical events in Europe. Read more... More about Coca Cola and Business
SABC Digital News
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SABC Digital News
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Our second music guest this morning was born and bred in Lagos, Nigeria. He goes by the Name of Korede Bello, and has known that music was his God given craft when he taught himself to play various musical instruments and started performing on stage at a tender age of 7. He has since released singles such as 'African Princess' and 'Cold Outside', to mention only a few. Bello is currently in the country to promote his Album titled BELLOVED, that dropped earlier this year. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Mashable
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With characteristic swagger, the Beatles warned us ahead of time it was going to be the greatest album ever made. We believed them, and they didn't disappoint. Fifty years ago today, on May 26, 1967, we began to listen to it; half an hour later, we began the endless debate over whether it had surpassed the Fab Four's previous greatest album ever made, Revolver . SEE ALSO: Happy 50th birthday to the greatest album of all time It isn't that Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has aged well; it's that it hasn't aged at all. It's a fixed point in time, a constant in musical history. So since there's no argument about its greatness, and the Revolver v Sgt Pepper debate will never be settled, what is left to determine? Read more... More about Beatles , Albums , and Entertainment
Mashable
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Take a moment and just let the universe sing to you. A new audio file released by NASA on Thursday reveals the "sound" of Jupiter's plasma as recorded by the space agency's Juno probe, which is exploring the huge planet. SEE ALSO: Jupiter is the gigantic, stormy hellscape we always feared The two minutes of audio sounds pretty eerie, but also oddly familiar, with musical beeps cascading toward the end of the recording. NASA researchers created the sound file by using data taken by Juno during its close pass with Jupiter in February. This isn't exactly what you'd hear if you were floating in the space around Jupiter, however. Read more... More about Nasa , Science , Photos , Space Photos , and Jupiter
PerezHilton
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Ashley Tisdale is serving the High School Musical reunion we've all been waiting for!!! The 31-year-old brought on her former costar/onscreen twin Lucas Grabeel to her YouTube channel this week for a duet of What I've Been Looking For (10 years later!) -- and it really took us back to the good ol' days of Ryan and Sharpay! When everything made sense!! Get all the feels -- and even some behind-the-scenes gossip (below)!
TIME - Top Stories
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Here, TIME premieres his second single, Believe, a soulful, searching meditation on faith and self-reliance in the singer's signature husky tones. Below, Booker explains what brought him to this new place in his musical journey and why it's important to never deceive yourself. A lot of the album is about narrowing the gap between the person that you think you are and the person that you actually are, he explains of the process. In 2016, you took a solo trip to Mexico. What inspired that escape? What came out of that experience? I was feeling overwhelmed with a lot of things that were happening in New Orleans. It can be hard to adjust after youre gone on tour for two years and then you come back home, you know? While I was on the plane [to Mexico] I started reading this book by Don DeLillo called White Noise .
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TIME - Top Stories
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Here, TIME premieres his second single, Believe, a soulful, searching meditation on faith and self-reliance in the singer's signature husky tones. Below, Booker explains what brought him to this new place in his musical journey and why it's important to never deceive yourself. A lot of the album is about narrowing the gap between the person that you think you are and the person that you actually are, he explains of the process. In 2016, you took a solo trip to Mexico. What inspired that escape? What came out of that experience? I was feeling overwhelmed with a lot of things that were happening in New Orleans. It can be hard to adjust after youre gone on tour for two years and then you come back home, you know? While I was on the plane [to Mexico] I started reading this book by Don DeLillo called White Noise .
SABC Digital News
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All roads will be leading to the North West Province for the 2017 SAMA awards show - which takes place on 27 May at the Sun City Superbowl. This glamorous event will be broadcast live on SABC1. One of the artist who will be part of the event is Tebogo Moloi, Hailing from the Free States Province, he's been nominated for the Best Traditional Faith Music Album. He is joining us in studio to briefly tell us about his music journey. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Open Culture
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Ever modest (he once claimed, “my bullshit is worth more than other people’s diamonds”), Reed was acutely aware of his own pivotal place in 20th century music, though he does refrain from listing one of his own records. He ends instead with the pulsing, trance-like singleOh Superman,” by his romantic and musical partner, Laurie Anderson. Who knows how seriously Reed took this assignment, given how much he could be “circumspect about the materials and methods of his art” in his often confrontational public statements. That same year, VH1 polled several journalists and “esteemed musicians,” writes the music channel , on their choice of the 100 greatest songs of rock and roll. “Naturally we approached Reed, who sent his choices back via fax. In true iconoclast form, instead of listing out his 100 favorite songs, he picked just eight.” Only two of the artists from his top ten appear here: Lorraine Ellison and Al Green.
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MIDI, or M usical I nstrument D igital I nterface, has been the standard for computer control of musical instruments since the 1980s. It is most often associated with electronic instruments such as synthesisers, drum machines, or samplers, but there is nothing to stop it being applied to almost any instrument when combined with the appropriate hardware. [phearl3ss1] pushes this to the limit by adding MIDI to the most unlikely of instruments. A harmonica might seem to be the ultimate in analogue music, yet he's created an ingenious Arduino-powered mechanism to play one under MIDI control . The harmonica itself is mounted on a drawer slide coupled to a wheel taken from a pool sweeper and powered by a motor that can move the instrument from side to side with a potentiometer providing positional feedback to form a simple servo. The air supply comes from a set of three bellows driven via a crank from another motor, and is delivered by what looks like a piece of PVC pipe to the business end of the harmonica.
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Video #3 by videosuploaded5566 NOW we know why the Billboard Music Awards thought Ludacris needed a cohost this year. They wanted to appeal to all the rap fans! Ha! Vanessa Hudgens opened up the show by showing off her Nicki Minaj impression. OK, showing off may not be the right word. Drake 's face in the audience says it all as his "OK, not bad" nod devolves in less than a bar to an "oh no, what is this" blank stare. Things don't get much better when gurl tries out her Celine Dion singing skills. It's... whoof. And on TV. She's not terrible, but that's the problem. If she were a little worse, this would be a brilliant bit about how she thinks she has those Ariana Grande musical impression skills but doesn't. Unfortunately we're not sure this is self-aware enough... Ch-ch-check out the embarrassing moment (above)!
Android Police
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ROLI's modular BLOCKS studio has gained popularity recently, as a way to easily create music. Taps and gestures on the BLOCKS turn into musical rhythms when paired to the iOS 'NOISE' app. Now ROLI is making the NOISE app available for Android as well, but it has some limitations. ROLI first showed off the Android NOISE app at Google I/O before the main presentation began, where a single block was connected to a Google Pixel. Read More The ROLI NOISE sound production app is now in early access for Android was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
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How to survive Isle of Wight Festival 2017[IOW] Festival season is nearly upon us and one of the first to take place is Isle of Wight festival from June 8-11. There's a whole host of big name stars headlining - including Rod Stewart, Run DMC and Arcade Fire - with the likes of Lucy Spraggan on the line-up too. Ahead of the festival, seven Isle of Wight acts told OK! Online their top tips to surviving a weekend of music and revelry... Bang Bang Romeo Buy a good pair of BIG ...
The Guardian - Film
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Rahul Jain’s film takes us into the hazardous, punishing heart of the global textile industry Rahul Jain’s astonishing debut feature is a documentary with no voiceover, no text inserts and no musical score. Instead, the dizzying tale of a textile factory in India’s Gujarat region, and the workers who spend 12-hour shifts earning the equivalent of $3 a day there, is told through its ecosystem of machines. These steel contraptions are a dull, concrete grey, not the slick silver you might expect. They clunk and click and whirr, pleating seemingly endless waterfalls of translucent fabric, slicing and sheeting the material. It’s hypnotic, Jain’s camera smooth but free as it travels the factory’s bowels and observes its balletic processes. Soon, though, Jain reminds us that the grace and dexterity of human hands is needed to operate the factory apparatus, to ensure dye doesnt drip and fabric doesnt catch.
The Huffington Post
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Shes made several appearances as a guest star on other TV shows, including Portlandia, Modern Family and The Simpsons. Her film career has so far included roles in 2015s hit comedy Trainwreck and 2016s Office Christmas Party. The Season 42 finale of SNL is set to air Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC with host Dwayne The Rock Johnson and musical guest Katy Perry. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Mashable
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Getting secrets about a Marvel/Netflix series out of one of its creative forces can often be as tough as getting a bullet past Luke Cage's invulnerable skin. But when a showrunner is as schooled in musical metaphors as Cheo Hodari Coker, a former music journalist, he can slip you some valuable clues in hip-hop analogies. And that's what Coker did during a quick chat with Mashable at a recent For Your Consideration event to promote Luke Cage for Emmy nominations. Everything you need to know right now about Season 2 of Luke Cage and its relationship to the upcoming crossover series The Defenders, uniting Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and Iron Fist can be decoded in a quick study of the Wu-Tang Clan. Read more... More about Netflix , Marvel , Luke Cage , The Defenders , and Mike Colter