Madame X: Paramount Plus To Stream Madonna’s Documentary In October
WASHINGTON — The streamer giant Paramount Plus will premiere pop icon Madonna’s new documentary, “Madame X,” on October 8, 2021. A project from MTV Entertainment Studios and directed by Ricardo Gomes and SKNX, “Madame X” captures Madonna’s performance as her Madame X persona in Lisbon, Portugal. Madame X is a secret agent traveling worldwide, changing identities, fighting for freedom, and bringing light to dark places. Helmed by Madonna herself, the tour was developed by creative producer Jamie King, co-director and lead choreographer Megan Lawson, choreographer Damien Jalet, costume designer Eyob Yohannes, set designer Ric Lipson and musical director Kevin Antunes. “Sharing my vision with global audiences has been profoundly meaningful to me,” she said.thewestsidegazette.com
Children's authors hit out at publishers for repeatedly commissioning celebrities like Duchess of Sussex
Leading children's authors have hit out at publishers trying to "swamp the competition" by continuously commissioning new books by celebrities like the Duchess of Sussex. Sales figures obtained by The Telegraph show classic authors like Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton still sell millions more copies than any modern day celebrity, with the exception of David Walliams. Ms Markle is among a number of famous faces who in recent times have written a children's book, alongside the likes of Madonna, Frank Lampard, Idris Elba and the Duchess of York. Earlier this month it was announced her first title, The Bench, would be published by Penguin Random House, and the June release is inspired by the “special bond” between her husband Prince Harry and their son Archie. But children's writers have pointed out that many end up being "absolute disasters" and that better authors are being repeatedly ignored.news.yahoo.com
Freestyle Icon Siedah Garrett Continues to Serve as a Musical Inspiration
^ Keep New Times Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free. "The way music can be revamped, remixed, configurated, rejiggered. Following the release of her 1988 solo album, Kiss of Life, Garrett became a prolific songwriter and background singer. Over the decades, the song has continued to serve as inspiration for other artists. 'Cause anybody can write a check.”Indeed, anybody can write a check, but nobody can sing like Siedah Garrett.miaminewtimes.com
Former Trump casino where stars played goes out with a bang
The former Trump Plaza casino was imploded after falling into such disrepair that chunks of the building began peeling off and crashing to the ground. “I got chills,” Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small said. AdOpened in 1984, when Trump was a real estate developer in his pre-politics days, Trump Plaza was for a time the most successful casino in Atlantic City. AdBut things began to sour for Trump Plaza when Donald Trump opened the nearby Trump Taj Mahal in 1990, with crushing debt loads that led the company to pour most of its resources — and cash — into the shiny new hotel and casino. Trump Plaza was the last of four Atlantic City casinos to close in 2014, victims of an oversaturated casino market both in the New Jersey city and in the larger northeast.
The Weeknd vows to tone it down for his Super Bowl show
This photo provided by the NFL shows singer The Weekend speaking at the halftime press conference ahead of the Super Bowl 55 football game, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (Perry Knotts/NFL via AP)The Weeknd may be known for his graphic music videos and performances featuring blood and violence, but the three-time Grammy winner says he will tone down his act during the Super Bowl halftime show. The pop star said he will “keep it PG” during his headliner slot on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium as the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Florida. The 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show will be different this year due to the pandemic and The Weeknd said he will use different parts of the stadium, the field and a “little bit" of the famously massive pirate ship. AdWhen asked for his favorite Super Bowl halftime show, The Weeknd cited Diana Ross' 1996 performance. The Weeknd, whose real name is, Abel Tesfaye, joins a list of celebrated musicians who have played during Super Bowl halftime shows, including Madonna, Beyoncé, Coldplay, Katy Perry, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and last year’s duo of Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.
Sophie, Grammy-nominated Scottish musician, has died at 34
Sophie, the Grammy-nominated Scottish disc jockey, producer and recording artist who had worked with the likes of Madonna and Charli XCX, has died following an accident in the Greek capital of Athens. In a statement, U.K. label Transgressive said the musician, whose full name was Sophie Xeon, died in the early hours of Saturday morning. "Tragically, our beautiful Sophie passed away this morning after a terrible accident," the statement said. "True to her spirituality she had climbed up to watch the full moon and accidentally slipped and fell." Burak Cingi/RedfernsA police spokesperson Athens confirmed that Sophie slipped and fell from the balcony of an apartment where she was staying and no foul play was suspected in her death.cbsnews.com
Songs from the Young@Heart
Songs from the Young@Heart The average age for members of the Young@Heart Chorus, of Northampton, Mass., is 85. But this isn't your grandfather's choral group; their repertoire includes music from the Ramones, Madonna and Twisted Sister. Correspondent David Pogue talks with chorus members about the joy of singing "golden oldies" by such composers as Bowie and Springsteen, and the challenges of making Zoom their stage.cbsnews.com
The Weeknd to headline the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show
The NFL, Pepsi and Roc Nation announced Thursday, Nov. 12 that the three-time Grammy winner will perform at the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show on Feb. 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – The Weeknd will bring his popular falsetto vocals to the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. “We all grow up watching the world’s biggest acts playing the Super Bowl and one can only dream of being in that position,” the singer said in a statement. This is an extraordinary moment in time and the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show is going to be an extraordinary experience with an extraordinary performer.”Roc Nation and Emmy-nominated producer Jesse Collins will serve as co-executive producers of the halftime show. “We are thrilled to have The Weeknd join us in Tampa Bay on the Pepsi Halftime Stage,” said Brian Rolapp, the NFL’s chief media and business officer.
Worst place, worst time: Trump faces virus spike in Midwest
“President Trump still does not seem to be taking the pandemic seriously enough. Today, Winnebago is among the top 10 counties where new Wisconsin COVID cases are being reported, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and compiled by The Associated Press. Iowans’ view of Trump’s handling of the pandemic is also more negative than positive, according to The Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll and Monmouth University polls. “ALL THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA WANTS TO TALK ABOUT IS COVID, COVID, COVID,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. !”During his debate with Biden last week, Trump insisted of the virus, despite the spike in cases: “It will go away.
Trump's Ohio suburb slide signals peril in industrial north
Trump's chances for a second term rest heavily on being able to maintain the margins he won by in 2016, particularly in suburban areas. They say that Trump, who won Ohio by 8 percentage points in 2016, maintains a yawning advantage in more rural areas and small towns. Still, Republicans are concerned that if he is losing badly in suburban areas in Ohio, it is a signal that Trump’s hold on other states in the industrial heartland that delivered him the presidency may be in peril. In the blue-collar suburbs of Youngstown, where Trump won by double digits, the same appears to be true. Former Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine, a second-cousin to Gov.
Madonna to direct, co-write biopic about herself
NEW YORK – A biopic about Madonna has found a uniquely qualified director: Madonna, herself. Universal Pictures announced Tuesday that the studio is developing an untitled film about the pop star that Madonna will direct and co-write with “Juno” scribe Diablo Cody. "Music has kept me going and art has kept me alive. There are so many untold and inspiring stories and who better to tell it than me. Madonna, whose last album was 2019's “Madame X,” has sold 335 million records worldwide in her career.
Custom guitar from Prince's 1980s prime sells for $563,500
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. A custom guitar played by Prince at the height of his stardom in the 1980s and 1990s has sold for a staggering $563,500 at auction. Prince played the blindingly blue guitar with the artist's love symbol on its neck beginning on the 1984 Purple Rain Tour, on the classic albums Lovesexy and Sign O' The Times. He used it into the early 1990s. A similar Prince guitar sold for $700,000 in 2016. An ivory gown worn by Madonna in her 1990 Vogue video sold for $179,200. Items still to be sold Saturday included Paul McCartney's handwritten lyrics to the Beatles song Maxwell's Silver Hammer.
Protests in Trump country test his hold in rural white areas
Far from the industrial norths urban centers, hundreds of protests over black injustice have cropped up in small cities in rural areas. The protests in these Republican-leaning areas offer a test of the president's ability to reassemble his older, white voting bloc. No, you cant.Trump carried Pennsylvania by about 44,000 votes in 2016, in part with overwhelming support from a patchwork of rural, white counties. Dozens of protests have taken place in counties in these four battleground states that Trump flipped from Democrat to Republican. If Biden carries every state Clinton did in 2016 and reclaims Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, he would win a majority of the Electoral College votes.
7 concert films you should watch if you’re really missing live music
Some experts believe it could be more than a year until live concerts return to our daily lives, which is heartbreaking for people who love seeing live music. So until then, the next best thing to do is watch a concert movie from one of your favorite artists. Look no further than Beyoncé's “Homecoming,” her live concert that was filmed in 2018 when she headlined Coachella, the Southern California music festival. From the costumes, dancing and marching band music arrangements, Beyoncé transformed Coachella into “Beychella,” and we’re lucky enough that the entire show is documented. Not only is Timberlake’s music incredible catchy, but the production value that went into this show, especially the choreography, makes it worth visiting.
The Best Concerts in Miami This Week
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Review: Madonnas Madame X concert heats up Fillmore Miami Beach
Madonna called it a little intervention. Were all addicted, myself included. What it means is that as you enter youll be asked to slide your phone into a locking pouch provided by a company called Yondr. (Set your phone to vibrate if you need to be reachable.) The post-concert unlocking process takes a quick tap by staffers waiting in the lobby with their digital keys held aloft. And Madonna was right there was something liberating about being unplugged and part of a group all watching the same thing.sun-sentinel.com
The Eight Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend
After months of anticipation, Madonna's Madame X Tour lands at the Fillmore Miami Beach for its weeklong stint this Saturday. To close things out this weekend, more than 100,000 pairs of sneakers will be on sale at the Sneaker Games Interactive Culture Convention at Hard Rock Stadium. Here are the eight best things to do in Miami this weekend:EXPAND Buskerfest Photo by Julisa FustFriday, December 13Buskerfest has become a can't-miss Miami cultural institution. 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Clevelander South Beach, 1020 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-532-4006; clevelander.com. 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and select dates through December 22 at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; fillmoremb.com.miaminewtimes.com
The Eight Best Food and Drink Events in Miami This Weekend
Plus, the food blog Hungry Black Man is in search of Miami's best fried chicken sandwich, which explains why he's ready to host the $1,000 Chicken Sandwich Battle this Saturday afternoon. 5 p.m. to close Friday and Saturday through December 21 unless otherwise noted, at the Betsy, 1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; thebetsyhotel.com. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, December 14, through Sunday, December 22, at Sweet Liberty, 237 20th St., Miami Beach; 305-763-8217; mysweetliberty.com. 1 p.m. to close Saturday, December 14, at Nikki Beach, 1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 786-515-1130; nikkibeach.com. Noon to 3 a.m. Sunday, December 15, at the Wharf Miami, 114 SW North River Dr., Miami; wharfmiami.com.miaminewtimes.com
The Five Best Concerts in Miami This Weekend
Madge is heading to the tropics for seven nights of intimate performances at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Saturday, December 14, through Sunday, December 22, at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; fillmoremb.com. The jam band played Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale every December from 2002 until breaking up in 2013. Bass-fueled-house maestro Sacha Robotti is winding down his two-month Welcome to Slothacid fall tour this weekend with a headlining DJ set at Treehouse in Miami Beach. 11 p.m. Saturday, December 14, at Treehouse, 323 23rd St., Miami Beach; 305-240-9232; treehousemiami.com.miaminewtimes.com
The Best Concerts in Miami This Week
The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7300, fillmoremb.com. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7300, fillmoremb.com. ATV Records, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-456-5613, atvrecords.com. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7300, fillmoremb.com. The Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7300, fillmoremb.com.miaminewtimes.com
MTV launches 2020 '+1thevote' campaign to mobilize Millennials and Gen Z
(Reuters) - In 1990, a bikini-clad Madonna wrapped in a U.S. flag urged MTV viewers to vote in Senate elections as the youth television network partnered with a Rock the Vote campaign that mixed pop culture and politics. FILE PHOTO: Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks during a march and rally at the Youth Climate Strike in Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 1, 2019. But they have to vote in this election to take that passion and turn it into political power. The campaign is aimed at first time voters, especially the 4 million Americans who will turn 18 in time for the Nov. 8 presidential elections. Some 1,200 polling stations have been shut down across the Southern United States since 2014, according to a September report by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.feeds.reuters.com
At least buy us a drink, readers say of delayed start time of Madonnas Miami concert
I saw Madonna for free at the old Copa in Ft. Lauderdale, emailed reader Sharon Eaton. Move forward till she was at the American Airlines Arena and we had to wait three hours until she graced the stage with her presence. After that debacle, which was a weekday and I had to work the next day, I vowed to never go to her concerts ever again. Now, my son finds out the start time went from 8:30 to 10:30, also during a weekday, so he is trying to sell his tickets, to which I told him he should not have bought them to begin with. So it goes!sun-sentinel.com
Florida man sues Madonna, saying her 10:30 p.m. concert start is too late
Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesMIAMI - "There's something that you all need to understand," Madonna said during her Las Vegas concert, while perched atop a piano, legs swinging. Hollander filed a lawsuit Monday in Miami-Dade County court against both Live Nation and Madonna. But in October, Madonna and Live Nation changed the start time for that show and several others to 10:30 p.m., the suit alleges. For those like Hollander, who bought tickets and now don't want to attend a concert that late, a refund has not been offered, he alleges. CNN has reached out to Madonna and Live Nation via email and voicemail, but requests for comment have not been returned.
Man sues Madonna, saying 10:30 p.m. concert start is too late
Getty Images(CNN) - "There's something that you all need to understand," Madonna said during her Las Vegas concert, while perched atop a piano, legs swinging. Hollander filed a lawsuit Monday in Miami-Dade County court against both Live Nation and Madonna. But on October 23, Madonna and Live Nation changed the start time for that show and several others to 10:30 p.m., the suit alleges. For those like Hollander, who bought tickets and now don't want to attend a concert that late, a refund has not been offered, he alleges. CNN has reached out to Madonna and Live Nation via email and voicemail, but requests for comment have not been returned.
Madonna Adds More Shows at Fillmore Miami Beach!
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Madonna brings her "Madame X" tour to the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater for 7 shows in December! The Material One will kick off her South Florida run on Saturday, December 14th & Sunday, December 15th. AND DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, Madonna has added 2 MORE SHOWS: Saturday, December 21st and Sunday, December 22nd! All of the concerts are scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m.For tickets or more information on Saturday's show click here. For tickets or more information on the new SUNDAY, DEC. 22 show click here.
Parkland survivor slams Madonna's 'God Control' video
(CNN) - In a series of tweets, Parkland survivor and activist Emma Gonzlez has slammed Madonna's new music video, "God Control." The video is a statement by Madonna on gun control and anti-gun violence. "This is NOT the correct way to talk about gun violence, unlike how many fans have been exclaiming people who have been working in the GVP community know how to talk about gun violence, not most celebrities #GodControl." GVP stands for gun violence prevention. "As a survivor of gun violence, it was really hard to watch," Carter said.
Madonna to launch exclusive SiriusXM channel
NEW YORK - Madonna will launch an exclusive limited-run SiriusXM music channel, "Madonna's Madame X Radio," July 1. The channel will showcase music from Madonna's legendary career, including her latest album, "Madame X." Besides her extensive catalogue of songs, the channel will also feature exclusive stories from Madonna about her life and legacy, the making of her songs, and her love of art and music. "This channel brings you into the intricate world of Madame X," says Madonna. Our exclusive channel celebrating Madonna is a truly comprehensive deep dive into the music of one of the world's most legendary artists," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM.
Celebrities who have adopted
Madonna adopted David Banda from Malawi, Africa, in 2006. Three years later she adopted Chifundo "Mercy" James, also from Malawi. David (seen here with Madonna at the Grammy Awards in January 2014) and Mercy joined the singer's biological daughter and son, Lourdes and Rocco. Hide Caption