"A Strange Loop" playwright Michael R. Jackson on his emotional autobiography
The writer and composer of the musical nominated for 11 Tony Awards, about a young, queer Black man working as an usher in a Broadway theater, talks about mining his own life for a tale of change and self-acceptance.cbsnews.com
Then, as now, people just wanted a return to normalcy. Looking back at new year’s expectations a century ago
New Year’s Day often prompts newspaper editors to switch from recording the past to predicting the future. The Chicago Tribune’s issue of Jan. 1, 1922, was a mix of both, reflecting a post-World War I America that was also grappling with Prohibition and a younger generation’s rejection of Victorian mores.chicagotribune.com
Family pops concert scheduled Nov. 26 in Pinecrest Gardens
The Alhambra Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Andai, presents a delightful outdoor pops concert of holiday music, popular tunes and light classics for the entire family on Friday, Nov. 26, at Pinecrest Gardens, 11100 SW 57 Ave. Usher in the holiday season, entertain your out-of-town guests, and experience a live orchestra in a beautiful tropical setting. For more information visit www.alhambramusic.org or call 305-668-9260.communitynewspapers.com
Staton Has Delivered Plenty Of Ear Candi Over Decades In Music
With four Grammy nominations and four other Hall of Fame inductions already under her belt, Candi Staton seems to be a shoo-in for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Candi Staton: Music of course … I’ve never really received a Grammy, but I’ve been nominated four times. And then I’m in the Christian Hall of Fame, so I’m just waiting on Cleveland to call me before I pass on to another life. That’s a Candi Staton song. (Edited by Stan Chrapowicki and Judith Isacoff)The post Staton Has Delivered Plenty Of Ear Candi Over Decades In Music appeared first on Zenger News.thewestsidegazette.com
Michael Jackson channel launching on SiriusXM
LOS ANGELES The King of Pop is joining The Boss and Old Blue Eyes on SiriusXM satellite radio. The month-long Michael Jackson channel was announced Wednesday by the singer's estate. Jackson joins SiriusXM channels devoted to artists like Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra and The Beatles. It will also include music that influenced Jackson from artists including James Brown and Sly & the Family Stone, and artists that Jackson influenced including Beyonc, Justin Timberlake and Usher. Journalist and author Steven Ivory, a family friend who interviewed Jackson often, will provide the voice of the channel, telling stories, introducing discussions that chronicle the history and career of Jackson and sharing his own Jackson playlist.
New this week: 'Clemency,' BET Awards, HAIM, 'Doctor Sleep'
(Neon via AP)Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Written and directed by Chinonye Chukwu, Clemency was well-reviewed but got unjustly overshadowed by some of the higher profile awards contenders when it was released in December. Doctor Sleep: The Directors Cut: This Danny Torrance-focused sequel to The Shining was a little divisive upon release, which wasnt all that surprising. Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSICGrey Daze: Fans of the late Grammy-winning screeching rock singer Chester Bennington will get a chance to hear him one more time. HAIM: Its been three years since sister trio HAIM have released a new album.
"Fashion Rocks" lights up Brooklyn
"Fashion Rocks" lights up Brooklyn The annual "Fashion Rocks" concert came to Brooklyn Tuesday night with performances by Usher, KISS, and Jennifer Lopez. Plus, Britney Spears introduced a new intimates line. Suzanne Marques reports on the day's top entertainment news.cbsnews.com
Shia Labeouf goes to court
Shia Labeouf goes to court The actor is charged with disorderly conduct after an outburst at a Broadway show last month. Also, Kiss, Usher and Jennifer Lopez have signed on to perform at the Fashion Rocks concert this fall. Suzanne Marques has today's Eye on Entertainment.cbsnews.com