Nina Simone News
Steven Tyler's New Record Is 'Better Than Expected,' but 'an Awkward Move'
This week, Snoop Dogg reconnects with his roots while expanding into new territory, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler makes his solo debut, the new “Ghostbusters” movie gets a soundtrack, singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka releases his second album, pop-punk band Good Charlotte returns and Dirty Heads
Zoe Saldana Fires Back at Critics of Nina Simone Biopic
Zoe Saldana is firing back at critics of her biopic "Nina," which is based on the life of the late accomplished singer and songwriter Nina Simone . The film was released in April and criticized by the Simone family. "Hopefully people begin to understand this is painful," the Simone estate tweeted
Madonna Defends Risque Met Gala Outfit as 'Political Statement'
Madonna's revealing Givenchy dress she wore at Monday's Met Gala in New York City brought a lot of attention from the critics, so the Material Girl fired back Wednesday, explaining that the outfit wasn't just a fashion statement but also a political expression in support of gender equality. "We
'American Idol' Finale: 5 Little-Known Facts About the Show
Fans bid farewell to " American Idol " last night as the finale paid tribute to past winners and contestants during its 15-season run. To commemorate the iconic singing competition, here are some little-known facts about the series. 1. Some serious stars were rejected: Surprisingly, singers Colbie
'American Idol' Ends: Fantasia Barrino, Ruben Studdard and Justin Guarini, Live on 'GMA'
Barrino, Studdard and Guarini got their starts on the iconic show, and they weigh in on the finale live from Times Square.
Singer Maritri Garrett on Working With the Music Industry's Biggest Stars
For Maritri Garrett, music has always been second nature. She started playing the piano at age 2 and hasn’t stopped since, mastering the keys of the piano and moving on to other instruments. She is classically trained on the cello and taught herself how to play the guitar several years ago. She
The Soulfolk Experience Performs Live
Latest episode in what we're calling live from the caps. I picked kind of find it interviewing music fashion we're gonna show you some folks you may not occurred at. But you should know about our own Ben Aron joins us live from somewhere in the building. With the very cool folks from the soul folk
Nina Simone Biopic Draws Backlash From Family Estate
Zoe Saldana stars as Nina Simone in the new biopic "Nina" and has been trumpeting its release next month, but members of the singer’s family estate are not happy with what they have seen and are making it known on social media. Saldana posted an image of the movie's poster to Instagram , which
'What Happened Miss Simone' Director Reveals What an Oscar Would've Meant to Nina Simone
Liz Garbus was thrilled to learn that her documentary, "What Happened, Miss Simone?" had been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. But, she added, it's even more special given how much she knows it would have meant to her subject, the legendary singer Nina Simone . Winning