Nina Simone News
Elbow, Big Sean, Surfer Blood and More Music Reviews
This week British band Elbow releases another truly stunning album, rapper Big Sean gets personal and reflective, indie rockers Surfer Blood come back with their fourth proper full-length, electro-R&B singer Sampha gently amazed and bluesy singer-songwriter Beth Hart continues to show herself as a
50 Best Albums of 2016
We have come to the end of another year. In 2016, we lost an unreasonable number of legendary performers and it has been a rather trying year otherwise, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this has been the best year musically since 1999. You wouldn’t know that by turning on the radio as
The Rolling Stones, Childish Gambino, John Legend and Deadmau5 All Having Winning New Albums
This week is a collection of winners. As we enter December, the Rolling Stones drop a collection of classic blues covers, Childish Gambino reinvents himself as an oddball funk artist, John Legend joins forces with producer Blake Mills on his latest album and Deadmau5 releases a confident new album.
Alicia Keys, Common, Jim James and More Music Reviews
This week Alicia Keys returns with her sixth studio album, Common releases an engrossing new collection, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James releases a new solo album, Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star returns with her band The Warm Inventions and Scottish rockers Honeyblood don’t disappoint on their sophomore
Marvel's 'Luke Cage' Lauded for Handling of Race Relations in America
"Luke Cage" was such a hit with fans this weekend that Netflix actually crashed. On Saturday, Netflix tweeted that it was working to fix the problem, which the streaming service eventually did. With "Cage" back up and running, fans tuned into a different kind of Marvel show, featuring one of the
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.