10 items from 2014
Director Greg Camalier seems to think there is something in the water, the source being the supposed ‘singing’ Tennessee River which runs through the musical enigma that is Muscle Shoals, Alabama. His first feature meditates on the rippling water, the green overgrowth and the surrounding cotton fields as a sort of visual counterpart to the legendary list of hit songs that, to the world at large during the ‘60s, seemed to spring from some kind of southern ether as if the stuff of native folklore. Though occasionally hokey and perpetually shaky in structure, Muscle Shoals soundly, but episodically documents the platinum recording history of the rinky-dink rural town, it’s tragic, hard-headed forefather Rick Hall, and the contentious relationships between his own Fame Studios, big time producer Jerry Wexler and the eventual start up Muscle Shoals Sound Studio just across town.
As is only appropriate for a musically focused film such as this, »
- Jordan M. Smith
In this exclusive clip, Fator offers his advice to America’s Got Talent hopefuls: “Always do the best thing you have first.”
Fator knows a thing or two about giving a good audition. In 2007, Fator walked onto the Agt stage and wowed judges with his performance, singing Etta James’ “At Last” with his sidekick Winston. That impression, Fator told Uinterview, is his personal favorite.
[Press Release] Los Angeles, Feb. 19, 2014 -- On March 25, hot on the heels of their Grammy nomination, force-of-nature blues-rock vocalist Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa will deliver Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Live In Amsterdam (2Dvd/Blu-ray/2Cd) – the very first live experience from one of music's most powerful female voices and one of the world's greatest guitar players. Against the backdrop of the beautiful, historic Koninklijk Theater Carre in Amsterdam, the performance wows with scorching soul covers from the duo's 2011 debut album Don't Explain and 2013 follow-up Seesaw, originally made famous by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Tom Waits, Ray Charles, Donnie Hathaway, Lucinda Williams, Bill Withers, Delaney & Bonnie, Buddy Miles, »
- Pietro Filipponi
When Fator won America’s Got Talent, he saw his star power rise, but also felt pressure to produce material quickly. This time around, Fator feels like he’s putting out his own work – and he couldn’t be more proud of the results.
“This thing was many many years in the making. The first DVD, I was pressured into making and I didn’t feel like I was quite ready,” Fator told Uinterview exclusively. “I was pressured into doing a lot of the material, and the new DVD is all me 100%. I wrote it from beginning to end. I approved everything. Worked on it for »
Terry Fator, the ventriloquist extraordinaire and season 2 winner of America’s Got Talent, is even more excited than usual these days — this time about the release of his new DVD. "This thing was many, many years in the making and the first DVD, I was pressured to making I didn'.t feel like I was quite ready," Fator told Uinterview exclusively answering fan questions collected in Uinterview's Facebook app. “It’s got tons of great impressions, tons of great comedy, and I’ve never been more proud of anything in my entire life.”
Fator gained notoriety for the first time after wowing the audience with his puppet Winston's tuneful performance Etta James’ classic "At Last" on Agt. "All of a sudden that puppet opens its mouth and I gotta say all of the expectations were very low because they didn’t expect much from ventriloquists," he told Uinterview. "That really »
Back to the Future: 28 reasons why we love the '80s classic
Great Scott! We were beginning to think the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future would pass by without much fuss and then this happened. Yes, in 2015 (also the future year in Bttf 2) Marty McFly and Doc Brown will storm onto the West End stage in their DeLorean for a musical based on Robert Zemeckis's and Bob Gale's cherished '80s classic.
There will undoubtedly be brand new songs in the mix, but it would be criminal to omit some of the classic songs that soundtracked Marty's trip back to 1955. Here are 8 tracks we want to hear in Back to the Future: The Musical...
'The Power of Love' - Huey Lewis and the News
The final tickets to Hollywood were handed out on Thursday's American Idol, and the last singer to book a seat on the plane reminded Harry Connick Jr. of … Barbara Mandrell? Referring to the popular '70s and '80s country singer and TV star, Connick told Tessa Kate, a 25-year-old from Branson, Mo., that she had the same timeless "vibe." Kate sang "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash and although Jennifer Lopez said the guitar-playing performer "almost went into chipmunk territory" with her high-pitched notes, Keith Urban said, "You've got your own lane." Air Force band specialist Paula Hunt, 20, certainly had her own lane. »
- Wade Rouse
Quaid Edwards, 21, was the first to find himself in front of the judges. He and Keith had a bit of a history – his mother opened for Keith way back when with her country band Jolene and the Wanted. Quaid got some negative feedback for his excessive use of runs, and he promised to work on it. “Well, you’ve got raw talent, and that’s part of the journey,” Keith said, and the other judges agreed giving him three yeses. But the best part of the audition was Quaid’s exit from the audition room. He was immediately pounced upon by his giant entourage, all wearing matching “Q Crew” t-shirts, and Ryan Seacrest had to dive to get out of the way. »
There have been a lot of awful auditions over the past 13 seasons of American Idol, but there was one so bad Wednesday night that it might even top William Hung's infamous performance. And it was from "contestant" Harry Connick Jr. When Jennifer Lopez left the room, Connick decided to audition for Keith Urban, and launched into an off-key version of the "Star Spangled Banner." "They're not laughing at you, they're laughing near you," Urban told him. "It's a no from me." Though Connick didn't receive a golden ticket, 40 singers did, showing why Detroit is Hitsville U.S.A. "You »
- Wade Rouse
What was your favorite audition from the second night of ‘Idol?’ Were you surprised by Tristen Langley’s backstory? See our top five picks, then drop a comment with yours!
American Idol continued its 13th season Jan. 16, bringing us the second night of auditions from around the country. And while the judges – Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. – remained their typical charming selves, the contestants were full of surprises! Certainly, the biggest surprise of the night was that we are officially on our second generation of American Idols! That’s right, the son of a former AI runner-up, Tristen Langley, performed in front of the judges! (We’ll give you a hint — his parent was from Kelly Clarkson‘s season.) See below if he made it to Hollywood and to see our five favorite performances of the night!
‘American Idol’: Our Top 5 Auditions From Jan. 16
1. Megan Miller, »
- Hollywood Life Staff
10 items from 2014
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