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I can’t tell where the journey will end, but I know where to start. Right here, with our favorite tube songs in this latest edition of TVLine Mixtape.
We’ve pulled together a collection of tunes from the hottest shows, complete with artist and album information in case you want to add them to your permanent collection. Spoilers abound, and we chose songs we liked – but we always want to hear your thoughts and suggestions.
So peruse our playlist, and then hit the comments with your favorite TV jams! And remember: You can always submit questions or suggestions about TV music on Twitter @mishasolomontv. »
- Misha Solomon
As The Voice‘s remaining 16 artists put it all on the line, the coaches continued to cut down their teams, eventually left with the final five they’ll take to the live rounds. Read on to see who will be facing off next week!
With this match-up, Adam Levine was looking for the most unique artist. Lina Gaudenzi gave a very soulful performance of “I’d Rather Go Blind” by Etta James, and Preston Pohl sang “No Woman, No Cry” by Bob Marley. Even though his was a laid back song that kind of lulled the crowd, Preston won Adam’s vote. Adam said Preston has his own niche, while unfortunately, “there »
Welcome back, "Voice" fans! It's Night 2 of the Knockout Rounds, with coaches Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green and Blake Shelton continuing to chop their teams in half to determine the Top 20 artists who will move onto Season 5's live shows, beginning next week. Did the right singers advance? Let's find out!
Knockout #1: Team Adam's Lina Gaudenzi vs. Preston Pohl
Lina Gaudenzi: "I'd Rather Go Blind" (Etta James)
Lina chooses the Etta James track because she wants to show off the more soulful side to her voice, but she seems to struggle with the finding the intensity the song demands. Adam tells her she's dancing around the song, rather than just singing it. During her performance, she certainly has the audience on her side. She may rely on her vibrato a bit too much, but it's still a high-energy performance that finds her improving on Adam's notes.
Preston Pohl: "No Woman, »
Garth Brooks will perform what is being called a "rare live broadcast concert special" on CBS next month. The telecast, set to air from 9 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, will mark the final performance of the country singer's Wynn Las Vegas show, which has played to sold-out audiences for the past three years. Photos: Country Crossovers The special will feature Brooks, in an intimate setting, paying tribute to the musicians he grew up listening to along with those who have influenced him, including Merle Haggard, George Jones, Simon & Garfunkle, James Taylor, Otis Redding, Bob Seger
- Kimberly Nordyke
New documentary puts as many survivors of the southern country-soul studio scene on screen as possible
A long line of ghosts, some famous, others unfairly forgotten, haunts Greg "Freddy" Camalier's splendid music documentary Muscle Shoals. Duane Allman, Arthur Alexander, Wilson Pickett, half of Lynyrd Skynyrd… a full accounting of the dead is too sad to contemplate, but Muscle Shoals does us the great favour of putting on camera almost all of the survivors of a defining era in American popular music and of two feuding studios – Fame and its spin-off Muscle Shoals Sound – both located in a single tiny town on the Tennessee river.
If you've read Peter Guralnick's Sweet Soul Music you'll know much of the story, but Camalier puts ageing faces to names often only seen in liner notes. The central figure is legendary producer Rick Hall, a dyed-in-the-wool Alabama good ol' boy who, in a place »
- John Patterson
A raw, inconsolable anguish cuts through the artfully scrambled layers of “Southcliffe,” an uneven but powerful four-part study of a small English village reeling from the all-too-believable tragedy of a mass shooting. Following his masterful 2011 debut feature, “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” director Sean Durkin employs the miniseries format to tell another bleak, violent story that drifts backward and forward through time, examining the brief buildup to horror and its prolonged aftermath from a multitude of telling angles. Unsurprisingly, Durkin has a trickier time processing an entire community’s grief than he did probing an individual’s trauma in “Martha Marcy,” but if the narrative imprecisions and nonlinear construction feel a bit less assured here, the performances nonetheless show a searing level of commitment that sustains this swift, absorbing 190-minute work from start to finish.
Well received in its airings in the U.K. before its recent North American premiere at Toronto, »
- Justin Chang
BBC One has revealed the song choices and dance styles for this weekend's Strictly Come Dancing.
The third week of the current series will see the 13 remaining celebrities take to the stage to remain in the competition, following Vanessa Feltz's departure last week.
The songs and dance styles in full, in no particular order, are:
Patrick & Anya - 'Mercy' by Duffy - Cha Cha
Dave & Karen - 'Take It to the Limit' by Eagles - Waltz
Deborah & Robin - 'Making Your »
As one monthly theme begins, another ends. The former is, of course, Sound on Sight’s monthlong dedication to all films that scare, terrify, or spook us in conjunction with October being the scariest month of the year. (That’s a scientific fact, folks.) The latter is our look at the works of Wong Kar-Wai, inspired by his latest film, The Grandmaster. Though September’s just now ended, a handful of your intrepid Sound on Sight contributors, as well as our benevolent editor-in-chief/overlord, came together to vote on Wong Kar-Wai’s best films, his worst, and everything in between. What follows are capsule reviews of each of his films, listed in order based on the Sound on Sight’s staffwide vote. What’s our favorite Wong Kar-Wai film? Well, read on through the entire list, and you’ll find out. Enjoy!
Stylistically at odds with itself, »
- Josh Spiegel
Powerful. Ethereal. Jaw-dropping.
These are just three adjectives which can be used to describe Metallica’s latest cinematic experience Metallica: Through the Never.
For those of you who are fans of the American heavy metal band, this will blow your socks off. Not only are you treated to what is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and elaborate live performances you will ever see, but there is also a surreal and fantastical sub-plot which accompanies their greatest hits.
For those of you aren’t, well this might just be the thing which tips you over the edge. I’m not talking about those of you who hate Metallica and metal music in general, and even so there are some interesting questions which need answering if you are paying for a ticket to a show you know you are going to hate. I’m talking about those people maybe know only a couple of songs, »
- Mike Willoughby
There’s another Cuoco making waves during primetime and it’s not for her acting chops, but rather her musical ability. Briana Cuoco, younger sister and personal assistant of big sister Kaley, just tried out for The Voice.
Host Carson Daly paid a visit to San Fernando Valley to chat with the Cuoco sisters and we saw some seriously adorable sibling synergy. Though as Kaley’s personal assistant Briana may spend time walking the dogs and obtaining revised scripts, her real passion is music. “My sister understands that I have aspirations, that I have things that I wanna do,” Briana said. »
- Jennifer Arellano
Never has a town so little been responsible for such a big sound. The story of Muscle Shoals, Ala., a rural burg whose name signifies a swampy R&B and southern rock sound, plays out in “Muscle Shoals,” a music documentary that opens Friday (27). Among the artists who recorded legendary sides at Fame Studios and its rival, Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, were Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynrd, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Otis Redding, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Eric Clapton, and The Allman Brothers. Many of them are on hand to talk about their experiences in »
Veteran entertainment publicist Patti Webster died Friday at 49 in Somerville, N.J., her family said Friday. Representatives for Webster would only say she died from a “prolonged illness.” Webster was CEO and founder of W&W Public Relations, which she started in 1991. Clients spanned the entertainment industry and included Halle Berry, Bow Wow, Chris Carter, Steve Harvey, Holly Robinson Peet and her HollyRod Foundation, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Patti Labelle, Ludacris, Mary Mary, The Estate of Otis Redding, Kelly Rowland, Rasheed Wallace, So So Def Recordings, Usher and BeBe and CeCe Winans. See photos: Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2013 She was also an. »
- Jethro Nededog
A recognition long sought by film casting directors finally arrived, surprising and delighting members of the casting community—and prompting speculation about what may come next. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced July 31 that its Board of Governors had approved the creation of a branch for casting directors. The move has long been viewed as a crucial step toward a greater goal—the creation of an Academy Award for casting. “I am thrilled beyond belief for my fellow casting directors and very grateful to the Academy for finally recognizing the contribution that casting directors make toward the filmmaking process,” Sharon Bialy of Bialy/Thomas Casting told Backstage. “Casting directors have been trying to get an Academy Award nomination in the future, and this is the first step.” Bialy, also a member of the Casting Society of America’s national board of directors, then sang a portion of the R&B classic “Respect, »
Memphis, Tenn. — It was 1973, and Elvis Presley's comeback was in fifth gear.
After years of making mediocre movies, he had returned to touring and performing in Las Vegas. In January of that year, he staged the "Aloha from Hawaii" concert live via satellite, viewed by a billion people worldwide.
But, due to a contractual obligation, he also needed to create new material. He and manager Col. Tom Parker decided that Presley's beloved Memphis was the place to do it.
Presley's sessions in July and December 1973 produced country, R&B and pop songs that were released in three separate albums.
Forty years after Presley's Stax sessions, RCA Legacy is releasing the three-cd box set "Elvis at Stax: Deluxe Edition" on Tuesday. »
A recognition long sought by film casting directors finally arrived, surprising and delighting members of the casting community—and prompting speculation about what may come next. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that its Board of Governors had approved the creation of a branch for casting directors. The move has long been viewed as a crucial step toward a greater goal—the creation of an Academy Award for casting. “I am thrilled beyond belief for my fellow casting directors and very grateful to the Academy for finally recognizing the contribution that casting directors make toward the filmmaking process,” Sharon Bialy of Bialy/Thomas Casting told Backstage. “Casting directors have been trying to get an Academy Award nomination in the future, and this is the first step.” Bialy, also a member of the Casting Society of America’s national board of directors, then sang a portion of the R&B classic “Respect, »
Jake Johnson has gotten a lot of attention -- if no Emmy love -- for his performance this past season on "New Girl." He dropped by "The Tonight Show" and reminisced about when he landed his breakout roll on the hit comedy, as well as the condition that job came with.
“I get a call from my manager, saying congratulations," Johnson said. "You gotta lose 15 pounds before we start, because you’re too fat for Fox ... I love Chicago food, but I got too fat for Fox."
“You should tell them to go Fox themselves," Jay Leno quipped. "You’re going to eat Chicago food.”
Ironically, though, Johnson also told Leno that he actually was the "inspiration" for the show. He said that he and the show's creator, Derek Waters, got wasted one night and Johnson would not stop rambling about Otis Redding. And from that, came "New Girl." Or something like that. »
- Jason Hughes
"20 Feet From Stardom" is an exceptional music documentary that shines the spotlight on some wonderfully talented backup singers -- gifted musicians who were never fully able to make that short walk to the front of the stage to become successful solo artists. Drawn from over five decades of talented artists, along with interviews from superstars like Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder, the work joins a pantheon of other exceptional music documentaries that do more than simply present a series of tunes, but focus on some of the most intense and important aspects of creative expression, of the vagaries of "success," and the challenges and luck involved that far supersede anything as fundamental as talent.
Moviefone spoke with director Morgan Neville about his process and the fleeting, elusive nature of fame.
Moviefone: What was the impetus for this story? What drew you to these wonderful women?
Morgan Neville: I have »
- Jason Gorber
Remember the name Sophia Bastian. The New York based singer/songwriter has been turning heads and catching ears across the States and Europe and is poised for some serious success. Bastian has taken her background in classic soul, jazz, and blues and infused her love of hip-hop to create a truly refreshing sound. On a recent trip to Macon, Ga (home town of soul legend Otis Redding), Bastian stopped by Star Motel Studios to record an acoustic session with Belle Brigade guitarist Ben Cassorla. The young singer’s smooth crooning voice is on full display and effortlessly carries the stripped down »
What do Sonny and Cher, Kansas, Michael Jackson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bono, Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton, The Beach Boys, Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga, Toby Keith, Jefferson Airplane, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Amy Winehouse, Weezer, The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, Bonnie Raitt, Otis Redding, Air Supply, Jimmy Buffett, Johnny Cash, Bob Seger and Fleetwood Mac have in common?They're all responsible for a bunch of small town bars possibly getting forced out of business for the capital offense of playing their songs. »
- TMZ Staff
Odi Cricket: England v New Zealand | Unreported World | Modern Family | The Time Traveller's Guide To Elizabethan England | Sarah Millican: Thoroughly Modern Millican Live | Otis Redding: Soul Ambassador | Henry Ford | Not Going Out
Odi Cricket: England v New Zealand
10.30am, Sky Sports 1
Without the World Cup or Olympics to overshadow their exploits, England's occasionally brilliant cricketers take centrestage this summer. This three-match one-day series serves as a warm-up both for June's Icc Champions Trophy – a tournament England have never won – and the subsequent visit of Australia. Chief walloper Kevin "Kp" Pietersen is ruled out through injury, so the onus is on Joe Root and Eoin Morgan to provide the middle-order aggression. Sam Richards
7.30pm, Channel 4
This week, in the last of the current series of the excellent Unreported World, it's to Rio de Janeiro for reporter Seyi Rhodes to lift the lid on the »
- Sam Richards, Ben Arnold, Hannah Verdier, Rachel Aroesti, Julia Raeside, John Robinson, David Stubbs, Ali Catterall
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