Nina Simone (I) - News Poster

News

How 'Black Panther' Mvp Danai Gurira Went From Zombie-Slayer to Marvel Superstar

How 'Black Panther' Mvp Danai Gurira Went From Zombie-Slayer to Marvel Superstar
When Black Panther star Danai Gurira was five-years-old, her parents moved her from Grinnell, Iowa, population 9,218, to their homeland of Harare, Zimbabwe – a bustling, urban city over two-and-a-half-thousand times bigger than the rural former factory town where she was born. She looked like a local girl, but spoke like a kid from the Midwestern plains. "An American accent isn't unusual," says Gurira on a brisk afternoon in Los Angeles, "but sometimes from somebody who looks like me." Later, her high school theater friends would give her the nickname Megaphone because
See full article at Rolling Stone »

Nina Simone Playwright Christina Ham: "For Me, Every Month Is Black History Month"

  • BuzzSugar
Image Source: Courtesy of Christina Ham On September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Al, was bombed by members of the Ku Klux Klan. Four young girls were killed while inside the building, inciting a defining moment in the civil rights movement in America. The attack, senseless and outstandingly violent, created tangible images of the horror segregationists imposed upon black people in the South and around the country. Playwright Christina Ham's most recent stage project, Nina Simone: Four Women, centers around larger-than-life musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone - but it's not the first play Ham has written in an effort to shed light on the violence in Birmingham in 1963. Ham took a more direct approach with her 2012 play, Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963, a children's production that was directed by Tony Award-winner Phylicia Rashad and commemorated the 50th anniversary of the horrific attack. Four Little Girls was
See full article at BuzzSugar »

Kate Middleton Shines During Solo Appearance One Day After Her 36th Birthday

Kate Middleton still has that birthday glow!

On Wednesday, the day after she quietly celebrated her 36th birthday, Princess Kate (or should we say, Giddy Twinkle Toes) stepped out for a solo engagement in London.

The expectant royal mom, who is due with her third baby in April, visited the Reach Academy Feltham, a school working in partnership with one of her key charities, Place2Be. (And no, she did not go break a certain royal style rule!)

The Duchess joins in with art activities and hears how the school is committed to working with parents, as they believe communication
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Jon Bon Jovi Reacts to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction: 'Good Things Come to Those Who Wait'

  • PEOPLE.com
Jon Bon Jovi Reacts to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction: 'Good Things Come to Those Who Wait'
Jon Bon Jovi has been livin’ on a prayer for “eight or nine years” before the announcement Wednesday that his band, Bon Jovi, will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this spring.

While waiting to check off this bucket list item has been “frustrating” for the ’80s icon, “there are certain things you can’t control,” he tells People exclusively.

“All through those nine years of suffering, it was never pleasant on this day,” the rocker, 55, admits. “Good things come to those who wait.”

With four albums that hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling a
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Jon Bon Jovi Says Induction Into Rock Hall Of Fame Next Year Along With Nina Simone, Dire Straits And Others Is ‘About Time’

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2018 inductees. Related: Bon Jovi Surprises Graduating Class With Concert According to the Associated Press, Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, Nina Simone, The Cars, The Moody Blues, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe will all be inducted into the Hall next year. Jon Bon Jovi responded Wednesday to the news of […]
See full article at ET Canada »

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone Voted Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

  • Uinterview
Five acts were chosen to be entered into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the organization announced Wednesday. 2018 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Bon Jovi, the Cars, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, and Nina Simone will be inducted in a ceremony on April 14 in Cleveland. Gospel pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe will receive […]

Source: uInterview

The post Bon Jovi, Nina Simone Voted Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame appeared first on uInterview.
See full article at Uinterview »

Bon Jovi Among 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees

Bon Jovi Among 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees
They've seen a million faces, and they've rocked them all...and now it's official: Bon Jovi will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The famed rock band, who rose to fame in the '80s and is led by Jon Bon Jovi, joins Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, the Cars and the late Nina Simone in the class of 2018. In addition, the late Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be honored with an Early Influence award.  The news was announced on Wednesday. "Hey everybody, just wanted to say hi, wish you all a happy holiday and, oh yeah, by the way, thank you," Jon said in a video message posted on Instagram, as Bon Jovi's 1986 hit "Wanted Dead or Alive" is played...
See full article at E! Online »

Rock Hall of Fame Prefers Bon Jovi to Radiohead, Thank You Very Much

  • The Wrap
Rock Hall of Fame Prefers Bon Jovi to Radiohead, Thank You Very Much
Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, the Cars and Nina Simone will be the latest musicians inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On Wednesday, the institution announced those artists will make up the class of 2018 in the spring and joining the ranks of its elite list of iconic musicians. Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be honored with the Early Influence award. You know who wasn’t given an invitation to join the club? Radiohead. The band didn’t make the cut this year, though a huge talking point was whether the band would attend the ceremony if they got.
See full article at The Wrap »

2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class Announced: Inductees Include Bon Jovi and Dire Straits

2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class Announced: Inductees Include Bon Jovi and Dire Straits
The 2018 inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced Wednesday morning, and this year’s class includes a trio of ’80s legends: Bon Jovi, Dire Straits and The Cars. Also included this year are progressive rock icons the Moody Blues and the late jazz/soul songstress Nina Simone.

Additionally, rock pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe will earn a special honor, the Award for Early Influence, to recognize her contributions to the nascent genre.

Perhaps the biggest question surrounding the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is whether or not estranged Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Meet St. Beauty, Your New Favorite Band

  • BuzzSugar
If you haven't heard of St. Beauty yet, welcome to your new musical obsession. St. Beauty is the soulful love child of Alex Belle and Isis V., who met while working at a vintage store in Georgia and discovered a shared passion for songwriting and performing. Their music has been featured on HBO's Insecure, and they are currently signed to Janelle Monáe's Wondaland Records. I caught up with these very sweet and very trendy ladies fresh off the release of their new music video for their single "Caught" off of their forthcoming Ep to discuss their dream collaborations, their favorite song of 2017, and who they're rooting for at next year's Grammys. Popsugar: Who are your biggest musical influences? Isis V.: I have so many, but I'm obsessing over Stevie Wonder at the moment. Alex Belle: Santigold, Kid Cudi, Nina Simone, Janis Joplin, and Sade. We describe the genre
See full article at BuzzSugar »

The Unrelenting Nina Simone: 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominee

Imagine a young twelve-year old pianist refusing to play at her debut classical recital because her parents were forced to move out of the front row to make room for white people. It was a defiant act which marked the beginning of a life of musical defiance and inspiration. Nina Simone was politically provocative then, and retained that reputation throughout her life. Let’s take a closer look into Simone’s music and impact on the industry: “Ain’t Got No, I Got Life”, London, 1968 Simone’s classical piano lessons cultivated a considerable musical talent. She studied at the Julliard School for a

The Unrelenting Nina Simone: 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominee
See full article at TVovermind.com »

Mayor Taylor Swift? Newly Published List Reveals Surprising Celebrity Write-Ins for N.Y.C. Mayor

Mayor Taylor Swift? Newly Published List Reveals Surprising Celebrity Write-Ins for N.Y.C. Mayor
New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio won a second term a few weeks ago — despite, as it turns out, having some pretty famous competition.

A list of all the people who received votes in the 2017 N.Y.C. mayoral election was released by the city’s Board of Elections on Wednesday, and it has a few familiar names on it. Quite a few, in fact: Though there was a lighter turnout for this year’s mayoral election than in years past, The New York Times reported that there were more write-in votes than ever.

And it turns out there are
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Album of the Week: Melanie De Biasio - Lilies

As I mentioned back in June, Miss Melanie De Biasio truly transcends description and/or refuses to be boxed into any one musical genre. Her latest nine-track album Lilies was released last month. This captivating Belgian artist incorporates jazz, classical, nufolk, even electronica into her musically rich vocabulary to create her truly unique and atmospheric sound; imagine Nina Simone meets Talk Talk

Like the video above for her smoldering ballad "Your Freedom Is The End of Me," the tension she creates with minimum accompaniment of voice, bass, drums and piano is so dynamic on this track as well as the slow-burning, 6:41 long "All My Words," and the spoken-word poetry of "And My Heart Goes On," that I can't help but wonder if she might be paying homage to the early Roxy Music classic "In Every Dreamhome A Heartache". Moreover, the finger snaps and naked vocal brilliance of "Sitting In
See full article at CultureCatch »

Tracee Ellis Ross' Jc Penney Line Is Here! Shop Her Favorite Pieces Before They Sell Out

Tracee Ellis Ross' Jc Penney Line Is Here! Shop Her Favorite Pieces Before They Sell Out
Tracee Ellis Ross‘ new clothing line just launched at Jc Penney — and it’s everything your wardrobe needs, especially around the holiday season.

“I was spit out by my mom so it has been in my genes since I was a kid, and I worked in the fashion industry for years when I was growing up,” Ellis Ross told PeopleStyle about her new Tracee Ellis Ross for Jcp collection. “I was a fashion editor and stylist. Then I moved into the acting world and my love of clothing never stopped. I’ve always dreamt of creating a line”

So when
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

The Voice Recap: After the Last of the Knockouts, the Winner's Likely to Be...

Tuesday’s episode of The Voice left Season 13’s Knockouts in the rearview mirror and me feeling reflective — mainly about how easy it was to pick the standouts from this eh-ok crop of contestants. My once-high expectations for Anthony Alexander have been lowered. After Monday’s “Behind These Hazel Eyes,” I still think of Moriah Formica as rock but not rock-solid. Ashland Craft’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” should have left her singing “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” And as far as I can tell, Jon Mero simply cannot cut the cheese out of his performances. That leaves, Imho, five real contenders: Chris Weaver,
See full article at TVLine.com »

Sexism and the music doc: 'Grace Jones has had her 15 minutes'

Why Bloodlight and Bami bucks the cliched trend that’s haunted films about Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse

Related: Grace Jones and giant confetti cannons: the 20 biggest festival moments of 2017

The tragic downfall of a celebrity ingenue: a trusted, market-friendly formula for the big screen, especially where female recording artists are concerned. Documentaries about female stars tend to tread a similar narrative, involving a reductive look at personal histories, where the film-maker is less interested in the idea of accomplished musicians than of girls who supposedly dreamed too big and self-destructed through addiction and failed relationships. With this mythologising, you might say that Amy Winehouse (Asif Kapadia’s Amy), Whitney Houston (Nick Broomfield’s Whitney: Can I Be Me), Nina Simone ( Liz Garbus and Hal Tulchin’s What Happened Miss Simone?) and Janis Joplin (Amy Berg’s Janis: Little Girl Blue) have been made more alike in death than in life.
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Police Officer Killed in Las Vegas Shooting Left Heartfelt Funeral Instructions: ‘Remember Me for Who I Was’

Police Officer Killed in Las Vegas Shooting Left Heartfelt Funeral Instructions: ‘Remember Me for Who I Was’
Charleston Hartfield, an officer of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, was one of the 58 lives lost in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history on Oct. 1 in Las Vegas. Not only was he a loving family man, but he was also a prepared one.

One year ago, Hartfield had created a computer file titled “Charleston Hartfield’s Memorial Service” offering detailed plans for a gathering in his honor. And on Friday, Hartfield was laid to rest in Henderson, Nevada, during a memorial service that followed the heartfelt instructions described in the file found by his widow Veronica shortly after his death.
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, Radiohead Among Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

  • Uinterview
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has released its nominee list for 2018. Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 Nominees Released Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, and Radiohead are among those nominated. Historically, the ballot has been capped at around 12, but for the second year in a row, 19 acts are up for the […]

Source: uInterview

The post Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, Radiohead Among Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees appeared first on uInterview.
See full article at Uinterview »

Radiohead And Rage Against The Machine Make Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominations

  • ET Canada
An impressive list of performers are included on next year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot, including: Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Nina Simone and The Moody Blues. In total, 19 acts are nominated in Thursday’s announcement and nine nominees are featured for the very first time. In fact, this is the first year British rockers […]
See full article at ET Canada »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With | External Sites