21-29 of 29 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
The following equation recently appeared on a standardized math test for third graders, thanks to the Common Core State Standards Initiative:
American Idol selected 48 Season 14 contestants to perform at a showcase at Los Angeles’ House of Blues — with the goal of having its three judges (and a team of no fewer than 37 producers) whittle the field down to 24 vocalists who’ll compete for the public vote. If the final roster of contestants must be split evenly by gender — and 12 hopefuls were shown advancing on Wednesday night’s telecast, then who’s likeliest to advance in the night’s final battle: »
Music and Sex: Scenes from a life - A novel in progress by Roman AkLeff (first installment can be read here; second here (the last paragraph of which was moved into this part).
After the show, Walter took Norman to the West End, where Norman marveled at the broad beer selection. As they slowly worked their way through a small percentage of the fifty-plus on offer, Walter lamented how inferior college was making him feel.
"Screw that," rejoined Norman. "Just have fun and keep learning and next year's freshmen will feel inferior to you. If you already knew everything, you wouldn't have to go to college in the first place. Don't tell me about that, tell me about all the cool stuff you've been doing."
"Well, during orientation there was a great band playing outside for free called So What. I know you're not that into fusion, but they were hot. »
Over a 13-year run, the Decemberists’ front man Colin Meloy has written all but one of the songs that appear on the Oregon band’s seven albums. Meloy’s bandmates, he says, have been nothing if not completely supportive of his musical instinct. “It’s given me a lot of room to feel comfortable bringing stuff to them. Maybe though I’d write better songs if they shot me down more often,” he says with a laugh. To mark the release of their latest studio album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, who better than Meloy to pick the Decemberists' best tracks? Read on to see his selections.Castaways and Cutouts (2002): “Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect” It was really groundbreaking for me at the time. I felt like it was a concise, Fleetwood Mac–y pop song. You set out to write songs, and sometimes »
- David Hyman
Stevie Nicks is ready to go her own way. “I feel that if the plane goes down or I’m stuck on an island, all I’ll have is my purse,” quips the Fleetwood Mac songstress, 66, whose eighth solo studio album, 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault, is out now. “So I always have any medicines I might need - and a Haim CD, just in case.” The music legend, who’s currently gracing the cover of Rolling Stone and touring with the reunited Fleetwood Mac, lets [...] »
Stevie Nicks is coming clean about her "dangerous" drug use. Before the legendary singer checked herself into rehab in 1986, she had snorted so much cocaine it tore a hole through her nose."All of us were drug addicts," the 66-year-old rock icon admits in a new interview with Rolling Stone. "But there was a point where I was the worst drug addict ... I was a girl, I was fragile, and I was doing a lot of coke. And I had that hole in my nose. So it was dangerous." Back in those days, Nicks' friend Tom Petty frequently urged her to get help for her addiction. "I was very worried about her. To the point that if the phone did ring and they said, 'Stevie died,' I wouldn't have been surprised,' Petty tells the mag. The Fleetwood Mac vocalist never considered herself an alcoholic, and she still smokes »
- tooFab Staff
Sir Elton John and Ed Sheeran are among headliners for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The Louisiana city will celebrate its musical culture with the annual event, with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga also set to headline the festival where fans can expect performances of hits from their collaborative album 'Cheek to Cheek'. The festival - which will take place across two weekends, from April 24 to April 26, and April 30 to May 3 - will also play host to a headline set from 'Timber' rapper, Pitbull. One mystery headliner for the final evening of the prestigious event - which was founded in 1970 - has yet to be revealed, but previous stars to have played include icons Fleetwood Mac and Bruce Springsteen. Elsewhere on the line-up, Gwen Stefani will bring her ska-infused band No Doubt, while rapper Ti, country star Keith Urban and 68-year-old singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett are also scheduled »
Nothing’s off the record when Stevie Nicks appears on the new issue of Rolling Stone.
Now, all these years later, Stevie is back gracing the mag's cover, as she talks about her still volatile relationship with Mac’s Lindsay Buckingham, and how their plans to retire to an old folks’ home together have been dashed.
"Relations with Lindsey are exactly as they have been since we broke up," the rock icon told the mag. ...
Copyright 2015 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »
- email@example.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
The lineup for the two-weekend 2015 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival is out: earning top billing is AC/DC on Friday, Jack White on Saturday and Drake on Sunday. Tame Impala, Interpol, Steely Dan, Alesso, Alabama Shakes, Ride (reunion!), Nero; The Weeknd, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, alt-j, Belle & Sebastian, Ratatat, Hozier; Florence + The Machine, Kaskade, Ryan Adams, David Guetta and St. Vincent are also toplining the fest. Look at the entire 2015 Coachella lineup -- by day, even! -- here. The Indio, Calif.-hosted event runs April 10-12 and 17-19 in 2015. Wait, who were the headliners in years previous? Outkast (Fri), Muse (Sat) and Arcade Fire (Sun) in 2014. Stone Roses and Blur, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2013. The Black Keys, Radiohead and Snoop Dogg/Dr. Dre in 2012. Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, and Kanye West and the Strokes in 2011. Jay Z, Muse and Gorillaz in 2010. So am I right in thinking »
- Katie Hasty
I used to laugh at darts. But not any more. This weekend’s Pdc world championship final promises all the thrills of a penalty shoot-out – and blessed relief from the vainglories of other sports
When the comedian Mel Smith died in 2013, most of the tributes on TV included his famous “darts sketch”, from the 1980s TV satire show Not the Nine O’Clock News. In the sketch Griff Rhys Jones is Dai “Fat Belly” Gutbucket, competing against Smith, as Tommy “Even Fatter Belly” Belcher. Puffing away on cigs, they stand by a table groaning with bottles of booze, the joke being that instead of throwing doubles, they’re downing doubles; brandy, vodka, and so on.
Oh how we laughed, the young, savvy, Guardian-reading – there, I’ve said it – audience for that show. But in recent years, darts has become much more than a reliable source of cheap laughs for the chattering classes. »
- Martin Kelner
21-29 of 29 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners