8 items from 2015
Avicii used his set at Tomorrowland this weekend as a platform to debut new music – that much was to be expected. What we didn’t see coming, however, was that he’d gradually begin to adopt tropical house as his style of choice.
Near the end of his set, Avicii premiered three IDs with the working titles “Some Nights,” “The Way It Should” and “Nothing To Lose,” and all of them had distinctly tropical elements. While a slide towards the genre could be traced back to his last couple of releases, it seems to be a bold statement for such a mainstager to abandon their usual style in favor of something so relatively obscure.
That said, characteristic of artists like Kygo, Thomas Jack and Will Sparks, tropical house has grown in popularity substantially over the past few years. Being that Avicii’s sound has leaned more towards acoustic instrumentals in »
- John Cameron
There was a time when the craft of writing for television was considered to be several rungs below the art of writing for films, and that applied to composers and songwriters as well as scriptwriters.
Top creators are now happy to contribute to TV, especially given today’s wider latitude of cable and streaming options.
And while it’s impossible to predict what songs from the 2014-15 season will end up as Emmy nominees, the competition may be fiercer than ever, including tunes from past Oscar winners, top hip-hop producers, TV vets and one particularly edgy comedienne.
Among the anticipated entries:
• Songs from “Empire” (pictures above), Fox’s hip-hop drama, many written by music producer Jim Beanz and supervised by veteran rapper and producer Timbaland (“Good Enough,” “You’re So Beautiful” and “Nothing to Lose” are possibilities). Many of its songs were created and produced in a day. »
- Jon Burlingame
Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con May 22nd through the 24th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!
Sure, you got the comic artists and cosplayers, wrestlers, a St. Louis Ram, a Power Ranger, and of course the ubiquitous Walking Dead stars, but what We Are Movie Geeks is most excited about are the celebrities from movies that will be on hand: Horror legend George Romero, Sharknado legend Tara Reid, horror hostess with the mostest (if you know what I mean) Elvira, Guardians Of The Galaxy tough guy Dave Bautista, Henry the serial killer himself Michael Rooker, Do The Right Thing’s ‘Buggin Out’ Giancarlo Esposito. Lord of the Rings Trilogy’s Pippin Billy Boyd, Captain America squeeze Hayley Atwell, and Silent Bob’s buddy Jay aka Jason Mewes. »
- Tom Stockman
Don’t think, don’t worry, everything’s just fine… because it’s time for an all new TVLine Mixtape!
What follows is an array of songs recently featured on your favorite shows, including artist and album information in case you want to add them to your personal collection.
Spoilers abound, and we chose songs we liked — but we always love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.
So peruse our playlist, then hit the comments with your favorite TV tunes. And remember: You can always submit questions or suggestions about TV music on Twitter @RyanSchwartz.
RelatedTVLine Mixtape: Your Favorite Songs from Grey’s, »
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The Performer | Jussie Smollett
The Show | Empire
The Episode | “Die But Once/Who I Am” (March 18, 2015)
The Performance | Empire‘s two-hour Season 1 finale was a whirlwind of Omg plot twists — murder! arrests! hookups! catfights! — but it was Jussie Smollett’s transformation of middle son Jamal from sensitive R&B singer to hard-charging heir to his father’s crown that truly took our breath away.
The fireworks began as Jamal returned with his homophobic father Lucious to the Philadelphia apartment where he’d spent so much of his tortured childhood. Ignoring Lucious »
The “Nothing to Lose” remix from the upcoming Empire season finale will be your new favorite song. [E!] The live-action Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts will be released March 17, 2017. Disney is now testing out the Be Our Guest breakfast eatery for a limited time. [Variety/Orlando Sentinel/People] Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder exposes her own sex tape while taping the reunion show. [TMZ] Royals star Elizabeth Hurley plays 51 Questions. [BuzzFeed] Ryan Seacrest Productions launches the game show Babushka, its first international series. [Variety] Paula Deen swears she can make Nick Lachey fart through silk on Big Morning Buzz Live.
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- Taylor Ferber
There's nothing to lose in Empire's epic two-hour finale. Yes, even though it feels like just yesterday the gift that is Fox's new hit drama entered our lives and changed the TV game, its season finale is already here. On Wednesday, fans will finally find out which Lyon son will be inheriting Lucious' (Terrence Howard) crown...and judging from the exclusive song from the finale we're sharing with you, it looks like it might just be Jamal (Jussie Smollett)! The complicated father-son duo teams up for a remix of Jamal's "Nothing to Lose," which you can listen to below. Warning: you won't be able to get it out of your head! So. Freakin'. Good. »
The guest list on Empire just keeps getting better and better!
If you're not already obsessed with Empire -- TV's most addicting new drama -- you most certainly will be after this week's episode, which welcomes not one, but two music superstars to the smash series: Jennifer Hudson and Mary J. Blige.
To help get you even more excited for the A-list filled episode, we at ETonline have your exclusive first listen at the hour's most download-worthy song, "Shake Down," featuring Grammy award winner Blige and Empire's musically gifted patriarch Terrence Howard.
Watch: Inside the Secret Formula to Fox's 'Empire,' TV's Next Big Hit
In Wednesday's all-new chapter, Blige plays Angie, a woman from Lucious' (Howard) past who makes her way back into his present.
"Shake Down," which will be featured in a very important flashback scene, is a piano-heavy duet that -- in true Empire fashion -- will be stuck in your head all day »
8 items from 2015
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