Why Are So Many of Today's Recording Stars Named After Prophets?
Psych-pop singer Ariel Pink shouldn't be confused with female pop singer Pink, whose name is just Pink. Ariel Pink's real name, however, is Ariel Marcus Rosenberg, and he was born into a nice Jewish family in Mexico City ... The sixth is Zola Jesus ...
Published on: Thu, 07 Sep 16:18:32 1 30
Ariana Grande Stages the Gentlest Pop Show of All Time
Popstars have to juggle emotional expression, breath control, choreography, click tracks and backing harmonies all at once. A certain amount of smoke and mirrors is ... "Serious" music fans tend to associate vocal runs and melisma with American Idol ...
Published on: Sat, 09 Sep 13:26:42 1 163
Bebe Rexha is single … but not available
Just hours before her first live performance in Singapore at Kilo Lounge recently, American singer Bebe Rexha is live-streaming on Instagram from her hotel bathroom as she warms up her vocal cords. The 27-year-old Brooklynite – dressed in all black, ...
Published on: Thu, 07 Sep 22:05:08 0 10
The toll of stardom detailed in musical “Dreamgirls”
The play tells the story of a trio of female African-American singers, their rise from obscurity to fame, and the toll the journey exacts. Debuting on Broadway in 1981, “Dreamgirls” went on to win six Tony Awards the following year. But no doubt more ...
Published on: Sat, 09 Sep 15:00:08 45 781
INVSN's political post-punk is Your New Favourite Thing
Co-vocalist Sara Almgren played in the all-female hardcore combo the Doughnuts and Masshysteri as well as in the (International) Noise Conspiracy, while Christina Karlsson has done time in Tiger Forest Cat, Anders Stenberg in the Deportees and André ...
Published on: Fri, 08 Sep 19:02:12 24 314
Stylish Showgirls Throughout History
From the numerous “naked” dresses to the wild hair styles, the performer paved the way for popstars, like Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez, and sparkly stage outfits to come. Here she is in the Bob Mackie gown that generated numerous column inches ... The ...
Published on: Sat, 09 Sep 06:04:36 2 19
Taylor Swift Groping Trial: DJ Stands By Decision to Sue Pop Singer
Mueller said he is thinking of giving Swift a Sacagawea dollar because the Native American is a prominent female. "I mean if this is all about women's rights. ... It's a little poke at them, a little bit," he said. "I mean, I think they made this into ...
Published on: Wed, 16 Aug 12:22:56 3 129
Forebears: The Teenage Wisdom Of 'Lesley Gore Sings Of Mixed-Up Hearts'
Although written by two men — David White and John Medora — Gore's 1963 recording of "You Don't Own Me" would solidify her as a feminist pop icon, adding an authoritative female teenage perspective to the Top 40. There is never a wrong time to listen ...
Published on: Wed, 30 Aug 16:02:34 27 270
Critic Ann Powers on How Beyoncé Owned Her Sexuality — and Became Pop's Reigning Queen
It contained the most experimental music Beyoncé had ever made, heavily connected to regional rap styles like the slowed-down screw music of the singer's native Houston; it also showed the mark of her explorations of cutting-edge electronic music and ...
Published on: Thu, 07 Sep 16:31:00 2 230
Spanish Singer Jeanette Came Straight Outta La Habra And Now She's Coming Back To Cali
Her music can best be described as love-infused psychedelic pop and even watching performances of her in the '70s will make you fall in love with even just her cooled demeanor as she eyes the camera. Her voice is smoother than a glass of horchata and ...
Published on: Thu, 17 Aug 15:30:47 22 610