Madonna honored her hero, the late David Bowie, with a heartfelt tribute. “I want to pay tribute to a man who inspired my career,” she can be heard saying in the video. “If you haven’t heard about David Bowie, then look him up, motherf-ckers.” Before covering his 1974 anthem “Rebel Rebel” during her concert on Tuesday, she continued. “He was one of the geniuses in the music industry, one of the greatest singer-songwriters of the 20th century, and he changed my life when I went to see him in concert in Detroit. He showed me that it was okay to be different.” She also added, ”And he’s the first rebel heart that I laid eyes on.” She then belted out his classic song as a video memorial made up of the his iconic photos played on a large screen behind her. Madonna was among the many artists to react on social media after hearing news of Bowie’s death at the age of 69. Watch her beautiful tribute and performance in the video above.
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"With a little bit of, uh uh, and a little bit of, uh uh"
Taylor Swift has been having the time of her life on tour this year bringing famous friends on stage to perform with her at her various stops along The 1989 World Tour. As you may know, Taylor most recently brought on stage friends and fellow singers like Alanis Morissette, actresses like Lisa Kudrow and legends like Mick Jagger. Today we learn that, for her second concert performance in St. Louis, MO last night, Taylor brought on stage hometown hero Nelly to perform his 2002 song Hot In Herre with her … and HAIM as back-up dancers/singers. As you can see in the videos below, it looks like everyone involved had a lot of fun last night. More »
The TV Guide
I know that I do more than my fair share of gushing around here. It seems that whenever I go to a show or participate in an activity, I oftentimes have a hard time toning down my excitement when relaying the story the following day. Most times, it’s a matter of exaggeration but sometimes, my excitedness is warranted … like last night, for example, when Grace Jones absolutely changed my life. I have seen many concerts in my day but there are a select few live performances that have made an impactful mark me. Grace Jones‘s live performance at the Hollywood Bowl was one of those shows. Everything about the concert performance was perfect once Grace hit the stage. While she performed, the super blood moon phased through a lunar eclipse for the last time until 2033 — I am not kidding in any way when I say that the night was full of magic and wonder. More »
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"In school I learned to apply cultural and historical context"
Last night at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, Beyoncé introduced First Lady Michelle Obama, who went on to speak about an important new campaign aimed at changing the educational opportunities (or lack thereof) for millions of young girls around the world. I’m really excited about the campaign because some of my favorite people are getting involved, including Kerry Washington, Mindy Kaling and Malala Yousafzai. Click inside for more!
LMAO, this is epic
THIS. GAVE. ME. LIFE. Have you ever loved a song so much, you’ve literally sung it at the top of your lungs, whilst tears were pouring down your face? OF COURSE you have. Has anyone ever taken a video of you doing this, and then the singer of that song posted it on her Instagram, for all of her 26.4 million followers to see? Probably not. Rihanna wants you to know that her #CurrentMood is that of this Rihanna Navy superfan in Rio de Janeiro, who loves the song What’s My Name more than you’ve probably ever loved anything in life. Click inside for more!
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My original plan for Wednesday night was supposed to be me on the couch, catching up with all the returning TV shows, possibly getting some laundry done along the way. A late evening text from my friend Stacey changed my plans entirely … when she asked me to meet up with her to see the Danish singer Oh Land in concert. Stacey had an extra ticket, I had a free night and off we went. You may recall that I first learned/fell in love with Oh Land way back in 2011. For some reason, I completely missed that she was playing LA so getting the last minute invite from Stacey was a really nice surprise. It should go without saying that Oh Land put on an amazing show last night, and I was happy to tell her so when we met up with her afterward. More »
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Yesterday was a pretty fun, very busy day. My friend Tamar invited her friend Jess and me to go with her to the KROQ studio for a live performance by Silversun Pickups on the Red Bull Sound Space stage. I actually had yet to attend one of the KROQ in-studio performances so I was very much up for seeing the Pickups live. Last night, I met up with my friend Sean for a late night concert by goth jam band Psychic TV at a new venue called Teragram Ballroom. Sean and I have been talking about enjoying a goth night out for some time now and last night was our night. Two great shows in one day, it doesn’t get much better than that. More »
"The show will not just be Whitney comes on, sings and gets off"
The late Tupac Shakur has been given the hologram treatment, as has the late Michael Jackson. Today we learn that the late Whitney Houston will be “resurrected” as a hologram that will go on a concert tour next year. Alki David, the CEO of Hologram USA, gave an interview to Billboard magazine to discuss plans for hologram Whitney‘s planned upcoming tour, giving us a bit of insight as to how the show was conceived, which Houston family members are on board and what audiences might expect when hologram Whitney‘s tour comes to town. More »
And away she goes ...
Yesterday we got to see one last video tease of Madonna‘s Rebel Heart Tour, which got started in Montreal, Quebec last night in front of a sold out audience. Today we get to see a few photos from the opening night of the tour which give us a sense of what kind of show Madonna and her team concocted for this latest concert tour outing. As I mentioned previously, I won’t be able to see Madonna in concert until late next month so I am going to do my best to stay away from seeing too many spoilers before I am able to see the show for myself. That said, I did see a few photos and very short videos on social media last night. Additionally, I checked out and am sharing a collection of photos that were professionally shot at her show in the gallery presented here. At first glance, many of the costumes that Madonna is wearing in this new show look very reminiscent of costumes she wore in previous tours (for whatever reason, Madonna is doing the gypsy-look again this time around) but until I’m able to see the show in full myself, I am reserving judgement. Check out the photos to get a sense of what Madonna‘s Rebel Heart Tour show looks like and see what you think. I’ve been reading really great responses from fans who attended the tour opener last night. I can’t wait to see it all in person for myself :D