'All we wanted was a chance to talk/'stead we only got outlined in chalk'
D’Angelo took to the Saturday Night Live stage last night, and delivered a powerful performance of his song The Charade. Backed up by the Vanguard band, the singer and musician donned a hoodie while band members wore “I Can’t Breathe” and “Black Lives Matter” shirts. Peep the video above to see the The Charade performance, and click inside for their performance of Really Love. Aside for the political message, invoking the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, and Eric Garner, these performances just sound so beautiful. We see a lot of pop stars perform live, but there’s just nothing like seeing an incredible talent like D’Angelo take the stage.
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Yesterday was a pretty fun, very long day/night/morning for me. I got to spend some time with my friend Josh Rosebrook in the late afternoon and then in the week hours this morning, I met up with my friend Stacey to see the band PPL MVR play a crazy show at the Overpass after hours club (where Stacey and I saw Mereki play a show in December). In between, I had my MIND BLOWN by last night’s insane-o episode of Scandal and, well, it’s a miracle I’m alive an functioning today. More »
Posted under: 'Scandal', PPL MVR
Back in November we learned officially that Katy Perry will be the headline performer during the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show on Super Bowl Sunday this weekend. Earlier this month, Katy told us that she invited Lenny Kravitz to perform the show with her … but there were rumors that she had at least one more surprise performer up her sleeve that will appear on stage with her and Lenny during the show. Today we hear that none other than rap LEGEND Missy Misdemeanor Elliott will be the surprise guest performer after Katy teased at a press conference yesterday that she will team up with an “old school” female singer during the halftime show. The news hasn’t been officially confirmed but the Associated Press spoke with a source that is confident that Missy will perform with Katy and Lenny this weekend. To this, I say WOOT!! More »
I <3 Charlie
Our dear Britney Spears performed in concert last night at the Axis Theater inside the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino and as you can see in the short video below, she cutely declared her love for her boyfriend Charlie Ebersol midway through the show. Jordan from BreatheHeavy.com was in attendance at last night’s show and he captured lots of video of Britney‘s performance of Piece Of Me, including her performance of Me Against the Music … which is when Britney wore a bedazzled vest that read I <3 Charlie on the back. Adorbs. Click below to watch. More »
And now I have to move to Las Vegas
After Britney Spears took up concert residency in Las Vegas with her amazingly successful show Britney: Piece of Me at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino, Mariah Carey decided to take up a concert residency of her own at Caesar’s Palace. Today we learn that icon Diana Ross is also headed to Las Vegas for a mini-residency of her own … proving that the greatest of the great are flocking to Vegas to perform shows there. HMMM. It might be necessary for me to move to Las Vegas myself so that I can partake of all of these amazing concert performance opportunities. More »
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They'll perform a "New York-themed medley"
It would appear that Christina Aguilera is ready to return to the public eye again after giving birth to her daughter Summer Rain last year because today we learn that Xtina will be a featured performer during the NBA All-Star Game next month. Xtina, with some help from The Rockettes, will perform a “New York-themed medley” of songs right before the actual All-Star Game is played on February 15. The Xtina drought is over! She will soon be among us again … whether we like it or not. More »
And you can watch their entire episode right here, right now
Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis each performs full concert sets on last night’s episode of Austin City Limits and thanks to the generosity of PBS, you can watch their episode of ACL in full right here on the blog. I got to see Ryan and Jenny on tour a few times over the past few months and they put on an amazing show … if you missed seeing them, this episode of ACL gives you a good feel for what their concerts are like. Click the embed above to watch Ryan then Jenny perform their sets … you can click below to see the setlists for each performer. Enjoy. More »
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Lots to update today … last night, at long last — after many, many years of waiting — I finally got to see Vanessa Williams live in concert. I’ve been a fan of Vanessa since the early 90s and have always wanted to see her in concert. Because I’m staying in Anaheim, CA this weekend for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland, I have a room here for the weekend. So after I ran the Star Wars 5K in the morning, I had to drive north all the way into the valley to see Vanessa in concert at California State University Northridge. THEN I had to drive all the way back down to Anaheim so that I could run the Star Wars 10K this morning. So busy but so fun. More »
Mariah Carey #1's is coming to Caesar's Palace
Last week we learned that Mariah Carey was nearing a deal to perform a concert residency in Las Vegas for a limited time this year and today we learn officially that Mimi is headed for Sin City. MC shared the official details of her upcoming Vegas residency in a press release after she announced the big news on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today. The show will be called Mariah Carey #1′s and will take place at the Colosseum inside Caesar’s Palace. Click below to learn all the deets about this exciting new show and learn when YOU will be able to see Mimi‘s new Vegas show. More »