Brian McKnight: Why He Thinks Kobe Bryant Could’ve Been A Hip Hop Star

R&B singer Brian McKnight is opening up EXCLUSIVELY about Kobe Bryant’s musical talents after dropping his latest album EXODUS! Brian McKnight, 51, has worked with some of the music industry’s biggest names like Boyz II Men, Celine Dion, 52, and Mariah Carey, 50 just to name a few. It’s no surprise that he knows talent when […]

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Yellowcard Quietly Drops Copyright Suit Against Juice WRLD

Music copyright cases often come down to esoteric points of law and musical analysis, with lawyers and academic experts dissecting melodies for signs of similarity. But in one prominent recent case, the deciding factor may simply have been whether a rock band wanted to pursue a grieving mother. Last October, the 2000s-era emo band Yellowcard […]

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David Solomon DJs in the Hamptons after reaching $3.9B 1MBD settlement

Goldman Sachs chief executive David Solomon let his musical alter ego rip over the weekend after finally settling long-running fraud claims against his firm for $3.9 billion. Solomon dropped his beats for a field of well-heeled Hamptonites in Water Mill, NY, on Saturday, where his electronic dance music persona, DJ D-Sol, performed for a drive-in […]

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Bon Iver: 5 Things To Know About Taylor Swift’s ‘Musical Heroes’ Who Recorded Duet With Her For ‘Folklore’

Bon Iver is in good company on Taylor Swift’s forthcoming album ‘folklore,’ as one of her ‘musical heroes’ and collaborators. Here are five things to know about Bon Iver! The music world is about to get rocked at midnight tonight when Taylor Swift drops her surprise album folklore! The singer, 30, teased the release of the new […]

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Talking Heads drummer dishes on ‘cold’ David Byrne in new memoir

Last year, the Broadway musical “American Utopia” charmed audiences. Spike Lee signed on to direct the film version. Amy Schumer became such a groupie, she saw it six times and made Jennifer Lawrence and Phoebe Waller-Bridge attend with her. Fans raved about the optimism of David Byrne’s feel-good show. However, a former bandmate told The […]

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Zac Efron Wants to “Get Out” of Hollywood | Daily Pop | E! News

The "High School Musical" star says L.A. is "not conducive to living a happy life" while shooting "Down to Earth." Watch "Daily Pop" weekdays at 12:30pm ET|9:30am PT. #ZacEfron #ENews #DailyPop Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub Subscribe to Daily Pop The PODCAST: http://linktr.ee/dailypop About Daily Pop: Come for the Hollywood headlines, stay for the hot takes and juicy […]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds to “Hamilton” Criticism | E! News

After the Disney+ release of the smash-hit musical, the Broadway star reacts to critics claiming he mishandled the portrayal of the Founding Fathers. Watch! Full Story: https://www.eonline.com/news/1168159/lin-manuel-miranda-reacts-to-quot-valid-quot-criticism-of-hamilton-after-disney-release #LinManuelMiranda #ENews #CelebrityNews Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive segments, celebrity highlights, […]

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Why Isn’t the ‘Southern Strategy’ Working?

Want to get The Morning by email? — Justice Elena Kagan referred to both the musical “Hamilton” and to the television show “Veep.” We asked Adam Liptak, The Times’s Supreme Court reporter, for some context, and he replied: The two best writers on the Supreme Court are generally thought to be Chief Justice John G. […]

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‘Hamilton’ and the Historical Record: Frequently Asked Questions

When “Hamilton” premiered onstage in 2015, the musical attracted a big following among historians, who were delighted by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s unabashedly nerdy attention to primary documents and the scholarly literature. But historians being historians, they also offered plenty of footnotes, criticisms and correctives, which weren’t always appreciated by the show’s ardent fans, who saw a […]

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Disney+ app downloads surge 72% after ‘Hamilton’ release

“Hamilton” delivered for Disney Plus — with the musical movie of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s reimagining of the founding father’s life spurring a spike in app downloads over its July 4th weekend debut. The movie premiered on the Disney Plus streaming service on Friday, July 3. From Friday through Sunday, the Disney Plus app was downloaded 513,323 […]

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‘Hamilton’ review: Film musical loses edge but reveals heart

In 2015, “Hamilton” became Broadway’s first bragging-rights musical in a generation. Everyone was in a clamor to see it, from the corner bodega owner to George Clooney to your college friend who loves volleyball and can’t spell “revolution.” Cramped seats were selling on StubHub for $10,000. Yes, the whole world dreamed of watching Lin-Manuel Miranda’s […]

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Coronavirus, Russian Bounties, Poland’s Election: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the . And now for the Back Story on … ‘Hamilton’: A musical game changer Michael Paulson has been covering theater at The Times since 2015. During those years, he’s written more than 100 articles that prominently mention “Hamilton,” a musical that explores America’s revolutionary origins through […]

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U.S. Virus Surge, Hong Kong, Pride: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the . And now for the Back Story on … ‘Hamilton’: a musical game changer Michael Paulson has been covering theater at The Times since 2015. During those years, he’s written more than 100 articles that prominently mention “Hamilton,” which explores America’s revolutionary origins through the life […]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks “Hamilton’s” BLM Connection | E! News

The actor is humbled by the language from the musical showing up at Black Lives Matter protests and how the show connects to current times. #LinManuelMiranda #ENews #CelebrityNews Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive segments, celebrity highlights, trend reports […]

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‘Zombies 2’ & ‘Descendants 2’ Mash-Up: DCOMs Unite For Epic Musical Moment — Watch

What happens when you bring ‘Zombies 2’ and ‘Descendants 2’ together? You get musical greatness! HL has an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek of the ‘Like the Zombies Do/Chillin’ Like a Villain’ mash-up video! Honestly, we never thought Zombies 2 and Descendants 2 would come together like this. This brand-new mash-up video features “Like the Zombies Do” […]

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Lionel Richie movie musical in development at Disney

Walt Disney Studios is developing a new movie musical based on Lionel Richie’s song catalog, as Variety reports. The live-action project is tentatively titled after his 1983 song, “All Night Long,” and will utilize some of his greatest hits. According to the report, the artist pitched the concept to the studio, where it was accepted […]

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Johnny Depp Sings Bob Dylan’s ‘Times They Are A-Changin’ As A Tribute To ‘Hero’ George Floyd

Johnny Depp is using his musical talent to pay tribute to ‘sacrificial hero’ George Floyd. He shared video performing a Bob Dylan protest song, which the star says applies to what the nation is now going through. Johnny Depp is best known for his decades-long acting career, but what he really loves to do is […]

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How Lady Gaga always gets by with a little help from her friends

Lady Gaga has a lot of friends with musical benefits. “Chromatica,” her highly anticipated new album, drops on Friday, and for her fifth solo studio LP, she’s signaling a return to the dance-pop power moves that launched her to superstardom. She’s also continuing to collaborate with an array of musical artists, including new clubby collabs […]

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‘Some Like It Hot’ musical coming to Broadway

A new musical based on the classic film “Some Like It Hot” will premiere on Broadway in the fall of 2021. The show, which features a book by “The Inheritance’s” Matthew Lopez and music and lyrics from the “Smash” and “Hairspray!” team of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, was originally scheduled to debut in Chicago […]

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‘Frozen the Musical’ closes amid Broadway’s coronavirus shutdown

“Frozen the Musical” will close on Broadway, Disney announced Thursday, making it the biggest theatrical demise caused by the coronavirus pandemic so far. The $30 million musical becomes the third show to prematurely shutter during the crisis, following the plays “Hangmen” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” starring Laurie Metcalf and Rupert Everett. Those shows, […]

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Michael Jackson musical ‘MJ’ moved to spring 2021 due to coronavirus

“MJ,” the Michael Jackson stage musical headed for Broadway, will begin previews next March, an eight-month postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic shutdown. The new dates were announced today by producers Lia Vollack Productions and The Michael Jackson Estate. The world premiere of “MJ,” featuring Jackson’s music, will begin previews on Monday, March 8, 2021, […]

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‘Hamilton’ movie starring original cast set for July release on Disney+

You don’t have to “wait for it” — the film version of hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” is airing over a year ahead of schedule. It will stream on Disney+ starting July 3, moved up from its original fall 2021 release date. Disney CEO Bob Iger and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared on “Good Morning America” […]

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‘Boyz II Men’ Serenades ‘SNL’ With Mother’s Day Themed Tune ‘A Song For Mama’ — Watch

Boyz II Men was the surprise musical guest on ‘SNL’ and slayed with their tune ‘A Song For Mama’! Babyface joined the trio on guitar for the perfect Mother’s Day tribute. It’s always a good time for Boyz II Men! Trio Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman — accompanied by song’s producer Babyface — performed […]

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Josh Whitehouse: The ‘Valley Girl’ Remake Respects The Original But Has A ‘Different Energy’  

‘Valley Girl’ is getting a musical spin. HL spoke with Josh Whitehouse about remaking the 1983 cult classic, his favorite musical numbers, Randy and Julie’s love story, and more. The ’80s are making a comeback with the Valley Girl remake. This new version of Valley Girl is a delightful musical adaptation that features some of […]

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Peter Hunt, Who Directed the Broadway Hit ‘1776,’ Dies at 81

Peter H. Hunt, who had a triumphant success with his directorial debut on Broadway, the musical “1776,” which ran for almost three years and won the Tony Award for best musical, died on Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 81. His wife, Barbette (Tweed) Hunt, said the cause was complications of Parkinson’s […]

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