The dream of the mid-2000s will be alive at ‘When We Were Young’ festival in Las Vegas
Grab your eyeliner and flat irons, because a music festival featuring the titans of mid-aught emo music are playing for one day only at the appropriately titled When We Were Young music festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 22.
Inside Prince's massive collection of archives and unreleased music
"It's literally a vault. It's a room full of shelves, floor to ceiling, with tapes. You have recorded music, a video archive. Then you have a written archive," says Troy Carter about Prince's vault of archives and unreleased music.cbsnews.com
New jazz club opens despite pandemic hurdles: ‘Failure was not an option’
She’s a descendant of the legendary singer Lena Horne, and she performed at a new jazz club in San Marco Saturday night. The owner of that club, Breezy’s Jazz, which officially opened Thursday, said Saturday was an exciting night for her, as she’s working hard to keep jazz alive in Jacksonville. “Failure was not an option, so we just did whatever we needed to do to keep it moving.”AdJeffers credits jazz music to the survival of the African-American woman. I want to keep jazz alive, so that’s why we created Breezy Jazz House,” she said. Breezy’s is partnering with different organizations in the community, one of which is providing scholarships for children through jazz music.
How Merry Clayton turned ‘Gimme Shelter’ by the Rolling Stones from good to legendary
Last year, news broke that 77-year-old rock ‘n’ roll legend and Rolling Stones member Mick Jagger had purchased a mansion in Florida for his girlfriend, which led to people on social media saying “Gimme Shelter” about the transaction.
Opera adapts to pandemic, hosts drive-thru show in a parking garage -- and the results are stunning
DETROIT – When one thinks of the opera, images of a parking garage are unlikely to come to mind, but some unexpected creativity during the pandemic allowed people to experience the opera from their vehicle. This proves it: When you can’t pack people into a theater, you find another way to perform. Michigan Opera Theatre opened its season in late December this way. Each act performed on a different level of the opera house garage. Watch nextREAD: Michigan Opera Theatre names Yuval Sharon new artistic director
‘The face of Cabrini-Green’: A lost child, a legacy of failure and a changing neighborhood
“Now, what they said (is) the music’s too loud. This is our way of life. Your way of life is on the rooftop with your wines,” he said from his office at Holy Family Lutheran Church, just north of the rowhouses. … No, I can’t pay $3,500 a month. I’m not going to pretend like I can.chicagotribune.com
Jacksonville Arts and Music School gets creative to safely showcase students’ talent
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Through music, dance, visual arts, and film, students enrolled at the Jacksonville Arts and Music School are determined to hone their skills and stand out. At the end of each year, the students put on the annual “North Stars” performance showcase. For the first time, the “North Stars” performance is going from packed house to virtual spectacle. The Jacksonville Arts and Music School is an after school after school program currently focusing on students in grades 4 through 11. If you’d like to learn more about Jacksonville Arts and Music School, go here to view its website.
Stevie Nicks joined TikTok so she could lace up her skates, sing ‘Dreams’ and drink some Ocean Spray
You might know him as TikTok star Doggface, who now famously posted the viral TikTok of him longboarding down the street listening to Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 hit “Dreams” while sipping out of a bottle of Ocean Spray cran-raspberry drink. Because of the TikTok, “Dreams” is up in the charts, Apodaca is releasing a Halloween costume based off the video, and Stevie Nicks has joined TikTok to upload her own version of the “Dreams” video. As many of us know, Nicks is a member of Fleetwood Mac and wrote and sings “Dreams.”It’s a song she wrote when she was breaking up with fellow Fleetwood Mac member Lindsey Buckingham. For any Nicks fan, it’s incredible to just hear a snippet of her singing “live.”Oh, and don’t forget about the bottle of Ocean Spray. You can see Nicks' video below.
5 things you probably didn’t know about Jack White
After a not-so-funny opening monologue from comedian Bill Burr on this past weekend’s “SNL,” the show needed someone to save it, and guitarist and singer Jack White did just that. Backed by only a drummer (with the coolest drum kit ever) and bassist, Jack White dipped back into his extensive back catalogue of songs, and played some classics. And if you’ve been rocking out to The White Stripes since 1999, you probably already appreciate all of these things. White first saw a rise to fame with his duo The White Stripes. On the bright side, that didn’t stop Jack White from still making music.
Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ is gaining popularity, thanks to that hilarious now-viral TikTok
Fleetwood Mac’s classic hit “Dreams,” sung by the witchy Stevie Nicks, is having a breath of new life, thanks to a TikTok that recently went viral. He’s just enjoying life and jamming out to some Fleetwood Mac. The TikTok blew up on social media, and even Fleetwood Mac’s Twitter account took notice, and tweeted “We love this!” to all of its followers. As if this story couldn’t get any better, Fleetwood Mac’s drummer, Mick Fleetwood, recently joined TikTok so he could recreate the now famous video. Now twirl, Stevie Nicks, twirl!
Jacksonville Symphony brings live music back to River City
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Fans of the Jacksonville Symphony say they’re thrilled to be able to hear live music once again, as the musicians treated a socially-distanced audience to a live, in-person concert Wednesday. It was the first of two “test concerts," and it was the first live in-person performance by the Symphony since the beginning of the pandemic. The second test concert is scheduled for Thursday night. To learn more about reserving tickets for this week’s concerts and all concerts currently scheduled, click here. If you’re interested in donating to help the Jacksonville Symphony, donations can be made here.
Jacksonville Symphony bringing live music back to River City starting this week
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After the coronavirus pandemic forced local performance venues to dim their lights, live music from the Jacksonville Symphony is starting again this week. After being forced to close its doors since March, and cancel 30 concerts, the Jacksonville Symphony is bringing music back to the River City. Courtney Lewis is the music director and says he and his fellow symphony musicians are thrilled to return to the stage. “For us musicians, and I know for our audience as well...one of the most important things is hearing live music,” Lewis said. If you’re interested in donating to help the Jacksonville Symphony, donations can be made here.
These 15 hit music videos from 2000 will bring on the nostalgia
There’s no better way than music, right? In no particular order, here are 15 hit music videos from the year 2000 that might have you cringing, laughing or just happily reminiscing. “Bye Bye Bye” by *NSYNC2. “Maria Maria” by Santana featuring The Product G&B15. “What a Girl Wants” by Christina AguileraThere was no way we could even come close to listing all the hits from 2000.
Eminem wants you to wear a mask in new quarantine single alongside Kid Cudi
Both of the rappers are billed on this song, but after a listen, it seems like Eminem is the one being featured on a Kid Cudi song. Eminem, at one point, goes off about people not wearing masks in public:“Half of us walking around like a zombie apocalypse. Other half are just p----- off, and don’t wanna wear a mask and they’re just scoffing. 1 rapper advocating for public health in the middle of a pandemic. We didn’t expect to see Eminem becoming a public health advocate on our 2020 bingo card, but we are here for it.
Ringing in No. 80 for Ringo: Celebrate the 80th birthday of iconic Beatles member with this quiz
There is an iconic musician who’s celebrating a big birthday on Tuesday, and Ringo is his name-O. R-I-N-G-O is turning 8-0! R-I-N-G-O is turning 8-0! Excuse the mild spoof on the famous nursery rhyme, “Bingo,” but it’s a good way to describe a big day for a member of arguably the world’s most iconic band. Ringo Starr turns 80 on Tuesday, and what better way to celebrate his life and achievements than by trying your hand at this quiz about the former drummer for “The Beatles,” and solo artist.
21 Savage launches free online financial program for youth
LOS ANGELES Rapper 21 Savage will be launching a free online financial literacy education program for youth sheltered at home during the coronavirus pandemic. His efforts will include a partnership with Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to provide free WiFi and tablets for underserved students in the city. 21 Savage said he wants to empower youth to manage their money. The rapper launched his Bank Account program in 2018 to teach financial literacy to teenage students across the United States. It was updated on July 2, 2020 to fix a reference to the recipients of the program.
21 Savage launches free online financial program for youth
LOS ANGELES Rapper 21 Savage will be launching a free online financial literacy education program for youth sheltered at home during the coronavirus pandemic. His efforts will include a partnership with Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to provide free WiFi and tablets for undeserved students in the city. 21 Savage said he wants to empower youth to manage their money. His program will work with mobile banking service provider Chime and EverFi, an education technology platform. The rapper launched his Bank Account program in 2018 to teach financial literacy to teenage students across the United States.
On a space high? Tune in to this outer space playlist
Let’s be serious, we’re all in a space mood after watching NASA astronauts launch from Kennedy Space Center last month. Whether you’re taking your shuttle out for a Sunday drive, taking a road trip, or blasting off to the stars -- a playlist is absolutely necessary to make the trip memorable. NASA Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley made a playlist for their 3-mile ride to Launch Complex 39A before liftoff. You’ll hear melodies like “Space Oddity”, “Rocket Man” as well as “A Sky Full of Stars” made famous by Coldplay. Buckle up and don your space suit -- or whatever NASA apparel you have close by, as we dive into our space jams.
7 concert films you should watch if you’re really missing live music
Some experts believe it could be more than a year until live concerts return to our daily lives, which is heartbreaking for people who love seeing live music. So until then, the next best thing to do is watch a concert movie from one of your favorite artists. Look no further than Beyoncé's “Homecoming,” her live concert that was filmed in 2018 when she headlined Coachella, the Southern California music festival. From the costumes, dancing and marching band music arrangements, Beyoncé transformed Coachella into “Beychella,” and we’re lucky enough that the entire show is documented. Not only is Timberlake’s music incredible catchy, but the production value that went into this show, especially the choreography, makes it worth visiting.
This Disney playlist will take any day and make it practically perfect
Disney tunes have a way of getting us out of the rut we’re in and putting a smile on our face. Each music provider has a Disney playlist filled with hundreds of songs from every Disney film known to man. Having the right playlist is an important task -- and choosing the right playlist shouldn’t be taken lightly. Everyone should have a Disney playlist saved, ready to be played at any moment. The playlist is a melting pot of classic Disney hits, Disney covers and songs you can hear when visiting a Disney theme park.
Musicians like John Legend, Neil Young performing virtual concerts for fans
Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay, organized a live concert on the band’s Instagram page Monday, which inspired John Legend to do the same thing Tuesday. The best part is that Legend’s wife, Chrissy Teigen, filmed the live concert for fans to watch all across the globe. Rock legend Neil Young announced he would be doing a virtual concert after having to cancel many upcoming tour dates because of the coronavirus. Young is calling it the “Fireside Sessions,” and the concert will be streaming live from his website, Neil Young Archives. Will we see more famous musicians turn their living rooms into intimate concert venues for their fans to watch on the internet in the comfort of their quarantined homes?
Gate River Run: What song will get you over the Green Monster?
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Gate River Run is Saturday, and News4Jax is getting you ready for the big event. A lot of runners won't even think about lacing up their shoes without a pair of headphones and a playlist. They found listening to songs with high beats per minute boosted performance up to 15%. Spotify has its own playlist of songs with high BPMs that is aimed at runners. We wanted to know what songs fuel you, so we asked on Facebook.
Dixie Chicks are finally back with a new song
If you look up the definition of “gaslight” in the dictionary, it will tell you “to cause a person to doubt his or her sanity through the use of psychological manipulation,” and that’s what the Dixie Chicks’ new song, “Gaslighter," is exactly about. It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 14 years since we’ve been blessed with a new album from these country queens, and it seems like they’re picking up right where they left off after the success of their hit song “Not Ready To Make Nice.”The Dixie Chicks have never been afraid to say what they think. Who can forget when they made those comments about President George W. Bush? The Dixie Chicks don’t hold anything back, and Maines has never sounded better ripping through the verses of the song. The album “Gaslighter” officially drops May 1, and until then, you can play the song “Gaslighter” over and over and over again.
Shakira’s meme-worthy tongue trill is actually called a zaghrouta -- and it’s culturally significant to the singer
Shakira may have created the best new meme of 2020, but there’s cultural significance behind the tongue trill that instantly became iconic Sunday night. There were hit songs, lasers, sexy backup dancers, guitar solos and Lopez on a stripper pole absolutely living her best life. Most people know that Shakira is Colombian, but her father is Lebanese, and the tongue flick she did is actually called a zaghrouta, which is a traditional Arabic expression of celebration and happiness. This is called zaghrouta. https://t.co/bixdVn34vF — Bozi Tatarevic (@hoonable) February 3, 2020Chiming in because I know everyone will be making jokes about this for days — this is a popular Arab tradition, called zaghrouta, used to express joy at celebrations.
Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett coming to Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It could possibly be the biggest tour of the year for rock fans in Jacksonville! The world’s most iconic and celebrated rock legends will launch their highly anticipated THE STADIUM TOUR in Jacksonville this summer. DEF LEPPARD, MÖTLEY CRÜE, with POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS will perform at TIAA Bank Field on Thursday, June 18, the Jacksonville Jaguars and ASM Global-Jacksonville announced Thursday. This led to the band members reuniting and announcing that “Mötley Crüe is back” just recently. Mötley Crüe is also celebrating the 30th Anniversary of their #1 charting, 7x Platinum album, DR. FEELGOOD this year.
Dear Hollywood, please cast Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish as the leads in a movie version of ‘Wicked’
If you’ve ever seen the blockbuster musical “Wicked,” which tells the untold story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda, the Good Witch from “The Wizard of Oz,” you’ve probably thought this musical could be a great movie. Grande even got to sing the song “The Wizard and I,” during a tribute TV special to the show. Plus, you’ve got to be able to hit some pretty high notes when you play Glinda, so Grande would be perfect. Eilish, on the other hand, basically lives her life as a modern-day version of the Wicked Witch of the West, so the choice is easy. It was reported there will be a movie version of “Wicked” to hit theaters in late 2021, but so far, we’ve had no news on casting.
Who will win big on Grammy night? Vote for your favorites now
Music’s biggest night is just around the corner, and fans everywhere are putting their bets on who will win the top prizes at this year’s Grammy awards. It wasn’t a commercial success, but neither was last year’s winner, Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour.” Look for Vampire Weekend or Ariana Grande spoil Del Rey’s chances of winning. Taylor Swift was shut out of the bigger categories besides song of the year, so this could be her once chance to win a Grammy for the night. If the Grammy isn’t going to Beyoncé, chances are it’s going to Ariana Grande or Lizzo. Make sure you vote in the polls and let us know your thoughts on this year’s Grammy awards in the comments below.