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Here's how end-of-the-world projections, based on the Mayan calendar, are being greeted in some quarters of the pop music world on Twitter. Pop & Hiss has decided to include two end-of-the-world tweets from Weird Al Yankovic because 1) he had the...
Psy has a lot to be thankful for today. Not only will the term "Gangnam style" potentially be added to the British dictionary, but the music video for his hit K-pop song is the first to have over 1 billion views on YouTube. Sorry Justin Bieber. "Gangnam...
Tags: Human Interest, Music, Social Media, YouTube, Google Inc.
The Library of Congress is full of wonderful treasures, and today it released a new chestful: a collection of interviews on topics such as sex, drugs and rock and roll. Included is Paul McCartney relating how pot and other drugs boosted the Beatles'...
Want to hear Mick Jagger talk about the Beatles? Tony Bennett laud the genius of Louis Armstrong? B.B. King express his blues over the future of the blues? Audio interviews with those and dozens more of the biggest names in rock, pop, jazz, blues,...
Audition notice from: Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse Auditions for Musicians and Singers For the rock and roll musical, BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Saturday, December 1: 3:30 – 5:30 pm & Sunday, December 2: 7:00...
Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticIn the mid-1990s, a curious sound infiltrated mainstream pop music: ska, the swingin’, pre-reggae dance style born in 1960s Jamaica. It was an odd turn at the tail end of the grunge era, and mirrored the rise of the late '70s British groups the...
Tags: Ska (genre), Music, Gwen Stefani, Justin Bieber, England
It's word association time. Say the first word that springs to mind: "holiday ----." Did you think "season"? "Sale"? "Hangover"? How about "music?" This year, there are plenty of new holiday albums to pick from. Cee Lo Green, English pop-rocker Tracey...
Tags: Kelly Clarkson, Ken Burns, Phil Vassar, Gaming, Entertainment
Choreographer Valery Tereshkin had a very long day ahead of him as he sat in a hotel lobby in Glendale this week. Just days before, his Russian Jazz Ballet had performed “Territory of Jazz” at the Alex Theatre, dancing to popular songs from...
Ravi Shankar was already revered as a master of the sitar in 1966 when he met George Harrison, the Beatle who became his most famous disciple and gave the Indian musician-composer unexpected pop-culture cachet. Suddenly the classically trained Shankar...
Tags: Yehudi Menuhin, Concerts, Movies, Ravi Shankar, Music Industry
Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," that catchy pop song that dominated the airwaves this year -- and inspired countless parodies -- topped Vevo's list as the most-watched music video of 2012. With a little help from her friend, Justin Bieber, the...
It's Here! DJ Earworm's 2012 Pop Music Mash-up, "Shine Brighter," Is the Only Song You Need to Hear This YearThe mainstream pop music landscape can be a noisy blur if you're not an aficionado (or a 12-year-old girl). Anyone who says that a lot of chart topping hits don't sound similar to each other is just delusional, let's be real. Whether you're a fan of the...
Tags: Music, Disc Jockeys, Entertainment
The new single by South Korean pop group Girls' Generation is called "I Got a Boy," and if the song and its accompanying music video are a signal about pop's direction in the year to come, we better buckle our seat belts. Clocking in at 41/2 minutes, "I...
Tags: Social Media, Disc Jockeys, Entertainment, Ellie Goulding, Music
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