Archive for June, 2011

‘The Voice’ Recap: A Gracious Goodbye to Would-Be Stars

June 23rd, 2011
Last night on the Voice was a formality for Vicci Javier Dia and Bev the chosen who won as we predicted they would But it was also a real goodbye to the other four a reverse arc where the medley at the start of the show was the culmination of...

Lenny Kravitz ‘Really Excited’ to Play Cinna in ‘Hunger Games’ Movie

June 23rd, 2011
Lenny Kravitz was at his home studio in the Bahamas putting the finishing touches on his album Black and White America (due August 30th) when Gary Ross called this spring The director offered Kravitz a key role in his film version of The Hunger Games Cinna the stylist who becomes...

Buju Banton Sentenced to Ten Years For Cocaine Charge

June 23rd, 2011
Reggae star Buju Banton has been sentenced to 10 years in a United States federal prison for his conviction for conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine In addition to the conspiracy charge Banton was also found guilty of another drug trafficking offense and a gun charge At the sentencing hearing...

Train to Sell ‘Drops of Jupiter’ Wine

June 23rd, 2011
Train to Have Their Own Wine LabelPop-rockers Train have announced plans to team up with the San Francisco Wine Co to produce their own Drops of Jupiter Petite Sirah wine which will be available through their online wine club and other outlets A third of the profits from sales of...

The Kinky Beasts of ‘True Blood’

June 23rd, 2011
The last time we saw Sookie Stackhouse amid all the rampant gore and sweat and naked flesh of True Blood she had a bit of a revelation "I know I am basically vampire crack" Well put Sookie There's something about this girl that drives all the monstrous creatures around her...

Bruce Springsteen on Clarence Clemons: ‘His Loss is Immeasurable’

June 18th, 2011
Bruce Springsteen has released this statement about Clarence Clemons' death Clarence lived a wonderful life He carried within him a love of people that made them love him He created a wondrous and extended family He loved the saxophone loved our fans and gave everything he had every night...

E Street Band’s Clarence Clemons Dies at 69

June 18th, 2011
Clarence Clemons the legendary saxophonist in the E Street Band who played alongside Bruce Springsteen for the past 40 years died on June 18th Clemons had suffered a massive stroke on June 12th While initial signs had been hopeful after his hospitalization and two subsequent brain surgeries he reportedly took...

My Morning Jacket Go Big at Chicago Show

June 18th, 2011
My Morning Jacket front man Jim James may be a rock star now but he took the stage at Chicago's Auditorium Theater last night still looking the part of Louisville's town weirdo In a too-tiny black trenchcoat white furry knee-high boots and and a flowery flowing scarf he looked like...

Katy Perry Rocks a Sweet Tooth

June 18th, 2011
The scene last night at Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum where Katy Perry was performing as part of her California Dreams World Tour resembled not so much a pop concert as the largest bachelorette party in the world Most of the overwhelmingly young female crowd came in costume blue wigs and...

Cover Contest Finalists Play Intimate Show in Manhattan

June 17th, 2011
Choose the Cover contest finalists Lelia Broussard and the Sheepdogs played an intimate double bill last night at Dominion NY a small club in downtown Manhattan Both bands have been extremely busy in the past week from their battle of the bands at the Bonnaroo festival to their appearance on...