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Lost music and film history – Where has the memorabilia gone?

Lost music and film history – Where has the memorabilia gone?

Art, Audio, Blogs, Entertainment, Fashion, Film, Music, musicians, Watch, What's Hot
  Silently sitting in Mariah Carey’s penthouse, Marilyn Monroe’s white piano is locked away from the world. Sold at a private Christie’s auction in 1999, it is unclear if the public will ever be able to view it again. Is the sale of personal memorabilia threatening the loss of parts of music and film history? However, It’s positive news for auction houses. The popularity of film and music memorabilia has steadily increased over the last decade. Christina Moriame from Ewbank Auction house believes its due to “more activities and awareness of sales in this specialism, marketing and being able to be pushed by valuers” another significant point is that “items are becoming older thus more collectible” she added.   Auction houses are now cashing in, generating profits b
English duo Hurts explore new grounds

English duo Hurts explore new grounds

Art, London, Music, musicians
After six weeks of touring the world, English pop duo Hurts finally arrives home this December. Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson are both very happy to be on home soil and finally, after weeks of performing, they get the chance to introduce their fourth full-length album Desire to the London public. The songs from the new album sound lighter, happier, and more positive than all their previous work. Westminster World went to see them live at Brixton Academy to see their new style. After releasing their album Desire, the duo shared with NME that this is some of the best music they have ever made in their career. For the lyrics of Desire, Theo Hutchcraft (singer and songwriter) explained that they have been 'a bit more personal on this record'. The band has always been very open-
Aisling Quinn, the woman behind a popstar’s success

Aisling Quinn, the woman behind a popstar’s success

Celebrity, Entertainment, Experience, Music, musicians
Behind every pop star, in the shadows, is a large crew who work around the clock. Their jobs are critical to ensuring the success and smooth operation of everything from press tours to world tours. Aisling Quinn is one of the very few female tour managers in the famously male-dominated industry. Working with Mumford and Sons, Jess Glynne. Aisling is now tour manager for International singer and songwriter Bebe Rexha. It comes at a price though, there has to be an understanding there is no such thing as a personal life. “It's so time consuming and your social life becomes non-existent,” she adds. In fact, her job is so time-consuming that our correspondence is limited to emails, as she travels through the USA managing Bebe’s appearances on the award and chat show circuit including an ap
The busking scene in London

The busking scene in London

Art, Music
“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible,” once said Frank Vincent Zappa, a distinctive composer, electric guitar player and band leader. From the first Rock Bands of 1950s to modern Pop all over London’s famous clubs and bars, every genre found a hip designated place. But if art continued following norms, it wouldn’t be an inspiration for the queer minded. Streets of London are witness to the beautiful breakdown of a norm. Yes, we are talking about the busking scene. Buskers are musicians, singers, composers and writers who bring their talent out of a hugely commercial world, and onto the streets. It’s sometimes surprising to see how they draw an enthusiastic audience within moments on a busy Monday evening. Jack is one such busker who performs at Picadilly Cir
Imaginarium: the next ‘go-to’ place for Christmas

Imaginarium: the next ‘go-to’ place for Christmas

Art, Culture, Entertainment, Food, Galleries, London, Music, musicians, Theatre
An underground hothouse in the centre of Borough Market, the Imaginarium welcomes Christmas with a different outlook. Opening up a creative hub for artists from all fields such as storytelling, painting and live performances. Photo Credits: Sreelakshmi Vachasapthy I was able to make it on the very first Sunday, where I witnessed the opening of these feasts, ideas and theatrics.  It also gave me a chance to interact with the owner of the place- Naomi, who gave an insight about the events happening over next couple of weeks.  She said: "It is a six-week long program which consists of theatrical events, music, arts, dinning and workshops for people to join." The place stands out for its interior work and atmosphere. It also has stores set up which marks London’s independent artists, d
Help Musicians UK’s new mental health service includes counseling

Help Musicians UK’s new mental health service includes counseling

#breakingnews, Breaking News, Health, LifeStyle, Music, musicians, Uncategorized
Help Musicians UK (HMUK), a charity for professional musicians, has launched a 24/7 helpline to support musicians mental health. Music Minds Matter, is free and offers services such as emotional support, advice in getting a diagnosis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and counseling among others. Can music make you sick? A study about working in the music industry, commissioned by HMUK found that the creative industry can be responsible for adding to mental health issues. This goes beyond depression and suicide. Addiction and eating disorders are also prevalent in the music industry. A separate study indicates that 1 in 3 professional musicians have suffered from an eating disorder. And with the growing number of sexual assault accusations in the entertainment industry, it may com
Sir Elton John has announced the death of his mother, months after public feud ends

Sir Elton John has announced the death of his mother, months after public feud ends

#breakingnews, Celebrity, Media, Music, musicians, Uncategorized
Sir Elton John expressed his “shock” at the sudden death of his mother. The "Candle in the Wind" singer took to Instagram to announce the death, sharing a photo and tribute. The photo has drawn support from A-list friends all over the world including Victoria Beckham, Kate Bekingsdale, and Naomi Campbell. Campbell a close friend to the singer commented “Dear Elton my condolences to you and David and your family. Sorry for your loss” So sad to say that my mother passed away this morning. I only saw her last Monday and I am in shock. Travel safe Mum. Thank-you for everything. I will miss you so much. Love, Elton A post shared by Elton John (@eltonjohn) on Dec 4, 2017 at 1:39am PST Ms. Farebrother who was 92 years old had a troubled relationship with her son. Their bitter eig
New support line launches for musicians

New support line launches for musicians

#breakingnews, Health, Music, musicians
Help Musicians UK have created a new support helpline for individuals working in the music industry who suffer from mental health issues. The 24-hour phone service, which is a part of their #MusicMindsMatter campaign, is a resource where musicians can get counselling for their emotional and psychological problems. There is a lot of attention being placed on mental health in the music industry since the suicide of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington in mid-July. According to Help Musicians UK, about 1 in 4 individuals will or have suffered from mental health issues. For information about mental health, visit Health Music UK's website Or if you want someone to talk to, call: 0808 802 8008 https://twitter.com/HelpMusiciansUK/status/937612842366373889 [Featured Image: Help
A night with Kansas Smitty’s

A night with Kansas Smitty’s

Music
Having just finished their second set at the Shoreditch Town Hall, members of Kansas Smitty’s House Band relax in the green room. Amidst the excitement, the conversation remains focused on creating new music rather than the show they just played. “The overarching idea is to play original music,” said Giacomo Smith, the group’s saxophonist. “Anything goes as long as it’s acoustic - were not even sure about that - but as long as its original in how you play it, then it goes.” Smith, 30, a jazz fanatic, moved to London seven years ago on a maternity leave contract with Boston University. After falling in love with the cities jazz scene he decided he couldn’t leave. Two years later Kansa Smitty’s House band was formed. The group’s members may have changed overtime however the bands core
Rock and roll industry in mourning

Rock and roll industry in mourning

Celebrity, Culture, Music, musicians
The Co-founder of popular Australian rock band AC/DC, Malcolm Young died on Saturday at the age of 64. Young was not only co-founder, he was also the bands rhythm guitarist and songwriter. Described as the leader of the band he was the ‘driving force’. This happened only a month after the death of his elder brother, George Young who was producer for AC/DC. AC/DC are part of the list of highest certified music artists in the US and have sold more than 200 million records worldwide. Young and his brother founded the band in November 1973. Young was introduced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. The influence the brothers had on the rock scene is made clear through the strong reaction from members of the community. An official statement was posted on the bands website: “It i