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Top moments at the 2017 AMA’s

Top moments at the 2017 AMA’s

Celebrity, Entertainment, Music, musicians
From Selena Gomez's debut of her platinum gold locks to Pink's hilarious reaction to Christina Aguilera's Whitney Houston tribute, here are the top 10 dish worthy moments of the 2017 American Music Awards. The 2017 American Music Awards premiered last night on Sunday November 19, 2017 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Tracee Ellis Ross, daughter of Diana Ross, graces the night in extraordinary fashion choices and hosts the 45th annual AMA's. Take a look at what went down that night: 1. Jamie Foxx and his daughter Corrine open up the AMA's with a speech to first responders and tragedy victims. https://twitter.com/AMAs/status/932416354585427968 2. Pop icons Pink and Kelly Clarkson's powerful performance in 'Everybody Hurts' as a response to Foxx and his dau...
The Dutch band Within Temptation announce their UK & European tour in 2018

The Dutch band Within Temptation announce their UK & European tour in 2018

#breakingnews, Culture, Entertainment, Music
Within Temptation started their next album's campaign with an announcement for their Autumn/ Winter tour in 2018. The tour will allow fans to see the symphonic metal band in 18 countries (33 different cities). The Dutch band was discovered in 1996 and they have six albums behind their back. After their longest break so far, on November 3, the band transformed their website and social media image displaying only a short message that they will be “coming soon”. A week later a video statement appeared where the main vocalist, Sharon den Adel announced a new solo project named “My Indigo”. The project was the reason why the band took a break from working together for a while. Sharon Den Adel decided to take some time to work on her own and compose for herself before regaining her inspira
VAULT Festival are looking for you!

VAULT Festival are looking for you!

#breakingnews, Art, Culture, Film, Music, News
VAULT festival UK have just announced on their Twitter page that they are in need of talented volunteers to join the team for #VAULT2018. https://twitter.com/VAULTFestival/status/930053706002911233 VAULT is London’s biggest arts festival, that takes place every year between January and March. This event is celebrating the sixth year of Vault Festival, an 8-week underground festival of theatre and performance, comedy, film and late-night parties. Commencing on the 24th January 2018, the festival takes place in The Vaults (the labyrinth of tunnels underneath Waterloo Station) and is open 5 days a week from Wednesday to Sunday. “Goes from strength to strength with a vibrant, varied programme full of theatrical treats… a brilliant place to spot new talent…” The Stage VAULT festival has
‘This is London!’ Top Moments At The MTV EMAs

‘This is London!’ Top Moments At The MTV EMAs

#breakingnews, Culture, Entertainment, Music
Eminem was performing in a pub, stage invaders took over French Montana and Swae Lee's set and Stormzy got stuck in the ladies toilets. The MTV European Awards was last night, Sunday night Nov. 12, held at the Wembley Arena, London. Hostess with the mostess, West London bred Rita Ora, 26, bought the London vibes to the music awards. https://twitter.com/OhSoLaurs/status/929887308840660993 Her 13 eye-catching outfits and tragic hair changes made the show. There were many other moments that took the spotlight away from the singer's hosting skills. Check out the top 10 moments from music's biggest night celebrating London. 1. Stormzy sending an SOS snap after being trapped in the ladies toilets. 2. Rita Ora came to the red carpet in her dressing robe and a head towel
Spotify to sell more than music

Spotify to sell more than music

#breakingnews, Breaking News, LifeStyle, Music, Social media, Tech startups
From today Spotify sells more than just music and related official merchandise. Users who visit the service to stream tracks by US singer songwriter Maggie Lindemann, will now be offered the chance to buy the same make-up she wears. Cosmetics company Pat McGrath Labs teamed up with the music streaming app in what Spotify plans to be the first of many e-commerce collaborations.  Details for the products will appear in the same area where music lovers can buy gig tickets and band T-shirts. Lindemann has 7.5m monthly listeners on Spotify and 2.4m Instagram followers. The launch of this new commercial venture coincides with the release of her new single, Obsessed. SHOP #LiquiLUST007 Singles EARLY on @MaggieLindemann @Spotify now!! See the full video on https://t.co/YbyGE7Ocgf!???https
The Thrill Of It All: Album Review

The Thrill Of It All: Album Review

Culture, Listen, Music
Sam Smith bares his soul in his second album The Thrill of it all following 2014’s success In The Lonely Hour and his singing debut in Disclosure’s 2012 Money On My Mind hit! Sam is no stranger to soul, pop and even gospel so we expected nothing less from this album. It is even deeper than In The Lonely Hour and that was deep. The album jumps right into Too good at Goodbyes which was the first single to be released from the album and its success paved the way for the upcoming album. The soul-infused track is a piano-led song with harmonious sings from a backing choir as well as Smith’s own poignant voice. It takes you to church and then back to skipping down the road when the beat kicks in. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bag6R4_lruy/?hl=en&taken-by=samsmithworld Some may say S
“Women have to work harder and longer to get recognised”: Are the arts a man’s world?

“Women have to work harder and longer to get recognised”: Are the arts a man’s world?

Art, Culture, Film, Media, Music, musicians, Opinion
Last night’s 89th Academy Awards made headlines for several reasons. Issues ranged from the use of the wrong photo during the memorial video and the already infamous mix-up when announcing Best Picture clouded proceedings. However one key source of controversy has followed the awards since nominees were announced: 80 per cent of nominees outside of the acting categories are male. Criticised last year for a lack of racial diversity, #OscarsSoWhite dominated coverage of the proceedings. It seems that although this year’s ceremony is more representative in some ways, the nominations still come up short in others. This has prompted us to question how much gender inequality women face within the arts. Male-dominated industries Fresh from being awarded a Breakthrough Brit award by BAFTA,
‘A Sailor’s Guide To Earth’: A stunning album from country’s surprise star Sturgill Simpson

‘A Sailor’s Guide To Earth’: A stunning album from country’s surprise star Sturgill Simpson

Music, ReportingWeek2
A surprise nomination at last week's Grammy announcements has left the world wondering who exactly is Sturgill Simpson? And why is he on-par with superstars Beyonce and Adele?     Last week, the American country singer left many music fans baffled after his third album, A Sailor's Guide To Earth, was nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys. Up against Beyonce's revolutionary 'Lemonade,' Adele's heartbreaking '25,' Drake's radio-friendly 'Views,' and Justin Bieber's comeback album 'Purpose,' even Simpson himself wasn't expecting it, telling the New York Times he wished Frank Ocean had got it instead.   But the 38-year old country outsider is adored by critics, and he's on his way to becoming a household name. Most would label Simpson as a country artist, thou
5 gig venues to check out while waiting for Fabric to reopen

5 gig venues to check out while waiting for Fabric to reopen

Culture, Music, ReportingWeek1
It’s been a good month for live music in London. Last week beloved Islington nightclub Fabric announced it would reopen in January, proving to city councils everywhere that London’s music scene is important as ever. After a petition with more than 150,000 signatures, an outpouring of industry support, and a fierce council fight, the iconic club was given the greenlight to reopen following the sudden closure due to drug-related deaths. Following suit, live music venue The Good Ship in Brent was granted the right to renew their 3am late license, while the folks behind Finsbury Park’s Silver Bullet, which closed down in June, are now holding monthly club nights at different pubs across the city. At the core of these battles are music fans. Their support and passion have been instrument
London’s famous club Fabric to reopen after battle with drugs

London’s famous club Fabric to reopen after battle with drugs

Culture, Music, ReportingWeek1, Student
Music, hypnotising atmosphere, imperfect friends, and of course, drugs. These are the main components of a checklist for party animals. London has been a party hub for many decades. Its many clubs and bars attract anyone of the legal age. But what is the dark side to it all? Drugs. Lots of drugs. But maybe not for that much longer: London’s most famous electronic dance club Fabric was shut down due to the deaths of two 19 year olds. Cause? Ecstasy. A shock wave followed the clubs’ followers and music lovers across the UK. After several petitions, online campaigns and letters, the club is reopening its alluring doors to Londoners once again. It took Fabric a 155 page document consisting of 32 new conditions to convince the court and Islington council to reopen. The rules include banning