Justin Bieber, the 19 year old Canadian artist had it very rough at the O2 Arena. The artist arrived on stage almost two hours late after the set time at around 8.30pm. It was quite a difficult time because he had to apologize to his fans that were very mad and actually some of them had already left. Several school going fans that had come to watch him perform had to leave early before he even entered the stage, while others left after 3 songs only fearing they were going to miss the train back home. Many parents expressed their anger through social media and said the artist owed them more than just an apology. The felt a refund was better placed than a bare apology.
Justin Bieber has four scheduled Concerts at the O2 Arena before moving on to the other parts of the world as per his schedule. An 18 year old boy who was near the stage was able to record the appearance of Justin. As soon as he entered the stage, he looked quite tired and unsettled. He was sweating too much and had a couple of water sips far more frequently than a normal, healthy person would. This was not a good sign. Later on, Justin found it difficult to keep pace and bent slowly where he held his knees and then after stretching slowly, walked to the back of the stage.
It was here that the producers told the fans later that Justin had suffered from Low breathing and had fainted backstage. As he underwent treatment of Oxygen intake backstage, the fans were cheering for him to recover and come back while others could not help to break down and cry. Well, though he finished his set of performance at O2 Arena, many still felt cheated.
Little Mix have been working hard to release the best tracks in the market and have recently confirmed the release of their next single and album. The girl group have risen against all odds and put out a casting call for their video. Their music video to their DNA track How ya Doing is a great song implying that it will hopefully receive an official release soon. The song is expected to hit the airwaves and achieve a top position in charts because of its unique sound.
The visuals on the music video are expected to be very impressive – Little mix have also called for all male and female models and dancers in the song to be at their best the great music video. The models and dancers are all between the ages of 18 to 25yrs, therefore old enough to film a party scene. The description of the song implies that the theme of the music will serve a great purpose. The description is funky or stylish and is expected to serve as a follow to the little Mix’s previous singles cannonball, wings, DNA and change your life.
The group has been on tour to many different venues in their state, and have just completed their tour of the UK and it included one of the best shows, at London’s Hammersmith Apollo last month. Little Mix are also participating in X factor UK, and have released a single version of the song that samples De La Soul’s Ring Ring Ring and it will feature hip hop icon Missy Elliot. The song How Ya Doin is a follow of one of the group’s song, Change your Life. It was a successful song and How Ya Doin is expected to be even more successful bearing in mind that the group has big ambitions.
Black Out the Sun, the 9th studio album by Sevendust, was released to the public at the end of March. As a way of supporting it, they have already hit the road with the help of Lacuna Coil and Coal Chamber. Lead Singer Lajon Witherspoon has already come out and talked about the album. Some of the things he discussed inclide the depth that is in all tracks and the recording process which he describes as hectic. In addition to this, he also expressed the excitement that comes with the Sevendust tour and talked about the difficulty of choosing tunes for the set lists after fifteen years.
The singer says the title of the song came from a dream he had in which the sun was going down and he had to look for a place of safety before it happened. He says in the dream, he could not tell what would happen when it finally blacked out but he knew there was something scary about it. When asked about whether the song was personal, he said that Clint (Lowery) was writing about his father’s passing on and as such, describes the album as meaningful and deep. He says that as they have gotten older, they have begun to see death in a different light and they always put these emotions into their music.
He says that with the digital age, they also worry about the album leaking it before its released but they have to wait and see if they will get lucky. He says that so far, the band has been lucky and they will carry on doing live shows and hope that other things will eventually fall into their rightful place. Witherspoon says that all the songs on the album excite him and it is something that he cannot explain. He said that currently they are playing the songs ‘Decay’ and ‘Til Death’. He says that he cannot wait till he starts playing Bust Out or Cold As War and Got A Feeling.
The most awaited Alice in Chains record, The Devil Put Dinosaurs here, is set to be released this May. It is the Band’s follow-up from the 2009 album the Black Gives Way to Blue along with the subsequent record with the popular instrumentalist William DuVall. Jerry Cantrell who is the singer and guitarist for Alice in Chains, said that the group feels they have taken some significant steps with the latest album. He noted that the group has made an exclusive album that is totally different from what they have done before. He added that the album sums up a phase of time, just like any other record would do.
Jerry noted that even though the group has continued to develop their sound and move to new territories, they have not lost their identity. The album, produced by popular music producer Nick Raskulinecz, who also produced the Black Gives Way to blue, has found the band digging deep in the grime on tracks such as the systematic title track, Lab Monkey and Stone. Jerry also says that the title There’s some real filth in there was intentional and represents exactly how they really sound. He added that the group is trying really hard to come up with an album that they dig and they are also trying to retain their bar high.
The band wants to see if they can get past the current bar. According to Jerry, they want people also to completely dig the record and react to it. They also expect the people to enjoy the first release. He says that it has already started to happen especially with the first single and the opening track, Hollow. The single hit the first spot on the radio charts for rock music. Cantrell was even surprised to see the rate at which the song became acceptable. He is optimistic that the album will be a success.
The popular musician Jay Sean has announced that he is set to release a new album Neon on May 21st. The first track to be released from this album is Where You Are. This single is also the first one from his recent Cash Money/Republic Sophomore project. It is expected to appear on radio and iTunes before 19th of March. Currently, this multi-platinum-selling, global pop and R&B singer-songwriter holds number 5 on the Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart with the song So High. The hit single is also expected to appear on the upcoming album, which is his 4th studio project.
Concurrently, the pop singer announced the opening of his Kamouflage Entertainment project with popular business associates such as Jeremy Skaller and Prashad. The company’s two main offices are situated in New York and Los Angeles. Their first song consists of The Janoskians, The Fairground, and Da BeatFreaks. The first project that the company expects to handle is that of the Janoskians which is scheduled for the initial quarter publication through Sony Music. Sean together with his business associates are very optimistic that the project will grow to its full potential. They are also working very hard to make their first release a success so that they can attract more signings.
Sean who was born and raised in London, signed a contract with the popular Cash Money records in 2008. He then went on to make his first US album release in the year 2009 and a couple of hit singles such as the All or Nothing. The set produced one of the hottest hits in the top 100 category Down. He has also collaborated with his record label mate Lil Wayne in the hit single Do You Remember. He first claimed global success with the first two releases My Own Way and Me Against Myself.
Monroes’s Amy Matherne is the new Miss ULM. Amy, a young music education major was crowned the winner of Miss University of Louisiana at the 60th annual Miss ULM pageant. The event was filled with pomp and color and was held at the Brown Auditorium. Amy’s platform is aimed at promoting visual and performing arts education for young people. The young girl has an amazing talent – her vocals are exceptional and she is a very unique young lady who is a very strong and talented performer. During the event, Amy also won other preliminary awards rounds including swimming, talent, interview and best evening gown.
Sara Torregrossa of West Monroe emerged in second place, Lauren Ford of Monroe was placed in third position while Kylie Stracener of Calhoun and Stephanie Fraser of Alexandria emerged as runners up respectively. Miss ULM was however honored with an award from the Miss Louisiana Organization. The award provides more scholarship money that any other pageant awards in the state. It is a preliminary award to the pageant and is sponsored by ULM’s campus activities board.
The Miss ULM scholarship program is a great program that aims at emphasizing the importance of physical fitness, public speaking, academia and talent. For this reason, contestants must efficiently demonstrate a lot of intelligence, charm, intelligence and poise during the competition. They must also showcase a trained talent in a 1.5 hour performance.
Amy Matherne is only 20 years old and pursues a junior music education major from Monroe. Her talent is vocal performance and platform is Promoting Visual and Performing Arts Education for Young People. Other participants during the event include Makeva Armant, Jameshia Below, Ashley Camp, Lauren Ford, Candice Johnson, Victoria Enymard, Kylie Stracener, Jasmine Taylor, Raegan Trusty, Marquisha Williams and Kendra Williams.
The band Black Keys has grown very fast compared to other upcoming bands recently, and truth be told, it is not easy for a band to acquire success in such a short time period unless they scream talent and push themselves to the max. These two qualities have been seen in the Black Keys band.
The band started as a very small band, playing to around 50-100 people. Within a short time, they became more and more popular and started playing packed gigs in stadiums as well as arenas. The band has a collection of only 20 songs,14 of which are from two recent albums. This was the beginning of a successful journey for the black keys band as they traveled from the mid-sized venues and rusted on fans to the Entertainment Centre.
The band is working even harder to make sure that their fans are fully entertained and that is why the vocalist as well as two piece guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, have expanded to a four-piece with extra guitar, bass and keyboards. This is expected to really work since it also worked for the solid blows, the powerful swing, not to mention the others.
The band is more compelling especially when it reverts to two pieces with mini blanket of thickfreakness leading, and girl is on my mind and your touch following suite. I got mine is performed when closing. The amazing thing about the black key band is that they create intimacy and bring the audience in automatically hence reducing separation. In other words, it claims the performing room by highlighting its size. It is clear that when it comes to pulling the crowd, the black keys band weapon is their songs.
Being new to the world of entertainment, it is amazing how Reason Prevails have achieved so much. The band who only formed in mid-2011 have already it has released an album entitled Seeking Integrity. This album was recently released and has been receiving support from the band and fans. Antoine Benhini and Sebastian Ducap directed the new video of their latest song No Kings, showcasing the bands success.
At the recent Grammy Awards there were many schedule changes due to the anniversary of the tragic passing of the popular singer, Whitney Huston. Apart from that, there is also some time that will be spent in showing the end jam where the famous Paul McCartney’s is expected to performance of the Abbey Road closing medley together with Bruce Springsteen. There were guitar solos by Dave Grohl and Joe Walsh.
Though the Grammy executive producer is not pleased with the choice that McCartney will close the show as scheduled with The Wings song Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five, it was reported that Paul changed his songlist two days before the show and also chose to work with the Abbey Road suite, as well as inviting the two guitar solos Grohl and Walsh. In addition, he also invited Springsteen to be part of the performance. Well, it is unusual for all the three to perform together but they are more than excited to do that.
Aside from that, Bruce Springsteen admitted that having the opportunity to play with Paul was a very big moment for him. The two guitarists had performed with Paul back in the Grammys held on 2009, now there are rumors that they are assisting him in his next record. In the Grammy documentary, one of the two guitarists, Grohl said that he would not be a musician if it was not for Paul’s music and the Beatles.
A sax man with a sultry, R&B influenced style, Dominic Amato has spent several years cultivating a following in the Arizona valley, after quitting the Arizona republic job to mainly focus on his music career. With many performances under his belt, this has helped him build his name and reputation as well as perfect his tactics on how to entertain audience.
The economic recession led to closure of several places to play where a musician could go and gig. This made Amato establish himself on valley’s corporate and other social involvements. In valley there are many corporate, non stop wedding and even the best resorts. You can get something worth before the year ends.
Corporate audiences are known to be very tough since not all who are for the entertainment. These kinds of challenges which one faces helped Amato to develop his strong and good performance abilities to that extent he is. He has cultivated his love of jazz music.
He has excellent stage presence, knows how to attract and capture your attention. He is a driven performer who likes to work and is not afraid to any challenge. He still serves as a musical director. With higher ambitions in life he decided to have his own gig. He realizes that relying on one thing he will never be in a position to make his dreams come true. It would still be difficult for him to put his wife through school.
The father of four tries very hard to live a Godly life. Spirituality being an intrinsic part in his life, he works hard to do the best he can no matter what he is since everything is okay with him. He actively participates in church with some of his songs having a Christian themes and teachings.
Three women of middle age have been arrested for protesting their support for the Russian Punk Band, Pussy Riot. They have been told ‘no’ to the New York state law that is against the wearing of masks in public. The women were part of a group of protesters who are said to have been arrested in August. The protesters were arrested outside the Russian Consulate along 9E, 91st Street.
The three women have been charged with violation of a state law that was imposed in 1845. The law bans the wearing of masks in public by a group of three or more people. Besides, the three were also charged with disorderly conduct. However, the attorney who is representing the three women has said that the law is unconstitutional. He states that he is planning to fight the charge on his clients on the grounds that it hinders the freedom of expression. The attorney goes ahead to point out that in many occasions, protesters have often worn masks in order to hide their identities while the three were mainly doing so in order to show solidarity with the members of the punk band who had been arrested earlier on.
The ban on wearing of masks in public was adopted to respond to the Hudson Valley whereby it was reported that tenant farmers dressed up looking like American Indians and took the lives of their landlords. However, it should be noted that the law is applicable with exceptions on occasions like masquerade parties. Apart from just the August incident, there are five people who were also arrested with the same charges in September 2011. This took place during the Occupy Wall Street protest. However, the five were charged with wearing bandanas as a form of masks during the protest.