Category Archives: Music & Arts

Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run’ manuscript to be auctioned

Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run’ manuscript to be auctioned

Uncredited/ASSOCIATED PRESS Sotheby’s shows a page from a handwritten manuscript of Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 hit ‘Born to Run’ that is expected to go for between $ 70,000 to $ 100,000. A handwritten working manuscript of Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 hit “Born to Run” will be offered at auction on Dec. 5 in New York. Sotheby’s said Wednesday the presale estimate is ...

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Miley Cyrus raps about Molly, wears leather bra, panties in will.i.am music video ‘Feelin’ Myself’

Miley Cyrus raps about Molly, wears leather bra, panties in will.i.am music video ‘Feelin’ Myself’

williamVEVO Miley Cyrus is featured in will.i.am’s new music video ‘Feelin’ Myself.’ She raps and sings on the track. Miley Cyrus is rapping again. The pop star is featured in the new will.i.am song “Feelin’ Myself,” and she’s definitely appreciating herself. Cyrus is dressed in a leather bra and panties and rhymes about popping molly in the club. PHOTOS: AMERICAN ...

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Jazz drummer Chico Hamilton dead at 92

Jazz drummer Chico Hamilton dead at 92

David Redfern/Redferns Jazz drummer Chico Hamilton died Monday at his New York City home. Foreststorn “Chico” Hamilton, an influential jazz drummer and bandleader who was an architect of the West Coast cool jazz style and was known for discovering young talent, has died. He was 92. His publicist, April Thibeault, said Hamilton died Monday night of natural causes at his ...

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James Franco to star in Broadway revival of ‘Of Mice and Men’

James Franco to star in Broadway revival of ‘Of Mice and Men’

Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Stella Artois James Franco will perform on the Great White Way from March to July of next year. Next year James Franco will add Broadway star to an ever-swelling resume that includes actor, poet, director and Oscar host. The 35-year-old actor will lead a new Broadway revival of John Steinbeck’s classic “Of Mice and Men,” ...

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Beastie Boys fire back at GoldieBlox over use of ‘Girls’

Beastie Boys fire back at GoldieBlox over use of ‘Girls’

BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images The Beastie Boys (from left): Adam (Ad-Rock) Horovitz and Michael (Mike D) Diamond pictured alongside the late Adam (MCA) Yauch. The Beastie Boys want a California toy company focused on empowering young girls to change its tune. The two surviving members of the New York rap trio issued an “open letter” Monday saying that while they support ...

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American Music Awards 2013: Miley Cyrus feline the groove

American Music Awards 2013: Miley Cyrus feline the groove

Kevin Winter/Getty Images The cat certainly didn’t have Miley Cyrus’ tongue when she performed ‘Wrecking Ball’ at the American Music Awards. You might call it a cat-astrophic performance. At the close of the American Music Awards Sunday night, Miley Cyrus performed her big ballad “Wrecking Ball” while a gigantic projection of a blinking pussycat mimicked every line out of her ...

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Willie Nelson’s band bus crashes, three injured

Willie Nelson’s band bus crashes, three injured

Douglas Mason/Getty Images Willie Nelson performing at the Outside Lands Music Festival 2013 at Golden Gate Park in August. Singer Willie Nelson has suspended his tour after three members of his band were hurt when their bus plowed into a bridge pillar in East Texas during rainy conditions. The Texas Department of Public Safety says Nelson was not aboard in ...

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Book review: ‘The Gods of Guilt’

Mark DeLong Michael Connelly, famed for his Harry Bosch LAPD procedurals, switches to his other ongoing series, centering on lawyer Mickey Haller. Michael Connelly jumped genres in 2005. Best known, in fact revered, for his police procedurals starring LAPD Detective Harry Bosch, Connelly started writing legal thrillers right in John Grisham’s backyard. “The Lincoln Lawyer” was a fabulous one-off, establishing ...

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Pharrell Williams launches 24-hour ‘Happy’ music video

iamOTHER via YouTube The music video for ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams Pharrell Williams debuted a 24-hour-long music video for his new single, “Happy.” The video shows dancers, singers and the odd celebrity lip-synching the lyrics of the song, which was recently featured on “Despicable Me 2.” iamOTHER via YouTube Miranda Cosgrove in the music video for ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams ...

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Brooklyn Sleigh Bells bring their noise pop to Terminal 5

Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells; they’ll be a Terminal 5 Friday and Saturday. Hooks hit you from every direction on the new Sleigh Bells single. In the note-perfect “Bitter Rivals,” the sound of dogs barking, girls cooing, a guitar rattling and percussion clicking all vie for your attention. And that’s before the proper song even begins. Twenty ...

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