Sam Smith Says This Pop Star is His Spiritual Guide to Navigating Fame

Sam Smith Says This Pop Star is His Spiritual Guide to Navigating Fame
Sam Smith’s music has obviously been impacted by a string of R&B singers of the past both male and female. But he’s also inspired by one of the modern greats, not only her music but how she navigates fame: Rihanna. He tells Billboard: “She inspires …

Ely Pop Up Gospel Choir is looking for new members to join them in 2018
The choir has raised more than £5,000 for charity by holding one-off concerts in May 2016 and July this year. More than 60 singers raised the roof at St Mary’s Church by performing songs from Sister Act, The Lion King and other more traditional gospel …

Chesney, Shelton make top 10
Monday, November 20, 2017 – Kenny Chesney and Blake Shelton are the two country CDs on the Billboard top 10 for the chart coming out this week. Chesney’s “Live in No Shoes Nation” dropped from sixth to ninth with 33,000 units; down 37 percent. Shelton’s …
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Jaden Smith Doing K-pop is a Lose-Lose Situation

Jaden Smith Doing K-pop is a Lose-Lose Situation
Jaden Smith recently tweeted that he is planning to release a K-pop single in the next four months. This isn’t the first time a Western artist is trying to break into the K-pop scene but, as a Western black artist partaking in culture that is not native …

K-Pop Group Gets ,000 in Plastic Surgery
K-Pop group Six Bomb has shared two new music videos that showcase the before and after of the members’ plastic surgery transformations. When the group released the “Becoming Prettier” music videos, viewers began to raise concerns about Six Bomb’s …

K-pop Is Killing It: Why 2NE1 And Girls Generation Are Set To Storm The States
Annyeong! (As “Arrested Development” fans know well, that’s Korean for “Hello.”) I’m Sam Lansky, music writer and K-pop neophyte, though I’m rapidly getting sucked in to the glittering, glamorous world of Korean pop, which is gaining traction with …
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Mariachi Punk Kicks Off Lincoln Center Out of Doors With Patti Smith

musicMariachi Punk Kicks Off Lincoln Center Out of Doors With Patti Smith
When the poet Patti Smith started performing with a band in New York City in the early 1970s, setting her fiery words to music, she helped to lay the foundation for punk. Tonight she performs an acoustic set and reading with longtime collaborators Lenny …
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‘Mariachi Barbie’ To Make Her Debut This Month In Wide-Brimmed Sombrero
The latest Barbie doll will be dressed in Mexico’s traditional mariachi costume and wide-brimmed sombrero as it joins the 2014 Barbie Dolls of the World Collection, the doll’s manufacturer, Mattel, said. Mariachi Barbie will celebrate “one of Mexico’s most …
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World’s First All-Gay Mariachi Band ‘Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles’ Tell Their Story! Like Share Samaniego …
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Smith, Bailey chase down India’s 309

Australia's Steve Smith (R) hits a six as India's wicketkeeper MS Dhoni looks on during the One Day International cricket match in Perth January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Bill Hatto

Smith, Bailey chase down India’s 309
Steve Smith and George Bailey both scored centuries as Australia cruised to a five wicket win over India in the first one day international at the WACA ground on Tuesday. After Indian opener Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 171 to lead his country to an …
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Stanford says English cricket embarrassment ‘breaks his heart’
However, his name will forever be synonyous with his brief but ill-fated involvement with English cricket in 2008, which began when he landed his helicopter on the Nursery Ground at Lord’s and challenged the England team to a $ 20 million winner-takes …


Cricket star Kieran Powell sets sights on MLB
“To play international cricket and also have the chance to play Major League Baseball is what dreams are made of,” Powell said. “It’s an amazing story. We talked about it and decided to let’s go full on with it. To get the proper training I had to come …
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