• Don Cheadle, Keith Stanfield and Ewan McGregor attend 53rd New York Film Festival Closing Night Gala Screening of 'Miles Ahead' at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on October 10, 2015 in New York City.

    Don Cheadle Details Miles Davis Biopic Movie Troubles: Casting White Costar Saved Film

    Writer, director and star of the upcoming biopic movie, Miles Ahead, based on legendary musician Miles Davis, Don Cheadle has revealed a number of details about his passion project. First off, it was very hard to make, but it almost didn't get any attention from studios because of one strange, prejudicial fact: there were no white male leads in the film. Enter Ewan McGregor's journalist character to save the day, but really, perpetuate this issue further (nothing against the Star Wars actor of course, mainly just Hollywood).
  • Red Bull Music Academy New York 2016

    Red Bull Music Academy New York 2016 Lineup: Kamasi Washington, Dizze Rascal, Metro Boomin

    Red Bull Music Academy takes its show on the road with dozens of pupils and teachers to one different cultural metropolis around the world each year, but once a year in May it also holds a month of shows, workshops and speaker panels in New York City with luminaries and important names in the world of music. This year the Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York lineup will feature some names like Spike Lee, Kamasi Washington, Dizzee Rascal, Metro Boomin and many more.
  • Jeff Buckley

    Stream New Jeff Buckley Album ‘You And I’ Featuring 10 Previously Unreleased Songs [LISTEN]

    Nearly twenty years after his death, Jeff Buckley is back with a new posthumous album titled You And I. The LP compiles ten previously unreleased tracks recorded early in the "Hallelujah" crooner's career, featuring covers of Bob Dylan's "Just Like A Woman," The Smiths' "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side" and "I Know It's Over," Sly & The Family Stone's "Everyday People," Led Zeppelin's "Night Flight" and a few traditional folk songs as well as early demo versions of "Grace" and "Dream of You And I."
  • Tomas Doncker 'The Mess We've Made'

    Stream Tomás Doncker's Powerful, Racially Charged 'The Mess We've Made' [LISTEN]

    The Mess We've Made by iconic "no wave" New York-based blues and soul singer-songwriter Tomás Doncker was released on True Groove Records late last year, but we're revisiting it this week. USA is currently experiencing a tumultuous period of race issues and leadership, which is a perfect time to reflect on Doncker's most recent release. You can check out the tracklist of songs and links to streams below for your listening pleasure.
  • FILE PHOTO: Actress Zoe Saldana To Play Nina Simone In Biopic Role

    Nina Simone's Daughter Defends Zoe Saldana in Biopic Movie: "She's Not Responsible"

    Actress Zoe Saldana has been under fire lately for her role portraying the late singer and activist, Nina Simone, in the biopic soon to be released in April of 2016, based on her life, relationships and career. Though Saldana has received more negative feedback than positive, Simone's own daughter is speaking out on the actress' behalf, citing that she is not the one who's responsible for the many faults that people find with the film.
  • Lollapalooza Artists At Soho House Chicago Pre-Opening With Grey Goose

    2016 Playboy Jazz Festival: Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Robert Cray Band Added to Lineup

    The Playboy Jazz Festival released the final names of musical acts in their 2016 lineup on Tuesday (March 1) and it's lit! Jon Batiste & Stay Human and the Robert Cray Band are among the several artists scheduled to take the stage. The 38th annual event, which was founded by Hugh Hefner in Chicago in 1959, will take place for two days in Los Angeles this spring.
  • In Performance at the White House

    President Obama Usher, Demi Lovato, Jussie Smollett & More Pay Tribute to Ray Charles

    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle paid tribute to soul music pioneer, Ray Charles, on Wednesday night (Feb. 24) at the White House for the taping of Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House. Airing Friday, an eclectic string of artists came out to honor the fallen musician with special performances from Usher, Demi Lovato, Jussie Smollett and more.
  • Ennio Morricone poses with his award for european film music at the European Film Awards 2013 on December 7, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.

    Quentin Tarantino's New Movie Scored by 'Hateful 8' Composer Ennio Morricone

    Ennio Morricone and Quentin Tarantino have quite the impressive working relationship, having teamed up on Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight, allowing for the legendary composer to create great scores for new movies while Tarantino gets the sound he's always wanted. According to a new interview with the 87-year-old composer, it looks like they're going to work together again on Tarantino's next movie, though nobody knows what kind of film it will be.
  • Director John Carpenter attends Entertainment Weekly's CapeTown Film Festival presented by The American Cinematheque and TNT's 'Falling Skies' at the Egyptian Theatre on May 2, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

    John Carpenter Shares 2016 'Lost Themes II' Tour Dates, New Song "Distant Dream" [LISTEN]

    John Carpenter is releasing a new album on April 15, 2106, via Sacred Bones Records, which is a non-soundtrack collection of songs entitled Lost Themes II. The iconic composer and filmmaker has this week shared a brand new track, "Distant Dreams," to hold fans over until the release date, and has added more tour dates to his 2016 US concerts list. Listen to the new song below!
  • Flowers are placed on the star of singer Natalie Cole on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 1, 2016 in Hollywood, California. The Grammy winning singer died aged 65.

    Grammys 2016 In Memoriam, Natalie Cole Tribute Snub? Family Reacts [WATCH VIDEO]

    The 58th annual Grammy Awards ceremony featured some great musical tributes to artists and icons that we lost in the previous year, including B.B. King, David Bowie, Glenn Frey of the Eagles, and Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, but family members of a recently deceased singer are outraged that she was left out. The daughter of Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole has an important history with the Grammys, and music in general, so we weren’t surprised to hear that the late singer’s family had some comments to share with the music awards show about only featuring her in the “In Memoriam” video, but skipped out on a dedication performance.
  • Kendrick Lamar performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards

    Grammys 2016 Performances Ranked from Worst to Best: Hollywood Vampires to Kendrick Lamar

    The Grammys primetime telecast is less of an award ceremony and more of a three-and-a-halk hour long concert. On Monday night (Feb. 15), there were 20 performances and just a handful of trophies given out. While some of the artists on music's biggest night shined bright and brought true artistry to the Grammys (Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Alabama Shakes), other performers were less about the music and more about shameless self-promotion of sexist special guests (Hollywood Vampires, Pitbull).
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