The Malta Independent 25 November 2017, Saturday

Music

'I hope I live up to the hype': Jason Mraz to go to Broadway

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 10:36 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

When he was still a teenager, Jason Mraz considered musical theater as a career option but feared he'd end up frustrated and as a waiter. Now the singer-songwriter is ready to make that jump and he's...

In Roadcase Royale, 2 artists find a way through the pain

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 10:38 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Some bands are created by giddy accidents or random meetings. Others are created cynically for the bottom line. The new band Roadcase Royale was created to overcome loss. Nancy Wilson, the...

Legendary singer Connie Francis auctions life's treasures

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 10:11 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Connie Francis' decades-long career was marked by all the glittering things of Hollywood royalty. There were No. 1 hit songs, iconic movies, Hollywood boyfriends, glamorous gowns and TV appearances on...

Macklemore gets back to the fun on solo 'Gemini'

Monday, 16 October 2017, 09:58 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

It feels wrong to say Macklemore's latest solo album, "Gemini," is better than "This Unruly Mess I've Made," his 2016 project released alongside longtime collaborator Ryan Lewis. For goodness' sake,...

South Africa revives groundbreaking apartheid-era musical

Sunday, 15 October 2017, 12:20 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

The rise and fall of flamboyant, ferocious Ezekiel Dlamini, a black South African boxer known as "King Kong" who was jailed for murder, inspired a 1959 musical whose black cast performed for...

'Lucky' is a love letter to Stanton - and his to us

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 12:17 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

"Harry Dean Stanton Is Lucky," announces the trailer of the new film by John Carroll Lynch. That sentence means more than it sounds. Yes, Stanton, the wonderful actor with that indelible...

Liam Gallagher struts his stuff on 'As You Were'

Friday, 13 October 2017, 12:16 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

As swaggering frontman of 1990s British titans Oasis, Liam Gallagher understood that rock stardom is three-quarters attitude - and, in his case, one quarter love of The Beatles. Gallagher's...

David Crosby's 'Sky Trails' evokes pal Joni Mitchell

Friday, 13 October 2017, 12:14 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

After decades of groups and collaborations, David Crosby's solo career has found a second (or fifth?) wind and "Sky Trails," his third album since 2015, continues the streak of quality in the...

16 finalists for Malta’s Eurovision Song Contest revealed

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 12:27 Last update: about 2 months ago

PBS Malta has revealed the list of the 16 finalists competing for the right to represent Malta in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, the Eurovision official website said. A professional jury, including...

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