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MTV Video Music Awards – biggest show ever.

MTV Video Music Awards – biggest show ever.

Reading Time: 4 minutesLast night was the MTV Video Music Awards. Year by year they make it bigger, stronger and with more stars. And every year, the goal is to sign the biggest performance of all. So each artist prepares himself like the half-time Super-Bowl. This year, 3 artists competed for the best live performance. Yes, nothing to do with the awards, just to show up and to make the buzz. So the nominees are Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Probably from these 3 performers, Miley Cyrus definitely won. If you did not see it why yet, just check it here: So Lady Gaga, bizarre as usual. Lots of costumes, wigs and dancers. Miley Cirus showed basically her body (to stay polite) and Katy Perry, well, she did what she could. According to people faces, everything was pretty boring but I would keep 2 major moments : Justin Timberlake huge performance,…

Hélène Grimaud, Brahms Concertos – new album

Hélène Grimaud, Brahms Concertos – new album

Reading Time: 4 minutesHélène Grimaud is probably one of the most gifted pianist of her generation. And this fall, she is presenting a new album called BRAHMS CONCERTOS. Pure Romance. It is the perfect pretext to review the profile of this amazing pianist. Héléne Grimaud is french, she was born in Aix-en-Provence. She discovered the piano at age of 7 and since then it was a big love story between her and the beautiful instrument. After traveling quite a lot, she established herself in Switzerland and today she shares her time between her two passions: the piano and wolves! In deed she has been a passionate fighter to protect wolves from extinction. She is at the Direction board of the Wolf Conservation center in the US. They organize several original activities to the public in order to create a reassuring proximity between wolves and humans. You can do “Yoga with wolves”, or “sleep…

Herbert von Karajan 1970’s by Deutsche Grammophon. Masterpiece?

Herbert von Karajan 1970’s by Deutsche Grammophon. Masterpiece?

Reading Time: 6 minutesTrue genius or just megalomaniac ? The story of Herbert von Karajan is a very sulfurous one. Considered as the image of the romantic Orchestra conductor, he was one of the most proliferous conductor of all. Deutsche Grammophon released this month a collection of 82 CD’s recapitulating the 1970’s of Karajan.  Titanic work! On this amazing collection of 82 Cd’s you can find the best concerts of Karajan in one decade. From Christmas concerts, to operas and concertos, all the finest work of el Maestro. The collaboration is mainly with the Berliner Philamorniker. Herbert Karajan, the man Like him or hate him, this man does not leave you completely insensitive. His reputation of super-star attitude make a lot if ink flowing in newspapers and magazines. Nevertheless, it is quite complicated to summarize such man in a couple of words. The early years Herbert von Karajan was born in Salzburg, Austria…

will.i.am, supra-active and genius.

will.i.am, supra-active and genius.

Reading Time: 8 minutesSome people are busy, others are workoholics and a few transform in gold everything they touch. This article is dedicated to the multiple-facetted artist will.i.am. He is DJ, singer, producer,creation director, actor and composer.. frankly he never sleeps. His early years Of his real name William James Adams Jr. , he was born on March 15th 1975 in Los Angeles, city of stars.What is amazing with talented people is that from a young age, you could imagine that he would become someone. As a child he used to entertain his family and friends by performing small shows, singing, dancing… At that time will.i.am used to live in a hard area. Lots of friends got killed, arrested or… both. He definetely wanted something more for his life. Tribal Nation, where everything started In 1989, will.i.am was only 14 years old and joined the break dance group TRIBAL NATION. He meets for…

Ango, hypnotic pop in which less is more.

Ango, hypnotic pop in which less is more.

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you have enough of music mainstream and you want to listen to real deep talent, you need to discover Ango, a true talented vocalist and musician. His real name is Andrew Gordon Macpherson and he is Canadian from Montreal. How to define his music? Andrew Macpherson likes minimalism. Less is more. His music is a clever blend between a clean Pop, with Light-House and Transe undertones. Could we say electro-Pop. Not so sure as Ango has a sound of its own. It explores the deepest part of the artist mind. From neo-nostalgia towards a more sharp sound, it uses the best from each style of music. His voice is purely hypnotic, very Thom Yorke style but less tortured. You can for the time of a song, forget your surroundings and open the field of imagination. You need to be a fine hear to accomplish this result. Check here the single True…

ELĪNA GARANČA is Carmen at Wiener Staatsoper.

ELĪNA GARANČA is Carmen at Wiener Staatsoper.

Reading Time: 4 minutesWe were all waiting for it. Elīna Garanča dresses once more the amazing role of Carmen of Bizet at the Wiener Staatsoper for a couple of dates. A role that was made for her. When Georges Bizet wrote and revealed Carmen in 1875, he would not imagine that one day a Blond singer would invest the role of Carmen. Nevertheless the role of Carmen is a passionate role and Ms Garanča has it. The performance is not only about the singing, but also about the tremendous sensual energy that the character of Carmen emanates. The first Carmen was Célestine Galli-Marié. She was known for her personality, her passion for Opera and her youth. She settled the tone for Carmen. The first triumph for Carmen happened in Wien in 1875, which is a great story when you know that 138 years after, Wien is still loyal to Bizet’s Opera. Photo: Félix Nadar…

Daft Punk is finally…. BACK!

Daft Punk is finally…. BACK!

Reading Time: 10 minutesSome music groups became legends in time and after a while, others like Daft Punk built their own legend since the first album. Now 20 years after the first album they are back and damn… it is really good. Flashback. The origins of Daft Punk It all started in 1987 when Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Emmanuel de Homem-Christo met in high school in Paris. They started doing some samples and doing music together. In 1991, with Laurent Brancowitz (later the leading guitar of Phoenix) they founded Darlin’. We can say everything went very fast at that time. As soon as the group was formed, they record 2 singles: Darlin’, a cover from The Beach Boys, and Cindy So Loud under the english label Duophonic. But the way things started fast it also ended up fast. Indeed the group did not find the success hoped. They only sold 1’500 records. The british magazine,…

Fashion Roundup: Rihanna discovered the next best thing in music- Miss Cara Delevingne

Fashion Roundup: Rihanna discovered the next best thing in music- Miss Cara Delevingne

Reading Time: 3 minutesFashion Roundup: Rihanna discovered the next best thing in music- Miss Cara Delevingne Katie Holmes on Allure Each week FashionTV rounds up the most fashionable highlights of the week buzzing on the net. From the best cover shot of the week to sexy trends and amazing videos! Cover Shot of the Week: Single lady Katie Holmes shows some skin on Allure’s April edition and looks gorgeous as ever. Katie talks about her hopes for 2013, opens up about her family life, and breaks down her fashion style over the years. (Pop Sugar) Hot in the News: Rihanna is helping out her BFF Cara Delevingne launch a music career! With such good friends, how can you go wrong? According to reports, in the recent London Fashion Week the two decided to take their two year relationship a step forward. Cara is planning to head on over to Los Angeles for the…

2013 is all about coming backs…

2013 is all about coming backs…

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhat is happening with the music industry? Was last year the end of a cycle and this year the beginning of a new one? In any case, 2013 is already marked by the return of major artists. No coming outs, just coming backs ! check it out. DAVID BOWIE At 66 years old, we could think that David Bowie would just enjoy a peaceful retirement. Well, we would be wrong. This beginning of the year shows the return of the british singer with the hypnotic voice. A first single called Where are you now? was revealed as you can watch it in the video above. A soft ballad under the travel theme. According to the star manager, a new full album is coming in march 2013.   PRINCE Prince is back again. A new website and new songs. You can discover his new website at the following url: http://20pr1nc3.com. The new…

A List Of 5 Guitarists Of The Current Generation

A List Of 5 Guitarists Of The Current Generation

Reading Time: 3 minutesA List Of 5 Guitarists Of The Current Generation You may have read many lists mentioning the greatest guitar players of all time. These lists tend to become repetitive, with many of the same rock stars making it to the top of the list. We decided to highlight the major guitar players who have been in the limelight in the last 10 years. 1. Chris Broderick   He made his debut as the lead guitarist of Megadeth on 4th February, 2008. He has toured the world in the last few years playing at sold out stadiums. He re-invented the band as proved by their albums Endgame and THIRT3EN. He appreciates all guitar playing styles. This year, he was on the GiganTour. 2. Tosin Abasi   He is famous for playing the 8 string guitar. Tosin is the part of Animals as Leaders. He made way with the release of ‘Illusion…

Robbie Williams takes the crown… new album.

Robbie Williams takes the crown… new album.

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis fall, Robbie Williams is releasing his ninth studio album called Take the Crown. Here are the details. The album was already released in the UK beginning of November and it contains already a big hit with the song “Candy”. Check here the official video clipin which we can see Robbie Williams in the role of an Angel. It is a Pop song and the theme is about a girl who thinks she is simply great! “Candy” was written by Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow and Terje Olsen, while production was handled by Jacknife Lee. The album contains 11 songs and here is the track listing: Be a boy Gospel Candy Different Shit on the Radio All that I want Hunting for you Into the Silence Hey wow Yeah Yeah Not like the others Losers (featuring Lissie) The Deluxe version has 2 more songs: Reverse and the famous Eight Letters. This one was fully performed by…

Waging Heavy Peace, by Neil Young.

Waging Heavy Peace, by Neil Young.

Reading Time: 1 minutesThis fall, one of the most awaited biographies is called “Waging Heavy Peace”. It is the memoirs of Rock star Neil Young. Born in 1945 in Canada, Neil Young is considered as one of the most influential musicians of his generation. In his biography, Neil Young describes a beautiful kaleidoscope of his life, from private, towards his status of rock star. We can read also many details from his start with groups like Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash and recently the Crazy Horse. Moving from the snows of Ontario through the LSD-laden boulevards of 1966 Los Angeles to the contemplative paradise of Hawaii today. Candid, witty and revealing, this book takes its place beside the classic memoirs of Bob Dylan and Keith Richards. The picture was taken from the january 26th 2006 photo shooting for Rolling Stone magazine. Waging Heavy Peace will be available in October 2nd 2012 in all…

Elīna Garanča sings songs of love and despair.

Elīna Garanča sings songs of love and despair.

Reading Time: 2 minutesElīna Garanča is launching a new album in september 2012 called Romantique. A collection of songs of love and despair. According to Deutsche Gramophon it is an album for the fans! You can listen to the high class Diva singing works by Berlioz, Donizetti, Gounod, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky and Vaccai. Elīna Garanča is accompanied by the Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna – Yves Abel. The impressive track list : – Gaetano Donizetti, La Favorite, Act 3, “Oh! Mon Ferdinand” – Camille Saint-Saëns, Samson et Dalila, Act 2, “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” – Peter Llych Tchaikovsky, The Maid of Orleans (sung in Russian), Act 1, “Farewell you native hills and fields” – Charles Gounod, Sapho-opera in 3 acts, Act 3, “O ma lyre immortelle” – Charles Gounod,  Faust, “Faites-lui mes aveux” – Nicola Vaccai, Giulietta e Romeo, Act 2, “Giulietta! oh! mia Giulietta! Ah! se tu dormi” – Hector Berlioz,…

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