Cydney Henderson USA TODAY Published 5:44 PM EDT Apr 3, 2019 Britney Spears is taking some time for herself. The "Piece of Me" singer, 37, took to Instagram Wednesday to post a quote that reads, "Fall in love with taking care of yourself, mind, body, spirit." She added the caption: "We all need to take time for a little 'me time,'" adding a smiley face. Her Instagram post comes months after her 66-year-old father, Jamie Spears, "almost died" from a ruptured colon. Spears continues to care for her dad as he recovers, putting her Las Vegas residency show, "Domination," and new album on hold. Related: Britney Spears' new album delayed amid father Jamie's health struggles Spears' representative, Jeff Raymond, said Jamie Spears became ill at the end of the year and was rushed to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. "His colon spontaneously ruptured and he was immediately admitted into surgery," Raymond said in a statement to USA … [Read more...] about Britney Spears taking ‘me time’ for ‘mind, body, spirit’
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Lifestyle / Entertainment / Music by Press Association 19/03/2019, 4:27 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Sophie Ellis-Bextor has said she is fed up with being asked repeatedly about childcare as a working mother. The singer, who has just released her new album The Song Diaries, suggested that such questioning is “misogynistic” as only female artists are seemingly subjected to it. Ellis-Bextor tweeted that she loves “making music” and “promoting a new record.” But she added: “I do not love talking over and over about how I sort my childcare. “I am a singer. I am a mum. I will sort the childcare. Ask me something else.” She replied “exactement” – French for exactly – to a fan who commented: “Not only is it a private matter, it’s also very misogynistic. I doubt male artists are questioned in the same matter.” Ellis-Bextor thanked another of her … [Read more...] about Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Stop asking me about childcare as a working mum
GRAEME COUSINS talks to renowned Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins ahead of two scheduled visits to Belfast – one in her role as Songs of Praise presenter and another to entertain her fans in the Waterfront Hall As a singer of Christian faith, mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins is relishing her role as a presenter on BBC’s Songs of Praise. And as a world renowned touring performer, the Welsh songstress is living beyond her wildest dreams. She said: “I definitely think my faith has played a role in my career. I learnt to sing in church. “Our family always attended church, my mum was one of the Sunday School teachers and I became a member of the choir when I was seven.“I used to sing two Thursdays a week and then do choir practice. It was a really big part of my childhood. “When I left Neath to go and study at the Royal Academy of Music up until that point all the singing I had done was church music.” The 38-year-old said: “I’ve sung … [Read more...] about Katherine Jenkins: Going to church from age of four made me the singer I am today
AVRIL Lavigne is about to drop her huge comeback album Head Above Water after years spent battling Lyme disease. The iconic noughties star opened up about her experience with the life-threatening disease that's kept her out of the limelight for the past five years. Here's all you need to know... What is Avril Lavigne doing now? On September 7, 2018, Avril Lavinge revealed in a heartbreaking open letter to her fans that she has been battling Lyme disease for the past few years. The pop-rock star, 34, has been absent from the spotlight since being diagnosed with the life-threatening illness in 2015. The shocking news will hopefully put to rest the cruel rumours that Avril had died in 2003 and was replaced by her “best friend” Melissa Vandella. The bizarre rumour recirculated last year as theorists analysed the shape of Avril’s nose, her autograph and her voice – which they claim has had a different tone since 2003. Now, however, the … [Read more...] about What is Avril Lavigne doing now, when was she diagnosed with Lyme disease and what are the Tell Me It’s Over song lyrics?
The rain lashes down, the wind whistles and a skein of pink-footed geese fly overhead, honking in the twilight, as Erland Cooper’s concert begins. Cley Marshes nature reserve on the Norfolk coast is an unusual place for a gig, but the perfect stage for an evening of music inspired by the birds of Orkney. Cooper, known for the folk-rock of Erland and the Carnival and the more experimental soundscapes of the Magnetic North, migrated to new terrain for his debut solo album Solan Goose, released last year. With its combination of contemporary classical, ambient and electronica, it drew comparisons to Sigur Rós, Ólafur Arnalds and other music of northerly latitudes, as well as radio play and winning admirers in unexpected places, from literary figures including John Burnside and Robert Macfarlane. “We were a wee bit stressed,” says Cooper to his audience in Cley, after a four-hour drive to the coast, “and all of a sudden the geese flew over and it reminded … [Read more...] about ‘If it moves me to tears, I’ve achieved what I wanted’: nature’s songwriter Erland Cooper