Entertainment & Arts By Mark Savage BBC music reporter 4 September 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49562643 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Since she moved to Los Angeles, Bat For Lashes has been in an 80s mood. … [Read more...] about Bat For Lashes indulges her vampire movie fantasy
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Dave Paulson, Cindy Watts and Matthew Leimkuehler Nashville Tennessean Published 5:49 PM EDT Aug 25, 2019 How do you make a sprawling list of 100 tunes seem criminally short? Try to squeeze the greatest country songs of all time into that space. As we considered a century's worth of story-driven songcraft, we did our darndest to make sure all of the greats were recognized. And when we say "of all time," we mean all time. Every era is reflected here, from the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers' historic recordings to the reign of the "Nashville Sound," outlaws, singing cowboys and pop crossovers. And before you shake your fists and grumble furiously about how the list forgot "Friends in Low Places" or gave "9 to 5" the short stick, let's establish one basic rule: One song per artist, with the exception being duets. One song from Cash. One song from Garth. And, yes, as tough as it can be, only one song from Dolly. Now, dust off your … [Read more...] about The 100 best country music songs of all time
Kinky Boots, the winner of every major Best Musical award, comes to Theatre Royal Plymouth next month. With a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles), and songs by Grammy and Tony–winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. Composer and lyricist, Cyndi Lauper said: “It has been a wonderful adventure and a privilege for me, to play a part in creating Kinky Boots. … [Read more...] about Kinky Boots is coming to the Theatre Royal in Plymouth
The original queen of pop talks to Vanessa Grigoriadis about inspiration, aging, motherhood and why she refuses to cede controlThe night before the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas in May, Madonna was sitting in the arena attached to the MGM Grand hotel, staring at a double of herself. The double, who was standing on the stage many yards away, was younger and looked Asian but wore a similar lace minidress and a wig in Madonna’s current hairstyle, a ’30s movie star’s crimped blond waves.“It’s always the second person with the wig — she wants to see it,” a stage designer said, adding that when she makes a decision, she is definitive.Madonna was observing Madonna to make sure Madonna was doing everything perfectly. Up on the stage set of a funky urban street with lampposts and a tiled bar, the double hit her marks and held a fist up to her mouth like a faux microphone for a rendition of “Medellín,” the on-trend, Latin-inflected … [Read more...] about What next for Madonna?
Kinky Boots is one of those cases where the stage musical has proved more successful than the movie on which it is based. The 2005 film starring Joel Edgerton and Chiwetel Ejiofor earned mixed reviews and a modest box office return but the Broadway stage show received 13 nominations, winning four including Best Musical, while the West End production won three Laurence Olivier Awards and was nominated for four more.Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots tells of Charlie Price who is struggling to live up to his father's expectations and continue the family shoe manufacturing business in Northampton. With the factory's future in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely form of a drag queen in need of some sturdy new stilettos.One person that the original film did not pass by is Joel Harper-Jackson who is playing Charlie Price on the UK tour which comes to the Sheffield Lyceum next week.“Kinky Boots was one of my favourite films as a kid growing up,” he reveals. “It … [Read more...] about Kinky Boots actor gets to appear in favourite show