Category Archives: Music

Exclusive: Sophie Tweed-Simmons Talks ‘Country Crush’ And Music Journey

 

Country Crush is a musical that’s available starting March 14 (it’s a Walmart exclusive) and I’ll be posting a review this week on Hollywood Outbreak. I really enjoyed the performances and music featured in the project (if you love old-fashioned entertainment that’s filled with good songs, this may be your cup of tea).

Actress/singer Sophie Tweed-Simmons, who plays a sassy and uninhibited woman named Ainsley in the feature, talked about Country Crush and her own promising music career. Check out our interview after the jump!

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Exclusive: ‘The Voice’ Alum Siahna Is ‘Untouchable’ With New EP

 

Since her successful run on The Voice (Season 9), Siahna has continued to hone her singer-songwriter skills. With her recently released 6-song EP Untouchable, the jazz and soul loving songstress is adding a bit of pop flavor to her repertoire. My audio interview (apologies for quality as it was a phoner) with Siahna, as well as the transcription, is found after the jump!

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DVD News: Judy Collins Sings “A Love Letter To Stephen Sondheim”

Judy Collins is honoring a music colleague she’s admired for years, as A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim hits DVD February 24. Collins’ passion for Sondheim’s compositions span several decades, starting with one of the artist’s most signature works.

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‘Chicago’ Documentary Acquired by FilmRise And CNN Films

 

FilmRise has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to director Peter Pardini’s Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago. Stateside fans of the seminal rock band can catch the documentary on New Year’s Day 2017, as CNN Films has the U.S. broadcast distribution rights.

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‘Fitz and the Tantrums’ Celebrate Halloween With “Roll Up” Video

 

It’s usually a monster mash come Halloween time, and it’s fun to see Fitz and the Tantrums get into that spirit with their animated video for “Roll Up.” The catchy, pop infused tune is all about finding a bit of love and affection in the world, and the video playfully captures that spirit. The video is available after the jump.

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Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein Prep For ‘Hairspray Live!’

 

Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein were on hand last week at the Beverly Hilton Hotel  to talk about Hairspray Live! which airs on NBC December 7 (8 pm et/pt).

During the radio roundtable interviews, the Oscar-winning actress (Hudson won for Dreamgirls) explained how her early years singing in Church shaped her as a performer and artist.

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VIDEO: Harry Connick Jr. Talks Jazz, Charles Mingus, And ‘Harry’

 

Harry Connick Jr.’s career is as diverse as they come, and if you’re a fan of jazz, crooners, Broadway musicals (The Pajama Game), movies (check out Bug and Copycat),  and pop culture (American Idol), you’re probably familiar with his body of work. His latest venture Harry is a daytime variety show that premieres September 12, and during a recent interview I asked him if his lifelong love and dedication to jazz has influenced him as an artist.

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