Bruce Springsteen to Release New Studio Album ‘High Hopes’
#TaniaOnTheScene - The new album has been set for January 14 release on Columbia Records. ‘High Hopes’ finds Springsteen in a number of different musical settings, and includes the members of the E Street Band as well as guitarist Tom Morello and many additional players. The album was recorded in New Jersey, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Australia and New York City and marks Springsteen’s 18th studio album.
Here’s a link to the song and video for “High Hopes.” The video, directed by Thom Zimny, is a collage featuring photos from Danny Clinch, Australian tour footage shot by Chris Hilson and featuring Tom Morello, vintage documentary footage, text and graphics: http://brucespringsteen.net/
14th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square
#TaniaOnTheScene - Tonight, check out New York’s largest holiday festival!
There will be over 20 live, FREE performances featuring Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-stars, Brianna Thomas’ Jazz Quartet, world renowned DJ David Chang at the Winter’s Eve TD Bank Dance Party, GRAMMY nominated Brooklyn-based children’s band The Pop Ups at Kids’ Central, and Big Apple Circus, Kate Davis presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center and Ice Sculpting at Time Warner Center, and that’s not all!
Lincoln Square’s sidewalks and public spaces will come alive with music, performers, processional groups, jugglers, stilt-walkers and more, making for a festive fun-filled evening along the streets of this dynamic Upper West Side neighborhood.
WHEN: Monday, December 2, 2013, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Rain, Snow or Shine!
WHERE: The celebration begins with the lighting of the Upper West Side Holiday Tree in Dante Park at Broadway & 63rd Street and continues along Broadway from Time Warner Center to 68th Street.
BY SUBWAY: Take the 1, A, B, C, or D train to 59th Street/Columbus Circle or the 1 train to 66th Street and Broadway.
In Honor of “World Aids Day,” Join Lifebeat’s #MusicFightsAids Campaign
#TaniaOnTheScene - In honor of World AIDS Day, December 1st, the biggest names in the music and media industry are joining Lifebeat; Music Fights HIV/AIDS to draw urgent attention to the dramatic rise in HIV among young people.
Since its inaugural benefit concert in 1992 with the Pet Shop Boys and Salt-N-Pepa to its 2013 MTV Video Awards Pre-Party with Robin Thicke and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lifebeat has been on the front lines of rallying the music industry to educate young people that AIDS is a preventable disease.
On November 29th, Lifebeat will kickoff #MusicFightsAIDS, a multifaceted nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of the sharp increase in HIV among young people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 1,000 young people ages 13-24 are newly infected with HIV each month in the U.S. alone, an increase of nearly 20% from previous reports. Even more troubling is that an estimated 60% of young people with HIV have never been tested, are not being treated, and may unknowingly be spreading the disease.
Pharrell’s 24-Hour-Long ‘Happy’ Video Will Make Your Day
#TaniaOnTheScene - Yesterday, at the stroke of midnight, pop impresario Pharrell Williams debuted the video for his new single, “Happy.” It’s 24 hours long.
The video, available for streaming on 24hoursofhappy.com, features various dancers lip-synching to Williams’ single throughout the course of a day in Los Angeles. The 4-minute, upbeat song is played on loop, with each cycle introducing a new dancer (or dancers) at a different location. Viewers can fast forward or backward using a clock interface that hovers over the display, and share specific moments on Twitter or Facebook. The dancers, meanwhile, include both anonymous extras and celebrities like Magic Johnson, Steve Carrell, and of course, Williams himself.
The video was directed by We Are From LA and produced by Iconoclast. Williams published non-interactive segments of the video to his YouTube channel, though it’s best experienced on the micro-site.
Check it out here:
Is He the Sexiest Man Alive?
#TaniaOnTheScene - Adam Levine was named People Magazine’s sexiest man alive. The frontman of the Grammy-award winning rock group, Maroon 5, and judge on the hit NBC singing show, The Voice, said he was taken back from the announcement. Levine joins previous winners including Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds, George Clooney and Matt Damon. The 34-year-old is engaged to another sexy person: Victoria Secret’s model, Behati Prinsloo.
FREE Music & Storytelling Workshop with Robbi K
#TaniaOnTheScene - Today, City Parks Foundation, producers of the famed SummerStage and SummerStage Kids Festival will host a FREE music and storytelling workshop for the public in Harlem’s historic Marcus Garvey Park.
City Parks Foundation (CPF) presents a FREE music and storytelling workshop for adults featuring the storytelling and musical styling of renowned vocalist Robbi K. Produced by Monique Martin, Director of Family Programming for CPF and the artistic curator of SummerStage Kids, this event strives to help audiences pursue their own storytelling skills. From learning how to enliven personal history to techniques on how to capture an audience’s attention, attendees will be enchanted by SummerStage Kids alumna Robbi K’s soprano voice and her energetic approach to storytelling in addition to her insightful tips and creative methods to document and present your individual story!
The fun and festivities kick off at 11am.
#TaniaOnTheScene - Here’s some more controversy concerning the song, “Blurred Lines.” Two of Marvin Gaye’s children have sued Robin Thicke and his collaborators on the hit song accusing them of copyright infringement. They’re alleging that music company EMI failed to protect their father’s legacy. The lawsuit was filed yesterday over the similarity in Gaye’s song “Got to Give it Up.” Thicke, Pharrell, and T.I, filed a case back in August stating that they did not copy the song.