By & by Billy Nilles | Fri., 27 Sep. 2019 11:46 AM Share Tweet Email Shutterstock/E! Illustration New music Fridays are a thrilling, yet daunting prospect for any music lover. It's essentially a weekly holiday where fan-favorite artists and fresh faces alike drop their latest offerings for all the world to hear, flooding streaming services and digital retailers with an onslaught of aural goodies. But who has the time to sit there and listen to everything before updating their playlists? There's just too much good stuff! (And, if we're being honest, usually a few stinkers, too.)As it turns out, we do. Welcome to The MixtapE!Look, like you, we were expecting this week's New Music Friday to be dominated with talk of Kanye West's Jesus Is King. After reports surfaced earlier this week that the album teased last month by wife Kim Kardashian to be released on September 27 wouldn't be dropping after all, we've seen no sign of the new material from … [Read more...] about The MixtapE! Presents Christina Aguilera, Maluma, J Balvin and More New Music Musts
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LOS ANGELES: Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio will be presenting the SAG Life Achievement Award to veteran actor Robert De Niro. The actor will present the honour to the 76-year-old veteran during the annual award ceremony which will be held on January 19 next year, the organisers announced in a statement. The two stars have shared the screen space in films such as 'This Boy's Life' (1993) and 'Marvin's Room' (1996). They are frequent collaborators of veteran film-maker Martin Scorsese. DiCaprio, 45, most recently featured in Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time In Hollywood', alongside Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. De Niro's latest is the Scorsese-directed crime epic 'The Irishman'. The film, also featuring Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, recently debuted on Netflix. Billboard Music Awards: Priyanka Steals A Kiss With Nick; Drake Takes Home 12 Trophies of 6NextPrevPlay SlideshowStar Of The Show2 May, 2019Rapper Drake created history at the 2019 BBMA by winning a streak of top awards in … [Read more...] about Leonardo DiCaprio to honour Robert De Niro with SAG Life Achievement Award
On Instagram, manufacturing fake followers is a ubiquitous tactic, one that's churned out at least 95 million near-perfect human forgeries for you to brush past in the digital hallways, unaware. You can buy them in droves from dozens of services online, or even from a coin-operated vending machine created by artist Dries Depoorter. He calls his fame dispenser "Quick Fix": a wall-mounted box with an Arduino and a keyboard, where visitors can type in their social media handles and select what faux honorific they'd like to receive—likes or follows, starting at just one euro, delivered instantly. In Helsinki, where the machine debuted, "Quick Fix" was a revelation. "Even the young people didn't know this was possible, but they wanted it,” Depoorter says. "In a city, I think it would fit really well next to a soda machine." Related Stories Misinformation Instagram Now Fact-Checks, but Who Will Do the Checking? Sara Harrison Social Media An Old … [Read more...] about Fighting Instagram’s $1.3 Billion Problem—Fake Followers
By & by Jess Cohen | Thu., 25 Oct. 2018 6:52 PM Share Tweet Email Rich Fury/Getty Images Maluma really is having an epic night at the 2018 Latin American Music Awards.In addition to performing and his many nominations, the 24-year-old Colombian singer has just received the Extraordinary Evolution Award for his growing fan base and "brilliant future" in the Latin American community. In a grand entrance, the artist and his crew ascended the stage to perform his hit song, "Mala Mia." Clad in black and rocking his new blonde hair, the artist and his all-female back-up dancers. He then blessed Dr. Ana Maria Polo with a peck on the lips before accepting his award."First of all, I want to thank all of you, because it's been very few years of my career, but I've been able to live a lot of things," he shared onstage, per ET. "And it's because of you that I wake up everyday with more motivation and hunger to persevere and dream. Thank you to God, … [Read more...] about Maluma Honored With the Extraordinary Evolution Award at 2018 Latin AMAs
It’s December, and a cool and breezy Chennai looks forward to the glittering Margazhi season. This is the place to be if you love Carnatic music. This is where stars are born.Nowhere else in Asia does classical music get such a grand forum: Chennai hosts some 1,500 to 2,000 concerts over six weeks. Margazhi is older than the Edinburgh International Festival, and almost as old as the Salzburg Festival.It is truly remarkable that a provincial music festival that began in 1927 has survived this long; and in fact grown in size and global acclaim. The story of Margazhi is one of real success — thanks to the many sabhas, the musicians, teachers and audiences. Behind the shimmer, however, is another Margazhi story that is hardly ever told: it is the story of stagnation and struggle. And about a possible dead end.Over the years, the number of concerts and artists has grown substantially — but neither audiences nor financial returns have kept pace. The buzz around the … [Read more...] about Where are the millennials in Chennai’s Margazhi music season?
Video PlayerClose BANGKOK, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- A grand Spring Festival gala was staged in the southern Thai city of Hat Yai Thursday night for overseas Chinese and Thais to join the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations. Some 3,000 people watched the "Cultures of China, Festival of Spring," which is jointly presented by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of China, the Chinese Consulate-General in Songkhla, the Association of Clubs and Foundations in Hat Yai and the Overseas Chinese Service Center in Hat Yai, at the Prince of Songkhla University International Convention Center. The Chinese art troupe performed beautiful dancing, such as the famous Drunken Beauty, and popular Chinese songs. Pairin Sringkaranan, a local Thai Chinese member of the audience, said China has paid much attention to overseas Chinese and she believed there will be more exchanges between Thailand and China. Zhou Haicheng, Chinese consul-general in Songkhla, expressed his gratitude for the … [Read more...] about Spring Festival gala staged in southern Thailand for overseas Chinese, Thais