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By the summer of 1965, Beatlemania had gripped the world, with fandom reaching the highest pinnacles of society. The Beatles had played for presidents, heads of state, and accepted a command performance from Queen Elizabeth II. So great was the Fab Four’s rising fame that, in June of 1965, they were named Members of the British Empire–a high honor for four kids from Liverpool. Now, on the cusp of the 50th Anniversary of their MBE induction, one person close to them is looking back at Beatlemania.Continue reading
Dar Williams’ growth as an individual over her two-decade career has gone hand-in-hand with her evolution as an artist. This is perhaps best typified by the release of “Emerald,” a timely and brilliant album of new songs and collaborations with friends such as Jill Sobule, Richard Thompson, Jim Lauderdale, the Milk Carton Kids, the Hooters, Lucy Wainwright Roche and her mother Suzzy Roche among others.Continue reading
Carrie Underwood’s current hit single, “Little Toy Guns,” is just one of an array of the seven-time GRAMMY® winner’s biggest hits featured in a new audio & video mashup created by DJ Earworm especially for Underwood’s fans, celebrating 10 years of #1 hits. Viewable online at http://smarturl.it/CUX1Mashup, the mashup spans such favorites as “Before He Cheats,” “Cowboy Casanova,” “Blown Away,” “See You Again,” “Two Black Cadillacs,” and more, including Underwood’s most recent chart-topper, the Platinum-certified “Something in the Water.” With over 165 million YouTube views and over 650,000 YouTube subscribers, DJ Earworm is one of the most sought-after and respected mashup producers in the field, known for his highly anticipated annual “United State of Pop” mashups.Continue reading
Mike Ragogna: Cyrille, of course, I have to ask you…is it a good day? Cyrille Aimée: Yes, it is a fast and urgent day! (laughs) MR: Terrific! Okay, on It’s A Good Day, you visit standards as well as originals. How did this project come together? CA: For this album, I really wanted to create […]Continue reading