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Merry Clayton of 'Gimme Shelter,' 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Fame Injured in Serious Car Accident

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A June 16 crash in Los Angeles inflicted "major trauma" on the singer, whose website notes, "We are truly grateful that our dear Merry is still with us."

New Orleans-born singer Merry Clayton, whose back-up vocal work for the likes of Ray Charles and the Rolling Stones was highlighted in the Academy Award-winning documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom, suffered severe injuries on Monday (6/16) when she was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles. The news was posted to her website in the days following the incident.

"Merry was involved in a major automobile accident," the update on her website reads. "Merry sustained severe injuries to her lower body, including major trauma to her lower extremities. We are truly grateful that our dear Merry is still with us."

Clayton was a preacher's daughter who has accompanied Neil Young, Ray Charles and the Rolling Stones, providing the searing back-up vocals to the band’s “Gimme Shelter.”Last year, she was one of the featured performers in Twenty Feet From Stardom, which won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, alongside fellow backup singers including Darlene Love, Lisa Fischer and Tata Vega.

They all performed last January at Billboard’s Power 100 party during Grammy week.

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This First Look at Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams on The Voice Will Make You Holla—Watch Now!

by Tierney Bricker Today 4:10 PM PDT

Holla, The Voice is finally back!

Make way, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine , there's two new coaches coming through! Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams are set to fill the red spinning chairs vacated by Usher and Shakira when the NBC reality hit returns for its seventh season on Sept. 22, and it's safe to say their chemistry could rival that of Blake and Adam's epic friendship.

Gwen and Pharrell have history together, as they co-wrote "Hollaback Girl," Stefani's 2005 hit, so it's only fitting that their first clip for The Voice features the smash song!

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In a promo set to make its broadcast debut on Sunday night on NBC (and that we managed to get our greedy hands on early), we've got your exclusive first look at Gwen, Pharrell, Adam and Blake in action in the video above, which is sure to make you holla! (It's B-A-N-A-N-A-S cute!)

The four coaches just started filming the blind auditions for the upcoming season, with Gwen tweeting a "sneak peek" photo of her and Pharrell for fans. And Blake is getting in on the social media fun, too, posting a photo of himself "wearing" Pharrell's iconic hat, writing , "You know what they say about big hats…right @Pharrell?"

Host Carson Daly recently chatted with us about The Voice's new additions, saying , "Those guys are two pros, two great additions to our family here!"

The Voice returns for its seventh season on Sept. 22 on NBC.

Watch Promo : http://www.eonline.com/ne...-watch-now

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Julian Lennon Set to Release First Box Set

4:37 PM PDT 6/20/2014 by Roy Trakin Julian Lennon - H 2014 Deborah Anderson

Multi-disc package Includes limited edition run with signed certificate.

Julian Lennon is set to release his first-ever box set with Everything Changes (Music from Another Room, Ltd.), arriving on his mother Cynthia’s birthday, September 10. The four-disc set includes three editions of his recent studio release, Everything Changes, including studio, acoustic and instrumental versions as well as the documentary, Through the Picture Window. It will also include a 36-page booklet and a two-picture vinyl disc set, as well as a limited edition run of 1000, which will be numbered and include a signed certificate from Lennon. Pre-order is available now here .

Julian has spent the past two years on a global promotional tour in support of Everything Changes (Music from Another Room), amidst multiple photography exhibits, including showings at Art Basel in Miami, Morrison Hotel Gallery in both Los Angeles and New York and Little Black Gallery in London. Julian spent last summer as the still photographer on the set of the forthcoming Eileen Gray biopic, Price of Desire, and in December, Lennon embraced the world of technology with a new app, Through a Picture Window, a novel way to deliver his art to fans, including his latest works in an audio, film and visual interactive format.

Julian Lennon has devoted himself to photography and philanthropy as well as his music since his debut album, Valotte (Atlantic), yielded two Top 10 hits — the title track and "Too Late for Goodbyes” — and was nominated for Best New Artist. He went on to have multiple No. 1 singles on the U.S. album rock charts. Internationally, one of his most popular songs, “Saltwater,” charted successfully around the world, going No. 1 Australia for four weeks and reaching No. 6 in the UK. In 2007, Julian founded the global environmental and humanitarian organization The White Feather Foundation, producing the documentary whaledreamers shown at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, earning eight International Film Festival Awards. His photography has garnered many outstanding reviews for his iconic images. In June 2013, he returned with his first album in 15 years, Everything Changes (Music From Another Room).

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Director Robert Rodriguez to Host Obama at Austin, TX Fundraiser

4:23 PM PDT 6/20/2014 by Tina Daunt Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP

Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Demi Lovato and Danny Trejo are among those who have signed on to support Rodriguez's July 17 fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee.

Award-winning Latino filmmaker Robert Rodriguez will host President Barack Obama at his home in Austin, Texas, on July 17 to raise money for the Democratic National Committee's midterm election efforts, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Rodriguez, whose film El Mariachi was selected in 2011 for preservation in the National Film Registry, is the latest in a growing number of Hollywood Latinos to throw their money and influence behind the Democrats.

Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Demi Lovato and Danny Trejo are among those who have signed on to support the event. Tickets for the Austin fundraiser range from $5,000 to $32,400.

Obama and Rodriguez first met in 2012, when the filmmaker went to Washington to talk with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute about the importance of diversifying the distribution networks. (He is the founder of the El Rey network along with FactoryMade Ventures). While there, the president invited Rodriguez to participate in a roundtable discussion about the importance of Hispanics in the U.S. Since then, Rodriguez has emerged as a strong advocate of Latino issues in the U.S.

Following his film debut with El Mariachi, Rodriguez has helped launch the film careers of several prominent Latino actors and actresses, including Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba. His insistence on casting a Latino family for the popular Spy Kids series built the first major theatrical family franchise featuring Latinos in heroic roles.

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Michael Jackson's Captain EO Closing For Good at Disneyland?

By Keith Caulfield | June 20, 2014 4:04 PM EDT

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September 18, 1986: Captain EO, a 3-D film starring Jackson, premieres at Disneyland.

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Michael Jackson's "Captain EO" has temporarily closed at Disneyland — and might be gone for good.

The 3D musical movie starring Jackson, which returned to the Anaheim, Calif. park in 2010 after a long hiatus, has been displaced for a new preview of the upcoming film "Guardians of the Galaxy."

By June 19, the "Captain EO" attraction's sign had been removed, prompting super fan Guy Selga to sadly Tweet: "I'm going to be sick."

Disney has said that "EO" is "expected to return at a later date," though some Disney fan blogs — including DlandLive and Mice Chat — are speculating this could be the end of "EO." The Tokyo Disneyland equivalent of the show recently announced the permanent closure of their "Captain EO Tribute," which will shutter on June 30.

"Captain EO" premiered on Sept. 12, 1986 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., and less than a week later at Disneyland. The 17-minute movie — where Jackson plays the title role — includes two Jackson songs, "Another Part of Me" and "We Are Here to Change the World."

"Captain EO" eventually opened at Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. However, by 1998, all of the "Captain EO" attractions had ended their runs at the assorted Disney Parks throughout the world. The company was moved, however, to return the show to its parks in 2010, starting with Disneyland's version, renamed "Captain EO Tribute."

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Carnegie Hall Concert Honors Black History

By Associated Press | June 19, 2014 11:39 AM EDT

Carnegie Hall Concert Honors Black History

In a rehearsal room near Times Square this week, some two dozen men with Broadway-honed voices huddled to strategize.

They were practicing choral work ahead of a landmark concert Monday at the mighty Carnegie Hall, and creator-producer Chapman Roberts knew what those voices will be facing.

"We will be accompanied by a 65-piece orchestra and they're going to be giving it all they got," Chapman said, triggering some nervous clapping. "Now there's a way to not compete with them. And that is: don't try."

Chapman and his singers have a very personal reason to get their sound just right: Their black tie, music-stacked, one-night-only concert celebrates the legacy of black men on Broadway.

"The Black Stars of the Great White Way" will feature the music of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Louis Jordan, Eubie Blake, Cab Calloway and Paul Robeson. Tickets range from $35-$200.

Stars such as Ben Vereen, Andre De Shields, Cecily Tyson, Phylicia Rashad, Chuck Cooper, Savion Glover and Chita Rivera will be on hand, and original cast members from "Five Guys Named Moe," "Smokey Joe's Cafe," "Motown" and "The Scottsboro Boys" will sing.

The nine honorees include household names like actor Robert Guillaume to pioneers like Geoffrey Holder, a principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1955, and the dancer-choreographer Louis Johnson, whose credits include "Damn Yankees."

"The accomplishments have gone unnoticed and we are having a good time digging it up and celebrating with everybody," says Chapman, an original "Hair" cast member who became a Broadway musical supervisor and arranger.

The idea of the concert began with Norm Lewis, who, even before becoming Broadway's first black Phantom in "The Phantom of the Opera," had heard young men to call him an inspiration for roles in "Les Miserables" and "The Little Mermaid."

"I saw that and I said, `If they're seeing me this way, I want to celebrate the people I felt that same way about - Robert De Shields, Robert Guillaume, Chapman Roberts.' No one had ever celebrated that. I wanted to celebrate black men on Broadway."

As the show's go-to guy, Roberts certainly has his work cut out. He anticipates a nonstop lineup of songs that culminates in all the performers - over 100, including seven Tony winners - sharing the stage for three songs. "We've never all been in same room together," says Roberts. "There's a huge legacy that's going to be on that stage."

The only downside is he has only 2 1/2 hours to showcase decades of rich history. "I've condensed it as much as I possibly can," he said. "Basically, everyone's going to come out and go, `Ba-da-bum-dum-dum' and Bam, they're out."

Adds Lewis with a laugh: "You won't be satisfied, but you'll be satiated."

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Russell Simmons Shooting TV Pilot, Producing Rap Opera & Spending Millions on Movies

By Douglas Century | June 20, 2014 11:38 AM EDT

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Russell Simmons leaves the Golden Globe After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

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The hip-hop mogul looks to "reintegrate Hollywood"

Russell Simmons is climbing off the yoga mat.

The hip-hop impresario-turned-lifestyle guru, author of the New York Times best-seller Success Through Stillness, moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles early in 2014. Now, he is launching a flurry of new entertainment projects - and has begun blasting the way Hollywood works.

Simmons, 56, has already shot a number of TV pilots under the first-look deal he has with HBO, he says in a phone interview from his new home in the Hollywood Hills. The most high-profile project he has in development: "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen's first foray into TV drama, about a young African-American man's journey into high society in New York. Simmons says that his "true passion project" is a rap opera called Cain and Abel, written by Omar Epps and former Onyx rapper Sticky Fingaz.

Simmons also has plans to bring hip-hop to Broadway, working with his business partner Jake Stein. "What 'Rock of Ages' did with rock, we're planning on doing with hip-hop," says Stein, president of Def Pictures. The goal: a musical that tours the country, premiering at various "iconic hip-hop venues" in major U.S. cities. Stein imagines the musical following the path of Run-D.M.C.'s Raising Hell tour of 1986.

Simmons wants to give hip-hop artists a higher profile. But his goal is grander than that. He's focused on "reintegrating" the entertainment business, which in his view has drifted back into a segregated state.

And Hollywood is a prime offender. He believes black and white actors share top billing in hit movies far less often than they once did - think Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte in 48 Hrs., say, or Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon.

"Right now if you see a poster for a black movie, it looks like a Hallmark card strictly for black people," says Simmons with a wry laugh. "If you're white, you just will not go in a theater and see About Last Night."

And the co-founder of Def Jam Records says he's just the man to fix the problem. "I'm the 'Walk This Way' guy, I'm the Beastie Boys guy, I'm the Def Comedy Jam guy - I put black comedians in your face on HBO, at the time a lily-white channel," says Simmons.

"I'm doing my own projects, making my own films, shooting my own pilots, with my own money," adds Simmons. "I want to make movies that can star guys like a Channing Tatum alongside Rick Ross ... It's time to reintegrate the movie business. And my new mantra is, 'Hollywood can kiss my ass.'Â "

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Heavy Lifting From the Vaults: Lots of Allmans and Elvis on the Way

By ALLAN KOZINN June 13, 2014 11:44 am

Classic albums by the Allman Brothers Band and Elvis Presley are to be given expanded reissues that, depending on your level of fascination with these musicians, are either textbook examples of bloated archival sprawl or something like perfection.

The Allman Brothers’ label, Universal, is revisiting “At Fillmore East,” a live album recorded at the East Village hall the weekend of March 12 and 13, 1971, and released that July as a double LP. It captures the group in its original lineup – with Duane Allman and Dickie Betts as the dueling guitar soloists, Butch Trucks and Jai Johanny Johanson sharing the drumming, Berry Oakley on bass and Gregg Allman on keyboards – jamming at its most inspired and virtuosic. Fans have long regarded it as one of the peaks – many would say the peak – of the Allmans’ discography

The original album compiled recordings from the weekend’s four concerts (early and late shows each night), but given the Allmans’ penchant for jamming at length, the set includes only seven songs, among them a 23-minute version of “Whipping Post.” Other recordings from the weekend have turned up in compilations over the years, as have recordings from a fifth show, the Fillmore’s closing concert, on June 27, 1971. In the 1990s the Allmans released expanded versions of the album – “Fillmore Concerts” and “At Fillmore East (Deluxe Edition)” – which drew on both the March and June shows, but were each confined to two CDs.

Now Universal is putting out everything – all five shows, 37 selections in all – as “The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings,” a six-CD set due on July 29.

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Not to be outdone, Sony Legacy is releasing “That’s the Way It Is (Deluxe Edition)” – a mega-plus-size version of Elvis Presley’s 1970 album (originally a single LP), as well as the 1970 film of the same name . The new version, “Elvis: That’s the Way It Is (Deluxe Edition)” will include eight CDs and two DVDs. Sony is calling it “the most ambitious Elvis Presley restoration package ever created,” and there is something to that, not least because Sony owns the audio and Warner Brothers owns the film. The album and film appear here together for the first time.

Moreover, sorting out the recordings themselves was a complicated matter. “That’s the Way It Is” was a hybrid album, with eight studio recordings, taped in Nashville in June 1970, and four live performances, recorded at shows in Las Vegas two months later. The film was part documentary, part concert film, and to keep things complicated it exists in two forms – the 1970 theatrical original and a recut, extended version released on DVD in 2001.

The sessions that produced the studio tracks actually yielded three full albums and a stack of singles, so Sony focused its archival trawl mostly on the live recordings, which are also the main focus of the film. Its solution: the first CD includes the original album, four songs released as singles and five studio outtakes. Discs 2 through 7 are devoted to six complete Las Vegas concerts, and Disc 8 includes 20 songs from the rehearsals. The DVDs include both versions of the film, as well as outtakes and a featurette, “Patch It Up: The Restoration of Elvis – That’s The Way It Is.” The set is due on Aug. 5.

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‘The subject is always there’: Micky Dolenz on the prospect of a new Monkees album

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With a second annual string of concerts under their belts, questions about a long-awaited new Monkees studio album were bound to arise — and Micky Dolenz says it’s possible.

The group’s most recent project, 1996′s Justus, was the first to include all four Monkees since Head arrived in 1968. A 20th anniversary reunion recording, 1987′s Pool It!, featured Dolenz, Peter Tork and the late Davy Jones.

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Since Jones’ sudden passing , the remaining trio has reconnected , mounting a pair of well-received tours. That has many wondering about new music, in particular with the very creative Mike Nesmith back in the fold .

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“All the time it comes up, and I wouldn’t be surprised,” Dolenz tells St. Louis Today . “There’s no plans, there’s no project or recording plans at the moment at all. But the subject is always there — and with Mike now touring with us, he’s such a wonderful writer, a very prolific writer, and so like I say, I wouldn’t be surprised.”

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War – Greatest Hits (1976; 2014 reissue)

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Earlier this month, the seminal funk-jazz-rock combo War issued their first album of new material in twenty years. Evolutionary features original lead singer and keyboardist Lonnie Jordan and a pretty good lead single in “That L.A. Sunshine.” But the other news coming from War is that bundled with this new album is an important old one.

War’s Greatest Hits album was originally released right as the band peaked in 1976 but was never remastered and put on a CD until now. This was long overdue, as — along with other “greatest hits” compilations of the time such as those from Elton John and Seals & Crofts — soaking in War’s Hits is like taking a time machine back to 1975 and listening to AM radio. Realizing this makes it a wonder they’re not mentioned as often as other classic rock acts from the 70s, because this stuff was good then and sounds great now.

The secret to War’s goodness was that like Santana, they were able to incorporate Latin and jazz elements into rock and give it a crossover appeal. But unlike Santana, they also made it utterly danceable by giving their music a heavy dose of Sly and the Family Stone, right down to the ensemble vocals. No one’s been able to do all that as successfully since then, and their formula worked to the tune of six top ten hits and ten top 40 hits between 1971 and 1976. Greatest Hits itself topped out at #6 on the US Billboard album chart.

Ordered on the CD just they were on the vinyl, the songs are sequenced chronologically, which flows fine that way, starting with 1971′a “All Day Music”,” an update on the Rascal’s “Groovin’” all the way to 1976′s “Summer.”

“Slippin’ Into Darkness” is, looking back, probably the first reggae song most anyone in America has heard even though it wasn’t called that; War just blended everything together without much thought as to what to call it. Right after that is “The World Is A Ghetto,” making this the pair of songs that discussed topics that weren’t as sunny as most of the their well-known tunes like “Cisco Kid,” “Me and Baby Brother” and the happy-go-lucky “Why Can’t We Be Friends.” And you best believe that infectious Chicano anthem “Low Rider” is on here, too.

The compilation ends with a song that was new with the release, “Summer,” featuring a breezy groove and great harmonies remindful of their first hit “All Day Music,” showing that even at their peak of popularity they didn’t abandon the ingredients that propelled them into a hitmaking machine in the first place. That song later fulfilled the promise of the album title, scoring War’s final top ten spot in the pop singles chart.

I can’t really complain about a lineup of songs that are all killer and no filler, the way these compilations are supposed to be in the first place, but it would have been nice to have had their first hit “Spill The Wine” on there. Technically, that groovy, left-field hit is Eric Burdon’s tune but with War backing him up, it signaled the beginning of the band where most people are concerned.

Nonetheless, if the only problem is what was left out and no problem with what was put in, that’s about as close to perfect as one can get. The rekindling of War’s Greatest Hits is a welcome reminder of a band that was a force in its day and the music that remains very much potent today.

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Hiromi – Alive (2014)

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The great living legend Ahmad Jamal declared that Japanese piano wunderkind Hiromi “has discovered her own genre,” and now three albums and four years leading a supertrio with electric bassist Anthony Jackson and ex-Toto drummer Simon Phillips, I think Jamal could be onto something.

Alive — due out June 17, 2014 on Telarc/Concord — is not overtly different from the group’s first LP Voice (2011) or last year’s Move, but they’re fine-tuning a sonic personality that’s definitely jazz but just as assuredly contemporary and dynamic in a way that no one else is quite doing. By sticking with this path for a while, she’s seeing it through its full development and at the same time, sets herself further apart from her childhood hero, the ever-genre-hopping Chick Corea.

Hiromi, too, loves many musical styles, but prefers to blend them all together into a unified voice together with Jackson and Phillips. With the strong affinity she’s developed with her partners, it seems so easy.

Especially her penchant for turning a pop melody into something deeper. For “Seeker” she begins alone with such a catchy strain, with Jackson and Phillips entering after a bar. Amid a head-nodding strut, Hiromi plays it lithe and light even as she’s throwing off double-fisted asides. “Firefly” boasts of a quiet, melancholy melody performed by Hiromi alone. A comely pop ballad, Hiromi keeps her chops at bay to fully reveal the song’s prettiness.

Even for the “power” pieces such as “Alive,” “Life Goes On” and “Warrior,” Hiromi finds ways to work fetching chorals into adventurous excursions. “Wanderer,” too, is a journey, not a head-solos-head exercise, but also breaks out into jazz swing, and that’s where they reveal even more about themselves: as Hiromi gains momentum, Phillips picks up on her every cue. Following a drum solo that simultaneously segues back into theme, Jackson uncorks a graceful bass solo that no one outside of Steve Swallow can do with that kind of touch.

Nimbleness is a hallmark with this group, and that’s what makes “Dreamer” even better. Phillips introduces an interesting repeating figure that Hiromi builds upon and negotiates capably. After a while she settles down, performing her solo with focus and purpose, one idea always leading into the next one. The gospel feel sets the tone for “Spirit,” so gospel you can almost hear a church organ. Even at half their normal speed, this threesome sounds good.

As Hiromi and her trio get settled into their own take on virtuosic yet listenable contemporary jazz, listeners are advised to strap in. It’s a fun ride.

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R.I.P. Anthony Goldschmidt

By MIKE FLEMING JR | Friday June 20, 2014
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R.I.P. Anthony Goldschmidt

Anthony Goldschmidt , the iconic founder of Intralink Graphic Design , passed away June 17 surrounded by family and friends. He was 71 and is survived by his wife, Cari Rachel, whom he called Five.

Goldschmidt was a most accomplished designer of movie posters, and a favorite of directors from Ron Howard to Steven Spielberg and Christopher Nolan. Most recently, Oscar producers Brian Grazer and Michael Rosenberg selected him for the honor of designing the official poster for the 84th Academy Awards.

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Over the course of his long career, he worked on the campaigns and designed some of the most memorable posters of the last 50 years. Those films include Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, The Color Purple, Cocoon, E.T., Blade Runner, The Lost Boys, Empire of the Sun, Rain Man, A Few Good Men, Thelma and Louise, Chaplin, The Shawshank Redemption, The Crow, Apollo 13, Twister, Psycho, The Green Mile, The Perfect Storm, A.I., Cinderella Man, The Aviator, The DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

The Yale grad began on Madison Avenue as art director of J. Walter Thompson, New York, NY, before joining Warner Bros as a production assistant and beginning his long Hollywood career.

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Among the accolades bestowed on him during the course of his career, Goldschmidt won nine Clio Awards, 10 Art Directors Club of Los Angeles Awards, 26 Golden Trailer Awards, and 6 Graphic Design Gold Awards. He was actively involved with supporting the S.A.F.E campaign, the World Wildlife Fund, and Oceana.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made to any of those organizations.

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‘The record company was definitely shocked’: Inside Hall and Oates’ most misunderstood album

In a lengthy Hall of Fame career, Hall and Oates may not have had a more abrupt shift than the one between 1973′s platinum-selling folk-tinged Abandoned Luncheonette and their Todd Rundgren-produced follow up from 40 years ago, the thrillingly eclectic War Babies.

In retrospect, Daryl Hall and John Oates’ most popular sound would only be forged when these two albums’ disparate sensibilities were blended during the breakthrough decade to come. But, in 1974, there was only the stunned looks that follow sudden change.

“The record company was definitely shocked, coming off of Abandoned Luncheonette,” Oates tells us in an exclusive SER Sitdown, “but it was really an indication of the kind of people that Daryl and I are. We were very experimental. If you take War Babies and Abandoned Luncheonette and put them together, that’s what we were able to do in the 1980s when we had so much success. That all became part of the palette that allowed us to make those hits. Although War Babies was not commercial, it was another step in expanding our musical scope — another step toward encompassing all of these styles.”

There would be five more albums, and a No. 1 hit in 1977′s “Rich Girl ,” before Hall and Oates began hitting their stride with 1980′s Voices. Meanwhile, War Babies remains as intriguing now as ever — if for no other reason than the huge impact that Rundgren has throughout.

He took over many of the lead guitar duties, even on the comparatively familiar-sounding “You’re Much Too Soon,” and brought in his Utopia bandmates John Seigler and Jon Wilcox to add punch to an album that blended everything from psych-rock (“War Baby Son of Zorro”) to funk (“Better Watch Your Back,” “Beane G. and the Rose Tattoo”) to something close to prog (“Screaming Through December”). The results sometimes sound more like 1974′s Todd than anything else.

“If there was a negative,” Oates adds, “it was that Todd Rundgren’s personal stamp was maybe too obvious. That was the mark of what he did in those days; everything Todd did sounded like Todd.”

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‘It’s really hard to describe’: Hall and Oates came full circle with Temptations reunion

When Daryl Hall and John Oates were asked to perform at the gala mid-1980s reopening of the Apollo Theater, Hall says they immediately thought of appearing with the Temptations. The problem? Their childhood heroes Eddie Kendrick and David Ruffin were on the outs.

“Obviously, the Temptations have had their issues over the years, but David and Eddie were always friends of mine,” Hall tells WATD. “So, I called Eddie and asked if he wanted to come on stage — and they hadn’t really worked together that much. At that time, they weren’t working together. It was sort of a reunion for them, and a reunion for them and me. It was one of those serendipitous, amazing moments in life where full circles come around — where my origins met my present. It’s really hard to describe.”

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Hall and Oates’ Live at the Apollo, their first concert recording since 1978′s Lifetime, followed — as did memorable stops with Ruffin and Kendricks at the Live Aid concert and the MTV Video Music Awards later that year. These appearances seemed to rejuvenate interest in the Temptations, and to help heal some old wounds for Ruffins and Kendrick. The group was subsequently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where they were introduced by H&O , and Kendrick and Ruffin joined together with fellow Temps alum Dennis Edwards for a tour.

“It was a very, very special time for me,” Hall adds. “The closest I’ve ever come to it, and not on that level, is when I had [fellow Motown legend] Sm...n the show — for Live at Daryl’s House. It was a very similar kind of thing, with someone who kind of gave me a reason to exist. There I was, with that person, singing and making music with them. It’s sort of an indescribable feeling.”

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Ruffin and Kendricks would both pass within a year or so of one another in the early 1990s. Ruffins died of lung cancer, while Ruffin suffered a drug overdose. Hall and Oates will join them in the Rock Hall later this year.

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The Who – Quadrophenia: Live in London (2014)

On its face, there were a number of things working against this release. After all, Quadrophenia: Live in London arrives after the passing of two key members of the always-battling Who . Time, you’d guess, has doused much of the youthful fire from remaining members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. And, let’s be honest, this particular narrative was never as beloved by the public as it was by Townshend himself — selling little more than 1981′s lightly regarded Face Dances , for instance.

And yet their new Universal Music DVD, Blu-ray and CD, capturing a complete reading of Quadrophenia from July 2013 at Wembley Arena plus six more Who favorites, storms out with an impressive brio. Daltrey’s voice has appreciably aged, Townshend’s windmill has slowed. But they hold nothing back. The addition of a few smart updates to their theme of youthful upheaval in 1960s London gives Quadrophenia: Live in London a swift kick in the pants, too.

Meanwhile, the concert setting plays to this album’s innate strengths as a true song cycle , rather than a series of tunes. Even more so than the Who’s frankly overhyped Tommy , the dense and utterly interconnected Quadrophenia was meant to be digested in one sitting — as with a novel. Quadrophenia: Live in London casts an engrossing spell, without any need to dash to the turn table for a quick flip of the vinyl.

That’s not all that’s changed, as archival footage of the group via giant HD screen backdrops makes clear. The late John Entwistle and Keith Moon make ghostly, darkly touching appearances there, joining the Who again for “5:15″ and “Bell Boy,” respectively. But the Who also includes images of historical moments which would have impacted the ’60s-era mod generation along the way, connecting the dots and the years again and again.

Surprisingly vital, this third-act live take on the Who’s second rock opera ends up smashing expectations like Townshend used to smash guitars. That is to say, completely.

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One Track Mind: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “U Get Me High” (2014)

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There was something visceral, something of tangible release, in the initial blast of knuckle-dragging rock to emerge from Tom Petty’s forthcoming effort Hypnotic Eye.

At the same time, there’s something to be said for the contemplative danger of “U Get Me High,” the latest advance track from an album that promises a return to form after the Heartbreakers detour into blues rock . There remains plenty of edge to this song’s essential riff, and the guitar solo is a thrillingly smeared emotional outburst, but what stands out the most is what’s not there this time.

This isn’t Tom Petty sneering, jeering, sounding like the pissed-off old-man persona that perhaps he has every right to lay claim to. Instead, Petty makes a series of whispered entreaties, running his imagination’s fingers down the shape of a lover’s endlessly fascinating curves — and unleashing the kind of classically sharp wordplay that can’t really be part of a cathartic tantrum like “American Dream Plan B.”

There may those who wondered if Petty could still summon this kind of moment, one that works in such smart juxtaposition between grinding groove and open-hearted reminiscence. “U Get Me High” answers that, and definitively.

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the julian lennon album is his best, and possibly the better than almost anything the beatles did solo and that is NOT an overstatement. This is simply the best record i have heard start to finish by anyone in a long time, songwriting and musically, Lennon treats this work like a piece of art and photography that he is becoming a genius at. And finally something they CANT compare him to his father with. Not only the "product" is stellar but his marketing and connection globally to media and the fans and getting this out there, all his label, his studios, artwork, the packages everything. This album first came out in 2012, overseas then was re-worked a bit and a few new songs were added to it digitally here, then he released it all acoustic, and with an interactive APP that has a video for each song (Sorry Beyonce you didnt create that idea) also you can open up a whole bunch of other things he is doing, his charity the White Feather Foundation which HONESTLY i will not be surprised to see Lennon get a Noble Peace Prize, which would be ironic since JOHN sang about PEACE but didnt practice it in his first marriage. PROPS to Jules, people never give him the crredit he deserves as a person!


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Latino YouTube Network MiTu Raises $10 Million

9:22 AM PDT 6/19/2014 by Natalie Jarvey El Show Host - H 2014 MiTu Network "El Show With Chuey Martinez"

The $10 million round of funding was led by Upfront Ventures.

Latino YouTube network MiTu has raised $10 million in funding from lead investor Upfront Ventures and existing investors.

The Culver City digital media firm will use the funding to build out production facilities in Los Angeles and Mexico City. It will also hire additional engineering and sales staff to support application development.

MiTu was founded by CEO Doug Greiff, Beatriz Acevedo and Roy Burstin in 2012 and has since grown to work with more than 1,200 YouTube creators that have a combined 40 million subscribers and 400 million monthly views. MiTu president Acevedo was named to THR's inaugural Silicon Beach Power 25 list for her work growing the business.

"Latinos are a high demand demo, driving population growth yet their media choices have been limited," Acevedo said. "We are the leading digital media company for Latinos, we create culturally-relevant content, discover new break-out talent and are a fresh alternative for advertisers, networks, studios and global Hispanic audience."

Lead investor Upfront Ventures was one of the early investors in Maker Studios, which recently sold to Disney for up to $950 million. Managing partner Mark Suster led the investment in MiTu.

"When I met the team at MiTu I knew they understood the mixture of Latino meets online video better than anybody else I had met and became excited to be a partner with them," Suster said.

MiTu, which focuses on lifestyle verticals such as health, beauty and home, recently expanded into pop culture with the launch of the Macho channel. The anchor show, El Show With Chuey Martinez, is currently being adapted into a late-night series for HLN. The network is backed by existing investors that include The Chernin Group, Machinima chairman Allen DeBevoise and Advancit Capital, the venture capital firm founded by Shari Redstone and Jason Ostheimer.

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The Drop: new trailer released for James Gandolfini's final film

Watch the late actor in his last screen role, opposite Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace in crime thriller The Drop

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A new trailer for the brooding crime drama The Drop, starring the late James Gandolfini in his final big screen appearance, has hit the web. Gandolfini, who died of a heart attack last June at the age of 51, features alongside Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace in the Brooklyn-set film, which is directed by Oscar-nominated Belgian film-maker Michael R Roskam.

Hardy headlines as an ex-con named Bob Saginowski who is trying to live out a quiet life away from crime as a bartender. When his bar is hit by a gang of robbers, he sees his life and those of his cousin Marv (Gandolfini) and partner Nadia (Rapace) thrown into chaos.

The film also features Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts of Jacques Audiard's Rust and Bone and James Frecheville, from David Michôd's Animal Kingdom, in supporting roles.

It is based on a short story, Animal Rescue, by the American writer Dennis Lehane, whose books have formed the basis of the critically acclaimed films Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island and Mystic River. Lehane himself wrote the screenplay and plans to deliver a full-l...nded story .

The Drop hits cinemas in the US on 12 September and arrives in the UK on 14 November.

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Jane's Addiction to Headline the Sunset Strip Music Festival

6:26 AM PDT 6/23/2014 by Mike Barnes Dave Navarro - H - 2014 Associated Press Dave Navarro and Jane's Addiction played the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas in May.

The L.A. band, which played The Roxy for the first time in 1985 and recorded its debut album live inside the West Hollywood venue, also will receive the Elmer Valentine Award.

Jane's Addiction, which first played on the Sunset Strip as the opener to Gene Loves Jezebel at The Roxy nearly two decades ago, is returning to West Hollywood in September as the king of the influential live-music scene.

The L.A. rockers will headline the first day of the newly expanded Sunset Strip Music Festival and receive the Elmer Valentine Award, which salutes those who have made an impact on the iconic 1.5-mile stretch of Sunset Boulevard.

Australian electronic music duo Empire of the Sun ("Walking on a Dream") will topline the second day of the street festival, which takes place Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21.

The event includes three outdoor stages, interactive experiences and plenty to eat and drink, with the portion of Sunset Boulevard between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard closed to traffic.

The Whisky a Go-Go, The Roxy and The Viper Room also will host live performances; the headliners will perform outside.

Nederlander Concerts has ...nd promote the seventh annual shindig, which moved from its usual August spot on the calendar while expanding to two days.

Jane's Addiction, with original members Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Nothing's Shocking, and they plan on playing the album in its entirety at SSMF.

According to JanesAddiction.org, the band's second concert ever took place at The Roxy on Oct. 24, 1985, and its eponymous debut album was recorded live at the intimate venue for L.A.'s Triple X Records in January 1987. Warner Bros. Records quickly signed Jane's after a bidding war, so the Sunset Strip has always been a special place for the group.

"It all started for me back when my big brother used to tell me about the Strip and about the amazing scene where artists like Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison blew people's minds by pioneering a new sound and influencing culture in a more exciting way than ever before," Farrell said in a statement.

"So when it came time for Jane's to record our first album, we told Warner Bros. that before we could even release a studio record we had to make a live record on the Strip, and we even recorded it at The Roxy, because we knew it had to embody that inspiration that came from the heart of that scene."

The Elmer Valentine Award — named after the late co-founder of The Whisky, The Roxy and The Rainbow Bar & Grill — will be presented to the band on Friday, Sept. 19, during an invitation-only event at The House of Blues Sunset Strip.

Previous recipients include Lou Adler, Mario Maglieri and Valentine; Ozzy Osbourne; Slash; Motley Crue; The Doors; and Joan Jett.

Others scheduled to perform Sept. 20 include Failure, Cold War Kids, ††† (Crosses), Minus the Bear, Kaiser Chiefs, The Birds of Satan, Nightmare and the Cat, Beware of Darkness and Say Say.

Set to join Empire of the Sun the following day are Mayer Hawthorne, Iration, Big Data, Tove Lo, Big Freedia, We Came as Romans, Nostalghia, Fenech-Soler and other acts to be announced.

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Vintage Pictures

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The Rolling Stones took in Malibu during the mid-'60s. "The boys had some hamburgers and were happy to be by the sea," says a photographer. Soon after that, The Who's Keith Moon bought a beach house next door to Steve McQueen, whose dog bit him. Moon bit the dog back, and McQueen shot out Moon's bathroom light.

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Sally Field waved in 1965 while starring on the ABC sitcom Gidget, based on Malibu's most famous teen surfer. In 2011, she sold her Malibu house for $5.65 million.

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Lee Majors (right) with Steve McQueen around 1980 at nearby Santa Paula Airport. "We'd hop in his truck, go antiquing and try to outbid each other," says Majors.

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CeeLo Green Talks About His New Reality Show and Future on The Voice

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Thanks to his glittery outfits, crazy wigs and hilarious pet sidekicks, CeeLo Green has one of the most distinct personalities in the entertainment industry. Which is why it's not too surprising that the "Forget You" singer and Voice coach is starring in his own reality show.

"I have truly made a success out of being myself," Green told reporters at at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Friday. "So it's very easy for me to be honest. It takes a lot for me to lie."

CeeLo Green's The Good Life, premiering this summer on TBS, follows Green and three of his best childhood friends — Big Gipp, T-Mo and Khujo — as they prepare to release their first Goodie Mob album in 14 years. "We show the preparation of our album, the release of our album. We also show the preparation of us going on a mini-tour," T-Mo said. "A lot of the reality based part is us performing and recording."

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Although Green said that show is "semi-scripted," he and producers both stressed that situations depicted are based in reality and that there are no scripts for the show. "These are things that are really existing in these guys' lives, " executive producer Andrew Jameson said. "[Executive producer Eli Frankel] and I ... took pains to make sure this was authentic."

Green said one of the shows that inspired The Good Life was Larry David 's semi-autobiographical comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm . "It's truly the art imitating the life," he said. The series gets to "really showcase an intimacy that we've endured for the last 20 years together."

Apart from his various other projects, Green expressed hope that The Good Life would allow people "to see a more gentle side, a more comical side," he said. However, he also teased that he would be able to maintain some "mystique" despite pulling the curtain back on his personal life. "There are some things that people don't know, and even things that I allow or explore will lead to another question," said Green, who called his mysteriousness "the gift that keeps on giving."

Although Green said a majority of the show was shot in Las Vegas during his spring residency (and during which he was replaced on The Voice by Usher ), he revealed that viewers would be able to see his loyal feline sidekick from Season 2 of The Voice, Purrfect, on The Good Life. When asked about The Voice, which Green will not appear on next season, he was honest but optimistic about his future. "Believe it or not, I think the only thing that jades me just a bit about The Voice is that we have to discover ... the next big thing, a true star on the stage," Green said.

Although he said he would love to be the one to coach a contestant to true superstardom, "at this point, I would be glad for anyone, for the show in general to be responsible for that." Despite his ambition to mold the next singing sensation, Green admitted he enjoyed being able to take breaks away from the show. "I get erratic and I want to do something different because I'm a bit artsy-fartsy," Green said. "I'm human and I have other ambitions that I wanted to see through that will require my undivided attention."

However, Green said he wasn't ready to give up his red chair for good just yet. "I would gladly go back if they would have me," he said.


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Merry Clayton of 'Gimme Shelter,' 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Fame Injured in Serious Car Accident

3:38 PM PDT 6/20/2014 by Roy Trakin Merry Clayton Headshot - P 2014 AP Images

A June 16 crash in Los Angeles inflicted "major trauma" on the singer, whose website notes, "We are truly grateful that our dear Merry is still with us."

New Orleans-born singer Merry Clayton, whose back-up vocal work for the likes of Ray Charles and the Rolling Stones was highlighted in the Academy Award-winning documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom, suffered severe injuries on Monday (6/16) when she was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles. The news was posted to her website in the days following the incident.

"Merry was involved in a major automobile accident," the update on her website reads. "Merry sustained severe injuries to her lower body, including major trauma to her lower extremities. We are truly grateful that our dear Merry is still with us."

Clayton was a preacher's daughter who has accompanied Neil Young, Ray Charles and the Rolling Stones, providing the searing back-up vocals to the band’s “Gimme Shelter.”Last year, she was one of the featured performers in Twenty Feet From Stardom, which won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, alongside fellow backup singers including Darlene Love, Lisa Fischer and Tata Vega.

They all performed last January at Billboard’s Power 100 party during Grammy week.

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This First Look at Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams on The Voice Will Make You Holla—Watch Now!

by Tierney Bricker Today 4:10 PM PDT

Holla, The Voice is finally back!

Make way, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine , there's two new coaches coming through! Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams are set to fill the red spinning chairs vacated by Usher and Shakira when the NBC reality hit returns for its seventh season on Sept. 22, and it's safe to say their chemistry could rival that of Blake and Adam's epic friendship.

Gwen and Pharrell have history together, as they co-wrote "Hollaback Girl," Stefani's 2005 hit, so it's only fitting that their first clip for The Voice features the smash song!

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In a promo set to make its broadcast debut on Sunday night on NBC (and that we managed to get our greedy hands on early), we've got your exclusive first look at Gwen, Pharrell, Adam and Blake in action in the video above, which is sure to make you holla! (It's B-A-N-A-N-A-S cute!)

The four coaches just started filming the blind auditions for the upcoming season, with Gwen tweeting a "sneak peek" photo of her and Pharrell for fans. And Blake is getting in on the social media fun, too, posting a photo of himself "wearing" Pharrell's iconic hat, writing , "You know what they say about big hats…right @Pharrell?"

Host Carson Daly recently chatted with us about The Voice's new additions, saying , "Those guys are two pros, two great additions to our family here!"

The Voice returns for its seventh season on Sept. 22 on NBC.

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Julian Lennon Set to Release First Box Set

4:37 PM PDT 6/20/2014 by Roy Trakin Julian Lennon - H 2014 Deborah Anderson

Multi-disc package Includes limited edition run with signed certificate.

Julian Lennon is set to release his first-ever box set with Everything Changes (Music from Another Room, Ltd.), arriving on his mother Cynthia’s birthday, September 10. The four-disc set includes three editions of his recent studio release, Everything Changes, including studio, acoustic and instrumental versions as well as the documentary, Through the Picture Window. It will also include a 36-page booklet and a two-picture vinyl disc set, as well as a limited edition run of 1000, which will be numbered and include a signed certificate from Lennon. Pre-order is available now here .

Julian has spent the past two years on a global promotional tour in support of Everything Changes (Music from Another Room), amidst multiple photography exhibits, including showings at Art Basel in Miami, Morrison Hotel Gallery in both Los Angeles and New York and Little Black Gallery in London. Julian spent last summer as the still photographer on the set of the forthcoming Eileen Gray biopic, Price of Desire, and in December, Lennon embraced the world of technology with a new app, Through a Picture Window, a novel way to deliver his art to fans, including his latest works in an audio, film and visual interactive format.

Julian Lennon has devoted himself to photography and philanthropy as well as his music since his debut album, Valotte (Atlantic), yielded two Top 10 hits — the title track and "Too Late for Goodbyes” — and was nominated for Best New Artist. He went on to have multiple No. 1 singles on the U.S. album rock charts. Internationally, one of his most popular songs, “Saltwater,” charted successfully around the world, going No. 1 Australia for four weeks and reaching No. 6 in the UK. In 2007, Julian founded the global environmental and humanitarian organization The White Feather Foundation, producing the documentary whaledreamers shown at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, earning eight International Film Festival Awards. His photography has garnered many outstanding reviews for his iconic images. In June 2013, he returned with his first album in 15 years, Everything Changes (Music From Another Room).

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Director Robert Rodriguez to Host Obama at Austin, TX Fundraiser

4:23 PM PDT 6/20/2014 by Tina Daunt Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP

Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Demi Lovato and Danny Trejo are among those who have signed on to support Rodriguez's July 17 fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee.

Award-winning Latino filmmaker Robert Rodriguez will host President Barack Obama at his home in Austin, Texas, on July 17 to raise money for the Democratic National Committee's midterm election efforts, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Rodriguez, whose film El Mariachi was selected in 2011 for preservation in the National Film Registry, is the latest in a growing number of Hollywood Latinos to throw their money and influence behind the Democrats.

Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Demi Lovato and Danny Trejo are among those who have signed on to support the event. Tickets for the Austin fundraiser range from $5,000 to $32,400.

Obama and Rodriguez first met in 2012, when the filmmaker went to Washington to talk with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute about the importance of diversifying the distribution networks. (He is the founder of the El Rey network along with FactoryMade Ventures). While there, the president invited Rodriguez to participate in a roundtable discussion about the importance of Hispanics in the U.S. Since then, Rodriguez has emerged as a strong advocate of Latino issues in the U.S.

Following his film debut with El Mariachi, Rodriguez has helped launch the film careers of several prominent Latino actors and actresses, including Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba. His insistence on casting a Latino family for the popular Spy Kids series built the first major theatrical family franchise featuring Latinos in heroic roles.

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Michael Jackson's Captain EO Closing For Good at Disneyland?

By Keith Caulfield | June 20, 2014 4:04 PM EDT

Michael Jackson: His Life In Photos

September 18, 1986: Captain EO, a 3-D film starring Jackson, premieres at Disneyland.

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Michael Jackson's "Captain EO" has temporarily closed at Disneyland — and might be gone for good.

The 3D musical movie starring Jackson, which returned to the Anaheim, Calif. park in 2010 after a long hiatus, has been displaced for a new preview of the upcoming film "Guardians of the Galaxy."

By June 19, the "Captain EO" attraction's sign had been removed, prompting super fan Guy Selga to sadly Tweet: "I'm going to be sick."

Disney has said that "EO" is "expected to return at a later date," though some Disney fan blogs — including DlandLive and Mice Chat — are speculating this could be the end of "EO." The Tokyo Disneyland equivalent of the show recently announced the permanent closure of their "Captain EO Tribute," which will shutter on June 30.

"Captain EO" premiered on Sept. 12, 1986 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., and less than a week later at Disneyland. The 17-minute movie — where Jackson plays the title role — includes two Jackson songs, "Another Part of Me" and "We Are Here to Change the World."

"Captain EO" eventually opened at Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. However, by 1998, all of the "Captain EO" attractions had ended their runs at the assorted Disney Parks throughout the world. The company was moved, however, to return the show to its parks in 2010, starting with Disneyland's version, renamed "Captain EO Tribute."

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Carnegie Hall Concert Honors Black History

By Associated Press | June 19, 2014 11:39 AM EDT

Carnegie Hall Concert Honors Black History

In a rehearsal room near Times Square this week, some two dozen men with Broadway-honed voices huddled to strategize.

They were practicing choral work ahead of a landmark concert Monday at the mighty Carnegie Hall, and creator-producer Chapman Roberts knew what those voices will be facing.

"We will be accompanied by a 65-piece orchestra and they're going to be giving it all they got," Chapman said, triggering some nervous clapping. "Now there's a way to not compete with them. And that is: don't try."

Chapman and his singers have a very personal reason to get their sound just right: Their black tie, music-stacked, one-night-only concert celebrates the legacy of black men on Broadway.

"The Black Stars of the Great White Way" will feature the music of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Louis Jordan, Eubie Blake, Cab Calloway and Paul Robeson. Tickets range from $35-$200.

Stars such as Ben Vereen, Andre De Shields, Cecily Tyson, Phylicia Rashad, Chuck Cooper, Savion Glover and Chita Rivera will be on hand, and original cast members from "Five Guys Named Moe," "Smokey Joe's Cafe," "Motown" and "The Scottsboro Boys" will sing.

The nine honorees include household names like actor Robert Guillaume to pioneers like Geoffrey Holder, a principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1955, and the dancer-choreographer Louis Johnson, whose credits include "Damn Yankees."

"The accomplishments have gone unnoticed and we are having a good time digging it up and celebrating with everybody," says Chapman, an original "Hair" cast member who became a Broadway musical supervisor and arranger.

The idea of the concert began with Norm Lewis, who, even before becoming Broadway's first black Phantom in "The Phantom of the Opera," had heard young men to call him an inspiration for roles in "Les Miserables" and "The Little Mermaid."

"I saw that and I said, `If they're seeing me this way, I want to celebrate the people I felt that same way about - Robert De Shields, Robert Guillaume, Chapman Roberts.' No one had ever celebrated that. I wanted to celebrate black men on Broadway."

As the show's go-to guy, Roberts certainly has his work cut out. He anticipates a nonstop lineup of songs that culminates in all the performers - over 100, including seven Tony winners - sharing the stage for three songs. "We've never all been in same room together," says Roberts. "There's a huge legacy that's going to be on that stage."

The only downside is he has only 2 1/2 hours to showcase decades of rich history. "I've condensed it as much as I possibly can," he said. "Basically, everyone's going to come out and go, `Ba-da-bum-dum-dum' and Bam, they're out."

Adds Lewis with a laugh: "You won't be satisfied, but you'll be satiated."

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Russell Simmons Shooting TV Pilot, Producing Rap Opera & Spending Millions on Movies

By Douglas Century | June 20, 2014 11:38 AM EDT

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Russell Simmons leaves the Golden Globe After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

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The hip-hop mogul looks to "reintegrate Hollywood"

Russell Simmons is climbing off the yoga mat.

The hip-hop impresario-turned-lifestyle guru, author of the New York Times best-seller Success Through Stillness, moved from the East Coast to Los Angeles early in 2014. Now, he is launching a flurry of new entertainment projects - and has begun blasting the way Hollywood works.

Simmons, 56, has already shot a number of TV pilots under the first-look deal he has with HBO, he says in a phone interview from his new home in the Hollywood Hills. The most high-profile project he has in development: "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen's first foray into TV drama, about a young African-American man's journey into high society in New York. Simmons says that his "true passion project" is a rap opera called Cain and Abel, written by Omar Epps and former Onyx rapper Sticky Fingaz.

Simmons also has plans to bring hip-hop to Broadway, working with his business partner Jake Stein. "What 'Rock of Ages' did with rock, we're planning on doing with hip-hop," says Stein, president of Def Pictures. The goal: a musical that tours the country, premiering at various "iconic hip-hop venues" in major U.S. cities. Stein imagines the musical following the path of Run-D.M.C.'s Raising Hell tour of 1986.

Simmons wants to give hip-hop artists a higher profile. But his goal is grander than that. He's focused on "reintegrating" the entertainment business, which in his view has drifted back into a segregated state.

And Hollywood is a prime offender. He believes black and white actors share top billing in hit movies far less often than they once did - think Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte in 48 Hrs., say, or Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon.

"Right now if you see a poster for a black movie, it looks like a Hallmark card strictly for black people," says Simmons with a wry laugh. "If you're white, you just will not go in a theater and see About Last Night."

And the co-founder of Def Jam Records says he's just the man to fix the problem. "I'm the 'Walk This Way' guy, I'm the Beastie Boys guy, I'm the Def Comedy Jam guy - I put black comedians in your face on HBO, at the time a lily-white channel," says Simmons.

"I'm doing my own projects, making my own films, shooting my own pilots, with my own money," adds Simmons. "I want to make movies that can star guys like a Channing Tatum alongside Rick Ross ... It's time to reintegrate the movie business. And my new mantra is, 'Hollywood can kiss my ass.'Â "

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Heavy Lifting From the Vaults: Lots of Allmans and Elvis on the Way

By ALLAN KOZINN June 13, 2014 11:44 am

Classic albums by the Allman Brothers Band and Elvis Presley are to be given expanded reissues that, depending on your level of fascination with these musicians, are either textbook examples of bloated archival sprawl or something like perfection.

The Allman Brothers’ label, Universal, is revisiting “At Fillmore East,” a live album recorded at the East Village hall the weekend of March 12 and 13, 1971, and released that July as a double LP. It captures the group in its original lineup – with Duane Allman and Dickie Betts as the dueling guitar soloists, Butch Trucks and Jai Johanny Johanson sharing the drumming, Berry Oakley on bass and Gregg Allman on keyboards – jamming at its most inspired and virtuosic. Fans have long regarded it as one of the peaks – many would say the peak – of the Allmans’ discography

The original album compiled recordings from the weekend’s four concerts (early and late shows each night), but given the Allmans’ penchant for jamming at length, the set includes only seven songs, among them a 23-minute version of “Whipping Post.” Other recordings from the weekend have turned up in compilations over the years, as have recordings from a fifth show, the Fillmore’s closing concert, on June 27, 1971. In the 1990s the Allmans released expanded versions of the album – “Fillmore Concerts” and “At Fillmore East (Deluxe Edition)” – which drew on both the March and June shows, but were each confined to two CDs.

Now Universal is putting out everything – all five shows, 37 selections in all – as “The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings,” a six-CD set due on July 29.

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Not to be outdone, Sony Legacy is releasing “That’s the Way It Is (Deluxe Edition)” – a mega-plus-size version of Elvis Presley’s 1970 album (originally a single LP), as well as the 1970 film of the same name . The new version, “Elvis: That’s the Way It Is (Deluxe Edition)” will include eight CDs and two DVDs. Sony is calling it “the most ambitious Elvis Presley restoration package ever created,” and there is something to that, not least because Sony owns the audio and Warner Brothers owns the film. The album and film appear here together for the first time.

Moreover, sorting out the recordings themselves was a complicated matter. “That’s the Way It Is” was a hybrid album, with eight studio recordings, taped in Nashville in June 1970, and four live performances, recorded at shows in Las Vegas two months later. The film was part documentary, part concert film, and to keep things complicated it exists in two forms – the 1970 theatrical original and a recut, extended version released on DVD in 2001.

The sessions that produced the studio tracks actually yielded three full albums and a stack of singles, so Sony focused its archival trawl mostly on the live recordings, which are also the main focus of the film. Its solution: the first CD includes the original album, four songs released as singles and five studio outtakes. Discs 2 through 7 are devoted to six complete Las Vegas concerts, and Disc 8 includes 20 songs from the rehearsals. The DVDs include both versions of the film, as well as outtakes and a featurette, “Patch It Up: The Restoration of Elvis – That’s The Way It Is.” The set is due on Aug. 5.

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‘The subject is always there’: Micky Dolenz on the prospect of a new Monkees album

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With a second annual string of concerts under their belts, questions about a long-awaited new Monkees studio album were bound to arise — and Micky Dolenz says it’s possible.

The group’s most recent project, 1996′s Justus, was the first to include all four Monkees since Head arrived in 1968. A 20th anniversary reunion recording, 1987′s Pool It!, featured Dolenz, Peter Tork and the late Davy Jones.

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Since Jones’ sudden passing , the remaining trio has reconnected , mounting a pair of well-received tours. That has many wondering about new music, in particular with the very creative Mike Nesmith back in the fold .

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“All the time it comes up, and I wouldn’t be surprised,” Dolenz tells St. Louis Today . “There’s no plans, there’s no project or recording plans at the moment at all. But the subject is always there — and with Mike now touring with us, he’s such a wonderful writer, a very prolific writer, and so like I say, I wouldn’t be surprised.”

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May 23, 2014 by S. Victor Aaron

War – Greatest Hits (1976; 2014 reissue)

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Earlier this month, the seminal funk-jazz-rock combo War issued their first album of new material in twenty years. Evolutionary features original lead singer and keyboardist Lonnie Jordan and a pretty good lead single in “That L.A. Sunshine.” But the other news coming from War is that bundled with this new album is an important old one.

War’s Greatest Hits album was originally released right as the band peaked in 1976 but was never remastered and put on a CD until now. This was long overdue, as — along with other “greatest hits” compilations of the time such as those from Elton John and Seals & Crofts — soaking in War’s Hits is like taking a time machine back to 1975 and listening to AM radio. Realizing this makes it a wonder they’re not mentioned as often as other classic rock acts from the 70s, because this stuff was good then and sounds great now.

The secret to War’s goodness was that like Santana, they were able to incorporate Latin and jazz elements into rock and give it a crossover appeal. But unlike Santana, they also made it utterly danceable by giving their music a heavy dose of Sly and the Family Stone, right down to the ensemble vocals. No one’s been able to do all that as successfully since then, and their formula worked to the tune of six top ten hits and ten top 40 hits between 1971 and 1976. Greatest Hits itself topped out at #6 on the US Billboard album chart.

Ordered on the CD just they were on the vinyl, the songs are sequenced chronologically, which flows fine that way, starting with 1971′a “All Day Music”,” an update on the Rascal’s “Groovin’” all the way to 1976′s “Summer.”

“Slippin’ Into Darkness” is, looking back, probably the first reggae song most anyone in America has heard even though it wasn’t called that; War just blended everything together without much thought as to what to call it. Right after that is “The World Is A Ghetto,” making this the pair of songs that discussed topics that weren’t as sunny as most of the their well-known tunes like “Cisco Kid,” “Me and Baby Brother” and the happy-go-lucky “Why Can’t We Be Friends.” And you best believe that infectious Chicano anthem “Low Rider” is on here, too.

The compilation ends with a song that was new with the release, “Summer,” featuring a breezy groove and great harmonies remindful of their first hit “All Day Music,” showing that even at their peak of popularity they didn’t abandon the ingredients that propelled them into a hitmaking machine in the first place. That song later fulfilled the promise of the album title, scoring War’s final top ten spot in the pop singles chart.

I can’t really complain about a lineup of songs that are all killer and no filler, the way these compilations are supposed to be in the first place, but it would have been nice to have had their first hit “Spill The Wine” on there. Technically, that groovy, left-field hit is Eric Burdon’s tune but with War backing him up, it signaled the beginning of the band where most people are concerned.

Nonetheless, if the only problem is what was left out and no problem with what was put in, that’s about as close to perfect as one can get. The rekindling of War’s Greatest Hits is a welcome reminder of a band that was a force in its day and the music that remains very much potent today.

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Hiromi – Alive (2014)

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The great living legend Ahmad Jamal declared that Japanese piano wunderkind Hiromi “has discovered her own genre,” and now three albums and four years leading a supertrio with electric bassist Anthony Jackson and ex-Toto drummer Simon Phillips, I think Jamal could be onto something.

Alive — due out June 17, 2014 on Telarc/Concord — is not overtly different from the group’s first LP Voice (2011) or last year’s Move, but they’re fine-tuning a sonic personality that’s definitely jazz but just as assuredly contemporary and dynamic in a way that no one else is quite doing. By sticking with this path for a while, she’s seeing it through its full development and at the same time, sets herself further apart from her childhood hero, the ever-genre-hopping Chick Corea.

Hiromi, too, loves many musical styles, but prefers to blend them all together into a unified voice together with Jackson and Phillips. With the strong affinity she’s developed with her partners, it seems so easy.

Especially her penchant for turning a pop melody into something deeper. For “Seeker” she begins alone with such a catchy strain, with Jackson and Phillips entering after a bar. Amid a head-nodding strut, Hiromi plays it lithe and light even as she’s throwing off double-fisted asides. “Firefly” boasts of a quiet, melancholy melody performed by Hiromi alone. A comely pop ballad, Hiromi keeps her chops at bay to fully reveal the song’s prettiness.

Even for the “power” pieces such as “Alive,” “Life Goes On” and “Warrior,” Hiromi finds ways to work fetching chorals into adventurous excursions. “Wanderer,” too, is a journey, not a head-solos-head exercise, but also breaks out into jazz swing, and that’s where they reveal even more about themselves: as Hiromi gains momentum, Phillips picks up on her every cue. Following a drum solo that simultaneously segues back into theme, Jackson uncorks a graceful bass solo that no one outside of Steve Swallow can do with that kind of touch.

Nimbleness is a hallmark with this group, and that’s what makes “Dreamer” even better. Phillips introduces an interesting repeating figure that Hiromi builds upon and negotiates capably. After a while she settles down, performing her solo with focus and purpose, one idea always leading into the next one. The gospel feel sets the tone for “Spirit,” so gospel you can almost hear a church organ. Even at half their normal speed, this threesome sounds good.

As Hiromi and her trio get settled into their own take on virtuosic yet listenable contemporary jazz, listeners are advised to strap in. It’s a fun ride.

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R.I.P. Anthony Goldschmidt

By MIKE FLEMING JR | Friday June 20, 2014
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R.I.P. Anthony Goldschmidt

Anthony Goldschmidt , the iconic founder of Intralink Graphic Design , passed away June 17 surrounded by family and friends. He was 71 and is survived by his wife, Cari Rachel, whom he called Five.

Goldschmidt was a most accomplished designer of movie posters, and a favorite of directors from Ron Howard to Steven Spielberg and Christopher Nolan. Most recently, Oscar producers Brian Grazer and Michael Rosenberg selected him for the honor of designing the official poster for the 84th Academy Awards.

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Over the course of his long career, he worked on the campaigns and designed some of the most memorable posters of the last 50 years. Those films include Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, The Color Purple, Cocoon, E.T., Blade Runner, The Lost Boys, Empire of the Sun, Rain Man, A Few Good Men, Thelma and Louise, Chaplin, The Shawshank Redemption, The Crow, Apollo 13, Twister, Psycho, The Green Mile, The Perfect Storm, A.I., Cinderella Man, The Aviator, The DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

The Yale grad began on Madison Avenue as art director of J. Walter Thompson, New York, NY, before joining Warner Bros as a production assistant and beginning his long Hollywood career.

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Among the accolades bestowed on him during the course of his career, Goldschmidt won nine Clio Awards, 10 Art Directors Club of Los Angeles Awards, 26 Golden Trailer Awards, and 6 Graphic Design Gold Awards. He was actively involved with supporting the S.A.F.E campaign, the World Wildlife Fund, and Oceana.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made to any of those organizations.

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‘The record company was definitely shocked’: Inside Hall and Oates’ most misunderstood album

In a lengthy Hall of Fame career, Hall and Oates may not have had a more abrupt shift than the one between 1973′s platinum-selling folk-tinged Abandoned Luncheonette and their Todd Rundgren-produced follow up from 40 years ago, the thrillingly eclectic War Babies.

In retrospect, Daryl Hall and John Oates’ most popular sound would only be forged when these two albums’ disparate sensibilities were blended during the breakthrough decade to come. But, in 1974, there was only the stunned looks that follow sudden change.

“The record company was definitely shocked, coming off of Abandoned Luncheonette,” Oates tells us in an exclusive SER Sitdown, “but it was really an indication of the kind of people that Daryl and I are. We were very experimental. If you take War Babies and Abandoned Luncheonette and put them together, that’s what we were able to do in the 1980s when we had so much success. That all became part of the palette that allowed us to make those hits. Although War Babies was not commercial, it was another step in expanding our musical scope — another step toward encompassing all of these styles.”

There would be five more albums, and a No. 1 hit in 1977′s “Rich Girl ,” before Hall and Oates began hitting their stride with 1980′s Voices. Meanwhile, War Babies remains as intriguing now as ever — if for no other reason than the huge impact that Rundgren has throughout.

He took over many of the lead guitar duties, even on the comparatively familiar-sounding “You’re Much Too Soon,” and brought in his Utopia bandmates John Seigler and Jon Wilcox to add punch to an album that blended everything from psych-rock (“War Baby Son of Zorro”) to funk (“Better Watch Your Back,” “Beane G. and the Rose Tattoo”) to something close to prog (“Screaming Through December”). The results sometimes sound more like 1974′s Todd than anything else.

“If there was a negative,” Oates adds, “it was that Todd Rundgren’s personal stamp was maybe too obvious. That was the mark of what he did in those days; everything Todd did sounded like Todd.”

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‘It’s really hard to describe’: Hall and Oates came full circle with Temptations reunion

When Daryl Hall and John Oates were asked to perform at the gala mid-1980s reopening of the Apollo Theater, Hall says they immediately thought of appearing with the Temptations. The problem? Their childhood heroes Eddie Kendrick and David Ruffin were on the outs.

“Obviously, the Temptations have had their issues over the years, but David and Eddie were always friends of mine,” Hall tells WATD. “So, I called Eddie and asked if he wanted to come on stage — and they hadn’t really worked together that much. At that time, they weren’t working together. It was sort of a reunion for them, and a reunion for them and me. It was one of those serendipitous, amazing moments in life where full circles come around — where my origins met my present. It’s really hard to describe.”

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Hall and Oates’ Live at the Apollo, their first concert recording since 1978′s Lifetime, followed — as did memorable stops with Ruffin and Kendricks at the Live Aid concert and the MTV Video Music Awards later that year. These appearances seemed to rejuvenate interest in the Temptations, and to help heal some old wounds for Ruffins and Kendrick. The group was subsequently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where they were introduced by H&O , and Kendrick and Ruffin joined together with fellow Temps alum Dennis Edwards for a tour.

“It was a very, very special time for me,” Hall adds. “The closest I’ve ever come to it, and not on that level, is when I had [fellow Motown legend] Sm...n the show — for Live at Daryl’s House. It was a very similar kind of thing, with someone who kind of gave me a reason to exist. There I was, with that person, singing and making music with them. It’s sort of an indescribable feeling.”

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Ruffin and Kendricks would both pass within a year or so of one another in the early 1990s. Ruffins died of lung cancer, while Ruffin suffered a drug overdose. Hall and Oates will join them in the Rock Hall later this year.

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The Who – Quadrophenia: Live in London (2014)

On its face, there were a number of things working against this release. After all, Quadrophenia: Live in London arrives after the passing of two key members of the always-battling Who . Time, you’d guess, has doused much of the youthful fire from remaining members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. And, let’s be honest, this particular narrative was never as beloved by the public as it was by Townshend himself — selling little more than 1981′s lightly regarded Face Dances , for instance.

And yet their new Universal Music DVD, Blu-ray and CD, capturing a complete reading of Quadrophenia from July 2013 at Wembley Arena plus six more Who favorites, storms out with an impressive brio. Daltrey’s voice has appreciably aged, Townshend’s windmill has slowed. But they hold nothing back. The addition of a few smart updates to their theme of youthful upheaval in 1960s London gives Quadrophenia: Live in London a swift kick in the pants, too.

Meanwhile, the concert setting plays to this album’s innate strengths as a true song cycle , rather than a series of tunes. Even more so than the Who’s frankly overhyped Tommy , the dense and utterly interconnected Quadrophenia was meant to be digested in one sitting — as with a novel. Quadrophenia: Live in London casts an engrossing spell, without any need to dash to the turn table for a quick flip of the vinyl.

That’s not all that’s changed, as archival footage of the group via giant HD screen backdrops makes clear. The late John Entwistle and Keith Moon make ghostly, darkly touching appearances there, joining the Who again for “5:15″ and “Bell Boy,” respectively. But the Who also includes images of historical moments which would have impacted the ’60s-era mod generation along the way, connecting the dots and the years again and again.

Surprisingly vital, this third-act live take on the Who’s second rock opera ends up smashing expectations like Townshend used to smash guitars. That is to say, completely.

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One Track Mind: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “U Get Me High” (2014)

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There was something visceral, something of tangible release, in the initial blast of knuckle-dragging rock to emerge from Tom Petty’s forthcoming effort Hypnotic Eye.

At the same time, there’s something to be said for the contemplative danger of “U Get Me High,” the latest advance track from an album that promises a return to form after the Heartbreakers detour into blues rock . There remains plenty of edge to this song’s essential riff, and the guitar solo is a thrillingly smeared emotional outburst, but what stands out the most is what’s not there this time.

This isn’t Tom Petty sneering, jeering, sounding like the pissed-off old-man persona that perhaps he has every right to lay claim to. Instead, Petty makes a series of whispered entreaties, running his imagination’s fingers down the shape of a lover’s endlessly fascinating curves — and unleashing the kind of classically sharp wordplay that can’t really be part of a cathartic tantrum like “American Dream Plan B.”

There may those who wondered if Petty could still summon this kind of moment, one that works in such smart juxtaposition between grinding groove and open-hearted reminiscence. “U Get Me High” answers that, and definitively.

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the julian lennon album is his best, and possibly the better than almost anything the beatles did solo and that is NOT an overstatement. This is simply the best record i have heard start to finish by anyone in a long time, songwriting and musically, Lennon treats this work like a piece of art and photography that he is becoming a genius at. And finally something they CANT compare him to his father with. Not only the "product" is stellar but his marketing and connection globally to media and the fans and getting this out there, all his label, his studios, artwork, the packages everything. This album first came out in 2012, overseas then was re-worked a bit and a few new songs were added to it digitally here, then he released it all acoustic, and with an interactive APP that has a video for each song (Sorry Beyonce you didnt create that idea) also you can open up a whole bunch of other things he is doing, his charity the White Feather Foundation which HONESTLY i will not be surprised to see Lennon get a Noble Peace Prize, which would be ironic since JOHN sang about PEACE but didnt practice it in his first marriage. PROPS to Jules, people never give him the crredit he deserves as a person!


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Latino YouTube Network MiTu Raises $10 Million

9:22 AM PDT 6/19/2014 by Natalie Jarvey El Show Host - H 2014 MiTu Network "El Show With Chuey Martinez"

The $10 million round of funding was led by Upfront Ventures.

Latino YouTube network MiTu has raised $10 million in funding from lead investor Upfront Ventures and existing investors.

The Culver City digital media firm will use the funding to build out production facilities in Los Angeles and Mexico City. It will also hire additional engineering and sales staff to support application development.

MiTu was founded by CEO Doug Greiff, Beatriz Acevedo and Roy Burstin in 2012 and has since grown to work with more than 1,200 YouTube creators that have a combined 40 million subscribers and 400 million monthly views. MiTu president Acevedo was named to THR's inaugural Silicon Beach Power 25 list for her work growing the business.

"Latinos are a high demand demo, driving population growth yet their media choices have been limited," Acevedo said. "We are the leading digital media company for Latinos, we create culturally-relevant content, discover new break-out talent and are a fresh alternative for advertisers, networks, studios and global Hispanic audience."

Lead investor Upfront Ventures was one of the early investors in Maker Studios, which recently sold to Disney for up to $950 million. Managing partner Mark Suster led the investment in MiTu.

"When I met the team at MiTu I knew they understood the mixture of Latino meets online video better than anybody else I had met and became excited to be a partner with them," Suster said.

MiTu, which focuses on lifestyle verticals such as health, beauty and home, recently expanded into pop culture with the launch of the Macho channel. The anchor show, El Show With Chuey Martinez, is currently being adapted into a late-night series for HLN. The network is backed by existing investors that include The Chernin Group, Machinima chairman Allen DeBevoise and Advancit Capital, the venture capital firm founded by Shari Redstone and Jason Ostheimer.

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The Drop: new trailer released for James Gandolfini's final film

Watch the late actor in his last screen role, opposite Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace in crime thriller The Drop

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A new trailer for the brooding crime drama The Drop, starring the late James Gandolfini in his final big screen appearance, has hit the web. Gandolfini, who died of a heart attack last June at the age of 51, features alongside Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace in the Brooklyn-set film, which is directed by Oscar-nominated Belgian film-maker Michael R Roskam.

Hardy headlines as an ex-con named Bob Saginowski who is trying to live out a quiet life away from crime as a bartender. When his bar is hit by a gang of robbers, he sees his life and those of his cousin Marv (Gandolfini) and partner Nadia (Rapace) thrown into chaos.

The film also features Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts of Jacques Audiard's Rust and Bone and James Frecheville, from David Michôd's Animal Kingdom, in supporting roles.

It is based on a short story, Animal Rescue, by the American writer Dennis Lehane, whose books have formed the basis of the critically acclaimed films Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island and Mystic River. Lehane himself wrote the screenplay and plans to deliver a full-l...nded story .

The Drop hits cinemas in the US on 12 September and arrives in the UK on 14 November.

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Jane's Addiction to Headline the Sunset Strip Music Festival

6:26 AM PDT 6/23/2014 by Mike Barnes Dave Navarro - H - 2014 Associated Press Dave Navarro and Jane's Addiction played the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas in May.

The L.A. band, which played The Roxy for the first time in 1985 and recorded its debut album live inside the West Hollywood venue, also will receive the Elmer Valentine Award.

Jane's Addiction, which first played on the Sunset Strip as the opener to Gene Loves Jezebel at The Roxy nearly two decades ago, is returning to West Hollywood in September as the king of the influential live-music scene.

The L.A. rockers will headline the first day of the newly expanded Sunset Strip Music Festival and receive the Elmer Valentine Award, which salutes those who have made an impact on the iconic 1.5-mile stretch of Sunset Boulevard.

Australian electronic music duo Empire of the Sun ("Walking on a Dream") will topline the second day of the street festival, which takes place Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21.

The event includes three outdoor stages, interactive experiences and plenty to eat and drink, with the portion of Sunset Boulevard between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard closed to traffic.

The Whisky a Go-Go, The Roxy and The Viper Room also will host live performances; the headliners will perform outside.

Nederlander Concerts has ...nd promote the seventh annual shindig, which moved from its usual August spot on the calendar while expanding to two days.

Jane's Addiction, with original members Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Nothing's Shocking, and they plan on playing the album in its entirety at SSMF.

According to JanesAddiction.org, the band's second concert ever took place at The Roxy on Oct. 24, 1985, and its eponymous debut album was recorded live at the intimate venue for L.A.'s Triple X Records in January 1987. Warner Bros. Records quickly signed Jane's after a bidding war, so the Sunset Strip has always been a special place for the group.

"It all started for me back when my big brother used to tell me about the Strip and about the amazing scene where artists like Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison blew people's minds by pioneering a new sound and influencing culture in a more exciting way than ever before," Farrell said in a statement.

"So when it came time for Jane's to record our first album, we told Warner Bros. that before we could even release a studio record we had to make a live record on the Strip, and we even recorded it at The Roxy, because we knew it had to embody that inspiration that came from the heart of that scene."

The Elmer Valentine Award — named after the late co-founder of The Whisky, The Roxy and The Rainbow Bar & Grill — will be presented to the band on Friday, Sept. 19, during an invitation-only event at The House of Blues Sunset Strip.

Previous recipients include Lou Adler, Mario Maglieri and Valentine; Ozzy Osbourne; Slash; Motley Crue; The Doors; and Joan Jett.

Others scheduled to perform Sept. 20 include Failure, Cold War Kids, ††† (Crosses), Minus the Bear, Kaiser Chiefs, The Birds of Satan, Nightmare and the Cat, Beware of Darkness and Say Say.

Set to join Empire of the Sun the following day are Mayer Hawthorne, Iration, Big Data, Tove Lo, Big Freedia, We Came as Romans, Nostalghia, Fenech-Soler and other acts to be announced.

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Vintage Pictures

Lou Ferrigno and Billy Crystal

Lou Ferrigno hoisted Billy Crystal in 1978's Battle of the Network Stars V.

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Jacqueline Bisset did a 1968 photo shoot.

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The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones took in Malibu during the mid-'60s. "The boys had some hamburgers and were happy to be by the sea," says a photographer. Soon after that, The Who's Keith Moon bought a beach house next door to Steve McQueen, whose dog bit him. Moon bit the dog back, and McQueen shot out Moon's bathroom light.

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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe stretched in Malibu in 1952.

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Sally Field

Sally Field waved in 1965 while starring on the ABC sitcom Gidget, based on Malibu's most famous teen surfer. In 2011, she sold her Malibu house for $5.65 million.

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Lee Majors (right) with Steve McQueen around 1980 at nearby Santa Paula Airport. "We'd hop in his truck, go antiquing and try to outbid each other," says Majors.

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CeeLo Green Talks About His New Reality Show and Future on The Voice

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Thanks to his glittery outfits, crazy wigs and hilarious pet sidekicks, CeeLo Green has one of the most distinct personalities in the entertainment industry. Which is why it's not too surprising that the "Forget You" singer and Voice coach is starring in his own reality show.

"I have truly made a success out of being myself," Green told reporters at at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Friday. "So it's very easy for me to be honest. It takes a lot for me to lie."

CeeLo Green's The Good Life, premiering this summer on TBS, follows Green and three of his best childhood friends — Big Gipp, T-Mo and Khujo — as they prepare to release their first Goodie Mob album in 14 years. "We show the preparation of our album, the release of our album. We also show the preparation of us going on a mini-tour," T-Mo said. "A lot of the reality based part is us performing and recording."

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Although Green said that show is "semi-scripted," he and producers both stressed that situations depicted are based in reality and that there are no scripts for the show. "These are things that are really existing in these guys' lives, " executive producer Andrew Jameson said. "[Executive producer Eli Frankel] and I ... took pains to make sure this was authentic."

Green said one of the shows that inspired The Good Life was Larry David 's semi-autobiographical comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm . "It's truly the art imitating the life," he said. The series gets to "really showcase an intimacy that we've endured for the last 20 years together."

Apart from his various other projects, Green expressed hope that The Good Life would allow people "to see a more gentle side, a more comical side," he said. However, he also teased that he would be able to maintain some "mystique" despite pulling the curtain back on his personal life. "There are some things that people don't know, and even things that I allow or explore will lead to another question," said Green, who called his mysteriousness "the gift that keeps on giving."

Although Green said a majority of the show was shot in Las Vegas during his spring residency (and during which he was replaced on The Voice by Usher ), he revealed that viewers would be able to see his loyal feline sidekick from Season 2 of The Voice, Purrfect, on The Good Life. When asked about The Voice, which Green will not appear on next season, he was honest but optimistic about his future. "Believe it or not, I think the only thing that jades me just a bit about The Voice is that we have to discover ... the next big thing, a true star on the stage," Green said.

Although he said he would love to be the one to coach a contestant to true superstardom, "at this point, I would be glad for anyone, for the show in general to be responsible for that." Despite his ambition to mold the next singing sensation, Green admitted he enjoyed being able to take breaks away from the show. "I get erratic and I want to do something different because I'm a bit artsy-fartsy," Green said. "I'm human and I have other ambitions that I wanted to see through that will require my undivided attention."

However, Green said he wasn't ready to give up his red chair for good just yet. "I would gladly go back if they would have me," he said.

mical side," he said. However, he also teased that he would be able to maintain some "mystique" despite pulling the curtain back on his personal life. "There are some things that people don't know, and even things that I allow or explore will lead to another question," said Green, who called his mysteriousness "the gift that keeps on giving."

Although Green said a majority of the show was shot in Las Vegas during his spring residency (and during which he was replaced on The Voice by Usher ), he revealed that viewers would be able to see his loyal feline sidekick from Season 2 of The Voice, Purrfect, on The Good Life. When asked about The Voice, which Green will not appear on next season, he was honest but optimistic about his future. "Believe it or not, I think the only thing that jades me just a bit about The Voice is that we have to discover ... the next big thing, a true star on the stage," Green said.

Although he said he would love to be the one to coach a contestant to true superstardom, "at this point, I would be glad for anyone, for the show in general to be responsible for that." Despite his ambition to mold the next singing sensation, Green admitted he enjoyed being able to take breaks away from the show. "I get erratic and I want to do something different because I'm a bit artsy-fartsy," Green said. "I'm human and I have other ambitions that I wanted to see through that will require my undivided attention."

However, Green said he wasn't ready to give up his red chair for good just yet. "I would gladly go back if they would have me," he said.


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Merry Clayton of 'Gimme Shelter,' 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Fame Injured in Serious Car Accident

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A June 16 crash in Los Angeles inflicted "major trauma" on the singer, whose website notes, "We are truly grateful that our dear Merry is still with us."

New Orleans-born singer Merry Clayton, whose back-up vocal work for the likes of Ray Charles and the Rolling Stones was highlighted in the Academy Award-winning documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom, suffered severe injuries on Monday (6/16) when she was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles. The news was posted to her website in the days following the incident.

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Merry Clayton of 'Gimme Shelter,' 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Fame Injured in Serious Car Accident

3:38 PM PDT 6/20/2014 by Roy Trakin Merry Clayton Headshot - P 2014 AP Images

A June 16 crash in Los Angeles inflicted "major trauma" on the singer, whose website notes, "We are truly grateful that our dear Merry is still with us."

New Orleans-born singer Merry Clayton, whose back-up vocal work for the likes of Ray Charles and the Rolling Stones was highlighted in the Academy Award-winning documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom, suffered severe injuries on Monday (6/16) when she was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles. The news was posted to her website in the days following the incident.

"Merry was involved in a major automobile accident," the update on her website reads. "Merry sustained severe injuries to her lower body, including major trauma to her lower extremities. We are truly grateful that our dear Merry is still with us."

Clayton was a preacher's daughter who has accompanied Neil Young, Ray Charles and the Rolling Stones, providing the searing back-up vocals to the band’s “Gimme Shelter.”Last year, she was one of the featured performers in Twenty Feet From Stardom, which won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, alongside fellow backup singers including Darlene Love, Lisa Fischer and Tata Vega.

They all performed last January at Billboard’s Power 100 party during Grammy week.

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This First Look at Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams on The Voice Will Make You Holla—Watch Now!

by Tierney Bricker Today 4:10 PM PDT

Holla, The Voice is finally back!

Make way, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine , there's two new coaches coming through! Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams are set to fill the red spinning chairs vacated by Usher and Shakira when the NBC reality hit returns for its seventh season on Sept. 22, and it's safe to say their chemistry could rival that of Blake and Adam's epic friendship.

Gwen and Pharrell have history together, as they co-wrote "Hollaback Girl," Stefani's 2005 hit, so it's only fitting that their first clip for The Voice features the smash song!

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In a promo set to make its broadcast debut on Sunday night on NBC (and that we managed to get our greedy hands on early), we've got your exclusive first look at Gwen, Pharrell, Adam and Blake in action in the video above, which is sure to make you holla! (It's B-A-N-A-N-A-S cute!)

The four coaches just started filming the blind auditions for the upcoming season, with Gwen tweeting a "sneak peek" photo of her and Pharrell for fans. And Blake is getting in on the social media fun, too, posting a photo of himself "wearing" Pharrell's iconic hat, writing , "You know what they say about big hats…right @Pharrell?"

Host Carson Daly recently chatted with us about The Voice's new additions, saying , "Those guys are two pros, two great additions to our family here!"

The Voice returns for its seventh season on Sept. 22 on NBC.

Watch Promo : http://www.eonline.com/ne...-watch-now

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Julian Lennon Set to Release First Box Set

4:37 PM PDT 6/20/2014 by Roy Trakin Julian Lennon - H 2014 Deborah Anderson

Multi-disc package Includes limited edition run with signed certificate.

Julian Lennon is set to release his first-ever box set with Everything Changes (Music from Another Room, Ltd.), arriving on his mother Cynthia’s birthday, September 10. The four-disc set includes three editions of his recent studio release, Every