Pop culture fans live for unlikely pairings and collaborations and the pairing of Lady Gaga, one of the top pop stars to emerge in the 21st century with Tony Bennett, one of the most successful crooners of the 20th century, is among the most unlikely yet. The two got together for a recording on Tony’s 2012 album Duets II felt like a natural match for the both of them. So naturally, they’re singing cheek to cheek.
Cheek To Cheek consists of traditional pop and jazz standards from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, including a few from the Great American Songbook. Tony is once again in his element with a top notch performance that doesn’t at all suggest his abilities have waned after seven decades. It’s even more impressive when you consider that he’s 88 and still going strong. Plus, he just broke his own record for being the oldest artist to have a #1 album.
After the Muppets were reintroduced to young generations in 2011’s The Muppets, they faced the challenge of following it up with something just as entertaining, heartwarming and funny.
The challenge is met with in the film as the Muppets are about to set out on a comeback world tour to capitalize on their resurgence with new tour manager Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) – pronounced “bædgee”, it’s french.
Badguy insists they start their tour in Berlin and, as we quickly discover, he has ulterior motives that involve an uncanny lookalike to our beloved Kermit: Constantine.
It’s a new year and that means a new selection of new music to look forward to. As every online news and information blog wraps up the best of 2013 with a list of what’s coming out in 2014, I’m following suit, if only because this year already has a selection of albums on the horizon that I have my eyes on.
Tonight is the Grammy awards, the biggest night in music, and I’ll be live-blogging as well as the occasional tweet. The awards begin to be given out in about 40 minutes for the non-televised categories. It all starts there. The ones I pick up on during that time I’ll mention here before the actual awards start tonight. Bringing the Grammys