Color guard teams are a fairly obscure form of entertainment. They do halftime shows at high school and college sports events by rhythmically spinning large flags, prop rifles and sabers overhead, catching them gracefully while dancing. When the ever-creative musician David Byrne encountered their performances, he saw a kinetic, geometric folk art. To share that discovery, he enlisted 10 musicians to create and perform soundtracks to which North America’s best color guard teams added spectacular stagecraft. The dazzling “Contemporary Color” (⋆⋆⋆½ out of four stars, rated PG-13 for brief strong language) captures the shows and the hard prep that created them. It’s more than impressive gymnastics and good music. It’s proof that different people from different worlds can collaborate and find common ground. The event gave the crowd at Barclays Center arena raptures and put the restrained Byrne in a giddy mood never before captured on … [Read more...] about Documentary salutes the country’s best color guards
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Brendel Hightower Detroit Free Press Published 12:08 AM EDT May 5, 2019 The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre 600 Atwater St., Detroit. 313-393-0292. thearetha.com. Tom Joyner One More Time Experience: 7:30 p.m. June 1, $42 and up. Damien Escobar: 7:30 p.m. June 5, $TBA. Jonathan Butler & Kirk Whalum: 7:30 p.m. June 12, $TBA. Charlie Wilson: 8 p.m. June 15-16, $TBA. Kenny G: 7:30 p.m. June 19, $TBA. Black Violin: 7:30 p.m. June 26, $TBA. Loose Ends & Rahsaan Patterson: 7:30 p.m. July 3, $TBA. Snoop Dogg: 8 p.m. July 5, $75 and up. Roy Ayers: 8 p.m. July 10, $TBA. Robert Glasper: 7:30 p.m. July 17, $TBA. PJ Morton & Dwele: 7:30 p.m. July 24, $TBA. Maxwell: 8 p.m. July 27, $TBA. Najee: 7:30 p.m. July 31, $TBA. UB40: 8 p.m. Aug. 2, $26 and up. Rose Royce & Con Funk Shun: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7, $TBA. Herbie Hancock & Kamasi Washington: 7 p.m. Aug. 8, $35 and up. Lost 80’s Live: 8 p.m. Aug. 9, $35 and up. Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi and Tweet: 8 p.m. Aug. 10, … [Read more...] about Summer concerts: The big venues
Adam Graham The Detroit News Published 10:02 PM EDT May 3, 2019 Summer's here, if not in weather, then at least in spirit. That means it's outdoor concert season, and Metro Detroit has some big concerts in store for the coming months, including a run of shows from Bob Seger, several major festivals and dates by up-and-comers and returning favorites. Modern rock, classic rock, hip-hop, pop, R&B and jazz are all on the docket. So here's a list of the season's top can't-miss concerts, as well as full concert schedules at some of the area's top venues. For full listings, visit detroitnews.com. 1. Bob Seger, June 6, 8, 12, 14, 19, 21, DTE Energy Music Theatre: Roll him away. Seger is packing up and saying goodbye, and these six shows at the former Pine Knob are the Ramblin' Gamblin' Man's final hometown gigs on his farewell outing. Pack some tissues and get ready to sing along one last time. 2. The Raconteurs, July 12-13, Masonic Temple: Jack … [Read more...] about Summer concert preview: Seger, Snoop, Slayer and then some
IT HAS been a dramatic few years for James Morrison – first he lost his record label and then he almost lost a child.Born 13 weeks premature, his daughter almost did not make it. But now, Ada-Rose has turned one and Morrison has an album out, one he says truly reflects his passions."There's a sparkle in the air," he says, a grin passing across his face. "There's a tension of, 'he's back and it sounds wicked'. I feel like this record has a good shot at being a classic."As we speak in the wood-panelled restaurant of a glitzy central London hotel, Morrison shifts constantly in his seat, stocky in a white T-shirt. It is a location at odds with his light-hearted manner.He is a ball of energy, charming and candid, clearly buoyed by the enthusiasm of promoting a work he truly believes is great."A lot of it is deeply personal relationship stuff, which is kind of what I have always written about," he explains. "But it's more prevalent on this album because we've been through so much. I … [Read more...] about James Morrison on making his new LP: I wanted something that just goes ‘bam’
BILLIE Faiers and Greg Shepherd married in a lavish wedding in the Maldives. By Catriona Rigney Sunday, March 10, 2019 Billie Faiers and Greg Shepherd have announced their wedding photos will be available exclusively in OK! Magazine [OK! Magazine] Billie Faiers and Greg Shepherd have announced that their beautiful wedding pictures will be available exclusively in OK! magazine, out nationwide on Tuesday. The Mummy Diaries stars Billie, 28, and Greg, 33, tied the knot in a luxurious wedding in the Maldives, surrounded by their closet family and friends. Billie’s sister Sam Faiers and pal Ferne McCann have both been sharing pictures from their idyllic trip, in the days after Billie and Greg’s long-awaited wedding took place. Billie and Greg beamed in the video as they announced the … [Read more...] about Billie Faiers and Greg Shepherd reveal wedding photos will appear EXCLUSIVELY in OK!