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‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Hit High Notes with Oscar Nominations

By JOHN DALY “A Star Is Born” secured eight Oscar nominations and “Bohemian Rhapsody” grabbed five to represent music-themed movies at this year’s Academy Awards, it was announced. The Lady Gaga-Bradley Cooper picture and the […]

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Review: Netflix Doc on Swedish DJ, ‘Avicii: True Stories’ is a Cold Night’s Tale 

By DONNA BALANCIA It’s a heartbreaking story of one of the world’s most beloved DJs, Avicii, in the documentary “Avicii: True Stories,” airing on Netflix.  The 2017 documentary by Levan Tsikurishvili tells the story of […]


Special Thom Yorke ‘Suspiria Limited Edition’ Streaming Tracks to be Released Feb. 22

By JOHN DALY Thom Yorke’s Suspiria Limited Edition Unreleased Material  EP will be made available on streaming services on the same Feb. 22 release date as the 12-inch vinyl. Last November, York sat for a […]

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Update: Music Icon Jose Feliciano Joins Jimmy Fallon for ‘Tonight Show’ in Puerto Rico

By DONNA BALANCIA Jose Feliciano whose haunting 1968 cover of “Light My Fire” set the world ablaze in a simpler time, guests on Jimmy Fallon’s special “Tonight Show” episode from Puerto Rico. The show is […]

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Music Movies ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ ‘Green Book’ and ‘Star Is Born’ Win Golden Globes

By DONNA BALANCIA “Bohemian Rhapsody” took Best Motion Picture, Drama, and its star Rami Malek secured the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, at The Golden Globe Awards Sunday night at The Beverly Hilton. […]

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Bruce Campbell Says He’s Hosting ‘Ripley’s Believe It Or Not’ on Travel Channel

By DONNA BALANCIA Bruce Campbell announced on Countdown Entertainment’s Times Square Network Monday night he would host a modern version of Ripley’s Believe it Or Not on TV for The Travel Channel. Campbell is known […]


Noveller Gives Us a Glimpse into the Future of Music With Elegant and Haunting Show at The Echoplex

By DONNA BALANCIA Sarah Lipstate, known as Noveller, is one of the finest guitarists out there, taking the instrument from rock and into the ethereal. A Pink Sunset for No One The talented, film-scoring composer-performer […]

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Music Photographer Henry Diltz Has Hundreds of Album Covers And Now He has a Lucie Award

By DONNA BALANCIA – Photographer Henry Diltz will be honored next week with a prestigious Lucie Award for his work in Rock Photography. Diltz said he never expected to be honored for his career.  After […]

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Tarantino’s Winter Western ‘Hateful Eight’ Boasts Hot, Classic Soundtrack

By DONNA BALANCIA – The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino’s winter western may have a cool look, but its soundtrack is hot. And despite the star-studded Christmas picture having to overcome production issues — including whether […]