Woodstock by the numbers

Woodstock by the numbersFifty years ago, over the course of three days, the Woodstock festival changed pop culture forever with unexpectedly massive crowds and iconic performances from some of the biggest acts of the day. So, in honor of the festival’s golden anniversary, we’re taking a look back at how things came together — and why we’re still talking about it today.



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Queen Latifah on racism: ‘We’re America. Let’s act like it.’

Queen Latifah on racism: ‘We’re America. Let’s act like it.’“Through Her Eyes” is a weekly half-hour show hosted by human rights activist Zainab Salbi that explores contemporary issues from a female perspective. Queen Latifah has a straightforward message on racism: “We’re America. “People need to be educated, because they need to understand that we have all contributed to the success of the United States of America.



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Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys’s husband, says hip-hop industry lacks compassion

Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys’s husband, says hip-hop industry lacks compassionIconic hip-hop producer and Alicia Keys’s husband, Swizz Beatz, isn’t afraid to tell his guy friends he loves them.



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Why We’re All Obsessed With Adele’s ‘Hello’

Why We’re All Obsessed With Adele’s ‘Hello’When it comes to hit songs, there is a formula for success. The song was an instant success in every way: On Vevo, the music video generated the highest number of views in a 24-hour span (27.7 million) and was the fastest video to reach 100 million views.



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Your ‘Thinking Style’ Predicts The Kind Of Music You Will Like

Your ‘Thinking Style’ Predicts The Kind Of Music You Will LikeThe way these guys think says a lot about the music they like. (Touchstone Pictures)



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Raffi’s Joyous New Album: Exclusive Premiere

Raffi’s Joyous New Album: Exclusive PremiereThis month, more than 20 albums after Raffi’s seminal Baby Beluga first took toddlers by storm, the children’s troubadour will release a brand-new one: Owl Singalong. The jubilant mix of covers (“Garden Song,” “Abiyoyo,” “Somos el Barco”) and originals (“Green Dream,” “See the Moon”) hits stores on Jan. 15 (preorder here). But until then, Yahoo Parenting is exclusively premiering the album, streaming above.



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Teen Violinist Nails ‘Star Wars’ Theme Song With Lightsabers

Teen Violinist Nails ‘Star Wars’ Theme Song With LightsabersJeffrey Ding He has been posting violin videos on YouTube since 2011, but his latest cover — playing John Williams’s “Force Theme” from Star Wars with a special-effects bow that looks like a light saber — has gotten the most attention by far. Since it appeared on Jan. 9, it has more than 40,000 views and counting.



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Adele objects as Trump plays song

Adele objects as Trump plays songPop superstar Adele on Monday lodged objections as Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump played her music on the campaign trail. Trump, an apparent fan of Adele who was spotted at her concert in November in New York, has regularly played her hit “Rolling in the Deep” at his rallies. “Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning,” a statement from the singer’s spokesman said.



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Rock band Third Eye Blind taunts Republicans at concert during RNC

Rock band Third Eye Blind taunts Republicans at concert during RNCThe rock band Third Eye Blind frustrated some guests at a charity concert held during the Republican National Convention on Tuesday. In tweets posted on the official Third Eye Blind account, the band indicated it was pleased the show upset some in the audience. “I have never been more disappointed,” wrote a Twitter user named Liza White.



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Hillary Clinton’s ‘Fight Song’ is driving some people nuts

Hillary Clinton’s ‘Fight Song’ is driving some people nutsCelebrities perform “Fight Song” for a video played at the Democratic National Convention. It’s Hillary Clinton’s fight song, but some listeners don’t have a lot of fight left in them. Before and after the Democratic nominee takes the stage at rallies, her campaign inevitably plays the 2015 pop hit “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten.



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The Killers may release new music by end of 2016

Lead singer Brandon Flowers of US band The KillersBrandon Flowers of The Killers said in a new interview that the band is in the early stages of writing a new album, with a possible release by the end of next year.



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‘Property Brothers’ to Debut Two Country Music Songs on HGTV: First Listen (Exclusive)

Drew and Jonathan Scott chat with THR about co-writing and singing “Let the Night Shine In” and “Hold On” for their ‘Property Brothers at Home on the Ranch’ special.
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Music Monday (11/16): This Week’s New Albums + Videos

Music Monday (11/16): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Missy Elliott, Weezer, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, plus brand new streaming music from Freddie Gibbs, Baroness, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic



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Bebe Neuwirth to join faculty of Manhattan School of Music

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2015 file photo, Bebe Neuwirth attends a special screening of "Truth" at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Neuwirth will be artistic adviser at the Manhattan School of Music’s new bachelor’s degree musical theater program, launching in the fall of 2016. It is the second musical theater degree program in the U.S. to be offered at an independent conservatory. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Bebe Neuwirth is going back to school — the Emmy and Tony winner will be artistic adviser at the Manhattan School of Music's new bachelor's degree program in musical theater.



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Music Review: New Chris Young album likable, not memorable

This CD cover image released by Sony Nashville/RCA shows "I'm Comin' Over," by Chris Young. (Sony Nashville/RCA via AP)Chris Young, "I'm Comin' Over" (RCA Nashville)



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American Music Awards: Pentatonix to Perform ‘Star Wars’ Number

The hit a cappella group will take the stage on Nov. 22.
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Hollywood Music in Media Awards: ‘Hunting Ground,’ ‘Furious 7,’ ’50 Shades of Grey’ Claim Top Prizes

Diane Warren, angling for an eight nom and first win in the best original song Oscar category, won the best song in a doc prize for “‘Til It Happens to You,” on which she collaborated with Lady Gaga.
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Silence is golden: China tightens screws on online music

China is tightening control of online music, paying particular attention to content and jacking up already tight censorship of the Internet. From Jan. 1, companies offering online music should police content before making it available, the Ministry of Culture said on its website. China’s three biggest Internet companies, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Tencent Holdings Ltd and Baidu Inc all have music streaming platforms.
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Music Monday (11/9): This Week’s New Albums + Videos

Music Monday (11/9): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Run the Jewels, Sia, and Block Party, plus brand new streaming music from Coldplay, Weezer, Chromatics, Alessia Cara, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic



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