David Bowie was never content to stay in one place. The “Changes’ singer took every chance he could to turn and face the strange. Not only was he one of the most beloved musicians of all time, he also made his mark stage with the upcoming jukebox musical Lazarus and on the silver screen appearing as an actor and soundtrack artist. One of his more recent soundtrack appearances was in 2014’s 'Guardians of The Galaxy; Awesome Mix Vol 1. Now, 'GOTG; director James Gunn is opening up about bringing Ziggy Stardust back in the Awesome Mix Vol 2 as wells as how Bowie almost had a cameo in the new film.
By now you have heard the news and sadly it is true. David Bowie has passed after more than a year of fighting cancer. The legendary musician and actor was a household name thanks to songs like “Space Oddity,” and “Ziggy Stardust,” and films like 'The Labyrinth.' Bowie was so synonymous with change that even his eyes weren’t the same. Bowie may be have left us but with one last Lazarus act, left his fans with the release of his final album, Black Star. Bowie’s legacy will also live in the upcoming Broadway musical, 'Lazarus' starring 'Dexter' and 'Hedwig' star Michael C Hall.
David Bowie, who pioneered multiple personas in music and pop culture and who helped shape a foundation for sonic drama, died on Sunday. Just two days after his 69th birthday, it's been confirmed that his death comes from an 18-month battle with cancer.
When news of David Bowie's album Blackstar came out, there was an air of skepticism surrounding the aging musician's capability. His video for the single "Lazarus" proves he is still a contender in pop culture.
Following a release earlier this year, in which David Bowie debuted the title track from his upcoming album 'Blackstar,' now comes the second installment. The new single "Lazarus" has finally premiered via BBC Radio 6 Music and is emblematic of his upcoming musical endeavor.
David Bowie is in a constant state of metamorphosis--and in continuing his preservation, Mr. Stardust has announced a new jazz album to be released in January. The album will be entitled 'Blackstar.'
As Big Boo in `Orange Is The New Black,' Lea DeLaria commands respect. On 'House Of David: deliria + bowie = jazz,' she sings Bowie as a Lounge Act. It almost works! Not knowing what songs she sings is half the fun in that all-important first listen.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Deutsche Grammophon have announced a new partnership that will feature a series of live recordings under the direction ofBSO Music Director Andris Nelsons. This new recording initiative will launch with a project entitled Shostakovich Under Stalin’s Shadow, focusing on works composed during the period of Shostakovich’s difficult relationship with Stalin and the Soviet regime—starting with his fall from favor in the mid-1930s and the composition and highly acclaimed premiere of his Fifth Symphony, and through the premiere of the composer’s Tenth Symphony, one of the composer’s finest, most characteristic orchestral works, purportedly written as a response to Stalin’s death.
Yeah, it’s not easy transitioning from pop princess to jazz singer. Just ask Welsh singer-songwriter Donna Lewis. Famous for her pop hits “I Love You Always Forever” and “At The Beginning,” Lewis will be releasing 'Brand New Day,' her new jazz-inflected album, on March 10--featuring the talents of jazzers like David King, Reid Anderson and Ethan Iverso. Of course, Lewis’ move into a more stripped-down version of herself isn’t all that surprising for longtime fans. Even in her vocal salad days, those soulful turns and impressive range made her stand out among the starlets.
The "David Bowie Is” exhibition broke the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s attendance record with more than 193,000 people visiting in its 15-week run. “David Bowie Is” is the most successful exhibition in the MCA’s 47-year history, with some Bowie-related programs and performances selling out in less than an hour as well as the highest sales for the MCA Store. “We brought this exhibition to the MCA because it was an ideal bridge to connect with new audiences who are interested in the multidisciplinary arts that have always been a hallmark of the museum. We are thrilled that so many people from around the country visited us for the first time, and we are especially proud of the enthusiasm and support we had in Chicago, where members of the community had a chance to rediscover the MCA,” says MCA Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn. “David Bowie Is,” which opened Sept. 23 and ran until Jan. 4, is the first international exhibition of the career of Bowie, one of the most pioneering and influential performers of our time. According to MCA, the exhibition focuses on his creative processes and collaborative work with artists and designers, and demonstrates how his work has influenced and been influenced by wider movements in art, design, music and theater.
Welsh singer-songwriter Donna Lewis will release a new album titled Brand New Day which will feature David King, Reid Anderson and Ethan Iverson.
British dance ensemble Michael Clark Company will make its first-ever appearance in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art on October 25-27. The Company will perform 'come, been and gone' in conjunction with the MCA’s 'David Bowie Is' exhibit.
Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola co-star in Bernard Pomerance's Tony-winning drama.
The show "David Bowie is", a comprehensive view of Bowie's life and art, will come to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in September. The MCA is the only venue in the U.S. that will host the exhibit.
The presence of heroin in the jazz has always proved staggering. It claimed the life of greats like Charlie Parker, and now, less than great saxophonist Robert Vineberg is suspected to have sold the lethal dose of heroin that took Philip Seymour Hoffman's life.