Nicki Minaj versus Mariah Carey on American Idol — seriously?!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Get ready for a cat fight! American Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey are going at it … but what’s this doing for their image? In this week’s Clacking in Color, the wonderful column spotlighting minorities in Hollywood, writer Jaylen Christie wants to know why can’t we all just get along!

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Music teaches viewers how to watch HBO’s Treme

Friday, September 28, 2012
Treme Season Three Premiere

The third season premiere of HBO’s ‘Treme’ shows viewers how to let music lead them into the world of post-Katrina New Orleans. The show’s pacing and structure may not be for everyone, but the show’s music makes it worth a first (or second) shot.

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Let me introduce you to Eva Cassidy

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Yes, the ladies know that the best seller Fifty Shades of Grey can teach a girl a few things. But who knew that one of them would be a gem of a musical find?

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Grizzly Bear offers a worthy follow-up to its critically-acclaimed 2008 effort

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The band continues with its unique sounds by releasing a splendid, rougher album in contrast to its ground-breaking “Veckatimest”

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Liz Chan’s pursuit to make her Christmas song world famous … this fall

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A former editor of mine is embarking on a unique quest: to create a Christmas song that makes the top ten iTunes downloads by November. Being that Christmas is three months away, she’s got her work cut out for her, but her work proves there’s a chance.

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Does The X Factor really need a host?

Friday, September 21, 2012

As I watched these last few episodes of Fox’s ‘The X Factor,’ I realized that something was different. Then I realized that what was missing was the incessant meta-chatter in between auditions — in other words, there was no host. And I kind of liked it that way.

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Ritchie Valens … Chubby Checker … Elvis … Michael Jackson … Psy?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Psy, electropop sensation and international phenomenon, reigns YouTube with over 221+ million (yes … million) views and 2+ million “likes” with his hit single “Gangnam Style.” Does he compare to other notable sensations?

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Flaming Schwarzkopf Experience will extract your ambient gene

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
FortyFiveFinal rev

Strictly a studio project, Douglas Arthur’s ‘FSE’ has vision, depth and song textures that will seduce and entice you.

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