Stars are Born: Five Great Film Performances by Singers

Stars are Born: Five Great Film Performances by Singers

Throughout the past few weeks, many critics have devoted their time to thinking and writing about the specificities of Bradley Cooper’s remake of A Star is Born. Inevitably, much of this criticism gravitates toward the magnetic performance of the film’s biggest star, Lady Gaga. As Michael Koresky writes in his lovely review, Gaga’s pop persona has always dealt with the complicated relationships between fame, stardom, authenticity, and identity. She smartly references her relationship to and experiences with stardom in songs such as “Paparazzi,” “The Fame,” and “Applause.” A Star is Born…

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Stars are Born: Five Great Film Performances by Singers

Stars are Born: Five Great Film Performances by Singers

Throughout the past few weeks, many critics have devoted their time to thinking and writing about the specificities of Bradley Cooper’s remake of A Star is Born. Inevitably, much of this criticism gravitates toward the magnetic performance of the film’s biggest star, Lady Gaga. As Michael Koresky writes in his lovely review, Gaga’s pop persona has always dealt with the complicated relationships between fame, stardom, authenticity, and identity. She smartly references her relationship to and experiences with stardom in songs such as “Paparazzi,” “The Fame,” and “Applause.” A Star is Born…

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Hear the eerily beautiful song of the Antarctic ice shelf

Hear the eerily beautiful song of the Antarctic ice shelf

When wind blows over the snow of Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf, the surface vibrates and produces a beautiful and eery drone. Colorado State University researchers deployed seismometers to explore the subsurface of the ice shelf and were surprised to learn that their sensors recorded the natural song of the terrain. The frequencies are below the threshold of human hearing and are sped up for audibility in the video above. From the scientific paper: Ice shelves are the floating buttresses of large glaciers that extend over the oceans and play a…

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YouTube partners with Eventbrite to sell concert tickets on music videos

YouTube partners with Eventbrite to sell concert tickets on music videos

YouTube is extending its ticketing initiative, already live with Ticketmaster, with the new addition of Eventbrite. The partnership, which was announced this morning, will see Eventbrite listings for live music performances across the U.S. when watching YouTube Official Artist Channels. Beneath these videos will be show listings and a “Tickets” button which users can click to make purchases, across both YouTube on the desktop and in the YouTube app. The video streaming site had first entered into the ticketing business late last year with a dealt to sell concert tickets…

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YouTube partners with Eventbrite to sell concert tickets on music videos

YouTube partners with Eventbrite to sell concert tickets on music videos

YouTube is extending its ticketing initiative, already live with Ticketmaster, with the new addition of Eventbrite. The partnership, which was announced this morning, will see Eventbrite listings for live music performances across the U.S. when watching YouTube Official Artist Channels. Beneath these videos will be show listings and a “Tickets” button which users can click to make purchases, across both YouTube on the desktop and in the YouTube app. The video streaming site had first entered into the ticketing business late last year with a dealt to sell concert tickets…

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‘Black Panther’ and ‘A Star is Born’ Lead Nominees for Hollywood Music in Media Awards

‘Black Panther’ and ‘A Star is Born’ Lead Nominees for Hollywood Music in Media Awards

While film and TV are commonly formulated as visual mediums, we cannot ignore the potent relationship between sound and images. Our favorite films aren’t simply the result of compelling narratives, memorable performances, and engrossing images. They also use meticulously crafted soundscapes — consisting of dialogue, scores, sound effects, original and preexisting songs — to increase their emotional impact and heighten our connection to the characters, settings, and themes. Sometimes a film’s soundtrack can be a cultural touchstone in its own right; other times a film’s ingenious use of a song or score…

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‘Black Panther’ and ‘A Star is Born’ Lead Nominees for Hollywood Music in Media Awards

‘Black Panther’ and ‘A Star is Born’ Lead Nominees for Hollywood Music in Media Awards

While film and TV are commonly formulated as visual mediums, we cannot ignore the potent relationship between sound and images. Our favorite films aren’t simply the result of compelling narratives, memorable performances, and engrossing images. They also use meticulously crafted soundscapes — consisting of dialogue, scores, sound effects, original and preexisting songs — to increase their emotional impact and heighten our connection to the characters, settings, and themes. Sometimes a film’s soundtrack can be a cultural touchstone in its own right; other times a film’s ingenious use of a song or score…

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New music video for Thom Yorke’s “Hands off the Antarctic” from Greenpeace

New music video for Thom Yorke’s “Hands off the Antarctic” from Greenpeace

Greenpeace International just released this beautiful music video for “Hands off the Antarctic,” a new track by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke. Part of Greenpeace’s Protect the Antarctic Ocean initiative, the footage is from their Arctic Sunrise research vessel. “There are some places on this planet that are meant to stay raw and wild and not destroyed by humanity’s footprint,” Yorke said. “This track is about stopping the relentless march of those heavy footsteps. The Antarctic is a true wilderness and what happens there affects us all. That’s why we should protect…

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New music video for Thom Yorke’s “Hands off the Antarctic” from Greenpeace

New music video for Thom Yorke’s “Hands off the Antarctic” from Greenpeace

Greenpeace International just released this beautiful music video for “Hands off the Antarctic,” a new track by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke. Part of Greenpeace’s Protect the Antarctic Ocean initiative, the footage is from their Arctic Sunrise research vessel. “There are some places on this planet that are meant to stay raw and wild and not destroyed by humanity’s footprint,” Yorke said. “This track is about stopping the relentless march of those heavy footsteps. The Antarctic is a true wilderness and what happens there affects us all. That’s why we should protect…

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