Ariana Grande tears up discussing her song about anxiety and the Manchester attack

Ariana Grande tears up discussing her song about anxiety and the Manchester attack

For Ariana Grande, the song “get well soon” off her new album sweetener is a deeply personal one, inspired in part by the 2017 Manchester terrorist attack at one of her concerts that left 22 people dead.  In a Friday interview with Ebro Darden on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio, Grande spoke through tears about the song and her experiences following the attack. But early in the interview, Grande notes that the song isn’t just about Manchester.  “It’s also about personal demons and anxiety, and more intimate tragedies, as well,”…

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Stevie Wonder Remembers His Final Words To A Dying Aretha Franklin

Stevie Wonder Remembers His Final Words To A Dying Aretha Franklin

Detroit native Stevie Wonder said he told Aretha Franklin to “say hello to my sister” in his final conversation with the dying Queen of Soul. Wonder, speaking today on CBS This Morning, said he visited Franklin at her home two days before she passed. He choked up as he recalled the meeting. “She wasn’t able to speak back, but her family felt that she could hear me, and so I just said all the things that I’ve always said and told her to say hello to my sister,” Wonder…Read full story

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Crazybaby Air 1S review: Good sound in a questionable design

Crazybaby Air 1S review: Good sound in a questionable design

Crazybaby Air 1S $159 View Product The Good Good sound • with powerful bass • Lightweight and comfortable The Bad Large • not-so-portable carrying case • Lousy battery life • Bluetooth pairing process can be stressful The Bottom Line While the Crazybaby Air 1S are truly wireless earbuds, a bulky carrying case with only 12-hours of battery life makes it a hard sell with a bass-heavy mix and a problematic pairing process. Mashable Score3.0 Cool Factor2.0 Learning Curve3.0 Performance4.0 Bang for the Buck3.0 When you think of “true wireless earphones,”…

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Aretha Franklin performs “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1971)

Aretha Franklin performs “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1971)

The Queen of Soul at the Fillmore West, March 5, 1971. Personnel: Aretha Franklin – vocals, piano; “King” Curtis Owsley – sax, band director; Cornell Dupree – guitar; Billy Preston – organ; Truman Thomas – piano; Jerry Jemmott – bass; Bernard Purdie – drums; Pancho Morales – percussion, drums; Jimmy Mitchell – baritone sax; Lou Collins – tenor sax; Andrew Love – tenor sax; Wayne Jackson – trumpet; Roger Hobbs – trumpet; Jack Hale – trombone; Brenda Bryant – backing vocals; Margaret Branch – backing vocals; Pat Smith – backing…

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NASA’s gorgeous music video for Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune”

NASA’s gorgeous music video for Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune”

The scientist/artists in NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio created this magnificent video to accompany a recent performance by the National Symphony Orchestra Pops of Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune.” From NASA: The visuals were composed like a nature documentary, with clean cuts and a mostly stationary virtual camera. The viewer follows the Sun throughout a lunar day, seeing sunrises and then sunsets over prominent features on the Moon. The sprawling ray system surrounding Copernicus crater, for example, is revealed beneath receding shadows at sunrise and later slips back into darkness as…

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Fans are stanning Ariana and Pete after listening to *that song* on ‘Sweetener’

Fans are stanning Ariana and Pete after listening to *that song* on ‘Sweetener’

If you weren’t already convinced of the sheer adorableness that is Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, well, buckle up, because you’re in for a hell of a ride.  After Ariana’s much-anticipated album Sweetener dropped, fans took to social media to gush over the song entitled “pete davidson“. A song in which Ariana calls the SNL cast member her “soulmate.” SEE ALSO: Ariana Grande predicted she would marry Pete Davidson back in 2016 Get a load of these lyrics: Fans were, understandably, pretty excited after listening to the song.  ARIANA CALLED…

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Ariana Grande pays tribute to Aretha Franklin with ‘Natural Woman’, and wow

Ariana Grande pays tribute to Aretha Franklin with ‘Natural Woman’, and wow

The death of the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, still has many of us reeling. But at least we’ll have her music forever. Ariana Grande stepped up alongside The Roots to perform a touching cover of “Natural Woman” on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday night.  It’s some timing for Grande, who has been active on the late night show circuit to promote the imminent release of her new album, Sweetener. “I know it’s a big night for Ariana – but this is what great people do when they…

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President Donald Trump Gets Personal Noting Death Of Aretha Franklin: “She Worked For Me On Numerous Occasions”

President Donald Trump Gets Personal Noting Death Of Aretha Franklin: “She Worked For Me On Numerous Occasions”

In 2005, President George W. Bush brought Aretha Franklin to tears as he presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the nation’s highest civilian award – for “her lifetime of achieving and for helping to shape our nation’s artistic and cultural heritage.” Aretha Franklin receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush. RIP. pic.twitter.com/iLw4CY040b — CSPAN (@cspan) August 16, 2018 Ten years later, Franklin moved President Barack…Read full story

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