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2008-08-02 03:00:19

By Samuels, Adrienne P British artist joins American music landscape The modern-day British invasion continues with Estelle, who brings her light- hearted vocals and reggae-soul beats to the American music scene. Born Estelle Swaray, the 28-year-old singer/songwriter/producer/ rapper first popped onto the U.S. charts end of last year with two fresh songs. One of her new tunes, "American Boy," is a catchy ditty that pays homage to urban guys, urban neighborhoods and their style. It hasn't...

2008-07-24 21:00:27

By Rob Lowman Entertainment Video: Gnarls Barkley in action The New York Times described their music as a "psychedelic post- hip-hop sound." A Paste magazine writer called "The Odd Couple""a soundtrack for a tortured superhero." Another critic said it was "miserable exuberance." And Danger Mouse (real name Brian Burton) even told New York magazine that "Crazy" was inspired by Ennio Morricone's score for a spaghetti Western. "It's the oohs and aahs, the choirs and the strings, and the...

2008-07-23 21:00:30

When director Chris Milk of @radical.media needed to create a walking, singing, photo-real human heart he turned to Gradient Effects for its design and animation. The video, featuring Saturday Night Live's Jorma Taconne in a heart-wrenching performance as a jilted lover opposite Aasha Davis, was lensed on location in a Santa Monica diner with additional motion-capture provided by the Institute for Creative Technologies Graphics Lab, (ICT). Thomas Tannenberger and Olcun Tan, founders of...

2008-06-16 09:00:44

By NICK HASTED Pop GNARLS BARKLEY 229 LONDON *** It's hard to think of a more deceptive novelty hit than "Crazy", or one that hid so much in plain sight. Exuberantly propulsive and unshakably catchy, its singer, you eventually realised, really did doubt his own sanity. Gnarls Barkley remained anonymous as the single topped the UK charts on downloads alone. But when the curtain was pulled back, Cee-Lo Green stepped forward, an outsized Southern soul singer with a penchant for dressing...

2006-08-24 21:20:04

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - As the summer winds down, potential moviegoers might choose to take in the last few rays of sunshine rather than cloister themselves inside a darkened theater. Hollywood is counteracting that urge by throwing a lot of films at audiences this weekend, hoping at least one movie sticks. Disney will launch the Mark Wahlberg football drama "Invincible," and Universal Pictures is opening the OutKast musical "Idlewild." New Line Cinema...

2006-08-03 07:35:38

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Not that they're complaining, but the worldwide success of Gnarls Barkley's hit single "Crazy" and debut album "St. Elsewhere" is forcing the two principals of the soulful collective to alter their schedules. "A lot of things have been pushed on the back burner by the success of Gnarls -- which is a good thing," said rapper Cee-Lo Green, who heads the combo with producer Danger Mouse. "It's bittersweet, a double-edged sword. We didn't plan on touring for ('St....

2006-07-14 22:02:13

By Tamara Conniff NEW YORK (Billboard) - OutKast duo Antwan Patton and Andre Benjamin are sitting in a suite at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills picking at pancakes. They need to figure out the track listing for their upcoming soundtrack album, the companion to the film "Idlewild," in which they co-star. Zomba Label Group president/CEO Barry Weiss, pen in hand, writes out different scenarios. Patton keeps picking at his breakfast. Weiss leans back on the couch and says with a...

2006-04-30 21:57:07

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Musicians often joke that the songs they spend the least amount of time on are the ones that become the biggest hits. But in the case of R&B/hip-hop duo Gnarls Barkley, a collaboration between producer Danger Mouse and rapper Cee-Lo, that's exactly what happened with "Crazy," the soul-kissed first single from their upcoming debut, "St. Elsewhere." The track already has spent four weeks at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart, where earlier in...

2005-09-09 03:26:15

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Universal Pictures has bought worldwide rights to an untitled movie musical starring hip-hop duo OutKast. The HBO Films production is set in a 1930s Southern speakeasy and follows two characters, Percival (Andre Benjamin), the club's piano player, and Rooster (Antwan Patton), the club's lead performer and manager, through intersecting stories of love and ambition. Bryan Barber, OutKast's longtime music video collaborator, is making...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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