Queen Of Rock – Tina Mania http://tinamania.com/ Fri, 12 Aug 2022 20:22:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tinamania.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-1-150x150.png Queen Of Rock – Tina Mania http://tinamania.com/ 32 32 BOHEMIAN QUEEN with All-Star Music Lineup to Perform in the Cutting Room https://tinamania.com/bohemian-queen-with-all-star-music-lineup-to-perform-in-the-cutting-room/ Fri, 12 Aug 2022 18:33:54 +0000 https://tinamania.com/bohemian-queen-with-all-star-music-lineup-to-perform-in-the-cutting-room/ All-Star Tribute Band BOHEMIAN QUEEN (BQ), featuring frontman Paulie Z (Sweet, ZO2, Z Rock, Ultimate Jam Night), will perform at The Cutting Room (44 E 32nd St. New York, NY 10016) on Friday , August 12 at 8:30 p.m. as part of their summer tour. Hailed as “The World’s Most Passionate Queen Tribute” with their […]]]>

All-Star Tribute Band BOHEMIAN QUEEN (BQ), featuring frontman Paulie Z (Sweet, ZO2, Z Rock, Ultimate Jam Night), will perform at The Cutting Room (44 E 32nd St. New York, NY 10016) on Friday , August 12 at 8:30 p.m. as part of their summer tour.

Hailed as “The World’s Most Passionate Queen Tribute” with their energetic performances and authentic aesthetic, BQ features a “who’s who” of musicians, including guitarist Steve Zukowsky (Sheer Heart Attack, Led Zepagain, Dog ‘n Butterfly), bassist /vocalist Aaron Samson (Steven Adler of Guns N’ Roses, Odin, BulletBoys, George Lynch), drummer/vocalist Glenn Jost (ReLoVe, Bostyx), keyboardist/guitarist Victor Bender (Sheer Heart Attack, Bostyx).

The band’s theatrical show features a wide array of songs from across Queen’s entire catalog and includes several costume changes by Paulie Z to showcase Freddie Mercury’s iconic outfits over the years. BQ’s passion, talent and love for music is matched only by their expertly produced shows and sophisticated performances, which can be seen in their latest video (watch the video here: https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JnGj3hghQ8).

According to Paulie Z, the group is unlike any other with a “passion for music and a dedication to creating an authentic, grand experience” that audiences won’t soon forget.

“We don’t just perform Queen songs,” said Paulie Z. “We recreate the days when Freddie Mercury and Queen changed the industry. in this golden age of music… well, our job is done!”

To purchase tickets for BOHEMIAN QUEEN at The Cutting Room, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bohemian-queen-tickets-344897486667?aff=aff0bandsintown&bit_userid=${user_id}&appId=JVK_oburzvna-dhrra&comeFrom=267&artist_event_id=1025221253

For more information on BOHEMIAN QUEEN, visit https://www.bohemianqueenband.com/.

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Eastern Queens Ward Names https://tinamania.com/eastern-queens-ward-names/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 10:34:33 +0000 https://tinamania.com/eastern-queens-ward-names/ After 35 years as a Brooklynite, more specifically a Bay Ridger, a workplace prompted a move to Flushing in 1993, then east to Little Neck in 2007. During those years, Flushing continued to rise in as an Asian-American cultural and culinary center. , while Little Neck declined with the loss of several key businesses like […]]]>

After 35 years as a Brooklynite, more specifically a Bay Ridger, a workplace prompted a move to Flushing in 1993, then east to Little Neck in 2007. During those years, Flushing continued to rise in as an Asian-American cultural and culinary center. , while Little Neck declined with the loss of several key businesses like the Scobee Diner and Little Neck Inn. I’m staying because the garden apartment I purchased is more spacious than any other place I’ve lived, and the Long Island Rail Road and Q12 bus are close.


Flushing is one of the oldest of Queens’ old towns, but it retains an uneasy marriage between its colonial and modern eras. The land just east of the Flushing River in central Queens was occupied for many centuries by the Matinecock Indians and later by Dutch and English settlers, and later by waves of immigrants, who have all put their own stamp on the Region.


The Dutch, led by New Netherland Governor William Kieft, took the area from the Indians and waged war with them until the English arrived in 1645, at the invitation of Kieft, who granted the English a vast expanse of 16,000 acres which included what is now Flushing. The name is an English transliteration of the Dutch town of Vlissingen. Flushing, however, for most of its history was Dutch-dominated only because Peter Stuyvesant, Kieft’s successor, was its governor early in its history. The British named the town after Vlissingen because the town was home to English refugees before they sailed to America. Where does the Dutch name “Vlissingen” come from? The derivation of the name Vlissingen is unclear, although many etymologists and scholars associate the name with the Dutch word files, or “bottle” in some way; other accounts call it “valley of the salt meadows”.



Shore Road at Little Neck Bay


Major Thomas Wickes, a native of Huntington, owned the entire Douglaston Peninsula which jutted into Little Neck Bay after the Revolutionary War, then sold it to Wynant Van Zandt in the 1810s. Douglas purchased the peninsula from Van Zandt in 1835. The area was later developed as a suburban resort town and exclusive enclave, and offers pleasant views of Little Neck Bay and Long Island Sound. The streets were laid out in 1906 by the Rickert-Finlay real estate company, which had purchased the property from William Douglas, George’s son, and eclectic and individualistic homes were built in the area, which has always been among the wealthiest of Queens. The streets kept their original names and ignored Queens’ mania for giving each street a number. The name Douglas was added to the area in 1876, after William Douglas donated a Long Island Rail Road stop. Douglaston is easily defined by its peninsula, but its eastern boundary with Little Neck is not so certain. Some say Marathon Parkway, when I would move it a bit west to 248th Street.



winter view, 1925 Chase Bank, Northern Boulevard and Little Neck Parkway


By 1636, Europeans had driven the Matinecock Indians, the region’s first settlers, out of the area along the north coast east of Little Neck Bay called Madnan’s Neck after an Indian word meaning “place of fish “. Madnan’s Neck was subdivided into Little and Great Neck, after their relative sizes, “neck” in its old sense of “short peninsula” (Gravesend Neck Road in Brooklyn is named because it originally led to a land that jutted out into a body of water that was later completed). Little Neck developed as a fishing village after the discovery of “Little Neck” clams in Little Neck Bay in the 1830s. But the bay was overfished and polluted after a few decades, although Little Neck Bay has always a bustling boating scene.


A former subsection of Little Neck was a real estate development called Marathon Park, which included 247th, 248th, and 249th Streets. from the north of the boulevard. north to 40th Avenue. Thebes Avenue also appears to include a Greek naming theme, but the concept was never fully developed.



Poppenhusen Institute14th Road and 114th Street


College Point was originally settled by Native American Matinecocks. The Indians sold much of it to New Netherland Governor William Kieft in 1645. William Lawrence was the first British settler, and in 1838 Augustus Muhlenberg, rector of St. George’s Church on Main Street in Flushing, had founded the St Paul’s College in the Region. The college sank in a decade, but College Point and College Place still remember it.


Maker Conrad Poppenhusen (1818-1883) arrived from Germany in 1854 and turned College Point into a company town. Poppenhusen opened a rubber factory employing hundreds of immigrant workers and native College Pointers; he made rubber goods, combs, dental and medical products and equipment and also built the Flushing and North Side Railroad, now part of the LIRR Port Washington line, and later owned the LIRR between 1876 and 1879. Poppenhusen built water and sewer systems, a library, and the Poppenhusen Institute in the far west of town, which included the first free kindergarten in the United States. He is remembered by the Institute, an avenue and an 1884 bust by Henry Baehrer at Poppenhusen Triangle at College Place and 12e College Point Avenue is easy to define: it lies east of Flushing Bay and is cut off from the rest of Queens by the Whitestone Highway and the old Flushing Airport.



St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Clintonville Street north of Cross Island Parkway


According to legend, Whitestone got its name from a large rock offshore where the tides of the East River and Long Island Sound met. in other accounts, the name is in honor of the White Stone Chapel, erected by first settler Samuel Leggett in 1837. For a time, Whitestone was known as Clintonville, after the mayor of New York and New York State Governor DeWitt Clinton. Leggett and Clintonville are remembered in street names in the area.


Whitestone’s fame during the colonial era was the patriot Francis Lewis, member of the American Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Lewis lived in an estate at present day 7e Avenue and 151st St.; the house was burnt down by the British the day after America declared independence. In 1854, the same year that Poppenhusen arrived in College Point, tinsmith John Locke built a stamping factory and brought in workers from Brooklyn. Saloons and truck stops (some of which existed until the 1990s), shops and schools were built along what today is 150e St. and 14e Ave., mansions sprang up along the East River, and a railroad arrived in 1869, which was abandoned in 1932.



Legend: Oakland Lake, 46th Avenue and 223rd Street


Oakland Lake is the largest of a number of small “kettle ponds” left behind by the passage of a glacier that stopped its southward advance in the middle of Long Island 15,000 years ago. According to the New York Parks Department, it was once thought to be 600 feet deep, but the bottom of the lake was found to be only 20 feet in 1969. Similar to what was done with the Kissena Lake, Oakland Lake was surrounded by a concrete revetment and “cited” in the 1930s. After lean years in which the condition of the lake deteriorated, a revitalization effort was led by local resident Gertrude Waldeyer, whose Oakland Lake and Ravine Conservation Committee raised $1 million to restore the lake to its natural state and is now home to catfish, sunfish and carp. Oakland Lake took its place, along with other Alley Pond lakes such as Turtle Pond, Potamogeton Pond, Lily Pad Pond, and Muskrat Pond, as little glimpses of the city’s true wetland. of the prominent Lawrence family (whose private cemetery still stands on 42nd Avenue and 216th Street) in the 1840s was called “The Oaks”.


The neighborhood south of the pond, from the 46th to the 73rd Aves. and 210th to 233rd Sts., was named for the lake. The neighborhood includes Benjamin Cardozo High School and Queensboro Community College.


—Kevin Walsh is the webmaster of the award-winning Forgotten NY website and the author of the books Forgotten New York (HarperCollins, 2006) and also, with the Greater Astoria Historical Society, forgotten queens (Arcadia, 2013)

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Olivia Newton-John dies; Pop singer and ‘Grease’ star was 73 https://tinamania.com/olivia-newton-john-dies-pop-singer-and-grease-star-was-73/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 20:24:44 +0000 https://tinamania.com/olivia-newton-john-dies-pop-singer-and-grease-star-was-73/ Olivia Newton-John, the soft-spoken Australian singer who became a country-pop, folk-pop, rock-pop and disco-pop sensation in the 1970s, starred in the Hollywood musical juggernaut “Grease” and suffered a sensual makeover with his mega-selling 1981 record “Physical” died Aug. 8 at his Southern California ranch. She was 73 years old. Her family announced the death in […]]]>

Olivia Newton-John, the soft-spoken Australian singer who became a country-pop, folk-pop, rock-pop and disco-pop sensation in the 1970s, starred in the Hollywood musical juggernaut “Grease” and suffered a sensual makeover with his mega-selling 1981 record “Physical” died Aug. 8 at his Southern California ranch. She was 73 years old.

Her family announced the death in a statement on Facebook, noting that she “has been a beacon of triumphs and hope for over 30 years, sharing her journey with breast cancer.” Additional details were not immediately available, but for many years she owned a 12-acre estate on the Santa Ynez River near Santa Barbara.

Ms Newton-John was treated for breast cancer in 1992 and she announced 25 years later in 2017 that it had come back and metastasized. (She later revealed that she’s been battling the disease privately since 2013.)

Since her initial diagnosis at 44, Ms Newton-John had become an advocate for cancer research and awareness, as well as environmental causes. She sang for presidents and a pope, the sick and disabled, and introduced music as a form of spiritual therapy, raising millions of dollars to fund the Olivia Newton Cancer Research and Wellness Center. John at Austin Hospital in Melbourne. His latest albums featured inspirational music about love, friendship and overcoming trauma.

“Music has always helped me in my healing, and now I hope it inspires healing in others,” she told a reporter in 2007.

His seriousness couldn’t have been more different from the ethereally good-looking perky Australian who emerged in the mid-1960s as a talented teenage singer on Melbourne TV shows and went on to smash success in England with his 1971 Bob Dylan solo cover “If It’s Not For You.

She scored five No. 1 hit singles over the next decade – ‘I Honestly Love You’, ‘Have You Never Been Mellow’, ‘You’re the One That I Want’, ‘Magic’ and ‘Physical’ – won four Grammy Awards, hosted TV specials that drew tens of millions of viewers and remained Australia’s most successful solo music star.

But its skillfully produced mix of sweet-sweet styles has irked purists of all persuasions and left some reviewers looking pejorative. One of them compared his tenuous and indefinable voice to a loaf of bread (“If white bread could sing…”). A Playboy writer observed that his music made the listener “feel like they were wrapped in cotton candy and sunbathing”.

When the Country Music Association named Ms. Newton-John Singer of the Year in 1974, Nashville stars including Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton formed a short-lived rival organization intended to keep pop singers out of their musical turf. Some of her critics spread the possibly apocryphal story that Ms Newton-John, on a visit to the country music capital, was delighted to meet Hank Williams, the country legend who lay in her grave for 20 years.

Whatever consideration she wore, Ms Newton-John was widely regarded as one of the most candid performers in the business and avoided responding to in-kind criticism. “I was just a performer that the audience found enjoyable,” she told the Detroit Free Press. “And after all, the public’s opinion is the only one that matters, isn’t it?

His revenge was at the cash register, with hit songs including “Clearly Love” (1975), which sold a million copies. In her sold-out concert hall appearances, she eased expectations with a wit of self-mockery, once telling an audience in Las Vegas, “Every 10 or so years, a really fantastic song comes along. And until it does, I’d like to sing one of my own.

Then came “Grease” (1978), which showcased both her charm and her sex appeal. The film, based on the long-running Broadway musical about a 1950s high school, starred Ms. Newton-John as exchange student and cheerleader, Sandy, who falls in love with John Travolta in as long as (not so) bad boy. gang leader Danny.

In the finale, he wears a varsity sweater, and she transformed into a temptress wearing tight black pants, a black biker jacket, and red stilettos. She became an instant pin-up for a generation of boys. “These pants have changed my life,” she joked.

New York Times film critic Vincent Canby called Ms Newton-John’s performance “very funny and utterly charming”. Audiences particularly reacted to his chemistry with Travolta in duets such as “Summer Nights” and “You’re the One That I Want”. The soundtrack sold millions of copies and sent audiences back into the theater, creating the perfect commercial storm.

She squandered her stardom in “Xanadu” (1980), a roller-disco musical fantasy that also featured Gene Kelly and the Electric Light Orchestra. It gave her the chart-topping ‘Magic’, but was otherwise a critical and box office fiasco, which she made worse with the bombshell ‘Two of a Kind’ (1983), co-starring with Travolta.

All along, she searched for an image to support her musical career. It was the blue-eyed girl next door speaking her words in a smoky whisper. Then she was the shoulder-shaking disco queen, with her blonde hair styled in freaky wigs. There was an ill-fated attempt to vixenate her with a bare back and a riding crop – courtesy of perverted photographer Helmut Newton – on the cover of the 1985 album “Soul Kiss”.

The image was totally out of place for Ms Newton-John, who said she was much more conservative, even ‘boring’, in her personal life. She feared that “Physical”, an aggressively suggestive song originally intended for British singer Rod Stewart, was risking backlash from her fans. Before the release of the disc, she chose to first make a light video, in a gym full of men in bad shape rather than in a boudoir.

It ranked No. 1 for 10 weeks, becoming the biggest hit of his American career and a staple of many aerobics classes in the age of headbands and leggings.

In a few years, her musical and cinematographic trajectory had stabilized, but she remained a staple of glossy magazines, which voraciously recounted her personal setbacks. She was a cancer survivor; the death of family members and close friends due to illness; and her daughter’s public battle with depression, anorexia and drug addiction.

She also endured the bankruptcy of her Australian-themed boutique chain, Koala Blue. And she overcame at least one very shy relationship, with a debt-ridden Hollywood cameraman who may have faked his own death.

Through her angst, she maintained a music career that increasingly became New Age catharsis rather than pop. These albums, which all featured her as a melodist, included ‘Gaia: One Woman’s Journey’ (1994), ‘Stronger Than Before’ (2006) and ‘Liv On’ (2016).

From singing star to cancer survivor

Olivia Newton-John was born in Cambridge, England on September 26, 1948. Her mother, the former Irene Born, was the daughter of Nobel Prize-winning German-Jewish physicist Max Born, who fled to England during the rise of Hitler. .

His father, Brinley Newton-John, was a professor of German at the University of Cambridge who moved the family to Australia in the early 1950s when he became dean of a college in Melbourne. It was a musical house, with his father playing the piano and his mother playing the cello. Olivia, the youngest of three siblings, sang.

After her parents divorced, she found deep solace in music. She sang at her brother-in-law’s cafe on weekends, then at local dances and parties, and finally on television. At 17, she had left high school to pursue show business in England.

In 1969 musical impresario Don Kirshner, who had made the Monkees as an American answer to the Beatles, assembled a group called Toomorrow which he described as “an action-adventure band – James Bond with music” , with Mrs. Newton-John. among its members. An eponymous sci-fi film designed to launch the group proved a resounding failure.

Ms Newton-John represented England in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 and lost to ABBA in Sweden – a minor stumble as it rose up the charts.

She had a long relationship with Shadows guitarist Bruce Welch and his former manager Lee Kramer before marrying Matt Lattanzi, a “Xanadu” backup dancer, in 1984. The marriage fell apart in the early to mid-1990s. from the strain of his battle with cancer.

In 2005, her on-and-off boyfriend of nine years, cameraman Patrick McDermott, disappeared during a nighttime fishing expedition off San Pedro, California. A Coast Guard investigation concluded that he likely drowned. But McDermott’s troubled financial background has fueled lingering speculation that he staged his fake death and was living incognito in Mexico. (Ms Newton-John was in Australia at the time of the incident and was reserved in her public statements, once calling the situation “heartbreaking”.)

In 2008, Ms Newton-John married John “Amazon John” Easterling, an importer of South American herbs. In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, with whom Ms Newton-John recorded a dance-beat version of ‘Magic’ in 2015; a sister; and a brother.

“It’s funny, but now I’m better known for being a breast cancer survivor than an artist,” Ms Newton-John said long after her initial recovery from the disease. “It makes me proud to be someone who can inspire and help people. Maybe it was meant to be my job all along.

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The Queen tipped the BAFTAs after Paddington’s beloved sketch – ‘Best Newcomer Award!’ | royal | New https://tinamania.com/the-queen-tipped-the-baftas-after-paddingtons-beloved-sketch-best-newcomer-award-royal-new/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 03:55:22 +0000 https://tinamania.com/the-queen-tipped-the-baftas-after-paddingtons-beloved-sketch-best-newcomer-award-royal-new/ The idea for a BAFTA nomination came from actress Dame Maureen Lipman who joked that the Queen deserved a “best newcomer award” for her role in the skit. The Queen’s appearance alongside Paddington, voiced by Ben Whishaw, came as a total surprise to royal fans and even members of Her Majesty’s family. The clip was […]]]>

The idea for a BAFTA nomination came from actress Dame Maureen Lipman who joked that the Queen deserved a “best newcomer award” for her role in the skit. The Queen’s appearance alongside Paddington, voiced by Ben Whishaw, came as a total surprise to royal fans and even members of Her Majesty’s family.

The clip was part of the opening of the BBC’s Platinum Jubilee Party concert which saw Her Majesty hosting the Peruvian bear for afternoon tea.

In true Paddington style, lunch goes awry with numerous spills, some of which land on the butler.

Eventually, the bear pulled a marmalade sandwich from under his hat “for emergencies” and Her Majesty answered a long question about the contents of his bag.

The Queen pulled out a perfectly square marmalade sandwich from her classic little black Launer handbag.

The monarch and bear then beat the beat to Queen’s “We Will Rock You” using a teaspoon on the rim of a porcelain teacup.

Dame Lipman joked: “I’m going to nominate at the BAFTAs that the Queen receives the Best Newcomer awards, for Best Appearance in a Short Film.”

The clip was well received by younger members of the Queen’s family and royal fans.

Her Majesty, 96, spent half a day filming the skit at Windsor Castle away from many of her family members.

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However, palace aides refused to explain the details and “ruin the magic” of the humorous sketch.

Mr. Whishaw, known for his role as Q in recent James Bond films, is usually filmed with a mechanical head and then visual effects are added digitally.

Paddington congratulated the Queen on her 70 years on the throne, saying: “Happy Jubilee Madam. And thank you. For everything.”

Her Majesty replied, “That’s very kind.”

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“Women Who Rock” Episode 4 Recap: “Success” https://tinamania.com/women-who-rock-episode-4-recap-success/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://tinamania.com/women-who-rock-episode-4-recap-success/ During its first three episodes, women who rock charted the uphill battle of female musicians to earn respect and autonomy in a music industry plagued by sexism and misogyny. While women were around in the early days of recorded popular music and rock n’ roll, they were often relegated to the sidelines or constrained by […]]]>

During its first three episodes, women who rock charted the uphill battle of female musicians to earn respect and autonomy in a music industry plagued by sexism and misogyny. While women were around in the early days of recorded popular music and rock n’ roll, they were often relegated to the sidelines or constrained by outdated masculine ideas about the feminine ideal. The fourth episode of the series, titled “Success”, aired on Epix Sunday and finds women taking charge of their professional careers and artistic destinies.

Series creator Jessica Hopper has long been at the forefront of telling the stories of women in music. Having made her debut as a rock critic, she wrote the books The Girl’s Guide to Rock (2009) and The first collection of reviews from a living rock critic (2015). A gifted writer, Hopper imbues the series with a powerful sense of storytelling. Like any true music enthusiast, she can’t help but stuff too much information sometimes, but given the extent of female artistry and the enormity of their historical exclusion, it’s a forgivable sin.

The last time we stopped in women who rock Episode 3, music videos, hip hop and alternative rock had done a lot to raise the profile of female musicians and show that they had as much artistic variety as their male counterparts. The episode opens with Shania Twain, the “Queen of Country Pop,” one of the best-selling musical artists of all time. Just as Madonna weaponized her sexuality to achieve what she wanted on her own terms, Twain shocked the conservative Nashville music industry with her provocative outfits and unmistakable pop hooks. Inspired by both classic country and hard-nosed rockers, she tried to play their game but ended up rewriting the house rules, saying, “It’s almost like going to war a bit.”

Although women are now making the music they want and enjoying commercial success equivalent to that of men, the music industry still offers only limited opportunities on radio and on stage. The Lilith Fair was intended to prove that audiences were willing to see more than one female performer at a time, an idea that now seems ridiculous to think otherwise. Conceived by singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan and taking place from 1997 to 1999, the tour brought together a wide range of artists and was a success on all levels.

Just as punk and grunge helped rock reinvent itself, a new generation of artists emerged at the turn of the century to reclaim soul and R&B from the exacting perfection of the hitmakers of the 1980s. ‘among them was Macy Gray, whose raspy voice and signature personal style helped make her 1999 album About how life is a multi-platinum debut album. Gray notes that she was originally signed by Atlantic Records but was dropped after becoming pregnant, saying, “That’s not what the A&R guys are looking for.”

This leads to a discussion of motherhood, a situation with unique challenges for female artists. Success as a musician has always meant time away from family due to the demands of personal appearances. For mothers, true creators of life who spend most of the year carrying their children within them, this absence is particularly heartbreaking and produces a field of contradictory emotions. Like many of the topics covered in the series, it deserves closer examination and would make a compelling documentary on its own.

With the emergence of the new century, the Internet and portable recording software will put the means of production and promotion at your fingertips. By leveling the playing field, new technology has provided opportunities that previous generations of musicians simply did not have, especially marginalized groups, such as women and people of color. Syd, aka Syd tha Kyd, embodies this new generation. A singer, songwriter and producer, she learned to record on GarageBand and uploaded her tracks to MySpace to launch her career.

The past decade has seen the rise of female superstars like Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, whose talent and insight have enabled them to influence both musical and industrial change. At the same time, the only limits for young artists like Billie Eilish are their imagination. As Pat Benatar says of Eilish, “The progress I see is that it probably never occurred to her that she couldn’t do it. That’s where it there is everything.

Complete, insightful and convincing, women who rock will appeal to anyone who loves music. If I have any quibbles, it’s about who was and wasn’t included, although that’s a matter of personal taste and not historical omissions. Hopefully the series will be the first in a long series that explores women’s musical histories in depth.

Benjamin H. Smith is a New York-based writer, producer, and musician. Follow him on Twitter:@BHSmithNYC.

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Queen’s Brian May Says Tony Iommi Symbolizes ‘Rock Endurance’ https://tinamania.com/queens-brian-may-says-tony-iommi-symbolizes-rock-endurance/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 11:12:48 +0000 https://tinamania.com/queens-brian-may-says-tony-iommi-symbolizes-rock-endurance/ guitarist queen Brian May recently shared an Instagram post featuring a video of Tony Iommi during the Opening Ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. May praised Iommi’s performance and successful portrayal of rock music over the decades. commonwealth games is an international sporting event in which anyone belonging to the Commonwealth of Nations can […]]]>

guitarist queen Brian May recently shared an Instagram post featuring a video of Tony Iommi during the Opening Ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. May praised Iommi’s performance and successful portrayal of rock music over the decades.

commonwealth games is an international sporting event in which anyone belonging to the Commonwealth of Nations can participate. It was first held in 1930 and has grown into a quadrennial multi-sport event. This year’s games, which began on July 28 and will end on August 8, are currently taking place in Birmingham, England.

The 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremonies took place at Alexander Stadium, with an audience of over 30,000, on July 28. It was also broadcast live on BBC One and iPlayer to around one billion global audiences. While the new wave group Duran Duran headlining the ceremony, guitar legend Black Sabbath Tony Iommi also performed a dream sequence called “Hear My Voice” alongside a critically acclaimed saxophonist Soweto Kinch.

The perfect harmony between Iommi’s impressive guitar riffs and Kinch’s saxophone sound was highly applauded by the audience. Brian May also praised Tony Iommi’s performance with his recent Instagram post, featuring a video of the Black Sabbath guitarist performing at the event. May described the opening piece as brilliant and wrote in the caption that Iommi symbolizes the ‘pursuit of excellence‘ and the ‘rock stamina.’ Brian May said he was proud of his friend for managing to handle such great responsibility and pressure.

Brian May’s Instagram post read:

“Wow! Monumental! Finally managed to find a behind-the-scenes snippet of Tony Iommi’s brilliant opening piece for the Commonwealth Games – symbolizing the pursuit of excellence, rock stamina, and the spirit of Birmingham! So proud of my dear friend – I can imagine the pressure on his shoulders at that moment! Wonderful! Br. »

You can watch Iommi’s performance at the opening ceremony below.

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Edmonds Art Beat: Taste the announced Edmonds live music and other August activities not to be missed https://tinamania.com/edmonds-art-beat-taste-the-announced-edmonds-live-music-and-other-august-activities-not-to-be-missed/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 19:15:45 +0000 https://tinamania.com/edmonds-art-beat-taste-the-announced-edmonds-live-music-and-other-august-activities-not-to-be-missed/ Announcement of Taste Edmonds 2022 live music program This year, Taste Edmonds will take place August 19-21. Due to limited capacity at the Frances Anderson Playfield with the addition of attendees of all ages this year, we encourage you to purchase tickets in advance. Live music programming: Friday August 19DJ from noon to 4 p.m.4-5 […]]]>

Announcement of Taste Edmonds 2022 live music program

This year, Taste Edmonds will take place August 19-21. Due to limited capacity at the Frances Anderson Playfield with the addition of attendees of all ages this year, we encourage you to purchase tickets in advance.

Live music programming:

Friday August 19
DJ from noon to 4 p.m.
4-5 p.m. Cloud cover
5:30-7:00 p.m. Queen Mother (Tribute to the Queen)
7:30-9pm The Beatniks

Saturday August 20
DJ from noon to 2 p.m.
2-3:30 p.m. Rock School
4-5pm One Love Bridge
5:30-7pm Motley 2 (Motley Crue Tribute)
7:30 to 9 p.m. The Little Lies (tribute to Fleetwood Mac)

Sunday August 21
DJ from noon to 2 p.m.
2-3pm Robbie Dee’s tribute to Elvis
3-4pm Brett Benton
4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. The Davanos
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. EDEN

Cascadia Art Museum’s Annual Summer Stars Gala and Auction

The Cascadia Art Museum is pleased to announce the return of the annual Summer Stars Gala and Auction on August 27. There will be another outdoor artist event featuring three local artists: Riley Doyle, Ned Mueller and Amy Erickson. Guests can watch the artists capture the beautiful view on canvas, and the paintings will be auctioned during the live auction.

Live and Silent Auctions feature original Northwest art including pieces by Mark Tobey and Gary Fagin, exclusive one-off events, Rick Steves European Vacations and more. After the auction, the fun continues with an after-party sponsored by Terry Vehrs, Windermere.

Tickets are on sale on the website.

Ballyhoo Theater presents: On a clear day you can see forever

a clear day tells the story of psychiatrist Dr. Mark Bruckner and his insecure, but gifted patient, who hires Dr. Bruckner for help with a tobacco addiction. Through hypnosis, Dr. Bruckner discovers what he believes to be the embodiment of his patient’s past life, a woman named Melinda Wells. Over a series of sessions, Dr. Bruckner finds himself entering into a psycho-neurotic fantasy, confusing himself and his client.

a clear day features a new take from emerging director Nathan A. Smith. The book and lyrics are by Alan Jay Lerner and the music is by Burton Lane. Musical direction is by Tony McCahill, choreography is by Emma Drazkowski and performance is produced/mentored by Shileah Corey.

Sundays July 31 and August 7 at 2 p.m.
Friday and Saturday August 5-6 at 7 p.m.

Performances at The Black Box at Edmonds College. Tickets can be purchased here.

Author event at Edmonds Bookstore

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Author Rachel Linden will be at Edmonds Bookshop to discuss her new novel, The magic of lemon pie August 18 at 6 p.m. during Art Walk Edmonds.

Linden will be in conversation with her friend and fellow author Marie Bostwick from 6-7 p.m. Both authors will be available afterwards to discuss and sign copies of their books. The part of the interview will also be streamed live on the Edmonds Bookstore Facebook page and then available for viewing on their website after the event.

The magic of lemon pie is due out in early August and is already on recommended summer reading lists. As in his other novels, The magic of lemon pie contains a combination of the author’s interest in international travel, cooking, and magical realism.

— By Rachel Gardner

Rachel Gardner genuinely appreciates art in all its forms and believes that everyone is an artist, some don’t know it yet. A dedicated and involved resident of Edmonds, she can often be spotted on stage cracking jokes between sets or in the audience enjoying local live performances. She loves having fun with her art and finding unique ways of expression, like forming a boho-grunge-folk ukulele trio with local Edmonds moms.

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Every Track Ranked – Billboard https://tinamania.com/every-track-ranked-billboard/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 19:10:04 +0000 https://tinamania.com/every-track-ranked-billboard/ Few debut albums in R&B history heralded the arrival of street royalty like that of Mary J. Blige. What is 411? When MJB emerged straight from the projects in Yonkers, New York with her insta-classic debut 30 years ago on July 28, 1992, she immediately crowned her queen of hip-hop soul – to the title […]]]>

Few debut albums in R&B history heralded the arrival of street royalty like that of Mary J. Blige. What is 411? When MJB emerged straight from the projects in Yonkers, New York with her insta-classic debut 30 years ago on July 28, 1992, she immediately crowned her queen of hip-hop soul – to the title that had given her was awarded by his mentor. and producer Sean “Puffy” Combs. And that might have seemed like premature promotional hype had the 21-year-old Blige not completely lived up to the hype.

While her tracking, 1994 My lifewould become his masterpiece, What is 411? defined the hip-hop soul movement that would rule much of the ’90s. His debut album peaked at number six on the Billboard 200, selling 3.5 million copies to date, per Luminate. The album placed five songs on the Billboard Hot 100, with “Real Love” breaking into the top 10 at No. 7; “Sweet Thing” and “You Remind Me” were Top 40 hits, peaking at number 28 and 29 respectively. Meanwhile, on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, “You Remind Me” and “Real Love” became No. 1s, his first two of six (so far) on that count. “Love No Limit” and “Reminisce” were the top 10 R&B//Hip-Hop songs, peaking at number 5 and 6, respectively.

At the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, Mary J. Blige received the Icon Award, presented to her by Janet Jackson, who said, “Mary J. Blige represents truth. During her speech at the BBMAs, Blige recalled her coming: “I was fabulous in the ghetto, and I still am. And people were threatened by that. And now everyone wants to look fabulous in the ghetto.

Here we rank the 12 tracks from an iconic album that birthed a queen.

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Spur senior may have discovered the secret to staying young https://tinamania.com/spur-senior-may-have-discovered-the-secret-to-staying-young/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 03:58:00 +0000 https://tinamania.com/spur-senior-may-have-discovered-the-secret-to-staying-young/ SPUR, Texas (KCBD) — Jean Hoover is over 80 and we think she may have discovered the secret to staying young…but it might not be what you think. It’s good for the brain to say social as we age. Jean goes to the Senior Cener all the time, but that’s not what keeps her young. […]]]>

SPUR, Texas (KCBD) — Jean Hoover is over 80 and we think she may have discovered the secret to staying young…but it might not be what you think.

It’s good for the brain to say social as we age. Jean goes to the Senior Cener all the time, but that’s not what keeps her young. She works at the Senior Center in the office, on a computer, as an accountant. But that’s not what keeps her young either.

Jean, who turns 87 in October, said: “I’ve been playing for so many years and I love it. and i like to be outdoors. And it’s a good exercise. And it helps you find your balance.

That’s the secret. She meets a group of ladies as often as they can to play golf together. And they don’t include it just to be nice.

“I love playing with Jean. She is my instructor, my mentor,” Penny Martin said.

The motivating factor for bringing these women onto the links is John.

“There are days when I think it’s too hot to play, but I think if Jean Hoover can play, I can get in too,” Kathy said.

Everyone will tell you that they learned a lot from Jean. Some more than others.

“I am a stone hunter. I picked up a stone. Jean tells me to stop rock hunting and watch your golf,” Inita Cannon said.

The Spur Golf Course features nine holes in the rugged Salt Fork of the Brazos country. Since 1937, golfers like Jean and his friends have traveled these hills on foot or by wheel.

It’s a new reason to stop at hole number six.

“It’s a memorial to my husband. He did a lot of work on the golf course,” Jean said.

She and her husband played golf together for many decades. No water hazards, no bunkers, no pressure, as it is now. A place to exercise and have fun with friends.

“We play best ball on Tuesdays and often we start at 5:30. it’s dark when we pass,” Kathy said.

And when the best ball approaches the green, they call Jean.

“She’s the queen of chipping and putting. We can take it green and it does the rest,” said Janie Day.

And aside from exercise and camaraderie, if laughter is good medicine, well, they get a healthy dose of it too.

As they reunite at the clubhouse to wrap up another day, at Spur they all know how Jean Hoover stays so young – golf is his ace in the hole.

Copyright 2022 KCBD. All rights reserved.

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resplendent indie nirvana – and Barry from ‘Eastenders’ https://tinamania.com/resplendent-indie-nirvana-and-barry-from-eastenders/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 11:43:36 +0000 https://tinamania.com/resplendent-indie-nirvana-and-barry-from-eastenders/ This year’s Truck organizers clearly wanted the Oxfordshire festival to come back strong. A three-year delay due to COVID meant expectations were high, not to mention the festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The line-up was certainly one of the strongest ever, with indie stalwarts Bombay Bicycle Club, man-of-the-moment Sam Fender and rabble […]]]>

This year’s Truck organizers clearly wanted the Oxfordshire festival to come back strong. A three-year delay due to COVID meant expectations were high, not to mention the festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

The line-up was certainly one of the strongest ever, with indie stalwarts Bombay Bicycle Club, man-of-the-moment Sam Fender and rabble rockers Kasabian headlining. Elsewhere, rising acts including Baby Queen and Yard Act planted their flags as future stars sought higher placements on the bill. Much like Community Festival the week before, it was essentially an indie paradise for the 25,000 fans gathered at Hill Farm.

Perhaps that’s why Yard Act seems so disgusted to only play a 30-minute set on Friday before rushing to play another festival. “We would have played for four hours,” frontman James Smith told the crowd, “and played on the main stage, but that spot was already taken.” He can clearly see the fans’ delight as they mosh on “Payday” and “The Overload,” wrapped up in the songs’ jolts, ramshackle guitars, and acerbic vocals.

Later, Sigrid delivers a polished and emotional pop masterclass on the main stage. “I just had a moment… I love my job,” the Norwegian star told the crowd after a glorious performance of “Sucker Punch.” Rightly, the heavens open for “strangers” (“Like in the movies / It’s starting to rain”). Fans don’t seem to mind the drizzle, with dozens of people climbing onto each other’s shoulders to dance to its catchy synth-pop. It’s a joy to see Sigrid in her element, so impressed with the crowd connection. “I’m a little speechless,” she says before a hard-hitting performance of her breakthrough “Don’t Kill My Vibe.”

Friday headliners Bombay Bicycle Club are also excited to play Truck. Vocalist and guitarist Jack Steadman says they “have a lot of fun” on several occasions as the band reinterprets songs old and new. Oddly enough, despite the rather lukewarm reception of their latest album, 2020’s “Everything Else Has Gone Wrong,” fans seem as enamored with the new material as tracks such as “Dust On The Ground” and “Lights Out, Words Gone.” . The title track from their latest album has a lot more live pep on what otherwise sounded like a lackluster album.

The Bombay Bicycle Club performs live at Truck Festival 2022. CREDIT: Caitlin Mogridge

“It’s truck party, isn’t it? I want to see mosh pits,” guitarist Jamie MacColl shouts ahead of “Evening/Morning.” Closer ‘Always Like This’ is awesome but the penultimate song ‘Carry Me’ with its explosive electro beats and brass fanfare would have been closer.

The next day, Baby Queen – real name Bella Latham – rushes to the main stage with boundless energy that never falters. “Nobody Really Cares” is Latham’s pop-punk ode to giving a fuck and is a surefire crowd pleaser, with fans uniting to shout the line: “Tell your boyfriend it’s over / Write a song for Jodie Comer.” Later, Sports Team put on a confident performance: “M5” proves that when they sing in harmony, they inject a much-needed polished melody into their loud indie rock.

Kelis marks a change of gear at the festival when she treats fans to a medley of her classics as well as a medley of DJ covers. The sonic contrast between the previous guitar numbers and this big party of electronic dance is welcome, reflected no less by one of the liveliest crowds of the weekend. “Millionaire,” “Trick Me,” and “Milkshake” sound amazing, with Kelis’ soulful vocals on point. Mixes of Crystal Waters’ ‘Gypsy Woman’, Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’ and Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ are just a few of the star gold bangers deployed on set.

The Kooks bring a nostalgia fest later to the main stage. “Shine On”, “She Moves In Her Own Way” and “Ooh La” remind you how many infectious songs they have. Singer Luke Pritchard is more melodious and playful with his voice than ever. Judging the crowd’s mood, he said, “Don’t worry, we’ll be playing ‘Naive’ tonight,” later ripping into the 2000s song that started the band it all.

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Fans pose in front of the truck panel. CREDIT: Gaëlle Beri

There’s palpable excitement for the Sam Fender title and it’s not just looking at the amount of fan t-shirts spotted on the site; snippets of overheard conversations reveal how buzzed people are. And so it’s kind of disappointing to see a set plagued by ratings loss, not just because of the obvious concern, but also to hear Fender say they’ll have to modify the set to be “More relaxed”. “I don’t want other people to be wiped out anymore,” Fender says after a five-minute delay after “Spice.”

He also seems slightly off tonight – not vocally but energetically – and reveals he’s been battling a terrible sore throat. “You have kindled something though,” he tells the crowd after a huge chant with ‘Saturday’, confirming their commitment is enough to sustain him for the rest of the set. A surprise appearance from Shaun Williamson – Barry de esters – singing ‘Getting Started’ gives this festival allure, in the middle of a summer of non-stop concerts, its unique side.

On Sunday, Jade Bird, like Yard Act, is excited to play and laments not being able to play any longer. The beating sun suits his Americana-inspired songs, with “I Get No Joy” and “Going Gone” stirring mini moshpits. Inhaler will later impress with its pitch-perfect harmonies and catchy rock songs that will curl right into your brain, including “My Honest Face.”

It’s interesting to see if Sam Ryder’s crowd has just come to see him perform his Eurovision hit ‘Space Man’, but halfway through his set it’s clear there are some real fans in the audience who reel off the lyrics to his other tracks. . Ryder is a natural performer, drawing inspiration from Freddie Mercury’s “eh-ohs” for dynamic calls and responses. His vocals are sublime – regularly incorporating “Truck Fest” shouts – as is his shredding on guitar.

Easy Life draws one of the biggest weekend crowds and wants to remember it. Frontman Murray Matravers tells fans, cheering on the most “legendarily tall” moshpit seen at one of the band’s Leicester gigs to date. Fan duly obliged, and “Skeletons” and “Nightmares” become a storm as Matravers decides to crowdsurf (and crowdwalk!) while singing them. A real party.

Leicester are put more on the map on Sunday with an explosive title set by the Kasabian natives. Following the departure of vocalist Tom Meighan in 2020, it feels like there’s enormous pressure on guitarist/vocalist Sergio Pizzorno to fill his boots, but he commands the stage with ease, embracing much the swagger and growl of his former bandmate.

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Kasbian performs live at Truck Festival 2022. CREDIT: Caitlin Mogridge

Kasabian has since hired additional backing musicians and the results are fantastic: stadium rock anthems performed with gusto and vigour. “You’re In Love With A Psycho” and the glam-rock stomp of “Empire” are thrilling live, with Pizzorno climbing the stage infrastructure to better connect with fans. “That was the best fucking concert of the summer…it’s absolutely insane. That’s why we join a band”, he says, before launching into “LSF” and “Fire”. A gigantic fireworks display closes the festive show, which also looks like a nod to the 25th anniversary of the festival.

The truck might be a basic affair, but its pure focus on music in a festival market that can feel over-commercialized and gimmicky is refreshing. More varied programming by genre is encouraged for future editions. For indie heads, however, it’s resplendent nirvana.

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