Greta Garbo, and Monroe, Deitrich and DiMaggio. With the passing 0f raspy voiced screen icon Lauren Bacall, who died yesterday at the age of 89, all 16 icons that get name-dropped in Madonna’s “Vogue” are now dearly departed.
Truly the end of an era. We pay homage to these greats in the slideshow below.
Greta Garbo (April 15, 1990)
Marilyn Monroe (Aug. 5, 1962)
Marlene Dietrich (May 6, 1992)
Joe DiMaggio (March 8, 1999)
Marlon Brando (July 1, 2004)
James Dean (Sept. 30, 1955)
Grace Kelly (Sept. 14, 1982)
Jean Harlow (June 7, 1937)
Gene Kelly (Feb. 2, 1996)
Fred Astaire (June 2, 1987)
Ginger Rogers (April 25, 1995)
Rita Hayworth (May 14, 1987)
Lauren Bacall (Aug. 12, 2014)
Katharine Hepburn (June 29, 2003)
Lana Turner (June 29, 1995)
Bette Davis (Oct. 6, 1989)
Source: @marcirobin via Slate
On Saturday night, while Billy Joel was entertaining fans at Citizens Bank Park (see photos and videos from the Billy Joel show here), Miley Cyrus was doing her very different thing at the Wells Fargo Center. Read more »
Saturday night brought a sold out crowd to Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park for a performance by Billy Joel. And Joel, who has a reputation for giving it all in his live shows, did not disappoint. Read more »
Oh, Atlantic City: You are never going to learn, are you?
Last evening, country music star Blake Shelton offered what was billed as a “free concert” between Caesars Pier and Central Pier. The catch? Local casinos, including Bally’s and Caesars (the two closest to the concert and, arguably, the logical choice for most concert attendees), charged a steep $50 to park in their lots. The normal price? $5. Read more »
To help make your XPoNential Music Festival artist selections a little more bearable, we lay out some of our favorites that you should keep an ear out for. First up, five artists you already know and love:
When: Friday, July 25th, 9:55 p.m., River Stage
What You Already Know: This internationally acclaimed duo have an amazing ability to produce emotional music without a single lyric
What You Don't: The title of Rodrigo y Gabriela’s newest album, 9 Dead Alive, is just what it sounds like: 9 tracks, each celebrating a specific individual, or, in one case, animals and nature who have passed away but whose impact on humanity remains.
When: Saturday, July 26th, 4:35 p.m., River Stage
What You Already Know: Her quirky, indie-pop love songs that have appeared on everything from Grey’s Anatomy to Old Navy commercials.
What You Don't: Her most recent music video, for the single “Girls Chase Boys,” is a spot-on spoof of Robert Palmer’s 1988 hit “Simply Irresistible.” The gender roles are reversed, with male background dancers in full makeup and skimpy costumes.
When: Saturday, July 26th, 7:30 p.m., Susquehanna Bank Center
What You Already Know: The members of Dawes probably wish they were around in the 1960s so they could live alongside Crosby, Stills & Nash, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell—the artists that inspired their “Laurel Canyon” sound.
What You Don't: Their first album, North Hills, was actually recorded in Laurel Canyon, live to analog tape.
When: Saturday, July 26th, 9:45 p.m., Susquehanna Bank Center
What You Already Know: Adams sure knows how to balance quality and quantity. This September will mark the release of his 14th solo album.
What You Don't: At age 39, Adams has produced an album for Willie Nelson, written a poetry book, toured with Phil Lesh, and been an inspiration to Elton John. Not bad, not bad.
When: Sunday, July 27th, 10 p.m., Susquehanna Bank Center
What You Already Know: His song "Where It's At," which was played way too much in 1996.
What You Don't: One of his most recent "albums" wasn't released as an album at all. It was released only as sheet music.
Read more »
On Wednesday night, Queen stopped at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia for a fast-paced 23-song set with American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert at the mic.
More than a few people that I spoke with in the days and weeks before the show were, to put it nicely, a bit skeptical of Lambert being the man tapped to sing the songs that Freddie Mercury made famous. But none of the 19,500 people at the Wells Fargo Center for the sold out show seemed to mind. Lambert is a gifted vocalist and flamboyant frontman who sang the songs competently while adding his own dramatic flair. Read more »
On the heels of Neil Young’s Israeli concert cancellation comes news that the rock legend will perform two shows at Philadelphia’s esteemed Academy of Music. Read more »
Today marks the five-year anniversary of the death of pop icon Michael Jackson. Since that day, Jackson’s estate has been rolling in dough, due to booming music royalties, two successful posthumous albums and Cirque Du Soleil’s “Immortal World Tour,” which has logged in over 500 sold-out performances since its launch in 2011. It certainly seems as if Michael never left us.
Read more »