Posts Tagged ‘Usher’

Arts Roundup: Live Chicken Edition

Two Virginia songwriters sue Justin Bieber and Usher for copyright infringement. [AP via WJLA]
A Belgian artist brings live chickens to Connersmith gallery. [Post]
Angry attendees protest the lack of chili at the DC101 Chili Cook-Off. [Post]
Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser: "If politicians are concerned about job creation and economic growth, why are they cutting arts support?" [...]

City Paper Critics’ Poll: The Best Music of 2012

"They say you got your whole life to make your first album," raps Oddisee at the top of "Ready to Rock," the triumphant, densely collaged opener of People Hear What They See, D.C. music critics' pick for the year's best local album. But for the Sudanese-American producer/MC, it didn't take a lifetime to finally pull [...]

Playlist: My President Is Back

Themed playlists can be brilliant but a lot of themed playlists can go to hell. They're like cooking challenges with mandatory lavender. Cute trick, bro, but what am I supposed to feel?
I hadn’t brushed up on the local races, and I even considered not voting given the overwhelmingly pro-Obama electorate in the District. At the [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘It’s a Mad World!’ Edition

Morning, readers.
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*Snoop and Mayer Hawthorne, together again. (See above.)
*After a bungled stateside distribution deal, EMI is basically screwed. Wonder if the financiers will do any better.
*Lou Reed to direct wistful doc about his 99-year-old cousin, which will premiere at the Visions du Réel [...]

Arts Roundup: Oscar Nom Reactions; Lady Gaga Devotion; We Are The World…Again

*Audiences, actors and City Paper have already questioned yesterday's Oscar picks. (Even Best Supporting Actress nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal was shocked by her nomination.) It seems to be one of the few ceremonies this year that isn't a direct repeat of another—the Screen Actors Guild awards were the Golden Globes, part two.  District 9's Best Picture [...]

Leakproof: Mocky, Vampire Weekend, Usher

Vampire Weekend: "Horchata"
The singing crab from Disney's The Little Mermaid is going to be pissed. His lawyers are probably on the phone with Vampire Weekend's people right now, wondering why they failed to clear the use of his faux-Caribbean accent for "Horchata," the kickoff track from the New York–based band's upcoming LP, Contra. "You'd remember [...]

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