New this week: Arcade Fire, 'Hatching,' Three Mile Island
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from Arcade Fire, a documentary about Sheryl Crow that's described as an “intimate story of song and sacrifice” and a four-part documentary about the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster.
Brandi Carlile inspired by isolation for new record
Music Brandi Carlile FILE - In this March 9, 2021 file photo, Brandi Carlile poses on the press line at the 63rd Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The six-time Grammy-winner sports a Bowie-inspired look in the first music video from her upcoming sixth album, “In These Silent Days,” which is coming out on Oct. 1. In a statement on Wednesday announcing the new record, Carlile said she was inspired to write while being in isolation during the pandemic with bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth. Carlile, who broke out with her acclaimed 2018 album “By the Way, I Forgive You,” was influenced by Bowie, Freddie Mercury and her two close musical friends, Elton John and Joni Mitchell, on the new record. Carlile's new music video, directed by "Friends" actress Courteney Cox, is called "Right On Time."wftv.com
David Bowie painting found at donation center sells for $88K at auction
An unidentified buyer isn’t telling, but that person won a painting by rock icon David Bowie for almost $88,000 in an online art auction. >> Read more trending newsThe 1997 painting, called “DHead XLVI,” was originally bought at an Ontario landfill donation center for $5 (Canadian). The painting is part of a series of approximately 47 “Dead Head” works created by Bowie between 1995 and 1997, according to Rob Cowley, president of Cowley Abbott, the Toronto-based auction house that handled the sale. David Bowie painting found near North Bay, Ont., sells for record $108K in auction https://t.co/g1qv7dHCfs pic.twitter.com/iEqXykKgJR — CTV News (@CTVNews) June 24, 2021The “Dead Head” series depicts band members, friends and Bowie himself, The Globe and Mail reported. “The sale marks a new global auction record for a work by David Bowie, more than doubling the 2016 sale of a D Head series artwork for £22,500 (approximately $39,000 Canadian) in the United Kingdom,” Cowley Abbott said in a news release.wftv.com
Queen Elizabeth honors key women in UK's rapid vaccine drive
Queen Elizabeth II has used her birthday honors list to celebrate those at the forefront of the U.K.’s rapid rollout of coronavirus vaccines over the past few months, which has been credited with turning around the country’s pandemic response.
New this week: 'Saved by the Bell,' Miley Cyrus & McCarthy
(Trae Patton/Peacock via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. The Melissa McCarthy comedy, her latest with director-husband Ben Falcone ("Tammy," “The Boss"), had been headed to theaters but will instead debut Thursday on HBO Max. —AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Miley Cyrus is ready to rock ‘n’ roll on her new album. The pop star recruited some famous rock stars to help on her seventh studio release “Plastic Hearts,” including Stevie Nicks, Billy Idol and Joan Jett. Everyone wears wear full hazard protection gear as they navigate a “giant house of cards.”— Can you have a “Saved by the Bell” without Screech?
Romanian midwife championed in Britain as homeland in crisis
Anghel, an experienced Romanian midwife, has joined the star-studded ranks of people whose portraits have been taken by famed photographer Rankin. It was done as part of a billboard campaign celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the U.K.s National Health Service, which gives residents free health care. By 2013, more than 14,000 Romanian doctors were working abroad, about 26% of the countrys total number of physicians. Although salaries were increased quite significantly in the state medical system ... this did not slow the pace of departures too much, said Ionita, head of the Bucharest-based Expert Forum think tank. I wish something would change with the Romanian system, but I am so sure its not going to change," she said.
Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto dies at 76
TOKYO Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, known for his avant-garde and colorful work that included flamboyant costumes of the late rock icon David Bowie, has died of leukemia, his company said Monday. Yamamoto developed leukemia in February and was determined to recover and come back with renewed energy, said the company, Kansai Yamamoto. Born in 1944 in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Yamamoto debuted in 1971, becoming the first Japanese fashion designer to hold a show in London. He became internationally known for blending traditional Japanese motifs with brilliant colors and bold designs. He contributed to collections in Tokyo, New York and Paris for nearly two decades until 1992 and produced the Kansai Super Show and Nippon Genki Project."
Little Richard laid to rest at Alabama alma mater
FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2004 file photo, Little Richard performs at Westbury Music Fair in Westbury, NY. (AP Photo/Ed Betz, File)HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Little Richard was remembered not just as a rock n roll pioneer but a man of generosity and faith at a memorial service at his alma mater where he was laid to rest Wednesday. Mourners gathered at Oakwood University to pay their respects, many wearing face masks and standing a few feet apart at the outdoor service at the school's cemetery. What I really remember about Richard was not his stage performances, which were certainly formidable, but what I remember most about Brother Richard, not Little Richard, but Brother Richard, was his incredible kindness and his generosity to people, said university President Leslie Pollard, who knew Little Richard personally. For his final resting place, Richard chose Oakwood University, a historically black Seventh-day Adventist college in the northern Alabama city of Huntsville.
Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87
Pastor Bill Minson, a close friend of Little Richard's, told The Associated Press that Little Richard died Saturday morning. “Little Richard? That’s rock ‘n’ roll,” Neil Young, who heard Richard’s riffs on the radio in Canada, told biographer Jimmy McDonough. “I am the architect of rock ‘n’ roll!” Little Richard crowed at the 1988 Grammy Awards as the crowd rose in a standing ovation. In late 1955, Little Richard recorded the bawdy “Tutti Frutti,” with lyrics that were sanitized by a New Orleans songwriter.
"Space Oddity" Chris Hadfield to release album written and recorded in space
Jim Axelrod spoke to Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield and his rise to internet stardom after recording songs, including David Bowie's "Space Oddity," while in orbit onboard the International Space Station. This Friday Hadfield will release an album of twelve original songs he wrote and recorded while in orbit.cbsnews.com
10/7: Death toll up to at least 19 in Carolinas flooding; "Space Oddity" Chris Hadfield to release album written and recorded in space
Two more bodies were found Wednesday in the Carolinas where the worst flooding ever recorded there continues to wreak havoc; Jim Axelrod spoke to Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield and his rise to internet stardom after recording songs, including David Bowie's "Space Oddity," while in orbit onboard the International Space Stationcbsnews.com