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alicia keys inauguration ball 2013 1358867172 Alicia Keys, NBA All Star Game: Singer to Perform at Halftime

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Next stop for Alicia Keys? NBA All-Star weekend.

Nextnewmusic.net reported that the superstar, fresh off her national anthem performance at the Super Bowl, is set to be the halftime entertainment at the Feb. 17 game in Houston.

She’s just one of several musicians on tap for the big game.Ne-Yo will sing during the player introductions, while John Legend will sing the national anthem.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/11O7FUY

The All-Star game, set to feature superstars like LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, will air live on TNT.

 

Tarantino drops the needle

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You know it well. Mia Wallace OD’s. Vincent Vega freaks out. Lance brings out the adrenaline shot and Vincent plunges the needle in her heart. But that’s not the needle we’re talking about.

The ‘needle drop’ is a term used in movies when popular music is laid on a scene in place of traditional score. Nobody knows this better than Quentin Tarantino. In an interview with Arts District, Tarantino explains his attention to detail when it comes to music in film.

“To me, my soundtracks work as two different things.  They work as a little shadow version of the movie itself. If you like the movie and you want to carry it around with you and not have to watch the story all the time but still get the feel and sense of it, they allow you to do that.”

“There was a time—back before there was video, DVD and all of that stuff—when the soundtrack was how you remembered a movie.”

Tarantino talked to The Guardian about how he starts the process of choosing the right music for each film.

“More or less the way my method works is you have got to find the opening credit sequence first. That starts it off from me. I find the personality of the piece through the music that is going to be in it… Once I know I want to do something, then it is a simple matter of me diving into my record collection and finding the songs that give me the rhythm of my movie. I find the personality of the piece through the music that is going to be in it.”

Listen to Tarantino’s soundtracks on iTunes and let us know which is your favorite in the comments below.
Reservoir Dogs (Original Soundtrack)
Pulp Fiction (Original Soundtrack)
Jackie Brown (Original Soundtrack)
Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (Original Soundtrack)
Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (Original Soundtrack)
Death Proof (Original Soundtrack)
Inglourious Basterds (Original Soundtrack)
Django Unchained (Original Soundtrack)

Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction are returning to theaters this December, as one-day commemorative events. For more details and ticket information, click here. The Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection is in stores now. Pick up yours today.

 

— from miramax.com

Listen to Frank Ocean’s new song, “Wiseman”

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As previously reported, our Artist of the Year Frank Ocean penned a new song for Quentin Tarantino’s film Django Unchained. However, the untitled ballad failed to make the final soundtrack, so tonight Frank let it loose on his Tumblr. He added, “django was ill without it.” Take a listen below.

Update: The song is called “Wiseman” — click here to see the lyrics.

Tarantino explained the song’s omission in an issued statement:

“Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn’t a scene for it. I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that’s not why he wrote it and not his intention. So I didn’t want to cheapen his effort. But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they’ll realize it then.”

Click the link to download: http://www.sharebeast.com/pfdaolu2142p]Wiseman.mp3

 

Photo from nappyafro.com article by Alex Young for consequenceofsound.net

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