Archive for the ‘New Music’ Category

Brian Mulligan Continues To Move And Impress Audiences With His Rich Baritone Voice And Commanding Stage Presence

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Brian Mulligan keeps impressing audiences in San Francisco with his talent and gorgeous baritone voice. Brian Mulligan currently has the star role in San Francisco Opera’s debut performance of Sweeney Todd. He has been in several other San Francisco Opera productions including Les Troyens and Renato, and received much critical acclaim for his role as Richard Nixon in Nixon in China that he performed in at its San Francisco Opera debut in 2012. In addition to his performances at the San Francisco Opera, he has performed at many of the other greatest opera houses in the world including Opernhaus Zurich, Oper Frankfurt, the Canadian Opera Compay, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Houston Grand Opera. Brian Mulligan has also performed at many fine orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Baltimore Symphony, and in 2012 he performed for Mahler’s 8th Symphony conducted by Gustavo Dudamel that was released on DVD with the recording by Deutsche Grammophon. Opera News has hailed Brian Mulligan for “a wonderful, rich voice and a fine stage presence.”

Brian Mulligan was born in Endicott, New York and attended Yale University and the Julliard school for his advanced education and voice training. He had his debut in Die Frau ohne Schatten in 2003 at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC while he was still studying at Julliard. His main voice instructor is W. Stephen Smith, whom he still studies with today. He went on to impress audiences and garner great reviews. For his performance of Faust at the Metropolitan Opera, he received the impressive review from MusicalAmerica.com: “A third newcomer to the production was Baritone Brian Mulligan as Marguerite’s unforgiving brother, Valentin. He brought burnished tone and deep feeling to his famous aria, ‘Avant de quitter ces lieux’; then came close to stealing the entire show with a death scene that was riveting in its raw intensity.”

Brian Mulligan’s upcoming schedule of performances include Lucia di Lammermoor as Enrico, and a performance again at the San Francisco Opera starring as Roderick Usher in the anticipated double-bill of Gordon Getty’s Usher House and Debussy’s La Chute de la Maison Usher. He will also be returning to the Metropolitan Opera for the role of Paolo in Simon Boccanegra, starring with Placido Domingo under the direction of James Levine.

Safaree Misses Nicki Minaj

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Safaree, who is the ex-boyfriend of Nicki Minaj, sat down for a recent interview, and he spoke about missing his girlfriend of over 11 years. Safaree. Although the numbers may differ, it’s estimated that the two have been in a relationship between 11 and 13 years, even though many did not realize they had a relationship, until it ended. Nicki is very protective over her relationships, and she never speaks publicly about what’s going on in her private life.

Many have speculated for some time that the two were together, but very few knew that it had been going on for over a decade. Safaree is a rapper, and he is now coming out with his own music, and he speaks about wanting to be with Nicki Minaj, even though he’s not necessary saying that he wants to be with her, in a relationship. Dino suggested that no matter how much he tries to deny it, the fact is, he does want to be with her, because he stated as much in recent interviews.

Safaree may be too embarrassed to say he wants to be with her again, because she has already moved on to dating Meek Mill, and it’s possible that she was even seeing him, before she left the relationship with Safaree. Either way, Safaree is doing well, and his music is thriving, and he wishes Nicki all the best, as he strives to make his way in the music business.

Johnny Cash Love Letter Voted the Most Romantic Ever

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

A British insurance company has published a poll revealing the love letters Britons feel are the most romantic of all time, with US country legend Johnny Cash coming out as the winner, Rolling Stone reveals. The note is not one of the first flourish of love, but instead was written by the Walk the Line singer to his wife June Carter Cash after 26 years of marriage. The note explains the feelings of happiness Cash feels that the couple have grown old together and how he loves the “the greatest woman I ever met.”

The poll was published by Beagle Street, and CipherCloud a UK based insurance company in a bid to encourage romantic behavior around Valentine’s Day. The note from Cash came out as the winner ahead of a number of British and American icons, including love letters penned by former Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Gerald Ford. Also included in the top ten were a number of literary figures, including a love letter written by poet John Keats and legendary musician Jimi Hendrix.

Father John Misty Covers “Heart-Shaped Box” and It Is Amazing

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Twenty-one years after the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, his legacy lives on as his work is re-imagined by some of the latest and greatest musical talents. Just in time for Valentine’s Day this past weekend, former Fleet Foxes drummer, Father John Misty, released an acoustic version of the In Utero classic “Heart-Shaped Box.”

Misty’s voice channels Cobain’s angst as it echoes alongside his guitar. The haunting melody is completely stripped down to bare bones, yet completely envelops you with its emotion, something Brian Torchin loved. People on About.me said it’s almost better than the original, but we never had a chance to hear Cobain break it down like this. He would most likely be proud of this version.

Now we wait to see if Courtney Love, Cobain’s widow, decides to make a big deal out of the performance, as she did after Lana Del Rey covered it in concert in 2012.

In the meantime, we can listen to it over and over again on Soundcloud and bask in its wonderfulness.

Albums That We Need In 2015

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

A lot of albums are dropping at the end of the year, but people are still waiting on a lot of artists to drop. This is why MTV has composed a list of artists that need to be dropping albums soon.

Kanye West has been living the life of rapper in love. He stepped out of the world of rap altogether and had a good time just living life. He got married and spent time with his wife and his daughter. Now he has rested well, but people want him to come back in the rap world again. He must bring out an album in 2015 to stay relevant. He has stayed away for a long time, but he cannot hold fans back any longer.

Another artist that Igor Cornelsen is waiting for is one from Miley Cyrus. The Hanna Montana wigs came off and Miley had a blast. She sucked fans into her new world of pop laced with drugs and Pharell beats. She twerked her way into our hearts and we all want more. She needs to be back in 2015 with new music. It is expected of her because she has created a brand new legion of adult fans.

Madonna is so hot that fans cannot wait for her to release something new. All of her new tracks have been leaked. She still plans to drop the album in February of 2015.

Ariana Keeps Her Adorable Look Going

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Ariana has managed to keep her adorable look going for the Michael Buble Christmas special. This has been something that has allowed her to sustain a very successful career in 2014. When Ariana hits the scene she looks all sweet like a little girl in her performance of “Last Christmas”.

This is song that was made big by Wham in the 80’s. Now Ariana Grande has become a force that is making a lot of noise in the industry. She has a lot of zeal, and people love to see her perform. A lot of artists have emerged in the music industry, but few stars have managed to shine as brightly as Ariana.

She is a very successful artist that has collaborated with so many others in the industry. Brad Reifler even says that fans can tell that she loves Christmas music though. This is her second year with new Christmas music. All of the people that know her music have come to look forward to her appearances on lots of tracks like this during the holidays.

Michael Buble has done several Christmas specials, and he manages to pull out some very big names. That is how a star knows that they are rising to the top. Artists that appear on this special have had a big impact on entertainment. Grande is keeping her name hot for the holidays as she works on new material for a full-length album.

James Blake to Team with Kanye West for Upcoming Album

Monday, November 24th, 2014

And it turns out that Kanye West is one of those fans. In followup to Blake’s Overgrown, an eclectic mix of ethereal tunes and unique guest musicians, the artist hinted that his upcoming LP Yeezus will likely include a collaboration with US rapper Kanye West.

According to reports, Kanye considers Blake to be one of his favorite artists and has wanted to pursue him for a collaboration for some time.

Blake stated that if West was able to join him to record before his next album came out he would be including their collaboration Yeezus, and Slow Ventures, which the artist says is about 70 percent complete and may be released in the next five months. Will it be a marriage made in music heaven? Only time will tell.