Source: Movie ClipsAfter getting nominated for 14 different awards, the movie-musical "La La Land" left the Oscars having won six, not seven as many who turned off the TV early might have thought, being that announcer Warren Beatty announced that "La La Land" had won "Best Picture"and only after they had started their "thank-you" speech did Jordan Horowitz, a producer of "La La Land", correct the misinformation and announce that the movie "Moonlight" had actually won. Despite that, "La La Land" still left with quite a few golden statues, including "Best production design", "Best cinematography", "Best original score", "Best original song", "Best directing", and "Best lead actress". The "Best original song" went to the song "City of Stars", however both that and the song "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" were nominated from "La La Land" so instead of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone each preforming their songs, another star of the film, John Legend sang a beautiful mash-up of the two. Congratulations to "La La Land", "Moonlight", and every other winner from last night!
23 February 2017
The Come Back: JoJoWe all know JoJo as the teen idol that stole our hearts with "Too Little Too Late"and "Leave" in 2004. Then she hit us with her remix of "Marvin's Room"by Drake that took over YouTube with over 44 millions views. Now she has graced with her latest album "Mad Love" including features such as Pittsburgh's own Wiz Khalfa, Alessia Cara and Remy Ma. This album is very powerful with many anthem songs like "FAB" and "Apologies". My personal favorite track on this album is "Mad Love" it gives an R&B with rifts and runs of classic hits! I enjoyed the journey through this art and I hope that listeners take the time to experience this album as the hand crafted, thoughtful art that it is. JoJo's voice is powerful and soulful she is bound to making music for a long time.
20 February 2017
On February 20th, 29 years ago, a wonderful and influential soul was born in this world. I am speaking about the one and only, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, also known as her stage name, Rihanna. This pop star began her music career in 2003 when Evan Rogers had her sing a couple of demos, which landed her a contract with Syndicated Rhythm Productions. After that, Def Jam Records signed her, and in 2014, she signed with Roc Nation Records. Her talent has earned her 8 Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 12 American Music Awards, 8 People's Choice Awards, and others. Not only does she influence others through her music, but she is also a trend-setter. From showcasing her own fashion line, to modeling for designer brands, she can be considered a powerful person in the music and fashion industry. Once again, happy birthday, Rihanna!
Source: V LoveToday until Friday is V-week, there will be a week long radio show discussing different issues that women deal with. The show will be panels made up of different students, and faculty talking about their experiences and what they have learned throughout their lives about the topics. On Friday and Saturday there will be the performances of the Vagina Monologues to finish off the week. The Vagina Monologues are individual monologues written by different women talking about the sometimes humorous, sometimes taboo parts of being a woman in the world today.
The schedule for the V-week panels:
Tuesday 4:00pm-5:00pm - Beauty standards and body image
Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm - Intersectional feminism through identities (race/ethnicity, ableism, sexual orientation, etc.)
Friday 6:00pm-7:00pm - Media representation (film, TV, music, etc)
All of them will be on WNJR 91.7 fm!