New this week: 'White Noise,' 21 Savage and Kennedy Honors
This week’s new entertainment releases include a streaming concert from 21 Savage, a Netflix film starring Adam Driver made from Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel “White Noise” and a movie marathon on Turner Classic Movies featuring the martini-swilling detectives Nick and Nora Charles from “The Thin Man.”.
George Clooney, Gladys Knight among Kennedy Center honorees
Performers such as Gladys Knight or the Irish band U2 usually would be headlining a concert for thousands but at Sunday's Kennedy Center Honors the tables will be turned as they and other artists will be the ones feted for their lifetime of artistic contributions. Actor, director, producer and human rights activist George Clooney, groundbreaking composer and conductor Tania León, and contemporary Christian singer Amy Grant will join Knight, and the entire crew of U2 in being honored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.news.yahoo.com
Gladys Knight's son gets prison over restaurant taxes
The son of R&B legend Gladys Knight has been sentenced to serve two years in prison for failing to withhold payroll taxes for the restaurants that bore his mother's name, federal prosecutors in Atlanta said. Shanga Hankerson opened his first restaurant, Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles, in Atlanta in 1997. Hankerson, 45, “willfully disregarded his tax obligations for many years,” Acting U.S. Attorney Kurt Erskine said in a news release.news.yahoo.com
Behind the scenes of the online music battle series Verzuz
Last year, for the first time, they went head-to-head, comparing their greatest hits as part of an online music battle series called Verzuz. Verzuz was created by two pioneering hip hop producers, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland. Hip hop producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, creators of Verzuz. CBS NewsThey started Verzuz on a whim, with Swizz Beatz vs. Timbaland. "And there's music and genres that we're gonna cover that's gonna be amazing."cbsnews.com
"Midnight Train to Georgia' songwriter Jim Weatherly dies
FILE - In this June 12, 2014 file photo, Jim Weatherly speaks at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards in New York. Weatherly, who wrote hit songs like Midnight Train to Georgia," has died. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Hall of Fame songwriter Jim Weatherly, who wrote “Midnight Train to Georgia" and other hits for Gladys Knight, Glen Campbell and Ray Price, has died. Gladys Knight & The Pips won Grammy Awards for their performances of “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “Neither One of Us” in 1974. AdWeatherly, a Mississippi native, was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006 and the national Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2014.
Despite bleak 2020, celebrities make effort to brighten year
(AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom(scrolling), but some celebrities and those inspired by them have tried to brighten a bleak year. He reassigned his 10 seamstresses in New York to produce thousands daily for health care workers on the frontlines. The singer and husband Emilio Estefan's restaurant Estefan Kitchen served up homemade meals for health care workers in Miami. The challenge coordinated offers by celebrities and athletes to raise funds to feed those in need during the pandemic.
Here’s why you are going to want to start watching ‘Verzuz’ on Instagram Live right now
What started as some entertainment during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic has turned into one of the must-see Instagram Live shows. The premise is pretty simple: two R&B singers or rappers go head-to-head in a friendly battle on Instagram Live, and thousands of people get to sit back at home and enjoy. While the performances are so much fun to watch, what really makes “Verzuz” so entertaining is the chit chat between the stars, as well as the comment section on Instagram Live. It’s pretty surreal to see comments pop in from First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah, Mariah Carey and Viola Davis, but they were watching the same Instagram Live stream as everyone else. We don’t know who will be up next for a “Verzuz” battle, but here’s to hoping we’ll get to witness another epic night.
Gladys Knight vs. Patti Labelle: What social media is saying about Sunday night’s ‘beautiful’ night on ‘Verzuz’
Sunday night’s episode of “Verzuz” brought back timeless memories and a bit of “Black girl magic” to the audience. The webcast quickly gathered a lot of talk on social media, especially to those “longtime” fans who followed both legends since their prime. Here’s what some social media users are saying about Sunday night’s “Verzuz” battle:Still on a high from last night’s @verzuzonline celebration! -Patti LaBelle #verzuz — Alexander Hardy (@chrisalexander_) September 14, 2020Also, the evolution of #Verzuz has been my favorite story arc of the 2020 season of Earth. — Leticia (@leticia_creates) September 14, 2020I missed Gladys & Patti last night 😔Who won?
Fan of Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight? Here is how you can stream their upcoming Verzuz battle for free
HOUSTON – The Verzuz battle is for the soulful souls. The upcoming musical showcase will feature Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle, the brand announced Tuesday on social media. Knight will sing her hits like “I Don’t Want to Know,” “Double or Nothing” and “Neither One of Us,” which she performed with her group Gladys Knight & The Pips. To stream the battle, you have three options: stream it live on Verzuz’s Instagram, Apple Music or Apple TV. Music producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland created the “Verzuz” series to entertain fans stuck indoors during the coronavirus pandemic.
Here are 10 concerts you should know about in Houston in January
We’ve put together a list showcasing some of the concerts around Houston this month. Here’s a look at what’s going on around Houston in January:Gladys KnightJan. 9 -- Arena TheatreGladys Knight performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images For dcp)Morgan Wallen’s Whiskey Glasses Road ShowJan. 10 -- Revention Music Center // House of Blues Houston presented by Cricket WirelessReady to kick off this tour tomorrow night! (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Roddy RicchJan. 24 -- Warehouse LiveHere are more live music venues. Click on the venue to see the schedule.
Gladys Knight and Ryan Seacrest in the Toyota Green Room
Gladys Knight and Ryan Seacrest in the Toyota Green Room In this week’s edition of “Sounds of the Toyota Green Room,” Ryan Seacrest chats with Gayle King. Legendary singer Gladys Knight reveals her favorite song in her new album, and talks with Ryan Seacrest.cbsnews.com
Singer Gladys Knight on launching new album
Singer Gladys Knight on launching new album Despite a legendary career spanning 50 years, soul singer Gladys Knight is still hard at work. She is releasing a new album called "Where My Heart Belongs." Knight joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to talk about the album and her career.cbsnews.com
Gladys Knight on breaking in at the Apollo
Gladys Knight on breaking in at the Apollo Web extra: Gladys Knight and the Pips was one of the many legendary acts who gained fame performing at the Apollo Theater. Knight talked to correspondent Anthony Mason about her early days at the Harlem landmark, and her rise from opening act to headliner.cbsnews.com