Patti Smith returns to singing live with Brooklyn concert
CORRECTS DAY OF CONCERT - FILE - Patti Smith attends a special screening of "Pavarotti" at the iPic Theater in New York on May 28, 2019. Smith performed six songs as well as read poetry and excerpts from her book “Just Kids” in the Beaux-Arts Court at the museum, her voice bouncing off the skylight 60 feet above. It was a concert to also honor museum workers and drew just under 50 people, all socially distanced in widely spaced chairs. The Smith concert came on the same day in 1989 that Mapplethorpe died at age 42. It also marked the one-year anniversary of when Smith last performed live, at The Fillmore in San Francisco.
"Rent" stars Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp reflect on the groundbreaking musical's 25th anniversary – and how it set the stage for "Hamilton"
The credit goes to director Michael Greif and Jonathan Larson, who wrote the book, music and lyrics for the musical. "He was convinced he had the chance to change the face of musical theater," Rapp, who played the struggling filmmaker Mark, said of Larson's legacy. Millions of people around the world have fallen in love with the words and music that Jonathan Larson created. "Jonathan Larson changed my life by believing in me and seeing the talents in me," Menzel told CBS News. Later this year, the world will hear more about Jonathan Larson when "Tick, Tick...Boom!cbsnews.com
'Frozen 2': Oscar-winning songwriting team pens new tunes for sequel
Oscar-winning team Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez worked on story and song for "Frozen 2. "Idina Menzel, who voices Elsa, has another big song in "Frozen 2" called "Into the Unknown." "I feel incredibly lucky to have sung a song by Bobby and Kristen Lopez," said Groff. "They're incredible, incredible songwriters. It's so beautiful and I'm really hoping that it empowers people everywhere, including men, to really feel their feelings in a big way," said Anderson- Lopez.Story can do that, too.abc13.com
New music to add to your holiday playlist
It's officially time for holiday music and the queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey, is all about it. This is the first Christmas song from the Jonas Brothers in more than ten years.There's also new holiday music from Alessia Cara with her single "Make It To Christmas. "Ne-Yo welcomes the holiday season with his new album, "Another Kind Of Christmas." "Idina Menzel is also spreading the holiday cheer with her sophomore Christmas album, "Christmas: A Season of Love. Idina reveals, "It's sort of about inclusivity and acceptance, forgiveness and family...It felt like a really great holiday song, a song that we needed at this time.abc13.com
'Frozen' fans can experience magic of highly anticipated sequel starting Friday
"You know it's a hot commodity here," Wood said. "Brown said it doesn't matter whether you have a name if you can't sing.Wood added, "We want it to be right. "Brown said he first saw "Frozen" with his son. "Brown said his son enjoys his role in the sequel. "Frozen 2" is from Walt Disney Pictures, owned by the same parent company as ABC.abc13.com
'Frozen 2' meets its high expectations with music, visual effects
"It's a couple of years later," said Idina Menzel, who plays Queen Elsa. "And it's a wonderful way to parallel sort of everyone growing up with the movie because the girls are growing up as well. "It's a much bigger world than you're used to," said Kristen Bell, who is back to lend her voice to Elsa's sister Anna. "In this movie, I really wanted Anna to deal with her co-dependency. "Frozen 2" is from Walt Disney Pictures, owned by the same parent company as ABC.abc13.com
'Frozen II' stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel honored with stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame
HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES -- The women who bring Ana and Elsa to life in "Frozen,"and now in "Frozen 2," celebrated a dual honor Tuesday.Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel received stars together in a shared ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "Almost 10 years," said Bell, who is also really happy about double stars, which actually came as a surprise. "I thought we were going to be on the same star up until I saw that there were two stars on the ground, in all seriousness, and I was so thrilled with that. "Menzel joked it would have been generous of her co-star to share one star between them because Menzel would have said, "Give me my own!" The two women laughed together at the joke, happy to share their day in Hollywood.abc13.com
Some people really want Elsa to come out in 'Frozen 2'
The whole gang returns in the highly-anticipated sequel "Frozen 2." (CNN) - Speculation over Elsa's sexuality is ramping up in anticipation of "Frozen II." When the first trailer for "Frozen II" dropped in February 2019, some were convinced that the character of Iduna, voiced by Evan Rachel Wood, was the ice queen's new love interest. Elsa's struggle to come to terms with her powers in "Frozen" marked her as both a feminist and an outsider. What we do know is that "Frozen II" hits theaters November 22 and it looks to be intense.
Some people really want Elsa to come out in 'Frozen 2'
The whole gang returns in the highly-anticipated sequel "Frozen 2." The theory got even bigger once social media started circulating a story by NPC Daily headlined "IT'S OFFICIAL: Disney announces Elsa will be a lesbian in Frozen 2" in March. The problem was NPC Daily is a satire site and the story is totally not true. Elsa's struggle to come to terms with her powers in "Frozen" marked her as both a feminist and an outsider. And don't look to the woman who voices Elsa, actress Idina Menzel, to be able to tell us either.
Kristen Bell on the 'Acts of Service' Dax Shepard Has Mastered to Make Their Marriage Work
Kristen Bell is opening up about the small things her husband, Dax Shepard, has learned to do to keep the spark alive. "Acts of service are huge for me," Bell said, referring to all the little chores and helpful gestures that seem innocuous in a marriage, but show that you really care. As for Menzel, when it comes to her husband, Aaron Lohr, it's all about connection and a feeling of safety. "I definitely got a high off of making people laugh cause I was just a weird kid," Bell shared. "I would like to take this opportunity to announce Frozen 3, 4 and 5," Bell joked.
'Frozen 2' soundtrack to feature Panic! at the Disco, more
Disney via CNN(CNN) - "Frozen 2" will feature some very interesting music choices. Demi Lovato had covered "Let It Go" on the end credits to the first "Frozen" movie. Other artists on the soundtrack include Kacey Musgraves singing "All is Found" and Weezer singing "Lost in the Woods." Additional songs include titles, "Some Things Never Change," "When I Am Older," and "Show Yourself." The sequel's soundtrack will be released on Nov. 15.
Super Bowl XLIX prop bets from Las Vegas
HOUSTON – Besides the usual game action bets, here are some of the more unusual:Will Idina Menzel forget or omit at least 1 word of the official US National Anthem? Which Coach will be shown first on TV after Kickoff? How many times will Katy Perry be mentioned in the 1st Half? What Color will the Gatorade (or liquid) be that is dumped on the Head Coach of the Winning Super Bowl Team? Click here for a full list of Super Bowl XLIX prop bets.
Idina Menzel apologizes to parents of "Let It Go" fans
Idina Menzel apologizes to parents of "Let It Go" fans In this preview of an interview to be broadcast on "Sunday Morning," Broadway musical star Idina Menzel talks to Tracy Smith about her performance of the Oscar-winning song for the animated film "Frozen," and why she sang it in a higher key.cbsnews.com