Lamar, Swift, Trainor Win at 2016 Grammy Awards- Text + Audio + Videos - 16 February 2016
"Hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar five awards. He had been nominated for 11. Taylor Swift won album of the year for '1989.'
Ceremony had some good performances and some technical difficulties, including audio problems during a song from Adele." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Movie Shows Rap Group 'Straight Outta Compton'- Text + Audio + Video- 21 August 2015
"The music genre known as gangster, or gangsta, rap was born in the poor, dangerous neighborhood of Compton, in Los Angeles, California.
The violence of street life there and tense relations between the community and police influenced the sound." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
What Type of Music Do You Like? - a video
"Music is an important part of the lives of many people. Let’s learn about the type of music people enjoy from around the world." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Austria's Conchita Wurst wins Eurovision Song Contest - Article + Video- 11 May 2014
"Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst has been crowned the winner of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest held in Denmark's capital, Copenhagen.
The singer, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, won with the song 'Rise Like a Phoenix' , collecting 290 points." (BBC)
Landfill Harmonic "An orchestra for kids with instruments made from trash?
A cello made from an oil can and pieces of wood, that were thrown in the garbage; a saxophone made of spoons and buttons..." (YouTube)
Gangnam Style most-watched YouTube video (November 27, 2012) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The video to the global smash hit song Gangnam Style has become the most-watched clip in YouTube's history.
It has had almost 825 million views in the past five months and is moving quickly towards one billion." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Anish Kapoor's Gangnam Style for Freedom
"Sculptor Anish Kapoor has made a special Gangnam Style video in support of the artist, Ai Weiwei." - a video "to promote free speech...
Kapoor’s Gangnam Style video is supported by human rights organisations including Amnesty, Liberty and the Index on Censorship..." (telegraph.co.uk)
A look at the key music stories from 2011- a video "She was one of the world's most talented female singers but this year saw the death of Amy Winehouse at just 27.
It was a record-breaking 12 months for Adele and after being hotly tipped Jessie J managed to live up to the hype.
REM and Westlife split but there are now reunion tours from the Stone Roses and Steps to look forward to.
Sarah Jane Griffiths takes a look back at the big music stories of 2011." (BBC)
Entertainment review 2011- a video
"A busy year for showbiz saw Michael Jackson's doctor inprisoned over the star's death,
Amy Winehouse pass away and sackings for Cheryl Cole and Charlie Sheen.
Karl Riley looks back at those big stories of 2011 and more." (BBC)
Lyrics Training "is an easy and fun method to learn and improve your foreign languages skills like english through the music and lyrics of the songs." - with VIDEO CLIPS-3 levels : Beginner / Intermediate / Expert - with interactive activities (lyricstraining.com)
Elevator music "Problems arise when a conservative old man walks into the same lift as a 15-year-old girl who likes to play loud music from her mobile phone." (YouTube)
Audio slideshow: Remembering Woodstock "In August 1969, an estimated 400,000 young people converged on a dairy farm in upstate New York for a music festival that would leave a legacy that endures today." (BBC)