Beyonce and Jay Z have wrapped up their On The Run Tour, so now they're releasing a series of three short films titled "Bang Bang." The first one came out yesterday.
If you saw the tour in person, you've already seen the three films strung together. If not (like most of us!), the three shorts are meant to pique our interest ahead of HBO's release of the On The Run concert film on September 20.
If nothing else, these two are brilliant marketers.
As for the short... Well, there's no dialogue. It's shot in black-and-white. Somebody shoots a mailbox, Jay Z puts his cigar out in a diner patron's hamburger. And Beyonce sort of looks like Faye Dunaway in a couple of shots. Oh, and the background music sounds like a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western.
Don't expect any Oscars for this one. But it will do the trick - keeping people talking about BeyZee.
Sometimes, it's not really clear what Elisabeth Hasselbeck is thinking...
In a tweet yesterday, she managed to wrap three scandals together: the one involivng Ray Rice and the NFL; the one involving the assualt on the US Embassy in Benghazi; and the one involving the IRS's alleged targeting of conservative groups.
It's been over 50 years since singing legend Barbra Streisand has made an appearance on an American talk show. So it makes perfect sense that Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show turned the entire show over to her on Monday night.
Barbra was promoting her new album, "Partners," which was released commercially yesterday. It features Babs singing with other legends like Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Michael Buble, and thanks to some major studio magic, Elvis Presley.
None of them were available to sing with her on The Tonight Show, so Jimmy stepped in...
His Elvis needs a little work, his Blake Shelton sort of worked, and his Buble was passable, especially at the end.
But Babs was spectacular. Here's hoping she doesn't wait another 50 years to return.
JOHN MELLENCAMP's Plain Spoken2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOURhits Buffalo May 9th!
Tickets On Sale Friday, September 19th
John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. "The Voice of the Heartland" will play 80 shows stopping at Shea's Performing Arts Center on Saturday May 9th and ticket buyers get a copy of his new album!
All shows will go on sale Friday, September 19th at 10:00AM (except New York City shows which go on sale at 11:00AM). All are local time. Tickets available at johnmellencamp.com and axs.com.
Special presale will be available to Citi cardmembers from Tuesday, September 16th at 10:00AM through Thursday, September 18th at 10:00PM. (except New York shows which go on sale at 11:00AM) Exclusive VIP Packages are available! VIP Packages include amazing reserved tickets in the first ten rows, limited edition memorabilia and much more! On September 23rd, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp will release one of the most distinguished records of his career, Plain Spoken on Republic Records. Plain Spoken includes ten stunningly elegant and soul-searching Americana gems.
"The music looks back toward … 'Blood On The Tracks,' with strummed guitars, brushes on the drums and neck-rack harmonica, and the words ponder trouble, power, love, God, freedom and mortality." says THE NEW YORK TIMES.Plain Spoken is set to be hailed as an unparalleled new chapter in Mellencamp's distinctive songbook.
Concert goers will receive a digital download of the Plain Spoken record with purchase of tickets to the tour (One download code per ticket for online and phone purchases only; does not apply to box office or outlet ticket purchases.)
JOHN MELLENCAMP 2015 PLAIN SPOKEN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
DATE - MARKET - VENUE
Wed-21-Jan - South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center
Fri-23-Jan - Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace Theatre
Sat-24-Jan - Cincinnati, OH - Aronoff Center for the Arts
Tue-27-Jan - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
Wed-28-Jan - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
Fri-30-Jan - Columbus, OH - Mershon Auditorium
Sat-31-Jan - Cleveland, OH - PlayhouseSquare - Palace Theatre
Tue-3-Feb - Bloomington, IN - Indiana University Auditorium
Wed-4-Feb - Bloomington, IN - Indiana University Auditorium
Mon-9-Feb - Green Bay, WI - Weidner Center
Wed-11-Feb - Minneapolis, MN - Northrop Auditorium
Thu-12-Feb - Minneapolis, MN - Northrop Auditorium
Sat-14-Feb - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Sun-15-Feb - Des Moines, IA - Des Moines Civic Center
Tue-17-Feb - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
Wed-18-Feb - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
Thu-5-Mar - San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center For The Performing Arts
Sat-7-Mar - Dallas, TX - McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
Sun-8-Mar - Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
Tue-10-Mar - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre
Thu-12-Mar - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Concert Hall
Fri-13-Mar - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
Sun-15-Mar - Jacksonville, FL - Times-Union Center
Tue-17-Mar - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Thu-19-Mar - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
Fri-20-Mar - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
Sun-22-Mar - Orlando, FL - Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tue-24-Mar - Columbia, SC - The Township Auditorium
Thu-26-Mar - N. Charleston, SC - North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Fri-27-Mar - Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium
Sun-29-Mar - Norfolk, VA - Norfolk Scope Arena - Chrysler Hall Theatre
Tue-31-Mar - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
Wed-15-Apr - Boston, MA - Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre
Thu-16-Apr - Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center
Sat-18-Apr - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre
Mon-20-Apr - New York, NY - Carnegie Hall
Tue-21-Apr - New York, NY - Carnegie Hall
Thu-23-Apr - New York, NY - Apollo Theater
Fri-24-Apr - New York, NY - Apollo Theater
Sun-26-Apr - Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
Wed-29-Apr - Hamilton, ON - Hamilton Place Theatre
Fri-1-May - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Sat-2-May - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Tue-5-May - Quebec City, QC - Grand Théâtre de Québec
Wed-6-May - Montreal, QC - Théâtre St-Denis
Fri-8-May - Syracuse, NY - Landmark Theatre Sat-9-May - Buffalo, NY - Shea's Performing Arts Center
Tue-12-May - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
Wed-27-May - Evansville, IN - Old National Events Plaza
Fri-29-May - St Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
Sat-30-May - Rockford, IL - Coronado Performing Arts Center
Tue-2-Jun - Madison, WI - Overture Center for the Arts - Overture Hall
Wed-3-Jun - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center Theatre
Fri-5-Jun - Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Riverside Theater
Sat-6-Jun - Ft, Wayne, IN - Embassy Theatre
Tue-9-Jun - Grand Rapids, MI - DeVos Performance Hall
Wed-10-Jun - Detroit, MI - Detroit Opera House
Fri-12-Jun - Baltimore, MD - Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric
Sat-13-Jun - Richmond, VA - Altria Theater
Tue-16-Jun - Philadelphia, PA - Merriam Theatre
Wed-17-Jun - Roanoke, VA - Roanoke Civic Center Theatre
Fri-19-Jun - Savannah, GA - Johnny Mercer Theatre
Sat-20-Jun - Augusta, GA - William B. Bell Auditorium
Tue-23-Jun - Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre
Wed-8-Jul - Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall
Fri-10-Jul - Regina, SK - Conexus Arts Centre
Sat-11-Jul - Regina, SK - Conexus Arts Centre
Mon-13-Jul - Saskatoon, SK - TCU Place
Wed-15-Jul - Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sat-18-Jul - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sun-19-Jul - Seattle, WA - Benaroya Hall
Tue-21-Jul - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Thu-23-Jul - Fresno, CA - William Saroyan Theatre
Sat-25-Jul - Oakland, CA - Oakland Paramount Theatre of the Arts
Sun-26-Jul - Sacramento, CA - Sacramento Community Theatre
Tue-28-Jul - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
Wed-29-Jul - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
Fri-31-Jul - Denver, CO Ellie - Caulkins Opera House
Sun-2-Aug - Omaha, NE - Orpheum Theater
Tue-4-Aug - Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse
We are soooo happy to have the wives and girlfriends of the Bills back for another year of The Better Half Of The Bills! Listen Tuesday mornings at 8:10 to get an inside look at the NFL life! This morning Emily Urbik, wife of Bills lineman Kraig, gave us an incredible look at an off season in which one of their closest friends was cut from the team, they bought a new house and had to attend 7 weddings! Wow! That's a lot of dresses and gifts! Oh…and we talk football too!