She Recorded ‘The Sound Of Silence’ And Took The Internet’s Breath Away

June 14, 2017 in Celebrities, Entertainment, Music

Music has a way of lingering in our lives. The life of a hit can be revived over and over as new artists discover it and take it their own way. One song that has been brought back to life is “The Sound of Silence” that Simon & Garfunkel first put out in 1964. It was a huge hit for them. But, artists have started to look at the song again these days.

One hit was by Disturbed in 2015. The way David Draiman took control of that song, it was an instant hit. His voice shook your soul as you listened to the words and they finally made sense.

People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
No one dare
Disturb the sound of silence

Now comes Holly Henry who has her own version. But, she took it a different way. Her voice is still powerful. She’s just more subtle with it. At times, it’s almost like a haunted voice coming to you in an empty room.




Holly Henry competed on The Voice in the fifth season. The show lost 1.5 million viewers after Holly Henry was voted off. It’s safe to say those are her fans that are following her now as she keeps making hits like this one.

She has a unique arrangement style. Of course, “The Sound of Silence” is a favorite among music fans. There are so many ways a musician can go with it. The song will still rock in our ears.

Holly Henry’s version is going viral like crazy. It appears she’s gained quite a few fans since The Voice and she’s put out some of her own albums. She has a remarkable career ahead of her as long as she keeps putting out great work like this.




Check Out ‘The Sound Of Silence’

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Lady Gaga Shines At The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

December 2, 2016 in Celebrities, Entertainment, Music

Has it struck anyone as odd that they had the show already in Paris, but it will air on Monday? No? Just me again? Okay.

These guys are the ultimate in professional. From every corner of the industry come the best to pull off these shows. From clothing designers to set artists and show directors to the models themselves, every detail from small to large is personally handled by the best in the industry.

Then comes Lady Gaga. You know you love her. I have loved everything about her from the moment I first laid eyes on her. I loved when she was way out there, doing things only she could do. Her most outlandish fascinated me.

Then, she changed. She stripped her outfits down. She took off the makeup and showed us her naked self. Not naked as in with no clothes on, but as in the real her. Most people would see it as a step in humility, from over the top to the humble her. I see it as going from huge to even more huge. It is the humble that makes you big to me.

Throughout The Years

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She can definitely pull off any look. She has gone through quite a few. But when you have a flare with unbridled confidence, that’s how you make it work. There are people who dress up so the clothes will do the work for them. Then, there are true legends who work the clothes because they know they are bigger than any outfit in their closet.

Into The Dive Bar

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Now, she’s coming home. She’s going to be touring all the places I consider my own. I’ve been to the clubs and the lounges all over the world. But the dive bar is the place I order a shot of Jack, chase it with a beer, and look for the conversation.

She just had to make a stop along the way first…

Then Came The Angels

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The Night Before

Promotions

@sarasampaio bringing the drama backstage. πŸ”₯#VSFashionShow

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Preparations

Don't forget to tip the coat check girls πŸ˜‰. @bellahadid @kendalljenner @gigihadid #VSFashionShow

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Our Own Angel

A Grand Entrance

Idina Menzel And Nia Long In ‘Beaches’ Remake

November 29, 2016 in Entertainment, Movies, Music, Television

What would the remake of Beaches be like? We’re about ready to find out because Lifetime is about to premiere it January. This time, it stars Idina Menzel as CC Bloom and Nia Long as Hillary.

I’m going to have to watch it find out, but is there a way it could ever be as good as the original? Two children from completely different walks of life become the best of friends. For those who have never watched it, I won’t ruin the story.

But, did you know that the original young CC Bloom…
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She was a little Mayim Bialik from The Big Bang Theory in one of her first roles ever?
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Bette Midler blessed Idina Menzel and wished her well in the movie remake. That should mean all the difference in the world. There are people who would act petty if someone tried to outdo them in a role they made their own years ago. But, I think they cast was trying to get as close to the original as possible.

Idina As CC

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The Original

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You might want to watch the original before you watch the remake. It will definitely show you what all the hype is about in the first place.

The Trailer

Katy Perry Nails 2016 Rio Olympics Theme With New Motivational Hit ‘Rise’

July 15, 2016 in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Music, News, Review, Society, Sports

Every once in a while, there comes a song that nails a time or an era. People might be going through troubling times and need an escape. Then a song comes along that gives them the escape they need for a bright shining moment.

But when it’s associated with the upcoming Olympics, it becomes more than just a song. It becomes an anthem that we all can sing. Something the builds us up and let’s us believe in ourselves again.

Gratuitous Shot Of The Beautiful Katy Perry

Gratuitous Shot Of The Beautiful Katy Perry

With everything that’s going on in the world, isn’t about time we heard something good? Isn’t it about time we had something that brings us inspiration? That’s the message Katy Perry’s “Rise” brings to me.

So, let it make your day and get you ready to watch the big games that are just around the corner. And who better to bring it to you than her biggest fan, Michael Allen!

Remember, A River in the Ocean is available for free online right now! Escape with the novel that has launched a thousand relationships, A River in the Ocean

Get Ready To Get Motivated

The Music Legend, Prince Found Dead At Age Of 57

April 21, 2016 in Celebrities, Commentary, Music, News

When the news hit, his fans were stunned. They still don’t know what to think because there is so much conflicting information going viral around the internet.

To confirm: Prince, the musical icon loved by millions has passed away at the age of 57.

He had canceled several shows on his latest tour. His private jet had to be rerouted earlier this week so that he could go to the hospital for what seemed to be flu like symptoms. But, he kept working.

He went back into the studio to record more songs. But, that was where they found him. He was found dead in his Paisley Park studio early this morning.

His Paisley Park Studio

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Performing On Tour

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Obviously, it didn’t seem to anyone to be too serious. He kept pushing himself for the fans. He kept writing and making songs. He did shows right up to the and.

One of the greatest performers of all time. He started performing in the 70s and hit it big in the 80s. He hasn’t stopped since. He will go down as one of the greatest musicians for so many more reasons than just giving us great music.

He was never in the headlines for scandal. He won 7 Grammies in his musical career. He sold over 100 million records. That was Prince. He even went for a short time without a name at all and it made people scramble to figure out what to call him. What a legend! One like him can never be replaced.

Prince Performs Live Just Before Medical Emergency

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Lady Gaga Brings Down The Tears At The Oscars With ‘Til It Happens To You’

March 3, 2016 in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Music, News, Review, Shows, Society, Television

The message is clear. You don’t know how it feels until it happens to you. What is she talking about?

She’s talking about rape. Finding a credible statistic on rape is difficult because many of them go unreported. The victims might be ashamed. They may not want to put their business out there. They may not want to be dragged through the legal system of getting checked at the hospital, getting interrogated by police, running through that moment over and over again until they just want to scream.

There are plenty of reasons that a rape victim won’t ask for help. But, the U.S. Department of Justice conducted a National Crime Victimization Survey and concluded that over 290,000 people are victims of rape and sexual assault each year. That actually comes out to 1 victim within every 2 minute time frame.

When Lady Gaga took the stage at the Oscars, her performance brought tears to everyone’s eyes. She has a great voice and it’s a powerful one. More performances like this might bring more victims forward. No longer ashamed. No longer paralyzed by that awful moment. But, ready to step forward and do something about it.

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‘Hotel California’ Like You’ve Never Heard It Before! You’ll Want To Listen To This

February 27, 2016 in Commentary, Entertainment, Music, Review

Have you ever imagined if “Hotel California” can be played with one guitar. I’m not talking about just hitting the main riff and going with it. I mean actually sounding like something special, but only one guitar.

If you’ve ever watched Eagles playing live, you watched blazing guitars all over the stage rocking out the classic. Even when they remade the song and had only guitars, there was still about eight of them up there finding a way to hit every note. But, they wrote the song and performed it for years. Of course, they had it down.

Gabriella Quevado is an awesome guitarist who is going to rock the “Hotel California” hit with just one guitar. She uses just five fingers on one hand and five fingers on the other. I know I’ve now said that several different ways. But, I want to make it very clear. She is phenomenal!

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If You Have An Annoying Stalker, This Adele ‘Hello’ Spoof Is The Balm

February 5, 2016 in Celebrities, Comedy, Commentary, Entertainment, Music, Review

The balm that heals all that ails you. Stalkers have gone new level. Now, they don’t even have to get out of bed. They can stalk from drones with cameras and watch the footage.

Remember the day when stalkers had to actually follow you? They had to hide in bushes and write anonymous notes. They had to buy binoculars and track your every move.

Technology has given them so many more tools to do their work. With GPS and a drone, they can sit on their couch and watch everything you do from the comfort of their own home. Gone are the days of them getting caught in the rain.

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This is a hilarious video that shows how easy it is now for stalkers to be annoying. Taking the Adele “Hello” song lyrics, they’ve added a whole different meaning Adele never could have imagined.

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Why The Drama Has To Stir For Lady Gaga From One Haphazard Look Of Leonardo DiCaprio

January 12, 2016 in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Events, Movies, Music, News, Review, Television

This is how the news makes a stink out of nothing. Did Leonardo DiCaprio have a strange look on his face as Lady Gaga went up to get her award at the Golden Globes? Yes. But, what did it mean?

The fact of the matter is that Lady Gaga had bumped his arm. Not her fault. Not his fault for not expecting it. But, the news will churn it like he cast “Shade” on her.

You know what? It was such a great evening for Lady Gaga, it would have to be dragged down by the media who builds its business by finding the drama in every story. She looked great! I loved how sincere she was when she accepted her award. And I love her period.

As far as Leonardo DiCaprio is concerned, I’m a fan. He has grown into one of the best actors in Hollywood and he should have received many awards by now. The fact that he has never received an Oscar is a crazy calculation of odds that won’t always be true. He’s due! If not for all the other work that he has done, The Revenant will get him there. No doubt!

So, what entertains you?

Alanis Morissette Sings New Version Of ‘Ironic’ For The Internet Age And It’s Too Hilarious

November 14, 2015 in Celebrities, Comedy, Commentary, Entertainment, Music, Review, Television

We all know that Alanis Morisette has a sense of humor. But, she brings it to The Late Late Show With James Corden. The song “Ironic” needed some updates since its release in 1995. These days, it’s all about the internet and Facebook. You ever wonder what the song would be like if it had been written today?

Besides the fact that they made the joke way back then that the song was hardly full of ironies. They were just bummers at best. See what they do with that bit of humor!

Hilarious Uptown Funk Video Mashup Of The Movies

August 4, 2015 in Commentary, Entertainment, Movies, Music

This is one very well-done video. Every word from Uptown Funk is taken from a clip in the movies. The movies range over many years and are from all types of genres, which makes the video even better. Youtube music has never been so awesome!

Just when you thought we were all Uptown Funked out, they pull us right back in! But this time, it’s amazing. Someone really took their time and went through thousands of videos to find every line from the song out of a movie scene.

280 Movies were used including:

Breakfast Club
Groundhog Day
Back to the Future
Tropic Thunder
Beatlejuice
Rocky
Smokey and the Bandit
and Pulp Fiction

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Make Beats | Sell Beats

August 23, 2014 in Entertainment, Music, Review

An entire industry exists around Making Beats. Selling beats online isn’t as hard as you might think. Millions of people are looking for fresh beats every day. It’s what drives the hip hop music industry.

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