Jay Z & Ron Howard’s “Made In America” Documentary To Debut At Toronto’s Film Festival
He’s just chillin’. The teen crooner posted a picture to his Instagram account last night where he’s seen hanging out with none other than Jay Z, who’s got his arm around Kevin Hart. Bieber captioned the photo “Chilling with the boys” and proceeded to call the 43-year-old millionaire musician to his left “J.” You know, because it’s no big deal. Somewhat surprisingly, this isn’t the first time the Biebes and Jay Z were photographed together, though last time that happened, the scenario was a bit less intimate. In 2011, Bieber tweeted a pic of himself horsing around with Jay Z , Kanye West, Aziz Ansari, Kid Cudi, Tyler The Creator and Rashida Jones. Tell us, who did you hang out with last night? Also on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow Charlie Sheen & Lindsay Lohan After the pair reportedly became close on the set of “Scary Movie 5,” Sheen gave Lindsay Lohan a $100,000 check to cover her tax dept. Lady Gaga & Lindsay Lohan Back in July, Gaga and LiLo had a slumber party at the Chateau Marmont, and Gaga offered praise via Twitter for Lohan’s much-criticized performance in “Liz & Dick.” Russell Brand & Helen Mirren Talk about a ladies’ man! The British comedian and the dame worked on “Arthur” together and became fast friends — and then some. Russell called Mirren “sexy and enchanting” and was caught in a faux-kiss with her while he was still married to Katy Perry. 50 Cent & Bette Midler The pair professed their mutual admiration for each other at an event for Midler’s New York Restoration Project in 2009. “He is such a gorgeous star – holy cow!” Midler told the New York Daily News. “He’s like the Godfather of Jamaica, Queens.” Tyra Banks & Clay Aiken Sparks are flying between the two reality stars, though they played different roles in their respective shows (Tyra hosts and judges “America’s Next Top Model,” Aiken competed in “American Idol.”) The singer, who played guest star on ANTM and taught the pretty ladies to act, told People of his relationship with the former supermodel turned mogul: “For some reason we just clicked when we first met, and we try to stay in touch and see each other whenever we’re in town.” Snooki & Newt Gingrich The odd pair got along famously during an interview with Jay Leno.
“I think Gaga would argue that there has always been an element of art to her pop. … This is her way of saying, in a sense, ‘I am more serious than other pop artists. I am more serious than Katy Perry. I am more serious than Ke$ha.’ Those are her motivations.” In some respects, Gaga seems to be getting her wish. The singer, who attended New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts, appears to have found in an ally in Abramovic, who called her an “inspiration” in an interview with MTV News. Gaga is also working with artists like Jeff Koons, who’s reportedly doing the album art for the LP. A New Factory? Regardless of motivation, what we’re seeing coalesce with regard to art and music is kind of a singular moment. As Caramanica said, “I don’t think that high art and pop music have meshed in that way [in a while]. … This level I don’t think has happened since the Warhol era.” Reva Wolf , a professor of art history at the State University of New York at New Paltz and author of “Andy Warhol, Poetry, and Gossip in the 1960s,” agreed. “Art has been viewed as a status symbol for centuries,” she told us.
Jay Z’s Made In America Festival Documentary To Premiere At Toronto Film Festival
Do they also have a license to slur gays in both English and Spanish? Will this concert feature these slurs? Mr. Mayor, how will these entertainers approach the issue of gun violence? As Mushnick, of the New York Post, notes, “Jay Z has written and recorded so many odes to street murder that it’s hard to keep track. Glocks, Tecs, chrome, 9-millimeters, AK-47s. He has sung love songs to guns for over 15 years. They’re not cautionary tales of lament from the mean streets; they’re boasts, threats. Here’s one of many: “I keep a banger in the ankle, one in the hip. Two in the stash, one come up when I shift. I keep one under the chair where I sit.
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By the early 90s, Mr. Born to Run had traveled a long way from the darkness on the edge of town (to a mansion in L.A., no less, with his wife and children). On the two albums he made during this period, he sounds listless and disconnected as he ponders the good life: I bought a bourgeois house in the Hollywood hills With a truckload of hundred thousand dollar bills Man came by to hook up my cable TV We settled in for the night my baby and me We switched round and round til half-past dawn There was fifty-seven channels and nothin on (Springsteen, 57 Channels) In another song, he imagines building a wall around said mansion to keep the gang wars in Compton away from his sleeping son, hardly a lefty call to action. No surprise Human Touch and Lucky Town got some of the worst reviews of his career, including the following assessment of Entertainment Weekly: Perhaps Springsteen is trying to convince himself that behind his formidable bank account and fame, he is still that same rock & roll party animal and boardwalk poet. But he simply isnt, and nothing drives home that point more than the records themselves. Even the the New York Times balked at the new Bruce: Springsteen is starting to sound like a man wrapped up in private preoccupations, running in circles. (Bonus quote from the Times: like the hip-hop he never acknowledges, his songs are pastiches) Sound familiar? The critical response to Magna Carta Holy Grail (which Jay has characterized as his own meditation on the tolls of success) hits many of the same notes: weirdly distant and safe; His hope is that nobody notices the well-moneyed family man with nothing left to say behind the rap-superstar curtain. Guess how old Springsteen was when he released the equivalent albums in his own discography 42, one year younger than Jay is now. Springsteen seemed to feel the need for a course correction. He turned outward, to literature and newspapers, for inspiration. The result was The Ghost of Tom Joad, a stark set of ballads about undocumented Mexican immigrants and Depression-era farmers. Since then, he has written songs addressing the Amadou Diallo shooting, the war in Iraq, and the aftermath of Katrina. The thing is, Jay Z has rapped about all these subjects, too.
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Schaben / Los Angeles Times) Also By Todd Martens August 21, 2013, 9:17 a.m. Luke Bryan made the invite, and fans responded. The country star’s “Crash My Party” landed at No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts this week and caused quite the celebration in doing so. “Crash My Party” sold 528,000 copies for the week ending Aug. 18, according to the Nielsen SoundScan stats that constitute the Billboard charts . That’s the largest debut week for a male country artist in almost nine years, Billboard reports. One has to go all the way back to 2004 to Tim McGraw ‘s “Live Like You Were Dying,” which bowed with 766,000 copies sold, to find a better country entry from an artist not named Taylor Swift . The latter, of course, sold1.208 million copies of her “Red” during its first week of release late last year. TIMELINE: Summer’s must see concerts “Crash My Party” gives Bryan the third-largest debut week of the year — behind albums from Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z — and his second No. 1 on the Billboard 200.Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” landed with 968,000 copies sold, and Jay Z’s “Magna Carta ….
Beyonce, Jay Z Not Buying The New Regal Theater On Chicago’s South Side As Rmored
(Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage) Get Chicago Newsletters: Subscribe Follow: Chicago Real Estate , Jay-Z , Chicago Around Town , Chicago Impact , Beyonce , Beyonce Jay z Buy Regal Theatre Chicago , Beyonce Jay z Regal Theatre , Jay z Beyonce Buy Regal Theatre Chicago , Jay z Beyonce Regal Theatre , Chicago News Updated story It seemed for a moment that when power couple Beyonce and Jay Z were in Chicago last month, they apparently saw something they liked in the New Regal Theater, one of the city’s most stunning classic, vacant movie palaces. But alas. According to a post on GumBumper.com, Bey and S.C. purchased the New Regal Theater , which opened as the Avalon Theater in 1927 and was closed by its previous owners in 2003, for $250,000. But that report was first called into question Wednesday afternoon after NBC Chicago spoke with “a source familiar with” the theater’s pending sale who said the rumored celebrity purchase was inaccurate. DNAinfo Chicago later put the kibosh on the rumor . The Chicago Sun-Times, too, quoted a source — ” a close business associate of Jay-Z ” — who said he knew nothing of the deal described by GumBumper.com. The theater, as Jet Magazine notes, was previously considered to be Chicago’s own version of the Apollo Theater and played host over the years to a bevy of legendary African-American artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Curtis Mayfield, Etta James, James Brown, Lena Horne and Duke Ellington at both its 1641 E. 79th St. location and its previous 47th Street site, which was demolished in 1973. WBEZ’s Lee Bey, who has written about the New Regal and its beautiful Moorish-style John Eberson design , previously told Jet the report, if true, would mark a major coup for the area — even without celebrity owners. “To have a theater like this saved, preserved and have it active again would be wonderful for any neighborhood in Chicago, but for this neighborhood in particular its a win because it has its struggles,” Bey told Jet.
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However, the bad tension clearly hasn’t deterred Chris on his mission to finally get in the recording studio with the rapper’s wife, ‘Single Ladies’ singer Beyonce, judging by the controversial star’s latest tweet. Alongside a Vine video of Beyonce dancing to ‘Bow Down’ at a recent ‘Mrs. Carter Show’ concert, Chris tweeted: Looks familiar. Beyonce,U might as well go ahead and do this collab. JAY might have a problem wit it but this Piru! [ghetto] https://t.co/2Cg9kFuNTP looks familiar. Beyonce,U might as well go ahead and do this collab. JAY might have a problem wit it but this Piru! Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) August 22, 2013 Last November when Chris had reconciled with Rihanna, the ‘Turn Up The Music’ singer finally addressed the rumours of a feud with Jay Z claiming that the hip-hop mogul had accepted that RiRi had rekindled her relationship with the bad boy. Beyonce and Jay Z are said to have disliked Chris Brown since his assault on Rihanna in 2009 (Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com) Revealing exactly what had happened when he bumped into Jay Z backstage at one of the Watch The Throne star’s concerts last October, Chris told Power 106: It was cordial. It was real respectful. It was nothing like that. I went to the Center to see the show.
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The first annual event was captured on film by Oscar-winning director Ron Howard, and now a documentary about the festival is set to debut at this yearsToronto International Film Festival.The movie was co-produced by Jay Z, Steve Stoute, and Brian Grazer. [ALSO READ: Steve Stoute, Director Ron Howard Discuss Jay-Zs Vision For Made In AmericaFilm ] This will not be a concert film, Howard told AllHipHop.com in 2012 . Its a reflection of the fabric of what it means to beMade in America what the festival represents, why Jay is doing it and how he relates to each artist. Made in America is the soundtrack to pursuing your passion, excelling at your craft, being authentic and embracing cultural diversity, added Stoute. Its the tapestry that ignites new ideas and brings us all closer together. Thats what were setting out to accomplish with this festival and film. The first Made In America featured performances from Jay, Rick Ross, Drake, Jay Electronica, Run-DMC, and a surprise closing night set from the G.O.O.D. Music crew. The 2013 edition of the Philadelphia fest is scheduled for August 31 -September 1. The line-up includes Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miguel, Public Enemy, Solange, and Emeli Sande. The Toronto International Film Festival will take placeSeptember 8-18. Watch The G.O.O.D. Music performance from the 2012 Made In America Festival below.
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Justin Timberlake and Jay Z are legends and this tour is proof. The duo performed an amazing show and made it an experience that will never be forgotten. Their performance left the crowd in awe and filled the stadium with an overload of energy. It didn’t matter who the fans went for, whenever Jay Z or Justin was on stage everyone stood up, sang and danced the night away. The duo started the concert off with Holy Grail and the crowd went wild. They went on taking turns to perform their solo songs or combining them. Best of all, the songs were not limited to one album; they sang the classics such as Jay Z’s Hard Knock Life and JT’s Cry Me a River. Ending the night with the song that brought them together, Suit and Tie, the audience can all agree JT and Jay Z are music gods. Initially, the duo seemed like an unlikely collaboration. Justin sings pop and R&B music while Jay Z is a rapper. With this tour, Suit and Tie, and Holy Grail, listeners all over realized they are the perfect pair to team up. Their music blended well with each other’s; the setlist flowed so well it felt as though the concert was only minutes long.
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Cole Says Being “Light Skinned” Has Helped His Career Jay Z and Ron Howard’s “Made In America” documentary will debut at this year’s Toronto Film Festival on September 7th. The countdown is on for Jay Z ‘s second annual “Made In America” festival. This years lineup will feature Beyonce ,Nine Inch Nails, TDEs Black Hippy Crew, 2 Chainz , Empire of the Sun, ASAP Rocky , Miguel , Deadmau5 , Wiz Khalifa , Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, plus others at Philadelphias Benjamin Franklin Parkway on August 31 and Sept 1. Following the week after, Academy Award winning director, Ron Howard, will be world premiering his new documentary on LAST year’s “Made In America” event. Howard’s screening will take place on Saturday, September 7th at 10:15 PM EST, at Toronto’s Film Festival. Being filmed through the eyes of Howard, the documentary captures backstage footage, exclusive interviews, interaction with fans, and even recounts Jay’s preparation for the 2-day festival. Appearances from last year event included Kanye West ,Pearl Jam, Santigold , Skrillex , DAngelo, Run D.M.C., Odd Future , Janelle Monae, and more. Check out a summary of what to expect on the film: As seen through Howards affectionate gaze, Made in America is a love letter not only to Jay Z and his unique project, but also to the city of Philadelphia. Fascinating interludes include one-on-ones with audience members about what the show means to the Philly community the responses are both positive and negative. Howard explores the birthplace of American Independence and how it relates to this unprecedented event. He even takes some time to follow a local hip-hop group through its attempt to get added to the prestigious bill.Dont miss this invigorating documentary and a conversation with one great artist about witnessing the fulfillment of anothers dream.