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DJ Black Coffee’s Latest Gig Guide Has Mzansi Proud of International Shows, Overseas in Ibiza and More

  • DJ Black Coffee had his loyal fans around the globe excited when he shared his upcoming music tour
  • Beloved South African DJ Black Coffee left many impressed with locations such as Ibiza, St Tropez and more for his upcoming live performances
  • DJ Black Coffee’s supporters all around the world could not contain themselves when they saw their cities on the list

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DJ Black Coffee made his south African fans proud with his International tour announcement. South African hitmaker DJ Black Coffee will make appearances in locations such as Cannes, St Tropez, Ibiza and more for some gigs.

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DJ Black Coffee’s performances for August 2022 will be all over Europe, and South Africans could not be more proud. Image: Instagram/@realblackcoffee
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DJ Black Coffee‘s supporters were ecstatic to see the largely international performances on the shows list. South African fans were especially touched that DJ Black Coffee has gone so far worldwide.

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DJ Black Coffee makes Mzansi proud with international music tour

DJ Black Coffee‘s post caused a buzz on Instagram when he announced his upcoming live performances for August 2022. The DJ will also play at various festivals in Spain’s Cadiz, Greek Islands Mykonos, and Novalijia in Croatia, to name a few.

Mzansi fans were slightly disappointed that the DJ does not have many gigs in South Africa. Many were still proud that DJ Black Coffee stays winning and is flying the South African flag high in famous party international locations such as Ibiza.

@darrenruu commented:

“Not even one in South Africa the entire month? I love this!”

@phakagp commented:

“Let’s be honest, we lost you my bro, you’re gigging abroad more that home”

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@thandym commented:

“Hhawu ma! I am not anywhere close by “

@bafanathwala commented:

“No South Africa anytime, bafo? We miss you Yaz. Please come officially to start the summer with a banger 3 hr set”

@mamialatwice commented:

“Mzansi summer is coming. We waiting for you.”

“I thought this was Beyoncé”: Fans react to Makhadzi’s fire London performance

Briefly News previously reported that Makhadzi set the stage on fire in London. The Limpopo-born singer took to her timeline to share a clip of herself doing her thing on stage.

The energetic performer has been touring the world for a few weeks now. Her tour began in Canada where she performed at sold-out show, and she’s now mesmerising her UK fans with her electric dance moves.

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, 9 August, the Ghanama hitmaker shared a clip of herself getting down on stage in front of a live audience. The clip has been viewed over 33 000 times since the award-winning star shared it on her timeline.

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Roger Waters refutes US war propaganda in CNN interview and World Beyond War webinar

On Saturday and Monday, English-born musician-composer and activist Roger Waters denounced the role of the US government in the war between Russia and Ukraine and discussed other contemporary political issues in two public appearances.

Waters, currently on a 38-date concert tour in North America entitled “This is Not a Drill,” appeared on Saturday morning in a short interview on CNN with Michael Smerconish and was featured in a 90-minute webinar on Monday hosted by World Beyond War.

Roger Waters in the World Beyond War webinar

The appearances are noteworthy—and newsworthy—because the US media in general is as tightly censored and as submissive to the authorities as that existing under many authoritarian regimes. Opposition to the US-NATO war with Russia and/or the campaign to demonize China is simply not encountered on American television or in the pages of the daily newspapers.

In the course of the CNN interview, Waters took the opportunity to explain why, during his concerts, he includes President Joe Biden as a “war criminal” who is “just getting started” on a list along with every other US president since Ronald Reagan.

In reviewing the facts that prompted the characterization of Biden, Waters showed that Smerconish—who presents himself on his weekly CNN program and in other journalistic pursuits as a “balanced” commentator—is merely another mouthpiece for US propaganda.

Waters began to explain that Biden is “fueling the fire in Ukraine for a start. That is a huge crime.” When the musician observed that it was a “horrific and horrendous war” with Russia, Smerconish interjected, “But you’re blaming the party that got invaded. Come on, you’ve got it reversed.”

“This war,” Waters responded, “is basically about the action and reaction of NATO pushing right up to the Russian border, which they promised they wouldn’t do when [Mikhail] Gorbachev negotiated the withdrawal of the USSR from the whole of Eastern Europe.”

Significantly, when a transcript of the interview was posted online, it became clear that CNN producers had deleted a portion of Waters’ comments. Speaking of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, Waters suggested that “somebody either whispered in his [Zelensky’s] ear or he completely changed his mind about making peace in the Donbas and about solidifying the Minsk agreement and making peace with their Russian neighbors” and obviating the need for the war.

Smerconish then asked, “What about our role as liberators?,” to which Waters replied, “You have no role as liberators.” When Smerconish pointed to the US intervention in World War II, Waters observed, “Thank God, the Russians had already won the bloody war almost by then. Don’t forget 23 million Russians died protecting you and me from the Nazi menace.”


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Madonna vs. Beyoncé: Which ‘Break My Soul

Beyoncé recently collaborated with Madonna on a remix for “Break My Soul,” and the partnership has us wondering which of the two iconic singers has the higher net worth. Here’s what we know about Beyoncé and Madonna’s collaboration and which star has amassed the most wealth. 

Side by side photos of Beyonce and Madonna, who collaborated on the "Break My Soul" remix and have comparable net worths.
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Madonna and Beyoncé recently collaborated on a royal remix of ‘Break My Soul’

On June 20, 2022, Beyoncé released “Break My Soul,” the lead single from her 2022 album Renaissance. The track samples Big Freedia’s 2014 song “Explode” and Robin S.’s 1990 song “Show Me Love.”




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Wellington.Scoop » Rodger Fox Big Band draws inspiration from Hone Tuwhare’s poetry

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The latest recording by The Rodger Fox Big Band, The Rodger Fox Big Band plays Hone Tuwhare, pays homage to and is inspired by the poetry of the late Hone Tuwhare, 1922-2008.

With the blessing of Hone Tuwhare’s son Rob Tuwhare and the Hone Tuwhare Charitable Trust, Rodger Fox brought together a team of renowned music collaborators. They have composed and arranged the 10 original works on the recording, drawing their musical inspiration from a well-known poem by Hone Tuwhare.

Rodger Fox says, “Hone Tuwhare is the people’s poet. He was loved and cherished by New Zealanders from all walks of life. Touring tirelessly, Hone shared his talent and inspired audiences in every corner of the country, from primary and secondary schools to universities, factories to art galleries and prisons. As he travelled, Hone encouraged others to write, express themselves, create and celebrate life.”

Rob Tuwhare said, “We are honoured to have you produce this recording inspired by Dad’s poems, and I reckon Dad would be thrilled. It is also timely in that it marks the 50th anniversary of the Big Band and celebrates the 100th anniversary of Hone’s birth in 1922.”

The recording will be launched at a gala event at Wellington’s Opera House on Saturday, 22 October, before the big band’s headline performance at the Wellington Jazz Festival. That concert, and the subsequent concert tour, will pay tribute to Hone Tuwhare and his poetry. Following the Wellington Jazz Festival performance, the Rodger Fox Big Band will take the concert on tour, visiting the following centres: Hamilton, 11 November; Kerikeri, 12 November; and the finale in Auckland on 13 November.

Rodger Fox said, “I would like to thank all the composers, arrangers and musicians who contributed, including a shout out to Richard Caigou, Recording Engineer, and Talley Sherwood, our Mixing Engineer. Finally, a huge thank you to Rob Tuwhare and the Hone Tuwhare Charitable Trust for their support and Victoria University of Wellington for their generous research grant.”

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Royals roll out special and strange hot dog for Grateful Dead Day

Royals roll out special hotdog for Grateful Dead Day at the K and there’s a lot here to digest…literally

It’s called the Jerry Garcia Dog

Woof.The Kansas City Royals are rolling out a special hotdog as part of Wednesday’s theme day at Kauffman Stadium, and hang on Deadheads, there’s a lot here to unpack. Grateful Dead Day at the K is set for Wednesday night’s match against the Chicago White Sox.Anyone holding theme night tickets will get a tie-dye Grateful Dead KC concert tee, and the Grateful Dead Tribute Band, Better Off Dead, will take the Outfield Experience stage at 5:30 p.m. for a performance ahead of the 7:10 p.m. matchup.While Grateful Dead Night theme tickets are sold out, regular tickets are still available, and there’s a new special dish available at the ballpark: The Jerry Garcia Dog. And if you thought the BBQ Reese’s Sandwich was a lot to take in…well…hold on to your pickled gummy bears. The Jerry Garcia Dog is a Chorizo hot dog topped with tie-dye mustard (how do they do that?!), fried ketchup, and jalapeño pickled gummy dancing bear relish. Spicy pickled gummy bears? Fried ketchup? Maybe don’t forget your antacids before you find yourself a member of the “grateful dead”. TheKFoods Twitter account posted a photo of the crazy concoction Wednesday morning.If it’s anything like the much-maligned Reese’s sandwich, heartburn or not, it will at least be an interesting experience.

Woof.

The Kansas City Royals are rolling out a special hotdog as part of Wednesday’s theme day at Kauffman Stadium, and hang on Deadheads, there’s a lot here to unpack.

Grateful Dead Day at the K is set for Wednesday night’s match against the Chicago White Sox.

Anyone holding theme night tickets will get a tie-dye Grateful Dead KC concert tee, and the Grateful Dead Tribute Band, Better Off Dead, will take the Outfield Experience stage at 5:30 p.m. for a performance ahead of the 7:10 p.m. matchup.

While Grateful Dead Night theme tickets are sold out, regular tickets are still available, and there’s a new special dish available at the ballpark: The Jerry Garcia Dog.

And if you thought the BBQ Reese’s Sandwich was a lot to take in…well…hold on to your pickled gummy bears.

The Jerry Garcia Dog is a Chorizo hot dog topped with tie-dye mustard (how do they do that?!), fried ketchup, and jalapeño pickled gummy dancing bear relish.

Spicy pickled gummy bears? Fried ketchup? Maybe don’t forget your antacids before you find yourself a member of the “grateful dead”.

TheKFoods Twitter account posted a photo of the crazy concoction Wednesday morning.

If it’s anything like the much-maligned Reese’s sandwich, heartburn or not, it will at least be an interesting experience.




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The Cult at the Rooftop at Pier 17 / July 20, 2022 – The Aquarian

Since forming the Cult in 1983 in West Yorkshire, England, vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy have had a love/hate relationship, repeatedly splitting apart the Cult and then reuniting with a new rhythm section. Astbury and Duffy seem to be committed to working together these days, while working with a series of ancillary musicians. Drummer John Tempesta has played in the Cult since its 2006 reunion, keyboardist Damon Fox joined in 2015, and bassist Charlie Jones is the newest member, recruited earlier this year. That is to say that Astbury’s hyper-masculine vocals and Duffy’s stinging guitar leads and riffs are the crux of everything Cult.

The We Own the Night Tour came to the outdoor Rooftop at Pier 17 in the midst of a week-long New York City heatwave. Although every few years the Cult embarks on an international concert tour, the band has depended largely on its catalog for live content. Six years have passed since the band released any new material. Under the Midnight Sun, the band’s 11th studio album, will be released on October 7.

The Cult’s current tour seemingly is not about promoting the forthcoming album, however, since the band performed only one song from this collection on this night. The band performed “Give Me Mercy,” the lead single from the forthcoming eight-song album. Live, the song proved the promise of the Cult continuing its hard rocking melodic sound.

Otherwise, the Cult’s set drew primarily from three vintage albums, 1985’s Love, 1987’s Electric, and 1989’s Sonic Temple, plus the evening’s opening song, “Rise,” from 2001’s Beyond Good and Evil. Ironically, perhaps, the Cult did not acknowledge the three albums recorded since the 2006 reunion; these albums were not as commercially successful as the earlier albums anyway. Hence, the 2022 concert set list was similar to what the band performed live in 1989.

Astbury’s deep, relaxed vocals often seemed to channel Jim Morrison, but with a scarf wrapped around his head at this concert, the Cult invoked closer comparisons to Guns N’ Roses than the Doors. Astbury was ever the band’s showboat, egging the audience to demonstrate more enthusiasm and participation. Frequently, he held his hand in the air as a signal for a roadie to toss him a tambourine, which he hit inaudible to anyone but himself, until he dropped it on the ground behind him or handed to a fan along the front barricade.

Astbury’s vocals were outstandingly strong. As his vocals trailed off at the end of a verse or chorus, Duffy then captured the spotlight with impressively clean and clear leads. Throughout the performance, Duffy’s extended leads reminded the audience that the Cult was an innovative hard rock band, not a classic formula radio band. The other musicians supplemented well, but the exchange between Astbury and Duffy was uber-dynamic and gripping.

The Cult’s current tour takes the band throughout the United States right up to the October release of Under the Midnight Sun, followed by a date in Mexico. Perhaps by then the show will include more new songs. If not, it is possible that the Cult may return next year to really promote the album.

Setlist

  1. Rise
  2. Sun King
  3. Automatic Blues
  4. Sweet Soul Sister
  5. Soul Asylum
  6. Edie (Ciao Baby)
  7. Give Me Mercy
  8. Wild Flower
  9. Fire Woman
  10. Rain
  11. She Sells Sanctuary
  12. New York City
  13. Love Removal Machine


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Johnny Depp Just Landed His First Gig After Trial vs. Amber Heard, and It Has Nothing To Do With Acting

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Johnny Depp at a red carpet event in Rome in 2021. Depp's next acting role remains beyond the horizon, but he just signed a lucrative contract to endorse cologne.
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Johnny Depp skipped the verdict reading in the Amber Heard trial to begin a music tour

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Olivia Newton-John’s cause of death, family’s request and notable tributes

British-born Australian singer-actress-activist Dame Olivia Newton-John died of stage IV breast cancer on Aug. 8, 2022, at her Santa Ynez Valley home in California. She was 73 years old and was best known for her role in “Grease” as the iconic pure-hearted Sandy Olsson.

Newton-John was first diagnosed with cancer in 1992 and went on to become a leading advocate of cancer research. She built the Olivia Newton-John Foundation, a charitable organization that has raised millions of pounds to support the research of plant-based and natural treatments for cancer.

In 2020, the Queen recognised her valiant efforts and honoured Olivia with a damehood in that year’s New Year’s Honours list.

Olivia Newton-John was also an activist for environmental and animal rights causes. She once cancelled a 1978 concert tour of Japan to protest the slaughter of dolphins caught in tuna fishing nets. In 1990, she was named the first Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations Environment Program and later on received the Red Cross Humanitarian Award in 1999.

Olivia was a talented, kind-hearted and compassionate philanthropist whose passing is mourned by friends, family and fans around the globe. The likes of John Travolta, Frankie Valli, Barbra Streisand, Nicole Kidman, and Elton John have paid tribute to her and shared heartfelt messages and memories.

Actress Stockard Channing, who played Rizzo alongside Olivia in Grease, added, “I don’t know if I’ve known a lovelier human being. Olivia was the essence of summer – her sunniness, her warmth and her grace are what always comes to mind when I think of her. I will miss her enormously.”

Other tributes came from singers Kylie Minogue, who called Olivia “an inspiration,” and Dionne Warwick, who called her “one of the nicest people I had the pleasure of recording and performing with.”

Widowed John Easterling has posted a statement on all her social media channels attesting that “Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer.” He further requests, ” In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund (ONJFoundationFund.org).”

Newton-John’s niece Totti Goldsmith shared Olivia would be laid to rest on her ranch in the States but that their family was interested in accepting a state memorial service in Australia.

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