Congratulations to LE SSERAFIM! On August 9, the rookie girl group hit 100 million views with their debut music video for ‘FEARLESS’ on YouTube. With this, it becomes LE SSERAFIM’s first ever music video to reach this milestone. Marking their debut, the music video for LE SSERAFIM’s ‘FEARLESS’ dropped on May 2, 2022. This means that it took about 99 days for the video to reach the 100 million mark.
Watch the music video for LE SSERAFIM’s ‘FEARLESS’ again, below:
The rookie girl group first greeted audiences with their debut EP ‘FEARLESS’, along with its music video for the lead single of the same name, on May 2, 2022. Currently comprising five members, Sakura, Kim Chaewon, Huh Yunjin, Kazuha and Hong Eunchae, LE SSERAFIM’s name is an anagram of the phrase “I’M FEARLESS”.
Their debut song ‘FEARLESS’ carries the meaning of having strong ambition and moving forward fearlessly. Along with this song, LE SSERAFIM’s debut extended play includes four other tracks: ‘The World is My Oyster’, ‘Blue Flame’, ‘The Great Mermaid’, and ‘Sour Grapes’. Following their debut, the rookie girl group recorded over 175,000 copies in sales on the first day.
Meanwhile, LE SSERAFIM also recently unveiled their official fandom name, announcing it to be ‘FEARNOT’. The girl group’s agency shared more details about the same, revealing its meaning. Source Music stated, ““FEARNOT,” which is a homonym of “blooming” in Korean, carries a meaning that LE SSERAFIM marching forward fearlessly and fans who do “not fear” loving and supporting LE SSERAFIM come together to “bloom” every new moment.
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Ashley for the Arts has announced the headliners for this summer’s festival which is scheduled for August 11, 12, 13 at Memorial Park in Arcadia, Wisconsin. In addition to the amazing music, the family-friendly festival also includes a 5K run/walk, an arts and craft fair, a ton of food vendors, a lumberjack show, inflatables, a petting zoo, hot air balloons, and fireworks.
You’ll definitely want to add this three-day event, located about 90-minutes east of Rochester, Minnesota, to your summer concert bucket list. It is one of the biggest and most affordable music and art festivals in the entire Midwest. See who is playing and how ridiculously cheap the tickets are, below.
What Is Ashley for The Arts?
Ashley for the Arts is a non-profit event that “provides the entire family with world-class entertainment, art, exercise, and family fun for a remarkably low cost.” Proceeds from the festival benefit more than 60 non-profits – Last year over $600,000 was donated to those charities.
How Much Are Ashley for The Arts Tickets?
General Admission tickets are only $25 and that ticket is good for all three nights.
The 3-Day General Admission includes:
Main Stage general lawn access for all headline entertainment
Access to three side stages of musical performances
Admission to Thursday night kickoff event
Free off-site parking & bus shuttles
Re-entry to the event all weekend
Fireworks, Art & Craft Fair, Family Fun Activities, Food Vendors, and more!
Where is the Ashley for The Arts Festival?
The Three-Day festival is held at Memorial Park in Arcadia, Wi. 551 Memorial Park Dr. Arcadia, WI. 54612 (80 miles from Rochester)
Ashley For The Arts 2022 Lineup
Ashley for The Arts is a three-day family-friendly music and arts festival in Arcadia, Wisconsin. This year’s event features national acts and general admission tickets are only $25.
The MAPS Institute of Modern Music, the mentoring program of the Eagle County-based nonprofit, Mr. Anonymous Philanthropic Society, announced its musical lineup for the inaugural Vail Youth Music Showcase taking place Saturday, Aug. 13, at Solaris Plaza in Vail. The Showcase is the result of a statewide search for emerging talent that produced 14 young artists from the Vail Valley and Denver who will participate in day-long mentoring workshops and rehearsals, culminating with the performance in Vail. The family-friendly show is free and open to the public, thanks to support from Discover Vail.
The career musicians are not only slated to play alongside and coach the aspiring young artists, they will also participate in the musical workshops and rehearsals taking place earlier in the day. The list of mentors/professionals includes: Aaron Johnston (Brazilian Girls, David Byrne); Matt O’Ree (Bon Jovi, Matt O’Ree Band); Michael Ghegan (Supertramp, Justin Timberlake); Michael Jude (Brothers Keeper, John Oates Band); Michael Travis (The String Cheese Incident); Rob Eaton Jr. (Brothers Keeper); Scott Rednor (Brothers Keeper, Dean Ween Group); and more special guests announced at the show.
The 2022 Vail Youth Music Showcase will feature the young artists performing two songs of their choice, backed by a collaborative band of pros. For more information about MAPS, the MAPS Institute of Modern Music and the Go MAPS Music label, visit GoMapsMusic.org.
Ranchi: Chief minister Hemant Soren and his Parliamentarian father Shibu on Tuesday purchased jars of pickles, Tricolor and tried their hands at playing Mandar, a traditional musical instrument used by the tribal communities, at the Jharkhand Jan Jatiya Mahotsava on Tuesday. Hemant even tapped his feet to the folk music presented by Megha Shriram Dalton. Braving the rains, students and common people from various parts of Jharkhand thronged the ground. As many as 30 stalls, showcasing tribal cuisines, processed food, attire, were set up. Dressed in traditional attires, the womenfolk of the self-help groups of Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society put up tribal cuisines. Padmashree awardee Mukund Nayak said: “It is a great honour for us to be performing here on the occasion of Jharkhand Jan Jatiya Mahotsava. It is a great platform to showcase the rich tribal culture and heritage of Jharkhand.”
Spotify is streamlining its users’ homepage. Instead of offering everything on a single page, Spotify is separating music and podcasts.
Spotify is rolling out a new “Home” experience that includes separate feeds for “Music” and “Podcasts & Shows”. Moving forward, there will be two feeds at the top of the home screen.
This week, we are launching a new Home experience that includes feeds for both Music and Podcasts & Shows. By creating these feeds, Spotify will help listeners to easily scroll through the type of content they’re looking for at that moment. The updated interface will make the experience more personalized while allowing users to dig even deeper into their recommendations.
As the name clearly indicates, the Music feed will offer quick access to suggestions based on the subscriber’s music taste. Spotify claims this will help listeners discover new music easily. Spotify has also included album and playlist recommendations, as well as buttons that make it easy to share, like, and instantly play music, in the new Music feed.
The Podcast & Shows feed is slightly different. This section does not prioritize “discovery”. On this page, listeners will be able to head straight to new episodes of their favorite shows. However, Spotify will push podcast recommendations.
Separating podcasts has also allowed Spotify to include more details about the content. Listeners will be able to read episode descriptions, save podcasts to “Your Episodes” or start playing podcasts without leaving the page. Essentially, Spotify has attempted to bring all the options relating to podcasts, under a single roof.
Spotify has confirmed the update is currently rolling out to Android users and “will soon be available on iOS.” To use the new Home experience, users will have to tap on the “Music” and “Podcast & Shows” icons in the upper left corner of Spotify Home. Subscribers can hit the “X” on the music or podcast feed to exit the feeds and return to the original Home experience.
After the weekend’s fun the Falmouth celerations continue to cure your Monday blues with more events planned for this evening.
There is live music planned for the evening on the signature marquee at the Waterfront stage at Church Street car park.
There will be performances from rock band Reef. Since their formation in 1993 the quadrant have boasted five studio albums, three of which have made the UK top ten while they also have nine UK top 40 singles. They will be supported by Smokey’s King Shufflers.
The performance kicks off at 7:30pm. You can book tickets here.
There will be continuous events throughout the day on The Moor in Falmouth with an event simulator plus a Victorian carousel. There are also stalls available on the area as well as an interactive gaming area.
There will be no scheduled road closures for the day.
The host club for the sailing events on the day is Mylor Yacht Club.
The weather forecast for Monday includes hot sunshine with highs of 23 degrees. Picture: Met Office.
Iggy Azalea is coming out of retirement. The singer took to Twitter on Monday to share that she was heading back into the music industry.
“A year ago I was willing to walk way from music because I was tired of the negative energy it attracted,” the rapper tweeted. “But what I’ve learned is that even when I’m minding my business, y’all gonna be negative AND nosey. So if I can’t have peace, neither can you. I’m coming back. Cry about it.”
In 2021, Azalea released her latest album to date, “The End of an Era.” At the time, Azalea told her fans that after the release of the album, she would “take a few years to focus on other creative projects and things I’m feeling passionate and inspired by, beyond music.”
Iggy Azalea announced via Twitter that she was coming back to music after previously announcing retirement. ( David Becker/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
To date, the popular artist has released four studio albums. Her first, “The New Classic” was released in 2014 and featured popular songs like “Walk The Line,” “Fancy,” and “Black Widow.” “Reclassified” came out in 2014 and featured collaborations with artists including Jennifer Hudson, Charli XCX, Ellie Goulding” and Rita Ora. In 2019, she released “In My Defense” and then “End of an Era” in 2021.
Azalea has been nominated for four Grammy Awards in the best new artist, record of the year, best rap album and best pop duo/group performance categories. She is also mom to her baby Onyx with her ex Playboi Carti.
Iggy Azalea is yet to release the details of her new music. (Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)
After sharing the news of her return, Azalea tweeted the next day, saying: “Im not gonna talk about dates, direction or anything just know it’s happening and there will be a budget.” She also shared on Twitter that she will continue to release everything through her own label, Bad Dreams.
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Later investigators looked at the possibility that she may have been snatched by mafia gangs hoping to recover money lost in the collapse of Banco Ambrosiano.
The Vatican-linked bank’s chairman Roberto Calvi had been found hanging from scaffolding under London’s Blackfriars Bridge in 1982 in what was later ruled a mafia murder.
Now new evidence directly points the finger at Enrico “Renatino” De Pedis, boss of the Rome criminal gang the Magliana Band.
Salvatore Sarnataro said his mafioso son Marco had confessed to taking part in an operation to follow and kidnap Emanuela on De Pedis’ orders.
Salvatore said his son was living in “terror” and spilled the beans while they were both in jail on drugs charges.
He said Marco had told him he was rewarded for the “courtesy” with a Suzuki motorcycle.
“I really don’t know why Marco decided to tell me about his role in the Orlandi kidnap,” Salvatore told police.
“I understood immediately that he was living through a period of great fear.”
His testimony was given in 2008 – a year after Marco died – but was reported publicly for the first time this week by La Repubblica.
It also revealed witness accounts from two of Emanuela’s friends identifying Marco Sarnataro from a police photograph as the man who followed her in the days before her kidnapping.
On the first occasion, a man sitting in the passenger seat of a car had reached out of the window and touched Emanuela’s arm, saying to his companion: “That’s her.”
On the second, the same man had trailed the group through Rome until Emanuela had walked through the gates of the Vatican.
Her father worked for the Catholic Church as a clerk and lived with his family in an apartment in Vatican City.
She was last seen at a bus stop talking to a woman with red hair.
On her way to her music lesson she was stopped by a man in a green BMW who tried to sell her Avon cosmetics.
Emanuela was so troubled by that encounter that she called one of her sisters and she was due to meet another sister after her lesson but never turned up.
In the run-up to the 39th anniversary of her disappearance in June, Emanuela’s brother Pietro Orlandi said he had received new evidence that convinced him that people in the Vatican knew what had happened to her.
The Magliana Band has been implicated before in the long-running mystery.
Maurizio Abbatino, another former gangster who has collaborated with the police, has previously said De Pedis ordered the kidnapping to blackmail the Vatican.
He said De Pedis was seeking to recover money lost in Banco Ambrosiano.
The Vatican’s banking arm was the biggest shareholder, and its collapse in 1982 was Italy’s biggest political scandal of the era.
Abbatino said Emanual’s kidnapping was linked to the murder of Calvi – known as “God’s banker” for his close ties with the Vatican.
In 2005, an anonymous caller on a TV crime show suggested investigators should search for Emanuela’s remains in De Pedis’ tomb.
Inspired by a struggling street performer he met in a New Orleans jail cell, Jerry Jeff Walker wrote the cautionary tale that would become a hit song with “Mr. Bojangles.”
Houston guitar teacher and owner of Bojangles School of Music Shawn Parks used the catchy name to baptize his school back in 2007. “If you listen to Bojangles it’s totally a warning,” laughs Parks.
When Parks started Bojangles, he was the only instructor filling his schedule with in-home lessons all over Houston. He went on to include additional teachers and in 2014 found a physical location to operate out of in one of the most respected and reputable guitar shops in the nation, Rockin’ Robin Guitars.
This month, Bojangles expanded yet again opening its second location in The Heights sharing a studio space with Julia & The Standards. The Bojangles Music School Heights allows for more Houstonians to have access to quality lessons while also providing the space for Bojangles to have group lessons for the first time ever. They plan on hosting the first annual Rock and Roll Revue student performance later this fall.
One of the new locations rooms where group lessons will be held.
Photo by Van Williams
“In a lot of ways it’s a homecoming for me,” says Parks of the school’s second location. “I lived in the Heights for 15 years and I built my business from my little house in the Heights. I know that a lot of artists got priced out of the Heights, but it is still a very artistically minded area.”
For Parks and his team, which includes his wife Elisabeth Parks, being artistically minded is at the root of what they do as they strive to provide quality lessons for students of all ages while giving local musicians a steady way to make income during the day and always finding a way to keep it local, right down to having their sign made by local artists.
“At the heart of what we do is teaching kids and adults and we want them to have the best instruction possible. How do you do that? You get good teachers and you pay them.” Bojangles Music School offers lessons in electric and acoustic guitar, piano, drums, bass, mandolin, ukulele, lap steel and more.
Compensating teachers and supporting Houston’s musical community while teaching the future generation of performers has always been the mission for Bojangles Music School. By being a small, local business that does not form part of a larger, out of state franchise, Parks can accomplish that.
“There’s a musical economy here and we are very conscious of that here at Bojangles. We are trying to build on that and highlight it with certain things that we do,” he says referring to the Night For Guy show they organize yearly. “We are trying to tell our story, help to build up artists and keep an artists community here.”
Shawn’s staff has consistently been made up of local, gigging musicians that he has gotten to know through his support of live music. For many musicians, finding a consistent way to make money during the day helps support their artistic vision and personal financial needs in a city where gigging has been historically challenging due to the size and nature of Houston.
“Shawn has recruited these guys not because they showed up without any job but because they’re knowledgeable musicians and they are good with people. That’s the number one criteria,” says Bart Wittrock, owner of Rockin’ Robin Guitars and Music.
“Being asked to take this space was probably the greatest professional honor I’ve ever gotten,” says Parks, who was named as a top Houston entrepreneur by the Houston Business Journal who named him one of the 40 under 40 to watch in 2020, ironically one of the hardest years for Parks and most business owners.
Bojangles and Rockin’ Robin have a harmonious partnership as both businesses are not only obviously centered around music, but also serve as hubs for local musicians making lifelong connections to one another. Walk into either business anyday and you can find some of Houston’s best musicians working.
“On some level everybody at Bojangle’s is mostly a gigging musician. They know what you need to know and what you don’t need to know,” says former teacher and busy Houston musician Paul Beebe. He describes how students would come see him perform in one of his many bands including Beetle and Disco Expressions only to be in shock and awe of what their teacher could really do on stage.
“Knowing how to play a song is great, but learning how to learn songs is a different thing,” says Beebe in line with the Bojangles approach to teaching which not only focuses on meeting the students where they are technically but helping them reach their next level by giving them videos following each session to help them keep track of what they did and what needs to be practiced before their next lesson.
“Knowing how to play a song is great, but learning how to learn songs is a different thing.”
“To be honest with you I’m more concerned with passion and respect for music as a teacher than I am with how good you are playing,” says Parks, emphasizing the undesired contrary effect that can happen when kids are not taught in a meaningful way, ultimately pushing them away from music and making their lessons just one more chore they have to do that day.
“You gotta find that sweet spot and it’s different for every kid and adult. Yes I want to teach music and I want them to play it but I want them to appreciate music and love music. I want this to be a first step on a life long journey in music,” says Parks.
Bojangles Music School Heights is now open at 1529 Heights Boulevard. For more information visit bojanglesmusicschool.com