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President Obama gives Drake his “stamp of approval” to play him in a biopic

President Obama gives Drake his “stamp of approval” to play him in a biopic

ABCFormer President Barack Obama has given Drake his blessing to play him in a perspective biopic. In an interview with Complex, Obama called Drake “talented” enough to “do anything he wants,” including playing him in a film. “I mean, that is a talented brother. If the time comes, and he’s ready…Drake has, more importantly, my…

‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration’ revisits performances by Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix

‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration’ revisits performances by Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix

Disney/Mark AshmanIn a special fifth anniversary edition, The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration will revisit some of the annual highlights of Christmases past at Disney Parks. Some of those highlights include Kelly Clarkson’s 2016 performance of “Underneath the Tree,” Jason Derulo’s 2017 performance of “Silent Night, and last year’s Pentatonix performance of “Deck…

The Kinks premiere new remastered version of “Lola,” companion animated music video

The Kinks premiere new remastered version of “Lola,” companion animated music video

BMGThe Kinks have debuted a new remastered stereo version of their classic hit, “Lola,” which will appear on the forthcoming deluxe 50th anniversary reissue of the legendary U.K. band’s 1970 studio album, Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, due out December 18. “Lola” originally was recorded in May 1970, and the new remaster…

Amy Lee, Billie Eilish & more donating microphones for youth music education

Amy Lee, Billie Eilish & more donating microphones for youth music education

Mark Horton/Getty ImagesEvanescence’s Amy Lee and Billie Eilish are among the artists donating signed microphones to raise money for youth music education. The sale is hosted by Reverb, the largest online marketplace dedicated to musical instruments. All proceeds will be going to youth music education programs that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Learning…

Mic drop: Bruno Mars, The Weeknd and more donate autographed mics for a good cause

Mic drop: Bruno Mars, The Weeknd and more donate autographed mics for a good cause

Courtesy Reverb (The Weeknd’s signed mic)Bruno Mars, The Weeknd and Billie Eilish are among the artists donating their autographed microphones to raise money for youth music education.They’ve partnered with Reverb, the largest online marketplace dedicated to musical instruments, with all proceeds going to youth music education programs that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.…