April 12, 2013 |
Here are things you may not have known about Prince: In high school, he was a decent basketball player. "Amadeus" was at one point his favorite movie. And he may not have believed that Ronald Reagan suffered from Alzheimer's disease. These tidbits, and others, emerge in Touré's new book about the enigmatic pop star, "I Would Die 4 U. " But if the author (and MSNBC host) presents them with a hunter's pride, he is mostly chasing bigger game here, bypassing the minutiae of biography on his way to figuring out, as his subtitle puts it, why Prince became an icon.
October 24, 2010 |
The Little Prince A Graphic Novel adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Joann Sfar Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 110 pp., $19.99 "The Little Prince" has long been beloved for its bittersweet pairing of a lost man and a searching youth. In the 67-year-old classic written by French aviator and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a little blond boy leaves his home on Asteroid B-612 and lands in the middle of the Sahara desert, where he meets a stranded pilot desperate to fix his plane.
April 10, 2008 |
COACHELLA just got a royal infusion of talent: Prince is coming to the desert. After weeks of rumors, promoters of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival announced Wednesday that they have indeed inked a deal that will add Prince to the lineup of the massive three-day show in Indio, which kicks off April 25. The Purple One, who will perform April 26, brings major star power to a lineup that some fans had criticized as a lower-wattage affair than in years past.
January 24, 2013 |
Add Prince to the growing group of veteran artists releasing new songs seemingly out of nowhere. Like David Bowie and Justin Timberlake before him, the Purple One sprang a new tune -- in this case, a tight little fuzz-rock delight titled "Screwdriver" -- on unsuspecting fans this week, and Pop & Hiss is pleased to report that it's definitely worth your bandwidth. (Watch a lyric video for the tune below.) Prince appears to have recorded the tune with his new backing band, which may or may not be called 3rdEyeGirl.
May 26, 2013 |
Will Smith and his "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" costars delighted the audience of "The Graham Norton Show" on Friday with a surprise performance of the ultra-catchy theme song. "Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped turned upside-down... " If you grew up in the '90s, you probably know how the rest of it goes. Smith was in town to see his eldest son Trey, a DJ, perform at a London club, where he was joined by his costars, and to attend a few London events with son Jaden.
May 27, 2010
'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' MPAA rating: PG 13 for intense sequences of violence and action Running time: 1 hour, 56 minutes Playing: In general release
August 14, 2013 |
Long known for his distrust of the Internet, Prince on Tuesday made his apparent debut on Twitter, posting a series of messages that suggest he's a bit more Web savvy than he's led us to believe. The tweets began showing up Tuesday evening on the feed associated with his band 3rd Eye Girl, with which he's been playing shows this year, including a memorable barn-burner in May at the Grove of Anaheim. First, the Purple One prepared us for his entrance: PRINCE'S 1ST TWEET...
September 17, 2013 |
“Pericles, Prince of Tyre” is, dramaturgically speaking, a bit of a dog's breakfast. Scholars agree that Shakespeare's play was largely written by a collaborator -- and a hack at that. The plot includes an incestuous king, two tempests at sea, marauding pirates, a maiden sold into a bordello and a reunion between the maiden (still a virgin!) and the father who thought her long dead. As if that isn't enough, there's also a reunion between that self-same father and the wife he thought long dead.
December 26, 2013 |
A producer of the popular 1990s television show "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" was found dead in Hermosa Beach earlier this week. The body of Jeffrey Ian Pollack, also the writer-director of "Above the Rim" and director of "Booty Call," was found Monday morning in the Greenbelt jogging area, according to the Associated Press . Lt. Tom Thompson of the Hermosa Beach Police Department told The Times that a woman rushed into the station at...
November 27, 2012 |
This post has been updated, see below for details. No one knows whether Prince's latest single, "Rock and Roll Love Affair," ends with a pancake breakfast . But it sure begins in classic Prince fashion -- a backing band of lissome ladies providing an exquisite disco-funk setting for his ageless coos. In his new video for the single, Prince does what he always does -- exudes impossible sex appeal for all persuasions, leading his charges...