Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Glee Cast Graduates

Glee creator, Ryan Murphy is going to be true to his vision and let the current cast of Glee "graduate"! He plans to let the kids graduate and move on after season three. He said, "I don't think of it as eliminating or replacing, because I think the thing about this cast is people love them and they are incredibly talented. They've left sort of an indelible mark. The thing that I wanted to do and the cast wanted to do, we didn't want to have a show where they were in high school for eight years. We really wanted it to be true to that experience. We thought it would be really cool if we were true to the timeline."

"We've got Matt Morrison and Jane Lynch who will stay and be the male and female lynchpins of the series. But I think the fun thing about the show is it's a celebration of youth and talent and I think that just like with the original cast, I think finding those young unknown people and giving them an opportunity to break into the business and become stars is a really fun and exciting thing and is the spirit of the series."

Ryan Murphy is looking for new talent on "The Glee Project" which is on the Oxygen network. What an opportunity for these new kids!

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Clarence Clemons

World renowned saxophonist, Clarence Clemons died on Saturday at age 69. He died of a stroke. Clarence had been a member of the Bruce Springsteen E Street Band since the 1970's.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "Mr. Clemons' first encounter with Springsteen has become E Street Band lore. In most tellings, a lightning storm was rolling through Asbury Park one night in 1971 while Springsteen was playing a gig there.
As Mr. Clemons entered the bar, the wind blew the door off its hinges, and Springsteen was startled by the towering shadow at the door. Then Mr. Clemons invited himself onstage to play along, and they clicked."I felt like I was supposed to be there. It was a magical moment," Mr. Clemons later recalled. "He looked at me, and I looked at him, and we fell in love. And that's still there."

Bruce Springsteen made a statement shortly after word of Clemons' death got out. He said, "Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage.

His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly forty years. He was my great friend, my partner and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music.

His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band."

Its hard to imagine the E Street Band without Clemons' powerful sax. Clemons also branched far beyond the E Street Band, and gigged with a long list of famous musicians. Most recently, Clemons appeared in the Lady Gaga video for 'The Edge of Glory,' and also played on the track, 'Hair'. This was a musician who remained active to the very end. He will be missed.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Real Books Sheet Music

OnlineSheetMusic and Sher Music Co. are proud to announce the publication of The Digital Real Books, Volumes 1, 2 and 3!!!! Now you can download over 650 songs from Sher Music Company's world-renowned books! These are compilations from the Real Books collection. Buy a single sheet for $1.95 all the way up to $59.95 for Volume 2 with 282 songs. This is a great deal and easy access!!

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is killing it with her latest album, "Born This Way"! This is only the 17th album to sell over a million copies in the first week, when SoundScan started tracking in 1991. Her album sold 1,108,000 copies in the first week, even with the Amazon fiasco which couldn't handle the traffic and couldn't deliver the promised album for only 99 cents for the first day of release.

There are five singles that have hit the Billboard Top 100, "Born This Way" was released four months ago and hit #1, "The Edge of Glory" is #8 this week, and "Marry the Night" debuted at #79. "You And I" debuted at #36, and "Judas" made it to the Top 100.

Lady Gaga was all over the place for this release, she was on the David Letterman show and The View and did a personal appearance at Best Buy where she signed her CD's for her fans. Her Little Monster fans love her for her message which is "Be yourselves, love who you are, and be proud". When she was asked, "Where do you go from here?"...Lady Gaga answered that she just wanted to keep making music and make her fans happy. She wanted her Little Monsters to remember that "she was fearless". With four singles in the Top 100 and her album #1 of the Top 200, it looks like everyone is cuckoo for GaGa.