Tag Archives: Taylor Swift

Spotify affects artists in various ways

The other night, I ended my workday finishing up a story about Jessica Lea Mayfield’s scheduled gig at Cosmic Charlie’s. Filling out the “If You Go” box on the story, I entered, “Opener: Bombadil.” Hmmm. “What is this Bombadil?” I … Continue reading

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Taylor Swift coming to Rupp Arena next year

Fresh off its biggest music event ever with Garth Brooks’ four-show stand last weekend, Rupp Arena announced Monday morning that Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour — named for her latest album, not any revolutionary time-travel breakthroughs —  will come to … Continue reading

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Do genres even matter anymore?

Taylor Swift may have dropped the biggest piece of non-news this week when she announced that her new album, 1989, due out Oct. 27, will be an all-pop music effort; no country music pretenses. For many, pretense was all it was. As … Continue reading

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Review: The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond

Listen to The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond on Spotify. Yes, The Hunger Games is the latest teen-geared film franchise. But the companion album — we aren’t sure how many of these songs will be heard in the … Continue reading

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‘Fearless’ dads dress like Taylor Swift

Check out video from the Fearless Dads competition. Robert Swanigan didn’t think his quest for Taylor Swift tickets for his daughter would end up with him wearing a dress and a wig. “I thought it would end with me spending … Continue reading

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Taking Taylor Swift seriously

More reading: Walter Tunis’ take on Taylor Swift. Reflexively, I knew I really shouldn’t be too interested in this song. The story of a high school girl longing for her buddy the football star, who is so stereotypically hooked up … Continue reading

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Laura Bell Bundy has to work on country ‘cred’

At CMT’s blog, Alison Bonaguro gives Laura Bell Bundy a lot of credit for doing her own singing while dancing her — off. Like anything that happens on Live TV these days, Laura Bell Bundy‘s performance on the Academy of … Continue reading

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Second chance at Taylor Swift tix

If you were wishing there were just a few more tickets available for Taylor Swift’s sold-out show April 29 at Rupp Arena, Thursday may be your lucky day. A limited number of tickets will go on sale at 5 p.m. … Continue reading

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The Grammys 2010: trying too hard

In one way, the Grammy Awards clearly got it: People don’t tune into the Grammy Awards for awards. They want to see the performances. And in the last few years, they’ve made the show a must see with performances like … Continue reading

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Wanna get to the Grammys? You have to get on the record

Aspiring music stars will watch the Grammy Awards on Sunday night dreaming of someday being on that stage like Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne and Green Day. If they are going to get there, at some point they have to stop … Continue reading

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