• Texas Tribune: The superintendent of the Granbury Independent School District in Texas told a group of librarians he was concerned about having LGBTQ books on their shelves, even if they do not describe sex. “It’s the transgender, LGBTQ and the sex — sexuality — in books. That’s what the governor has said that he will prosecute people for, and that’s what we’re pulling out.” Continue reading “Banning LGBTQ Books In Texas + More News”
The Voice judge clapped back saying originally she wasn’t going to give the hate a spotlight, but decided the truth was more important.
Clarkson tweeted: “I almost didn’t respond 2 this because hate doesn’t deserve a spotlight but u know what, truth does, & the truth is that God is Love, & Love shared between two people should be praised not condemned in my personal opinion. I love u 2 although we see the world/love differently.”
I almost didn’t respond 2 this because hate doesn’t deserve a spotlight but u know what, truth does, & the truth is that God is Love, & Love shared between two people should be praised not condemned in my personal opinion. I love u 2 although we see the world/love differently. https://t.co/63KjhMrZVU
Kelly Clarkson, the original American Idol winner, shows she’s still pop music royalty with her latest music video for “Love So Soft.”
The trippy, psychedelic video serves up a vibrantly dressed Clarkson – ball gowns and sharp suits – pictured in calming meadows and fields, along with kaleidoscopic backup dancers. It’s a sensual, luscious landscape for Clarkson’s powerful, take-no-prisoners vocal.
Clarkson also released the slower, moodier “Move You,” which you can listen to here.
Speaking to EW, Clarkson described her upcoming album, Meaning of Life, as “a modern take on that ’90s urban R&B pop.”
From his upcoming PBS special based on his current album exploring the Broadway songbook, Josh Groban and guest Kelly Clarkson sing “All I Ask of You” from Andrew Lloyd Weber’s The Phantom Of The Opera.
I have it good authority that Groban was urged to do a Broadway/standards album for years by members of his team but the pseudo-opera singer resisted, instead recording much of the lack-luster pop/crossover material he’s released in recent years, much of that self-penned.
I’ve been a fan of his earlier recordings, but in the past year or so his voice seems a bit “tight” to me and he seems to lack the vocal prowess he once had. If you watched this year’s Tony Awards, you know what I mean.
I don’t know if he changed coaches or regimen, but it is noticeable. Additionally, he continues his annoying habit of singing with his eyes closed, which has bothered me for years.
That said, I so like several tracks on the Broadway album. Given the right material, there’s no denying Groban can be a talented vocalist. You can check it out on iTunes here.