Rihanna Returns to Music With Black Panther 2 Original Song

It’s official: Rihanna is making her long-awaited return to music with “Lift Me Up,” the lead single on Marvel’s blockbuster sequel “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

The song, a tribute to the life and legacy of Chadwick Boseman, was written by Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna and director Ryan Coogler. It will be released on Friday, Oct. 28 in advance of the movie, which premieres in theaters on Nov. 11. Rihanna briefly teased the song’s melodic hum on social media, but little else is known about the style and sound of “Lift Me Up.”

“After speaking with Ryan and hearing his direction for the film and the song, I wanted to write something that portrays a warm embrace from all the people that I’ve lost in my life. I tried to imagine what it would feel like if I could sing to them now and express how much I miss them,” Tems

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Baby Queen Chats To KISS About Music And Touring With Olivia Rodrigo

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Baby Queen is someone who needs little introduction. The 25-year-old singer has shot to fame in the last couple of years and since signing to a record label in 2020 she has made her way onto almost every Gen Z’ers playlists.

She has been pursuing a career in music since the tender age of 18 and so knows a thing or two about grafting in a tough industry. Now, on the other side of her hard work, she has tonnes of achievements under her belt, including her music being featured on hit TV show ‘Heartstopper‘ and a recent tour with Olivia Rodrigo.

Catching up with KISS to chat all things music, success, and advice, here’s what she had to say.

You moved countries at quite a young age, just 18, to pursue a career in music. That must have been so scary, where did you find the courage

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Jersey Shore music helped bring unity to area

Charlotte Nagy had a front row seat to Superstorm Sandy.

Nagy, then a 16-year old living with her parents in Rumson, documented her experiences on video. She posted it to YouTube on Nov. 3, 2012, five days after the storm touched down at the Jersey Shore on Oct. 29.

“Hurricane Sandy: A Documentary” put a human face on the destruction.

“For me I hate watching it because it does feel like I’m reading a page out of a diary,” Nagy said. “I was so young and dramatic … But at the same time it was my way of expressing myself when it was such a crazy time and we didn’t know what was going on. There was no power. We didn’t know if there were people in Sea Bright. We didn’t know if people lost their lives. It was a scary time and for me it was my own creative

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PHL LIVE highlights local talent in music competition series

After the pandemic forced the event to take a break for two years, Councilmember-at-Large David Oh said he’s grateful to see it return.

“When we were able to announce the return of PHL LIVE, people were just so happy,” Oh said. “It just marked, I think, just like okay, we’re coming back and we’re going to see the return of live entertainment and and people having a good time and letting the stress out and making friends and, you know, sharing with each other through artistic expression that sometimes is very, very deep and very universal, and I think people really miss those times.”

JaFar played with time signatures and dazzled concertgoers with his trumpet Tuesday evening. (Cory Sharber/WHYY)

Emmanuel Ohemang III was excited to be back on stage Tuesday evening. He said the pandemic was like a “reset button” for the local music scene.

“It’s great to see the

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Stay Tuned: Music creates community


Many of us know, music itself is a gift, but we often don’t know the depth of that gift. The impact runs deep into ourselves, our souls, and our society. Music can give us identity, it brings us together, it helps us find our people, and music creates community.

In May, NVMS and Nate Chute Foundation held a Music and Mental Health panel including a music therapist, musicians, families and students.

In a Nate Chute PSA about music and mental health, a student claimed, “Music has helped me relate to other people through the community that I’ve built in orchestra. Being able to relate to people through music is just really amazing.”

Each summer NVMS partners up with Glacier Symphony and presents Festival Amadeus and Camp Festival Amadeus. Some children can struggle to find their niche. My son didn’t find his until sixth grade in cross country. A seventh grader

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Internationally acclaimed violinist and Stanford musician Geoff Nuttall has died

Geoff Nuttall, co-founder and first violinist of the world-renowned St. Lawrence String Quartet and artist-in-residence at Stanford, died Oct. 19 of cancer. He was 56.

Geoff Nuttall captivated students at Stanford and audiences across the world with his energy and excitement for music. (Image credit: L.A. Cicero)

Nuttall was known for his inspiring and infectious energy that radiated on stage as a performer and in the classroom as an instructor. His fellow faculty, friends, and fans described how he brought a particular playfulness to the music he performed and his pure, unfiltered passion for music – and his humor, with words and music – made him a joy to listen to and watch.

“Geoff had such a charming and ebullient manner, boundless enthusiasm, and a disarming sense of humor that would draw audiences into the performance,” said Stephen Hinton, chair of the Department of Music at Stanford. Hinton was on

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Apple Just Quietly Raised Prices for Apple Music and Apple TV Plus

Apple raised prices on its Apple Music and Apple TV Plus subscription services, as well as on its Apple One package that bundles both those services with a few others, marking their first major price increases in the US in years.

Effective immediately on Monday, new subscribers to Apple Music pay $1 more for individual plans, at $11 a month, and $2 more for family plans, at $17 a month. Apple TV Plus, meanwhile, is rising by $2 and will now cost $7 per month. 

Apple’s bundle service, Apple One, meanwhile, will cost $16.95 per month for an individual, a $2 increase. The Apple One family plan will hit $22.95 per month and its premier plan, $32.95 — a $3 bump for both. Apple One individual and family plans include Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, Apple Arcade cloud gaming and iCloud remote storage services; premier includes those

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Taylor Swift Is a Saucy, ‘Bejeweled’ Cinderella in New Music Video

Having not released a second of music or video imagery from “Midnights” prior to that album’s release four nights ago, Taylor Swift is making up for lost time. She’s released the second music video for a song from the album just days after the first, with “Bejeweled” hitting the Swift-isphere hot on the heels of “Anti-Hero” at the stroke of 12 (ET) Monday night. Watch the full clip, which co-stars Laura Dern, Dita von Teese and the three Haim sisters, below.

It’s a Cinderella story, although a prince — played briefly by producer/writer Jack Antonoff — figures into it even more briefly than in most versions of the fairy tale. Swift plays “House Wench Taylor,” who first appears as she is scrubbing up the vomit “Lady Este” (Este Haim) left behind after her drunken outing the night before. “Stepmommy” (Dern) and Ladies Alana and Danielle antagonize the suffering star even

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