Madonna a Carpool Karaoke Virgin No More — See First Pic With James Corden

“Bitch, I’m riding shotgun!”

Madonna on Wednesday revealed that she’ll soon join James Corden for a round of Carpool Karaoke, Instagramming a photo of herself with the Late Late Show host in New York City. (That’s right, folks. They’re braving Manhattan traffic this time.)

An airdate for Madonna’s appearance has yet to be announced, though it’s fair to assume she’ll pop up early next month to promote her upcoming concert special, which premieres Friday, Dec. 3 at 9/8c on Showtime.

Check out the first photo of Madonna and Corden (together, at last!) below, then drop a comment with your dream playlist.

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Madonna, Hollywood guruz to raise funds for Malawi

American songstress Madonna has together with her ex-husband Sean Penn organised an event aiming at raising funds to be pumped towards the pop star’s charity programmes in Malawi.

The occasion dubbed “Raising Malawi Gig” is scheduled for Faena Forum at Miami Beach, Florida in the United States of America on 2nd December this year. In an act of solidarity, a number of Hollywood superstars will be part of the fundraising night.

Madonna.

Madonna sets sights on fund-raising in Malawi.

Comedian Chris Rock and singer Arianna Grande are among the artists to light up the Raise Malawi Gig. The event with an appetising menu that includes music, art, and other perfomances will be hosted by James Corden.

According to information sourced by this publication, all proceeds from the event will go towards Raising Malawi, a non-profit organisation founded by Madonna in 2006.

 

The singer in collaboration with her Charity 

partners, plans to build what will be Malawi’s first Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care Unit. The new facility will be named after Mercy James, a Malawian girl child who was adopted by the pop star in 2009.

This will benefit Malawi’s health sector as it will double the number of life-saving surgeries performed on children every year. It will also provide intensive care after critical surgeries and train specialised Malawi medical staff.

Madonna is a foster parent to two Malawian children, a boy and a girl having adopted them from orphanages. She first adopted David Banda in Mchinji in 2006 and returned three years later to adopt Mercy James in Thondwe, Zomba.

She promised to keep the children in touch with their cultural heritage, by taking them home frequently as one of the conditions for adoption.

More at Malawi24

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Mega record and CD fair in Utrecht (lots of Madonna goodies) report

This time the dealers had a lot of Madonna merchandise to offer at worlds’ largest record fair in Utrecht today. Buddy’s Music (fab dealer from the UK) brought an entire Madonna collection including the original Erotica picture disc, various promo videos, presskits, Blond Ambition Tour itinerary and much more! 

There was a ton of vinyl and we even spotted the mega rare Spanish Ardiendo (not the bootleg version) 12″ for only 60 EUR (but then again the sleeve was in a very bad state). Thankfully good old genuine official vinyl was available besides the ever growing bootleg market (this is getting so frustrating).

Unfortunately a well known French dealer that is known for selling overpriced Madonna items, had been buying the greatest Madonna items for a relatively good price only to add a lot more EUR to it and offer it for sale through their stall. Many dealers told us so, unfortunately this does take away the pleasure of finding that Madonna goodie for a good price for us regulars. It is because of people like this that you will pay top price for your Madonna item. Use your brain and don’t pay top price for your item, always try and find it elsewhere for a reasonable price. 

Meanwhile these are some of the items we found from other dealers (that are reliable and do charge according to rarity):

  • Causing A Commotion and Angel – original 12″ mint vinyl pressings from Guatemala (they also had a variety of other pressings)
  • I’m Breathless – Italian LP (sealed)
  • MADONNA – original CD from Switzerland
  • The Virgin Tour – unofficial blu-ray (this dealer sold other Madonna shows on blu-ray too) with MTV unedited reel for Live Aid ’85 as a bonus

The fair was fantastic, let’s hope that in April dealers will be selling to real fans instead of profiteers

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Madonna to Perform to Benefit ‘Raising Malawi’, 12/2 – new press release update

Madonna will present an evening of music, art, mischief and performance to benefit Raising Malawi during Art Basel on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Faena Forum in Miami Beach, FL. For tickets and information on this extraordinary event please email reservations@raisingmalawievent.com

The Material Girl will be joined by special guests: Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn, Emmy and Grammy awarding-winning comedian Chris Rock, two-time Grammy nominated singer Ariana Grande and more. James Corden, host of Late Late Show, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the incredible night.

Attending guests will be treated to a once in a lifetime special performance by award-winning global superstar Madonna, as well as a cocktail reception and seated dinner. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to bid on art pieces from both well-known and burgeoning artists from around the world during a special live art auction.

All proceeds from the evening will benefit Raising Malawi, the non-profit organization founded by Madonna in 2006 as it works to build Malawi’s first pediatric surgery and intensive care unit. The new facility, to be named the Mercy James Institute of Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, is set to open in 2017 and will double the number of life-saving surgeries performed on children each year, provide intensive care after critical surgeries, and train specialized Malawian medical staff. In a country with only four pediatric surgeons and where 50% of the population is under the age of 15, this new facility will transform the lives of Malawian children. For more information, please visit www.raisingmalawi.org.

 
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Meeting Madonna at Selfridges in 2004 – my personal experience

Twelve years ago today my greatest wish became reality, I finally met Madonna!

To promote her ‘Adventures of Abdi’ children’s book Madonna had agreed to do a signing in Europe (after a few in the USA) taking place in Selfridges in London on a cold November day. The first 250 fans in the queue would be guaranteed of a meeting with Madonna after purchasing the new book. 

I only found out a few days prior to the event and just knew I had to attend, this was a once in a lifetime opportunity! I booked the trip, hotel and requested time off from work because well yeah this was MADONNA!! The meeting was more than I ever thought it would be, Madonna was such a friendly lady and stunningly gorgeous in person.

Afterwards I wrote down my entire experience in detail for everyone to read and to feel what it was like. I wrote this 12 years ago so keep that in mind! (story part of our Live Reports section)

 

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Kortingscode mega platenbeurs Utrecht Jaarbeurs – discount code Utrecht mega record fair

As usual we have a discount code available to all of our visitors for the upcoming mega record and cd fair in Utrecht in November. The code RC3 (issues fixed) gives you a discount of the original price of 14 euro’s, with discount you will only pay 11,50. There are no additional fees, order your ticket through www.recordplanet.nl

46th edition Mega Record & CD Fair | November 12 & 13 | Jaarbeurs Utrecht, the Netherlands

Mega Record & CD Fair celebrates the comeback of Vinyl

Vinyl is back at the Mega Records & CD Fair, even though some might say it never left the building. Vinyl lovers from all over the world find their way to the greatest record fair in the world, not least on Saturday when the 46th edition coincides again with the Le Guess Who? festival. On Saturday and Sunday November 12 & 13 collectors of vintage gramophone records and freshly pressed vinyl meet in Utrecht, where the Jaarbeurs houses more than 500 stands in 12.500 square metres of floor space dedicated to a great extent to good old and yet super contemporary vinyl records.

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Special guest at this edition will be author Clinton Heylin (UK). Heylin, well known for several books on Bob Dylan, will autograph his latest book ‘Dylan 66’ – scheduled for October – and his recently published book ‘Anarchy in the Year Zero’. Other events are: a Prince tribute and exhibition curated by knowledgeable Dutch collectors Arno Konings and Roald Bakker. There are record launches and performances by hard-rock band Helloïse, rockabilly duo ‘The Sensational Second Cousins’ and Australian blues-folk duo Kenna and Cox. Meet and greet many musicians from the first wave of Dutch punk bands like Ivy Green and Panic at the launching of the ‘I Don’t Care’ part 2 Dutch punk compilation. Omega Auctions (UK) will auction rare records and memorabilia life at the fair. A free Pop quiz on Sunday and many more to come.

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Anarchy in the Year Zero by Clinton Heylin

Many music lovers regard the vinyl record as the best sound reproduction medium that ever existed. A nice record collection is a joy for ever. Others see long playing records as part of their lifestyle, essential for the modern interior and beautiful artefacts that show taste, style and love of music. The vinyl record has made an incredible comeback over the last twenty years, from a classic medium for a select group of aficionados to a new way to set music apart from the disappointing sound quality of heavily compressed mp3-files or streaming services.

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Vinyl has a warmer sound, a record makes you feel its grooves in a direct way and the art work of an album cover looks way better in its bigger, original format. International record labels such as Sundazed, Back To Black and Music On Vinyl do great work in providing fresh product to the growing market for virgin vinyl. Record plants operate at full capacity and new albums by Foo Fighters, Adele, D’Angelo and the late David Bowie appeared recently in special vinyl editions. Reissues by Led Zeppelin and Sly & the Family Stone show their full glory on newly pressed LP’s and a reincarnation of The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers cannot be complete without Andy Warhol’s cover design of a pair of jeans with a real zipper.

International praise has been loaded upon the vinyl heaven that the Mega Record & CD Fair is. The Sunday Times (UK) spent last April two pages to describe the wonders of the biggest record fair in the world. Music journalist Jon Savage (MOJO, England’s Dreaming) wrote a loving tribute and can be found at the fair on his everlasting search for obscure sixties singles or (no kidding!) Dutch glam rock on vinyl. Web site thequietus.com celebrated the “torrid, slightly narcotic daydream” a tour of this magic music fair can make you experience.

Today’s record collector is no longer subject to the general stereotype of the scruffy older man with a well-worn linen bag hanging from his shoulder. Avid record hunters mix with happy day trippers who want to experience the vinyl dream. Free spirits, young women and hip young gunslingers are roaming the fair to find the one record that will make their life happier and more exciting. Feel free to visit the Mega Record & CD Fair because this is the place where the vinyl record will always be in the spotlight. Special editions, independent releases and major success albums all get the attention they deserve. Vinyl records, like diamonds, are forever.

Mega Record & CD Fair Autumn 2016
  • Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Jaarbeursplein 6 in Utrecht.
  • Saturday November 12 from 9.00 am till 5 pm
  • Sunday November 13 10.00 am till 5 pm
  • Entrance at the cash register: € 14,- (children up to 12 free)
  • Website presale: € 12,50
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American Life + Music to be re-issued on vinyl December 6, pre-order now

Warner Music continues the line of re-issues of Madonna’s studio albums on vinyl with Music and American Life! Both titles are planned for release on December 6.

Item details:

MUSIC – PRE-ORDER HERE

Catalogue Number: 47865
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Warner Brothers

Format: Vinyl
Other: Import
 
AMERICAN LIFEPRE-ORDER HERE
 
Catalogue Number: 48439
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Vinyl
Other : Import
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Madonna Gives Surprise Performance in New York’s Washington Square Park in Support of Hillary Clinton

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Madonna gave New Yorkers the surprise of a lifetime when she serenaded the crowd at Washington Square Park on Monday night (Nov. 7) with a special acoustic performance in support of Hillary Clinton.

She stood in the center of Washington Square Fountain surrounded by a group comprised mostly of NYU students who cheered as she performed covers of John Lennon’s “Imagine” and Peter, Paul and Mary’s “If I Had A Hammer,” as well as her own songs “Rebel Heart” and “Like A Prayer.”

She amped up the crowd and encouraged everyone to get to the polls Tuesday (Nov. 8) to vote, saying, “Vote with your heart, vote with your mind, vote with your spirit, vote with your soul. Save this country, please.”

Madge has been supporting Clinton throughout the campaign, from talking about the election while opening for Amy Schumer to stripping down with Katy Perry for the cause.

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Madonna performs surprise Hillary Clinton concert in New York

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Madonna expressed herself as only she can with a surprise acoustic concert in support of Hillary Clinton on Monday night in New York City, just hours before the polls were set to open.

Rallying her fans and fellow Clinton supporters to Washington Square Park via social media, the Material Girl performed such songs as “Don’t Tell Me,” “Like a Prayer,” “Express Yourself,” and John Lennon’s “Imagine,” while the crowd sang along.

According to the Associated Press, Madonna performed for 30 minutes and said the concert was “about unifying us and keeping America great, not making America great again.” Wearing a stars-and-stripes knit cap, she added, “We’re going to elect a president that does not discriminate.”

The pop star has been a staunch supporter of Clinton throughout her campaign, and recently made headlines with a racy offer for those voting for the Democratic nominee.

Complete article HERE

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