Madonna & Nicki Minaj Hang in New York: Is There a New Collaboration Coming?

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“We go Hard or we go Home,” the Queen of Pop informs her subjects.

Madonna has another star-who-might-be-working-on-the-new-album to her high-wattage Instagram feed, as Nicki Minaj popped up on Monday night (Sept. 22) to blow a kiss, and maybe swirl some more collaboration rumors.

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“We go Hard or we go Home we Gon Do this all night long! #werk” Madonna captioned the photo, while Minaj posted the photo to her own Instagram a few hours earlier. “My trip to New York isn’t the same unless I bump into the Queen. #BitchItsMadonna,” she wrote, suggesting that the photo was the result of a chance encounter… however, “Bitch, I’m Madonna” is the name of a rumored new track produced by Diplo, so maybe Minaj was in town to record a guest verse?

Madonna and Minaj, of course, collaborated on her 2012 single “Give Me All Your Luvin,’” and performed the song together at the Super Bowl halftime show that year. Minaj was the guest artist on the song who did NOT give the middle finger to hundreds of millions of viewers at the Super Bowl (that’d be M.I.A.).

Madonna’s follow-up to MDNA is due out in 2015, and there are already over a dozen rumored collaborators on the as-yet-untitled project.

(Jason Lipshutz / Billboard.com)

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Het genie achter Michael en Madonna op NPO Cultura

Hij is het best bewaarde geheim van Hollywood, het creatieve brein achter wereldberoemde dansmoves, muziekvideo’s en commercials: Vincent Paterson. Zijn baanbrekende choreografieën voor Michael Jackson en Madonna kent iedereen, maar zelf bleef hij bewust uit de schijnwerpers.

  Titel:Het genie achter Michael en Madonna
    Zender:NPO Cultura
    Datum:22 september 2014
    Uitzendtijd:22:10 – 23:05 uur
    Genre:Informatief

    Jaar van premiere:2013
    Regisseur:Kersti Grunditz
    Bijzonderheden:HD 1080i

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‘Years’ of Beastie Boys, Madonna come alive in exhibit

The Beastie Boys, Madonna and Joe Strummer were not only the musical rebels of their time, but dear friends of photographer Josh Cheuse, as well.

In shooting these and many other famous faces, “my approach was to be kind to people, be real and just be honest,” Cheuse says. “I got good stuff because these people became my friends and family, and I respected them and they kind of got that. It wasn’t a paparazzi thing.”

Music fans with a penchant for candid moments can catch a glimpse of Cheuse’s more than 30 years of shooting artists in his new Grooving Years exhibit, opening Friday at New York’s Morrison Hotel Gallery and running through Oct. 11. The show includes rarely displayed and never-before-seen photographs of famed performers ranging from Oasis and Run-DMC to Lady Gaga and MGMT.

Click HERE for full article by USA Today

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Discount code for tickets to Mega record- and CD fair in Utrecht in November!

In November it’s time again for worlds’ largest record fair, as always we have a discount code for you to purchase your tickets.

Go to https://www.recordplanet.nl/presale.html and use the code VZ5

November 22 & 23, 2014 the Jaarbeurs Convention centre in Utrecht will host the 42nd edition of the Mega Record & CD Fair. An event that in the past 22 years has enjoyed international acclaim and made its name as the place to be for music fans, crate diggers, deejays and vinyl lovers. Packed with exhibitions, live performances, book signings and over 500 dealers from all over the world the fair offers the greatest choice of vinyl, cd’s and pop memorabilia. Don’t be surprised if you bump into artists searching for their own original productions. Some of the highlights of this edition will be an exhibition of funky vinyl covers and the reunion of the Dutch band Secret Sounds.

Mega Record & CD Fair Autumn 2014 in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht:

Saturday November 22nd from 09.00 until 17.00 hours
Sunday November 23th from 10.00 until 17.00 hours.

Address Jaarbeurs:
Jaarbeurs
Jaarbeursplein 6
3521 AL Utrecht
The Netherlands

Entrance November 2014

Entrance fee by the online pre-sale:

Adults till: € 11,50
Over 65 till: € 9,50
Passe-partout (two-day ticket): € 20,50
Prices valid till November 22, 11.00 pm

Entrance fee at the door:

Adults: € 13,-
Children up to 12 years free
With discount coupon: € 11,-
Over 65: € 11,-
Passe-partout (two-day ticket) € 22,-

Fore more information visit www.recordplanet.nl

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Photographer Deborah Feingold on the making of ‘Music’

madonna Q. Your photos of Madonna took on a life of their own.

A. I have no explanation for that. It was a 20-minute shoot in my apartment that was so tiny that all my furniture folded up against the wall, including the bed, table, and chairs. I was all set up. I had one assistant. She came with Liz Rosenberg, who remained her publicist. Her makeup was ready to go. I had a bowl of lollipops, Tootsie Rolls, and bubble gum. I probably didn’t get paid or have a budget; hence a bowl of lollipops and bubble gum. Everything was very simple. I shot four rolls of film, and for every frame she changed it up. It was like a dance, and I was a good follower. I had the skill, but she led. Twenty minutes later, she knew we had finished, and she left. She was a working girl, I was there to work, and that’s what you see.

To read the full interview by Boston Globe, click HERE

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