Today in History
Today in History
Today is Tuesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2019. There are 343 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, legalized abortions using a trimester approach. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson died at his Texas ranch at age 64.
On this date:
In 1498, during his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus arrived at the present-day Caribbean island of St. Vincent.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan, Kesha and St. Vincent have reimagined popular love songs to honor the LGBTQ community, and the singers are doing it by switching pronouns.
The six-song album, "Universal Love," was released digitally Thursday and includes Benjamin Gibbard of alternative band Death Cab for Cutie, singer-songwriter Valerie June and Kele Okereke of the indie rock group Bloc Party.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White and Arctic Monkeys will headline this year's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.
Travis Scott, The National, Vampire Weekend and Odesza also were among the performers announced Wednesday morning on Lollapalooza's website . More than 180 acts will play on eight stages Aug. 2-5 in Chicago's lakefront Grant Park.
Albums Approach Dark, Dramatic Territories, Leaving An Impression
St. Vincent – “Masseduction”
THE GOOD: St. Vincent (singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark) comes back with a slick (but not-TOO-slick) fifth.
THE BAD: Not here.
THE NITTY GRITTY: Co-produced and (at times) co-written with current pop wunderkind Jack Antonoff, “Masseduction” is not exactly a bid for the mainstream. Yet the album finds Clark flirting with the whole pop aesthetic while bending and/or breaking it in a way that only she can.
Tower of Power 50th anniversary tour, Jergel's Rhythm Grille, Warrendale. 724-799-8333 or jergels.com
Brad Williams, Jan. 18-21, Pittsburgh Improv, Waterfront, Homestead. pittsburgh.improv.com
World of Wheels, Jan. 19-21, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh. autorama.com/attend/pittsburgh
Get the Led Out, Jan. 19-20, Palace Theatre, Greensburg. 724-836-8000 or thepalacetheatre.org
St. Vincent has always been two people to me, and it has nothing to do with the fact there's Annie Clark the person and St. Vincent the persona.
The split occurs between the recorded music attributed to St. Vincent - five albums and one collaboration - and the performer who wows at festivals, as St. Vincent will this weekend as one of the headliners at Day for Night.
St. Vincent’s tour stop Saturday at the Palace Theatre was the concert equivalent of a bright butterfly emerging from a dark cocoon. It started out confined and colorless but gradually took flight with an increasingly radiant and bustling stage show.
Dallas-bred art-rocker Annie Clark — she’s recorded as St. Vincent since 2007, after stints playing with Sufjan Stevens and the Polyphonic Spree — always puts on a one-of-a-kind performance, but her sold-out, 90-minute St. Paul set was otherworldly.
Twin Cities concerts of the week: St. Vincent, Halsey, Liam Gallagher, Black Violin
Black Violin: If you still think a hip-hop/classical hybrid group sounds like a joke, then you should see this Florida duo in action. Violin- and viola-playing partners Kev Marcus and Wil B who perform over slamming beats and throw in a little rapping, too are following up some well-received local appearances at the Dakota with a meaningful bump up to St. Pauls renowned performance hall, after hitting both the classical and RB charts with its Universal Music Classics debut Stereotypes. Too bad ticket prices are more classical than they are rap. (7:30 p.m. Fri., Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St., St. Paul, $42-$78, Ordway.org.)
New recordings available this week:
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, "Lotta Sea Lice": Folk rock for low-pulse people. Early sample "Over Everything" sounds like mumbly Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra, but the detachment has a sprightly zeal.
Beck, "Colors": He went for hazy folk last time. This one is a kitchen-sink counterpart with '70s disco-funk ("Dreams") and syrupy hip-hop ("Wow"). "Lamborghini Shih Tzu" suggests he's still all for word scrambles.
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Brother Matt Hershey is mature enough in his Catholic faith to know that rock 'n' roll won't save his soul.
But it was a rock band that first brought him to St. Vincent College, starting him on a seven-year journey toward becoming a Benedictine monk.
Hershey, then a student at Franciscan University of Steubenville, came to St. Vincent in 2006 to see the band Wilco in concert. Now he's ready to call St. Vincent his spiritual home for good.
Kristen Stewart thought it was "really cool" to come out in such a "simple and straightforward" way.
Review: ‘Contemporary Color’ is a hypnotic concert film
In 2015, former Talking Heads front man David Byrne staged an unconventional show in which he paired up 10 contemporary musicians and performers with color guard teams — those baton and saber twirling staples of small town parades and high school football games. The musicians, including the likes of St. Vincent, Lucius, Ad-Rock, Zola Jesus and Nelly Furtado, composed original songs that the color guard teams then used to choreograph a corresponding routine. The unique spectacle, which took place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, is chronicled with experimental verve in the documentary "Contemporary Color ," from filmmaking brothers Bill and Turner Ross.
Today is Sunday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2017. There are 343 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History
On Jan. 22, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson, in an address to Congress, pleaded for an end to the war in Europe, calling for "peace without victory." (By April, however, America also was at war.)
On this date
1498— During his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus arrived at the present-day Caribbean island of St. Vincent.