Pop http://blog.stingray.com/pop en Zara Larsson | Interview | Stingray Rising Stars http://blog.stingray.com/zara-larsson-interview-stingray-rising-stars <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Zara Larsson | Interview | Stingray Rising Stars</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Stingray</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 03/02/2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Zara Larsson is a new kind of pop star! At just 23 years old, the Swedish sensation is already a multi-platinum-selling artist as her album <em>So Good</em> was one of the most-streamed debuts. The Skokholm-based artist is our Rising Star for March, and answered a few of our questions! </p> <p>You can listen to Zara Larsson’s hits on the following Stingray Music’s channels: </p> <p class="text-align-center"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1123?utm_source=editorial&amp;amp;utm_medium=blog-post" target="_blank">Rising Stars </a></p> <p class="text-align-center"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0832?utm_source=editorial&amp;amp;utm_medium=blog-post" target="_blank">Chill Pop </a></p> <p class="text-align-center"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0229?utm_source=editorial&amp;amp;utm_medium=blog-post" target="_blank">Europe's Future Superstars </a></p> <p class="text-align-center"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0234?utm_source=editorial&amp;amp;utm_medium=blog-post" target="_blank">Women on Top </a></p> <p class="text-align-center">And more! </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p paraeid="{3904ec0d-7c51-41c8-a074-c1a6804e29fe}{235}" paraid="1361743612"><strong>What got you into music?  </strong></p> <p paraeid="{3904ec0d-7c51-41c8-a074-c1a6804e29fe}{241}" paraid="1733838260">I honestly can’t tell what got me into the music industry, but it was probably when I was ten years old, and I won Sweden’s Got Talent. That opened a lot of doors for me, meeting people and such... But in music in general? I don’t know! I’ve just been doing music my whole life. I’ve always loved singing, and I’m living my childhood dream right now! </p> <p paraeid="{34b11365-8617-4423-81d0-6aa6c29f5183}{26}" paraid="123019109"><strong>If you weren’t doing music, what would you be doing right now? </strong></p> <p paraeid="{34b11365-8617-4423-81d0-6aa6c29f5183}{32}" paraid="1767041237">I would probably do something in entertainment. I don’t really love school... Maybe acting, or hosting stuff like a radio host. It would be really fun because I like to talk! Or I would do something like design, something creative. </p> <p paraeid="{34b11365-8617-4423-81d0-6aa6c29f5183}{44}" paraid="710693745"><strong>What is your favorite song of all time? </strong></p> <p paraeid="{34b11365-8617-4423-81d0-6aa6c29f5183}{50}" paraid="1195952017">It’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen because it’s like five songs in one. It’s a masterpiece, in my opinion. </p> <p paraeid="{34b11365-8617-4423-81d0-6aa6c29f5183}{56}" paraid="1947940575"><strong>Who would you like to collaborate with? </strong></p> <p paraeid="{34b11365-8617-4423-81d0-6aa6c29f5183}{62}" paraid="646356226">I would like to collaborate more with girls, with women. I was so excited to collaborate with Sabrina Carpenter, and I thought she was so lovely to work with and an amazing artist. So, more girls! Kehlani is on top of my list, Ariana Grande, Snoh Aalegra… so look out in the future for the gals! </p> <p paraeid="{34b11365-8617-4423-81d0-6aa6c29f5183}{86}" paraid="793356638"><strong>What are you working on right now? </strong></p> <p paraeid="{34b11365-8617-4423-81d0-6aa6c29f5183}{92}" paraid="618562600">I’ve just finished my album! It’s ready to go! I guess I’m just working on not being too nervous about it. And when it’s out, I will run back in the studio and make another album. We’re not waiting four years for the next one!  </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Hemos elegido a 10 mujeres que son ejemplo de resiliencia y que nos impulsan a luchar por nuestros sueños.</p> <p>Mientras lees esto, disfruta de nuestra <a href="//music.stingray.com/women-in-music?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=on-going”"><strong>Programación Especial: Mujeres en la Música</strong></a> en Stingray Music.</p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Totó La Momposina</strong></h3> <p>Totó La Momposina es una carismática leyenda viva de la canción afrocolombiana, la 'Reina de la Cumbia' original, cuya vida entera se ha dedicado a representar la música de la costa caribeña de su país. Totó ha sido fundamental para mantener estas tradiciones musicales vivas, llevándolas a un público internacional. Ella continúa trabajando incansablemente para promover la música de su tierra natal, impulsada por la pasión y la alegría de la interpretación. En el 2006 recibió el premio WOMEX Lifetime Achievement Award, en el 2011 recibió el Premio Nacional de Vida y Trabajo del Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia y en el 2013 el Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.</p> <h3><strong>Mercedes Sosa</strong></h3> <p>Mercedes Sosa, la cantante folclórica argentina es conocida en toda América Latina como “La voz de los sin voz”. Su repertorio políticamente cargado, siempre fue representado con una voz potente, terrenal y apasionada. Ella es sinónimo de lucha, resistencia y libertad. Su carrera abarcó casi seis décadas, lanzó 70 álbumes, ganó tres premios Grammy Latinos y recibió varios títulos honoríficos, incluido el premio Fondo de Desarrollo de las Naciones Unidas para la Mujer (Unifem) en reconocimiento a su defensa de los derechos de la mujer.</p> <h3><strong>Celia Cruz</strong></h3> <p>Celia Cruz "La Reina De La Salsa" interpretó canciones dedicadas a México y Cuba. Se enfocó en la pertenencia a la comunidad latina en los Estados Unidos y adoptó elementos africanos y afrocubanos en su personalidad. Su eslogan "¡Azúcar!" aludía a la historia cubana y a la violencia de la esclavitud. Caracterizada por sus vestidos lujosos, pelucas extravagantes y tacones excéntricos, Celia llegó a grabar alrededor de 70 álbumes, obtuvo 23 discos de oro y recibió numerosos premios y distinciones, incluidos dos premios Grammy y tres premios Grammy Latino.</p> <h3><strong>Ana Tijoux</strong></h3> <p>Ana Tijoux esta entre las 100 mujeres inspiradoras e influyentes del 2020 según la BBC. Ella es una activista social muy comprometida con la defensa de la condición femenina. Ana Tijoux, es la voz de las mujeres que callan por la violencia de género. Durante más de 20 años, la rapera ha denunciado las desigualdades e injusticias sociales a través de sus canciones. p&gt;</p> <h3><strong>Ivy Queen</strong></h3> <p>Antes de que el reguetón fuera un género fácilmente identificable, y mucho antes de la presencia mundial de los movimientos de justicia impulsados por las redes sociales, Ivy Queen estaba haciendo música que se enfocaba en las experiencias de las mujeres. Ivy Queen se convirtió en la primera mujer miembro de The Noise. Para cuando lanzó su tercer álbum, Diva, el reguetón estaba en vísperas de un crossover global y su álbum preparó el terreno para ello. Su canción "Yo quiero bailar" se convirtió en un himno para las mujeres de todo el mundo. Ivy Queen dijo: “El reguetón hablaba de mujeres y culos y yo hablaba de empoderamiento” Ivy Queen allanó el camino para la nueva generación de reguetoneras de hoy.!</p> <h3><strong>Shakira</strong></h3> <p>La cantante colombiana Shakira es una de las artistas latinas más exitosas de los últimos años y ha obtenido un gran reconocimiento internacional. Ella sabe lo que se necesita para hacer música que le hable a la gente. Con dieciocho álbumes, ha ganado 324 premios de 713 nominaciones, incluidos 3 premios Grammy y 12 premios Grammy latinos, lo que la convierte en una de las artistas latinas más premiadas de todos los tiempos. Su organización benéfica, Los Pies Descalzos Foundation llamada así por su primer álbum revelación, ayuda a los niños pobres de todo el mundo.</p> <h3><strong>Ana Gabriel</strong></h3> <p>Ana Gabriel 'La Diva de América' ha influenciado a generaciones de fanáticos de la música desde que lanzó su carrera en 1970. La cantautora mexicana se especializa en canciones sobre mujeres que han sido traicionadas, pero nunca son suplicantes o victimas. Las mujeres de Gabriel ponen límites, venganza si es necesario. Saben que, si el amor no funciona esta vez, sobrevivirán y volverán a amar. Gabriel ha tenido grandes éxitos en el pop latino, el rock y, sobre todo, en la música de mariachi. Ha lanzado 35 álbumes de estudio y recopilatorios y ganó docenas de premios, incluido el premio "Leyenda" 2015 de la Fundación de la Herencia Hispana, que celebra las contribuciones hispanas a los Estados Unidos.</p> <h3><strong>Selena</strong></h3> <p>"Lo imposible siempre es posible". Más que solo su cita favorita, esas cuatro palabras capturan el ascenso meteórico de una joven latina que desafió las expectativas, convirtiéndose en una artista discográfica ganadora del Grammy cuyas contribuciones a la música y la moda la convirtieron en una de las artistas mexicoestadounidenses más famosas del siglo XX. p&gt;</p> <h3><strong>Jennifer Lopez</strong></h3> <p>Jennifer Lopez abrió el camino para una generación de latinas. Merece ser celebrada no solo por su talento como bailarina, cantante, actriz y emprendedora, sino también por su impacto. López cambió el panorama de Hollywood, aumentando sin ayuda la representación latina en el cine, la televisión y la moda. JLo recibio el premio Billboard 'Women in Music Icon' del 2020, se ubicó en el número uno de los "100 hispanos más influyentes" de People en Español en el 2007 y, en el 2012, encabezó la lista Forbes Celebrity 100.</p> <h3><strong>Gloria Estefan</strong></h3> <p>La cantante y compositora Gloria Estefan originalmente saltó a la fama en la década de 1970 al unirse a Miami Sound Machine. A medida que avanzaba hacia una carrera discográfica en solitario, y se convirtió en una de las primeras artistas latinas en lograr un gran éxito en todo el mundo. Si hubo una canción esencial del pop latino de los 80 que capturó la esencia de la década, es "Conga" de Miami Sound Machine. Esta y las otras canciones del álbum Primitive Love sentaron las bases para el pop latino tal como lo conocemos hoy. Gloria Estefan fusión de pop, disco y salsa vendió 100 millones de álbumes y ganó siete premios Grammy. Ha sido galardonada con el premio "Salón de la Fama" del Foro Internacional de Mujeres y recibió el Medallón de Excelencia por Servicio Comunitario 2001 del Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Mantente al tanto de las noticias más recientes en música. Siguenos en <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingraylatam/?hl=en">Instagram</a>, y <a href="https://twitter.com/stingraylatam">Twitter</a>. </strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/pop" hreflang="en">Pop</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/220" hreflang="en">Reggaetón</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/folk" hreflang="en">Folk</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/78" hreflang="en">LATAM</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/81" hreflang="en">Spanish</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/2021-02/3218_SM_Special-Programming_Women-in-Music_Blog-Post_1200x600_V01-sp_0.jpg" width="1200" height="600" alt="Artistas Femeninas" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:36:12 +0000 Paula 904 at http://blog.stingray.com Female Artists who Crush it http://blog.stingray.com/women-in-music <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Female Artists who Crush it</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Stingray</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 02/26/2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2><strong><span><span><span><span>Female Artists who Crush it</span></span></span></span></strong></h2> <p>Women in Music is March's Special Programming, and it's dedicated to all those female singers and artists who inspire us through their songs and stories. We have chosen 5 women who have pushed boundaries and inspire us to fight for our dreams.</p> <p>While you read this enjoy the best of <strong>Women in Music on Stingray Music!</strong></p> <p><a href="//music.stingray.com/women-in-music?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=on-going”" target="_blank"><strong>▶ Play</strong></a></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Dolly Parton</strong></h3> <p>Besides from being a prolific writer, Dolly Parton has been an icon in country music for decades, paving the way for female artists. One of her first singles, "Just Because I'm a Woman", tells the story of a woman taking her emancipation over a man. Released in the late 60s, the song brought the sexual revolution to the Country Music fans. Later, her song "9 to 5" is an anthem for female office workers, besides of becoming the #1 hit in 1980. The song and film 9 to 5 -in which Dolly Parton plays the role of Doralee Rhodes, gave their titles to 9to5, an organization founded in 1973 with the aim of bringing about fair pay and equal treatment for women in the workplace.</p> <h3><strong>Taylor Swift</strong></h3> <p>One of the most inspiring artists of our time is of course Taylor Swift. Top writer, singer, performer and Billboard's woman of the decade are just some of her numerous achievements. She champions fellow female artists and is not afraid of denouncing the "toxic male privilege" in the music industry. Taylor Swift announced that a rerecording of one of her first albums, "Fearless," will be released in April. Fearless, indeed.</p> <h3><strong>Beyonce</strong></h3> <p>"The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence," once said Beyoncé. Queen B's has always been a huge supporter of different social movements and especially feminism. Her extensive repertoire contains numerous female empowering anthems: "Indepedent Women" (early days with the Destiny's Childs), "Run the World (Girls)," "Single Ladies," "Pretty Hurts" and the list goes on. Did you know that in her hit “Flawless,” Beyoncé sampled a speech entitled “We Should All Be Feminists” by the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie? When not inspiring fellow women with her arts, Beyoncé militates in favour of gender equality support girls’ education through the association she co-founded, CHIME FOR CHANGE, and the Formation Scholars award program, which “encourages and supports young women who are bold, creative, conscious, confident, and unafraid to think outside the box.”</p> <h3><strong>Cher</strong></h3> <p>We couldn't talk about inspiring female artists without mentioning the most fabulous female icon, Cher. Cher is the only artist in history to rank on a Billboard chart for six consecutive decades. She has one of the most prolific careers of the music history. From the hippie-girl of “Sonny &amp; Cher Comedy Hour” to the to the success of “Believe” at the age of 52, Cher as never stopped braking records and pushing boundaries. The "Goddess of Pop" and actress is also an activist for LGBTQ rights, and an icon for the gay community.</p> <h3><strong>Lizzo</strong></h3> <p>Not only Lizzo became the third female rapper to top the Hot 100 without a featured artist, but also became the first #1 Black solo female R&amp;B singer on the Hot 100 since Rihanna's hit "Diamonds". Needless to say the Lizzo is one of the most successful artists of her generation. After struggling with body issues at an early age, Lizzo became an advocate for body positivity. She celebrates self-love in her songs ("Mirror, mirror on the wall, don't say it 'cause I know I'm cute.", lyrics from "Juice"), music videos (in the music video for "Truth Hurts," Lizzo marries herself!), her performances (her group of dancers, the Big Grrrls, is composed of plus-size dancers) and truly in anything else she does!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Discover Henry’s Top 5 pop tracks!</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <h2><strong><span><span><span><span>Best of Pop songs of 2020</span></span></span></span></strong></h2> <p>While you read this, enjoy the best from 2020’s top pop adult artists on Stingray Music!</p> <p><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1649?utm_source=editorial&amp;amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;amp;utm_campaign=holidays_2020&amp;amp;utm_stingray_id=f3754e8ad935" target="_blank"><strong class="button-video">Play</strong></a></p> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span class="color-white">"Bruises" – Lewis Capaldi</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><img alt="Lewis Capaldi" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="74864aba-a471-4d06-afb7-856806e3de68" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Lewis%20Capaldi.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Released late 2019 and perhaps not as popular as “Someone You Loved” or “Before You Go,” but lyrically, this track is strong, and you can feel his pain. .</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>"death bed (coffee for your head)" – Powfu ft. beabadoobee</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="death bed (coffee for your head) " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ffda9831-d9b9-43c0-bf5a-fa24f28120dc" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/death%20bed%20%28coffee%20for%20your%20head%29%20Powfu%20ft.%20beabadoobee.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>This song gets in your head and stays there, sort of like a good cup of coffee.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span class="color-white">"Blinding Lights" - The Weeknd</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><img alt="Blinding Lights - The Weeknd" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="77dc7bf1-1e11-4d20-9dee-a7d58fc880c6" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Blinding%20Lights%20-%20The%20Weeknd.JPG" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Start to finish, a perfect pop song for years to come.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span>"Physical" and "Break My Heart" - Dua Lipa</span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="Dua Lipa" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7a6728c1-c43c-490d-ad4e-ab46fd869183" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Physical%20and%20Break%20My%20Heart%20Dua%20Lipa.JPG" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Throwback party songs – for when we can party again.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span class="color-white">"Lonely" - Justin Bieber &amp; Benny Blanco</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img alt="Lonely - Justin Bieber &amp; Benny Blanco" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e0cd513b-6464-431c-90d0-bdb78b6213d6" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Lonely.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">This song works on many levels, and it’s one of the few tracks this year that I don’t skip!</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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There’s online shopping, cooking, cleaning, wrapping, baking, decorating, and celebrating. We’ve rounded up the top 10 holiday songs to get you through this frenzy-inducing time of year.</p> <div class="row-flex"> <div class="column-flex 2-third"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="Kelly" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="832bf214-2f9b-49dd-809f-121cb3d0a7b4" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Kelly_1.jpg" /></div> <div class="col"> <h3 paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{39}" paraid="293201973"><span class="color-white"><strong> 10. “Underneath the Tree” by Kelly Clarkson </strong></span></h3> <p paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{55}" paraid="1005910352"><span class="color-white"><strong>This big-band style song will put a joyous pep in your step. You won’t be able to help grinning ear to ear with this bop that’s positively bursting with good cheer. With its emphasis on love and gratitude during the holiday season, this relatively new holiday song is already a modern-day standard. Get on board with one of the happiest Christmas songs in recent years. </strong></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-flex"> <div class="column-flex 2-third"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="Michael" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5e79cc63-3c51-4f7a-a3c1-26b2cb745e0a" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Michael.jpg" /></div> <div class="col"> <h3 paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{39}" paraid="293201973"><span class="color-white"><strong>9. “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!” by Michael Bublé</strong></span></h3> <p paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{55}" paraid="1005910352"><span class="color-white"><strong>Michael Bublé gifts us this delightful rendition of a favourite Christmas standard. The beat is uptempo, the crowd is singing along; the holiday spirit is strong with this song. Get in the mood for sing-alongs, get-togethers and late nights with family and friends. Stay inside, get cozy, and let it snow to the tune of Bublé’s crooning vocals.</strong></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-flex"> <div class="column-flex 2-third"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="Brenda" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="21073605-7661-4750-94c8-b0bbb48eb17c" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Brenda.jpg" /></div> <div class="col"> <h3 paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{39}" paraid="293201973"><span class="color-white"><strong>8. “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee</strong></span></h3> <p paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{55}" paraid="1005910352"><span class="color-white"><strong>The late 1950s must have been feeling really Christmassy because here’s another gem from that era. Did you know that Brenda Lee was only 13 years old when she recorded this single? Her mature voice lends itself perfectly to this holiday tune. And for those who grew up in the ‘90s, you’ll recall that it’s in the soundtrack to the film Home Alone. It’s one of the most downloaded Christmas songs of all times.</strong></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-flex"> <div class="column-flex 2-third"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="bobby" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4bfe5788-b239-49fa-89cf-4d148546a5ec" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/bobby.jpg" /></div> <div class="col"> <h3 paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{39}" paraid="293201973"><span class="color-white"><strong>7. “Jingle Bell Rock,” by Bobby Helms </strong></span></h3> <p paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{55}" paraid="1005910352"><span class="color-white"><strong>The holidays wouldn’t be complete without this popular Christmas song, released in the late 1950s. The tune has stood the test of time and is a must for any holiday get-together. The rockabilly sound, backup singers, and jingle bells makes it an irresistible festive hit. Only two minutes long, our only Christmas wish is that it was a little longer.</strong></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-flex"> <div class="column-flex 2-third"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="blog-tony-bennett" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f40dc716-4e67-4d0b-a1b5-d40841f66d50" height="335" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/blog-tony-bennett_0.jpg" width="335" /></div> <div class="col"> <h3 paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{39}" paraid="293201973"><span class="color-white"><strong>6. “Silver Bells” by Tony Bennett</strong></span></h3> <p paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{55}" paraid="1005910352"><span class="color-white"><strong>This old-time Christmas classic is guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit. Tony’s smooth voice and classy piano will bring a touch of vintage cool to your festivities. Cuddle up to someone you love and enjoy this laid-back, jazzy take on a Christmas song that never goes out of style. Your grandma loved it, and so will you.</strong></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-flex"> <div class="column-flex 2-third"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="John Lennon" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ec3d98ff-a0b8-4a93-911b-674fbe9832c5" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/John%20Lennon.jpg" /></div> <div class="col"> <h3 paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{39}" paraid="293201973"><span class="color-white"><strong>5. “Happy Xmas (War is Over)” by John Lennon</strong></span></h3> <p paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{55}" paraid="1005910352"><span class="color-white"><strong>This beloved song was originally written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono as a protest song against the war in Vietnam. Over the years, it’s become a holiday favorite frequently covered by other artists. The Harlem Community Choir add that touch of magic that makes you want to sing along with your near and dear ones. Spread peace, love, and goodwill to all with this enchanting tune.</strong></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-flex"> <div class="column-flex 2-third"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="Bruce" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0011afb1-704e-4990-a327-b15089b7b0f7" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Bruce.jpg" /></div> <div class="col"> <h3 paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{39}" paraid="293201973"><span class="color-white"><strong>4. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” by Bruce Springsteen</strong></span></h3> <p paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{55}" paraid="1005910352"><span class="color-white"><strong>Bruce Springsteen reinvents this holiday classic with the help of the E Street Band. This rock version of the song feels as dynamic as it is surprising. Who knew that The Boss had such a soft spot for Christmas standards? It’s a holiday treat that’s as fun for kids as grown-ups alike.</strong></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-flex"> <div class="column-flex 2-third"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="Band Aid" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6e97dd10-e017-4416-83b7-76850813c5f0" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Band%20Aid.jpg" /></div> <div class="col"> <h3 paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{39}" paraid="293201973"><span class="color-white"><strong>3. “Do They Know it's Christmas?” by Band Aid</strong></span></h3> <p paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{55}" paraid="1005910352"><span class="color-white"><strong>2004 brought us a refresh of the original 1984 song written by Band Aid organisers Bob Geldof and Midge Ure. Upon its release, this version climbed to number one like the previous two. Whether you love or hate this song (and this version), it's a great reminder to give to the less fortunate during what can be a difficult time of year for many people.</strong></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-flex"> <div class="column-flex 2-third"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="blog-paul-mccartney-christmas" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b29fbd7c-24ff-4e40-a257-db77113994d8" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/blog-paul-mccartney-christmas_0.jpg" /></div> <div class="col"> <h3 paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{39}" paraid="293201973"><span class="color-white"><strong>2. “Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney</strong></span></h3> <p paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{55}" paraid="1005910352"><span class="color-white"><strong>The jingle bells throughout this song add a playfulness that bring out the kid in all of us. Enjoy the lightheartedness of this seasonal favorite. Did you know that Paul McCartney wrote the lyrics and played every instrument on this track? His magic shines through and makes us want to gather family and friends for a cup of Christmas tea.</strong></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-flex"> <div class="column-flex 2-third"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="MAriah Carey" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="fa74d5c5-7a28-4864-b7c4-a0e0c619069b" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/mariah.jpg" /></div> <div class="col"> <h3 paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{39}" paraid="293201973"><span class="color-white"><strong>1. “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey</strong></span></h3> <p paraeid="{cab751b5-a010-449a-a110-6a98631d457b}{55}" paraid="1005910352"><span class="color-white"><strong>Happy 25th anniversary to this Christmas gem that keeps on giving every single year. Mariah’s crystal-clear voice brings the warmth, love, and fun that everybody craves during the holidays. Re-recorded in 2010, this song also got a makeover this year as a duet with Justin Bieber. This holiday standard isn’t going anywhere soon, and we couldn’t be merrier.</strong></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://go.onelink.me/wEkK/31c389c0?af_force_deeplink=true" target="_blank"><strong>Stingray Music</strong></a> has you covered this Christmas season! <a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0681?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=holidays_2020&amp;utm_stingray_id=f3754e8ad935" target="_blank">Listen to the Best Christmas Songs of All Time!</a></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most important stories in music. 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Join us for three weeks of the most iconic performances from international music fests and concerts by your favourite artists.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>For the Summer Encore Festival, we’ve curated a time and space-bending medley featuring shows from Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Shakira, Bob Marley &amp; The Wailers, and more. You won’t need to worry about choosing which stage to go to or which performance you’re willing to miss since all the shows are available on-demand!</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>Travel back in time to Woodstock, soak up the sun at Rock at Rio, or feel the electrifying thrill of Glastonbury. Or, kick back and experience all of them, because you can!</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>Each week, the Summer Encore fest will give you free access to some of the most memorable concerts and festival performances of all time, from </span></span></span><a href="https://qello.com/app/en/concert/2270397/amy-winehouse/live-eurock%C3%A9ennes-de-belfort-2007?utm_stingray_id=dc01d124a26b&amp;utm_campaign=qc_summerencore_2020&amp;utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_content=teaser"><span><span><span>Amy Winehouse’s stunning set at Eurockéennes de Belfort in 2007</span></span></span></a><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span> to </span></span></span><a href="https://qello.com/app/en/concert/2508938/coldplay/live-at-la-cigale-2012?utm_stingray_id=dc01d124a26b&amp;utm_campaign=qc_summerencore_2020&amp;utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_content=teaser" target="_blank"><span><span><span>Coldplay’s eye-popping and confetti-filled show at La Cigale in 2012</span></span></span></a><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>. You’ll also have access to spectacular shows from The Cure, Ellie Goulding, Royal Blood, Gregory Porter, Michael Kiwanuka, Beck, and many more.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>Our crew of festivalgoers and music lovers will also be able to view even more jaw-dropping concerts with the ALL-ACCESS pass for exclusive VIP content. Experience the pure magic of Queen’s legendary Wembley Stadium show, </span></span></span><a href="https://qello.com/app/en/concert/2155852/various-artists/live-at-knebworth-1990-volume-iii?utm_stingray_id=dc01d124a26b&amp;utm_campaign=qc_summerencore_2020&amp;utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_content=teaser" target="_blank"><span><span><span>Pink Floyd</span></span></span></a><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span> and Paul McCartney’s iconic sets at Live at Knebworth in 1990, </span></span></span><a href="https://qello.com/app/en/concert/2232469/various-artists/the-woodstock-diaries?utm_stingray_id=dc01d124a26b&amp;utm_campaign=qc_summerencore_2020&amp;utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_content=teaser" target="_blank"><span><span><span>Janis Joplin’s renowned Woodstock performance</span></span></span></a><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>, </span></span></span><a href="https://qello.com/app/en/concert/2097565/bruce-springsteen/london-calling-live-in-hyde-park?utm_stingray_id=dc01d124a26b&amp;utm_campaign=qc_summerencore_2020&amp;utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_content=teaser" target="_blank"><span><span><span>Bruce Springsteen Live at Hyde Park</span></span></span></a><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>, plus concerts by Wu-Tang Clan, Ed Sheeran, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, The Killers, Sam Smith, Green Day, Bob Marley, The Who, and many more.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>As if it weren’t enticing enough, we’re spicing things up with a contest for those who reserve their festival entry </span></span></span><a href="https://rsvp.stingray.com/encore/?utm_stingray_id=dc01d124a26b&amp;utm_campaign=qc_summerencore_2020&amp;utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_content=teaser" target="_blank"><span><span><span>right here</span></span></span></a><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>. RSVP for lineup details, an exclusive offer, and the chance to </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>win a one-year all-access pass for Qello Concerts and incredible festival merch!*</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/C3OGlXaN0MA?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <h2>Summer Encore Festival lineup!</h2> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>WEEK 1: JULY 29 – AUGUST 4</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>QUEEN                                     LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>PINK FLOYD                            LIVE AT KNEBWORTH 1990 – VOLUME III</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>SHAKIRA                                  LIVE FROM PARIS</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>WU-TANG CLAN                       LIVE IN MONTREUX</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>MUMFORD &amp; SONS                 THE ROAD TO RED ROCK</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>ELLIE GOULDING                     LIVE AT MAIN SQUARE 2016*</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>ENRIQUE IGLESIAS                 VINA DEL MAR 2000*</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>THE LUMINEERS                      LIVE AT MUSILAC 2017*</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>ROYAL BLOOD                        EUROCKEENNESS 2017*</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>GREGORY PORTER                 NICE JAZZ FESTIVAL 2012*</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>WEEK 2: AUGUST 5 – AUGUST 11</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>THE ROLLING STONES            SWEET SUMMER SUN: HYDE PARK LIVE</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>PAUL McCARTNEY                   LIVE AT KNEBWORTH 1990 – VOLUME 1</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>JANIS JOPLIN                           </span></span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>50th ANNIVERSARY OF WOODSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL: THE WOODSTOCK DIARIES</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>SHERYL CROW                        MILES FROM MEMPHIS LIVE AT THE PANTAGES THEATRE</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>THE KILLERS                           LIVE AT V FESTIVAL 2014</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>COLDPLAY                               LIVE AT CIGALE 2012*</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>TOTO                                        VINA DEL MAR 2004*</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>BECK                                       LIVE AT LES EUROCKEENNES FESTIVAL 2016*</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>JACK JOHNSON                       MAIN SQUARE 2014*</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>INXS                                         VINA DEL MAR 2003*</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>WEEK 3: AUGUST 12 – AUGUST 18</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>CARLOS SANTANA                  GREATEST HITS: LIVE AT MONTREUX 2011</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>KATY PERRY                           LIVE AT ROCK IN RIO BRAZIL 2015**</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>THE WHO                                 LIVE AT HYDE PARK</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>BOB MARLEY AND THE           LIVE IN CONCERT </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>WAILERS</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>SAM SMITH                              LIVE AT V FESTIVAL 2014</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>GREEN DAY                            BULLET IN A BIBLE</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>CARLOS SANTANA                  GREAT HITS: LIVE AT MONTREUX 2011</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>AMY WINEHOUSE                    LIVE AT EUROCKEENNES DE BELFORT 2007*</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>THE CURE                                TOURNEE 2012 AUX EUROCKEENNES DE BELFORT*</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>MICHAEL KIWANUKA               LIVE: GAROROCK FESTIVAL 2017*</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>DAMIAN MARLEY                     EUROCK 15*</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span>OF MONSTERS AND MEN        MAIN SQUARE FESTIVAL 2013*</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><i><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">*FREE CONCERTS</span></i></span><span><span><span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"> ** <i>exclude Canada</i></span></span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2>Summer of love</h2> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>We’ve had the chance to speak to some of these legends thanks to Ben Fong-Torres, ex-editor at Rolling Stone magazine, and our very own Zach Monson’s great interviews. Discover Ben’s article on the </span></span></span><a href="https://blog.stingray.com/remembering-summer-love-50-years-after-0" target="_blank"><span><span><span>Summer of Love</span></span></span></a><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span> and </span></span></span><a href="https://blog.stingray.com/paul-mccartney-live-knebworth-1990" target="_blank"><span><span><span>his review of Paul McCartney’s performance at Knebworth in 1990</span></span></span></a><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>, and Zach’s </span></span></span><a href="https://blog.stingray.com/interview-mumford-sons-stingray-pauseplay" target="_blank"><span><span><span>sit-down with Mumford &amp; Sons</span></span></span></a><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>We’re immensely stoked to present summer 2020’s biggest music festival, all while keeping festivalgoers safe from home. It’s important to hold onto things we enjoy during this strange period in time. We can’t wait to have you at the Summer Encore Fest, so bust out your best summer outfits and come jam with us! </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>Psst! If you’re craving summer music right now, check out Stingray Music playlists like </span></span></span><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1606" target="_blank"><span><span><span>2020 Summer Hits</span></span></span></a><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>, </span></span></span><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0546" target="_blank"><span><span><span>Classic Rock: Summer</span></span></span></a><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>, </span></span></span><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0271" target="_blank"><span><span><span>Fab Summer Cookout</span></span></span></a><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>, and so many more. You’re welcome </span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>😉</span></span></span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span>Don’t forget to </span></span></span><a href="https://rsvp.stingray.com/encore/?utm_stingray_id=dc01d124a26b&amp;utm_campaign=qc_summerencore_2020&amp;utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_content=teaser" target="_blank"><span><span><span>RSVP</span></span></span></a><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB"><span><span> for the festival!*</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p>*Contest ended July 28th at 11:59 P.M EST*</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/qello" hreflang="en">Qello</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/qello-concerts-stingray" hreflang="en">Qello Concerts by Stingray</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/rock" hreflang="en">Rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/pop" hreflang="en">Pop</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/festival" hreflang="en">Festival</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/2020-07/1631_SQ_Summer-of-Festivals_Blog_Metadata_1200x628_V01.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Qello Summer Encore Festival" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Wed, 15 Jul 2020 16:45:06 +0000 Stingray 858 at http://blog.stingray.com Norah Jones and the Handsome Band: Live in 2004 http://blog.stingray.com/norah-jones-and-handsome-band-live-2004 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Norah Jones and the Handsome Band: Live in 2004</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/ben-fong-torres" lang="" about="/ben-fong-torres" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Ben Fong-Torres</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 06/16/2020</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In the early 2000’s, I had two occasions to attend South by Southwest, the music conferences that takes place in—and takes over—Austin every year. I was on a panel one year, then did an onstage interview with <a href="http://qello.com/concert/Classic-Album-The-Band-4300" target="_blank">The Band’</a>s Robbie Robertson a year or two later.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Each, year, I learned , there was one major “buzz act,” the one band or musician everybody had to see. I had great timing. The first time I went, it was Shelby Lynne. The next: Norah Jones.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>SXSW artists played anywhere and everywhere. I caught Norah at a barbeque restaurant one afternoon and at a Tower Records gig. Wherever she played, listeners were mesmerized. I met her briefly after one event, and there was no question that she’d turn the buzz into a blast of a career. Her first album sold 4 million copies. </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>But if she was having a blast, it didn’t show on stage—at least early on. She never failed to sing and play piano beautifully. But she was always at the grand piano, sideways to the audience, often looking down or straight at her band as she sang her wistful, jazz-tinged songs.  </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>This was not the real Norah, who enjoyed hanging out, jamming, and doing after-hour gigs with her Willie Nelson tribute band, the Little Willies. </span></p> <p dir="ltr">The more real Norah is in <a href="http://qello.com/concert/Live-in-2004-3181" target="_blank">Norah Jones and the Handsome Band Live in 2004</a>. What a difference a few years make. Now, she is often front and center, singing at a mike. For her audience at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, she brings on several guests, including Dolly Parton, who puts a charge into the proceedings, mentioning Minnie Pearl and June Carter Cash before joining Norah on “Creepin.’”</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The producers also include a behind-the-scenes look and listen to Jones and her very handsome band, with a video of them performing “What Am I to You” in an empty auditorium.  There’s also footage of a rehearsal or sound check for “The Prettiest Thing.”</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>And although Jones &amp; Company are playing the home of the Grand Ole Opry, she’s not afraid to offer a solo rendition of a Duke Ellington song, “Don’t Miss You at All,” showing her chops as a jazz-tinged torch singer and as a pianist with a soft, deft touch. </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>And then she’s rejoined by the band for a countrifried version of Tom Waits’ “The Long Way Home.”</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>And then it’s hello, Dolly.</span></p> <p><span><span>Whether it was at a BBQ place in Austin or the mother church of country music, Norah Jones always knew how to please a crowd.</span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/qello-concerts-stingray" hreflang="en">Qello Concerts by Stingray</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/jazz" hreflang="en">Jazz</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/pop" hreflang="en">Pop</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" 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class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/images/Norah%20Jones%20and%20the%20Handsome%20Band%20Live%20in%202004.jpg" width="907" height="680" alt="Norah Jones and the Handsome Band: Live in 2004" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cross-promo-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/images/Norah%20Jones%20Live%20in%202004.jpg" width="448" height="597" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cross-promo-link field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Link</div> <div class="field__item">https://qello.com/concert/Live-in-2004-3181#</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-cross-promo-body field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Watch Norah Jones and the Handsome Band: Live in 2004 on Qello Concerts!</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 16 Jun 2020 15:25:27 +0000 Ben Fong-Torres 838 at http://blog.stingray.com The Beach Boys Live at Knebworth: A visit with Brian Wilson http://blog.stingray.com/beach-boys-live-knebworth-visit-brian-wilson <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Beach Boys Live at Knebworth: A visit with Brian Wilson </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/ben-fong-torres" lang="" about="/ben-fong-torres" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Ben Fong-Torres</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 06/16/2020</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span>Summertime, and it’s easy, musically, to float over to the music of the Beach Boys, who were all about the California sun, about surfin’ and cruisin’ and being true to your school – except in summer, of course, when it’s time for fun, fun, fun.</span></p> <p dir="ltr">The Beach Boys are so summer that even when they’re playing<a href="https://qello.com/app/en/concert/1232018/the-beach-boys/live-at-knebworth?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_campaign=on-going" target="_blank"> this concert in Knebworth</a>, where it’s dark and rainy, they transport the audience to, if not sunny Venice Beach, then at least to a drier Knebworth.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>In hindsight, it was an historic gathering of the Boys here in 1980; the last time the full lineup, including Dennis, Brian and Carl Wilson would play together.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Although some lead vocals are ragged, especially as the hits keep on coming, the group harmonies were pristine as ever, a salute to those they learned from and an inspiration to coming generations of boy bands and R&amp;B ensembles.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Pretty much all the hits are here, along with a few then-new songs from the album, </span><span>Keepin’ the Summer Alive</span><span>, which had just been released, and would go nowhere.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>I met some of the Boys back then. Showtime hired me to host and narrate a special about the making of that album.  They exuded brotherly (and cousinly) love and optimism; the mentally fragile Brian had been open to the media about his excessive use of drugs, his psychological problems; his reclusiveness.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Sitting with me, he was in a chipper mood, which seemed to surprise the people around him. At one point, when I heard some laughter behind us, I asked him what made him laugh.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>“What makes me laugh? Arguments. Whenever I hear an argument, I laugh.”</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>I laughed, too. “Arguments between you and other people, or just…”</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>“No. Just listening.” He cocked an ear, as if he were eavesdropping on somebody, as his brother Carl and others joined in the laughter.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Of course, that was and is part of his genius. To take common concerns, conversations, and conflicts, and turn them into harmonies, melodies and, just often enough, mini- masterpieces. </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>How does he do it? God only knows</span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/qello-concerts-stingray" hreflang="en">Qello Concerts by Stingray</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/rock" hreflang="en">Rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/pop" hreflang="en">Pop</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/discover" hreflang="en">Discover</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/images/The%20Beach%20Boys.jpg" width="907" height="615" alt="The Beach Boys" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cross-promo-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/images/The%20Beach%20Boys%20Live%20at%20Knebworth%20Cover.jpg" width="448" height="597" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cross-promo-link field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Link</div> <div class="field__item">https://qello.com/app/en/concert/1232018/the-beach-boys/live-at-knebworth?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog&amp;utm_campaign=on-going</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-cross-promo-body field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Watch The Beach Boys: Live at Knebworth on Qello Concerts! </p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 16 Jun 2020 14:39:12 +0000 Ben Fong-Torres 836 at http://blog.stingray.com Carrie Underwood: The Storyteller Tour http://blog.stingray.com/carrie-underwood-storyteller-tour <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Carrie Underwood: The Storyteller Tour</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/151" lang="" about="/user/151" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="Nicole Zeitzer Johnson" class="username">Nicole Zeitzer…</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 06/12/2020</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>We’ve watched this country girl soar to fame from American Idol to becoming 2016’s “top touring country female of the year” – oh and a seven time Grammy-Award winner.  </p> <p>Today on Qello Concerts, we’re releasing her widely anticipated concert film <em>Carrie Underwood: The Storyteller Tour - Stories In The Round, Live from Madison Square Garden. </em>This was filmed during her 2016 world tour when she performed 100 shows, across nine countries, to more than one million fans.</p> <p>At New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden, the real legend is the gorgeous woman commanding the massive 360-degree stage. The production is stunning. Carrie Underwood’s voice is even more stunning. Her wardrobe is a production within itself. </p> <p>Carrie Underwood is much more than a country star. Watch this show to see what it means to be a bona fide female rock country goddess.</p> <p>One hour and 45 minutes of Underwood hit after hit including, “Jesus Take the Wheel,” “Church Bells,” “Before He Cheats,” and 14 more of her 26 total #1 singles.</p> <p>She’s sure come a long way from that country girl we watched melt Simon Cowell’s ice. She continues to melt the hearts of music fans across the world.   </p> <p>Just watch and see. </p> <p><a href="https://qello.com/concert/The-Storyteller-Tour-Stories-in-the-Round-Carrie-Underwood-7429#"><img alt="Carrie Underwood" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c59e764c-0e8a-417a-8bea-dc98de228a17" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Carrie%20Underwood.JPG" /></a></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/qello-concerts-stingray" hreflang="en">Qello Concerts by Stingray</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/country" hreflang="en">Country</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/pop" hreflang="en">Pop</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/rock" hreflang="en">Rock</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div 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hreflang="en">Discover</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/images/Carrie%20Underwood%20Cover.jpg" width="1118" height="1118" alt="Carrie Underwood Tour " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cross-promo-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/images/Carrie%20Underwood%20Tour%20Cover.jpg" width="448" height="672" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cross-promo-link field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Link</div> <div class="field__item">https://qello.com/concert/The-Storyteller-Tour-Stories-in-the-Round-Carrie-Underwood-7429#</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-cross-promo-body field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Go watch The Storyteller Tour: Stories in the Round on Qello Concerts!</p> <div class="tracks"> <h2> </h2> </div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Fri, 12 Jun 2020 13:43:50 +0000 Nicole Zeitzer Johnson 832 at http://blog.stingray.com Tina Turner: One Last Time, Live in Concert http://blog.stingray.com/tina-turner-one-last-time-live-concert <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Tina Turner: One Last Time, Live in Concert</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/ben-fong-torres" lang="" about="/ben-fong-torres" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Ben Fong-Torres</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 06/11/2020</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p dir="ltr">Beyonce may be hot – OK, she is – but Tina Turner was the firestarter, the first to represent and generate pure sensuality on stage, to combine sexy songs and a throaty delivery with a tough ‘tude and a totally liberated dance style, complemented by the Ikettes, foxy dancers who could knock you over with a thrust of their synchronized hips.</p> <p dir="ltr">Tina’s career ranged some 50 years, from her start as a teenaged partner to the nasty blues guitarist and band leader, Ike Turner, to her escape from him and into a brilliant second life as a solo star. She did several farewell concert tours, including One Last Time in 1999, when she was the sexiest 61 year-old imaginable, but would continue to say goodbye on stage until 2009.</p> <p dir="ltr">Much of Tina’s reign as the acclaimed “Queen of Rock” can be seen here on Qello. Originally, I thought I’d be recommending Rio ’88, when she was in her saucy prime, playing for an adoring mass of fans in Brazil. As it turns out, she left her dancers home and didn’t perform one of her biggest hits, “Private Dancer.” She’s still great, but I’d suggest the aforementioned One Last Time, in which she brings on not the usual three dancers, but five, performs all her solo  hits, and digs back to 1960 for “A Fool in Love,” once again reminding that, long before Fantasia on American Idol, she had cut the definitive version of that scorching number. (Fantasia, I should add, did an incredible job on the song.)</p> <p dir="ltr">But, speaking of Ike &amp; Tina hits, any fan of hers should also check out the oddly titled <a target="_blank">Legends in Concert: Live at the Big TNT Show</a>. This is, actually, a compilation of Ike &amp; Tina Revue performances from a variety of programs. Only four of the 18 tracks are from the TNT, a 1966 all-star revue. The rest are from the Ed Sullivan show, an Italian show, Playboy After Hours, and two other, unidentified television programs. The result is repeat performances of “I Want to Take You Higher” and “Proud Mary.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Still, it’s fascinating to chart the changes in Tina’s performances—not to mention in her hair, her outfits (skimpier and skimpier; tighter and tighter), and her Ikettes. Actually, Ike Turner chose the backup singers and dancers, and controlled all the women with an iron hand, as I learned when I profiled them for a Rolling Stone cover story in 1971 (the year of their “Proud Mary”).</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://qello.com/concert/Legends-in-Concert-Live-at-the-Big-TNT-Show-3663"><img alt="Ike &amp; Tina Rolling Stones Cover" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5fc3e4fc-31df-4fcd-a8c4-e9d6c53f7054" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Rolling%20Stone%20Mag.jpg" /></a></p> <p dir="ltr">It was a great day in rock and roll history when Tina made her escape, and began to live out her Wildest Dreams. And that’s another concert, from 1996 in Amsterdam, that’s worth a viewing. As always, Tina is energetic, engaging, entertaining—and hot.</p> <p>Check out the various Tina Turner programs below on Qello, and enjoy this special excerpt from <a href="http://qello.com/concert/Legends-in-Concert-Live-at-the-Big-TNT-Show-3663" target="_blank">Legends in Concert</a> as she and Ike perform the Beatles' classic <em>Come Together</em> live at the Playboy Mansion in 1969. </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/qello-concerts-stingray" hreflang="en">Qello Concerts by Stingray</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/pop" hreflang="en">Pop</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/rock" hreflang="en">Rock</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/discover" hreflang="en">Discover</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/2020-06/Cover%20picture%20-%20Tina%20Turner.jpg" width="907" height="566" alt="Tina Turner performing" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cross-promo-link field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Link</div> <div class="field__item">https://qello.com/concert/Legends-in-Concert-Live-at-the-Big-TNT-Show-3663</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Thu, 11 Jun 2020 19:08:35 +0000 Ben Fong-Torres 831 at http://blog.stingray.com