Katy Perry, Lorde Celebrated at Variety's Power of Women Event; Brandi Carlile, Meek Mill Albums Reviewed; David Lee Roth to Retire

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October 02, 2021

Katy Perry Tears Up at Variety's Power of Women, Thanks Orlando Bloom for 'Handling the Insanity of My Life'

Katy Perry, representing her own Firework Foundation, took the stage at Variety's Power of Women event to perform "What Makes a Woman."

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'We Rise': Hollywood Comes Together for Variety's Power of Women Dinner

Katy Perry, Amanda Gorman, Rita Moreno, Channing Dungey and Lorde were feted by Variety at a dinner that drew 300 women from entertainment.

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Brandi Carlile Brings the Drama and Dynamics to a Brilliantly Sung 'In These Silent Days': Album Review

Brandi Carlile reestablishes that she's as good a singer as we've got in any genre in her '70s-inspired album 'In These Silent Days.'

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Meek Mill Finds a Sweet Spot Between the Serious and Superficial With 'Expensive Pain': Album Review

Rapper Meek Mill's new album brings together both of his recorded personalities: the concerned citizen-activist and the carefree carouser.

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Between Pop-Stardom and Parenthood, Katy Perry Still Finds Time to Empower Others

For Variety's Power of Women issue, Katy Perry discusses parenthood, Firework Foundation and her upcoming Las Vegas residency.

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Lorde Lauds 'Golden Microphone' Amplifying Her Voice to Fight Climate Change

Lorde was recognized by Variety for her efforts on behalf of 350 Aotearoa, an organization committed to ending fossil fuel-driven projects.

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Super Bowl 2022 Halftime Performers Revealed: Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar are the Super Bowl Halftime 2022 performers, in Los Angeles on Feb. 13.

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Brit Beat: ABBA 'Voyage' Producers Speak on Hot-Selling Virtual Concert in London

Tickets for ABBA's 'Voyage' virtual concert are selling like crazy, and the show's producers talked about what fans can expect.

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Billie Eilish to Join 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Shows in L.A. Alongside Danny Elfman

Billie Eilish will join Danny Elfman and "Weird Al" Yankovic in the cast of the 'Nightmare Before Christmas' shows in L.A. Halloween week.

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Chi-Lites Get a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame as the World Rediscovers Their '70s R&B Classics

The Chi-Lites will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as audiences rediscover, or encounter for the first time, hits like 'Oh Girl.'

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Weezer's Creative Director for Hella Mega Tour Breaks Down Band's High-Voltage Stage Design (EXCLUSIVE)

Weezer's creative director for the Hella Mega Tour, Bronski of the duo Tawbox, breaks down elements of their Van Halen-inspired set design.

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Alejandro Sanz, Spain's Most Decorated Singer, Recalls Career Highs That Brought Him to Hollywood Walk of Fame

Alejandro Sanz is Spain's most decorated singer-composer. He's adding one more decoration to the list: a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Katy Perry Promises Her Daughter She'll Be 'Your Lighthouse Through Any Darkness'

Katy Perry, representing her own Firework Foundation, took the stage at Variety's Power of Women event on Thursday.

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David Lee Roth Says He's Retiring After Final Shows in January, Citing Health Concerns

Van Halen singer David Lee Roth says the end of his music career is near: He plans to retire after a short forthcoming stint in Las Vegas.

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Sony Music Unveils 'Artist Assistance' Counseling Services

Sony Music is expanding its 'Artists Forward' program with Artist Assistance, a service offering access to free, confidential counselin …

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Music Industry Moves: Dance-Music Livestreamer Boiler Room Acquired by Dice; Columbia Ups Erika Alfredson and Jay Schumer

Dance-music livestream platform the Boiler Room has been acquired by Dice; Columbia ups Erika Alfredson and Jay Schumer to EVP; more.

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The Timeless Cool of Cole Porter, Muse to Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga and a Century's Worth of Singing Greats

As Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's 'Love for Sale' is released, a look at why a whole album of Cole Porter makes for such a suitable swan song.



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