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on tour: K. Flay

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If you like Lorde, you’ll definitely like K. Flay. If you’re into smart, moody songs with kicky beats and attitude, definitely check out K. Flay.

K.Flay was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards® for Best Rock Song (“Blood In The Cut”) and Best Engineered Album, Non Classical (“Every Where Is Some Where”). In this male-dominated industry, she was the only female artist nominated for Best Rock Song for the 2018 GRAMMY Awards®. Wouldn’t it have been cool if she (as well as Lorde) had performed? Enough of these male-dominated awards shows. Times Up!!!

She recently released a special Deluxe Version of her GRAMMY® nominated album, Every Where Is Some Where, including the ‘Seattle Sessions,’ 5 brand new orchestral versions [string, horn & choir sections] of album tracks, “Blood In The Cut,” “Giver,” “Black Wave,” “High Enough” and “Mean It.” Check out this new live version of “Blood In The Cut.”

K.FLAY EVERY WHERE IS SOME WHERE TOUR (NORTH AMERICA):

Jan 31 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave*
Feb 2 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall* – SOLD OUT
Feb 3 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom*
Mar 12 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club+
Mar 13 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom+
Mar 14 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick+
Mar 15 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall+
Mar 16 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre+
Mar 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer+
Mar 19 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza+
Mar 21 – Boston, MA – The Royale+
Mar 23 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground+
Mar 24 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse+
Mar 25 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater+
Mar 27 – Tulsa, OK – Cains Ballroom+
Mar 28 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater+
Mar 29 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk+
Mar 30 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Downstairs+
May 3 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman^
May 5 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall^ – SOLD OUT
May 6 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex^
May 8 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park^
*Sir Sly supporting
+YUNGBLUD supporting
^Rescheduled date
 

 

 

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Jada Pinkett-Smith Looks “Good for Her Age”


I was googling around and came across some web site where HawthoRNe had been discussed. A young woman said: “For her age [she’s 36], Jada Pinkett-Smith looks really good.” My heart sunk and I just felt sick. I’m turning the big 4-0 and I already feel bad enough professionally and personally. Now I need to worry about Jen Aniston [40], Jada Pinkett-Smith and Sandra Bullock [43]. Since when is over 35 or 40 old? Do we say the same things about Matthew McConnaughey [39], Brad Pitt [44], Will Smith [38] (Jada’s Husband) or Paul Rudd [40]? When was it ever considered to be old except when we were perhaps very small children looking at our parents? But for college students or 20-something women to say that Jada “looks good” now, ugh, ugh. How awful. Also, Jada is very accomplished. She’s executive producing the show, acting. She’s got a heavy metal band called Wicked Wisdom and two children plus Will Smith to contend with on a daily basis.

What is happening to FEMINISM today? It is virtually non-existent among college students. Even when I attended college in the early 90s [Simmons College, a small women’s college in Boston], hardly anyone dared label herself a feminist for fear of backlash from the fraternity boys at MIT or Northeastern.

I took a Women and the Media class when I was in grad school for journalism in 1993! and things have not changed since then. I still have the syllabus from the class. We read The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf, The War Against Women by Marilyn French and Volunteer Slavery by Jill Nelson. But women do not make the same amount of money as men. Is there less activism because women think that there is less at stake? Glass ceilings exist, women are competitive, and catty with each other instead of joining together. I think women have gone backwards instead of forwards. More women now take their husbands names than keeping their own. When I graduated from college, hyphenated names were the big thing to do.

I attended a book reading for Don’t Cry where Mary Gaitskill said that she believed that most women aged 40ish and under did not believe themselves to be feminists. If you watch a show like NYC Prep, you see young 16-year old girls compete with each other over boys.

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Get Smart: Why can’t the female lead be older?

I know this is something that has been going on forever, the 40-something guy in a film is paired with a 20-something girl.

Steve Carrell, who has extended his Office character way too far at this point, did a decent job here as Maxwell Smart. Anne Hathaway plays Agent 99 and she does a great job. I like Anne Hathaway. Liked her in Brokeback Mountain, Becoming Jane, The Devil Wears Prada and The Princess Diaries. But I want to see more women over 30 getting more roles.

If I were casting, I might consider these women for the role of 99:
1. Rachel Weisz

2. Thandie Newton

3. Angie Harmon

4. Elizabeth Hurley

5. Portia DeRossi

6. Kate Beckinsale

7. Ashley Judd

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