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Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Jay Z’s ‘Made In America’ documentary heads to Showtime Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY 5:14 p.m. EDT August 30, 2013 Jay Z curated and headlined the 2012 fest that also showcased Kanye West, Janelle Monae, Pearl Jam and Run-DMC in the rap act’s first show in 11 years. Jay Z enlisted Ron Howard to direct a documentary of his 2012 Made In America festival. (Photo: Johnny Nunez WireImage for 2K Sports) SHARECONNECT 16 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE Jay Z’s curated Made In America festival, filmed by Ron Howard last year in Philadelphia, heads to Showtime in October with performances and interviews by Pearl Jam, Kanye West, Janelle Monae and Run-DMC, taking the spotlight for the first time in 11 years. The two-day fest, headlined by Jay Z and sponsored by Budweiser, also showcased Odd Future, Santigold, Gary Clark Jr., D’Angelo, Dirty Projectors, The Hives, Jill Scott, Miike Snow, Passion Pit and Rita Ora. The Made In America documentary premieres on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET/PT Oct. 11 and will make its debut Sept. 7 at the Toronto International Film Festival. “As soon as we saw this film we knew it was a perfect fit for Showtime,” David Nevins, Showtime’s entertainment president said in a statement. “Ron Howard and Jay Z have crafted an inspirational portrayal of American resilience, drive and creativity, interwoven with an incredible showcase of musical talent.”
Jay Z’s documentary ‘Made in America’ picked up by Showtime
Carter was the headliner for her husband Jay Zs Budweiser Made In America music festival at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Saturday. PHILADELPHIA — Beyonce closed the first day of her husband Jay-Z’s second annual music festival with a 90-minute set that featured hits like “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” and “Crazy In Love.” Beyonce was the headline performer Saturday at the “Budweiser Made In America” festival in Philadelphia on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway that included 50,000 fans. She was excited and energetic as she sang and danced to songs that satisfied the crowd. “Welcome to Made In America,” she screamed. “Show me how loud you can be.” Gilbert Carrasquillo/Gilbert Carrasquillo/NY Daily Ne Beyonce sang hits like Single Ladies and Crazy In Love at her husbands 2nd annual music festival. Beyonce performed more than a dozen songs on the main stage much like her “Mrs. Carter World Tour,” which wrapped in Brooklyn last month. She was a vocal powerhouse on songs like “If I Were a Boy” and “1+1” where she sang on the floor and like the Energizer Bunny during the up-tempo numbers “Get Me Bodied” and “End of Time.” She closed with “Halo,” kicking the song off with Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.” PHOTOS: JAY-Z AND BEYONCE The Grammy-winning singer not a usual at the festival circuits didn’t perform any new material that could hint at a possible new album. Another surprise was Jay-Z: The rapper didn’t join Beyonce onstage, though the two have a number of collaborations and he curated the festival. Her sister, Solange, who is part of the festival lineup Sunday, performed after an after-party at the Theater of Living Arts for a feverish crowd. “I’d rather perform for a crowd of 50 that appreciate the music,” she told the crowd of 200 people. Gilbert Carrasquillo/Gilbert Carrasquillo/NY Daily Ne Beyonce performed for 90-minutes to close the first day of the Budwiser Made In America festival in Philadelphia.
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30, 2013, 6:18 PM EST By Tim Kenneally Find: Jay Z, BeyoncA expecting again? A| Week in Quotes A The film, which makes its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 7, will premiere on Showtime on Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. Jay Z, who curated and headlined the festival, also served as a producer on the film, along with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, the latter of whom directed the doc. The film, produced by Participant Media and RadicalMedia, covers a multi-genre concert whose lineup included Jay Z, West, the Hives, Pearl Jam, Run-D.M.C., Santigold and others. The overarching theme of the movie is the “making it in America” success stories of not just the artists, but the fans, vendors and crew whose lives were impacted by the event. Those stories range from Run-D.M.C.’s Reverend Run detailing the unlikely origins of their hit “Walk This Way” to the tale of a single mother who attended the concert in hopes of boosting her struggling food-truck business. Also read:A Sorry, Jay Z: Samsung ‘Holy Grail’ Sales Don’t Count on Billboard’s Chart “As soon as we saw this film, we knew it was a perfect fit for Showtime,”Asaid David Nevins, Showtime Networks’ president of entertainment. “Ron Howard and Jay Z have crafted an inspirational portrayal of American resilience, drive and creativity, interwoven with an incredible showcase of musical talent.” Related articles from TheWrap:A
Im sure Im not the only one who noticed that Jay Z was mentioned in Foxxs remarks. We also know about the unfortunate dual that took place between Jay-Z and 86-year old Harry Belafonte, who condemned Rapper Jay Z for not doing more for his community. So, by giving props to Belafonte,Jamie Foxx is indirectly calling out Jay-Z and asking him to do more for his generation and the next. Jamie Foxxwas one of the first celebrities to sign the open letter to President Obama written by myself and Russell Simmons a few months ago. It was after building a coalition of celebrities, scholars, activists and public figures that we were able to convince the White House to keep their commitment to ending the War on Drugs. This false, expensive, failed and destructive war has served to destroy both economic and family stability in the black community over the last 40 years. But this is just the beginning. Dr. King taught us that power without courage is like having a loaded gun with no trigger. Being free is not simply a matter of fighting for freedom and winning. Its also a matter of learning not to think like a slave. When a man has half a billion dollars in the bank and is afraid of saying or doing anything controversial, the truth is that his spirit remains in prison. So, I had to take a moment to applaud Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, John Legend and some of the other celebrities who are realizing that their power wasnt given to them so they can simply buy fancy cars and big houses. Your power is a gift from God meant to be shared with those you care about. By giving yourself to lift others, you are effectively elevating your own soul. No one taught us this lesson better than the great one, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As a celebrity himself, he could have easily built himself a mansion, got a few women on the side, and spent all his time at Marthas Vineyard. Instead, he upset powerful friends by speaking the truth about poverty, lost White House access by opposing the Vietnam War, and died on a balcony because he never left black people behind. One of Rapper Jay-Zs album was called Watch the Throne, but Id like to release an album for Jay Z called Watch the King. By studying the lives of great men like Dr. King and Harry Belafonte, we can truly live the dream we deserve. Staff Writer; Dr.
Beyonce performs at husband Jay Z’s ‘Budweiser Made In America’ festival in Philadelphia
PHOTOS: Last weeks best news photos of the week Welcome to Made In America, she screamed. Show me how loud you can be. Beyonce performed more than a dozen songs on the main stage much like her Mrs. Carter World Tour, which wrapped in Brooklyn last month. She was a vocal powerhouse on songs like If I Were a Boy and 1+1 where she sang on the floor and like the Energizer Bunny during the up-tempo numbers Get Me Bodied and End of Time. She closed with Halo, kicking the song off with Whitney Houstons I Will Always Love You. The Grammy-winning singer not a usual at the festival circuits didnt perform any new material that could hint at a possible new album. Another surprise was Jay-Z: The rapper didnt join Beyonce onstage, though the two have a number of collaborations and he curated the festival. Her sister, Solange, who is part of the festival lineup Sunday, performed after an after-party at the Theater of Living Arts for a feverish crowd. Id rather perform for a crowd of 50 that appreciate the music, she told the crowd of 200 people. Deadmau5, Phoenix, Emeli Sande, HAIM, A$AP Rocky and others performed across three stages during the 10-hour event. Imagine Dragons were crowd favorites when singing the alternative-flavored hits Radioactive and Its Time, while 2 Chainz was one of the most popular thanks to his many hits as a lead artist and guest star. Nine Inch Nails, Calvin Harris, Queens of the Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will perform Sunday. This has been a beautiful night, Beyonce yelled after finishing her set. A fan replied: Youre beautiful! Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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Although he is the first to make the move, it’s not all that surprising. Captive Audience Jay Z has 17 million fans on Facebook. Posting the video on his Facebook Page not only instantly reaches those fans, but it adds the potential of reaching all of his fans’ friends on the network as well. Watch the video here Facebook also provides a unique opportunity for artists to get feedback on content they post. Likes and comments to the video are updated in real time, and Facebook’s real-name policy puts a face with each one. Within minutes of the video going live, Jay Z should have a feeling for how fans are receiving the video. That type of engagement you won’t find on any other platform. Music on Facebook Facebook has already been in the musical spotlight once this week. An astounding 9 million unique users in the United States used the social network to comment about MTV’s VMA ceremony Sunday evening. Although 9 million isn’t a huge percentage Facebook’s overall user base, it was a huge percentage of the total number of people who watched the VMAs on television. Only 10.1 million viewers watched the show, meaning 90% of them turned to Facebook during and after the show to comment on the awards show. Those 9 million users generated more than 26.5 million Facebook interactions (comments, likes and posts). After her performance during the show, Miley Cyrus’ page has seen an additional 78,000 likes.
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(Jewel Samad/AFP PHOTO) For his first concert in the Middle East, the American rapper Jay-Z will perform at Abu Dhabi’s Du Arena as part of the festivities surrounding the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In addition to the monumental race, taking place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, Abu Dhabi will host some of the world’s leading musical acts for the Yasalam after-race concerts. Formula 1 fans will be able to purchase ticket packages for entrance to the Yas Marina Circuit as well as to the concerts held at the Du Arena, both located on Yas Island. Passes for one to three days are available, with three-day passes ranging in price from around $640 to $1070. The first concert in the series will feature musical stars from the Middle East, including popular Egyptian singer Amr Diab, Lebanese singer Elissa and Emirati artist Hussain Al Jassmi. More internationally renowned acts will follow on the next night, when Jay-Z will take the stage at the Du Arena as part of his Magna Carter World Tour. This will be the American rapper’s first official visit to the Middle East. On November 2 and 3, audiences will enjoy concerts from the world-famous British bands Muse and Depeche Mode. Xtremedesert , a tour operator specializing in Dubai, offers a combination package for a chance to take part in the Formula 1 events and visit some of Dubai’s most remarkable sites.