Friday, December 6, 2013

The Sound Of Music

                                                         The Hills Are Alive!
According to the Associated Press, more than fifty years has passed since a major network attempted a live musical on prime time. Multiple Emmy Award Winning musician Carrie Underwood starred as Maria in a three hour live performance of the “Sound of Music” on NBC last evening. As a former American Idol contestant, Underwood is familiar with the pressure of audiences and television but live television is still is not well-chartered territory. Only the substantial talent and perseverance of the star and cast could have made the endeavor such a success.

The Sound of Music Live! Soundtrack is now available on Freegal Music through your member library.

                         One Direction debuts at #1 for the third time

The third studio album by pop band One Direction, “Midnight Memories” debuted at #1 on Billboard this week. They are the only act to have their first three albums debut at #1 since the Monkees in 1967. They also broke all pre-order records on itunes for this release, and according to Nielson Soundscan (used by Billboard to track record sales) only two other pop groups in their tracking history have had larger sales: The Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync.  Music from all three of these tremendous acts are available on the Freegal Music site.

Go to your library website and download One Direction’s new music today!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Most Fascinating People of 2013

Most Fascinating People of 2013

Barbara Walter’s list of the “Most Fascinating People of 2013” was just released. As she is retiring next year, this will be her last list.
Miley Cyrus was named as one of her nine choices. Miley is in the company of Pope Francis, Prince George, and ABC Anchor Robin Roberts to name a few. You can watch the 90 minute special where Barbara will name her number one most fascinating pick on December 18th. Download Miley’s music on the Freegal Music site right now!

iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013

Miley will also be one of the stars headling the “iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013” concert series this December. Every year, the media giant Clear Channel hosts a Popfest that includes top musicians of the year. “You can’t do a pop culture show without Miley Cyrus on stage” states Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for Clear Channel. Other artists starring in the show that you can find on Freegal are:

Avril Lavigne
Fifth Harmony
Armin Van Buuren
Bonnie McKee

                                                                               And more to be announced!

Tour stops include: Washington DC, Boston, New York City, Atlanta, Dallas,  and Seattle. There will also be a two hour television special on the CW Network December 18th.  Ticket purchasing information varies depending upon the city your in, but you can google the name of the concert if you want to attend. $1 of every ticket sold goes to charity. Rock on!