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Norah Jones (born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar, 30.3.1979)
Norah Jones is an American singer, musician and songwriter. She rose to fame with the release of her debut album Come Away With Me.
Childhood: Norah Jones was born in New York, to Ravi Shankar - a sitar player famous for having worked with The Beatles) - and Sue Jones, a concert producer. As a child, she moved with her mother to Grapevine, Texas and attended Grapevine High School.
Jones later transferred to the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, in Dallas. She changed her name to Norah Jones at the age of 16.
After embarking on a course at the University of North Texas, Jones left after two years and moved to New York, starting a band with Jesse Harris, whom she had met whilst in Texas.
When she started out, Norah was heavily influenced by Billie Holiday, Bill Evans and Willie Nelson.
Music Career: Norah Jones released a five song EP in 2001, after signing a deal with Blue Note Records, a subsidiary of EMI. The EP was entitled 'This Is My Time Advance'. Her debut album, Come Away With Me, was released in February 2002. The lead single was 'Don't Know Why'.
Come Away With Me won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards and has been certified as having 'diamond' selling status in 2005.
The second album from Norah Jones was entitled Feels Like Home and was more influenced by country music than her debut. Feels Like Home went straight to number one in 16 different countries.
Not Too Late was the third album from Norah Jones and was released in January 2007. It was the first album on which Norah Jones either wrote or co-wrote every song on the album. Her previous producer, Arif Mardin, had passed away in 2006, so Not Too Late was produced instead by Lee Alexander, her bass player and former partner. This time, the album reached number one in 20 countries, achieving the third best first weeks sales, after Avril Lavigne and Linkin Park and eventually sold over 5 million copies worldwide.
The fourth album from Norah Jones, The Fall, had a more contemporary rock feel than her previous albums and features collaborations from Ryan Adams and Will Sheff of Okkervil River. The debut single, 'Chasing Pirates', was released in October 2009.
Norah Jones has previously collaborated with Mike Patton's band Peeping Tom, providing vocals for the track 'Sucker'. She also appeared on OutKast's Grammy award-winning album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Jones sand Joni Mitchell's 'Court and Spark' on Herbie Hancock's River: the Joni Letters album.
Film Appearances: In 2002, Norah Jones had a cameo role in the movie Two Weeks Notice, starring Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock.
In 2007, the film Blueberry Nights opened that year's Cannes Film Festival. Norah Jones made her major acting debut in the film, alongside Jude Law and Rachel Weisz.
In 2009, Jones had a cameo role in Wah Do Dem, a small budget independent film.
Artists continue to pay their respects to the late Soundgarden frontman.
When a music legend dies, their peers come out to celebrate their fallen brother or sister in the only way they know how: performing. Since Soundgardan frontman Chris Cornell committed suicide on May 18th 2017, artists everywhere continue to dedicate their live performances to him in the form of touching tributes.
Chris Cornell performing in Manchester
Here are just a few of the best Chris Cornell tributes so far:
The Rolling Stones guitarist's forthcoming album, his first in 23 years, will include a duet with Norah Jones.
As tickets go on sale for 'Exhibitionism', the Rolling Stones' cleverly titled 2016 exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London, the legendary band's guitarist Keith Richards has taken the opportunity to announce his first solo album since 1992.
Keith Richards' new album is coming in September
'Crosseyed Heart', Richards' third solo effort, follows 'Talk Is Cheap' (1988) and 'Main Offender' (1992). It's due out September 18 on Republic Records, reports Billboard.
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How do you spoof a genre that's already a joke? Filmmakers David Wain and Michael Showalter clearly think the answer is to go for broke with a nonstop barrage of silliness, because some of the jokes are bound to stick. They did the same thing for teen summer-camp comedies more than a decade ago with Wet Hot American Summer, which stars many of the same actors. And while this movie is just as hilarious, it never quite transcends its own jokiness. Because as a rom-com it's never very engaging.
The story plays out as Joel and Molly (Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler) meet up with their friends (Bill Hader and Ellie Kemper) and regale them with the story of their romance. Everything about their courtship is just like in the movies, from the meet-cute to the fact that New York is another character in their story. Molly runs an adorable candy shop, while Joel is a "not too handsome or too Jewish" corporate raider sent to shut her down, but they hit it off, engage in a wildly energetic first sexual encounter, then go through the usual montage sequences on their way to the usual rough patches ("Your dreams don't pay the rent!"), breakups and mad-dash reunions.
Since it's told in flashbacks, the film feels almost like a collection of comedy sketches, most of which are ridiculously funny. The jokes are clever and pointed, with riotous side characters including sassy best friends, inappropriate relatives, idiotic coworkers and clingy ex-lovers. So every scene is a zany mixture of goofy slapstick, surreal visual gags and hysterically overstated emotion. Thankfully, the cast is more than adept at wringing every moment for laughter. Rudd and Poehler have impeccable timing, and they're supported by a terrific cast of seasoned comical actors, including amusing cameos from the likes of Adam Scott, Michael Shannon and Norah Jones.
Continue reading: They Came Together Review
Bruce Lundvall and Norah Jones - Jazz Foundation of America Presents 23rd Annual Jazz Loft Party 'Cirque Du Jazz' held at The Hudson Studios - New York City, New York, United States - Saturday 26th April 2014
Streisand hasn’t performed at the prestigious movie awards for nearly four decades, but she will do on the evening of February 24, with the show’s producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron revealing the news in a statement. “In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music, how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand?” they said, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. “We are honored that she has agreed to do a very special performance on this year’s Oscars, her first time singing on the show in 36 years.”
Adele is there as part of the James Bond 50th anniversary segment and also because she’s been nominated this year for her Skyfall theme song. Norah Jones will also be performing on the night, her song ‘Everybody Needs A Best Friend’, from Ted, is up against Adele’s. The last time Streisand took to the stage at the Oscars was 1977 she performed ‘Evergreen’, the love theme from A Star Is Born, going on to win an original song award the same night.
Continue reading: Barbra Streisand To Join Adele On The Bill For Oscars Night Performers
Family, friends and fans have all congregated in California today to mourn the late Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar, who passed away earlier this month.
Shankar will long be remembered for his inspirational style of playing the sitar, which has led many to claim him to be the greatest player of the instrument in the modern era. His work with The Beatles and the influence he had on them, particularly George Harrison, who became a close friend to Shankar, opened his work and a completely new sound to Western ears for the first time for many, and his music will be remembered long after his passing.
Olivia Harrison, the widow of George, attended the ceremony and gave a speech telling of the impact Shankar had on her, her late husband and everyone who came into contact with him. Whilst Ravi's daughter, Anoushka Shankar, and her half-sister Norah Jones also showed up to pay their respects to the late great.
Continue reading: Ravi Shankar Memorial Service Held In California
After a childhood wish brought his teddy bear to life, John (Wahlberg) has become inseparable with his buddy Ted (voiced by Macfarlane). But John's girlfriend Lori (Kunis) is starting to think that a 35-year-old man and his fluffy pal should stop living like stoner-slackers. Worried about the foul-mouthed, womanising Ted's influence, she encourages John to make his own way in life, so they can be a proper couple. But separating Ted and John is more difficult than it looks.
Continue reading: Ted Review
Having won nine Grammy Awards is no low feat. In the past decade, Norah Jones has continued to be on top of her game by creating soulful music that is a treat to ears across the world. Being Billboard's 60th best -selling musical-artist of the noughties reveals how far this little girl from Brooklyn has gone. This month she releases a collection of 18 collaborations she has had with various artists and bands over her decade-spanning career. Norah Jones describes duets as being 'kind of like being a little kid and having a playdate'. Jones is right; duets have never been more fun.
Continue reading: Norah Jones, Featuring Norah Jones Album Review
Slacker musician Max (Bones) is looking forward to a freebie Caribbean cruise with his girlfriend Willow (Jones), but she breaks up with him just before they're due to leave. Max's friends insist that he goes anyway, although all of them are too busy to travel with him. Bored on his own, he jumps ship when he gets to Jamaica. But this turns into a bigger challenge than expected when he's robbed of everything but his swim-trunks and has to traverse the island on foot to find the American Embassy.
Continue reading: Wah Do Dem Review
An odd road movie of sorts that spends most of its time hanging around in diners, bars, and casinos (and precious little of it on the road), My Blueberry Nights will be noted in many quarters for it being the feature film-acting debut of jazz chanteuse Norah Jones. To put it briefly: No actress is she. Playing a lovelorn young woman named Elizabeth, she first shows up in a Brooklyn diner run by Jeremy, a charming Manchester immigrant played with the expected lighthearted dash by Jude Law. In the middle of a breakup, Elizabeth moons about the café, eating the excellent pie (best in the city!) and chatting with Jeremy, winning his heart even as hers is breaking over somebody else. Then Elizabeth ups and skips out, landing next in Memphis, where she waitresses at a café and a bar, telling everyone she's working two jobs to save up for a car.
Continue reading: My Blueberry Nights Review
The very fact that the trailers and commercials for "Two Weeks Notice" feature Sandra Bullock blushing with allegedly comedic embarrassment as she answers her cell phone during a wedding should serve as a mammoth red flag for the shallowness and unoriginality of this cookie-cutter romantic comedy.
That hackneyed and humdrum joke feels 20 years older than the technology it depends on -- and it's still the freshest gag in the superficial, hand-me-down script of writer-director Marc Lawrence.
Bullock plays a community activist lawyer -- a frumpy but desirable granola babe with a one-dimensional passion for preserving historical buildings in her native Brooklyn. Hugh Grant plays the oil to her water -- a charming, bumbling billionaire in charge of a development conglomerate that knocks down historical landmarks to build skyscrapers.
Continue reading: Two Weeks Notice Review
Date of birth
30th March, 1979
RT @wfuv: Texas-raised @NorahJones looks to fellow Lone Star State musician @WillieNelson for inspiration, 5 Essential Songs: https://t.co/…
Tokyo fans, be sure to check out @thecandlesmusic at the @bluenotetokyo Aug 16-18. This awesome group was my backin… https://t.co/DXALDaBKqA
Only a few tickets remain for Norah's series of 4 intimate shows w/@BrianBlade & Chris Thomas at @officialronnies.… https://t.co/u3Pa4hHBtC
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Announcing an intimate series of shows @lprnyc. Norah Jones with @BrianBlade & Chris Thomas. More details at… https://t.co/uFkcXS7r9I
RT @bestfitmusic: We caught up with Norah Jones in London this week: https://t.co/1QY2QDHhmo https://t.co/JmXEkqMRFE
Just announced, @thecandlesmusic will be joining Norah for her sold out show at @somersethouse as part of their… https://t.co/ior8hF6geI
RT @RelixMag: .@NorahJones delivers stunning "Black Hole Sun" cover on same stage as #ChrisCornell's final show :: https://t.co/SYri2GkEHH…
Norah will be performing at the legendary Monterey International Pop Festival in Monterey, CA. Get tickets now - https://t.co/B191BEVDy9
⚡️ “New 'Flipside' Video Pays Homage to Vital Role of Protest ” by @NorahJones https://t.co/PicyV24BtU
ICYMI Watch the new video for #Flipside, paying homage to the vital role of protest throughout history #YoutubeMusic https://t.co/33xu4FBfXh
RT @RollingStone: Watch Norah Jones observe the importance of social protest in her vivid new video for "Flipside" https://t.co/28qIcJki1k…
RT @Vevo: .@NorahJones' "Flipside" features protest footage throughout several decades. https://t.co/kzhc4COoWa https://t.co/oJvQaMUaG3
Norah will be performing at the legendary @montereypop50 festival taking place June 16-18 in Monterey, CA… https://t.co/Kd945RGOzL
Watch #Flipside. Directed by Sam Kuhn, Flipside pays homage to the vital role of protest throughout American history https://t.co/33xu4FBfXh
.@HighCastleTV Soundtrack is out today. Listen to Norah's interpretation of "Unchained Melody" at… https://t.co/x2F9HOXK7X
Norah is performing at @Standforrights_ on FB Live to benefit @aclu. Tune in now to watch live -… https://t.co/m7mn7Ai6VM
RT @SongExploder: .@NorahJones explodes her song "Day Breaks." Hear her original demo and how the track was transformed in the studio. http…
Listen to @SongExploder breakdown of #DayBreaks. Hear the original demo + how the track came together in the studio… https://t.co/oaIJX4qcUZ
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