Black Panther roars with two Grammy Award wins

first_imgThe film’s chart-topping soundtrack, Black Panther: The Album, was nominated for album of the year, and the single All the Stars, by Kendrick Lamar and SZA, was nominated for record of the year, song of the year and best song written for visual media.The soundtrack was produced by Lamar and includes performances by Lamar, Travis Scott, The Weeknd, 2 Chainz and more.Composer Ludwig Göransson was chatting with Variety when he received the news that he’d won the best score soundtrack for visual media award. 9:15 Tags 32 Photos “(Director) Ryan Coogler, what can I say?” Göransson said. “He’s been one of the most incredible artists I’ve ever worked with, and being a part of this phenomena, one of the most important, unique films of all time is so special.”Göransson didn’t get to accept that award onstage, as it wasn’t presented during the televised ceremony, but he did get to make a speech during the show. He helped accept the song of the year award for Childish Gambino’s This Is America, which he co-produced. Gambino did not attend. Post a comment 0 Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Congrats Best Rap Performance winner (TIE) – “King’s Dead” @kendricklamar, @jayrock, @1future & @jamesblake AND “Bubblin” @AndersonPaak #GRAMMYs— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) February 10, 2019center_img How Marvel made ‘Black Panther’ look so amazing Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit Black Panther Marvel Here’s how to watch the Grammys at 5 p.m. PT Sunday. TV and Movies You’ll hear the sounds of Wakanda forever. Black Panther won two Grammy Awards Sunday night, one for best rap performance and one for best score soundtrack for visual media.The best rap performance award was actually a tie. The Black Panther song King’s Dead, by Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake, shared the award with Bubblin, by Anderson Paak. King’s Dead was also up for best rap song, but that award went to Drake’s God’s Plan. Watch #BlackPanther composer @ludwiggoransson find out he won a Grammy https://t.co/tj5TaL5qXz #Grammys pic.twitter.com/mEbpzejfDn— Variety (@Variety) February 10, 2019 Black Panther is up for six Oscars at the Academy Awards on Feb. 24, including best picture and best original music score. And maybe it’s a good sign that it didn’t claim a certain award Sunday night. According to Billboard, no film whose soundtrack has won album of the year has gone on to win best picture.First published Feb. 11 at 3:05 p.m. PTUpdate, 9 p.m.: Adds best rap performance win.last_img read more

Santwinder Singh Waraich says style is a reflection of your own attitude

first_imgSantwinder Singh WaraichPR HandoutFashion is something that comes from within. Santwinder Singh Waraich is a classic example of it, as he claims to be the first Sikh fashion influencer. Based in Chandigarh, he is a fashion mentor as well as an international model.The way Santwinder Singh Waraich carries himself whether be in traditional or the western attire has a great impact on the youth across the globe. He has gained a lot of recognition among the top brands of India. Some of the branded campaigns he has worked include Skechers India, Flying Machine, Daniel Wellington, Superdry, Jack & Jones and several other sports and nutrition brands.Born on November 17, 1992 in Fatehgarh Sahib, Santwinder has achieved a lot at a very young age. His father Gurnam Singh is a farmer and his mother Harwinder Kaur is a homemaker. He has two siblings – an elder sister and a younger brother. Their childhood was spent in a village due to their father’s profession.However, their mother made a choice to move to Chandigarh to give them good education. Santwinder Singh completed his secondary education from Guru Nanak Public School and later attended Punjab Technical University to study Civil Engineering.Who knew that life had some other plans for him? In his 20s, he realised that his passion lies in the fashion industry. He considers his mother to be a big inspiration in his journey of being a fashion influencer. He began his blogging career when he was in college. With having a unique style of his own, many of his classmates took fashion advice from this Sikh fashion expert.On April 14, 2014, Santwinder presented himself as a fashion blogger on Instagram and he received a great response. There has been no looking back for him since then. He has earned a lot of achievements within a short span of time.Santwinder has been featured in world’s largest wedding magazine Asiana International Wedding Magazine and has also been featured on several publications like ScoopWhoop, MensXP and India Today to name a few. He was also ranked among the top 13 desirable men in Chandigarh.Santwinder has 122K followers on Instagram and 170K subscribers on his YouTube channel. Well, that’s what the fashion industry has given this man. Talking about style he believes, “Style is a reflection of your own attitude and personality” and we totally agree with him.last_img read more

Houston Playwright Draws from White House Experience For New Stage Work

first_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Emily Schulze BinettiPeter Roussel talks with SHSU actors as they rehearse their roles as the ravenous White House press in “Ruffled Flourishes” debuting at Sam Houston State University August 27 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.Onstage in an empty theater on the campus of Sam Houston State University, a few students are rehearsing for a play that makes its premiere in late August. It’s called Ruffled Flourishes and centers around the character of Sox St. Louis, deputy press secretary to the U. S. president.But this is not a play about politics.“I didn’t want to make a political story and it’s not a political story,” says Peter Roussel, the play’s author. “It’s about the news media that covers the White House and the White House spokesman.”The Houston native knows a thing or two about the subject, having spent much of his professional career in the White House as deputy press secretary under President Ronald Reagan. He was also a staff assistant to President Gerald Ford in the 1970s. Additionally, he served as press secretary to President George H. W. Bush when Bush served as U.S. Congressman and U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations.“I used to look at that White House briefing room every day and say, ‘This is a little theater. There are 49 seats in here,’” he says. “And it’s a theater both of substance and of humor.”Roussel doesn’t call the play autobiographical in the sense that he didn’t write the main character’s story to mirror his own. But most of the plot is based on real (or nearly real) experiences .“The main character says at one point, ‘There are some days when my colleagues in the White House will say, ‘Don’t tell the press anything today,’” Roussel explains. “And then I’ll go down to the briefing room and what’s the first thing I hear in there, from all the reporters? ‘Tell us everything today.’”As one could imagine, Roussel collected a lot of stories about those experiences. So when he invited playwright Horton Foote to a White House dinner one evening, Foote gave him some advice.“He said, ‘Pete, you should write about this.’ And that’s all I needed to hear. I never forgot him saying that,” Roussel says.When he did finally get around to writing about it several years ago, it was in the form of a novel. His play adaptation was more recent and the timing was perfect.“When I first approached the people — or spoke with the people at Sam Houston about it, they immediately said, ‘Well, what better time to do it, when public interest in the White House is high during a presidential year?’”Back at rehearsal, director Penny Hasekoester has stepped onstage with script in hand to give some pointers to cast members Joe Serpa Daniels and Carolina Reyes. Hasekoester says the university’s theater department has performed student and faculty-written works in the past, but not quite on this scale.“We’re in an election year and this has a lot to do obviously with the White House,” she says. “So I think it’s really energized them.”Being able to work alongside Roussel in workshops earlier this summer is what attracted Adolfo Becerra to auditioning.“Being that it was an original piece and that it was going to be workshopped – that we were going to be working with the playwright – was very interesting to me because I’ve never done that,” Becerra says.So where does the title Ruffled Flourishes come from? It has to do with two very recognizable pieces of music often played when the president enters a venue. Many assume the whole tune is Hail to the Chief, but the opening trumpet fanfare is actually called Ruffles and Flourishes.“I said, ‘Why not Ruffled Flourishes, because that’s what this book is about?’” Rousell says. “In the White House, like in anybody’s job, somedays everything gets about ten degrees off and you have to spend the rest of the day trying to move it back the other way. So that’s where the title comes from.”Ruffled Flourishes premieres Saturday, August 27th in two performances at Sam Houston State University’s University Theatre Center. 00:00 /03:50 Sharelast_img read more