hannibal.net http://www.hannibal.net/article/20121116/NEWS/121119206/1011/OBITUARIES hannibal.net delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:49:24 +0000 Album reviews: Recent & Recommended for April http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140423/NEWS/140429390/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:13:09 +0000 By Peter Chianca More Content Now http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140423/NEWS/140429390/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE Life in a Blender, "We Already Have Birds That Sing" (Fang Records)
This NYC-based "chamber pop" band is aptly named: Their sound seems to blend vestiges of acts as diverse as Tom Waits, Cake, They Might Be Giants, Mojo Nixon and quite possibly Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. If that sounds like an odd mix, you're right -- but darned if it doesn't work, as both eclectic oddball [...]]]>
Album review: Hold Steady rocks sardonic on 'Teeth Dreams' http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140423/NEWS/140429398/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:08:44 +0000 By Peter Chianca More Content Now http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140423/NEWS/140429398/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE Movie review: ‘Transcendence’ is a smart sci-fi action film http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140418/NEWS/140419263/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140418/NEWS/140419263/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE So, five years earlier, we meet brilliant scientist-researchers Will and [...]]]> The Farr Side: Shakira’s 10th album is poised to dominate the charts http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140417/NEWS/140418751/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:11:36 +0000 By David T. Farr More Content Now http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140417/NEWS/140418751/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE The Colombian-born singer-songwriter is everywhere at the moment. You can find her all over the music charts, TV's "The Voice," and numerous commercials for products from teeth-whiteners, perfume and yogurt to Target stores.
Speaking of her prescription for success, she's about to take "Medicine" to the country music charts.
Is there anything this woman can't do? I'm guessing not. Her latest album, "Shakira," is [...]]]>
Movie review: Kinnear keeps faith-based 'Heaven Is For Real' grounded http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140416/NEWS/140418927/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:30:19 +0000 By Dana Barbuto More Content Now http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140416/NEWS/140418927/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE In adapting Nebraska pastor Todd Burpo's best-selling 2010 memoir, subtitled "A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back," Randall Wallace, who wrote "Braveheart" and directed "Secretariat," puts forth a [...]]]> Rodney Crowell in fine form on new album http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140415/NEWS/140419043/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:04:07 +0000 By Steven Wine The Associated Press http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140415/NEWS/140419043/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE At 63, Rodney Crowell's ready to cross over. On "Frankie Please," a highlight on his new album, the Nashville singer-songwriter tosses out rhymes like some prolific young rapper: "Your p's and q's and don't and do's are all the news to light my fuse."
Don't worry — Crowell doesn't rap. Instead, he pairs the rat-a-tat lyrics with a Chuck Berry-style tune. It's good fun.
The 10 other tracks on "Tarpaper Sky" also find Crowell in fine form. The [...]]]>
Review: Ray Price caps career with stirring last album http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140415/NEWS/140419044/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:03:16 +0000 By Michael McCall http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140415/NEWS/140419044/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE Ray Price, "Beauty Is..." (AmeriMonte)
The late Ray Price titled his final studio recording "Beauty Is..." after an opening duet with Vince Gill that draws on the axiom about the eye of the beholder. Music is similarly subjective, but it would be hard to imagine anyone not recognizing the sublime beauty of the late Ray Price's singing: He owned one of the richest voices and most emotionally expressive styles in country music history.
Price died in December, and [...]]]>
Country Music Museum grows to match genre http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140415/NEWS/140419046/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:47:03 +0000 By Kristin M. Hall The Associated Press http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140415/NEWS/140419046/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE The museum recently unveiled the final part of the expansion, two new exhibit galleries and a behind-the-scenes gallery of ongoing archival projects, which will likely draw more fans of contemporary country music.
"We've been lucky at collecting, but the archives are busting [...]]]>
Movie review: ‘Draft Day’ will appeal to football fans and non-fans http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140411/NEWS/140419995/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140411/NEWS/140419995/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE The title refers to the day that NFL teams pick their new recruits from [...]]]> Trying to talk to the transcendent Johnny Depp http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140408/NEWS/140408717/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:45:33 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140408/NEWS/140408717/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE Pharrell Williams, Zimmer create ‘Spidey’ opera http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140408/NEWS/140408696/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:48:34 +0000 By Marcela Isaza The Associated Press http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140408/NEWS/140408696/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE The hope was that everyone working together would spark creativity, but Zimmer had no idea how far that creativity would go until Williams took a walk around the block.
"We wrote an opera. So, who would've thunk it?" Zimmer said. "It just came out of a conversation with Marc that came out of all [...]]]>
Review: Ledisi wows with latest album ‘The Truth’ http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140408/NEWS/140408698/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:43:14 +0000 By Nekesa Mumbi Moody The Associated Press http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140408/NEWS/140408698/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE Despite multiple Grammy nominations, being one of Michelle Obama's faves and having a voice that is among the most beautiful you will hear today, Ledisi still hovers far below the radar of music's mainstream listeners. Her latest studio album, "The Truth," probably isn't going to change that, but it should: It's a gem that deserves to be heard.
Ledisi's voice is a multifaceted jewel that gives the album much of its sparkle: She's bold but never [...]]]>
Review: Martina McBride offers her take on soul classics http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140408/NEWS/140408699/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:39:39 +0000 By Michael McCall The Associated Press http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140408/NEWS/140408699/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE Of all contemporary country singers, Martina McBride seems the most well-suited to interpret classic soul tunes. The four-time Country Music Association female vocalist of the year has shown repeatedly that she can wail with sass and find the depth in emotionally complex material.
Still, on her new album, "Everlasting," McBride begs comparison with such giants as Aretha Franklin and Sam Cooke by taking on their most potent performances and material. [...]]]>
Peter Chianca: Spinning into middle age on vinyl records http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140408/NEWS/140408754/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:18:10 +0000 By Peter Chianca More Content Now http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140408/NEWS/140408754/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE 1) It's at least a marginally more respectable hobby for a grown man than collecting comic books, which I begrudgingly gave up in the ninth grade, because I figured I would eventually want to date.
2) I'm convinced that in the case of an apocalyptic development that left the world without power, I could rig up some sort of makeshift device to play records using an old bicycle and a series of belts [...]]]>
Video of the Day: Behind the scenes of Miley Cyrus's ELLE cover shoot http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140408/NEWS/140408765/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:30:00 +0000 http://www.hannibal.net/article/20140408/NEWS/140408765/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE Hot video: Behind the scenes of Miley Cyrus's ELLE cover shoot

Watch Miley dance, pose and yes, stick her tongue out, at her recent ELLE cover shoot.