Washington D.C. reverberated to the sounds of partying for a second consecutive evening last night as Lady Gaga headlined a spectacular private event for thousands of Obama staffers.
The singer, who wore a jaw-dropping white Versace dress, sang ‘The Lady Is A Tramp’ with renowned crooner Tony Bennett at the Washington Convention Center to the delight of those who had campaigned for the President’s re-election.
Although no media were allowed into the event, many in attendance took to social media and Instagram to share pictures. Guests revealed they also burst into song by serenading President Obama with an impromptu performance of campaign favourite ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ as he took the stage.
Before Gaga’s breathtaking performance, the President and the First Lady Michelle Obama thanked supporters for their hard work, saying that the thousands of guests at the staff ball represented his ‘deepest hopes for America.’ Read more
Buzz Track: Ivory Tower
Secret Wish featuring Heidi are an electronic/pop duo building a buzz in Belgium. Check out the song Ivory Tower which was recorded by well known producer Patrick Hamilton. The duo has released one full length “Flick of a Switch”.
The audience never knew. The crowd never knew. Fans were blowing up Facebook and Twitter describing the beauty of Beyonce’s voice.
Beyoncé did not sing the national anthem live at President Obama’s inauguration.
Millions of viewers around the world were stunned by the singer’s spectacular rendition of the anthem but The Times has learnt that she was lip-syncing to a pre-recorded backing track.
A spokeswoman for the Marine Corp Band Kristen DuBois said it was standard procedure to record a backing track and Beyoncé decided shortly before her performance to rely on the studio version father than risking singing it live on the Capitol. Read more
Buzz Track: Character
April Kry, although just getting started has already become a Kings favorite and receiving interest from publishing companies. She performs around the Nashville area drawing influences from Rachael Lampa and Colbie Caillat. She has been working with talented people in the industry including Javier Colon-winner of “The Voice” Season 1, Lead guitarist and founder of “The Bomb Squad”, Ian McHugh, Tom Jackson who has worked with Taylor Swift and Jordin Sparks, ZodLounge music, and many more.
Kim Dotcom, the larger-than-life personality accused by the U.S. of operating a website used to pirate half a billion dollars in entertainment, introduced a new version of his controversial file-storage service on Sunday. Mega, as his new service is known, features a technology that won’t necessarily shield the company or its users from liability in copyright infringements but may make it harder for copyright holders to identify illegal content.
Mr. Dotcom’s Megaupload site was shut down a year ago by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation during its largest-ever criminal copyright enforcement. The FBI alleged Megaupload was used to pirate entertainment content.
The launch of a similar site may antagonize the U.S., since the Justice Department has labored in court for a year to have the 39-year-old, originally from Germany, extradited to the U.S. to stand trial. Read more