IOTD …. Image of the Day …. Special Edition …. “Lady Gaga’s Concert …. TODAY …. “!!


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~~February 5, 2017~~ 

EXPECTATIONS

I’m not watching the super bowl.

I never do.

Not interested.

This year, I will be watching the half-time show!

Lady Gaga’s in the house!

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What to expect from Lady Gaga’s performance

by Alex Abad-Santos

Look alive, people, we have made it to Super Bowl 51, one of the biggest music events of the year that happens to come with a side of football.

Sports fans may take issue with that description, but I’d bet your biggest memory of last year’s game has more to do with Beyoncé’s politically charged halftime performance than with the final score (unless, of course, you’re a Panthers or Broncos superfan).

The 2017 Super Bowl halftime show has just as much potential to make a political statement.

The headliner is the one and only Lady Gaga, a singer with a reputation for spectacle and some of the most undeniable pop hits – “Poker Face,” “Paparazzi,” “Bad Romance” – of this young century.

Gaga hasn’t told anyone what songs she’ll be playing or how political her performance might be. However, she has hinted that she won’t shy away from themes of diversity and inclusivity – a constant throughline in her career.

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http://www.vox.com/culture/2017/2/3/14492790/lady-gaga-super-bowl-2017-halftime-performance

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Lady Gaga …. “Million Reasons …. Live From The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 In Paris …. “!!


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~~December 8, 2016~~ 

MILLIONS REASONS

Lady Gaga

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is always packed full of fashion and flirty performances, and this year was no different.

Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd jetted off to the Grand Palais in Paris to take part in the annual fashion show, which aired Monday night, December 5.

Gaga took the runway for the first time in her career to perform her single “Million Reasons,” in a video released earlier this week.

You can watch her performance here. 

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~~Million Reasons~~

(Live From The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 In Paris)

~Published on Dec 6, 2016~

LADY GAGA

JOANNE – NEW ALBUM

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To start the day …. “Lady Gaga Carpool Karaoke …. with James Corden …. “!!


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~~October 26, 2016~~ 

LADY GAGA

I love James Corden’s carpool karaoke!

This is one of the best ones.

Lady Gaga … what a gal!

Here’s the full skit.

Hope you enjoy it!

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Lady Gaga’s Carpool Karaoke Might be The Late Late Show’s Best Yet

We all know Gaga can belt—but she and Corden really had a blast

Lady Gaga and James?

No disappointment at all -in fact, thanks to her energetic banter with Corden, her ever-fabulous belting, and Corden’s decision to mimic some of her most notorious outfits, Gaga’s Carpool Karaoke segment might be the best one yet.

Gaga also crashed the Late Late Show stage on Tuesday night, October 25, briefly hijacking Corden’s monologue before the host came out on stage – in a stage of partial undress.

The two eventually reconciled, and Gaga joined the band for the remainder of the show.

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Truthfully, Corden seems like the type of guy who can shoot the breeze with just about anyone – but he and Gaga seemed to really vibe, teasing one another, gabbing about Gaga’s upcoming Super Bowl performance, and briefly improvising their way through an O-Town cover.

At one point, Gaga even took the wheel.

In between, of course, they squeezed in a few Gaga favorites old and new, including “Perfect Illusion,” “Bad Romance,” “The Edge of Glory,” “Born This Way,” “Poker Face,” and “Million Reasons.”

But the true highlight of the session might be when Corden took Gaga on a trip down fashion memory lane, bringing back some of her most notorious outfits – yes, including the meat dress.

Based on her reaction, it seems Gaga has soured on perishable attire.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/10/lady-gaga-carpool-karaoke-james-corden

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~~Lady Gaga Carpool Karaoke~~

~~Published on Oct 25, 2016~~

Lady Gaga joins James for a drive through Los Angeles singing her classics and tracks from her new album, “Joanne” before James tries on some of her classic looks and lets her take the wheel.

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Lady Gaga …. Touching Speech for Orlando Shooting Victims …. L.A. Vigil …. “!!


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~~June 15, 2016~~ 

LADY GAGA …. ON ORLANDO 

Emotional Speech at L.A. Vigil for Orlando Shooting Victims

‘This Is an Attack on Humanity Itself’

On Monday, Juine 13, Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance at the Los Angeles vigil for the victims of the tragic Orlando nightclub shooting, and shared emotional words with the gathered crowd of thousands.

“As we have now witnessed the largest mass shooting in American history, I can’t help but feel that this level of hatred, like all prejudicial crimes, this is an attack on humanity itself,” said Gaga, who was dressed simply, in all black. “Tonight, I gather humbly with you, as a human being, in peace, in sincerity, in commitment, in solidarity, to take a real moment and mourn the tragic loss of these innocent, beautiful people.”

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“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.etonline.com/news/190969_lady_gaga_gives_emotional_speech_at_la_vigil_for_orlando_shooting_victims/

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~Lady Gaga Gave A Touching Speech For Orlando Shooting Victims At A Vigil In L.A.~

~~Published on Jun 14, 2016~~

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“This is an attack on humanity itself.”

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To start the day …. “Gaga: ‘Til It Happens To You’ … One More Time”!!


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~~March 2, 2016~~ 

LADY GAGA AND THE SURVIVORS

The Oscars have long been a platform for social activism.

The 88th Academy Awards certainly saw its fair share of advocacy, but one performance in particular brought some of Hollywood’s biggest names to tears on Sunday, February 28.

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The “Oscar” people still haven’t released the official video of Lady Gaga’s performance at the 2016 Oscars. You only get snippets of it or you need to watch it in outlets that have been allowed to use it, I guess.

Nevertheless, ABC News reported on it and explains so much more about the relevance and importance of the song and the documentary it was written for.

“THE HUNTING GROUND”

I think the accompanying video says it all.

I will leave you with it.

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Lady Gaga and Joe Biden lead the charge to take sexual assault seriously

Watch Lady Gaga Perform at the Oscars With Sexual Assault Survivors

Lady Gaga was joined onstage Sunday night by sexual assault survivors during her performance of the the Oscar nominated song “

From the documentary The Hunting Ground, about the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses, Lady Gaga sings: “It gets better, it gets better, in time.”

Some of the women who joined Lady Gaga’s performance include journalist Zerlina Maxwell and activist Wagatwe Wanjuki.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

FIND THE OSCAR PERFORMANCE HERE

http://jezebel.com/watch-lady-gaga-performs-at-the-oscars-with-sexual-assa-1761879938

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Lady Gaga was joined by victims of sexual assault for a stirring performance of her Oscar-nominated song “Til It Happens to You,” from the documentary “The Hunting Ground.”

The song was introduced by Vice President Joe Biden, who implored the audience to take a pledge at ItsOnUs.org to “change the culture, so no abused woman or man should ever have to ask themselves what did I do.”

Gaga then appeared alone on stage, seated behind a white piano.

Singing powerfully the words, “til it happens to you, you don’t know how it feels,” she was joined by a dozens of abuse survivors. After standing in the shadows, they joined her on stage at the song’s climax. On each of their forearms was written different words, including “unbreakable” and “survivor.” Together they joined hands with the singer as the audience rose to their feet, clearly moved by Gaga’s performance.

Nominee Rachel McAdams wiped away tears, as Gaga’s co-writer, eight-time nominee Diane Warren, looked blown away.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/lady-gaga-loses-oscar-wins-audience/story?id=37264565

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http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/stories-sexual-assault-survivors-lady-gagas-oscars-performance/story?id=37288721

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/to-start-the-day-gaga-til-it-happens-to-you-oscars-2016/

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~~Lady Gaga Oscars Performance~~

Activist on Stage Share Their Stories

~~Published on Mar 1, 2016~~

Lady Gaga performed while surrounded by survivors of sexual violence, calling attention to rape culture in America.

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To start the day …. “Gaga: ‘Til It Happens To You’ …. Oscars 2016″!!


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~~February 28, 2016~~~ 

“TILL IT HAPPENS TO YOU”

I wasn’t watching the Oscars last night.

I rarely do.

When I was getting ready to go to bed, I turned the TV on. Vice President Biden was intriduced and I was curious.

I watched Lady Gaga’s performance and was amazed by the power of it.

I then became aware that this was one of the songs nominated for an Oscar.

As I looked information up today, I found out what was behind what  watched.

Kudos to Vice President Biden, Lady Gaga, Diane Warren and all the survivors represented in this song.

Main message: the culture needs to change.

Sure hope so.

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Lady Gaga and Joe Biden lead the charge to take sexual assault seriously

Watch Lady Gaga Perform at the Oscars With Sexual Assault Survivors

Lady Gaga was joined onstage Sunday night by sexual assault survivors during her performance of the the Oscar nominated song “

From the documentary The Hunting Ground, about the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses, Lady Gaga sings: “It gets better, it gets better, in time.”

Some of the women who joined Lady Gaga’s performance include journalist Zerlina Maxwell and activist Wagatwe Wanjuki.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

AND THE OSCAR PERFORMANCE

http://jezebel.com/watch-lady-gaga-performs-at-the-oscars-with-sexual-assa-1761879938

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Lady Gaga has turned out some powerful performances recently, but she saved her best for the Oscars.

Gaga wrote the Oscar-nominated “Til It Happens to You” for The Hunting Ground, a harrowing documentary about sexual assault on college campuses. The singer has been actively and passionately involved in raising awareness for the issue, and has been open about how she, too, is a survivor of rape.

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~~FILM SYNOPSIS~~

With studies indicating that 16-20% of women are sexually assaulted while attending college in the United States, more and more survivors are speaking about their experiences. As colleges strive to protect their brands and financial stability, assault victims often experience cover-ups by campus officials and police, but survivors continue to pursue their education and fight for changes in campus policies.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://oscar.go.com/nominees/music-original-song/til-it-happens-to-you-from-the-hunting-ground

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Til It Happens to You” is a song produced and performed by American singer Lady Gaga. She co-wrote the song with Diane Warren for the 2015 documentary film The Hunting Ground, which deals with campus rape in the United States. The song had leaked onto the Internet through an unofficial recording made at the film’s premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It was later released by Interscope Records to digital retailers on September 18, 2015.

The director and producer of the film had looked for someone influential to write a song for it, and music supervisor Bonnie Greenberg contacted Warren who was interested. After writing the song, Warren asked Gaga to record “Til It Happens to You“. Producer Nile Rodgers accompanied them during the recording, providing his suggestions.

A universal song about any kind of loss in life, the track was placed during two sequences in the film, highlighting the pain of sexual assault. The song consists of an orchestral production with strings, and an emotional vocal delivery from Gaga. Lyrically it asks listeners to stand in a victim’s position and try to understand the turmoil they go through. “Til It Happens to You” was later included as part of a public service announcement video directed by Catherine Hardwicke. The video depicts various instances of violence against women and sexual assaults. It ends with a cautionary note about the effects of such distress, and individuals finding solace with their close friends and relatives.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Til_It_Happens_to_You

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Gaga appeared from behind a frame and sitting at a piano.

She dramatically delivered the ballad that built up as a string orchestra joined in. The performance climactically ended with a group of sexual assault survivors surrounding Gaga at the piano with the words “Not Your Fault” written on their arms. Both Gaga and Warren are survivors of sexual assault.

Gaga, a first-time Academy Award nominee, performed at the Oscars last year during a 50th anniversary tribute to The Sound of Music. Over the last month, she has sung the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50 and paid tribute to David Bowie at the Grammy Awards. She is working with Warren on songs for her as-yet-untitled fifth studio album.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/watch-lady-gagas-powerful-til-it-happens-to-you-at-oscars-2016-20160228

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~Till it Happens to You at the The Oscars 2016 Full Performance~

The video of the Oscar’s performance was removed because of copyright issues.

I will show you the original version.

~~Til It Happens To You~~

~~Published on Sep 17, 2015~~

A portion of proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to organizations helping survivors of sexual assault.

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At the end of the day …. “David Bowie’s Tributes …. across the ocean”!!


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~~February 26, 2016~~ 

DIFFERENCE OF OPINION AND PREFERENCE

I first saw and posted about Lady Gaga’s performance honoring David Bowie at the 2016 Grammy’s. I thought it was well done and showcased David’s music and Lady Gaga’s talent.

Today I say Bowie’s tribute performed by Lorde at the BRITS Award in London.

I don’t particularly agree with detractor who say that Lorde’s performance was better than Gaga’s. I think it’s a matter of preference in styles.

I can understand a sense of “ownership” in view of the fact that David was British.

I have included links for both performances in this post.

Check them out and you be the judge.

I can say that I liked both of them.

The main purpose was honoring a British musical icon:

Mr. David Bowie.

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Lorde’s tribute to David Bowie, Brit Awards 2016: ‘heartbreaking’

Neil McCormick, music critic
24 FEBRUARY 2016
Well, the Brits got something right. Their tribute to Bowie was powerful and affecting, showing up Lady Gaga’s Grammy award extravaganza for the superficial, soulless travesty it was.

Nineteen-year-old New Zealand songstress Lorde delivered a sombre version of one of David Bowie’s greatest songs, Life On Mars, backed by musicians who played with Bowie for decades.

With Mike Garson on piano, Gail Anne Dorsey on bass, Gerry Leonard and Earl Slick on guitars, they delivered a dark, moody rendering of a big, complex song of one of that classic that was all the more emotional for its sense of dignity and restraint.

Lady Gaga at the Grammys last week went so over the top, her ridiculous mash-up of 10 hits turned into a Bowie cabaret medley that was really all about Gaga, putting the focus on costume changes and digital computer effects sponsored by Intel.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/what-to-listen-to/lordes-tribute-to-david-bowie-brit-awards-2016-heartbreaking/

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~5 Ways Lorde’s David Bowie Tribute Was Better Than Lady Gaga’s~

~Published on Feb 24, 2016~

Lorde later recalled the event in a moving letter written after his death,
saying:

“That night something changed in me – I felt a calmness grow, a sureness.
I think in those brief moments, he heralded me into my next new life,
an old rock and roll alien angel in a perfect grey suit.
I realised everything I’d ever done, or would do from then on,
would be done like maybe he was watching.
I realized I was proud of my spiky strangeness because he had been proud of his.”

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REASONS

It was backed by Bowie’s band

Lorde knew that one outfit was good enough

It had Bowie’s stamp of approval

It was actually about Bowie

(You can read detailed information in the actual YouTube video)

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