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BONO: Why He Wears Sunglasses Indoors!

U2 Visit BBC Radio One Studios

Sure, we’ve all made fun of Bono for wearing sunglasses inside, so prepare for some TRUTH!

During a recent taping of the “Graham Norton Show” Bono revealed that the only reason he’s been doing it for 2 decades is because… he has glaucoma!

Apparently, the singer’s been suffering from the condition for 20 years,and finally felt like it was time to come clean about his eye condition. According to TMZ, he’s been getting treatments and will be fine, adding … “You’re not going to get this out of your head now and you will be saying, ‘Ah, poor old blind Bono.’”

I feel better about his sunglass wearin’ ways, and U should 2…?

Photo: FameFlynet

Posted Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 3:15pm
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New Contest for my Portland Peeps! Enter to win 2 tickets to see Emeli Sande at the Doug Fir Lounge, 2/2!

A fervent singer-songwriter since the age of 10, the now 24-year-old Emeli Sandé got her first big break while still a teenager. But instead of signing to a label, she put her music career on hold and embarked on a six-year degree in medicine. In 2010, with just a year to go, she decided to take time out from her medical studies and dedicate herself to her music full-time, signing a record contract and beginning work on her debut record.

Sandé gracefully flaunts her rich voice and penchant for sophisticated melody on Our Version of Events. The album reveals her to be an uncompromising creative force in the vein of Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, and Lauryn Hill. Throughout Our Version of Events, Sandé creates a heady and complex soundscape to showcase her towering talent. There’s the strings-drenched epic “Daddy” and the hypnotic “Heaven” But while the record bears a sharp and shining retro-futurist feel, it’s also rife with raw emotion—a phenomenon that Sandé credits to a dogged commitment to acting on instinct.

Emeli Sande ‘ Heaven’ from Trim Editing on Vimeo.

“I’m not too bothered about what category my music goes in and there’s no point in limiting in who you can reach, but I want it to be respected,” she says. Sandé has already been announced as the winner of the coveted BRIT Critics Choice Award for 2012 and in an unprecedented twist, was also nominated as Breakthrough Artist at this year’s BRITs as well.

“You get so many opinions of which direction you should be going in, and you hear horror stories of people writing 400 songs and the album being shelved,” she says. In Sandé’s estimation, it’s far better to “come knowing what you wanna do. And I know what I want to do.”

So who wants tickets to see the amazing Emeli – THIS Saturday at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, Oregon? (Love that place!) I’ll be there watching the show myself! If you want tickets, enter in the comments below! I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday!

Want to see Emeli but you don’t live in Portland? Fear not! There are still dates left on her schedule! Check her out when she comes to your town!

Feb 01            Seattle, WA               Crocodile*                                         TIX INFO

Feb 02            Portland, OR             Doug Fir                                            TIX INFO

Feb 04            San Francisco, CA  Independent                                    TIX INFO

Feb 06            Los Angeles, CA      El Rey                                                  TIX INFO

Feb 07            San Diego, CA         House of Blues*                               TIX INFO

Posted Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 12:12pm
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Pop Talent Natalie Carroll Releases “One And Only” On iTunes – OUT NOW!

After receiving success and recognition from the release of her official singles, “Just Beginning,” and “Real World,” pop singer Natalie Carroll is answering the demand for more, having announced that her new single, “One and Only” is now available on iTunes.

A small-town girl with big dreams, Natalie Carroll has proven that her devotion to her career as a music artist is a serious endeavor, one that will inevitably elevate her to star status. Making hit-worthy tunes that are catchy and relatable, Natalie’s next single, “One and Only” has critics and fans on the edge of their seats, anticipating what is next to come from this young singer. “One and Only” will again reaffirm Natalie’s permanent place within the industry.

With so much promise and potential ahead of her, Natalie Carroll is primed to become a star. Get her latest hit single, “One and Only,”now on Tunes!

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Posted Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at 2:14pm
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Introducing Lexie Hofer!

Fast rising pop star, Lexie Hofer is lending her tremendous singing abilities to help Music Theatre for Young People in its upcoming benefit concert.

With her career skyrocketing, Lexie Hofer’s busy schedule include live performances in the LA area as well as famed Music Row Live in Nashville. The Kansas born singer is quickly gaining attention online as well. Lexie was featured as a “favorite” on the well established music blog, Kings of A&R and the popular pop culture blog FanLaLa recently featured Lexie in a video interview and ask, “Is she the next Taylor Swift?”

Lexie’s Album, “A Secret I Can’t Keep” is now available on iTunes and helping her in the studio were Grammy winner Jamie O’Neal, Grammy winner, Liz Rose and Grammy nominated, Keith Follese.  Lexie’s debut music video, “Love Sick” is on YouTube. For more on this incredibly talented singer, visit her official website at

Posted Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 12:12pm
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