Jimmy Fallon, President Obama to sing together on Late Night?
Daybreak Daily’s afternoon happy-fun-time show starring the pop-culture world finds a good band, an apparently good movie, a good man gone, other things, and the mystery music video.
DAVE MATTHEWS!: And a couple of other dudes, per Vulture, “President Obama will make his first appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon next week, NBC announced today. He'll appear on Tuesday's show, broadcast from UNC Chapel Hill. Dave Matthews will be the musical guest.” http://bit.ly/HXLDTr
BACK FOR MORE: “Hunger Games” stirs continued cravings, per Deadline Hollywood, “The blockbuster will run on more than 100 Imax screens in North America from April 27 to May 3, the large-screen theater company and Lionsgate announced this morning. They say “overwhelming demand” propelled the decision to bring the film back.” http://bit.ly/It4J3X
MEANWHILE: There’s a new man on board, per The Hollywood Reporter, “Lionsgate has chosen Francis Lawrence to direct the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. Sources say Lawrence will receive an official offer Thursday afternoon.” http://bit.ly/Jawh1L
ALBUMS SWEET ALBUMS: And their richness of sound, per MSNBC, “Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Phish, Lana Del Rey and Foster the People are just a small sample of artists preparing to drop rare vinyl come Record Store Day on Saturday. The annual event was conceived five years ago by a group of record store employees and pop music fans to put a spotlight on the 700 or so independent record store dealers in the U.S.” http://on.msnbc.com/HY4mBJ
PREDICTABLE CROWD: But nonetheless worthy, per Billboard, “Adele, LMFAO, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne lead the finalists for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, which will take place at Las Vegas' MGM Grand and be broadcast live Sunday May 20, 8/7c on ABC.” http://bit.ly/HNIl4j
JAMMIN’: Release of “Marley” is set for today, per the AP, “Thousand reggae fans crowded a Kingston park late Thursday to watch a screening of a documentary about Bob Marley, the charismatic icon of reggae music who brought the Jamaican musical genre to every corner of the globe.” http://apne.ws/HXQGTR
LEVON HELM: A tribute from noted producer and music veteran Joe Henry, per the Los Angeles Times, “In the same way that his great friend and sometimes-boss Bob Dylan connected the dots between Jimmy Reed, Arthur Rimbaud and Muhammad Ali, so Levon drew the second line that had Howlin’ Wolf, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Marvin Gaye and Hank Williams all dancing out in front of the same New Orleans funeral parade.” http://lat.ms/JsuDG1
AND THIS: Marty provides his take, per indieWIRE, “Nobody explained the Midnight Ramble better than Helm himself in Martin Scorsese's memorable portrait of The Band, "The Last Waltz." You can watch that scene here. A lifelong fan of the group's work, Scorsese provided Indiewire with the following statement about Helm's passing (one part of which is as follows), ‘Levon’s touch was so delicate, so deft, that he gave you more than just a beat – he gave the music a pulse. And his high, ringing voice was just as soulful.’ ‘’ http://bit.ly/JbgqQn
I’M IMPRESSED: Not, per TMZ, “In an effort to get even more people to hate his guts, rapper The Game grabbed TWO bottles of $1,400 champagne and dumped them out on the street last night ... because he felt like it.” http://bit.ly/JswieE
CLASSIC PLAYS D.C.: It’s Eugene O’Neill’s epic drama “Strange Interlude,” per the New York Times, “Great gusts of laughter are rippling through the Shakespeare Theater Company’s capacious Sidney Harman Hall here. If you stood outside the auditorium’s doors, listening to the happy tumult inside, you might assume that one of Shakespeare’s comedies was being performed.” http://nyti.ms/HYiBGJ
SAD STORY: Just the facts, per USA TODAY, “Robin Gibb's family has been by his bedside in a London hospial for the last week after the Bee Gee singer slipped into a coma.” http://usat.ly/Itlxb1
LINDSAY LOHAN: This latest case is getting old. Almost makes one feel sorry for Lohan, per Radar, “Cops investigating claims that Lindsay Lohan assaulted a woman at The Standard Hotel in West Hollywood want to talk to the wayward actress, but she has no plans to meet with them, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.” http://bit.ly/HVwq89
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/IDpUzk
--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)