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Nº 18

03/17/17

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR LEARNING TO APPRECIATE MUSIC Listening to music is one of the main forms to escape from our daily problems. It is a way to feel something. It makes us have emotions and connect with the lyrics, which help us control what we feel. There is such an enormous variety of music, which is great because everybody can have their own personal style. Music is for everybody.

In this magazine, we are going to talk about music. We feel that there is so much unsaid about it, and we have had the opportunity to go into details about a lot of topics related to music. With the help of some contributors we have started a new project with this monthly magazine “Live the music�.

Every week, we have different sections that might interest you. We have reviews of musical movies that not everybody might know. That is a great opportunity to get to know new movies, as well as new soundtracks. We also talk about the current songs on the radio, the most important soundtracks in movies at the moment, the new trends and the newest news in the music industry worldwide. We also have between 2 and 4 guests related to music jobs every month, and we interview them to know more about their experience and anecdotes in the music world.

If you like music and you enjoy watching movies, this is the magazine for you.

ERIC MESEGUER I EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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MARCH'S CONTRIBUTORS ERIC MESEGUER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AND PHOTOGRAPHER Eric is a well-known photographer. He succeeded taking pictures of celebrities and famous people, as well as also photographing singers on stage. He tries to capture very delicate moments, and that is the reason why his pictures are not comparable. He is also the editor-in-chief of the magazine, and he has put a lot of dedication to it. When he is not working, he can be found at the football stadium or working out at the gym.

ÁNGEL JESÚS JIMÉNEZ WRITER AND MUSIC PRODUCER Ángel Jesús is an experienced writer and musician. He has written some books about his personal music experience, and his contributions to our magazine are always very welcome. He likes rap music but he knows all the other music genres. He is amazed to write articles about the music hits around the world, and therefore he keeps the readers updated every month.

MARINA VALLEJO REPORTER AND MUSIC SUPERVISOR Marina has a long journalism career. She has travelled around most of the European countries during her university studies and work. She likes traveling abroad and she enjoys writing about the musical events around the world. She has also worked in several films as a Music Supervisor. The readers love to read the monthly music articles she writes, and the truth is that she has inspired film critics and spectators.

ERIC RUIZ WRITER Eric Ruiz has worked for 4 years in the United States as a writer in the New York Times. He enjoys writing articles about the new musical trends and the musical events like the GRAMMY’s. He spends his free time writing his own stories and reading books. He loves writing about the new music videos and he also loves playing different sports.

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CONTENTS

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ARTICLE: The Oscar for Best Picture was not for La la land! NEWS: The Monthly Music List

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TRUE LIFE STORY: Pianist survives the Holocaust

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FILM REVIEW: Best "feel good movie" of 2000!

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INTERVIEW: Become the best music producer!

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FILM REVIEW: Rap Music Band Stirs Up Hip Hop

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INTERVIEW: What does a music supervisor exactly do?

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ARTICLE: Best Lady Gaga's performance EVER!

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TRUE LIFE STORIES: The War Riddle

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GAMES: Word search and quiz about music


ARTICLES

THE OSCAR FOR BEST PICTURE WAS NOT FOR LA LA LAND! La la land won several Oscars, for Best Actress or Best Director among others, but they certainly did not win the Oscar for Best Movie

Scene from La la land.

BY MARINA VALLEJO

FEBRUARY 27, 2017

La la land was mistakenly announced the winner of the Oscar for Best Picture, but after a few minutes of celebration they clarified that the real winner for the best movie was Moonlight. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were about to announce the winner of the Oscar for Best Movie. Warren had been given the envelope that contained the supposed card saying the winner right before he went on stage. He opened the envelope and he took such a long look at it. Faye, which was standing next to him, said what she saw on that paper: “La la land�.

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The whole cast, the director and writer Damien Chazelle, and the music producers started congratulating each other on stage. Some of them even talked in front of the whole audience thanking people for the help they received. A few minutes later, it was announced that there had been a mistake. “Wait, I’m sorry, no, there has been a mistake. Moonlight, you guys won the Best Picture. This is not a joke, I am afraid they read the wrong thing.” said one of the members of the cast after being told the truth.

Warren shows that the real winner was Moonlight.

The paper that Warren and Faye had in front of them when declaring the winner was the envelope for Best Actress, not for Best Picture. The winner for Best Actress was, in fact, Emma Stone from La la land, and that is why they said La la land. This leads to think that the paper for Best Actress was doubled. Despite of this incident, La la land won 6 Oscars from the 14 nominations, on the category of Production Design, Cinematography, Best Original Score, Song Director and Best Lead Actress.

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FILM REVIEWS

RAP MUSIC BAND CALLED N.W.A STIRS UP HIP HOP Straight Outta Compton came out in 2015, and it is directed by F. Gray Gray. The main actors are Keith Stanfield, Aldis Hodge, Jason Mitchell and Paul Giamatti. It is a movie produced by two of its main characters wanting to share their history as members of a gangsta rap music band called N.W.A, that stands for Niggz Wit Attitudes.

Front cover of the movie Straight Outta Compton.

This film talks about how a group of six friends, mainly Eazy-E (Eric Lynn), Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson) and Dr.Dre (Andre Romelle), that were on the top of the iceberg with their gangster rap music during the mid and late 80s but then internal fights because of money and betrayal made the group disbanding as the ex- members wanted to still success after that.

FILM DETAILS Title of the film: Straight Outta Compton Year: 2015 Nationality: American Cast: Keith Stanfield, Aldis Hodge, Jason Mitchell, Paul Giamatti, Alexandra Shipp, Keith Powers, Orlando Brown and Corey Hawkins. Direction: F. Gary Gray Cert 15 Genre: Drama Duration: 147 minutes

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One of the positive things of this movie is that thanks to the lyrics the band wrote, we can see how the black society in the United States felt when the racial violence struck the country back. In one of their most popular songs called F*ck Da Police they say: “F*ck the police coming straight from the underground, a young n*gga got it bad cause I'm brown. And not the other color so police think they have the authority to kill a minority�.

The 5 main characters for the movie Straight Outta Compton.

Actually, that is one of the main objectives N.W.A had when writing their songs. Although the life of a musician is quite dramatic, the film has some unnecessary scenes that could be deleted. In these scenes, there are so many clichĂŠs that are quite hard to think they happened in real life.

Ice Cube acting in the movie Straight Outta Compton.

Anyways, Straight Outta Compton drives you back to the rap scene in the United States at the 80s, bringing you back the vibe of the music of the band N.W.A. A movie that every music geek must watch.

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NEWS

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INTERVIEWS

WANT TO KNOW WHAT DOES A MUSIC SUPERVISOR DO? In this issue, we are interviewing a music supervisor called Marina Vallejo. She has been working as it for 10 years, and we want to share her knowledge and experience with you. MARINA VALLEJO

Eric Ruiz interviews Marina Vallejo in the office of the magazine, on the 13th of February.

Eric: Welcome Marina. So, what does your job exactly consist of? Marina: Being a Music Supervisor (MS) consists of combining music with media, and supervising all the aspects related to audio, advertising, films… I’m the person that proposes songs to a director. Eric: Would you say that you need to have a certain experience on something in particular to be a MS? Marina: Yes, You have to have a very extended knowledge of music, but also you have to know a lot about negotiation and licensing agreements. Eric: How so? Could you please be more specific? Marina: Well, because you are the person that has to contact a singer that has a song, and you have to ask for his permission to use it on a film maybe, basically you are the one arranging the copyrights. Eric: What would be the process of a Music Supervisor when getting involved with a movie? Marina: First of all, the director hires you to help him with music, and then he tells you about his point of view, and he gives you the script. And once you have read it you have to advise him on what you think the perfect music would be, and then you have to find that music. It can be either a soundtrack, or certain songs. Eric: Could you explain something curious that has ever happened to you while working? Marina: Yes, a few years ago, a really famous film producer contacted me, he wanted a special sound for a particular scene in the movie and he couldn’t find anything. So, he gave me two days to find the perfect song and I finally ended up composing a new song for the scene. He loved it! Eric: Thank you so much for sharing you knowledge with us Marina.

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TRUE LIFE STORIES

PIANIST SURVIVES THE HOLOCAUST

Szpilman plays the piano for Wilm Hosenfeld.

Wladyslaw Szpilman was a Polish pianist of Jewish origin. In the 1939 he was working as a pianist for the local radio in Warsaw, right before the Second World War started. One day, he was playing a piece of Chopin on the radio when there was a Nazi attack in the building. He lost his job, but his family told him that the War would finish soon, and that made him feel safe. Months passed by, and he realized that conditions for Jewish people were gettingworse. The family was forced to move to the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw. He managed to take a job as the pianist at the ghetto’s restaurant. The SS were having violent attacks when marching into all the houses still with Jewish people. Some months later, the Jewish were finally deported to the concentration camps of Treblinka. A police guard, an old friend of Wladyslaw’s family, saved him from going there. After losing his family, he was hidden in different houses by some of his not Jew friends for a while. He was just trying to survive. He hid near the ghetto for a long time, wishing not to be found by the SS. From where he was, he could see the beating ups, the fires, the abuses… A year went by, and he was still hiding. He was ill, and he was about to die because he had no food.

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One day he found a can of pickles in a collapsed house, but he has nothing to open it with. A German guard called Wilm Hosenfeld found him looking for a tool to open the can. WIlm immediately knew he was Jewish. As he told him he was a pianist, he brought him in front of a piano and he made him play something. Hosenfeld was moved by the piece, and he helped him survive, not just allowing him to continue hiding in the attic, but also giving him good. "Wladyslaw: I don't know how to thank you. Wilm: Thank God, not me. He wants us to survive." Well, that's what we have to believe. In 1945 the war finished, and he managed to survived the Holocaust. To survive the Holocaust, you have to be lucky. Being a pianist made him go through the horrendous experience.

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ARTICLES

LADY GAGA’S UNFORGETTABLE PERFORMANCE AT SUPER BOWL The Patriots win the Super Bowl against the Falcons with a 34-28 score

BY ÁNGEL JIMÉNEZ

JANUARY 21, 2017

On the 6th of January 2017, in the Stadium of Houston, the National Football League celebrated the 51th Super Bowl which faced the Atlanta Falcons against the New England Patriots. Although it is said it was one of the best finals of the Super Bowl (SB) ever seen, there was also one of the best performances at the halftime show of the match, this time in charge of Lady Gaga. As it was expected, Lady Gaga did an awesome job singing her most famous songs like Poker Face or Bad Romance. Also, the fireworks and the stage display was quite impressive, it caused a great impression between the audience. The use of drones or the fall of the singer from the top of the stadium were things that we have never seen in any show before. “It was an astonishing show, I loved it” said a girl that was interviewed right after the concert.

Lady Gaga sings on stage during the Super Bowl's performance.

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Despite the fact people enjoyed the performance, the Falcons, who came from the locker leading the scoreboard with a 21-3, blew that lead, ending the match with a 28-34 and giving the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the Patriots. With this win, Tom Brady, the quarterback of the Patriots, adds his fifth Super Bowl trophy to his personal account. This 51th Super Bowl was one of the best ones ever thanks to a hectic match and an awesome performance.

Lady Gaga sings on stage during the Super Bowl's performance.

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FILM REVIEWS

ONE OF THE BEST “FEEL GOOD� FILMS OF 2000 The film director David McNally brought a spectacular American musical romantic comedy movie called Coyote Ugly, which came out in 2000, starring Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia and John Goodman among others. It combines sacrifice as well as going after your dreams without giving up, and it shows the viewers the key to success. A 22-year-old woman named Violet (Piper Perabo) leaves her hometown and moves to New York on her own to pursue her dream, which is to become a songwriter. She tries to contact numerous recording studios but realizes how difficult it is to get in the music industry. Front cover of the movie Coyote Ugly.

FILM DETAILS Title of the film: Coyote Ugly Year: 2000 Nationality: American Cast: Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, Maria Bello, Izabella Miko, Tyra Banks and John Goodman Direction: David McNally Cert 13 Genre: Musical romantic comedy Duration: 107 minutes

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She meets Kevin (Adam Garcia), a man who will have a special role in Violet’s life. She will work as a coyote and even though she will not like it in the beginning, she will learn how to combine her music with her job in order to succeed. Although the story is quite predicable, it will not make you feel bored at all plus it has some plot twists that will leave you astounded, such as when Violet discovers the truth about her mum, and that encourages her to keep singing. Also, the soundtrack plays a very important role in the movie, because it helps us realize how talented she is, and the audience connects with the movie throughout the music. If you like music, enjoy love stories and want to have a great time laughing, this is the film for you, it certainly will not disappoint you.

Lil and Violet sing on stage, in the Coyote bar.

The 5 main characters from the movie Coyote Ugly pose for the picture.

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TRUE LIFE STORIES

THE WAR FIDDLER In 1943, during the Second World War, a man called Losha Kovalkova was fighting in Smolensk, a huge city which was invaded by the nazis. He was a different soldier, he never used a gun and didn’t want to. He was a war doctor who saved a lot of people during the start of the war. In Smolensk, he was facing one of the hardest situation of his life. Most of the people that was injured died because they didn’t have enough medicine to safe them. When Losha was a child he wanted to become a famous musician, but all his family were doctors and his father wanted to continue the family legacy. When the war started, he was 25 years old and he had no real experience on being a doctor.

Losha plays the violin in 1944, Smolensky

He was afraid about the situation that he had to face as doctors were really important during the war. When he finished the daily job, he always went to the war hospital where he worked. He came every night to play the violin in front of the people that were injured. People appreciated it because he played music to relax them. He tried to combine his job with music, because he thought he would help the mental health of his patients. Most of the people who survived had mental problems before the war and Losha wanted to help them. Music made the patients think about happy memories during the childhood. "I just remember that he would make my day when he played music" said a survivor from the war. The night of the 13th of November in 1943 was a tragedy. Nazis bombed the hospital where Losha was working. Nobody survived, and when the soviet soldiers went to check if someone survived, they just found the corpse of Losha holding the violin in his right hand. Losha never surrendered to achieve his goal, he kept working hard after the tragedy that killed him, but most of the people who he saved are still a life nowadays, and his symphony will never be forgotten.

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INTERVIEWS

TIPS TO BECOME THE BEST MUSIC PRODUCER EVER! In this section, we are interviewing a music producer called Ángel YASUS Jiménez. He has just released his newest album, and we are going to ask him some questions about it.

ÁNGEL YASUS

Eric Meseguer interviews Ángel YASUS in the office of the magazine, on the 17th of February.

Eric: Ángel, can you tell us your thoughts on your new album? Ángel: I’m really proud of this, I mean, I’ve been working for so long to be happy with all the songs that are on the album. I think people will really like it. Eric: Do you think this one will achieve more sales than the other? Ángel: Definately, I’ve partnered with a new record label that will distribute the copies to more stores than before so I hope there’ll be more people who will buy it. Eric: Talking about partnering, I’ve heard one of your songs is going to appear in the next Tarantino’s movie. Is that true? Ángel: Yes! Even though it’s going to be a movie set on the late eighties, he will use one of my tracks. Eric: Could you explain us what the movie is about? Ángel: I’m afraid I can’t. He told me not to do that by the moment. You know, would you say anything about the movie if someone like him had told you not say anything about it? Eric: Not at all. So here concludes our interview. Thanks for everything Ángel. Ángel: The pleasure is mine. Eric: And for our readers, don’t miss reading the interviews of next month’s magazine, we might surprise you. There are very cool things happening in the next few months!

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GAMES

WORD SEARCH ABOUT MUSIC Are you capable of finding all the music terms in the following grid?

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WHERE ARE THE LYRICS FROM? “I’m worse at what I do best, and for this gift I feel blessed.” a. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

b. Green Day American Idiot

c. Nirvana - Come As You Are

d. Marilyn Manson Sweet Dreams

“The clock’s run out, time’s up over, Bloah! Snap back to reality, oh there goes gravity.” a. Macklemore Can't Hold Us

b. Black Eyed Peas Where Is The Love

d. Eminem - Lose Yourself

c. Paris & Simo Evermore

“My problem, I never was a model, I never was a scholar, but you were always popular.” a. Anna Kendrick Cups

b. MIKA ft. Ariana Grande - Popular

c. MKTO - Classic

d. Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me

“Never opened myself this way… life is ours, we live it our way.” a. Eagles - Hotel California

b. Guns N' Roses Don't Cry

c. Metallica - Nothing Else Matters

d. Scorpions - Still Loving You

c. Bruno Mars That's What I Like

d. Sia - Helium

“Hit the gas so hard, make it rotate.” a. The Weeknd Reminder

b. Chainsmokers Something Just Like This

“Girl you know I want your love, your love was handmade for someone like me.” a. Martin Garrix Scared To Be Lonely

b. Halsey - Colors

c. Ed Sheeran Shape Of You

d. James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go

“Nobody said it was easy, nobody said it would be this hard.” a. Passenger Heart's On Fire

b. Sam Smith - Not The Only One

c. Lady Gaga Million Reasons

d. Coldplay - The Scientist

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GAMES “But it’s late, and I’m trying not to sleep, ‘cause I know when I wake, I will have to slip away.”

a. The Calling Wherever You Will Go

b. Daylight Maroon 5

c. The Fray - How To Save A Life

d. Oasis Wonderwall

“My life is brilliant, my love is pure, I saw an angel, of that I’m sure.” a. Fergie - Big Girls Don't Cry

b. Hoobastank - The Reason

c. Enrique Iglesias Hero

d. James Blunt You're Beautiful

10 “I'm staring at a broken door, there's nothing left here anymore, my room is cold, it's making me insane.” a. Paramore Decode

b. Thirty Seconds to Mars - The Kill

c. Anastacia - Sick And Tired

d. Monsoon - Tokio Hotel

ANSWERS Check the answers you have answered correctly, and read the paragraph that corresponds to your result. 1a, 2d, 3b, 4c, 5a, 6c, 7d, 8b, 9d, 10d

FROM 0-3: You don’t find easy to connect lyrics with a particular song. You might notice the melody more than the message. FROM 4-7: You usually remember the lyrics, but you also pay attention to the melody. FROM 8-10: Congratulations! You are a genius remembering lyrics!

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SOURCE: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1398426/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg#certification http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0200550/?ref_=nv_sr_1 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253474/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/lady-gaga-to-perform-super-bowl2017-halftime-show-w440427 http://www.npr.org/sections/monkeysee/2017/01/24/510646134/2017-oscarnominations-la-la-land-dominates-moonlight-shines


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