Madonna Short Film To Launch Art For Freedom Project

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“We live in a very scary time.” “Madonna is making a bold move, putting herself out there to support those suffering under repressive regimes around the world. Art For Freedom comes from a place of real empathy and emotion,” said Eddy Moretti, chief creative officer of VICE Media. “It’s a reflection of a world in crisis by an artist who has decided that apathy is not an option. In one discussion, Madonna told me that she wanted to start a ‘revolution of love.’ How can you argue with that?” Loading Slideshow 30. A simple declaration “to rule the world” Jan. 14, 1984 We first met Madonna in 1982, but it was by 1984 that she was a household name. When Dick Clark called her over following her “American Bandstand” performance that same year, the host asked her what her dreams are, to which she responded, “To rule the world.” There’s proof dreams do true. 29. That newfound British accent Circa 2000 Around the time she started dating English filmmaker Guy Ritchie, Madonna also began donning a British accent that drew snickers across the world. The European inflections still come and go today, but watch this 2006 clip to see the unexpected dialect in full force. 28. A Victorian “Vogue” Sept. 6, 1990 The regal garb seen during Madonna’s Video Music Awards performance of “Vogue” may seem strikingly tame for the singer, but the period-piece getups belie the display’s sexual pageantry. It’s one of the greatest TV moments of her career.

EDT September 17, 2013 Her new public art initiative, launching Sept. 24, aims to fuel free speech. Madonna visits the Hard Candy Fitness Roma at Colosseo on Aug. 21, 2013 in Rome. (Photo: Ernesto Ruscio, Getty Images) SHARE 92 CONNECT 43 TWEET 2 COMMENTEMAILMORE A new initiative by Madonna will attempt to use music and video, poetry and photography to make the people come together in celebration of expression. A 17-minute film called secretprojectrevolution, co-directed by the iconic singer and Steve Klein, will be released on Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. EST to kick off her Art For Freedom project, which she hopes to use to promote the freedom of expression and to protest persecution. In partnership with VICE and BitTorrent, the public art initiative will live online and will be open to submissions from the public. “My goal is to show by the example of secretprojectrevolution my creative commitment to inspire change in the world through artistic expression,” Madonna says in a press release for the project. “I hope my film and other submissions to Art For Freedom will be a call-to-action and give people a place to voice their own creative expression to help fight oppression, intolerance and complacency.” VICE will handle curation and BitTorrent will host the project, a large part of which will be made up of submissions from the public.

Madonna’s Secret Project To Debut Sept. 24, Launch Global Endeavor Called Art For Freedom

Costello also lets loose on love gone wrong, as he has done on many of his best songs. “She’s pulling out the pin … that lets her hair fall down,” he sings on “(She Might Be a) GRENADE.” Writing with Roots drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and producer Steven Mandel, Costello dials back his melodic ambitions, and for a change he sings songs that don’t exceed his range. Built more on riffs than hooks, the music has the verve of new wave, the directness of punk and the groove of 1970s R&B, with Questlove’s snare and Costello samples among the hip-hop flavorings. The hybrid gets good mileage, and Costello’s venomous vocals energize much of the set. But on the closing piano ballad, “If I Could BELIEVE,” he over-sings and reverts to his worst role EC, square. Steven Wine, The Associated Press Madonna, “MDNA World Tour” (Interscope) ** 1/2 An ambitious woman like Madonna will not let herself become a nostalgia act. She makes that clear every time she goes on tour: She’s living in the moment, and she’s all about her newest material. But as her career expands, her fan base ages and her biggest hits become increasingly distant in time, Madonna has to adjust her shows like any other veteran act. She has to balance what she wants to play with what fans want to hear. Madonna proves to be too overly attached to her more recent songs on her new “MDNA World Tour,” available on a two-disc audio set as well as DVD and Blu-ray. To be fair, she should be proud that 30 years after becoming a star, she’s coming up with new material like the playful “Girl Gone Wild” and the anthem-ish “I’m a Sinner,” which invigorates late in the concert (recorded in Miami). Plus her breathless, raw delivery of the infectious “Turn up the Radio,” accompanied by the crowd’s singing and clapping, creates the show’s most genuine-feeling moment. Yet plodding through overlong arrangements of inconsequential songs from the annoyingly vocoder-treated “Revolver” early to the throwaway dance cut “Celebration” at the end will leave listeners wondering why so many substantial hits were given only a nod, if anything at all. Madonna is a smart performer, however, so this collection is also regularly peppered with imaginative and strong performances.