Music News 11.8.17

Fox Announces Newest Music-Drama, Mary J. Blige to Produce

Fox has announced its next music-based drama, with Mary J. Blige sliding into the producer’s chair. 8 Count will follow the life of famed choreographer Laurieann Gibson as she works her way from amateur choreographer to working with artists like Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj. Gibson is co-producing the drama alongside Mary J. Blige, who will also act as the show’s music advisor.


Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Celebrates 26 Years

Elton John celebrated the 25th anniversary of his AIDS foundation last night, a grandiose affair in New York City that raised $4.4 million and not only included a rousing, teary-eyed speech from Elton John himself, but ended with a stellar performance by the soon-to-retire Aretha Franklin. The Elton John AIDS Foundation launched in the United States in 1992 and the UK a year later. Together the two organizations have raised more than $385 million and according to John 98% of that goes towards helping those living with and battling HIV and AIDS and fighting the good fight itself.

-Taylor Wallace

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