Tina Benitez-Eves

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Tina Benitez-Eves

Tina began covering music professionally in the ’90s as a reporter for the Village Voice in New York. A journalist for more than two decades, she has worked as staff editor and freelance writer covering entertainment, art, pop culture, food, wine, spirits, health, travel and more. Throughout it all, music has always been a constant in her life… and work. Her words have appeared in Billboard, Men’s Journal, Wine Spectator, and other local and national newspapers, magazines, and online publications. Based in New York City, Tina is currently working on her first book and can be found at @tbeves on Instagram.​

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Dionne Warwick and Chance the Rapper Release Gospel-Rap Song “Nothing’s Impossible”

Dionne Warwick released her new single “Nothing’s Impossible,” featuring Chance the Rapper to help benefit three charities started by Warwick and Chance, independently. The gospel-rap track, which has been likened to Warwick’s 1985 hit “That’s What Friends Are For,” a collaboration with Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, and Elton John, to help raise money for AIDS More

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Top 10 “The Little Drummer Boy” Covers

Written by composer Katherine Kennicott David in 1941, first recorded by The Trapp Family a decade later and first made popular by the Harry Someone Chorale by the late 1950s, “The Little Drummer Boy” has become a holiday classic in the past 70 years with artists performing the classic, and staying mostly faithful to its More

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Paul McCartney, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and More Auction Guitars, Instruments for Charity

U2’s The Edge and producer Bob Ezrin have pulled together a collection of guitars and other instruments from the personal collections of Paul McCartney, Rush, Radiohead, and Pearl Jam, Ron Wood Green Day, Joan Jett, Joe Walsh, Noel Gallagher, Dave Grohl, Tom Morello, Bruce Springsteen and more, all benefiting Music Rising. “Guitars Icons: A Musical More

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Bryan Adams Tests Positive for COVID-19 Twice in One Month

Bryan Adams revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time in one month with a breakthrough case of the virus. The artist, who is fully vaccinated, posted the update on Instagram, sharing that he tested positive for the virus again as he touched down in Milan, Italy. “Here I am, just More

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Tom Morello: Spinning the ‘Atlas’

It’s the story of Tom Morello’s life. Writing, recording, and performing manically since he was 17 years old. When his fixed musical state ended abruptly around the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, Morello put down his guitar for the first time in his career.   “It was the first creative drought of my life, and More

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Adele Claims She and Drake are “Dying Breed” in Music

During an recent interview on CBC Radio in Canada, Adele said that she and Drake are a “dying breed” in the music industry. Promoting the recent release of her fourth album, 30, Adele claimed that the two artists, who are good friends, are a dying breed of artists who came out before the streaming state More

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Tina Turner’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Just a few weeks shy of her 82nd birthday on Nov. 26, Tina Turner received her second induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Inducted by actress Angela Bassett, who played Turner in the 1993 film What’s Love Got to Do with It, Keith Urban, H.E.R., Mickey Guyton, and Christina Aguilera paid tribute More

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Listen to 15 Songs of Gratitude on Thanksgiving Day

As many gather around the table and reflect on what they’re grateful for once a year, some songs of love, family, friendship, unity, and the little things in life turn on a more gracious light year-round. Dionne Warwick gathered friends Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder for her 1985 communal hit “That’s What Friends More

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The Darkness Upend Loneliness on Seventh Album ‘Motorheart’

Justin Hawkins is putting the finishing touches on a new room. Back home in Switzerland, he’s not refurbishing the living room, kitchen, or expanding his studio. Instead, he’s building his very own broadcasting arena. “I had all this broadcasting stuff stuck in the corner of my studio and thought, ‘well you need space for this More

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Recording Academy Responds to Backlash Over Accused Sexual Predators Marilyn Manson and Louis CK’s Controversial Grammy Nominations

Responding to the backlash following the recent Grammy nominations for rocker Marilyn Manson and comedian Louis CK, Recording Academy president and CEO Harvey Mason, jr. defended their decision to nominate the two artists. “We won’t restrict the people who can submit their material for consideration,” said Mason jr., “We won’t look back at people’s history, More

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The Weeknd Eclipses Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” on the Charts

The Weeknd has dethroned Chubby Checker‘s 1960 hit “The Twist” as Billboard’s No. 1 Greatest Hot 100 Song of all time with the 2019 release “Blinding Light.” The song spent 90 weeks on the Hot 100 chart, surpassing “The Twist.” “Blinding Light”, off The Weeknd’s fourth album After Hours,” initially hit the top of the More

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