Get Ready for #MadonnaDay !

From Madonna.com

Madonna fans! On August 16th, we’ll be celebrating The Queen of Pop’s Birthday and we want for you all to join the party! 

Back in September 2013, Madonna launched her Art For Freedom platform for all of us to share our own definition of Freedom but also to encourage creative expression that brings awareness to human rights violations. With thousands of submissions, (including photos, videos, music and poetry) the project has grown into a strong online community fighting for the universal right to be free. 

Since the initiative is a cause close to Madonna’s heart, we would like for you to wish her a Happy Birthday by adding your stone to the Freedom building! To do so, just visit artforfreedom.com before August 15 at 11am EST and submit a picture that illustrates your own vision of what our world should be all about if we all had the same rights and freedom to be who we are. The picture can be a portrait, a landscape, a selfie, or whatever you think it should be. Make sure to include a description and feel free to add your Birthday message for Madonna as part of it. 

On August 16th, we invite you to post your submitted picture to your favorite social network(s), using the #MadonnaDay and #ArtForFreedomhashtags for your friends, fellow Madonna fans, our girl herself and the whole world to see! Some of Madonna’s favorite pics will be highlighted onartforfreedom.com and/or be mailed branded goodies :) 

Happiness, love, joy, peace, etc,.. Let’s make your picture something that will bring a smile to Madonna’s face and make her feel we are all one on her special day!

Abel Korzeniowski has revelead he is collaborating with Madonna on one of the songs for her new album, he is a polish music composer of film and theater scores. Abel previously composed the score for Madonna’s 2011 film W.E., which earned him a Golden Globe nomination.

Madonna re-records La Isla Bonita for Diplo, listen to a clip of the new version recorded to be used in a dub play. Madonna’s new verses refer to Major Lazer, a project created by Diplo.

Video credit: Madonna-TV.

Madonna and Katy Perry; V Magazine Deluxe edition (2014)

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Love Me Leave Me

Check out “Love Me Leave Me”, a song by music producer Cleo Nasser, created by editing together little bits of Madonna vocals!

Available on Legitmix.com and called Love Me, Leave Me.  Cleo Nasser, a Madge superfan who’s been remixing Madonna since the mid 90’s, wanted to try something new: create a song by stitching together Madonna acapellas from the last two decades, digitally remaking the tone, pitch and timing of the words to give a whole new meaning.  

"I want Madonna fans to identify where each snippet came from," states Cleo, "that they remember the original songs. After all, this is a great tribute to her. The central theme is loving relationships, something present in practically all of her discography."

The Nasser-reconstructed Madonna lyrics were then remixed by a group of producers dedicated to remixing the Queen of Pop, part of a collective known as the Madonna Remixers United Alliance and released on RemixRecon Records via Legitmix.com.

Known for her work remixing Madonna’s songs for years, Cleo Nasser devoted almost six times more time to create Love Me, Leave Me, than what usually takes to make a conventional single remix. The work began in February, with the idea of joining different parts of songs to form a new one. "The biggest challenge was to maintain musical harmony and at the same time create lyrics that made sense and were interesting", Cleo says. “Imagine a jigsaw puzzle with pieces that were not originally part of the same set. Each word and phrase had to be re-shaped for the fitting to be perfect”.

The lyrics were created based on the available clean studio acapellas. "I started putting some parts together, checking what made sense and would have the compatible chords, from this verses, the bridge and chorus were created", said Cleo. "In this process, there wasn’t an specific goal in the beginning I was trying to see what could be done and the lyrics were built according to what would work in terms of music", Cleo continues, adding that the choice for the creation of a ballad, a slow song, demanded a more complex elaboration of the usually necessary in creating something for the dance floor. "In addition, there was the matter of composing verses in English, which I know well, but is not my native language", she adds.

Click here to go to the project’s official page where you will find the official download, artwork, and more info!

Check out the video edited by Julio Skov below.

Via: upworthy

Madonna Posts ‘Messiah’ Lyrics On Instagram

Madonna is having some fun teasing her new song “Messiah” on Instagram: a week after posting some sheet music from the track and a snippet of an orchestra performing the song, Madge has now unveiled a handful of lyrics from the hopefully-forthcoming track.

Based on these lyrics, Madonna’s “Messiah” is going to be a mystical affair, with “the angels,” “the moon,” “the sun,” and “the sorceress” all making these verses read especially Bjork-y. The caption for the Instagram post goes, “Salvation through  Art! #heart #messiah #livingforlove.”

Madonna has been working on the follow-up to 2012’s “MDNA” with a slew of collaborators, including Natalia Kills, Martin KierszenbaumDiplo and Toby Gad. A title and release date for the album have yet to be announced, and “Messiah” does not have a release date either.

Source: Billboard

Madonna shows up for jury duty in Manhattan, released to prevent ‘further distraction’

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Who’s that girl showing up for jury duty? Yep, it’s Madonna.

After dodging jury duty with a doctor’s note on May 27, Madonna arrived at 60 Centre St. Monday morning with an entourage fit for a diva.

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But she was soon gone. While regular folks summoned to do their civic duty sat through hours of waiting, Madonna was sprung after an hour and a half.

She was about 30 minutes late for her 10 a.m. scheduled arrival time, which is an hour later than the 9 a.m. time regular prospective jurors are asked to arrive.

"I’m proud to do my job," she said, standing tall as she left the courthouse with a gaggle of handlers and security guards.

She didn’t respond to questions about special treatment.

On her way out of the iconic building overlooking Foley Square, the Material Girl showed she could still turn heads.

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"That’s Madonna!" one star-struck onlooker said.

"She looks so thin, right?" another chimed in.

A group of fans stopped in their tracks to capture the pop icon’s court cameo.

The Upper West Sider had been ushered into the first-floor clerk’s office instead of the regular jury assembly room.

She was later excused from jury duty, due to her presence causing a commotion at the courthouse.

Madonna was not questioned for a panel.

A court official said the decision was made to let her go early because her presence was a distraction.

"We had ample jurors today and had we needed her, she would have been sent out on a panel," said New York State Unified Court System spokesman David Bookstaver. "We had sufficient jurors not to have created a further distraction for the courthouse."

"She got credit for her service and we’re delighted she came," he added.

Madonna is off the hook for jury service in New York for four years.

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Source: NY Daily News

Madonna praised by Boxing Legend Thomas Hearns

Madonna — PRAISED BY BOXING LEGEND… Youth Gym Is HUGE For Detroit!

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Madonna is being hailed as a HERO in the boxing community … so says boxing Hall of Famer Tommy “The Hitman” Hearns who’s praising the singer for saving a Detroit boxing gym 

FYI — Madge recently returned from a trip to Detroit and announced she’d be making “significant” donations to 3 organizations … including the Downtown Youth Boxing Gym. 

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Madonna says she was super-impressed with the programs at the gym that have helped it achieve a 100% graduation rate.  Recently, the gym’s main building was condemned … so, Madge’s donation will allow the place to make renovations and continue to operate.  

Now, Hearns — who grew up in Detroit — tells TMZ Sports Madonna’s generosity will have a HUGE impact with young boxers and the community as a whole. 

"I think it’s awesome for her to help, being as big as she is," Hearns says … "The people who get the help she provides will probably shed tears."

In fact, Hearns says he hopes Madonna’s philanthropy will inspire other successful Detroit natives to give back — “They should do as much as they can. It’s where they came from, and it’s not a great situation right now.”

Source: TMZ

Madonna attends “Holler If Ya Hear Me” musical based on Tupac’s music, on June 16, 2014.

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