The 21st Century has certainly enabled almost anyone to have instant access to the potpourri of media in all its forms, both live and online. The gigantic strides made in the world of the internet: laptops, notebooks, tablets, downloads, smart phones, ipads, ipods---all have become the magic keys with which anyone can satisfy his every interest. It is an entire world at our fingertips. And if we are in the generation of folks who are frightened by the internet and all that it implies, we just need to reach out to the younger generation. They have it mastered. And they will be happy to turn the page and teach Mom, Dad and Grandad how to cope.
Songsandmemories, in its short three-year run, has primarily concentrated on the greatest entertainment of the 20th Century. Occasionally, we have moved (briefly) into the 21st Century but usually only in its relationship to the past: a new recording, for instance, by Michael Buble' or Rod Stewart of an old standard. Technology tells us that while we can still honor the past, as we intend to keep doing, we must also recognize the myriads of accomplishments of those artists and technicians who are forever redesigning the world of today. The retrospective on our other pages help to understand the contemporary.
Artists like Adele ,One Direction and Justin Bieber monopolize the music market and are not just a flash in the pan. Vampires are no longer the subjects of scary books and movies of years past, but the main focus of many contemporary love stories both in books and on television, as well as on the big screen. Instant stardom is achieved almost every week by winners of television contests such asThe Voice,American Idoland numerous other such programs at home and abroad. Technology in current movies is far beyond the classics most of us recall; with the re-invention of 3D, movies (like "Avatar") truly come to life. This is the stuff of the 21st century, and it can not be ignored.
Thus with this page, and any of its subpages, we will do our best to highlight the best of what is happening TODAY in the vast worlds of entertainment. Your suggestions and comments appreciated. Note: these pages have just begun; we will be updating as often as time allows.
JUST HOW MANY OF THESE SUPERSTARS CAN YOU NAME?
With the help of the Songs and Memories Team, during the next few months, we will identify all of these folks and many more of the movers and shakers of the 21st Century. You will find them on subpages under this title topic, in the same way that we are currently doing the SINGING LEGENDS. Come back often and see the updates; that is true of our entire website. Beyond that, please recommend others that you think we should include.