Jeff Goldblum Signs With Decca Records To Record Debut Album

first_imgJeff Goldblum has been playing piano for most of his life, and he’s often said he would have become a professional musician if he hadn’t gone into the acting business. 44 years after taking his first film role, the beloved actor will finally make a foray into the world of recorded music when he hits the studio to work on his debut album.Goldblum, who is known for playing iconic roles like Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jurassic Park), David Levinson (Independence Day), and Chef Goldblum (Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie), is no slouch in the music department either. The 65-year-old pianist regularly performs with his jazz group, the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, in New York City and Los Angeles, and he hosts a weekly jazz variety show at L.A.’s Rockwell Table & Stage.Goldblum’s debut album will be put out on the renowned Decca Records label, which signed him earlier this month. According to Variety, Goldblum impressed the labels executives last October when he accompanied jazz singer Gregory Porter on a rendition of Nat King Cole’s “Mona Lisa” during a promotional event for Thor: Ragnarok on the BBC’s The Graham Norton Show.Gregory Porter feat. Jeff Goldblum – “Mona Lisa” (Nat King Cole cover)“As far as I can tell, everyone loves Jeff Goldblum,” Decca director of A&R Tom Lewis said in a statement. “He’s a fantastic jazz pianist, a great band leader and just about the loveliest man in the world. His love of jazz is infectious and whenever he plays he makes you feel very happy. If we can take Jeff’s music into people’s homes then we will be helping, in our own small way, to make the world a happier place.”“I’m so happy to be in cahoots with the wonderful people at Decca, one of the coolest and most prestigious labels of all time,” Goldblum added.Goldblum’s album is due out sometime later this year. His next movie, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom, will hit theaters on June 22nd.[H/T – Billboard]last_img read more

Newspoll: Majority Backs Laws to Protect Religions (Aust)

first_imgThe Australian 26 November 2018Family First Comment:  A clear majority of Australians — including nearly 60 per cent of Labor voters — has backed new laws to prevent individuals, schools and companies from being discriminated against ­because of their religious beliefs and practices. New Zealand needs the same. #FreeToBelieveA clear majority of Australians — including nearly 60 per cent of Labor voters — has backed new laws to prevent individuals, schools and companies from being discriminated against ¬because of their religious beliefs and practices. The special Newspoll, conducted for /The Australian/, comes as the government weighs up its response to a review into ¬religious freedom conducted by former Liberal attorney-general Philip Ruddock and commissioned in the wake of the successful same-sex marriage plebiscite last November.The Newspoll shows 59 per cent of those surveyed were in favour of new laws to protect ¬individuals, schools and companies because of their religious beliefs compared with 26 per cent opposed to change. About two-thirds or 65 per cent of Coalition voters supported a strengthening of protections for religious freedoms; 57 per cent of Labor voters also backed the need for more robust ¬protections. Greens voters also overwhelmingly backed new laws to protect religious freedoms, with 63 per cent saying they were in favour of change compared with 50 per cent of One Nation ¬voters.The results show that support among all the key political parties is running in favour of legislating stronger protections for religious freedoms.Despite the poll showing overwhelming support for the enhancement of religious freedom in Australia, a parliamentary committee yesterday prop¬osed the removal of key protec¬tions for faith-based educators from anti-discrimination laws. A Senate inquiry examining the treatment of gay students and teachers at religious schools yesterday recommended the ¬removal of an exemption at ¬section 38(3) of the Sex Discrimination Act. This exemption currently allows faith-based schools the ability to discriminate against students on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, although it is not used for this purpose by religious schools.https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/newspoll/newspoll-majority-backs-laws-to-protect-religions/news-story/63d56a7b553d689f2091ccd65095797elast_img read more