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Posts Tagged ‘Daft Punk’

Meredith Vieira Wonders: When Was Last Time Russian Police Choir ‘Got Lucky’

This morning’s Today show reprise of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs choir covering Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” looked and sounded even better than the group’s smash-hit performance during Sochi’s opening night. With the added, sideline benefit of a dancing Al Roker and other NBC show personalities, crew.

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During an interview with choir conductor General Victor Eliseyev (translated by NBC News Moscow bureau chief Albina Kovalyova), Savannah Guthrie suggested that it won’t be long before some enterprising booking agent brings the group stateside. The choir performs around 200 dates every year:

“When we first made the collective, I had a dream to perform in Japan, France and the U.S.A.,” explained the general. “We’ve performed in Japan and France, and we’ve still not been in the U.S. And it’s my greatest dream.”

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NYT Quickly Resuscitates the ‘Late’ Leonard Cohen

First, it was the misspelling “Daft Puck.” Then came a heavy metal typo involving Megadeath.

But as Andrew Beaujon of the Poynter Institute reminds this morning, this kind of cacophony also sometimes comes in three’s. In the case of the New York Times, the final gaffe involving singer Leonard Cohen really upped the ante:

The well-known singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist is very much alive; it is not the case that he is “the late Leonard Cohen.”

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