Releasing next week T-Pain cover album, new ‘Shazam!’ film


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Helen Mirren, Zachary Levi, Rachel Zegler and Lucy Liu, the stars of “Shazam! Fury of the Gods,” at the premiere of the film in London. “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” will be releasing to next week along with T-Pain’s cover album and more.

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor

“The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery” – Adam Gopnik

New Yorker writer and “Tár” actor Adam Gopnik will release his 10th book titled “The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery” on Tuesday. “The Real Work” looks at masters of their craft — a painter, a dancer and a boxer to name a few — and works with them to understand how they achieved mastery of their field and what led them to doing so. 

Gopnik goes in-depth with each master trying to understand the way they have developed their skills and if there are any helpful connections between how mastery is attained in different fields. Among other insights, Gopnik arrives at two core ideas: Mastery has to be done on the micro level, and mastery requires purposeful imperfections. “The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery” is available for preorder now at and other major booksellers. 

“On Top Of The Covers” — T-Pain

After his 2019 studio album  “1UP,” 2000s icon T-Pain will release his seventh album titled “On Top Of The Covers” on March 17. This new album will feature two interesting twists: There is no auto-tune on the album and T-Pain is only singing cover songs — no originals. This is certainly a weird left turn for the rapper-turned-singer, but T-Pain’s career has been filled with them. In 2014, at the height of his use of auto-tune, T-Pain decided to record a live performance without it – a performance which currently boasts over 25 million views. 

After he fell from fame in the late 2010s, he was selected to compete in the first season of the show “The Masked Singer” and ultimately won. T-Pain’s history of successful weird choices points toward this new and unusual album being a positive step for his career. “On Top Of The Covers” releases March 17 on major music-streaming platforms.

“Shazam! Fury of the Gods”

If the constant stream of Marvel movies is getting to you, try out DC’s newest superhero film “Shazam! Fury of the Gods.” This action-packed movie is the sequel to DC’s 2019 release “Shazam!” and will hit theaters on March 17. 

The film stars Zachary Levi and Asher Angel as the adult and child versions of Billy Batson, known by his titular alter-ego Shazam. As Batson and his super-human siblings are forced to fight the Daughters of Atlas, they question what it means to be a hero and to possess the powers they have. If the fifth phase of Marvel is getting too brainy or too into the quantum realm for your taste, go back to the basics with this simple, yet adventurous, superhero movie.