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Rita Ora throws birthday party at London restaurant despite lockdown

Police called to reports of potential breach of Covid rules in Notting Hill on Saturday Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePolice have said they were called to investigate a potential breach of Covid regulations after reports that the singer Rita Ora hosted a birthday party with friends at a restaurant in west London.Images showed Ora arriving at a restaurant in Notting Hill on Saturday night along with a number of other people, including the models Cara and Poppy Delevi...
Tags: Music, England, London, UK News, Culture, Rita Ora, Cara, Notting Hill, Ora, Coronavirus

Jesse Brazil spreads joy – one song at a time

As COVID-19 wears on, Southern Californians have become painfully aware of the things they can no longer do. Simple pleasures like a dine-in meal at a favorite restaurant, a day at Disneyland, a night at the movies or a concert in the park are out. They’ve been replaced by face masks, hand sanitizer, social distancing and a host of other safeguards aimed at curbing the spread of the virus. The situation has left many in a state of depression. A sweet song But somewhere amid all of this frustra...
Tags: Business, Music, News, North Korea, Oregon, La, Sport, Soccer, Brazil, Disneyland, Consumers, Morton, Porter Ranch, Vons, Bakersfield, Santa Clarita

Jeremih Taken Off Ventilator & Transferred Out of ICU After COVID-19 Health Scare

Jeremih is on the road to recovery after contracting COVID-19. The R&B singer’s family says he’s out of the ICU and has been transferred to a regular hospital room. “Jeremih has been transferred out of ICU,” his family said in a statement. “He will spend the rest of his recovery time in a regular hospital room. The true healing begins. Thank you all for your continued prayers and wishes.” The news comes after the 33-year-old’s agent revealed Thursday (Nov. 19) that he’d been taken off the ventil...
Tags: Celebs, Instagram, Jeremih, Chicago, Pop Culture, Jazz, Jesus, 50 Cent, Good News, Toni Braxton, Sean Don, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sean Toni Braxton

The CEO of guitar icon Fender says the company was looking into an abyss when the coronavirus hit — but now the company expects record 2020 sales

Este Haim of the eponymous LA band Haim checks out an American Professional II bass. Fender The coronavirus pandemic and national lockdowns spurred a much-needed revival of the guitar business. Fender had been on track to post robust 2020 sales, but in March it had to idle its factories in the US and Mexico. Unexpectedly, demand for guitars skyrocketed, and now CEO Andy Mooney figures this year could set a record for sales. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fender CEO And...
Tags: Music, Mexico, La, US, Trends, Nike, Guitars, Haim, Fender, Mooney, Andy Mooney, Tech Insider, Stratocaster, Matthew DeBord, Este Haim, Leo Fender

UK music industry will halve in size due to Covid, says report

Growth of 11% in 2019 predicted to reverse this year with collapse of live sectorCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK music industry is set to halve in size this year as issues including an effective shutdown of concerts, gigs and festivals strip £3bn from its contribution to the economy.UK Music, the umbrella organisation representing the commercial music industry from artists and record labels to the live music sector, has revealed that the industry grew by 11% la...
Tags: Business, Music, UK, UK News, Music Industry, Culture, Coronavirus, COVID

Word of the week (and maybe the year): Weird

2020 has been a sad year, a scary year, an angry year, a lonely year, a grieving year. Above all, though, it’s been a weird year. Very, very, very weird—from the personal (sheltering in place, in some cases for months on end) to the social (no funerals, no parties, no breaching the six-foot contact boundary) to the cultural (no movies, no theater, no concerts, no schools, no restaurants, no sports) to the political (do I need to repeat all the counterfactuals?). It’s been a weird year for mov...
Tags: Books, Music, Elon Musk, Mexico, Netflix, New York Times, Linguistics, Word Of The Year, Saturn, Calvin, Bermuda, San Luis Obispo, Schwartz, Jeff, Jon, Al Yankovic

October linkfest

Cleo Levin wrote for Slate about “ridiculously surreal” made-for-Amazon brand names: “Here were a series of names that were not only unknown to me, but also quite perplexing: Artfish, Wishpig, Sweatyrocks, Demonlick, and Pukemark.”  * Ben Zimmer wrote for Beyond Wordplay about Washington’s new Planet Word Museum, which opened via virtual ribbon-cutting—with President Obama as a surprise guest—on October 22. * Have you ever wished there was a word for “words that elicit amusement due t...
Tags: Amazon, Music, UK, Medicine, Obama, Washington, Advertising, Journalism, Atlantic, Linguistics, Burma, Words, Herald, Contests, Wall Street Journal, Neologisms

Chain Reaction, Anaheim’s all-ages concert venue, announces plans to close as supporters rally to save it

Anaheim’s all-ages club Chain Reaction announced that it would be officially closing its doors after being unable to host live music for the last seven months due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a post on the venue’s official Facebook and Instagram pages Friday morning, Chain Reaction decided to close indefinitely. Noting that the venue hadn’t received any financial help and had no clear path to safe reopening, the post said the club had paid to get out of the current lease. However, j...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Instagram, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Disneyland, Lenny Kravitz, Orange County, Concerts, Huntington Beach, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Lincoln Avenue

Ex-FSU Coach Bobby Bowden Says He Beat COVID-19 Just So He Could Vote for Trump & Keep White Supremacy Alive

College football coaching legend Bobby Bowden released a statement Wednesday (Oct. 21) endorsing President Trump for re-election, saying that he beat COVID-19 just so that he could vote for Trump and basically “Keep America Great.” The 90-year-old former Florida State University coach revealed earlier this month that he’d contracted coronavirus, but was doing fine. In his letter posted this week, he wrote that he wanted to be around to vote for Trump. “I’ve had the chance to get a lot of wins in...
Tags: Politics, Sports, West Virginia, Racism, Jazz, College sports, Florida State University, ANN, Florida State Seminoles, Trump, Racists, White Supremacy, Pam Bondi, South Georgia, Seminoles, FSU

Odell Beckham Jr. Says He Can’t Catch COVID-19: “I Don’t Think It’s Going to Enter This Body”

Odell Beckham says he wasn’t worried about testing positive for the COVID-19 last week … because he believes that his body is a fortress unable to contract the virus that has infected more than 40 million people worldwide, including U.S. President Donald Trump. The Cleveland Browns wide receiver was sent home from the team’s practice facility last Wednesday (Oct. 14) with an illness, and after a series of tests, per NFL protocol, he was able to rejoin his teammates and play in Sunday’s game agai...
Tags: Celebs, Football, Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Steelers, Pop Culture, Jazz, Beckham, Odell Beckham, Odell Beckham Jr, OBJ, Coronavirus, COVID-19, U S President Donald Trump The Cleveland Browns, Jake Trotter

Volunteer in COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Dies in Brazil

A volunteer in AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine trial has died, Brazil’s health authority Anvisa announced Wednesday (Oct. 21). Daily Mail reports: The participant is believed to be a 28-year-old man from Brazil, according to Bloomberg. He allegedly was not in the group that received the vaccine with sources telling Reuters that if he had been, the trial would have been suspended. Oxford stated the trial will continue after the death of the volunteer, adding an independent...
Tags: Health, UK, News, China, US, America, Bloomberg, World news, Daily Mail, United States, Oxford, Brazil, Jazz, Astrazeneca, Rio De Janeiro, Fda

LA Philharmonic Association cancels remainder of Walt Disney Concert Hall season because of coronavirus

After canceling its summer seasons at the Hollywood Bowl and the Ford Amphitheater earlier this year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has scrapped all of the remaining concerts scheduled for the 2020-21 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall through June 9, 2021. The LA Phil, which programs a variety of concerts and other performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Ford, announced the latest cancelation in a press release Oct. ...
Tags: California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ford, Classical Music, Streaming, Theater, Pbs, Phil, Hollywood Bowl, LA Phil, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Dudamel

Samba makes tentative return in Rio de Janeiro laid low by Covid

Legendary sambista Moacyr Luz spent much of the pandemic confined to his beachside home but is resuming his weekly jam sessions as lockdown curbs easeIt has been seven months since Moacyr Luz, one of Brazil’s most celebrated sambistas, sat down before a live audience in the city his songs serenade.As Covid-19 shook Luz’s homeland, killing more than 150,000 and infecting millions, it also wreaked havoc on Rio’s signature sound, with all shows scrapped, carnival postponed until a vaccine is found ...
Tags: Music, Americas, World news, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Rio, Luz, Coronavirus, Moacyr Luz

HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2021 Online Coming & Will Have a Crowd Funding Campaign

Hatsune Miku worshipers destroyed at not being able to attend HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2021 because of the Chinese Coronavirus will likely feel uplifted at the announcement of HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 2021 Online, as the event will be streamed and easily watchable from the safety of otaku hovels. The official Miku Expo Twitter account broke the […]
Tags: Music, Japan, Internet, Events, Crowd Funding, Anime, Announcements, Hatsune Miku, Vocaloid, Crypton, Coronavirus

Donald Trump Hospitalized & Having “Trouble Breathing” After Testing Positive for COVID-19

One of President Donald Trump’s advisers has revealed there’s “reason for concern” after the president had “trouble breathing” while being admitted to Walter Reed Military Medical Center Friday night (Oct. 2) after testing positive for the coronavirus. CNN’s White House correspondent told Anderson Cooper: “I talked to a Trump campaign advisor a short while ago that said this is serious. That the president has been having some trouble breathing, that he’s been very fatigued today, very tired.” Wh...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Cnn, Jazz, Anderson Cooper, Donald Trump, Walter Reed, Trump, Hope Hicks, Donald J Trump, Walter Reed Military Medical Center, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, First Lady Melania Trump White House

Hatsune Miku Expo 2020 USA & Canada Cancelled by the Coronavirus

Likely instilling no astonishment, the Hatsune Miku Expo 2020 USA and Canada event has been cancelled as the Coronavirus is once again deemed as being responsible, a decision that will probably spawn the usual criticism and discussion surrounding the Chinese virus. The event was originally suspended back in March, with Crypton hoping the plague would […]
Tags: Health, Music, Usa, International, Events, Canada, Anime, Announcements, Cancellations, Hatsune Miku, Vocaloid, Crypton, Coronavirus

Trump Administration Canceled USPS Plan to Send 5 Free Masks to Every American Household to Avoid Creating “Concern or Panic”

The United States Postal Service had a plan to send five FREE reusable face masks to every American household back in early April … but top White House officials canceled the plan, the Washington Post reported Thursday. The plan would have sent 650 million masks to every single residential address in the United States in an effort to combat the COVID-19 crisis early on, the Post reported, citing one of thousands of internal post office documents obtained by the American Oversight watchdog group....
Tags: Post, Politics, Wtf, News, Washington Post, White House, Post Office, United States, Usps, Jazz, Postal Service, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Trump, United States Postal Service, HHS

No-sales-tax states enhance Labor Day sales bargains

Labor Day is the time to recognize the contributions of workers. It's one of the United States' oldest official commemorations, with Uncle Sam in 1894 making the first Monday of September a legal federal holiday. In this age of consumerism, however, the meaning of Labor Day and other holidays, official or not, often takes a back seat to associated retail sales. The bargains this year, though, are a bit different. Pandemic precautions have pushed even more shoppers online. COVID-19 closures for...
Tags: Work, Business, Taxes, Oregon, Job, Sales, Holiday, Economy, United States, Alaska, Finances, Pop Culture, Sales Tax, Labor Day, Sam, Vermont

Live Nation laying off more employees as COVID-19 drags on

Live Nation instituted another round of staffing reductions this week as the company continues to grapple with concert cancellations and plummeting revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Beverly Hills-based concert promoter didn’t reveal how many employees are impacted, but the layoffs — first reported by Pollstar — follow a host of cost-cutting reductions in April. That included the furlough of 20% of its employees, salary reductions for senior executives, hiring freezes, a reduction in the us...
Tags: Business, Music, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Music Festivals, Aeg, Coachella, Stagecoach, Concerts, Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Anaheim, City National Grove, Pollstar

Msaki sings, and we heal

Msaki views her singing as a space from which to gather strength and courage The post Msaki sings, and we heal appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Music, Healing, Live Music, Friday, Pandemic, Top Six, mSaki, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, Untitled Basement, Blood Guns and Revolutions, Fetch Your LIfe, Sondela, Vangile Rantsho, Zaneliza: How The Water Moves

Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Aug. 27-Sept. 3

  Valley Relics Museum in Van Nuys is taking reservations for “An Open Air Museum Experience” this weekend and upcoming dates. The museum houses nostalgia from the San Fernando Valley’s past. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)   Take a chance on new cultural and educational experiences, Aug. 27-Sept. 3   EVENTS   Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board: The non-profit marketing tourism board has launched their “LA Love (heart)” campaign to interest local residents into p...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Music, Politics, Comedy, New York, Movies, Minneapolis, America, Los Angeles, Events, Sport, Dance, Homelessness, Radio

Why You Need to Watch the Unite to Fight Poverty Concert

Experts predict half a billion more people are at risk of being pushed into extreme poverty due to the impact of COVID-19. Now, more than ever, we need to stand together in unity to fight poverty! Read the full article: Why You Need to Watch the Unite to Fight Poverty Concert
Tags: Music, Religion, Crisis, Family Activities, Join the Cause, Coronavirus, COVID

Japanese Band FLOW’s Guitarist Take Contracts the Coronavirus

The merciless Coronavirus has plagued another cherished individual as Take, a member of the Japanese band FLOW, has now been stricken with the monstrous affliction, though is already seemingly on the path to a swift recovery. According to a statement on the band’s official website, FLOW’s guitarist Take was experiencing a fever and had an […]
Tags: Health, Music, Japan, Flow, Anime, Announcements, Take, Otaku, Coronavirus

Teen Chili’s Hostess Attacked by Large Group of Women Over COVID-19 Social Distancing Guidelines

A teenage hostess at a Chili’s in Baton Rouge, Louisiana says she was attacked by a large group of women after she told them they wouldn’t be able to sit together, per the restaurant’s new COVID-19 social distancing policies … and a portion of the attack was captured on video. 17-year-old Kelsy Wallace said on Sunday (Aug. 9), a group of at least 11 women came into the restaurant on Constitution Avenue requesting to sit together at one table. “My general manager and my other managers tell us we ...
Tags: Wtf, Kids, News, Teens, Restaurants, Jazz, Louisiana, Wallace, Attacked, Baton Rouge, Chili, Baton Rouge Louisiana, Human Interest, Really, Kelsy, Violent Attacks

The best online concerts to watch in August

There's no shortage of impressive daily musical lineups
Tags: Music, News, Trends, Concerts, Livestreams, Coronavirus, Entertainment in containment

The best virtual concerts to watch in August

There's no shortage of impressive daily musical lineups
Tags: Music, News, Trends, Concerts, Livestreams, Coronavirus, Entertainment in containment

Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley and LA area, July 30-Aug. 6

    Dance instructor Leslie Ferreira teaches how to perform the Cumbia dance style. The online event is part of the Music Center’s summertime Digital Dance DTLA series. (Photo courtesy of the Music Center)   Take a chance on new cultural and educational experiences, July 30-Aug. 6.   EVENTS   Drive ‘N Drag: Winners from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and more fan-favorite drag queens entertain, July 31- Aug. 2 (change from previous dates; show times vary). Check website for participating personalit...
Tags: Food, Art, Facebook, Books, Music, Politics, New York, Movies, Congress, La, Restaurants, Nigeria, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago

S.C. Governor Henry McMaster Allows ALL Businesses to Operate at “Reduced Capacity” Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases

Despite coronavirus cases spiking like crazy all over the state of South Carolina, Governor Henry McMaster has announced new “restrictions” for ALL businesses to operate amid the pandemic … instead of shutting them down to help slow the spread. On Wednesday (Jul. 29), Gov. McMaster signed an executive order that will require face masks for all restaurant employees and patrons, and said during a press conference that all previously recommended guidelines of restaurants and other establishments th...
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Brew Ha Ha Productions’ inaugural Punk in the Park postponed until 2021

Orange County-based Brew Ha Ha Productions’ inaugural Punk in the Park Beer & Music Festival was originally scheduled for April 25, 2020, but was postponed until Aug. 8 due to growing concerns over the coronavirus global pandemic earlier this year. However, with the continued rise in positive COVID-19 cases, promoters have decided to not only reschedule it again — to next year — but to also expand the event from a one-day event to a two-day affair on April 24-25, 2021. For now, the only performe...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Punk, Music Festivals, Orange County, Concerts, Anaheim, City National Grove, Hermosa Beach, NOFX, Pennywise, Louise Goffin, Common Kings

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