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Illinois Governor Names John Prine Honorary Poet Laureate

Upon his death from COVID-19 in April, legendary singer-songwriter John Prine was widely remembered as a masterful lyricist. In a remembrance at this site, Stephen Deusner wrote that Prine "seemed to emerge as a fully formed songwriter, one whose gift for wordplay and character were already intact by the time he … More »
Tags: Music, News, Illinois, John Prine, Prine, Stephen Deusner, COVID


How Can A Full Orchestra Place Itself Onstage Safely While COVID’s Still Here? Tokyo Scientists And Musicians Have Been Figuring That Out

Conductor Kazushi Ono and the players of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra spent two days at the Bunka Kaikan concert hall in mid-June with researchers from a university and medical school in the Japanese capital. They experimented with various seating schemes, measuring aerosol spray from the musicians’ faces and working out how to balance hearing each other with keeping each other safe. Ono writes about the results. – Maestro Arts
Tags: Art, Music, Tokyo, Ono, Kazushi Ono, COVID, 06.26.20, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Bunka Kaikan


From Bowie to Beyoncé: Glastonbury's 50 greatest moments

Although Covid-19 scuppered Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary, organisers Michael and Emily Eavis discuss the moments that made it the world’s greatest festival – from the healing fields to StormzyGlastonbury festival’s first ever booking came from Michael Eavis serenading his cows with the Kinks. “I was playing Lola to them through a sound system in the milking parlour,” he says. “I’d been to Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music at Shepton Mallet showground, wandering in on the Sunday beca...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Culture, Festivals, Glastonbury festival, Music Festivals, Lola, Michael, Glastonbury, Bowie, Jean, Shepton Mallet, Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Tor, Emily Eavis, COVID


Pearl Jam Play Live For The First Time In Two Years For All In WA Benefit

Tonight, Seattle bands and musicians like Sleater-Kinney, Ben Gibbard, Brandi Carlile, the Head And The Heart, Macklemore, and Sir Mix-A-Lot -- where's Lil Mosey? -- played a virtual benefit concert for All In WA to raise money for Washington state's COVID-19 relief effort. (The show was originally supposed to … More »
Tags: Music, News, Washington, Seattle, Pearl Jam, WA, Josh Klinghoffer, COVID, WA Benefit, Sleater Kinney Ben Gibbard Brandi Carlile


Help Mellow Mushroom Give Back to the Community June 25th

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, with more than 180 restaurants in 21 states, launched A Pie for A Pie community giving program in April 2020 to recognize organizations and essential workers in local communities. Each week since the giving program began, specific Mellow Mushroom owners host a pie sale where for every stone-baked pie sold, the owner donates a small pizza pie to a community organization or frontline worker.  This Thursday, June 25, 2020, the Mellow Mushroom store owners in Georgia ...
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Modeling fall classes on campus

From Inside Higher Ed “The model examines a hypothetical large university of 20,000 students and 2,500 instructors who interact daily for 100 days. The mean class size in the simulation is 24 students, with 90 percent of classes having 50 students or fewer. Each day in the model, there is a 25 percent chance that one individual on campus not in quarantine, who has not already been infected, can become spontaneously infected by nonuniversity contact, a rate researchers said was rather low c...
Tags: Education, Teaching, Jazz, Thoughts, COVID


D.L. Hughley Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Fainting Onstage During Comedy Show: “Maybe This Is As Bad As It Gets”

D.L. Hughley gave fans and the internet quite the scare after fainting on-stage during a recent comedy show in Nashville and is in need of many well-wishes. While initially being treated for exhaustion and dehydration, the comedian and actor also tested positive for COVID-19 after doctors ran a number of tests following his collapse. “I was what they call asymptomatic,” he revealed in a video he shared on social media on Saturday (Jun. 20). #ThankYouForYourPrayers #TeamDL pic.twitter.com/dSQiNt...
Tags: Celebs, Cdc, Pop Culture, Jazz, Nashville, Black Twitter, Hughley, Rona, D.l. Hughley, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Zanies Nashville, Brooks Golightly, Saint Thomas Hospital Leaked, Rona Stan


New Adam Schlesinger tribute album features covers by Rachel Bloom, Charly Bliss, Sarah Silverman, Nada Surf, and many many more

Adam Schlesinger has long been a songwriting hero of mine, and I was absolutely heartbroken when I learned that he had passed away from COVID-19 complications in early April. He was someone who genuinely elevated the craft of pop songwriting to an artform, without precious or self-important about it. Now, friends of Schlesinger from across the spectrum of his work — from rock music to Broadway to movies and TV — have come together to put a 31-song tribute album, covering his whole discography: A...
Tags: Post, Music, News, Broadway, Naacp, Sarah Silverman, Rachel Bloom, Wayne, Stacy, Cleo, Schlesinger, Josie, Adam Schlesinger, Charly Bliss, Fountains Of Wayne, Kay Hanley


Tommy Lee talks Tik Tok fame, new music and Mötley Crüe’s postponed comeback

After Mötley Crüe agreed to permanently retire following a farewell tour in 2015, Tommy Lee promised himself he’d take a full year off. He’d spent more than three decades playing and partying hard on tour with bandmates bassist Nikki Sixx, vocalist Vince Neil and guitarist Mick Mars, so spending time at home with family and friends sounded like a good deal. He nearly made it, but his basement recording studio ultimately beckoned him and before he knew it he was deep into making an eclectic mix o...
Tags: Music, London, La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, John, Marilyn Manson, Bay Area, Southern California, Concerts, Trump, Motley Crue, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars


BBC presents indoor flash mob for lockdown

Artists commissioned for Culture In Quarantine series designed to ‘create snapshot of UK’ amid Covid-19 crisisSwan Lake performed in the bath, a virtual rave set in a living room, and sign-language performance art inspired by the balcony musicians of Lombardy, are three of the new commissions announced by BBC Arts for the creation of “a powerful snapshot” of the UK during coronavirus lockdown.Among the commissions is Transcendence: making a digital rave, by the singer-songwriter Simon Shlomo Kha...
Tags: Music, UK, Theatre, UK News, Bbc, Dance, Culture, Ballet, Performance art, Arts Council England, Arts policy, Lombardy, BBC Arts, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Simon Shlomo Khan


African Pastor Who Claimed He Cured COVID-19 Patients by Laying Hands & Praying for Them Dies of the Virus at 39, Followers Awaiting His Resurrection

A pastor in Africa who claimed he cured hundreds of people suffering from COVID-19 by laying hands and through prayer has died from the virus. He was 39 years old. Religious leader Frankline Ndifor of Cameroon died Saturday morning (May 16) from coronavirus complications, less than a week after he was diagnosed with the virus. Before his passing, doctor Gaelle Nnanga was called to Ndifor’s home by a few of his followers and the pastor was in severe agony. The doctor’s medical team treated him an...
Tags: News, Africa, World news, Cameroon, Jazz, Human Interest, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Frankline Ndifor, Gaelle Nnanga, Ndifor, Franklin Ndifor, KtcNp4U49N Africa, Rigobert Che


My mountain playlist: Charlie Guest’s top tracks to get pumped for the slopes

Looking for music to bring the mountains to you? We caught up with Olympic skier and GB Snowsport Ambassador Charlie Guest, to find out what she’s listening to in lockdown. ‘My favourite playlist to remind me of the mountains is the soundtrack to Warren Miller’s 2018 film, Face of Winter. Charlie Guest I’ve been watching Warren’s movies for as long as I can remember with my family, but the 2018 one is something special to me. I went to watch the film with my parents and sist...
Tags: Music, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Sport, Soundtrack, Skiing, Warren, Song, Q&a, Playlist, Lizzo, Charlie, Warren Miller, Charlie Guest, Lockdown, Quarantine


Roger Waters Performs a Socially-Distanced Version of Pink Floyd’s “Mother”

The video comes prefaced with these words: "Social distancing is a necessary evil in Covid world. Watching 'Mother' reminds me just how irreplaceable the joy of being in a band is." He's joined here by his band: vocalists Holly Laesig and Jess Wolfe of Lucius, keyboardist Drew Erickson, guitarists Dave Kilminster and Jonathan Wilson, bassist Gus Seyffert, and drummer Joey Waronker. Find more socially distanced performances in the Relateds below. Would you like to support the mission of ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, College, Jonathan Wilson, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Lucius, Facebook Twitter, Jess Wolfe, Dave Kilminster, Joey Waronker, Gus Seyffert, COVID, Holly Laesig, Drew Erickson


Musicians Association Will Pay Musicians To Perform Online

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada will pay musicians $150 per online performance for its members. The project is backed by $200,000 in funding every three months for the duration of COVID-19 lockdown period. Shares of royalties will go to all rights holders of the music performed. – Ludwig Van
Tags: Art, Music, COVID, 05.14.20


Insomniac announces EDC Las Vegas Virtual Rave-A-Thon livestream

After postponing its annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas to Oct. 2-4, event promoter Insomniac has announced it will host an EDC Virtual Rave-A-Thon on the originally scheduled concert dates, May 15-17. The livestream event will take place from 5 p.m.-2 a.m. each evening and include a massive line-up of EDM artists, several of which were scheduled to perform during the live event, including David Guetta, Duke Dumont, Kaskade, Zeds Dead, Zhu, K?D and many more. It will all be hosted by...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Richard, Edc, Concerts, Thon, Insomniac, Rotella, Pasquale Rotella, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Sun


CDC Projects 200K New COVID-19 Cases in the U.S. & 3,000 Deaths PER DAY By June 1st As Dozens of States Re-Open

Well, this is certainly alarming. The United States could see up to 3,000 COVID-19 deaths and 200,000 new cases PER DAY by June 1st, according to a leaked CDC report obtained by a number of newspapers, including the New York Times and the Washington Post. This is incredibly shocking considering the number of new cases at this time is about 25,000 per day, while the daily death toll is just under 2,000 per day. “The numbers underscore a sobering reality: while the United States has been hunkered ...
Tags: New York, News, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, Virginia, America, Cnn, United States, New York Times, Jazz, Fox News, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Elizabeth Cohen


The Month In Metal – April 2020

Some of the cuts that COVID-19 has slashed into the arts and entertainment side of culture have been cauterized thanks to humanity’s knack for acclimation. Others, we are all learning, are unable to be sutured shut. These breaches in normality are different for everyone based on their pre-pandemic predilections. And yes, most, if not all, … More »
Tags: Music, Oranssi Pazuzu, The Black Market, Solicitor, Cirith Ungol, Ulcerate, Malist, Aara, COVID, An Autumn For Crippled Children, Devangelic, Golden Ashes, Kvaen


SiriusXM rises on Q1 earnings beat, but warns of coronavirus impacts to come

SiriusXM’s first quarter 2020 earnings today painted a picture of what’s ahead for the music and entertainment service in light of the coronavirus outbreak. While the company surprised with both an earnings and revenue beat in the quarter ended March 2020, its satellite radio business also lost net subscribers due to declines in auto shipments, and the company spoke of further declines in ad sales and in customer responses to its marketing campaigns. The company did manage to beat expectations i...
Tags: Music, Media, Tech, Netflix, Pandora, Nintendo, Streaming, Howard Stern, Garth Brooks, Zacks Consensus Estimate, Jim Meyer, SiriusXM, Animal Crossing, Pandora Premium Pandora, NYU Langone Health, COVID


“I Feel Horrible”: News Anchor Finds Out On-Air That Man He Said Died From COVID-19 is Actually Very Much Alive

A TV news anchor in New York shared an emotional story chronicling a New Jersey man’s fight and untimely death due to complications from COVID-19 on Tuesday (Apr 21). Just seconds after, he realized that the man had, in fact, survived his fight and was very much alive. Bill Ritter was talking about the local story of Jack Allard, a 26-year-old who had contracted the virus plaguing the world, when he said live on-air: “After spending time on a ventilator and five full weeks in the hospital, the g...
Tags: Videos, Wtf, New York, News, New Jersey, Jazz, Jack, Live TV, Ritter, Phil Murphy, Josh Gottheimer, Bill Ritter, Allard, Really, Jack Allard, COVID


Trump Says He Was Being “Sarcastic” About Injecting People With Disinfectant to Cure Coronavirus & Wanted to “See What Would Happen”

After facing backlash for insanely suggesting that scientists should look into injecting actual human beings with disinfectant as a possible treatment for COVID-19, President Donald Trump now says that he was being “sarcastic” and wanted to “see what would happen.” During a live briefing Thursday (Apr. 23) on the coronavirus, Trump proposed using “powerful” UV rays and injections of cleaning agents as possible treatments for COVID-19 patients. PREVIOUSLY: President Trump Suggests Using Bleach I...
Tags: Videos, Politics, Wtf, News, Jazz, Fox News, Reckitt Benckiser, Donald Trump, Trump, Bret Baier, Baier, Clorox, Dept Of Homeland Security, Lysol, Bill Bryan, Really


Detroit Man With Coronavirus Symptoms Dies After Being Turned Away From 3 Different Hospitals

A Detroit-area man who was exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 passed away on a recliner in his home after being turned away by three different local hospitals while looking for treatment, according to reports. 56-year-old Gary Fowler was experiencing symptoms like shortness of breath, coughing, and a fever, so he tried to get tested for the virus that has caused a worldwide pandemic. Keith Gambrell, Fowler’s stepson, said the man was turned down by emergency room personnel at Beaumont, Detroit Rece...
Tags: News, Cbs News, Jazz, Cbs, Michigan, Detroit, Henry Ford, Facebook Live, Fowler, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Henry Ford Hospital, Whitsett, Human Interest, David Fowler, Gambrell, Sad News


Insane Clown Posse Announce Distancing Of The Juggalos

"I don't wanna talk to a scientist," Shaggy 2 Dope famously rapped in 2010. "Y'all motherfuckers lying and getting me pissed." Last month, Shaggy jokingly suggested that you could defeat coronavirus by eating "dirt snow." And yet when it comes to practical concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Shaggy and his Insane Clown … More »
Tags: Music, News, Insane Clown Posse, Gathering of the Juggalos, COVID


Marianne Faithfull survives COVID-19 hospitalization, returns home

After 22 days of being hospitalized with symptoms of COVID-19, and developing pneumonia, singer and counter-cultural icon, Marianne Faithfull, has been released from the hospital. Her official Facebook page writes: We are really happy to say that Marianne has been discharged from hospital today, 22 days after being admitted suffering from the symptoms of Covid-19. She will continue to recuperate in London. Marianne thanks you all for your kind messages of concern which have meant a great deal th...
Tags: Post, Music, London, News, NHS, Marianne, Marianne Faithfull, Counterculture, COVID-19, COVID, Anita Richards Keith


Radio 1 makes Stay Home Live Lounge to raise money

BBC Radio 1 is to record its biggest ever Live Lounge for charity amid the coronavirus crisis, featuring Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, AJ Tracey, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding and more. The Stay Home Live Lounge will be broadcast for the first time across Radio 1, Radio 2, 1Xtra, 6Music and Asian Network from midday on Thursday 23 April and will see some of the music industry’s biggest stars collaborate on a cover of Foo Fighters’ ‘Times Like These’ to raise money for charities, with the accompanying vi...
Tags: Music, UK, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Who, BBC Radio, Clara Amfo, Bbc Radio 1, Asian Network, Fraser T Smith, COVID, Fraser T Smith Foo Fighters


Ohio Man Who Called COVID-19 a “Political Ploy” & Said Lockdown Was “Bulls**t” Dies of Coronavirus

An Ohio man who called the coronavirus pandemic a “political ploy” and said the state’s stay-at-home order was “bulls**t” has died after testing positive for the virus. 60-year-old John W. McDaniel passed away last Wednesday (Apr. 15) at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus just one month after he shared a number of posts on Facebook downplaying the seriousness of the disease that has infected over 2.5 million people and has killed over 170,000 worldwide. “Does anybody have the guts to say t...
Tags: Facebook, News, Jazz, Ohio, Columbus, Marion County, Mike DeWine, McDaniel, Human Interest, Well Damn, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, John W McDaniel, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Johnny McDaniel


Texas Lt. Governor on Ending State’s COVID-19 Lockdown: “There Are More Important Things Than Living”

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick made headlines back in March after he said the country should remain open amid the coronavirus pandemic despite the potential health risks. Now, he’s back with an even more controversial hot take, saying that re-opening the country is “more important” than saving lives. Patrick appeared on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight Monday (Apr. 20) claiming to be “vindicated” after he was criticized for saying in March that he thought “lots of grandparents” across the...
Tags: Politics, Wtf, Texas, News, Jazz, Fox News, Patrick, Dan Patrick, Texas Democratic Party, Fox News Tucker Carlson, Gilberto Hinojosa, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Oh Really? Please Tell Me More, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Fountains Of Wayne Performing With Sharon Van Etten At NJ Benefit Show

Fountains Of Wayne's remaining members are reuniting for the first time in 7 years to pay tribute to their late bandmate Adam Schlesinger, who passed away earlier this month due to complications with COVID-19. Chris Collingwood, Jody Porter, and Brian Young will be joined by Sharon Van Etten, who will play bass and … More »
Tags: Music, News, Sharon Van Etten, Wayne, Brian Young, Adam Schlesinger, Fountains Of Wayne, COVID, NJ Benefit Show, Chris Collingwood Jody Porter


'Together at home': Lady Gaga and Rolling Stones headline tribute to frontline workers

A who’s who of locked-down celebrities take part in the global tribute to the the people battling Covid-19 every dayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLady Gaga, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and Beyonce headlined a global special of music, comedy and personal stories in what Gaga called a “love letter” to frontline workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.The One World: Together at Home, broadcast across multiple television and streaming channels around the world,...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, US, Culture, The Rolling Stones, Paul Mccartney, Michelle Obama, World Health Organization, Lady Gaga, Gaga, Rolling Stones, Laura Bush, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Elton John Stevie Wonder David Beckham


The Soft Boys’ Matthew Seligman Dead From COVID-19 Complications

Matthew Seligman, the bassist who played with the Soft Boys, the Thompson Twins, Thomas Dolby, and more, has died of complications from COVID-19. Dolby announced yesterday that Seligman had suffered a catastrophic hemorrhagic stroke after being on a ventilator in an induced coma for two weeks, and the Soft Boys' Robyn Hitchcock later … More »
Tags: Music, Dolby, Obit, Robyn Hitchcock, Seligman, The Soft Boys, Thomas Dolby, COVID, Matthew Seligman, Thompson Twins Thomas Dolby


Watch live! Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Rolling Stones to appear in global event to support frontline health workers

One World: Together At Home is a global event featuring dozens of artists and comedians to support frontline healthcare workers and the WHO during the Covid-19 pandemicLost on the frontline: why we’re tracking every US health worker who dies from coronavirusThis event is produced by Global Citizen and the World Health Organization and curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga. Read more about the show here. The Guardian will be streaming the first six hours today starting at 2pm ET. Stars appearin...
Tags: Music, US, America, Culture, Who, World Health Organization, Guardian, Global Citizen, Kaiser Health, Lizzo Billie Eilish, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Lady Gaga Read, John Legend Megan Rapinoe, Samuel L Jackson Jameela Jamil Jennifer Hudson



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