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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

People in COVID-19 lockdowns listen to nostalgic music on Spotify

I'm coming a bit late to this one, but Timothy Yu-Cheong Yeung recently analyzed Spotify listening trends, and found that people in COVID-19 lockdowns prefer to listen to the oldies. His paper reporting his findings is here, and there's a good story about it in the Guardian (they created that cool chart, above). — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Music, News, Nostalgia, Ok Computer, Ok Boomer, COVID-19, Timothy Yu Cheong Yeung

Ticketmaster's plan for checking your COVID-19 status before entering concerts

Ticketmaster is developing a plan that would ony allow ticketholders to enter concert venues if they've received a COVID-19 vaccine or tested negative within 24-72 hours. According to Billboard, Ticketmaster wouldn't access medical records but rather would receive clearance to admit the ticketholder from a third party "health pass" company that's HIPAA compliant. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Music, News, Ticketmaster, Concerts, HIPAA, COVID-19, COVID, Billboard Ticketmaster

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

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

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

Music Program To Benefit MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund

MusicWatch - #1 Internet Music Media SiteGlobal digital media company LiveXLive has launched new music program "Music Lives ON," May 1, 2020, to benefit MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund.  The streaming series features established and emerging artists across multiple genres such as "Latin pop star Anitta for a "Fan Q&A," Boombox, Doug Locke, Emily Vu, Freddy Todd, Golf Clap, Just Seconds Apart, Kiesza, Masteria, Nahko and Phebe Starr, The Kid Laroi and more. All performances will simulcast on Live...
Tags: Music, Unknown, Phebe Starr, MusiCares, LiveXLive, Anitta, LAROI, COVID-19, Relief Fund, Music Lives, Music Lives On, Internet Music Media SiteGlobal, Doug Locke Emily Vu Freddy Todd Golf Clap, Kiesza Masteria Nahko

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

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

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...
Tags: Videos, Hollywood, News, Jazz, South Carolina, McMaster, Department of Commerce, Henry McMaster, Greenville County, High School League, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, SC DHEC

#595 The Lean Startup is Back During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… Listen to “#595 The Lean Startup is Back During the COVID-19 Pandemic” on Spreaker.         SEGMENT 1, starting at 0:00: Steve Blank, The Father of Modern Entrepreneurship. Almost 10 years ago, the Lean Startup movement was born. After the Great Recessions, entrepreneurs found a better way to launch a business without tons of money. Steve is here to explain the concepts of the Lean Startup and how it can help today’s businesses through the pande...
Tags: Music, Privacy, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Sales, Los Angeles, Startup, Online Privacy, Harvard Business Review, Steve, Steve Blank, Radio Show, Roland, Musician, Raju, Zoho

Post-COVID Zhongshan Park (with MARACAS!)

I wrote a post the other day stating that I felt like we were at “half mask” levels in Shanghai, as COVID-related anxiety eases. A few days later, I went on a walk by Zhongshan Park in the evening and saw this scene: China never stops surprising me… The post Post-COVID Zhongshan Park (with MARACAS!) appeared first on Sinosplice.
Tags: Music, Entertainment, China, Society, Personal, Shanghai, Linguistics, Zhongshan Park, COVID-19

Morning Docket 07.16.20

* Some are objecting to the Alaska Bar Association's decision to hire Alan Dershowitz to deliver a keynote speech for $15,000. I'd give the speech in exchange for travel costs to see Alaska if anyone is looking for alternate speakers... [Alaska Public Media] * A hip-hop trio is suing their lawyer for allegedly excessive fees and conflicts of interest. [Billboard] * 87 protesters were arrested outside of the home of the Kentucky Attorney General earlier this week. [AP] * Former Attorney Gene...
Tags: Law, Minneapolis, Kentucky, Cbs News, Senate, Uncategorized, Alabama, Alaska, Hip Hop, Detroit, Jeff Sessions, Detroit News, Alaska Public Media, Alan Dershowitz, Morning Docket, Alaska Bar Association

4 Atlanta Braves Players Test Positive for Covid-19

With the baseball season getting ready to start their 60-game season, players are test positive for Covid-19. Four members of the Atlanta Braves — Freddie Freeman, Will Smith, Touki Toussaint and Pete Kozma — have all tested positive for COVID-19, manager Brian Snitker said Saturday. Snitker said Freeman, a four-time All-Star first baseman, is still battling a fever and it could be “a while” until he returns. Snitker said Smith and Toussaint, both relief pitchers, have been asymptomatic. Under...
Tags: Georgia, Jazz, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Smith, Atlanta Braves, Freeman, Braves, Toussaint, All Sports Talk, Eric Young, Snitker, Brian Snitker, Pete Kozma, COVID-19

String quartet performs for a sold-out audience of 3,000 plants

On Monday, the UceLi Quartet performed at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu. The opera house was filled to capacity... with 3,000 plants. They played Giacomo Puccini's "Crisantemi." From National Public Radio: "After a strange, painful period, the creator, the Liceu's artistic director and the curator Blanca de la Torre offer us a different perspective for our return to activity, a perspective that brings us closer to something as essential as our relationship with nature," according to...
Tags: Video, Music, News, Barcelona, Classical Music, Plants, Performance art, Concerts, Giacomo Puccini, COVID-19, Blanca de la Torre

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
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

George Floyd Autopsy Report Reveals He Tested Positive for Coronavirus

George Floyd’s full autopsy report was released Wednesday (Jun. 3) and it provides several new details, including the fact that Floyd previously tested for COVID-19. The 20-page report was released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Officer with permission from Floyd’s family and comes after the coroner’s office released findings Monday (Jun. 1) that Floyd suffered a heart attack while being violently restrained by officers. His May 25th death was classified as a homicide. Video footage w...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Jazz, Floyd, Hennepin County Medical Examiner, Minneapolis Police Department, Thomas Lane, Chauvin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao J Alexander Kueng, Wednesday Jun

How after school music programs have adapted to online music playing

“OrchKids is working hard to stay ahead of the curve!” That’s the message delivered this spring to friends and supporters of OrchKids, a free after-school music instruction program for more than 2,000 Baltimore students, pre-K through high school. In March 2020, OrchKids staff had to totally change their way of teaching. The public schools where they held their group classes shut down abruptly, because of a government mandate aimed at slowing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.OrchKids educator...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, Venezuela, Baltimore, Wi Fi, Kramer, Newport News Virginia, Jane Kramer, San Rafael California, El Sistema, Science & Medicine, Arts & Humanities, Reynaldo Ramirez, Amy Nathan, El Sistema USA

Betty White, 98, is “Doing Very Well” in Quarantine Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Betty White is staying positive and keeping herself busy in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a rep for White, who celebrated her 98th birthday back in January, the beloved actress is “doing very well” while keeping safe and healthy during the global health crisis. The Golden Girls star is staying home to protect herself from the virus that has infected millions worldwide, and has become a pro when it comes to adhering to social distancing standards. “No one permitted in exce...
Tags: Celebs, Pop Culture, Jazz, Betty White, Los Angeles Times, White, Betty, Tom Sullivan, Quarantine, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Why the Eurovision Song Contest still matters in 2020

What would be left of the Eurovision Song Contest once wrenched from the spectacle and ritual of its annual Grand Finale in May? Could it survive, stripped of glitz, pyrotechnics, and camp, its penchant for ever-expanding excess? Would the legions of fans worldwide, who love the contest, retain their passion and return in 2021? Such were the questions that were real and not rhetorical when the European Broadcasting Union, the largest global broadcasting network and sponsor of the contest, reluct...
Tags: Europe, Books, Music, UK, London, Featured, Sweden, Russia, Africa, Israel, European Union, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Verona

Louisiana Residents Defend Fired Cop Who Thinks It’s “Unfortunate” COVID-19 Hasn’t Killed More Black People

Some local Louisiana residents are coming to the defense of a police officer who was fired for making racist comments on a Facebook post. Officer Steven Aucoin of the Kaplan Police Department went onto a Facebook Live post last Friday (May 15) of the governor’s news conference. One person commented on the thread about the “virus that was created to kill all the BLACKS is death,” referring to the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world. Aucoin responded on the social media platform, saying,...
Tags: Facebook, Wtf, News, Cops, Police, Jazz, Louisiana, Kaplan, Aucoin, Joshua Hardy, Really, Bad Cops, That's Racist, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Steven Aucoin

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

Denver Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Shooting Waffle House Cook for Telling Him to Wear a Mask

A Colorado man is facing an attempted murder charge after he allegedly shot a Waffle House employee in Aurora after they asked him to wear a face mask while inside the restaurant. 27-year-old Kelvin Watson was arrested Monday morning (May 18) by the Aurora Police Department and charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with the May 14th shooting, the Sentinel Colorado reported. Witnesses told police that Watson and another man came to the restaurant shortly after midnight last Thu...
Tags: Wtf, Crime, News, Shooting, Guns, Colorado, Jazz, Watson, Bmw, Denver, Gun Violence, Aurora Colorado, Waffle House, Aurora, Denver Colorado, Aurora Police Department

WATCH: Impromptu Block Party in Myrtle Beach Stops Traffic on Busy Street, ZERO Social Distancing & No Masks!

South Carolina is among a number of states that have recently lifted lockdown restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic … and people are already flocking to Myrtle Beach in droves. And judging by video footage that went viral, there isn’t a lot of social distancing being practiced and people are NOT wearing masks. The video, which was originally shared on Facebook Sunday evening (May 17), shows a large group of people on mopeds, motorcycles and golf carts gathering in the middle of the street an...
Tags: Videos, Facebook, News, Viral Videos, Jazz, South Carolina, Myrtle Beach, Henry McMaster, Ocean Boulevard, The Strip, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Impromptu Block Party

WATCH: Impromptu Block Party in Myrtle Beach With ZERO Social Distancing Stops Traffic on Busy Street

South Carolina is among a number of states that have recently lifted lockdown restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic … and people are already flocking to Myrtle Beach in droves. And judging by video footage that went viral, there isn’t a lot of social distancing being practiced and people are NOT wearing masks. The video, which was originally shared on Facebook Sunday evening (May 17), shows a large group of people on mopeds, motorcycles and golf carts gathering in the middle of the street an...
Tags: Videos, Facebook, News, Viral Videos, Jazz, South Carolina, Myrtle Beach, Henry McMaster, Ocean Boulevard, The Strip, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Impromptu Block Party

Oklahoma City Woman Shoots Up McDonald’s After Being Told She Couldn’t Eat Inside Due to COVID-19

An Oklahoma City woman was arrested after she opened fire inside a McDonald’s after being told by employees that the dining room was closed due to coronavirus restrictions. OKC police responded to reports of shots fired Wednesday evening (May 6) just before 6:30 p.m. at the McDonald’s located near Southwest 89th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. Police said when the woman, later identified as 32-year-old Gloricia Woody, entered the restaurant, she was informed by employees that the dining area was close...
Tags: Wtf, Crime, News, Shooting, Guns, Police, Pennsylvania, Jazz, Mcdonalds, Oklahoma, Gun Violence, Oklahoma City, Flint Michigan, McDonald, OKC, Woody

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