Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli took to their social media handles to announce their new campaign named #InThisTogether with Ketto that will aim to raise funds for COVID-19 relief work in the country. The couple is aiming to raise Rs. 7 crore for the COVID relief in the country and have also donated Rs. 2 crore in the fundraiser. #InThisTogether will be running for seven days on Ketto and the funds raised will be directed to ACT Grants who is the implementation partner for this campaign. ACT has also been extensively working towards providing oxygen, medical manpower, vaccination awareness and telemedicine facilities all through the pandemic and the amount raised by Anushka and Virat will aid their endeavour. In the video shared by Anushka, the couple can be seen telling how their heart pains to see the frontline workers toil day and night amidst the COVID-19 second wave. They both then go on to announce their campaign that will aim to support these workers. … [Read more...] about Anushka Sharma And Virat Kohli Start A Campaign To Raise Funds For COVID-19 Relief Work
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Play video content TMZSports.com Logan Paul insists the dust-up between his brother and Floyd Mayweather was NOT a scripted stunt ... telling TMZ Sports , "I f**king wish that wasn't real." "I wish it was staged," Logan added ... "That s**t is not funny. It's not fun for anyone." As we previously reported, Jake Paul took over the media event at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Thursday and got right into Floyd's face ... stealing his baseball cap and touching off a violent altercation . Play video content @jakepaul/@ShowtimeBoxing Floyd was PISSED -- chasing after Jake while screaming that he was going to "kill" the YouTube superstar. We spoke with Logan after the incident and he told us the whole situation is giving him even MORE motivation to flatten Mayweather when they step in the ring on June 6. "That s**t just got personal by default. It was supposed to be like a cute little press conference ...come … [Read more...] about Logan Paul Says Mayweather Brawl Was Very Real, ‘That S*** Is Not Funny’
“I feel like there are more reasons to be excited about improvised music today than at any time during my 41 years on the planet,” the jazz critic Nate Chinen tells Rolling Stone . He has a point, and you don’t need to be a diehard fan of the genre to appreciate it. Crossover stars such as Kamasi Washington and Esperanza Spalding are receiving generous mainstream attention, alongside innovators like pianist Vijay Iyer and guitarist Mary Halvorson. Meanwhile, Thundercat, Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and others are seamlessly fusing hip-hop, R&B and electronica with their jazz mastery, introducing elements of a century-old art form to new audiences. And five nights a week on national television, Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste showcases his ebullient New Orleans spirit alongside Stephen Colbert. In short, the contemporary jazz scene is bursting with promise — but how did we get here? See Also Review: Kamasi Washington's New … [Read more...] about What’s Behind the New Jazz Resurgence?
“Time’s slipping away,” Niia notes on “Macaroni Salad,” the second track from her new EP If I Should Die . “When’s my big start?” she wonders. It’s a pointed question from a gifted R&B singer trying to navigate a world that doesn’t always care all that much for R&B. Niia released her debut album, I , through Atlantic Records in 2017. She parted ways with the label before putting out II: La Bella Vita independently in 2020. She’s back with a new six-track set; this time, she executive produced every track and directed videos for each of them. “Recently, I found my footing,” Niia explained in a statement. “In the past, I gave control to people who I probably shouldn’t have… For this EP, I was like, ‘Let me see if I can finish this by myself without relying on the people I usually do.’ It was time to jump.” That leap was rewarded: This is some of Niia’s stickiest work, from the suave swagger of “Not Up for Discussion” to the swing-for-the-fences balladry of “Ace … [Read more...] about Niia Takes a Leap on ‘If I Should Die’ EP