“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?
Step by step cast now
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
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’
EXCLUSIVE : The life and death of Don Simpson , the producer behind American Gigolo, Flashdance, Beverly Hills Cop, and Top Gun , is the subject of a new podcast series from iHeartRadio. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri actor Malaya Rivera Drew will host 24-episode series The Don , which will be exec produced by recent Academy Award winner Will McCormack and Snatch producer David Harris Kline. The series will investigate the bizarre circumstances surrounding Don’s fatal overdose and chronicles the sordid cast of drug dealers, Hollywood madams and crooked doctors who may have been complicit in his death. The first six episodes of the will launch on May 11. The anthology podcast will begin with Simpson’s early days fighting to break into the film industry through his rise as a blockbuster producer into the dark days after the failure of Days of Thunder and his struggles with drugs and alcohol. Related Story iHeartRadio & Double Elvis … [Read more...] about The Rise & Fall Of Producer Don Simpson Explored In 24-Part Podcast Series ‘The Don’ From iHeartRadio
Chicago will return to Broadway just in time for its 25th anniversary: The musical is set to reopen at the Ambassador Theatre on Tuesday, September 14. The Kander-Ebb-Fosse musical becomes the third Broadway production to set its reopening since New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that theaters could reopen in September at 100% capacity. Producers Barry & Fran Weissler announced today that tickets are now on sale for the Tony Award-winning Chicago . As with The Phantom of the Opera and Six – the two musicals that announced their Fall returns earlier this week – the reopening of Chicago is subject to the approval of the NY State Department of Health and the Governor. In their announcement today, the Weisslers noted, “The approval of the Department of Health and the Governor will be based on the continuing growth of the fully vaccinated population, coupled with an ongoing decline in total Covid 19 cases and positivity rates. The Department of … [Read more...] about ‘Chicago’ Announces Broadway Return: September Reopening Sets Stage For Revival’s 25th Anniversary