“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?
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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’
AMC Networks reported a 6% downturn in revenue during the first quarter due to a slump in advertising and content licensing, but earnings per share beat Wall Street forecasts. Total revenue of $691.7 million fell from $734.4 million in the year-earlier period, missing analysts’ consensus estimate of $722.3 million. Earnings per share, though, topped the Street at $2.02, or $2.98 on an adjusted basis. Analysts on average were expecting $1.87 A drop off in advertising hurt the results, with ad revenues decreasing 7% to $199 million. The company blamed “shifts in the timing of the airing of original programming” and lower delivery. Higher pricing and ad-supported streaming growth helped offset the declines. Related Story Roku Hits 53.6M Active Accounts In Q1, Smashing Financial Forecasts Distribution revenue decreased 6% to $375 million, while content licensing revenue plunged 54%. The licensing line was hit by the timing and availability of original … [Read more...] about AMC Networks Posts Softer Q1 Revenue On Advertising And Licensing Slide, But Profit Beats Wall Street Forecasts
The deadly coronavirus pandemic has plagued the entertainment industry since last year and again the Hindi film industry has come to a halt, given the huge spike in COVID-19 cases due to the second wave of infections. Last year, during the lockdown, Aditya Chopra lent his support to thousands of daily wage earners of the film industry by crediting money directly into their bank accounts. The biggest production house of India, Yash Raj Films, has again decided to come forward in this moment of need and is launching the 'Yash Chopra Saathi Initiative' to provide support to thousands of daily workers in the film industry. Aditya Chopra has taken cognizance of the massive socio-economic and humanitarian crisis that the daily workers of the industry are currently facing and The Yash Chopra Foundation - is rolling out the 'Yash Chopra Saathi Initiative' so that thousands of daily wage earners can tide over these turbulent and highly unpredictable times. … [Read more...] about Aditya Chopra Launches ‘Yash Chopra Saathi Initiative’ To Provide Support To The Industry’s Daily Wage Earners