“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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Cinemark , the nation’s third largest movie chain, said revenues for the first quarter ended in March fell to $114 million from $543 million the year before. Admissions revenues stood at $56 million and concession revenues $39 million. Attendance was 7.7 million, average ticket price was $7.25 and concession revenue per patron was $5.10. Shares were slightly higher in premarket trade as sales beat Wall Street consensus. Cinemark posted a net loss of $208 million compared to $59.6 million the year earlier, or diluted loss per share of $1.75 versus $0.51. ‘We are now actively on the road to recovery,” said CEO Mark Zoradi , echoing comments by AMC CEO Adam Aron at AMC Entertainment Thursday and Marcus Theatres chief executive the year before. “We are highly optimistic about theatrical exhibition’s resurgence in the U.S. over the coming months on account of… the rapid pace of the vaccine rollout, improving consumer sentiment about returning to movie theaters, recent box office … [Read more...] about Cinemark’s Q1 Sales Fall 80% To $114 Million But CEO Mark Zoradi Says Theater Chain, Industry “On Road To Recovery”
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
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
It's been almost a month since shoots of many films have been put on pause. Actor Emraan Hashmi whose film Chehre was supposed to release in April, couldn't hit the theatres and now, the makers are waiting for the right time to release the film. In tete-a-tete with TOI, when Emraan was asked if he misses being on a film set, he said that it turns him on to be on a set and to be deeply involved in playing a character. Emraan further added when an actor stays away from a film set for a long time, he starts feeling insecure about himself. "Yes, it is disappointing and frustrating that you can't do what you love doing the most. But what do you do? Waiting is the only option. We have to see how this resolves itself. We're all grappling with the current situation, and as I said, other things, including health and safety are the main priorities now," stated the Aashiq Banaya Aapne actor. ALSO READ: Emraan Hashmi Still Gets Nervous Before First Day Of … [Read more...] about Emraan Hashmi: We Are Living In Scary Times; Do Not Know What Tomorrow Will Bring