What to stream this weekend: Donald Glover, Run-D.M.C., 'Choir' and bye to 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
This week’s new streaming entertainment releases include the launch of the final season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm" on Sunday, Donald Glover starring as a spy in the new TV series “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” and a documentary on Run-D.
New this week: Harry Styles, 'Angelyne' and 'The Valet'
This week’s new entertainment releases include Harry Styles' third solo album, a reboot of “Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers” that has attracted some top “Saturday Night Live” alums, and Emmy Rossum stars in a series about media personality Angelyne.
The joy of music returns for Grammy winners, performers
Beyonce, left, and Megan Thee Stallion accept the award for best rap song for "Savage" at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish made history at the Grammy Awards. Just as joyously, dozens of creators largely sidelined for a year due to the pandemic got to make music again. 's topical “I Can't Breathe” won song of the year and Megan Thee Stallion was named best new artist. Further crowding the family trophy case is husband Jay-Z, whose songwriting on “Savage” earned him his 23rd Grammy on Sunday, and even their 9-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, who won best music video together with mom.
Grammys' in memoriam especially long, grim in pandemic year
Brandi Carlile performs during the "In Memoriam" section of the 63rd Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)LOS ANGELES – Brandi Carlile paid tribute to John Prine, Bruno Mars celebrated Little Richard and Lionel Richie honored Kenny Rogers during an in memoriam segment on Sunday night's Grammy Awards that featured an especially long list of names after a year of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier Sunday, Prine won two posthumous Grammys for best American roots song and best American roots performance, a year after receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Grammys. Carlile told The Associated Press that it didn't bother her to be performing without an audience at the pandemic-restricted Grammys because "this time I’m just performing for John Prine. Corea, who died of a rare form of cancer at age 79, won the trophy for best improvised jazz solo and best jazz instrumental album.
The Latest: Billie Eilish wins record of the year at Grammys
Billie Eilish arrives at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – The Latest on the Grammy Awards (all times local):8:45 p.m.Billie Eillish has won the Grammy Award for record of the year for the second straight year. Beyoncé broke the record with her victory Sunday night for best R&B performance for “Black Parade,” surpassing the 27 Grammys won by Alison Krauss. DaBaby says he “feels like it’s going to touch everybody.”Ad— Marcela Isaza at the Grammy Awards (@misaza)___3:15 p.m.Brandi Carlile is excited to perform at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, even if there isn’t an audience. “Jojo Rabbit” and the “Joker” soundtrack also won Grammys in the segment of the show that awarded music created for visual media.
Texas American Idol auditions take place online this weekend; Heres how to reserve your spot
SAN ANTONIO No need to wait in a long line this year to try to become the next American Idol. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, auditions will take place virtually and Texas auditions are scheduled for Aug. 22. America Idol': Katy Perry and Luke Bryan join Lionel Richie for historic performance of We Are the World'If you are interested you must sign up on the American Idol website and reserve a time slot. Once registered, be sure you have a Zoom account because, on the day of the audition, you will be provided a link to get in. Apple music launching shows with Snoop Dogg, Shania TwainAnd if you miss out on the Texas auditions this weekend -- no worries -- you can register to audition on any date that works for you.
All Night Long: Lionel Richie recalls closing 1984 Olympics
Lionel Richie, then just starting his solo career, spoke to the AP recently about his performance at the closing ceremony of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. The Los Angeles Olympics were just a few months away and closing ceremony producer David L. Wolper had a problem. He would do All Night Long. And he did it almost all night long, singing for 9 minutes as athletes danced on the field and people rocked in their seats. I basically just re-enacted the entire All Night Long video and brought it to life on stage, Richie said. I was sitting in traffic and a guy four cars up was crossing the street and saw me and yelled Lionel Richie, All Night Long, All Night Long.'