Following is a abstract of present leisure information briefs.
Reinventing the Grammys: ‘It isn’t pandemicky,’ guarantees host
The one positive bets concerning the Grammy Awards on Sunday are that it’s going to not resemble the reveals of previous years, and it’ll not be a Zoom fest. Postponed from January due to the coronavirus pandemic, the very best awards within the music enterprise have needed to rethink each side of a ceremony that’s watched as a lot for its performances as for who takes house the prizes.
Kenyan gospel and Nigerian Hausa songs win streaming service Mdundo new customers
When Danish nationwide Martin Nielsen moved to Kenya to work with a enterprise capital agency, he rapidly switched gears after recognizing a chance in streaming music and promoting downloads. Quick ahead eight years and the Kenya-based firm he co-founded and now leads, Mdundo, is listed on the Danish inventory market and is posting speedy development in customers within the African markets it serves.
Shakespeare firm to renew reveals for audiences in out of doors theatre
Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Firm will resume performances for stay audiences in a specifically constructed out of doors theatre in the summertime, starting with a manufacturing of “The Comedy of Errors”, it mentioned on Friday. The RSC, primarily based in playwright William Shakespeare’s birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, plans to stage reveals within the Backyard Theatre, situated within the gardens outdoors its Swan Theatre, which overlooks the river Avon.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has made her first look since a tell-all interview by grandson Prince Harry and his spouse Meghan rocked the monarchy, however made no reference to the disaster it had triggered her household. In the course of the Oprah Winfrey interview, Meghan mentioned a member of the royal household had made a racist remark and Harry criticised his kin for the way they handled press remedy of his spouse, with the fallout dominating the British media because it aired final Sunday.
Meghan complains to UK regulator over TV host Piers Morgan
Meghan, the spouse of Prince Harry, has complained to Britain’s media regulator about broadcaster Piers Morgan and his remark that he didn’t consider a phrase she had mentioned in her landmark interview with Oprah Winfrey. Morgan, a former tabloid editor and CNN presenter, left his high-profile job on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” this week after a backlash towards his feedback on the interview, during which Meghan revealed she had felt suicidal whereas dwelling as a royal in Britain.
Frontline staff for Britain’s National Health Service, tennis participant Naomi Osaka and designer Vivienne Westwood have been amongst these honoured on the Glamour Girls of the Yr Awards on Thursday, in a digital occasion which paid tribute to those that have sought to incite change. Hosted by comic Katherine Ryan and streamed on the UK journal’s web site, the occasion was renamed Glamour’s Girls of the Yr Awards 2021: The Gamechangers, with winners swapping the same old crimson carpet for acceptance speeches by video.
Rose, singer from Ok-pop’s Blackpink, says solo album a reminder of her motive
Ok-pop singer Rose, a member of the hit band Blackpink, mentioned on Friday her debut solo album has given her an opportunity to look again at the place she has come from and it served as a reminder of what motivates her as an artist. Blackpink have change into a world phenomenon since their debut in South Korea in 2016. Their important vocalist, Rose, launched her solo album “R” on Friday.
Los Angeles film theaters may open subsequent week to restricted capability
Film theaters in Los Angeles County, the largest movie-going market within the United States, may very well be allowed to open as early as Monday for the primary time in a yr, county officers mentioned in new pointers launched on Thursday. The information is predicted to spice up to the struggling theater enterprise. Indoor cinemas within the county, the house of Hollywood, have been shuttered as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Prince William denied on Thursday that Britain’s royals have been racist after Meghan, spouse of his youthful brother Harry, mentioned one unnamed member of the household had requested how darkish their son Archie’s pores and skin could be. Meghan, 39, made the allegation throughout an explosive tell-all interview that she and Harry, 36, gave to Oprah Winfrey and which was aired on Sunday, plunging the British monarchy into its largest disaster because the 1997 dying of Princess Diana, William and Harry’s mom.
The recognition of Prince Harry and his spouse Meghan has tumbled in Britain and has by no means been decrease following their explosive interview with U.S. chat present host Oprah Winfrey, based on a ballot on Friday. In the course of the interview aired final Sunday, Meghan mentioned her pleas for assist whereas she felt suicidal have been ignored and that one unnamed member of the household had requested how darkish their son Archie’s pores and skin could be.
(With inputs from companies.)