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Fabiano Do Nascimento: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

July 2, 20205:00 AM ETThe Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.The seraphic sounds by Brazil-born, L.A.-based guitarist Fabiano do…

‘Little America’ Producers Talk Casting and Curating the Immigrant-Focused Apple TV Plus Series

When it premiered on Apple TV Plus in January, “Little America” brought a variety of stories to the streamer, with each episode dramatizing a different experience of immigrants in the United States.In a conversation moderated by Variety senior TV reporter Elaine Low at Variety’s virtual TV summit, executive producers Kumail Nanjiani, Alan Yang, Lee Eisenberg, Emily V. Gordon,…

USC School Of Dramatic Arts Dean Resigns Over Student Relationship

The USC School of Dramatic Arts Dean has resigned, admitting to dating a student in what he characterized as “evidence of irresponsibility.”Dean David Bridel’s resignation came after another woman revealed the relationship at a USC town hall meeting on Wednesday of this week. A day later, Bridel sent a letter to faculty acknowledging the relationship with…

Malawi Mouse Boys: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

July 1, 20205:00 AM ETThe Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.This week we're taking the Tiny Desk (home) concerts…

Heavy Rotation: Public Radio’s Favorite Songs Of 2020 (So Far)

Jay Blakesberg/Courtesy of the artistJay Blakesberg/Courtesy of the artistAll around the country, NPR member stations are not only a vital source of news but music, arts and culture, too. We are grateful that music stations never stopped providing their unique blend of programming for listeners during this ongoing pandemic. They also provided critical support for…

Ariana Grande Cuddles Close To New Boyfriend Dalton Gomez Ahead Of Her 27th Birthday...

Ariana Grande celebrated being ‘almost 27’ with a series of photos she posted to her Instagram just before her birthday! One image in the carousel post featured her getting super cozy with her beau, Dalton Gomez.Ariana Grande is celebrating her birthday in style! The stunning “God Is A Woman” songstress turns 27 today, June 26!…

On ‘Neon Cross,’ Jaime Wyatt Overcomes Her Past Like A True Country Outlaw

Studio SessionsJuly 1, 20202:10 PM ETJaime Wyatt On World Cafe31:27Jaime Wyatt Magdalena Wosinska/Courtesy of the artist toggle captionMagdalena Wosinska/Courtesy of the artistJaime WyattMagdalena Wosinska/Courtesy of the artist"L I V I N" "By Your Side" "Rattlesnake Girl" Outlaw country is kind of tricky to define. It's a subgenre that really picked up steam back in the…

Freddy Cole, Distinguished Jazz Artist And Unassuming Vocalist, Dead At 88

June 28, 20201:15 PM ETFreddy Cole performs onstage during the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition in 2015. Rachel Murray/Getty Images toggle captionRachel Murray/Getty ImagesFreddy Cole performs onstage during the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition in 2015.Rachel Murray/Getty ImagesFreddy Cole, whose debonair yet unassuming vocal style lighted his way through a distinguished…

Milton Glaser Dies: Designer Of The Iconic ‘I Love NY’ Logo Was 91

Milton Glaser, who created the iconic “I Love NY” logo that powered the city’s tourism industry to new heights, died Friday after suffering a stroke with added renal failure complications, his wife said.A native of the Bronx, Glaser came up with his logo concept while riding in another iconic part of New York – a…

Yeezy, Meet Gap: Kanye West Announces A New Clothing Line Partnership

Kanye West announced a new clothing line partnership with Gap last Friday, causing the retailer's stock to skyrocket.MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:The world of high fashion was rocked last week with an announcement nobody was expecting.(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "SPACESHIP")KANYE WEST: (Singing) Let's go back, back to the Gap. Look at my check. Wasn't no scratch.ARI SHAPIRO,…

‘Hamilton’ Comes Home, Just In Time For The Fourth Of July

Leslie Odom Jr. originated the role of Aaron Burr on Broadway in Hamilton. Like the rest of the original cast, he's available to watch at home in the film, which arrives Friday on Disney+. Disney+ toggle captionDisney+Leslie Odom Jr. originated the role of Aaron Burr on Broadway in Hamilton. Like the rest of the original…

‘Pump Rules’ Star Scheana Shay Sadly Confesses She’s Suffered A Miscarriage At 6 Weeks:...

Scheana Shay made a heartbreaking confession on her podcast, revealing that she suffered a miscarriage at six weeks pregnant. The ‘VPR’ star was absolutely devastated.Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Shay revealed on her podcast that she suffered a miscarriage while six weeks pregnant. “A few weeks ago, we found out that I was pregnant, and for those…

Heat Check: Underrated And Elevating

June 30, 20209:12 AM ETcupcakKe switches her flow up so many times that "Discounts" is a raunchy and hilarious three-minute shopper bargain. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images toggle captionMatt Winkelmeyer/Getty ImagescupcakKe switches her flow up so many times that "Discounts" is a raunchy and hilarious three-minute shopper bargain.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty ImagesYou gotta respect when an artist stays consistent…

Sufjan Stevens Announces New Solo Album ‘The Ascension’

Music NewsJune 30, 20209:36 AM ETSufjan Stevens Courtesy of the artist toggle captionCourtesy of the artistSufjan StevensCourtesy of the artistSufjan Stevens has announced a new album, The Ascension, out September 25.The Ascension will be the Stevens' eighth solo studio album, and his first since 2015's deliciously heartbreaking Carrie & Lowell. (In the meantime, he's kept…

NPR Music’s 25 Favorite Songs Of 2020 (So Far)

Megan Thee Stallion performs Jan. 30, 2020, in Miami, Florida. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for EA Sports Bowl toggle captionFrazer Harrison/Getty Images for EA Sports BowlMegan Thee Stallion performs Jan. 30, 2020, in Miami, Florida.Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for EA Sports BowlSongs don't necessarily mean something different now than they did before this roller coaster of a…

TV Executives Talk the Future of Police Shows at Variety’s Virtual TV Festival

In the midst of nationwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, TV networks have begun to reconsider the purpose of police-centric shows in their programming.“Cops” and “Live PD” have been canceled as a result of the ongoing conversation concerning police brutality and racial injustice, but what about…

Bob Dylan’s ‘Rough And Rowdy Ways’ Breathes, Expands And Contracts

Review Music ReviewsBob Dylan's 'Rough And Rowdy Ways' Breathes, Expands And Contracts Listen · 8:25 8:25The good songs on Dylan's latest record inflate with interest; the mediocre songs start to shrink and slink away. And there's a striking amount of upbeat rhythm & blues on the album. Source

With New Albums, Bob Dylan, Neil Young And Willie Nelson Are As Relevant As...

Neil Young's newly released album, Homegrown, arrives at the same moment as two other veteran songwriters, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, put out projects of their own. Henry Diltz/Courtesy of the artist toggle captionHenry Diltz/Courtesy of the artistNeil Young's newly released album, Homegrown, arrives at the same moment as two other veteran songwriters, Bob Dylan…

50 YA Books That Share LGBTQ+ Perspectives, For Pride and Beyond

Your tweens and teens are old enough to pick out their own books to read, and if they're bookworms, probably have shelves filled with stories; but in honor of Pride Month and beyond, add some books about the LGBTQ+ community that are best suited to young adult readers to their to-be-read lists. Some are new…

These Bestselling Tie-Dye Leggings From Old Navy Are Just $30

I first discovered Old Navy's popular High-Waisted Elevate Powersoft Leggings sometime last year after trying on a bunch of different options. The lightness of the fabric (they slide on easily) combined with the deepness of the pockets made me a huge fan. They've since stood up to long runs, weight lifting sessions, and dozens of…

Gigi and Bella Hadid Splurge on Lavish Manhattan Penthouses

Reality TV star and certified “Bravolebrity” Mohamed Hadid has had a particularly rough go of the last two years. By his own account, the Rolls Royce-driving real estate developer is “broke,” — too broke to tear down his massively illegal Bel Air megamansion — and was recently forced to downsize into a modest $4.5 million…

Coreyah: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

June 30, 20205:00 AM ETThe Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.This week we'll publish four Tiny Desk (home) concerts…

Don’t Miss the Juneteenth Book Fest: A Celebration of Black Joy and Black Books

Juneteenth Book Fest organizers Saraciea Fennell (left) and L.L. McKinney (right).As the self-appointed gatekeeper of literature — and therefore culture — the publishing industry's overwhelming whiteness is a major problem. Publicist and founder of The Bronx Is Reading book festival Saraciea Fennell says she estimates that traditional book festivals, a cornerstone of marketing and promotion…

BET Awards 2020: How & When To Watch The Virtual Awards Show

As they say, the show must go on! In the wake of COVID-19, the 2020 BET Awards will take place ‘virtually,’ so find out how to watch from the safety of your own home, who’s performing, and more!Not even a global pandemic can stop the BET Awards. The event – which celebrates the best of…

NPR Music’s 25 Favorite Albums Of 2020 (So Far)

Run The Jewels. Courtesy of the artist toggle captionCourtesy of the artistRun The Jewels.Courtesy of the artistHow can it be possible that we're only halfway through the year? On its relentless whiplash toward the middle, the first six months of 2020 have reframed, redefined, shocked, torn down, confounded and crumbled our expectations, our priorities, our…

Joe Biden Hits Hollywood Jackpot!; $6M Raised At Jeffrey Katzenberg Hosted Virtual Fundraiser –...

UPDATED, with details on the event: Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg hosted a small virtual fundraiser for Joe Biden on Saturday, as the candidate told the Hollywood crowd that Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus was something that “you guys would have trouble making a movie and selling it.”What was not a hard sell was the…

Chrissy Teigen Shares Results Of Breast Implant Removal Surgery On Instagram: I Feel Good

Chrissy Teigen is loving her new look! The model shared the first glimpse of herself after having her breast implants removed — and she’s never looked happier.Chrissy Teigen, 34, has shared the first clip of herself after having her breast implants removed. The former swimsuit model, and mother-of-two, underwent the surgery on June 11, more than…

Kelly Clarkson, Elton John Help Project Angel Food Raise More Than $700,000

In a sign of what may be seen as an emerging, successful alternative to expensive red carpet charity events, Saturday night’s two-hour Lead With Love: Project Angel Food Emergency Telethon, which aired live on KTLA 5, smashed its fundraising goal. The virtual event exceeded its $500,000 goal by nearly $200,000, totaling more than $700,000 during…

Alison Brie Regrets Voicing Vietnamese American Character On ‘BoJack Horseman’

Alison Brie posted on Instagram Friday expressing regret over voicing the character of Diane Nguyen, a Vietnamese American writer on Netflix’s BoJack Horseman. In the statement, Brie says “We missed a great opportunity to represent the Vietnamese-American community accurately and respectfully.”Brie’s decision follows a number of white actors announcing this week that they are stepping…

Beyoncé To Drop Visual Album, ‘Black Is King,’ On Disney+ In July

June 28, 20205:08 PM ETBeyoncé, who voiced the character of Nala in last year's animated remake of The Lion King, is releasing a visual album based off the music from its accompanying soundtrack. Black Is King will premiere on Disney+ at the end of July. Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP toggle captionJoel C Ryan/Invision/APBeyoncé, who voiced the…