Photo: FRQNCY The live-performance business has long been a powerful economic engine for many, many kinds of artists. This is as true for musicians in the streaming age as it is for comedians and, yes, podcasters . (Let’s set theater aside for this discussion. Different bag altogether.) The pandemic, of course, brought live performances to a halt, pushing the business to a cascade of Zoom calls and, to some extent, underground . I can’t speak for everyone, obviously, but my sense is that success in such efforts has mostly been modest at best, chiefly functioning as marginal stop-gap measures as opposed to true virtual adaptations. As the United States inches towards relative normalcy — though within a global context that remains tenuous — the live-performance business in the country appears to be gingerly preparing for the light at the end of the tunnel. Bands are announcing dates again. Some venues are starting to hold very small, socially distant performances. Music … [Read more...] about Are Podcasts Ready For Live Events Again?
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Competing in a triathlon requires some serious training. We understand that triathletes are looking for fitness trackers that are excellent at tracking biking, swimming, and running. We obviously covered the bases there, and also took it upon ourselves to search for fitness trackers that go above and beyond in their health and fitness tracking, heart rate monitoring, smart features, music, and more! These are the cream of the crop when it comes to the best fitness trackers for triathlon training. Best of the best: Apple Watch 5 Versa me this: Fitbit Versa 2 Isn't it ionic?: Fitbit Ionic Superior battery life + GPS: TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE Great value: Fitbit Inspire HR Best budget: Xiaomi Mi Band 4 Automatic fitness tracking: Samsung Galaxy Fit 1-year battery life: Garmin Vivofit 4 Great for outdoor/indoor cross training: Garmin Vivoactive 4 Charge your routine: Fitbit Charge 3 Ultimate GPS watch: Garmin Fenix 5X Light … [Read more...] about Best Fitness Trackers for Triathlon Training in 2020
May 06, 2021 - 22:36 BST Brandi Fowler Anthropologie has the best lookalike of Meghan Markle's $157,000 Stella McCartney wedding reception dress. It's so dreamy and only $220. Meghan Markle took our breaths away when she walked down the aisle in a stunning Givenchy wedding gown in May 2018, and she continued to wow when she wore a bespoke high-neck gown that evening to her reception. MORE: Meghan Markle's joyful summer dress looks mighty similar to this Anthropologie buy The breathtaking, lily-white number was designed by Stella McCartney and was made of silk crepe. Its sleek silhouette showed off the Duchess of Sussex’s incredible figure, and she looked ethereal as she walked hand-in-hand with the Duke of Sussex into the fete. Meghan wowed in a stunning Stella McCartney gown The dress was a shift from the more traditional wedding dress she wore earlier that day, with its relaxed fit and sophisticated … [Read more...] about Anthropologie has the best lookalike of Meghan Markle’s wedding reception dress
For this writer, the quintessential moment of the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival came in transit. A quick stroll on Saturday afternoon took me from the main stage, where Laurie Anderson was wrapping up a set of luminous, exploratory string-trio free improv, to one of the smaller tents, where octogenarian Memphis piano master Harold Mabern, saxophonist Eric Alexander & Co. were busy muscling through a set of exquisite old-school hardbop. The transition was disorienting in the best way possible — an illustration of just how broad this legendary fest’s concept of jazz still is. Thanks to its upscale beach-town setting, the Rhode Island festival might still have an air of old-money gentility. But on the ground, the event feels populist and homegrown, thanks to hand-painted welcome signs (“We’re all here together and it’s festival time!”), a sea of lawn chairs and coolers, and of course the legendary main-stage view of the water, where a whole other audience can be seen taking in the … [Read more...] about Newport Jazz Festival 2018: 14 Best Things We Saw
By Ryan Wagman, McKeen’s Hockey lead prospect writer This is going to be weird. The only thing I can guarantee at this stage is that this is going to be all wrong. As I write this mock draft, the World U-18 Championships are underway in Texas (how about that Danila Klimovich ?!?). The OHL finally gave up the ghost and announced that there would not be a season this year. Other junior leagues are also done (much of Europe) or in the process of wrapping up (WHL, QMJHL, USHL). And COVID-19 reared its ugly head in additional ways, such as forcing Michigan, and their three elite prospects (more on whom shortly) from the NCAA Frozen Four tournament. Take all of those factors, which severely curtailed the ability of teams to scout players – both in person and in the limiting of the video available, thanks to simply fewer games – and now add in the wild card factor of the expansion Seattle Kraken. There will be side deals between the Kraken and other NHL clubs, as the latter group … [Read more...] about NHL Mock Draft: Owen Power tops 2021 prospect class