The small concrete room at the end of the narrow walkway behind the Ansar Ali supermarket is in darkness thanks to another power cut. Faded trade union posters line the walls of this, the Bangladesh National Garment Workers Federation’s (NGWF) office. Sat on a plastic chair in the middle of the room, light filtering in through the open door, Shahorbanu relives the story of losing a son to the Rana Plaza. … [Read more...] about Reliving the Rana Plaza factory collapse: a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 22
We built this city on rock and roll
She continued: "I was given 2 minutes to say my goodbyes before I was rushed out. He seemed peaceful and as I left was still a glimmer of hope that he wouldn’t be a ticker on the right hand side of the CNN/Fox news screen. I walked 50 blocks home still with hope in my heart. The city that I knew was empty. I felt I was the only person here and perhaps in many ways I was. By the time I got in the doors to my apartment I received the news that he was gone." … [Read more...] about Alan Merrill, ‘I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Songwriter, Dies From Coronavirus at 69
But rather than embrace other sounds, the scions of the music business played the victim, choosing to self-isolate for 90 minutes on a big stage. (In a fantastic plot twist, “Jive Talkin’,” the track that would help catapult the Bee Gees into disco and world dominance, was the number one song in the country on the night of the awards.) Still, the award show found time for Kiki Dee, the Manhattan Transfer, and Tony Orlando and Dawn to either perform or present. For those about to schlock, we salute you. … [Read more...] about Flashback: What the Hell Were the ‘Rock Music Awards’ in 1975?
The Academy will allow electronic submissions between April 6th and April 20th. In lieu of having to submit physical products, the Latin Recording Academy has allowed submission via streaming service links. Eligible streaming services are: Amazon Music, Apple Music, Bandcamp, Deezer, Spotify, Tidal and YouTube Music. Physical product is still required for the categories of Recording Package, Producer of the Year and Long Form Music Video. For more information, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com. … [Read more...] about Latin Grammys Rolls Out New Rock and Urban Categories for 2020
Meanwhile Mark Pollack, Co-Founding Director at Aston Chase added: 'During the 18th Century Oxford Street was a residential address and the return to more housing provision is perhaps not surprising given that Oxford Street fronts onto Mayfair, Marylebone and Fitrovia, all of which are established, highly desirable, residential addresses. … [Read more...] about The end of Oxford Street as we know it? New developments boasting 500 apartments complete with luxury roof terraces, gyms and city views mean there are now TWICE as many homes as shops as the high street declines (but they’ll cost you up to £4.5 million)