Marcy Richardson is hanging on, but only barely, and she's both angry and illustrative of how the pandemic has upended artists' lives. A classically trained opera singer who lives in Brooklyn, she honed a second specialty as an acrobat and has worked steadily for years in variety shows and high-end burlesque, with avant-garde troupes such as Bushwick's Company XIV and event producers including Susanne Bartsch. Now, as the $75,000 she made last year as a singing aerialist goes to zero, Richardson, 40, doesn't understand why government aid has not been solidified to help sustain backbone-of-the-city steady earners like herself. … [Read more...] about New York City can’t rebound without Broadway. And Broadway’s road back is uncertain.
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“Again, we’ll see how it goes. Your basic question is, ‘Would you be willing to take more risk?’’ Yes, he added, “If the infection rate stays down.” New York’s COVID-19 rate is one of the lowest in the nation. It currently has restrictions on travelers from more than three dozen other states. California, on the other hand, saw cases surge over the summer and has started opening counties on a rolling basis based on infections. … [Read more...] about Imax CEO Calls New York’s Still Shuttered Movie Theaters “A Head Scratcher” As Indoor Dining Resumes
Still performing to this day, Bonnie went on a 22-date tour of Germany and Austria in 2018 and released her 17th studio album last year called "Between the Earth and Stars" before another live tour. … [Read more...] about Where are UK’s Eurovision Song Contest entrants now – from EastEnders to bankruptcy
Thursday’s opening night on an eerily quiet King Street West, TIFF’s epicenter, provided a curtain-raiser for how this year’s confab changed. No glitterati-seeking cinephiles were clogging every vantage point in front of The Princess of Wales Theatre. None of filmdom’s royalty preened and pranced along the red carpet leading to Roy Thomson Hall. There were no congenial half-mile queues, celebrity-packed parties or heaving restaurants. And zero pizazz. … [Read more...] about Show must go on: Toronto to organise international film festival amid ongoing pandemic
Waters see “The Dark Side of the Moon” as “sort of flawless,” and he has a point: There were happy accidents in its making – the improvised virtuosity of session singer Clare Torry’s wailing on “The Great Gig in the Sky,” engineer Alan Parsons’ already-recorded tape of a store full of chiming clocks – but Dark Side has a jewel-like perfection that’s uncommon among rock albums. It may well be the ultimate artifact of the pre-shuffle era: an album that flows like a single song. “You can project a concept record on Sgt. Pepper or Pet Sounds that’s not really there,” says one fan, the Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan. “Dark Side is a concept record. It has a narrative theme – beginning, middle and end. It goes somewhere and actually makes fucking sense. There’s not a wasted ounce on the thing. You cannot create that kind of perfection – it’s a synchronicity … [Read more...] about Pink Floyd: Journey to the Dark Side