Christopher Chase, an attorney based in New York who specializes in sports, intellectual property and media, said sponsors and broadcasters were unlikely to sue for breach of contracts if the games are not held, or the conditions were changed. … [Read more...] about How scrapping Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus fears would be felt around the world from billions ‘wasted’ on venues to financial woe for athletes, insurers, sponsors and TV networks
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Roberts uncorked an improvisation of fast runs and biting chordwork on the second set’s guitar-blues opener before the group paid their respects to the 1960s music of Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter with elegiac slowness in place of the original’s edgy avant-swing. Scheinman transformed a jaunty folk theme with a beautiful Celtic-tinged violin break, and Kang stamped his more percussive, pitch-bending imprint on a rock-powered episode, before the country and western-style knees-up of the finale. Eclectic without being mannered, virtuosic without showing off, devoted to applying improvisation from many angles to tunes coming from many more, Bill Frisell’s Music for Strings ensemble is a unique delight. … [Read more...] about Bill Frisell: Music for Strings review – biting improv and jaunty delights
Matthew [Barney] and I work absolutely collaboratively. It’s difficult for people to understand - in the art world the audience wants to relate to a single author. But we work in parallel, so that we don’t even know what the other one is doing. We both tend to be inclusive rather than reductive; that means that if I’m working out my musical ambitions and he’s working on his side, when we put them together, it can be bigger than either of us thought it would be. … [Read more...] about Jonathan Bepler: ‘The music comes from within the film’
When Mary J Blige released My Life II … The Journey Continues in 2011, the sequel to her 1994 breakthrough, she drew a line connecting her journey with that of her long-term fans, telling the BBC that the sequel came from a “need to be reminded of how far we’ve come”. By referencing that source, she was using shorthand to tell them what to expect from the songs: struggle, strength and a sense of rebirth. Rumours are she’ll release a sequel to the sequel – the gloriously titled My Life II ... There’s Something About Me, My Self & MaryJane (Act 2) – later this year, suggesting there is yet more drama to vanquish. … [Read more...] about To be continued … can the sequel album save Usher’s musical reputation?
Adding: 'I have done a lot of thinking the past few weeks and feel that the title of my album and imminent release doesn't feel right, so I have come to the decision to continue working on the album and make some important changes and additions' … [Read more...] about Sam Smith is engrossed in their music as they enjoy a walk in the sunshine wearing floral shirt and shorts amid coronavirus lockdown