The joy of music returns for Grammy winners, performers
Beyonce, left, and Megan Thee Stallion accept the award for best rap song for "Savage" at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish made history at the Grammy Awards. Just as joyously, dozens of creators largely sidelined for a year due to the pandemic got to make music again. 's topical “I Can't Breathe” won song of the year and Megan Thee Stallion was named best new artist. Further crowding the family trophy case is husband Jay-Z, whose songwriting on “Savage” earned him his 23rd Grammy on Sunday, and even their 9-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, who won best music video together with mom.
Grammys' in memoriam especially long, grim in pandemic year
Brandi Carlile performs during the "In Memoriam" section of the 63rd Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)LOS ANGELES – Brandi Carlile paid tribute to John Prine, Bruno Mars celebrated Little Richard and Lionel Richie honored Kenny Rogers during an in memoriam segment on Sunday night's Grammy Awards that featured an especially long list of names after a year of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier Sunday, Prine won two posthumous Grammys for best American roots song and best American roots performance, a year after receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Grammys. Carlile told The Associated Press that it didn't bother her to be performing without an audience at the pandemic-restricted Grammys because "this time I’m just performing for John Prine. Corea, who died of a rare form of cancer at age 79, won the trophy for best improvised jazz solo and best jazz instrumental album.
The Latest: Billie Eilish wins record of the year at Grammys
Billie Eilish arrives at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – The Latest on the Grammy Awards (all times local):8:45 p.m.Billie Eillish has won the Grammy Award for record of the year for the second straight year. Beyoncé broke the record with her victory Sunday night for best R&B performance for “Black Parade,” surpassing the 27 Grammys won by Alison Krauss. DaBaby says he “feels like it’s going to touch everybody.”Ad— Marcela Isaza at the Grammy Awards (@misaza)___3:15 p.m.Brandi Carlile is excited to perform at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, even if there isn’t an audience. “Jojo Rabbit” and the “Joker” soundtrack also won Grammys in the segment of the show that awarded music created for visual media.
All Night Long: Lionel Richie recalls closing 1984 Olympics
Lionel Richie, then just starting his solo career, spoke to the AP recently about his performance at the closing ceremony of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. The Los Angeles Olympics were just a few months away and closing ceremony producer David L. Wolper had a problem. He would do All Night Long. And he did it almost all night long, singing for 9 minutes as athletes danced on the field and people rocked in their seats. I basically just re-enacted the entire All Night Long video and brought it to life on stage, Richie said. I was sitting in traffic and a guy four cars up was crossing the street and saw me and yelled Lionel Richie, All Night Long, All Night Long.'
'American Idol': Katy Perry and Luke Bryan Join Lionel Richie for Historic Performance of We Are the World
Sunday's American Idol season finale saw a new winner crowned, the TV debut of Katy Perry's new single, "Daisies," and a historic performance of "We Are the World." The number featured remotely recorded vocals from all of the Top 11 contestants from Season 18, as well as Richie's fellow judges, Perry and Luke Bryan. Watch an ICONIC performance of "We Are The World" from @LionelRichie, featuring your NEW #AmericanIdol and a -studded line-up! Check out the video below for more on this historic, unique season of American Idol, and how having to tape episodes remotely proved to be a game changer. Katy Perry Wows in First TV Performance of 'Daisies' on 'American Idol' FinaleWhy Katy Perry Says 'American Idol's At-Home Finale Will Be 'Bittersweet'
Astros Gala Raises Record Amount for Homelessness
Friday night, the Astros foundation held its fifth annual Diamond Dreams gala at Minute Maid Park. Over 1400 people attended the event, which featured a live performance by R&B legend Lionel Richie. All proceeds benefit the Astros foundation as well as New Hope Housing, an organization that fights homelessness by providing resources and housing for the area’s most vulnerable citizens who live on limited incomes. “We‘re extremely proud of what this event has grown into,“ said Astros owner Jim Crane. “It was a fun night, but more importantly, we were able to raise significant dollars to give back to the Houston community.“
How you can rock with American Idol's Uch this weekend
im headling the Mayors Holiday Spectacular this Saturday along with @chloexhalle Houston Tribe come thru, its televised. Lets be on tv. pic.twitter.com/51HVno9MBP Uch (@UcheSings) November 26, 2019EMBED >More News Videos Beyonce's protgs Chloe x Halle will headline this year's event. HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Reliant Lights Mayor's Holiday Spectacular is happening this weekend at Hermann Square at City Hall and it's your chance to party with 2019 American Idol top 10 finalist Uch.The Sugar Land native will headlining the event along with Grammy-nominated sister duo Chloe x Halle.Uch received rave reviews for his spectacular high energy American Idol performances and eccentric wardrobe. Idol Judge Lionel Richie aptly branded him, "Mr. Entertainment", after a series of show stopping performances commenting that his stage presence was of a caliber that could not be taught.ABC13's The Midday is your stop for everything you'll want to know, whether you're trying to save money, hunt for deals or find things to see and do in Houston.abc13.com
Ring in the season with this year's Holiday Spectacular
FREE EVENT: Saturday, Nov. 30, 5PM-8PM | Hermann Square at City HallChloe X HalleUCHSponsored ByRing in the season with the 100th Annual Reliant Lights Mayor's Holiday Spectacular on Saturday, November 30, 2019 in the heart of downtown Houston. The spectacular event is a holiday tradition of music, lighting the official tree, Santa, and family fun. A towering Holiday Tree, glowing with energy efficient LED lights, shimmering ornaments and a stunning star topper will light up the streets of downtown Houston this holiday season. The event takes place in Hermann Square at City Hall from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. More About The Artists Now a 2019 American Idol TOP TEN FINALIST, UCH received rave reviews for his spectacular high energy American Idol performances and eccentric wardrobe.abc13.com
Why Katy Perry's Fellow 'American Idol' Judges Refuse to Get on the Back of Her
Katy Perry's fellowAmerican Idoljudges are huge fans of her music -- but her motorcycle hobby? The 35-year-old singer got her motorcycle license ahead of her new music video for "Harleys in Hawaii," and couldn't have been more excited. "I had done the four-day course, but I had never like, actually hopped on a Harley [before filming the music video]," Perry gleefully revealed. "She took a four-day course and she comes to me and she says, 'I'm going to leave on my motorcycle,'" Richie said, with the horror adorably displayed all over his face. RELATED CONTENT:Katy Perry Shares Rare Pic With Fiance Orlando Bloom While Celebrating Her Birthday in EgyptKaty Perry Has Steamy Romance in 'Harleys in Hawaii' Music Video
RELIANT LIGHTS MAYOR'S HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
FREE EVENT: Saturday, Nov. 30, 5PM-8PM | Hermann Square at City HallCloe X HalleUCHeSponsored ByRing in the season with the 100th Annual Reliant Lights Mayor's Holiday Spectacular on Saturday, November 30, 2019 in the heart of downtown Houston. The spectacular event is a holiday tradition of music, lighting the official tree, Santa, and family fun. A towering Holiday Tree, glowing with energy efficient LED lights, shimmering ornaments and a stunning star topper will light up the streets of downtown Houston this holiday season. The event takes place in Hermann Square at City Hall from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. More About The Artist Mayor's Office of Special EventsCity Hall901 Bagby, 1st FloorHouston, TX 77002PHONE: 832.393.0868abc13.com
Why Lionel Richie and Jeb Bush are backing a start-up that aims to upend the $3 trillion US health-care system
It's a concept created by Heal, a four-year-old tech start-up that has raised $75 million in venture capital and is backed by such celebrities as Lionel Richie and former Florida Gov. "It's like a concierge service for health care," says Lionel Richie, who invested in Heal at the company's seed stage. "It's a concept for health care that is so simple, so cost effective and so personal. It's like a concierge service for health care. Lionel Richie singer, songwriter and investor in Healcnbc.com
Katy Perry and Ryan Seacrest Have Already Been Brought to Tears During 'American Idol'
"Katy and I were actually crying [while] watching [an audition]" Seacrest said of a mother who patiently waited for her chance to sing for the stars. "That's what this American Idol is about," Perry explained. "She came to collect it," added Richie, with Perry saying, "And she's going to Hollywood!" Season three of American Idol is expected to premiere in early 2020. RELATED CONTENT:Ryan Seacrest Officially Returns as 'American Idol' HostOriginal 'American Idol' Judges Reunite With Kelly Clarkson, Talk Working Together AgainLauren Alaina Shares How Competing on 'American Idol' Differs From 'Dancing With the Stars' (Exclusive)
ABC 'Hopeful' Ryan Seacrest Will Return to 'American Idol'
American Idol will be bringing back Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie for its third season on ABC, but one name synonymous with the franchise was noticeably missing. So, why isn't longtime host Ryan Seacrest confirmed yet? American Idol will return in spring 2020 on ABC. RELATED CONTENT:Ryan Seacrest Not Yet Confirmed to Return to 'American Idol' Next Season'Bachelor's Ashley I. & Jared Haibon Reveal an 'American Idol' Alum Will Sing at Their Wedding (Exclusive)Carrie Underwood Celebrates 'American Idol' Anniversary With Throwback Pic: 'You Can't Cry Pretty'
30 Songs By 30 Acts From 30 Days of Music in Houston
From the usual concert halls to unlikely music spots, from global celebrities and local music veterans to unheralded upstarts, from well-known and much-loved tunes to all-new compositions: Here are 30 songs by 30 acts seen in Houston over the last 30 days (give or take a day). Dont believe anyone who says Houston isnt a music city. Presented in three parts, this is one persons musical trek across Greater Houston and just a glimpse of where music is happening in the city. Presented in no particular order, here are the first 10 of 30 songs that left an impression:Bruce Robison at Wortham Center Photo by Jesse Sendejas Jr.Related Stories 30 Songs By 30 Acts From 30 Days of Music in Houston, Second SetAstrodome, Bruce Robison, Wortham Theater Center, June 7Bruce Robison is one of Texas venerable songwriters, so to whom else would one entrust an ode to a state treasure like the Astrodome? The drive-thru Tex-Mex chain has lately scheduled patio music performances at some Houston area locations.houstonpress.com