New this week: Harry Styles, 'Angelyne' and 'The Valet'
This week’s new entertainment releases include Harry Styles' third solo album, a reboot of “Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers” that has attracted some top “Saturday Night Live” alums, and Emmy Rossum stars in a series about media personality Angelyne.
Yo-Yo Ma serenades newly-vaccinated at inoculation clinic
This photo provided by Berkshire Community College shows cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing at Berkshire Community Colleges second dose Pfizer vaccination clinic in the Paterson Field House on Saturday, March 13, 2021 in Pittsfield, Mass. Newly vaccinated Massachusetts residents were treated to a mini concert when the famed cellist brought out his instrument after getting his second shot. (Jonah Sykes/Berkshire Community College via AP)PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Newly vaccinated Massachusetts residents were treated to a mini concert over the weekend when famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought out his instrument after getting his second coronavirus shot. A masked-up Ma took a seat along the wall of the observation area Saturday at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield and played for about 15 minutes to applause from the other attendees.
Fauci wins $1 million Israeli prize for 'defending science'
Fauci won a $1 million award from the Israeli Dan David Foundation for courageously defending science during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)TEL AVIV – Dr. Anthony Fauci has won the $1 million Dan David Prize for “defending science” and advocating for vaccines now being administered worldwide to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The Israel-based Dan David Foundation on Monday named President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser as the winner of one of three prizes. AdBiden's election, Fauci said, was “liberating.”The Dan David Prize, established in 2000, gives $1 million awards in three categories each year for contributions addressing the past, present and future. Fauci won the prize for achievement in the “present,” in the field of public health, the foundation said.
American Heart Association taking annual ‘Heart Ball’ virtual this year
HOUSTON – February is National Heart Month, and the American Heart Association has a great way for Houstonians to get involved in their life-saving mission. Their annual (and very glamorous) ‘Heart Ball’ fundraising event is now set to be an exciting virtual experience this year, happening Thursday, February 11. Even though guests won’t be gathering all this year, they can dress up in ball gowns and tuxes - or cozy up in their loungewear and enjoy this signature event from the comfort of their own homes. His performance will deliver a message of hope, similar to that of his most recent performance at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration concert. Watch as Lauren Kelly chats with the Heart Ball chairs, Lisa and Jerry Simon about the big event.
Artists sing social anthems for United Nations anniversary
That sentiment is something that Skip Marley, a third-generation musician and grandson of reggae icon Bob Marley, has grown up knowing as well. “Music is music. The event will raise money for the Playing for Change Foundation, the United Nations Population Fund, Sankofa, Silkroad and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. It’s a spiritual experience to sing his grandfather’s songs, Marley said. “Those are the songs I first hear and the songs I first sing,” said Marley.
San Francisco Conservatory buys Opus 3 Artists agency
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music announced Tuesday that it had purchased Opus 3 Artists, which represents about 250 musicians and attractions, a group that include conductors Barenboim, Conlon, Eschenbach and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The San Francisco Conservatory of Music announced Tuesday that it had purchased Opus 3 Artists, which represents about 250 musicians and attractions, a group that includes conductors Daniel Barenboim, James Conlon, Christoph Eschenbach and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. David Stull, president of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, would not reveal the monetary details of purchasing the management agency. Foster said the agency would have an arms-length relationship with students at the San Francisco conservatory and will continue to recruit clients from Juilliard, Curtis, Eastman and elsewhere. The conservatory, which serves about 500 students, broke ground two years ago and is in the process of opening the Bowes Center building in San Francisco.
Silkroad's new face: Grammy-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens
Silkroad, the acclaimed international musical collective with a social conscience, has a new face and a fresh sense of purpose. Grammy-winning folk singer and instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens is Silkroad's new artistic director, taking the baton from renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who founded the group two decades ago, Silkroad said Tuesday. The 43-year-old North Carolina native is the first woman and first multiracial artist to lead Silkroad. In addition to her enormous musical talent, she fosters an immense social consciousness and creates unity through her art," said Kathy Fletcher, Silkroad's executive director. Silkroad has recorded seven albums, including Sing Me Home, which won a Grammy in 2016 for best world music.