Montreux Jazz Festival Presents: 54th Summer Of Music

The Press Release:
Montreux Jazz Festival have today announced the launch of “Summer Of Music”:, to mark the 54th edition of the annual festival in Montreux, Switzerland. From Friday July 3 to Sunday July 18, when the Montreux Jazz Festival was due to take place, Montreux will be bringing the magic of the festival alive to viewers at home with rare and never before seen performances streamed exclusively via YouTube. “Summer Of Music” will showcase iconic Montreux Jazz Festival performances from some of the world’s most legendary artists, including Nina Simone, Etta James and Carlos Santana.
Through a partnership between Eagle Rock and the festival’s media subsidiary Montreux Media Ventures, Montreux Jazz Festival will stream one performance a day across the 16 days, including world premieres from legends including John Lee Hooker (1983) and Charles Bradley (2016), bringing together some of the festival’s biggest moments. For many, it will be the first time seeing these rare performances from Montreux’s archive, allowing viewers to dive into the rich history of the festival and experience the magic at home.

Mathieu Jaton, CEO of Montreux Jazz Festival, said: “Since its beginnings in 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival has been immensely fortunate to have built up, thanks to the visionary spirit of Claude Nobs, a rich and unique audiovisual archive. This heritage has made the Festival famous and continues to make it shine through initiatives such as the 54th Summer of Music, made possible through our collaboration with the Claude Nobs Foundation, Eagle Rock and the NMAAM. This summer, this heritage is more essential than ever.”
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Presenting The Winners For The 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

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As promised, I have returned to the topic of this latest awards show which is the Daytime Emmy Awards. We noted during the post about the nominees that this year it would be held virtually based on all the chaos inflicted by the Coronavirus Pandemic and the show would be hosted by the ladies from The Talk. Each one reporting from the safety of their own home and if you weren’t aware of the folks involved its Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and Marie Osmond. Now as mentioned, we don’t watch a lot of daytime television and instead use the hometime to catch up with the night before DVR stuff or just writing our next post. That being said here now are the recently revealed winners of the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Enjoy.

Outstanding Drama Series:
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Days of Our Lives (NBC)
General Hospital (ABC)
WINNER – The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Outstanding Digital Drama Series:
After Forever (Amazon Prime Video)
WINNER – The Bay The Series (Amazon Prime Video)
DARK/WEB (Amazon Prime Video)
Eastsiders (Netflix)
Studio City (Amazon Prime Video)
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2020 TCS New York City Marathon Is Canceled Due to Coronavirus Health and Safety Concerns

The Press Release:
The 2020 TCS New York City Marathon, set to take place on November 1, has been canceled. New York Road Runners (NYRR), the event organizer, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of the City of New York, have made the decision to cancel the world’s largest marathon due to coronavirus-related health and safety concerns for runners, spectators, volunteers, staff, and the many partners and communities that support the event.

“While the marathon is an iconic and beloved event in our city, I applaud New York Road Runners for putting the health and safety of both spectators and runners first,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We look forward to hosting the 50th running of the marathon in November of 2021.”
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Brad Paisley To Headline Live Nation’s First Ever Live From The Drive-In Concert Series

The Press Release:
Today, Live Nation announced their first ever U.S. drive-in concert series — LIVE FROM THE DRIVE-IN — will bring fans a live music tailgating experience unlike any other, kicking off July 10-12 in Indianapolis, IN, Nashville, TN, and St. Louis, MO. Brad Paisley will headline performances in all three cities, marking the start of a much anticipated return to in person live events. Darius Rucker and Jon Pardi will also headline the series in Nashville and Nelly along with hometown legends El Monstero will headline in St. Louis, while Jon Pardi and local favorites Yacht Rock Revue will headline in Indianapolis.

Live Nation is reimagining the live music experience during a time of social distancing by allowing fans to enjoy concerts in a one-of-a-kind drive-in setting from their own private tailgating zones next to their cars. Guests are allowed to bring chairs, food and drinks to party in their zone to personalize their experience. More details including event guidelines can be found at LiveNation.com/DriveIn.
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Disney+ Presents: “Hamilton” Official Trailer

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As you all are probably aware by now, Broadway is on hiatus for the time-being based on the effects of the still in progress Coronavirus Pandemic. Recent reports say that its likely not to return until Winter when the year turns over but some even have pushed this as far as Spring 2021. One of the hottest plays currently on the stage is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton”. The play has been a blockbuster since opening and has won “11” Tony Awards. It was set to open in theaters everywhere sometime in 2021 but with the virus causing so many shows and events to be cancelled or postponed until indeterminate dates, the decision was made to stream this on Disney+ beginning on July 3rd. The trailer was recently released so let’s check that out along with the premise, casting and the official poster.

Storyline: The real life of one of America’s foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Filmed live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theatre with the original Broadway cast.
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