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Grammy performers for 2021 revealed: See who’s enjoying



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Right here we go: Yet one more awards show-concert to look at in your sofa at residence.

On Sunday, the Grammys introduced its lineup of performers for the 2021 present, which is ready to air March 14 at eight p.m. on CBS, hosted by Trevor Noah. The lengthy record consists of Dangerous Bunny, Black Pumas, Cardi B, BTS, Brandi Carlile, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Mickey Guyton, Haim, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Lil Child, Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, John Mayer, Megan Thee Stallion, Maren Morris, Put up Malone, Roddy Ricch, Harry Types and Taylor Swift.

Among the many performers, Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch and Taylor Swift are additionally nominated for awards with six nods every.

Swift, who has been in a relationship with actor Joe Alwyn since 2017, beforehand dated Types. The previous One Path singer, 27, is now relationship Olivia Wilde, 36.

The Recording Academy didn’t reveal whether or not performances will probably be dwell or pre-taped within the Sunday announcement, however did make observe that the present “can pay tribute to the unbiased venues, which have been vastly impacted by the pandemic.”

“From bartenders to field workplace managers, those that work day-to-day on the Troubadour (Los Angeles), The Lodge Café (Los Angeles), the Apollo Theater (New York Metropolis), and The Station Inn (Nashville) will current varied classes all through the night time,” the Academy stated.

Music’s massive night time was set to be held on Jan. 31, however — like many awards reveals this season — was pushed again as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, the Grammys’ transfer to March 14 brought on a battle with the Display Actors Guild Awards, which had been set to air the identical night time. The SAGs have since been rescheduled to April 4.

Clive Davis, who was identified with Bell’s palsy, postponed the second half of his annual social gathering, setting the “pre-Grammy gala” for Could — almost two months after the precise present.

Sources informed Selection that a lot of the 2021 present will probably be held outdoors on the Los Angeles Conference Heart, with the same old venue, the Staples Heart, within the background. There will probably be no viewers and restricted media on the dwell purple carpet with performers and presenters, based on the report, which additionally revealed many performances will possible be pre-recorded.

Nominees had been introduced in November and embody Beyoncé — who led the pack, in addition to Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Put up Malone and extra.

Nominations proved to be considerably scandalous this yr as The Weeknd lashed out for being snubbed by the Recording Academy regardless of his album, “After Hours,” having two No. 1 hits: “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights.”

“The Grammys stay corrupt. You owe me, my followers and the trade transparency…” he tweeted in November.

After he rocked a much-talked-about Tremendous Bowl efficiency, although, The Weeknd appeared to again off, telling Billboard in January that the Grammys “imply nothing” to him.

“I personally don’t care anymore,” the singer, whose actual title is Abel Tesfaye, stated. “I’ve three Grammys, which imply nothing to me now, clearly. It’s not like, ‘Oh, I need the Grammy!’ It’s simply that this occurred, and I’m right down to get in entrance of the fireplace, so long as it by no means occurs once more.”

The academy later stated it was as a result of it was not sure which style his music fell beneath.

Nonetheless, The Weeknd stated it felt like a “sucker punch.”

“It simply type of hit me out of nowhere,” he informed Billboard. “I positively felt … I felt issues. I don’t know if it was disappointment or anger. I believe it was simply confusion. I simply needed solutions.”

“Like, ‘What occurred?’ We did all the pieces proper, I believe,” he continued. “I’m not a cocky individual. I’m not smug. Folks informed me I used to be going to get nominated. The world informed me. Like, ‘That is it; that is your yr.’ We had been all very confused.”

Justin Bieber additionally felt snubbed — regardless of incomes a powerful 4 Grammy Award nominations for his fifth studio album, “Adjustments” — since he believes his album was wrongfully mistaken as a Pop album reasonably than an R&B anthology.

The Recording Academy additionally got here beneath hearth when it introduced that Taylor Swift‘s re-recorded albums will probably be eligible for Grammys, prompting to Twitter to name it “grasping.”

However past nominations, Tiffany Haddish discovered herself swept up in Grammy drama when the present supplied her a non-paid internet hosting gig, during which she’d need to pay for her hair, make-up and wardrobe. After she declined, the Academy apologized.


Black Keys have fun 20 years along with new blues album




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With hits equivalent to “Tighten Up,” “Lonely Boy” and “Gold on the Ceiling,” the Black Keys have at all times rocked in shades of the blues.

However on “Delta Kream,” their 10th studio album, the Grammy-winning duo goes deeper than ever into the style, with covers of 11 Mississippi hill nation blues songs by greats equivalent to R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough.

Lead singer and guitarist Dan Auerbach — who turns 42 when the brand new LP drops on Friday — reveals what the Black Keys owe to this music, how they’ve stayed collectively for 20 years, and why he and drummer Patrick Carney are extra brothers than bandmates.

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Dan Auerbach (entrance) and Patrick Carney are celebrating 20 years collectively because the Black Keys.

What made you determine to commit an album to Mississippi hill nation blues?

I had a session occurring with [blues musician] Robert Finley for his new album, and on that session I invited Kenny Brown, the guitar participant who performed with R.L. Burnside for 35 years, and Eric Deaton, who used to play [bass] with Junior Kimbrough. And it was going so nicely, I known as Pat, and I mentioned, “What are you doing tomorrow?” As a result of Pat loves R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough simply as a lot as I do. So Pat came to visit the following day, and we simply recorded some songs for enjoyable … Pat and I bonded over this music, and after we first began enjoying, these are a number of the songs that we might cowl. It’s the inspiration of who we’re. The primary day that we recorded our demo that might go on to get us our first report deal, we recorded “Do the Romp,” [originally by Junior Kimbrough] so it’s simply, like, a part of the DNA of the band.

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The Black Keys carried out in the course of the Triller Struggle Membership boxing occasion at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium in April.
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That is your 20th anniversary as a duo. What’s the key to your longevity?

I feel that Pat and I genuinely like enjoying music collectively. I feel that this album is a testomony to that. That’s the reason we’re collectively 20 years later. I imply, I don’t have a relationship that lengthy with anyone besides my household. 

The cover of the Black Keys' new album "Delta Kream"
The Black Keys’ new album “Delta Kream”

How are you guys totally different as a duo now in your 40s than you have been in your 20s?

We simply have extra dependents. I’ve acquired two [kids]. Pat’s acquired a number of.

Your huge hit was “Lonely Boy.” So how did you fight feeling lonely in the course of the pandemic?

Aw man, I simply spent a lot time with my household. It’s been wonderful for that. I’ve by no means spent this a lot time in my very own mattress in my grownup life.

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The Blacks Keys have received 4 Grammys of their 20-year profession.

Final yr you set out a 10th anniversary version of “Brothers.” Would you say that you just and Pat are extra like brothers than bandmates now?

Yeah, positively. Completely. We’ve recognized one another since we have been, like, 13 or one thing. I imply, we grew up a block from one another.  We have been a grade aside, however we took the identical college bus and stuff. My brother was finest associates with Pat’s brother. My brother mentioned, “Hey, you already know, Pat’s acquired a drum package in his basement and a four-track recorder. It is best to go play with him.”

The place do you see your self in 20 extra years?

Poolside. With some type of drink.

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Mortician shares particulars of working with useless individuals on TikTok




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She sees useless individuals — each day.

A younger mortician has gone viral on TikTok, sharing macabre commerce secrets and techniques and speaking about essentially the most troublesome elements of working with the useless.

Eileen Hollis grew up in Syracuse, New York, residing above her household’s enterprise, Hollis Funeral Residence, in line with Folks. The 31-year-old went on to observe in her father’s footsteps and studied mortuary science.

Throughout her four-year profession, she has carried out “over 1,000 companies” for the useless, which embody embalming, cremation, hair and make-up. Her simple conversations about dying and the morbid particulars of her job — from the bizarre smells to wiring jaws shut — have made Hollis a TikTok sensation.

In a single video, she walks her 410,000 followers by way of the embalming course of whereas doing her morning skincare routine.

“As a result of my fingers are so small, I received to succeed in in and maintain somebody’s mind. In order that was fascinating,” she brags whereas holding a face serum that appears loads like blood.

However Hollis claims that the job isn’t “as grotesque as [people] suppose” however can get troublesome, telling Those who “toddler deaths are extraordinarily arduous.”

She additionally appreciates the possibility to destigmatize conversations about dying, debunk myths and inform individuals of their choices. Viewers usually have questions for her starting from curious — like “what occurs if somebody dies carrying contact lenses?” or “how do you get make-up to look pure when the pores and skin is stiff?” — to way more graphic — like “is it true you break individuals’s bones to place them in a coffin?” or “the place do tampons go and who takes them out?” — which she gladly solutions.

“You’re not morbid,” she assured one follower who requested about pregnant individuals dying. “It’s regular to be curious.”

Hollis’ unconventional look, along with her pink hair, tatted pores and skin and cat eye glasses, has been referred to as “unprofessional and disrespectful,” she informed Folks, by some within the trade that goals to stay to custom. However working within the career is simply as integral to her id — and a part of her roots.

“I like working with my dad,” which she says is her favourite factor about being a mortician. Hollis lives close by her father’s funeral residence, however truly plans to maneuver out of her “Hobbit home” and again into her household residence to ultimately take over the enterprise — a rising development for younger people who find themselves taking up the mortuary enterprise.

In truth, Hollis isn’t the one TikTok mortician as #DeathTok is a rising area of interest neighborhood of viewers fascinated with the macabre. Different younger dying professionals have taken to the app to debate the eerie methods of the commerce together with @mybloodygalentine and @mortedeanubis.

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Wonderful home stars in awful film




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Operating time: 100 minutes. Rated R (for violence and language.) On Netflix.

Any individual fetch the Windex!

The long-gestating thriller “The Lady within the Window,” primarily based on A.J. Finn’s novel, is right here, and it positive is dusty.

Stated glass pane belongs to the cavernous New York residence of Anna (Amy Adams), an agoraphobic little one psychologist who’s at the moment separated from her husband. It doesn’t matter a lot that she’s afraid to go away her home, as a result of her Higher West Facet brownstone is ginormous. Its pristine kitchen takes up half a flooring, there’s a dramatic atrium skylight and a beautiful roof backyard. I wouldn’t go away it both!

Whose child, precisely, is she treating to have the ability to afford this pad? The King of Spain? 

Adams performs Anna as a imply, cackling previous crone who hates folks and loves booze. She is an off-putting character on paper, to make certain, however the actress’ campy take makes issues worse. You shortly develop weary of watching the efficiency, and don’t sympathize together with her plight in any respect.

When Anna isn’t whining to her husband on the cellphone, or snapping at folks dropping off packages at her door, she’s complaining to her personal psychologist, performed by Tracy Letts, who additionally wrote the script. It’s a uncommon writing misfire for him.

Anna’s unenviable life — nicely, apart from that fabulous home — turns into much more thorny when she receives a go to from a girl named Jane (Julianne Moore), who says she’s the brand new neighbor with a husband and son. The pair have a uncommon enjoyable evening of ingesting and gabbing.

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Amy Adams performs an agoraphobe who witnesses a homicide in “The Lady within the Window.”
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Days later, she witnesses Jane being murdered throughout the road by her husband and frantically calls the cops. The person, Alistair (Gary Oldman) rushes over, however — presto change-o — he’s accompanied by a wholly completely different Jane (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and insists Anna is confused or making it up. The cops assume she’s a loon, too.

For the remainder of the film, Anna morphs right into a charmless Miss Marple who tries to resolve what she noticed.

Watching “The Lady within the Window,” we patiently watch for a “Gone Lady” second, when our total actuality is shattered and an altogether completely different story begins. A shocker. Director Joe Wright’s movie thinks it accomplishes that feat, however the revelations are anticipated and go away us feeling blasé. The second tried twist, which is extra “Sixth Sense,” doesn’t transfer us as a result of by then the viewers is fed up with this bitter shut-in.

On the finish of the movie, Anna strikes away. However the movie by no means solves the No. 1 thriller: What’s the home’s asking value?

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