Paul Chuckle on Remembering His Brother Barry | This Morning

With their infectious catchphrases and easygoing nature, Paul and Barry Elliott were two of Britain’s best-loved performers. And as comedy duo The Chuckle Brothers, they became a staple of children’s teatime telly. But in the two years since Barry passed, brother Paul has shied away from the limelight. Today, he joins us from his home … Read more Paul Chuckle on Remembering His Brother Barry | This Morning

Chainsmokers Concert in the Hamptons Under Investigation After Video Shows Packed Crowds

It was supposed to mark the return to a somewhat normal summer for the Hamptons set. But now a charity concert featuring Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s chief and the Chainsmokers has sparked a state probe and drawn criticism from its own participants. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he was appalled by “egregious social distancing … Read more Chainsmokers Concert in the Hamptons Under Investigation After Video Shows Packed Crowds

COVID-19 crisis has devastating effect on artists, performers

The coronavirus pandemic has been devastating for artists and performers. Museums have shut, theatres sit empty, and concerts and festivals have been cancelled. Governments have stepped in with support, but performers in the United States are pushing Congress to do more. Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from New York in the US. – Subscribe to … Read more COVID-19 crisis has devastating effect on artists, performers

When the circus came to town… and couldn’t leave for five months | ITV News

When the circus came to town in the seaside resort of Morecambe in Lancashire, it would have been hard to imagine that a global pandemic would leave them stranded for five months. For the Big Kid Circus performers, it has been tough. No shows, no money and no way of knowing when they can return … Read more When the circus came to town… and couldn’t leave for five months | ITV News

Ugandan performers hit hard by COVID-19 restrictions

Uganda’s entertainment industry is among the sectors hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, the government banned concerts and festivals to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Bars were also shut down in the country. The restrictions have badly affected artists as Leon Ssenyange reports from Kampala. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download … Read more Ugandan performers hit hard by COVID-19 restrictions

What’s Good: A roundup of this week’s good news

A Paralympic swimmer built his own pool from scratch. Cirque Du Soleil performers wowed the crowd once again after months off. And tree hugging helped Israelis beat lockdown loneliness. Here it is if you missed it. #WhatsGood Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our … Read more What’s Good: A roundup of this week’s good news

Steve Coogan warns without aid ‘We’ll find ourselves in ten years time with nothing to laugh at’

A new campaign has been launched to protect the future of live comedy – after research showed more than three quarters of venues fear they’ll be forced to close down within the next year. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) More than half of performers are worried that they’ll have to leave comedy altogether by early next year – … Read more Steve Coogan warns without aid ‘We’ll find ourselves in ten years time with nothing to laugh at’

Coronavirus: Australia PM Scott Morrison Vows to Support Hotspot State Victoria Under Lockdown

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked all premiers for supporting Covid-19 hotspot state Victoria, and vowed it will get through a second coronavirus wave. Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city has begun a six-week lockdown as a coronavirus outbreak risks triggering a second wave of infections in the nation. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said from midnight Wednesday … Read more Coronavirus: Australia PM Scott Morrison Vows to Support Hotspot State Victoria Under Lockdown

Circus performers deliver letter to Downing Street asking for help during coronavirus pandemic

A group of circus performers have delivered a petition to Downing Street calling for more help from the government during the coronavirus pandemic. Circuses have not been allowed to open, nor have they been included in the government’s arts rescue plan. Unless they get urgent financial support, or are allowed to open for the busy … Read more Circus performers deliver letter to Downing Street asking for help during coronavirus pandemic

Country Music Star Charlie Daniels on Achieving Success in the Music Industry

Country music firebrand and fiddler Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died at age 83. A statement from his publicist said the Country Music Hall of Famer died Monday (6 JULY 2020) at a hospital in Hermitage, Tennessee, after doctors said he had a stroke. He had suffered … Read more Country Music Star Charlie Daniels on Achieving Success in the Music Industry

Angolan app gives performers a lifeline

With public gatherings banned in Angola, a new app is giving artists a way to perform for a paying public from the comfort of their homes. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news … Read more Angolan app gives performers a lifeline

Australia Investigates Melbourne Hotel Quarantine Lapses

Australian authorities are probing alleged security lapses at Melbourne hotels used to quarantine overseas arrivals, including claims guards slept with guests, amid concerns the breaches have contributed to a resurgence of coronavirus in the nation’s second-largest city. Victoria state has experienced more than two weeks of double-digit daily increases in new Covid-19 cases after social … Read more Australia Investigates Melbourne Hotel Quarantine Lapses

Disney Plus’ Hamilton Review (2020)

Disney+’s Hamilton is an extraordinary gift to Hamilfans and anyone aching to go back to Broadway. However, while this access to Hamilton should be lauded, the execution of this recording is flawed. A lot of fantastic stage productions can fall flat or feel staid when taped, a pitfall that Hamilton avoids. However, the cinematography, editing, … Read more Disney Plus’ Hamilton Review (2020)

Australia Coronavirus Hotspot Victoria Steps up Efforts to Contain Covid-19 Spike

Australia’s state of Victoria recorded 75 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, health authorities announced, leading to increased concern the nation may be on the cusp of a second wave of cases as it removes lockdown restrictions that have crippled the economy. Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews says the government has stepped up efforts to contain … Read more Australia Coronavirus Hotspot Victoria Steps up Efforts to Contain Covid-19 Spike

Pride Month goes virtual | ITV News

Determined to replicate the spirit of the parades that have been cancelled, organisers have gone online and tomorrow the first ever Global Pride will be streamed around the world, a 24-hour celebration of the LGBT community. Among the performers will be Adam Lambert, who right now should have been touring packed out stadiums with Queen … Read more Pride Month goes virtual | ITV News