Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. passes away at 85 while battling pneumonia brought on by the coronavirus

He often played at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. For more than three decades he played two 75-minute sets every Friday night at Snug Harbor until he decided it had become too exhausting. But even then he still performed there on occasion as a special guest.

Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85; fought virus

Ornette Coleman was in town at the time. In 1956, when Coleman headed to California, Marsalis and the others went along, but after a few months Marsalis returned home. He told the New Orleans Times-Picayune years later, when he and Coleman were old men, that he never figured out what a pianist could do behind […]

These LG, Samsung, TCL, and Vizio 4K TVs are all on sale for less than $500

The Vizio V-Series also has great compatibility with Apple HomeKit and Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa, so you can manipulate your TV as you would any other smart device at home without a hitch. You can also watch your favorite streaming services like YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu where thousands of movies and videos can be […]

MTV Int’l Sets Remotely Produced Digital Game Show With U.K. Reality TV Star Amid Pandemic

“It’s so important to be able to adapt at a moment’s notice, and it’s never been more critical than at this particularly strange and trying time,” said Kerry Taylor, executive vp, ViacomCBS Networks International Entertainment & Youth brands. “From their couches around the U.K., our incredible team is creating content remotely that we know our […]

Russian Flamethrower Troops to Join 2017 Int’l Army Games for First Time

This summer’s boot camps will be held in the southern Volgograd Region, in North Ossetia and in Crimea. With a total of over 1,800 troops taking part and making use of some 400 military equipment unites, those taking part will train using various infantry rocket flamethrower types alongside RHM-6 NBC reconnaissance vehicles, ARS-14KM decontamination and degassing stations and TDA-3 smoke vehicles, […]

NBA live stream: how to watch every game online in 2020 from anywhere

So far, the 2019/20 NBA season has mostly gone according to plan. Led by last year’s league MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo – or ‘The Greek Freak’, if you prefer – the Milwaukee Bucks currently enjoy a comfortable lead atop the Eastern Conference. Last year’s NBA champions, the Toronto Raptors, are locked in a battle with the […]

Sport on TV can lift spirits during coronavirus lockdown: Morgan

England’s Eoin Morgan in action – PHOTO: REUTERS LONDON (REUTERS) – England’s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan says giving fans the chance to watch live cricket on television, even if the matches took place without spectators, would help boost morale during the coronavirus pandemic.

The best movies, TV shows, books, and music we’re listening to in isolation

I first fell in love with the book (no, I’m not being snooty) back when it first came out as a free download, and then when I saw the poster in my local Alamo Drafthouse, I was psyched. For me, it was one of those rare films that met or exceeded the book. I think […]

Live cricket on TV would help boost morale during coronavirus lockdown: Morgan

“If medical experts advised us it was OK to play behind closed doors and it was on TV, I think that would be a huge step forward for the game,” the World Cup-winning captain told reporters in a conference call.

Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa are among the talented musicians performing at home for James Corden’s Homefest

‘I found myself having these incredible spikes of anxiety and sadness when I’ve allowed myself to think about my family back home in England, or my friends, or the people I love,’ James confessed. ‘You feel so out of control in it all… it feels so beyond our comprehension that I’ve found I just get […]