During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we’re going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for April 6-12, including the best deals we could find for each.
One little girl got the virtual-surprise of a lifetime on Sunday night’s edition of John Krasinski’s new YouTube series “Some Good News.”Krasinski brought nine-year-old Aubrey onto the show to cheer her up after her dream of seeing “Hamilton” live in her home state of Florida, was dashed due to coronavirus-related cancellations.On a scale of one to 10, Aubrey ranked her love of “Hamilton” at “a million.”Also Read: Dua Lipa's Virtual 'Late Late Show' Performance of 'Don't Start Now' Proves We're All Doing Zoom Wrong (Video)Of course, the actor turned web show host promised to fly Aubrey and her mother to see Hamilton live on Broadway in New York when it opens up again.That was just one of many surprises for the nine-year-old, who mentioned she had watched “Mary Poppins Returns” just a few days before.“Something tells me you might be a bigger fan of my wife’s than mine,” Krasinski said.“About the same,” she said, before admitting, “I’ve never really seen ‘The Office’ or whatever. I’ve seen a bunch of memes on it.”“Excuse me?” Krasinski said. “Okay. How very endearing.”Also Read: Tony Awards Postponed Indefinitely as Broadway Theaters Remain ShutBut instead of letting his feelings get hurt, the benevolent Krasinski brought out his wife and Mary Poppins portrayer herself, Emily Blunt, to say hello to her via video chat.When Aubrey proceeded to sing the praises of “Hamilton” star Lin Manuel-Miranda, the couple joked that obviously Blunt is “the best part” of the movie and that Miranda is “more of a backup dancer.”That’s when Miranda himself jumped on the video call to sing the girl her favorite song from “Hamilton” — with a little help from the original Broadway cast, including: Jasmine Cephas Jones, Phillipa Soo, Andrew Chapelle, Ariana DeBose, Thayne Jasperson, Sydney James Harcourt, Daveed Diggs, Anthony Ramos, Okieriete Onaodowan, Ephraim Sykes, Javier Muñoz, Carleigh Bettiol, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Austin Smith, Betsy Struxness, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Jon Rua, Leslie Odom, Jr., Sasha Hutchings, Neil Haskell, Stephanie Klemons, Morgan Marcell, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, and Seth Stewart.Watch the performance above and a little behind-the-scenes tweet on how it was all put together below:When you get the @HamiltonMusical Original Broadway Cast together with @johnkrasinski for HamAtHome… that's SomeGoodNews: https://t.co/OBPihXUYAF pic.twitter.com/bryA5yTrCW— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) April 6, 2020Read original story Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and ‘Hamilton’ Cast Surprise Young Superfan With Virtual Performance (Video) At TheWrap
“We’re sorry to extend your anxiety,” said Katy Perry, while Lauren Mascitti and Grace Leer held hands in a daze.
"We can and will beat this thing," said the bass icon, after opening up about his recent battle with a "turbo-charged flu."
“We lost a giant of songwriting today,” said ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams. “He was a beautiful man with a stunning sense of humor and a gift for truth.”
Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean on Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. The three-time Grammy Award winner, who withdrew from making music in the mid-1980s, died on Monday in Los Angeles, the statement said.
UPDATE, April 3 MTV today announced its first line-up of musicians for MTV Unplugged at Home: Shaggy, Alessia Cara, Jewel, Melissa Etheridge, Monsta X, Bazzi, CNCO and FINNEAS will perform from the comfort of their homes. Beginning today with Alessia Cara at 12 noon ET/9 a.m. PT, and continuing regularly, performances will be available to […]
'Get ready to get down': Nile Rodgers rises to Lloyd Webber Twitter challenge. ‘Composers in quarantine’ play-off sees Chic star play a song from Jesus Christ Superstar as Lloyd Webber performs the Rodgers/Daft Punk hit Get Lucky
"Pay It Forward Live" continues Thursday with a performance by OneRepublic frontman and superstar songwriter Ryan Tedder, direct from his home at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT to support small businesses affected by COVID-19.
Rachel Bloom is remembering Adam Schlesinger, the co-founder of the band Fountains of Wayne and accomplished songwriter who was her songwriting partner for "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."
"We want to thank you, because we want to connect just as much as everybody does," Yearwood told fans watching at home.
Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday from pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, leaving six sons and a deep legacy. Four of the jazz patriarch's six sons are musicians: Wynton, a Pulitzer- and Grammy-winning trumpeter, is America's most prominent jazz spokesman as artistic director of jazz at New York's Lincoln Center. Branford, a saxophonist, has won three Grammies, led The Tonight Show band and toured with Sting.
Ray Benson, 69, said he felt tired but didn't have many of other symptoms. Now, he's updating fans after testing positive for coronavirus.
Emmy- and Grammy-winning artist known for the hit "Stacy's Mom" and composing music for "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and Tom Hanks's "That Thing You Do!" had been hospitalized for more than one week after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
The imprisoned rapper’s lawyer filed a motion to release him from custody, citing the spread of coronavirus in prisons. The U.S. Attorney does not oppose the motion
Taylor Swift hasn't been spotted casually browsing in record stores over the years quite as often as LP shop-aholic Elton John, but that doesn't mean she doesn't have an equal interest in keeping them open and thriving. Grimey's, an independent store in her hometown of Nashville, confirmed Thursday that Swift had quietly made a contribution […]
Roney was mentored by Miles Davis and Art Blakey and performed with legends including Chick Corea, Pharoah Sanders, and Ornette Coleman
“There are more serious things in the world right now than April Fool’s jokes and dropping records,” Flavor Flav tweeted after Chuck claimed the firing was to promote a new album