Fans will have to wait a little bit longer for Drake’s upcoming album, “Certified Lover Boy.” Back in October, the rapper announced that the project would be out in January 2021. However, in an update posted to his Instagram story on Wednesday, Drake said that the album has been delayed due to a recent surgery.
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The music branch has been notorious for high-profile disqualifications and ineligibilities in the last few years (prominent examples include “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Cloud Atlas” and “There Will Be Blood”). Last week, the BAFTA Awards website released a draft of what films are eligible for the upcoming show, set to take place on April
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Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney said audiences are becoming less likely to distinguish between scripted films and nonfiction storytelling, regarding both as examples of compelling cinema. In the Variety Streaming Room hosted by film awards editor Clayton Davis, Neon documentary filmmakers explored their various projects’ tie-ins with current political realities, such as the
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Tom Hanks will host the “Celebrating America” inauguration special program following the official transfer of power to President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. The presidential celebration, which takes place Jan. 20 at 8:30 p.m. ET, is intended to showcase the commitment to American healing and unity. It will feature a slew of performances
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The photograph of Sen. Bernie Sanders sitting in isolation, waiting for the Biden-Harris swearing-in Wednesday morning, had turned into a cottage industry for memes before the ceremony was even over. And for some reason, it particularly appealed to members of the music community, who could relate to the insufferability of perennially waiting around for something
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The world’s press has reacted to the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris with relief and cautious optimism, with many borrowing a line from the President’s speech for their headlines, “Democracy Has Prevailed.” London’s Evening Standard is breathless. “Wow, what a speech,” it comments. “In poetry and passionate rhetoric, Joe Biden gave
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This year’s virtual NAMM — the National Association of Music Merchants — marks the Carlsbad, CA-based association’s 120th anniversary since its founding in 1901 as “the world’s largest trade-only event for the music products, pro audio and event tech industry.” From the 120,000 who usually attend, the show’s activities will be viewed by more than
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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II may be starring in the fourth “Matrix” movie, but don’t ask him to explain what the franchise is about. “No one understands the Matrix except for Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski,” Abdul-Mateen tells me. So how did the actor approach his work? “You learn to find meaning, and then you go test
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On Jan. 28, Emmy Award-winner Matthew Rhys (“The Americans,” “Perry Mason”), will bring “Playing Burton” to life on Audible Theater. The award-winning one-man show explores the life of the international icon of stage and screen Richard Burton, told from the perspective of the Welsh megastar. Adapting the classic show for Audible’s theatrical storytelling initiative has
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As the United States transitions under a new presidency, the 10-day People’s Inauguration kicks off Jan. 21 and calls on everyday people to commit to reimagining and rebuilding the country.  “In the wake of violence, insurrection and white supremacist terror, we are coming together to make our commitment to building a multi-racial America where we
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We gathered today to witness the historical inauguration of President Joe Biden and our first female, South Asian, and Black Vice President Kamala Harris. And through sobbing tears of relief, Ella Emhoff’s sparkly coat offered yet another bright spot from today’s events. While most attendees chose solid colors and monochromatic outfits—purple, in particular, being significant—Emhoff
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