Elton John Credits Music, Ryan White Friendship For Sobriety | The Fix

Elton John Credits Music, Ryan White Friendship For Sobriety | The Fix

The legendary hitmaker admitted in a new interview that his long-term drug and alcohol abuse nearly killed him, but that his friendship with ‘80s teenage AIDS patient Ryan White ultimately turned his life around. John, 68, told Express that “working and listening and making records” kept him alive during his period of cocaine and alcohol … Read more

Download Festival is ‘100 per cent evidence’ that big music events can take place safely | Daily Mail Online

Download Festival is '100 per cent evidence' that big music events can take place safely | Daily Mail Online

The organiser of Download Festival said it is ‘100 per cent evidence’ that big music events can take place safely amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Melvin Benn, managing director of the Festival Republic group, said the level of compliance he saw during the Covid test event was ‘extraordinary’, adding that the festival was proof music events … Read more

Hikes, food, music and more. Here are 26 Juneteenth events happening around L.A.

Hikes, food, music and more. Here are 26 Juneteenth events happening around L.A.

The ongoing national conversation about racial injustice introduced many Americans to a holiday then not well known in the mainstream — Juneteenth, celebrating June 19, 1865, when enslaved people in Texas finally learned they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation more than two years earlier, on Jan. 1, 1863. But we couldn’t do much … Read more

Judith Jamison and members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Revelations from a lifetime of dance | TED Talk

Judith Jamison and members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Revelations from a lifetime of dance | TED Talk

“Dance can elevate our human experience beyond words,” says Judith Jamison, artistic director emerita of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In between performances of excerpts from Alvin Ailey’s classic works “Revelations” and “Cry,” Jamison reflects on the enduring power of dance to transform history into art that thrills audiences around the world. (Performances by … Read more