“Artists are feeling emboldened and courageous and just wanting to step out of the predictable boundaries of what they have done. Of course, (Beyonce) is the poster child for that,” Recording Academy CEO and President Neil Portnow said in an interview with The Associated Press.
The show’s producers say Carey will take the midtown Manhattan stage moments before the ball drops to mark the new year. Carey also performed at the annual celebration in 2005. Also on the musical lineup: pop-rock band DNCE, country star Thomas Rhett, Gloria Estefan and the cast of her Broadway musical, “On Your Feet!”
“There are some underlying inflationary pressures that seem to be building,” Melcher said.
“Not only do the wings get bigger but we tap into new artisans and people who do things with 3-D printing … that’s always the wonderful thing about working on the show,” said Victoria’s Secret Executive Producer Monica Mitro.
Tickets to the noon event at Tattered Cover Book Store on Wednesday sold out fast and the shop is warning that anyone without a ticket won’t get a chance to see the Boss.
In an open letter on Facebook posted Monday, the 71-year-old rock star calls the protest at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation “an awakening.” He says demonstrators are “standing strong in the face of outrageous, unnecessary and violent aggression.” He says law enforcement agencies and the National Guard are “seemingly acting to protect the interests of the Dakota Access Pipeline profiteers” with taxpayer money.
The founder of the T.J. Martell Foundation died at his home in Madison on Sunday. The foundation did not release the cause of death Monday.
Fan video shows West making the comments on stage at a concert in San Jose, California, on Thursday night. The announcement was mostly met with boos from the crowd. West told fans that “sometimes you might have to not get your way in order to really understand what to do in the future to be able to get your way.”
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“That was the weirdest thing really. … The building is still there — it’s not a building that’s been knocked down or anything, it’s right around the corner from where I actually live now,” Jagger said. “It’s very redolent of the space … and it smells like it and feels like it.