The idea was conceived in the 1970s by American musician Joel Cohen who then worked for a French radio station.
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The World Music Day is celebrated each year on June 21 in more than 120 nations including its nation of starting point France where it is known as ‘Fête de la Musique’ signifying “festival of music” to respect both amateur and professional musicians.
The idea was conceived in the 1970s by American musician Joel Cohen—at that point working for a French radio station—as he needed groups to play on the evening of June 21 to welcome the first day of summer.
It was at long last embraced by France’s Ministry of Culture in 1982 because of the endeavors of Minister of Culture Jack Lang and French composer and music journalist Maurice Fleuret who had joined the ministry the previous year.
The first Fête de la Musique was held in the city of Paris and turned into a gigantic accomplishment inside a couple of years.
1985 was commended as the European Year of the Music and, in 1997, the European Party of Music charter was signed in Budapest, encouraging countries outside Europe to join the annual World Music Day celebrations.
The Fête de la Musique has turned into an “event which mobilises the musicians of the whole world for the pleasure of the audience of more than 120 countries, starting with the European countries,” according to France’s Ministry of Culture.
The nation has a few shows of both novice and expert performers to excite a huge number of spectators.
Bars and restaurants which usually close around half past midnight are given special permission to stay open late into the night so they can welcome the public.
In cities across the world, musicians perform for free in public places.
Roku is rolling out 30 Quibi shows for free
Quibi is coming back from the dead next week… kind of.
On May 20, Roku will make a big appearance the first batch of Roku Originals — an collection of 30 shows initially delivered for Quibi, the short-lived mobile entertainment startup led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman. Roku paid considerably under $100 million for the resources of the defunct company, including rights to in excess of 75 shows generally.
The shows span genres and formats, comprising scripted series, documentaries, alternative and reality programming. Among the main “Roku Originals” coming one week from now are Kevin Hart’s action series “Die Hart,” Emmy-winning drama “#FreeRayshawn” starring Laurence Fishburne and Jasmine Cephas Jones, the revival of Comedy Central’s “Reno 911!” and “Dummy,” starring Anna Kendrick as a woman who befriends her boyfriend’s sex doll.
The lineup also includes “Chrissy’s Court,” a “Judge Judy”-style show starring Chrissy Teigen; a reboot of MTV’s “Punk’d” hosted by Chance the Rapper; Jennifer Lopez money-giveaway reality show “Thanks a Million”; and travel series “Cup of Joe” with Joe Jonas. On the scripted front, there’s “Most Dangerous Game,” a dystopian thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz; “Flipped,” a dark comedy with Will Forte and Kaitlin Olson; and a remake of “The Fugitive” starring Kiefer Sutherland.
The entirety of the Roku Originals will be accessible free on the Roku stage for viewers in the U.S., the U.K. furthermore, Canada. Roku is keeping Quibi’s unique scene lengths — around 10 minutes every, they should be intended for versatile review. The organization will serve promotions between Quibi scenes (not inside them), promising advertisement breaks of close to 60 seconds.
In the first quarter of 2021, The Roku Channel arrived at U.S. families with an expected 70 million individuals. The Roku Channel’s crowd reach and streaming hours dramatically increased year-over-year in the quarter — developing twice as quick as the by and large Roku platform.
“That makes this an opportune time to launch Roku Originals, to capture this momentum,” said Sweta Patel, VP of engagement growth marketing.
Here’s the full list of Quibi programs that will be available May 20:
“#FreeRayshawn”; “About Face”; “Bad Ideas with Adam Devine”; “Barkitechture”; “Big Rad Wolf”; “Blackballed”; “Centerpiece”; “Chrissy’s Court”; “Cup of Joe”; “Die Hart”; “Dishmantled”; “Dummy”; “Fight Like a Girl”; “Flipped”; “The Fugitive”; “Gayme Show”; “Iron Sharpens Iron”; “Last Looks”; “Let’s Roll with Tony Greenhand”; “Most Dangerous Game”; “Murder House Flip”; “Murder Unboxed”; “Nightgowns”; “Prodigy”; “Punk’d”; “Reno 911!”; “Royalties”; “Shape of Pasta”; “Thanks a Million”; and “You Ain’t Got These.”
Roku is launching the Roku Originals area on May 20, which the organization celebrates as “Streaming Day” (honoring the day in 2008 when it presented its first streaming player) and will again feature different retail discounts and promotions on products. On Roku gadgets, there will be another bar on the left-hand menu that connections straightforwardly to Roku Originals. The organization likewise will advance the first substance in on-screen promotions and plans to do landing page takeovers for specific titles.
Roku additionally is partnering with Laugh Out Loud, Kevin Hart’s multiplatform comedy brand, to dispatch the direct LOL! Organization to The Roku Channel one week from now. “LOL’s partnership with Roku is the culmination of a lot of hard work by two great teams, and I’m excited that both ‘Die Hart’ and LOL! Network will be available on The Roku Channel,” Hart said in a proclamation.
Roku Originals will join The Roku Channel’s lineup of in excess of 40,000 free movies and TV episodes, just as 190 plus free live linear channels and access to subscription VOD administrations. Notwithstanding Roku gadgets, The Roku Channel is accessible on the web, iOS and Android gadgets, Amazon Fire TV and select Samsung TVs.
Roku’s Patel said in the initial selection of 30 Quibi shows, the organization needed to make it as comprehensive as could really be expected. “We wanted to make sure we had something for everyone, with depth, breadth and diversity,” she said.
Roku actually has nearly 45 other Quibi shows in its back pocket (some of which are in postproduction and were never delivered by Quibi). Yet, shouldn’t something be said about after that? “We are continually proceeding to source content,” Patel said. “We are always continuing to source content,” Patel said. “We’re making sure it’s cost-effective content — whether we produce it in-house or use an outside production partner.” as well as obtaining Quibi’s content assets, Roku has recruited a few previous Quibi workers as it works out the original content team.
Patel added that Roku isn’t married to Quibi’s short-form episode format. “Whatever works for us is whatever works for AVOD,” she said.
In March, Roku paid $98 million to secure the producer of “This Old House” in a deal that included a library of in excess of 1,500 episodes. In any case, Roku will keep on distribute that content broadly, instead of making it accessible solely on The Roku Channel.
Popular drama-comedy show ‘The Game’ returns to TV after 6 years with new and old cast members
The Game is officially returning to TV. Paramount+ has declared that a revival of the well known drama-comedy show has been ordered to series with a blend of new and original cast members.
Wendy Raquel Robinson (Insecure) will reprise her part as sports agent Tasha Mack and Hosea Chanchez (Black Lightning) will return as footballer Malik Wright. A few other original cast members are additionally expected to show up all through the 10-episode season in extraordinary appearances. The revival will be executive produced by original series creator Mara Brock Akil, unique chief maker Kelsey Grammer, showrunner and author Devon Greggory (American Soul), Salim Akil (Black Lightning), and Tom Russo (Black-ish).
“Fifteen years ago I created The Game and am so proud of the success we had, and that I was able to create characters and stories that resonated with so many people. I couldn’t be happier about leaving my beloved characters like Tasha Mack and Malik Wright in the hands of Devon, Wendy, and Hosea, who I know will build off of the rich foundation the show has,” Akil said in a statement.
“I love this show. I am very excited to see this new turn in its life and excited to wave the Paramount+ banner, as well,” added Grammer. “Grammnet NH Productions has been in business a long time and proudly explored diverse and inclusive material for decades. I am really looking forward to seeing this show on the air.”
As per an official statement, the 2021 iteration of The Game “offers a modern-day examination of Black culture through the prism of pro football. The team will tackle racism, sexism, classism, and more as they fight for fame, fortune, respect, and love — all while trying to maintain their souls as they each play The Game.”
Initially made as a spinoff of the long-running series Girlfriends, The Game broadcasted on the CW and later on BET from 2006-2015. As of now, no premiere date has been set for the new series, however every one of the nine original seasons are accessible for streaming on Paramount+.
“From the moment it debuted, The Game was a groundbreaking series that used humor, heart, and memorable characters to explore real issues involving race, gender and, of course, football,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming at Paramount+. “What better time for Devon and the whole team to reunite for a fresh look at a world that has only become more at the center of the cultural conversation today.”
Duran Duran to perform new single on Billboard Music Awards 2021
Duran Duran has been named as an performer for the Billboard Music Awards, where the group will offer the live premiere of a soon-to-be-announced new single remotely from England, getting as their collaborator an individual Brit, Blur’s Graham Coxon.
Their appearance May 23 will be the first on a BBMAs broadcast by the group, the fourth artist to be named for a performance slot after declarations for BTS, the Weeknd and Pink.
The single Duran Duran will head will advance a new album, the band’s first since 2015’s “Paper Gods.”
“Before the pandemic struck, there was a new Duran Duran almost finished,” Nick Rhodes told Vogue in April. “We were gearing up with a lot of shows, like a lot of other artists, and had to put everything on hold.” The keyboard player was doing the interview to promote an ambient side project he is doing with Wendy Bevan, “Astronomia.”
Other than Coxon, different collaborators that have been referenced for the upcoming album include Mark Ronson (who co-created their past exertion), Erol Alkan, Giorgio Moroder and Lykke Li.
Duran will get its performing sea legs back in anticipation of an appearance this September at the Isle of Wight Festival, where they’ll headline the final night of the four-day fest. Others on the bill include fellow headliners Liam Gallagher, Snow Patrol and David Guetta, in addition to Tom Jones, Supergrass, Primal Scream and Sam Fender.
This year points the 40th anniversary of Duran’s first collection. Their second, “Rio,” is the subject of a just-released book in the 33 1/3 arrangement by Annie Zaleski, likewise named “Rio.”
The Billboard Music Awards, hosted for the first time this year by Nick Jonas, will broadcast live on NBC in all time zones from L.A’s. Microsoft Theater on May 23 at 8 p.m. ET/5 PT.
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