One month following the 63rd Grammy Awards, interim President and Chief Director of the Recording Academy Harvey Mason Jr. joined Annenberg Dean Willow Bay in a conversation about the award show and his time at the Academy. After plans of postponing or canceling the show, the Academy decided to move forward with the 2021 Grammys. The show received high praise for the success of the historic online event, proving that live music could still thrive during a pandemic.
“I really want my music to feel like you’re just talking to your friend Ben, or you’re listening to your friend Ben about the stuff they’re going through … What I want them to take away is that I’m 100% going through what they’re going through.”
After the cancellation of 2020 FemFest, this year’s virtual event reminded festival-goers of the magic of music.
Despite Netflix’s attempt to shed light on the corruption behind college admissions, the documentary's message gets lost through its dramatization of the scandal and an unclear underlying message.
Beyonce and Taylor Swift earn historic wins on a night focused more on the music than the awards.
After nearly a decade of releasing music, Ariana Grande has made history with the drop of her first deluxe album. “Positions Deluxe” keeps things fun, flirty and casual, but that’s nothing that surprises Grande’s fanbase. With four new bonus songs, each clocking at around two minutes long, Grande adds a new dimension to “Positions.”
Even if you’re not in love (pun intended) with these heart-warming flicks, this column will help shed light on how Hollywood is adding a new depth to this idealistic and cliché-heavy genre, revitalizing it into a new-age breed that fits the needs of modern audiences.
What began as a social media campaign became USC freshman Alana Bright’s chance to be in an HBO Max musical documentary created by Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti.
Gathering in front of computer screens, students and alumni from USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance are teaching a week’s worth of classes from across North America to raise money for the Black Art Futures Fund.
Olivia Jade Giannulli made her first public interview on the Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris Tuesday morning to share her perspective and growth since her family’s involvement in the college admissions scandal.
The USC community gets together once a year to experience the glitz, glamour and fierce looks of the Queer and Ally Student Assembly’s annual drag show. However, for its 11th Annual Drag Show, everything is going virtual.
Juan Esteban Jimenez was up at 6 a.m. and on the hunt for Funko Pops. The latest releases of the tiny vinyl figurines would usually debut at the 2020 New York Comic Con, but the pandemic forced the event to be held virtually. So Jimenez took a two-hour train ride from Vancouver to Surrey, British Columbia to go to one of the retail outlets selling the new items. He arrived in plenty of time and took his place in the long line waiting in the rain for the store to open at 11 a.m.
If you listen closely and know the language, you’ll hear it: A story. Sometimes it’s a love story, sometimes it’s a tragedy and sometimes it’s one of loss, love and hate. If you listen, you’ll hear the song of folklorico dance. You’ll see the swirling skirts, exquisitely detailed as a highly emblematic regional dress worn by the women performing, bright red lips that shimmer in the lights and floral embroidered jackets and hats worn by the men. You’ll hear the bright sounds of the mariachi and the rhythmic accentuation of feet that make your heart beat quicker and demand undivided attention.
After 92 years, the Academy Awards took a big step towards diversity and inclusion. Director Bong Joon Ho and his film “Parasite” became the first non-english international film in all of Academy Award history to win best picture. Joon Ho’s achievement has now tied with the Walt Disney Studios’ Academy Award record, becoming the second production company to win four Oscar awards in one night.
The South Korean thriller helps provide hope for breaking barriers of Asian representation in Hollywood.