Brazilian rapper warns of coronavirus danger in Brazil’s slums

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian rapper MV Bill added his voice to a chorus of criticism of President Jair Bolsonaro for downplaying the gravity of the new coronavirus... Read more »

Tom Hanks returns to LA after bout of coronavirus: media reports

FILE PHOTO: 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 19, 2020 – Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. REUTERS/Monica Almeida LOS ANGELES (Reuters) –... Read more »

‘Contagion’ movie stars tell fans coronavirus is ‘real life’

FILE PHOTO: Actor Matt Damon (R), cast member of the movie “Contagion”, waves as he arrives on the red carpet at Cinema Palace during the 68th Venice Film Festival... Read more »

Coronavirus strands Peruvian singer in Finnish Arctic

ROVANIEMI, Finland (Reuters) – When Peruvian musician Victor Alarcon set out on his dream trip to shoot a music video in the Finnish Arctic for his single called ‘Aurora... Read more »

In coronavirus, Senegal rappers find a new enemy to fight

DAKAR (Reuters) – Dressed in hooded medical suits and protective goggles, Senegal’s activist hip-hop group Y’en a Marre rap about washing hands, disposing of used tissues and avoiding crowds... Read more »

Ugandan pop star Bobi Wine records song to beat coronavirus

KAMPALA (Reuters) – A Ugandan musician and political challenger to the country’s aging leader released a song here on Wednesday to help efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus... Read more »

Television audiences surge to 12-month highs as coronavirus keeps Americans home

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – From family drama “This Is Us” to crime series “NCIS,” audiences are flocking to television shows in numbers unseen for up to a year as... Read more »

The show won’t go on: Tony Awards for Broadway theater postponed indefinitely

FILE PHOTO: A man in a surgical mask walks through Manhattan’s Broadway Theatre district after Broadway shows announced they will cancel performances due to the coronavirus outbreak in Manhattan,... Read more »

Pay for cleaners, babysitters and dogwalkers hangs in the balance

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lily Reiche has lost nearly half of her dogwalking clients in Los Angeles because of California’s coronavirus stay-at-home order. Of the 40 or so accounts... Read more »

Spotify launches music relief project to help artists

The Spotify logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) –... Read more »