July 4 parade attack suspect pleads not guilty
The 21-year-old man accused of killing seven people and wounding dozens more in a shooting at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago has pleaded not guilty, a week after prosecutors announced he faces 117 felony counts in the attack. (Aug. 3)news.yahoo.com
Weed shops gear up for Lollapalooza sales, with ‘cannabus’ shuttles and pop-up smoking lounge
Chicago cannabis dispensaries are expecting record sales this weekend during Lollapalooza, with Verilife running shuttle buses every 20 minutes between its River North store and Grant Park for festivalgoers to stock up.chicagotribune.com
Riot Fest opens in Chicago’s Douglass Park with an ageless Patti Smith, carnival rides and, yes, Morrissey
With the music lineup changing until almost the last minute, the fest’s bill through Sunday includes Chicago’s own Smashing Pumpkins, Lupe Fiasco, Run the Jewels and Flaming Lips.chicagotribune.com
Lollapalooza COVID-19 outbreak: 200 cases linked to event so far, but Chicago’s top doctor says no signs it was a ‘superspreader’
Chicago’s top health official announced on Thursday that roughly 200 Lollapalooza attendees have tested positive for COVID-19 so far in the aftermath of the four-day live music festival.chicagotribune.com
203 cases of COVID-19 linked to Chicago's Lollapalooza
Chicago health officials on Thursday reported 203 cases of COVID-19 connected to Lollapalooza, casting it as a number that was anticipated and not yet linked to any hospitalizations or deaths. “Nothing unexpected here,” Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said at a news conference.news.yahoo.com
With delta, is it even safe to go to music festivals or outdoor concerts? Here's what experts say
Lollapalooza welcomed thousands of people to Chicago for a four-day music festival. Attendees had to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours. But does that mean outdoor music festivals are safe?cnbc.com
Crowded Lollapalooza music festival could bring cascade of Covid cases, experts warn
Infectious disease experts worry that precautions were insufficient, and infections may have spread among the 100,000 daily audience Fans were tightly packed and generally unmasked at the Lollapalooza Music Festival, at Grant Park in Chicago. Photograph: Amy Harris/Invision/AP The Lollapalooza music festival in downtown Chicago will probably cause a surge in Covid-19 infections, said public health experts, after tens of thousands of people gathered there this past weekend. The four-day festivalnews.yahoo.com
Lollapalooza 2021: Day 3 opens with new mask rules and Saturday crowds expected
Lollapalooza opened Saturday for what is typically the busiest day of the four-day festival, with the sun out, temperatures rising and new rules in place requiring masks in all indoor spaces on festival grounds. Headliners are Megan Thee Stallion and Post Malone.chicagotribune.com
Lollapalooza to require vaccination card or negative test
The hordes of people expected to descend on Chicago’s Grant Park for the Lollapalooza music festival this week will be required to show proof that they’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19 or tested negative for the disease within the last three days.
To mask or not? Cook County’s medical expert weighs in on Lollapalooza, school and travel amid conflicting health guidelines as COVID cases rise.
It remains pretty safe for most fully vaccinated people in the Chicago area to continue to go maskless, but there are exceptions, according to a top Cook County health official.chicagotribune.com
The Weeknd criticizes Grammys over nominations snub
The Weeknd, who was nominated for eight American Music Awards, was completely shut out of the Grammys, earning zero nominations despite having a No. “I set out to make an R&B album,” he wrote on Instagram. It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album, which is very strange to me.”Bieber was nominated in the categories for best pop solo performance, best pop duo/group performance, best pop vocal album and best country duo/group performance. The singer said he loves pop music, but he wants to be respected for his work. “I grew up admiring R&B music and wished to make a project that would embody that sound,” he said.
The Weeknd to headline the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show
The NFL, Pepsi and Roc Nation announced Thursday, Nov. 12 that the three-time Grammy winner will perform at the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show on Feb. 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – The Weeknd will bring his popular falsetto vocals to the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. “We all grow up watching the world’s biggest acts playing the Super Bowl and one can only dream of being in that position,” the singer said in a statement. This is an extraordinary moment in time and the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show is going to be an extraordinary experience with an extraordinary performer.”Roc Nation and Emmy-nominated producer Jesse Collins will serve as co-executive producers of the halftime show. “We are thrilled to have The Weeknd join us in Tampa Bay on the Pepsi Halftime Stage,” said Brian Rolapp, the NFL’s chief media and business officer.
Post Malone's 'Hollywood's Bleeding' headed for No. 1 debut
Post Malone performs during the first day of Lollapalooza Buenos Aires 2018 at Hipodromo de San Isidro on March 29, 2019, in Buenos Aires. (CNN) - Post Malone is headed for his second No. Music industry experts expect his latest release, "Hollywood's Bleeding," to launch with 475,000 to 500,000 album unit sales in the US this week, reports Billboard. If those sales do happen, it will score Malone the second-largest week for any album in 2019 in equivalent album units. Ariana Grande currently holds the biggest streaming week of 2019 with 307 million on-demand audio streams for "Thank U, Next."
Things to Do in Miami: Magic City Hippies at the Fillmore Miami Beach August 16, 2019
In a sign of how far they've come, Magic City Hippies recently rubbed elbows with big-name bands such as the Strokes and Tame Impala at Lollapalooza in Chicago. Playing major music festivals such as Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo is an especially impressive accomplishment considering Magic City Hippies are entirely DIY. Formerly known as the Robby Hunter Band, the project grew out of Hunter's work as a solo artist. Magic City Hippies. 7 p.m. Friday, August 16, at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com.miaminewtimes.com
Malia Obama rocks out at Lollapalooza music festival
Malia Obama rocks out at Lollapalooza music festival After turning 16 last month, the president's oldest daughter made new friends at the Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago. Accompanied by the Secret Service, Malia stayed through Chance the Rapper's finale. Gayle King reports.cbsnews.com