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In a year that devastated the arts, can young musicians survive the blow?

In a year that devastated the arts, can young musicians survive the blow?

Entertainment
"I don't even know if I've been able to compute how it makes me feel, the fact that our industry is at a complete standstill... 170,000 people out of work, it seems to be completely undigestible to me."Katie Melua's words have lingered with me for weeks since interviewing her in an eerily empty Royal Albert Hall for the joint Sky Arts and Sky News documentary Culture Interrupted. But as disappointing as this year has been for well-known artists made impotent by COVID-19, with live music revenue down 81% because of the pandemic, they will most likely be able to weather this storm. Image: Katie Melua says the industry is at a complete standstill However, for fledgling talent - attempting to break onto the scene this year - that's not th...
Migrating species tend to ‘live fast and die young’

Migrating species tend to ‘live fast and die young’

Science
Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Want to live a long and healthy life? Experts in human longevity often stress the importance of staying active. But new research suggests more sedentary animals -- species that stay put, avoiding long distance travel -- enjoy comparatively longer lifespans. Advertisement The findings, published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, suggest animal species that migrate tend to "live fast and die young." For the study, scientists at the University of Exeter analyzed the development patterns and lifespans of some 1,300 mammal and bird species. They found species that migrate develop faster, reproduce earlier and generally live shorter lives than their more stationary peers. Their analysis may explain why many migratory species are on the decline. "Many species migrat...
Famous birthdays for Nov. 12: Ryan Gosling, Neil Young

Famous birthdays for Nov. 12: Ryan Gosling, Neil Young

Entertainment
Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Scorpio. They include: Advertisement -- Women's suffrage activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1815 -- Baha'u'llah, born Mirza Husayn Ali, founder-prophet of the Baha'i faith, in 1817 -- Sculptor August Rodin in 1840 -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun in 1908 -- Princess Grace of Monaco, former American movie star Grace Kelly, in 1929 File Photo by George Bilyk/UPI -- Cult leader Charles Manson in 1934 -- Actor/playwright Wallace Shawn in 1943 (age 77) -- Sportscaster Al Michaels in 1944 (age 76) -- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Booker T. Jones in 1944 (age 76) -- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Neil Young in 194...
Young people told to isolate ‘should be offered free mobile data and gaming’

Young people told to isolate ‘should be offered free mobile data and gaming’

Technology
Young people told to isolate due to coronavirus should be offered free mobile data, streaming services and gaming, the government's scientific advisers have suggested.The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) said compliance with COVID-19 restrictions was "substantially lower and declining" among people aged 18 to 29 compared to older age groups due to a "lack of trust in government". The experts have recommended that young people asked to isolate or stay at home should be provided with "good financial and other support, e.g. free mobile phone data, streaming and gaming". Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player ...
Rangers decline $18M option on two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber

Rangers decline $18M option on two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber

Sports
Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The Texas Rangers on Friday declined to pick up the $ 18 million option on right-hander Corey Kluber, making the two-time Cy Young Award winner a free agent. Kluber receives a $ 1 million buyout, and the club has said it is interested in re-signing him to a contract of lesser value. Advertisement The Rangers acquired Kluber from the Cleveland Indians last off-season in exchange for reliever Emmanuel Clase, who was eventually suspended 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Kluber lasted only one inning in his lone start for the Rangers before a shoulder injury forced him to miss the remainder of the 2020 season. He tossed just 18 pitches in the inning before exiting with shoulder tightness in a 5-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies on July 26. T...