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The Memo: Live music is new battlefield in COVID-19 war

Live music has become one more battlefield in the nation’s culture war over COVID-19.

Americana star Jason Isbell recently announced he would require all fans at his forthcoming shows to be vaccinated or show a negative test result. 

But that’s the kind of move more mainstream country artists have generally resisted. 

One such artist, Jason Aldean, told a Long Island, N.Y., audience from the stage earlier this month, “The coolest thing about all this [is] I don’t see one f—— mask … I’ve had just about enough of that shit.”

The struggles over COVID-19 restrictions are not confined to any

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New study suggests people turned to music to cope with psychological and emotional challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic

A study published in Psychology of Music suggests that people adjusted their music listening habits as a way of coping with the COVID-19 crisis. Israeli survey respondents reported that they increased their music listening during the initial lockdown and that they used music to help them cope with emotional challenges during the pandemic.

Psychology researchers have long documented the power of music to influence emotion. Anecdotes from people claiming that music has helped them navigate personal challenges and cope in times of distress are also evidence of music’s profound capacity to influence mood.

Scholars Naomi Ziv and Revital Hollander-Shabtai recognized

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Paul Johnson, Get Get Down house producer, dies at age 50 from Covid-19 | Dance music

Paul Johnson, the US house producer best known for his hit Get Get Down, has died from Covid-19 at age 50.

A statement on his Facebook page said: “Our greatness passed away this morning at 9am the house music legend we all know as PJ aka Paul Johnson.” In July, he had been hospitalised and placed in intensive care after contracting the virus.

Raised and based in Chicago, Johnson scored his biggest hit in 1999, when Get Get Down reached No 5 in the UK charts – a track that has endured as a crowdpleasing dancefloor favourite.

Starting out as

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Vaccine required for all visitors, students at Las Vegas art gallery | COVID-19

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — One Las Vegas business has become the latest in a trend across the country to stop infection of workers and customers. 

The owner of Open Art Las Vegas, Daniella Etel Courban is requiring anyone who visits her gallery to be vaccinated.

“I’m trying to promote another reason to get vaccinated. It’s not so much about my space, but about everybody and trying to do what I think is right,” Daniella Etel Courban, MD said of the latest policy at Open Art Las Vegas. The art gallery is located at the Arts Factory in Downtown Las

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Music industry on alert as K-pop singers test positive for COVID-19

Lee Min-hyuk of K-pop boy band BTOB (Cube Entertainment)

The Korean music industry is on alert as a growing number of singers have tested positive for the coronavirus amid an ongoing fourth wave of infections.

Lee Min-hyuk of K-pop boy band BTOB was confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, the band’s agency Cube Entertainment on Saturday.

After Lee found out that his vocal coach tested positive for the coronavirus, he took two polymerase chain reaction tests and the results came out negative for both. However, he started showing symptoms on Friday while undergoing quarantine because he was deemed a close

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Music banned on Greece’s Mykonos in new COVID-19 restrictions

ATHENS, July 17 (Reuters) – Greece banned music in restaurants and bars and imposed a nighttime curfew on its popular holiday island of Mykonos on Saturday after a rise in new coronavirus infections there.

Known as the party island of the super-rich, Mykonos is one of Greece’s most popular destinations, attracting more than a million visitors each summer, among them Hollywood stars, models and world-famous athletes.

Following a “worrying” local outbreak, the Civil Protection Ministry said it was banning music on the island around the clock, including in shops, cafes and beach bars. It also said it would restrict

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