New this week: 'Day Shift' and 'Five Days at Memorial'
This week’s new entertainment releases include music from the union of The Roots’ Black Thought and super-producer Danger Mouse, a PBS “Frontline” investigation into women’s rights in Afghanistan a year after the U_S_ withdrawal and Jamie Foxx playing a vampire hunter in “Day Shift.”.
Big music festival announces lineup for return to Las Vegas
FILE - This Oct. 25, 2014 file photo people watch The Roots perform at the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas. The Life is Beautiful arts and music festival has announced its performer lineup, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, marking a return of large annual events to Las Vegas after cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LAS VEGAS – The Life is Beautiful arts and music festival announced its performer lineup on Wednesday, making a return of large annual events to Las Vegas after they were canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Festival director Lauren DelFrago said organizers are working closely with local and state officials to ensure a safe return of live music. The announcement came after the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority allocated $150,000 for Life is Beautiful among $3.5 million in marketing and sponsorships for events over the next 16 months.
A$AP Rocky Returning to Sweden to Headline Concert
The rapper, who once vowed never to return to Sweden, will now headline a concert there. In a statement obtained by Billboard, Live Nation announced that Rocky will perform at the Ericsson Globe on December 11. A$AP Rocky spent much of the summer in a Swedish prison after an incident in Stockholm on Jun. Although Rockys team claimed self defense, a Swedish court found Rocky guilty in August. RELATED STORIESThis Man Stopped Working With Pitbull and ASAP Rocky to Start a Food TruckASAP Rocky Found Guilty of Assault by Swedish CourtASAP Rocky Will Go on Trial for Assault in Sweden Next Week, Prosecutors SayThis Man Stopped Working With Pitbull and ASAP Rocky to Start a Food Truck
ASAP Rocky Found Guilty of Assault by Swedish Court
ASAP Rocky has been found guilty of assault in Swedish court in connection with a confrontation in Stockholm while the rapper was on tour. Following the incident, Rocky posted videos of their encounter with Jafari to his Instagram account. In one of the videos, Rocky and the men with whom he is walking tell two men to stop following them. Another video of the incident appeared to show Rocky lifting one of the men and throwing him to the ground before the assault ensued. RELATED STORIESMelania Trump Hopes to Bring ASAP Rocky Home SoonSong Teen Rapper Wrote While on the Lam Is 'Stained With' Blood, Murder Victim's Dad SaysASAP Rocky Will Go on Trial for Assault in Sweden Next Week, Prosecutors Say