Phil Spector's death resurrects mixed reaction from skeptics
This Nov. 19, 2019 booking photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Phil Spector. Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his "Wall of Sound" method and who later was convicted of murder, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. But while Spector made his mark as a revolutionary music producer, the stories of him waving guns at recording artists and being convicted of murder overshadowed his artistry. The reaction to Spector’s death resurrected some mixed feelings about his life and legacy. Some lauded his early contributions to rock music, while others struggled to forgive his volatile past.
Clay High volleyball, football games canceled due to potential COVID-19 exposure
CLAY COUNTY, FLa. – Members of the Clay High School football and volleyball teams are under quarantine to potential exposure of COVID-19, the district announced on Wednesday. Clay varsity and junior varsity football players can return Oct. 1, according to the Florida Department of Health-Clay County. Varsity and junior varsity volleyball players can return Oct. 8. The football team’s Friday game at Palatka canceled. In a statement, the Clay County School District said, "The Florida Department of Health - Clay County has recommended the quarantine of all individuals on the Clay High Varsity and JV Football Teams and the Clay High Varsity and JV Volleyball Teams due to the potential exposure to positive COVID-19 cases.
Author Murakami DJs 'Stay Home' radio show to lift spirits
Murakami said comparing the fight against the coronavirus to a war, as politicians often do, is inappropriate. Its not a war to kill each other but a fight of wisdom to let us all live, he said. Murakami has hosted his Murakami Radio every two months since August 2018 on Tokyo FM. Murakami began writing while running a jazz bar in Tokyo after graduating from university. Murakami said he worries the post-corona world may be a more closed and selfish place even if it has better protection.