MusicMassive albums by huge stars…. From Drake to the Foo Fighters (out in late December) (Feb. 5). We will learn about Adele, Rihanna, Frank Ocean, Cardi B, and Kanye West as well. And Beyoncé, the pioneer of the shock record, may also be in the mix. Tour o’clock The belated arena tours are (hopefully) coming from Dua Lipa to Stormzy to the Pet Shop Boys.
Because of increased demand, rappers KSI and Rina Sawayama have increased their shows. The return of getting lost in the field? Break the sensible boots out: the festivals are returning slowly. All of their lineups have been confirmed by End of the Lane, Reading & Leeds, Wireless and Download, and there is hope for Glastonbury. If things change, more will follow them. The Guide: Hanging in – sign up for our home entertainment tips Continue reading Out with the old… As we cling to nostalgia in 2020, an upsurge in breakthroughs could be seen in 2021, from the atmosphere of rapper Pa Salieu to the pop highs of Griff and Gracey to the Bree Runway neon hip-hop.
Holly Humberstone is right up your alley if galloping indie is more your thing, while the oddball disco of Remi Wolf offers escape. Deferred SatisfactionLast year was full of frustration as its bangers-Romy’s Lifetime, Dua Lipa’s Physical, Róisín Murphy’s We Got Together-were wasted on closed-off dance floors.
So 2021 may be a euphoric year, with a whole new collection of songs to make us forget about the past twelve months.
MCSummer Nights at the Opera The seasons for the country’s opera houses are already set. Glyndebourne (near Lewes, May 20-Aug. 29) begins with six productions, of which three are brand new – including Kát’a Kabanová. Garsington, accompanied by Longborough and The Grange.
The 1994 debut of saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade, as they were all on the brink of their own star careers, was short-lived. They’re reuniting this year with their convincing album RoundAgain (Barbican, EC2, July 11). The revival of black cinema continues. JFFilmBrilliant Black History Regina King’s One Night in Miami is coming this month (Jan. 15, Amazon Prime Video), putting together Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown, and the new MLK/FBI doc (Jan. 15). With Lee Daniels’ The United States vs. Billie Holiday (March 12) and Judas and the Black Messiah, starring Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton, chairman of the Black Panthers, the trend continues. Stage-tested musicals are coming to a screen near you, including the drag teen smash Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Feb. 26), pre-Hamilton In the Heights of Lin-Manuel Miranda (July 30) and West Side Story of Spielberg (Dec. 10).
The animated film Vivo (about a music-loving monkey) is also directed by Miranda, while Camila Cabello is a singing Cinderella (Feb. 5) and Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley are featured in the biopics. Don’t worry: to spice up the genre, this year promises a cornucopia of fresh comic book characters.
The kung-fu master Shang-Chi (July 9) and the godlike Eternals (starring Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden and Kumail Nanjanii) introduce a new phase of Marvel films (Nov. 5).
With Margot Robbie, Idris Elba and Peter Capaldi, DC has The Suicide Squad (Aug. 6), and there’s Jared Leto’s antihero Morbius (March 19). We’ve had so many half-baked revivals in recent years, but we fail to understand.
Don’t say you’re not ready to see familiar faces like Keanu Reeves’ Neo, who returns for the fourth installment of Matrix (Dec. 22) (Dec. 22). Or ’80s survivors like Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick (July 2) and Eddie Murphy’s Coming 2 America (March 5), or even the goofball Space Jam: A New Legacy (July 16), this time with LeBron James.
Also back are the high priests of refusing to grow up: the Jackass crew.Just go to the moviesWe’ve done the experiment and can see that horror movies are scarier, comedies are funnier, dramas are more dramatic, and movies are just better when we watch them together on a large screen. We’ll be so happy when the movie theaters open for good again that even the stuff that used to bother us will be gratefully embraced: Aren’t those lava-smeared nachos delicious? Go ahead and grab the armrest! Forgot to turn off your mobile phone? Never mind! SRArtArt festivals are about to make a comebackThere’s a real sense of urgency among creative art festivals