The Weeknd vows to tone it down for his Super Bowl show

February 8, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgThe Weeknd may be known for his graphic music videos and performances featuring blood and violence, but the three-time Grammy winner says he will tone down his act during the Super Bowl halftime show.,The pop star said he will “keep it PG” during his headliner slot on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium as the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Florida. He promised to be “respectful to the viewers.”,“I will still incorporate some of the storyline. It’s a very cohesive story I’ve been telling throughout this era and throughout this year,” he said. “The story will continue, but definitely will keep it PG for the families.”,The 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show will be different this year due to the pandemic and The Weeknd said he will use different parts of the stadium, the field and a “little bit” of the famously massive pirate ship. But the singer would not be drawn into specifics of his show. “You have to watch on Sunday,” he said.,When asked for his favorite Super Bowl halftime show, The Weeknd cited Diana Ross’ 1996 performance. She was lowered to the stage by a crane of sparklers, hundreds of dancers spelled out her name on the field, she made three costume changes and she left via helicopter.,“The show just makes me smile,” said The Weeknd.,The Weeknd broke though into mainstream with his smash hit “Can’t Feel My Face” that was featured on his second studio album, “Beauty Behind the Madness,” which topped the Billboard 200 in 2015 and won a Grammy. He’s had three other chart-topping albums including his recent offering “After Hours,” which was released in March.,Last year, The Weeknd’s hit single “Blinding Lights” became his fifth song to peak at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He’s also won Grammys for his album “Starboy” and the song “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey).”,Roc Nation and Emmy-nominated producer Jesse Collins will serve as co-executive producers of the halftime show. The game and halftime show will air live on CBS.,Collins said he wants to put on a live halftime show that is “unique and reflects the creativity all of us bring to the process to help translate The Weeknd’s unparalleled vision.”,The Weeknd, whose real name is, Abel Tesfaye, joins a list of celebrated musicians who have played during Super Bowl halftime shows, including Madonna, Beyoncé, Coldplay, Katy Perry, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and last year’s duo of Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.last_img read more

Local Candidate Expresses Concern Over “Separate Chautauqua County” Agenda

January 18, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgWNY News Now Stock Graphic.JAMESTOWN – A local candidate for the New York State Assembly is voicing her concern about the proposed reopening strategy announced by various officials calling for New York State to move away from the “economic zones” decision-making process for reopening.Christina Cardinale (D) is running against Republican Incumbent NY-50 Assemblyman Andy Goodell this fall. Cardinale released the following statement on her official Facebook page following Tuesday’s press conference with Goodell, Congressman Tom Reed, State Senator George Borrello and other officials:“The “separate Chautauqua County” agenda is still in full effect, as evidenced by this afternoon’s press conference at Crown Street Roasting Company in downtown Jamestown. Our county has a population of about 126,900. Currently, our county has reported 1451 (negative) and 44 (positive) COVID-19 test results. That’s 1.17% of the population. We need a sample size bigger than 1.17% to make educated decisions.”“Our representatives continue to proudly announce our “low infection rate”. They need to remember these low numbers correlate with the low amount of testing. I’m not against reopening. I’m against reopening without being conscientious. I’m against a pandemic strategy that involves a “let the chips fall where they may” mentality.” “Our elected officials are so quick to demand special treatment for Chautauqua County. How can they demand significant treatment for a county without significant metrics?” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Yes, let’s stay locked down until the Fuhrer tells us it is okay. He is so smart. Let’s make him our president cause he has done such a wonderful job. Just follow the democrats. Now excuse me while I puke.,Ms.Cardinale hasn’t a leg to stand on. As per NYS Dept.of Health latest statics 5/12: 85% of COVID-19 deaths in NYS occur in people over 60 yo..89.6% have COMORBIDITY… (COPD, Coronary heart disease, Stroke, Dementia, etc.)..According to NYSDOH: there have been 4 ( four) deaths in total attributed to COVID-19 in Cattaraugus and Chautauqua. These numbers are a total from March 1st until May 12..That’s 10 (ten) weeks!! Granted, people who have risk factors should stay home and wear a mask when in public..This is a good practice for these people to protect themselves from the seasonal FLU!last_img read more

Quinnipiac looks to end streak vs Canisius

September 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgQuinnipiac looks to end streak vs Canisius ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com February 20, 2020 Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCanisius (9-16, 4-10) vs. Quinnipiac (11-13, 6-8)People’s United Center, Hamden, Connecticut; Friday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Canisius looks to extend Quinnipiac’s conference losing streak to six games. Quinnipiac’s last MAAC win came against the Canisius Golden Griffins 90-73 on Jan. 31. Canisius fell 85-71 at home to Monmouth on Friday. STEPPING UP: Quinnipiac’s Rich Kelly has averaged 16.1 points and 4.6 assists while Kevin Marfo has put up 10.2 points and 13.3 rebounds. For the Golden Griffins, Malik Johnson has averaged 13.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and six assists while Majesty Brandon has put up 13.2 points and 4.1 rebounds.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Kelly has made or assisted on 41 percent of all Quinnipiac field goals over the last five games. Kelly has accounted for 20 field goals and 25 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 75: Quinnipiac is 0-7 this year when it allows 75 points or more and 11-6 when holding opponents to fewer than 75.STREAK STATS: Canisius has lost its last four road games, scoring 61.8 points, while allowing 65.5 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Quinnipiac as a team has made 10 3-pointers per game this season, which is eighth-best among Division I teams.last_img read more