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Jon Batiste Postpones Premiere of ‘American Symphony’ at Carnegie Hall After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Jon Batiste has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be missing his musical appearances on The Late Show as well as postponing the premiere of American Symphony at Carnegie Hall. The Grammy winner, 35, posted news of his diagnosis via Instagram on Friday. “Hey family, I woke up yesterday and tested positive for COVID-19,” Batiste’s […]

Jon Batiste to Make Feature Acting Debut in ‘The Color Purple’

After winning the top prize at this year’s Grammys, Jon Batiste is set to make his feature acting debut in The Color Purple. Warner Bros. is behind the feature adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical, itself an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel by Alice Walker, and on which the Oscar-nominated Steven Spielberg-directed 1985 movie […]

‘Star Wars’ Maestro Anthony Parnther on His Carnegie Hall Debut With All-Black Orchestra

Anthony Parnther was on a mission. When chatting via Zoom in late March, the conductor and bassoonist was calling in from a hotel room in Kansas City. “I actually came up here to buy a very specific contrabassoon, which is sitting right over there,” he said, pointing to the cumbersome woodwind behind him. “I grabbed […]

Jon Batiste Secretly Married Suleika Jaouad Before Her Bone Marrow Transplant

Grammy winner Jon Batiste and longtime partner Suleika Jaouad have revealed they secretly got married. In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Batiste and Jaouad shared the news that they married in a secret February ceremony, which took place the day before Jaouad’s bone marrow transplant as she battles leukemia a second time. “We had […]

Grammys: Lady Gaga, Olivia Rodrigo and Lil Nas X Among Best-Dressed Stars

Viewers could be forgiven for wondering why the 64th Grammy Awards looked downright stately Sunday evening. Tuxedos and grand ballgowns ruled the red carpet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, from host Trevor Noah in double-breasted Gucci to Chrissy Teigen’s voluminous pink strapless gown by Taiwan-based couture house Nicole + Felicia. Lady Gaga, […]

Grammys: Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish Shut Out as Jon Batiste Surprises With Album of the Year Win

Two years ago, Billie Eilish made history at the Grammys by becoming the youngest artist to sweep the four general field categories — album, record and song of the year and best new artist. And this year, a number of experts predicted that Olivia Rodrigo could follow in Eilish’s footsteps, or at least capture a […]

Jon Batiste’s Grammys Performance: 40-Plus Custom Dolce & Gabbana Looks Including 15-Foot Cape (Exclusive)

For Jon Batiste’s performance at the 64th annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, Dolce & Gabbana set up an offshoot of their atelier in the ballroom of the MGM Grand to create over 40 custom looks for the music artist, his dancers, a choir and the band. “They flew 20 people from their atelier in Milan […]

Grammys: Foo Fighters, Jon Batiste, H.E.R., Nas, Chris Stapleton to Perform

The Recording Academy announced five additional performers Thursday for the 2022 Grammys: Jon Batiste, Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Nas and Chris Stapleton. The April 3 ceremony will also include a special In Memoriam segment featuring songs of Stephen Sondheim performed by Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler. Previously announced performers are Brothers Osborne, […]

‘Lord of the Rings’ Cast Team Up With Killer Mike and Method Man for 20th Anniversary Rap on ‘Late Show’

Stephen Colbert was never going to let the 20th anniversary of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring pass without dropping something special, and so it came to pass on Wednesday’s episode of The Late Show. Colbert, perhaps the most famous “Ringer” on television, began the segment with a […]

Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor Among the ASCAP Composers Choice Awards Honorees

Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, Gustavo Santaolalla and Bear McCreary are among those being honored by the ASCAP Composers Choice Awards