Just a couple weeks ago, Envision Festival brought a powerful blend of music and environmentalism to the shores of Costa Rica. Our own B. Getz was on the scene, where he was able to catch up with beloved musician Lafa Taylor. Taylor talks about his influences, merging the many styles of music much like the festival itself. With some extensive coverage of Envision on the way, we wanted to share this exciting interview to get fans pumped about the beautiful nature of Lafa Taylor and all things Envision Festival. By blending an incredible array of music, including the smooth merge of electronic and live instrumentation, Lafa Taylor continues to impress.Check out the interview below, conducted by B. Getz and filmed by ATS Photography:
View Comments Feel the Romance at An American in Paris Begins March 13 at the Palace Theatre Terrific things come from Paris: fashion, fattening desserts, and easy-to-imitate accents. Add another. After a stint in the city of lights, An American in Paris—based on the classic 1951 Gene Kelly musical—finally begins performances on Broadway soil. Get ready for terrific dancing (led by Robert Fairchild, Megan’s brother), enchanting George Gershwin music, and old school romance aplenty. This was practically made for date night, so ditch the Netflix and get going. Click for tickets! Spend the Morning with Elisabeth Moss March 12 on ABC Elisabeth Moss is currently starring in The Heidi Chronicles and is in the upcoming final season of Mad Men. So, there will be tons to discuss when she chats with Kelly and Michael. It should be a good time. We only hope that Moss knows it’s present day and doesn’t walk out in a suit with giant shoulder pads or some other early ‘90s fashion atrocity. Let’s hope she reads this! Lose Yourself at Finding Neverland Begins March 15 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Aside from being a terrific peanut butter, Peter Pan is an amazing story. Author J.M. Barrie’s journey to his artistic achievement, however, is equally compelling. Glee’s Matthew Morrison returns to Broadway as Barrie, a tortured soul whose creative and personal life turns around when he meets widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Laura Michelle Kelly) and her four boys. Kelsey Grammer, Carolee Carmello, and Teal Wicks also star in this new musical. Click for tickets! Kick Off Spring with the Rockettes Begins March 12 at Radio City Music Hall It isn’t spring until the snow melts and the tourists start wearing their double-pleated shorts/white walking shoes combo. The crappy weather still doesn’t dim our excitement for the Rockettes’ New York Spring Spectacular. The new show features Tony winner Laura Benanti, Derek Hough of Dancing with the Stars, and, of course, the Rockettes in a story of three New Yorkers who change each other’s lives. Expect 3-D special effects, large-scale puppetry, and glorious gams. Click for tickets! Hey, you, hitting the gym for spring break—why bother? Things are getting good in New York. High-profile shows are opening left and right and the weather doesn’t resemble the inside of your freezer anymore. (Well, it kinda still does, but it’s almost over!) This week features the debut of three new musicals, and a night of stars performing for charity and more. Stay where you are, and bask in this week’s picks! Celebrate Broadway Opposite Day March 9 at the Al Hirschfield Theatre Being philanthropic is usually a one-way street. Broadway goes both ways. When you make a donation, you get entertained! With the 10th anniversary of Broadway Backwards, your ticket fee not only supports BC/EFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City, you get gender-reversed performances from all-stars like Norm Lewis, Tony Yazbeck, Lena Hall, and more. Top that, UNICEF! Your move, March of Dimes! Click for tickets!
New Delhi: Former India cricketer Madan Lal feels any decision on the fate of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League can be taken only once the situation improves completely amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The 2020 IPL season was slated to start from March 29 but due to the coronavirus outbreak, it remains suspended till April 15.The entire nation is currently under a 21-day lockdown which ends on April 14. However, with there being an upstage in the number of COVID-19 patients with each passing day, it is likely that the lockdown will be extended, meaning that IPL cannot be held in the near future.“IPL is a big brand. But the board can only take a decision once the situation improves and coronavirus is gone. At the moment, it’s on upstage. So, no one is going to take a risk,” Lal told IANS.“Once coronavirus is gone, cricket can obviously take place because it’s such a popular sport and is loved by all. Even the players would like to play in front of crowds and that can only happen once the situation fully improves,” he added.The 69-year-old also insisted that there was no point of having the IPL matches in front of empty stands without any spectators.“There’s no point in playing IPL matches in front of empty stands. It’s not just about the players and the fans, it’s about other people who are also involved in the process while travelling, organising, broadcasting, etc,” Lal, who was part of the 1983 World Cup-winning team, said.“Once situation improves, other series will also take place and BCCI can totally recover for the lost time.”India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh recently said that a lot of lives are on the line and that’s why he won’t mind playing without spectators if the situation demands. Even Pat Cummins has backed the idea of having a closed-door IPL.The BCCI is also looking at the October-November window to host the tournament. But the move can only be possible if the ICC decides to postpone the T20 World Cup that is to be held from October 18 to November 15 in Australia. IANSAlso Read: It’s for government to decide, not Akhtar: Madan Lal on India-Pakistan seriesAlso Watch: Hagrama Mohilary organizes a press-meet on Coronavirus situation and distribution of Rations