Beyoncé, Billie Eilish to sing nominated songs at Oscars
Beyoncé and Billie Eilish will perform their nominated songs at Sunday's Oscars, the film academy announced Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Eilish and her brother and co-writer Finneas will perform “No Time To Die” from the James Bond film of the same name. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File) (Matt Dunham)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and other nominees for best original song will perform at Sunday's Oscars, the show's producers announced Tuesday. Sebastián Yatra will perform "Dos Oruguitas," the nominated song from "Encanto" written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Van Morrison, who wrote and sings the nominated song “Down to Joy” from “Belfast,” will not be able to make the show because of his touring schedule.wftv.com
‘Summer of Soul,’ ‘Drive My Car’ make Oscars shortlist
Documentaries about Julia Child, “Black Woodstock,” the pandemic and The Velvet Underground and acclaimed international films like Japan’s “Drive My Car,” Iran’s “A Hero” and Norway’s “The Worst Person in the World” just got a little closer to scoring Oscar nominations.
N. Ireland official suing Van Morrison over COVID criticism
Virus Outbreak Van Morrison FILE - In this June 18, 2015 file photo, Van Morrison performs at the 46th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala in New York. Northern Ireland’s health minister is suing Van Morrison after the singer called him “very dangerous” for his handling of coronavirus restrictions, it was announced Monday, Nov, 8 2021. The Belfast-born singer opposes restrictions to curb the spread of the virus, and has released several songs criticizing lockdowns. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) (Evan Agostini)LONDON — (AP) — Northern Ireland’s health minister is suing Van Morrison after the singer called him “very dangerous” for his handling of coronavirus restrictions. He denounced Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann during a gathering at Belfast’s Europa Hotel in June after a Morrison concert was canceled at the last minute because of virus restrictions.wftv.com
‘No More Lockdown:’ Van Morrison targets coronavirus restrictions in 3 new songs
LONDON – Van Morrison has never been one to hold back over the years. The 75-year-old singer-songwriter is certainly not holding back on what he thinks of the lockdown restrictions put in place by governments around the world in response to the coronavirus. Morrison, whose decades as a musician produced classic hits such as “Brown Eyed Girl.” “Gloria” and “Moondance,” revealed Friday that he is releasing three protest songs that call for the restrictions on routine activities to be lifted. The government is doing a great job of that already,” Morrison said. Morrison, or “Van the Man” as he is fondly referred to by his legions of fans, plans to perform the songs during his upcoming shows at the London Palladium.