John­son to host virus eq­uity concert

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Dwayne John­son will host and Shakira, Mi­ley Cyrus and Jen­nifer Hud­son will per­form on a glob­ally broad­cast concert call­ing on world lead­ers to make coro­n­avirus tests and treat­ment avail­able and eq­ui­table for all.

The ad­vo­cacy or­ga­ni­za­tion Global Cit­i­zen and the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion an­nounced Mon­day that Global Goal: Unite for Our Fu­ture — The Concert will air Satur­day on NBC in the U.S. and other tele­vi­sion sta­tions, ra­dio sta­tions, web­sites and stream­ing out­lets around the world.

Other artists per­form­ing in iso­la­tion in­clude Usher, Justin Bieber, Cold­play and Chloe x Halle.

The concert will also fea­ture ap­pear­ances from Billy Porter, Char­l­ize Theron, Chris Rock, Kerry Wash­ing­ton, Salma Hayek and David Beck­ham.

“The event aims to lift up the global com­mu­nity that is tack­ling eq­ui­table ac­cess to health care and other enor­mous in­jus­tices fac­ing our world,” John­son said in a state­ment.

Or­ga­niz­ers say the show is not a fundraiser, but it is in­stead in­tended to draw aware­ness to the dis­pro­por­tion­ate im­pact the coro­n­avirus pan­demic has had on marginal­ized com­mu­ni­ties.

Live Na­tion an­nounces drive-in concert se­ries: Tour pro­moter Live Na­tion has an­nounced its firstever drive-in concert se­ries in the U.S. for July. The en­ter­tain­ment com­pany an­nounced Mon­day “Live from the Drive-In” — a set of nine shows to take place July 10 to 12 in Nashville, Ten­nessee; Mary­land Heights, Mis­souri; and Noblesvill­e, In­di­ana. Brad Pais­ley will head­line shows in all three cities, while Dar­ius Rucker and Jon Pardi will also per­form in Nashville at Nis­san Sta­dium. Nelly will per­form in

Mary­land Heights, near St. Louis. Con­cert­go­ers will be able to drive into the park­ing lots of the am­phithe­aters and will have two empty park­ing lot spa­ces in be­tween each ve­hi­cle so fans can watch and party from their des­ig­nated in­di­vid­ual tail­gat­ing zones.

Tribeca Drive-In se­ries fea­tures films, com­edy, foot­ball: “Jaws,” “Black Pan­ther” and “Back to the Fu­ture” are just a few of the mod­ern clas­sics com­ing to the drive-in this sum­mer. Tribeca En­ter­prises, IMAX and AT&T an­nounced Mon­day the ini­tial lineup for its sum­mer se­ries of films, com­edy and foot­ball, run­ning ev­ery week­end from July 2 through Aug. 2 in cities such as Los An­ge­les, New York, Dal­las, Min­neapo­lis, Mi­ami and Seat­tle. Tick­ets, which are free for es­sen­tial work­ers, are now on sale. A per­cent­age of pro­ceeds from the Tribeca Drive-In se­ries will be donated to Black Lives Mat­ter.

Viggo Mortensen’s ca­reer to be hon­ored: The ca­reer of Viggo Mortensen, Aragorn in the pop­u­lar tril­ogy “Lord of the Rings” and a pro­tag­o­nist in the Academy Award-win­ning “Green Book,” will be hon­ored at this year’s San Se­bas­tian Film Fes­ti­val in Spain. The fes­ti­val an­nounced Mon­day that this year’s re­cip­i­ent of its Donos­tia Award will be Mortensen, 61, who has fea­tured in about 50 movies in a ca­reer span­ning more than three decades.

June 23 birth­days: Singer Diana Trask is 80. Ac­tor Ted Shack­elford is 74. Ex“Idol” judge Randy Jack­son is 64. Ac­tress Frances Mc­Dor­mand is 63. Di­rec­tor Joss Whe­don is 56. Ac­tress Selma Blair is 48. Singer KT Tun­stall is 45. Ac­tress Em­manuelle Vaugier is 44. Singer-song­writer Ja­son Mraz is 43. Ac­tress Melissa Rauch is 40.


Dwayne John­son will host a global concert call­ing on world lead­ers to make coro­n­avirus tests avail­able for all.

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