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Yes, TV still has spurts of music

Television still has an occasional dab of music – just not as much of it.The good news comes in small bits – a new date (Sept. 16) for the Academy of Country Music awards … some music guests via video chat … and a flood of concert reruns (including Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson, show here) on the AXS cable channel.
The coronavirus has led to the postponement of the ACM and Billboard awards and jeopardizes “American Idol,” which was supposed to begin live broadcasts on March 30. In addition, the latenight shows that usually have music have switched to full or partial reruns (see spearate satory under “News and Quick Comments”). Dua Lipa was scheduled to be on “Saturday Night Live” March 28, but that’s been switched to a rerun, with Scarlett Johanneson and Niall Horan as music guest.
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Country-music finds a socially-distant show

Here’s a fresh approach to the entertainment void created by the coronavirus:
On April 5,  musicians will offer intimate performances from their homes. That replaces the Academy of Country Music awards show (shown here last year, with George Strait and Miranda Lambert), usually a big Las Vegas spectacle; the awards had already been postponed until September. Read more…