Yale University has announced a multi-day event, bringing together scholars, musicians, filmmakers, artists, journalists, and students for discussion, critical listening, and musical performance, in examining the music, careers, and lives of David Bowie and Prince. Dubbed Blackstar Rising & The Purple Reign: Celebrating the Legacies of David Bowie and Prince will culminate with a performance by TV On The Radio on the final day.Set to take place from January 25th – 28th, the event “will examine the pathbreaking innovations of these two remarkable musicians, and explore the legacies of two artists who recognized the ways that popular music can create liberating spaces where audacious cultural and social changes and transformations might flourish. Lectures and roundtable discussions will examine how Bowie and Prince each championed aesthetic, social, and cultural freedom and rule-breaking in their respective repertoires and ultimately revolutionized racial, gender, and sexual identity politics in popular music culture.”All events are free and open to the community. Ticketed events are followed by an asterisk. For additional information, click here. Check the full schedule of events below:January 25, 20178:30pm – Sound & Vision: Listening Together to David Bowie & Prince (concert & critical deejay session with Questlove and Kimbra)*January 26, 20174:30pm – Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973) followed by Q&A with D.A. Pennebaker (film & conversation)9:00pm – “Everybody Still Wants to Fly”: Activism in Pop from Prince to Solange (roundtable conversation and keynote conversation with Solange)*January 27, 20178:45am – Welcome by Daphne A. Brooks–To the “Dearly Beloved,” “Gimme Your Hands ‘Cause You’re Wonderful”: On the Importance of (a Rock ‘n’ Roll) Commons9:00am – “Take Me With U”: David Bowie, Prince & the Utopian Pop Universe (conference session)10:30am – “Life On Mars?”: Spirituality & (Im)mortal Imaginaries in Bowie & Prince (conference session)12:00pm – Highlights from the David Bowie Is Exhibition (roundtable conversation)1:00pm – “Hang On to Yourself”: The Making of David Bowie Is (roundtable conversation)2:15pm – “Around the World in a Day”: Traversing Cities & Borders in Bowie & Prince (conference session)3:45pm – “Young Americans”: Prince, Bowie, Funk & the 1970s (conference session)5:30pm – “Housequake”: A Critical Karaoke Tribute (conference session)8:30pm – “Modern Love”: Bowie & Prince & the Art of Collaboration—In Conversation with Donny McCaslin and Sheila E. (roundtable conversation)January 28, 20179:00am – “Watch That Man”: Visual Bowie, Visual Prince—On Art & Film (conference session)10:30am – “The Black Album”: Bowie, Prince & Sonic Experimentalism (conference session)1:30pm – “Oh! You Pretty Things”: Theater, Performance & Spectacular Bowie & Prince (conference session)3:00pm – “Rebirth of the Flesh”: David Bowie & Prince’s (Dis)identifications—On Race, Gender, & Sexuality (conference session)8:00pm – TV On The Radio concert*
The MAS, which has scheduled policy decisions twice a year, has never before taken those two steps at the same meeting. The unusually aggressive action follows emergency measures taken by several global central banks from New Zealand to the US to support their economies as the virus threatens to tip the world into recession.Read also: Singapore coronavirus task force chief weeps in parliamentOther details from the statement:* MAS core inflation and CPI-all items inflation are expected to average between −1 and 0 percent in 2020 * GDP expected to contract 1 percent to 4 percent this year, which will result in substantial widening of the negative output gapThe MAS’s move comes days after Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat unveiled a second fiscal support package of S$48 billion (US$33.6 billion) for businesses and consumers, bringing the total stimulus delivered this year to about 11 percent of gross domestic product.Read also: Singapore Airlines slashes 96% of capacity as virus saps demand“Their statement really re-emphasizes that it’s fiscal policy that’s doing the heavy lifting,” said Selena Ling, head of treasury research and strategy at Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. The MAS’s action is “going to be complementary, and not the main driver for trying to head off some of the downside risks from Covid-19.”The MAS guides the local dollar against a basket of currencies and adjusts the pace of appreciation or depreciation by changing the slope, width and center of the currency band. It doesn’t disclose details of the basket, the band or the pace of appreciation or depreciation.The policy decision was brought forward from its typical April timing, and follows an easing in October.Topics : Singapore’s central bank took unprecedented easing steps Monday to support an economy on track for its worst recession in years due to the rapid global spread of the coronavirus.The Monetary Authority of Singapore, which uses the exchange rate as its main policy tool rather than a benchmark interest rate, recentered the currency band downwards and reduced the slope to zero. All 16 economists in a Bloomberg survey projected the MAS would take that dual action.The Singapore dollar rose as much as 0.4 percent to 1.4216 against the US dollar following the MAS announcement.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error OAKLAND — The Clippers on Thursday morning were in good spirits ahead of Game 6 of their Western Conference playoff series against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. Considering what they have gone through the past few days, no thanks to the racist comments by now-banned team owner Donald Sterling, it was a cool scene as they joked with each other as well as reporters at the shootaround.Would it translate into a better performance than the one given by the Clippers this past Sunday in Game 4 at the same venue? After all, that 21-point loss came just a day after the Clippers were emotionally floored by the Sterling scandal.The Clippers looked real good for a few minutes, but on a night when Blake Griffin wasn’t Blake Griffin and Chris Paul wasn’t Chris Paul, the Warriors came through with a 100-99 victory before 19,596 extremely loud fans.The series is tied 3-3 and will head back to Los Angeles for Game 7 on Saturday. The Clippers shot just 36.8 percent from the field. The Warrior weren’t much better, shooting 39.3 percent.Curry led the Warriors with 24 points, but made just 9 of 24 shots. Andre Iguodala had 15 points and Draymond Green scored 14 points and pulled down 14 rebounds for Golden State. Klay Thompson scored nine points on 3-of-11 shooting.“It wasn’t a very well-played game by either team going by the shooting percentages,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “But I thought both teams played extremely hard. “I honestly though they played — I don’t know if it was harder than us — I thought we played hard, but I did think that they won the 50-50 game in a big way.“We kind of closed the gap with offensive rebounds in the second half a little bit, but I think they ended up taking 15 more shots than us in the first half and we were still up three or four.”The Clippers led 51-48 at halftime, but the Warriors had 14 offensive rebounds by then to just five for L.A. Golden State finished with 18 offensive rebounds to 16 for the Clippers.“Every big rebound they got,” Rivers said. “We cut the lead to two and Harrison Barnes got an offensive rebound. So they made the big plays and i thought it was a game where neither team shot the free throws well, neither team shot the ball well. It was one of those hustle games.”Rivers said he was looking forward to Game 7.“It’s going to be great to be at home and we’ll be back at our safe haven,” he said.As for Warriors coach Mark Jackson, he liked the hustle Rivers talked about.“I thought everybody tonight was engaged, was involved,” Jackson said. “They made mistakes, but they battled.”Several players on both teams were in foul trouble. Redick also fouled out for the Clippers with about a minute to play. Golden State’s David Lee, who did a fine job defensively on Griffin, fouled out with 9:44 left in the game. Griffin made just 5 of 20 shots from the field through three quarters. He did better in the fourth, making 3 of 4 to finish with 17 points on 8-of-24 shooting. Griffin fouled out with 2:31 to play. Paul scored just nine points on 3-of-10 shooting. He did have eight assists.Jamal Crawford led the Clippers with 19 points and Matt Barnes had 18 points and 11 rebounds. His team trailing 100-96, Barnes made a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds to play. The Clippers fouled Golden State’s Stephen Curry with 0.4 seconds left. Curry missed the first one, then purposely missed the second, the Warriors batting the ball away from the Clippers to end the game and send the Warriors’ faithful into a frenzy.J.J. Redick contributed 15 points for the Clippers and DeAndre Jordan had nine points and 19 rebounds.