Streaming service Tidal is putting together an all-star concert starring Beyoncé, Prince and Jay Z on Oct. 20.
The music and video streaming platform announced “TIDAL X: 1020 Amplified by HTC,” which will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The concert will also include Nicki Minaj, Usher, Lil Wayne, Damian Marley, Thomas Rhett, Indochine and T.I.
Tickets for Tidal subscribers go on sale Wednesday and will be widely available Friday. Tickets range from $74 through $244 and all of the sales will support charities through the New World Foundation.
Tidal, which is owned by Jay Z, Beyoncé, Madonna, Rihanna and other artists, has struggled to compete with Spotify since it was launched this year.
Coen brothers, Clooney look back
George Clooney joined Joel and Ethan Coen and stars Tim Blake Nelson and John Turturro at a special 15th-anniversary screening of “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” at the New York Film Festival. Clooney recalled that he had just left a successful TV series when the opportunity came up. “I was an actor coming off of ‘ER,’ so the idea that the Coen brothers said, ‘Do you want to do a movie?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll do a movie with the Coen brothers, are you kidding? They do great films.’ I just couldn’t believe my luck,” he said.
No Jenner charges: Prosecutors declined to file charges against Caitlyn Jenner, who deputies said caused a deadly chain-reaction crash in Los Angeles in February. The district attorney’s office said prosecutors would not be able to prove in court that Jenner was responsible, so they declined to file a misdemeanor manslaughter charge against her. Prosecutors said Jenner applied her brakes 4.2 seconds before the crash and was driving slightly below the speed limit. “[We] cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the suspect’s conduct was unreasonable,” said prosecutor Patricia Wilkinson.
Waters’ wisdom: John Waters has some life lessons to pass on. Algonquin Books announced Wednesday that a commencement speech by the filmmaker best known for “Hairspray” will be released in book form in 2017. “Make Trouble” is based on the talk Waters gave earlier this year at the Rhode Island School of Design. Among his suggestions: “Contemporary art’s job is to wreck what came before” and “Use technology for transgression, not lazy social living.” Video of the speech soon went viral. Waters called the book “the perfect graduation gift from parents to their troubled children who have been driving them crazy for years.”