How to watch the 2020 American Music Awards on ABC live without cable

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A socially distanced event will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Here’s how cord-cutters can watch it. The 2020 American Music Awards, which honor the best and brightest artists in nearly every genre of music, are taking place tonight at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, the socially distanced event will feature live performances from Billie Eilish, Katy Perry, Megan Thee Stallion, Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, the Weeknd, Kenny G, and many others. You can check out the full list of performances and nominations here . Read Full Story

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For artists, the show must go on—and Zoom is their venue

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Stuck at home amid the pandemic, creative people are finding new ways to use videoconferencing software that once was confined to the home office. Theatre Unleashed, a Los Angeles-based theater company , was scheduled to hold a reading of a new play this month. But as with other artistic events around the country, hosting the reading in the theater group’s performance space soon proved to be out of the question, thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read Full Story

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How to watch 2020 NBA games live on ABC, TNT, and ESPN without cable

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NBA 2020 games are back. Here’s how cord-cutters can watch all the restarted action from the basketball bubble in Orlando, Florida. The National Basketball League restarted its 2019-2020 season earlier this week in an attempt to salvage what’s left of it after COVID-19 disrupted most professional sports. A full slate of NBA games will take place today (Sunday, August 2) and for the next several days. The league is packing in as many as it can before the NBA playoffs begin in two weeks. Here’s today’s lineup : Read Full Story

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8 ways to rethink virtual events for the age of social distancing

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I run global events at Microsoft. I was skeptical that large-scale online meetings could work, but here’s what we’ve learned about making them effective. In many ways, social distancing is proving that people are hardwired to connect. Although the current environment will likely have a longer-term impact on people’s appetites to attend in-person conferences, it has also created an unprecedented learning laboratory for people such as me, who bring people together for a living. Read Full Story

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To stop a coronavirus quarantine recession, economists say send everyone cash—now

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Whether you call it free money, an economic stimulus, or a mini universal basic income, it could be the best recession-fighting measure we have. The novel coronavirus has been a boon to a handful of very specific businesses, including those producing disinfectant wipes, canned goods, and telecommunication apps. But, as social distancing and self-quarantining become the norm, the economy is taking a deep hit, as restaurants, hotels, airlines, theaters, and a host of other industries find themselves suddenly without customers, and workers are being left without tips, or furloughed, or simply laid off. The stock market’s continuing tumbles—exacerbated by the president’s performance—is prompting fears of a looming recession. Bloomberg News’ recession predictor now places the odds at 53%. Read Full Story

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