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Singing orthopedic surgeon featured on iHeart ‘Living Room Concert for America’

Singing orthopedic surgeon featured on iHeart ‘Living Room Concert for America’

There was a cameo from a singing orthopedic surgeon Sunday as millions watched “The iHeart Living Room Concert for America” on Fox. The man in scrubs performing John Lennon’s “Imagine” was Dr. Elvis Francois, a resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, accompanied by Dr. William Robinson on the piano. Francois’ cameo followed a…MORE

Opera singer Plácido Domingo hospitalized in Mexico with coronavirus

Opera singer Plácido Domingo hospitalized in Mexico with coronavirus

Opera legend Placido Domingo has been hospitalized in Acapulco, Mexico, with complications related to coronavirus, according to the singer’s spokesperson. “He is doing well and is responding to treatment,” Domingo’s spokesperson said in a statement to CNN. Domingo announced on his Facebook page last week that he had tested positive for the disease. He encouraged…MORE

Singer-songwriter John Prine critically ill with Covid-19

Singer-songwriter John Prine critically ill with Covid-19

Musician John Prine is in a critical condition in hospital after a “sudden onset” of coronavirus symptoms, his family says. Prine, 73, was hospitalized on Thursday and intubated Saturday night and continues to receive care but “his situation is critical,” according to a family statement posted on his verified Twitter account. “This is hard news…MORE

CBS journalist Maria Mercader dies at 54 of coronavirus

CBS journalist Maria Mercader dies at 54 of coronavirus

CBS News producer and talent executive Maria Mercader died of Covid-19 in New York Sunday, CBS said. She was 54. Mercader worked at CBS for three decades, getting her start in the network’s page program, CBS said in a release. She most recently worked as a director of talent strategy. She had been on medical…MORE

Florida coronavirus checkpoints screen for motorists from hardest-hit areas

Florida coronavirus checkpoints screen for motorists from hardest-hit areas

Florida has opened highway checkpoints to screen for motorists entering the state from areas experiencing substantial community spread of coronavirus. Motorists from Connecticut, Louisiana, New Jersey and New York will be required to isolate for 14 days upon entry to Florida or for the duration of their visit, whichever is shorter, the Florida Department of…MORE

Country music star Joe Diffie dies of complications from coronavirus

Country music star Joe Diffie dies of complications from coronavirus

Joe Diffie, a country music singer known for his lighthearted odes to country life that reached mainstream success in the 1990s, died Sunday from complications of coronavirus, his publicist said in a news release. Diffie, a 61-year-old native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, made 13 albums and had more than 20 Top 10 hits to his credit,…MORE

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