While live music and the hard-of-hearing might seem like an unlikely duo, more and more events are employing the services of sign interpreters for their deaf patrons. “Word has gotten around to the deaf community that they have a voice,” says Sara Groves, interpreter manager at RISE Interpreting. “They have the option to go and enjoy music just as anyone else would with the help of a facilitator to provide them communication access.”
A Los Angeles recording studio once frequented by Bing Crosby and The Beach Boys has been getting a lot of new attention from acts including Haim, Kesha, Black Lips and more, eager to play with pristine vintage gear untouched for decades.
On Monday, entertainer extraordinaire Nick Cannon launched his newest endeavor: a radio show called Nick Cannon Mornings on Los Angeles-based hip-hop station Power 106, airing weekdays from 5-10 a.m. Billboard sat down with LA’s newest voice in radio right after his inaugural morning broadcast on Monday.