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Jim Burns, MTV Unplugged Co-Creator, Dies at 65

Jim Burns, the co-creator of the acoustic performance series show MTV Unplugged, has died, according to multiple reports, including Billboard . He was 65. Burns had been hospitalized since Saturday,after he was struck by a yellow taxi cab while walking his dog on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, according to the New York Post . Burns was taken to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center in critical condition. That afternoon, an individual told the publication that Burns died.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/mtv-unplugged-jim-burns/

MTVs Unplugged Reboot Kicks Off This Fall With Shawn Mendes

MTV will launch the return of its rebooted Unplugged franchise next month with multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes as the first performer. MTV Unplugged Shawn Mendes debuts Thursday, September 8 at 8 PM from downtown Los Angeles Theater at Ace Hotel. The network announced last year it was bringing back the franchise as part of a renewed major push for live music and music-inspired programming. The new iteration will feature performances from locations across  ...Read More... //deadline.com/2017/08/mtvs-unplugged-premiere-fall-shawn-mendes-1202150959/