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Aisle View: Broadway Musical Magic

Audra McDonald in Shuffle Along. Photo: Julieta Cervantes The 2015-2016 Broadway season started with a musical bang, from Lin-Manuel Miranda; thirty-three shows later, it ends with a theatrical explosion from George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover called Shuffle Along. Show More Summary

Janis Joplin Once Sang 'A Woman Can Be Tough.' Amy Berg Film on PBS Says She Better Be

When Amy Berg started working on a documentary about the late Janis Joplin, one of the suggestions she heard was that Joplin was "the Judy Garland of rock." It's an idea worth kicking around, says Berg, whose Janis: Little Girl Blue gets its television debut Tuesday at 8 p.m. Show More Summary

RIP Prince: After-parties and Inside Paisley Park!

Prince's #PurpleRain transformed @AMCTheatres into concert halls this weekend #PrinceRIP — Indiewire (@indiewire) April 25, 2016 Earlier this week, more than three decades after its release in movie theaters, going to see "Purple Rain" seemed like a natural way to celebrate his life. Show More Summary

Whitewashing Beyoncé, Or Any Black Woman, Will Never Be OK

As part of a global community of journalists and editors who, at least in theory, strive to educate and inform, I was disgusted Thursday to come across a Glamour UK article that in one little gif-filled, navel-gazing story undermined...Show More Summary

In Praise of Dark: In Superhero Films

Every superhero film doesn't have to be dark. Imagine that in the Ant-Man film. In any case as long as it may enhance the story and gives credence to the hero, then by all means pull the pin and blow the lid off! Every so often someone carps and asks, why can't superhero films be fun? The answer, some weren't meant to be fun. Show More Summary

Let's Hail the Purple Prince of Musical Peace

"A strong spirit transcends rules." Prince (1958 - 2016), music icon and global superstar What do you give a music icon who seemed to have it all? This week, Prince fans gave him eloquent tributes, spontaneously-painted pictures and electrifying dance parties in the streets and in music venues he loved. Show More Summary

Nothing Compares 2 U: Reflecting on Prince One Week Later

I didn't grow up in a Prince household. His risqué lyrics and movements coupled with my young age and strict West Indian parents, meant that Prince was off-limits. Michael Jackson, the child prodigy from Motown who had grown up before...Show More Summary

The Outstanding Team, SnakeHips Took Turn-Up To Another Level At Coachella 2016!

The dynamic duo, better known as Snakehips are an explosively talented pair. Oliver Lee and James Carter have a magnetic presence in person which translates on stage as well. Sitting down between Lee and Carter in the press tent at Coachella felt like joining two old friends for a much needed catch-up. Show More Summary

Victory Hall Players Opens Inaugural Weekend with Thornton Wilder's "Our Town"

Kristin Freshwater is the director of Victory Hall Players in Scottsville, Virginia. She runs Baine's Books and Coffee and sits on the board of directors for the Scottsville Center for Arts and Nature. On April 28, 29, and 30, Victory Hall players will present their final weekend of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. Lanie Bittner (L) plays Emily Webb. Show More Summary

Musician Sara Niemietz Talks the Grand Ole Opry and Being On Tour With Postmodern Jukebox

The Chicago-native Sara Niemietz moved to California over a decade ago, and since has starred on Broadway (Carol Burnett's Hollywood Arms), appeared in television and film (Akeelah and the Bee, Glee), released four albums, sang in Times...Show More Summary

Batman vs Superman

I know I am late. I waited forever to go see the Batman vs Superman movie. I wasn't exactly psyched to go see it as I loved Christian Bale's portrayal of Batman and I had to get into the idea of Ben Affleck playing the superhero. These days, I have time on my hands, so I decided to see this movie during a weekday matinee. Show More Summary

INTERVIEW: Jeremy Saulnier & Anton Yelchin on Green Room

After making a splash with the crowdfunded 2013 thriller Blue Ruin, writer-director Jeremy Saulnier's next project is an even darker dive, the survival horror film Green Room. Following a punk band's harrowing encounter with neo-Nazis...Show More Summary

Interview: Megan Hilty

Jubilantly triumphant, each and every time, Megan Hilty, vivacious star of stage and screen, returns to Cafe Carlyle, in the heart of New York City, for a two week residency beginning this Tuesday, May 3rd and continuing until May 14th. Supremely...Show More Summary

'The Prince Experience': A Longtime 'Fam' Honors The Artist

"Please access another experience." So sayeth the 'NPG Operator' during segues on the album, The Gold Experience. Prince has 'accessed another experience,' but who would have imagined this was how it was going to go down? Stunning, really. Two years ago at this time, I was preparing an essay in connection with the 30-year anniversary of Purple Rain. Show More Summary

30 Inspiring Seuss-isms to Apply to Your Writing Journey

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and Hollywood producers. Show More Summary

Sam Feldt, A Young Talent With An Old Soul Astonishes Fans At Coachella 2016

Photo By: Akash Das Sam Feldt, runs where there are no paths and has created his own lane. Feldt's profound journey of creating a successful platform at the mere age of 22 set the tone for an incredible conversation. I had the opportunity to catch up with Feldt in his trailer at Coachella. Show More Summary

Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons Bromance in The Man Who Knew Infinity

For some, even the talk of math inspires a mind freeze. The actor Dev Patel who plays a real life math genius from Madras claimed to be one of those last night at the premiere of his new movie, The Man Who Knew Infinity. As Srinivasa...Show More Summary

Brooklyn Sound Web Series Hits All the Right Notes

Julia Mattison and Noel Carey in the docuseries called Brooklyn Sound. The show, about a legendary recording studio in danger of closing its doors, features guest actors from popular shows such as Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Empire. Julia Mattison's Website & Twitter, Noel Carey's Website. Brooklyn Sound is a lot of fun so check it out. Show More Summary

Maurice Dekkers' Ants on a Shrimp: René Redzepi and the Creation of a Dream

"When you get close to the raw materials and taste them at the moment they let go of the soil, you learn to respect them." -- René Redzepi I've discovered that through beautifully made, deeply moving and artful culinary films such as...Show More Summary

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