3.25.2017

JUSTICE LEAGUE 2017 NEW TRAILER!


I hope this new DC action film is better than the Superman v Batman movie. I couldn't watch it...The new Wonder Woman looks very cool also Aquaman played by Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Jason was bad ass as Kal Drogo in Game of Thrones Season 1.


Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.



Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash-it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.


MOTOWN 25:YESTERDAY-TODAY-FOREVER MARCH 25 1983

Highest moment was Michael Jackson's solo perfomance

The landmark television special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever was filmed before a rapturous live audience on March 25, 1983, the Motown 25 special is perhaps best remembered for Michael Jackson’s performance of “Billie Jean,” which brought the house down and introduced much of the world to the “moonwalk.”



There were other great performances that night, too, but there were also moments that revealed cracks in the joyous-reunion image that Motown chief Berry Gordy sought to portray.



The most glaring breakdown in decorum came during what could have been the evening’s greatest triumph: the reunion of Diana Ross and the Supremes. When Ross, Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong performed together that night for the first time in 13 years, they took to the stage with something closer to 20 years’ worth of unresolved resentment among them.



Early in their performance of “Someday We’ll Be Together,” as Diana slowly moved upstage, Mary and Cindy had the audacity to keep stride alongside her. Diana turned around and angrily pushed Mary back—a move that was carefully edited out of the later broadcast but which prompted Smokey Robinson and others to take the stage and form an impromptu chorus/demilitarized zone between the warring Supremes.

TO WALK INVISIBLE: THE BRONTË SISTERS PREMIERE ON PBS MARCH 26


To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters comes to MASTERPIECE on PBS on Sunday, March 26 at 9/8c!


Tune-in alert: Don't miss To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters this Sunday, March 26 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS!



Watch writer and director Sally Wainwright and the cast discuss the vision behind the bold and moving story of To Walk Invisible The Bronte Sisters, premiering Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS. #BronteSistersPBS

3.24.2017

LOVE ACTUALLY CAST REUNITE FOR 3RD US RED NOSE DAY MAY 25!


What is this Love Actually reunion about? It's part of an effort to bring attention to "Red Nose Day," which started in Britain in 1988 to raise money for poverty-stricken children in the UK and Africa. This is the 3rd year, the fund-raiser has been held in the United States, where NBC is airing a three-hour special May 25, 2017


The NBC-sponsored charity, which is on a mission to end child poverty, released the first still (below) from the short film on its Instagram account Thursday.


The image teases another heart-to-heart conversation between Neeson's character, Daniel, with son Sam, played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Fans of the 2003 Christmas comedy will remember the father giving his boy dating advice while struggling with the recent death of his wife.


A SPECIAL DAY TO COME TOGETHER, HAVE FUN, AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR KIDS!

BINGE SEASON 1 OF PREACHER NOW!


Jesse Custer struggles to escape a past of crime and violence. A renegade angel-demon spawn comes to Earth looking for a host. And an Irish vampire named Cassidy lands in Texas.


RACHEL FLOWERS HEARING IS BELIEVING: NEW FILM FROM LORENZO DESTEFANO


HEARING IS BELIEVING
a film by Lorenzo DeStefano
Opening in Select Theatres
from Foresight Releasing on
Friday, June 16, 2017

Available on VOD and Digital HD
from Gravitas Ventures on
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

HEARING IS BELIEVING, the new non-fiction feature from award-winning filmmaker Lorenzo DeStefano, introduces the world to the astonishing young musician and composer, Rachel Flowers.

Born 15 weeks premature, Rachel soon lost her eyesight. At two she began playing every song she heard by ear, including Bach fugues. Starting her musical education at the age of 4, it was soon clear that the child had perfect pitch.

DeStefano and his team have created a dynamic and engaging portrait of two years in the life of a tight- knit American family, a single mom and her two kids, living paycheck to paycheck in Oxnard, California, with Rachel's stunning music as the soundtrack. The film revels in Rachel's joyous and free-flowing love of song, illuminating the bonds of family and the divine mysteries of creativity.

Among the great musicians appearing with Rachel in the film are Grammy winners Dweezil Zappa, Arturo Sandoval, and Stevie Wonder, Grammy nominated jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti, the late Progressive Rock icon Keith Emerson, Hawaii ukulele legend Benny Chong, and 50 members of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony.


Rachel is the recipient of many awards, distinctions, and scholarships, including a Stanford University Jazz Residency, Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards, winner of the Ventura County Student Jazz competition, and private instruction in advanced improvisation through the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.

Rachel has performed for Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Clark Terry, Herbie Hancock, Herb Alpert, and Wayne Shorter. She is a very active part of several jazz lineups in California and is currently composing original songs and works for orchestra, jazz combo, piano, and voice.



HEARING IS BELIEVING is produced & directed by Lorenzo DeStefano. Executive producer is Patti Channer. Co-producers are Randell J. Brasher, Sandra Laby, Jordan Laby, and Mary Karrh. Editing by Kevin D. Wilson. Cinematography by David Pu'u and Nik Blaskovich. Music by Rachel Flowers.

RT: 104 min / Unrated
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3765278/
Website: www.hearingisbelievingfilm.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hearingisbelievingfilm
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hibmovie
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelflowersfilm/

MANIC STREET PREACHERS 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SEND AWAY THE TIGERS


Manic Street Preachers get set for spring/summer of 2017 with a selection of activities both release wise and live. Having recently moved into a new studio outside Newport after leaving their Cardiff base in the Autumn of 2016, they are about to start work on a new album, the follow up to 2014’s critically acclaimed No. 2 album ‘Futurology’.

Their eighth album ‘Send Away The Tigers’ enjoys its 10th Anniversary and a very special edition is being released with a double cd + DVD bookset, double vinyl (with download codes) and digital versions available on 12th May 2017. Featuring all audio remastered by James Dean Bradfield of the original album, there will also be unheard demos; a bonus disc of b-sides and rare tracks; a DVD of their full 2007 Glastonbury set; promo videos and rare/never seen before footage from rehearsals.




CD ONE
Send Away The Tigers
Welcome To The Dead Zone
Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
Indian Summer
The Second Great Depression
Rendition
Autumnsong
I'm Just A Patsy
Imperial Bodybags
Winterlovers
Working Class Hero
Send Away the Tigers (DEMO, Faster Studios)
Underdogs (DEMO, Faster Studios)
Your Love Alone Is Not Enough (DEMO – 60’s Jangle, Faster Studios)
Indian Summer (CASSETTE HOME ACCOUSTIC DEMO)
The Second Great Depression (DEMO, Faster Studios)
Rendition (CASSETTE HOME ACOUSTIC DEMO)
Autumnsong (DEMO, Faster Studios)
I'm Just a Patsy (CASSETTE HOME ACOUSTIC DEMO)
Imperial Bodybags (DEMO, Faster Studios)
Winterlovers (DEMO, Faster Studios)

CD TWO
Leviathan
Umbrella
Ghost Of Christmas
Boxes and Lists
Love Letter to the Future
Little Girl Lost
Fearless Punk Ballad
Your Love Alone Is Not Enough (Nina Solo Acoustic)
Red Sleeping Beauty (McCarthy cover)
The Long Goodbye
Morning Comrades
1404
The Vorticists
Autumnsong (Acoustic version)
Anorexic Rodin
Heyday of the Blood
Foggy Eyes (Beat Happening Cover)
Lady Lazarus
You Know It's Going to Hurt

DVD
Live at Glastonbury 24.06.07
You Love Us
Motorcycle Emptiness
You Stole the Sun From My Heart
Faster
Your Love Alone Is Not Enough (with Nina Persson)
Everything Must Go
From Despair to Where
Autumnsong
Ocean Spray
If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)
Imperial Bodybags
Motown Junk
A Design for Life

Extras
Your Love Alone Is Not Enough video
Making of ‘Your Love Alone Is Not Enough’ video
Autumnsong video
Autumnsong alternative video
Indian Summer video
Track By Track
Rehearsals, Cardiff March 2007
Practice Sessions



Nicky Wire has also contributed handwritten lyrics and imagery from his personal archive. "Send Away The Tigers was a very important record for us, it gave us a new lease of life and helped us to rediscover our love of the band. This edition helps to tell the whole story. Through demos, home recordings and hand-written lyrics you find intimate details of a band about to reinvent themselves.” Manic Street Preachers

Prior to this, Sky Arts will be screening a documentary on 15th April of ‘Escape From History’ made by Manics collaborator BAFTA award winning director Kieran Evans. The film describes the period after guitarist Richey Edwards went missing and follows the band as they record and release their landmark fourth album ‘everything must go’.

Through the eyes of the band and close associates the film reveals the internal dynamics and creative relationships within Manic Street Preachers.

James Dean Bradfield has also composed the soundtrack to a new independent film released on 10th March. ‘The Chamber’ is a claustrophobic survival thriller, set below the Yellow Sea and described as a “new sound from Bradfield and adds to the dark and atmospheric mood of the film”. The album is released on Sony Classics on the same day as the film.

The band has also announced several dates for later this summer, see below:

9 July Llanfest. Llangollen 2017, Eisteddfod
27 - 30 July Kendall Calling, Lowther Deer Park, Penrith
30 July Carfest North, Bolesworth Castle, Chester
4 - 6 August Indiependence, Cork
5 August Live From Times Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne
27 August Carfest South, Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire
1 September Bingley Music Live, Myrtle Park, Bingley

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ELTON JOHN’S 70TH BIRTHDAY GALA EVENT MARCH 25 2017 IN LOS ANGELES


ELTON JOHN’S 70TH BIRTHDAY AND HIS 50-YEAR SONGWRITING PARTNERSHIP WITH BERNIE TAUPIN WILL BE CELEBRATED TOMORROW, MARCH 25, 2017, AT A GALA EVENT IN LOS ANGELES

ROB LOWE WILL SERVE AS HOST

LADY GAGA AND OTHER SURPRISE GUESTS WILL PERFORM AT THE EVENT

THE CELEBRATION WILL BENEFIT THE ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION AND THE UCLA HAMMER MUSEUM



LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2017 – Tomorrow, March 25, a gala fundraising event celebrating Elton John’s 70th birthday and his 50-year writing partnership with Bernie Taupin will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) and the Hammer Museum at UCLA. Held at Red Studios in Los Angeles, the evening will be hosted by Rob Lowe and will feature a gala dinner and special musical performances by Lady Gaga and other surprise guests.


In keeping with Elton's commitment to philanthropy, he is eager to leverage the celebration of his 70th birthday and his amazing songwriting collaboration with Bernie Taupin in order to support two worthy causes that are the driving passions of his life: ending the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, and art in all its many forms.

To that end, this event will raise urgently needed money to help fund the grant-making initiatives of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and exhibitions and programs presented by the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

This very special evening will honor the many strands of an unrivalled career and life that still continue to enrich, enthrall, and inspire. Elton John is a true musical and cultural iconoclast, with a record that speaks for itself.

Lady GaGa and Elton John

He has achieved worldwide sales of over 250 million records and has 58 Billboard Top 40 singles in the United States. He has written the music for the stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida, and Disney's cinematic and theatrical sensation The Lion King. A tireless live performer, Elton has played more than 3,500 concerts in over 80 countries. He has collected 12 Ivor Novello Awards, six GRAMMYS®, two Brits, an Oscar®, and a Tony.

He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The Songwriters Hall of Fame, and has received a knighthood from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1998.

He is a tireless charitable campaigner and philanthropist, notoriously outspoken for the causes he believes in. Elton John is an undisputed pop culture legend. His knowledge and championing of new music has helped many new artists achieve recognition and success. He is constantly moving forward, never resting on his laurels, never becoming complacent, predictable, or dull.


Of his career with Bernie Taupin, Elton simply says, "It's the same excitement now as when we first started. That this year marks the 50th anniversary of my partnership with Bernie Taupin is mind boggling for me because it seems like only yesterday that I met him. It's an amazing achievement to stay with one person for 50 years on a creative basis, in an industry where that doesn't really happen very much."

On reaching his 70th year, Elton notes, "I'm interested in moving forward all the time, with what I create, my collaborations, and also with discovering the work of other people. I think age is immaterial, provided we keep our minds alive by being open to new things. I can be as excited by a new artist who plays me their demo as I am by a new record of one of my musical heroes.


I can be excited by playing a new city I've never played before, or revisiting somewhere I know well and seeing how it's changed. Life is a constant state of flux for us all, and I like to embrace that. I also feel very happy to use my position to bring attention to injustice in the world, and to try to help where I can. At this time in my life I'm the happiest I have ever been."

Bernie Taupin says of Elton, "It's been an unconventional partnership and while we pretty much patented the two-rooms technique I'd venture to say you'd be hard pressed to find a couple of songwriters more in sync with each other and their craft".

See Elton John on tour. Go to www.eltonjohn.com for more information

CHICK COREA RELEASES NEW 3 DISC SET & FILM: THE MUSICIAN


Chick Corea first laid eyes on New York’s Greenwich Village in 1959, fresh from high school, with a head full of music that only he could have imagined. With this new release The Musician, recorded in the epicenter of Chick’s original NYC haunts and more than 50 years later, Corea finally brings all that music together at once.

The new live 3-CD and Blu-ray set captures Corea’s 70th birthday celebration at the famed Blue Note Jazz Club in 2011, where he assembled a staggering lineup of musical friends and fellow-travelers – among them Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Wynton Marsalis, John McLaughlin and Stanley Clarke – for a month-long residency featuring 10 different bands, including triumphal sets by his own Chick Corea Elektric Band and Return to Forever.

All of it is captured brilliantly in the first feature-length documentary on Corea’s life, music and genius musical partners. The film takes you inside the heads and “hangs” of some of the greatest artists of our time – backstage and personal – and the CDs capture almost four hours of live recordings of every band.

The deluxe hardcover edition, including the film on Blu-ray, in addition to the 3 CDs, an essay by Robin D. G. Kelley and exclusive photos, will be available from Concord Jazz on April 21, 2017, as well as a 3-CD edition. A 3-LP edition on 180-gram vinyl is planned for June 2.



The CDs capture the music with Corea’s characteristic thrilling live sound, and the documentary goes even further: with total access to Chick’s creative process, the film features live footage, but also rehearsals, backstage hangs and candid interviews with the musicians.

Everything that goes into making music at this level – the hours of practice, rehearsals, gear moving in and out – is in full view.

The Musician shows Corea welcoming his 70th year with friends and thousands of fans. Now, five years later, he shows no sign of slowing down. He continues to look forward to more tours, more gigs, and more sessions.

Looking back on the month-long celebration that is now remembered on The Musician, Corea calls it motivation “to keep on experimenting and researching and putting new bands together and playing music. It’s that simple.”

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