4.25.2018

GODFATHER AUTHOR MARIO PUZO'S WORK ON DISPLAY AT DARTMOUTH


By David Amoruso
Gangsters Inc

It was an offer the Dartmouth Library just couldn’t refuse. Diana and Bruce Rauner donated their expansive collection of author Mario Puzo’s papers to Dartmouth. The collection includes draft manuscripts, correspondence, and other records from Puzo’s long career as a novelist and screenwriter—even the 1965 Olympia typewriter on which he likely wrote The Godfather.

“[It’s] an incredibly generous gift that opens up a lot of avenues for research for a lot of people,” Head of Special Collections Jay Satterfield says. “The lasting impact really is one of cultural understanding,” he tells Gangsters Inc. “Through what lens do we see the world of organized crime? And, how do we understand immigrant experiences? Looking at how and why Puzo’s world resonated with the culture at the time, and the lasting effects of that are great topics for research.” read more on

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4.24.2018

CARY ELWES AND JAKE BUSEY JOIN STRANGER THINGS SEASON 3 CAST!

Cary Elwes, Jake Busey Join 'Stranger Things' Cast for Season 3

Actors Cary Elwes and Jake Busey will join the “Stranger Things” cast in the show’s third season, Netflix announced Wednesday.

Elwes, known for “The Princess Bride,” will play a character named Mayor Kline, while Busey, from “Starship Troopers,” will play Bruce.

Mayor Kline is being described by Netflix promotional materials as “handsome, slick, and sleazy.” “Your classic ’80s politician – more concerned with his own image than with the people of the small town he governs.” The Bruce character played by Busey is “a journalist for the The Hawkins Post, with questionable morals and a sick sense of humor.”

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos made the new casting announcement at Netflix’s See What’s Next event in Rome, where the streaming giant announced a slew of new productions from Europe and elsewhere around the world.



The kids from Hawkins are not alone. Brenner's other subjects are starting to discover their true powers and must all come together to take down the dangerous Mind Flayer in the Upside Down.

Starring Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Winona Ryder (Joyce), Noah Schnapp (Will), David Harbour (Chief Hopper), Natalia Dyer (Nancy), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan), Joe Kerry (Steve), Dacre Montgomery (Billy), Sadie Sink (Max) & Matthew Modine (Dr. Brenner)

  

BESIDE BOWIE: THE MICK RONSON STORY ON VINYL AND FILM!


First official career retrospective compilation for the guitar virtuoso Mick Ronson. As well as key tracks from Ronson’s solo records, the compilation includes material from key collaborations with David Bowie, Elton John, Ian Hunter, Queen & Michael Chapman plus previously unreleased & unheard songs. The soundtrack is on red heavy-weight 180-gram vinyl and includes extensive essay & liner notes. The soundtrack accompanies the critically acclaimed film ‘Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story’.



BUY THE SOUNDTRACK HERE

LP 1

All The Young Dudes (Live) - Queen, Ian Hunter, David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Joe Elliott, Phil Collen (Side A)
Soulful Lady - Michael Chapman (Side A)
Madman Across The Water - Elton John, Mick Ronson (Side A)
Moonage Daydream - David Bowie (Side B)
Cracked Actor - David Bowie (Side B)
Time - David Bowie (Side B)
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Ian Hunter (Side B)


LP 2

I'd Give Anything To See You - Mick Ronson (Side A)
HardLife - Mick Ronson (Side A)
Midnight Love - Mick Ronson (Side A)
Like A Rolling Stone - Mick Ronson (Side B)
This Is For You (Previously Unreleased)- Joe Elliott (Side B)
Heroes (Live) - Queen, David Bowie, Mick Ronson (Side B)
Tribute To Mick Ronson (Previously Unreleased) - Mike Garson (Side B


DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE HAS A NEW BABY PRINCE!


The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a son at 11.01am on Monday morning weighing 8lbs 7oz, inside the £5,900-a-stay The Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in London.



After the Queen, other members of the Royal family and the Middleton family were told the good news, the royals' team emailed media organisations with the sex, weight and timing of the birth before tweeting the details.


Arthur, Albert, Philip or James...

As the Royal baby name wait goes on, observers will no doubt look into the history books in search for the couple's motivation.

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pick a name for their newborn son, it is likely to be one that carries the weight of history with it; something meaningful; something with precedent.

So while Ethan, Logan and Jaxon were all popular last year, they are unlikely to be bestowed upon the younger brother of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

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GOSPEL LEGEND CECE WINANS RELEASES NEW SONG “BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN”


NEW YORK, April 24, 2018 – Grammy award-winning gospel artist Cece Winans has released a new gospel version of the song, “Beautifully Broken,” written by Jenny Slate Lee and pop artist Plumb. The moving song serves as title track for the upcoming feature film of the same name, Beautifully Broken, in theaters August 24th.

There are three unique versions of the song with Dove award-winning pop singer Plumb, and Grammy award-winning country artist, John Berry, recording their own renditions to spread the uplifting track’s message across genres.



“I know a lot of broken people will be healed through this song and that inspires me,” says Cece Winans. “Once I heard it I felt it had a powerful message so I was honored to record it."

The song, released through Pure Springs Gospel/D3 Music Group, was produced by Winans’ son Alvin Love III and Grammy Award-winning producer Warryn Campbell, and co-produced by Rodney Jones Jr., and Clyde Duffie. The touching lyrics of “Beautifully Broken,” combined with the emotional delivery by CeCe Winans, creates a powerful experience that reflects the impactful nature of the film.

Produced by Big Film Factory, the film Beautifully Broken is about a refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise, and a daughter’s painful secret that converge in this inspiring true story of hope. As three fathers fight to save their families, their lives become intertwined in an unlikely journey across the globe, where they learn the healing power of forgiveness and reconciliation.

The Beautifully Broken cast includes Scott William Winters (Lethal Weapon television series, Good Will Hunting), Benjamin Onyango (God’s Not Dead, Inception), Emily Hahn (Toy Story 3, Fresh Off The Boat television series), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, The Expendables), Jessica Obilom (Trafficked), Caitlin Nicol-Thomas (Nashville television series), Alan Powell(Quantico television series), Eugene Khumbanyiwa (District 9), Tammi Arender (Pitch Perfect 2), and television personality Thomasina “Goo Goo” Atkins (Mary Mary series). Christian music legends Toby McKeehan and Michael W. Smith also make appearances in the film.

Beautifully Broken has already received glowing reviews from viewers of its advanced screenings. For more information about the film and to view the movie trailer, photos and cast bios, please visit, www.BeautifullyBrokenMovie.com.

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4.19.2018

GIORGIO MORODER'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT GIORGIOS


Giorgio's Live will be hitting The Globe Theater next week on Thursday, April 26th which is a live installment of the popular weekly disco party Giorgio's at The Standard hosted by Bryan Rabin and Adam Bravin.

Featured artists include - Giorgio Moroder, Roy Ayers, Aeroplane, Yacht, DJ Adam12 and others. All are available for interviews if interested.


Featuring: Giorgio Moroder, Roy Ayers, Yacht, Aeroplane, DJ Adam 12, and more..


L’Affaire Musicale, Orlove Entertainment & 89.9 KCRW cordially invite you to the delectable world of Bryan Rabin and Adam Bravin’s Giorgio’s.
A very special edition to celebrate the official birthday extravaganza of the Godfather of EDM, and Founder of Disco ‘Giorgio Moroder,’ who will be gracing the stage for a full DJ Set.

Witness a very special and rare Live Performance from Roy Ayers and his band, plus a pantheon of legendary acts awaits you for a night of pure Disco Heaven at the incredible Globe Theatre, in DTLA on Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Doors: 7:00pm
21 and over
$45 - $65

Globe Theatre
740 S Broadway,
Los Angeles, CA 90014

♥︎ Sound by Void Acoustics
♥︎ Custom 4K HD Visuals

#GiorgiosDisco

For table reservations or questions, email orlove@orloveentertainment.com

NEW FIRST WIVES CLUB SERIES ORDERED AT PARAMOUNT NETWORK!


“The First Wives Club” reboot has been ordered to series at Paramount Network, Variety has learned.

The order comes less than two weeks after the network ordered the project to pilot. The half-hour comedy is based on the 1996 Paramount film of the same name, which was itself based on the 1992 book of the same name by Olivia Goldsmith. It will follow a group of New York women who band together after their marriages fall apart, and who find strength in their sisterhood and a little revenge. Paramount Network has ordered 10 half-hour episodes.

Tracy Oliver, who co-wrote the screenplay for the hit comedy film “Girls Trip,” will write and executive produce. Karen Rosenfelt will also executive produce along with Scott Rudin. Tony Hernandez of JAX Media will also serve as executive producer. Brad Gardner will serve as the executive in charge of production and will oversee the project for the network. Paramount Television will produce. Production will begin in New York City this summer with the series slated to debut on in 2019. READ MORE

4.18.2018

CASTRO REGIME IN CUBA IS ENDING.

Fidel and Raúl Castro

BBC: Cuba lawmakers meet to choose Raúl Castro's successor

Members of Cuba's National Assembly will gather for a two-day session in Havana later on Wednesday which will mark the end of the Castro era.

President Raúl Castro, who took over as Cuba's president from his ailing brother Fidel in 2006, will step down at the meeting.

This means no Castro will be at the helm of the country for the first time since the revolution in 1959.  The man tipped to take over is First Vice-President Miguel Díaz-Canel.  READ MORE

JAMES BAY REVEALS EMOTIONAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE


NEW YORK, NY (April 18, 2018) — Today, three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay unveils the official music video for his latest single “Us.” Watch it HERE.

The cinematic clip stands out as his most emotionally charged and touching video to date. Intercutting subjects of all races and genders facing depression and strife, the visual proves poetic, poignant and raw. In between these shots, the camera focuses on Bay singing alone, sharing the same struggle exemplified by his overpowering, but vulnerable delivery.



The beautiful video brings to life a feeling of unity and on the song Bay says: “Touring my music means I’ve been lucky enough to meet people all over the world and witness the phenomenal strength of crowds.


Gigs can be the greatest proof that positivity and strength comes from us all sticking together. I wrote this song to explore unity and inclusion. Looking through the lens of my own personal relationships, this song turned out to be a particularly important moment on the album for me."


“Us” has quietly become a fan favorite. It already eclipsed the 3-million-mark on Spotify and Bay performed the song earlier this month as an online exclusive on Late Night with Seth Meyers this month.

The artist’s anticipated sophomore full-length, Electric Light [Republic Records], lands in stores on Friday May 18, 2018. The pre-order is live now, granting instant downloads of “Us,” “Pink Lemonade,” and “Wild Love.” Full track list below as well as the album pre-order Here!



Captivating venues everywhere, he revs up the sold out “Electric Light” Tour this May following the record release. See full dates below and at www.jamesbay.com.

Composed in East London’s Baltic Studios, Bay co-wrote and co-produced Electric Light with longtime friend and collaborator Jon Green and brought onboard Paul Epworth [Adele, Florence and The Machine] to add final production elements to the record. “Wild Love” has already reached 15 million Spotify streams and its official music video co-stars Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things.

Electric Light Tracklist
1. Intro
2. Wasted On Each Other
3. Pink Lemonade
4. Wild Love
5. Us
6. In My Head
7. Interlude
8. Just For Tonight
9. Wanderlust
10. I Found You
11. Sugar Drunk High
12. Stand Up
13. Fade Out
14. Slide

JAMES BAY ELECTRIC LIGHT 2018 TOUR DATES:
May 27th SWANSEA Radio 1 Biggest Weekend+
May 29th London The Roundhouse+ SOLD OUT
May 30th Manchester Albert Hall+ SOLD OUT
June 1st Sheffield O2 Academy+ SOLD OUT
June 2nd Bristol Colston Hall+ SOLD OUT
June 3rd Cambridge Corn Exchange+ SOLD OUT
June 5th Newcastle 02 Academy+
June 6th Leicester De Montfort Hall+
June 8th Paris Elysee Montmartre+
June 11th Amsterdam Melkweg+
June 12th Berlin Huxleys+
June 23rd Newcastle Isle of Wight Festival+
June 27th Corke The Marquee+
June 29th Glasgow TRNSMT Festival+
August 17th RIZE Festival Chelmsford- Hyland Park+
September 13th Atlanta, GA Coca Cola Roxy Theatre+
September 14th Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater+
September 15th Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center +
September 18th New York, NY Beacon Theater+
September 19th New York, NY Beacon Theater+
September 20th Washington, DC The Anthem+
September 25th Philadelphia, PA Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier+
September 26th Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion+
September 28th Toronto, ON Woodbine Park+
September 29th Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre+
October 1st Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom+
October 2nd Minneapolis, MN State Theatre+
October 5th Salt Lake City, UT Union event Center+
October 7th Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre+
October 11th Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre+
October 13th Vancouver, BC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre+
October 14th Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre+
October 15th Portland, OR Rose Garden - Theater of the Clouds+

*Previously Announced Tour
+ New Tour Dates
For Tickets for all shows, please go to www.jamesbay.com

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4.17.2018

JAMES WILLIAMSON AND THE PINK HEARTS RELEASE A NEW CD JUNE 22


James Williamson of The Stooges has started a new band with Frank Meyer of The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs and Petra Haden of that dog. It's called James Williamson & the Pink Hearts and they will be releasing their debut album Behind The Shade on June 22 via Leopard Lady records. Order it Below.


Behind the Shade by James Williamson & the Pink Hearts will be released on LP+CD, standalone CD, and digitally by Leopard Lady Records on Friday, June 22, 2018.



Riot On The Strip from the Album "Behind The Shade" by
James Williamson & The Pink Hearts
Directed by Amy D'Allesandro
Cinematography by James Rodney Stolz
Edited by David Schneider
Executive Producer James Williamson

Williamson supplies all of the riffs, guitar parts, and most bass parts. In addition, Behind the Shade features a wide array of talented accompanists. Michael Urbano (Smash Mouth, Bourgeois Tagg, Todd Rundgren, John Hiatt) provides inventive percussion and driving drum patterns. Gregg Foreman, Hervé Salters, Paul Roessler, Nick Hart, and Audrey Vera guest on keyboards and piano. Additional musicians on the sessions are Jason Carmer (bass), Don Rooke (lap steel), Geoff Yeaton (saxophone), Tony Peebles (saxophone), and Steffen Kuehn (trumpets).

The origins of the Pink Hearts stretch back to 2012 when Williamson was searching for backing singers to appear on what would become the final Stooges album, Ready to Die (2013). Latter-day Stooges bassist Mike Watt suggested his friend Petra Haden to Williamson. “Petra came in with her violin and blew me away with her playing and singing,” recalls Williamson. “Months later when we recorded the basic tracks, I included her on what would become Ready to Die’s closing track, ‘The Departed’.”

RACKLIST:

1. "Riot on the Strip"
2. "Judith Christ"
3. "Pink Hearts Across the Sky"
4. "You Send Me Down"
5. "Destiny Now" *
6. "This Garden Lies"
7. "Purple Moon"
8. "Miss Misery"
9. "The Revolution Stomp"
10. "Behind The Shade"

CD BONUS TRACK:
11. "Died a Little Today" **

All songs written by Frank Meyer & James Williamson except:
* Paul Nelson Kimball & James Williamson
** Alejandro Escovedo

  
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