Category: Music and Entertainment

An Unfortunate Cancellation: The Roots SXSW Performance Cancelled Over Bomb Threat

From March 9 through to March 18, Austin hosted South by Southwest, an annual arts and media festival that draws hundreds of thousands of festival goers, musicians, filmographers, politicians, and notable business professionals around the world.    Especially in “The Live Music Capital of The World,” South by Southwest (SXSW) prides itself on a never-ending array of musical artists.… Read More

A Presidential Playlist: Former First Lady Michelle Obama Makes Spotify Playlist for President Obama

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Even with the advent of social media, streaming media such as music and video and creating snapchat videos, I am happy to see one tradition has not faltered.   In the old days, when someone was extra special, people would usually perform a chivalrous act of creating a playlist on a CD. Whether it was… Read More

A Charitable Video: Drake Hands Out $1 Million in “God’s Plan” Video

An image of Drake in new New 'God's Plan' Video where he gives away $1 Million

Among mainstream rappers in pop culture — each with their own likeable and marketable qualities —  few demonstrate the image of friendliness, humor and charitableness quite like the Six’s own Drake. From his humble beginnings on the Canadian teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation”, the Toronto rapper’s public persona has extended beyond solely his music.… Read More

Black Panther: A Superhero Transcending Beyond a Movie

An image of the black panther character in Marvel's comic book series

Occasionally, a film that goes beyond attempting to entertain an audience for 90 minutes, is produced and released on the big screen. When this happens, the movie inspires it’s audience —  young and old– to better themselves and, be a positive role model within their community.   Usually seen in inspirational sports movies such as… Read More

A Perfect Casting: Tom Hanks Cast as Mr. Rogers For Upcoming Biopic

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Of the 100 billion people to ever exist throughout humankind, few individuals are genuinely wise, respectful and caring quite like Fred Rogers. A wonderful television producer and not too surprisingly an excellent musician and Presbyterian minister as well, Mr. Rogers became a staple in almost every American household. He had a unique way of discussing … Read More

A Well-Earned Farewell: Music Legend Elton John Announces Farewell Tour

Poster of the Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

In the glamorous and globe-trotting life of a musician, going on tour is often as memorable as making the music itself. Particularly for legendary musicians that have amassed a worldwide following, traveling across the globe and playing their music for their fans is a must.   Depending on the popularity of the musician, music tours could… Read More

#OscarsSoDiverse: 2018 Oscar Nominations Include Great Diversity As Opposed to Previous Years

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First aired in 1953, The Academy Awards are an excellent showcase of quality films aired throughout the year prior, which blew both audiences and critics away for reasons such as groundbreaking cinematography, incredible acting performances, heart wrenching and relatable plots. It’s a night where top “A list” celebrities all: don the most expensive couture outfit,… Read More

What a Story, Mark: James Franco Wins Best Actor Golden Globe for “The Disaster Artist”

James Franco at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Show

Over the past few weeks, I’ve extensively covered the strange yet heartwarming story of the critically panned film that became a cult classic among it’s countless devoted fans including myself, “The Room.”   Starring Tommy Wiseau — who also directed, wrote and produced the movie — “The Room” is a melodrama with elements of adultery, betrayal… Read More

Finally: A Theatrical Release in New Orleans for Cult Classic “The Room”

The Room (film)

On a lukewarm Saturday night in March of 2016, The Landmark Inwood in Dallas (a theater known for airing cult classics), hosted a midnight showing of “The Room” — a movie that perfectly defines the “cult classic” genre even further than “Rocky Horror.” Telling the story of an overly friendly and trusting banker named Johnny whose… Read More

Good News for Deadpool Fans: Disney Not Likely To Disney-Up Fox Properties

Disney and Fox

What started as an animation company producing cartoons of a mouse driving a steamboat, has now become a conglomerate of almost every company that produces any form of entertainment. Within the past decade, Disney has bought the entire Star Wars universe and announced plans to produce an new saga beyond “The Skywalker Saga”. Yet, their acquisitions… Read More