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From Cradle To Stage Starts Today on Paramount+

ai photo imaging ai photo graphicNew from Live Nation Productions, the six-part, unscripted television series from Director Dave Grohl, is based on the critically acclaimed book by his mother, Virginia Hanlon Grohl. Each episode features Dave and Virginia as they take an extremely personal journey home with a fellow musician. They visit their mothers and learn how each artist was nurtured and fostered as a young talent giving them the tools to survive the turbulence of success.

The series includes episodes with Pharrell Williams, Brandi Carlile, Geddy Lee of Rush, Country star Miranda Lambert, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, and Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds. Honest, humorous, and emotional, these dynamic relationships form the profound journey that is FROM CRADLE TO STAGE.

The six episodes will premiere each Thursday starting today, May 6th – the perfect start to your Mother’s Day Weekend.

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“The Garcias” Formerly Known as “The Brothers Garcia” Gets 10-Episode Reboot to Air on HBO MAX

Pre-Production Starts Now with New Cadence Productions

New Cadence Productions (NCP) announced today that they will re-boot the hit series “The Brothers Garcia” with “The Garcias,” featuring the entire original cast who are all grown up with diverse families of their own.

The original series “The Brothers Garcia” ran on Nickelodeon for 50 episodes from 2000-2004. It also aired in 40+ countries around the world. The new series will be shot in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, specifically in a town called Puerto Aventuras, as well as in eco-theme parks Xcaret, Xplor and Xel-Ha. These four locations will add a unique production value to the show.

“The Garcias” is a slice of life of an American family that just happens to be Latino. By shooting the show in San Antonio, Texas and Mexico, the series juxtaposes an American Latino family in Mexico.

“We want audiences to see that we are totally American and part of the ‘new mainstream,’” exclaimed NCP Partner and show creator Jeff Valdez. “There are no themes of narcos, border walls, gang bangers or maids anywhere in this series – a fact that we are very proud of and hope that Hollywood will follow suit. We are extremely proud of the fact that this show will easily achieve 90+% positive Latino inclusion both in front of and behind the camera.”

“We are excited to be partnering with WarnerMedia, who believes in the project and ordered 10 episodes,” states Sol Trujillo, NCP Partner and global media-communications and technology icon. “The themes of our new series are aspirational and universal. “The Garcias” will be in English and, of course, every episode will end with the trademark, ‘Todo para la familia,’ which means ‘Everything for the family.’”x

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Jupiter’s Legacy Original Series Soundtrack by Stephanie Economou

Milan Records today announces the May 7 release of JUPITER’S LEGACY (MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES) by composer STEPHANIE ECONOMOU. Available for preorder now, the album features score music written by Economou for the forthcoming Netflix superhero series based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely. Also featured throughout the score are experimental and choral-style vocals with lyrics sourced from Mark Millar’s original comic book text, which Economou translated into Latin. Making its debut today alongside album preorder is the soundtrack’s lead single “Union of Justice” – listen here. Starring Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels and Leslie Bibb, Jupiter’s Legacy debuts on Netflix Friday, May 7.

Of the soundtrack, composer STEPHANIE ECONOMOU says, “This first season of Jupiter’s Legacy offers staggering diversity in style, scale, emotion and time period, so I set out to create a musical landscape through which the score could expand and contract; kind of like a kaleidoscope. This afforded me the opportunity to explore varied stylistic sound worlds, from hybrid orchestral to industrial rock to contemporary electronic. At a critical moment in the season, I composed a large-scale choral piece using two of the main musical themes: the heroic ‘Union’ theme and what I call the ‘quest germ,’ which is a cyclical sequence of notes that emerges as our adventure unfolds (Track 28: Jupiter’s Legacy). For the chorale, I decided to source the lyrics from the original comic series by Mark Millar and translated the text into Latin. In order to make this pinnacle moment feel purposeful and impactful, I chose to unwind the choral idea by recording small modules of detuned, experimental vocals with the masterfully innovative singer, Ari Mason. My objective was to have these fragmented vocal elements serve as a kind of musical breadcrumb trail, slowly and abstractly weaving itself into the fibers of the score, culminating in a grand declaration of our main Union theme with full choir at the climax.”

After nearly a century of keeping mankind safe, the world’s first generation of superheroes must look to their children to continue the legacy. But tensions rise as the young superheroes, hungry to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents’ legendary public reputations— and exacting personal standards. Based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter’s Legacy is an epic superhero drama that spans decades and navigates the complex dynamics of family, power, and loyalty. From executive producers Mark Millar, Frank Quitely, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Dan McDermott, Steven S. DeKnight, James Middleton, Sang Kyu Kim, Jupiter’s Legacy stars Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade, and Matt Lanter.

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Travis Scott Announces Astroworld Festival 2021

Music Festival Returns To Houston, Texas For Third Year With Expanded Two-Day Format On November 5 & 6
Back To Back Sellouts Without A Lineup Announcement
GA & VIP Tickets On Sale Next Wednesday, May 5 at 10AM CT at AstroworldFest.com

Texas-born, GRAMMY Award-nominated, and multi-platinum hip-hop artist Travis Scott is proud to announce that his Astroworld Festival will officially return this coming fall on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6 at NRG Park in Houston, Texas. The third annual music festival is expanding to two days this year due to overwhelming demand as well as rave reviews around the festival’s incredibly curated lineup personally selected by Scott, and an experience that fans have now come to expect from his one-of-a-kind music festival.

Tickets go on sale this coming Wednesday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. CT at AstroworldFest.com. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets now as each of the previous two events has sold out in advance prior to a music lineup being revealed.

With a new creative theme, “Open Your Eyes To A Whole New Universe”, the critically-acclaimed rapper turned mainstream culture phenom looks to once again curate and produce a larger-than-life multi-stage music festival experience in his hometown of Houston. Every detail of Astroworld Festival is an extension of Scott’s personal creativity and unique vision, truly making Astroworld a festival like no other.

Scott is also now confirmed as the festival’s headlining performer as he prepares for the forthcoming release of his highly-anticipated new album, Utopia. The full music lineup will be revealed at a later date closer to the festival. Watch the official trailer for the 2021 music festival via YouTube.
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2021 ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan Announces ‘Proud To Be Right Here Tour’

Newly crowned 2021 ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, who has performed for more than 12 million fans in his past headline tours, is happy to announce he will launch his PROUD TO BE RIGHT HERE TOUR on July 8 in Syracuse, New York. Special guests are Dylan Scott, Caylee Hammack and Runaway June along with DJ Rock.

“There is nothing more gratifying about writing and recording music than getting to play it live for the fans. There’s several songs off my new album that I’ve never performed live” shared Luke. “I can’t believe this moment is nearly here when we get to hop on the tour bus and roll into towns across America and get back to doing what we do best. What we live to do!”

New concert dates on the schedule will be available for presale to Luke’s fan club, the Nut House, on Tuesday, April 27 and on sale to the public beginning Friday, April 30 at 10AM local time at www.lukebryan.com. Tickets previously purchased will be honored on the newly reschedule dates as indicated below *. For more information on the fan club visit https://nuthouse.lukebryan.com/all-access-pass.

Luke’s PROUD TO BE RIGHT HERE TOUR announcement comes a day after his Crash My Playa 2022 concert vacation event set for January 19-22, 2022 sold-out due to record-breaking demand from returning event alumni and Luke’s fans through pre-sale access. The sell-out is the event’s fastest in its seven-year history.

Lipton Iced Tea is the official sponsor of the PROUD TO BE RIGHT HERE TOUR. CITI is the official presale credit card and as such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, April 28 at 10AM local time until Thursday, April 29 at 10PM local time through Citi Entertainment®. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

Live Nation is the official tour promoter.

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International Olympic Committee Makes Landmark Move Into Virtual Sports

International Olympic Committee makes landmark move into virtual sports by announcing first-ever Olympic Virtual SeriesInternational Olympic Committee makes landmark move into virtual sports by announcing first-ever Olympic Virtual Series

Inaugural Olympic Virtual Series to include International Federations and Game Publishers in Baseball, Cycling, Rowing, Sailing and Motor Sport

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will partner with five International Sports Federations (IFs) and game publishers to produce the Olympic Virtual Series (OVS), the first-ever, Olympic-licensed event for physical and non-physical virtual sports.

Taking place ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the OVS will begin on 13 May, continuing through to 23 June 2021. The Olympic Virtual Series will mobilise virtual sport, esports and gaming enthusiasts all around the world in order to reach new Olympic audiences, while also encouraging the development of physical and non-physical forms of sports in line with the recommendations of the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020+5.

IOC President Thomas Bach said: “The Olympic Virtual Series is a new, unique Olympic digital experience that aims to grow direct engagement with new audiences in the field of virtual sports. Its conception is in line with Olympic Agenda 2020+5 and the IOC’s Digital Strategy. It encourages sports participation and promotes the Olympic values, with a special focus on youth.”
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Mayling Ng (Suicide Squad, Scorpion) to play opposite UFC Champ Michael Bisping in The Journeyman

aiphotoimaging aiphotographicBritish-born Eurasian actor Mayling Ng (“Wonder Woman,” “The Scorpion King: Book of Souls”) will star opposite retired UFC Middleweight Champion and Hall of Famer Michael Bisping (“xXx: Return of Xander Cage,” “Den of Thieves”) in director Dax Phelan’s boxing film, “The Journeyman.”

Set in Nortwest England, the story is about Kenny “The Beast” Breen (Bisping), an alcoholic, drug-abusing, past-his-prime journeyman boxer who, after being diagnosed with neurological damage, continues his career on the small-hall circuit at grave risk to himself and lands a fight with his former rival who’s gone on to become a star in the division. Ng will play Alina, a woman struggling to start her life over after escaping an abusive relationship, who becomes romantically involved with the boxer.

The screenplay was co-written by Phelan and British author Mark Turley, based on Turley’s book, Journeymen: The Other Side of the Boxing Business, a New Perspective on the Noble Art. The book made the long list for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2015.

“Mayling and I have been wanting to work together for years,” Phelan said. “So, when the opportunity to write a female character from Liverpool arose, Mark and I wrote the part especially for Mayling, who was born there, anxious to show off sides of her talent that audiences haven’t seen yet.”

“Dax and Mark have written a beautiful character who’s as vulnerable as she is strong,” Ng said, “and I can’t wait to explore her many facets with [Bisping] on screen.”
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“The Get Together” Trailer Released

aiphotoimaging aiphotographicsVertical Entertainment has released the official trailer and poster for the coming-of-age comedy THE GET TOGETHER starring musician Alejandro Rose Garcia (aka Shakey Graves), Johanna Braddy (EASY A, QUANTICO), Comedy Central’s Courtney Parchman (@averagefashionblogger on Instagram and TikTok), GLEE’s Jacob Artist, Stephanie Hunt (frontwoman of band Buffalo Hunt), Ellar Coltrane (BOYHOOD) and is directed by Will Bakke. THE GET TOGETHER will be released On Demand on May 14, 2021.

The film focuses on the lives of four mid-twenty year-olds that intertwine over the course of one raging Friday night house party in Austin, TX. August (Courtney Parchman) is a quirky recent college grad struggling to find her footing. Damien (Jacob Artist) is in town from NYC with his girlfriend, Betsy (Johanna Braddy), and plans to propose. Caleb (Alejandro Rose Garcia/Shakey Graves) is a directionless musician whose life unravels after letting go of the love of his life. Each of them attempts to navigate the often difficult and hilarious problems that come with growing up in the modern world.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

The lives of four twenty-somethings intertwine over the course of one Friday night house party in this inventive and hilarious coming-of-age comedy. August, a quirky recent college grad struggling to find her footing in a new town discovers her roommate and only friend has different plans for the future that don’t include her. Damien and Betsy, a cute couple returning to Austin, bump into an old friend of Betsy’s who invites them out to the party upending Damien’s secret plan to propose. Caleb, a directionless musician whose life unravels after letting go of the love of his life suddenly gets a second chance when he runs into her at the party. Each character attempts to navigate the often difficult and hilarious problems that come with growing up in the modern world.

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“AMERICAN BADGER” Lands With Cranked Up For June Release

Cranked Up Films, Good Deed Entertainment’s genre label, has announced the acquisition of AMERICAN BADGER for a digital and video on demand release on June 15, 2021. Writer/Director Kirk Caouette is a well-respected stunt veteran with films like X-Men, Fantastic Four, Mission to Mars and “Superman & Lois.”

Caouette also stars as “Badger,” whose real name is Dean — but that’s the lamest name ever for a hitman. The nickname came from his wife, who died 4451 days ago. Since her passing, Badger has been living the life of a recluse, operating in the shadows, hardly speaking a word to anyone in years. But all that is about to change with his latest assignment. His job is to make friends with a sex worker named Velvet (Andrea Stefancikova, “Debris”) and extract information from her about the inner workings of an Albanian gang she works for. Soon, Badger realizes he is much more emotionally vulnerable than he thinks as his short relationship with Velvet takes a sharp turn into an unlikely romance.

Suddenly Badger’s Handler tells him that it is time to take down the syndicate — and the first person he must kill is Velvet. But will he be able to do it? The ensuing carnage may not shock anyone who’s familiar with Badger, but the freedom and confidence he ultimately gives Velvet was something that nobody saw coming.

“I was very inspired by the early works of legendary Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai; the way he blended slow burning film noir with explosive action pieces,” stated Caouette. “With this in mind, I set out to create a film that would delve into that space but would also satisfy the appetite of a modern audience that has been gobbling up comic book movies and John Wick films.”

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“Borat,” “Drag Race” and “WandaVision” Lead MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominees

aiphotoimaging aiphotographicCarey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya, Zendaya, and the late Chadwick Boseman also scored nominations at the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Fan-favorite WandaVision led the television awards with five nominations, while Borat Subsequent Moviefilm led the film awards with three nominations. RuPaul’s Drag Race leads the unscripted awards with four nominations.

Other top nominees includes “Emily in Paris” (4 nominations), “The Boys” (4 nominations) and “Bridgerton” (3 nominations).

Starting today, April 19th, fans will be able to vote for their favorites across 25 gender-neutral categories by visiting vote.mtv.com through April 30, 2021.

The 2021 “MTV Movie & TV Awards” telecast will air live on Sunday, May 16 from the Palladium in Los Angeles, CA at 9PM ET/PT.

The show’s host, presenters and further details will be revealed at a later date.

Here are this year’s nominees:

BEST MOVIE
“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”
“Judas and the Black Messiah”
“Promising Young Woman”
“Soul”
“To All the Boys: Always and Forever”

BEST SHOW
“Bridgerton”
“Cobra Kai”
“Emily in Paris”
“The Boys”
“WandaVision”

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE
Carey Mulligan – “Promising Young Woman”
Chadwick Boseman – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Daniel Kaluuya – “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Sacha Baron Cohen – “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Zendaya – “Malcolm & Marie”

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW
Anya Taylor-Joy – “The Queen’s Gambit”
Elizabeth Olsen – “WandaVision”
Elliot Page – “The Umbrella Academy”
Emma Corrin – “The Crown”
Michaela Coel – “I May Destroy You”
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