Inside the Oscar Nominees Lunch Thompson on Hollywood

The Academy Nominees lunch is always a convivial way for Oscar nominees to relax (while they work a room full of voters) and congratulate each other at tables full of fellow nominees, and pose for the annual group photo, 20 days ahead of the Academy Awards. 150 gathered this year ….Read More Via:: THOMPSON on Read more


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Singer, songwriter and guitarist Dan Hicks, whose eccentric style earned him a cult following and laid roots for the Americana sound, died on Saturday (2/6), after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 74. From the New York Times: At a time when rock was getting louder and more aggressive, ….Read More Via:: BROOKLYN VEGAN

Marisa Tomei, Alfred Molina to Spend Summer at Williamstown Theater Festival Variety – Music

The Williamstown Theater Festival, the Massachusetts summer theater festival that regularly attracts stars and yields New York transfers, has tapped actors including Marisa Tomei, Alfred Molina, Jane Kaczmarek and Michael Stuhlbarg to star in a 2016 season that includes four world premieres and a new production of Tennessee Williams’ “The ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more

Rick Rubin producing a 'Star Wars' EDM LP featuring Flying Lotus, Royksopp, Breakbot, Shlohmo, Rustie & more (listen) BROOKLYN VEGAN

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by Bill Pearis As if not content with movies, Blu-Ray, videogames, books, comics, and trading cards, the Star Wars universe is now officially expanding into dance music. Executive produced by Rick Rubin, Star Wars Headspace is an album featuring Royksopp, Flying Lotus, Rustie, Shlohmo, Breakbot, Baauer and more contributing ….Read More Via:: BROOKLYN VEGAN

Kool Herc’s Old Block To Be Named Hip-Hop Boulevard STEREOGUM

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Hip-hop has deep roots in NYC. The genre traversed all of the boroughs before stretching nationally and now globally as it does today, but it’s agreed upon that it all started in the Bronx. There have been some disputes as to who in the Bronx started the phenomenon, but a ….Read More Via:: STEREOGUM