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Lions Gate Considering ‘Hunger Games’ Theme Parks

22 hours ago

Ever dreamed of participating in a real world, yet simulated version of “The Hunger Games”? Such a fantasy is coming closer to reality, as Lions Gate is exploring the possibility of four theme parks on four different continents. The film company first hinted they were taking this route with the franchise last November, but in an earning’s call last week, Lions Gate president Jon Feltheimer expanded on their thinking. “We're deep into conversations with prospective partners on four continents »

- Mike Ayers

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Veteran DJ Josh Wink Looks to Bring “A Lost Art” to Electric Zoo Festival

22 hours ago

The “Sunday School” stage at Electric Zoo has been a mainstay for old-school house and techno heads since the festival debuted in 2009. Sunday School is known for its more underground feel, featuring house and techno styles that can sometimes be harder to find at a big festival. The idea is that fans will be “schooled” by some of the most-respected names in the scene, such as Carl Cox and Danny Tenaglia, as well as “unsung underground heroes.” “In a festival atmosphere, »

- Amanda Lilly

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Guy Gerber and Puff Daddy Release Edm Album ’11 11′

20 August 2014 12:15 PM, PDT

Though it took more than three years to complete, “11 11” by Guy Gerber and Puff Daddy says much about the current state of electronic dance music.  In brief, neither artist wanted to be associated with Edm’s stale, formulaic sound. “I find it a bigger challenge to do something abstract, something underground,” said Gerber recently by phone from Ibiza.  The album, he added, “is very deep and emotional as opposed to something in your face.” Though its depth and poignancy vary, »

- Jim Fusilli

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‘The Strain’ Is Renewed for a Second Season

19 August 2014 11:20 AM, PDT

Horror fans rejoice! "The Strain" will continue to spread for at least another season. FX Networks said Tuesday that it renewed the apocalyptic vampire saga for a second, 13-episode season after the Guillermo Del Toro-Carlton Cuse production took a bigger bite out of cable audiences than the network expected through its first six episodes this season. The new season will begin airing next summer. »

- Michael Calia

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Flosstradamus Puts Fans In the Spotlight of New Tour Film (Exclusive Video Premiere)

19 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT

Have you ever gone to see an unfamiliar group in concert, only to be surrounded by people who go ape and know every note by heart? It’s like being an anthropologist who stumbles onto some obscure tribe. Or in this case, a loud, sweaty, dancing tribe that drops a lot of money at the merchandise table. People who don’t know the work of Flosstradamus might get a similar eye-opening from a new mini-documentary about the DJ duo and their fans, »

- John Jurgensen

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Ten Tips on Organizing Your Mind, from Dr. Daniel Levitin

18 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT

The neuroscientist that brought us bestsellers “This is Your Brain on Music” and “The World in Six Songs” has turned his attention to the problem of organization. Dr. Daniel Levitin’s new nonfiction book, “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload,” combines scholarly research and interviews with people like Michael Bloomberg, George Shultz and Sting with practical tips on how to organize our homes, social lives, time and more. »

- Lucy Feldman

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