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Las Vegas Entertainment Community Unites For Vegas Strong Benefit Concert

Las Vegas’ entertainment industry is uniting in unprecedented fashion in support of the victims of the October 1 tragedy. On Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m., T-Mobile Arena will host the Vegas Strong Benefit Concert, a special evening of entertainment featuring Boyz II Men, Cirque du Soleil, David Copperfield, Imagine Dragons, Penn & Teller, The Killers, and others soon to be announced.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Las Vegas Victims Fund.

Tickets ranging from $75 – $125 go on sale Wednesday, November 8 at 10 a.m. and will be available online at www.Axs.com or by calling the Axs Call Center at 888.929.7849. In-person sales begin Thursday, November 9 at 10 a.m. at any MGM Resorts International Box Office or Concierge Desk.

From The Artists On Participating In This Special Performance:

Boyz II Men

Nathan Morris of Boyz II Men said “Las Vegas has embraced us since the moment we arrived. We are
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[Exclusive] Watch Rare “Mister Rogers” Segment Directed By George Romero

[Exclusive] Watch Rare “Mister Rogers” Segment Directed By George Romero
Before he became a horror master, Romero hung out in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. What’s the scariest film George Romero ever made? Was it Night of the Living Dead, which introduced us to the modern zombie as we know it today? Or maybe it’s Day of the Dead, which placed a group of survivors underground with […]
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Film Feature: HollywoodChicago.com Remembers George A. Romero

Chicago – The man that practically invented the modern Zombie film genre had met his own demise. Director George A. Romero passed away on July 16th, 2017, in Los Angeles. He was 77. Romero launched a whole new wave of horror with “Night of the Living Dead” in 1968, and put Pittsburgh (Pa) on the film location map.

George A. Romero Shoots a Scene for ‘Night of the Living Dead

Photo credit: Spectra Filmworks

He was born in the Bronx, New York, and graduated from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, which began his Pittsburgh connection. He stayed there afterwards, and formed Image Ten Productions, which shot commercials and (famously) a segment for the broadcast-from-Pittsburgh “Mister Rogers Neighborhood.” On a shoestring budget and using local settings, “Night of the Living Dead” was released in 1968. Directed and co-written (with John Russo) by Romero, it would immediately cause a sensation in the horror genre. After some cult
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How George A. Romero Changed the Course of American Independent Film

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How George A. Romero Changed the Course of American Independent Film
Predictably, most of the memorials for the late great horror director George A. Romero focused on his influence on the zombie and wider horror genre. Yes, he was important and influential in that area. But his legacy is much wider. More than any other filmmaker, Romero changed the course of independent film making in America.

Independent films have been around as long as movies existed. Indeed, in their infancy all early features from around 1912 were basically independent, before the Hollywood studio system rapidly evolved in the late teens.

Though the majors dominated moviemaking and distribution from their hub in Southern California, many independent filmmakers such as Edgar G. Ulmer, the idiosyncratic Edward Wood, African-American pioneer Oscar Micheaux and various ethnic cinemas flourished on the side. In 1955 Robert Altman was making industrial films in Kansas City when he was hired by a local businessman to make his first feature, the low-budget
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George A Romero dies, aged 77

Tony Sokol Jul 17, 2017

Director George A Romero, who changed horror films forever, has died at the age of 77.

The legendary director George A Romero, who changed the landscape of horror films with his low-budget, independent black and white 1968 zombie masterpiece Night of the Living Dead, has died at the age of 77.

According to a statement from his longtime producing partner, Peter Grunwald, Romero died Sunday in his sleep while listening to the soundtrack of one his favorite films, The Quiet Man from 1952, following a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer.” Romero was surrounded by family, his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero.

What a body of work he leaves behind.

Night Of The Living Dead was made by Romero and his friends in Pittsburgh on a budget of $114,000 and went on to become an iconic statement of horror, pulling in $30 million. The movie was based on Richard Matheson
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George A. Romero, ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Director, Dies at 77

George A. Romero, ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Director, Dies at 77
George A. Romero, who launched the zombie film genre with his 1968 “Night of the Living Dead,” died on Sunday, Variety has confirmed. He was 77.

The director died in his sleep following a battle with lung cancer, according to a statement from his manager Chris Roe.

“Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero passed away on Sunday July 16, listening to the score of ‘The Quiet Man,’ one of his all-time favorite films, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero at his side,” the statement said. “He died peacefully in his sleep, following a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer, and leaves behind a loving family, many friends, and a filmmaking legacy that has endured, and will continue to endure, the test of time.”

Made in Pittsburgh on a budget of $114,000, “Night of the Living Dead” made $30 million and became a cult classic. Romero’s friends and associates in his Image Ten production company pooled their funds
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This is Every Color Of Cardigan Mister Rogers Wore From 1979–2001

If you’re trying to stay clear of political news and Melania Trump refusing to touch Donald’s hand, you might be aware of the “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” marathon that began on Monday afternoon over on Twitch. And by marathon I mean they were showing every single episode ever which to me is considerably more important than Melania Trump. In the same way that one zones out while watching Bob Ross painting, the same can be said for watching Mister Rogers. It’s just incredibly soothing and a nice escape from the realities that plague us all. Part of what soothed us on

This is Every Color Of Cardigan Mister Rogers Wore From 1979–2001
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‘Downton Abbey’ Creator, Star Elizabeth McGovern to Reteam for PBS Movie ‘The Chaperone’

‘Downton Abbey’ Creator, Star Elizabeth McGovern to Reteam for PBS Movie ‘The Chaperone’
Downton Abbey” star Elizabeth McGovern is re-teaming with series creator Julian Fellowes on the period drama “The Chaperone” — PBS and Masterpiece’s first feature film.

Arclight Films is financing and introducing the movie to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival, which launches on Wednesday.

The Chaperone,” based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel, will be scripted by Fellowes, directed by Michael Engler, and star McGovern. It will air on PBS stations nationwide after its initial theatrical run.

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McGovern will play a Kansas woman whose life is forever changed in the early 1920s when she chaperones Louise Brooks, a beautiful and talented 15-year-old dancer (played by Julia Goldani Telles), to New York for the summer. Brooks, an icon of the 1920s for popularizing the bob haircut, would go on to star in 25 films, including “Pandora’s Box,” “Diary of a Lost Girl,
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Twitch’s Latest Classic Programming Play Is A ‘Mister Rogers’ Marathon

Twitch is set to stream an 18-day-long marathon of all 886 episodes of the iconic children’s series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood beginning Monday, the company announced. The series, which was produced by The Fred Rogers Company, featured songs, crafts, and tours, and each episode ended with a positive takeaway encouraging viewers to be themselves.

At the same time, Twitch will host a fundraising campaign encouraging viewers to support their local PBS stations, which is where the classic show originally debuted in 1968. A donation panel will appear on the Mister Rogers Twitch channel, and Twitch creators will also be sharing how PBS programming has impacted their lives in an ad campaign that will run throughout the marathon.

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It’s a Beautiful Day in Twitch’s Neighborhood: All 886 ‘Mister Rogers’ Episodes to Stream

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It’s a Beautiful Day in Twitch’s Neighborhood: All 886 ‘Mister Rogers’ Episodes to Stream
It’s going to be a beautiful day on the internet May 15, as Twitch will start a 17-day free marathon of all 886 episodes of iconic children’s show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” on the gaming-focused streaming service — including many episodes that have only aired once. Gamers can slip on their cardigans and kick back starting at noon Pt for a marathon viewing experience that runs through June 2, and can be found at www.twitch.tv/misterrogers. Twitch will also run a fundraising campaign during the event to encourage donations to local PBS affiliates, and the marathon will begin with “Mister Rogers” creator Fred Rogers’ Senate.
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Remembering Jonathan Demme: Why He Was One of the Great Filmmakers of Our Time

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Remembering Jonathan Demme: Why He Was One of the Great Filmmakers of Our Time
The film community is mourning the loss of Jonathan Demme. Over the last four decades, he turned in one of the most varied filmographies of any director in Hollywood, constantly reinventing himself behind each comedy, documentary, drama, and TV show. Demme never made the same movie twice, and cinema was all the better for it.

Read More: Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ Dies At 73

As tributes continue to come in from collaborators and fans, here’s IndieWire’s own appreciation of Demme and why we’ll remember him as one of the truly great filmmakers of our time.

Demme Defied Categorization

Jonathan Demme had such a remarkable range that he defied easy categorization. Even as he made beloved documentaries and Oscar-winning movies, I still get the sense that his career was underappreciated. Everyone knows “The Silence of the Lambs,” “Philadelphia,” and “Stop Making Sense,” but less
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College Television Awards Salute 2017 Student Nominees

The future of the small screen is in good hands. Recognizing excellence in student work, the Television Academy Foundation announced this year’s nominees for the 38th College Television Awards. A nationwide competition highlighting TV writers, directors, producers, and content creators, the CTAs are colloquially known as the Student Emmys. The 2017 nominees—film artists from the American Film Institute, Nyu, UCLA, Chapman University, and more—will attend a two-day professional development summit before the May 24 awards ceremony in Los Angeles. All have also been accepted as alumni in the Television Academy Foundation, the charitable arm of the Academy. “Our goal with the CTAs is to honor the exceptional work of these diverse students and leverage our platform to spotlight the next generation of creators and executives in the television industry,” said Madeline Di Nonno, chair of the Television Academy Foundation, in a statement. “We congratulate our nominees on their outstanding
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Watch Mister Rogers’ Heart-Melting Plea to Save Federal Funding for PBS in 1969 (Video)

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Watch Mister Rogers’ Heart-Melting Plea to Save Federal Funding for PBS in 1969 (Video)
Donald Trump’s proposal to cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities is reminiscent of President Nixon’s funding cut plan for PBS in 1969 — something a television personality fought against in front of the Senate. On May 1, 1969, Fred Rogers, a television personality from Pennsylvania, testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications to argue why public television needed the federal support. The host of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” explained how important it was to make public television available to many people in the country, especially to children, to Senator John O. Pastore (D-r.
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Proof That Mister Rogers Was One of the Greatest People of All-Time

There was always a sense of warmth, comfort, and security when Mister Rogers would walk into that house, put on that sweater, change his shoes, and greet all of us. I was a Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood guy in my youth. It was my preference over Sesame Street. Not only was Mister Rogers educational, but he was just so kind, appropriate and gave off the impression of being one of the greatest guys in the world. Often times in this world, people like that might be an illusion. While they may play that kind of character on the screen, when the

Proof That Mister Rogers Was One of the Greatest People of All-Time
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Transformers 5: Michael Bay Responds To Criticism Against Nazi Sequence At Winston Churchill's Birthplace

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Image via FameFlynet.

Yesterday, we reported on an interesting development regarding the latest film in the Transformers franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight. Yes, the film would trumpet the return of the Dinobots, and in tow, they would bring with them the Mini-Dinobots, but most fans didn't realize that the film would also feature Nazis.

Read: Transformers: The Last Knight To Feature Mini-dinobots And (Wait For It) Nazis?

According to the Sun, production for Transformers sequel had taken over Winston Churchill's Blenheim Palace birthplace and dressed it up as a Nazi HQ of sorts, complete with swastika flags and period appropriate vehicles. This had allegedly infuriated World War II veterans, and ex-commander of British forces in Afghanistan, Colonel Richard Kemp, went so far as to state:

“I know its a film, but it’s symbolically disrespectful to Churchill. He will be turning in his grave.”

It sounds like the word
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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: The Beloved Host Said Goodbye 15 Years Ago

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Let's revisit the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood TV show and TV series finale, hosted by the lovely and talented Fred Rogers. The show began on Canada's CBC in 1963, with the title stylized MisteRogers.In 1966, it first aired as MisteRogers' Neighborhood on Een. In 1968 the show moved to National Education Television (Net) which would be replaced by PBS. The title was eventually re-styled as Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. The Mister Rogers' Neighborhood TV series finale first aired 15 years ago today, on August 31, 2001.Fred McFeely Rogers hosted the children's show, which featured Betty Aberlin (Lady Aberlin), David Newell (Mr. McFeely), Joe Negri (Handyman Negri), Robert Trow (Robert Troll), Chuck Aber (Neighbor Aber), Bill Barker (Dr. Bill Platypus), Audrey Roth (Miss Paulifficate), Don Brockett (Chef Brockett), François Scarborough Clemmons (Officer Clemmons), Betty Seamans (Mrs. McFeely) and
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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Puppeteer Carole Switala Dies at 69

It is a sad day in the neighborhood. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood TV series puppeteer, Carole Switala, has died at the age of 69. Ms. Switala is one of the puppeteers behind Ana Platypus, as well as Prince Tuesday, son to King Friday the Xiii and Queen Sarah Saturday.Switala is also credited as Daniel Striped Tiger on the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood TV show soundtrack. The Mister Rogers' Neighborhood TV series stars Fred Rogers. The cast also includes: Betty Aberlin, David Newell, Joe Negri, Robert Trow, Chuck Aber, Bill Barker, Audrey Roth, Don Brockett, and François Scarborough Clemmons.Read More…
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All These Movies Are Disappearing From Netflix on July 1

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You have mere days left to watch all these movies and TV shows, because come July, they'll be gone. With the truckload of new movies hitting Netflix in July, all these are expiring. It's a sad event, but at least we have a heads-up so that we can get all our watching in now. Take a look, and make sure you've caught all the new movies that popped up in June! Expiring July 1 2001: A Space Odyssey A Clockwork Orange A League of Their Own Allegiance Along Came Polly Best in Show The Beverly Hillbillies Bulworth Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Caillou The Central Park Five Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke The Conspiracy Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, seasons one-two Dinosaur Train, season two Drive Me Crazy Flashpoint, seasons one-five The Flintstones The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas The Game, seasons one-three How to Marry a Millionaire Ice Age: The Meltdown Medium,
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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in September 2015 (And the Best Episodes of Each)

7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in September 2015 (And the Best Episodes of Each)
1. "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" Volume 1 (available September 1)Why Should I Watch It? In the last two months, Netflix has made quite the move to become a destination for children's programming. "Reading Rainbow" started streaming on the service in August (8/1), and now one kids TV classic will be joined by another. "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" aired from the mid-'60s until 2001, with reruns nationally televised on PBS until 2007. There's a wealth of knowledge in all that content, and now a new generation can come to appreciate the genius of Fred Rogers. I know this column tends to get a little sarcastic and sly, but there's no joke here. Get to bingeing. Best Episode: "Mister Rogers" isn't an experience that can be defined on an episode-by-episode basis. So rather than pick one half-hour section out of literally 1000+ episodes, let's honor the method Netflix helped make an accepted custom and binge-watch the heck out of some.
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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in September 2015 (And the Best Episodes of Each)

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in September 2015 (And the Best Episodes of Each)
1. "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" Volume 1 (available September 1)Why Should I Watch It? In the last two months, Netflix has made quite the move to become a destination for children's programming. "Reading Rainbow" started streaming on the service in August (8/1), and now one kids TV classic will be joined by another. "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" aired from the mid-'60s until 2001, with reruns nationally televised on PBS until 2007. There's a wealth of knowledge in all that content, and now a new generation can come to appreciate the genius of Fred Rogers. I know this column tends to get a little sarcastic and sly, but there's no joke here. Get to bingeing. Best Episode: "Mister Rogers" isn't an experience that can be defined on an episode-by-episode basis. So rather than pick one half-hour section out of literally 1000+ episodes, let's honor the method Netflix helped make an accepted custom and binge-watch the heck out of some.
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