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Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco takes a top Doc NYC prize by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2017-11-17 14:14:54

Doc NYC Artistic Director Thom Powers Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

James Crump's Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco is the Grand Jury Prize Metropolis Competition winner and The Stranger, directed by Nicole N Horanyi, tops the Viewfinders Competition in the 2017 Doc NYC juried feature programs.

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco poster

Statement from Metropolis jurors Andrew Rossi (The First Monday In May, Bronx Gothic), Art Basel film programmer Marian Masone and Nantucket Film Festival executive director Mystelle Brabbée: "For rescuing a vital figure in the fashion industry from the background of New York in the 1970s, when the joy and diversity of a new creative vision helped the city emerge from darkness, the Metropolis jury awards Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco by filmmaker James Crump."

Statement from Viewfinders jurors Doug Block (The Kids Grow Up, 51 Birch Street), Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson and Women Make Movies executive
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David Cassidy: 9 Great Vintage Live Performances

David Cassidy: 9 Great Vintage Live Performances
David Cassidy, who recently exclusively revealed to People that he is battling dementia, broke out at age 20 as a musician and live performer of enormous talent and charisma.

He quickly became one of the biggest stars in the world for a decade and only recently announced he’d stop touring as a musician to focus on his health. But, Cassidy tells People that, even as he struggles with memory loss, “I can still sit in my living room with my guitar and play like I did when I was 17.”

Below, nine clips across Cassidy’s career that show exactly why
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2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class Announced: Inductees Include Tupac, Pearl Jam and Joan Baez

2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class Announced: Inductees Include Tupac, Pearl Jam and Joan Baez
The 2017 inductees for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced Tuesday morning, and this year’s class includes artists from across the genre and generations. Folk legend Joan Baez, progressive rock prototypes Yes, ’70s classical crossovers Electric Light Orchestra, stadium fillers Journey, grunge gods Pearl Jam and rap poet Tupac Shakur all got tapped the join the prestigious order.

In addition, Chic mastermind and master producer Nile Rodgers will receive the Award for Musical Excellence.

The 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. HBO will broadcast
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It Came From The Tube: Halloween Edition

Halloween is a time when regular folk allow themselves to see the world as us horror lovers do – weird and wonderful, sinister mischief with tongue in cheek under (and over) tones. They watch that scary movie they’ve been meaning to get to for the past year, string up skeletons, and parade around at office parties in the latest ironic costumes (expect tons of Trumps and Weiners this year). But for the fearful faithful, this is our workaday; we watch the films daily, display our rooms with terror trinkets, and dress up as our favourite icons at constant conventions around the globe. So what separates the actual day of Halloween from our normal routine? TV viewing, of course.

‘Tis the season when every station trots out horror programming, sometimes for weeks on end leading up to and including the big night. A lot of this is for Johnny and Jane
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Weezer Releases Video For “I Love The USA”

For a band that’s been around for as long as Weezer has, they sure know how to remain relevant and topical. The alternative rockers just released their patriotic music video for “I Love The USA,” right in the midst of election season – and what better way to scream “America” than to dress Patton Oswalt up in the nation’s colors?

The music video, which was directed by Scantron (the brains behind Panic! At The Disco’s latest video, “La Devotee”), stars the comedian in the leading role, which shows him lip-syncing the track throughout the Oval Office shredding on a red, white, and blue guitar. The band makes a brief appearance towards the end of the video as Secret Service agents, helping end Oswalt’s reign as impromptu president.

The song joins “Thank God For Girls,” “King of the World,” and “L.A. Girlz” as tracks from the band
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Benny Benassi Announces Upcoming New Album Danceaholic

Dance music icon Benny Benassi has announced his first studio album in five years. Titled Danceaholic, Benassi’s new record is set to be released later this month, packed with sixteen tracks and a number of high profile collaborations.

Danceaholic weighs heavy with featured artists, with the likes of Chris Brown, David Zowie, Serj Tankian of System of a Down and more all gracing the effort. A new edit of “Dance The Pain Away” with John Legend is slated to make the cut on Danceaholic as well.

To promote the upcoming album, Benny Benassi has released a trailer which features a man in a self-help group who admits that he is a proud “danceaholic.”

Danceaholic will be released July 15 on Ultra Music, and you can check out the tracklist below to see what’s in store.

Tracklist:

01 Benny Benassi & Chris Brown – Paradise

02 Benny Bennasi – Danceholic

03 Benny Benassi feat. Richard Judge
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Jared Leto Gives Halsey a Big Hug While Hanging Out at Coachella

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Jared Leto Gives Halsey a Big Hug While Hanging Out at Coachella
Jared Leto got up close and personal with Coachella performer Halsey (née Ashley Frangipane) at the star-studded music festival on Sunday. The actor, 44, was all smiles as he playfully wrapped his arm around Halsey's neck and pretended to pull her backwards as they walked around the park. And the singer didn't seem to mind - Halsey was seen laughing as she held on to Leto's arms. Leto and Halsey, 21, were also spotted standing together while watching a performance. The pair donned similar casual Coachella-inspired looks for the day, with Leto wearing a ripped sleeveless shirt and jeans. Halsey also rocked a pair of distressed jeans,
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Jared Leto Gives Halsey a Big Hug While Hanging Out at Coachella

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Jared Leto Gives Halsey a Big Hug While Hanging Out at Coachella
Jared Leto got up close and personal with Coachella performer (née Ashley Frangipane) at the star-studded music festival on Sunday. The actor, 44, was all smiles as he playfully wrapped his arm around Halsey's neck and pretended to pull her backwards as they walked around the park. And the singer didn't seem to mind - Halsey was seen laughing as she held on to Leto's arms. Leto and Halsey, 21, were also spotted standing together while watching a performance. The pair donned similar casual Coachella-inspired looks for the day, with Leto wearing a ripped sleeveless shirt and jeans. Halsey also rocked a pair of distressed jeans,
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Charity Begins Alone

Adam Miller  Who Would Give His Only Song Away (Chelsea Records)

When Wes Farrell, the man who penned the perennial evergreen "Hang On Sloopy," and was overseer to the phenomenal chart successes of the Partridge Family and David Cassidy, set up his own record label in 1972, his maiden release wasn't a sure fire pop confection. He began proceedings with an exquisitely crafted collection of psych outsider introspection. Adam Miller, his new discovery and recipient of this gracious act of faith didn't set the world aflame, he didn't even darken it's edge, and today remains unknown, his album the victim of at best a misreading of the small print one is required to field when stumbling across an artist with no fame attached to the name above the title, more than four decades after the event. Chelsea Records became an outlet for pop and disco, especially the wonderfully camp and catchy Disco Tex and his Sexolettes,
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Les Arcs’ Co-Production Village, A Hotspot For Nordic Gems

Les Arcs’ Co-Production Village, A Hotspot For Nordic Gems
Banking on its track record with Nordic gems such as “Virgin Mountain,” “Rams” and “Sparrows” and “The Deep,” Les Arcs co-production village, which this year paid tribute to Norway, attracted top industry players on the lookout for promising projects and work-in-progress titles from Scandinavia and beyond.

Scandi projects that attracted the most buzz were not Nordic Noir movies and ran a wide gamut in terms of genre and range. Les Arcs’ head of industry, Jeremy Zelnik, cited for instance Isold Uggadottir’s social/political drama “And Breathe Normally,” Jonas Alexander Arnby’s period thriller “We Watch The Sun Disappear” and Joern Utkilen’s Western comedy “Lake Over Fire.”

“Since we created the festival seven years ago, we’ve paid tribute to Denmark and Norway — and we’ve also had a wave of Icelandic projects with ‘The deep,’ ‘Virgin Mountain,’ ‘Rams’ and most recently Runar Runarsson’s ‘Sparrows,’ which was presented in coproduction forum,
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James Reviews Robin Bougie’s Graphic Thrills Volume Two [Book Review]

Warning: There might be some words and posters that could be deemed Nsfw. I wouldn’t want anyone getting fired for such a reason.

How does one go about writing a book review? That is a question I’ve dealt with all my life. I’ve gotten a few film related books in my time, delving deep into information about specific genres of film or about a director or an actor. Those types of books you can find a beginning, middle and an end. But Robin Bougie’s fantastic new book, a sequel to the amazing first Graphic Thrills book, which delves into film posters of pornographic films from 1970 – 1985, was going to be tricky.

The reason it was going to be tricky was that it was going to be me gushing (poor choice of word?) about the amazing posters he featured, while he gave great insight into the particular films,
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Strictly Come Dancing 2015: week four – live

After Anthony and Oti were knocked out last week, who will be next to leave Scd’s dancefloor?

7.58pm BST

So that’s it for another Strictly week! Only 12 couples remain, and I’ll be back next Saturday with sparkly bells on. Please join me then, it’s considerably more fun that way. If you can’t, please bring a note from your mum to Twitter @heidistephens.

Thanks everyone for joining in, and I’ll see you next week! Cheers Hx

7.57pm BST

They depart to an off-key version of Careless Whisper, which seems somehow appropriate. I’m really glad you’re never going to dance again, Daniel.

7.57pm BST

So dead-eyed Daniel is leaving on a jet plane back to count his millions in Ireland, and Kristina is finished for the season, having fulfilled her contractual obligations without any kind of love-triangle scandal. Well done Kristina, the nation loves you.
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‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Musical Targets Broadway with Supergroup Songlist

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Musical Targets Broadway with Supergroup Songlist
He’s ready: SpongeBob SquarePants, the massive Nickelodeon property with a fanbase that reaches well beyond its target kiddie demographic, will go from Bikini Bottom to Broadway in “The SpongeBob Musical,” premiering in Chicago in the summer of 2016 prior to a New York opening during the 2016-17 Broadway season.

Produced by Nickelodeon, the project has attracted a who’s who of contemporary music names to contribute original songs to the show, including Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (of Aerosmith), the Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper (already a Tony winner for “Kinky Boots”) and David Bowie.

The musical is co-conceived and directed by Tina Landau, the writer-director (and member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater) whose Broadway work has included “Superior Donuts” and “Bells Are Ringing.” The book is by Kyle Jarrow, who co-created “A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant” and has worked with Duncan Sheik on
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Criterion Collection: The Friends of Eddie Coyle | Blu-Ray Review

Those seeking a groove-tastic immersion in a gritty 1970s crime drama will want to pop Criterion’s new burn of The Friends of Eddie Coyle into the nearest blu-ray player. Directed with a cool efficiency by master storyteller Peter Yates, the film is a tale of small time hoods and the sketchy federal marshals who pursue them. Told under the gray, heavy skies of Boston, it depicts a working class world of tiny clapboard houses and chain link fences, with massive land yacht automobiles cruising its wet, glistening streets. With Dave Grusin’s funky yet foreboding score providing Fender Rhodes twinkles and wah-wah pedal counterpoint, The Friends of Eddie Coyle unfolds as a fine example this decade’s unique sub genre: Disco Noir.

Based on a best selling novel by George V. Higgins, The Friends of Eddie Coyle was chiefly a vehicle for Hollywood legend Robert Mitchum, who at the
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'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Most Couples Sizzle and Few Fizzle on Latin Night

It's Latin Night on "Dancing with the Stars," dance fans, and I was preparing myself for a night of slightly raunchy choreography. I'm so happy to say, it wasn't like that at all. Even the great opening number (choreographed again by Mandy Moore) and the post-break in-betweeners have more actual dancing and less strutting and posing than they did last season.

Tom Bergeron is his usual hysterical self, and even Erin Andrews is getting more comfortable with the gig, getting some good jokes in. At week three, the judges are getting pickier, and the contestants have come down a little after last week's stellar round. But they've all rallied pretty well, and some dancers are still leading the pack.

Let's check out My Top 5:

Rumer & Val's Disco Salsa: Rumer and Val start the night off with a bang and a smoking hot Disco Salsa. She's awesome, and clearly fearless,
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Panic! At the Disco Perfectly Cover Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (Video)

Momma mia! All hail the new rock royalty. It takes a lot of guts to tackle Queen's 1975 musical masterpiece "Bohemian Rhapsody" but clearly Panic! At the Disco is up to the challenge. Their six-minute rendition is setting social media on fire and will send shivers down your spine. It's epic! The emo rockers' frontman Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith retooled the band and have been on the road with Fall Out Boy and Linkin Park on their Gospel Tour. Queen's own Brian May gave them his stamp of approval, sharing it on his official Facebook page. We're sure Freddy Mercury would approve,
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Panic! At the Disco Perfectly Cover Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (Video)

Momma mia! All hail the new rock royalty. It takes a lot of guts to tackle Queen's 1975 musical masterpiece "Bohemian Rhapsody" but clearly Panic! At the Disco is up to the challenge. Their six-minute rendition is setting social media on fire and will send shivers down your spine. It's epic! The emo rockers' frontman Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith retooled the band and have been on the road with Fall Out Boy and Linkin Park on their Gospel Tour. Queen's own Brian May gave them his stamp of approval, sharing it on his official Facebook page. We're sure Freddy Mercury would approve,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

September 9th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Pumpkinhead, Prom Night

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For the second week of September, horror fans have a ton of Blu-ray and DVD titles they can choose from, including Stan Winston’s Pumpkinhead (the latest from Scream Factory), Synapse Films’ brand new Blu-ray of the original Prom Night, and Bobcat Goldthwait’s sasquatch tale Willow Creek.

Scorpion Releasing is also giving fans their first chance to own Oliver Stone’s directorial debut, Seizure, in stunning HD and Graduation Day is also making its Blu-ray bow this week as well. And as if all that’s not enough, we’re also getting a few re-releases as well including The Amityville Horror, a groovy 4 pack of horror movies from Image and a double DVD of House and House II: The Second Story.

Prom Night Special Edition (Synapse Films, Blu-ray & DVD)

Jamie Lee Curtis (the Halloween film series) and Leslie Nielsen (The Naked Gun film and TV series, Forbidden Planet) star
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Thn Go Galactic At ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Press Conference

Guardians Of The Galaxy comes to cinemas on Thursday and despite that is yet to be released, a sequel is already in the works. This may have something to do with the brilliant critic reaction; we at Thn have fallen in love with the film over the last few months and weren’t disappointed when we saw the film last week (see our review).

In preparation for the release we were invited to attend the press conference at the rather swish Corinthia Hotel. Having been completely smitten by the film we couldn’t say no, and spent thirty minutes in a room with director James Gunn, Star Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista) , and Nebula (Karen Gillan), as they answered a whole heap of press questions.

Vin Diesel was also scheduled to appear but was an unfortunate no-show, the reason for which was shared by James Gunn before events got underway.
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10 ace takes on the Doctor Who theme music

As we ponder how series 8's music will sound, Jeff digs out ten inventive takes on the Doctor Who theme...

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With series eight’s Deep Breath fast approaching, there are questions all Dw fans will be asking – perhaps none as pressing as “What new bag of tricks will Murray Gold be bringing to the theme song?” While we all wait with bated breath, why not take a gander at these variations on Ron Grainer’s immortal work?

Doctor Who Theme – Gallifrey Remixes (Dominic Glynn and Syzygy)

Dominic Glynn’s theme from Trial Of A Timelord is an 80s effort that’s worn well for this writer, particularly the way Glynn sneaks in a new array of far-out soundscapes. This remix, originally performed at L.A.’s Gallifrey One convention, features four upgrades of Glynn’s ‘Trial’ theme, as produced with Syzygy (a.k.a. Justin Mackay). It takes a
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