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Connie Britton Comes Clean About Being More Rock 'n' Roll Than Country 3 Months After Nashville Exit

Connie Britton Comes Clean About Being More Rock 'n' Roll Than Country 3 Months After Nashville Exit
Sorry, Nashies: You probably won’t catch Connie Britton jamming out to Honky Tonk anytime soon.

Despite her iconic role as country superstar Rayna Jaymes in the ABC–turned–Cmt series Nashville, the 50-year-old actress says she’s not the biggest country music fan.

“I’ve actually never been a country girl at heart,” Britton told People Now’s Jeremy Parsons. “I’m more a country girl now than I was because I’ve learned so much about the music and really learned to appreciate it.”

What genre does fill out her playlist? “There might be some rock ‘n’ roll in there too,
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Theater News: 2017 Non-Equity Jeff Awards Celebrate Best of Chicago Theater

Chicago – The 44th edition of the Non-Equity Jeff Awards were given out on June 5th, 2017, at what insiders call “the theater prom.” The event honors the non-union smaller or “storefront” theater companies, and their efforts to produce quality stage work. Hosted in grand style by Alexis Roston and Lillian Castillo, the recipients of the top play was “At the Table” by the Broken Nose Theatre and top musical was “High Fidelity” by the Refuge Theatre Project.

The night was a raucous affair at Chicago’s Anthenaum Theatre, as the hosts kept the party going between recognitions. Excerpts (Plays) and songs (Musicals) were presented for each of the top ten nominated shows. A Special Award for Theatrical and Charitable Contributions was given to David Cerda, acknowledging his long career and (as the inscription on the award said) thanking him “… for ‘Dragging’ the Chicago Theatre world into your ‘Hell in a Handbag’ with humor,
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Elton John to Reissue ‘17.11.70’ Live Album for Record Store Day

Elton John to Reissue ‘17.11.70’ Live Album for Record Store Day
This article originally appeared on EW.com.

Later this month, Elton John will drop a reissue of one of his crowning achievements: the live album 17.11.70, which will be rebranded as 17.11.70+ to include six previously unreleased tracks. It’ll arrive April 22, the tenth annual Record Store Day in the U.K., when over 200 independent record shops all over England come together to celebrate record store culture with exclusive vinyl releases, artist performances, and other special events. Record Store Day has grown popular outside of the U.K. as well and is now the biggest international record-buying event on the music calendar.
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In Dreams I Walk With You: The Music of Blue Velvet

David Lynch proved himself as a master of film music in his 1986 feature.

“Every note of music has enough breath to carry you away, and as a director, all you have to do is let the right wind blow at the right time” — David Lynch

Sound and music are incredibly important in David Lynch’s films. From Eraserhead (1977) on, Lynch has shown his talent for creating creepy and dreamy soundscapes, which include music and dialogue as well as diegetic and non-diegetic sound effects. Perhaps Lynch’s most popular film, Blue Velvet (1986) perfectly blends together pop music, original score, and Lynchian sound effects. Blue Velvet is especially rich with beautiful music that both comments on and runs counter to the images onscreen. This was the first film in which Lynch focused on both original score/sound effects and pre-existing pop music.

David Lynch is never completely serious or completely joking — he is always both at the same time
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Kristin Cavallari’s Unsolicited Guide to Being a Celebrity in Nashville

Kristin Cavallari’s Unsolicited Guide to Being a Celebrity in Nashville
Kristin Cavallari announced via Instagram on Monday that she would be moving away from Chicago now that her husband, former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, is a free agent. “I gotta say, I’m really gonna miss this place,” she wrote in the social media post.

While Cavallari didn’t let on at the time exactly where the couple and they’re three children — sons Camden, 4, Jaxon, 2, and 16-month-old daughter Saylor — would be heading, a source close to the couple has now confirmed to People that they are relocating to Nashville, Tennessee.

Related: All About Kristin Cavallari’s Love-Hate Relationship with Chicago,
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‘Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film’ Trailer Stitches Together the Us and Mexico’s Border With Art

With the ongoing discussions about Donald Trump wanting to construct a wall between Mexico and the Unites States, Sam Wainwright Douglas’ latest documentary, “Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film,” is more relevant than ever.

The film follows Postcommodity, an interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martinez and Kade L. Twist, who put land art in a tribal context. The group bring together a community to construct the Repellent Fence, a two-mile long ephemeral monument “stitching” together the Us and Mexico. The documentary shows how in 2015 they were helped by people on both sides of the border to install a series of 26 huge inflatable spheres emblazoned with an insignia known as the “open eye” that has existed in Indigenous cultures from South America to Canada for thousands of years.

Read More: ‘Midsummer in Newtown’ Exclusive Clip: Documentary Explores a Shakespearean Production In The Aftermath of Sandy Hook
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Watch Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson Read Country Music Mean Tweets on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Watch Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson Read Country Music Mean Tweets on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’
Ouch! Some of the biggest stars in country music willingly participated in Jimmy Kimmel’s “Mean Tweets” sketch on Wednesday night, subjecting themselves to the harsh criticisms of the Internet’s cruelest trolls.

Watch: Barack Obama Slams Donald Trump in Celebrity Mean Tweets on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’: Watch!

“Just because you have a beard, a ponytail & a cowboy hat, doesn’t mean you can sing. You know how I know? Trace Adkins,” the “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” singer read, adding, “That’s disconcerting.”

Miranda Lambert got in on the fun, reading out, “In case of a national emergency, all air traffic will be redirected to Miranda Lambert’s forehead.”

One tweeter claimed that the duo of Florida Georgia Line were created in a “d**che factory,” which the guys joked was “right down the road.”

Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman was also called out for having “hair like a Zoolander villain,” which her bandmates
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‘Thelma and Louise!’: Kate Hudson and Stella McCartney Roadtrip to Music Festival

‘Thelma and Louise!’: Kate Hudson and Stella McCartney Roadtrip to Music Festival
Kate Hudson and Stella McCartney are feeling footloose on their girls trip to the California desert.

On Friday night, the designer took to Instagram to share a selfie of the pair en route to Indio, California, for weekend two of the Desert Trip music festival.

Thelma and Louise heading to coachella!! x Stella,” McCartney, 45, wrote in the post.

Hudson, 37, shared the same photo, captioning her post, “The eagle has landed #RoadTrippin @stellamccartney.”

Later that night, Hudson Snapchatted the duo rocking out to Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones, who kicked off the festival’s second weekend. In one post, the
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The Rolling Stones Announce Live Album and Concert Film of Their Historic Cuba Show, Havana Moon

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The Rolling Stones Announce Live Album and Concert Film of Their Historic Cuba Show, Havana Moon
On March 25th of this year, the Rolling Stones made history by playing a free concert for over half a million people in Havana, Cuba. In addition to the record-breaking crowd, the show was an important benchmark in the thawing relations between the embargoed Communist country and much of the Western world. Now the Stones are issuing a live album and concert film of the once-in-a-lifetime event. Dubbed Havana Moon , it's due out Nov. 11. and will be available as a DVD + 2Cd, Blu-ray + 2Cd, DVD + 3Lp, and as a special deluxe edition. The announcement was accompanied by a 30-second teaser,
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The Rolling Stones Announce Live Album and Concert Film of Their Historic Cuba Show, Havana Moon

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The Rolling Stones Announce Live Album and Concert Film of Their Historic Cuba Show, Havana Moon
On March 25th of this year, the Rolling Stones made history by playing a free concert for over half a million people in Havana, Cuba. In addition to the record-breaking crowd, the show was an important benchmark in the thawing relations between the embargoed Communist country and much of the Western world. Now the Stones are issuing a live album and concert film of the once-in-a-lifetime event. Dubbed Havana Moon , it's due out Nov. 11. and will be available as a DVD + 2Cd, Blu-ray + 2Cd, DVD + 3Lp, and as a special deluxe edition. The announcement was accompanied by a 30-second teaser,
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See Carrie, Brad, Keith and More of Nashville's A-list Celebrate Country History

See Carrie, Brad, Keith and More of Nashville's A-list Celebrate Country History
The video for the all-star "Forever Country" mash-up opens on a green field, panning to sun-dappled woods and a glimpse of Nashville's Honky Tonk strip before Brad Paisley appears in a roadside café, singing the words of a classic: "Almost heaven, West Virginia…" For Paisley, one of the 30 acts lending talent to "Forever Country," the project was personal. "'Take Me Home Country Roads' is my state anthem," Paisley tells People of the John Denver tune that was blended with Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" and Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again" for the new song
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Livestream: The Stones Roll Into Tiff With ‘Olé Olé Olé! : A Trip Across Latin America’

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With songs like “Sympathy for the Devil” and “Honky Tonk Women” The Rolling Stones help audiences relive the golden rock ‘n’ roll age in their film, premiering at Tiff, “The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé! : A Trip Across Latin America”. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts tour Latin America and perform […]
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Country Singer Justin Moore Threatens To ‘Beat The F*** Out Of A Fan’ — Here’s Why

Justin Moore is not to be messed with, as fans of the country singer discovered during his performance in Chicago at “The Bud Light Party Convention” when he halted his cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women” mid-song after seeing a man apparently throwing an object at a woman in the audience. Video of the incident shows […]
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Tonya Couch, Mom of Infamous 'Affluenza' Teen, Now Working as Bartender: Report

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Tonya Couch, Mom of Infamous 'Affluenza' Teen, Now Working as Bartender: Report
Now that a judge has released her from house arrest, the 49-year-old mother of Texas "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch has a new job: bartender. People confirms a judge lifted Tonya Couch's home confinement order on Tuesday before directing her to continue wearing an electronic monitoring device. Couch is also prohibited from consuming alcohol or drugs as she awaits her upcoming trial. But she is not barred from serving alcohol, a court official tells People. Fox 4 News in Dallas obtained an exclusive photograph showing Couch behind the bar, serving drinks at the Honky Tonk Woman Saloon in Azle, a Fort Worth suburb.
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Tonya Couch, Mom of Infamous 'Affluenza' Teen, Now Working as Bartender: Report

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Tonya Couch, Mom of Infamous 'Affluenza' Teen, Now Working as Bartender: Report
Now that a judge has released her from house arrest, the 49-year-old mother of Texas "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch has a new job: bartender. People confirms a judge lifted Tonya Couch's home confinement order on Tuesday before directing her to continue wearing an electronic monitoring device. Couch is also prohibited from consuming alcohol or drugs as she awaits her upcoming trial. But she is not barred from serving alcohol, a court official tells People. Fox 4 News in Dallas obtained an exclusive photograph showing Couch behind the bar, serving drinks at the Honky Tonk Woman Saloon in Azle, a Fort Worth suburb.
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Affluenza Mom -- Now Doing Time ... Behind Bar (Photo)

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Tonya Couch, the mother of the "affluenza" teen who fled to Mexico with her son, is back on her feet -- especially during happy hour -- tending bar. We've learned Ethan Couch's mom is slinging drinks at the Honky Tonk Woman Saloon in Azle, TX. Tonya's telling her customers the Saloon gig was a lifesaver because no one wanted to hire her after she and Ethan were captured in Mexico last year. We're told she's
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Rory Feek's 'Josephine' Brings Civil War Love Story to Theaters

Rory Feek's 'Josephine' Brings Civil War Love Story to Theaters
Since 1969, dozens of films ranging from shorts to documentaries to features, have been screened at the Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) each year. Rapidly growing into one of the most prestigious in the country, the week-long festival excels in music-related films, not surprisingly. Documentaries at this year's festival, which is currently underway, include Honky Tonk Heaven, which spotlights the iconic Broken Spoke dance hall in Texas, and A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story, both of which are making their Southeast premiere at this year's festival.

While it is
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Interview: Tom Hiddleston, Director Marc Abraham on ‘I Saw the Light’

Chicago – The legacy of country music singer Hank Williams is embraced in every lonesome twang you hear in any song. The actor Tom Hiddleston (“Thor”) transcends his Loki roots to embody the 1950s songster in a way that is otherworldly, working from the script and direction of Marc Abraham.

Hank Williams was a bright wattage bulb that burned like a thousand suns, and was extinguished instantly at the tender age of 29. The influence of his short time within the country music scene, from about 1946 through to his death in 1953, was through the music chart statistic that Williams had an astounding 35 singles reach the country and western Top Ten (five after his death). His signature style and easy-going hit making continues to be heard in the heart of C&W (and all pop) music, and he can easily qualify as one of the Olympus-like gods of that particular brand of musical faith.
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The Voice Recap: They Won Their Battles, But Can They Win the War?

The Voice Recap: They Won Their Battles, But Can They Win the War?
If you don’t love The Voice‘s Brittany Kennell and Trey O’Dell now — following their masterful cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” — you will never love them again.

RelatedHeartbeat Review: [Insert Your Own ‘Dead on Arrival’ Zinger Here]

After all, the undeniable standouts of the final night of the Season 10 Battle Rounds may be less-hyped than some of their front-running counterparts — and probably won’t get to close the show again between now and the mid-May finale — but for tonight, let’s celebrate their talent and creativity, yes?

Heck, even if they’re not the producers’ chosen vocalists, at least they didn’t get the
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'Transpecos', 'Tower' among SXSW audience award winners

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'Transpecos', 'Tower' among SXSW audience award winners
Greg Kwedar’s Transpecos won the Narrative feature competition audience award and Keith Maitland’s Tower the documentary prize on Saturday night.

In the Headliners programme, Jean-Marc Vallée won for Demolition and Matthew Newton claimed the Narrative Spotlight award for From Nowhere.

The Documentary Spotlight audience award went to Mr. Gaga by Tomer Heymann, while the Visions and Midnighters categories were won by Caito Ortiz for Jules And Dolores and Shinsuke Sato for I Am a Hero, respectively.

The Episodic audience winner was Vice Principals by Jody Hill, David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, and the 24 Beats Per Second prize went to Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend Of The Broken Spokeby Brenda Greene Mitchell and Sam Wainwright Douglas.

Ghostland by Simon Stadler prevailed in the Sxglobal category and the festival Favorites award went to Gleason by Clay Tweel.

SXSW ran from March 11-20 and screened 143 features. For the full list of juried winners click here.
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