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The time has finally come for the immigrant who is young scrappy and hungry to make an appearance in LA. The award winning Broadway show Hamilton created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, uses several musical genres to craft a totally new and unexpected look at the Founding Fathers and the creation of America. The cast album won the Grammy and the off-Broadway production won eight Drama Desks (along with six other nominations), including Outstanding Musical, Music, Lyrics and Book .
Hamilton’s national tour will be in Los Angeles on August 11, 2017 and run through the rest of the year. Pantages Theatre announced when Hamilton tickets will go on sale, and it’s soon. We would be able to purchase tickets for the show starting Sunday, April 30 at 10 a.m.( Time is important because you know those tickets will sell out fast) Tickets will be on sale on Pantages’ website or Ticketmaster.Tickets will cost between $85-$225 which is worth it
Get Out, a film by Jordan Peele, touches on the “sensitive” subject of racism in a satirical and metaphorical way, reaching new heights in box offices and even gaining $133 million world wide
Get Out is about a black man, Chris, who is going with his white girlfriend, Rose, out of town to meet her parents. While he is there, he notices strange instances that put him on edge. All of the black people he comes in contact with act strangely and “white” and all the white people he comes in contact with seem to only be interested in him for his physical attributes. Jordan Peele intended for the movie to be a façade for the actual issues occurring in twenty-first century America. Get Out shows the unintended racism and Caucasian prejudice against black people (i.e. quotes from the movie include, “I would have voted for Obama again if I could”, “Black is the new fashion” and “Is it true what they say…?”) and the obvious change of tone when it comes to race (i.e. This journalist’s way of describing the movie: “British actor Daniel Kaluuya is Chris, the black boyfriend of Rose, a beautiful young white woman played by Allison Williams (from Lena Dunham’s series Girls)”-The Guardian).
While the movie intended to educate as well as entertain, some critics were not amused (most of whom are Caucasian might I add) with the portrayal of white people as villains. This is outrageous, truly! It’s a terrible thing to single out one race to a bad attribute. It isn’t like black people are shown as bad guys most of the time on T.V. shows. “In Get Out, just as Obama did, Peele exploits racial discomfort, irresponsibly playing racial grief and racist relief off against each other, subjecting imagination and identification to political sway” Journalist for the National Review, Armond White(ironic.), explains his discomfort with the film. “Chris and his ghetto friend Rod, who works for the TSA, are attitudes and not complex beings. The other blacks Chris encounters as servants on Rose’s family estate are no better that Trayvon Martin-type effigies– zombie-like when not sorrowful and tearful.”
Get Out originally had a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, along with two other films that date back to the 50s and 20s, but due to this critics critique, it dropped to a 99% and people were outraged. With an overall 8.3 rating, Get Out continues to rise in charts and educate people on the modern issues that need to be addressed.
Come and see a glimpse of the live action remake of Walt Disney’s original movie, Beauty and The beast, in theaters Friday, March 17.
It’s been 26 years since the 1991 film, Beauty and The Beast. Disney announced on March 2016 about the remake of a new live action, 3D, fantasy film of Beauty and The Beast.
Emma Watson plays as Belle, a beautiful young woman that lives with his father in a little town. Belle’s father ends up in a beast’s castle. Dan Stevens plays as The Prince / beast, a young prince who gets transformed into a monstrous creature by a witch’s curse. Belle trades her herself for her father’s life to be saved. Bella then is his prisoner that soon falls in love with the beast and breaks the beast’s curse. Then they live Happily ever after.
If you wanna end your week great and start your weekend off ‘magical’, go to the closest theater, El Capitan or Chinese Theater, which showtimes start early this Friday.
New music is composed every day and some make it to the top of the charts the same day they are released. Cool new artists like The Chainsmokers, Zara Larsson and Noah Cyrus have recently released some singles that have made it pretty high in the Billboard Hot 100.
Here are the top five albums on the itunes chart that everyone should give a listen to and maybe find their summer song or even create a whole playlist to “turn up to.”
1. Divide by Ed Sheeran
2. Thriller by Micheal Jackson
3. Beauty and the Beast (original soundtrack) by various artists
4. 24K Magic by Bruno Mars
5. Licensed to III by the Beastie Boys
Remember if some of these albums may not be the style you are into, you can definitely keep looking for that genre you like. There is tons of upcoming artists and one of them can be composing music that you might love, just be open minded and always be on the lookout.
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The King is back! Since his last movie in 2005 directed by Peter Jackson. Kong: Skull Island ,directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, is those kinds of Hollywood sequels we don’t expect but we don’t mind. Where at the start throws you back in a series of montages of bombs and crashes of WWII and the Cold war. 1973 The government-funded an expedition ,during the last days of The Vietnam War, to explore the recently discovered island, deep in the South Pacific. Soon, a detachment of nerds, soldiers, a tracker and an ambitious photojournalist (like those photojournalist that is life and death to record stuff) will be there to either gather undiscovered plants or new discover species and well let’s just say that well they found something big. Okay let’s get real here who are we kidding you’re probably not here for the story or the characters but the damn huge ape himself, and doesn’t he look magnificent. With motion capture by ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ his tactile fur and eyes, Kong comes to life .
Also you would do well to note that this is meant to be an origin story in MonsterVerse franchise, setting up the beast for a planned showdown against Godzilla in 2020 (which sounds amazing already)
Ultimately, this is a movie fashioned on pure action spectacle, using state-of-the-art CGI to breathe new life into the old-school monster movie mash genre
Al fresco rooftop movie viewing is returning for ita third season of screenings on the Montalbán’s rooftop. Rooftop Cinema Club is your snazzy, comfortable and less stressful alternative to other outdoor movie screenings.
RCC promises to offer some of the most unique and incredible movie-going opportunities for film lovers throughout 2017.You don’t even need to bring your own blanket or camping chair – Rooftop Cinema Club provides you with your very own comfy lawn chair, as well as blankets on request for the ultimate cozy experience. And instead of listening to the movie over loudspeakers, you’ll get a set of wireless headphones so you never have to miss a word.
The cinema will be kicking things off in April with Blade Runner, and carrying on with classics like Back to the Future and recent hits, including Moonlight. The first batch of tickets is on sale now. General admission tickets for $19 or brand-new Rooftop Love Seats for $29. There will be movie screenings every day from Apr. 5 to Apr. 29. The cinema is at 1615 Vine St Los Angeles
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Breaking up with a partner is always hard but The Museum of Broken Relationships embraces unique artifacts left behind by former couples. Founded by John B. Quinn in 2016 the museum was brought over from Zagreb, Croatia to the city of dreams. Located just a block away from Hollywood and Highland this museum displays over 115 items that are supposed to take viewers on a deep emotional journey. While some of the exhibits may be sad many are humorous and entertaining and show how these people recuperated from their break-ups. Each object was personally donated from a contributor and each object tells an uncommon story. Anyone also has the chance to contribute to the museum by sending in their own object with the story of that item.
Tickets to the museum cost $18 for general admission but for students it is $15. The museum is open all week but hours differentiate on Thursdays, Fridays, and the weekend. Not only does the museum offer exhibits but it also has numerous events. One event coming up on Sunday March 12 is a Break It/ Make It where people can take out their emotions by smashing anything they want and then they can create something with the broken pieces. The museum also has a gift shop for people wanting to buy merchandise. So for an interesting and unique journey people should definitely check this museum out.
Where you too busy on June to miss out on Disney’s fishy friends back on action. There is no need to panic, because around the end of January and early February it was release on Netflix.
People speculate that Disney allowed Finding Dory to be release in Netflix because it was a basic copy of the original. It was proven that it had similar concept. Both Movies had a missing family member, they had a near death experience with birds, and they have a group animals that say a repetitive word.
Finding Dory is about a forgetful fish accompanied by Disney’s other beloved fish Nemo and Marlin. She goes on a journey across the ocean remembering her past and trying to find her beloved parents. She meets her old friends and was reunited with her parents.
The overall moral of the story is that family is important and we should never lose contact with them.
As you all know the 89th Annual Oscar Academy Awards took place this weekend on Sunday, Feb. 26. With Justin Timberlake’s opening performance of one of his songs, “Can’t Stop the Feeling”. John legend made a special performance singing the nominated song “City of Stars” from La La Land. And the moment that will go down in history. The Moment that left the audience with their mouth open.
“This is not a joke, ‘Moonlight’ has won best picture, ” Horowitz said. “‘Moonlight.’ Best picture.” This was said after they had incorrectly announced that La La Land had won best picture, when in reality it was Moonlight.
People are comparing this event to the event in which Steve Harvey incorrectly announced Miss Universe.
The winners are as followed:
best actor: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
best actress : Emma Stone, “La La Land”
best supporting actor: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
best supporting actress: Viola Davis, “Fences”
Animated Feature: “Zootopia”
Cinematography: “La La Land”
Costume Design: “Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them”
Direction: Damien Chanzelle, “La La Land”
Documentary Feature: “O.J.: Made in America”
Documentary Short: “The White Helmets”
Film Editing: “Hacksaw Ridge”
Forgein Language Film: “The Salesman”
Makeup and Hairstyling: “Suicide Squad”
Score: “La La Land”
Song: “City of stars” from La La Land
Production Design: La La Land
Animated short: Piper
Live Action Short: Sing
Sound Editing: Arrival
Sound Mixing: Hacksaw Ridge
Visual Effects: The Jungle Book
Adapted Screenplay: Moonlight
Orignial Screenplay: Manchester by the sea
Have nothing to do this weekend? Hit up the Los Angeles Art Book Fair at
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. The event is free for all. There will be showcases of artists’ books, catalogues, monographs, periodicals and zines. 250 international presses. Booksellers, and independent publishers from twenty one countries come together to admire each other’s art. There will be artists representing countries such as: Chile. France, Belgium, Australia, Greece etc.
This is a not-to-be-missed companion fair compared to New York’s Art Book Fair. Over the years, the book fair has gotten more and more popularity. Last year’s fair 2016 saw over 35,000 visitors over the course of three and a half days.