Asian American festival, Marimba madness at Levitt, Professor Phelyx and more

Denver Zoo launches Asian American festival Saturday-Sunday. To celebrate Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month, Denver Zoo this weekend is its first Asian American and Pacific Islander Festival. The event is driven by the zoo’s partnership with the Filipino-American Community of Colorado, organizers said, and will offer multicultural dance, music, art, workshops and community engagement, … Read more

Music festivals return as COVID cases rise again

(NewsNation) — More than 125,000 people are attending Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this weekend as large concerts and festivals begin to return to the US after a hiatus during the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic. The return of the masses to these staples of live music come as COVID-19 cases are beginning to … Read more

At the Oscars, the Real Competition Is Between Apple and Netflix

LOS ANGELES—After a 111-minute family drama called “CODA” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2021, the usual phalanx of distributors began vying for the film. According to a person involved in the negotiations, the iPhone maker saw something in the movie, about the hearing daughter of an all-deaf family, that few others did: … Read more

When Slipknot’s Clown Got Maced by a Security Guard Before a Show

The original Tattoo the Earth tour is remembered for its exhilarating but often agonizing backstage escapades in a new book about the rock and metal trek that included Slipknot, Slayer, Sevendust and even Metallica at one point. It’s called Caravan of Pain: The True Story of the Tattoo the Earth Tour. Scott Alderman, the festival’s … Read more

Alec Baldwin talks ‘Rust’ lawsuits during film festival in Boulder

CNN — Alec Baldwin said he believes certain lawsuits filed in the wake of the fatal shooting on the “Rust” film set have been directed toward people who are considered “deep-pocket litigants,” not necessarily those who were potentially negligent in the incident. “What you have is a certain group of people, litigants and whatever, on … Read more

Scala is an Incandescent Tribute to a Cinema and its Passing

In the heyday of big-screen entertainment Thailand was home to some 700 standalone single-screen theaters. By 2019 only one of them survived in Bangkok. It was the Scala, a thousand-seat cinema that opened its doors on New Year’s Eve 1969 and closed them 51 years later, in July 2020, when it was shut, razed to … Read more