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February 2nd, 2017 by Cherry

Paley Center NY & LA are celebrating Black History Month with events for kids and adults! Visitors will be able to enjoy archived screening with Oprah Winfrey, Kerry Washington, Diahann Carroll, Lee Daniels, Cicely Tyson, and others share personal stories as they introduce historic TV moments from Julia, Soul Train, Roots, In Living Color, Scandal, Empire and many more programs. You’ll be able to see portraits of iconic talents and walk the red carpet with favorite stars! Attendees can share pictures on social with #PaleyTribute.

In Los Angeles, the monitors are on the second floor with the portraits. In New York, you can watch the full tributes in the Spielberg Gallery or go to the Library on the fourth floor to watch individual Tribute segments.

Attendees in both New York and Los Angeles will have the opportunity to watch classic and significant programs from the Paley Archive that celebrate and examine the African-American experience (see schedule below)

NY & LA: 
February 5 and February 12

12:15 pm
The Proud Family: “Party” (2002)
Penny Proud parties down in this episode of the popular animated family sitcom. (23 minutes)

12:39 pm
The Muppet Show: Lena Horne (1976)
Legendary vocalist Lena Horne drops by for a visit with Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the gang. (24 minutes)

1:04 pm
Bernie Mac Show: “The Night of Terror” (2005)
Zombies, played for laughs, because that’s what happens when you combine comedian Bernie Mac and kids. (30 minutes)

1:27 pm
Julia: “Am I, Pardon the Expression, Blacklisted?” (1968)
Groundbreaking sitcom about widowed nurse Julia Baker (Diahann Carroll) and her young son, Corey. (25 minutes)

1:51 pm
The Richard Pryor Show: Robin Williams, Charles Fletcher (1977)
Controversial in its time, this comedy-variety show hosted by comedian Richard Pryor lasted just four episodes, due to disagreements over content with the network (NBC). (51 minutes)

2:43 pm
In Living Color (1990)
Homey D. Clown clowns around in this installment of the influential sketch comedy show created by Keenen Ivory Wayans and Damon Wayans. (23 minutes)

3:07 pm
ABC Novel for Television: Roots (1977)
Premiere episode of iconic miniseries (celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year), based on Alex Haley’s book, focuses on Kunta Kinte, an African warrior who is captured by slave traders and brought to America. (37 minutes)

NY & LA:
February 19 and February 26

12:15 pm
Sesame Street: “Big Birds Pen Pal” (2002)
Sweep the clouds away with this diversity-themed episode of the great American children’s series, still running strong in its forty-eighth year.

1:16 pm
Justice League: “Legends Part 1” (2002)
Superhero superteam battles supervillains in alternate dimension. (22 minutes)

1:39 pm
Justice League: “Legends Part 2” (2002)
Superheroes vs. supervillains, part two. (22 minutes)

2:02 pm
Teen Titans: “Car Trouble” (2003)
Cyborg’s new supercar starts with T, and that stands for trouble. (22 minutes)

2:24 pm
The Oprah Winfrey Show: “Malcolm X” (1992)
Oprah chats with director Spike Lee about his film Malcolm X, plus Malcolm’s widow and daughter. (44 minutes)

3:09 pm

Paris: “Dead Men Don’t Kill” (1979)
Paris (James Earl Jones) tries to save a possibly innocent man on death row in this stark episode of the criminally underappreciated cop drama. (50 minutes)

 

 

4:00 pm
Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Piano Lesson (1995)
TV adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a family in 1930s Pittsburgh and the conflict over an antique piano, a family heirloom with great symbolic value; starring Charles Dutton, Alfre Woodard, and Courtney B. Vance. (1 hour 40 minutes)

In New York and Los Angeles, families are welcome to enjoy family screenings and craft activities that celebrate African-American history and pop culture. 

 

Also in New York, the Paley Center’s Education department will present two workshops:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017; 2:00 pm
Screening and Discussion: CBS Reports: Who Speaks for Birmingham (1961)
Come see this rarely seen one hour in-depth news report which sought to let Birmingham residents, both black and white, speak on behalf of their community, then the center of international attention due to racial violence and strife.
Recommended for children ages 14 and older.

Thursday, February 23, 2017; 2:00 pm
Workshop: The Civil Rights Movement and Television
In the years between 1954 and 1965, more legislation was passed, more court decisions were rendered, and more social change was effected in the name of civil rights than ever before. The rise of the Civil Rights Movement paralleled the growing use of television in the United States. In 1950 television was still in its infancy, but by 1960, televisions were present in 90 percent of American homes. Television provided the American public with a means to witness the struggle for civil rights nearly in real time and led a more informed society to enact social change.  In this workshop participants view and discuss important television clips from the Paley Center’s civil rights archive.
Recommended for children ages 13 and older. 

Email eduny@paleycenter.org to make reservations.

Exhibits, Screenings, & Family Activities

February 2017, in Los Angeles & New York
Wednesdays to Sundays
12:00 to 5:00 pm (LA)
12:00 to 6:00 pm; Thursdays until 8:00 pm (NY)
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

 

The Paley Center for Media in LA
465 N. Beverly Drive,
at S. Santa Monica Blvd.
More info about visiting.

The Paley Center for Media in NY
25 West 52 Street
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
More info about visiting.

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January 19th, 2017 by Cherry

I’m geek fangirling with the newest DC Comics Justice League moving premiering on DVD/BluRay/Digital HD on February 7th but if you are in Los Angeles or NYC you can enjoy a special viewing and Q&A with cast and producers. I grew up loving Justice League and have been very happy with the DC series. They can be a little dark and violent but since they are geared towards an older fan based the stories have some adult themes. I have also been incredibly impressed with the writing and direction of the films. They have taken classic characters we grew up with and have enriched the story as well as given them a more contemporary look and attitude to appeal to casual fans as well. Now that they have decided to ‘reboot’ Constantine and begin to bring him into the TV/Animation family it will give new fans of the character an opportunity to get to know him as well as old fans some major nerd love. I’m hoping to chat with Matt Ryan again since I interviewed him (and the cast) at SDCC for Constantine (NBC) a series that I feel did not get the time to find an audience that it deserved. 

I’m so excited about the Justice League Dark that is the latest  DC Universe Original Movie that is premiering at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on January 23, 2017  and at the Director’s Guild of America in New York on February 2, 2017. Fans are able to attend the screening and stay for the filmmakers and members of the voice cast  post-screening panel discussion. Matt Ryan (Constantine, The Halcyon), the voice of Constantine, and Nicholas Turturro (NYPD Blue, Blue Bloods), the voice of Deadman, will attend both the Los Angeles and New York premieres and take part in the panel discussions along with supervising producer James Tucker, director Jay Oliva and character designer Phil Bourassa. Ray Chase (Final Fantasy XV videogame), the voice of Jason Blood/Etrigan, joins the World Premiere festivities in Los Angeles. Additional talent participating at the two premieres will be announced as confirmed.

Justice League Dark …

When innocent civilians begin committing unthinkable crimes across Metropolis, Gotham City and beyond, Batman must call upon mystical counterparts to eradicate this demonic threat to the planet. Enter Justice League Dark, reluctantly led by the Hellblazer himself, John Constantine. Like Batman, Constantine is a cunning, often cynical loner who is the best at his chosen profession – but quickly realizes the sinister forces plaguing the planet will require help from other supernatural alliances. Forming a new “league” with sorceress Zatanna, otherworldly Deadman, and Jason Blood and his powerful alter ego Etrigan the Demon, this team of Dark Arts specialists must unravel the mystery of Earth’s supernatural plague and contend with the rising, powerful villainous forces behind the siege – before it’s too late for all of mankind.

Latest DC Universe Original Movie to Debut in LA (1/23/17) and NYC (2/2/17);

Limited Free Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis 

 

Both screenings will begin at 7:00 pm. The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles is located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. The Director’s Guild of America is located at 110 West 57th Street in New York City.

A limited number of free tickets are available to the general public. Please note that Justice League Dark is Rated R for “some disturbing violence.” Anyone under 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

 

Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on January 23 must RSVP via email to JLDarkLA@gmail.com.

 

Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York event on February 2 must RSVP via email to JLDarkNY@gmail.com.

 

The body of all fan RSVP emails need ONLY include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) valid email address, and (3) name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening, and the number of tickets being requested (limit four per entry). Fans should keep their entry simple – here’s an example of exactly how the body of the RSVP email should appear:

 

Bruce Wayne

2 tickets

DarkKnight@gmail.com

www.cherrydavis.org

 

Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email.

 

About Justice League Dark …

When innocent civilians begin committing unthinkable crimes across Metropolis, Gotham City and beyond, Batman must call upon mystical counterparts to eradicate this demonic threat to the planet. Enter Justice League Dark, reluctantly led by the Hellblazer himself, John Constantine. Like Batman, Constantine is a cunning, often cynical loner who is the best at his chosen profession – but quickly realizes the sinister forces plaguing the planet will require help from other supernatural alliances. Forming a new “league” with sorceress Zatanna, otherworldly Deadman, and Jason Blood and his powerful alter ego Etrigan the Demon, this team of Dark Arts specialists must unravel the mystery of Earth’s supernatural plague and contend with the rising, powerful villainous forces behind the siege – before it’s too late for all of mankind.

Actor Matt Ryan, who set the standard for the role of Constantine on the Warner Bros. live-action television series, returns to the role in animated form alongside Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Batman, Camilla Luddington (Grey’s Anatomy) as Zatanna, Nicholas Turturro (NYPD Blue, Blue Bloods) as Deadman, Ray Chase (Final Fantasy XV videogame) as Jason Blood/Etrigan, Roger R. Cross (24, Arrow) as John Stewart/Swamp Thing, Jeremy Davies (Justified, Constantine) as Ritchie Simpson, Rosario Dawson (Daredevil, Luke Cage, Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Jerry O’Connell (Stand By Me, Crossing Jordan) as Superman, Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint, Veronica Mars) as Felix Faust, and Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Spider-Man 2) as Destiny.

 

Justice League Dark is directed by Jay Oliva (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns). Story by J.M. DeMatteis and Ernie Altbacker (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) and teleplay by Ernie Altbacker. Sam Register is Executive Producer. Benjamin Melniker & Michael Uslan (The Dark Knight trilogy) are co-executive producers. James Tucker (Batman Bad Blood, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders) is Supervising Producer.

 

Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League Dark will be distributed February 7, 2017 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray™ Deluxe Giftset (featuring an exclusive Constantine figurine), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD. The film will be available to own on Digital HD starting January 24, 2017.

 

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October 27th, 2016 by Cherry

I saw the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie aka MCU: 14 Doctor Strange. I must admit when Marvel announced they were making the film I got SO excited. I’ve been a fan of the character since I was a kid and would read the comics.

I must admit I was over the moon imagining whom they would cast as this character that I had loved as a little black girl in Iowa that scoured the comic book shop for characters of color (COC). I decided a long time ago that my Doctor wasn’t black but he wasn’t white either I always thought he was Indian or from Asian country that after his injuries decided to explore the medicine of his ancestors (who he had turned away from as he completely assimilated to American culture) so when they announced they had cast Benedict Cumberbatch I was very upset. Disappointed that once again a character that could have no SHOULD have been a man of color was instead cast with one of the whitest men on the screen. Now in his defense he’s a great actor and I’m a huge fan of Benedict. So I weakly decided to forgive Marvel for that choice since I was sure the Ancient One would be an Asian actor either someone US audiences know already like Jet Li or Daniel Dae Kim or Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa but instead they cast Tilda Swinton freaking TILDA SWINTON the whitest woman in the entire world. mind blown I got so mad that I pledged to not see the film EVER! I was done DONE with the two leads. Even after they cast Chiwetel Ejiofor I was no. But than my friends insisted we see the Suicide Squad and I saw Benedict in the cape I started to yearn for the movie. Despite my pledge to stand strong with my Asian Brothers and Sisters against the whitewashing of the first superhero film that SHOULD have been predominately Asian but I still thought I will not see the film BUT will watch it on HBO or DVD.

But happily I’m on a screening list and got to see a sneak preview of the film with a good blerd chick friend. So lucky you get a review of the film.

So I’m going to go on and say one of the things that I found strange ABOUT Dr. Strange. How the holy freck is a movie that takes place in a mythical Asian country that all of the supporting stars are either WHITE or a Black guy (notice I say GUY as in the ONE). Now they do have two supporting Asian actors one is Wong (Benedict Wong) the librarian and an actor who I can’t even find listed on IMDB <URGH>.

 

But it’s a solid MCU origin story where you get to know Dr. Strange (and yes you will call him DOCTOR) a hotshot surgeon who’s a bit of a talented douche who likes to take high profile cases that will go in his ‘win’ column so that he can keep collecting awards and money to fund a very expensive Manhattan lifestyle. All that changes when he gets in car accident in his BMW (should have sprung for the self driving) where he mangles his precious surgeon hands but no his mind . This starts him on a path to fix his hands so he can get back to his life as a world class surgeon and so be first tries Western medicine (the best money can buy) before finally deciding that he wants to figure out how a former patient of his rehabilitation nurse was able to get back on his feet (I think releasing personal medical records to prove your right is illegal but let’s just go all in and ignore that too). This path takes him half way across the world to and he begins a journey that eventually leads him to Kamar-Taj (Tibet to everyone else). Once he meets the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) or The White Ghost the story picks up the pace and careens to the final showdown with the big bad. Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) is an OK villain seduced by power but despite his being a solid actor I don’t think the part was as fleshed out as I’d have liked and it just felt like so many other villains that he didn’t make that big of an impression. But of course as a nod to diversity he gets a black bestie Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and enigmatic Asian guy Wong (Benedict Wong) who seems to a stick in the mud ‘follow the rules’ type of guy both characters seem to be all about making Dr. Strange a better white superior to all . Did I mention that they justified the Ancient One with a throwaway line of how she’s Gaelic and doesn’t talk about how she got to be the leader .

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I don’t want to throw shade but Benedict get a major tan because he’s not as pearly as he normally looks!

At least we have the Black Panther … but my Asian Brothers and Sisters get bupkis with this film. I felt like a kid when I’d watch TV or movies desperately looking for someone who looked like me that were always either in the background or were the hooker or drug dealer. Things have changed but comic book movies still aren’t moving fast enough for me.

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April 6th, 2016 by Cherry

Looks like IFP Film Week is moving on up to the upper east side <snort> Brooklyn I mean!

 

markblue.pngIFP Film week is moving to Brooklyn after 37 years in Manhattan to be closer the the Made in NY Media Center by IFP headquarters. The film week will be in DUMBO to continue supporting the storytelling community from around the world. IFP will continue bing the only international co-production market for film, TV web-based and VR projects in the United States with over 150 projects from over 22 countries curated and pressed as scripts and works in progress each year.

 

The move to the new Brooklyn space will enable the event to have more public offerings and allow the event to focus on series, digital and VR content to satisfy the many platforms that have proliferated over the years as technology rushes to entertain.

 

 

“The film industry has changed,” says IFP Executive Director Joana Vicente, “Serialized stories are on the rise and film and television are taking cues from one another. New platforms for storytelling are bursting into the media landscape every year. IFP Film Week is a bold guide in this new frontier, harnessing the energy and ideas of an ever-evolving community that has grown beyond the simple concept of filmmaking.”IFP Film Week Photo Courtesy of IFP.jpg

IFP moved to Brooklyn— home of creatives and technologists — in 2009 and founded the Made in NY Media Center in partnership with MOME and EDC in 2013. This year, they will expand public offerings, paying increased attention to the fast growing areas of web-based, episodic and interactive content. More than 30+ curated narrative and non-fiction web series, episodes, interactive and app based serialized works will be introduced to both the industry and general public at this year’s Film Week.

In the last year, IFP has started supporting series creators and web-based programming with its new Screen Forward Labs for serialized content, honored USA Network’s “Mr. Robot” and “Shugs & Fats” at this year’s IFP Gotham Awards, and given a $25,000 Calvin Klein “Live The Dream” grant to web series “195 Lewis.” Alumni projects have gone on to screen at the most recent Sundance, Rotterdam and Tribeca Film Festivals, as well as screening online to the masses. “Namaste, Bitches,” for example, has already gone onto premiere online to audiences in the six-figures within a three-month period.

With that in mind, this year’s programming will include a week of screenings, talks, meet ups, exhibitions, and events centered on cutting edge creative content for the big screen, the small screen, the Internet and beyond.

This will include:

  • An expanded offering of projects selected in the IFP Project Forum, the premiere meetings driven forum connecting artists to industry. Featuring new work from both emerging and established artists in narrative and documentary feature films, the No Borders (narrative) and Spotlight on Documentary (non-fiction) programs will continue to do so but also accept serialized content for television, web and app-based platforms.
  • Screen Forward Conference, a four-day program of how great projects can connect with audiences and stand out in a crowded marketplace.
  • Public presentations of sneak previews of upcoming feature films, documentaries, web-based and television series for both industry and general audiences
  • Both at the Made in NY Media Center and throughout DUMBO will be daily showcases of episodic and VR/AR content
  • Expansion of the annual IFP Lab Showcases with the mission of introducing audiences to new discoveries in narrative and documentary feature film, as well as web series, television pilots, VR and app based series.

“IFP Film Week is the place where filmmakers, artists, and storytellers cross paths with people who help move their projects forward.” Says IFP Head of Programming Amy Dotson. “Creators get funding, advice, and opportunities. Industry insiders get to discover new talent. The public gets to screen cutting-edge work first. And Brooklyn is where it’s at.”

The 2016 IFP Independent Film Week will take place September 17 – 22, 2016. More information can be found at: http://www.ifp.org/programs/independent-film-week/ and applications are now live for the Project Forum.

 

About IFP

www.ifp.org

Founded in 1979,The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) champions the future of storytelling by connecting artists with essential resources at all stages from development to distribution. The organization fosters a vibrant and sustainable independent storytelling community through its year-round programs, which include IFP Film Week, IFP Labs, Filmmaker Magazine, the IFP Gotham Awards and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, a new incubator space developed with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and EDC. IFP represents an ever-growing network of 10,000+ storytellers around the world and plays a key role in supporting over 350 narrative and documentary features, as well as new series, each year.

 

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September 1st, 2015 by Cherry

Project UROK is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create funny, meaningful videos for teenagers struggling with mental health issues, made by people who have been there before.

Founded by Jenny Jaffe (CollegeHumor), the site officially launched in April of 2015 and already features a variety of honest, funny and relatable videos from young adults recounting their struggles with mental health. Project UROK ultimately strives to be an interactive, all-encompassing source of teen mental health resources, encouraging users to upload their own videos and share their experiences on the site’s message boards.

Among others, Project UROK features a video from Mara Wilson, a New York-based writer, performer, storyteller, and the host of the monthly show “What Are You Afraid Of?”

About the founders:

CEO Jenny Jaffe founded Project UROK to be the resource she wishes she’d had as a struggling, mentally ill teenager. She was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as a child, and despite the help of a therapist and the support of her family, she suffered from severe depression and panic attacks all throughout high school. She felt isolated and alone. But she got through it, and she wants to let other teenagers struggling with mental illness know that they can, too. She was hired by CollegeHumor during her senior year at NYU, sold her first screenplay at 19, and has since written for MTV, VH1, xoJane, Vulture and more.

Vice President and Production Coordinator Sarah Hartshorne was diagnosed with ADHD and ADD in college, but struggled with it long before. She’s recently been diagnosed with PTSD stemming from trauma she suffered as a child. Working for Project UROK has shown her how important it is to reach out for help when you need it. She’s best known as the plus-sized contestant on America’s Next Top Model Cycle 9, and she’s also a standup comedian and producer. She’s currently producing a documentary about plus-size modelling called Inside Skinny.

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August 10th, 2015 by Cherry

I wish I had an artistic bone in my body! I have ideas in my head but not ability to put it to pen and paper. Hopefully a woman of color will see this and get discovered .. or a man of color … or LGBT but it’s due August 23, 2015 so get to creating RIGHT NOW!

 

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BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin, along with Danny and Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, is once again giving emerging artists an incredible opportunity to share their art with the world.

Enter the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series for the chance to show your work at SCOPE Miami Beach, win a solo exhibit at SCOPE New York, and the opportunity to create a mural in your hometown.

This year, local market winners will exhibit their art in regional gallery events in New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Detroit, Philadelphia, Atlanta, San Francisco, Austin, Los Angeles, and Miami before facing off at SCOPE Miami Beach in December.

The top three winners at SCOPE Miami Beach will be invited to participate in the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®Artisan Series Mural project, creating murals in their community. The grand prize winner gets a solo show at SCOPE New York in March 2016.

The world is waiting. Submissions are being accepted through Saturday, August 23, 2015.

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June 13th, 2015 by Cherry

 

Global Citizen

Get your travel plans ready to head to the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park for the 2015 Global Citizen Festival on September 26th! Ed Sheeran will be one of the performers at this free concert to bring attention to the movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. Ed is the first artist to announce his performance at the show and we should learn about other artists in July but previous headliners of Global Citizen Festivals include: JAY Z, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, No Doubt, John Mayer, fun., Carrie Underwood, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Roots, Tiesto,  Foo Fighters, the Black Keys and more. It will be a great show with artists bringing attention to this important issue.

This year’s event will spotlight the Global Goals, the to-do list the United Nations will release in the fall that is designed to fight inequality, protect our planet and end extreme poverty by 2030. The Festival is scheduled to coincide with the annual United Nations General Assembly since it’s halfway to the goal this year (2015). As world leaders from 193 countries announce the new Global Goals designed to fight inequality, protect our planed and end extreme poverty in all nations around the world.

The Fifth Annual Global Citizen Festival is a FREE concert as part of the movement to end extreme poverty with Richard Curtis serving as the creative director for 2015. Learn more about global citizen and the movement to end extreme poverty by 2030. The 2015 Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park will channel the power of global citizens lending their voices for change and justice but this event is for everyone around the world. Even if your unable to attend you can still be involved. Go to the global citizen site for details on how to win points and enter for the chance to win tickets.  MSNBC is the broadcast partner for the 2015 Global Citizen Festival for those unable to attend watch it on TV. This event is a critical lever for achieving policy and financial commitments that will shape the success of these Global Goals that Chris Martin of Coldplay will serve as the curator of GCF for the next 15 years.

 

 

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June 10th, 2015 by Cherry

Anyone planning to join me and eat their way across the country? I’m so excited to attend the Culinary Road Trip a Pop-Up dining experience from the great minds of Thrillist this weekend in Hollywood. Looking over the list of locations I’ve either lived or visited every region/city except for Portland! I think that my tastebuds will be flooded with memories from Geno’s Steaks in Philly (you HAVE to order with cheese whiz!) to Giordan’s in Chicago (my first experience with real Chi-Town deep dish – quite embarrassing really my friends and I were on spring break and ordered a pizza. It came to the table with nothing but tomato sauce and no cheese! I said to the waitress that we would like cheese with our pizza and she rolled her eyes and said ‘it’s CHICAGO style the cheese is on the bottom!’ tee hee so embarrassed ). So I can’t WAIT to try some old friends and make new taste memories!

 

Anyone want to join me for some taste memories this Saturday? Leave a note and let’s get our grub on!

 

A stomach-stuffing tour of America’s best eats from coast to coast
(Georgetown Cupcakes! Luke’s Lobster rolls! Black Seed Bagels!), all under one roof.
Siren Orange, Studios 1 & 2
1050 N. Orange Drive
Hollywood, CA
Because this “road trip” scores you half a dozen legendary foodstuffs
that you can’t get in LA from culinary masterminds across the country–
including deep-dish slices from Chicago’s Gino’s East,
fresh brews from Portland’s Stumptown Coffee, and more —
plus free giveaways, a few surprises, and more.
thrillist.com | 568 Broadway | Suite 507 | New York, NY | 10012

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March 1st, 2015 by Cherry

Well I know how I want to spend my summer … it’s visiting NYC for a geek trip to explore the Hunger Games Exhibition with costumes, props and an interactive component that makes me want MORE from my girl Katniss! The exhibit is going to be at the Discovery Times Square and I’m sure it’s going to be a hot ticket so don’t delay! The exhibit opens this July so its major tourist season and it WILL sell out! Now if you weren’t able to get tickets for the 2015 San Diego Comic Con you can take solace with Katniss and the other tributes!

Now do you think you’d survive the Hunger Games? Or are you one of the fallen tributes?
Tickets to The Hunger Games: The Exhibition!

 

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The Hunger Games: The Exhibition™ will ignite fans of the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise as never before. Immersive themed environments, hundreds of authentic costumes and props, and highly interactive digital and hands-on experiences will invite visitors to step inside and explore the world of Panem as created by the films.

 

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May 17th, 2014 by Cherry

Who you gonna call???? Ghostbusters!!!  We all remember the phrase and laughed with Bill, slimer that crazy scamp and of course my gal Sigourney!  If you are in Los Angeles head over to the opening night exhibit at Gallery 1988 and consider grabbing some pop culture art in homage to a beloved movie!

Don’t despair since it’s a Traveling Art show so follow slimer and get some culture!

UD - A Study in Busting Ghosts
TOTAL PROTONIC REVERSAL
A Study in Busting Ghosts
Flowers, vases and streams—that stuff all worked okay for Monet, but imagine what he could’ve done with the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.Saturday at Gallery 1988, you’ll see more than 80 artists’ works based on Ghostbusters. Once you get past the gatekeeper.
411:
Opening reception May 17, 7-10pm,Ghostbusters 30th at Gallery 1988, 7308 Melrose Ave, 323-937-7088

 

A traveling art show to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this incredible film including original artwork, limited edition prints & apparel

New York: April 19 – 26

69 Leonard Street

(between Church & Broadway)

New York, NY 10013

 

 

Los Angeles: May 17 – June 1st

Gallery 1988 (West)

7308 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90046

 

 

Chicago: June 20 – 22

Rotofugi

2780 N. Lincoln Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

 

San Diego: Comic-Con
San Diego Convention Center
Booth #1806

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