Celebrating seven staunch rockin' and rebellious years of punk rock recognition with films, art and music, the L.A. Punk Museum returns this Memorial weekend with a host of events representing hardcore, underground and anarchistic music and culture. Punk memorabilia and rare photography (from the likes of Ed Colver and Tomasonic) will be on display all weekend at the seventh annual Punk Museum Festival, along with original artwork by Anthony Ausgang, Stacey Wells, Bryan Tucker, Peter Wedel and William Brun. A special exhibit from the UCLA Punk Archives will also included. Films to be screened include The Mau Mau's movie, Nervous Gender Reloaded and CBGB, but Tequila Mockingbird, curator of the event says more will be added. Live music is, of course, the most essential component here, and seminal acts including the Weirdos, Tupelo Chain Sex, the Gitane Demone Quartet (featuring former members of Christian Death and the Adolescents), Fifi (ex-Angry Samoans) and Mockingbird herself … [Read more...] about Event Pick: L.A. Punk Museum Festival
By THE NEW YORK TIMES MAY 22, 2019 European music is more than just the glitz of Eurovision. Turn on your sound to hear 15 of the region’s most important acts, musically and socially, right now. Italy Ghali For fans of … Migos “Cara Italia”Ghali Charlotte Hadden for The New York Times Just a few years ago, the baby-faced son of Tunisian immigrants was making videos of his trap-influenced flows about smoking weed in Milan’s outskirts, showing up rivals with just about every teenage-rap trope. “Rage was my interest,” Ghali, whose full name is Ghali Amdouni, said in an interview. “But then I discovered that I can do other things with my music.” Italy’s corporate giants also realized that they could do things with Ghali’s music. Last year, the phone company Vodafone used his single “Cara Italia” (“Dear Italy”) in a commercial. The song took off, getting more than 100 million … [Read more...] about 15 European Pop Acts You Might Not Know, but Should
Want to hit the road over Memorial Day weekend? The Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Program is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary in 2019. The first five byways were dedicated in 1989; 21 more have been added since then, and they cover every corner of the state. “Over the span of three decades, some byway names have become legendary, such as the San Juan Skyway, Alpine Loop and the Highway of Legends,” says Lenore Bates, program manager for the Colorado Department of Transportation. “The initial byways roster envisioned between fifteen and twenty routes, but the Scenic Byways Commission settled in with 26 of them. They are truly the best of Colorado.” The most recent byway, added in 2014, is “Tracks Across Borders,” which follows the creation and development of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad — the state’s first, and ultimately the nation’s largest, narrow-gauge railroad system — and links two of Colorado’s … [Read more...] about Hitting the Road This Weekend? Make Your Trip Scenic!
Each year, student-athletes at high schools take part in signing ceremonies to commit to colleges they will attend. This year, 23 Putnam City North fine arts students also took part in a signing ceremony in which they committed to colleges and universities where they will continue their fine arts education. Seniors in band, orchestra, choir, theater, film, dance and visual arts all took part. Shown here, choir student Sakeena Godfrey commits to Pepperdine University. In the background, fellow choir student Sean McDaniel commits to the University of Oklahoma. [PHOTO PROVIDED] … [Read more...] about Putnam City North seniors sign for fine arts
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Television Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Television | Wanda Sykes: If Only You Knew Her Stand-Up Work Better Advertisement Supported by On Comedy The comedian may be best known for “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “black-ish,” but it’s her specials that make her an elite performer. More people should watch. ByJason Zinoman May 21, 2019 In her stand-up, Wanda Sykes periodically argues with the roll of fat around her stomach, which she calls Esther, after Esther Rolle, the actress who played the mom in “Good Times.” Esther, a cantankerous sort with a deep voice and an appetite that could match the plant in “Little Shop of Horrors,” is both foil and id. When one of Sykes’s children made an impolite comment about the size of her belly, Esther lashes out: “Break her little wrists!” … [Read more...] about Wanda Sykes: If Only You Knew Her Stand-Up Work Better