Click here to read the full article. Brian Ray , a familiar sight to Paul McCartney fans as a 20-year multi-instrumentalist stalwart in the superstar’s band, has a dream for making Palm Springs a destination on the routing of touring rockers, as well as more of a cultural hub for the arts in general. It’s a dream whose destination is well in sight. He’s helping with the already partially funded campaign to restore and reopen the Plaza Theatre , a 1936 gem that has sat unpolished, if not quite completely dilapidated, through eight years of notable dormancy right in the heart of Palm Springs’ famous shopping district. Since he moved to the desert part-time four years ago, Ray has often thought about what could be, or what could have been, when it comes to the Plaza. It hasn’t been fit for ages to use as a hub for the annual Palm Springs Film Festival, as it once was. But, more in keeping with Ray’s day job: “How about the mid-week shows that all the artists do when they come … [Read more...] about Alice Cooper, Josh Homme and Other Rockers Join Concert to Benefit Historic Palm Springs Theater’s Restoration
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close Video Suicide prevention efforts: Fox News Digital talks to the CEO of The Jed Foundation, John MacPhee John MacPhee of The Jed Foundation, headquartered in New York City, explains how and why this nonprofit aims to prevent suicide among America's young people NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! This story discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please contact the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Frank discussions about mental health issues and concerns across America have become far more common these days, yet suicide continues to be the second leading cause of death among our nation's youth. And while plenty of organizations in the U.S. aim to prevent the tragedy of suicide, several have been founded specifically by those who have been touched profoundly within their own inner circles by the loss of loved ones to suicide. BACK TO SCHOOL … [Read more...] about Suicide prevention month: How 3 organizations have turned personal loss into suicide prevention efforts
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 NEW YORK (AP) — The past and future of film mingle like a pair of moviegoers huddled in debate outside a movie theater at the New York Film Festival, which on Friday launches its 60th edition with the premiere of Noah Baumbach's Don DeLillo adaptation “White Noise.” In those six decades, the Lincoln Center festival has been arguably the premier American nexus of cinema, bringing together a teeming portrait of a movie year with films from around the globe, anticipated fall titles and restored classics. It's a festival that's traditionally more stocked with questions than answers. “One question we ask ourselves is: What is a New York Film Festival main-slate film? It shouldn’t be something expected,” says Dennis Lim, artistic director of the festival. “It shouldn’t be something that automatically seems like it should belong in the pantheon.” Canon — and stretching its … [Read more...] about New York Film Festival fetes 60 years with eye to the future
Vulture Festival 2022 Photo: Vulture Festival Initial 2022 Lineup Vulture today announced the initial lineup for its annual pop-culture extravaganza, Vulture Festival , which is returning for the ninth year in a row with a weekend of high-profile events in which everything you love about Vulture comes to life right before your very eyes. Taking place November 12 and 13 at the Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles, the festival will bring fans an incredible array of actors in conversation, screenings, sing-alongs, and unique surprises that only Vulture can provide. Additional talent to be announced. The lineup for the showcase, curated by Vulture’s editors, includes these events: Sheryl Lee Ralph Teaches the Children: Emmy-winning screen legend Sheryl Lee Ralph joins us for a special live episode of Vulture’s flagship podcast Into It, in which host Sam Sanders will help you obsess … better. Ralph’s career has spanned decades and media, originating the role of … [Read more...] about Sheryl Lee Ralph, Shangela, Super Troopers Reunion, Join Initial 9th Annual Vulture Festival Lineup
One away from 62. Photo: Cole Burston/Getty Images As Aaron Judge inched closer to 62 home runs last week, a series of striking new rituals took shape at Yankee Stadium. At the games I attended, the more than 43,000 fans booed furiously each time a pitcher, any pitcher, threw Judge a pitch outside the strike zone. They audibly sighed when Judge managed only a single or a double. At one game, some even cheered on the hated Boston Red Sox, hoping they’d score enough runs to get Judge another at bat. The anticipation before each pitch was like nothing else I had ever witnessed, a collective longing for history on a mass scale. Once the ball left the pitcher’s hand, the crowd fell into a hush, as if they had been ushered, by accident, into a tennis match. Judge will not set the single-season homer-run record — Barry Bonds, with 73, holds that safely — but he is vying to be the champion of those not tainted by the steroid era. For many fans, that makes Roger Maris’s mark of 61 … [Read more...] about Aaron Judge Could be the Crossover Star Baseball Desperately Needs
MEXICO CITY — Rogelio Rosales Contreras' gaze became clouded as he described how his family and Indigenous community in Ayotitlán in the state of Jalisco were violently attacked after they opposed mining activities in the region and clamored to preserve their territory. “In December 1993, they took my brother, and on Oct. 26 of last year, they murdered my son,” he said in an interview with Noticias Telemundo in Mexico City. The case of Ayotitlán, and others from various regions of Latin America, are part of " Decade of Defiance: Ten years of reporting land and environmental activism worldwide ," the most recent report by Global Witness, an environmental rights organization focused on the increasing violence against environmental activists. "It's not fair that for this environmental fight they persecute us as criminals," he said. "We only want a more human, more communal way of life, and they are killing us for that." The report found that the last decade has been … [Read more...] about Mexico is the most dangerous country for environmentalists, a report finds. This Indigenous community has lived it.