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Chicago Blues Festival Announces Headliners, Move To Millennium Park

The Chicago Blues Festival will return for its 34th year this June 9-11. 2017 will marks a change for the festival as it takes up a new home in Millennium Park. 149 more words


Sundance Film Review: 'Beach Rats'

Frankie, the oh-so-beautiful, oh-so-confused teenage protagonist of “Beach Rats,” isn’t much for answering questions. “I don’t know what I like,” he says curtly, if not dishonestly, to the various older men, sought in gay chat rooms, who want to know if they turn him on. 873 more words


Sundance Film Review: 'Patti Cake$'

You’ve never met a rapper like Patricia Dombrowski. Her best friend calls her Killa-P, while the haters call her Dumbo, but to us, she will always be “Patti Cake$,” an overweight white hip-hop artist who announces her force-of-nature personality from her very first song, “mylifesfuckinawesome.” While Patti’s one-of-a-kind, it’s easy to recognize the type: a cross between Dawn Weiner and Precious — both Sundance discoveries as well. 927 more words


Sundance: Elephant Dramedy 'Pop Aye' Sells for North America (EXCLUSIVE)

Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to the elephant dramedy “Pop Aye,” following the film’s world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Dramatic section. 262 more words


European Festival Announcement: Kasabian added to huge Croatian line up

Leicester rock giants Kasabian have been announced as the third headliner for INmusic festival 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia which takes place on 19-21 June. 54 more words


Sundance Institute Unveils 2017 Recipient of Merata Mita Fellowship

Australian filmmaker Amie Batalibasi has been named as the 2017 recipient of the Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellowship for Indigenous Artists, the annual fellowship given in honor of the late Māori filmmaker.  164 more words

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My first experience at Bonnaroo music and arts festival

This isn’t the sort of the thing I’ll usually be writing about on this blog, however I hold Bonnaroo near and dear to my heart because I grew up with it. 781 more words