Monthly Archives: August 2012
“Young Blood: Evil Intentions” WORLD PREMIERE will be Friday, September 21st (9pm) at the historic Rives Theater in Martinsville, VA.
Due to popular demand, a second screening has been added for the following Saturday, September 22nd (9pm).
There are a limited number of seats available for the WORLD PREMIERE so we recommend purchasing your tickets today! You can purchase tickets from one of these convenient locations:
Stafford’s Music- 1320 S. Memorial Blvd, Martinsville, VA
Woodall’s Music- 2163 Virginia Ave., Collinsville, VA
What’s Your Sign?- 27 East Church St. (between Bill’s Jewelers and Arts Etc.) Martinsville, VA
DUE SEPTEMBER 4 FOR 2012 OSCARS®
Tuesday, September 4, 5 p.m. PT is the deadline for documentary filmmakers to submit short subject documentaries and all required paperwork to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration for the 85th Academy Awards®.
To be eligible, the documentaries must complete a seven-day commercial run in a theater in either Los Angeles County or in the Borough of Manhattan in New York, between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2012. Films completing their qualifying run after September 4 must still complete and submit all paperwork, including legal contracts, by the deadline.
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved additional rules for the 85th Academy Awards. The most significant changes affect the Original Song category, in which there will now be five nominees.
During the nominations process, all voting members of the Music Branch will receive a Reminder List of works submitted in the category and a DVD copy of the song clips. Members will be asked to watch the clips and then vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements in the category. The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award.
As a fan of boxing’s glory days, Turner looked toward some of his heroes from the ring for inspiration. “I’m definitely a fan of fighters like Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and Evander Holyfield,” he said. “To me, they were the greats. People considered them gods in some ways. They were so iconic in the ring, and everybody made such a big deal about each fight they had. With this record, I wanted to express the idea that life is tough. You get a lot of punches thrown at you and you have to take those punches and keep moving forward. So I just kind of channeled all of that.”
The results draw from despair on “Pallbearer” (written by Turner), which features Marty Stuart on mandolin and Iris DeMent on harmony vocal in a lonesome account of a longtime family friend’s death. They also bubble over with joy on “Find Me a Baby” (Turner and the album’s producer, Frank Rogers), on which the voices of his wife and kids appear, along with their new baby’s gurgling laugh.
Now’s your chance! Break out your favorite 50’s look and come to the open casting call for Season 2 this weekend.
USADA says it will ban Lance Armstrong from competition for life, and strip him of the seven Tour de France titles that turned him into an American hero.
Lance Armstong’s Statement of August 23, 2012
There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, “Enough is enough.” For me, that time is now. I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999. Over the past three years, I have been subjected to a two-year federal criminal investigation followed by Travis Tygart’s unconstitutional witch hunt. The toll this has taken on my family, and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I am today – finished with this nonsense.
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New Signature “Champions” Mocktail chosen by tennis champion Victoria Azarenka in Manhattan
Hamilton, Bermuda, August 22, 2012 – Tennis Grand Slam Champion and World number-one ranked Victoria Azarenka swapped her tennis racquet for a cocktail shaker ahead of the US Open. Victoria joined in an exclusive “Mix with Victoria” event at the Above Allen Bar in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
The event was part of the Bacardi Limited award-winning “Champions Drink Responsibly” social responsibility initiative and pitched five of New York’s hottest bartenders against each other to create a new signature mocktail (non-alcoholic cocktail) for the Champions campaign.
New Initiative Will Enhance Fans’ Music Discovery by Ensuring All Music Creators Are Credited for Their Work on Digitally Released Recordings
Honorary Ambassadors T Bone Burnett, Lamont Dozier, Sheila E, Skylar Grey, Jimmy Jam, RedOne, and Don Was to Help Generate Dialogue and Support for this Important Issue, with an Online Petition Available at www.givefansthecredit.com
The Recording Academy® (http://www.grammy.com), the organization internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards®, is launching “Give Fans The Credit” — a new campaign that will help enhance fans’ discovery of new music by ensuring all music creators are credited for their work on digitally released recordings. Honorary Ambassadors who will help further awareness of this important initiative include: 12-time GRAMMY®-winning producer T Bone Burnett; GRAMMY-winning songwriter Lamont Dozier; singer/songwriter/percussionist Sheila E; singer/songwriter Skylar Grey; five-time GRAMMY-winning producer/songwriter Jimmy Jam; two-time GRAMMY-winning producer/songwriter RedOne; and three-time GRAMMY-winning producer Don Was. Additionally, an online petition for fans to sign and further information is available at www.givefansthecredit.com. For updates and breaking news, please visit www.grammy.com and The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys.