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Founder of PiercingMetal.com; a NYC based Music Journalist and blogger. Adventuring into the Metal Scene of the Big Apple nightly.

The New York Japan Cinefest Reveals 10th Anniversary Program

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The Press Release:
A film festival that introduces Japanese-themed short films, New York Japan CineFest, is having its 10th anniversary this year from November 17th to November 21st online only. Hosted by Mar Creations with the partners, CYBER New York, Japan Information and Culture Center (Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C.), Short Short Film Festival, Sapporo International Short Film Festival, Aichi International Women’s Film Festival, and Kadoma International Film Festival.

We decided to go online for our screening again this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and we also are celebrating our 10th anniversary with 14 new short films and 6 of the best short films from the past events between 2012 to 2020 out of 120 films. We have films from the Philippines, Canada, Germany, Spain, the United States, and Japan.
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Artistic Briefs From Artexpo New York 2021 – Part One

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“The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” lifestyle blog attended the 2021 Artexpo New York which was held at the spacious Pier 36 on the Lower East Side. This was our first time attending the amazing art show and doing so as a member of the press.

Jackie Fuchs and “Studio Jackie”: This video clip showcases the amazing Jackie Fuchs of “Studio Jackie” who takes us on a tour of her presentation which is a combination of her own art and some of the artists she represents in her gallery.


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Disney – Pixar: “Lightyear” Teaser Trailer

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Nowadays it seems as though every big franchise is getting some kind of prequel so why shold anything be different for one of the most popular characters in the Disney/Pixar family, the legendary Buzz Lightyear from the hit films “Toy Story”. They’ve just release the first teaser trailer and offered up some other coolness which I am sharing with you down below.

The Premise: The sci-fi action-adventure presents the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear—the hero who inspired the toy—introducing the legendary Space Ranger who would win generations of fans.
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NFL Announces Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show

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The Press Release:
The first Super Bowl in Los Angeles this century will feature a star-studded halftime show befitting of Hollywood.

Pepsi, the NFL and Roc Nation announced Thursday that Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium on Feb. 13 on NBC and Telemundo, and streaming live on Peacock.


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The 74th Annual Tony Award Winners Are Announced

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The Tony Award winners were announced/revealed last night and while its a show that I generally enjoy watching I wasn’t able to do so this year because the network decided to air the awards broadcast on the Paramount+ streaming service while a celebratory concert mixed with some announcements would air in tandem on the public network. Though I had a subscription to Paramount+ for a short time based on a discounted rate, I let it lapse since I have Netflix, Disney+ and HBO Max to contend with and don’t need it but I digress. I did my best to keep up with the filtering in announcements but ended up waiting for this morning to share the news with you. Let’s go.

Best Musical:
“Jagged Little Pill”
WINNER – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
“Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Play:
“Grand Horizons”
WINNER – “The Inheritance”
“Sea Wall/A Life”
“Slave Play”
“The Sound Inside”
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