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I'm a Freelance Music Photojournalist from NYC and Founder of the Heavy Metal website; I created this blog site to showcase the other things in life that keep my interest or catch my attention. Believe me that is a lot of stuff to talk about when it comes down to it. I hope you enjoy what we are delivering because there is so much to share as a resident of this bustling metropolis.

Tribeca Festival 2021: Day Five Recap

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The Press Release:
Sold out premieres, compelling Tribeca Talks on the topic of podcasts, watching animated shorts curated by Whoopi Goldberg, and celebrating Puerto Rican Day with Rita Moreno are just some of the programming for Day 5 of Tribeca Festival. Here are some of the highlights:

Musician and cultural icon A$AP Rocky attended the premiere of his film STOCKHOLM SYNDROME at The Battery, along with producers Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman and executive producers Tim Lee, Mimi Rode and Osita Onugha. Also seen on the carpet was A$AP Twelvvy, Kelsey Oluk, and Kathryn Robson. A$AP Ferg was also in attendance for the premiere screening. Stockholm Syndrome explores A$AP Rocky’s life and career while fighting for his freedom after being arrested in Stockholm, Sweden and placed in solitary confinement.
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Presenting The Full 2021 Cannes Film Festival Lineup

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As some of you might recall, back in 2020 the Cannes Film Festival was at first postponed to happen later on in the year before being cancelled outright all based on the Coronavirus Pandemic and how it affected every single aspect of our lives. Now, as the world slowly gets back into some sense of normalcy, the 2021 event has announced the films being showcased. Let’s take a look.


Opening Film:
Annette, Leos Carax (France)
The Story of My Wife, Ildikó Enyedi (Hungary)
Benedetta, Paul Verhoeven (Netherlands)
Bergman Island, Mia-Hansen-Love (France)
Drive My Car, Rysuke Hamaguchi (Japan)
Ha’Berech (Ahed’s Knee), Nadav Lapid (Israel)
Casablanca Beats, Nabil Ayouch (Morocco)
Compartment No. 6, Juho Kuosmanen (Finland)
The Worst Person in the World, Joachim Trier (Norway)
La Fracture, Catherine Corsini (France)
The Restless, Joachim Lafosse (Belgium)
Paris 13th District, Jacques Audiard (France)
Lingui, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad)
Memoria, Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand)
Nitram, Justin Kurzel (Australia)
France, Bruno Dumont (France)
Petrov’s Flu, Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia)
Red Rocket, Sean Baker (USA)
Flag Day, Sean Penn (USA)
The French Dispatch, Wes Anderson (USA)
Titane, Julia Ducournau (France)
Tre Piani, Nanni Moretti (Italy)
Tour S’Est Bien Passe, François Ozon (France)
A Heros, Asghar Farhadi (Iran)
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A Venue Grows In Brooklyn; Announcing “Brooklyn Made”

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The Press Release:
Brooklyn Made Presents is pleased to announce the opening of a brand-new music venue in Bushwick this fall which will be called Brooklyn Made. The 500-capacity club is completely unlike any other music venue in the entire country.

Jeff Tweedy will open the club with a special two-night run of shows on September 30th and October 1st followed by Greg Dulli on October 2nd and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on October 4th and 5th. The current full lineup being announced today is listed below. Tickets for all of these shows will go on sale at noon on June 11th.

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“This venue is truly the headquarters for Brooklyn Made Presents,” commented Anthony Makes. “Myself and my partner Kelly Winrich wanted to create the most amazing club and I know we’ve accomplished this with Brooklyn Made. The bells and whistles with this place are so far ahead of anything we’ve ever seen and we know – every single artist and fan that comes here – is going to be blown away by the experience.”
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Now Streaming: “Friends: The Reunion” on HBO Max (5/27/2021)

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Last week we used “The Chronicles” to help laud the upcoming celebration of the hit television series “Friends” with the Official Trailer for “Friends: The Reunion” (seen HERE ICYMI). I’m back to announce that the special is available for streaming at the time of this post being published on the HBO Max service so I am hoping that you are a subscriber. If you aren’t you might hate yourself in the morning when your friends are all talking about the series being reflected on by the cast of players who brought Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Joey, Chandler and Ross to life week after week. Some reminder about the special is below for your consumption.

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About: Our favorite friends are back on the set that started it all. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, and special guests reunite to discuss everything from their casting process to whether or not Ross and Rachel were really on a break. Witness the unbreakable bond of the group that perfectly captured the moment in life when your friends become your family. (c/o YouTube)
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The 2021 Billboard Music Awards Winners Are…

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Good morning everyone and “Happy Monday” to you all. I’m here to share the winners circle list for last nights Billboard Music Awards. Now, we didn’t watch the broadcast at all but can share that Nick Jonas was the host and that a limited audience amount of aroun 500 or so people were permitted into the ceremony based on Covid-19 restrictions. As no tours really took place last year all of the touring awards were omitted from this years happening. Let’s review the list of winner, may we have the envelope please…

Top Artist:
WINNER – The Weeknd
Juice WRLD
Pop Smoke
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist:
WINNER – Pop Smoke
Gabby Barrett
Doja Cat
Jack Harlow
Rod Wave
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