Marvel Set To Return To SDCC’s Hall H Next Month

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L-R: Kevin Feige, Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston at SDCC (photo: aiphotoimaging.com)

It looks like Marvel is set to return to San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H this year, Deadline is reporting.

Fans may remember that Marvel Studios skipped the stage last year, the first time this has happened since 2015, just a few months after the release of Infinity War, president of Marvel Studios stating that they didn’t have much to show.

The previous year, in 2017, the studio gave fans a taste of its upcoming blockbusters “Black Panther,” “Thor: Ragnorok,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Captain Marvel.”

Just after the release of this year’s Avengers: Engdame, and the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home, marking the end of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3, fans are already wondering: What’s Next?

Though not a lot of details were revealed, Marvel is clearly confident enough to come back and showcase projects that are set to follow Endgame. We may possibly hear announcements and details regarding the studio’s upcoming official slate of films and release dates to hopefully give us a clue of what’s in store for fans in the future.

There is also Black Widow that we know is already in production, so we are most likely to learn more about the film’s production details, release date and (hopefully) even a clip or two. The film is set to bring back Scarlett Johansson as the title character/Natasha Romanoff, 

There is also Disney Plus, Disney’s upcoming streaming service, and how it may potentially platform Marvel characters into upcoming movies and shows.

San Diego Comic-Con is set to take place from July 18 – 21, begining with a Preview Night on Wednesday, July 17.

Shania Twain Announces Headlining Las Vegas Residency

One of music’s most renowned trailblazers and the top-selling female country artist of all-time, Shania Twain, is returning to the Las Vegas Strip with Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency, opening at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.

Shania will serve as creative director for her new Las Vegas show, combining her three decade-long career with inspiration from her iconic videos and elements from her 2018 sold out global NOW tour. This country rebel at heart will push the boundaries in Vegas, just as she always has done, taking fans on a journey of nostalgia and blowing them away with outside-the-box concepts and visual spectacles.

Tickets go on sale to the public starting Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m. PT. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, June 18 at 10 a.m. PT through Thursday, June 20 10 p.m. PT. Caesars Rewards members, Caesars Entertainment’s loyalty program, and Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers will have access to a presale on Thursday, June 20 from 10 a.m. PT through 10 p.m. PT. The 23 performances going on sale are:

Dec. 2019: 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18
March 2020: 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28
May 2020: 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30
June 2020: 3, 5, 6

General ticket prices begin at $60 plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased online at ticketmaster.com/shaniavegas or in-person at the Planet Hollywood box office. All shows begin at 8 p.m.
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Third And Final Show Added To The Eagles’ “Hotel California” Las Vegas Residency

Due to overwhelming demand, a third and final show has been added on Saturday, October 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring the Eagles – Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill – performing their iconic album “Hotel California” in its entirety, for the first time in the band’s career. These three concerts are the only North American performances for the Eagles this year.

Each night’s concert – Friday, September 27, Saturday, September 28, and Saturday, October 5 – will also include an additional set of the band’s greatest hits. The shows are scheduled to begin at 8 PM.

Tickets starting at $179 (not including applicable service charges or fees) go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 14 at 10 AM PDT through Ticketmaster.com.

“Hotel California” is the third best-selling U.S. album in history, recently certified 26-times Platinum by the RIAA. After its release in 1976, it topped the charts and won two GRAMMY Awards for “New Kid in Town” and “Hotel California.” Several of the songs from the album have never been performed since the original “Hotel California” tour. The RIAA also certified “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1977” as the best-selling U.S. album in history (38-times Platinum).

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, June 10 at 10 AM PDT through Thursday, June 13 at 10 PM PDT.
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Depeche Mode Releases ‘Black Celebration’ and ‘Music For The Masses’ – The 12″ Singles

The Depeche Mode 12″ vinyl singles collector’s edition box set series continues TODAY with the release of Black Celebration | The 12″ Singles and Music For The Masses | The 12″ Singles

Each are deluxe limited-edition numbered box sets with audio mastered from the original tapes. Black Celebration | The 12″ Singles contains five 12″ heavyweight vinyl discs – including alternate mixes, instrumental versions, live shows & more. Music For The Masses | The 12″ Singles contains seven heavyweight 12″ vinyl discs – including a host of alternate mixes.

These are packaged in deluxe numbered boxes with reproductions of rare original UK marketing posters and download cards.

Each of these definitive box sets contains 12″ vinyl singles contemporaneous to either Black Celebration (1986) or Music For The Masses (1987). Both pivotal releases in the Depeche Mode canon, these albums advanced the band’s musical mission, moving the DM sound from industrial pop into darker atmospheric emotional territory.

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Janet Jackson Tears The Roof Off Vegas With Thrilling And Next Level New Residency Metamorphosis

Global music icon Janet Jackson blazed into Las Vegas with fire, lights, technology, new dynamic dance numbers and energy unmatched, for both opening weekend performances of her Las Vegas residency, Metamorphosis, at Park Theater at Park MGM resort, nearly 40 years after she made her first appearance with her brothers in the city.

What’s being hailed as a show that is, “everything thoroughly Janet,” (THR), she not only delivers her endless hits but brings back fan favorites, and Billboard took notice saying, “what takes this show to the 2.0 level is the integration of choice album cuts like ‘Trust a Try,’ ‘China Love’ and ‘Moist.’ ” The LA Times also declared, ” ‘Metamorphosis’ is neither a revival nor a creative reset — it’s a celebration of a pop icon who’s finally getting the due she deserves.”

Alongside Jackson are her dancers, tight band and singers who kept the sold-out audiences on their feet for the nearly 100-minute show that encapsulated her record-breaking career. Fans also celebrated the return of one of their favorite Janet alter egos, “Strawberry,” in a series of show-stopping songs including a sexually charged dance number to “I Get So Lonely” and the special tribute to her Rhythm Nation album that brought the house down.
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Terence Blanchard Honored As A BMI Icon At BMI’s 35th Annual Film, TV, & Visual Media Awards

The Evening Also Celebrated the Previous Year’s Top Composers for Film, TV And Visual Media

Last night, BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) held its 35th annual Film, TV & Visual Media Awards to celebrate the top performing composers in film, TV and visual media of the past year. The highest honors of the evening went to film composer and multiple award-winning jazz musician Terence Blanchard, who was named a BMI Icon in recognition of his significant contributions to the cinematic community, and William Ross, who received BMI’s Classic Contribution Award for his outstanding work as an arranger, orchestrator, conductor, music director, composer and mentor to emerging talent. The private ceremony was hosted by Vice President Creative – Film, TV & Visual Media, Doreen Ringer-Ross and BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

O’Neill presented Blanchard with the BMI Icon accolade in front of a room of his peers, noting that the award was “reserved for extraordinary members of the BMI family, whose artistry has had an unparalleled impact on both music lovers and music creators.” He went on to say, “You’ve humbly said you stand on the shoulders of musical legends. Well, Terence, steady your shoulders, because there are many you will carry as they aspire to your legacy.”
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35th Anniversary GHOSTBUSTERS Original Motion Picture Score Available Digitally For The First Time

35th Anniversary GHOSTBUSTERS Original Motion Picture Score Available Digitally For The First Time On June 7th.

In honor of the 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters’ 1984 theatrical debut, Sony Music announces a special reissue of “GHOSTBUSTERS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORE)” with music by legendary film composer ELMER BERNSTEIN (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Age of Innocence).
Available now to preorder, the anniversary edition arrives in digital formats for the very first time (in both standard and hi resolutions) and on CD Friday, June 7 and on vinyl Friday, July 19.

The collection features music from the iconic blockbuster, newly mixed and remastered from the score’s original multi-tracks, as well as new artwork, commentary from Elmer Bernstein’s son, Peter, and four previously unreleased tracks.

Of the 35th anniversary edition, Peter Bernstein, son of the late Elmer Bernstein, says, “As one of the original orchestrators on Ghostbusters, it has been very satisfying and also very moving to work on this soundtrack release 35 years down the road. It is a great movie with great music and we had a whole lot of fun creating it. I am very pleased to see it released in its original form.”
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Critically Acclaimed Game of Thrones®Live Concert Experience To Return For Fall 2019 North American Amphitheater Tour

Critically Acclaimed Game Of Thrones® Live Concert Experience to Return For Fall 2019 North American Amphitheater Tour

The critically acclaimed Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience will return this fall for a 20-city amphitheater tour, bringing the music of Emmy® Award-winning Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi to stunning new life at outdoor theatres across North America. As we say goodbye to one of the biggest shows and scores in television history, relive the greatest musical pieces and footage from all eight seasons in an immersive outdoor concert experience. Tickets for the tour will be available HERE starting Monday, May 13, 2019, at 10:00am local time and a full list of dates can be found below.

Featuring special appearances by Ramin himself at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in New York City, FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA and Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA, the tour will stop at notable outdoor venues across North America. Having first conceptualized the tour several years ago, Ramin will be reworking and redeveloping the musical and visual elements of the concert to create a brand new live experience that encompasses fan-favorite pieces from the entirety of Game of Thrones.

The tour will include new musical arrangements from the series’ 8th and final season such as the “The Night King” theme, Ramin’s epic 9-minute composition that went viral immediately after debuting on the show. Within days, the track garnered millions of streams across the internet, reached the top 4 most downloaded songs on iTunes and the top 18 most watched videos on YouTube, and dropped the jaws of audiences and critics alike:
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Elton John Biopic “Rocketman” To Get Early Screenings

By Creative Media Times

Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures, in partnership with Fandango, is set to screen “Rocketman” in 400 theaters nationwide on May 18.

That would be two weeks earlier than the film’s official release date, and merely two days after the film premieres at the Cannes Film Festival.

The early screenings will take place through AMC Theatres, Regal, Cinemark, Marcus Theatres, Arclight Cinemas/Pacific Theatres and National Amusements. Tickets are now available for purchase exclusively through Fandango.

The film is reunites with the film’s star Taron Egerton, who plays the legendary hitmaker, with his Eddie the Eagle director Dexter Fletcher.

“Rocketman” will be Fletcher’s second consecutive film about a legendary pop musician after recently completing the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Rocketman also stars Jamie Bell as longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard and Gemma Jones. It is set to take off in theaters next summer May 31, 2019.

Billboard Music Awards 2019

By Armando

The 2019 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) were handed out on Wednesday night, and Drake dominated the ceremonies, taking home the Top Artist, Top male Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist trophies.

The haul effectively gives Drake the record for most wins, 27 total in the history of Billboard Music Awards.

Other big winners included Ariana Grande, Ella Mai, BTS, Carrie Underwood, and Luke Combs who took home Top Country Artist. Coming into the night, it was Cardi B led the nominations with 21 nods, was followed by Drake and Post Malone with 17 nominations each.

Mariah Carey received the Icon Award as well as performed a career-spanning set including her 2018 single “A No No”, and classics such as “Always Be My Baby”, “Emotions”, “We Belong Together” and “Hero”.

Presenters included Chrissy Metz & Justin Hartley, Cobie Smulders, Asher Angel, Becky G, Dave Bautista & Kumail Nanjiani, David Guetta, Florida Georgia Line, Jennifer Hudson, Erin & Sara Foster, Eva Longoria, Jesse Spencer, Julia Michaels, Julianne Hough, Kane Brown, Olivia Wilde, Beanie Feldstein & Kaitlyn Dever, Ralph Macchio, Rob Gronkowski, Ross Lynch & Kiernan Shipka, Sabrina Carpenter, Sophie Turner & Tye Sheridan, Terry Crews and William Zabka.

Kelly Clarkson was back to host the ceremonies, which aired live Wednesday night from Las Vegas on NBC.

Red Carpet photos: aiphotoimaging.com

See the full list of winners below:

Top artist
Drake

Top new artist
Juice WRLD

Billboard Chart Achievement Award
Ariana Grande

Top male artist
Drake

Top female artist
Ariana Grande

Top duo/group
BTS
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