Though Matthew McConaughey was noticeably missing from the red carpet for his upcoming film, ‘Free State of Jones,’ there are still some pretty pictures worth seeing. Below is a quote about the film’s contents. Scroll down for images from the event.
Written and directed by four-time Oscar® nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey, Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.
There’s no denying Carole King is a chart-topping legend in the music business, but before her rise to fame she was a Brooklyn-born aspiring songwriter who fought her way into the record business as a teenager. With husband and Gerry Goffin at her side, she wrote some of the biggest hits and history for the industry’s most well-known acts. ‘Beautiful’ tells the story of her rise to stardom. The musical is not to be missed, and Angelinos can catch it at the Hollywood Pantages Theater.
New York City’s Morrison Hotel Gallery will honor Dave Matthews Band’s 25th anniversary with a photo exhibit featuring the collected work of the band’s favorite photographers. The exhibit opens on June 17 and will run through July 10, and all images are available for purchase at www.morrisonhotelgallery.com. During that time, the band will be playing in the region as part of their summer tour, but will be taking a break from touring in 2017. The photographers showing in this exhibit include C. Taylor Crothers, Danny Clinch, Rene Huemer, Sam Erickson, and band member Stefan Lessard.
Morrison Hotel® Gallery (MHG) was founded in 2001 by former record company executive Peter Blachley, music retail industry professional Richard Horowitz, and legendary music photographer Henry Diltz. It is the world’s leading brand in fine art music photography representing over 100 of the world’s finest music photographers and their archives. Enjoy some images from the exhibit below.
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’ is scheduled for release June 3, and American Tortoise Rescue (ATR) is on the case. ATR is asking parents to avoid the turtle-buying impulse and purchase a toy instead. According to ATR, “After a brief period, usually a day or two, of caring for a turtle, most children become bored and lose interest. Parents will realize that frequent tank cleaning is not their cup of tea, and either neglect the turtle until it dies, toss them in a pond or river or cart them off to the nearest animal shelter or turtle rescue.”
Los Angeles is flooded with fun things to do, and King Trivia’s ‘Friends’ ‘themed trivia night at Busby’s East was no exception. Some 50 teams came out to test their knowledge of the hugely popular sitcom, packing the venue with avid fans looking to win a substantial cash prize.
King Trivia is well known throughout the Los Angeles area, hosting dozens of pub trivia nights each week. Though their events usually welcome trivia players of all abilities, this time was a tad different. The fanatical ‘Friends’ players tested their knowledge of character names, obscure love interests, the occupations of Paul Rudd’s parents, and the species of Ross’ pet monkey.
The quizmasters were well prepared, having “runners” placed throughout the venue to facilitate answer sheets, tabulating results, and checking to ensure all players were registered. And, as mentioned, the questions proved its organizers did their homework.
While the trivia was challenging but fun, the venue itself was simply challenged. Busby’s was overwhelmed with the number of players, and unable to handle the volume of orders that hit them more or less all at once. This is understandable – it isn’t every day that 300+ customers come in at the same time and order tables full of food and drinks – but it was frustrating to wait more than an hour for food. The wait staff did their best, and maintained good attitudes during the deluge, but Busby’s would do well to better prepare for the next event.
Angelinos in the exercise community are well aware of Rise Nation, a high-intensity, low-impact 30 minute workout that will leave you covered in sweat and far less bored than a full hour of spin class. And who better to visit the studio than Ashley Greene, who is either genetically gifted or a work-out fanatic (or perhaps a bit of both). Greene hosted a Muscle Milk sponsored re-launch event at the West Hollywood location, and the invite only group fitness class was lead by founder and celebrity trainer Jason Walsh. Enjoy some pictures from the event below.
Top influencers from various industries visited the 38th Annual American Image Awards at the historical 583 Park Avenue event space for the The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)’s inspirational event. This year’s award winners included Person of the Year: Joseph Abboud; Company of the Year: BBC International LLC; Designer of the Year: Christian Siriano; Retailer of the Year: Shinola Detroit; and Fashion Maverick: Iris Apfel. Each received a statuette created by world-renowned designers and artists, Ruben and Isabel Toledo. Enjoy images from the event below.
Training Mate founder and former National Rugby League player Luke Milton opened his doors for the launch party of his Australian circuit training studio. This is its second location, and the Studio City gym opens next month. Enjoy photos from the event below.
What happens when three Oscar winners unite for the premiere of their financial thriller? According to reports, the film received a four-minute standing ovation, which left Jodie Foster in tears. Enjoy photos from the event below.
Dreamworks adapted my favorite toy for the big screen, and its stars came to play at the Cannes Film Festival, where Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick were joined by their hair-raising friends. Enjoy images from the event below.