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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.

Presenting: The 56th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Winners

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The winners of the 56th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were recently revealed and I’ve rushed out the rundown for your reading pleasure. Due to scheduling conflicts on some items I was doing, I didn’t manage to watch the broadcast but that is fine since I didn’t really listen to a lot of Country Music this past year. I like a fair amount of it just the same but let’s go and check out those winners. I’ll be back at the close with some additional thoughts.

Entertainer of the Year:
WINNER – Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Album of the Year:
Born Here Live Here Die Here – Luke Bryan
Mixtape Vol. 1 – Kane Brown
Never Will – Ashley McBryde
Skeletons – Brothers Osborne
WINNER – Starting Over – Chris Stapleton

Female Artist of the Year:
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
WINNER – Maren Morris
Carly Pearce
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Disney Presents: “Cruella” Official Trailer 2

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Good April to you my friends, it’s time to return to a previously discussed topic which is the Disney upcoming feature film “Cruella”. Generally I will just link back to the previous clip but since we might get even more I will say for you to click HERE to open ALL of the other posts in a new browser tab. Believe me, there is nothing I quite enjoy more than you all spending a little more time on my website. This Official Trailer #2 gives us an even better look into the film which will open in some theaters ane be available on Disney+ Premium Access on May 28th. Let us begin…

The Premise:
Cruella, which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute. But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable, and revenge-bent Cruella.
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Tribeca Announces Return To Live Entertainment

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The Press Release:
It’s happening, and you’re invited! In a historic culmination of New York State’s statewide initiative, NY PopsUp, to bring live entertainment back, the Tribeca Festival™, presented by AT&T, announced plans today to transform prominent locations into an expansive 12-day multi-screen outdoor celebration. The event will take place from June 9-20 as the first major film festival held in person bringing filmmakers, artists, storytellers and audiences together under the New York skyline.

“The Tribeca Film Festival was born out of our mission to bring people together in the aftermath of 9/11. We’re still doing it. And as New York emerges from the shadow of Covid-19, it seems just right to bring people together again in-person for our 20th anniversary festival.” — Robert De Niro, Co-Founder of Tribeca Festival

“Tribeca is a community of the most resilient and talented storytellers on the planet. In 20 years, our community of creators and partners have become a family. This summer we are excited to reunite as Tribeca becomes a centerpiece of live entertainment in neighborhoods across New York City.” – Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder and CEO of Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Festival
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BroadwayCon 2021 Schedule Announced

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The Press Release:
BroadwayCon has unveiled a first look at its programming schedule for BroadwayCon 2021. The BroadwayCon 2021 schedule features two days packed with events curated with Broadway’s biggest fans, performers, and creators in mind. BroadwayCon 2021 will be held online April 17-18, 2021 from the comfort and safety of your own living room. Free and upgraded passes are available now at BroadwayCon.com/digital-passes.

This first preview of the schedule features 30 hours of free MainStage programming, with additional session details to be added in the coming weeks. From fan-favorite programs like the BroadwayCon Blizzard Party Line and BroadwayCon Feud to backstage stories from stage managers to contests like Star To Be, Cosplay, and the annual Lip Sync Battle, BroadwayCon 2021 brings the community together for a weekend of fun and celebration. With an upgraded paid pass, attendees will also be able to access additional hours of bonus content, exclusive sessions, and more.

In partnership with Situation, the fourth annual BroadwayCon Industry Day will also return on Friday, April 16. Streaming for free, Industry Day welcomes those in the theatre industry or who are interested in learning more to join us for discussion on the state of the industry over the past year and look forward to brighter days ahead. For more information, visit BroadwayCon.com/IndustryDay.
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Disney Presents: “Cruella” Sneak Peek

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It was just over a month ago when “The Chronicles” helped to laud the news about Disney bringing us another origin story to one of their most infamous villains in a live-action feature. The film “Cruella” shows us how the sinister Cruella de Vil came to be the woman the world cowers in fear before and if you didn’t see the first trailer just click HERE to rectify that. Now its time to enjoy a Sneak Peek at said film which is now set to premiere in some theaters and on the Disney+ Premium Access side of the streaming service on May 28th. Let’s have a look shall we?

The Premise:
In 1970s London, young fashion designer Estella de Vil becomes obsessed with dogs’ skins, especially Dalmatians, until she eventually becomes a ruthless and terrifying legend known as Cruella.
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