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I'm a Freelance Music Photojournalist from NYC and Founder of the Heavy Metal website PiercingMetal.com; 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.

BroadwayCon Adds American Idol’s Justin Guarini To 2020 Lineup

As someone who’s explored the BroadwayCon 2x already, I can safely say that if you have someone in your world that seems destined for the stage then this is the convention for them. Having already reported on the SCHEDULE REVEAL, I’m excited to share this news that we just received about a new celebrity inclusion. Take a look.

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The Press Release:
BroadwayCon 2020 welcomes Broadway star and musician Justin Guarini to the special guest lineup! As part of his first-ever appearance at the convention, Guarini will lead an audition technique workshop. The full slate of workshops will be unveiled this Friday. Tickets to BroadwayCon are on sale now at BroadwayCon.com/register.

BroadwayCon workshops are open to all BroadwayCon attendees by application, and are led by some of the top Broadway talent, focusing on honing your craft or learning a new skill. Applications for BroadwayCon 2020 workshops will open on Friday, December 6, 2019. For more information, please visit BroadwayCon.com/workshops.

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Justin Guarini’s robust performance career launched with the first season of American Idol in 2002. His stage and screen appearances since then include Broadway productions of American Idiot, Romeo and Juliet, Wicked, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.
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Ducati North America Brings “9” New 2019 Motorcycles to NY Motorcycle Show

This coming weekend marks the return of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show which will take over the Javits Center for three days. Friday starts off with a Press Tour and I am happy to announce that “The Chronicles” of Piercing Ken will be in attendance as a member of the Lifestyle Media. I am rather excited since this is my first-ever motorcycle show and I will be going in a professional capacity. Just a short time ago, I received this mailer about the presentation by the Ducati North America people and I am excited to share their news with you down below. Dig in.

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The Press Release:
The city of New York will soon have their chance to witness the breathtaking new 2019 lineup from famed Italian motorcycle leader Ducati, as the brand is bringing their newest models to the East Coast for the first time. The display at Manhattan’s Javits Convention Center will be open to the public Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 2, as part of the New York International Motorcycle Show (IMS).

Leading the way is the new pinnacle of performance technology, the Panigale V4 R, along with an adventurous and all terrain capable Multistrada 1260 Enduro, and the first significantly new Diavel since its debut in 2010, with a new 1262 cc engine and muscular styling — making it a completely new motorcycle. The Hypermotard 950 also gets a big update with a new look, lighter weight improved technology and higher horsepower engine.
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Now Streaming: “The Irishman” on Netflix (11/27/2019)

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Back in September we shared the Official Trailer for the new Crime Drama by Martin Scorcese, “The Irishman”. As previously noted, this film was written by Steven Zaillian and is based on a 2004 non-fiction book called “I Heard You Paint Houses” which was written by Charles Brandt. The film had a limited theatrical run that began on 11/1 and now is available for streaming on Netflix. Below you can find the Official Poster, premise and the ensemble casting. Enjoy.

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The Premise: The Irishman is the story of Frank Sheeran, a mob hitman and World War II vet who develops his skills during his service in Italy. Now an old man, he reflects on the events that defined his career as a hitman, particularly the role he played in the disappearance of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa, his longtime friend, and his involvement with the Bufalino crime family.
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Here’s The Winners Of The 2019 American Music Awards

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Greetings my friends, I am back nice and early this Monday morning to share with you all the winners of last night’s American Music Awards. They were handed out at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles during a broadcast last night. I didn’t watch the program myself as I was at a killer Metal show for the PiercingMetal.com side of the fence. Let’s take a look at who took home a trophy and to let you all debate the fairness of the process, I have left the names of the nominees in each category as well. Let’s get down to business.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Drake
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Post Malone
WINNER – Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Luke Combs
WINNER – Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Ella Mai
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Now In Theaters: Walt Disney Pictures: “Frozen II” (11/22/2019)

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I’ve discussed the brand new Disney Pictures release “Frozen II” a few times here on “The Chronicles” and if you’d like to check them all out just click HERE to be up to speed. I also mentioned how this seemed to be the year of Disney based on their other features like “Aladdin”, “The Lion King”, “Toy Story 4” and “Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil” for the all-ages group and let’s not forget the superhero adventures like “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame”; the latter of which ended up becoming the highest-grossing film of all time 😀 Now its time to see what comes next for everyone’s favorite Ice Princess as “Frozen II” opens today in theaters everywhere. Please also enjoy the Official Poster, premise and casting along with some additional visual treats that I found.

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The Storyline: Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf are going far in the forest to know the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom.
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