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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.

Go Sports! “The 1970 Bruins: Big, Bad & Bobby” Documentary To Debut On NHL Network

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The Press Release:
To mark the 50-year anniversary of the storied 1970 Stanley Cup® champion Boston Bruins, NHL Network OriginalsTM will debut The 1970 Bruins: Big, Bad & Bobby on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET, 50 years to the day the Bruins won the Stanley Cup®. In a rare roundtable interview, Bobby Orr, Gerry Cheevers, Phil Esposito and Derek Sanderson discuss how this band of brothers captured the hearts and minds of New England sports fans forever, and produced one of the most iconic sports moments of all-time: Orr flying through the air as he scored the Stanley Cup®-winning overtime goal in Game Four against the St. Louis Blues. Narrated by Dropkick Murphys founder and diehard Bruins fan Ken Casey, a trailer for The 1970 Bruins: Big, Bad & Bobby can be seen below.


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Tribeca Film Festival Announces Winners For 2020 Jury Competition & Art Awards

The other day we helped share the news about the Tribeca and YouTube collaboration of the “We Are One: A Global Film Festival” (discussed HERE). Now its time to share the announcement about the winners for the Jury Competition and Art Awards.

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The Press Release:
The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced the winners for the 2020 juried competition, awarding top honors from this year’s program. Tribeca has continued its commitment to celebrating storytellers while the 19th edition, previously set to take place April 15-26, 2020 in New York City, is being rescheduled.

The Half of It was honored with The Founders Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature; The Hater for Best International Narrative Feature; and Socks On Fire for Best Documentary Feature. Shorts awards went to No More Wings for Best Narrative Short; My Father The Mover for Best Documentary Short; Friends for Best Animated Short and Cru-Raw for the Student Visionary Award. The Nora Ephron Award went to director Ruthy Pribar for her feature, Asia. The award was created seven years ago to honor excellence in storytelling by a female writer or director who embodies the spirit and boldness of the late filmmaker. The full list of films and filmmakers honored are highlighted below.
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Tribeca Enterprises & YouTube Announce We Are One: A Global Film Festival

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The Press Release:
Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube jointly announced today We Are One: A Global Film Festival, an unprecedented 10-day digital film festival exclusively on YouTube, bringing together an international community of storytellers to present festival programming for free to audiences around the world. Set to begin on May 29 on YouTube.com/WeAreOne, the festival will feature programming curated by the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Guadalajara International Film Festival, International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM), Jerusalem Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI), Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Marrakech International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, San Sebastian International Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, and more, immersing audiences in stories from around the world and providing a voice for filmmakers on a global stage.
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Presenting The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards Nominees

If there is one thing that I’ve really enjoyed sharing with the readers of “The Chronicles”, it’s the assorted awards show nominations and winners circle rundowns. I was hoping to have the rundown for The TONY Awards but that event was postponed due to the pandemic back in March (discussed HERE if you missed it) and I don’t think that the nominees were ever announced in April as we were originally reading but I digress. Though the practice of my revealing this information from assorted sources and the official press channels is nothing new anymore, this particular one is brand-new to our list of broadcasts. Ladies and gentlemen get ready for the full nominees for the 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards. I’ll return at the close with some final editorial.

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Outstanding Play:
Cambodian Rock Band, by Lauren Yee, Signature Theatre
Greater Clements, by Samuel D. Hunter, Lincoln Center Theater
Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven, by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Atlantic Theater Company/LAByrinth Theater Company
Heroes of the Fourth Turning, by Will Arbery, Playwrights Horizons
The Inheritance, by Matthew Lopez

Outstanding Musical:
Octet, Signature Theatre
The Secret Life of Bees, Atlantic Theater Company
Soft Power, The Public Theater
A Strange Loop, Playwrights Horizons/Page 73 Productions
The Wrong Man, MCC Theater
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The 2020 BookExpo, The Book Con and Unbound Are Cancelled; See You In 2021

We’ve just received some sad news from the media handlers of the popular BookExpo, The Book Con and Unbound event that was to be held in July after being rescheduled from late May due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (we first discussed that HERE). With the city still dealing with this crisis, this event will cancel its plans for the year and return next Spring. Check it out down below.

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The Press Release:
To our BookExpo, UnBound & BookCon community,

Due to the escalation of COVID-19 globally, Reed Exhibitions has today announced that the next edition of BookExpo, UnBound and BookCon will now take place in the spring of 2021.

Initially, we were optimistic that our events could run in late July. However, as the pandemic has continued to escalate in the United States and we see the challenges it has brought for the book industry, it is clear that 2020 is no longer a viable option for this community.
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