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“And The Winner Is” – Complete 2019 Tony Award Winners

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Last night was the Biggest Night on Broadway as the annual Tony Awards were given out for outstanding achievements in the theater. The show was hosted by James Corden and I’ve culled together all of the winners for your viewing pleasure. Sadly I missed the broadcast and will be watching it today from the DVR. Last night I was at the “Dio Returns” Hologram show for my PiercingMetal site and will be serving up a review over there ASAP. Let’s get to the list.

Best Musical:
Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations
WINNER – Hadestown
The Prom

Best Play:
Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney
WINNER – The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus by Taylor Mac
Ink by James Graham
What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck

Best Revival of a Musical:
Kiss Me, Kate
WINNER – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
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Goodnight To “Tardar Sauce” aka “Grumpy Cat” (2012-2019)

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Hello my friends, its with great sadness that I share the news about the recent passing of the beloved feline Internet sensation “Grumpy Cat”. Her real name was Tardar Sauce and the tweet from her loving family can be found below.

I loved everything about Grumpy Cat and thought all of the plush items and other signature things I would see at Toy Fair were terrific and made the world smile just a little bit more than normal. I even got to meet her at the 2014 Toy Fair which you can see in this photo below that was shot by our friend Skeleton Pete Parrella. As she was sleeping mostly and content we were not permitted to pet her or disturb her. This was at the Gund booth who had a nice line of plush creations with her stern visage on them. They were adorable but this would be the only time that I would get to see her in person.

grumpy cat, tardar sauce, piercingmetal ken pierce, photo by skeleton pete parrella

On behalf of “The Chronicles” Of Piercing Ken, we wish the family the deepest of condolences during this hard time. As a cat owner who has gone through this a number of times already I know just how heartbreaking it can be. Rest in Peace Grumpy Cat, and thank you for bringing the world a little closer together with your adventures. You’ll be missed for sure.

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Bryant Park Movie Nights 2019 Screenings Revealed

Here at the Media Command HQ we just love the movies. Love, love, love the movies and with so many superhero and action flicks being released I’ve spent quite a few afternoons enjoying a matinee. With “Godzilla King Of The Monsters”, “Dark Phoenix” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” being released soon, I will have a lot to address on that end. Every year, the folks at Bryant Park open up their lawn and set up the big screen for a bunch of free movie screenings. Check out the rundown for this summer down below.

The Press Release:
Bring a blanket and sit on the Lawn to enjoy great food, friends, and a feature film. Lawn opens 5pm and film begins at sunset. Movie Nights are presented by Netflix with support from Chandon and Vulture. Enjoy the show! Food items for sale curated by Hester Street Fair on the Fountain Terrace.

Summer 2019 Movie Line-up:

June 10: “Big” – Starring Tom Hanks and directed by Penny Marshall

June 17: “Big Daddy” – Starring Adam Sandler and directed by Dennis Dugan

June 24: Fan Choice: Vote on Twitter @vulture starting June 3
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Good Morning America Announces “Summer Concert Series” 2019 Lineup

Readers of my PiercingMetal website know full well just how much I love the live music scene in our Media Metropolis and I see a number of shows each and every month with the purpose of adding content to that website and to raise awareness about the performer. I also love to keep a comprehensive list of “things to do” like this on a vibrant Events Calendar and with the 2019 “Summer Concert Series” being announced by the fine folks at Good Morning America, I knew I had to copy their press announcement and line out all of the special performances for the followers of “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken”. Take a look down below and I will see you again at the close.

good morning america, summer concert series 2019

The Press Release:
We’re so excited to share our 2019 “GMA” Summer Concert Series lineup with you. Megastars BTS will kick off the series this year on Wednesday, May 15.

Chance the Rapper, Keith Urban, Pitbull, Adam Lambert, Hozier, Ciara, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Lady Antebellum, French Montana and many more amazing artists will perform live from New York City’s Central Park this summer. Don’t miss a single concert all summer long with “GMA”! See the full schedule below and get details on how to attend one of our concerts in the park.
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Here’s The Winners Of The 2019 Billboard Music Awards

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It was only a few weeks ago that we lined out the nominees for the annual Billboard Music Awards and now that the winners have been announced, I am back once more to alert you to the artists that took home the trophy. Let’s take a look.

Top Artist:
WINNER – Drake
Ariana Grande
Cardi B
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top New Artist:
WINNER – Juice Wrld
Dua Lipa
Ella Mai
Lil Baby

Billboard Chart Achievement (fan-voted):
WINNER – Ariana Grande
Dan + Shay
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
Dua Lipa
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