NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- January 20, 2020 would have been Federico Fellini's 100th birthday, so Incanto Productions & Favale Media are using the milestone to launch a yearlong tribute to the legendary film director called "Fellini Cent'anni."
The tribute kicks off on Monday with the debut of a new website, www.fellini2020.com, along with the digital music and video release of "Siboney" from Amarcord, performed by Simona Rodano with a new lyric by Vinnie Favale titled "Rimini," a tribute to Fellini's hometown.
Rodano and Favale will be releasing monthly music releases and tribute videos throughout the year as well as producing concerts, special screenings, and art shows to celebrate the life of Il Maestro.
Favale and Rodano have long shared a passion for Fellini's films and the music of Nino Rota (and in later years Luis Enríquez Bacalov, Gianfranco Plenizio and Nicola Piovani) that played such an important part of Fellini's work.
"Fellini's influence on film, music, fashion and pop culture cannot be overstated…in my opinion he is the Beatles of cinema," says Favale.
"As someone who was born and raised in Italy, Fellini's presence in my life was cemented at an early age. His movies and music have influenced my own work in a powerful way," says Rodano.
Federico Fellini was born in Rimini, Italy on January 20th, 1920. His early years in Rimini were a big influence on his films, notably "I Vitelloni" and "Amarcord." Fellini won five Oscars, and two of his films ("La Dolce Vita" and "8 ½") regularly make critics' lists of the greatest films of all time.
Simona Rodano is the founder of Incanto Productions, Corp., which specializes in multicultural and multi-language productions for schools and families. It is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of teaching and learning languages at all levels of instruction through music and theatre. For more information go to www.incantoproductions.com.
Vinnie Favale is the founder of Favale Media, which specializes in Live Events, Films, Musical Theater, Scripted & Unscripted Programs. Favale is a veteran of CBS, David Letterman, The Howard Stern Show and a founder of Comedy Central. He is the co-creator of the internationally acclaimed off-Broadway show, Hereafter Musical. The film version, starring the late Danny Aiello in his final film role, will be released in 2020. For more information go to www.vinniefavale.com.
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend Car Show on Sat. April 11th Features 5 Bands, 800 Classic Cars & MoreVLV VOTED "BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL IN LAS VEGAS!"
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- As part of the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, we are proud to announce performances by: Royal Crown Revue, JD McPherson, The Rhythm Shakers, The Polecats and Smokestack Lightnin' at the Car Show on Saturday, April 11th. The Viva Las Vegas Car show annually attracts up to 20,000 people. VLV attracts the most eye-catching, stylish, people you will ever see in one place.
The VLV Car Show is one of the largest classic car shows in North America, featuring over 800 vintage cars, all pre-1964, as well as famous movie cars, tons of vendors selling vintage and reproduction clothing and memorabilia and the VLV "Queen of the Car Show" Pin-up Contest.
Saturday, April 11th
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The Orleans Hotel, 4500 W. Tropicana, Las Vegas.
One day tickets are available for the car show.
Royal Crown Revue (of The Mask movie fame) will be reuniting after 7 years!
JD McPherson will be performing his entire "Signs & Signifiers" album. His sound is traditional Rhythm & Blues and Rock N' Roll with fresh, exciting songwriting and a voice that channels the spirit of Little Richard and James Brown.
The Rhythm Shakers are a 50s-inspired band fronted by a female singer reminiscent of Tina Turner or Amy Winehouse's powerful vocal styles, backed up with a rockin' stand up bass.
The Polecats are a British band formed in 1977. Their original lineup is reuniting for VLV 23, including Boz Boorer who also works as guitarist, co-writer and musical director with Morrissey.
Smokestack Lightnin' are a German band who play Americana/ Roots music.
ABOUT VIVA LAS VEGAS ROCKABILLY WEEKEND:
VLV is the largest Rockabilly event in the world, featuring over 100 bands, 20+ DJs, and fans from all over the globe, who come to experience Rockabilly & 50s Music, Classic Cars, Burlesque Events, Vintage Fashion, Dance Lessons and Competition, Pool Parties, swimsuit contests, Pin-Up Beauty Academy, Pin-Up Contest, over 120 Vendors, a Bowling event, Tattoo Lounge and more.
VLV is four days of nonstop events April 9-12, selling out in advance 10 years in a row, with over 9,000 attending the four-day festival and up to 20,000 people attending the Saturday Car Show.
SOURCE Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend
A 400,000 Strong Crowd Showed Up to Marvel at the Record-breaking Soundstorm That Was MDL Beast Festival - Rocking Riyadh Over Three Unforgettable Days
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia /HalcyonTV/ -- MDL Beast Festival has launched Saudi Arabia onto the international festival scene in spectacular style, with over 400,000 flocking to the site to be entertained across five unique stages and five districts including Art Beast (performances) MDL Town (food & beverages) and Retail Therapy (style).
H.E. Turki Abdulmohsen Al-AlSheikh, Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority, said: "What thousands of people have witnessed here over the past three days is the first of what we hope will be many cultural, artistic, and entertainment experiences brought in great scale and color to this wonderful country that is rich with legacy, culture, and capabilities, as we open ourselves up further to the world and invite others to come in and experience what Saudi Arabia has to offer. We are so proud to have attracted the best local and international talent to Riyadh, the heart of the Kingdom, and we can't wait to tell you about what's next for the country, and MDL Beast… watch this space."
On the Big Beast stage, crowds of 45,000 plus enjoyed the most incredible sets from an unprecedented line-up of international superstars from around the world including Martin Garrix, David Guetta, J Balvin, Afrojack, Monsta X, R3hab, Salvatore Ganacci, Steve Aoki and Sebastian Ingrosso, performing alongside the best of Saudi Arabia's EDM DJs including Cosmicat, DJ Baloo, Vinyl Mode and Dish Dash.
R3hab commented: "What I like about this festival is that it's very different - it's a complete fusion, some Arab Artists and a lot international DJ's and it all works really well. I think that's very special and I've never seen that before."
Korean band, Monsta X, said: "We are so excited to be at MDL Beast, as a Korean pop band performing on the Big Beast main stage in Saudi Arabia! This is so much more than a music festival, we feel that it's another big opportunity to connect the world together as one. We are overwhelmed by the amazing support that we're getting from our monbebe and we will keep working hard to bring our music all over the world."
Steve Aoki stopped by his purpose built PizzAoki parlour to meet fans and enjoy a slice. In true Aoki style, he also threw ten cakes into the crowds during his high energy DJ set before teaming up with J Balvin and Monsta X on stage for special performances.
MDL Beast XP
Local and international festival goers continued to come together in the MDL Beast XP area, which hosted its own music production studio on site, and looked to the future by encouraging a new generation of Saudi locals to experiment with sound and get closer to the music.
Over the course of the festival, 22 performance troupes from across the globe put on totally mind-blowing spectacles, while 40ft unicorn camels were seen parading through the crowds, representing the incredible blend of tradition and modern culture that the arts programming at MDL Beast has represented.
One elated festival guest commented: "It's such a first to be able to see so much talent and entertainment in Saudi Arabia, especially of the amazingly high quality we have witnessed over the past 72 hours. With all of the international performers flying in to perform, it really has been a very special experience. We are truly witnessing a big change in this country - we know it won't happen overnight, but MDL Beast has played a huge part in the next chapter of this country."
John Rash, Creative Director, MDL Beast Festival, said: "What the team here in Saudi have created has surpassed even my wildest dreams, turning an international vision for a world class festival and elevating it to a whole new level with every conceivable detail. I am honoured to have been part of such an incredible landmark moment, not just in Saudi history but for international festivals going forward. Watch this space, the Beast will be back!"
ERIE, Pa., Dec. 6, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- As the new year approaches, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. You can watch the ball drop with your family, host a gathering with friends or even count down to midnight at a public party. But whether you're ringing in the new year at home or spending a night out on the town, safety should always be your top priority.
Here are eight tips from Erie Insurance to help you celebrate responsibly:
Four Winning Art Pieces Will Be Displayed On Digital Out Of Home Assets This Month
NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- OUTFRONT Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) announced today their Best in Show award and three discipline winners of their inaugural art competition OUTFRAME, which has given the "Artists of Adland" the opportunity to share their personal artwork outside of their everyday client projects, with the rest of the country.
The four winning entries will be displayed on digital out of home assets across the country this month. In addition, the Best in Show's charity of choice, The Nature Conservancy, will be given media space in January. This displays the power of OOH canvases and the power of good.
"[The] image is clever, haunting, elegant, and poetic. Fossil fuels are finite and the earth and its species are fragile, so the word DIE could have multiple meanings. The image is seductive, but the soft haze in the image can be seen as dreamy or nightmarish. The colors are exhilarating, but unnatural, the aesthetics and statement of this image are rendered superbly," said Judge Shepard Fairey on Artell's winning artwork.
Ryan Artell, Art Director at RED Interactive Agency was awarded Best in Show for his piece titled "DIEsel," which was submitted within the digital discipline. Artell's artist statement was: "The year is 2085, all hope in humanity has been lost, and there are all but a few remaining outposts that contain life. Among the abandoned neon and technology there exists evidence of a past existence. Remnants of a time that once was, full of mass consumption and corruption. These structures have become statues, monoliths to a society that once was, but never will be again."
There were three 'Best in Discipline' awards:
OUTFRAME's elite panel of judges this year included:
- Shepard Fairey, Artist & Founder of Obey Clothing and Studio Number One
- Joe Sciarrotta, Deputy Chief Creative Officer, Worldwide at Ogilvy
- Kate Stanners, Chairwoman and Global Chief Creative Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi
- Juliana Cobb, Group Creative Director at Droga5
- Jed Selkowitz, Chief Marketing Officer of Americares
- Jeff Benjamin, Chief Creative Officer at Tombras
- Doug Jaeger, Partner at JaegerSloan Studio
- Eddy Herty, National Creative Director of OUTFRONT Media
Visit www.wegetyou.com/OUTFRAME or @OUTFRAME2019 on Instagram to view all the winners.