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  • Musikfest is upon us: Here's who to see on Day 1

     
    Musikfest will be upon us in hours, starting its 10-day run in downtown Bethlehem. Lest you go into the massive event's first day unprepared, we here at Lehgih Valley Music have prepared our annual daily Picks of the Platzes to......
  • Marilyn Burns, Who Starred in 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre,' Dies at 65

    Marilyn Burns, one of the original "scream queens" who starred in Tobe Hooper's original 1974 "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," died Tuesday in Texas. She was 65 and was found dead in her home near Houston. "Texas Chainsaw" was her first lead role; in it she...
  • SXSW Audience Winner 'Before I Disappear' Picked Up for North American Distribution

    IFC Films has acquired North American rights to "Before I Disappear," five months after the drama won the audience award for best narrative feature at South by Southwest. Shawn Christensen directed from his own screenplay and stars with Fatima Ptacek,...
  • Tribeca Winner 'Point and Shoot' Gets U.S. Distribution

    The Orchard has acquired U.S. theatrical and digital rights to Marshall Curry's documentary "Point and Shoot," which won the documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film follows Matthew VanDyke, a 27-year-old with Obsessive...
  • Digital Savant: Hackathons are hot, wearables perhaps not in the summer

    An entire Digital Savant column about one subject? There's too much going on for that! Instead, let's bounce around topics this week and see how much ground we can cover. Hackathons. Just over a year ago, I wrote a piece about how hackathons gatherings...
  • Robert Drew, Documentarian Who Fathered Cinema Verite, Dies at 90

    Robert L. Drew, a documentary filmmaker and the father of American cinéma vérité, died today at his home in Sharon, Connecticut. He was 90. In the early 1960s, Drew and his associates pioneered a kind of filmmaking that's now a staple of the...
  • Media Luna Acquires U.S. Indie Title 'Buzzard' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Swooping on a black comedy which one Variety critic hailed as the discovery of this year's South-by-Southwest Festival, Media Luna has acquired international sales rights to Joel Potrykus' "Buzzard," the final film in the U.S. director's Grand Rapids-...
  • Brian Williams lands interview with Edward Snowden

    Brian Williams lands interview with Edward Snowden
    "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams has scored the first American television interview with Edward Snowden, the network announced Thursday. In a major get, Williams traveled to Moscow, where the former National Security Agency contractor is now...
  • Are The Orwells rock's next big thing?

    Are The Orwells rock's next big thing?
    On an April Tuesday afternoon, a big black van rolled through the streets of Elmhurst. It might have been rented for a prom by a group of friends. It might have contained a baseball team headed to a game. Then it stopped at Dominic Corso's home and...
  • Pop Essentials

    Main Event Smokey Robinson The word: Grammy-award winning musician Smokey Robinson has been honored as a living music legend, winning Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award. Robinson got his start writing music and performing for...
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