BOSTON (CBS) – Country music legend Dolly Parton was honored Thursday night for her new musical in Boston. She received a proclamation from the state of Massachusetts naming December 5th “Dolly Parton Smoky Mountain Christmas Day” just before the show’s world premiere at the Emerson Colonial Theater. She wrote the new musical “Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol,” which is based on the Charles Dickens Classic, with a bluegrass twist. Dolly Parton made a surprise appearance tonight at the Emerson Colonial Theater to kick off her new show, Smoky Mountain Christmas. She also received a proclamation from the State of MA naming Dec 5th 'Dolly Parton Smoky Mountain Christmas Day'. pic.twitter.com/wF0sSadHxZ — WBZ | CBS Boston News (@wbz) December 6, 2019 For more information and how to get tickets, visit emersoncolonialtheatre.com. … [Read more...] about Dolly Parton Honored For New Musical At Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston
Hello and vřelé uvítání from Prague, where we’ve come for some c̶h̶r̶i̶s̶t̶m̶a̶s̶ ̶s̶h̶o̶p̶p̶i̶n̶g̶ conference or other. It’s the Prague Media Point journalism event, neatly subtitled “What’s Working?” I’m told that media in the Czech Republic is largely controlled by creepy billionaires, is awash with fake news and is struggling to make ends meet. Sound familiar? Still, it’s always inspiring to hear that the Upside is not alone: indeed there is a vibrant ecosystem of local journalists around the world seeking out what works in their community and trying to spread the word. My own particular favourites from this week: Tea after Twelve, a Bonn-based operation which publishes in English; Outlier Media, a community self-help grapevine from Detroit; Rubryka, a promising Kiev-based startup (which is only worth clicking through to if you … [Read more...] about Good King Wenceslas looks out on a feast of journalism
Original Evil Dead director Sam Raimi says a new movie in the classic horror franchise is being developed and the plan is for the project to have someone new in the director's chair. Speaking with fans at New York Comic-Con while promoting the upcoming reboot of The Grudge, Raimi spoke about the current status of the Evil Dead series. "There's more Evil Dead coming," Raimi teased, stopping short of revealing any specific plot details. Raimi also told fans Bruce Campbell would be on board as a producer, but wouldn't be starring in the movie as the actor is "tired of me throwing blood on him." Raimi's horror franchise began with The Evil Dead in 1981. The classic horror movie starred Campbell as Ashley J. "Ash" Williams, a young man who travels to a remote cabin with his girlfriend and some pals and inadvertently conjures a demonic entity. The 1987 sequel Evil Dead II continues the story and is notable for featuring the iconic scene where Ash severs his right hand after it gets … [Read more...] about Sam Raimi Teases New Evil Dead Movie with New Director, Bruce Campbell Producing
Evil Dead franchise star Bruce Campbell posted a cryptic image of him as Ash on Twitter, leading to fan speculation a new creative project involving the character is in the works. The filtered image only shows Ash with blood on his face, and the caption merely names the month of September. This has horror fans curious to see what could possibly be arriving this fall pertaining to the Evil Dead hero. Possibly, Campbell is just having some fun with the fans, or he's referring to a specific Evil Dead project that has yet to be formally announced. Of course, playing Ash in a new live-action movie or TV series seems unlikely, as Bruce Campbell has declared himself retired from playing the character on screen. It's entirely possible he could change his mind for one more run, however, if the perfect opportunity comes along. He continues to provide the voice of Ash in other endeavors, as the character was recently added to the video game Dead by Daylight featuring Campbell's voice. Campbell … [Read more...] about Bruce Campbell Teases Evil Dead Announcement in September, Is Ash Returning?
Channel 4 has been slammed for wrongly captioning a video of Boris Johnson with subtitles referring to the race of immigrants. Mr Johnson made a speech yesterday in which he said new immigration controls would ensure 'people of talent' still come to Britain. But in Channel 4's subtitles of the speech, the phrase was changed to become 'people of colour', with the video then being shared widely online by people insisting the wrongly-reported comments were racist. The channel today apologised for the mistake, saying: 'Boris Johnson says "people of talent" not "people of colour". Our earlier tweet was a mistake. We misheard and we apologise.' But senior Conservatives have accused the channel of trying to smear the Prime Minister. This is Channel 4's wrongly-captioned video of Boris Johnson in which the subtitles report his words as 'people of colour' when he actually said 'people of talent' Channel 4 have been slammed for mistakenly captioning the footage of Boris Johnson. … [Read more...] about Channel 4 smear Boris Johnson with fake racist subtitles in new bias row: Broadcaster apologises for incorrect text that claimed PM said ‘people of colour’ while discussing immigration – when he actually said TALENT