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Bob Seger Drops 40th-Anniversary ‘Against the Wind’ Video

Bob Seger Drops 40th-Anniversary ‘Against the Wind’ Video
Bob Seger dropped a lyric video for the title track to Against the Wind, which turns 40 years old Friday. The clip follows the lyric video for “Night Moves,” on his newly launched YouTube channel.

Classic Seger imagery — animated horses, motorcycles, and vast American highways — flash across the screen with each line of the track. “It seems like yesterday,” he sings, “But it was long ago/Janey was lovely, she was the queen of my nights/There in the darkness with the radio playing low.”

Released on February 25th, 1980, with his Silver Bullet Band,
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Brooks & Dunn’s Ronnie Dunn: 10 Songs That Shaped Me

Brooks & Dunn’s Ronnie Dunn: 10 Songs That Shaped Me
Covers albums are often a letdown, mostly unnecessary projects that leave you wondering why the artist devoted valuable time to singing someone else’s songs instead of working on their own. Ronnie Dunn’s Re-Dunn — what a title! — is among the rare exceptions.

Out January 10th, the 24-track collection finds the Brooks & Dunn vocalist somehow making songs we’ve all heard innumerable times (Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down,” Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning,” Pure Prairie League’s “Amie”) sound vital and electric. We asked the newly minted member
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Bob Seger Brings Kid Rock, Workingman’s Conviction to Nashville Tour Stop

Bob Seger Brings Kid Rock, Workingman’s Conviction to Nashville Tour Stop
Bob Seger summed up the staying power of a 50-plus-year career by the second song of his Nashville concert on Friday night: “Still the Same.” The 1978 single was the de facto theme of what the Michigan rocker has dubbed his Travelin’ Man Final Tour, as Seger delivered a 22-song set of classics and deeper cuts with a workingman’s conviction and ethic. At 73, he remains a vibrant elder statesman of rock & roll.

Bolstered by a remarkable 14-member Silver Bullet Band, including the venerable Alto Reed on saxophone and Nashville aces Rob McNelley,
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Flashback: Bob Seger Sings ‘Against the Wind’ on His Comeback Tour

Flashback: Bob Seger Sings ‘Against the Wind’ on His Comeback Tour
Bob Seger jumped on the farewell bandwagon this morning by announcing the Travelin’ Man tour, which kicks off November 21st in Grand Rapids, Michigan. There’s no official end date on the books, but anything besides an epic blowout in his hometown of Detroit to wrap things up would be surprising. Farewell tours are rarely the true last time that artists hit the road, but in Seger’s case we have little reason to doubt his sincerity. He’s 73 and dealt with major back problems in recent years. Anyone that
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Watch Stephen Colbert Interview Eminem on Public Access Show

Watch Stephen Colbert Interview Eminem on Public Access Show
With his Late Show debut still months away, Stephen Colbert recently usurped the Michigan public access show Only in Monroe to discuss traffic with Eminem. The main guests on Colbert's overwhelmingly satirical show, which contains jokes about eating muskrat and local Yelp fights, were its regular hosts – former Miss America Kaye Lani Rafko-Wilson and registered nurse Michelle Baumann – but it's his 20-minute interview with "Marshall Mathers" midway through the show where things turn surreal (via Noisey).

The rapper, who wore an odd hoodie-blazer combo, explains to the seemingly naïve host that while he's from Michigan,
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Watch: New Trailers For Takashi Miike's 'Yakuza Apocalypse' & 'Lion Standing Against The Wind'

Takashi Miike has two movies in the can, because, of course he does. The relentless Japanese director can't sit still, and he's got a pair of films ready for our eyeballs in 2015. The genre-hopper has made a duo of pictures that couldn't be more different. Let's start with "Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld," which is probably the one most fans are waiting for. It's another gangland pic from Miike, but with a twist. The story focuses on Akira, who enters the crime world, attracted by its lifestyle. But he becomes disappointed when he discovers it's not like in the movies, and oh yeah, the most powerful yakuza of them all just happens to be a vampire. Next is "Lion Standing Against The Wind," which is based off of a book, which in turn was based off of a song. Anyway, it tells the story of a doctor
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Bob Seger Brings Country-Tinged 'All of the Roads' to 'Letterman'

Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band visited the Late Show With David Letterman Monday to perform the rocker's country-flavored single "All of the Roads" off his latest LP Ride Out. In addition to the performance, Seger sat down to chat with the late night host about his band's name, Motown and the average age of the crowd on Seger's most recent tour.

Seger first talked about being a 21-year-old Detroit rocker in the age of Motown. "One New Year's Eve, it was really a thrill, I was in a room with Stevie Wonder,
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Love Child evokes the spirit of the Sixties

Jessica Marais in Love Child..


Sarah Lambert wasn.t around in the 1960s but Love Child, the drama series she created for the Nine Network, sets to capture that era of revolution, bohemia, youthful innocence and exuberance.

The eight-part series set in Kings Cross in 1969 evidently delivers on that promise, encouraging the network to commission a second season as announced by director of television Michael Healy at the launch of Nine's 2014 season this week..

As the writer-producer, Lambert was inspired to make the show when she learned that a close family friend of her mother was one of thousands of women who had been forced to live in an unwed mothers' home and give up her baby daughter for adoption 20 years earlier.

Produced by Playmaker Media, the series follows characters who live and work in a maternity hospital and home for unwed mothers, contrasted with those who inhabit the streets
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Miranda Lambert & Lucy Hale Step Out at 2013 Bmi Country Awards

In celebration of country music’s top songwriters, the industry’s biggest stars stepped out for the 2013 Broadcast Music, Inc. Country Awards in Nashville on Tuesday (November 5).

Luke Bryan showed off his dapper smile, while Miranda Lambert showed off her slim figure and struck a pose with the night’s guest of honor Dean Dillon.

Other attendees included newcomer Kacey Musgraves and powerhouse trio The Band Perry. In addition, aspiring country singer/actress Lucy Hale made an appearance and is expected to be at tonight’s (November 6) Cma Awards.

There were quite a few winners last night, including Hunter Hayes taking home Song of the Year for “Wanted.”

Check out the full list of winners below!

Song Of The Year


Hunter Hayes

Troy Verges

Happy Little Man Publishing

Songs From the Engine Room

Songs of Universal, Inc.

Songwriter Of The Year

Rodney Clawson

“Did It for the Girl”

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Adff awards Emirates, Shorts prizes

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Young female filmmakers took home the lions share of awards in Emirates and International Shorts competitions of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.Scroll down for full list of winners

The next generation of Emirati filmmakers will made up in large part by women, guaging by the winners of the Emirates Film Competition (Efc) at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

The ceremony to announce the ‘Black Pearl Awards’, held at the Emirates Palace, saw all six student prizes won by women including Noura Al Zarouni for her narrative short I Don’t Understand and Reem Al Meqbali for her short documentary Oops!.

Hosting the event, presenter Said Al mamari said: “Congratulations to the female winners. And they say it’s a macho society!”

Now in its 12th year, this year’s selection comprised 49 short films from across the Gulf region, including 36 from the UAE.

The Efc jury was led by Ahmed Rachedi (Algeria) and comprised Oday Rasheed (Iraq
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Parker Posey to Host 2012 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony

The Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent cinema festival in the United States. Held in January in Park City, Salt Lake City, the festival is a showcase for new work from American and international independent filmmakers. The Festival has changed over the decades from a low-profile venue for small-budget, independent creators from outside the Hollywood system to a media extravaganza for Hollywood celebrity actors, paparazzi, and luxury lounges set up by companies that are not affiliated with Sundance.

Now the festival is getting ready for the 2012 edition and today they announced the jury members for this year’s Festival. They include Shari Berman, Scott Burns, Charles Ferguson, Nick Fraser, Mike Judge, Justin Lin, Anthony Mackie, Cliff Martinez, Julia Ormond, Dee Rees and Lynn Shelton.

Here is the official press release:

Park City, Ut — Sundance Institute announced today the 22 members of the six juries awarding prizes at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival,
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Indie Spirit noms are coming Nov. 29 – Awards Alley

By Sean O’Connell Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale will announce the nominees for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 8 a.m. at The London West Hollywood Hotel, it was revealed today by Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival.

As previously announced, the 27th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards will be held at the beach in Santa Monica on Saturday, Feb. 25.

The premiere broadcast of the ceremony will air later that evening at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on IFC.

Bios on each actor, from a release:

Anthony Mackie was classically trained at the Julliard School of Drama and was discovered playing Tupac Shakur in the off-Broadway play “Up Against the Wind.” He made his film debut in Curtis Hanson’s 8 Mile and proceeded to garner roles in Spike Lee’s Sucker Free City and She Hate Me,
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Hit Songs Won’t Stop Bonnie Tyler From This Amazingly Terrible Music Video

Bonnie Tyler is a 1980s legend, with songs so famous they’ve been featured in Shrek. (Plug that last sentence into Google Translate, and in any language you’re gonna get $$$$$$.) From karaoke classic “Total Eclipse of the Heart” to the painful “It’s A Heartache” to the inspiring “I Need A Hero,” those are the only three Bonnie Tyler songs you’ve probably ever heard in your life. Those other familiar songs you’ve probably only ever heard coming out of the mouth of a very constipated person sitting on the toilet in your home or place of business. But ol’ Bonnie never stopped trying to make another shit. happen. And she pulled out all the green screen stops to achieve her dream. We came across this video of her singing “Against The Wind.” Before you get excited thinking it’s a Bob Seger cover — it isn’t. No,
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Anthony Mackie: 'There are a lot of limitations placed on young black actors'

Anthony Mackie talks about breaking through barriers, rebuilding New Orleans, and why he hates Hollywood hype

Anthony Mackie is recounting the two things he told his agency when they first took him on. He strikes his hand on his thigh as he reiterates them: "One, the importance of being a black actor in this business. And two, the importance of theatre to an actor in this business."

They might seem comprehensible enough, but the 31-year-old is now no longer just a black actor who does theatre. After his acclaimed performance as Sergeant Jt Sanborn, a bomb-disposal sergeant, in Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar-sweeping The Hurt Locker, he is now a movie star in an industry whose record on race is notoriously fraught. Vanity Fair came under fire last year for putting only white women on the cover for its annual Hollywood issue. This year, Mackie was the only black man to be included.
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Video Premiere: Bret Michaels' 'Riding Against the Wind'

Bret Michaels' "Riding Against the Wind" music video has made its way out via Billboard. This clip gives a closer look at how the Poison star juggles his life as a father of two little girls and a rocker with tight schedule on the road.

"Riding Against the Wind" is a single lifted from Michaels' latest solo studio album "Custom Built" which has been in stores since July this year. The song is also chosen as an anthem for his new VH1 reality show "Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It".

The show will premiere on October 18 at 10/9c. After the lights have dimmed on stage and the music stops for the night, Michaels rolls off the tour bus right into the loving arms of his daughters Raine and Jorja, who affectionately refer to him as "Poppa Rocka."
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Finals Week: 'The Ghost as Domestic Inheritance in Ursula Dabrowsky's Film "Family Demons"'

Family Demons: The Ghost as Domestic Inheritance by Donna McRae

Low cinematic genres – (as Clover, Williams and Robin Wood and others) have often pointed out – often handle explosive social material that mainstream cinema is reluctant to touch. — Joan Hawkins (1)

Can you make a film about the aftermath of incest and child abuse and its effect on three generations of women in the same family? Would this film contain an inherited ghost running through the narrative that could represent repressed feelings of colonial guilt on another level? Could this film prick the conscience of a nation that might be shuddering in silence for all its past sins? Would you get funding for this film from an Australian funding agency if you didn't have a track record? Would this very serious film fill cinemas, especially Australian ones? Could you get international profile actors to star in your film? Or would Australian film actors like Gracie Otto,
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Band of Brothers

Filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow went into "The Hurt Locker" with two looming challenges. First, there was the perception that no Iraq War movie had succeeded at the box office. Second, her main cast was made up of talented working actors, but none were exactly household names. And yet the film, about the members of an elite bomb disposal unit, has gone on to become a critical and commercial success. The film hinges on the chemistry of its three leads: Jeremy Renner as the reckless Staff Sgt. James, Anthony Mackie as the responsible Sgt. Sanborn, and Brian Geraghty as the more sensitive Spc. Eldridge. Working together on a tough three-month shoot in Jordan, the actors developed a bond that is palpable onscreen. The AuditionsRenner, most recently seen in the ABC series "The Unusuals," has appeared in popular fare like "S.W.A.T." (as Colin Farrell's villainous ex-partner) and "28 Weeks Later" (as a heroic
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