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Christina Aguilera, Bad Bunny and Jeremy Pope will receive honors at the 34th annual GLAAD Media Awards, which serves to recognize performers, filmmakers and projects that have proven monumental to the LGBTQ community. Aguilera, renowned Latin pop singer and five-time Grammy winner, will accept GLAAD’s Advocate for Change award in…

President Biden jousted with House Republicans and challenged them to work with him on a bipartisan “unity” agenda in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. The president pitched a handful of small-bore policy initiatives — like combating credit card fees and capping concert ticket surcharges — and…

82-year-old Welsh singer Tom Jones has 16 concerts all over the U.S. in 2023 as part of his upcoming ‘Ages and Stages Tour.’

Penske Media Corp. announced a strategic investment in Vox Media, the digital publisher whose brands include Vox.com, New York Magazine, Popsugar, Thrillist, Vulture and SB Nation. With the investment, PMC (whose properties include Variety) will become Vox Media’s largest single shareholder. Otherwise, the financial terms of the investment were not…

Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ fiery Grammys performance of their hit song “Unholy” was a bit too hot for Ted Cruz. Several conservative figures stormed social media in the aftermath of the performance to detest Smith and Petras for bringing a “satanic ritual” to screens across America. The playful and…

At your next visit to AMC Theatres, getting a prime seat may cost you a little extra. The country’s largest exhibition chain is rolling out Sightline at AMC, a ticket pricing initiative based on seat location within the auditorium. Similar to music concerts, sporting events or Broadway, moviegoers will have…

Maura McGreevy has been named Endeavor’s new Chief Communications Officer. She was formerly the head of communications for Endeavor subsidiaries IMG and 160/90. In the new role, McGreevy will lead Endeavor’s global communications team and oversee corporate communications inclusive of public relations, events and hospitality, internal communications, social and creative—for…

The fifth Joburg Film Festival wrapped Sunday night with the caper comedy “The Umbrella Men,” from homegrown director John Barker, a local premiere that cast and crew celebrated by promenading through Nelson Mandela Square with brightly colored parasols. Earlier in the week, the first edition of the JBX Content Market…

Oscar winning filmmakers Asif Kapadia (“Amy”) and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (“Free Solo”), Oscar nominees Maite Alberdi (“The Mole Agent”) and Jessica Kingdon (“Ascension”), and Emmy nominee Jialing Zhang (“One Child Nation”) are among the lineup of speakers at CPH:CONFERENCE, which runs during CPH:DOX, Copenhagen’s documentary film festival. The discussion program,…

The militant group Boko Haram has been a dangerous and ubiquitous presence in Nigeria and its neighboring countries for many years. In “Le Spectre de Boko Haram,” Cameroonian filmmaker Cyrielle Raingou focuses on their presence in a small village in northern Cameroon, on the border with Nigeria. Her observational and…

The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival celebrates movies and the people who make them.  One essential element of SBIFF is its focus on film education. With a carefully curated program, executive director Roger Durling says, “We’re educating your average filmgoer that comes to the festival.” Every event — from panels…

With all of the challenges facing touring musicians in this post-pandemic world, environmental friendliness may not be a top-three priority for many. Yet touring takes an enormous toll on the environment, and musicians such as Billie Eilish, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, Lorde, Harry Styles, Guster and many others have been…