Before his current run as Detective Jay Halstead on Chicago P.D., Jesse Lee Soffer cut his teeth as a child actor working in feature films (Matinee, Safe Passage, The Brady Bunch Movie) and in Soaps (Guiding Light, As The World Turns). During the NBC Universal Summer Press Tour I asked Soffer if he found any differences amidst the acting communities of New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
It was 1994 when Toadies first graced the airwaves, with a sinister guitar line and the unique and powerful voice of Vaden Todd Lewis leading the alterna-hit “Possum Kingdom.” For a good portion of the ’90s, you couldn’t escape the song if you listened to alternative radio. Add in songs like “Tyler” and “Backslider,” and the Rubberneck album became a “must have” disc for any self-respecting rock lover. Continue reading “Concert Seen of the Week: Toadies at Hotel Cafe”
— Andra Day (@AndraDayMusic) November 11, 2015
R&B singer Andra Day, who released her album “Cheers to the Fall” back in August, is performing tonight and signing copies of her CD at Amoeba Music starting at 6pm.
Picture this — beautiful international 6 foot models swarming backstage, ready to strut their long legs in front of millions of cameras, capturing the vision of a beloved designer. “Lights… Camera, Action, its New York Fashion Week 2015!” The fashion director cues the music as the first model is waiting behind a partition — palms sweaty, heart racing with adrenaline.
He walks in to a room, your heart skips a beat, palms are sweaty, he asks for your name. You respond with a hint of flirtation rolling off your tongue. No, this isn’t a scene from a romantic comedy staring Jimmy Stewart, or even my gal JLo. These are the butterflies that have sadly been replaced with “I don’t give a F**k” or even “Sorry not Sorry,” just to name a few. These feelings used to live within us and, sadly, died with our braces and True Religion jeans. Do you remember when your 9th grade crush ask to borrow a pencil in Algebra class?
René Clément’s classic film Forbidden Games is now playing at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles for an exclusive, 1-week engagement. The picture, which is a new digital presentation with updated translation and subtitles, received the 1952 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and also won the Gold Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
Cate Blanchett graces the cover of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and though it is the fall fashion issue the article doesn’t begin on a glamorous runway.
I was thinking the other day about the saying that every journey begins with the first step. It’s one of those completely logical no brainer type of expressions that feel both poignant and condescending at the same time, especially when my thoughts drift to Brazil.